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A full house 「大」家庭

CATHERINE THOMAS, STAFF WRITER  /  WITH AP

Michelle Duggar, left, is surrounded by her children and husband Jim Bob, third from right, while she holds her newborn daughter, Jennifer Danielle, in Arkansas, USA, Aug. 2, 2007. 美國阿肯色州的米雪兒•杜哥,於八月二日抱著剛出生的小女嬰珍妮佛,被孩子們和丈夫吉姆•杜哥所圍繞著。

PHOTO: AP

Imagine being a member of this family! There are now 17 children in the Duggar family.

The Duggars are from Arkansas in the US. On Aug. 2 the latest family member was born. She is a baby girl and they have named her Jennifer Danielle.

All the children in the Duggar family have names beginning with the letter 'J.' There are 10 boys and seven girls: Joshua, 19; John David, 17; Janna, 17; Jill, 16; Jessa, 14; Jinger, 13; Joseph, 12; Josiah, 11; Joy-Anna, 9; Jedidiah, 8; Jeremiah, 8; Jason, 7; James, 6; Justin, 4; Jackson, 3; Johannah, almost 2 and baby Jennifer.

The family's house is 650m2. That's pretty big! All the children are home-schooled. Mom and Dad say that they would love to have another baby girl next. Mom, Michelle Duggar, said, "We love the ruffles and lace."

想像你身處於這種家庭!杜哥家目前共有十七個小孩。

杜哥家在美國阿肯色州。家裡最新的成員在八月二日出生了,是個小女嬰。他們為她取名為珍妮佛.丹妮耶。

杜哥家所有小孩的名字都以「J」開頭,總共有十男七女。約書亞十九歲、約翰.大衛十七歲、賈娜十七歲、吉兒十六歲、潔莎十四歲、金潔十三歲、喬瑟夫十二歲、喬許十一歲、喬.安娜九歲、耶底底亞八歲、傑若麥八歲、傑生七歲、詹姆士六歲、賈斯汀四歲、傑克森三歲、快兩歲的喬哈娜、和小女嬰珍妮佛。

這家人的房子有六百五十平方公尺,蠻大的房子,所有小孩都在家接受自學教育,父母接下來還想再生個女孩。媽媽米雪兒.杜哥說:「我們愛那些褶邊和蕾絲。」

(翻譯:張愛弟)

TODAY'S WORDS 今日單字

1. member n.

成員 (cheng2 yuan2)

例: I am a member of the local library.

(我是本地圖書館的會員。)

2. home-schooled n. phr.

家庭教育 (jia1 ting2 jiao4 yu4)

例: I was home-schooled up to the age of seven.

(我七歲前在家接受自學教育。)

3. ruffle n.

褶邊 (zhe2 bian1)

例: My favorite dress has yellow ruffles.

(我最愛的衣服上有黃色褶邊。)

4. lace n.

蕾絲 (lei3 si1)

例: I bought a beautiful lace tablecloth in Brussels.

(我在布魯塞爾買了條有蕾絲的美麗桌布。)


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