.
ESL 284: Don't Go Swimming on an Empty Stomach


ESL 284: Don't Go Swimming on an Empty Stomach


Download


Pete had lived in Florida for 20 years. A boring 20 years, he often thought. His house was only a 10-minute walk from the Gulf. He walked to the sandy white beach almost every day. Bob's Liquors was at the corner, halfway to the beach. It was the only store within a mile. It sold cold beer and cigarettes, which were the only two things that interested Pete today. The owner of Bob's was Bill. Bill had bought the store from Bob, but never renamed the store. "'Bob's' has a nice ring to it," he told curious customers. Also, of course, keeping the old name saved him money, time, and trouble.

When the water was unsafe, the lifeguards would put red flags all up and down the beach to warn swimmers to stay out of the water. Today was a red flag day. Fierce riptides and lots of jellyfish were predicted for the next 48 hours.

Although windy and completely overcast, it was a warm September day. Pete stopped at Bob's. Bill said hello and told Pete to be careful because of the riptide reports. He asked, "What'll it be today, Pete?"

Pete ordered the usual—a pack of cigarettes and beer. Bill put the six-pack into a double paper bag because that helped keep the beer cold longer. Pete paid him and said goodbye. He walked out the door and crossed the two-lane street, not bothering to look in either direction.

The flags were flapping loudly. Small waves were splashing onto the beach. Sea gulls were walking at water's edge. Low thunder rumbled occasionally in the distance. An irregular line showed where wet sand met dry sand. Pete sat down on the dry sand. He opened a can of beer and lit a cigarette. There was no one else at the beach, except a woman walking away from him, stopping frequently to examine seashells. Pete watched a pelican dive into the water. Far away on the horizon, a stationary ship floated.

Pete was a strong swimmer. He had learned to swim when he was four years old. In grade school and high school, he won numerous swimming and diving tournaments. His parents had high hopes that he would compete in the Olympics.

Pete opened the fifth beer and lit yet another cigarette. The woman collecting seashells had disappeared from sight. He got up and walked into the water. When the water was almost thigh-high, he felt the current tugging at him. A jellyfish stung him behind his right knee. He took a final drag on his cigarette and flicked it into the water. He finished the beer, filled the empty can with sea water, and threw it back onto the beach. He looked at the ship.

Then he dove in and started swimming.

444487 top -


*Vocabulary:

• cigarette:
• curious:
• dive:
• drag:
• edge:
• fierce:
• flap:
• flick:
• float:
• gull:
• horizon:
• irregular:
• jellyfish:
• liquor:
• overcast:
• pelican:
• riptide:
• rumble:
• seashell:
• splash:
• stationary:
• thigh:
• thunder:
• tug:

--------------------

*Wh-Questions:

• Where had he lived for 20 years?

• How long had he lived there?

• What kind of years did he often think they were?

• How far was his house from the Gulf?

• How often did he walk to the beach?

• What store was halfway to the beach?

• How many other stores were nearby?

• What interested Pete today?

• Who owned Bob's Liquors?

• What had Bill never done?

--------------------

*Fill in blanks:

Pete had lived in Florida for 20 years. ____ boring 20 years, he often thought. His house ____ only a 10-minute walk from the Gulf. He ____ to the sandy white beach almost every day. ____ ’s Liquors was at the corner, halfway to the ____ . It was the only store within a mile. ____ sold cold beer and cigarettes, which were the ____ two things that interested Pete today. The owner ____ Bob’s was Bill. Bill had bought the store ____ Bob, but never renamed the store. “'Bob’s' has ____ nice ring to it,” he told curious customers. ____ , of course, keeping the old name saved him ____ , time, and trouble.

When the water was unsafe, ____ lifeguards would put red flags all up and ____ the beach to warn swimmers to stay out ____ the water. Today was a red flag day. ____ riptides and lots of jellyfish were predicted for ____ next 48 hours.

Although windy and completely overcast, ____ was a warm September day. Pete stopped at ____ ’s. Bill said hello and told Pete to be ____ because of the riptide reports. He asked, “What’ll ____ be today, Pete?”

Pete ordered the usual—a pack ____ cigarettes and beer. Bill put the six-pack into ____ double paper bag because that helped keep the ____ cold longer. Pete paid him and said goodbye. ____ walked out the door and crossed the two-lane ____ , not bothering to look in either direction.

The ____ were flapping loudly. Small waves were splashing onto ____ beach. Sea gulls were walking at water’s edge. ____ thunder rumbled occasionally in the distance. An irregular____ showed where wet sand met dry sand. Pete ____ down on the dry sand. He opened a ____ of beer and lit a cigarette. There was ____ one else at the beach, except a woman ____ away from him, stopping frequently to examine seashells. ____ watched a pelican dive into the water. Far ____ on the horizon, a stationary ship floated.

Pete ____ a strong swimmer. He had learned to swim ____ he was four years old. In grade school____ high school, he won numerous swimming and diving ____ . His parents had high hopes that he would ____ in the Olympics.

