Water slide dash 驚險的水上溜滑梯
On a sunny day at the water park, Mark and Kathleen went to the top of a water slide.
“Let's have a race,” Kathleen said. “One, two, three, go!”
Mark easily beat Kathleen to the bottom of the slide. When Mark landed in the pool, water splashed all over the lifeguards.
“That was great fun,” Mark said.
“I suppose,” Kathleen said. “Let's try again.”
Mark won again, splashing the lifeguards even more.
“Dude, that's a big splash,” one of the lifeguards said. “Let's go dry off.”
The lifeguards went to the locker room. Mark looked at Kathleen, who had a sour look on her face.
“Let's go race one more time,” Mark said. “We'll try a different slide, and I'll give you a head start.”
Mark and Kathleen went all the way to the top of the stairs.
“You go first,” Mark said. “I'll count to three then go.”
Kathleen raced down the slide and let out a gasp as she passed through a tunnel.
“Mark! Don't come down this slide!”
But it was too late. Kathleen looked back and saw Mark's trunk coming out the end of the tunnel. The rest of him was nowhere to be seen …
1. water park n.
水上樂園 (shui3 shang4 le4 yuan2)
例: My mom and dad took me to the water park in Bali for my birthday.
2. water slide n.
水上溜滑梯 (shui3 shang4 liu1 hua2 ti1)
例: Water slides are a fun and exciting way to cool off during the summer.
3. splash v.i. /v.t.
例: Mrs. Johnson was angry when Pierre jumped into the water and splashed her.
4. tunnel n.
隧道 (sui4 dao4)
例: Chloe told me to hold my breath in tunnels, so ghosts don’t get me.
1. The lifeguards went to the locker room to …
a. take a shower.
b. have lunch.
c. dry off.
2. Why did Mark give Kathleen a head start?
a. Because he kept beating her.
b. Because she kept beating him.
c. Because he’s a rude elephant.
d. Because he wanted her to get stuck in the tunnel.
What happened? : 1. c 2. a
Write your own ending to the story! 寫下你的故事結局:
Idea 1: Kathleen tries running up the slide to help Mark, but it's too slippery. Does she try to get up the slide another way? Is anybody else around who can help? Can Mark get out of the tunnel without any help?
Idea 2: A group of badgers are on a class trip at the water park. They don't see Mark and go down the slide. Do the badgers get stuck? Are they able to dig their way out of the tunnel? Is Mark afraid of the badgers?
Idea 3: Water begins to collect behind Mark. Soon Mark is flushed through the tunnel. He goes down the water slide with a big wave of water behind him. What happens when he hits the pool? Are the lifeguards back? Is Mark able to swim?
A: How are your legs? Not too tired? This is the final stretch. We’re almost at the top. B: So do we need to walk up that path? I think I’ll be fine: it looks like a gentle ascent, and there are steps all the way. A: Appearances can be deceptive. The path gets quite steep further on, and the steps become broken and irregular. We’re not out of the woods yet. B: What does that signpost say? If we take the right fork we will get to a temple in 25 minutes. A: Nice try. We’re going