1000 Word Challenge - Week 12

This week, Dr. Heidi, John and Moxie return to the Humane Society to get interviewed for a local TV show.

The series is called Animal Zone, and the interview is about our experience adopting Moxie from the Humane Society.

Watch this week’s video on YouTube below.

This week’s text!

Read the text of this week’s video to check your understanding and practice your new words!

Well, here’s Moxie on the couch. She wants her tummy rubbed, as usual. Moxie has a very exciting day today. She is going to be on television! There’s a local TV show called the Animal Zone and they’re going to interview me and John about our experience adopting Moxie from the Humane Society.

Well here we are back in the car again with Moxie and once again Moxie has absolutely no idea what’s happening because she’s a dog. She doesn’t have language. And she just – we take her places and she never knows what’s gonna happen. One time she got in the car and she went to her doggy daycare, and another time she got in the car and we drove all the way to Oregon! she never knows what’s gonna happen and today she’s gonna go back to the Humane Society.

So, this is the third time that she’s been to the Humane Society recently. She went a couple weeks ago to get a shot, and you saw that in Week Nine video. If you haven’t watched it you should definitely watch it. And last week she was at the Humane Society being boarded. Ahe was boarding at the Humane Society so that John and I could go to the TESOL conference and Atlanta which you saw in week 11 video.

So here we are going once again to the Humane Society and this time Moxie is going to be on a TV show called the Animal Zone. It’s a local TV show on the community television network and they cover local stories of animals, and they’re doing a story on adoption from the Humane Society and our friend Keri, the Executive Director of the Humane Society, invited us and Moxie to go be interviewed about our experience adopting her.

So, Moxie is going to be in a video and I’m gonna make a video of the video.

This is Monkey, who – She knows her name! She actually lived with me and John for a little while before we adopted Moxie, but she found a new, better home with Nancy who’s also going to be interviewed on the TV show. John’s gone in to say hi to Monkey and now Moxie is wondering where everybody went! She wants to go where all the other people are. The TV people are here setting up their cameras. Arthur of Animal Zone just gave me a special pin for adopting Moxie. So, that will be a fun thing to wear. This is a link to their website, animalzone.org, I’ll put the link in the comment section below as well.

Okay. we did that! That was amazing! We got interviewed by the Animal Zone and they told me that it’s not going to be up on YouTube until like June so I’ll post it when it happens. Obviously I couldn’t record while we were doing the interview because they were recording. They asked us some questions about adopting Moxie and it was a lot of fun, especially to see Monkey again. because we really liked her a lot, and to see Keri of course and everybody at the Humane Society!

Words for Week 12

Here are the 20 words for week 10. You may know some of these words already. However, it’s very important with vocabulary that you practice the words that you already know in addition to learning new words. This is all good practice and will help your language skills. All these definitions are from the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary, which is highly recommended for English language learners.

Word Definition
show a television or radio program
set to put (something) in a place or position; set up: to prepare for something by putting things where they need to be
idea an understanding of something : knowledge about something
experience something that you have done or that has happened to you
local located or living nearby
monkey a type of animal that is closely related to apes and humans and that has a long tail and usually lives in trees
drive to direct the movement of (a car, truck, bus, etc.); in the video I used the irregular past tense, drove
cover to have (something) as a subject : to relate to or provide information about (a particular subject)
wear to use or have (something) on your body
animal a living thing that is not a human being or plant
recently during the period of time that has just passed : not long ago
wonder to have interest in knowing or learning something : to think about something with curiosity
interview n. a meeting between a reporter and another person in order to get information for a news story; v. to question or talk with (someone) in order to get information or learn about that person
network a group of radio or television stations that usually broadcast the same programs
obviously used to emphasize that you are talking about something that is easy to see, understand, or recognize
rub to move something (such as your hand or an object) back and forth along the surface of (something) while pressing
video a movie, television show, event, etc., that has been recorded onto a videocassette, DVD, etc., so that it can be watched on a television or computer screen
zone an area that is different from other areas in a particular way
pin a thin, pointed piece of stiff wire with a decoration at one end
amazing causing great surprise or wonder : causing amazement

Use your words!

When you learn new words, it’s important to use them in order to help remember them. On the Vocab Victor YouTube Channel, you can join a conversation using these words. Type a question in the comments section using one of the vocabulary words, such as, “Have you ever been on a TV show?” Then, answer a question someone else has given. Come back to this page later to see if people have answered your question!


Sorry, but our puzzle maker is still broken so we don’t have a worksheet this week. 😿

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