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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)

某天早上馬克醒來,陽光從他臥室的窗戶照進來。

「奇怪了,」他心想:「通常這個時候凱薩琳早就叫我起床了。」他趕緊穿衣,找凱薩琳。馬克還沒看到她,就先聽到了她的聲音。凱薩琳的房裡傳來打噴涕與咳嗽的聲音。

馬克輕輕敲她的門。他問說:「妳還好吧?」

凱薩琳回答:「很好!我很好!我正要去叫你起床。」

馬克走進她的房間,看到凱薩琳還躺在床上。她試著起身,稍微將頭抬離枕頭,但是又躺下了。

她對馬克說:「我只是有一點頭暈。」然後又開始咳嗽。

馬克有點擔心,他說:「哇!凱薩琳妳真的生病了。我必須帶妳去醫院。」

凱薩琳大吼:「我沒有生病!」她的聲音因咳嗽而沙啞。「我絕對不會生病!我今天早上只是有點累,這樣而已。」

馬克說:「不,你必須去看醫生。」他一邊將凱薩琳拉離床舖與毛毯,把她放在自己頭上。他說:「走吧!」

凱薩琳大叫:「可是醫生會叫我吃藥!」

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)

TODAY'S WORDS 今日單字

1. sneeze v.i.

打噴涕 (da3 pen1 ti4)

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

我打噴涕不會只打一次。我總是接二連三地打噴涕。

2. cough v.i.

咳嗽 (ke2 sou4)

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

當你咳嗽時,禮貌上要摀住嘴巴。

3. dizzy adj.

頭暈的 (tou2 yun1 de5)

Abigail spun around so much she got dizzy.

亞碧姬不斷旋轉,所以頭暈了。

4. hospital n.

醫院 (yi1 yuan4)

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

藍尼的手臂斷了的時候,必須去醫院。


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