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The Adventures of Kathleen the Great and Mark the Meek 英勇凱薩琳與害羞馬克歷險記

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.

見見老鼠凱薩琳和大象馬克。凱薩琳非常勇敢又喜歡冒險,但馬克的個性十分害羞,對許多事情都感到害怕。不過,朋友都喜歡黏在一塊兒,所以凱薩琳走到哪兒,馬克就會跟到哪兒。有時候,他們也會碰上非常棘手的情況...

The Mother’s Day mess 一團糟的母親節

One day Kathleen was wrapping a gift in the living room when Mark walked in.

“Who’s that for?” he asked.

“My mom. I won’t be able to visit her on Mother’s Day, so I’m sending her some chocolate and a card,” Kathleen said.

“You can come to my parent’s house on Mother’s Day,” Mark said. “The whole family will be there.”

Kathleen always had fun at Mark’s parents’ home, so she agreed to go.

On Mother’s Day they got there early. Mark went to help the men in his family cook dinner while Kathleen sat in the yard with Mark’s mom and the rest of the women.

“Kathleen, have you thought about getting married and having kids?” asked Mark’s Aunt Mildred.

“I think I’m doing fine on my own,” Kathleen said.

“Well I don’t know what I would do without Richard. Any problem that comes up he fixes, and he’s always there to protect me.”

Just then Richard, along with the rest of the men, came running out of the kitchen. Mark’s eyebrows were gone!

Grease fire!” Richard shouted. “Everybody run!”

“Hmmph,” Mildred said. She, along with Mark’s mom and two of his aunts, walked into the kitchen…

(MICHAEL KEARNEY, STAFF WRITER)

某天凱薩琳在客廳包裝一個禮物時,馬克正好走了進來。

馬克問:「那是要給誰的啊?」

凱薩琳回答:「我老媽,因為我母親節那天沒辦法去看她,所以我要寄一些巧克力和一張卡片給她。」

「你母親節可以來我爸媽家,」馬克說:「我們全家人都會在。」

凱薩琳一直很喜歡馬克父母家,所以她便答應前往。

母親節這天,他們提早到了馬克父母家;馬克幫忙家族的男性成員一起煮晚�?苂警Y則和馬克的媽媽及家中其他女性坐在院子裡休息。

馬克的阿姨蜜德莉問:「凱薩琳,你想結婚生小孩嗎?」

凱薩琳說:「我覺得我一個人過得很好。」

「唔,我無法想像沒有理察的人生;不管碰到任何問題他都會解決,而且他總是在我身邊保護我。」

就在那時,理察和其他男士都從廚房跑了出來,馬克的眉毛竟然不見了!

「廚房起火了!」理察大喊:「大家快逃啊!」

蜜德莉說:「唉。」便和馬克的媽媽和馬克的兩個阿姨走進廚房... (翻譯:袁星塵)

Finish It 故事接龍

Write your own ending to the story! 寫下你的故事結局:

Idea 1: The female elephants put out the fire. Where have the men gone? Who finishes cooking the dinner? Do any more problems come up?

想法一: 母象們撲滅了廚房的火,公象們跑到哪去了?最後是誰煮好晚�?晹陬o生什麼麻煩嗎?

Idea 2: When the women get into the kitchen, the fire has spread. Do they manage to put it out? Is the dinner ruined? Why were the men in Mark’s family so scared?

想法二: 當女士們進到廚房時,火勢已經蔓延,她們能夠撲滅這場大火嗎?晚�?僩握F嗎?為什麼馬克家中的男人會這麼害怕?

Idea 3: The women put the fire out and wait for the men to return. Who cleans up the kitchen? How did the fire start? How long does it take before Mark’s eyebrows grow back?

想法三: 女士們撲滅了火災,等著男士們回來,誰會負責清理廚房?火災是怎麼發生的?馬克的眉毛要過多久才會再長出來?


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