زمان تقریبی مطالعه: ۱۲ دقیقه

احتمالا شنیدی که خوندن روش خیلی خوبی برای یادگیری زبان انگلیسیه. از بین همه متن هایی که میشه برای این منظور انتخاب کرد (بلاگ ها، مقالات، اخبار، …) داستان های کوتاه انگلیسی یکی از بهترین ها و موثرترین هاست چون می تونه بهت هم کلی لغت یاد بده هم گرامر و ساختار جمله و حتی درس های فرهنگی. خوندن داستان کوتاه وقت کمی ازت می گیره اما چیزهای زیادی بهت یاد میده و حتی می تونه سرگرم کننده هم باشه. امروز قراره با هم یه داستان‌ کوتاه انگلیسی سطح Intermediate (متوسط) رو بخونیم به اسم “The interesting most boring man in the world” (حوصله سر برترین مرد جالب دنیا).

یه مزیت خوب یادگیری زبان با خوندن داستان کوتاه اینه که می تونی این روش رو در مورد هر نوع متنی که باهاش رو به رو میشی به کار ببری و ازش نتیجه خوبی هم بگیری. یادگیری زبان انگلیسی با داستان کوتاه حتی می تونه تو رو کم کم برای متن های سنگین تر و تخصصی تر آزمون آیلتس و تافل یا هر آزمون زبان دیگه ای مثل دولینگو Duolingo آماده کنه.

پیشنهاد ما برای خوندن داستان‌ کوتاه انگلیسی سطح Intermediate اینه که اول لیست واژگان مهم داستان رو ببینی بعد بری سراغ خود داستان. یه بار داستان رو بخون تا با کلیت داستان آشنا بشی. بار دوم به جزییات داستان دقت کن. حالا برو سراغ سوالات درک مطلب و بهشون جواب بده. در مرحله ی آخر هم یه بار دیگه داستان رو بخون. این مرحله برای اینه که اگه هنوز جایی از متن برات سوال بود بری سراغ دیکشنری و جستجو در گوگل. جواب سوال های درک مطلب رو هم با کلید سوالات که آخر مطلب قرار گرفته چک کن.

فراموش نکن که سطح زبانت برای انتخاب داستان خیلی مهمه.

برای پیدا کردن سطح زبانت برای خوندن کتاب های سطح بندی می تونی وارد لینک سایت Oxford Bookworms بشی و به سوالات هر سطح که مدنظرته جواب بدی تا براساس جواب هات سایت سطح زبانت رو مشخص کنه.

The interesting most boring man in the world – Intermediate

لیست واژگان مهم داستان

روشن کردن : switch on حوصله سر بر : boring
به خواب رفتن : go to sleepجالب : interesting
معروف : famousتمبر : stamp
باارزش : valuableسرگرمی : hobby
مالیات : taxesحسابدار : accountant
غیرممکن : impossibleشگفت انگیز : fascinating

The interesting most boring man in the world

People often said that Thierry Boyle was the most boring man in the world. Thierry didn’t know why people thought he was so boring. Thierry thought he was quite interesting. After all, he collected stamps. What could be more interesting than stamps? It was true that he didn’t have any other hobbies or interests, but that didn’t matter for Thierry. He had his job, after all. He had a very interesting job. At least, Thierry thought it was interesting. Everybody else said that his job was boring. But he was an accountant! Why do people think that accountants are boring? thought Thierry. Thierry thought his job was fascinating. Every day, he went to his office, switched on his computer and spent seven and a half hours looking at spreadsheets and moving numbers around on them. What could be more interesting than that?

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But Thierry was unhappy. He was unhappy because people thought he was boring. He didn’t want to be boring. He wanted people to think that he was a very interesting person. He tried to talk to people about his stamp collection. But every time he talked about his stamp collection he saw that people were bored. Because people were bored when he talked about his stamp collection, he talked about his job instead. He thought people would be very interested when he talked about his job, but, no, people thought his job was even more boring than his stamp collection. Sometimes, people even went to sleep when he talked to them.

Thierry thought about how to make himself more interesting. He decided that he needed to be famous for something. He thought about his stamp collection and decided that perhaps his stamp collection could make him famous. Perhaps he had the biggest stamp collection in the world or perhaps he had a very valuable stamp. Yes, this was it, he decided.

He wrote a letter to a local newspaper and asked them if they wanted to come and write an article about a local man with the biggest stamp collection in the world. The local newspaper wrote a letter back to Thierry telling him that actually the Queen of England had the biggest stamp collection in the world. Thierry was very sad to learn this, but wrote back to the newspaper, telling them that he thought he had the most valuable stamp in the world. The newspaper wrote back to him, telling him that the most valuable stamp in the world cost 2,240,000 dollars, and asking him if he was sure that he had it. Thierry wasn’t sure that he had it. In fact, he was sure that he didn’t have it. Perhaps his whole collection was very valuable though …

‘Is it worth 10 million dollars?’ asked the man from the newspaper on the telephone when Thierry called him.

