4. messy 5. die out 6. overcame
7. inexperience 8. plenty of
A teacher was helping a little boy put on his boots. Even with her pulling and him pushing, the boots still didn't want to go on. By the time the second boot was on, she was really tired. But the little boy said, "Teacher, they're on the wrong feet." They were. She almost cried.
They worked even harder to pull the boots off the boy's feet. The teacher tried to keep her cool. She got the boots back on the boy's feet. The boy then said, "These aren't my boots."
She had to calm down and try not to scream. Once again, she had to pull the boots off.
The little boy then said, "They're my brother's boots. My mom made me wear them."
She didn't know whether to laugh or cry. She worked hard to put the boots on the boy's feet again.
"Now, put your gloves on. Where are they?"
He said, "I put them in my boots..."