(The students are chatting at Ethan's house.)
John: What are you watching?
Ethan: A video about butterflies.
John: Boring! Let's go outside and have fun.
Ethan: Don't say that. Taiwan is home to over 400 kinds of butterflies.
We live on this island, so we should learn more about them.
Nora: Then what did you learn from the video?
Ethan: Each year, millions of purple crow butterflies fly across National Highway No.3. Look! What an amazing sight!
Nora: I've heard of this. When they cross the high way, many of them are killed by the traffic.
Ethan: That's true. Now four-meter high nets are set up to stop these butterflies from entering the traffic flow.
Nora: But where are the butterflies going?
Ethan: They're going to the north, and in autumn, they will fly back to spend their winter in the south. Few people know butterflies can live through the winter.
John: Sounds interesting.
Ethan: I'm planning a trip to see the butterflies. Want to join me?
John: Count us in.
- outside [ˋaʊtˋsaɪd] adv.
We are playing basketball outside.
- million [`mɪljən] n.
I want to make my first million before I am 25 years old.
- purple crow butterfly [ˋpɝp! kro ˋbʌtɚ͵flaɪ] n.
We found some purple crow butterflies during the butterfly watching.
- highway [ˋhaɪ͵we] n.
Watch your speed when you drive on the highway.
- sight [saɪt] n.
What an amazing sight!
- cross [krɔs] v.
Look both ways before you cross the road.
- traffic [ˋtræfɪk] n.
We were caught in heavy traffic for more than two hours.
- true [tru] adj.
This movie is based on a true story.
- enter [ˋɛntɚ] v.
She shut her door and didn't let anyone enter.
- traffic flow [ˋtræfɪk flo] n.
The traffic flow north toward Taipei is heavy now.
- north [nɔrθ] n.; adj.; adv.
Mr. Lin comes from the north of Taiwan.
- south [saʊθ] n.; adj.; adv.
They took a train to the south.
- through [θru] prep.
The man won't let us go through the gate.
- by [baɪ] prep.
Please complete the form by two o'clock.
- gone [gɔn] adj.
The thief broke into my house last night, and my money was all gone.
- letter [`lɛtɚ] n.
Use a capital letter of the first word of a sentence.
- post [post] v.; n.
Emily posted her resume on the website.
- few [fju] pron.; adj.
Few people have ever been to a rain forest.
- honey [`hʌnɪ] n.
I would like some honey in my tea.
- set up [sɛt ʌp]
Could you help me set up the computer for the meeting?
- stop... from... [stɑp frəm]
This tool is used to stop children from getting hurt.
- count... in [kaʊnt ɪn]
A: Aaron, do you want to go mountain climbing with us tomorrow?
B: Sure. Count me in.