The Verger

the vergerIn this story by W Somerset Maugham, a man who has worked hard in a church for 16 years is told that he must leave the job because he cannot read or write. He soon proves that you don’t need a good education to become rich. All you need is the ability to think creatively, and the to back your ideas.

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courage(n: courage, noncount) The ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous; bravery. The soldier showed great courage in battle.
(adj: courageous) Having or showing courage. A courageous soldier. 3000

Mr Know-All

mr know-allThis story by W Somerset Maugham is about culture, manners, outward appearances, values and – most importantly of all – . Prejudice exists because it is human nature to people we meet based on race or how they look before getting to know them. The of the story can be summed up by the English : “You should not judge a book by its cover”.

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(n: prejudice pl prejudices) An unfair opinion about or feeling of dislike for a person or group when it is not reasonable or logical, especially when formed because of race, sex, religion, etc. 4000

(n: stereotype pl stereotypes) An often unfair and untrue belief that many people have about all people or things with a particular characteristic. (ทำให้เป็นกฎตายตัว) 5000

moral(n: moral pl morals) The lesson to be learned from something that happens or from a story.
(adj: moral) Concerning what is right and wrong in human behavior. A moral person is always does what they believe to be the right thing to do. 2000

(n: proverb pl proverbs) An old but well-known saying that either gives advice about how people should live, or expresses an idea that is generally thought to be true. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. A rolling stone gathers no moss. 6000