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Learn English 1

Read these short articles, and then look up unknown words below, or in a dictionary. Each topic should take a few minutes to read and pick up new vocabulary.

The Park

John got up early in the morning to walk around the park. The park was across the road from his home. He enjoyed walking along the park’s paths and observing the trees, as leaves rustled in the autumn breeze. He also liked to look out over the vast green parklands.


Additionally, the wild life amazed him. There were several bird species such as Canadian geese.





The Supermarket

Shopping for groceries meant going to a local supermarket every week. Jane had to get enough food to feed a family of six. Her husband Phillip took homemade sandwiches to work, and had dinner with his family in the evening. He gave her an allowance to buy grub by credit card.


Foodstuffs were expensive. Jane spent her housekeeping to purchase meat, vegetables, salad, and many other provisions like bread, cheese, milk, and cereals, etc.


Travelling Abroad

Travelling to other countries often means flying. However, if you live in a continental country like France, Germany, and Switzerland then train travel is commonplace. Airport services are provided worldwide, and millions of people fly by either domestic, or international flights.


It takes an average of 2h 27m to travel from London to Paris by train, over a distance of around 212 miles (342 km). On average, the flight time from London to France is 1 hour 35 minutes. However, the cost is more expensive, and there will be lengthier transit times.


I hope you enjoyed the short class experience.


Take care!

Prof. Carl Boniface


Vocabulary builder:

Pick up (v) = study, absorb, acquire, discover, realize

Leaves rustle = If things such as paper or leaves rustle, or if you rustle them, they move about and make a soft, dry sound: The leaves rustled in the breeze.

Grub (n) = food, nosh, sustenance, nourishment

Foodstuffs (n) = crops, produces, harvests, products, goods, foods, provisions

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