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Apollinaria thinks about the body, modern stories for language learning for children

Updated: Nov 18, 2023

"Is the human body like a flower?" - thought Apollinaria. “Well, a flower sits in a flowerbed, and a person can walk and run, this is a big difference. On the other hand, the roots of plants are somewhat like legs, they bend and move, but not exactly like human legs. However, the roots of plants, and the human feet touch the ground to live'.

"In the end, people like to sit on a soft sofa without moving, and then they resemble plants in a flowerbed. Well, the human body is stretched upward, towards the sky and the sun. The stem of the plant is also extended towards the sky and the sun'.

"Plant leaves receive solar energy, and produce sugar and oxygen. Sugar nourishes the plant, and oxygen is useful for humans and animals to breathe. A person breathes using the lungs, which are located in the chest behind the ribs. The lungs are actually like two large leaves of a plant. And the human head, of course, resembles a flower bud'.

"In the human head, there is the brain, which allows coordinating all the movements and thoughts of a person. The plant seems to have no brain. But the flower contains nectar in a deep cup among the petals. And this nectar makes the flower's life especially valuable to the bees that make honey'.

"The human larynx, stomach and intestines uniquely resemble a tube inside a plant stem through which passes water and minerals taken from the earth for nutrition. The life of a flower is connected with the sun and other living beings. And human life is connected with other living beings, which a person can approach with his feet and help with his hands. So, a plant and a person are somewhat similar'.

"The digestion of humans and plants definitely differs. For example, inside plants, sugar and minerals dissolve in water as pure substances, it is simply sugar, water and minerals. Human has more complex processes within himself. A person eats complex dishes, such as salad, meat with side pieces of food, soup and porridge, cake and ice cream for dessert. Therefore, a person has a whole cascade of filters and converters, when more complex substances are decomposed into simpler ones'.

"As a result, all excess substances are discarded, you go to the toilet, and the cells of your body are fed with the same pure sugar, minerals and water as plant cells. It is important that no artificial chemical substances, such as dyes, are supplied along with sugar and water. The body cannot always distinguish them from simple sugar or minerals'.

"It turns out that human digestion looks much, much more complex than plant digestion. Plants simply grow, they do not actively ingest excess substances and do not go to the toilet. Nevertheless, the result of digestion for humans and plants is approximately the same - sugar, minerals, vitamins ensure the functioning of every cell."

“Human health depends on balance which a person can maintain in his or her diet and activities. Balance means that the food a person eats contains all the substances in the required amount that allow a person to live and act.

Activity is everything a person does. Children, for example, love to jump, run, talk, draw, sing, dance and more - all this together is called activity,” said the teacher, standing at the open window, behind which flowers were blooming.

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