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Passage 1.Jim (一般现在时)

Jim gets up at 6:30. His home is near his school. He leaves home at 7:30. They begin class at 8:00. He has lunch at home. After lunch he plays games with his classmates, in the afternoon, Jim has three classes. He leaves school at 4:30.

.A Chinese Boy

I’m a Chinese boy. My name is Chen Dong. I am twelve. I have two sisters. My sisters and I are all students.

My father is a teacher. He is a Chinese teacher. He teaches in No. 19 Middle School. My mother is a teacher, too. She teaches English in the No. 11 Middle School.

Our Monitor

This is Lin. She is from Beijing. She studies very hard. In class she can answer the teacher’s questions very quickly. Lin loves her classmates and often helps them with their lessons. Everybody says she is a very good monitor.

Our House

Our home is near the school. We have a house. It is a good house. The house has three rooms. One is a living room. The other two are bedrooms. In the living room there is a table and six chairs. There are some flowers on the table. There is a garden in front of the house. Our house isn’t big, but we like it.

Seven days in a week

There are about fifty-two weeks in a year. And there are seven days in each week. The first day of a week is Sunday. The other days of a week between Sunday and Saturday are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday. Monday is the second day, Tuesday is the third day, Wednesday is the fourth day, Thursday is the fifth day, and Friday is the sixth day. What’s the last day? Do you know?

the story of color

Nick is 15 years old. He is a student. He is tall, but he doesn’t like school. He doesn’t do homework. He doesn’t do housework, too. He is the only son in his family . His sister says, “you are a white elephant”. His parents say, “ you are the black sheep.”

Nick is red in the face. He thinks he can do everything well. “I want to be a good boy.” Nick says to his family. But he is green(没有经验) at his school work, he is blue(心情不好) and doesn’t know what to do. He is in brown.(沉思当中)

His teacher----Mrs. Green is a nice teacher. she says “I can help you, good boy! Study hard, or your future will be black!”

Passage2. A birthday party (现在进行时)

Today is Susan’s birthday. She is nine years old. Her friends are in her home now. There is a birthday party in the evening. Look! Mary is listening to the music. And Tom is drinking orange juice. Jack and Sam are playing cards on the floor. Lily and Amy are watching TV. Someone is knocking at the door. It’s Hey. He brings a big teddy bear for Susan. The teddy bear is yellow. Susan is very happy. All the children are happy. They sing a birthday song for Susan.

Passage 3.The Farmer and the Snake (一般过去式)

It was a cold winter day. A farmer found a snake on the ground. It was nearly dead by cold. The Farmer was a kind man. He picked up the snake carefully and put it under the coat. Soon the snake began to move and it raised its mouth and bit the farmer. “Oh, My god!” said the farmer, “I save your life, but you thank me in that way. You must die.” Then he killed the snake with a stick. At last he died, too.

Lucky or unlucky

When Barbara was fishing, she dropped her watch.

It fell into the water. Barbara was sad because it was her best watch.

The next day, Barbara went fishing again. She put her hook into the water. When she pulled it up, there was her watch! It was caught on her hook. Barbara didn’t catch but she was happy. she had her watch back.

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is the longest wall in the world. It is about 6,000 kilometers long, 7 meters high and 5 meters wide. The Great Wall was built more than twenty centuries ago. It was very difficult to build such a great wall without any modern machines. Thousands of men died while they were building the wall.

Have you ever been to the Great Wall? It is very famous in the world. Many foreigners come to visit it every year. They like it very much.



The Old Farmer

An old farmer had spend all his life on his farm in the countryside, far from the city. One day, he dicided to visit the big city. Everything was new and strange to him, because this was the first time he had traveled to the city. He went into a large hotel and saw an elevator. As he watched, an old lady got into the elevator and closed the door. After a while, the door opened again and a very pretty young girl came out. The old farmer was amazed. “What an incredible little room! ” he said to himself. “It’s magic! It can change an old woman into a young girl. The next time I come here, I’m going to bring my wife along. ”

【注释】incredible adj. 难以置信的;不可思议的

【译文】 老农民


Reading Makes a Full Man

We see that the real factor by which a “full man” is made is neither education nor experience; it is reading. By reading scientific treatises, we are informed of many facts; by reading geography, we know the earth’s surface, forms, physical features etc.; by reading history, we are told of the growth of nations.

