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Learn English meaning of ‘Bigfoot’

Date: Oct 09 2017

Themes: Hobbies, News, Travel

Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives


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You and your friends are camping. You hear a noise. There is something behind a big tree. Is it an animal? Is it a person? Perhaps, it is a mythical creature! What do you do? Maybe, you talk about capturing it. It could be Bigfoot. If you capture Bigfoot, you will be famous forever. Then again, maybe, it’s just one of your friends playing a hoax on you.

Many people have had similar experiences while camping. This might explain why the idea of Bigfoot is so popular. Bigfoot appears similar to a person, but it is a creature with hair all over. People say that Bigfoot lives in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. But the truth is that no one knows if Bigfoot could really exist. There isn’t enough evidence to show that Bigfoot is real.

Andy and Marni are talking about Bigfoot in today’s English lesson. Can you guess who believes in Bigfoot?


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Andy_H:  Remember how I asked if you wanted to go camping?

Marni:  Yes, and I do.

Andy_H:  Well, I was wondering if you maybe wanted to go… hunt for Bigfoot.

Marni:  Wait! Is camping just an ulterior motive so we can actually just go look for Bigfoot?

Andy_H:  Ulterior motive is a really big word for something incredibly cooler, such as capturing a mythical creature or even finding evidence of the missing link.

Marni:  Oh, boy! OK! Yeah, I don’t know that capturing… you know, I think, maybe, looking for evidence is a little more my speed.

Andy_H:  Your right, we probably couldn’t fit the equipment in the car….

Marni:  So, you believe in Bigfoot, clearly then.

Andy_H:  I think that there’s a strong possibility that a creature like that could exist.

Marni:  OK.

Andy_H:  I don’t know if we’ve found the evidence so far but….

Marni:  Yeah.

Andy_H:  If you look into it, there’s some very interesting scientific and DNA evidence that, I mean, you can’t explain.

Marni:  A lot of people think it’s a hoax, though.

Andy_H:  I know. A lot of people thought that the Sun revolved around the Earth a long time ago… just saying.


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Andy reminds Marni about their camping trip. Then, he asks if she might want to try capturing Bigfoot. Andy thinks that it would be really cool to look for and find this famous mythical creature. Marni isn’t as excited about Andy’s ulterior motive for camping, but she is willing to look for Bigfoot with him.

Marni asks Andy if he really believes in Bigfoot. Andy isn’t sure, but he feels strongly that it’s possible. Bigfoot might exist. He knows that there isn’t enough evidence to prove that Bigfoot is real, but he’d like to try to find more clues. Marni reminds him that most people think Bigfoot is just a joke. Andy reminds her that, in the past, most people didn’t know how the Sun worked.

Do you believe in Bigfoot? Would you try to capture a mythical creature?



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Bigfoot exist as a metaphor for uncomprehensive events. Who does camping as a hobby, or have spent some time in a jungle understand that a lot of sounds are unfamiliar, also the form of some trees, rocks or vegetation, and sounds emitted by insects, and animals that we don’t make any idea to exist. Also the game of lights when it gets dark or the moonlight, take our mind to see/ear things that didn’t exist and create creatures such us Bigfoot. So those things are “the ulterior motive” of the existence of Bigfoot!! It’s the nature playing a hoax on us!! We have to pull it together to unravel this games!

09:12 AM Oct 09 2017 |


United States

They note the lack of bodily evidence after centuries of investigation, notwithstanding the fact that numerous creatures might have to exist with the intention to preserve a breeding populace.The big footprints for which the creature is called are claimed to be as big as 24 inches (60 cm) lengthy and 8 inches (20 cm) extensive.

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06:07 AM Oct 09 2017 |

kelvinduSuper Member!


I do not believe in Bigfoot at all. There are lots of mythical creatures existing in China’s folk stories,such as dragons and phoenixes. However, no once has actually seen any of them. At least there is no evidence in historical books that reports the verified witness of any such animals. My view is acient people did not know about the nature and animals as much as modern people so they sometimes created some creatures in their minds. Dragons might actually be some flying animals that are much bigger than birds. That is probably where so many mythical creatures come from. 

05:38 AM Oct 09 2017 |

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