The Pleasant Picnic(26期)

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The Pleasant Picnic

2004年4月总第26期

【一线原创】
Wonderful outing

A Trip in Spring

  It was a sunlit and enchanting scene of spring morning, when the teachers took us students of Grade 2 to go on our first spring outing. We set off at seven o'clock from school. In the warm spring breeze, we were walking there together.
  Fifty minutes later, we got to the destination. There, we were going to have a picnic. Some of us cooked rice, some cooked dishes, and some cooked soup. My deskmate, Guo Yunfeng, and I fried eggs. At first, we poured some oil in the pot. When the oil was hot enough, we put the egg into the pot. Soon after that, we turned it over. We were in threes or fours, and we were all bustling with our own tasks.
  Time's up! The meal was ready. Let's enjoy to our hearts' content. Bottoms up!
(By Wang Sen from Class 8 Grade 2, Baoying Experimental Junior Middle School)

 


The Pleasant Picnic

  It was a sunny day. We went out for a picnic. After arriving at the right place, we made a fire and got ready for lunch. There were six in each group. Everyone was excited.
  At first, I put the noodles into the boiling water, and then poured a little oil in as well as some seasonings. Stirred slowly, then what I could do was just to wait.
  What were the other groups doing? Someone peeled oranges, apples... Then cut them into small pieces. Oh, they were making a fruit salad!
  What was scorched? Oh no, the pumpkin pies! We got it out quickly with the chopsticks. Luckily, not all of them got bad. We put them on the plate, … …
  An hour later, all the things were ready. We sat together on the ground in a circle. “OK! Let's drink to our own lunch."
Everyone enjoyed themselves! It was really a pleasant picnic!

(By Cheng Jipeng from Class 7 Grade 2, Baoying Experimental Junior Middle School)

 

A Pleasant Picnic

  April 9, it was my happiest day, because we went on a picnic on that day. Not only did it make us relaxed, but also we learnt how to cook meals.
  On that morning, we got to school at seven o'clock on time. Then we set out together with our teachers. On the way the sun shone brightly, and the air was very clean, fresh and sweet. We talked and laughed happily. About two hours later, we arrived at the picnic place. It was quite a nice place. That was a wide grassland with many trees and flowers on it.
  With the help of the teachers, we began to cook. Our team's task was to cook dumplings. We started to make dumplings. But some of us weren't good at it. " My God!" Shouted Cao Feng. We looked at him and found the dumpling he was making broke! All of us laughed at him happily and we couldn't wait to help him to make dumplings.
  When the dumplings were made. We made a fire and began to cook the dumplings. But none of us noticed it until we heard the sound of the water boiling. We opened the lid of the pan and had a look. To our surprise, the water was too little and there were some grasses in it! We were very angry. But the only thing that we could do was to fetch water again!
  After a while, the water boiled. It was clean this time. So we put the dumplings in it carefully. Then waited for our delicious lunch quietly. About five minutes later, the dumplings all floated on the water top. We knew they were cooked well. We started to eat. They were really delicious. Soon we ate all of them up.
  At about one o'clock in the afternoon we made our way back to school. I felt a little tired after walking such a long way. But I was still very happy. I thought it was a very pleasant picnic.
  From this picnic, I realize that labor is the most valuable thing.
(By Chen Dandan from Class 9 Grade 2, Baoying Experimental Junior Middle School)

 

【开心驿站】
Great Fun

Dream Win

  Every year in all kinds of different countries around the world, a small number of people win huge prizes in lotteries(彩票). People are always dreaming of winning millions of dollars overnight(一夜间) in a lottery .
  People often wonder what they would do if they won one of these large sums of money .They have many different ideas.
  Some people say they would give it away to charities(慈善机构). Others say they would give most of it to their families. Some people just list all the things they would buy.
  One evening three friends were talking about what they would do if they won millions of dollars.
  "What would you do," the first man asked the other two, "If you woke up one morning and discovered you had won fifty million dollars?"
  His two friends thought for a few moments, then one of them said,"? I'd buy the biggest house in the world; or maybe I'd buy several houses in different parts of the world so I could go live anywhere I like. They would all have to have wonderful views, of course. And I'd employ hundreds of servants to look after me and take care of all my beautiful gardens."
  The other said, "I'd spend my life traveling around the world. I'd go to Africa, North and South America, all over Europe and anywhere else I wanted .I'd stay at the best hotels. I'd eat only the most expensive food and wear the finest clothes."
  The two men turned to their friend who had asked the question." And what about you? What would you do if you woke up one morning to discover you had won fifty million dollars?"
  The man laughed.
  "Oh, I'm a greedy(贪心的) person. I'd go back to sleep and try to win another fifty million," he said.
                (Offered by Wang Cheng, Class 8 Junior 2, Huaian Foreign School)

