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I’m a Real Painter!  (Vocabulary and Expressions ). artist – somebody who makes art, especially paintings or sculptures encourage – to motivate somebody to do something wag – to move repeatedly from side to side auction – to sell goods to the highest bidder by bidding

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I’m a Real Painter! 

(Vocabulary and Expressions )

artist – somebody who makes art, especially paintings or sculptures

encourage – to motivate somebody to do something

wag – to move repeatedly from side to side

auction – to sell goods to the highest bidderby bidding

donate – to give or present something for a good cause

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kidstimes.net April, 2009

Do you think a dog can draw apicture? It’s hard to imagine, right? Surprisingly, however, there really is a dog that can paint! A 3-year-old dog named Ziggy loves painting. He lives in California with his owner Elizabeth Monacelli. This amazing dog is the smallest artist in the world! “My dog began painting about 3 years ago after Iencouraged him to pick up a paintbrush,” said Elizabeth. “Ziggy is a ‘true’ artist.”

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He usually paints for about 20 minutes at a time. Then, he sits in front of his painting and wags his tail as if he admires his own work. Ziggy’s paintings will even be displayed at art shows in many cities in October. On June 19, his original paintings will be auctioned off in LA. Elizabeth will donatethe money to an animal rescue center.

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(Discussion Questions )

  • About the Article :

  • Who is Elizabeth Monacelli?

  • Who is Ziggy? Why is he amazing?

  • How did Ziggy learn how to paint?

  • What happened to his paintings?

  • How does Ziggy admire his paintings?

  • About You :

  • What could you say about Ziggy? Are you also good at painting?

  • Would you consider buying a painting made by Ziggy? Why?

  • If you could be an animal with an amazing talent, what animal do you want to be? What talent do you want to possess?

  • How do you admire your own piece of work?

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(Sentence Construction)

  • Complete the sentences below.

  • _________________________________ is a very famous artist.

  • My parents always encourage me to _____________________.

  • Dogs wag their tails when ______________________________.

  • If I could have a chance, I would like to put my ______________ to auction because ___________________________________.

  • 5. I would like to donate my _______________________________

  • to help _____________________________________________.

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