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Two Very Different Brothers


At school, Randy was shy and as quiet as a mouse. He was also veiy clever. He had a twin brother, Jason. Jason loved football and had to work like a dog to make good grades. In school, Randy was the bookworm. He loved to read. But without his glasses he could not see. He was as blind as a bat. Jason ate like a horse and was two hundred pounds at age seventeen. Both of them were early birds and got out of bed at four every morning. Randy read and studied. Jason went training. Today, because they were pigheaded and did not give up, Jason is quarterback for the Glendale Geeks, and Randy is the owner of the team.


as quiet as a mouse - тихий как мышь

work like a dog - работать как лошадь

bookworm - книжный червь

as blind as a bat - слепой как крот

eat like a horse - есть как лошадь

early bird - ранняя пташка

pigheaded - упрямый