The Cricket in Times Square Genre: Fantasy- a story with invented characters, setting, or other elements that could not exist in real life
Times square • The most famous square in New York
subway • Underground train
newsstand • A small kiosk selling magazines and newspapers
Tree stump Willow • brook
scrounging • Picking through stuff/trash looking for food • The bears are scrounging for food in the trashcan
Rush hour • the time of day when the roads, buses, trains etc are most full, because people are travelling to or from work
*eavesdropping • To listen secretly to a private conversation
*scuffling • To move with a quick shuffling gait
*wistfully • thinking sadly about something you would like to have but cannot have, especially something that you used to have in the past:
*jumble • a lot of different things mixed together in an untidy way, without any order • Jumble of laundryjumble of papers • Jumble of toys
*logical • seeming reasonable and sensible • Math is logical. Can you use your logic and figure out the rule? • Use your logical thinking and answer the question: what’s missing?
*acquaintance • Somebody you know, but who is not a close friend • We are not friends, we are just acquaintances.
*scornfully • feeling that someone or something is stupid or does not deserve respect • He looked at me scornfully when I told him I don’t eat sushi.
To be leery • Cautious, unsure, nervous about something • I am a bit leery about eating at this restaurant.