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中 3 Recitation Contest

Here is the audio for you to use during the summer vacation.  Listen to it as much as you can!


 

Have you got a teddy bear?

Have you ever thought about why it is called a teddy?  It’s an interesting story.

Teddy was the nickname for Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States.

One day he went hunting with some of his friends.

His friends shot some animals, but Roosevelt couldn’t hit anything.

One of his friends caught a little bear and tied it to a tree.

His friend said, “Here you are Mr. President, you can shoot your bear now.”

“I can’t do it!” said the president.

He didn’t want to shoot the poor bear, so he untied it and set it free.

 

Two days later, a cartoon was printed in the newspaper.

In the cartoon, the president is holding a rifle but he cannot shoot the bear.

A toy store owner saw the cartoon and decided to make a new bear doll.

The doll looked like the cute bear from the cartoon.

The store owner called it “Teddy’s Bear,” and it was very popular.

Soon people changed the name to Teddy Bear.

We still use that name today thanks to President Roosevelt’s kindness!

 

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