Pete opened the fifth beer ____ lit yet another cigarette. The woman collecting seashells____ disappeared from sight. He got up and walked ____ the water. When the water was almost thigh-high, ____ felt the current tugging at him. A jellyfish ____ him behind his right knee. He took a ____ drag on his cigarette and flicked it into ____ water. He finished the beer, filled the empty ____ with sea water, and threw it back onto ____ beach. He looked at the ship.

Then he ____ in and started swimming.

-------------------

*Translate into Vietnamese:

...........

444488 top -

ESL 284: Don't Go Swimming on an Empty Stomach

*Vocabulary:


• cigarette: thuốc lá
• curious: tò mò
• dive: lặn
• drag: kéo
• edge: gồ ghề
• fierce: sợ hãi
• flap: vỗ
• flick: quất nhẹ
• float: nổi
• gull: hải âu
• horizon: chân trời
• irregular: bất qui tắc
• jellyfish: sứa
• liquor: rượu
• overcast: bị che, u ám
• pelican: con chàng bè
• riptide: dòng chảy mạnh và hẹp
• rumble: tiếng sôi trong bụng
• seashell: sò
• splash: giật gân
• stationary: văn phòng phẩm
• thigh: bắp vế
• thunder: tiếng sấm
• tug: kéo mạnh

==========================================================

*Wh-Questions:

• Where had he lived for 20 years? Florida

• How long had he lived there? 20 years

• What kind of years did he often think they were? boring

• How far was his house from the Gulf? 10-minute

• How often did he walk to the beach? every day

• What store was halfway to the beach? Bob's liquor

• How many other stores were nearby? None

• What interested Pete today? cold beer and cigarettes

• Who owned Bob's Liquors? Bill

• What had Bill never done? renamed the store

==========================================================

*Fill in blanks:

Pete had lived in Florida for 20 years. __A__ boring 20 years, he often thought. His house __was__ only a 10-minute walk from the Gulf. He __walked__ to the sandy white beach almost every day. __Bob__ ’s Liquors was at the corner, halfway to the _beach___ . It was the only store within a mile. __It__ sold cold beer and cigarettes, which were the __only__ two things that interested Pete today. The owner __of__ Bob’s was Bill. Bill had bought the store __from__ Bob, but never renamed the store. “'Bob’s' has __a__ nice ring to it,” he told curious customers. __Also__ , of course, keeping the old name saved him _money___ , time, and trouble.

When the water was unsafe, __the__ lifeguards would put red flags all up and ____dowwn__ the beach to warn swimmers to stay out __of__ the water. Today was a red flag day. ____Fierce__ riptides and lots of jellyfish were predicted for __the__ next 48 hours.

Although windy and completely overcast, __it__ was a warm September day. Pete stopped at __Bob__ ’s. Bill said hello and told Pete to be ____careful__ because of the riptide reports. He asked, “What’ll _it___ be today, Pete?”

Pete ordered the usual—a pack __of__ cigarettes and beer. Bill put the six-pack into __a__ double paper bag because that helped keep the ____beer__ cold longer. Pete paid him and said goodbye. __He__ walked out the door and crossed the two-lane ____street__ , not bothering to look in either direction.

The ____flags__ were flapping loudly. Small waves were splashing onto __the__ beach. Sea gulls were walking at water’s edge. __Low__ thunder rumbled occasionally in the distance. An irregular__line__ showed where wet sand met dry sand. Pete __sat__ down on the dry sand. He opened a __can__ of beer and lit a cigarette. There was __no__ one else at the beach, except a woman ____walking__ away from him, stopping frequently to examine seashells. __Pete__ watched a pelican dive into the water. Far __away__ on the horizon, a stationary ship floated.

Pete _was___ a strong swimmer. He had learned to swim __when__ he was four years old. In grade school__and__ high school, he won numerous swimming and diving ____tournaments__ . His parents had high hopes that he would ____compete__ in the Olympics.

Pete opened the fifth beer __and__ lit yet another cigarette. The woman collecting seashells___had_ disappeared from sight. He got up and walked __into__ the water. When the water was almost thigh-high, _he___ felt the current tugging at him. A jellyfish ____stung__ him behind his right knee. He took a ____final__ drag on his cigarette and flicked it into ___the_ water. He finished the beer, filled the empty __can__ with sea water, and threw it back onto _the___ beach. He looked at the ship.

Then he _dove___ in and started swimming.

==========================================================

*Translate into Vietnamese:

Đừng đi bơi với bụng rỗng

Pete đã sống ở Florida 20 năm. 20 năm đáng chán, anh thường nghĩ. Nhà anh chỉ đi bộ 10 phút là đến vịnh. Anh đi đến bãi biển cát trắng hầu như hàng ngày. Cửa hàng rượu Bob ở góc đường, phân nửa quãng đường đến bãi biển. Đó là cửa hàng duy nhất trong vòng một dặm. Nơi bán bia lạnh và thuốc lá, hai thứ duy nhất hấp dẫn Pete ngày nay. Chủ cửa hàng Bob là Bill. Bill mua của hàng của Bob, nhưng chẳng bao giờ đổi tên cửa hàng. "Bob's nghe hay và hấp dẫn," anh bảo với những khách hàng tò mò. Và, dĩ nhiên, giữ tên cũ tiết kiệm tiền, thời gian và những rắc rối cho anh.

