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 短篇故事集

READING & WRITING

The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean

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1. fire [ fa6r ] n. 火

You almost started a fire! 你差一點就引起火災!

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稻草、煤塊和豆子

2. fast [ f1st ] adv. 快地;迅速地

I can’t understand Diane’s German, because she speaks so fast. 我聽不懂黛安的德文,因為她講話好快。

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3. ground [ gra8nd ] n. 地面

The ground is frozen in the winter. 冬天時地面都結冰了。

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4. hot [ h3t ] adj. 熱的;燙的

Your forehead is hot, so you might have a fever. 你的額頭好燙,可能是發燒了。

參考單字》

straw [ str7 ] n. 稻草;麥桿 coal [ kol ] n. 煤塊 chat [ t]1t ] v. 聊天 (chat-chatted-chatted) á 學習焦點

1. the next time vs. next time 兩者為具有連接詞功能的副詞片語,其差異在於 the next time 明確指出「在這次之後的下一次」,而 next time 則泛指「這次之後的任何一次」。

• The next time the bus comes, it will be

very late at night.

下一班公車來的時間會非常晚。

• Next time we go to Kenting, let’s stay in a

different hotel.

我們下次去墾丁時,住住看不同的旅館吧。

2. fall to (place) 掉落到(某處) fall 是動詞「落下」的意思,三態為 fall-fell-fallen。 • The pencil rolled off my desk and fell to

the floor.

那枝鉛筆從我的書桌上滾下來,掉到地上。  隨堂測驗‧連接相反字詞

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sky ice slow cold

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The next time you see a bean, look closely at it. Every bean has a black line. Do you know why? A long time ago, an old woman wanted to cook beans for dinner, so she made a fire.1 To make the fire burn faster, 2 she added some straw. She dropped a bean on the ground,3 but she didn’t notice. The bean landed near a piece of straw. Later, a hot4 piece of coal fell to the ground. The straw, the coal and the bean began to chat.*


Stories and Fables

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The bean said, “It’s too dangerous here. If the old woman sees me, she’ll boil1 me!” The coal said, “Yes. If she sees me, she’ll throw me in the fire.” “I know,” said the straw. “She wants to burn me, too!” They left the house together. Soon, they came to a narrow 2 river. They didn’t know how to cross3 it. The straw said, “I’ll be a bridge.4 I’ll lie down over the river. Then you can both cross the river.”

1. boil [ b76l ] v. 煮

Let’s boil those noodles. 我們來煮麵吧。

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2. narrow [ `n1ro ] adj. 狹窄的

The door is narrow, so we can’t move the chair through it. 門很窄,我們無法把椅子移過去。

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3. cross [ kr7s ] v. 穿越;越過

Anna crossed the room and said “hello” to us. 安娜從房間那頭走過來跟我們打招呼。

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4. bridge [ br6d. ] n. 橋

That bridge doesn’t look safe to me. 我覺得那座橋看起來不是很安全。

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1. lie down 躺下

The straw lay down. First, the coal started to cross.

lie 是動詞「躺;臥」的意思,三態為 lie [ la6 ]-lay [ le ]-lain [ len ]。 • Carl lay down on the bed and closed his

中文翻譯和測驗解答請見第 62-63 頁

eyes. 卡爾躺在床上,閉起眼睛。

2. start to + V. 開始(做某事) 也可用 begin to + V. 表達相同語意。begin 的動詞 三態為 begin [ b6`g6n ]-began [ b6`g1n ]-begun [ b6`g9n ]。

• The people started to cheer. 人們開始歡呼。

• It began to snow last night. 昨天晚上開始下雪。

ABC 超音波 整理 ow 的發音: 發 [ o ] 的音:如文中的 throw、know 和 narrow, 或常見的 yellow 和 borrow 等。 發 [ a8 ] 的音:如文中的 how、down,或常見的 now 和 town 等。

 隨堂測驗‧是非題

_____ q The river was narrow. _____ w The bean thought that it was safe to stay with the old woman. _____ e The old woman wanted to burn the straw. 19


Step by Step

The night market is very crowded, so 4 they’re careful with their wallets.3

STEP

Keep an eye on* your stuff.*

STEP

7 William plays a game.

OK. I will.

