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A peacock was very unhappy with his ugly voice, and he spent most of his days complaining about it.

«It is true that you cannot sing,» said the fox, «But look how beautiful you are!»

«Oh, but what good is all this beauty,» moaned the dishearten bird, «with such an unpleasant voice!»

«Oh hear,» said the fox, «Each one has it’s special gift. You have such beauty, the nightingale has his song, the owl has his eyes, and the eagle his strength. Even if you had a eloquent voice, you would still complain about another thing.»

Do not envy the gifts of others. Make the most of your own.

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Vocabulary

English Pronunciation Russian Spanish Indian Chinese
peacock [‘piːkɔk] павлин pavo real मोर 孔雀
complaint [kəm’pleɪnt] жалоба queja शिकायत 抱怨
unhappy [ʌn’hæpɪ] несчастливый infeliz अप्रसन्न 不快樂
ugly [‘ʌglɪ] безобразный feo कुरूप 醜陋
voice [vɔɪs] голос voz आवाज़ 語音
spent [spent] использованный gastado खर्च किया 花費
most [məust] самый большой más अधिकांश
true [truː] верный cierto सच 真正
sing [sɪŋ] петь canta गाओ
say (said) [seɪ] сказать decir कहना
Fox [fɔks] лиса zorro लोमड़ी 狐狸
look [luk] взгляд Mira देखना
how [haʊ] как cómo किस तरह 怎麼樣
beautiful [‘bjuːtəf(ə)l ], [-ful] красивый hermosa सुंदर 美麗
moan [məun] Жаловаться gemido विलाप 呻吟
dishearten [dɪs’hɑːt(ə)n] приводить в уныние desalentar उत्साह भंग करना 令人愁悶
bird [bɜːd] птица pájaro चिड़िया
such [sʌʧ] таковой tal ऐसा 這樣
unpleasant [ʌn’plez(ə)nt] неприятный desagradable अप्रिय 不愉快
special [‘speʃ(ə)l] особый especial विशेष 特別
gift [gɪft] способность regalo उपहार 禮品
beauty [‘bjuːtɪ] красота belleza सुंदरता 美女
nightingale [‘naɪtɪŋgeɪl] соловей ruiseñor बुलबुल 夜鶯
song [sɔŋ] песня canción गाना 歌曲
owl [aul] сова búho उल्लू 貓頭鷹
eye [aɪ] глаз ojo आंख
eagle [‘iːgl] орёл águila ईगल
strength [streŋθ] сила fuerza शक्ति 強度
even [‘iːv(ə)n] плоский incluso यहाँ तक की 甚至
eloquent [‘eləkwənt] красноречивый elocuente सुवक्ता 雄辯
complain [kəm’pleɪn] жаловаться quejar शिकायत 抱怨
envy [‘envɪ] зависть envidia डाह 羨慕
make [meɪk] делать hacer बनाना 使
own [əun] свой propio अपना 擁有

Easy english short stories pdf free download

Easy english short stories pdf free download

The Best Dinner

A dog was walking home with his dinner, a large slab of meat, in his mouth. On his way home, he walked by a river. Looking in the river, he saw another dog with a handsome chunk of meat in his mouth.
     «I want that meat, too,» thought the dog, and he snapped at the dog to grab his meat which caused him to drop his dinner in the river.

Too much greed results in nothing.

THE TWO GOATS

Two Goats, frisking gayly on the rocky steeps of a mountain valley, chanced to meet, one on each side of a deep chasm through which poured a mighty mountain torrent.

The trunk of a fallen tree formed the only means of crossing the chasm, and on this not even two squirrels could have passed each other in safety. The narrow path would have made the bravest tremble. Not so our Goats.

Their pride would not permit either to stand aside for the other. One set her foot on the log. The other did likewise. In the middle they met horn to horn. Neither would give way, and so they both fell, to be swept away by the roaring torrent below.

Moral: It is better to yield than to come to misfortune through stubbornness.

Easy english short stories pdf free download

THE COCK AND THE JEWEL

A Cock was busily scratching and scraping about to fnd something to eat for himself and his family, when he happened to turn up a precious jewel that had been lost by its owner.


«Aha!» said the Cock. «No doubt you are very costly and he who lost you would give a great deal to fnd you. But as for me, I would choose a single grain of barleycorn before all the jewels in the world.»

Next Story: The Young Girl and the Hen

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