Wed, Jul 26, 2006 - Page 14 News List

Castles in the sand 沙堡

A woman looks at a sand castle on a beach in Cannes, France.
法國坎城一名女子看著海灘上的沙堡。 (照片:法新社)


Are you hot, bored and out of ideas for summer fun?

Why not take a trip to the beach? One of the best ways to spend a day at the beach is making a sand castle.

The sand castle in this picture must have taken a long time to make. It probably took many people working with many different tools to build a sand castle so big. Building a sand castle this big would also take a lot of patience. Just think -- if you make one tiny mistake, the whole sand castle will crumble!

You don't need a lot of tools or a lot of people to build your own sand castle. All you need is some sand, water and your hands. Of course, if you can find them, there are a few things that might help you out. A shovel will help you dig and a bucket can hold sand and water.

Don't stop there! Look all over the beach to see what you can find to decorate your sand castle. Shells, leaves and pieces of wood can make beautiful decorations.(Kayleen Hartman, Staff Writer)







Today's Words 今天單字

1. tool n.

工具 (gong1 ju4)

例: The man at the store used a special tool to fix my glasses.


2. patience n.

耐心 (nai4 xin1)

例: It takes a lot of patience to wait in line for ice cream on a hot summer day.


3. crumble v.i. /v.t.

粉碎 (fen3 sui4)

例: I left my cookies in the bottom of my bag and they crumbled.


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