Mark and Kathleen were sitting next to the fireplace and Christmas tree, having milk, cookies and eggnog.
"I'm so excited, Kathleen. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve," cried Mark. "I can't wait to eat ham, turkey and yams for dinner."
"Yes." Kathleen agreed. "I can't wait to see my mom and dad tomorrow. All my aunts and uncles will be there too!"
"Wait," Mark wondered out loud, "if we go home, that means ... I can't give you a present on Christmas!" Mark wanted to cry.
"Don't worry," said Kathleen. "We can trade gifts early, tonight."
Mark cheered up and smiled. "Oh boy! Early Christmas!" Mark and Kathleen got their presents from under the tree.
Mark and Kathleen both had big boxes to give each other.
"I'll open first," said Kathleen. She tore the wrapping paper off. "Cute! You knitted me a green and red Christmas sweater! Thanks!"
"You're welcome!" Mark said. He opened his gift to find ...
(Jason Cox, staff writer)
WHAT HAPPENED? 究竟怎麼回事?
1. What will Mark NOT eat at Christmas dinner?
2. What did Mark make for Kathleen?
a. A Christmas tree.
b. Christmas cookies.
c. A Christmas sweater.
FINISH IT 故事接龍
Write your own ending to the story! 寫下你的故事結局:
Idea 1: Mark's gift from Kathleen is also a knitted Christmas sweater! And it is also green and red! What does Mark think about the sweater? Do he and Kathleen think it is funny or scary that they made each other the same gift? When do they wear the Christmas sweaters together?
Idea 2: Kathleen got Mark a lump of coal instead of a real gift! What does Mark think to himself? What does he say to Kathleen? Is Kathleen's gift real or just a joke? If it's a joke, what other gift did she get Mark?
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