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.
“A daring escape” 險境逃生！"Psst! Mark, are you awake?" Kathleen whispered from her cage.
"Yeah, I can't sleep either," Mark replied. When Terry the tiger had kidnapped Kathleen, Mark had followed her to this Science lab.
Now they were both stuck in cages in a dimly lit room.
"How are we going to get out of here?" Kathleen sounded quite worried. They had been locked up for a whole day, but they hadn't seen anyone since being locked up.
Mark thought hard. He scanned the room. On a table outside his cage, he could see a flask, some scary pliers and a screwdriver.
"I have an idea," Mark said. He reached his trunk through the bars, grabbed the nearby screwdriver.
Once he had the screwdriver, Mark used it to pick the lock on his cage.
"I'm out!" he gasped as he opened the door. He crawled over to Kathleen's cage and picked her lock too.
When her door opened, Kathleen bolted out and stood next to Mark. "Now what?" she asked.
"Now you're in big trouble!" Terry the tiger roared. He was standing in the doorway.
"Not if I can help it," Kathleen said between clenched teeth. She charged straight for Terry ...(Jason cox, staff writer)
FINISH IT 故事接龍
Write your own ending to the story! 寫下你的故事結局:
Idea 1: Kathleen slams into Terry and the two of them begin to wrestle. Does Mark come to Kathleen's aid or hide? Do Mark and Kathleen manage to get past Terry or out of the building?
Idea 2: Kathleen's courage scares Terry, who throws his hands up in surrender. Do Mark and Kathleen lock him up or are they nice to him? Are they able to leave the lab safely?
Idea 3: Mark is frightened and retreats, but runs into the table and breaks the flask. The liquid in the flask catches fire when it hits the ground. How do Mark, Kathleen and Terry stop the fire? Is anyone hurt? What happens when the fire is out?
WHAT HAPPENED? 究竟怎麼回事?
1. Where are Mark and Kathleen?
a. At home.
b. In the science lab.
c. At work.
2. What does Mark use to pick the lock?
a. The beaker.
b. The table.
c. The screwdriver.
d. The pliers.
Ans: 1.b 2.c
1. stuck adj.
卡住的 (ka3 zhu4 de5)
例: The cat got stuck between the wall and the couch.
2. pick v.t.
例: If you pick at your scab, it won't heal quickly.
3. crawl v.i./v.t.
爬行 (pa2 xing2)
例: Babies learn to crawl before they learn to walk.
4. bolt v.i.
逃走 (tao2 zou3)
例: When the dog appeared, the rabbit bolted across the field.
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