Joke about a parrot - level 3, A12
A man got a parrot which could already talk. He had got it from a sailor and the parrot had a big vocabulary. However, the man soon discovered that the parrot mostly knows bad words. At first he thought it was funny, but then it became unpleasant, and finally, when the man was visited by his boss, the bird's bad words embarrassed him very much.
As soon as the boss left, the man angrily shouted at the parrot, "That language must stop!" But the bird answered him with more bad words. He took the bird into his hands and shouted at him, "Don't use those ugly words!" Again the bird used many bad words.
Now the man was really angry. He took the parrot and threw him into the fridge. But it had no effect. From inside the fridge, the parrot was still saying bad words. He opened the door and took him out, and again the bird spoke in dirty words. This time, the man opened the door of the freezer, threw the bird into it, and closed the door.
This time there was silence. After two minutes, the man opened the door and took the very cold parrot out. Slowly the parrot walked up the man's arm, sat on his shoulder and spoke into his ear, sounding very scared:
"I'll be a good bird, I promise. I saw some chickens in the freezer. What did they do?"
Written by Danny for News in Levels
Interesting words: sailor, silence.
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