Short story in English for beginner pdf download

Until the time of the coronavirus pandemic, most students did not prepare lessons at home. There were no desks in their homes.  Students needed to buy a desk to reading online.

In Maryland (USA), fathers are building desks for students who need them during virtual learning.  The desks cost just $ 40. They take around one hour to make. These desks are very convenient for the students by price.

«I really appreciate them because without them I wouldn’t have a desk right now,» Brandon Sanchez, a seventh grade student who had been working at his family’s dining room table before he received his personal desk.

Short story in English for beginner pdf download

Vocabulary

Prepare [prɪ’peə] — to make or get something or someone ready for something that will happen in the future:

Have you prepared for your interview?

She’ll prepare the food ahead of time and freeze it.

This course prepares students for middle and senior managerial positions.

[ + obj + to infinitive ] Are the players mentally and physically prepared to play a tough game?

The meal took two hours to prepare.

Need [niːd] — to have to have something, or to want something very much:


Babies need constant care.

The doctor said I needed an operation.

[ + to infinitive ] I need to go to the toilet.

Most people need to feel loved.

[ + obj + to infinitive ] I need you to help me choose an outfit.

I badly need (= strongly want) a rest from all this.

informal I don’t need all this hassle.

Buy [baɪ] — to get something by paying money for it:
Eventually she had saved enough money to buy a small car.

[ + two objects ] He bought his mother some flowers/He bought some flowers for his mother.

There are more people buying at this time of the year so prices are high.

The company was set up to buy and sell shares on behalf of investors.

I bought my camera from a friend of mine.

Short story in English for beginner pdf

During [‘djuərɪŋ] — from the beginning to the end of a particular period:

They work during the night and sleep by day.

There were huge advances in aviation technology during the Second World War.

Convenient [kən’viːnɪənt] — suitable for your purposes and needs and causing the least difficulty:

Our local shop has very convenient opening hours.

A bike’s a very convenient way of getting around.

[ + that ] It’s very convenient that you live near the office.

[ + to infinitive ] I find it convenient to be able to do my banking online.

What time would it be convenient for me to come over?


Appreciate [ə’priːʃɪeɪt] — to recognize how good someone or something is and to value him, her, or it:

There’s no point buying him expensive wines — he doesn’t appreciate them.


Receive [rɪ’siːv] — to get or be given something:

Did you receive my letter?


I received a phone call from your mother.


They received a visit from the police.


She died after receiving a blow to the head.


Members of Parliament received a 4.2 percent pay increase this year.

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