五. A Black Umbrella (1)
Sally was a student. It was going to be her mother's birthday. She wanted to buy her a present that would be nice and useful but not expensive.
A week before her mother's birthday, she went shopping after a quick andsimplelunch. When she had been looking for half an hour, she found a shop that wasselling cheap umbrellas, and decided to take a black one. Her mother hadlost hers the month before.
萨莉是个学生(student)，再过几天就是她母亲的生日了，她想给母亲买(buy) 一个价格不高，但漂亮、实用的(nice and useful)礼物(present)。
五. A Black Umbrella (2)
She thought,“You could carry that when you are wearing clothes of any color.”So she decided to buy a lovely black umbrella and took it back to the school with her until her classes had finished.
On her way home in the train that evening she felt hungry because she had such a small lunch that she went along to the buffet car(餐车) for a sandwich and a cup ofcoffee.
那天晚上(evening)．在她乘火车回家的路上(on her way home)，因为午餐吃的很少(have such a small lunch)．她觉得饿(hungry)．于是走进餐车，要了一份三明治(sandwich)和一杯咖啡(a cup of coffee)。
六. Friends (1)
Friends are different things to different people. To my little sister, a friend is someone who likes to swim and ride bikes. My mom's idea of a friend is someone like Mrs. Smith who walks and talks with her every morning. My dad's friends areneighbors who help him with the work like building shelves and planting trees.
对于不同的人(people)，朋友(friend)意味着不同的(different)内容。对于我的小妹妹(littlesister)来说，朋友是喜欢(like)游泳和骑自行车(ride bikes)的某个人(someone)。我妈妈的想法(idea)是朋友像(like)史密斯夫人一样可以每天早上陪她散步(walk)并交谈(talk)。我爸爸的朋友是帮他搭建架子(build shelves)、种树(plant trees)或做其他活的邻居们(neighbors)。
六. Friends (2)
Steve, our monitor, is my best friend We go skating, play football, talk about sports,and go to a concert. When I broke my leg, he always came over to play games; in school, he carried my schoolbag for me and got my lunch for me. I know I can always count on him, and he also knows that he can count on me.
Some friends may be in your life for a while. Others will be there for a longtime, maybe even forever(永远). I would hate to move, unless I could take my friends with me .They are too important to leave behind.
我们的班长(monitor)史蒂夫是我最好的(best)朋友。我们去滑冰(go skating)、踢足球(play football)、谈论体育(talk about sports)、去听音乐会(go to a concert)。我摔断腿(leg)时，他就来我家玩游戏(game)；在学校，他替我拿书包(schoolbag)，并帮我打午饭。我知道我总能依靠(count on)他，他也知道他能依靠我。
有些(some)朋友可能(may)只在你的一生中停留一会儿(for a while)。另一些(others)则很长一段时间(for a long time)和你做朋友，甚至有可能(maybe)是终生的朋友。我憎恨(hate)搬家(move)，除非(unless)我可以把朋友也带走。他们对我来说太重要了(too important)，我无法把他们留下(leave behind)。