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The Adventures of Kathleen the Great and Mark the Meek

Meet Kathleen the mouse and Mark the elephant. Kathleen is very brave and likes adventure, but Mark is very shy and scared of many things. But friends stay together, so Mark follows Kathleen wherever she goes. Sometimes they get into some very sticky situations.


"One more game" 再來一局

"Finished!" Mark announced, as he shut his book with a loud clap and put it into his backpack. "My homework is done! Now I have time to play some video games before I go to bed," he said to Kathleen, turning on the TV.

"Just be careful, it's already late. You know what happened to you last time the teacher caught you sleeping in class. You don't want extra homework again, do you?" Kathleen asked.

"I won't stay up too late. I just want to try out my new video game," Mark said.

"Alright, if it's only for a little while, it's OK. Hey, that looks like fun. How do you play?" Kathleen asked, sitting down next to him on the couch.

"Here, I'll show you," Mark answered.

As it turned out, Mark was right about his new video game. It was a lot of fun. It was so much fun that Kathleen and Mark played for three-and-a-half hours.

"Kathleen, don't you think we should go to bed now?" Mark finally asked.

"You just want to quit now because you won the last game. No way! One more game, I know I can beat you!" Kathleen answered, her eyes glued to the TV.

"OK, but I hope you'll be alright in school tomorrow. No sleeping allowed!" Mark answered, looking unsure.

(Kayleen Hartman, staff writer)



Today's Words 今天單字

1. announce v.t.

宣佈(xuan1 bu4)

My brothers, sisters and I started cheering when our dad announced we were going to Disneyland.


2. catch v.t.

抓到(zhua1 dao4)

My dad caught me eating candy right before dinner and took it away from me.


3. try out v.phr

測試(ce4 shi4)

My mom just bought me a new computer and I can't wait to try it out.


4. quit v.t.

放棄(fang4 qi4)

Dan only likes bananas, so I've quit trying to make him eat other fruit.








馬克看似不安的說:「好吧,希望你明天上學能撐得住。你上課不准睡覺喔。」 (翻譯:鄭湘儀)

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