Emma’s weekends

Short stories in English for beginners

           My weekends are fast and exciting. My weekdays are fast and domestic. I have two sons, Dylan, 7, and Dakota, 5. Every morning I get up one hour before them, at 6.00, and I go to the gym. I come home and I make breakfast, then I take them to school. On Mondays, I always go shopping. I buy all the food for the week.

I often cook dinner in the evenings, but not every day because I don’t like cooking. Fortunately, my husband, Don loves cooking. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I visit my father. He lives on the next block. Every afternoon I pick up the kids from school. In the evenings Don and I usually relax but sometimes we visit friends.

We never go out on Friday evenings because I start work so early on Saturdays.

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Short stories in English for beginners


English Pronunciation Russian Spanish
weekend [ˌwiːk’end] выходные дни fin de semana
fast [fɑːst] быстрый rápido
exciting [ɪk’saɪtɪŋ ] возбуждающий emocionante
weekday [‘wiːkdeɪ] будний день día laborable
hour [auə] час hora
before [bɪ’fɔː] впереди antes de
them [ðem] они ellos
week [wiːk] неделя semana
often [‘ɔf(t)(ə)n] часто a menudo
cook [kuk] готовить cocinar
dinner [‘dɪnə] обед cena
fortunately [‘fɔːʧ(ə)nətlɪ] счастливо por suerte
Tuesday [‘t(j)uːzdɪ ] вторник martes
Thursday [‘θɜːzdeɪ] четверг jueves
visit [‘vɪzɪt] посещение visitar
usually [‘juːʒ(ə)lɪ] обычно generalmente
never [‘nevə] никогда Nunca
Friday [‘fraɪdeɪ ] пятница viernes
early [‘ɜːlɪ] ранний temprano
Saturday  [‘sætədeɪ] суббота sábado

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English Pronunciation Indian Chinese
weekend [ˌwiːk’end] सप्ताहांत 週末
fast [fɑːst] उपवास 快速
exciting [ɪk’saɪtɪŋ ] उत्तेजक 扣人心弦
weekday [‘wiːkdeɪ] काम करने के दिन 平日
hour [auə] घंटा 小時
before [bɪ’fɔː] से पहले 之前
them [ðem] उन्हें 他們
week [wiːk] सप्ताह
often [‘ɔf(t)(ə)n] अक्सर 經常
cook [kuk] रसोइया 廚師
dinner [‘dɪnə] रात का खाना 晚餐
fortunately [‘fɔːʧ(ə)nətlɪ] भाग्यवश 幸好
Tuesday [‘t(j)uːzdɪ ] मंगलवार 星期二
Thursday [‘θɜːzdeɪ] गुरूवार 星期四
visit [‘vɪzɪt] यात्रा 訪問
usually [‘juːʒ(ə)lɪ] आमतौर पर 平時
never [‘nevə] कभी नहीँ 決不
Friday [‘fraɪdeɪ ] शुक्रवार 星期五
early [‘ɜːlɪ] जल्दी
Saturday  [‘sætədeɪ] शनिवार 星期六

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The Monkey and the Crocodile

Once upon a time there was a clever monkey who lived by the river Ganga. A crocodile and his wife lived in the same river. One day, the crocodile’s wife fell very ill. She wanted to eat something special. She asked her husband to get her a monkey’s heart. The crocodile did not know what to do. Then he thought of his neighbour, the monkey.

He said, “Friend Monkey, why do you waste your time eating the fruits of this tree? There are juicy fruits on the other side of the river.”

When the monkey said that the river was too big for him to cross, the crocodile offered to take him on his back. After a while, the crocodile sank in the water along with the monkey. He told the monkey that his wife was sick and wanted his heart.

The monkey realised that he had been foolish to trust the crocodile. He quickly thought of a clever plan to escape. He said, “Alas friend! Our hearts are not inside us. We have to keep them hanging on trees. I wish you had told me earlier. Let’s go back and bring my heart.” The crocodile believed the monkey and brought him back to the tree.

The monkey at once climbed up the tree and escaped. He said to the crocodile, “You have a big body but no brains!” The crocodile had nothing to do but repent for his foolishness on being tricked by the monkey.

The Bunny Family

Once upon a time there lived a Papa and Mama Bunny. They had four children-Angora, Harlequin, Lilac and little Rex. Papa Bunny loved working in his vegetable garden and grew all kinds of vegetables.

One day, Papa Bunny went home for lunch. Angora hugged him. “Papa, did you bring a cabbage for me?” Papa smiled and nodded and gave her a cabbage with a kiss. Then Harlequin demanded.” Can I have some lettuce?” Papa nodded and gave Harlequin lettuce. Next, Lilac demanded eggplant and Papa gave her eggplant. And little Rex got his radish too. Then Papa Bunny gave Mama Bunny a basket of vegetables.

The bunny family happily chomped vegetables. Papa and Mama Bunny looked on contentedly at the little bunnies. Mama said,” Thank God, we have a vegetable garden!”

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