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GooD News

English Learner
500
Short
Stories
for Beginner-Intermediate
150 Words Each
with Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level (0.1-6.5)
and Flesch Reading Ease Score (100-62.8)

Mike Carlson
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Table of Contents
• English Learner 500 Short Stories for Beginner Intermediate
• Table of Contents
• A. Dedication
• B. Early Reviews of This Book
• C. Introduction
• D. Story Titles, with Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level
• E. Stories: 1. Eat. Sleep. and Think Burgers - 540. Give Me Some
Elbow Room- Part 1
• E. Stories: 1. Eat, Sleep. and Think Burgers - 540. Give Me Some
Elbow Room - Part 2
• F. Registered Trademarks
• G. Story Titles listed according to Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level,
easiest (#198. #392) to hardest (#509)
• H. Screen shots of Stories #1 and #540 (taken January
20. 2014) http:/(www.eslyes.com/nyc/contents.htm

English Learner 500 Short


Stories for Beginner –
Intermediate

By Mike Carlson

© 2013 Mike Carlson. All Rights Reserved.

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Stories for Beginners (1), Present Tense
1. Red Ball on the Floor 0.0 31. Red Trees and Red Cats 3.9
2. Warm Air and a Sandwich 0.0 32. Comics in the Newspaper 1.6
3. He Gets Dressed, Sees His Friend 33. Bright Stars in the Night Sky
0.0 0.1
4. Noisy Animals, Quiet Animals 34. A Water Fountain in the Park
0.6 1.3
5. They Play Catch 0.0 35. She Feeds Her Cats 0.0
6. Cookie on the Floor 1.1 36. He Builds a Snowman 1.0
7. Dog Copies Cat 0.0 37. She Swims Every Day 1.3
8. Hungry for Hot Dogs 3.1 38. She Rides Her Skateboard 1.1
9. Her Book and Her Cats 1.8 39. He Gets a Weekly Allowance
10. Kids and Their Teacher 0.0 2.1
11. Parents Save Babies from Fire 40. She Plays Basketball 1.4
1.0 41. Everyone Loves Babies 2.9
12. A Young Girl Knows How 0.0 42. He Rides an Old Bicycle 0.3
13. A Baby Goes to Sleep 1.3 43. Ants in the Kitchen 1.1
14. He Eats a Candy Bar 2.4 44. A Popsicle House 0.7
15. A Backpack and a Bus 0.0 45. A Boxer Dog Named Duke 0.0
16. An Airplane in the Sky 0.5 46. Two Boys and a Baseball 1.4
17. Let's Go to Disneyland 3.4 47. The Snow Melts on the Ground
18. His First Roller Coaster Ride 0.7 0.5
19. Birthday Cake and Candles 0.3 48. An Orange and Black Butterfly
2.0
20. A Boat in the Tub 0.5
49. Camping in the Woods 0.5
21. Her Doll Is Like Her 0.3
50. Ride a Carousel Horse 1.1
22. A Fork, Spoon, Plate, and
Carrot 0.0
23. She Sees a Worm 0.0 51. A One-Mile Race 0.0
24. He Talks to Mom 1.0 52. Good Soldiers, Bad Soldiers 3.4
25. Car in a Car Wash 0.0 53. A Mirror at Dance School 0.7
26. Monkeys at the Zoo 0.5 54. A Job on the Farm 2.0
27. He Is a Chocolate Lover 5.0 55. Dress Up Like Her Mom 1.1
28. The Circus Is in Town 1.8 56. Fire Truck Saves House 0.7
29. Is There Life on the Moon? 0.3 57. Polar Bears Need Help 0.5
30. A Penny Collector 0.8 58. He Fishes with His Dad 0.0
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59. A Soccer Goalie 3.9 79. A Farm Puzzle 0.5
60. A Soft, Wet Frog 0.0 80. The Playground in the Park 0.3
61. A Turtle Has Its Own Home 2.8 81. The Tree Climber 0.5
62. A Doll for Her Birthday 0.0 82. Read a Book in Bed 0.1
63. The Tree and the Clouds 0.0 83. Many Fish in the Ocean 0.2
64. Grandma and Grandpa Are Nice 84. Her Baby Brother 1.3
0.7 85. A 3D Movie 0.9
65. They Play Monopoly for Fun 2.6 86. Peel and Eat an Orange 1.7
66. She Does Many Things after 87. She Has Dreams at Night 1.1
School 1.3
88. The Teacher Yells at Him 2.3
67. He Has NY Caps 1.1
89. Mom Is Sick in Bed 0.1
68. She Practices Flips for the
90. The School Bully 1.9
Olympics 3.1
91. School Is Out for Summer 2.8
69. Hide and Seek 2.3
92. Tell Kids a Good Story 3.2
70. Watch the Magician Closely 2.2
93. He Rides His Bike 1.3
71. A Pony Ride in a Corral 1.3
94. They Call Him Fourr-Eyes 0.2
72. Puddles Are Fun 0.4
95. Hot Day, Cool Pool 0.0
73. Ride on the School Bus 0.3
96. A Book and a Phone 0.0
74. She Does Her Homework 1.5
97. Where's the Itch? 0.5
75. A Math Problem 2.6
98. Her New Blue Dress 0.0
76. A Noise in the Night 0.2
99. He Takes Care of His Cold 0.8
77. A Stick and a Dog 0.0
100. The Alarm Wakes Him Up 0.5
78. The Pizza Is Hot 1.7

