viernes, 19 de febrero de 2016

Bella and her Great Dane George

The story of Bella went viral some weeks ago.

Self-study activity:
Watch the video and complete the blanks in the transcript.

Meet Bella and George. Bella is (1) ... and a fifth grade, 43 lbs. George a Great Dane (2) ... lbs.
He acts really small. He acts smaller than he actually is.
Bella was diagnosed with Morquio Syndrome when she was 2 ½, a rare genetic disease that attacks the (3) ... . There is no cure.  Before George, Bella couldn’t walk on her own, she relied on crutches or a (4) ... , but this year that all changed because Bella met George at the Service Dog Project in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The connection, immediate. Since getting George, Bella has put away her crutches. He helps her get from class to class on her own.
How you doing, Bell?
She gets to her desk and he gets some (5) ... .
When I had crutches I couldn’t walk at all but now I can.
Even at lunch he’s right beneath her. Then it’s off to gym as he guides her through those (6) ...   ... .
Oh he helps me walk. I lean on him like a crutch.
Sledding last winter. (7) ...   ... in the spring. Vacation at the beach.
I think it’s given her more energy and more (8) ... .
And every night it’s bed time together before they do it all again.

1 eleven 2 131 3 bones 4 wheelchair 5 sleep 6 gym doors 7 Bike riding 8 strength