Reading short stories in English for beginners

There was a young boy who used to come for regular soccer practice but always played in the reserves and never made it to the soccer eleven. While he was practicing, his father used to sit at the far end, waiting for him. The matches had started and for four days, he didn’t show up for practice or the quarter or semifinals. 

Short stories in english elementary level-"Soccer Match For Children"



All of a sudden he showed up for the finals, went to the coach and said, «Coach, you have always kept me in the reserves and never let me play in the finals. But today, please let me play.» The coach said, «Son, I’m sorry, I can’t let you.

There are better players than you and besides, it is the finals, the reputation of the school is at stake and I cannot take a chance.» The boy pleaded, «Coach, I promise I will not let you down. I beg of you, please let me play.» The coach had never seen the boy plead like this before. He said, «OK, son, go, play. But remember, I am going against my better judgment and the reputation of the school is at stake. Don’t let me down.» 

The game started and the boy played like a house on fire. Every time he got the ball, he shot a goal. Needless to say, he was the best player and the star of the game. His team had a spectacular win.


When the game finished, the coach went up to him and said, «Son, how could I have been so wrong in my life. I have never seen you play like this before. What happened? How did you play so well?» The boy replied, «Coach, my father is watching me today.» 


The coach turned around and looked at the place where the boy’s father used to sit. There was no one there. 


He said, «Son, your father used to sit there when you came for practice, but I don’t see anyone there today.» The boy replied, «Coach, there is something I never told you. My father was blind. Just four days ago, he died. Today is the first day he is watching me from above.» 

Internal motivation comes from within, such as pride, a sense of achievement, responsibility and belief.

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Vocabulary

English Pronunciation Russian Spanish Indian Chinese
support [sə’pɔːt] поддержка apoyo समर्थन 支持
regular [‘regjələ] равильный regular नियमित 定期
soccer [‘sɔkə] футбол fútbol फुटबॉल 足球
practice [‘præktɪs] тренировка entrenamiento ट्रेनिंग 訓練
Reserve (reserves) [rɪ’zɜːv] запас reservar स्टॉक 股票
eleven [ɪ’lev(ə)n ] одиннадцать once ग्यारह 十一
far [fɑː] далёкий lejos दूर
sudden [‘sʌd(ə)n] внезапный repentino अचानक 突然
besides [bɪ’saɪdz] кроме того además के अतिरिक्त 除了
reputation [ˌrepju’teɪʃ(ə)n] репутация reputación प्रतिष्ठा 聲譽
Plead (Pleaded) [pliːd] умолять Alegar निवेदन करना 求情
promise (promised) [‘prɔmɪs] обещание promesa पक्का वादा 諾言
beg [beg] просить mendigar निवेदन करना
remember [rɪ’membə] помнить recuerda याद है 記得
against [ə’gen(t)st ] против en contra विरुद्ध 反對
judgment [‘ʤʌʤmənt] суждение juicio निर्णय 判斷
shot [ʃɔt] выстрел Disparo शॉट 射擊
needless [‘niːdləs] ненужный innecesario बेकार 不必要
spectacular [spek’tækjələ] производящий глубокое впечатление espectacular बहुत शानदार 壯觀
around [ə’raund] вокруг alrededor चारों ओर 周圍
blind [blaɪnd] слепой ciego अंधा
Die (died) [daɪ] умирать Morir मरना
above [ə’bʌv] наверху encima ऊपर 以上
internal [ɪn’tɜːn(ə)l] внутренний interno अंदर का  
motivation [ˌməutɪ’veɪʃ(ə)n] побуждение motivación प्रेरणा 動機
within [wɪ’ðɪn] в, внутри dentro अंदर
such as such as как например como जैसे कि
pride [praɪd] гордость orgullo गौरव 自豪
sense [sen(t)s] чувство sentido समझ
achievement [ə’ʧiːvmənt] достижениеспех logro उपलब्धि 成就
responsibility [rɪˌspɔn(t)sə’bɪlətɪ] Ответственность (за что-л.) responsabilidad ज़िम्मेदारी 責任
belief [bɪ’liːf] вера creencia धारणा 信仰

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