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    Take a Train, Help the Earth

    Take a Train, Help the Earth

    Take a Train, Help the Earth

    Trains are so relaxing! Do you like to sleep on trains?
    坐火車真舒服,那你會喜歡睡在火車上嗎?

    In Europe, more and more people are sleeping on trains. It's fun and exciting! And it's good for the Earth.
    在歐洲越來越多人睡在火車上,很好玩、很有趣,又很環保。

    Sleeping on trains?? Well, this isn’t about falling asleep on an MRT train!

    People are sleeping on sleeper trains in Europe. These night trains have small rooms. The rooms have beds. Some have bathrooms! Sleeper trains are hotels on wheels! Some have dining cars too.
    歐洲很多人都會睡臥舖列車,這種夜間火車有很多小房間,房間裡有床鋪,有的還有廁所。臥鋪列車就像有輪子的飯店,有的甚至還有餐車。
    Sleeper trains in Europe cost more than planes*. *So why do people ride these trains? It's because they don't want to fly. Planes are bad for the environment. They use lots of fossil fuels. This makes the Earth warmer!
    在歐洲搭臥鋪列車比搭飛機還貴,那為什麼還是有人要搭呢?因為飛機要用到很多燃油,會讓地球暖化。

    Trains are much better for the environment. They're also good for sightseeing. We can see nature. We can see towns and cities too.
    搭火車比較環保,也適合看風景,我們會看到大自然、城鎮跟城市。

    Now, we have to go to another country to ride on a sleeper train. But in 2027, maybe Taiwan will have its own Formosa Sleep Express!
    現在我們想要搭臥鋪列車,就只能到別的國家。但是到2027年也許台灣會有福爾摩沙寢台列車。

    Would you like to try sleeping on a sleeper train?
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    Vocabulary
    在火車上過夜,是另外一種旅行的方式。
    1. relaxing 讓人放鬆
    I love traveling by train! 我真喜歡火車旅行!
    Yeah, look at those green fields. 對啊,看那些綠色田野!
    It’s so relaxing! 讓人好放鬆。
    2. ride 搭乘
    I wish I could ride a train to many other places. 我希望能搭火車去很多別的地方。
    3. Europe 歐洲
    You can easily do so in Europe.去歐洲就可以很容易做到。
    It has extensive rail networks. 它的鐵道網路很完整。
    You can travel from Rome to Berlin, or from Paris to Vienna by train.你可以坐火車從羅馬到柏林,從巴黎到維也納。
    4. lots of 很多
    Have you been there lots of times? 你去過那裏很多次?
    Oh, yes, more than I can count. 多到我都數不清了。
    大家多坐火車吧!
    relaxing讓人放鬆的
    ride搭乘
    Europe歐洲
    lots of很多
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    Quiz
    1. Where are more people sleeping on trains?
    a. Europe
    b. Taiwan
    c. Formosa

    2. Why are these people taking sleeper trains instead of planes?
    a. Trains cost more.
    b. Trains are better for the environment.
    c. Trains have dining cars.

    3. What do planes use?
    a. Small rooms
    b. Hotels on wheels
    c. Fossil fuels

    Answers:
    1. a
    2. b
    3. c

    • 5 min
    Adventures Can Help Us Heal

    Adventures Can Help Us Heal

    Adventures Can Help Us Heal

    Do you like doing new things? One man loves this! When he was in the army, he did new things. He went to new places. He loved these adventures!
    你喜歡嘗試新的事物嗎? 有一名男子非常喜歡,他以前在當兵的時候,經歷很多新的事情、去了很多地方,他很喜歡這些冒險。

    But he lost the use of his legs in the army. He also can't feel them. Now he uses a wheelchair.
    但是也在當兵的時候,他的雙腿失去知覺,現在需要坐輪椅。

    Leaving the army made him very sad. He wanted to have adventures again! So he tried adventure therapy.
    離開軍隊讓他很難過,他想要再次去冒險,所以他嘗試冒險治療。

    Bandages help cuts heal. Medicine heals a fever. Therapy helps our minds heal.
    繃帶治療傷口,藥物控制發燒,治療可以幫助我們恢復健康。

    Thanks to his therapy, the man found a new adventure! Now he gets in a plane. He flies high in the sky. And then he jumps out! He's skydiving!
    接受這種治療讓他找到新的冒險,他搭飛機到高空跳傘。

    The man loves skydiving! It makes him feel happier! But something very surprising happens then!
    他很喜歡跳傘,這讓他更快樂,但神奇的事情發生了!

