there was a guy who went into a shop to buy a parrot。 there werethree parrots in the shop。 one was $5，000; another one， $10，000; and the third one， $30，000。 the customer asked the owner， “how e this guy is $5，000? that?s so expensive for this kindof parrot。” the owner said， “because i have trained him and he can talk。” so the customer asked him， “how about this guy? what can he do that makes him so expensive?” the owner said， “well， apart from talking， he can also do some amusing actions，like dancing and so on。 that?s why he?s so expensive。” then the customer said， “how about the third one? what canhe do that makes him so expensive?” the owner of the shopsaid， “i don?t know。 normally， i have never heard him talk， nor dance， nor whistle， nor sing， nothing at all! but the other two call him ?the boss。?”
Look at the Sky from the Bottom of a Well
There is a frog。 He lives in a well and he never goes out of the well。 He thinks the sky is as big as the mouth of the well。
One day a crow es to the well。 He sees the frog and says， “Frog， let’s have a talk。” Then the frog asks， “Where are you from?” “I fly from the sky，” the crow says。 The frog feels surprised and says， “The sky is only as big as the mouth of the well。 How do you fly from the sky?”
The crow says， “The sky is very big。 You always stay in the well， so you don’t know the world is big。”
The frog says， “I don’t believe。” But the crow says， “You can e out and have a look by yourself。”
So the frog es out from the well。 He is very surprised。 How big the world is!
有一只青蛙住在井底，他从来没有去过井外面。他以为天空就和井口一样大。 一天， 一只乌鸦飞到井边，看见青蛙，就对它说：“青蛙，咱们聊聊吧。”青蛙就问他：“你从哪里来?”“我从天上来。青蛙惊讶了，就说：“天空就只有这井口这么大，你怎样会从天上飞来呢?”
小蝌蚪找妈妈 tadpole’s mummy
today i say the story is 。
spring es。(春天来了。)the tadpoles are missing their mummy。(小蝌蚪们想妈妈了。)they want to look for her。(他们要去找她。)
a duck is ing。(一只鸭子游过来了。)“mummy，mummy!”(“妈妈，妈妈!”)
the duck says:(鸭子说:)“sorry，i’m not your mummy。(对不起，我不是你们的妈妈。)your mummy has a white belly!(你们的妈妈有一个白肚皮!)”
the tadpoles say:(小蝌蚪说:)“thank you!good-bye!”(“多谢您!再见!”)
a fish is ing。(一条鱼游过来了。)“mummy，mummy!”(“妈妈，妈妈!”)
the fish says:(鱼说:)“sorry，i’m not your mummy。(对不起，我不是你们的妈妈。)your mummy has two big eyes。(你们的妈妈有两只大眼睛。)”
the tadpoles say:(小蝌蚪说:) “thanks!bye!”(“多谢您!再见!”)
a turtle ising。(一只乌龟游过来了。)“mummy，mummy!”(“妈妈，妈妈!”)
the turtle says:(乌龟说:)“sorry，i’m not your
mummy。(对不起，我不是你们的妈妈。)your mummy wears a green dress。(你们的妈妈穿着一件绿衣服。)”
the tadpoles say:(小蝌蚪说:)“thanks a lot!see you!”(多谢您!回头见!)
jest then，(正在这时，)the frog is ing。(青蛙游过来了。)
the tadpoles say:(小蝌蚪说:)“mummy，mummy!”(“妈妈，妈妈!”)
the frog says:(青蛙说:)“how are you，my babies!(你们好啊!我的宝贝!)i love you so much!(我是多么爱你们啊!)”
A Woman Who Fell
It was rush hour and I was dashing to a train in New York City's Grand Central Terminal - As I neared the gate， a plump， middle-aged woman sprinted up from behind， lost her footing on the smooth marble floor and slid onto her back。 Her momentum carried her close to my shoes。 Before I could help her， however， she had scrambled up。 Gaining her posure， she winked at me and said， "Do you always have beautiful women failing at your feet?"
I've Just Bitten My Tongue
"Are we poisonous?" the young snake asked his mother。
"Yes， dear，" she replied - "Why do you ask?"
