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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

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.

見見老鼠凱薩琳和大象馬克。凱薩琳非常勇敢又喜歡冒險,但馬克的個性十分害羞,對許多事情都感到害怕。不過,朋友都喜歡黏在一塊兒,所以凱薩琳走到哪兒,馬克就會跟到哪兒。有時候,他們也會碰上非常棘手的情況...

Passport problems 護照問題

Kathleen and Mark arrived at the airport in Bangkok with plenty of time before their flight. "That was a great vacation," Kathleen said. "Don't you think so, Mark?"

Mark nodded. "I can't wait to get the pictures developed!"

"Yeah," Kathleen agreed. "I bet some of them are really great. We did so many exciting things! What was your favorite part of the trip?"

"Hmm ..." Mark thought for a moment. "I really enjoyed seeing all the Buddhist temples, but the beach was also so beautiful. I don't know. I liked it all!"

"Me too," Kathleen said. "As a trip, it was a success!"

They stepped up to the counter to check in. "May I have your passports, please?" the woman working there asked.

Kathleen reached into her backpack to get their passports. She took out Mark's and put it on the counter. "Hey, where's mine?" she said. "Mark, where's my passport?"

(Emily Shih, Staff Writer)

凱薩琳和馬克抵達了曼谷機場,距班機起飛還有很長時間。「真是一段美好的假期,」凱薩琳說︰「你說呢,馬克?」

馬克點點頭︰「我等不及把照片洗出來囉!」

「是啊,」凱薩琳同意說︰「我敢打賭有些照片一定很精采。我們做了那麼多刺激的事!這趟旅行你最喜歡哪一部分?」

「嗯‥‥‥」馬克想了一下︰「我真的很高興看到所有佛教寺廟,不過沙灘也如此美麗。我不知道,我全都喜歡!」

「我也是,」凱薩琳說︰「這趟旅行相當成功!」

他們走到櫃檯報到。女職員問︰「可以讓我看你們的護照嗎?」

凱薩琳把手伸到背包裡拿護照。她拿出馬克的護照,把它放在櫃檯上。「嘿,我的呢?」她說︰「馬克,我的護照在哪裡?」 

(翻譯:賴美君)

Today's Words 今天單字

1. develop v.i. /v.t.

沖洗 (chong1 xi3) ,顯影 (xian2 ying3)

例: It usually takes about an hour to get your pictures developed.

(沖洗的照片通常得花一個小時才能拿到。)

2. enjoy v.t.

享受 (xiang3 shou4) ,喜歡 (xi3 huan1)

例: Elizabeth enjoys reading, but Jessica enjoys going to the mall.

(伊麗莎白喜歡閱讀,不過潔西卡喜歡逛購物中心。)

3. temple n.

寺廟 (si4 miao4)

例: When you are inside a temple, you must never point your feet at the Buddha.

(你進到寺廟時,絕對不能把腳朝向佛祖。)

4. success n.

成功 (cheng2 gong1)

例: Steven's new restaurant is a huge success; everybody wants to eat there!

(史蒂芬的新餐廳非常成功,大家都想到那裡用餐!)


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