With eyes we can see; with ears we can hear. But at a distance, small objects can hardly be distinguished by naked eyes, and ordinary sounds are not audible to our ears without a transmiter. It is by reading that we can know many things without actually seeing or hearing them. Besides, a fair knowledge of what the world is thinking and doing can only be acquired by reading newspapers and magazines.

Therefore, no matter how advanced our education may be, or how much experience we may have, we cannot become “full man” unless we keep on reading.


① factor n. 因素;要素 ② treatise ['tri:tis] n.(专题)论文

③ distinguish [di'sti?gwi?] v. 分辨;区别 ④ naked adj.裸露的;光体的 naked eyes肉眼 ⑤ audible ['?:d?bl] adj.听得见的 ⑥ transmiter n. 传送者;发报机 ⑦ acquire [?'kwai?] v. 获得

【译文】 读书使人完美




Happiness Is Your Own Choice

Most of us compare ourselves with anyone we think is happier — a relative, someone we know a lot, or someone we hardly know. As a result, what we do remember is anything that makes the others happy, anything that makes ourselves unhappy, totally forgetting that there is something happy in our own life.

So the best way to destory happiness is to look at something and focus on even the smallest flaw. It is the smallest flaw that would make us complain. And it is the complain that leads to us becoming unhappy.

If one chooses to be happy, he will be blessed; if he chooses to be unhappy, he will be cursed. Happiness is just what you think will make you happy.

【注释】flaw [fl?:] n.缺点;裂纹;瑕疵

【译文】 选择快乐你就快乐




The Duties of a Student

Every youth has to make the best use of his school days. As future masters of society, students must get prepared for a strenuous life. In other words, it is their lot to face life’s hardships. One who is bodily weak cannot hope to have great success. It is very important, therefore, for students to fully develop their physical prowess by taking regular exercise.

To render themselves really useful, students are expected to specialize in some areas of study. Their ambition should be to know everything about something than to know something about everything. The twenty-first century has no place for those who have no special knowledge or training.


① strenuous ['strenju?s] adj. 奋发的;紧张的;费劲的;艰苦的

② lot n. 命运;份额;(口)很多a lot of︳lots of;(商品等的)一批,某一类的人 ③ prowess ['prauis] n. 英勇;勇猛;杰出的才能

④ render vt. 使…成为;以…回报(+for);归还(+back);给予(+to);表示

⑤ specialize vi. 专攻,专门研究(+in) vt. 使专门化,使特殊化





励志故事 — Courage勇气

A father was really worried about his son, who was sixteen years old but had no courage at all. So the father decided to call on a Buddhist monk to train his child.

The Buddhist monk said to the boy’s father, “You should leave your son alone here. I’ll make him into a real man within three months. However, you can’t come to see him during this period.”

Three months later, the boy’s father returned. The Buddhist monk arranged a boxing match between the child and an experienced boxer. Each time the fighter struck the boy, he fell down, but at once the boy stood up; and each time a punch knocked him down again, then the boy stood up again. Several times later, the Buddhist monk asked, “What do you think of your child? ”

“What a shame!” The boy’s father said. “I never thought he could be so easily knocked down. I needn’t have left him here any longer.”

“I’m sorry that that’s all you see. Don’t you see that each time he falls down, he stands up again instead of crying? That’s the kind of courage you wanted him to have.”

If each time you are knocked down you have the courage to stand up again, then you can be proud of yourself.


① Buddhist monk 和尚,禅师; Buddhist n. 佛教徒adj. 佛教的;monk n. 僧侣;修道士 ② punch [p?nt?] n. 拳打[C][(+in/on)] v. 用力击,用拳猛击

Is Money the Roud to Happiness?

In modern society, quite a few people make money the target for their live’s pursuits as they believe money is the road to happiness. Is that the case? Does money really make the mare go?

I don’t(转载于:www.cablewaterski.cn 蒲 公 英 文 摘:英语朗读小短文) agree with this opinion. Of course we can’t live without money because it is the currency in circulation with which we buy what we need in daily life. But money doean’t mean everything in the world, especially happiness. The factors that contribute to happiness are unpredictable. Those who have money to burn are not necessarily living a happy life while those who lack physical necessities may be happier than the rich.

People say that money is the source of evil. It is true to some extent. To steal, to rob, to commit murder and even to aggress another country can all be caused by greed. Sometimes money can drive people crazy and even kill them. In that case how can we say money is the road to happiness?

