Meet Kathleen the mouseand Mark the elephant.Kathleen is very brave and likes adventure, but Mark isvery shy and scared of many things. But friends stay together,so Mark follows Kathleenwherever she goes.Sometimes they get into some very sticky situations.
Mark's big race 馬克賽跑驚魂記
Mark lined up at the starting line. He was getting ready to race to the top of Taipei 101.
"Everyone needs to race to the top floor and then come back down the same set of stairs to the bottom," the referee said.
"Remember to go quickly at the start," Kathleen told Mark "so you don't get stuck behind the other contestants."
Mark looked ahead. Suddenly he heard the starter's pistol and charged to the front.
"Go!" Kathleen yelled.
Mark used his long legs to race up the building. The building shook every time his feet pounded on the stairs.
"I'm way ahead of everyone," Mark thought. "I can win this race!"
Sweat dripped off of Mark's trunk and formed puddles on the stairs. But he was too focused on winning the race to take notice.
Mark reached the top and looked down the stairs. He couldn't see anyone else.
"On to the bottom!" he shouted.
Mark began running down the stairs. Suddenly he slipped on a puddle of his own sweat and began to tumble.
"Oh no!" Mark cried.
He rolled faster and faster. A group of runners screamed out as the enormous elephant came plunging toward them… (MICHAEL KEARNEY, STAFF WRITER)
1. starting line n.
起跑線 (qi2 pao3 xian4)
例: I was very nervous when I lined up at the starting line.（當我排在起跑線時非常緊張。）
2. pistol n.
手槍 (shou3 qiang1)
例: The hunter took out his pistol and stared at the deer.（獵人拿出手槍緊盯著那頭鹿。）
3. sweat n.
汗水 (han4 shui3)
例: It smells like sweat in here.
4. tumble v.t./v.i.
跌倒 (die2 dao3)
例: The barber fell and tumbled down the stairs.
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