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Sing “Eagle Catches Chicken”

The eagle has sharp eyes and powerful wings. It likes to swoop down from the sky and snatch up little chicken. Who will protect the little chicken? Their mother, of course. To see how she does it, watch this video for the Chinese children’s song called 老鹰抓小鸡 (Lǎo Yīng Xiǎo Jī) and sing along.

天上 (tiānshàng) means in the sky. 老鹰 (lǎo yīng) is an eagle or a hawk. (fēi) means to fly.

Therefore, the first line tells us that an eagle is flying in the sky.

地上 (dì shàng) means on the ground. On the ground there are a few little chickens, or 小鸡 (xiǎo jī). They are scared, and they cry. (tí) means to cry, to weep aloud or to crow.

母鸡 (mǔjī), the mother hen, is worried. (jí) is to be worried, anxious or impatient.

蓬蓬飞 (péng péng fēi) describes how the hen flaps about.

呱呱呱 (guā guā guā) is mimicking the hen’s clucking. (huàn) means to call out. Mother hen calls out to her children, “Hurry and come hide under my wings!”

快过来 (kuài guòlái) means come over here quickly.

(duǒ) is to hide.

翅膀 (chìbǎng li) are wings.

The lyrics are repeated so many times in the video that by the time you reach the end you’ll probably already know all the lines by heart.

Now that you know how a hen protects her little chicken, you could play “Eagle Catches Chicken” with your friends.

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Born to be free

The pheasant chicks had grown quickly and were now able to fly high in the cage. Mr. Holmes said it was time to release them. Otherwise, they might hurt themselves bumping against the cage. Andy and Jenny were reluctant to see the pheasants go. Mrs. Holmes told them that they would still be able to see the pheasants flying around on the farm. She gave them each a plastic container and said, “Go and pick some blackberries so I can make a blackberry pie.” Andy and Jenny gladly ran off into the farm to pick the berries.
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小雉鸡长得很快.
Xiǎo zhìjī zhǎng de hěn kuài.

它们现在可以在笼里飞得很高.
Tāmen xiànzài kěyǐ zài lǒng lǐ fēi de hěn gāo.

何先生說, 该把它们放出去了.
Hé xiānsheng shuō, gāi bǎ tāmen fàngchū qù le.

不然, 它们可能会撞伤.
bùrán tāmen kěnéng huì zhuàng shāng.

安迪和珍妮舍不得让雉鸡离开.
Āndí hé Zhēnnī shěbude ràng zhìjī líkāi.

何太太告诉他们, 以后在农场里
Hé tàitài tāmen, yǐhòu zài nóngcháng lǐ

还会看到雉鸡飞来飞去.
hái huì kàndào zhìjī fēi lái fēi qù.

她给他们一人一个塑胶盒,
Tā gěi tāmen yī rén yī gè sùjiāo hé.

說: “去摘些黑莓回来,
shuō: “Qù zhāi xiē hēi méi huílái.

我好做个黑莓馅饼.”
wǒ hǎo zuò hēi méi xiànbǐng.

安迪和珍妮高高兴兴地
Āndí hé Zhēnnī gāo gāo xìng xìng di

跑进农场去摘黑莓.
pǎo jìn nóngcháng qù zhāi hēi méi.

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小雉雞長得很快.
Xiǎo zhìjī zhǎng de hěn kuài.

它們現在可以在籠裡飛得很高.
Tāmen xiànzài kěyǐ zài lǒng lǐ fēi de hěn gāo.

何先生說, 該把它們放出去了.
Hé xiānsheng shuō, gāi bǎ tāmen fàngchū qù le.

不然它們可能會撞傷.
bùrán tāmen kěnéng huì zhuàng shāng.

安迪和珍妮捨不得讓小雉雞離開.
Āndí hé Zhēnnī shěbude ràng zhìjī líkāi.

何太太告訴他們, 以後在農場裡
Hé tàitài tāmen, yǐhòu zài nóngcháng lǐ

還會看到雉雞飛來飛去
hái huì kàndào zhìjī fēi lái fēi qù.

她給他們一人一個塑膠盒,
Tā gěi tāmen yī rén yī gè sùjiāo hé.

說: “去摘些黑莓回來,
shuō: “Qù zhāi xiē hēi méi huílái.

wǒ hǎo zuò hēi méi xiànbǐng.
我好做個黑莓餡餅.”

安迪和珍妮高高興興地
Āndí hé Zhēnnī gāo gāo xìng xìng di

跑進農場去摘黑莓.
pǎo jìn nóngcháng qù zhāi hēi méi.

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