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Effortless English. Starving Bug

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Starving Bug text


There’s a bug. He’s a very, very big bug. He’s hungry. In fact, He’s starving! So, the giant bug
goes to a bug restaurant. This restaurant’s only for bugs. No one else can go. The bug goes
into the restaurant.

The hostess says, «Hi. How many?»
The giant bug says, «Just one.»
The hostess says, «Follow me»
The giant bug follows the hostess. The hostess takes him to a table in the corner. He sits down.
«The waitress’ll be with you shortly», says the hostess.

The giant bug looks at the menu. He’s very hungry. He decides to order soup, a salad, a
hamburger, a steak, french fries, green beans, and a milkshake. He puts down the menu and
waits for the waitress.

He waits 5 minutes. The waitress doesn’t come. He waits 10 minutes, then 20, then 30
minutes… but the waitress still doesn’t come.

Now he’s really starving. He waves his hands to get the waitress’ attention. Finally, after 39
minutes, she comes to his table.
She says, «Can I take your order?»

The bug says, «Yes! I’d like a large vegetable soup, a salad, 3 hamburgers, 2 steaks, french fries,
and green beans.»

The waitress says, «Would you like anything to drink?»
The bug says, «Ah, yes. I’ll have a large milkshake, two Cokes, and a coffee»
The waitress says, «Anything else?»
«No, that’s it», says the bug.

The waitress leaves and takes the bug’s order to the kitchen. The bug waits. He waits 15
minutes… but no food. He waits 19 minutes, but no food. He waits 28 minutes, but no food.
The bug is starving. He wants to eat! He sees the waitress and calls her over to his table.
«Excuse me, can you check on my food please? I’m starving!», he says.

«Sure», the waitress says.

The waitress returns with a large bowl of vegetable soup.
«The rest of your food is coming soon», she says.

The bug’s very happy. He immediately starts eating the soup.
But there’s a problem. There’s a small person in his soup! He can’t believe it.
He yells, «Ahhhh, there’s a person in my soup». He throws the bowl on the floor and runs outta
the restaurant.

Now he’s really upset, and he’s still starving! The bug runs to McDonalds. He gets 47
hamburgers and eats them all.

He smiles and says, «Ahhh, I’m full. I couldn’t eat another bite.»

He’s very happy because he got some food at last.

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  • starving: very hungry
  • restaurant’s: restaurant is
  • no one else: no other «person» (in this story: no other kind of animal)
  • hostess: person who greets customers at a restaurant, person who brings people to tables
  • waitress’ll: waitress will
  • shortly: in a short time, soon
  • puts down: puts (it) on the table
  • really starving: super hungry!
  • waves: moves his hand
  • get the waitress’ attention: make the waitress see (him)
  • I’d like: I would like, I want
  • that’s it: that is everything, that’s all
  • calls her over: calls her to come to him, calls her to his table
  • check on: check the situation (with), ask about, see what is happening (with)
  • outta: out of
  • upset: emotional (not happy)
  • I’m full: my stomach is full, I have eaten a lot
  • I couldn’t eat another bit: I’m very full, I can’t eat more
  • at last: finally

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