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1. Red Ball on the Floor

1. The ball is on the floor. It is a red ball. It is a rubber


ball. The baby looks at the ball. The cat looks at the ball.
The cat is black. The cat walks over to the ball. The cat
hits the ball with its paw. The ball rolls on the floor. The
baby smiles. 0.0

VOCABULARY
baby .......................... paw ...........................
ball .......................... red ...........................
black .......................... roll ...........................
cat .......................... rubber ...........................
floor .......................... smile ...........................
hit ..........................

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1. Red Ball on the Floor
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.
The ball is on the floor. _________ is a red ball. It is
_________ rubber ball. The baby looks at _________ ball.
The cat looks at the _________ . The cat is black. The cat
_________ over to the ball. The cat ____________ the
ball with its paw. The _________ rolls on the floor. The
baby __________ .

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


Put the words into a correct sentence.
ball floor red the is on . a
................................................................................
ball looks at the the baby
................................................................................
over the walks cat the ball to .
................................................................................
floor rolls the on ball . the
................................................................................
paw ball cat its the . hits with the
................................................................................
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Across:
3. The cat ___ black.
5. The cat ___s over to the ball.
6. The cat ___s the ball with its paw.
7. It is a ___ ball.
12. The black ___ hits the ball with its paw.
13. The ___ rolls on the floor.
14. The baby ___s at the ball.

Down:
1. The cat hits the ball with its ___.
2. The ball rolls on the ___.
4. The baby ___s.
8. The cat is ___. The ball is red.
9. It is a ___ ball. It is a black cat.
10. The ___ smiles.
11. The ball ___s on the floor.
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Word Search
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2. Warm Air and a Sandwich

2. The window is open. Air comes through the window. It


is warm air. It is a warm day. The air smells like bread. It
smells like fresh bread. It smells good. It makes the boy
hungry. The boy goes to the kitchen. He makes a
sandwich. He sits down. He eats the sandwich. 0.0

VOCABULARY

air .............................. sandwich ....................


bread ......................... sit .............................
fresh .......................... eat ............................
hungry ....................... smell ..........................
kitchen ....................... warm .........................
open .......................... window ......................
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2. Warm Air and a Sandwich
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.
The window is open. Air comes _________ he window. It
is warm air. ________ is a warm day. The air ________
like bread. It smells like fresh ________ . It smells good.
It makes the ________ hungry. The boy goes to the
________ . He makes a sandwich. He sits ________ . He
eats the sandwich.

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


Put the words into a correct sentence.

it day . is a warm
.............................................................................................

very . is the hungry boy

.............................................................................................

the . window open through comes air

.............................................................................................

like the air bread . fresh smells

.............................................................................................

the . sandwich kitchen a makes boy the in

.............................................................................................

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Across:
2. Open the door and the ___. It's hot in here.
3. Fresh bread ___s good. It tastes good, too.
8. Mama cooks dinner in the ___. We eat dinner in the dining
room.
10. ___ the window on a warm or hot day. Close it on a cold day.
11. Tomorrow is Sun___. It is not Satur___.
12. The boy ___s a sandwich. Then he eats it.
13. Open the window. I want some fresh ___.
14. I am not ___. I am not thirsty.
Down:
1. This sandwich tastes ___. I like it.
2. The soup is not hot or cold. It is ___.
4. He ___s food. He drinks water.
5. A peanut butter ___ tastes good.
6. ___ fruit tastes good. Rotten fruit tastes bad.
7. ___s and girls go to school.
9. Fresh air ___s through the window. It goes into the kitchen.

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Word Search
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3. He Gets Dressed, Sees His Friend

3. The boy puts on his socks. He puts on his shoes. He


ties his shoelaces. He walks to the front door. He turns
the doorknob. He pulls the door open. He steps outside.
He closes the door behind him. He walks to the corner.
He sees his friend. He waves to his friend. 0.0

VOCABULARY
behind ......................... shoe ...........................
close ........................... shoelace ......................
corner ......................... sock ............................
door ............................ step ............................
doorknob ..................... tie ..............................
friend .......................... turn ............................
front ........................... walk ...........................
outside ........................ wave ...........................
pull .............................
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3. He Gets Dressed, Sees His Friend
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.
The boy puts on his socks. ________ puts on his shoes.
He ties ________ shoelaces. He walks to the front
________ . He turns the doorknob. He pulls ________
door open. He steps outside. He ________ the door
behind him. He walks _______ the corner. He sees his
friend. ________ waves to his friend.