"Cause I've just bitten my tongue! "
1 poisonous adj。有毒的
2 Cause I've just bitten my tongue 因为我刚咬了自我的舌头。 句中 Cause 是 Because 的缩略形式。
Nest and Hair
My sister， a primary school teacher， was informed by one of her pupils that a bird had built its nest in the tree outside the classroom。
"What kind of bird?" my sister asked。
"I didn't see the bird， ma' am， only the nest，" replied the child。
"Then， can you give us a description of the nest?" my sister encouraged her 。
"Well， ma'am， it just resembles your hair。 "
1 inform v。告诉
2 nest n。窝；巢
3 description n。描述
4 encourage v。鼓励
5 resemble v。 相似；类似
Julie was saying her bedtime prayers。 "Please God，" she said， "make Naples the capital of Italy。 Make Naples the capital of Italy。"
Her mother interrupted and said。 "Julie， why do you want God to make Naples the capital of Italy?"
And Julie replied， "Because that's what I put in my geography exam!"
Two pals are sitting in a pub watching the eleven-'clock news。A reporter es on about a man threatening to jump from the 20th floor of a downtown building。One friend turns to the other and says，'I'll bet you ten bucks the guy doesn't jump。'
'It's a bet，' agrees his buddy。
A few minutes later， the man on the ledge jumps，so the loser hands his pal a $10 bill。'I can't take your money，'his friend admits。'I saw him jump earlier on the six-o'clock news。'
'Me，too，'says the other buddy。'But I didn't think he'd do it again。
She kindled a third match。 Again shot up the flame； and now she was sitting under a most beautiful Christmas tree ，far larger， and far more prettily decked out， than the one she had seen last Christmas eve through the glass doors of the rich merchant's house。 Hundreds of wax-tapers lighted up the green branches， and tiny painted figures， such as she had seen in the shop-windows， looked down from the tree upon her。 The child stretched out her hands towards them in delight， and in that moment the lights of the match warm quenched； still， however， the Christmas candles burned higher and higher， she beheld them beaming like stars in heaven； one of them fell， the lights streaming behind it like a long， fiery tail。
“Now some one is dying，” said the little girl， softly， for she had been told by her old grandmother， the only person who had ever been kind to her， and who was now dead that whenever a star falls an immortal spirit returns to the God who gave it。
She struck yet another match against the wall； it flamed up， and surrounded by its light， appeared before her that same dear grandmother， gentle and loving as always， but bright and happy as she had never looked during her lifetime。
Not long after an old Chinese woman came back to China from her visit to her daughter in the States， she went to a city bank to deposit the US dollars her daughter gave her。 At the bank counter， the clerk checked each note carefully to see if the money was real。 It made the old lady out of patience。
At last she could not hold any more， uttering。 "Trust me， Sir， and trust the money。 They are real US dollars。 They are directly from America。"
a woman was waiting at an airport one night， with several long hours before her flight。 she hunted for a book in the airport shops， bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop。 she was engrossed in her book but happened to see that the man sitting beside her， as bold as could be， grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between， which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene。 so she munched the cookies and watched the clock， as the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock。
she was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by， thinking，"if i wasn't so nice， i would blacken his eye。" with each cookie she took， he took one too。 when only one was left， she wondered what he would do。 with a smile on his face， and a nervous laugh， he took the last cookie and broke it in half。 he offered her half， as he ate the other。
she snatched it from him and thought。。。oooh， brother。 this guy has some nerve and he's also rude。 why he didn't even show any gratitude! she had never known when she had been so galled and sighed with relief when her flight was called。 she gathered her belongings and headed to the gate， refusing to look back at the ingrate thief。
she boarded the plane， and sank in her seat。 then she sought her book， which was almost plete。 as she reached in her baggage， she gasped with surprise。 there was her bag of cookies， in front of her eyes。 if mine are here， she moaned in despair， the others were his， and he tried to share。 too late to apologize， she realized with grief， that she was the rude one， the ingrate， the thief。
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我要自由 i want be free
