Here are some words and concepts that will be covered in Lesson Three of the downloadable Lesson Guide (446K PDF file).
Fox: an animal related to dogs and wolves
Flatter: to say something overly nice about someone, just to get what you want
- Foxes have fur, paws, a bushy tail, upright ears, and a pointy snout (or nose).
- Some foxes live in the woods and sleep in dens.
- In many stories, foxes are sly.
- A related phrase is "sly as a fox," meaning very sneaky.
Beware of: be careful of
- A flatterer is someone who flatters.
- "Flattery" is what you do; you can "use flattery."
Learn: to come to know or understand
- People need to beware of traffic on a busy street, deep water, flatterers, et cetera.
- Students may confuse "beware of" with "be aware of."
- You can also say "watch out for" and "be careful."
Lesson: what you come to know or understand; a piece of instruction; an exercise (in class); something learned
- You can learn by instruction, by studying on your own, and through life's experiences.
- The phrase "learn a lesson" especially relates to learning from experience.
- A "big lesson" is a really important lesson, something very important that is learned.