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


Put the words into a correct sentence.
boy puts . the his on shoes

.............................................................................................

boy ties shoelaces . his the

.............................................................................................

walks he the . door to front

.............................................................................................

he . behind the closes door him

.............................................................................................

friends he . waves his to

.............................................................................................

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Across:
1. You are my best ___.
5. A door has a ___. Turn the ___ to open the door.
6. He ___s to the corner. She runs to the corner.
9. Tie the ___ on your shoes.
10. He ___s his friend across the street. He waves to his friend.
11. She ___s outside. Stairs have ___s.
14. He wears socks and ___s.
Down:
2. Close the bathroom ___.
3. I put cotton ___ on my feet.
4. He opens the door. Then he ___s the door.
7. A ___ plays baseball. A girl plays house.
8. He ___s with his hand to his friend.
12. He ___s his shoelaces.
13. He ___s on his socks and shoes.
15. I like ___. I like her, too.
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Word Search
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4. Noisy Animals, Quiet Animals

4. The dog barks. It likes to bark. The bird sings. It likes


to sing. The dog and bird are noisy. The cat meows. It
meows when it is hungry. It meows when it is angry. The
fish says nothing. The turtle says nothing. The mouse
says nothing. The lizard says nothing. They are quiet. 0.6

VOCABULARY

angry .......................... meow ..........................


bark ............................ mouse .........................
bird ............................. noisy ..........................
cat .............................. quiet ...........................
fish ............................. sing ............................
hungry ........................ turtle ..........................
lizard ..........................
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4. Noisy Animals, Quiet Animals
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.

The dog barks. It likes to ________ . The bird sings. It


likes to ________ . The dog and bird are noisy. ________
cat meows. It meows when it ________ hungry. It meows
when it is ________ . The fish says nothing. The turtle
________ nothing. The mouse says nothing. The
________ says nothing. They are quiet.

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


Put the words into a correct sentence.

bird sing likes the . to


.............................................................................................
it hungry cat meows . the when is
.............................................................................................
dogs are . not quiet animals
.............................................................................................
is . the not turtle noisy
.............................................................................................
meow likes cat the to .
.............................................................................................

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Across:
1. A ___ has a long tail and a long tongue.
3. You have everything. I have ___.
7. The dog ___s at the cat.
8. The bird ___s a pretty song.
9. A cat ___s when it's hungry.
10. A turtle ___s nothing. It is always quiet.
12. A fish is ___. It makes no noise.
13. A dog ___s to bark. A bird ___s to sing.
14. A ___ flies. A ___ sings in a tree.
Down:
2. A ___ likes to bark.
4. A ___ has a shell on its back.
5. A fish is quiet. A dog is ___.
6. I want food. I am ___.
9. Mickey ___ is famous. A cat likes a ___.
11. She is happy. He is ___.
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Word Search
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5. They Play Catch

5. Bob picks up the ball. He throws the ball. Bill catches


the ball. Bill throws the ball back. Bob catches the ball.
Bob throws the ball to Bill. Bill drops the ball. Bill picks
it up. He throws it over Bob's head. Bob runs back. He
jumps up. He catches the ball. 0.0
VOCABULARY
back ...................................................................
catch ...................................................................
drop ...................................................................
head ...................................................................
jump ...................................................................
over ...................................................................
pick ...................................................................
run ...................................................................
throw ...................................................................
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5. They Play Catch
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.
Bob picks up the ball. He ________ the ball. Bill catches
the ball. _________ throws the ball back. Bob catches
________ ball. Bob throws the ball to ________ . Bill
drops the ball. Bill picks ________ up. He throws it over
Bob’s ________ . Bob runs back. He jumps up. ________
catches the ball.

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


Put the words into a correct sentence.

bob the . up picks ball


.............................................................................................
the catch ball . cannot bill
.............................................................................................
. over throws he the ball
.............................................................................................
bill the drops ball the floor . to
.............................................................................................
bob to the . ball throws him
.............................................................................................

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Across:
2. He ___s in the air to catch the ball.
4. He ___es the ball. Then he throws it.
6. The front door. The ___ door.
8. The ball goes ___ his head. He runs back.
9. The ground is down. The sky is ___.
Down:
1. He ___s around the block. Then he rests.
3. The ball is on the ground. He ___s it up.
5. He ___s the ball over Bob's head.
6. Throw the ___. Catch the ___. Base___.
7. She ___s the ball on the ground.

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6. Cookie on the Floor

6. She takes a cookie out of the package. She drops the


cookie. It falls on the floor. The cookie breaks. It breaks
into four pieces. Four pieces are on the floor. She picks
up the pieces. She takes them to the kitchen. She throws
them into the trashcan. She takes another cookie out of
the package. 1.1

VOCABULARY

break .......................... package .......................


cookie ......................... pick ............................
drop ............................ piece ...........................
fall .............................. throw ..........................
kitchen ........................ trashcan ......................

