PIG DOG - The Journey
ELT gapped past version adapted from an original story at:
by Anthony Roland © 2012
PIG DOG's adventure b_____ on the 14th July 2012.
He s__ on his favourite tree stump. It w__ his fourth birthday.
He l___ his home on the stump and s__ off throughthe forest.
As he t________, the sun s____ and birds s___ in the trees.
As het_______,PIG DOGl_____ to
After some practice, he w__ a___ to float over fernleaves.
He c____ also travel over bigger leaves as well.
After a long time travelling, he t___ a break on thecool ground.
He s____ for 10 minutes and then 20 and then 30 andwhen he w___ up it w__ morning time again.
The nextday, PIG
DOG a__some giant
fungus balls. They
m___ himso happy.
Finally, he f____ a way out of the forest!
He s__ a place called Shrewsbury on it and d______ to go there.
First he b_____ a map and h__ a good look at it.
She d____ him to the town centre and then l___him there to do what he wanted.
A kind woman g___ him a lift to Shrewsbury. She p__ him in the window so he c____ look out.
some time walking
The town w__ big. There w___ many bridges.
He k___ it w__
dangerous being so high up but he
He s____ on the
Fish s___ in the river below.
He w__ very
In the forest he
d____ rain water but
in the town he simply w___ to the shop.
Life here w__ very different.
PIG DOG r___ a sign. It s___ 'PUB. FOOD ALL DAY'. So he w___ in.
Inside the pub he m__ Mr. Diamond Geezer.
Geezer g__ PIG
DOG a drink from
It tasted strange and PIG DOG b_____ quite dizzy.
Then PIG DOG f___ ill and r__ to the toilet but f____ himself face to face with danger!
He k___ silent but then Tin Bird s____. "Are you a friend of Mr. Diamond Geezer," he a____.
PIG DOG t______ quickly."Oh yes!", he r______.
After finishing in the toilet, PIG DOG w___ out and s___ the door behind him but suddenly...
WAMM-BAMM! He w__ face to face with Dead Thing.PIG DOG h___ his breath.
"I'm from France,"
Dead Thing t___ PIG
Dead Thing s____ in
English so PIG DOG
"That's really cool," r_____ PIG DOG and they r_______ to the bar.
The four new friends h___ out and c______ together.Happy times!
PIG DOG h____ lots of their stories and Dead Thing t_____ everyone a little bit of French.
The evening c___ to an end and soon PIG DOG w___ back on the street.
He n_____ a quicker form of transport because walking w__ too slow.
He w___ to see a man who s___ Magic Nana Boots but they c___ too much money.
So he c____ to buy his own set of wheels instead.
PIG DOG p___ for his new car then d____ around Shrewsbury.
It b___ them backwards and forwards.
He s____ his head out of the window and l__ the wind blow against his ears.
Suddenly he s__ something on the rode and h__ the brakes. It w__ goldl!!!
He g__ out of the car to have a closer look.It w__ definitely gold which m____ that he might be rich.
PIG DOG needed money but he didn't know what exactly to do next so he r___ Mr. Diamond Geezer.
Mr. Diamond Geezer t___ PIG DOG about the Three Wise Penguins. So he t____ the gold in the back of the
car and w___ to see them. The Three Wise Penguins s___ PIG DOG to Bling Cat who loved gold.
Bling Cat w___ a bell around his
neck - and earrings
and other jewels l__ at his feet.
PIG DOG s_____ him
"Hey Bling Cat, how much will you give me for this?" a____ PIG DOG.
After 4 days of negotiations, they c___ to an agreement of £900.
It w__ a fair price that m____ nobody w__ and nobody l___ either.
PIG DOG h__ his money in the front of his car and l___.
He l___ Mr. Diamond
Geezer £15 and u___ £175 to
get a room.
He r_____ a place with a great view
from the window.
He s__ in the window and t______ about his old life in the forest.
Then he f___ asleep and d_____ about the forest.
In his dream, he
b_______ on the plants
He looked up at the
trees which g___
very very tall.
He d_____ about his parents.
It b____ his heart to think they might be missing him.
In his dream, he b______ them to the town in his new car.
He s_____ them his new life and they v______ art galleries.
When PIG DOG w___ up, his head h___ so he w___ for a run around town.
Humans b____ many strange objects and w____ lots of strange messages too.
There w___ no leaves or
branches but he c____
practise his balancing
skills on the new
He r__ alongthis handrail.It w__ a lotof fun.
As he j_____ from
one object to another, he f_____ about his
He d__ some balancing on some very thin objects too.
And he c_____ his
breath in this small
It w__ a cosy cave but there w__ some sharp metal too and he c__ his foot on it - Ow!
Then PIG DOG s__ a poster. It a_________ 'The Weeble Balancing Dance Troop'.
He w___ and p___ them a visit.
He t_____ to Elder Weeble. He a____ her how Weebles c____ balance with such a round bottom.
"My dear, Weebles
wobble but they don't fall down."
"See for yourself. Look!"
Balancing with the Weebles w__ fun. It definitely b___ balancing on his own.
PIG DOG f_____ to control his happiness as the Weebles r_____ over one difficult object to another.
He w__ so happy that the colours
of a thousand rainbows
and d___ fantastic
shapes and patterns in his mind.
His body s______ to feel funny and his head b____ to spin.PIG DOG b_____ veryvery dizzy. Then everythingw___ dark ashe e______ dream world...
f____ himself face to face with
Big Blue's massive eye s___ PIG DOG into a trance. His big mouth l_____ very inviting so PIG DOG g__ inside.
This is just what Big
"YUMMY YUMMY!" he t_____ as he b__
into PIG DOG's soft
For a long time nothing h_______.
Then, up in the sky there w__ something.
It w__ yellow. It w__ red. It w__ PINK!!!
It w__ PIG DOG!!!
PIG DOG w__ back and he f___ over Shrewsbury.
When he w__ in Big Blue's belly he s___ a plane and t_____ himself how to operate the pedals.
PIG DOG w__ back to continue the
rest of his adventure.
THE ENDfor now...