Khi biển không an toàn, bảo hộ sẽ đặt cờ đỏ khắp trên dưới biển để cảnh báo những người bơi lội tránh khỏi nước. Hôm nay là ngày cờ đỏ. Những dòng chảy mạnh và hẹp dự đoán sẽ có trong vòng 48 tiếng.

Dù gió và mây che, đó là một ngày tháng chín ấm áp. Pete dừng chân tại Bob's. Bill chào và bảo Pete cẩn thận hôm nay có báo cáo về sứa biển. Anh hỏi, "Hôm nay anh sẽ dùng gì, Pete?"

Pete mua như thường lệ-một gói thuốc lá và bia. Bill cho sáu lon bia- gói trong túi giấy đôi để giúp giữ bia lạnh lâu hơn. Pete trả tiền và chào tạm biệt. Anh ra khỏi cửa và băng qua đường hai làn xe, chẳng buồn nhìn hướng nào.

Những lá cờ đánh phần phật. Những cơn sóng nhỏ giật tr6n biển. Hải âu đi trên mép nước. Sấm nhỏ thỉnh thoảng gầm gừ xa xa. Một đường không đều vạch ra nơi cát ướt gặp cát khô. Pete ngồi trên cát khô. Anh mở một lon bia và châm thuốc. Không có ai khác trên biển, ngoại trừ một phụ nữ đang đi xa khỏi anh, thường dừng lại ngắm nghía mấy vỏ sò. Pete nhìn con chàng bè lặn xuống nước. Xa xa chân trời, một chiếc tàu đậu.

Pete là một tay bơi cừ. Anh học bơi từ khi bốn tuổi. Ở trường phổ thông và trung học, anh đoạt bao nhiêu là huy chương bơi lặn. Cha mẹ anh đã hy vọng rằng anh sẽ được dự thi Olympics.

Pete mở lon thứ năm và châm điếu nữa. Người phụ nữ nhặt vỏ sò đã biến mất khỏi tầm mắt. Anh đứng dậy lững thững đến mép nước. Khi nước gần đến bắp vế, anh thấy có cái gì kéo anh. Sứa chạm vào đàng sau đầu gối phải anh. Anh rít lần cuối điếu thuốc và búng điếu thuốc vào nước. Anh nốc hết bia, cho nước biển vào đầy lon rồi ném nó lại bãi biển. Anh nhìn về phía con tàu.

Rồi anh nhảy chúi đầu xuống nước bắt đầu bơi.

444670 top -
@ chị lanhuongbm thân mến:

Nhớ chịu khó xem lại nhé:

"'Bob's' has a nice ring to it," he told curious customers.
Bob's có cái vòng dễ thương trên đó," anh bảo với những khách hàng tò mò


1. have a ring to it nghe hay và hấp dẫn.
have a ring to it:
if a word or idea has a ring to it, it sounds interesting or attractive (never in continuous tenses) I suppose 'Cathy's Country Cooking' has a certain ring to it.
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/have+a+ring+to+it


Fierce riptides and lots of jellyfish were predicted for the next 48 hours.
........Những con sứa dự đoán sẽ có trong vòng 48 tiếng.


2. riptides:dòng chảy mạnh và hẹp, chảy từ bờ biển ra ngoài khơi. Rất nguy hiễm cho người đi bơi, thậm chí những tay bơi giỏi cũng có thể bị cuốn chết đuối.

Definition of RIP CURRENT/riptides
: a strong usually narrow surface current flowing outward from a shore that results from the return flow of waves and wind-driven water


Riptide picture
Image
How To Escape Rip Currents



Bill put the six-pack into a double paper bag because that helped keep the beer cold longer.
Bill cho sáu lon bia- gói trong hai tờ giấy để giúp giữ bia lạnh lâu hơn

3.double paper bag; túi giấy đôi

An irregular line showed where wet sand met dry sand.
Một đường không theo qui tắc nào vạch ra nơi cát ướt gặp cát khô

4. An irregular line = 1 đường không đều

Far away on the horizon, a stationary ship floated.
Xa xa chân trời, một chiêc tàu[b] thấp thoáng.


5. [b]stationary = standing still; not moving (Tàu)đậu/neo một chỗ.

sta·tion·ar·y
   [stey-shuh-ner-ee] Show IPA adjective, noun, plural sta·tion·ar·ies.
adjective
1.
standing still; not moving.


Then he dove in snd started swimming.
Rồi anh hiền lành hoà mình bắt đầu bơi.


6. dove in= nhảy chúi đầu xuống nước ( quá khứ động từ dive)
verb
dive daɪv daɪv

dived, dived, North American English also dove

1 [intransitive] dive (from/off something) (into something)| dive (in) to jump into water with your head and arms going in first We dived into the river to cool off. He dived off the bridge. Sam walked to the deep end of the pool and dived in.


