Practice listening and speaking English for daily communication – Pretending

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I like to pretend. 

I like to make up things that aren't real. 

I use imagination. 

I was pretending that I was in a time machine. 

I set the date for a prehistoric time. 

I turned on the time machine, and it buzzed and whirred and spun madly. 

When it stopped spinning, I opened the door and stepped out into a very thick jungle. 

I listened carefully to the sounds of the jungle. 

I could hear strange animal noises, and the leaves were rustling. 

I wasn't sure if I had gone back in time or had just landed in a jungle somewhere in the twenty first century. 

It didn't take me long to realize that I had indeed gone back in time. 

A very strange bird-like creature with a large beak flew overhead. 

I had never seen anything like it in life. 

I took a few steps out into the long grass and ferns. 

I didn't want to go too far away from time machine. 

I heard a noise over on right side. 

There was a man who looked quite different from me. 

He was dressed in an animal skin, and he carried a big stick. 

I didn't want him to see me, so I hid behind a tree. 

He didn't speak any language that I could understand. 

He grunted at someone who must have been in the distance. 

Then, I felt the earth shake beneath feet. 

I heard giant thumps on the ground as the floor of the jungle shook. 

The man in the animal skin began to run. 

I saw why he was running. 

A giant dinosaur appeared above the tops of the trees.  

It was bigger than anything I had ever seen. 

heart began to pound in chest. 

It was coming toward me. 

I ran toward time machine and jumped in. 

I set the dial for the twenty-first century. 

The machine whirred and buzzed. 

time machine landed in the twenty-first century. 

I got away just in time.