(On Sunday afternoon)
Mrs. Hong: Ethan! Let's go biking at the beach.
Ethan: But Dad can't drive us today.
Mrs. Hong: That's not a problem. We can go by ourselves.
Ethan: How will we take our bikes to the beach?
Mrs. Hong: By MRT.
Ethan: That's convenient. How far are we going to ride, Mom?
Mrs. Hong: Only a few miles. We can feel the cool wind blowing all the way. Then at about 6:30, we'll be able to see the sunset.
Ethan: Sounds nice. I want to watch the sun go down.
Mrs. Hong: Great! Let's leave at 2:30.
(Ethan and his mother are sitting on a bench.)
Ethan: It's quiet here. Mom, do you hear the waves hitting the rocks?
Mrs. Hong: Yeah. It's great to enjoy nature. Hey, why don't we go to Green Island in May?
Ethan: OK. I want to see its beautiful underwater world.
Mrs. Hong: Good! I'll talk to your dad about it.
Ethan: Mom, look! There are people flying kites over there.
Mrs. Hong: Wow. The yellow kite is flying the highest of all. We should bring our kites next time.
Ethan: That'd be great.
- problem [ˋprɑbləm] n.
There is a problem with my computer. It doesn't work.
- ourselves [͵aʊrˋsɛlvz] pron.
Let's move the big box by ourselves.
- convenient [kənˋvinjənt] adj.
Is it convenient for you to buy me a drink?
- mile [maɪl] n.
He jogs about two miles every day.
- wind [wɪnd] n.
The wind from the sea is stronger.
- be able to... [bi ˋeb! tu]
Jeff wasn't able to finish the race.
- sunset [ˋsʌn͵sɛt] n.
Later we can watch the sunset at the beach.
- sun [sʌn] n.
There are some people bathing in the sun at the beach.
- leave [liv] v.
She left and didn't say goodbye.
- bench [bɛntʃ] n.
長凳；長椅 There are two girls sitting on the bench.
- hit [hɪt] v.
The baseball player hit the ball, and everyone cheered for him.
- rock [rɑk] n.
Amy likes to collect rocks of different colors.
- nature ['netʃɚ] n.
I love science class very much. I can learn many things about nature from it.
- Green Island [grin ˋaɪlənd]
Joseph went to Green Island during summer vacation.
- underwater [ˋʌndɚ͵wɔtɚ] adj.
The underwater world is amazing.