Climbing the Walls
Read the story below at your level. Then, study the key words and phrases. Later, use them in your conversations and writing this week.
At the end of winter, people start climbing the walls. They are tired of staying home. They really want to go out. The same thing happened during the COVID-19 outbreak. People couldn’t go out a lot. Some people worked from home. People with service jobs couldn’t stay home. Staying home in small apartments with roommates or family was very stressful.
Flesch-Kinkead – Grade: 3
climbing the walls – to feel frustrated, helpless, and trapped.
– It rained all week. The kids couldn’t play outside. They were climbing the walls.
stressful – bad feelings from a place, person, or situation
My job is really stressful. I feel bad every day after work.
service jobs – jobs doing things for customers (not manufacturing)
– Nursing is an important service job.
– My dad works in a factory. He likes manufacturing but I want a service job.