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- Do you believe animals have a sixth sense or heightened instincts that allow them to perceive and respond to emergencies better than humans?
- Have you ever personally been involved in or witnessed a situation where an animal played a crucial role in someone’s rescue or well-being?
- breed /breed/
- barking /BAHR-king/
- immediate /ih-MEE-dee-it/
- response /ri-SPONS/
- highlight /HAHY-lahyt/
[noun] – a particular type of animal or plant
Golden Retrievers are a popular breed of dog known for their friendly and gentle nature.
[noun] – (of a dog) making a loud, rough noise
The barking of the stray dog echoed through the empty streets, causing passersby to feel uneasy.
[adjective] – happening or done without delay or very soon after something else
When the storm hit, people sought immediate shelter to protect themselves from the heavy rain and strong winds.
[noun] – an answer or reaction
When the alarm sounded, the firefighters arrived at the scene in quick response.
[verb] – to attract attention to or emphasize something important
The artist used a bright color to highlight certain features of the painting.
The Wakaba Fire Department emphasized the importance of vigilance and prompt response to save lives. Koume’s timely barking led to an ambulance being called, and the man was revived with a defibrillator. Remarkably, the man has returned to horseback riding, expressing gratitude for Koume’s heroism. Koume, who serves as a mascot at the club, previously highlighted attentiveness by alerting a scared horse and assisting an elderly horse in need. Her brave actions have earned admiration and appreciation from everyone who has witnessed her life-saving efforts.
True or False:
- Koume is a 5-year-old mixed-breed dog from Japan.
- Koume was honored by local fire officials for saving a horse’s life.
- Koume kept quiet when a man had a heart attack.
- The man who had the heart attack has fully recovered.
- Koume has previously helped catch a fleeing horse.
Fill in the blanks:
- I need an _______ answer from you right away.
- The teacher was impressed by the student’s thoughtful _______ to the challenging question.
- The bright colors on the poster _______ important information that attendees should pay attention to.
- The Poodle is a popular dog _______ known for its friendly temperament and intelligence.
- The loud _______ of the neighbor’s dog woke me up early in the morning.