“Hello, this is your local Zoo speaking. Do you like animals? We are experiencing severe problems with hot water. Would you be so kind as to allow us to bring our elephants over to your bathroom for a shower?”

The most common response: “Well, sure, but my neighbour’s bathroom is bigger and better equipped to handle elephants.”

Vocabulary Help

  • speak (speak, spoke, spoke) – falar
  • hot – quente
  • water – água
  • allow – permitir
  • bring (bring, brought, brought) – trazer
  • bathroom – banheiro
  • shower – banho de chuveiro
  • sure – certamente
  • neighbour – vizinho
  • handle – lidar, tratar