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Bête the Hiker

Bête lived in the countryside, in a village of one hundred citizens. It was a small village called Cabelgreen. She would get up at 7 o’clock in the morning to go to school. First, she used the toilet. Then she would wash her face and hands, brush her teeth, and comb her hair.  After that she would get dressed to have breakfast.

She was lucky because her mother made her scrambled eggs on toast every morning. She would also give her a cup of tea with milk. Sometimes she’d have some fruit like an apple, an orange, or a banana.

She considered herself to be lucky because her mum looked after her. In other words, she cared for her wellbeing! She would leave home at around 7.45am.

The school was across the fields and along a river bank. It was approximately three miles to school, and there was no public transport. There were several farms that she had to walk through them, as well.

The journey was really a hike because she was trekking via farm land. She loved it, as in her mind it was pure pleasure. She really liked walking to and from school. Once at school she studied a lot to get good grades (results).

Bête left school at 3.30pm in the afternoon. If the weather was nice, she would hike home slowly and admire the birds and animal life. Sometimes there were cows, and if she was fortunate there might be lambs.

She really loved her lifestyle!

Take care!

Prof. Carl Boniface


Vocabulary builder:

Countryside (n) = in the country, rural area, out of the city or towns

Village (n) = community, township, settlement, rural community

Get (v) = become, grow, change to, come to be, contract, acquire, catch, develop, pick up, be infected with. Get is an irregular verb. Its three parts are get, got, got. In American English, the -ed form gotten is common. Get is a very common verb, especially in informal speaking and writing.

Looked after (phrasal verb) = to take care of; be responsible for. she looked after the child while I was out.

Fields (n) = arenas, turfs, grounds, pitches, parks, playing field, meadows, pastures, grasslands

as well (adv) = too, also, additionally, in addition, on top

Lifestyle (n) = way of life, standard of living, daily life, everyday life, existence, routine, life, means, regime



She would / contraction = She’d is conditional

Of similar meaning: walk, trek, hike

Walking – The activity of going for a walk, especially for pleasure. Hiking – The activity of going for long walks in the countryside. Trekking – The activity of walking long distances on foot for pleasure.

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Carl Boniface
Carl Boniface
Jun 20

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