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.
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。
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。
- angel [ˋendʒ!] n.
Luke always helps me out. He is my angel.
- homeless [ˋhomlɪs] adj.
Every year, he treats those homeless people to a big meal.
- sidewalk [ˋsaɪd͵wɔk] n.
People shouldn't ride motorcycles on the sidewalk.
- rich [rɪtʃ] adj.
I dream of being a rich person.
- pound [paʊnd] n.
How much do the apples cost per pound?
- kilogram [ˋkɪlə͵græm] n.
Tina is sad. She has gained two kilograms in two weeks.
- over the course of... [`ovɚ ðə 'kors ɑv]
Over the course of the month, Mr. Wong became weaker and weaker.
- provide [prəˋvaɪd] v.
This hotel provided us with two breakfasts.
- space [spes] n.
There is no space for another table in the living room.
- seem [sim] v.
Mr. Wilson seems like a nice person.
- news [njuz] n.
No news is good news.
- begin [bɪˋgɪnɪŋ] n.
In the beginning, we were just classmates, but later he became my best friend.
- act of kindness [`ækt ɑv ˋkaɪndnɪs] n.
Even little act of kindness can make the world more beautiful.
- heat [hit] n.; v.
Be careful of the heat from the heater.
- square meter ['skwɛr 'mitɚ] n.
We don't know how many square meters this room is.
- last [læst] v.
People say that beautiful things don't last, and I agree with them.
- at most [æt 'most]
My mom gives me six hundred dollars pocket money per week at most.
- once [wʌns] adv.
Ted was once a basketball player, but now he isn't.