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希平方 x 翰林 九年級 上學期

「翰林九年級上學期Unit 8: She Is the Girl Who Helps the Homeless」- Reading


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A Little Girl with a Big Heart

Hailey Fort is an eleven-year-old American girl. Although she is young, she has done a lot to help those in need. People who know her call her an angel.

When Hailey was five, it broke her heart to see a homeless man sitting on the sidewalk. She asked her mom if she could buy him a sandwich. Mrs. Fort agreed, but she also told Hailey they were not rich enough to help all the others. Hailey still wanted to do something, so she came up with a plan.

A year later, she began growing fruit and vegetables and donated them to the homeless. Her first donation was only half a small bag of vegetables. When she was eight, however, she donated 128 pounds (58 kilograms) of fresh fruit and vegetables over the course of the year.

Feeding the homeless is not the only thing that keeps this girl busy. She also spends her free time building small houses for the homeless. Her first house was a small wooden one which provided about three square meters of living space. It was big enough for a person to lie down comfortably.

"It just doesn't seem right that there are homeless people. I think everyone should have a place to live," she said in a news report. In the very beginning, Mrs. Fort thought her daughter's acts of kindness would last for a week at most. To her surprise, many years have passed, and Hailey is still working happily under the heat of the sun. Hailey once said, "I want to be someone who takes care of others." Many people believe she already is one.

一位有寬大胸懷的小女孩

海莉佛特是一位 11 歲的美國女孩。雖然她年紀小,卻已經幫助很多需要協助的人。知道她的人都叫她天使。

當海莉五歲時,看見一個無家可歸的人坐在人行道讓她心碎。她問她媽媽是否可以買給他一個三明治。佛特太太同意了,但她也告訴海莉她們並不富有到能幫助其他的無家可歸者。海莉仍然想做些什麼,所以她想了一個計畫。

一年後,她開始種蔬果並將它們捐給那些無家可歸者。她第一次的捐獻只有半個小袋子的蔬菜。當她八歲時,她在這一年總共捐了 128 磅(58 公斤)的新鮮蔬果。

提供無家可歸者食物不是唯一讓這女孩忙碌的事。她也花了空閒時間蓋小屋給無家可歸者。她的第一間房子是個提供大約三坪生活空間的小木屋。它大到讓一個人舒服地躺著。

「有著無家可歸的人似乎不是對的。我認為每個人應該有個可以住的地方」她在一篇新聞報導中說。在非常一開始,佛特太太認為她女兒的善行最多將持續一個禮拜。出乎她的意料,多年過後,海莉仍然開心地在太陽底下的高溫工作著。海莉曾說,「我想要成為照顧其他人的人。」許多人認為她已經是了。

  • angel [ˋendʒ!] n.
    天使
    Luke always helps me out. He is my angel.
    路克總是幫我脫離困境。他是我的天使。
  • homeless [ˋhomlɪs] adj.
    無家可歸的
    Every year, he treats those homeless people to a big meal.
    每年,他都請那些無家可歸的人吃大餐。
  • sidewalk [ˋsaɪd͵wɔk] n.
    人行道
    People shouldn't ride motorcycles on the sidewalk.
    人們不應該在人行道上騎摩托車。
  • rich [rɪtʃ] adj.
    富有的;豐富的
    I dream of being a rich person.
    我夢想成為一個富翁。
  • pound [paʊnd] n.

    How much do the apples cost per pound?
    這些蘋果一磅多少錢?
  • kilogram [ˋkɪlə͵græm] n.
    公斤
    Tina is sad. She has gained two kilograms in two weeks.
    緹娜很傷心。她兩個禮拜內已經胖了兩公斤了。
  • over the course of... [`ovɚ ðə 'kors ɑv]
    在...期間;在...過程中
    Over the course of the month, Mr. Wong became weaker and weaker.
    在這個月期間,王先生變得更加虛弱了。
  • provide [prəˋvaɪd] v.
    提供
    This hotel provided us with two breakfasts.
    這間旅館提供我們兩份早餐。
  • space [spes] n.
    空間
    There is no space for another table in the living room.
    客廳已經沒有空間再放一張桌子了。
  • seem [sim] v.
    似乎
    Mr. Wilson seems like a nice person.
    威爾森先生似乎是個好人。
  • news [njuz] n.
    新聞
    No news is good news.
    沒有消息就是好消息。
  • begin [bɪˋgɪnɪŋ] n.
    開始
    In the beginning, we were just classmates, but later he became my best friend.
    起初我們只是同班同學,但之後他成為我最好的朋友。
  • act of kindness [`ækt ɑv ˋkaɪndnɪs] n.
    善行
    Even little act of kindness can make the world more beautiful.
    即使是小小的善行也可以使這個世界更加美麗。
  • heat [hit] n.; v.
    高溫;加熱
    Be careful of the heat from the heater.
    小心暖氣機的高溫。
  • square meter ['skwɛr 'mitɚ] n.
    平方公尺
    We don't know how many square meters this room is.
    我們不知道這間房間是多少平方公尺。
  • last [læst] v.
    持續;維持
    People say that beautiful things don't last, and I agree with them.
    人們說好景不常,我同意。
  • at most [æt 'most]
    最多
    My mom gives me six hundred dollars pocket money per week at most.
    我媽媽一個禮拜最多給我600元當零用錢。
  • once [wʌns] adv.
    曾經
    Ted was once a basketball player, but now he isn't.
    泰德曾經是一位籃球員,但是他現在不是。
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