chamber [tjeimbar] n.
A chamber is an old word for a bedroom.
-►The girl was tired. She went to her chamber fora nap.
c deny [dinai] v.
To deny something is to say it is not true.
The boy denied that he broke the window.
r document [dakjamant] n.
A document is an official piece of writing.
-►He was given an official document proving he was a citizen.
r emphasize [emfasaiz] v.
To emphasize is to give importance or attention to something.
-*■She emphasized the key points by circling them in red ink.
r fever Ww] n.
A fever is a high body temperature that people get when they are sick.
-►Lydia had a high fever so she didn’t go to school.
r flu [flu:] n.
The flu is a type of sickness that makes you feel weak or your body hurt.
-* Since he had the flu, he felt miserable.
r freeze m-.z] v.
To freeze is to become very cold.
-»If you don’t wear your coat in winter, you will freeze.
c gesture [d3estjar] n.
A gesture is a movement of the hands or body.
-»My teacher makes a lot ofgestures when she speaks.
r interrupt [intarApt] v.
To interrupt is to briefly stop someone when they are doing something.
-* My mother interrupted me when I was trying to listen to music.
r last [lasst] v.
To last is to continue or go on for an amount of time.
->The football match lasted for nearly two hours.
likeness [laiknis] n.
Likeness means the state of being like, or resemblance.
-♦Michelle bears a strong likeness to her older sister Kate.
r m o r e o v e r [mo:r6uva:r] adv.
Moreover means besides or in addition to something.
-*■It’s cold outside. Moreover, the wind is very strong.
r perspective [p a rs p e k tiv ] n.
A perspective is the way you think about something.
-* The man’s speech gave me a new perspective on our country.
r rational [raefanl] adj.
When something is rational, it is normal or practical.
->It is hard to think in a rational way when you are scared.
r recover [nkAve:r] 1/.
To recover is to go back to normal after something bad happens.
-+I hope the city will recover soon after the flood.
r rely tniaov.
To rely on something or someone is to trust or depend on them.
-* The boy relied on his older brother to help him.
r shock [Jak] V.
To shock people is to surprise them.
-» The man was shocked by the news.
r~ Shy [Jai] adj.
When people are shy, they are nervous around people strange to them.
-» The girl was too shy to try out for the play.
r stare [stca:r] v.
To stare at something is to look at it for a long time.
The young couple stared into each other’s eyes.
r thus [Sas] adv.
Thus means as a result or for that reason.
-» The sun was shining. Thus, I wore my sunglasses.

Prince Sam
Sam’s mother cooked at the royal palace. One day, he went to work with her.
She emphasized that he should stay in the kitchen. But Sam was bored. Thus,
he decided to look around.
He went around a corner. It shocked him to see a boy who had a strong
likeness to him. Sam soon recovered. The other boy stared at him. Then he
spoke. “Come with me.”
He needed to be rational. But he couldn’t deny that he wanted to go. So he
followed the boy to a chamber. “ I am Prince Bertram,” the boy said.
Sam felt shy talking to a prince. “I’m Sam.”
“Trade places with me.” The prince said.
“We can’t. My mother will kill me. Moreover, I don’t know anything about
being a prince.”
“ No one will find out,” the prince interrupted. “We look the same, and even
our gestures are the same. It will only last for a week.”
Sam said OK. Soon, Sam’s perspective on being a prince changed. He spent
most of his day signing royal documents. At night, the prince’s chamber was
cold. He thought he was going to freeze or get sick with a fever or the flu. He was
happy when the week ended. So was the prince.
“ I didn’t know how to do anything,” the prince said. “ I’ve always relied on my
servants to do everything for me.”
“ I think I like being a regular person,” Sam said. “Being a prince isn’t fun.”
So, they both returned to their normal positions and enjoyed their lives more
than before.