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The Fisherman

Every day, a fisherman sat on a bridge. He ate apples and spit the seeds into the water. He had a simple way to catch fish. He cut a branch off of a tree and tied a line to it. He put a sharp hook on it and made a tight knot. Then he whispered, “Come here fish.” Like magic, the fish bit the hook. He put them in a big net and took them home to make big pots of fish soup from them.

One day, another man walked up to him. He said, “My name is George. I am staying at the inn. I bet that I am a better fisherman than you. I will accompany you today. I dare you to prove your skill!” The fisherman cast his line.

George had a lot of electronic tools. One machine gave him the virtual locations offish. His rod weighed fish.
At the end of the day, George subtracted his fish from the fisherman’s. The fisherman had beaten him by forty-seven!

George asked, “How do you catch fish with only a branch and a bare line? I have many different sorts of tools.” The fisherman told George, “My philosophy is simple. I am patient, and I believe in myself. Take a breath, and try it my way.”


KeyWords
accompany
To accompany other people means to join them or go with them.
My brothers accompanied me to the movie.

bare
When something is bare, it is plain. It has no covering.
He likes to walk around in his bare feet.

branch
A branch is the part of a tree with leaves.
The monkey was hanging from a branch on the tree.

breath
A breath is the air that goes into and out of one’s lungs.
You can’t take a breath under water.

bridge
A bridge is something that is built over a river so people can cross it.
The old bridge fell into the river.

cast
To cast something means to throw it.
The fisherman cast his line into the water.

dare
To dare means to be brave enough to try something.
He dared to jump out of the airplane and skydive.

electronic
When something is electronic, it uses electricity to do something. 
I like having electronic devices such as an MP3 player.

inn
An inn is a place where travelers can rest and eat.
The visitor got a room at the inn.

net
A net is a bag made of strong thread. It is used to catch animals.
The boy caught butterflies in his net.

philosophy
A philosophy is a way to think about truth and life.
My philosophy is “live and let live”.

pot
A pot is a deep, round metal container used for cooking.
Don’t touch the pot on the stove. It’s hot.

seed
A seed is the hard part of a plant or fruit that trees grow from.
I planted the seed in the dirt hoping that it would grow into a tree.

sharp
When something is sharp, it has a thin edge that cuts things easily.
That knife is very sharp. Be careful not to hurt yourself.

sort
A sort of something is a type of it.
What sort of instrument do you want to learn to play?

subtract
To subtract means to take something away.
We learned how to subtract numbers from each other in class.

tight
something is tight, it is fixed or fastened firmly in place.
The knots were too tight to untie.

virtual
If something is virtual, then it is very close to being true or accurate
Because he’s popular, Joe is the virtual leader of the group.

weigh
To weigh something means to see how heavy it is.
The little dog weighed exactly 3kgs.

whisper
To whisper means to say very quietly.
We have to whisper in the library so people can focus on reading.
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Reference: 4000 Essential English Words 
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