I have a goldfish.
He swims around in his bowl all day.
He looks bored.
I look inside the bowl and watch him.
His mouth always moves.
He looks like he is talking.
I imagine what my goldfish would say if he really could talk.
I think he would say:
“Hey, I’m bored in this little bowl.
Why don’t you get me a bigger tank with more fish in it?
I would like to have some friends to swim around with.”
I went out and bought a bigger tank for my goldfish.
I put some plants at the bottom of the tank,
and I got a miniature deep-sea diver to put at the bottom of the tank.
I looked into the tank and imagined what my goldfish was saying.
He seemed to be saying:
“This is a nice tank.
It’s roomy in here, and you decorated it well,
but I still don’t have any friends to swim with.”
I went to the pet store and bought three more goldfish.
I put them into the tank.
All of the goldfish seemed to look at each other.
They swam near each other and seemed to be playing games.
I knew which one was my goldfish because he has a black spot on his fin.
I looked at him, and imagined that he was talking again.
“This is great!
a large artificial pool for storing water
fish/marine/breeding tank (=for keeping or breeding fish in)
deep-sea fishing or diving is done in the deep part of the sea, far away from land
someone who swims or works under water using special equipment to help them breathe
a house, car etc that is roomy is large and has a lot of space inside it