‘Erm, no, I don’t think so …’

‘Forget it then,’ said the man from the newspaper.

Thierry thought about other things to make himself famous. Perhaps he could be the best accountant in the world! Yes, this was it, he decided. He told a friend that he was the best accountant in the world.

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‘How do you know?’ asked his friend.

‘Well,’ said Thierry, ‘I have a good job, I like it … it’s very interesting … spreadsheets … numbers … taxes … finance …’ He saw his friend going to sleep. ‘Hmmm,’ he thought. ‘Perhaps I’m not the best or the most interesting accountant in the world.’

‘Listen, Thierry,’ said his friend when he woke up again. ‘Perhaps you don’t have the biggest or the most valuable stamp collection in the world. Perhaps you aren’t the best or the most interesting accountant in the world. But there is one thing – Thierry, you are probably the most boring man in the world.’

Yes! Of course! This was it. Thierry could be famous because he was the most boring man in the world. Now he saw that his friends were right. He phoned the newspaper again.

‘Hello!’ he said. ‘Would you like to do an interview with the most boring man in the world?’

‘The most boring man in the world?’ said the man from the newspaper. ‘Now that’s interesting!’

Next week there was a big article in the newspaper. ‘The Most Boring Man in the World!’ There was a picture of Thierry in his office. There was a picture of Thierry with his stamp collection. There was an interview with Thierry and interviews with his friends. His friends said they went to sleep when Thierry talked about his job or his stamp collection.

The next day the BBC and CNN called Thierry. They wanted stories about the most boring man in the world. ‘The most boring man in the world!’ they said. ‘That’s so interesting!’

And so, finally, Thierry Boyle became the official Most Boring Man in the World. You won’t find his name in the Guinness World Records book, because they said that it was impossible to decide exactly how boring somebody is, but it was no problem for Thierry. Now he was famous. Now he was so boring that he was interesting.

سوالات درک مطلب داستان

۱) What does Thierry do for a living?
a) He is a postman.
b) He is a stamp collector.
c) He is an office manager.
d) He is an accountant.

۲) What did people feel when Thierry started to talk about his hobby and his job?
a) They were bored to sleep.
b) They were fascinated by what he said.
c) They thought he was an interesting person.
d) They avoided him.

۳) What was the newspaper’s reaction to his stamp collection?
a) They rejected what he said.
b) They were interested but Thierry rejected them.
c) They had a bigger collection themselves.
d) They thought Thierry’s collection was very valuable.

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۴) What kind of news story was written about Thierry and his life?
a) They said he was the best accountant in the world.
b) They praised his collection of stamps.
c) They told him to work for the Queen of England.
d) They introduced him as the most boring person in the world.

۵) What happened after the news story about Thierry was published?
a) Guinness World Records book wrote about him.
b) BBC and CNN called him and wrote about him.
c) Queen of England bought his collection of stamps for 2,240,000 dollars.
d) He quit his job to become a professional stamp collector.

Answers: 1) d | 2) a | 3) a | 4) d | 5) b

امیدوارم از داستان‌ کوتاه انگلیسی سطح Intermediate – حوصله سربرترین مرد جالب دنیا (The interesting most boring man in the world) لذت برده باشی.

خوندن داستان کوتاه انگلیسی و گوش دادن به پادکست های مناسب زبان آموزان یه روش موثر و در عین حال جذاب و هیجان انگیزه برای اینکه زبان انگلیسی رو راحت تر و بی دردسرتر یاد بگیری. تنها چیزی که لازم داری تا از خوندن داستان و گوش دادن به پادکست انگلیسی یاد بگیری متد، راهنما و پشتکاره. همین که الان اینجا هستی یعنی پشتکارش رو داری. برای متد و راهنما هم لازم نیست جای دوری بری چون آکادمی مجازی آموزش زبان ۲۴talk دوره ی آموزش زبان انگلیسی با پادکست و داستان “پادکستوری” رو طراحی کرده تا یادگیری زبان انگلیسی رو مناسب با نیاز و سطح زبان آموز به یه فرایند بسیار مفرح، موثر، سریع و کم هزینه تبدیل کنه.

همین الان می تونی با کلیک روی عکس زیر و ثبت نام در دوره ی آموزش زبان انگلیسی با پادکست و داستان ۲۴talk اولین و مهم ترین قدم رو برای یادگیری زبان انگلیسی برداری. وقت رو از دست نده!