    He falls at one hundred ninety kilometers an hour. And he can feel his legs again! He feels them a little… But he says that little feeling, for a few seconds, is enough for him!
    他以時速190公里下墜,他的腳居然又有知覺,雖然只有幾秒中微微感覺到,但對他來說夠了。

    Adventure therapy healed the man's mind. It helped his body too! Adventures can help us heal!
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    Vocabulary
    冒險帶來的刺激感受,可能有治療的效果。

    1. fly 飛行
    What kind of adventures would you really like to try? 你會真的很想嘗試哪一種探險?
    Flying in a hot-air balloon! 坐熱氣球飛行。
    Over the Hua-dong Rift Valley? 在花東縱谷上面?
    Anywhere would be fine. 哪裡都可以。

    2. in the sky 在天上
    Just to be high in the sky is exciting enough.高掛在天上已經夠讓人興奮了。
    Hmmmm, that does sound like a big adventure.聽起來確實是一個大冒險。

    3. jump 跳
    What about you? 你呢?
    I dream about jumping from a high cliff into the crystal clear sea water! 我夢想從高高的懸崖跳進清澈的海裡!
    Wow, and you can't even swim! 而你甚至不會游泳。

    4. do 做
    That's what makes it an adventure! 那才叫做冒險!
    You do new things! 你做新的事情!

    你想做什麼新的事情呢?
    fly飛行
    in the sky在天上
    jump跳
    do做
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    Quiz
    1. What did the man use to heal his mind?
    a. Bandages
    b. A fever
    c. Therapy

    2. What new adventure did the man find?
    a. Healing
    b. Surprising
    c. Skydiving
    3. How fast does the man fall through the air?
    a. 190 miles an hour
    b. 190 kilometers an hour
    c. 190 meters a minute

    Answers:
    1. c
    2. c
    3. b

    • 5 min
    Keeping a Fox in the City Wild

    Keeping a Fox in the City Wild

    Keeping a Fox in the City Wild

    Foxes are wild animals. They live in forests and grasslands. But sometimes, they live in cities!
    狐狸是野生動物,牠們住在森林跟草原。但有時候牠們也住在城市。

    In one city in the U.S., someone found a baby fox on a street! A wildlife center is taking care of her now.
    美國一個城市,有人在街上找到一隻狐狸寶寶。目前野生動物中心在照顧牠。

    The wildlife center's workers don't want the baby fox to get used to people. Foxes that are used to people can't live with wild foxes.
    野生動物中心的工作人員不想要狐狸寶寶熟悉人類,這樣牠才能跟其他野生狐狸生活。

    But foxes aren't good pets. They need lots of space… and fresh raw meat! It's better for baby foxes to stay wild.
    狐狸不適合當寵物,因為牠們需要很多空間跟新鮮的生肉,最好還是讓狐狸寶寶待在野外。

    But the workers are around this baby fox all the time. So… they wear fox masks! The workers want her to think they are foxes too!
    但是工作人員整天跟這隻狐狸寶寶在一起,於是他們戴上狐狸面具,讓牠覺得他們也是狐狸。

    A stuffed fox toy is her mother. When the workers feed her, she lies on the toy. It makes her feel safe.
    牠的媽媽是狐狸外形的填充玩具。工作人員在餵牠時,都把牠放在媽媽身上,讓牠安心。

    Soon she'll live with three other wild baby foxes. She'll learn how to find food. She'll learn how to stay away from danger. She'll learn how to be with other wild animals.
    過不久牠就會和另外三隻野生狐狸寶寶住在一起。牠會學習如何覓食、如何遠離危險、如何跟其他野生動物一起生活。

    One day, she'll live in a forest or grassland. That's where she belongs!

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    Vocabulary
    動物保育人員想出各種辦法,讓小狐狸以後能適應野外生活。

    1. street 街道
    Did you hear they found a fox on the street? 你有沒有聽說他們在街上發現一隻狐狸?
    On the street? 在街上?
    Foxes should be out in the wild! 狐狸應該在野外!

    2. feed 餵食
    Anyway, they're feeding him milk. 不管怎樣,他們在餵牠喝奶。
    So it's a baby. 所以是幼獸。
    Yeah, a baby that looks more like a kitten.對,看起來比較像小貓。

    3. pet 寵物
    I wonder if someone can keep it as a pet. 不知道會不會有人養牠當寵物。
    I doubt it.我懷疑。

    4. belong 屬於
    I think it belongs to the wild. 我想牠屬於野外。
    And yet it's here.然而牠卻在這裡。
    Yeah. 是啊。

    今天這些單字很簡單。
    street街道
    feed餵食
    pet寵物
    belong屬於

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    Quiz
    1. Where was the baby fox found?
    a. A forest
    b. A street
    c. A grassland
    2. What do the wildlife center workers wear?
    a. Fox masks
    b. Stuffed fox toys
    c. Fresh raw meat

    3. Why is it important for a wild animal not to get used to people?
    a. It will be a good pet.
    b. It will be easy to catch.
    c. It will stay wild.