梦想发财

  世界各国每年总有一些人在彩票上赢得大量钱财。人们总是梦想能在彩票上一夜间成为百万富翁。
  人们总是想如果他们赢得大量钱财后会做什么。他们有许多想法。
  一些人说他们将把钱捐献给慈善机构,另一些人说他们将把钱给他们家庭,还有一些人把他们想买的东西都列了出来。
  一天晚上,三个朋友在讨论如果他们在彩票上发财后会做什么.
  “你会怎么做,”第一个人问其他两个人,“如果你一天早上醒来发现你赢得了五千万美元?”
  他的两个朋友想了一会儿,然后其中一个朋友说:“我要在世界上买最大的房子,或者我会在世界上的几个不同地方买几幢房子,这样我可以住在想住的任何地方。当然这些房子必须要有优美的风景,并且我要雇几百个仆人来照料我,来管理我所下美丽的花园。”                      
  另一个朋友说:“我要花费我终生的时间在全世界旅行。南北美洲,全欧洲和其它任何我想去的地方。我想住最好的旅馆,吃最贵的食物,穿最好的衣物。”
  那两个人接着转向那个问他们问题的朋友,“那你呢?如果你一觉醒来发现你赢得五千万美元,你会做什么?”
  那个人笑了。
  “噢,我是个贪心的人,我会倒头再睡,从而赢取另一个五千万。”他说。

   (供稿:淮安外国语学校  王成)

 【生活哲理】
Life Philosophy

Playing a violin with three strings

  Itzhak Perlman, the violinist, came on stage to give a concert at Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. But this time, something went wrong. Just as he finished the first few bars(小节), one of the strings on his violin broke. He smiled, wiped the sweat from his brow, raised his bow to quiet us, and then said - not boastfully, but in a quite pensive, reverent tone - "you know, sometimes it is the artist's task to find out how much music you can still make with what you have left." What a powerful line that is. It has stayed in my mind ever since I heard it. And who know? Perhaps that is the definition of life - not just for artists but for all of us. Here is a man who has prepared all his life to make music on a violin of four strings, who, all of a sudden, in the middle of a concert, finds himself with only three strings. So he makes music with three strings which was more beautiful, more sacred, more memorable than any that he had ever made before, when he had four strings.
  (Offered by Wang Yi, Class 8 Junior 2, Huaian Foreign School)

用三根弦的小提琴演奏家

  小提琴家伊芹克-帕尔曼登上纽约市林肯中心的艾弗里的舞台举行独奏。可是,这一次演奏出了岔子。刚拉了乐曲的开头的几小节,一根弦断了,他笑了笑,擦去额头上的汗,扬起琴弓,我们静下来。随后他毫无矜夸之意,而是用平静,深沉,虔敬的口吻说,“诸位知道,有时艺术家会有这样的任务,搞清楚自己用缺损的乐器还能演奏多少音乐。”这是一句多么感人的话啊!它一直萦绕在我心头,谁懂得这句话的真谛?也许这句话讲的是人生--不仅适用于艺术家,也适用于我们所有的人,这里有这么一个人,一生准备在用四根弦的小提琴上演奏。在一次音乐会上,突然发现自己的小提琴只剩下三根弦;于是,他就用三根琴弦演奏音乐,而且那晚上他用剩余的三根弦演奏音乐比以往用四根弦演奏的音乐更美妙,更神圣,更令人难忘。

  (供稿:淮安外国语学校  王奕)

 


【多味橄榄】
Tasty Olive

1. A miss is as good as a mile.
2. Actions speak louder than words.
3. Better late than never.
4. Easy come, easy go.
5. Look before you leap.
6. All things are difficult before they are easy.
7. Love me, love my clog.
8. Where there is a will, there is a way.
9. Bitter pills may have wholesome effects.
10. An idle youth, a needy age.
          (Offered by Hang Feijian & Wu Chuyi, Huaian Foreign School)

 

1.差之毫厘,失之千里。
2.事实胜于雄辩。
3.亡羊补牢,为时不晚。
4.来之易,去之易。
5.三思而后行。
6.万事开头难。
7.爱屋及乌
8.有志者,事竟成。
9.良药苦口。
10.少壮不努力,老大徒伤悲。
(供稿:淮安外国语学校 杭飞健 吴楚怡)

 

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