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James Goes for a World Record
By Phyllis Naegeli
1 "I'm going to break the world record for eating donuts!" James announced at breakfast.
2 Mom raised her eyebrows. "You are? When and how do you plan to do this?"
3 James chomped on his cereal. "At school today," said James between bites. "Today is Donut Day. We're having a contest this morning to see who can eat the most donuts. I volunteered for my class."
4 "O.K., now I understand. What is the world record that you think you can break?" asked Mom as she sat down next to James at the table.
5 James looked up from his breakfast. "It's held by a man named John Haught. He ate twenty-nine donuts in a little more than six minutes back in 1981."
6 "Twenty-nine donuts! That's quite a few," said Mom. "Are you sure you can eat that many?"
7 "No problem," said James, taking another bite of his cereal.
8 Mom giggled. "Maybe you should limit your breakfast if you're going to eat twenty-nine donuts later this morning.
9 James swallowed. "Oh, I'm not worried. I'm sure I'll be hungry again by ten o'clock."
10 "Let's hope so," said Mom, getting up from the table. "You need to hurry; it's almost time to leave." Mom left the kitchen and went to the laundry room.
11 A few minutes later, there was a knock at the back door. James went to answer it. His friend Brian was there.
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English Reading Comprehension: James Goes for a World Record
French Reading Comprehension: James s'attaque au record du monde.
Spanish Reading Comprehension: James va para una Marca Mundial
Italian Reading Comprehension: James gareggia per il record mondiale
German Reading Comprehension: James versucht einen Weltrekord
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