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Chicken and Millipede Chicken and Millipede ˈtʃɪkən ˈænd @millipede

Written by Winny Asara

Illustrated by Magriet Brink

Read by Darshan Soni

Language English

Level Level 3

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Chicken and Millipede were friends. But they were always competing with each other. One day they decided to play football to see who the best player was.

Chicken and Millipede were friends. But they were always competing with each other. One day they decided to play football to see who the best player was.

ˈtʃɪkən ˈænd @millipede ˈwɝ ˈfɹɛndz ˈbət ˈðeɪ ˈwɝ ˈɔɫˌweɪz kəmˈpitɪŋ ˈwɪð ˈitʃ ˈəðɝ ˈwən ˈdeɪ ˈðeɪ ˌdɪˈsaɪdɪd ˈtu ˈpɫeɪ ˈfʊtˌbɔɫ ˈtu ˈsi ˈhu ˈðə ˈbɛst ˈpɫeɪɝ ˈwɑz


They went to the football field and started their game. Chicken was fast, but Millipede was faster. Chicken kicked far, but Millipede kicked further. Chicken started to feel grumpy.

They went to the football field and started their game. Chicken was fast, but Millipede was faster. Chicken kicked far, but Millipede kicked further. Chicken started to feel grumpy.

ˈðeɪ ˈwɛnt ˈtu ˈðə ˈfʊtˌbɔɫ ˈfiɫd ˈænd ˈstɑɹtɪd ˈðɛɹ ˈɡeɪm ˈtʃɪkən ˈwɑz ˈfæst ˈbət @millipede ˈwɑz ˈfæstɝ ˈtʃɪkən ˈkɪkt ˈfɑɹ ˈbət @millipede ˈkɪkt ˈfɝðɝ ˈtʃɪkən ˈstɑɹtɪd ˈtu ˈfiɫ ˈɡɹəmpi


They decided to play a penalty shoot-out. First Millipede was goal keeper. Chicken scored only one goal. Then it was the chicken’s turn to defend the goal.

They decided to play a penalty shoot-out. First Millipede was goal keeper. Chicken scored only one goal. Then it was the chicken's turn to defend the goal.

ˈðeɪ ˌdɪˈsaɪdɪd ˈtu ˈpɫeɪ ˈeɪ ˈpɛnəɫti @shoot-out ˈfɝst @millipede ˈwɑz ˈɡoʊɫ ˈkipɝ ˈtʃɪkən ˈskɔɹd ˈoʊnɫi ˈwən ˈɡoʊɫ ˈðɛn ˈɪt ˈwɑz ˈðə ˈtʃɪkənz ˈtɝn ˈtu dɪˈfɛnd ˈðə ˈɡoʊɫ


Millipede kicked the ball and scored. Millipede dribbled the ball and scored. Millipede headed the ball and scored. Millipede scored five goals.

Millipede kicked the ball and scored. Millipede dribbled the ball and scored. Millipede headed the ball and scored. Millipede scored five goals.

@millipede ˈkɪkt ˈðə ˈbɔɫ ˈænd ˈskɔɹd @millipede ˈdɹɪbəɫd ˈðə ˈbɔɫ ˈænd ˈskɔɹd @millipede ˈhɛdəd ˈðə ˈbɔɫ ˈænd ˈskɔɹd @millipede ˈskɔɹd ˈfaɪv ˈɡoʊɫz


Chicken was furious that she lost. She was a very bad loser. Millipede started laughing because his friend was making such a fuss.

Chicken was furious that she lost. She was a very bad loser. Millipede started laughing because his friend was making such a fuss.

ˈtʃɪkən ˈwɑz ˈfjʊɹiəs ˈðæt ˈʃi ˈɫɔst ˈʃi ˈwɑz ˈeɪ ˈvɛɹi ˈbæd ˈɫuzɝ @millipede ˈstɑɹtɪd ˈɫæfɪŋ bɪˈkɑz ˈhɪz ˈfɹɛnd ˈwɑz ˈmeɪkɪŋ ˈsətʃ ˈeɪ ˈfəs


Chicken was so angry that she opened her beak wide and swallowed the millipede.

Chicken was so angry that she opened her beak wide and swallowed the millipede.

