Reading lesson: Two Old Women

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Read the story below. What do you learn about each woman? You can also listen to the audio recording below.

Two Old Women

In a mountain city, two old women sit together in a park. It is a pretty day, and the women are sitting on a bench. They are taking a rest from shopping. They bought some clothes from the shop for their grandchildren. One woman wears a red sweater and a gold necklace. She has new socks for her grandson. The other woman wears a blue sweater with no jewelry. She bought some shorts for her grandchildren.

The woman in the red sweater shows a photograph to her friend. It is a photograph of her grandson. The woman in the blue sweater looks at the photograph and smiles. The little boy in the photograph is fat and cute. He is wearing yellow boots and holding a green umbrella. His father is running after the boy. He is wearing a suit and tie, but he does not have an umbrella.

The little boy is the first grandchild of the woman in the red sweater. This baby is very important to her. She waited for many years to have a grandchild.

A taxi comes. The driver honks his horn. The old woman in the red sweater says goodbye to her friend and gets into the taxi. The driver has sunglasses on, but he smiles at the woman and she gives him her address. The taxi will take her up the street to her home.

The old woman in the blue sweater does not need a taxi. She can walk the short distance to her house. When she gets close to her house, her five grandchildren look out the window. They run outside. They call her name and jump up and down. The old woman laughs and hugs them in her arms.

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Published by Portland State University Library
Portland, OR 97207-1151

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