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.
"Soccer Saturday" 週六足球日!
"Guess what?" Kathleen said as she burst into Mark's apartment one Saturday.
Mark thought hard for a minute. "Hmm ... did you win the lottery?" he asked.
"That would be fantastic, but no. I got tickets to a soccer game!"
A smile spread across Mark's face. "All right! I love soccer. Who's playing?"
"The Taipei Bears will be squaring off against the Nantou Magpies."
"What's a Magpie? Like apple pie?" Mark was a little confused.
"No silly," said Kathleen, "it's a bird. Let's get going to the game!"
"Sounds good to me!" Mark grabbed his binoculars as they headed for the door.
Mark and Kathleen got to the game and took their seats in the stands.
Suddenly, the Bears' coach called up to Mark.
"Hey you, elephant! We need another player," yelled the coach. "Come down here and play with us."
"Um, me?" Mark looked around him to make sure the coach wasn't talking about another elephant.
"Of course you!" the coach yelled. He blew his whistle hard so Mark would listen.
Mark started to walk down to the field, feeling scared. "I'll only play if you let Kathleen play too."
The coach sighed. "Fine, but hurry up!" he called . . . .
1. lottery n.
樂透彩券 (le4 tou4 cai3 quan4)
例: I won NT$200 in the lottery the last time I played.
2. square off v. phr.
對決 (dui4 jue2)
例: The two cowboys squared off in the street at high noon.
3. binoculars n.
雙筒望遠鏡 (shuang1 tong3 wang4 yuan3 jing4)
例: You should always take your binoculars when you go bird watching.
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