Where is my sister?

English short stories for beginners

written by
Kelly
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Hi guys! I have another story for our English language course for the beginners.

I hope you will learn some new English words and phrases.

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Audio and transcript

My sister visits my house every weekend, but this weekend she is not here.

I am sad because I miss my sister a lot.

My sister's name is Sally, and she is my best friend.

I need to phone her because I don't understand why she is not here.

“Hi, Sally, where are you? Why are you not at my house?”

“Hi, Becky! I am so sorry, I cannot visit you today, I am very busy.”

“But Sally, you visit me every weekend. Why are you very busy?”

“I know, I want to visit, but I have to go to the supermarket. I have to visit the mechanic, I have to clean my house, and I have to go to the post office. I have so many things to do, I have no more time.”

“Okay, Sally, I understand. I am sorry that you are busy, I can help you with your jobs if you want?”

“Thank you for the offer, but it is much too boring for you.

You can help me when I have more fun things to do, like go shopping for clothes.”

“Ah, yes, okay. Take me with you when you shop for clothes, I love this idea!”

“This does not surprise me, Becky! I have to go now, I miss you, see you next weekend instead.”

“Perfect, see you later, Sally. Take care.”

Vocabulary

  • house a building where people live
  • to clean to remove dirt, to make clean
  • weekend Saturday and Sunday, the two days in the week when many people do not work
  • sad feeling unhappy
  • sorry something that you say to be polite when you have done something wrong
  • busy having a lot of things to do
  • supermarket a large shop that sells food, drink and products for the home
  • mechanic someone whose job is to repair cars
  • post office a place where you can buy stamps and send letters and parcels
  • offer the act of asking if someone would like to have or to do something
  • to visit to go to someone's home and spend time with them
  • to surprise an event that you did not expect to happen

Exercise

Drag and drop expressions to their correct translations.

the act of asking if someone would like to have or to do something

having a lot of things to do

an event that you did not expect to happen

feeling unhappy

a large shop that sells food, drink and products for the home

something that you say to be polite when you have done something wrong

to go to someone's home and spend time with them

busy sad sorry to surprise supermarket offer to visit
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