Reading ESL stories and readings in English for ESL learners

koala sitting in a tree

Koala

 

Going to the Zoo (going to future)

Hi! My name is Hannah and I am nine years old. I am so excited! I am excited because tomorrow my daddy’s going to take me to the zoo. I love the zoo!

We are going to see snakes! The last time I went to the zoo I saw the cutest tiny green snake. I want to see more snakes!

We are going to see the tigers. I am going to roar at the tigers! Can you roar like a tiger too?

I am going to hop like a kangaroo when I see the kangaroos! When I see the penguins I am going to waddle like them. They look so funny when they walk!

I am going to sing like the birds and I am going to flap my arms and fly with them too! I am going to be a beautiful blue bird with a bright yellow beak! My song will be the most beautiful song ever!

We are going to find the giraffes too. They have very long necks. I am going to pretend that my neck is very long just like a giraffe! I don’t like eating leaves like giraffes do. No, leaves taste awful! I am only going to pretend to eat them.

My daddy’s going to let me buy something from the gift shop. I don’t know what I am going to want but I can’t wait to see what there is! We are going to have fun! I am so excited!

Vocabulary help:

More vocabulary?  Click on the icon that looks like a book, to the left

Comprehension Check:

Did you understand the story? Are these sentences true?

1. Hannah is excited because she is going to go to the zoo tomorrow. Yes or no?

2. Hannah is six years old. Yes or no?

3. Hannah likes to pretend that she is an animal. Yes or no?

4. Her mother is taking her to the zoo. Yes or no?

5. Hannah knows how to fly. Yes or no?


Fill in the Blanks:

6. Giraffes have long _________________ and they like to eat ________________.

7. Hannah is going to __________________ like a penguin.

8. Hannah remembers seeing a cute tiny __________________ at the zoo.

9. Hannah is going to be a ___________________ blue bird with a ________________ beak.

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white sand beach with some palm trees

Palm trees on the beach.

 

 

 

February Afternooon (future continuous)

It’s a cold grey February afternoon but I am smiling. Tomorrow I will be flying away from here.

By Sunday I will be sitting in the hot sun. Maybe I will be reading a book in the shade of a palm tree. Maybe I will be building sandcastles on the beach with my kids. Maybe my kids and I will be playing in the ocean waves. I will be enjoying my holiday.

 I won’t be thinking about work. What will you be doing?

Vocabulary help:

More vocabulary?  Click on the icon that looks like a book, to the left

Comprehension Check:

Did you understand the story? Are these sentences true?

1. It's a cold February afternoon. Yes or no?

2. I am not going away tomorrow. Yes or no?

3. I will be somewhere hot next week. Yes or no?

4. Maybe I will be building sandcastles with my kids next week. Yes or no?

5. The word will is used when making the future continous verb tense. Yes or no?


Fill in the Blanks:

6. I am leaving soon. I will be ________________ away tomorrow.

7. We will be _________________ in the waves at the beach.

8. I will be having fun! I _______________ be thinking about work.

9. Maybe I will be sitting in the _________ of a palm tree and reading a book.

10. What _________ you be ______________ next week?

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Answers:


Going to the Zoo

1. yes, 2. no, 3. yes, 4. no., 5 no

6. necks/leaves, 7. waddle, 8. snake, 9. beautiful/yellow

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February Afternoon

1. yes, 2. no, 3. yes, 4. yes, 5. yes,

6. flying, 7. playing, 8. won't, 9. shade, 10. will/doing

 

Back ^