Everybody’s business is nobody’s business
There are four people named everybody, somebody, anybody and nobody. There was an important job to be done and everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure that somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but nobody did it. Some body got angry about that because it was everybody’s job. Everybody thought anybody could do it, but nobody realized that everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that everybody blamed somebody when nobody did what anybody could have done.
Days get longer and warmer in the spring.
There are new leaves on the trees.
Flowers begin to grow.
Rain makes the grass green and helps the plants grow.
Spring is the time of new life. Nature puts on new clothes in many colors —red, yellow, blue, white, and purple.
Birds build nests in the spring.
Many baby animals appear.
People like to make gardens and farmers plant crops in the fields.
Spring is the season for young love. “In the spring a young man’s thoughts turn to love.” according to an old saying.
The Cat and the Bell (猫和铃）
There were many mice in a house. The man of the house got a cat. The cat killed many of the mice.
Then the oldest mouse said, " All mice must come to my hole tonight, and we will think what we can do about this cat."
All the mice came. Many mice spoke, but none knew what to do. At last a young mouse stood up and said, "We must put a bell on the cat. Then, when the cat comes near, we shall hear the bell and run away and hide. So the cat will not catch any more mice."
Then the old mouse asked, " Who will put the bell on the cat?"
No mouse answered.
He waited, but still no one answered.
At last he said, "It is not hard to say things; but it is harder to do them."
A Woodman came into a forest to ask the Trees to give him a handle for Ax. It seemed so modest a request that the principal tree at once agreed to it, and it was settled among them that the plain, homely Ash should furnish what was wanted.
No sooner had the Woodman fitted the staff to his purpose ,than he began laying about him on all side. felling the whole matter too late, whispered to the Cedar: "the first concession has lost all ;if we has not a sacrificed our humble neighbor, we might have yet stood for ages ourselves."
However mean your life is,meet it and live it ;do not shun it and call it hard names.It is not so bad as you are.It looks poorest when you are richest.The fault-finder will find faults in paradise.Love your life,poor as it is.You may perhaps have some pleasant,thrilling,glorious hourss,even in a poor-house.The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the alms-house as brightly as from the rich man\'s abode;the snow melts before its door as early in the spring.I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there,and have as cheering thoughts,as in a palace.The town\'s poor seem to me often to live the most independent lives of any.May be they are simply great enough to receive without misgiving.
有志者，事竟成.Nothing is impossible to a willing heart./Where there is a will there is a way。 千里之行，始于足下.The longest journey begins with the first step。 积少成多.Every little helps。 满招损，谦受益.Pride hurts,modesty benefits。 世上唯有贫穷可以不劳而获.Nothing is to be got without pain but poverty。 伟业非一日之功/冰冻三尺非一日之寒.Rome was not built in a day。 熟能生巧.Practice makes perfect。 滴水穿石.Little stone fell great oaks。必须相信自己，这是成功的秘诀.You have to believe in yourself.That's the secret of success。少壮不努力，老大徒伤悲.A young idler,an old beggar。天生我才必有用.Every man has his price。世上无难事，只要肯登攀.Nothing is impossible to a willing heart。众人拾柴火焰高.Many hands make light work。不经风雨，怎能见彩虹. No cross, no crown。有志者，事竟成.Nothing is impossible to a willing heart./Where there is a will there is a way。好的开端是成功的一半.Well begun is half done。
As a high school coach, I did all I could to help my boys win their games. I rooted as hard for victory as they did.
A dramatic incident, however, following a game in which I officiated as a referee, changed my perspective on victories and defeats. I was refereeing a league championship basketball game in New Rochelle, New York, between New Rochelle and Yonkers High.
New Rochelle was coached by Dan O'Brien, Yonkers by Les Beck. The gym was crowded to capacity, and the volume of noise made it impossible to hear. The game was well played and closely contested. Yonkers was leading by one point as I glanced at the clock and discovered there were but 30 seconds left to play.
Yonkers, in possession of the ball, passed off — shot — missed. New Rochelle recovered — pushed the ball up court — shot. The ball rolled tantalizingly around the rim and off. The fans shrieked.
New Rochelle, the home team, recovered the ball, and tapped it in for what looked like victory. The tumult was deafening. I glanced at the clock and saw that the game was over. I hadn't heard the final buzzer because of the noise. I checked with the other official, but he could not help me.
Still seeking help in this bedlam, I approached the timekeeper, a young man of 17 or so. He said, "Mr. Covino, the buzzer went off as the ball rolled off the rim, before the final tap-in was made."
I was in the unenviable position of having to tell Coach O'Brien the sad news. "Dan," I said, "time ran out before the final basket was tapped in. Yonkers won the game."
His face clouded over. The young timekeeper came up. He said, "I'm sorry, Dad. The time ran out before the final basket."
Suddenly, like the sun coming out from behind a cloud, Coach O'Brien's face lit up. He said, "That's okay, Joe. You did what you had to do. I'm proud of you."
Turning to me, he said, "Al, I want you to meet my son, Joe."
The two of them then walked off the court together, the coach's arm around his son's shoulder.
2．root for 全力支持
4．dramatic adj. 戏剧性的
6．referee n.裁判员 v. 裁判，仲裁
10．contest v. 比赛，竞争
11．in possession of 拥有，持有
16．deafening adj. 震耳欲聋的
18．bedlam n.混乱, 骚乱情景
Miss zhou ia a teacher who teaches our English.She is very beautiful.And she lives in Hang zhou.She often wears red clothes,beacause red is her favourite color.And she likes drink coffee.So We can see the teacher whose wears red clothes and drinks coffee all the time.