Chúc chị vui khoẻ.

445280 top -

@chanhhetbiet: cám ơn chanhhetbiet đã tận tình hướng dẫn, lanhuongbm đã sửa lại bài dịch.

445362 top -
LESSON 284:

DON'T GO SWIMMING ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.
ĐỪNG ĐI BƠI KHI BỤNG ĐÓI.

===========================================================

*Vocabulary:

------------------------------------------------------------------
• cigarette: thuốc lá.
• curious: tò mò, hiếu kỳ, tọc mạch.
• dive: nhảy lao đầu xuống nước, lặn.
• drag: rít một hơi(thuốc lá).
• edge: mép(nước), đường mép, đường rìa.
• fierce: hung dữ, hung tợn, dữ dội.
• flap: đập đèn đẹt, vỗ đen đét, làm bay phần phật.
• flick: búng, vụt nhẹ.
• float: nổi, trôi lềnh bềnh.
• gull: con mòng biển.
• horizon: đường chân trời.
• irregular: không đều, không theo quy luật.
• jellyfish: con sứa.
• liquor: rượu.
• overcast: u ám, mây phủ (bầu trời).
• pelican: con bồ nông.
• riptide: dòng chảy mạnh và hẹp, chảy từ bờ biển ra ngoài khơi.
• rumble: tiếng ầm ầm, sấm đùng đùng.
• seashell: vỏ sò.
• splash: bắn toé, bắn tung toé.
• stationary: đứng yên một chỗ, không chuyển động.
• thigh: đừ, bắp đùi.
• thunder: sấm.
• tug: kéo mạnh, giật mạnh.

===========================================================

*Wh-Questions:
------------------------------------------------------------------
• Where had he lived for 20 years?
- He had lived in Florida for 20 years.

• How long had he lived there?
- He had lived there for 20 years.

• What kind of years did he often think they were?
- He often thought they were boring.

• How far was his house from the Gulf?
- His house was only a 10-minute walk from the Gulf.

• How often did he walk to the beach?
- He often walked to the beach almost every day.

• What store was halfway to the beach?
- The liquor store was halfway to the beach.

• How many other stores were nearby?
- There were not any store nearby.

• What interested Pete today?
- Cold beer angd beeewere interested Pete today.

• Who owned Bob's Liquors?
- Bill owned Bob's Liquors.

• What had Bill never done?
- He had never renamed the store.

===========================================================

*Fill in blanks:
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Pete had lived in Florida for 20 years. A boring 20 years, he often thought. His house was only a 10-minute walk from the Gulf. He walked to the sandy white beach almost every day. Bob’s Liquors was at the corner, halfway to the beach. It was the only store within a mile. It sold cold beer and cigarettes, which were the only two things that interested Pete today. The owner of Bob’s was Bill. Bill had bought the store from Bob, but never renamed the store. “'Bob’s' has a nice ring to it,” he told curious customers. Also, of course, keeping the old name saved him money , time, and trouble.

When the water was unsafe, the lifeguards would put red flags all up and down the beach to warn swimmers to stay out of the water. Today was a red flag day. Fierce riptides and lots of jellyfish were predicted for the next 48 hours.

Although windy and completely overcast, it was a warm September day. Pete stopped at Bob’s. Bill said hello and told Pete to be careful because of the riptide reports. He asked, “What’ll it be today, Pete?”

Pete ordered the usual—a pack of cigarettes and beer. Bill put the six-pack into the double paper bag because that helped keep the beer cold longer. Pete paid him and said goodbye. He walked out the door and crossed the two-lane street, not bothering to look in either direction.

The flags were flapping loudly. Small waves were splashing onto the beach. Sea gulls were walking at water’s edge. Low thunder rumbled occasionally in the distance. An irregular line showed where wet sand met dry sand. Pete sat down on the dry sand. He opened a can of beer and lit a cigarette. There was no one else at the beach, except a woman walking away from him, stopping frequently to examine seashells. Pete watched a pelican dive into the water. Far away on the horizon, a stationary ship floated.

Pete was a strong swimmer. He had learned to swim whwn he was four years old. In grade school and high school, he won numerous swimming and diving tournaments. His parents had high hopes that he would competed in the Olympics.

Pete opened the fifth beer and lit yet another cigarette. The woman collecting seashells had disappeared from sight. He got up and walked into the water. When the water was almost thigh-high, he felt the current tugging at him. A jellyfish stung him behind his right knee. He took a final drag on his cigarette and flicked it into the water. He finished the beer, filled the empty can with sea water, and threw it back onto the beach. He looked at the ship.

Then he doved in and started swimming.

