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  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    153. A Thief on the Sidewalk She looked at the man walking along the sidewalk next to the nice houses. He didn’t live in any of those houses. She had seen this man several times before. He looked like a criminal. She knew not to judge a book by its cover, but this man was

  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    152. Take a Drive She wanted to travel. He asked her where she wanted to go. She said she wanted to just get on the road and drive for a day or two. She wanted to get out of the house and out of the city. They packed a small suitcase. They packed their underwear,

  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    151. Fix the Car She got into her car. She hoped it would start. Twice in the past month, the car had not started the first time she turned the key. It had started the second time she turned the key, but that made her nervous. Sooner or later, she might have to turn the

  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    150. Time to Shop It was time to go to the market. He had no bananas, no apples, and no milk. He got into his car and drove to the market. It was only five minutes away. The parking lot was almost empty. Good, he thought. He wouldn’t have to stand in a long line.

  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    149. A Bad Smell It was a warm, sunny day. She put a hat on to keep the sun out of her eyes. She needed to visit her bank. She walked down to the corner. There were four buildings at the intersection. One was her bank. Opposite the bank was a fast food restaurant. The

  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    148. Problems at Home Emily sat down on the sofa. She took off her shoes. She put her feet on the coffee table. She leaned back. She picked up the remote and turned on the TV. It was 6 o’clock. The news was on three channels. She didn’t want to see the news. The news

  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    147. Two Babies She wanted to have two babies—one boy and one girl. She wanted to have the boy first and the girl a year later. That way they could grow up together. He said that was okay with him. She said, “What do you mean, ‘okay’? It shouldn’t be ‘okay’ with you. You should

  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    146. Nutrition “Facts” Americans get confused when they try to understand the food labels (“Nutrition Facts”) on their packaged food. This is partly because the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture often seem more interested in the welfare of the food industry than in the health of consumers. For example, even though

  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    145. Your Eyes Light goes through the pupil, the dark hole in the center of your eye. The light becomes an image on the retina, which converts these images into nerve impulses. The brain reads these impulses and “tells” you what you are seeing. The image that the retina receives is upside down, but the

  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    144. Are You Busy Friday Night? One night a motorcyclist crashed into a bridge. The rider was on his way home from a party. Traveling at about 70 mph on the unlit, two-lane road, he lost control on a curve. He lay next to his motorcycle for 20 minutes before a passerby noticed the wreckage.

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