    Answers:
    1. b
    2. a
    3. c

    • 5 min
    This Library Wants Cat Pictures

    This Library Wants Cat Pictures

    This Library Wants Cat Pictures

    Have you borrowed books from a library? Libraries have great books!
    你跟圖書館借過書嗎?圖書館裡有很多好書。

    It's important to return books on time. It's also important to take good care of them. If you lose a book, some libraries take your library card! Oh no!
    準時歸還書籍很重要,也要保管好。如果弄丟了,有的圖書館會沒收你的借書證。

    During the pandemic, many people lost books. Their libraries took their cards. But in one American city, the library wants these people to enjoy the library again.
    疫情期間很多人把書弄丟了,借書證也被沒收。但美國一個城市的圖書館希望這些人可以回來借書。

    Do people have to pay for their lost books? No! They can bring a picture of a cat. A cat? Yep! Then they get their library card back!
    他們需要賠錢嗎?不用!他們只要拿一張貓咪的照片就可以拿回借書證。

    Many people brought cute cat pictures. But one boy didn't have a cat. So he drew a cat! He got his library card back!
    很多人帶了可愛的貓咪照片。但有個男孩沒有養貓,他就畫了一隻,也拿回借書證。

    This library is kind. Some people don't have money for lost books. But they want to go to the library. So the cat pictures are making everyone happy!
    這間圖書館非常有愛心,因為有一些人沒有錢賠償遺失的書籍,但他們還是想去圖書館,所以帶貓咪照片的方法讓大家都很開心。

    The library is welcoming everyone back. It's showing that making mistakes is okay. It's also showing there's always a way to start over, especially when cute cats help! Let's go borrow some books!

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    Vocabulary
    只要有貓咪圖片,就可以拿回借書證。

    1. borrow 借
    That book you borrowed from me…? 你跟我借的那本書…
    Yeah, "Everyone Poops 大家來大便," we're not done yet. 我們還沒有看完。

    2. back 回來
    It's from the library. 它是圖書館的書。
    It's a fun book. My son enjoyed it a lot。它是好玩的書,我兒子很喜歡看。
    Would you bring it back to me tomorrow? 可以明天帶回來給我嗎?

    3. return 歸還
    I need to return it. 我需要歸還。
    Of course. we've learned a lot from it.當然,我們已經學到很多了。

    4. some 一些
    What have you learned? I'm curious. 你們學到什麼? 我很好奇。
    That some animals poop on the move. 有的動物一邊走一邊大。

    Do you have a library card? 一起來讀單字。
    borrow借
    back回來
    return歸還
    some一些

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    Quiz

    1. Why do libraries take some people's library cards?
    a. People lost books.
    b. People sold books.
    c. People bought books.