===========================================================

*Translate into Vietnamese:
------------------------------------------------------------------
Pete sống ở Florida đã 20 năm rồi. Hai mươi năm chán ngắt, anh thường nghĩ như thế. Nhà anh cách Vịnh chỉ 10 phút đi bộ. Anh đi tản bộ ra bờ biển phủ đầy cát trắng hầu như mỗi ngày. Cửa hàng bán rượu Bob ở ngay khúc quanh, cách bờ biển nửa chừng đường. Đó là cửa hiệu duy nhất trong vòng một dặm. Tiệm bán bia lạnh và thuốc lá, là hai thứ mà Pete ưa thích trong ngày hôm nay. Chủ nhân của tiệm Bob là Bill. Bill mua lại cửa tiệm của Bob, nhưng không bao giờ thay tên. "Tên Bob nghe dễ chịu và vừa ý," Ông bảo với những người khách tò mò. Ngoài ra, tất nhiên là thế, giữ nguyên tên cũ tiết kiệm cho ông tiền bạc, thời gian, và phiền hà.

Khi mặt nước không được an toàn, các nhân viên cứu hộ sẽ đặt cờ đỏ khắp mọi nơi trên bãi biển để cảnh báo cho các tay bơi tránh xa nước biển. Hôm nay là ngày cờ đỏ. Dự đoán trong 48 giờ tới sẽ có những dòng nước hung hãn và rất nhiều sứa.

Mặc dù trời lộng gió và mây phủ u ám, đó là một ngày tháng Chín ấm áp. Pete dừng bước ở tiệm Bob. Bill chào và bảo Pete cẩn thận vì có dự báo về những dòng nước hung hãn ngoài biển. "Dùng gì hôm nay, Pete?" Ông hỏi.

Pete gọi như lệ thường-một gói thuốc lá và bia. Bill để sáu-gói vào trong một chiếc túi giấy đôi vì việc đó giúp giữ bia lạnh lâu hơn. Pete trả tiền và chào tạm biệt. Anh bước ra khỏi cửa và băng ngang qua con đường hai làn xe, không thèm để ý nhìn cả hai chiều.

Những lá cờ bay phần phật. Những con sóng nhỏ vỗ nước tung toé vào bãi biển. Những con mòng biển đang dạo chơi ở mép nước. Thỉnh thoảng có tiếng sấm thấp ì ùng ở xa xa. Một đường kẻ không đều chỉ nơi cát ướt gặp cát khô. Pete ngồi xuống ở chỗ cát khô. Anh khui một lon bia và châm một điếu thuốc. Không còn ai khác trên bãi biển, ngoại trừ một phụ nữ đang đi qua khỏi chỗ anh, cô ta thôi thường xuyên xem xét mấy cái vỏ sò. Pete quan sát một con chim bồ nông chúi đầu nhảy xuống biển. Phía xa ở đường chân trời, một con tàu đang neo lơ lửng.

Pete là một tay bơi giỏi. Anh học bơi lúc bốn tuổi. Ở trường tiểu học và trung học anh đã chiến thắng trong các giải thi đấu bơi lội và thi lặn. Ba mẹ anh rất hy vọng anh sẽ đua tài ở Thế Vận hội.

Pete khui lon bia thứ năm và châm thêm một điếu thuốc nữa. Người phụ nữ đang lượm vỏ sò đã khuất trong tầm mắt. Anh đứng dậy và bước vào trong làn nước. Khi nước cao gần đến đùi, anh cảm thấy dòng nước giật mạnh vào người anh. Một con sứa châm anh một phát phía sau đầu gối phải. Anh rít một hơi thuốc cuối cùng và búng nó vào nước. Anh uống hết bia, múc đầy nước biển vào cái lon rỗng, và ném ngược trở lại phía trên bãi biển. Anh nhìn chiếc tàu.

Rồi anh lao đầu xuống nước và bắt đầu bơi.

490043 top -





. 1.New To America
. 2.A Haircut
. 3.The Yardman
. 4.Grab Your Umbrellas
. 5.Shopping for Bargains
. 6.Horses to Ride
. 7.A Shower Injury
. 8.Pete's Sharp Knife
. 9.A Good Sandwich
. 10.Sara's Upset Stomach
. 11.Please Marry Me!
. 12.Laundry Day
. 13.A Noisy Neighbor
. 14.The New Realtor
. 15.The Fire Alarm
. 16.Eddie's Short Visit
. 17.Carbon Monoxide
. 18.A Visit to Asia
. 19.School Boys
. 20.The Loose Button
. 21.The Pile of Paper
. 22.Brushing and Flossing
. 23.Raising the Kids
. 24.A Clean Toilet Bowl
. 25.A Love Letter
. 26.A Bird Attacks
. 27.A Daytime Robbery
. 28.Trick or Treat
. 29.The Motorcycle Rider
. 30.Spock Saves His Dad
. 31.Provider Overbills Customer
. 32.The Breakup
. 33.Famous Model Dies
. 34.Shopping Carts Everywhere
. 35.Four Slit Throats
. 36.Does Garlic Mean Garlic?
. 37.A Jealous Girlfriend
. 38.Towns Hit by Snowstorms
. 39.Another Jealous Girlfriend
. 40.She Loves Her Son
. 41.The Doctor’s Exam
. 42.Hospitals Can Make You Sick
. 43.English Is So Hard
. 44.Hollywood Stars and Tourists
. 45.GEICO’s TV Lizard
. 46.Law and Order in LA
. 47.Destruction of Iraq
. 48.Have You Seen This Man?
. 49.LA Traffic Report
. 50.LA Radio News