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6. Cookie on the Floor
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.
She takes a cookie out of ________ package. She drops
the cookie. It ________ on the floor. The cookie breaks.
________ breaks into four pieces. Four pieces ________
on the floor. She picks up________ pieces. She takes
them to the ________ . She throws them into the
trashcan. ________ takes another cookie out of the
________ .

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


Put the words into a correct sentence.
on . cookie the falls floor the
.........................................................................................
pieces into the . breaks cookie
.........................................................................................
up she . picks cookie the
.........................................................................................
it takes she to kitchen the .
.........................................................................................
package cookie a out she the . of
takes
.........................................................................................

.........................................................................................
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Across:
3. She ___s the cookies into the trashcan.
4. Two plus two is ___.
6. I have 3 ___ of paper. There are 3 ___ of cake.
10. The refrigerator is in the ___.
12. She wants ___ cookie. She takes ___ cookie out of the
package.
13. I like candy and ___s. I like chocolate chip ___s.
Down:
1. The cookie ___s into four pieces.
2. She ___s the cookie on the floor.
3. Put the trash into the ___.
4. The cookie ___s on the floor.
5. She ___s up the four pieces.
7. She ___s a cookie out of the package.
8. Take some cookies out of the ___.
9. Mop the ___. Sweep the ___.
11. These cookies taste good. I like ___.
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Word Search
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7. Dog Copies Cat

7. The cat licks its paws. The cat licks its belly. The dog
licks its paws. The dog licks its belly. The cat lies in the
grass. The dog lies in the grass. The cat rolls onto its
back. The dog rolls onto its back. The cat and dog do
things together. 0.0

VOCABULARY

back ............................ onto ...........................


belly ........................... paw ............................
grass ........................... roll .............................
lick ............................. things .........................
lie ............................... together.......................

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7. A Cat and a Dog
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.
The cat licks its paws. The ________ licks its belly.
The dog licks ________ paws. The dog licks its belly.
________ cat lies in the grass. The ________ lies in the
grass. The cat ________ onto its back. The dog rolls
________ its back. The cat and dog ________ things
together.

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


Put the words into a correct sentence.

the dog licks its . belly


.........................................................................................
belly dog . licks the its
.........................................................................................
grass the cat lies in . the
.........................................................................................
rolls the its . dog onto back
.........................................................................................
things together do . they
.........................................................................................

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Across:
6. The cat rolls ___ its back.
8. The dog lies in the ___. The ___ is green.
9. The cat ___s in the grass.
12. People have feet. Dogs and cats have ___.
13. The dog ___s onto its back.
14. The cat ___s its paws.

Down:
1. They do things ___.
2. The cat rolls onto ___ back.
3. A ___ chases a cat.
4. ___ things together. ___ your homework.
5. A ___ says meow.
7. The cat and dog do ___ together.
10. A fat man has a big ___.
11. The front door. The ___ door.

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Word Search
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8. Hungry for Hot Dogs

8. He opens the refrigerator. He looks inside the


refrigerator. He is hungry. He wants something to eat.
He sees a package. It is a package of hot dogs. Six hot
dogs are in the package. He takes two hot dogs out of
the package. He closes the refrigerator. He puts the hot
dogs on a plate. 3.1

VOCABULARY
close package
hungry plate
inside refrigerator

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8. Hungry for Hot Dogs
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.
He opens the refrigerator. He looks ________ the
refrigerator. He is hungry. He ________ something to
eat. He sees a ________ . It is a package of hot _______ .
Six hot dogs are in the ________ . He takes two hot dogs
out ________ the package. He closes the refrigerator.
________ puts the hot dogs on a ________ .

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


Put the words into a correct sentence.
he looks . the refrigerator inside
...........................................................................................
sees of he a . dogs package hot
...........................................................................................
are in hot the eight . dogs package
...........................................................................................
. out of two dogs takes hot he
package the
...........................................................................................
...........................................................................................
on plate puts the . hot a he dogs
...........................................................................................

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Across:
1. Six hot ___ are in the package.
4. He looks ___ the refrigerator.
8. He ___s the refrigerator door.
9. He ___s the hot dogs on a plate.
10. The ___ is in the kitchen. He opens the ___ door.
12. The hot dogs are in a ___ in the refrigerator.
14. He ___s the refrigerator door. He looks inside.
15. ___ dogs taste good with mustard.
Down:
2. He ___s a package of hot dogs.
3. Three plus three is ___.
5. He wants ___ to eat.
6. He puts the hot dogs on a ___.
7. He is ___. He wants something to eat.
11. He ___s two hot dogs out of the package.
13. He ___s a hot dog every day.

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9. Her Book and Her Cats

9. She picks up the book. It is her favorite book. It has a


red cover. It has 52 pages. It has many pictures. It has
pictures of many animals. She likes animals. She has two
cats. She likes her cats. Their names are Fluffy and
Muffy. She shows them the pictures in the book. 1.8

VOCABULARY

animal many
book muffy
cover page
favorite picture
fluffy show
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9. Her Book and Her Cats
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.
She picks up the book. It her favorite book. It has a
cover. It has 52 pages. It many pictures. It has pictures
of ________ animals. She likes animals. She has
________ cats. She likes her cats. Their ________ are
Fluffy and Muffy. She shows ________ the pictures in
the book.

