This is a story about a shepherd, who lived with his family in a small village. Every morning, the shepherd took his sheep to the fields. The shepherd loved his sheep. He sat and watched the sheep eating the beautiful, green grass all day. Every day, after the sheep ate, he counted them all and walked back home.
One day, the shepherd saw a big wolf watching his sheep in the field. He was very worried and wanted to be careful, but the wolf didn’t come close to the sheep. The shepherd watched the wolf very carefully.
This happened for a few days, and the wolf always followed the sheep home but did not do anything. Every day, the shepherd relaxed a little more and watched the sheep less carefully, because the wolf never tried to take the sheep.
One day, while the sheep were eating grass in the field, the shepherd’s mom called him to go home quickly. He left the sheep alone with the wolf and ran back home.
When he came back to the field, what did he find? He could only see a few sheep; the other sheep were gone. He knew that the wolf had eaten almost all of his sheep!
The shepherd sat down and cried, “I should know never to trust a wolf to protect my sheep.”
1. Shepherd：/ ‘ʃepə(r)d /
2. Relax: / rɪ’læks /
v.放松，放心 (故事中的relaxed是relax 的过去式)
3. Alone ：/ ə’ləʊn/
4. Trust: /‘trʌst/
5. Protect：/ prə’tekt/
1. A few: 几个，一点点
The shepherd sat down crying, “I should know never to trust a wolf to protect my sheep.”