The Weekend - Farm Animals (C0185)

A:  Isn't this great? I always wanted to own a farm, live out in the country, grow my own food!
B:  This is very beautiful. Though I have to confess, I don't know the first thing about farming!
A:  That's fine! Don't worry about it!
B:  What was that?
A:  Relax, it was just a goat!
B:  And that?
A:  It's just the cows that are grazing over there. We can milk them later.
B:  What was that?
A:  Honey, seriously, It's just a sheep. Relax!
A:  Relax, that was just the horses and donkeys that are in the stable .
B:  You know what? I don't think I can hack it here out in the countryside. I'm going back to the city!

Key Vocabulary

countryrural areas
grazeto feed in a meadow or pasture
milkget the milk from a cow
don't know the first thing aboutknow little about
stablea building for the shelter and feeding of domestic animals, especially horses and cattle
hack itbe able to manage or manage successfully

Supplementary Vocabulary

stalla compartment for one domestic animal in a barn or shed
pig stya pen or enclosure for pigs; pigpen
pena small enclosure for domestic animals
chicken coopan enclosure or cage for chickens
herda group of cattle or other domestic animals of a single kind kept together

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