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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  /  STAFF WRITER

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.


Let's go to the zoo! 去逛動物園!

One afternoon Mark began to think about his family. “You know who I would like to see?” he asked Kathleen. “My cousin, Matt.”

“Why don’t you invite him over?” asked Kathleen.

“I can’t,” said Mark. “He lives in the zoo.”

“Great!” said Kathleen. “We’ll go visit him.”

When they got to the zoo, they headed for the elephant area. Mark began to run, waving his trunk and yelling, “Matt!” as he ran. “It’s me, Mark.”

Suddenly one of the zoo elephants began to run over to the edge of the elephant area. With two elephants running as fast as they could, the ground began to shake so much that Kathleen thought there was an earthquake.

When the two elephants were face to face, Mark could see that there was a mouse sitting on his cousin Matt’s head. “Mark,” said Matt, “Meet my friend, Karen.” The little mouse waved.

“Do you live here too?” Kathleen asked Karen.

“Yup,” the other mouse answered. “Would you like me to show you around?” Kathleen and Karen left Mark and Matt to visit for a while, and Karen led Kathleen through a hole in the ground into a maze of tunnels that looked like it went all over the zoo.

“Cool!” Kathleen said and she began to run down one of the tunnels.

“If you go that way, be careful,” Karen said. “It goes to the snake house.(Kayleen Hartman, staff writer)


1. invite v.t.

邀請 (yao1 qing3)

例:I invited all my classmates to my birthday party.


2. edge n.

邊緣 (bian1 yuan2)

例:Don’t stand too close to the edge of the sidewalk, or you might get hit by a car.


3. maze n.

迷宮 (mi2 gong1)

例:Once you’re inside a maze, it’s hard to find your way out.


4. tunnel n.

隧道 (sui4 dao4)

例:There is a tunnel that goes through the mountain so that cars can drive through.














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