. 51.Trash Truck Misses Pick-up
. 52.Her First Driving Accident
. 53.You’re Not a Good Principal
. 54.I’ve Got You Covered
. 55.Paris Goes to Jail in LA
. 56.A Year with No TV
. 57.Let’s Buy Some Paint
. 58.I Need Water for My Clients
. 59.Putting Bunny to Sleep
. 60.Where Is That Darn Battery?
. 61.If You Really Love Me…
. 62.The Wedding Gift (1)
. 63.The Wedding Gift (2)
. 64.Does a Tiger Change Its Stripes?
. 65.No Place Like an Open House
. 66."We Could Have All Died!"
. 67.It’s the Thought that Counts
. 68.Who Ordered the Scallops?
. 69.You’re Not My Daddy
. 70.Let He Who Is Without Sin…
. 71.Shopping at the 99 Cents Store
. 72.Betting Big in Vegas
. 73.Priced to Sell!
. 74.The Handyman Comes
. 75.A Woman Has Needs
. 76.A Hot Day and a Cool Pool
. 77.Up, Up, and Away
. 78.Man's Best Friend
. 79.Six Feet Under
. 80.An Unhappy Worker
. 81.Why the Sky Is Brown
. 82.It’s a Small World
. 83.Suspicious Shoppers
. 84.Death Is Part of Life
. 85.Tagger Shoots Woman
. 86.Crime on the Rise
. 87.Too Soft on Crime
. 88.Pluto Chases Kid
. 89.In Harm’s Way
. 90."Semper Buy"
. 91.A Little Respect, Please
. 92.A Dream from Beyond-1
. 93.A Dream from Beyond-2
. 94.A Trip to Egypt
. 95.No Doughnuts for Old Folks
. 96.It’s Just Business
. 97.A Walk in the Wild
. 98.Elvis Is Alive and Well
. 99.Bad Weed, Bad Call
. 100.Shark Attack


. 101.Love in the Hospital
. 102.Interstate Bridge Collapses
. 103.Stop Selling Those Bunnies
. 104.Actor Tries to Kill Himself
. 105.US Senator Says He’s not Gay
. 106.E.Coli Is Everywhere
. 107.Influenza
. 108.The Hospital Orderly-1
. 109.The Hospital Orderly-2
. 110.Flower Power
. 111.Dog Inherits Millions
. 112.Man Holds Staff Hostage
. 113.Young Boy Defends Sister
. 114.Remember Me?
. 115.The Way to a Man’s Heart
. 116.Sail Around the World
. 117.New Dog-Barking Law
. 118.Man Flies in Lawn Chair-1
. 119.Man Flies in Lawn Chair-2
. 120.Cleaning a Dirty Plate
. 121.Her Driving Lesson
. 122.Hurricane Dean
. 123.Adventurer Disappears
. 124.Nursing Student Disappears
. 125.The Lovely Banana
. 126.Smells like Chicken
. 127.The Wedding-1
. 128.The Wedding-2
. 129.The Waiter
. 130.Your Country Thanks You
. 131.D.B.Cooper Lives On-1
. 132.D.B.Cooper Lives On-2
. 133.I’m No Alcoholic!
. 134.48 Homes Burn Down-1
. 135.48 Homes Burn Down-2
. 136.Drought Attacks Georgia
. 137.A Bad MRI Experience
. 138.Body in a Barrel-1
. 139.Body in a Barrel-2
. 140.Red Meat, Gray Water
. 141.All Bite, No Bark
. 142.Tiger Kills Two Men-1
. 143.Tiger Kills Two Men-2
. 144.Red Flowers Make Her See Red
. 145.The Starbucks Robbery
. 146.The Argument-1
. 147.The Argument-2
. 148.The Toilet Tank-1
. 149.The Toilet Tank-2
. 150.Santa Was Molested




