Lesson: Podcast: I May Have Too Many Chickens

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Join Jenny and Beth in a lively discussion about introducing chicks to the coop. Dive into our English learning resource, where you can listen and read about the challenges and dynamics of managing both little and big chickens. Engage with language exercises, enhancing your vocabulary while immersing yourself in the world of poultry farming.

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Podcast: I May Have Too Many Chickens

Podcast: I May Have Too Many Chickens

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Podcast: I May Have Too Many Chickens

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Jenny: That being said, all of my chicks are- have been introduced into the coop. They are in- out of their cages in the coop.
Beth: Oh, wow.
Jenny: Mm-hmm.
Beth: How's that going?
Jenny: Fine. They're so little, they get up under your feet.
Beth: Yeah? That's a whole nother pecking order.
Jenny: I know. They do pretty good. There's a couple of places they can get to that the big ones could get to but they don't want to.
Jenny: Um, they're, like, corners that have- like, we have one corner that we have this door set up diagonal against, so that the bigger ones will kind of roost along the door.
Beth: OK.
Jenny: But then tha- that cor- that corner behind the door then is kind of isolated, and they can run in and out of the sides, and the big ones don't necessarily like to get back there, so they have places to get some reprieve.
Jenny: Um, and I really haven't seen them be- get picked on a whole lot.
Beth: OK.
Jenny: Yet.
Beth: Yes.
Jenny: But that being said, there's like 30 of them running around. Maybe even more. I can't even keep track; I don't know how many chickens I have anymore.
Jenny:  Maybe 40 — of chicks, and then there's like 20 big ones. I have a problem.

Vocabulary:

pecking order -  the order of importance

roost - to sleep (for a bird)

reprieve - a cancellation or postponement of a punishmen

coop - a place where chickens live

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What does Jenny say about the Chicken coop?

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It can be inferred that _______

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Fill in the gaps: reprieve, coop, pecking order, roost

Podcast: I May Have Too Many Chickens

Jenny: That being said, all of my chicks are- have been introduced into the . They are in- out of their cages in the coop.
Beth: Oh, wow.
Jenny: Mm-hmm.
Beth: How's that going?
Jenny: Fine. They're so little, they get up under your feet.
Beth: Yeah? That's a whole nother .
Jenny: I know. They do pretty good. There's a couple of places they can get to that the big ones could get to but they don't want to.
Jenny: Um, they're, like, corners that have- like, we have one corner that we have this door set up diagonal against, so that the bigger ones will kind of along the door.
Beth: OK.
Jenny: But then tha- that cor- that corner behind the door then is kind of isolated, and they can run in and out of the sides, and the big ones don't necessarily like to get back there, so they have places to get some .
Jenny: Um, and I really haven't seen them be- get picked on a whole lot.
Beth: OK.
Jenny: Yet.
Beth: Yes.
Jenny: But that being said, there's like 30 of them running around. Maybe even more. I can't even keep track; I don't know how many chickens I have anymore.
Jenny:  Maybe 40 — of chicks, and then there's like 20 big ones. I have a problem.

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