June Adult Literacy Student of the Month

Jun 15, 2012 | Adult Literacy Program | categories: Education

Our last Student of the Month for this school year is Benli Wang, also known as Charlie, who was nominated by his teacher Rob in Class 2C.

In the video below, Benli is interviewed by his former classmates in Class 2B. After you watch the video, you can read a short story that Benli wrote about getting sick.

Congratulations, Charlie! (About being Student of the Month, that is - not about getting sick!)

Close the Window

By Benli Wang (Charlie)

I live in a small apartment in New York City. My bed is near a window in my room.

One night last December, I forgot to close the window when I went to sleep. That night, the weather changed suddenly. After midnight, the temperature dropped down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the weather report, it was the coldest day that winter. So I got cold.

When I woke up the next morning, I felt very uncomfortable. I had a headache, I had a fever, and my throat was sore. I ached all over. I couldn't even go to work that day.

I had to go to the hospital and see my doctor, Mrs. Hong. She checked everything, including my throat, blood pressure, urine, and temperature. Then she told me, "You just caught the chills. Not a very serious matter. Don't worry."

She gave me some medicine and asked me to drink more warm water, and to get more rest in bed, as well.

According to the doctor's advice, I did it. Two days later, I felt much better. Everything in my body returned to normal.

After that day, I have never forgotten to close the window.


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