Learn English Vocabulary in Context
Read this story to help you learn English vocabulary. If you do not know one of the red words, put
your mouse over it and a simple explanation will pop up. To learn most effectively, read the story
at least two times.
A hobo comes
up to the front door of a neat looking
farmhouse and raps gently on the door.
When the farm owner answers, the hobo asks him, "Please, sir, could you give
me something to eat? I haven't had a good meal in several days."
The owner says, "I have made
in my lifetime
by supplying goods for people. I've never given anything away for nothing. However, if you go
around the back, you will see a gallon
and a clean paint brush. If you will paint
my porch, I will give you a good meal."
So the hobo goes around back
and a while later he again
knocks on the door. The owner says, "Finished already? Good. Come on in. Sit down. The cook will
bring your meal right in."
The hobo says, "Thank you very much, sir. But there's something that
I think you should know. It's not a Porsche
you got there. It's a BMW."
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