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Talking Parrot Saves Toddler's Life

Title : Talking Parrot Saves Toddler's Life

Source : AOL News

Date : November 10, 2008

Video : Click here to watch

Picture Source : Wikipedia.org

Talking Parrot Save's Toddler's Life

Excerpt :

Willie the parrot is no bird brain. He's being credited with helping save the life of a 2-year-old girl who was choking Friday at her Denver-area home while her babysitter was in the bathroom, according to CBS4Denver.com.

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Talking points

What do you think of this story of a parrot "speaking up" to save a child's life?

Have you heard of any incidents where animals saved people's lives?

Do you think animals are intelligent enough to know when some one needs help?

Do you have any interesting pets (or have you in the past)?

If so, have your pets ever done something amazing, or something that surprised you?

Share a story with your partner about an incident or event involving a favorite pet.

What are the "pros and cons" of children owning pets?

Will you allow your childen to have pets in the future? Why or why not?

In your opinion, what types of pets are the best.

Vocabulary from this article and video :

parrot

toddler

babysitter

choke(-ing)

scream(ing)

flap(ping)

dislodge(d)

rambunctious

perform

warn

grateful

unlikely

hero

camera

veterinarian

technician(s)

scary

recue

wild

Expressions

Pop tart

Heimlich maneuver

be credited with

bird brain

feathered

friend

turn blue

look forward to

for the birds

be convinced (to)

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16