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An Example in English from Russian Class

Originally posted by Michele Whaley on September 25, 2010

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Version 1

Brad Pitt had a problem. He had long hair. He wanted short hair. He went to Trend Setters. He said, “I have long hair. I want short hair.” Trend Setters said, “Impossible.” Brad Pitt cried.

Brad Pitt went to Great Clips. He said, “I have long hair. I want short hair.” Great Clips said “Impossible.” Brad Pitt cried.

Brad Pitt went to Mr. Lau, a teacher at West. He said, “I have long hair. I want short hair.” Mr. Lau said, “BZZZT,” and suddenly Brad Pitt had no hair. Mr. Lau laughed.

Version 2

Brad Pitt had a problem. He had long, green hair. He wanted short hair. He wanted short hair, because Angelina Jolie loved short hair. She didn’t love long hair. He went to Trend Setters. He said, “I have long green hair. I want short hair. I don’t want long green hair.” Trend Setters said, “Impossible. We aren’t working today.” Brad Pitt cried.

Brad Pitt flew to Great Clips. His mother was working there. Brad Pitt said, “I have long green hair. I want short hair. I don’t want long green hair.” His mother liked his long green hair, and she said “Impossible.” Brad Pitt cried.

Brad Pitt went to Mr. Lau, a teacher at West. He said, “I have long green hair. I want short hair. I don’t want long green hair.” Mr. Lau said, “BZZZT,” and suddenly Brad Pitt had no hair. Mr. Lau laughed. He was evil.

Version 3

Brad Pitt had a big problem. He had long, green hair. He wanted short hair. He wanted short hair, because Angelina Jolie loved short hair. She didn’t love long hair. He went to Trend Setters. He said, “I have long green hair. I want short hair. I don’t want long green hair.” Trend Setters said, “Impossible. We aren’t working today.” Brad Pitt cried. He knew that Angelina Jolie loved short hair. He had long green hair.

Brad Pitt flew to Great Clips on a pink penguin rocket. His mother was working there. Brad Pitt said, “I have long green hair. I want short hair. I don’t want long green hair.” His mother liked his long green hair, and she said “Impossible.” His mother knew that Angelina Jolie liked short hair. His mother didn’t like Angelina Jolie. She liked Jennifer Anniston. Jennifer Anniston liked long green hair. Brad Pitt’s mother was evil. Brad Pitt cried.

Brad Pitt went to Mr. Lau, a teacher at West, by transporter. He said, “I have long green hair. I want short hair. I don’t want long green hair.” Mr. Lau said, “Why do you want short hair?” Brad Pitt said, “I want short hair because Angelina Jolie likes short hair.” Mr. Lau said, “This is not a problem. BZZZT,” and suddenly Brad Pitt had no hair. Mr. Lau laughed. He was evil. Mr. Lau loved Brad Pitt’s mother. Brad Pitt’s mother loved Mr. Lau. Brad Pitt’s mother was evil.

 

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