好,我會的。

注意妳的隨身物品。

You missed again.

你又射歪了。

I’ll try one more time. 我要再試一次。

夜市非常擁擠,所以他們很留意自己的錢包。

* keep an eye on

注意

* stuff [ st9f ] n.

威廉在玩遊戲。

物品;東西

Anita eats fried chicken, and William has 5 oyster noodles.

STEP

Anita wants to buy cheap4 clothes, so 8 they check out many clothes stands.

STEP

Not yet! Do you like this shirt? 還不行!你喜歡這件襯衫嗎?

Do you want your chicken to be spicy?* 妳的雞排要辣嗎?

Yes, please.

要,麻煩你了。

我們現在可以回家了嗎?

艾妮塔吃雞排,威廉吃蚵仔麵線。

* spicy [ `spa6s6 ] adj.

Can we go home now?

艾妮塔想買便宜的衣服,所以他們去逛很多賣衣服的地攤。

辣的

STEP

6 After that, they buy drinks at a tea shop.

They had a wonderful night, and they’re 9 ready to go home.

STEP

Me too!

我也是!

What would you like? 你想喝什麼?

I’ll have a pearl milk tea, please.

I had a lot of fun.

我要一杯珍珠奶茶。

我很開心。

後來他們去飲料店買飲料。

他們度過一個愉快的夜晚,準備要回家。 插畫:a-jay

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READING & WRITING 進階閱讀

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[ `s6st4m ]

太陽系八大行星

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太陽系的主要成員為八大行星(二〇〇六年國際天文聯合會已將冥王星 Pluto [ `pluto ] 排除在外),這些行星都以太陽為中心,以橢圓軌道繞著太陽公轉。

Earth [ -q ]

地球

Earth is our home. As the strength* of the Sun grows, the life on Earth will die out. It will happen within about 1.5 billion years. 地球是我們的家,隨著太陽熱度的增加,地球上的生 命終有一天會滅絕,而這大約會在十五億年後發生。

* strength [ str5;q ] n. 強度

Mercury [ `m-kj4r6 ]

水星

Mercury has the fastest orbit* in the solar system. 水星繞行太陽的速度是太陽系中最快的。

* orbit [ `7rb6t ] n. 運行軌道

Venus [ `vin4s ]

金星

On Venus, the Sun rises in the west and sets in the east. 在金星上,太陽從西邊升起,東邊落下。

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Jupiter [ `d.up4t0 ]

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木星

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It has the Great Red Spot. The Great Red Spot is a big storm that is larger than Earth. 木星是太陽系中體積最大的行星。它有塊「大紅斑」, 「大 紅斑」是個比地球還要龐大的巨大風暴。

Uranus [ `j8r4n4s ]

天王星

People used to think that Uranus was a star. It is also the only planet that is named after an ancient Greek god. 人們曾認為天王星是顆恆星。它也是唯一一顆以古希臘 之神命名的行星。

Mars [ m3rz ]

火星

Mars is the closest planet to Earth. People may go to Mars in the future. 火星是距離地球最近的行星, 人們在未來也許會前往火星。

Neptune [ `n5ptjun ]

海王星

Neptune was discovered in 1846. It has the strongest wind in the solar system. 海王星發現於西元一八四六年,它有著太陽系中最 強烈的風。

Saturn [ `s1t0n ]

土星

There are many rings* around Saturn, and a satellite* once flew past Saturn in 1979. 土星周圍圍繞著許多「環」,在一九七九年,有一顆人造 衛星曾飛越土星。

* ring [ r6; ] n. 環(土星環的確切成因不明,其主要是由許多 太空碎片、岩石和冰所組成)

* satellite [ `s1ty%a6t ] n. 人造衛星

連連看  Venus Jupiter Saturn Uranus Mars

看了上述的內容,有沒有對我們的太陽系有了更深一層的認識呢?那現在就來做個小測驗, 看看自己對八大行星的了解有多少!

• It is the closest planet to Earth.

• Its name comes from a Greek god.

• We can see the Great Red Spot on its surface.

• It has lots of beautiful rings.

• The Sun rises in the west. 測驗解答請見第 66 頁

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