Monday, February 13, 2017

Reading



A New Computer


Kevin wanted to buy a new computer. Many years ago Kevin was going to buy a new computer but they were very expensive. Kevin thought that if he had a new computer he could download movies or send messages to his friends on Facebook. He went to el Corte Inglés and he looked at all of the new computers. There were desktop computers. Desktop computers are powerful and they aren’t very expensive. Desktop computers are less expensive than laptop computers. However, laptop computers are smaller and portable. If he bought a laptop computer Kevin could take the computer with him when he went on vacation. He could use the computer to do his work when he went on vacation. Kevin didn’t like working when he was on holiday but if he had a laptop computer he probably would work on vacation.

Kevin noticed that computers were cheaper and more powerful every year. The computer that Kevin looked at last year cost 600€. This year the same computer was only 500€. Kevin decided not to buy a new computer. He thought that he should wait until next year to buy a computer. Next year the computer would be cheaper. It didn’t make sense to buy a computer this year because next year the same computer would be less expensive. "What should I do?" Kevin thought.

Every year Kevin decided not to buy a new computer. He wanted to wait because the prices were always lower every year. Year after year Kevin waited. Kevin finally died without ever buying a new computer. He never did work when he was on vacation. When he was on vacation Kevin read books and played with his children. Kevin died a very happy man, a very happy man without a computer.



Too Much Stuff

Kate had too much stuff. She loved to go shopping. She bought lots of clothes. She bought a lot of furniture and rugs for her flat. After a few years her flat was full of stuff. It was full of clothes and furniture and other stuff she had bought. Soon every room in her flat was full and there was no room (space, place) in her flat for more stuff. Her flat was very crowded. She had to stop shopping because there was no place to put the new stuff. She loved to shop so she decided to rent a bigger flat. 

The new flat would be bigger and there would be more room for all of her stuff. She rented a bigger flat on the other side of the city. She rented (hired) a truck and put all of her stuff into the truck. She drove across the city to her new flat. She parked the truck in front of her new building. She went next door to a café to have a cup of coffee. 

When she returned the truck was not there, it was gone. Someone stole the truck with all of her stuff. Kate decided to move back to her old flat. She didn’t need a lot of room because she didn’t have any stuff. That day her best friend called and asked if Kate wanted to see a movie. Kate said that she couldn't go to the cinema because she had to go shopping for more stuff. 


She was angry. She was angry with her brother. Her brother didn't help her. She needed to borrow $1,000. She had asked her brother to lend her $1,000. He said no. Her brother said he didn't have $1,000. Her brother was lying. Her brother had $10,000. He had ten times $1,000. Why did he lie to her? Why didn't he tell her the truth? Why didn't he lend her $1,000? She said, "I know you have $10,000. All I want is $1,000. I will pay you back next year. I will pay back the loan in one year. You will get your money back next year." He said no. He said people shouldn't borrow money. He said people shouldn't lend money. "But I'm not 'people'," she said. "I'm your sister!"

A Thin Man

Richard is a light eater. He doesn't eat much. He isn't a heavy eater. He eats a light breakfast, a light lunch, and a light dinner. Richard is not fat. He is thin. He will always be thin, because he is a light eater. He eats a bowl of cereal for breakfast. He eats a bowl of cereal with milk. He eats a sandwich for lunch. Sometimes it's a fish sandwich. He likes fish. He eats rice and vegetables for dinner. All he eats for dinner is rice and vegetables. He will never get fat.






Homer is a heavy eater. Homer eats a lot. He eats a whole pig every week. In one episode of The Simpsons Homer went to a seafood restaurant. The sign in the window of the restaurant said “All You Can Eat.” Homer can eat a lot. He ate three trays of shrimp and two plastic lobsters that were decorations. The owner told Homer that he was going to close the restaurant. Homer didn’t want to leave. The restaurant closed but Homer was still hungry. He went to KFC and bought a bucket of fried chicken. Homer is my hero. I want to be like Homer.