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Unit 1: Pin learns English

Pin is an orange little monster. He is 11 years old and he is from Spain. One day of September, he starts the 5th course of primary education. He is excited to come back to school, but he feels worried because he does not speak much English. At 9 o'clock, the lesson starts:

-Good morning, boys and girls! How do you do?

-Good morning, Miss. We are fine, and you?

-We are great!

Pin is afraid. He does not know what to say, so he just listens to the teacher. 

When he arrives home, he starts to cry because he feels bad. Suddenly, Pin's mum arrives:

-Oh, dear! What is wrong?

-I do not understand my English teacher. I do not know what to do...

-Ok. Let me see.... Do you want to improve your English?

-Yes, of course! Can you help me, mum, please?

-Well... I have an idea.


Pin and his mum have a long conversation and after that, Pin is happy. The following day, he talks to his teacher at school:

-Hello, teacher. How are you?

-Hi, Pin. I am fine. How do you do?

-Well, I am OK, but I want to take some time to travel around the world to improve my English. 

-Wow, that sounds amazing! Good luck and come back soon, please!

-Thank you very much, teacher. See you soon!


The next week, Pin and his mum start their new adventure. They travel to the United States of America, where they meet famous people. 

-Oh, look, mum. That man is Michael Jordan, isn't he?

-Yes, he is! He is really tall. 

-Let's introduce ourselves, mum!

Pin and his mum run to talk to Michael Jordan.

-Good afternoon, Michael! How do you do?

-Hello, gentleman. I am fine. What is your name?

-My name is Pin. I am from Spain and this is my mum.

-Why are you in the USA?

-Well, we are here because he wants to improve his English - Pin's mother says. 

-That idea is brilliant! In my opinion, you should travel to as many countries as possible. Nowadays, everybody speaks English!

-Yes, you are right. Thank you very much for your advice. See you soon!

-You're welcome. Cheers!


After two nice weeks in the USA, where Pin and his mum visit places like the the Statue of Liberty, they travel to the United Kingdom, where they meet Elizabeth, the Queen:

-Hey, Miss Elizabeth! How do you do? - Pin kisses the Queen.

-Pin, don't be rude. She is the queen of the United Kingdom, so you should be respectful, call her "excellent majesty" and keep distance.

-Oh, ok. I am sorry. How are you, excellent majesty? I love your hat! - Pin says while he shakes hands with the Queen. 

-Thank you very much. I am fine. Who are you?

-Oh, sorry. Let me introduce myself. My name is Pin. I want to learn English, so I travel with my mum around the world.

-Perfect. Congratulations for your effort. English is a very important language today and by the way, you can discover many cultures too!

-Yes, you are right! Have a nice day!

-Thanks. Enjoy your journey! Bye!


After their stay in the UK, they visit France, where they dicover that French people, give from 1 to 5 kisses when they meet someone depending on where they live. Pin is really surprised!

After visiting the Eiffel Tower, they travel to Tokyo, where they discover that Japanese people normally avoid contact when they meet someone, so they don’t shake hands, but they bow their heads.

Finally, the last stop of their journey is Hong Kong, where they meet Jackie Chan, a very famous actor and a professional of martial arts:

-Hello, Jackie Chan! What a surprise! You are my idol!

-Hi. Thank you very much. What is your name?

-My name is Pin and this is my mum Pan. We are so happy to see you.

-Wow, Pin, you have a really good English!

-Really? Oh, my god. Thank you very much. I am improving my English during my journey around the world.

-Congratulations for your improvement! Have a nice day. Bye!

-Bye bye!


One month later, after one year of hard work, Pin and his mum come back home. In September, Pin starts the school again and he speaks with his teacher:

-Good morning, teacher.

-Hi, Pin. Do you like your new experience? 

-Sure. Now, I can speak with foreign people, I can read books in English, I can discover other cultures, I can watch the news in English and I want to improve my English even more because I want to become an actor in the future, like Jackie Chan. 

-That is great! I want to introduce you to someone. This is Fan. She is from Ecuador and she does not speak English.

-Nice to meet you, Fan. My name is Pin. I can help you, don't worry. Learning English is really fun, like you! Ha ha ha ha 

-Ha ha ha… Thank you very much, Pin, you are so funny!

Pin and Fan work hard during the year and they become very good friends. Pin discovers that English connects people from different countries and that thanks to English, Fan is his new friend. 



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