ancestor [aensestar] n.
An ancestor is a family member from the past.
-* My ancestors came from Germany.
r angle [sengl] n.
An angle is the direction from which you look at something.
-♦The giraffe turned its head to see from another angle.
r bOOt lbu:t] n.
A boot is a heavy shoe that goes over your ankle.
-* He wore boots so that his feet wouldn’t get wet.
r -— hj r border [border] n.
1 A border is the edge of an area.
-> The postcard had a pretty green border of pine needles.
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r congratulate [kangraetjaleit] v.
To congratulate someone is to tell them that you are happy for them.
-*■Bill and Angela congratulated each other on a job well done.
r frame [freim] n.
A frame is a border for a picture or mirror.
-* I have to get a frame for my friend’s picture.
r heaven [hevan] n.
Heaven is the place that some people believe people go when they die.
-►When I die, I hope that I go to heaven.
r incredible [inkredabl] adj.
If someone or something is incredible, it is hard to believe they are true.
-*•I have an incredible story to tell you about my vacation.
r legend [led3and] n.
A legend is a story from the past.
-* There is a well-known legend about a king and his queen.
r praise [preiz] v.
To praise is to show that you like someone or something.
-* The coach praised both athletes after a good practice.
proceed [prasiid] v.
To proceed is to go in a certain direction.
-►My son and I proceeded to the beach so we could go fishing.
O p u r e [pjuer] adj.
If something is pure, it is very clear and beautiful.
-►The rose was pure. It had no dirt or imperfections.
r relative [relativ] n.
A relative is a family member.
-*•My relatives came by to see the new baby.
r senior [sf:njar] adj.
If one is senior, they are the oldest or have been there the longest.
-» Because he got his job first, Bob is the senior chef.
r silent [sailant] adj.
If someone or something is silent, they make no sound.
-* Since no one was home, the house was silent.
r sink [sink] V.
To sink into something is to slowly fall into it.
-*■The boat had a hole in it, and it sank into the ocean.
r superior [sapiariar] adj.
If someone or something is superior, they are better than another.
-*■I think cooking outdoors is superior to cooking indoors.
r surround [s9raund] v.
Tosurround something is to close in on it from all sides.
— 1/1le surrounded the suspect on all four sides.
r thick [eik] adj.
If something is thick, it is wide and solid.
-*■The fog was so thick that I couldn’t see through it.
r wrap Nep] *
To wrap is to cover something on all sides.
-►I wrapped his gift and put a bow on it.


May 29,1953
Today is the most important day of my life. I finally climbed Mt. Everest, the
tallest mountain in the world.
The top of the mountain was amazing. It felt like we were close to heaven. The
snow was so thick that my boots sank. The air was silent. I looked at the beauty
that surrounded me. Maybe my story will be a legend someday.
I want people to remember this forever. I was the senior explorer in my group,
and I knew we needed proof of our climb. I took many pictures with my camera. I’ll
put them in a frame and hang them.
On the mountain, the air was very cold. I wrapped my coat around my body.
I looked over the side of the mountaintop. From that angle, I saw the border of
the clouds touch the rocks below. The snow was thick. It looked pure. There was
no sign of modern life. Thousands of years ago, my ancestors saw the world this
way.
After fifteen minutes, I knew it was time to proceed down the mountain. The
whole team congratulated us. My superior, John Hunt, praised us all. I sent
messages to my relatives to tell them that I was safe. But it was hard to leave
the mountain so quickly. I wanted to enjoy the incredible sight even longer.