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"Sick day" 「生病的日子」

By Kayleen Hartman  /  STAFF WRITER

One morning Mark woke up and the sun was shining through his bedroom window.

"That's strange," he thought. "Kathleen usually wakes me up by now." He got dressed quickly and went to find Kathleen. Mark heard her before he saw her. The sound of noisy sneezing and coughing was coming from Kathleen's room.

Mark knocked lightly on her door. "Are you OK?" he asked.

"Fine! I'm just fine! I was just about to come wake you up," Kathleen answered.

Mark walked into the room and saw Kathleen was still in bed. She was trying to sit up. She lifted her head off the pillow a little bit, but then she laid back down.

"I'm just a little bit dizzy," she said to Mark, right before she started coughing again.

"Wow, Kathleen, you're really sick. I need to take you to the hospital," said Mark, looking worried.

"I'm not sick!" Kathleen shouted, her voice scratchy from all the coughing. "I never get sick! I'm just a little tired this morning, that's all."

"No, you need to go see a doctor," Mark said as he lifted her out of bed, blankets and all, and set her down on his head. "Let's go," he said.

"But the doctor will make me take medicine!" Kathleen cried.

"So? I thought you weren't afraid of anything!" Mark answered.

(Kayleen Hartman, staff writer)











馬克回答:「那又怎樣?我還以為妳天不怕地不怕呢!」   (翻譯:賴美君)


1. sneeze v.i.

打噴涕 (da3 pen1 ti4)

I can never sneeze just once. I always sneeze two or three times.


2. cough v.i.

咳嗽 (ke2 sou4)

When you cough, it's polite to cover your mouth.


3. dizzy adj.

頭暈的 (tou2 yun1 de5)

Abigail spun around so much she got dizzy.


4. hospital n.

醫院 (yi1 yuan4)

Lenny had to go to the hospital when he broke his arm.


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