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resurrection • broken • turns into
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  1. It's so cold here. I don't know how you these winters.
  2. Be careful with that glass because it's a little at the top.
  3. Many little girls like the story about the frog that a prince.
  4. The sea turtles have to come onto land to .
  5. He was dead for about 5 minutes before the doctors caused a .
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397 Easter Sunday
Joel talks about the Christian holiday of Easter.

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Easter is a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

A 'resurrection' is when someone comes back to life after being dead. In Christianity the resurrection is when Jesus came back to life. Notice the following:

  1. I believe in the resurrection as I am Christian.
  2. Mary was the first one to discover the resurrection.


There is a story of a bird who had a broken wing.

When something is 'broken' it means that it has been damaged and is in need of repair. Many times when something is broken it doesn't function in the way that it should.

Notice the following:

  1. I think I have might have broken my leg.
  2. Did you see your brother break my vase?

turn into

A magician turned him into a rabbit.

When somethings 'turns into' something it means that it changes form and becomes something else.

Notice the following:

  1. Do you think that Jesus really did turn water into wine?
  2. If you study hard then you will turn into an intelligent person.


So he would be able to survive the winter better.

When you 'survive' something it means that you live through something despite difficulties and obstacles.

Notice the following:

1. I do not know how long a human could survive without food and water.
2. It would be very hard to survive in the desert.

lay eggs

This rabbit was still able to lay eggs like a bird.

When an animals 'lays eggs' it means that it produces an egg out of which its young will hatch. The baby is not born in live form, it is born in an egg and is cared for like this until it hatches.

Notice the following:

  1. Chickens lay eggs that we can eat.
  2. I think fish lay eggs.