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Learn English Vocabulary, Story 2

Read this story to help you learn English vocabulary. Difficult words are explained on the right side of the page. To learn most effectively, read the story at least two times.

There once was (1) a blind man who decided to visit Texas. When he arrived on the plane, he felt the seats and said, "Wow, these seats are big!" The person next to him answered, "Everything is big in Texas." When he finally arrived in Texas, he decided to visit the hotel bar. (2) Upon arriving in the bar, he ordered a beer and got (3) a mug placed between his hands. He (4) exclaimed, "Wow these mugs are big!" The (5) bartender replied, "Everything is big in Texas." After a couple of beers, the blind man asked the bartender where the bathroom was located. The bartender replied, "Second door to the right." The blind man (6) headed for the bathroom, but accidentally (7) skipped the second door. Instead, he entered the third door, which led to the swimming pool and fell into the pool by accident. Scared to death, the blind man started shouting, "Don't (8) flush, don't flush!" (1) a person who cannot see
(2) when he arrived
(3) a big glass for beer
(4) he said happily or excitedly
(5) a man who makes drinks in a bar
(6) to go to
(7) to go past (or "jump" past)
(8) send lots of water into a toilet after using it

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