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

By Kayleen Hartman and Claire Lai  /  STAFF WRITERS

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.


Take me out to the ballgame 帶我看球賽

“Hurry up, we’re going to be late,” Mark said as he checked his watch. Kathleen was ordering food at the baseball stadium’s snackbar.

“... And an order of nachos, a coke and a hot dog with ketchup, please.”

“Is that all?” the person at the counter asked.

“Did you remember my peanuts?” Mark asked.

“Oops,” said Kathleen. “And some peanuts. And a candybar.”

“I don’t want a candybar,” Mark said. “That’s for me,” answered Kathleen. When they had finished ordering, Kathleen handed the snacks over to Mark. “You go get our seats. I’m going to go buy stuff to cheer with.”

Mark made his way through the rows of seats in the crowded, noisy stadium and sat down. When Kathleen joined him, she had noisemakers, a giant foam finger and a cone to yell cheers through.

“Alright,” she said happily. “NOW, I’m ready for the game to start.”

The home team ran out onto the field and

the crowd jumped to their feet and roared.Even though she had a tiny voice, no one was louder than Kathleen, who jumped up and down and clapped her hands until she was the only one left standing.

The batter walked out onto the field and the pitcher threw the first pitch. The batter swung, there was a crack and then ...

“Oh no!” shouted Mark. (Kayleen Hartman, staff writer)



1. order v.t.

點餐(dian3 can1),訂(ding3)

例:The waiter is ready. Do you know what you want to order?


2. stadium n.

球場 (qiu2 chang3)

例: Professional baseball players get to play in front of stadiums full of people.


3. cheer v.i./v.t.

加油 (jia1 you2)

例:At my sister’s basketball games, I always cheer for her really loudly.


4. roar v.t.

吼叫 (hou3 jiao4)

例: When a lion roars, you can hear it from a long way away.












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