. 151.Fire Kills Two Young Girls
. 152.Police Arrest Fire-Starters
. 153.Get out of "Jail"-1
. 154.Get out of "Jail"-2
. 155.New Year Celebrations
. 156.$50K to Waitress-1
. 157.$50K to Waitress-2
. 158.Who Needs School?
. 159.Black Friday
. 160.JFK Assassination
. 161.Don’t Top Off the Tanks
. 162.The Clapper
. 163.Tuberculosis Still Kills
. 164.Old Dogs Become Young Again
. 165.Ham and Eggplant
. 166.A Hole in Her Ear-1
. 167.A Hole in Her Ear-2
. 168.The Drugs Keep Coming
. 169.Missing Husband-1
. 170.Missing Husband-2
. 171.Don’t Get Mad-Get Even
. 172.The Christmas Gift-1
. 173.The Christmas Gift-2
. 174.The Haircut-1
. 175.The Haircut-2
. 176.The Robbery at the Mall-1
. 177.The Robbery at the Mall-2
. 178.The Driving Lesson-1
. 179.The Driving Lesson-2
. 180.The Move to Georgia-1
. 181.The Move to Georgia-2
. 182.I’ll Get a Job in a Restaurant
. 183.A Cleaner River-1
. 184.A Cleaner River-2
. 185.The Spitter
. 186.Kill Those Flies-1
. 187.Kill Those Flies-2
. 188.The Oil Change-1
. 189.The Oil Change-2
. 190.Boy Starts Huge Fire
. 191.Writers Go on Strike
. 192.Please Don’t Hurt Me!
. 193.It’s Just a Little White Lie
. 194.Jury Service in California
. 195.The Rude Golfer-1
. 196.The Rude Golfer-2
. 197.Man Invents Toilet for Cars
. 198.Monkeys Cause Man’s Death
. 199.The Light Eater-1
. 200.The Light Eater-2


. 201.Sara Went Shopping
. 202.Man Injured at Fast Food Place
. 203.A Life-Saving Cow
. 204.Driver Loses Mabel, Finds Jail
. 205.Jerry Decided To Buy a Gun
. 206.Freeway Chase
. 207.Better To Be Unlucky
. 208.Food Fight Erupted in Prison
. 209.How His Pig is Doing
. 210.Goats Being Hired
. 211.A Missing Cat
. 212.Book Him
. 213.Water Under the Sink-1
. 214.Water Under the Sink-2
. 215.Theft Occurs Everywhere
. 216.Eggs and a Bunny
. 217.Goodbye to Clean Couple
. 218.$100 Deposit
. 219.Books Don’t Grow on Trees
. 220.A Murder-Suicide
. 221.New Store and Its Owners
. 222.Hit-and-Run Charge
. 223.Gasoline Prices Hit Record High
. 224.A Festival of Books
. 225.Crazy Housing Prices
. 226.Happy and Unhappy Renters
. 227.Pulling Out Nine Tons of Trash
. 228.Cloning Pets
. 229.Rentals at the Oceanside
. 230.Trees Are a Threat
. 231.Gets Booked, Writes a Book
. 232.Popular Park Reopens
. 233.Swim Classes Begin Soon
. 234.Not Sitting Around
. 235.Get Millions for Homeless
. 236.Tenants Watch Building Burn
. 237.Bathtub Blues
. 238.Blood Drive at Civic Center
. 239.City Hosts 42nd Art Fair
. 240.City and Crime
. 241.Bank Robbery
. 242.Immigration Goes Online
. 243.Jimmy Fixes His Door
. 244.Needs a New Air-Conditioner
. 245.Man Gets 12 Years for Fraud
. 246.Man Shoots Up Post Office
. 247.Murals Are Over 200 Years Old
. 248.Pier Collapses
. 249.Cameras in Police Cars
. 250.A School Girl Sues Her School


. 251.SUV Driver Sends Officer Flying
. 252.Boy Drowns in Neighbor's Pool
. 253.Woman Dies in House Fire
. 254.Plane Crashes into House
. 255.Fishing for Girls
. 256.Shot Next to Christmas Tree
. 257.Stabbed Outside Nightclub
. 258.Fishing Boat Sinks
. 259.The Mysterious Carport Stain
. 260.Lies About Winning Lottery
. 261.Victory Dance Leads to Death
. 262.Eat Your Vegetables
. 263.Honk if You're in a Hurry
. 264.The Man Who Loved Women
. 265.How to Get out of Jury Duty
. 266.The Way to a Man’s Heart
. 267.Female Seeks Mature Male
. 268.Let’s Go Fishing
. 269.Train Wreck “Frees” Cows
. 270.Valuable Guitar Found
. 271.Stepmother Kills Herself
. 272.Beautiful Teacher Smiles
. 273.Are Criminals Taking Over LA?
. 274.Police Arrest Happy Van Driver
. 275.Say Your Prayers
. 276.The Final Phone Call
. 277.Almost Perfect Children
. 278.There Goes the Neighborhood!
. 279.Let’s Go to Vegas!
. 280.Squirrel Attacks Woman
. 281.To Save His Baby
. 282.English Is Confusing
. 283.Pump Up the Tires
. 284.Don’t Go Swimming
. 285.The Park That Went to the Dogs
. 286.Can You Spare a Carburetor?
. 287.Golf Like a Girl
. 288.Take Me Out to the Ball Game
. 289.Take This Job and Shove It
. 290.Where Did That Book Go?
. 291.When You’ve Got Your Health
. 292.That ‘New Car’ Smell
. 293.Inviting Poor Student to Dinner
. 294.When I'm in the Bathroom
. 295.It Was an Old, Worthless Clock
. 296.Five-Finger Discount on Candy
. 297.Collecting Seashells
. 298.At the Store Entrance
. 299.We Will See the World
. 300.Get Me a Caffe Latte




