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Rain, rain go away 雨兒、雨兒、快走開

A woman uses a plastic bag to keep her head dry during a storm in the US state of Texas. Photo: Ap
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During the summer, most children get lots of chances to go outside and play. Sunny weather is the best, but even on cloudy days playing outside can be fun. But there is one thing that can ruin a wonderful day of playing outside: rain.

Rain is bad when it keeps you from leaving your house to play. But it's even worse when you are outside and it begins to rain suddenly. If you don't have a rain hat, a rain coat or an umbrella, what can you do?

The woman in this picture got caught in a rain storm, but she thought of a way to keep her hair dry. But what about the rest of her body? It looks like she probably got very wet.

Using a plastic bag as a hat was very creative. It's a little dangerous, though, because putting plastic bags on your head is not a good idea. Can you think of other things that you could make into a rain hat if you were caught out in the rain? What about a newspaper? There are many things that might work. You would probably look a little silly, like the woman in this picture, but at least your head would stay dry!



(Kayleen Hartman, Staff Writer)

多數孩童在夏天都有許多機會到外頭玩耍,陽光普照是最好不過了,就連陰天出遊都能充滿樂趣,不過有一件事會破壞美好的出遊日︰雨。

雨若讓你不能出門玩耍就很糟糕,但你若在外頭,天空卻突然開始下起雨來更糟糕。如果你沒有雨帽、雨衣或雨傘該怎麼辦?

照片中的婦女遇上的暴風雨,不過她想到了一個讓頭髮保持乾爽的方法,只是身體其他部位怎麼辦?看來她已被淋成落湯雞。

用塑膠袋當帽子是很有創意,不過有點危險,因為把塑膠袋套在頭上不是一個好主意。若在外頭碰到下雨,你能想到以其他物品充當雨帽嗎?用報紙呢?許多物品都能派上用場,你可能會看起來像照片中的婦女傻里傻氣的,但至少你能保持頭部乾爽。(翻譯︰鄭湘儀)

Today's Words 今天單字

1. ruin v.t.

使毀壞 (shi3 hui3 huai4)

例:Henry's new shirt was ruined when he got chocolate ice cream on it.

(亨利的新襯衫被巧克力冰淇淋毀了。)

2. suddenly adv.

忽然地 (hu1 ran2 di5)

例: Wallace and Janet were fighting when suddenly Wallace stopped and said, "I'm sorry, you're right. Please forgive me."

(華勒斯在和珍奈特吵架時突然停下來說︰「對不起,你是對的,請原諒我。」)

3. creative adj.

有創造力的 (you3 chuang4 zao4 li4 de5)

例:When we write stories, our teacher doesn't mind if we make mistake; he just wants us to be creative.

(我們在寫故事時,老師不在意我們犯錯,他只要我們有創意。)


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