An Unexpected Solution

There was a slight breeze rustling the branches of the trees. Pale green leaves were starting to form. The cool air and deep shadows along this trail usually helped Akiko wash away her cares, but today they did little to … Read more

Never Quit

The basketball bounced off the edge of the basket. Pia picked up the ball and tried throwing it again. This time, the ball did not even hit the basket. She sighed and picked up the ball again. She had been … Read more

A Picnic with Friends

LeDante was excited. It was a sunny day. He was going on a picnic with his friends Gil and Sarah. Gil said, “I will bring bread and fruit. We can make sandwiches.”

Sarah said, “I will bring drinks. I have … Read more

I Want a Cat!

Chase’s father was in the living room.
Chase said, “Papa, I want a cat.”

Chase’s father said, “It is not easy to own a cat. You need to feed it every day.”
Chase answered, “I can.”
“You need a bowl … Read more

Using Country Names

You can use one of two basic parts of speech when referring to a country. One is the name of the country itself, and the other is the adjective describing something from the country. For example: Spain is a country, … Read more

Which One Should I Buy?

MingLi was overwhelmed by the large display of stoves. The one in his house did not heat food well. He knew that he should replace it before it was completely broken. However, there were so many at the store that … Read more

What Will It Be?

Gerald is surprised when he gets off the bus. The bus stop is next to an old building. In the past, the building was a flower shop. Then the flower shop closed. The building was empty for over a year. … Read more

Getting Ready for Work

Lisa is getting ready for work. She is going to her job as a dentist. First, she washes her face. She puts on her clothes second. Then she makes breakfast. Today she will have fresh fruit, yogurt, and pancakes. She … Read more

Some Restrictions Apply

Peter stopped drinking his coffee and peered at his newspaper. It seemed too good to be true. An advertisement offered a package deal to Hawaii that was cheaper than any of the plane tickets he had looked at. Excited, he … Read more

Morning on the Farm

Dave yawned as he walked to the barn. The sun was just starting to rise. He could see a few stars in the western sky. It was cold, but he could tell that it would be a warm day. He … Read more