Do What You Can

do what you canThis very short children’s story is about a raindrop. It sees a farmer having a bad day and decides to bring him a moment of happiness. Although published in a book of stories meant to be read to preschool children, the story has a powerful message for people of all ages… how a single act of kindness can sometimes make a big difference.

Beginner Vocabulary Help

The words and expressions in our Simplified English story which are not in our Beginner Level 400 word list are: , , , , and .

General Comments on the Story

for the children's hourOur source for the story was a book called For the Children’s Hour by American writer Carolyn Bailey. First published in 1915, it contains a collection of stories and s for children under five. According to the book, the original of “Do What You Can” is unknown. We haven’t been able to find a free of For the Children’s Hour, but you can read it online on one of our favorite original story English reading websites, The Baldwin Project.

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corn(n: corn, noncount) A tall plant (also known as maize) which produces yellow seeds (called kernels) that are eaten as a vegetable. Used to produce many food products, and also as food for animals. 4000

nose(n: nose pl noses) The part of the face or head through which a person or animal smells and breathes. (จมูก) 2000

ready(adj: ready) Finished and available for use; properly prepared to do something. (พร้อม) 1000

strong(adj: strong, stronger, strongest) Having great physical power and ability; not easy to break, damage or win against. (แข็งแรง) 1000

tall(adj: tall, taller, tallest) Higher than normal (of people and thin or narrow objects such as buildings or trees). (สูง) 2000

(n: rhyme pl rhymes) 1. One of two or more words or phrases that end in the same sounds. (คำสัมผัส) 2. A poem or song whose lines end in rhymes. (บทกวี) 3000

author(n: author pl authors) The person who has written something; someone who writes books or stories, especially a person who has written many books or stories. I enjoyed the book, but I can't remember the name of its author. 3000

e-book(n: e-book pl e-books) A book whose contents are in an electronic format so that it can be downloaded and read.

version(n: version pl versions) 1. A story or description that is different in some way from another person's story or description. The boy gave his version of what had happened. (เรื่องราว) 2. A form of something (such as a product) that is different in some way from other forms. A new version of the software should be available soon. (รุ่น) 2000

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