MAGIC WATER (by Zeynep Evren)


Hello, my name is Zeynep. I am going to tell you a story. I was living in a city. One day I was doing my homework.  I was thirsty, so I went to the kitchen. I drank water. I felt strange. Then what happened do you know? I found myself in America. But I did not know why?

 In America I saw someone. Then I learned that her name was Ayşe. She tried to help me. We went to a park. We played games together. We were very thirsty. We went to Ayşe’s home. We sat on something green and round like a chair. Then she brought me a glass of water and buumm….. I found myself in Egypt.

 In Egypt someone called Maruf took me somewhere. His skin was a little brown. “Let’s play water game,” he said. I didn’t want to play because I knew that I was going to go to another country. But he didn’t listen to me. He came and splashed water over me. I was wet, angry and tired. Then I went to Spain.

 I was in Spain because of Maruf. I missed my mother very much. There was a king named Berkan. He caught me and put me in the dungeon. They gave me a little food and a glass of water. I didn’t want to drink it but the king wanted to see me drinking it. But I didn’t know why. I drank it and found myself in England. 

 There was a big war. I had to drink water or I would die. Because in the war, they would kill me. I was searching for a glass of water, but I couldn’t find. Then someone named Ahmet came and said, “This water is dirty. We can’t use it, so I’m putting it here.” I did not want to drink it but I had no other choice. I drank it and buumm… I was in France.

 There were two ugly women named Feyza Nur and Sena Nur in France. They wanted to make me their slave. I didn’t want to be their slave. But they forced me. They gave me water and I drank it immediately. I heard a sound….

 “Zeynep, wake up! We are going to have dinner,” my mum said. I woke up. I didn’t understand where I was. Then I understood that all of those things were a dream. Or should I say it was a nightmare? That was a strange dream and I thought that I went to 200 years forward in the future. Because the year is 1809 now. But in the dream it was 2009.  In Ayşe’s home, there was something I saw. That thing was a computer. 200 years later, there is going to be a computer, I think.   

Zeynep Evren

5 – C              




Introductory Stories -2


Mary worked in a office in London, and she usually went out and had lunch in a restaurant. She liked foreign food and often looked in a newspaper for the names of the new restaurants, because she enjoyed going to them and eating new things. Sometimes she said ‘ I don’t like this restaurant. I’m not going to come here again.’; but often she said, ‘I like this one. I’m going to have my lunch here often.’

         One day she saw the name of a new Greek restaurant in her newspaper, and she went there for lunch. It was very small but it was clean and nice, and the food was good.

         But then Marry found something hard in her mouth. She took it out. It was a button.

         ‘Look here, waiter!’she said. ‘I’ve found this button in my food.’

         ‘Thank you, thank you!’ the waiter answered happily. ‘I looked

Introductory Stories -1


Mrs. Jones wanted a picture for her living-room. She took the bus and went to town. She looked for a picture shop, and after a few minutes she found one. There were some pictures in the window, but she did not like them very much.

         She went into the shop and looked at some other pictures. She liked some of those more. There was a picture of a young girl and Mrs. Jones liked it very much. She went to the shopkeeper and said, ‘How much do you want for this picture?’

         The shopkeeper turned the picture round. He looked at the back of it and said, ‘Thirteen pounds.’

         ‘Thirty pounds?’ Mrs. Jones said. ‘That’s very expensive. I’m going to offer you twenty pounds for it.’

‘I said “Thirteen pounds”, not “Thirty pounds”,’ the man answered.

         ‘Thirteen?’ Mrs. Jones said. ‘Then I’m going to offer you nine pounds for it.’