My new niece

English short stories for beginners

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Kelly
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Hello English language learners! I have something for you 😀 It is a new story for our English short stories for the beginners course.

As always, you will find important English vocabulary below and also a simple drag and drop exercise.

Please let me know in the comments below what do you think about the story and if it helps you to learn English. I hope it does 😀

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My new niece

I am at the hospital at the moment.

But don't worry, I am fine. I am here because my sister is pregnant.

She is here to give birth to her daughter, who is also my niece.

I am very happy. My sister is happy too, of course, my whole family is happy, but I think I am the happiest because I cannot stop smiling.

Suddenly, I hear them say my name. My family say to me that my niece is here.

I go to my sister’s room.

“We have named her Lucy,” my sister tells me.

“Hi Lucy,” I say, “Wow, you are the most beautiful baby in the world”.

“I have lots of plans for the things I want to do with you, Lucy,” I say to her.

“We can take lots of walks in the countryside, I can teach you to run very fast, and buy you ice cream as much as possible”, I tell her.

“That sounds great”, my sister tells me, “but do not teach her to ride a bike, that is my job,” she says with a smile.

“Of course not,” I reply, “You can have that job, and I can do everything else.

Vocabulary

  • sister a girl or woman who has the same parents as you
  • happy delighted, pleased, or glad
  • room space inside walls in a house
  • ice cream sweet, cold and creamy food
  • suddenly quickly and unexpectedly
  • hospital a place where sick or injured people go to be treated by doctors
  • pregnant (of a woman) having a baby developing inside her body
  • daughter your female child
  • to give birth to bear a child or young
  • to tell to say something to someone
  • countryside land that is not in towns or cities and has farms, fields, forests
  • to run to move on your feet at a faster speed than walking
  • niece a daughter of your brother or sister
  • walk an act of going on foot
  • to teach to show or explain to someone how to do something
  • job a piece of work that you have to do

Exercise

Drag and drop expressions to their correct translations.

to say something to someone

delighted, pleased, or glad

to move on your feet at a faster speed than walking

to show or explain to someone how to do something

a girl or woman who has the same parents as you

a place where sick or injured people go to be treated by doctors

(of a woman) having a baby developing inside her body

pregnant sister to teach happy hospital to run to tell
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