(John, Ethan, and Amy are at the school health center.)
Nurse: What's the matter with you, young man?
John: I ran too fast and wasn't careful enough, so I tripped and fell.
Nurse: Let me see... You hurt your knee badly. Did this happen during PE class?
Amy: No. It happened during the break.
Everyone practiced hard for the relay race this Saturday.
Nurse: That's too bad. You need to rest your knee for a few days.
John: Oh, no! We need someone to take my place. Ethan, can you do it?
Ethan: I can, but I run slowly.
Amy: No, you don't. You're a great runner. Just try your best.
(During the relay race)
Patty: Our team is running more slowly than the other teams! We are far behind.
Amy: Now it's Ethan's turn.
John: He's fast. He's running faster than the runner from 804.
Amy: Good job, Ethan! Oh, no! He dropped the baton!
Patty: Class 804 got to the finish line already. We lost the race.
John: Don't be sad. Ethan did his best. He practiced the hardest this week.
Amy: You're right.
John: Let's go cheer him up quickly.
- center [ˋsɛntɚ] n.
Excuse me. Where is the information center?
- What's the matter? [ˋhwɑts ðə mætɚ]
You don't look well. What's the matter?
- careful [ˋkɛrfəl] adj.
Be careful with the coffee. It is very hot.
- knee [ni] n.
He fell down and hurt his knees yesterday.
- relay (race) [rɪˋle (res)] n.
Our class won the first prize in the relay race.
- slowly [ˋslolɪ] adv.
Eating slowly is better for your stomach.
- runner [ˋrʌnɚ] n.
Jack is the last runner of the relay race.
- baton [bæˋtn] n.
Jim runs the fastest, so he will take the baton last.
- already [ɔlˋrɛdɪ] adv.
I am already late.
- cheer...up [ˋtʃɪr ʌp]
The good news cheered them up.
- quickly [ˋkwɪklɪ] adv.
We are going to be late. Let's walk more quickly.
- trip [trɪp] v.
The boy tripped on a stone and fell.
- fall [fɔl] v.
Ryan fell off his bike this morning.
- hurt [hɝt] v.
Luckily, no one got hurt in the accident.
- take one's place [ˋtek wʌns ples]
I'll take his place in the contest.
- other [ˋʌðɚ] adj.
Do you have any other questions?
- finish line [ˋfɪnɪʃ `laɪn] n.
You can't give up. You must run to the finish line.
- lose [luz] v.
The Lakers lost the game to the Warriors by five points.