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The Dragon

An evil dragon lived in a castle in the remote southern mountains.

One day the monster landed in a town. The dragon commanded the people, “Give me food now, or I will eat you!” The dragon lifted its wings so that its lungs could be completely filled with hot steam, and breathed it upon the people. A man turned into a stone statue!

The people submitted and brought food. The dragon ate all of it and left.

The people sent a boy to ask for help from a wise old man. He resided in a temple.

The boy told the old man about the dragon. Then, the old man counseled the boy. “A meteor will fall in the northern sky. It will make a huge explosion. Find the meteor and bring it to me. I will use it to make a sword for you.”

The boy did as the old man said. Soon, the sword was ready.

“Use this to kill the dragon. But be careful. You must cover yourself with weeds that smell bad. That will ensure that he does not
smell you,” the man said.

The boy travelled for many days to find the castle. He went to the upper level and opened a door. He could see the dragon’s tail. It was
sleeping, so the boy killed it. Then, he took the dragon’s gold and jewellery and returned to his town. The people were happy.

 


KeyWords

bring 
To bring means to take someone or something to a person or place. 
Oscar will bring in all the boxes.

castle
A castle is a building with strong walls where royalty usually lives. 
The castle was built many years ago.

command
To command someone is to tell them to do something. 
The general commanded his army to attack.

counsel
To counsel someone is to listen and give advice about a problem. 
The teacher counselled the girl about her troubles.

ensure
To ensure is to make certain that something happens. 
Eating good food ensures that we stay healthy.

ensure
to tell someone confidently that something is true, especially so that they do not worry:
The unions assured the new owners of the workers’ loyalty to the company.

explosion
An explosion is a violent burst, usually with a loud sound. 
A nuclear explosion can cause great damage.

jewellery
Jewellery is something that people wear like earrings or necklaces.
The woman looked beautiful in her nice dress and jewellery.

to land
To land means to come to the ground usually from a ship or aircraft.
The parachutist landed safely on the ground.

meteor
A meteor is a rock from outer space that falls to Earth.
We saw a meteor in the sky last night.

monster
A monster is any imaginary frightening creature that looks strange.
The monster scared everyone in the village.

northern
If something is northern, it is in the direction of north.
It is much colder in northern countries than it is here.

remote
If something is remote, it is very far away and difficult to get to.
It took many days to get to the remote island.

southern
If something is southern, it is in the direction of south.
Taegu is located in the southern part of the Korean peninsula.

peninsula
a long piece of land which sticks out from a larger area of land into the sea or into a lake:
the Korean/Arabian/Florida Peninsula

Statue
A statue is an image of a person or animal made of stone or metal.
I saw a beautiful statue of a lion today.

steam
Steam is water that has become hot and has turned into a misty gas.
I could see the steam rise from the boiling water.

submit
To submit to someone is to agree to do what they tell you to do.
She submitted to her mother’s wishes and did her homework.

temple
A temple is a building that is used for religious purposes.
The people visited the temple to pray.

upper
Upper means higher in position or place.
home’s attic is at the upper part of the structure.

attic
the space or room at the top of a building, under the roof, often used for storing things:
I’ve got boxes of old clothes in the attic, which I really should throw out. an attic bedroom at the top of the house

weed
A weed is a plant, especially one that is not useful or wanted.
The yard of the house was full of ugly weeds.

wing
A wing is the part of an animal that lets it fly.

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Reference: 4000 Essential English Words
4000 EEW02U02

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