dinosaurs existed on earth more than sixty million years ago, much earlier than human beings.
some dianosaurs were as small as chickens. others were as big as ten elephants.
many dinosaurs were harmless. others were harmful.
he believed that the way to be happy was to own as few things as possible.
he saw a small boy kneeling by a fountain.
after leaving school, he sold newspaper and delivered mail.
he threw away his cup and became even happier.
finally, he got a job drawing cartoons for films.
disneyland is a famous amusement park in th usa. it was created by walt disney.
we know about the lives of dinosaurs from the skeletons,eggs and footprints they left behind.
people are starting to plan for their summer holidays.
france is a big country, with coasts on three sides. it also has many mountainous regions for skiing.
paris ,the capital of france, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
it enables you to travel by train from paris to london in about three hours.
france, like china, is famous for its food.
france is a leader in art and culture.
why not go to the wonderful land of france and enjoy yourself?
students from different countries go to france to further their studies.
the centre of france is a big, agricultural region.
why not spread your wings and visit france?
why are you so interested in trees?
they can make streets more beautiful and less noisy.
do you enjoy breathing pure , cool air?
trees are natural air conditioners. they take harmful gas from the air, and release oxygen into the air.12
one and half hectares of trees could produce enough oxygen to keep 46 students alive and healthy for a year.
are trees in danger?
we are destroying our best fighters against pollution.
you know much about trees.
three trees can do the job of 15 air conditioners running almost all day.
trees are communicating with one another.
chapter 4: blind man and eyes in fire drama
i have booked a room.
we don’t allow pets in this hotel.
can you tell me the location of the fire exit?
he then described john’s room to him, and left.
i heard the sound of a fire engine.
i opened the window, waved and shouted.
it’s against the rules.
just then, the fire alarm went off.
they went to the reception desk.
the minutes seemed like hours.
chapter 5:a dangerous servant
does anyone want anything?
can you get me a packet of electricity?
she will look foolish.
electricity flows through a wire. it’s like water, in a way.
although electricity is much more dangerous than water.
can you tell me what it looks like?
electricity is invisible. but we can change it into different forms of energy.
can you think of an example?
cables are connected to a power station.
batteries contain electricity. the chemicals inside produce electricity.
chapter 6: some days/ never a dull moment
i didn’t find it interesting.
i left the house. i went miles and miles.
my dad keeps shouting.
my grandpa is stone deaf.
you won’t mind the racket.
the dog runs in rings.
if you like to keep lively. just come down to our house.
it’s the noisiest house in the whole of our town.
he is terribly dull.
please knock on the door.