[Help with Sports in English] Are you busy after school? No. Can you speak English? Yes. Then we need you to help with sports for English-speaker students. It is relaxing and easy! Please come to the Students' Sports Center. Call Mr. Brown at 293-7742.
[Help for Old People] We need help at the old people's home. Are you free in July? Are you good with old people? Can you talk to them and play games with them? They can tell you stories, and you can make friends. It is interesting and fun! Please call us at 689-7729 today!
[Music teacher wanted] Can you play the piano or the violin? Do you have time on the weekend? The school needs help to teach music. It is not difficult! Please call Mrs. Miller at 555-3721.
Hi! I'm Tony. I don't like to get up early. In the morning, I get up at eight.Then I go to school at eight thirty. I don't have much time for breakfast, so I usually eat very quickly. For lunch, I usually eat hamburgers. After school, I sometimes play basketball for half an hour. When I get home, I always do my homework first. In the evening, I either watch TV or play computer games. At ten thirty, I brush my teeth and then I go to bed. Mary is my sister. She usually gets up at six thirty. Then she always takes a shower and eats a good breakfast. After that, she goes to school at eight thirty. At twleve, she eats lots of fruit and vegetables for lunch. After lunch, she sometimes plays volleyball. She always eats ice-cream after dinner. She knows it's not good for her, but it tastes good! In the evening, she does her homework and usually swims or takes a walk. At nine thirty, she goes to bed.
Crossing the river to school
How do you get to school? Do you walk or ride a bike? Do you go by bus or by train? For many students, it is easy to get to school. But for the students in one small village in China, it is difficult. There is a very big river between their school and the village. There is no bridge and the river runs too quickly for boats. So these students go on a ropeway to cross the river to school.
One 11 year-old boy, Liangliang, crosses the river every school day. Buyt he is not afraid. "I love to play with my classmates. And I love my teacher. He is like a father to me."
Many of the students and villagers never leave the village. It is their dream to have bridge. Can their dream come true?
Dear Dr. Know,
There are too many rules! At 6:00 a.m., my mom says, "Get up now and make your bed!" After breakfast, my mom always says,"Don't leave the dirty dishes in the kitchen!" After that, I run to school because I can't be late. At school, we have more rules -- don't be noisy, don't eat in class ....
My dad says I can't play basketball after school because I must do my homework. I can play only on weekends. After dinner, I read a book before I can watch TV. But I have to go to bed before 10:00. Rules, rules, rules! It's terrible! What can I do, Dr. Know?
Molly Brown, New York
Hello. We are students from Thailand, and we want to save the elephants. The elephant is one of Thailand's symbols. Our first flag had a white elephant on it. This is a symbol of good luck.
Elephants are smart animals. They can play soccer or music. They can also draw very well. People say that "an elephant never forgets". Elephants can walk for a long time and never get lost. They can also remember places with food and water. This helps them to live. But elephants are in great danger. People cut down many trees so elephants are losing their homes. People also kill elephants for their ivory. Toiday there are only about 3000 elephants (over 100,000 before). We must save the trees and not buy things made of ivory. Remember that March 13th is Thai Elephant Day.
Today's story is bout Zhu Hui, a student from Shenzhen. He's now studying in the United States. He is living with an American family in New York. Today is the Dragon Boat Festival. It is 9:00 a.m., and Zhu Hui's family are at home. His mom and aunt are making Zongzi. His dad and uncle are watching the boat races on TV.
Is Zhu Hui also watching the races and eating Zongzi? Well, it is 9:00 p.m. in New York, and it is the night before the festival. But there is not a Dragon Boat Festival in the US, so it is like any other night for Zhu Hui and his host family. The mother is reading a story to her young children. The father is watching a soccer game on TV. And what is Zhu Hui doing? He is talking on the phone to his cousin in Shenzhen. Zhu Hui misses his family and wishes to have his mom's delicious Zongzi. Shu Hui likes New York and his host family a lot, but there is still "no place like home".
How's it going? I'm having a great time visiting my aunt in Canada. She is working here and I'm going to summer school. I'm studying English and I'm learning a lot. I'm also visiting some of my old friends. I'm so happy to see them again. It's afternoon right now, and I'm sitting by the pool and drinking orange juice. It's warm and sunny, and it's very relaxing here.
see you soon。
How's your summer vacation going? Are you studying hard, or are you having fun? I'm having a great time in Europe! My family and I are on a vacation in the mountains. I want to call you but my phone is not working, so I'm writing to you. It's hot in your country now, isn't it? The weather here is cool and cloudy, just right for walking.
See you next month.