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Poo Shoe

Poo Shoe English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: May 11 2007

Themes: Pets

Intro

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Maybe no one saw your dog poop on the sidewalk there. You really should pick it up, but then you’d have to handle it and carry it around, and you really don’t want to do that. Plus, it’s not that busy of a street, so people can just walk around it, right? It looks like rain anyway. The rain will just wash the poop away, won’t it?

No. It won’t. We’ve all stepped in poop on the street. We’ve all dug it out of our shoes with a stick. For every poop on the street, there’s a dog owner who just let it sit there. Kevin and Mason recently spotted someone doing just that.

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Dialog

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Kevin

Kevin

Mason

Mason

Kevin:  Are you kidding me?

Mason:  What? What’s up? Oh my…uh.

Kevin:  There’s dog poop and that woman just kept walking with her dog. It’s unbelievable.

Mason:  That’s just wrong. That’s…

Kevin:  There’s a bus stop here and everyone’s going to be stepping in the poop.

Mason:  Someone’s going to step in it. And we’ve all been there. We’ve all been that like…check your shoes…did I? Oh…

Kevin:  Yeah, that’s great. You’re on your way to the movies, God forbid on a date, and aw, a real soft one, all over the shoe.

Mason:  It’s so hypocritical because, you know, people in the park, you take your dog to a park, you bring a bag, or they have one for you even. Which is really nice. But just on the street…

Kevin:  It’s like a mine field. It’s poop everywhere. I mean, what’s amazing to me is that there are bags…there, you know, those…like…

Mason:  Yeah, the dispensers for the…

Kevin:  Where there are bags that the city provides…

Mason:  It’s so great…

Kevin:  ...and yet people still do that.

Mason:  ...and the people just let it be. I…you know…and people tie it to the leash or whatever. I think it’s just like nobody wants to…get their hand near the…

Kevin:  Well, and it’s not very elegant to walk around with a bag of…

Mason:  That it…but we’re downtown, you know? There’s trashcans everywhere.

Kevin:  I agree.

Mason:  It’s unacceptable. They should be caned.

Kevin:  That’s a bit much, but they should pick up the poop.

 

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Discussion

Kevin and Mason saw a woman let her dog poop in the street and then just walk off. The poop is right in front of a bus stop, so they imagine how disgusting it will be when someone steps in it. They imagine how awful it will be if that person is on a date. Kevin compares poop on the street to land mines in a war.

Some parks provide plastic bags so that dog owners can more easily pick up after their dogs. Mason and Kevin think this is a great idea. Even though there aren’t bags downtown, there are a lot of trashcans. Kevin and Mason think that no one wants to touch the poop and that’s why they leave it. Mason jokes that people who leave dog poop should be caned, which is a ridiculous, old fashioned punishment.

What would you do if you saw someone leaving poop on the sidewalk?

 

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Drmahsa1995

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i will call them and say plz clean it.. people  are going to walk there. i think   If people can‘t pick up the poop, they shouldn’t have a dog.

06:46 PM Aug 13 2013 |

Ryo

Ryo

Saudi Arabia

cute puppy

05:24 PM May 30 2010 |

wishtolearn

El Salvador

we've all been there jejejejj you are totally right. so if you have a dog and you decide to take him out… remember whats ahead and get ready with your bag!

10:30 PM May 29 2010 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

For me ,this is a real world topic,such things happen oftenly in China,

It is disgusting when you step in dog poop,I am sure that everyone do not like the way which the dogs owner do with his or her dog ,it is unresponsiable to publics.

11:15 PM May 10 2010 |

wishtolearn

El Salvador

i agree. we have all been there sometime. and it is disgusting anyway.

04:36 PM Sep 20 2009 |

cathy316

cathy316

China

there are many dogs in my countryside.the dogs leave many poops in the street,but nobody picks them up including their owners.its pretty disgusting and some unfornate persons stepped in them.its really hard to change this phenomena in my hometown.they are used to it.its really a little sad.

09:01 AM Jun 11 2007 |

C.gowda

C.gowda

India

what is the basic things to learn english and actually i am in baby stage any one please help me.

thanks to every body

06:06 PM May 30 2007 |

Devendra

India

it is really a common problem in any country, and major city where people seems always in a hurry to notice it or pick it up, they prefer stepping in to to picking it up.

05:28 AM May 18 2007 |

Devendra

India

it is a common problem in any contry , someone might be in a hurry and step in that dirt, so it is nuseatic

05:25 AM May 18 2007 |

jham

jham

Philippines

Here in our country. If you accidentally stepped on a poop, lucky things will come in your way later on. _

Have a nice day!

10:35 PM May 17 2007 |

arielino

arielino

Brazil

I think if you don't want to pick his dog's poops up, you can not have a dog.

05:50 PM May 16 2007 |

mohammad2158

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i imagine if i were in this sitution after a meal ,i am sure i bring up ,so is not accepteble these things and every boy who have a dog and teke it out should be responsible abuot things like that

02:27 AM May 16 2007 |

smileycentral

Venezuela

I think that the people who have a dog, when they go whit the dog, need a platic bag and pick up the poo

12:42 AM May 14 2007 |

mohammad2158

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hi

11:58 PM May 13 2007 |

Mar1289

Mar1289

Argentina

You can see it a lot in my city, and I think it's… uh!...well you know…

I enjoyed very much doing this lesson…

take care

=)

08:52 PM May 13 2007 |

etna82

etna82

Italy

My dog don't poop on the sidewalk….he is very polite like me :-) 

I have a good look, i think pick poop with hand and bag is a few disgusting.

But if you want have a dog you have do it.

Sometimes i have stepped in poops…I live in south italy and not all the dog owners take care to keep it…. i hate them and I can't understand them.

03:48 PM May 13 2007 |

sissi_nitsova

Bulgaria

I think it's disgusting to see poops all around- on sidewalks, in parks, etc. It's just not the right thing to leave your dog's poop right there…ughhhh!

Unfortunately here, in my country, there is a great lack of understanding on that matter Frown

03:06 PM May 13 2007 |

aletheia

aletheia

Italy

I agree with Mason (I love you, by the way..) Those people should be caned. Even pillory could be a good form of punishment

10:00 AM May 13 2007 |

nguyenbaluan

Viet Nam

i haven't dog.if i had,i wouldn't do like that

08:36 AM May 13 2007 |

lutonian

lutonian

Spain

I have a small doggy. When I go to walk with him I take a plastic bag or paper to pick poops up from my dog. 

I hate to see the side walks plenty of poops. People south Spain are really lazy and  filthy.

 

09:24 PM May 12 2007 |

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