【注释】① 词汇:pursuit n. 追求;mare n. 母马,母驴;currency n. 货币;circulation n. 流通;unpredictable adj. 不可预测的;aggress v. 攻击,侵略

② 短语:to some extent 从某种程度上说 (to a︳some degree)

【译文】 金钱是通向幸福之路吗?





Friendship is one of the greatest pleasures that people can enjoy. Everyone needs friends. Real friends are those who can share all our sorrows and double all our joys. When in trouble, we need friends to offer us encouragement and help. With success achieved, we also need friends to share our joys. It’s hard to imagine what life would be like without friendship.

Knowing how valuable friendship is, we should be very careful in making friends. A good friend is helpful to us while a bad friend would be harmful. Time tries all. A long-term contract with someone will tell you who is a loyal friend and who is not. A friend in need is a friend indeed.

【注释】contract ['k?ntr?kt] n. 合同;协议;契约(这里a long-term contract指长期的交往)

【译文】 友谊



Key Factors to Success

No doubt, everyone wishes to be successful in life. But most success depends on three factors: diligence, devotion, and perseverance.

The first key factor is diligence. Diligence can help us remove ignorance and overcome difficulties. It can make a fool wise, and a poor man rich. If we idle away our time now, our future life will be a failure. If we are diligent now, we will surely be successful in the future.

Devotion, which means the concentration of our mind and effort in doing things, is another key factor to success. Whatever job we are doing, we must love it and do it heart and soul. Only when we set our minds on the job, can we do it well.

Furthermore, perseverance is also necessary for any success. If we study or work day after day, there is nothing cannot be achieved. Without a strong will, on the other hand, we are likely to give up when we meet some difficulties.

To conclude, all great man achieve success through diligence, devotion and perseverance. Just as the famous English saying goes, “No pain, no gain.”

【注释】diligence n. 努力,勤奋;devotion n. 热爱,投入;perseverance n. 毅力;坚持不懈;idle away 浪费光阴,虚度时间

【译文】 成功的关键要素






Ways of Communication

When you speak, write a letter, or make a telephone call, your words carry a message. People communicate with words. But do you how people also communicate without words? A smile on your face shows you are happy or friendly. Tears in your eyes tell others that you are sad. When you raise your hand in class, the teacher knows you want to say something or ask questions. You shake your head and people know you are saying “no”. You nod and people know you are saying “yes”.

People can communicate in many other ways. An artist can use his drawings to tell about beautiful mountains, the blue seas, and many other things. Books are written to tell you about all the wonderful things in the world and what other people are thinking about.

【译文】 交流方式



American Dining Etiquette

If you’re invited to an American friend’s home for dinner, keep in mind these general rules for polite behavior.

First of all, arrive approximately on time (but not early). Americans expect promptness. It’s OK to be ten or fifteen minutes late but not forty-five minutes late. Dinner might be overcooked and ruined by then. When you’re invited to someone’s home for a meal, it’s polite to bring a small gift. Flowers or candy are always appropriate. If you have an attractive item made in your native country, your host or hostess would certainly enjoy receiving that as a gift.

Don’t leave immediately after dinner, but don’t overstay your welcome, either. When your friends seem to be getting tired and running out of conversation, take their behavior as a cue to leave. The next day, call or write a thank-you note to say how much you enjoyed the evening.


① etiquette ['eti'ket] n. 礼节;规矩 (manners n. 礼貌;规矩;风俗习惯)

② approximately [?'pr?ksimitli] adv. 近似地;大约

③ promptness [pr?mptnis] n. 准时;正好 (punctuality 守时,准时;punctual adj.守时的) ④ appropriate [?'pr?upri?t] adj. 适当的 (proper adj. 适当的,恰当的 be proper to) ⑤ cue [kju:] n. 暗示;提示

⑥ overstay one’s welcome (某人)呆的太久让人生厌

【译文】 美国人进餐的礼节





Bananas for Lunch


A fat monkey likes eating bananas very much.


He had bananas for lunch. He peeled one and ate one more and then, one more, one banana, two bananas, three bananas, four…


He ate and ate, but he wanted more, he peeled and he ate, peeled and he ate, fivebananas, six bananas, seven bananas, eight …

他不停地吃, 但是他还想要更多!他边吃,边剥,5个香蕉,6个香蕉,7个香蕉,8个…… He peeled two more and continued two more. He ate whole bunch of bananas and can’tsleep.













