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Learn English Vocabulary, Story 10
Another Story for Learners of English

Here's another funny story for learning vocabulary. As a student of English, you should read this story at least three times. Difficult words are explained on the right side of the page.

Vocabulary-Building Story

A police officer stopped (1) a motorist who was (2) speeding down Main Street. "But officer," the man began, "I can explain."

"Just be quiet," (3) snapped the officer. "I'm going to let you (4) cool your heels in jail until (5) the chief gets back."

"But, officer, I just wanted to say..."

"And I said to keep quiet! You're going to jail!"

A few hours later the officer (6) looked in on his prisoner and said, "Lucky for you that the chief's at his daughter's (7) wedding . He'll be (8) in a good mood when he gets back."

"Don't (9) count on it ," answered the fellow in (10) the cell . "I'm (11) the groom."

New Words

(1) a driver

(2) going too fast

(3) said with anger

(4) have time to think

(5) the police chief, the top police officer

(6) stopped to see him

(7) she is getting married

(8) happy

(9) expect it

(10) a small room in a jail

(11) the man who is getting married

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