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Air Conditioning Appreciation Day
|edHelper's suggested reading level:||grades 4 to 5|
|Flesch-Kincaid grade level:||4.12|
A Cool Invention
By Mary Lynn Bushong
1 Ralph stumbled through the front door of his home and flopped onto the couch. The ceiling fan created a delightfully cool breeze in the air conditioned room.
2 "Ahhhh," he said as he enjoyed the cool breeze.
3 Dad walked in and placed a tall glass of ice water in Ralph's hand.
4 "Thanks, Dad," he said, gulping down the cool liquid. He stopped when he reached the bottom. Then he began crunching the half-melted ice.
5 "Hot outside?" Dad asked, though it was obvious that he already knew the answer.
6 Ralph nodded his head. "I have never appreciated air conditioning like I do today."
7 "I'm sure Willis would be gratified," said Dad.
9 "Willis H. Carrier. He's the one who came up with our modern air conditioning systems," said Dad as he settled into his easy chair.
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English Reading Comprehension: A Cool Invention
French Reading Comprehension: Une invention géniale
Spanish Reading Comprehension: Un invento chulo
Italian Reading Comprehension: Un'invenzione fresca
German Reading Comprehension: Eine coole Erfindung
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