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hill pasture disappear
plow harvest plant (3)
field harness thunderstorm
wild capture run away
leak appear pack (2)
crop ground crutches
fix climb fracture
roof tame lose your balance


The Onion and Potato Farmer
There once was a young farmer, Scott. He raised cabbage, onions and potatoes. His work-horse helped him on the farm.


One day a large bear came into the pasture. When the horse saw this, it ran away into the hills.

The bear disappeared into the forest.



My Horse Ran Away
Later Scott told his neighbors what had happened. They said to him, “Oh no, that’s bad luck that your horse ran away. Now you can’t plow your fields, plant and harvest cabbages, onions and potatoes, and sell them.

“Good luck, bad luck, who knows?” Scott replied.
The next week, the work-horse returned — with five wild horses.

Scott captured all six horses. Eventually he tamed and harnessed them.

Now with six horses, he could plow twice as much land, in one-third the time, and plant and harvest four times as many crops.

“Wow, that’s good luck! Now you’ve got all those horses to help you!” said Scott’s neighbors.

“Good luck, bad luck, who knows?” Scott replied.

Horse Ride
After the harvest, there was a thunderstorm. It rained all night, and Scott’s roof leaked.

The next day, Scott climbed on the roof and fixed the leak. But then, he lost his balance and fell to the ground.



He fractured some of his bones, so his neighbors took him to the hospital.

“Ooh sorry, but you’ve really had bad luck this time,” they said as they carried him.
“… Good … luck … bad … luck … who knows?” replied Scott.
While in the hospital, Scott was cared for by a young nurse . . .

About a week later, the villagers saw a man on crutches walking towards the village. Next to him was a young woman.

“Scott is sooooo LUCKY! ,” everyone said.



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1. This story took place in a city. True or false? Did the main character raise wheat?

2. Scott worked alone on his farm. Yes or no? What happened to the horse one day?

3. Was Scott sad? Did he cry? What did he say to his neighbor?

4. Did the horse return? Did Scott rejoice and celebrate?

5. What happened on the farm with six horses?

6. Did everything go normally after the harvest? What happened to Scott?

7. What happened in the end? Was it good that Scott got hurt?

8. What might happen in the future?

A. Have your heard this story before? Can you think of examples in real life?

B. Do you believe in luck?

C. What are some good luck and bad luck that you have experienced?

D. Are some people (born) lucky? Do you know anyone who seem to be lucky? Who is the luckiest person that you know? Give examples.

E. Do you know of any persons who are unlucky?

F. Give examples of folk celebrations or customs regarding luck.

G. What are some lucky charms or symbols? What are some bad luck charms or symbols?

H. What can you say about the following: black cat, broken mirror, eclipse, four-leafed clover, full-moon, Friday the 13th, rabbit’s foot, the color red, the number three, seven, thirteen, opening an umbrella indoors, lion-dragon dance with fireworks.


I. Is it possible to “increase your luck”?

J. Thomas Jefferson was once asked if he believed in luck. He replied, “Yes, I believe in luck. The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

K. “I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances … Read more … Do more things … Go to more events … meet new people.” Brian Tracy, Author, Businessman, Speaker.

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