Simple short stories in english for beginners

A very hungry rooster was scratching and digging in the dirt looking for food. He scratched and dug and finally found a beautiful jewel. He was amazed at how the gem shone glittered.

«This is a very fine and beautiful thing,» he thought, «but I would rather have one tasty kernel of corn instead.»

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Vocabulary

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rooster [‘ruːstə] петух gallo मुरग़ा 公雞
jewel [‘ʤuːəl] драгоценный камень joya गहना
hungry [‘hʌŋgrɪ] голодный hambriento भूखे पेट 飢餓
Scratch (scratching) [skræʧ]   царапать rasguño खरोंच
digging [‘dɪgɪŋ] копание excavación खुदाई 挖掘
dirt [dɜːt] грязь suciedad गंदगी 污垢
looking [luking] обзор mirando देख 看著
food [fuːd] пища comida भोजन 餐飲
Dig (dug) [dɪg] копать cavar गड्ढा करना
finally [‘faɪn(ə)lɪ] в заключение finalmente आखिरकार 最後
find (found) [faɪnd] находить encontrar खोज
beautiful [‘bjuːtəf(ə)l ], [-ful] красивый hermosa सुंदर 美麗
amaze [ə’meɪz] изумлять asombro विस्मित करना 驚奇
gem [ʤem] драгоценный joya मणि 寶石
Shine (shone) [ʃaɪn] светить brillar चमक 閃耀
glitter [‘glɪtə] блестеть resplandecer चमक 閃光
thing [θɪŋ] вещь cosa चीज़ 事情
Think (thought) [θɪŋk] думать pensar सोच 認為
rather [‘rɑːðə] лучше más bien बल्कि
tasty [‘teɪstɪ] вкусный sabroso स्वादिष्ट 可口
kernel [‘kɜːn(ə)l] сердцевина (плода) semilla गुठली 核心
corn [kɔːn] зерно maíz मक्का 玉米
instead [ɪn’sted] вместо en lugar बजाय 代替

Simple short stories in english for beginners

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Simple short stories in english for beginners

One day, while my friend and I were traveling through Germany, we were very hungry but we didn’t have a lot of money. We decided to stop at a village market to get a few groceries. I chose some cookies and went to the front counter to pay. Near the counter I saw some packaged cookies in a large bin. They looked good and were a lot cheaper than the ones I had in my hand, so I took them instead.

We left the store and looked for a place where we could eat. We found a quiet place under a tree and we ate our sandwiches first, and then the cookies and We thought they were great.

«Let’s get these again,» I said. «They’re cheap and they really taste good.»

My friend can read some German, but I can’t, so I gave her the package so she could look for the brand name. She looked at it and then started to laugh.

«Why are you laughing?» I asked.

«Because they’re dog biscuits!» she said.

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