good afternoon，everyone。today，my topic is “i want to be free。”it’s a story about a wolf and a dog。
a wolf was almost dead with hunger。a house-dog saw him，and asked，”friend，it’s bad for you。”
“why don’t you work steadily as i do，and get your food regularly?” “i would have no objection。”said the wolf，”if i could only get a place。” “i will help you。”said the dog。”e with me to my master，and you shall share me work ”
so the wolf and the dog went to the town together。
on the way ，the wolf saw that there was no hair around the dog’neck。 he felt quite surprised，and asked him why it was like that? “oh，it is nothing。”said the dog。”every night my master puts a collar around my neck and chains me up。you will soon get used to it。”
“is that the only reason。”said the wolf。”then good bye to you，my friend。i would like to be free。”
do you like to be free?every。thank you for listening。
look for a friend
sam is a little fish。 he lives in the sea。 he is very lonely。 he wants to have a friend。 the friend looks like him。 sam sees an ink fish。 the ink fish has eight legs。 he doesn’t look like sam。 so sam goes away。 sam meets a shark。 he wants to say hello to the shark。 the shark opens his big mouth。 sam runs away quickly。 sam is tired and hungry。 he wants to have a rest。 then he sees a round fish。 she says to him。 “hello! would you like to be my friend?” sam answers: “of course! but you are round。 i am flat。” the round fish days: “but we are both fishes。”
sam thinks and says， “you are right。 let’s be friends。” they bee good friends。
three good friends
one day， a monkey rides his bike near the river。 this time he sees a lion under a tree。 the lion runs at him。 he is afraid and falls into the river。 he can’t swim。 he shouts。 the rabbit hears him。 he jumps into the river。 the rabbit swims to the monkey， but he can’t help him。 luckily， an elephant es along。 he is very strong。 he helps the rabbit and monkey。 three friends are very happy。 they go to the elephant’s home。 then， three of them bee good friends。
a clever farmer
uncle sam doesn’t like farmer。 he thinks they are very foolish and only know work on the farm。
one winter morning， the sun is shining。 uncle sam sits on the step of his house。 at that moment， a farmer with a map in his hand es to him。
farmer:excuse me， uncle。 can you tell me know to get to the hospital， please? uncle sam: lie down in the middle of the street and you’ll soon be at a hospital。 farmer please set an example to me。
uncle sam: i think you e to our city at the first time。 it’s much more beautiful than the field。 is that right?
farmer: yes， uncle。 but it is built on the field。 uncle sam’s face turns red。
山姆大叔不喜欢农民。他认为他们很愚蠢只会在农场干活。一个冬天的早晨，阳光明媚，山姆大叔坐在门前的石阶上。这时，一个农民手拿地图向他走来。 农民:请问，大叔，去医院的路怎样走? 山姆大叔:你躺在街当中，很快就会在医院的。 农民:请你做一个示范。
山姆大叔:我想你是第一次进城吧，城市比你那块地漂亮多了，是吧? 农民:是的，大叔，但城市是建在地之上的。 山姆大叔脸红了。
a man has two dogs: a hound and a housedog。 he trains the hound to help him hurt and teaches the housedog to watch the house。 when he returns home after a day’s hunt， he always gives the house-dog some meat。 the hound feels very angry。 he says unhappily to the housedog， “where i work very hard outside， you share my food。” “don’t blame me， my friend。 you should blame the master。 he doesn’t teach me to hurt， but to share other’s food，” the housedog answers。 don’t blame children for the mistakes of their parent
What Animals are the sea?
There are all kinds of animals in the sea。 Look! They are ing。
This is an octopus。 The octopus is spraying ink。 This is a shark。 The shark has sharp teeth。
This is a whale。 The whale shoots water into the air。 This is a sea turtle。 The sea turtle has a hard shell。 These are starfishes。 The starfishes have five legs。
These are angelfishes。 The angelfishes have beautiful colors。 This is a lobster。 The lobster has strong claws。 This is a jellyfish。 The jellyfish has a soft body。 They are different。 But all of them live in the sea。
A Brother Like That
A friend of mine named Paul received an automobile from his brother as a Christmas present。 On Christmas Eve when Paul came out of his office， a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car， admiring it。
"Is this your car， Mister?" he said。
Paul nodded。 "My brother gave it to me for Christmas。" The boy was astounded。 "You mean your brother gave it to you and it didn’t cost you nothing? Boy， I wish 。 。 。" He hesitated。
Of course Paul knew what he was going to wish for。 He was going to wish he had a brother like that。 But what the lad said jarred Paul all the way down to his heels。
"I wish，" the boy went on， "That I could be a brother
Paul looked at the boy in astonishment， then impulsively he added， "Would you like to take a ride in my car?"
