The Old Cat
An old woman had a cat. The cat was very old; she could not run quickly, and she could not bite, because she was so old. One day the old cat saw a mouse; she jumped and caught the mouse. But she could not bite it; so the mouse got out of her mouth and ran away, because the cat could not bite it.
Then the old woman became very angry because the cat had not killed the mouse. She began to hit the cat. The cat said, "Do not hit your old servant. I have worked for you for many years, and I would work for you still, but I am too old. Do not be unkind to the old, but remember what good work the old did when they were young."
A man was going to the house of some rich person. As he went along the road, he saw a box of good apples at the side of the road. He said, "I do not want to eat those apples; for the rich man will give me much food; he will give me very nice food to eat." Then he took the apples and threw them away into the dust.
He went on and came to a river. The river had become very big; so he could not go over it. He waited for some time; then he said, "I cannot go to the rich man's house today, for I cannot get over the river."
He began to go home. He had eaten no food that day. He began to want food. He came to the apples, and he was glad to take them out of the dust and eat them.
Do not throw good things away; you may be glad to have them at some other time.
The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
Once there were two mice. They were friends. One mouse lived in the country; the other mouse lived in the city. After many years the Country mouse saw the City mouse; he said, "Do come and see me at my house in the country." So the City mouse went. The City mouse said, "This food is not good, and your house is not good. Why do you live in a hole in the field? You should come and live in the city. You would live in a nice house made of stone. You would have nice food to eat. You must come and see me at my house in the city."
The Country mouse went to the house of the City mouse. It was a very good house. Nice food was set ready for them to eat. But just as they began to eat they heard a great noise. The City mouse cried, " Run! Run! The cat is coming!" They ran away quickly and hid.
After some time they came out. When they came out, the Country mouse said, "I do not like living in the city. I like living in my hole in the field. For it is nicer to be poor and happy, than to be rich and afraid."
Teacher:Why are you late for school every morning?
Tom:Every time I come to the corner,a sign says,"School-Go slow".
A Good Boy
Little Robert asked his mother for two cents. "What did you do with the money I gave you yesterday?"
"I gave it to a poor old woman," he answered.
"You're a good boy," said the mother proudly. "Here are two cents more. But why are you so interested in the old woman?"
"She is the one who sells the candy."
One day, a father and his little son were going home. At this age, the boy was interested in all kinds of things and was always asking questions. Now, he asked, "What's the meaning of the word 'Drunk', dad?" "Well, my son," his father replied, "look, there are standing two policemen. If I regard the two policemen as four then I am drunk."
"But, dad," the boy said, " there's only ONE policeman!"
一天，父亲与小儿子一道回家。这个孩子正处于那种对什么事都很感兴趣的年龄，老是有提不完的问题。他向父亲发问道：“爸爸，‘醉’字是什么意思？” “唔，孩子，”父亲回答说，“你瞧那儿站着两个警察。如果我把他们看成了四个，那么我就算醉了。” “可是，爸爸， ”孩子说，“那儿只有一个警察呀！”
A little bird fly to south for the winter. It was very cold, almost frozen bird. Hence, fly to a large space, after a cow there, in a pile of cow dung upon the bird, frozen bird lying on the dunghill, feel very warm, gradually recovered, it is warm and comfortable lying, and soon began to sing songs, a passing wildcat hear voices, see, follow the voice, wildcats quickly found lying on the dunghill, bird, pull it out.
The way of existence: not everyone to lead the dung upon your people are your enemy. Each of you is not from the dunghill lire people are your friends, and, when you lying on the dunghill, had better keep your mouth shut.
One day, there was a blind man sitting on the steps of a building with a sign by his feet, that read: "I am blind, please help."
A creative publicist was walking by the blind man and stopped to observe that the man only had a few coins in his hat. He put a few of his own coins in the hat, and without stopping to ask for permission, took the sign, turned it around, and wrote a new message. He then placed the sign by the feet of the blind man, and left.
Later that afternoon the creative publicist returned by the blind man and noticed that his hat was almost completely full of bills and coins. The blind man recognized his footsteps and asked if it was him who had changed his sign? He also wanted to know what the man wrote on it?
