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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.


Thanksgiving Dinner 感恩節晚餐

"Hey Mark, do you remember how long the turkey is supposed to roast?" Kathleen called.

"I don't know," Mark said. "How much pumpkin should I put inside these pies?"

Kathleen and Mark were visiting Kathleen's aunt and uncle in the US, and they were going to cook Thanksgiving dinner for the whole family.

"Are you sure you want to do this?" Kathleen's aunt had asked. "Thanksgiving dinner is not easy to cook."

But Kathleen had insisted. "Don't worry about it!" she had said. "Mark and I know what we're doing!"

Now she wasn't so sure.

"Um, Mark? What time is it?" Kathleen said. Her voice sounded a little bit panicked.

"Almost 3pm, why?"

"We only have four hours!" Kathleen wailed. "The turkey isn't done, you don't know how much pumpkin to put in the pies, I haven't started making the mashed potatoes, the stuffing looks really gross, and I lost my recipe for cranberry sauce!"

Mark hurried over to where Kathleen was standing and tried to calm her down. "It's going to be okay," he said. "We'll finish in time. We just have to ..."

He stopped talking and sniffed the air. "Kathleen? Is something burning?"

"Oh no!" Kathleen cried. "The turkey!" (Emily Shih, Staff Writer)




「你確定你想這樣做?」 凱薩琳的姨媽問過她︰「感恩節晚餐不好煮喔。」

Today's Words 今天單字

1. insist v.t./v.i.

堅持(jian1 chi2)

I told Jordan that he didn't need to pick me up from the airport, but he insisted.

我告訴喬丹他不必來機場接我,但他堅持。2. recipe n.

食譜(shi2 pu3)

My mother has a great recipe for chocolate chip cookies that her mother gave to her.

我母親有外婆相傳的巧克力脆片餅乾美味食譜。3. sniff v.t./v.i.


I didn't know if the milk had gone bad so I sniffed it to check.

我不知道這個牛奶壞了沒,所以我聞一聞來確定一下。4.burn v.t./v.i.

燒焦(shao1 jiao1)

Carter left the steak on the stove for too long and when he came back it was burnt.











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