This is a picture of Knut. Knut is a polar bear cub that was born at the start of this year. Knut’s mother didn’t want to look after him, so zookeepers at Berlin zoo had to help him.
Thomas Doerflien carefully took Knut from his mother. Then Thomas fed him using a bottle, a little like a human baby. During the first few weeks of life, polar bear cubs need to nurse nearly all the time. When they get to three months old they nurse about six times a day.
Everyday, lots of animal lovers come to the zoo to see Knut. Twice a day he comes into the open with Thomas and splashes in a pond, jumps on rocks and plays with Thomas, just like in the picture.
Knut is four months old and is beginning to get his adult teeth. Sometimes it hurts a lot and stops him coming out to play. Last week the vets at the zoo gave him some medicine to help him. They say that Knut is feeling much better now. (Catherine Thomas, Staff Writer)
1. cub n.
幼獸 (you4 shou4) （熊、獅、虎、狼等）
例: We saw a mommy bear and her cub in the woods.
2. nurse v.i. /v.t.
照料 (zhao4 liao4) ，哺乳 (bu3 ru3)
例: The mommy cat is nursing three kittens.
3. medicine n.
藥品 (yao4 pin3)
例: The doctor gave me some medicine to help with my tummy ache.
With the recent heavy rainfall and humidity, wild mushrooms have been shooting up in mountain forests and grasslands. In Nantou County’s Puli Township a man picked some unfamiliar fungi growing in the National Chung Hsing University experimental forest area along Nanan Road and took them home to cook. The result was that the whole family of five had to rush to hospital. For the sake of filling their bellies they almost lost their lives. It was truly a case of biting off more than they could chew. You hear many stories of people eating unfamiliar mushrooms and giving themselves food
A: Argh! B: What is it? A: Cockroach! Over there by the bookshelf. It’s huge! B: Oh no, not another one. I’m beginning to think there’s a cockroach nest inside our apartment. Don’t worry, I’ll deal with it. A: 啊！ B: 怎麼了？ A: 有蟑螂！在書櫃那邊。超大隻！ B: 哦不，不要再來了。我開始覺得我們公寓裡有蟑螂窩了。別擔心，我會處理的。 English 英文: Chinese 中文:
The sudden sharp fall in greenhouse gas emissions recorded in the early part of this year may seem like an environmental blessing, a breathing space as the world fights climate breakdown. Skies clear of aircrafts and streets free of cars have encouraged the return of nature and brought visions of a cleaner world. Carbon dioxide emissions had fallen by 17 percent on average by early April, according to a definitive study published in Nature Climate Change on May 19, as a result of the lockdown measures put in place around the world to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, the unprecedented decline