A father noticed that his son was spending way too much time playing computer games.

In an effort to motivate the boy into focusing more attention on his schoolwork, the father said to his son,”When Abe Lincoln was your age, he was studying books by the light of the fireplace.”

The son replied,”When Lincoln was your age, he was The President of The United States.”

Vocabulary Help

  • notice – notar
  • spend (spend, spent, spent) – gastar, desperdiçar
  • way too much time – muito tempo
  • effort – esforço
  • schoolwork – trabalhos escolares
  • age – idade
  • fireplace – lareira
  • reply – responder