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


the words to put them into a correct sentence.

is it her . book favorite


.............................................................................................
the has a red . cover book
.............................................................................................
has . pictures animals of the book
.............................................................................................
. quickly things new learn they
.............................................................................................
teacher to . kids the likes the teach
.............................................................................................

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Across:
3. Her ___ book has a red cover.
4. She ___s her cats. Her cats ___ her.
6. She ___s the book to her cats.
7. She ___s up the book. She opens it.
12. She has ___ cats--Fluffy and Muffy.
13. She likes ___. Her book has pictures of ___.
14. Her book has ___ of many animals.
Down:
1. There are 52 ___ in her favorite book.
2. Her favorite book has a ___ cover. The pages are white.
5. Her favorite ___ has pictures of animals. She reads the ___.
8. She has two ___. Their names are Fluffy and Muffy.
9. The ___ of her book is red. The book has white pages.
10. The ___ of her cats are Fluffy and Muffy.
11. It is only one book, but it has ___ pictures.
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10. Kids and Their Teacher

10. He has a job. He is a teacher. He teaches kids. He


teaches them how to read. He teaches them how to spell.
The kids are fast learners. They learn how to read
quickly. They learn how to spell quickly. He likes his job.
He likes kids. He likes to teach kids new things. 0.0
VOCABULARY
job ............................... new ..............................
kid ............................... quickly ..........................
learn ............................ spell .............................
learner ......................... teach ............................
like .............................. teacher .........................

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10. Kids and Their Teacher
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.
He has a job. He is ________ teacher. He teaches kids.
He teaches ________ how to read. He teaches them
________ to spell. The kids are fast ________ . They
learn how to read quickly. ________ learn how to spell
quickly. He ________ his job. He likes kids. He ________
to teach kids new things.

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


Put the words into a correct sentence.

he read to how them teaches .


.............................................................................................
learners fast are . kids the
.............................................................................................
to kids spell learn . how
.............................................................................................
the likes teacher to the teach . kids
.............................................................................................

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Across:
2. I like her. I like him. I like both of ___.
3. She has an old car. He has a ___ car.
4. Some kids read slowly. Some kids read ___.
6. He knows how to ___ cat: C-A-T.
8. Watch TV. Listen to music. ___ a book.
9. A student learns. A ___ teaches.
11. ___ go to school. They learn from teachers.

Down:
1. Students are ___. They learn every day.
2. He teaches kids new ___. Kids learn new ___.
5. A turtle is slow. A cat is ___.
7. He ___s his job. He ___s to teach.
10. He ___ a job. It is a good job.
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11. Parents Save Babies from Fire
The house is on fire. Flames come out of the windows.
Smoke comes out of the windows. A man runs out of the
house. He carries a baby in his arms. A woman runs out
of the house. She carries a baby in her arms. A fire truck
arrives at the house. 1.0

VOCABULARY
arm ................... house ...................
arrive ................... out ...................
baby ................... smoke ...................
carry ................... truck ...................
fire ................... window ...................
flame ................... woman ...................

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11. Parents Save Babies from Fire
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.

The house is on fire. Flames ________ out of the windows.


Smoke comes ________ of the windows. A man runs ________
of the house. He carries a ________ in his arms. A woman runs
________ of the house. She carries a ________ in her arms. A
fire truck ________ at the house.

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


Put the words into a correct sentence.
house fire on is the .
................................................................................
the out house of runs a man .
................................................................................
man arms carries his in . a baby
the
................................................................................
................................................................................
windows . smoke comes out the of
................................................................................
fire truck house . the at a arrives
................................................................................

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Across:
1. He ___ a baby in his arms.
4. A fire ___ is big and red. It has a siren.
5. She carries a baby in her ___.
7. Black smoke ___s out of the window.
10. A ___ has flames. A ___ has smoke.
12. Your mother is a ___. Your grandmother is a ___.
13. It's hot in here. Open the door and all the ___.
Down:
2. The fire truck ___s quickly at the house.
3. The little ___ is in her mother's arms.
6. Fire and ___ go together.
8. Smoke and ___ come out of the window.
9. The ___ is on fire. People live in the ___.
11. A woman ___s out of the house.
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12. A Young Girl Knows How

She is six years old. She knows how to walk. She knows
how to talk. She knows how to run. She knows how to
swim. She knows how to play soccer. She knows how to
ride a horse. She knows how to walk her dog. She knows
how to read. She knows how to write. 0.0

VOCABULARY
horse ......................... soccer .........................
play ......................... swim .........................
read ......................... walk .........................
ride ......................... write .........................
run ......................... young .........................
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12. A Young Girl Knows How
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.
She is six years old. She ________ how to walk. She
knows how ________ run. She knows how to swim.
________ knows how to play soccer. She ________ how
to ride a horse. She ________ how to walk her dog. She
________ how to read. She knows how ________ write.

