Flying on a Broom

A short story about a boy who likes to fly on a broom. It can be used to practice the vowel sound / u / as in "blue."

Flying on a Broom


  • Broom - a brush used for sweeping (ไม้กวาด)
  • Fly - to move through the air (บิน)
  • Zoom - to move quickly (เคลื่อนที่อย่างรวดเร็ว)
  • Sky - the space above the earth (ท้องฟ้า)
  • Sick - not feeling well (ป่วย)
  • Head - where the brain is (หัว)
  • Stomach - where food is digested (ท้อง, กระเพาะอาหาร)
  • Food - something that people and animals eat (อาหาร)
  • Flu - a common illness that causes fever (ไข้หวัดใหญ่)
  • Bed - used for sleeping (เตียง)
  • Blue - a color, feeling sad or depressed (สีฟ้า, เศร้า)
  • Imagine - to form a picture in your mind (จินตนาการ)
  • Soar - to fly high in the sky (บินสูง)
  • Mountain - a large landform (ภูเขา)
  • Cloud - big and white, can make rain (เมฆ)

Once upon a time, there was a boy named Tim who loved to fly on his broom. He would zoom through the sky, feeling free as a bird. But one day, Tim woke up feeling sick. His head hurt and his stomach was upset. He thought it might have been from some bad food or maybe he had the flu.

Tim was sad because he couldn’t fly on his broom when he was sick. He lay in bed, feeling blue. But then he had an idea. He could still imagine flying on his broom! So Tim closed his eyes and imagined soaring through the sky. He flew over mountains and through clouds. He even did a loop-de-loop!

As Tim imagined flying on his broom, he started to feel better. His head didn’t hurt as much and his stomach settled down. Soon, Tim was feeling well enough to get out of bed. He grabbed his broom and ran outside. With a big smile on his face, Tim flew into the sky, happy to be back on his broom.

Harder Version


  • quaint (adj.) - charmingly old-fashioned (แปลกตา, โบราณน่ารัก)
  • nestled (v.) - settled comfortably (ตั้งอยู่ใน)
  • towering (adj.) - very tall (สูงตระหง่าน)
  • possessed (v.) - had or owned (มี, ครอบครอง)
  • remarkable (adj.) - unusual or special, worthy of attention (โดดเด่น, น่าทึ่ง)
  • azure (adj.) - bright blue in color like a clear sky (สีฟ้าสดใส)
  • crisp (adj.) - cool, fresh, and invigorating (เย็นสบาย)
  • malaise (n.) - a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness (ความรู้สึกไม่สบาย)
  • throbbed (v.) - beat or pulsed with pain (เต้นตุบๆ)
  • nausea (n.) - a feeling of sickness with an inclination to vomit (คลื่นไส้)
  • attribute (v.) - regard something as being caused by (เชื่อว่าเกิดจาก)
  • perplexed (adj.) - completely baffled; very puzzled (งุนงง, สับสน)
  • disheartened (adj.) - having lost determination or confidence (หมดกำลังใจ)
  • indulging (v.) - allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of (ดื่มด่ำกับ)
  • foliage (n.) - plant leaves collectively (ใบไม้)
  • despondency (n.) - a state of low spirits caused by loss of hope or courage (ความท้อแท้)
  • grounded (adj.) - not allowed to fly (ถูกห้ามบิน)
  • exhilaration (n.) - a feeling of excitement, happiness, or elation (ความตื่นเต้นดีใจ)
  • succumb (v.) - fail to resist (ยอมแพ้, ยอมจำนน)
  • glint (n.) - a brief flash of light (แสงแวบวาบ)
  • envisioned (v.) - imagined as a future possibility; visualized (จินตนาการ)
  • astride (prep.) - with a leg on each side of (คร่อม)
  • expanse (n.) - a wide, continuous area or surface (พื้นที่กว้างใหญ่)
  • navigated (v.) - planned and directed the route of (นำทาง)
  • majestic (adj.) - having or showing impressive beauty or scale (สง่างาม)
  • daring (adj.) - adventurous or audaciously bold (กล้าหาญ)
  • dissipated (v.) - disappeared or caused to disappear (สลายไป, จางหายไป)
  • vigor (n.) - physical strength and good health (พลัง)
  • hastily (adv.) - with excessive speed or urgency; hurriedly (อย่างเร่งรีบ)
  • propelled (v.) - drove or pushed something forward (ขับเคลื่อน)
  • reveling (v.) - enjoying oneself in a lively and noisy way, especially with drinking and dancing (เพลิดเพลิน)
  • picturesque (adj.) - visually attractive, especially in a quaint or pretty style (งดงามราวภาพวาด)
  • resilience (n.) - the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties (ความยืดหยุ่น)

Once upon a time, in a quaint village nestled amongst towering mountains, there lived a young boy named Timothy. Timothy, affectionately called Tim by his friends and family, possessed a remarkable ability: he could fly on a broom. With the wind whipping through his hair and the sun warming his face, he would soar through the azure sky, feeling as free as a bird.

One crisp autumn morning, Tim awoke with an inexplicable malaise. His head throbbed with a dull ache, and his stomach churned with nausea. He couldn't recall consuming any spoiled food, nor could he attribute his symptoms to any recent activities. Perplexed and disheartened, Tim realized that his illness would prevent him from indulging in his beloved pastime.

As he lay in bed, gazing out the window at the vibrant foliage, a wave of despondency washed over him. The thought of being grounded, unable to experience the exhilaration of flight, filled him with a profound sense of loss. However, Tim was not one to succumb to despair. In a moment of inspiration, he realized that while his body might be confined to his bed, his mind was free to roam.

With a determined glint in his eyes, Tim closed his eyelids and embarked on an imaginary journey. He envisioned himself astride his trusty broom, ascending into the vast expanse of the sky. In his mind's eye, he navigated through fluffy white clouds, soared over majestic mountain peaks, and even executed a daring loop-de-loop, the wind whistling in his ears.

As he immersed himself in this fantastical flight, a peculiar sensation washed over him. The throbbing in his head gradually subsided, and the queasiness in his stomach began to dissipate. To his astonishment, he realized that his imaginary adventure was having a tangible effect on his physical well-being.

With renewed vigor, Tim leapt out of bed and hastily retrieved his broom from the corner of his room. A wide grin spread across his face as he burst out of the house and into the crisp autumn air. With a powerful kick, he propelled himself skyward, reveling in the sensation of the wind rushing past him. The azure sky welcomed him back with open arms, and as he soared above the picturesque village.