Fruit salad

Mix up learning with "Fruit Salad," a deliciously educational short story by Studycat. It's a recipe for success in English vocabulary and fun!

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About the Fruit salad story

In today’s story, Studycat, Tom, and Bob are on a quest to satisfy their hunger with a delicious fruit salad. However, things take a humorous turn with a series of mix-ups that lead to an unexpected version of a “fruit salad.” This tale is ripe for young learners to practice English, focusing on food vocabulary, polite requests, and the funny outcomes of misunderstandings.

Let’s dive into this fruity fiasco and see what sort of salad our friends end up with!

Fruit salad

Narrator: Studycat, Tom, and Bob are hungry.

Studycat: I want a fruit salad.

Tom: I’ll help!

Studycat: We have strawberries, a pineapple, an apple, and a coconut.

Narrator: Studycat asks for strawberries.

Studycat: Strawberries please, Tom.

Narrator: Tom puts in socks.

Narrator: Studycat asks for an apple.

Studycat: An apple please, Tom.

Narrator: Tom gives Studycat a T-shirt.

Narrator: Studycat asks for a banana.

Studycat: A banana please, Tom.

Narrator: Tom gives Studycat a shoe.

Narrator: The fruit salad is finished.

Narrator: Studycat and Tom don’t like it.

Narrator: But Bob likes it!

English practice exercises

After giggling through the culinary capers of our friends, here are some exercises to help young learners engage with the story, sharpen their English skills, and reflect on the mix-up.

Vocabulary match-up

Match the story items with their descriptions: a. strawberries b. pineapple c. apple d. coconut e. socks f. T-shirt g. shoe

  1. A hard brown shell with white flesh and clear liquid inside
  2. A piece of clothing for the foot
  3. Soft, red fruit with tiny seeds on the outside
  4. A tropical fruit with rough green skin and sweet yellow flesh
  5. An article of clothing worn on the upper body
  6. A piece of footwear
  7. A round fruit with green, yellow, or red skin and sweet white flesh inside

Comprehension questions

  1. What do Studycat, Tom, and Bob want to make?
    • a) A vegetable stew
    • b) A fruit salad
    • c) A cake
  2. What does Tom mistakenly add to the fruit salad?
    • a) Clothes and shoes
    • b) Vegetables
    • c) Candy
  3. Who likes the finished fruit salad?
    • a) Studycat
    • b) Tom
    • c) Bob

Answers:

Vocabulary Match-Up: a. 3, b. 4, c. 7, d. 1, e. 2, f. 5, g. 6 Comprehension Questions: 1. b, 2. a, 3. c

This whimsical story, while brimming with laughs, is a fantastic way for young learners to practice naming fruits and everyday items, and to learn the importance of clear communication. It’s a sweet reminder that sometimes, the unexpected can be just as delightful.

Until we slice into our next story, keep practicing your English and enjoying the juicy journey of learning!

Fruit salad