ˈtʃɪkən ˈwɑz ˈsoʊ ˈæŋɡɹi ˈðæt ˈʃi ˈoʊpənd ˈhɝ ˈbik ˈwaɪd ˈænd ˈswɑɫoʊd ˈðə @millipede


As Chicken was walking home, she met Mother Millipede. Mother Millipede asked, “Have you seen my child?” Chicken didn’t say anything. Mother Millipede was worried.

As Chicken was walking home, she met Mother Millipede. Mother Millipede asked, "Have you seen my child?" Chicken didn't say anything. Mother Millipede was worried.

ˈæz ˈtʃɪkən ˈwɑz ˈwɔkɪŋ ˈhoʊm ˈʃi ˈmɛt ˈməðɝ @millipede ˈməðɝ @millipede ˈæskt ˈhæv ˈju ˈsin ˈmaɪ ˈtʃaɪɫd ˈtʃɪkən ˈdɪdən ˈseɪ ˈɛniˌθɪŋ ˈməðɝ @millipede ˈwɑz ˈwɝid


Then Mother Millipede heard a tiny voice. “Help me mom!” cried the voice. Mother Millipede looked around and listened carefully. The voice came from inside the chicken.

Then Mother Millipede heard a tiny voice. "Help me mom!" cried the voice. Mother Millipede looked around and listened carefully. The voice came from inside the chicken.

ˈðɛn ˈməðɝ @millipede ˈhɝd ˈeɪ ˈtaɪni ˈvɔɪs ˈhɛɫp ˈmi ˈmɑm ˈkɹaɪd ˈðə ˈvɔɪs ˈməðɝ @millipede ˈɫʊkt ɝˈaʊn ˈænd ˈɫɪsənd ˈkɛɹfəɫi ˈðə ˈvɔɪs ˈkeɪm ˈfɹəm ˈɪnˌsaɪd ˈðə ˈtʃɪkən


Mother Millipede shouted, “Use your special power my child!” Millipedes can make a bad smell and a terrible taste. Chicken began to feel ill.

Mother Millipede shouted, "Use your special power my child!" Millipedes can make a bad smell and a terrible taste. Chicken began to feel ill.

ˈməðɝ @millipede ˈʃaʊtɪd ˈjus ˈjɔɹ ˈspɛʃəɫ ˈpaʊɝ ˈmaɪ ˈtʃaɪɫd @millipedes ˈkæn ˈmeɪk ˈeɪ ˈbæd ˈsmɛɫ ˈænd ˈeɪ ˈtɛɹəbəɫ ˈteɪst ˈtʃɪkən biˈɡæn ˈtu ˈfiɫ ˈɪɫ


Chicken burped. Then she swallowed and spat. Then she sneezed and coughed. And coughed. The millipede was disgusting!

Chicken burped. Then she swallowed and spat. Then she sneezed and coughed. And coughed. The millipede was disgusting!

ˈtʃɪkən @burped ˈðɛn ˈʃi ˈswɑɫoʊd ˈænd ˈspæt ˈðɛn ˈʃi ˈsnizd ˈænd ˈkɔft ˈænd ˈkɔft ˈðə @millipede ˈwɑz dɪsˈɡəstɪŋ


Chicken coughed until she coughed out the millipede that was in her stomach. Mother Millipede and her child crawled up a tree to hide.

Chicken coughed until she coughed out the millipede that was in her stomach. Mother Millipede and her child crawled up a tree to hide.

ˈtʃɪkən ˈkɔft ənˈtɪɫ ˈʃi ˈkɔft ˈaʊt ˈðə @millipede ˈðæt ˈwɑz ˈɪn ˈhɝ ˈstəmək ˈməðɝ @millipede ˈænd ˈhɝ ˈtʃaɪɫd ˈkɹɔɫd ˈəp ˈeɪ ˈtɹi ˈtu ˈhaɪd


From that time, chickens and millipedes were enemies.

From that time, chickens and millipedes were enemies.

ˈfɹəm ˈðæt ˈtaɪm ˈtʃɪkənz ˈænd @millipedes ˈwɝ ˈɛnəmiz


Written by: Winny Asara
Illustrated by: Magriet Brink
Read by: Darshan Soni
Language: English
Level 3
Source: Chicken and Millipede from African Storybook
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