It is said that there was a farmer served a poor boy on a cold windy Chrismas Eve and gave him a big chrisemas meal. The boy cut a Fir tree's branch and inserted it into the earth .

He said, "every year this time. there will be many presents in this branch. I wish I can pay back to your favor by this beautiful Fir tree. " After the boy left, the farmer discovered that the branch had grow up as a big tree.

Then he realized that the boy was an envoy of the god. This is the origin of the chrismas day. In western countries, Whatever you are, everyone will prepare a chrismas tree to increase the happiness of the chrismas day.

Chrismas trees are made of evergreen tree like Fir trees and they represent the long lives.People put candles, flowers , toys, stars on the tree and they put chrismas present on the tree. On Chrismas Eve, people sing and dance happily and they enjoy themselves around the tree.





The Clever King Solomon


Long long ago, there was a king. Solomon was his name. He was very clever. 很久很久之前,有一位国王,他的名字叫所罗门,他非常聪明。

In his country, there were two women. They lived in the same house and each had a child.


One night, one of the babies died. The dead baby’s mother took the other woman’s baby, and put it in her own bed.

一天夜里,其中一个婴儿死了。他的妈妈抱另一位妇女的小孩,把他放在自己的床上。 Next morning, they had a quarrel.


“No, this is my baby! The dead is yours!”


Each one wanted the living baby. So they went to see King Solomon. 他们都想要这个活着的孩子,于是她们去见所罗门国王。

“Bring me a knife, cut the child into two and give each woman one half.” said the King.


“Oh. Your Majesty! Give her my baby. Please don’t kill my baby!”


Then King Solomon pointed to the woman in tears and said, “Give the baby to her. She is the mother.”










1.Your Majesty:陛下

2.in tears:流着泪

A Smart Tortoise


A tiger is hungry, he is looking for food. He sees a frog in front of him. 一只老虎很饥饿,他正在寻找食物。他看到一只青蛙在他前面。

“Haha! A frog! My dinner!” so he rushes at the frog.


Behind the tiger, there is a tortoise. The little tortoise sees it; he bites the tiger’s tail.


“Ouch!” cries the tiger and he looks back. The frog hears the voice and jumps into water.

“哎呦!”老虎疼得叫起来并回头看看。此时青蛙听见了老虎的声音,他迅速跳进水里。 “Thank you, little tortoise.” says the frog.


But the tiger is very angry. “Bother it! I’ll throw you to the sky!”


“Thank you, I like flying in the sky,” says the tortoise.


The tiger stops, “I will throw you into the river.”


“Oh, no! I can’t swim; I will die if you throw me into the water.” The tiger threw the tortoise into the water quickly.


“Thank you, Mr. Tiger. Bye-bye.” The tortoise and the frog swim away together. “谢谢你,老虎先生,再见!”乌龟和青蛙一起游走了。









1.look for:寻找

2.in front of:在前面

That Is Not My Dog! 那不是我的狗

A woman walks into a pet shop and sees a cute little dog. She asks

the shopkeeper, “Does your dog bite?”

一个妇人走进一家宠物店,看见一只很可爱的小狗。她问店主:“你的狗咬人吗?” The shopkeeper says, “No, my dog does not bite.”


The woman tries to pet the dog and the dog bites her.


“Ouch!” She says, “I thought you said your dog does not bite!”


The shopkeeper replies, “That is not my dog!”








Covering One’s Ears While Stealing a Bell


Mr. Wang thinks he is clever, but he always does foolish things.


One day he sees a beautiful bell at the top of a door. “Oh! How nice! I will take it home.” He thinks, “What can I do?” After a while he has a “good” idea. “Aha! I have an idea now. I can plug my ears. Then I will not hear the ring when I take off the bell.”


Then he does so. But as soon as he takes off the bell, the owner opens the door. “What are you doing?” the owner says angrily.











1.at the top of:在……的顶端

2.after a while:过了一会

3.take off:拿走

4.as soon as:一……就

Adding Feet to a Snake


One day, Mr. Lion holds a party. Many animals come and drink a lot of wine. At last there is a pot of wine. Who can drink it? They think out an idea

and decide to have a match-Draw a snake. If you finish first, you can get it.

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