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


Put the words into a correct sentence.
. is years old girl the six
................................................................................
the how swim knows to . girl
................................................................................
to horse she knows how . a ride
................................................................................
. in the she her walks dog morning
................................................................................
play to . knows how she soccer
................................................................................

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Across:
2. She knows how to ___ soccer.
4. She knows how to ___ her dog.
7. ___ is a popular sport.
8. People ___ in a ___ming pool.
9. ___ a horse. ___ a bike.
10. Cowboys ride ___s.
12. A ___ barks. A cat meows.
Down:
1. She is six years ___.
3. She is 6 ___ old.
5. She ___s how to walk and run.
6. ___ a letter to your friend. ___ a letter from your friend.
9. ___ a book. ___ a magazine. ___ a newspaper.
10. She knows ___ to play soccer.
11. She knows how to walk and ___.
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13. A Baby Goes to Sleep

13. The baby crawls on the floor. It stops. Then it crawls


some more. Then it stops again. Mama looks at the baby.
She picks up the baby. She carries the baby to the crib.
She puts the baby in the crib. She puts a blanket on the
baby. The baby falls asleep. 0.0

again ........................... crawl ...........................


asleep ........................... crib ...........................
baby ........................... fall ...........................
blanket ........................... floor ...........................
carry ........................... stop ...........................

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13. A Baby Goes to Sleep
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.
The baby crawls on the floor. ________ stops. Then it
crawls some more. ________ it stops again. Mama looks
at ________ baby. She picks up the baby. ________
carries the baby to the crib. ________ puts the baby in
the crib. ________ puts a blanket on the baby. ________
baby falls asleep.

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


Put the words into a correct sentence.
on the baby . floor the crawls
................................................................................
at the she looks . baby
................................................................................
she picks baby the . up
................................................................................
baby she the crib carries . to the
................................................................................
asleep baby falls . the
................................................................................

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Across:
2. The baby sleeps in the ___.
4. The car ___s at the ___ sign.
6. A ___ keeps you warm in bed.
7. Mama ___s up the baby.
8. The baby is ___ in the crib.
12. The baby crawls on the ___.
13. The baby ___s on the floor.
Down:
1. Six is ___ than five. Five is less than six.
2. Mama ___ the baby in her arms.
3. The ___ is six weeks old.
5. Every baby has a daddy and ___.
9. Mama ___s at the baby on the floor.
10. Mama ___s the baby in the crib.
11. Say your name ___, please. Say it one more time.
12. The baby ___s asleep in the crib.
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14. He Eats a Candy Bar 2.4

14. He picks up the candy bar. He reads the label. The


label says Baby Ruth. He unwraps the candy bar. He
throws the wrapper into the trashcan. He bites into the
candy bar. He chews it. He swallows it. He bites into the
candy bar again. It is delicious. He loves candy bars. 2.4

bar ......................... swallow .........................


bite ......................... throw .........................
candy ......................... trashcan .........................
chew ......................... unwrap .........................
delicious ......................... wrapper .........................
label .........................

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14. He Eats a Candy Bar
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.
He picks up the candy bar. ________ reads the label. The
label says ________ Ruth. He unwraps the candy bar.
________ throws the wrapper into the trashcan.
________ bites into the candy bar. He ________ it. He
swallows it. He bites ________ the candy bar again. It is
________ . He loves candy bars.

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


Put the words into a correct sentence.
bar . the up candy picks he
................................................................................
throws he the wrapper the .
trashcan into
................................................................................
................................................................................
the into candy bites bar he .
................................................................................
candy the is delicious bar .
................................................................................
delicious . the candy he loves bar
................................................................................

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Across:
1. He ___s into the candy bar with his teeth.
3. Throw the trash into the ___.
7. ___ the label. It tells you the ingredients.
8. He ___s up the candy bar.
9. Chew your food. Then ___ your food.
11. He ___s the food with his teeth.
12. The label ___s Baby Ruth.
13. The ___ says Baby Ruth.
Down:
1. A candy ___ is delicious.
2. ___ the candy bar. Take the wrapper off.
3. ___ the wrapper into the trashcan.
4. A Baby Ruth is a ___ bar.
5. Candy is ___. It tastes so good.
6. Take the ___ off the candy bar. Then eat the candy bar.
10. Everyone ___s chocolate. I ___ my mama.
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15. A Backpack and a Bus

15. It is time to go to school. He puts his books into his


backpack. He puts his arms through the straps. He puts
his backpack on his back. He walks outside. He goes to
the bus stop. He stands at the bus stop. He waits for the
bus. He sees the bus. 0.0

arm .........................
back .........................
backpack .........................
bus .........................
outside .........................
stand .........................
strap .........................
through .........................
time .........................
wait .........................
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15. A Backpack and a Bus
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.
It is time to go to ________ . He puts his books into his
________ . He puts his arms through the ________ . He
puts his backpack on his ________ . He walks outside.
He goes to ________ bus stop. He stands at the
________ stop. He waits for the bus. ________ sees the
bus.
Mixed-up Sentence Exercise
Put the words into a correct sentence.
to . school time it go to is
................................................................................
into his his he puts . backpack
books
................................................................................
................................................................................
his on his . back he puts
backpack
................................................................................
................................................................................
to he goes . stop bus the
................................................................................
for he the . bus waits
................................................................................

