These cards are practice materials for young people who are learning English. They are set at elementary or pre-intermediate level.
Young Learner’s Reading Card 16
Mr Shari is quite an old man and he lives in a small village. He is a happy man because he has five wives. Now, he doesn’t do any work. His wives do all the work. During the day he talks to his friends. In the evening, he plays cards with them. He has many children. Last month, his youngest wife had a baby. He was very pleased and he told his friends about the new baby. ‘Is the new baby a boy or a girl?’ one friend asked. ‘Oh! I forgot to ask,’ he said.