Jayden tells a story: Nina and the Shark

In the film, the troubled kids have difficulty when talking about their problems and they use creative ways to express their true feelings. Jayden shares this story with Grace in a scene of the film. Watch the video above with the story. Then read the story and try to fill in the blanks with the correct verbs that have been taken out.


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Once upon a time, somewhere miles and miles beneath the surface of the ocean, there a young octopus named Nina. Nina most of her time alone, strange creations out of rocks and shells. And she very happy. But then, on Monday, the Shark .
"What your name?" the shark.
"Nina," she .
"Do you to my friend?" He .
"Okay, what do I to do?" Nina.
"Not much," the Shark, "Just me eat one of your arms."
Nina never had a friend before, so she if this what you to do to one. She down at her eight arms, and it wouldn't be so bad to one. So she an arm to her wonderful new friend. Every day that week, Nina and the Shark together. They caves, castles of sand, and really really fast. And every night, the Shark hungry, and Nina him another one of her arms to eat.
On Sunday, after playing all day, the Shark told Nina that he very hungry.
"I don't ," she . "I already given you six of my arms, and now you one more?"
The shark her with a friendly smile and ,
"I one. This time I want them all."
"But why?" Nina asked.
And the shark replied, "Because that's what friends are for."
When the shark his meal that night, he very sad and lonely. He having someone to explore caves, build castles and swim really really fast with. He Nina very much. So, he swam away to find himself another friend.