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Across:
1. The bus ___s at the bus ___.
5. He puts his arms through the ___ of the backpack.
8. He ___s up. He sits down.
9. He ___s from his house to his car.
10. She reads ___ and magazines.
12. It is ___ to go. The clock tells you the ___.
13. What ___ around comes around. She ___ home after school.
Down:
2. It is cold ___. It is warm inside.
3. His books are in his ___. His ___ is on his back.
4. He puts his ___ through the straps.
6. Kids go to ___. Teachers teach at ___.
7. Put your ___pack on your ___.
9. ___ for me. ___ for the bus.
10. Kids go to school in a school ___.
11. I ___ better with my glasses on.
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16. An Airplane in the Sky 0.5

The boy hears a sound. He looks up. He sees an airplane.


The airplane is in the sky. It is a silver airplane. It has
two wings. It has a tail. It has two jet engines. There is a
pilot on the airplane. He flies the airplane. He lands the
airplane. 0.5

airplane ............................. pilot .............................


engine ............................. silver .............................
fly ............................. sky .............................
hear ............................. sound .............................
jet ............................. tail .............................
land ............................. wing .............................
look .............................

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16. An Airplane in the Sky
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.

The boy hears a sound. He ________ up. He sees an


airplane. The ________ is in the sky. It is ________
silver airplane. It has two wings. ________ has a tail. It
has two ________ engines. There is a pilot on ________
airplane. He flies the airplane. He ________ the airplane.

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


Put the words into a correct sentence.

. the sky he sees an airplane in


................................................................................
airplane two has . the wings
................................................................................
two airplane has the engines . jet
................................................................................
. airplane a is pilot there the on
................................................................................
he airplane flies . the
................................................................................

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Across:
3. A ___ flies an airplane.
5. He ___s a plane in the sky.
6. He ___s up. He sees an airplane.
7. A dog wags its ___. The ___ of a plane is in the rear.
9. An airplane has two ___. A bird has two ___.
11. It ___s like thunder. The music ___ good.
12. An airplane ___ through the sky. A pilot ___ an airplane.
13. All jets have jet___. Many airplanes have jet ___.
14. I ___ thunder. I ___ music. I ___ the siren.
Down:
1. An ___ takes off from an airport.
2. ___s and girls go to school.
4. A ___ flies very fast. A ___ has a ___ engine.
5. The ___ is blue. White clouds are in the blue ___.
8. A plane takes off from one airport. The plane ___s at another
airport.
10. A gold medal is for first place. A ___ medal is for second place.
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17. Let's Go to Disneyland 3.4

She loves Disneyland. She wants to live at Disneyland. She


wants to visit Disneyland every day. Her parents take her
to Disneyland every year. She has fun at Disneyland. She
sees Mickey Mouse. She goes on many rides. She has fun
on the rides. She wants to ride them again and again. 3.4

again ...............................
Disneyland ...............................
every ...............................
fun ...............................
many ...............................
Mickey ...............................
mouse ...............................
parent ...............................
ride ...............................
visit ...............................
want ...............................
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17. Let’s Go to Disneyland
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.
She loves Disneyland. She wants to ________ at
Disneyland. She wants to visit ________ every day. Her
parents take her ________ Disneyland every year. She
has fun ________ Disneyland. She sees Mickey Mouse.
She ________ on many rides. She has fun ________ the
rides. She wants to ride ________ again and again.

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


Put the words into a correct sentence.
visit Disneyland to wants she .
................................................................................
Disneyland . her take parents to her
................................................................................
. on she many rides goes
................................................................................
fun she has Disneyland . at
................................................................................
to them ride again she . wants
................................................................................

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Across:
3. She loves Disneyland. She ___s to live at Disneyland.
4. Many people ___ Disneyland every year.
5. ___ Mouse lives at Disneyland.
7. Fish live in the water. People live on ___. People visit
Disney___.
9. ___land is in California. ___ World is in Florida.
11. Rides are ___. People have ___ on rides.
12. Please ___ me to Disneyland next month.
13. There are many ___ at Disneyland. People have fun on the
___.
14. There are seven ___s in a week.
Down:
1. ___ take care of their children.
2. Children ___ at home with their parents.
5. There are ___ fish in the sea. There are ___ people on land.
6. There are 365 days in a ___.
8. Visitors see Mickey ___ at Disneyland.
10. I drink water ___ day.
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18. His First Roller Coaster Ride 0.7

18. He gets on the roller coaster. His mom sits next to


him. This is his first roller coaster ride. The roller coaster
starts up. It is fast. It goes up and down. It goes around
and around. He looks at his mom. His mom looks at him.
They both laugh. The roller coaster is fun! 0.7

around ............................... mom ...............................


coaster ............................... next ...............................
down ............................... roller ...............................
fun ............................... sit ...............................
laugh ............................... start ...............................

