Learning English with Stories – “Rosa goes to the city”

Hello ABA Community!

Remember the Story of The First Well? We all enjoyed the story of a soldier who travelled for a very long time in search of water.

This video is about a baby elephant called Rosa. Find out about Rosa’s adventures by watching the video. And don’t forget to practice the vocabulary below!


Zookeeper – a person who takes care of the animals in a zoo

Fascination – to cause (someone) to be very interested in something or someone

Missed (to miss) – to notice or feel the absence of (someone or something).

Feeding (to feed) – to give food to (someone or something).

Cage – a box made of wire or metal bars in which people keep animals or birds.

Vendor – a person who sells things especially on the street.

Icebox – an American, old-fashioned way of saying fridge.

Gulp something down – to eat or swallow (something) quickly or in large amounts.

Determined – having a strong feeling that you are going to do something and that you will not allow anyone or anything to stop you —often followed by to + verb.

Screech – a loud and very high sound.

Honk – to make a loud sound.

Yell – to say (something) very loudly especially because you are angry, surprised, or are trying to get someone’s attention.

Traffic jam – a situation in which a long line of vehicles on a road have stopped moving or are moving very slowly.

Commotion – noisy excitement and confusion.

Patted (to pat) – to lightly touch (someone or something) with your hand usually several times in order to show affection or approval or to provide comfort.

Newfound – recently discovered, acquired, or achieved : newly found or gotten.

Roamed (to roam) – to go to different places without having a particular purpose or plan.

Cramped – not having enough space inside : too small and crowded.

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  1. Good morning!

    How are you?

    Thanks for this new vocabulary and this video.

    Is more interesting and useful.

    I love animals!

    Have a good weekend!


  2. Hi!how could i make a woorksheet of this story???thaannkss!!!

    • Hi Beatriz!

      I would recommend maybe you copy and paste the text and the vocabulary on to a Word document and then converted it into a PDF. You could copy the link of the video there too. Otherwise, you could send your student the link to our blog; it’d be great if you could give us credit for the class! 🙂

      I think the PDF with a link is the most versatile way to create a worksheet. You could additionally add some comprehension questions too.

      Let me know if you’d like any help!

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