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The Adventures of Kathleen the Great and Mark the Meak 英勇凱薩琳與害羞馬克歷險記

"Family Fun" 天倫之樂

"Wake up, Mark!" Kathleen yelled as she knocked loudly on Mark's door. "Today we are going to visit my relatives. We don't want to be late."

"Is that today? I almost forgot," Mark answered. "I hope they have good food. I'm really hungry." Kathleen and Mark walked outside to wait for the bus.

"I can't wait to see my family. We haven't had a reunion in a long time," Kathleen said as they waited. "What's wrong? You don't look so good."

"I hate buses. I hope I don't get carsick," Mark answered.

"You'll be fine. Hurry up, the bus is here!"

When Mark and Kathleen got to Kathleen's family's house, the whole family ran out to meet them. Everyone was happy and hugging, even Mark, who didn't know anyone.

"Wow, there are so many people," Mark said, looking a little afraid. "How many cousins do you have?" But when he turned around, Kathleen was already off laughing with one of her aunts.

"We mice always have big families," answered Kathleen's mother. "Come inside, relax and have something to eat."

Mark got excited when he thought about food, but he never got a chance to eat.

"Come on!" Kathleen said. "My uncle's taking us fishing."

(Kayleen Hartman, Staff writer)

凱薩琳大聲地敲馬克的門,喊著說:「馬克,起床了!我們今天要去拜訪我的親戚,不要遲到了。」

「是今天嗎?我差點忘了。」馬克回答說:「希望那裡有好食物。我真的好餓。」凱薩琳和馬克走到外頭等公車。

「我等不及要見我的家人,我們很久沒有團聚了。」他們等公車時,凱薩琳說:「怎麼了?你看起來氣色不太好。」

馬克回答:「我討厭公車,希望我不要暈車。」

「不會有事的,快點,公車來了!」

馬克和凱薩琳抵達凱薩琳的家時,全家人都跑出來迎接他們。每個人都很開心、相互擁抱,即使是誰都不認識的馬克也一樣。

馬克看起來有點害怕地說:「哇!好多人喔!你有多少堂、表兄弟姐妹呢?」不過當他轉過身時,凱薩琳早已與一位姑姑一起哈哈大笑。

「我們老鼠一向都是大家庭,」凱薩琳的媽媽回答:「進來吧,輕鬆點,吃點東西吧。」

馬克想到食物就很興奮,可惜他根本沒有機會吃東西。

「來吧!」凱薩琳說:「我叔叔要帶我們去釣魚。」 (翻譯:賴美君)

WHAT HAPPENED? 究竟怎麼回事?

1. How did Mark and Kathleen travel?

a. They took a boat.

b. They took a bus.

c. They took a train

2. How many cousins does Kathleen have?

a. Nine.

b. 20.

c. The story doesn't say.

Ans: 1.b 2.c


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