There are some mice in a house .The man of the house gets a cat.
The cat kills many of the mice.
Then the oldest mouse says, All mice must come to my hole tonight. Let’s put
our heads together and think what we can do about the cat. 然后最老的老鼠说, 所有的老鼠都必须今晚来参加我的洞。让我们把我们的头头脑脑们
All the mice come.Many mice speak , but no one knows what to do. At last, a young mouse
stands up and says, we must put a bell on the cat. When the cat comes near, we shall hear the bell and run away. So the cat will not catch any more of us. 所有的老鼠。许多老鼠说话,但没有人知道该做什么。最后,一个年轻的老鼠站起来,说,
But the old mouse asks , "Who will put the bell on the cat?” 但老老鼠问:“谁会把钟放在猫?”
No mouse answers.
The old mouse waits, but still no one answers.
At last the old mouse saya, "It is not hard to say things; it is hard to
(2)Mr Brown and Mr Smith
Mr Brown has a big apple tree in his garden with lots of fruit on it.His neighbor,Mr Smith has
an apple tree,too,but there is not much fruit on it.
Mr Brown is pointing to Mr Smith's tree and laughing ."There aren't many apples on
your tree this year." he says, "I've got a lot of fruit on mine."
But now the wind is blowing It is very strong .Mr Brown's tree is
falling down and the tree is lying on the ground.
Mr Brown is very angry. But Mr Smith is laughing. "I haven't got much
fruit on my tree," he says,"but it is still standing."
(3) A Careful Timekeeper
A clockmaker has a shop in a busy town.Every day he sees a man stop by,look into the window and then walk away as fast as he can. 一个钟表匠在一个繁华的镇有一家商店。每一天，他看见有人停下来，看看窗外，然后尽快地走开.
One day the clockmaker asks the man, "Why don't you come into the shop? Come in ,please. Shall I show you my clocks?"
The man says , "No,thank you . I don't want to buy your clock . I'm the timekeeper for the town. I have to ring the bell at twelve o'clock . Sometimes my watch is faster than yours .So I have to come here to look at your clocks."
这个人说:“不了,谢谢。我不想买你的时钟。我为镇计时员。我要在 12 下午摇铃。有时我的表比你的表快。所以我必须来这里看看你的时钟。
"Ah!" says the clockmaker, "you are a very careful timekeeper. But I set my clock every day when I hear your bells."
American schools begin in September after a long summer holiday. There are two terms in a school year. The first term is from September to January and the second is from February to June.. Most American children begin to go to school when they are five years old. Most students are seventeen or eighteen years old when they finish high school.
After high school,many students go to university. They can go to a small one or a large one. They usually have to pay a lot . So many university students go to work after class They want to get the money for their studies.
one afternoon,when the matches are over, John and Mike don't go home. They stay at school to help their teacher . Their teacher is starting a library in the school and the boys help him
On Saturday ,most people are busy with shopping for their homes. Some of them go to the stories, some go to the supermarkets. But in America, most shoppers enjoy shopping in the shopping malls. 上星期六，大多数人都忙着为自己的家园购物。他们中的一些人去讲故事，有的去超市。但是在美国，大多数消费者喜欢在商场购物。
A mall is a group of many shops . There you can buy clothes, furniture, and everything you need . Shopping malls provide parking for your cars. Usually, the mall is under one roof so that shoppers do not get cold or wet from rain, wind, or snow. 购物中心是一组许多商店。你可以买衣服，家具，和你需要的一切。购物中心为您提供停车场。通常，购物中心是在一个屋顶下让顾客不到雨，风，寒冷或潮湿，或雪
After some shopping , you may get tired. You can walk into the sitting-rooms for a short rest. If you get hungry, you can go into the dinning-rooms in the malls to have a good meal. Now more and more Americans like to go there shopping. 购物之后,你可能会很累。你可以走到客厅休息一会儿。如果你感到饥饿，你可以去食堂在商场吃一顿好饭。现在越来越多的美国人喜欢去购物。