    2. What did one boy draw?
    a. A book
    b. A cat
    c. A library

    3. What is the library showing?
    a. Making mistakes is okay.
    b. Books are okay.
    c. Losing books is okay.

    Answers:
    1. a
    2. b
    3. a

    • 5 min
    Helping People Exercise from the Heart

    Helping People Exercise from the Heart

    Exercise helps our bodies become stronger and healthier. It’s important to exercise!
    運動可以讓我們的身體更健康、更強壯,所以運動很重要!
    One gym owner believes in the power of exercise.* *He loves helping people exercise.
    有一位健身房老闆相信運動帶來的力量,他很喜歡鼓勵別人運動。
    Every week, this man helps about thirty people exercise at his gym. He helps them for free. They are all older people and people with disabilities. Many have health problems.
    他每星期都會讓30多人免費在他的健身房裡運動。這些人都是年長者跟身障者,大部分都有健康問題。
    They can't move easily. But they try very hard. And he never gives up on them.
    他們可能行動不便,但是非常努力。而且這位老闆從不放棄。
    A young woman uses a wheelchair. With the man's help, she started exercising. Now she's stronger. She's happier and more confident too.
    有個坐輪椅的年輕女士藉由老闆的幫助開始運動。現在她更強壯、更快樂也更有自信。
    The man has a big heart. He’s helped people since he was young. His parents taught him to be kind and help others.
    這個男人非常有愛心,他從小時候就開始幫助別人。他的父母教他要善良並且樂於助人。
    This gym owner shows us exercise does more than make our bodies strong. Exercise also makes our minds strong. He believes anyone can get stronger with a positive attitude and hard work.
    他也讓我們知道運動不只讓身體強壯,也鍛鍊心智。他覺得任何積極、努力的人都可以更強壯。
    Let’s go exercise!
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    Vocabulary
    喜歡助人的健身房老闆,相信運動可以促進身心健康。
    1. exercise 做運動
    I hate going to the gym! 我討厭去健身房!
    Why? Too many people? 為什麼?人太多了嗎?
    No. Too much hard work.不是,太辛苦了。
    You don’t have to exercise that hard. 你不用那麼努力運動啊。
    2. stronger 更強壯
    I know. But I want to get stronger.我知道,但是我想要強壯一點。
    3. become 變得
    So did you become stronger? 那你有沒有變強壯呢?
    I think so. I eat and sleep well. 我想有,我吃得好睡得飽。
    4. problem 問題
    The problem is I often feel very tired. 問題是我常覺得非常疲倦。
    Maybe you should cut back a bit. 也許你應該減少一點運動。
    來一起讀單字。
    exercise做運動
    stronger更強壯
    become變得
    problem問題
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    Quiz
    1. What does exercise help our bodies become?
    a. Old
    b. Important
    c. Strong
    2. Who does the man help for free?
    a. Healthy young people
    b. Very strong people
    c. People with disabilities
    3. Who taught the man to be kind and help others?
    a. A young woman
    b. His parents
    c. A gym owner











    **
    **
    Answers:
    1. c
    2. c
    3. b

    • 5 min
    Art for the Paris Olympics

    Art for the Paris Olympics

    Art for the Paris Olympics

    Run! Jump! Throw! Do these things every day! Do them for four to eight years! That's how long athletes take to get ready for the Olympics. That's a lot of hard work!
    跑、跳、丟!每天都做這些事,做 個四到八年看看! 運動員為了奧運就要準備這麼長的時間,需要很多努力。

    France asked a famous artist and graphic novelist to make an artwork about the Paris Olympics. It took three years to make the artwork! That's almost as many years as some athletes take to get ready for the Olympics! It was a lot of hard work!
    法國邀請知名的藝術家跟漫畫家製作和巴黎奧運相關的藝術作品。他們花了三年的時間才完成,將近是運動員準備奧運的時間。

    The colorful artwork has three panels. They are like panels in a graphic novel! The panels show athletes playing sports by the Eiffel Tower.
    這個色彩豐富的作品分別掛在三個看板上,就像是漫畫裡的分格。作品呈現運動員在艾菲爾鐵塔旁運動。

    On the middle panel, a man and woman are running to each other! They're touching the Olympic flame!
    中間的看板是一男一女朝向對方跑去,他們的手觸碰奧運聖火。

    On the left panel, a woman is throwing a javelin! The moon and stars are shining!
    左邊是有一個丟標槍的女子,作品上方的星星跟月亮閃閃發光。

    On the right panel, a skateboarder is doing a trick! A breakdancer is breaking! And a big yellow sun is shining on the Paris skyline!
    右邊的看板有個滑板玩家在表演特技,也有個霹靂舞選手在跳舞,還有一顆太陽在天際照耀巴黎。

    In this artwork, we can see the joy that hard work can bring. Let's watch the Paris Olympics!

    Vocabulary
    巴黎奧運這幅藝術作品,結合了運動和美感。

    Olympics 奧林匹克運動會
    I'll be very busy this summer. 我這個夏天會很忙。
    Oh, with your work? 忙著工作嗎?
    No. I'll be watching the Olympics every day. 不是,我要每天看奧運。

    sports 運動
    Wow! So you're going to Paris!? 哇,所有你要去巴黎!?
    I wish. 我真希望是。
    No, I'll just watch it on TV. 不,我只會看電視。
    I didn't know you're a sports fan. 我不知道你是運動迷。

    run 奔跑
    You didn't know I can run, swim, breakdance, and box? 你不知道我會跑會游泳,跳霹靂舞跟拳擊?
    That's real news to me! 這可真是新聞了。

    athlete 運動員
    Oh yes, I'm quite an athlete. 沒錯,我可是厲害的運動員。
    You're full of hot air! 你是吹牛大王!

    Will you watch the Olympics in July?
    Olympics 奧林匹克運動會
    sports運動
    run奔跑
    athlete運動員

    Quiz
    1. How many years do athletes take to get ready for the Olympics?
    a. 1
    b. 2 to 3
    c. 4 to 8
    2. Where will the Olympics be?
    a. Paris
    b. London
    c. Beijing

    3. What is on the middle panel?
    a. The Olympic flame
    b. A graphic novel
    c. A big sun

    Answers:
    1. c
    2. a
    3. a

    • 5 min

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