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.
The great outdoors 戶外樂趣多
Kathleen stepped out into the sunshine and took a deep breath. “Isn't this great?!” she yelled to the sky. Mark came behind her, carrying a rolled-up tent, two sleeping bags and some old fishing equipment.
“Yeah. How much farther do I have to carry this stuff?”
“Mark, you only carried it downstairs. If you're tired already, how are you going to make it up a whole mountain?”
“Maybe we don't have to go all the way up into the mountains to go camping. You know, there's a beautiful park just down the street. They have a nice little pond and everything.”
“No way! We're going to the mountains. Besides, what kind of a challenge would camping in the park be? Nothing scary or difficult ever happens in the park.”
“Yeah, that's kind of what I like about it ...” Mark said, but he put the camping equipment on his back and followed Kathleen down the street.
Once they were in the mountains and found a good place to make camp, Mark began unpacking their things and putting up the tent.
“After all that walking, I'm really hungry! What's for dinner?” he asked Kathleen.
Kathleen didn't answer, and Mark began to look a little nervous and very hungry.
“You did pack dinner, didn't you Kathleen?” Mark asked.
“Even better!” Kathleen answered. “We're going to have an adventure for dinner -— we'll even cook it over a campfire. Grab a fishing pole, let's go!” (Kayleen Hartman, staff writer)
1. equipment n.
裝備 (zhuang1 bei4)
例: If you're on a baseball team, you have to bring your equipment to every practice.
2. challenge n.
挑戰 (tiao3 zhan4)
例: If you're not doing well in your Science class, you should think of it as a challenge, not a problem.
3. adventure n.
冒險 (mao4 xian3)
例: I like reading books about adventures because they have the most exciting stories.
4. pack v.t.
整理行李 (zheng2 li3 xing2 li3 )
例: Have you packed for your trip to Germany yet?
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