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Loch Ness Monster
Loch Ness Monster

Learn English meaning of ‘Loch Ness Monster’

Date: Jul 11 2016

Themes: Alternative, Celebrity

Grammar: Be Able To

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In the beautiful Scottish Highlands, there is a large lake called Loch Ness. This lake is famous for many reasons. However, the most popular story about Loch Ness is that there is a very old creature living in the lake. Many people travel from far away, hoping to see the famous Loch Ness Monster. Some think that the monster is the last dinosaur, but others are skeptical and think these stories are just a hoax.

Believers like to call this creature Nessie. They say it’s logical that humans cannot capture this amazing legend. However, many other people say that there is just not enough proof that Nessie is real. They refuse to be duped into thinking that giant creatures like this could live on Earth.

Romeo is telling Gary about a TV show that said the Loch Ness Monster might be real. Do either of them believe it? Listen to today’s English lesson to find out.

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Romeo

Romeo

Gary

Gary

Romeo:  I think I got pranked last night.

Gary:  What?

Romeo:  I was watching the Animal Planet, and they had this special on the Loch Ness Monster. And they seemed to think that it actually does exist.

Gary:  Well, yeah, like Bigfoot!

Romeo:  Yeah, like it might be a dino…

Gary:  Yeah, it’s totally a dinosaur. It’s actually in the Loch Ness.

Romeo:  OK, so either you’ve seen the show, too, or you’ve been duped, or both.

Gary:  No, I’m absolutely certain that it exists.

Romeo:  It’s not a hoax?

Gary:  No! It’s just a big beast that’s underwater. No?

Romeo:  I don’t know. I’m a little skeptical. I think I need more proof, more evidence.

Gary:  I don’t see us capturing it. If it’s been in this water as long as it’s been, we’re not going to be able to capture it. It’s really smart.

Romeo:  Yeah, I imagine it would be hard to capture a beast.

Gary:  Well, and even more so, it’s hard to capture a legend. I mean that is just an amazing, beautiful creature that’s only been photographed… once?

Romeo:  So, like UFOs?

Gary:  And Bigfoot!

Romeo:  Sasquatch!

Gary:  The chupacabra!

Romeo:  Yes.

Gary:  They’re all amazing!

Romeo:  Alright, I’ll be a believer for now… until someone proves otherwise.

 

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Discussion

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Romeo watched a TV show about the Loch Ness Monster. The show said that this creature might be real. Romeo thinks this is crazy, so he tells Gary about it. Gary isn’t surprised at all. He believes that legendary creatures, like Nessie, are real. In fact, he thinks that the Loch Ness Monster is actually the world’s last dinosaur.

Romeo can’t believe it! He is still skeptical, and he wants more proof before he can believe in a legend like Nessie. Gary tells him that Nessie is very smart, and it would be difficult to capture her. It is even difficult for people to take pictures of her. Gary also thinks that other legendary creatures, like Bigfoot and chupacabras, are real. Romeo agrees to suspend his disbelief for now.

Do you believe in the Loch Ness Monster? What legendary creatures live in your country?

 

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KenneBrazil

Brazil

I think it’s a very big joke. 

09:43 PM Jul 11 2016 |

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ora9i

Poland

Mojtaba, maybe the lake is too big for one wecamera. Loch Ness has about 56 square kilometers wherein over 36 km lenght. One camera not enough.


For me scientist should examine the bottom of the lake searching big animals’ skeletons. We, people, still find the living fossils, small and big, so who knows? Maybe in Loch Ness live dinosaurs? Time will solve this puzzle.

06:55 PM Jul 11 2016 |

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ora9i

Poland

I have question about pronunciation of “been”.


Romeo pronounce this word as [bin] or [bi:n]. Gary pronounce “been” as [ben].


Which pronunciation is correct? How do I pronounce it correctly?


Can someone explain this to me?

06:42 PM Jul 11 2016 |

ekieen

ekieen

Malaysia

Nothing is impossible…..

05:03 PM Jul 11 2016 |

mojtaba

mojtaba

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Maybe there exists something like a odd creature in small size but absolutely not in dinosaur size,don’t believe it,


I see a documentary about this lake that adocumentaries install a hidden webcam near the lake for a month but didn’t caught anything 

03:33 PM Jul 11 2016 |

Halidd

Turkey

It may be. But If we haven’t got any proof, we are rigt to be skeptical. İn the past there was dinosours. we can see this helping with the scients. Th thing is there is no any evidence about this legend. So Im a little doubtful.

12:54 PM Jul 11 2016 |

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