"Oh yes， Id love that。"
After a short ride， the boy turned with his eyes aglow， said， "Mister， would you mind driving in front of my house?"
Paul smiled a little。 He thought he knew what the lad wanted。 He wanted to show his neighbors that he could ride home in a big automobile。 But Paul was wrong again。 "Will you stop where those two steps are?" the boy asked。
He ran up the steps。 Then in a little while Paul heard him ing back， but he was not ing fast。 He was carrying his little crippled brother。 He sat him down on the bottom step， then sort of squeezed up against him and pointed to the car。
"There she is， Buddy， just like I told you upstairs。 His brother gave it to him for Christmas and it didn’t cost him a cent。 And some day Im gonna give you one just like it 。 。 。 then you can see for yourself all the pretty things in the Christmas windows that Ive been trying to tell you about。"
Paul got out and lifted the lad to the front seat of his car。 The shining-eyed older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them began a memorable holiday ride。 That Christmas Eve， Paul learned what Jesus meant when he said: "It is more blessed to give 。 。 。 "
But the teacher cried
The six-year-old John was terribly spoiled 。 His father knew it， but his grandma doted on him。 He hardly left her side。 And when he wanted anything， he either cried or threw a temper tantrum。 Then came his first day of school， his first day away from his grandmother's loving arms。
When he came home from school his grandma met him at the door。
"Was school all right?" she asked， "Did you get along all right? did you cry?"
"Cry?" John asked。 "No， I didn't cry， but the teacher did!"
The Hippo and I
A hippo lives in the zoo。 I like him very much。 I often go to see him。 He often thinks of me， too。 Today is Sunday。 It is fine day。 I go to see him again。 After I leave the zoo， he follows me to my house。 I give him lettuce， cabbages， bananas， apples and other food。 He eats them up。 When I sing songs， he stays in the pool。 He is as quite as a rabbit。
In the evening， he jumps onto my bed with me。 My mum tells him to go home。 He has to pack his bag and go back to the zoo。 My mum lets me see him every week。
河马住在动物园里，我很喜欢他。他经常去看它，他也经常想我。 这天是星期日，是个好天气，我又一次去看望它。在我离开动物园之后，他跟随到我的家。我给他莴苣、生菜、香蕉、苹果和其他食物。他都吃了。 当我唱歌是，它待在水池里，像兔子一样安静。 晚上，他跳到床上同我睡觉在一齐睡。
a little kid fell in love with another little kid， a school mate。 sometimes the kids think they fall in love when they have a crush on someone else in the class， when they?re eight or ten years old or something like that。 so the eight-year-oldkid came back home and asked his father， “father， is it expensive to be married?” and the father said， “yes， son， it is very expensive。” so the son asked， “how much does it cost?” and the father said， “i don?t know， son。 i?m still paying。”
a shepherd-boy， who tended his flock not far from a village， used to amuse himself at times in crying out"wolf !wolf!"twice or thrice his trick succeeded 。the whole village came running out to his assistance when all the return they got was to be laughed at for their pains 。at last one day the wolf came indeed 。the boy cried out in earnest。 but his neighbors， supposing him to be at his old sport， paid no heed to his cries， and the wolf devoured the sheep。 so the boy learned， when it was too late， that liars are not believed even when they tell the truth。
tom is a little boy， and he is only seven years old。 once he goes to a cinema。 it is the first time for him to do that。 he buys a ticket and goes in。 but after two or three minutes he es out， and buys the second ticket and goes in again。 after a few minutes he es out again and buys the third ticket。 two or three minutes after that he es out and asks for another ticket。 but a girl asks him，“why do you buy so many tickets? how many friends do you meet?” “no， i have no friends here， but a big woman always stops me at the door and cuts up my ticket。”
"没有， 我里面没朋友， 但是每当我进门的时候一位大的女人老把我的票给剪了"