. 301.The Slow Computer-1
. 302.The Slow Computer-2
. 303.The Careful Reader
. 304.Avoid the Flu
. 305.Magician Attracts Women
. 306.US Border Patrol
. 307.Car Shopping in California
. 308.Happy Anniversary
. 309.“Read All about It!”
. 310.A Factory Worker
. 311.Bad Pork
. 312.Don’t Eat the Meat
. 313.Copper Robbers
. 314.Weekly Driving Lessons-1
. 315.Weekly Driving Lessons-2
. 316.Laundry Day-1
. 317.Laundry Day-2
. 318.The Bargain CD Set-1
. 319.The Bargain CD Set-2
. 320.It’s All Over
. 321.The New Clothes-1
. 322.The New Clothes-2
. 323.Food as Punishment
. 324.US Passports Outsourced
. 325.The Demanding Son
. 326.A Practical Joke
. 327.The Dead Pedestrian
. 328.Bad News, Good News
. 329.The Cluster Balloonist
. 330.The Rude Clerk
. 331.The Tax Charge
. 332.The Fire in the Hills-1
. 333.The Fire in the Hills-2
. 334.The Vacuum Cleaner Filter-1
. 335.The Vacuum Cleaner Filter-2
. 336.The Rental Car-1
. 337.The Rental Car-2
. 338.The Marathon Cheater
. 339.School Bus Crashes
. 340.Don’t Take My Property
. 341.New Law for Taco Trucks
. 342.The Refund-1
. 343.The Refund-2
. 344.Shut Your Mouth
. 345.TSA’s New Policy-1
. 346.TSA’s New Policy-2
. 347.I’m Pregnant
. 348.Court Approves Same-Sex Marriage
. 349.Impolite to His Brother
. 350.Protecting the Public
. 351.Malibu to License Paparazzi
. 352.I'm Moving to NY
. 353.The Heart Attack-1
. 354.The Heart Attack-2
. 355.Let's Speak English

THE END






Update: October 16th, 2016.
PayPal về email:
thuquy.vietditru@gmail.com


Chi phiếu gửi về:
Jimmy Ton
4369 46 St.
San Diego, CA 92115



Việt Nam chuyển tới:
Phạm Thị Tuyết Phượng
Số tài khoản: 4973099
ACB Châu Văn Liêm, TPHCM



Ý kiến về Quỹ VietDitru

Image
Image




ESL đăng ký: Bạn không cần phải đăng ký gì cả. Chỉ việc nhẩy vào bài ESL 1 học và làm bài tập. Tiếp tục những bài kế tiếp càng nhanh càng tốt. Mình sẽ 888 và thỉnh thoảng cùng nhau nhắc nhở cho vui hén. Chứ thật ra việc học là việc của tự bản thân mình. Mình giỏi thì mình được nhờ hén.

Nickname           # bài
-----------------------------------------
Anthonydavetruong 51
BaoLaTinhChua 1
Bluecloud 1
bongbong 3
Brianthao08 2
Brenda 8
Cachua 4
Catandpuppy 2
Chaubaoct 11
Chauongco 2

Coua 3
Crystal 4
Cuomxiu 1
cương71 2
cycydang 1
Dangcoi100 1
David85 3
Diemhanh 5
Dinhdung 1
Dinhphan 9

doanchin 72
Evangeline 2
giadinhnho 2
Granger 6
hangtesa 3
HelenLe 4
HenryWu 12
Hientohoang 7
Hoa1971 22
Hoahai 1

HoangThiQuynhNhu 298
HongAckerman 1
Hongbambi 43
Hotheart 11
huanhatran 11
jacky9999 54
Jonny 8
Kellyninhhoa 1
Kingsmen 1
Kimnguyen10288 1

lanhuongbm 355
letuyetnghi 5
Lucbinh 1
Llphi777 2
Maluita659 1
Mangthit 2
matmuathu 1
MeoMuop 1
Miah 2
Mikun 4

Minhthoaidan 2
Minhloan 3
Minion 1
mnsun 5
moka 1
Myphuong12317 4
Myvan 2
Mujor 1
nbthuan1980 1

newsky272 1
Ngoclucbao 2
Ngocminh60 4
Ngotuananh1908 93
Nguyenthoa 1
Nguyetbang 2
Nguyenthimylinh 4
nhungcongangungoc 115
Ninian 54
Oanhnt 12

Petervu007 5
phamtrang24388 3
Pholau7 3
Phuong60 10
Phuonghang 7
Quangchien65 35
syncreation 33
Thanhtrihuynh 146
Thao077 1
Tinatinh 8

Tieuphong 1
Truongthinhutruc1966 4
Tomry 6
Thuyhangthinguyen 1
Thienphuong1010 10
tuanpc 43
Tungsu 7
tuongvi1303 1
Vuonglan 1
Vuthanh1957 28

Vuthitue 2
Vha08 2
wildcat 2
Yam 1
Ylytrang 26

-------------------------
. Tổng cộng 95 học viên


Update: November 31st, 2018.