m: hi, dan, what are u doing? d: i am playing war craft. m: where is tommy? d: shii! m:what? what's the matter? d: don't u see? he is still sleeping. m: my goodness! i can't believe this! it’s almost nine. he got to get up now. don't u remember we are required to make up a three people dialogue for tomorrow's oral class? d: yes, i do. you wake up tommy and i will play one more round of war craft. m: you'd better stop playing right now. we don't have much time to prepare this dialogue. tommy! tommy! wake up! time to wake up! t:five more minutes, please. mike: no way, jose. time really flies.we still have a lot to do. hurry up. t: (tommy sits up in his bed) can i lie down two more minutes, please, just two more minutes? when danny finishes his game, i will be fine.(yawns) i don't know why i am so so sleepy. (tommy lies down again.) m: guys!!! i am really angry now. time waits for nobody. if you two don't stop what you are doing now, i will find somebody else to be my partners. d and t: all right. all right. we listen to u. m: that's more like it. we need will power. d and t: what is will power? m: will power is trying hard not to do something that you really want to do. d: you mean like trying not to play war craft? mike: right. t: you mean like trying not to stay up late? m: right. danny turns off his computer. tommy gets up and goes to the bathroom. two minutes later the three maskeetters are working on their assignment. danny: mike, can i take a little break? let me play one round and we will continue our work? tommy: mike, can i lie down a minute? my back hurts. mike: no! no! no! let's finish our work first before we do anything. we need will power! danny and tommy: that's true. we need will power! we listen to you.
Mike(M) Danny(C), Tommy(T)---classmates
Scene----in the college dorm
Danny is playing a computer game on his laptop. Tommy is sleeping.
Mike came back from a morning jogging.
M: hi, Dan, what are u doing?
D: I am playing war craft.
M: Where is Tommy?
M:What? What's the matter?
D: Don't u see? He is still sleeping.
M: My goodness! I can't believe this! It’s almost nine. He got to get up now. Don't u remember we are required to make up a three people dialogue for tomorrow's oral class?
D: Yes, I do. You wake up Tommy and I will play one more round of war craft.
M: You'd better stop playing right now. We don't have much time to prepare this dialogue. Tommy! Tommy! Wake up! Time to wake up!
T:five more minutes, please.
Mike: No way, Jose. Time really flies.We still have a lot to do. Hurry up.
T: (Tommy sits up in his bed) Can I lie down two more minutes, please, just two more minutes? when Danny finishes his game, I will be fine.(Yawns) I don't know why I am so so sleepy. (Tommy lies down again.)
M: Guys!!! I am really angry now. Time waits for nobody. If you two don't stop what you are doing now, I will find somebody else to be my partners.
D and T: all right. All right. We listen to u.
M: That's more like it. We need will power.
D and T: what is will power?
M: Will power is trying hard not to do something that you really want to do.
D: You mean like trying not to play war craft?
T: you mean like trying not to stay up late?
Danny turns off his computer. Tommy gets up and goes to the bathroom.
Two minutes later the three maskeetters are working on their assignment.
Danny: Mike, can I take a little break? Let me play one round and we will continue our work?
Tommy: Mike, Can I lie down a minute? My back hurts.
Mike: No! No! No! Let's finish our work first before we do anything. We need will power!!!
Danny and Tommy: that's true. We need will power! We listen to you.
The rabbit and the tortoise
旁白:Good morning everyone. I'm a bird . I live in a forest .Now, I will tell you a story about Mr. Tortoise and Miss Rabbit. In a very big forest, there lives many animals, like rabbit ,monkey ,dog, zebra, elephant and hone t Tortoise. Miss Rabbit is very proud of her long legs .Today, an interesting thing is happening.
兔子:Hi! Mr. Tortoise. What are you doing ?
乌龟:Hi! Miss Rabbit. I am running.
兔子大笑: What Run Just like now Ah, Ah, Ah, You are too slow. I can even walk faster than you run.
乌龟: Miss Rabbit, You are too proud. We should have a race. I believe I can win the match.
兔子:What What A race With you You can win OK. OK. Look at the tall tree. Let me see who can get there first.
兔子:Who will be the winner Of course, It is me.
小猴(大声宣布): The rabbit and the tortoise are going to have a race!
旁白:Many animals hear the news in the forest. They all come to watch the race .
小猴:I'm sure the rabbit will win the race!
小鹿:I hope the tortoise will win . .
小兔对乌龟说: I'm sure I will beat you. Don't cry if you lose.
乌龟回答: Let's wait and see .
小鹿宣布: Ready ,set ,go !
小动物们:Come on , Rabbit !
Come on , Tortoise , don't give up .
旁白:The rabbit runs very fast . She soon comes to a tall tree . She looks back .
小兔回头看乌龟:The tortoise is so slow . I can't see him now . I'll take a nap under the tree.
斑马跑到乌龟旁边悄悄说: Come on , Tortoise , don't give up .
乌龟:Thank you . I see . I'll try my best .
旁白:An hour later , the tortoise comes to the tree . The rabbit is still sleeping . He runs on an on .
乌龟: How tired, but I can not give up.
小狗: Mr. Tortoise, Come on, Come on. You could be the winner!
小兔:Where is the tortoise Oh my God !
小动物齐鼓掌欢呼:The tortoise won the race !
乌龟:Oh , I can't believe it . I won the rabbit !