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When I grow up I want to be a cowboy 我長大後要當牛仔

Have you ever wanted to be a cowboy or cowgirl? Every year many American children get to find out what it's like to take part in a rodeo.

Some kids try to ride a sheep, like the boy in this picture. This is called riding a wooly, because sheep have lots of wool. The children and sheep line up at the starting line. The kids hold on tight to the sheep's wool. Then they begin! Often children fall off, like in the picture. They also might lose hats or shoes. The winner is the first to cross the finish line still on the sheep (even if they are hanging on sideways!).

Another popular game for kids at rodeos is called the calf scramble. The children line-up on the starting line. When the whistle goes they race to catch a calf. Each calf has a colored ribbon. The kids have to grab the ribbon and run back to the starting line to win. 






Today's Words 今天單字

1. rodeo n.

牛仔競技 (niu2 zai3 jing4 ji4)

例: I'm really looking forward to seeing the bull riding at the rodeo.


2. wool n.

羊毛 (yang2 mao2)

例: My favorite sweater is made of wool. I love it because it's so wooly!


3. ribbon n.

緞帶 (duan4 dai4)

例: On Sundays I wear ribbons in my hair.


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