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18. His First Roller Coaster Ride
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.

He gets on the roller coaster. ________ mom sits next to


him. This ________ his first roller coaster ride. The
________ coaster starts up. It is fast. ________ goes up
and down. It goes ________ and around. He looks at his
________ . His mom looks at him. They ________ laugh.
The roller coaster is fun!

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


Put the words into a correct sentence.
the roller . coaster gets he on
................................................................................
mom sits him his to . next
................................................................................
. it down and goes up
................................................................................
looks mom . his him at
................................................................................
coaster roller fun the . is
................................................................................

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Across:
3. A ___ coaster is fun to ride.
5. He ___s at his mom. She ___s at him.
6. The roller coaster starts ___. It starts to move.
7. A roller coaster ride is ___. Everyone has ___ on a roller coaster.
8. ___ down when you ride on the roller coaster.
9. A horse ___r ___s on a horse.
11. He ___s at the funny joke.
13. He sits ___ to his mom.
Down:
1. My ___ and dad love me.
2. The second hand on the clock goes ___ and ___ in a circle.
4. The roller ___ goes up and down and all around.
7. A roller coaster goes ___. It is as ___ as a car.
8. The roller coaster ___s up. It begins to move.
10. Balloons go up. Rain comes ___.
12. Wake up. ___ out of bed.
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19. Birthday Cake and Candles 0.3

19. It is her birthday. She is six years old. She looks at


the birthday cake. It has white icing. There are six
candles on top. Her mom and dad sing Happy Birthday.
Her dad lights the candles. She makes a wish. She blows
out the candles. She claps her hands. Her mom and dad
clap their hands. 0.3

birthday ........................... hand ...........................


blow ........................... icing ...........................
cake ........................... light ...........................
candle ........................... top ...........................
clap ........................... white ...........................
dad ........................... wish ...........................

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19. Birthday Cake and Candles
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.
It is her birthday. She is ________ years old. She looks at
the ________ cake. It has white icing. There ________
six candles on top. Her mom ________ dad sing Happy
Birthday. Her dad ________ the candles. She makes a
wish. ________ blows out the candles. She claps
________ hands. Her mom and dad clap ________ hands.

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


Put the words into a correct sentence.

looks she cake at . the birthday


................................................................................
are the there six . candles on
cake
................................................................................
................................................................................
her lights the candles . dad
................................................................................
blows out she candles . the
................................................................................
she claps hands her .
................................................................................
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1. Light the candles. Then ___ out the candles on the cake.
5. There is vanilla ___ on the chocolate cake.
6. The candles are on ___ of the cake.
7. People like to eat cookies, candy, and ___.
8. My ___ and dad take care of me.
10. ___ birthday to you!
12. There are six ___ on the birthday cake.
14. Clap your ___ together.
Down:
2. A newspaper is black and ___.
3. Turn on the ___s at night.
4. Today is my ___. I am six years old today.
7. ___ your hands together.
9. ___ a wish. Then blow out the birthday candles.
11. My dad is 30 ___ old.
13. My ___ and my mom love each other.
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20. A Boat in the Tub 0.5

20. He fills the tub. He fills it with warm water. He gets


in the tub. He plays with his rubber boat. The rubber
boat floats on the water. He pushes the boat down. He
pushes it to the bottom. He lets it go. It pops up to the
top. It floats on top of the water. 0.8

boat ....................... push ......................


bottom ....................... rubber ......................
fill ....................... tub ......................
float ....................... warm ......................
let ....................... water ......................
pop ....................... with ......................

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20. A Boat in the Tub
Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, Find the missing word in the story.
He fills the tub. He fills ________ with warm water. He
gets in ________ tub. He plays with his rubber ________ .
The rubber boat floats on the ________ . He pushes the
boat down. He ________ it to the bottom. He lets
________ go. It pops up to the ________ . It floats on
top of the ________ .

Mixed-up Sentence Exercise


Put the words into a correct sentence.

he water tub fills the . with


................................................................................
. with rubber his boat plays he
................................................................................
the on boad the floats water .
................................................................................
to . pushes it bottom he the
................................................................................
the . to it pops up top
................................................................................

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2. You ___ some doors open. You pull other doors open.
6. A ___ is a small ship. A ___ floats on water.
9. I drink ___ every day.
10. I am clean from the top of my head to the ___ of my feet.
12. A balloon ___s if you stick a pin in it.
13. A cork ___s. It ___s on top of water.
Down:
1. A ___ band stretches when you pull on it.
3. 75 degrees is ___. 90 degrees is hot!
4. What goes up must come ___.
5. ___ out of here. ___ away from me.
7. Take a bath in the bath___.
8. ___ go of the rope.
11. The birthday candles are on ___ of the cake.
12. ___ the piano. ___ soccer. ___ ball.
13. This glass is half ___. That glass is half empty.
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