A Kind Man


  • limping – bus stop – plastic bag – packets – tissue –
  • passengers – bought – squatted – earned –
  • grateful – smiled – money –


A limping man was waiting for bus at the makeshift bus stop. At that moment, he was holding a transparent bag. There were many packets of tissue paper in his bag. Apparently, he was selling the tissue paper as his bread and butter.

Many passengers took pity on the man. They dashed to him and bought tissue paper from him without asking the price. Just then, another old man arrived in the vicinity. He was disabled. His clothes were torn and tattered. Without any hesitation, he squatted nearby and put a bowl on the floor. He was begging for money. The limping man walked towards the beggar. Without the second thought, he gave him ten dollars that he had earned from selling the tissue paper. He also gave him a few packets of tissue paper.

The beggar was very grateful. He smiled at the kind stranger and thanked him profusely. Soon, both of them have enough money to buy food for lunch.


Saving Money


  • friend – thrifty – pocket money
  • spends – drinks – piggy bank – coins – promised –
  • satisfied – doing – thing –

My best friend, Alice, is a thrifty girl. She saves her pocket money whenever she can.

Alice obtains three dollars from her mother every morning before she goes to school. She spends one dollar on food in school only. She does not spend her money on drinks. She saves the rest of her money. She has a unique piggy bank. It is almost full. There are a lot of coins inside. Alice’s mother has promised to keep the money in a bank for her. Alice does not spend her money on things that she does not need urgently.

She does not buy junk food. She wants to save her money for a rainy day.

Alice’s mother is satisfied with her act. She tells Alice that she is doing the right thing.

Our Helpful Neighbour

Mr Bryan is our next-door neighbour. He has been living there for the past twenty years.

Mr Bryan is very kind. When my parents are not around, he keeps an eye on my sister and me. He buys us toys too. Occasionally, when I come back from school, he gives me some food that he prepares. Mr Bryan cooks a feast every Sunday. He invites us to join him and his family for a meal. When he goes to the hypermarket, he asks my parents if they need him to buy any groceries. He also teaches us how to do some difficult homework.

My family and I are glad that we have Mr Bryan as our neighbour. We are very grateful to him for assistance.

My Naughty Sister

My sister, Alice, is ten years old. She is a naughty girl who always plays tricks on others. She likes to hide my things when I go to sleep. When I wake up, my books and toys are always missing.


She also likes to scare people by screaming in their ears. She always comes up to me when I am doing my homework and shouts into my ear as loud as thunder. Then, she runs off smirking at me. She always gives me such a fright that I will drop my book and pencil. Once, he went too far and gave my mother a shock when she was cooking. My mother really spilled hot soup on her arm. She was so angry that she punished my sister.

I try to keep an eye on my sister whenever I can,. Hopefully, she can turn over a new leaf.

Written by,

Bryan Low

Tel: 012-664-1376