学习啦【英语散文】 编辑：韦彦 发布时间：2016-09-14
People often say that a dog is man's best friend. Over thousands of years, man has taught his dogs to do many kinds of work besides guarding the home. For example, sheepdogs are famous for their ability to control a flock of hundreds of sheep.
Dogs have been used to aid disabled people for centuries. A guide dog can lead its blind owner. Nowadays, dogs can be taught to turn on light switches, open refrigerator doors and dial the telephone for their disabled owners. For the majority of people, however, dogs are simply pets and friends for both young and old members of the family.
guard 看守，看护 sheepdog 牧羊犬 flock 群 aid 帮助
disabled 残疾人 century 世纪 guide dog 导盲犬 dial 拨 majority 大多数
A bank robber stole a lot of money. He was caught and sent to prison, but the money was never found. When he came out of prison, they watched him to see what he would do. Here is the detective, reporting to the inspector. "Yes, sir, I found Johnny . I followed him all around the town, but frankly, I couldn't make anything out of what he bought. Here's the list."
shirt , heavy crowbar, box of chocolates , shovel, heavy hammer, bunch of flowers .The inspector said, "Good. That helps me a lot. Do you remember how we watched him helping his neighbour, old Mrs. Judson to cover her backyard with cement?
detective 侦探的侦探 robber 强盗，盗贼 prison 监狱
inspector 检察官 frankly 坦白地，真诚地 crowbar 铁撬，撬棒
shovel 铲，铁铲 hammer 铁锤，锤子 backyard 后院 cement 水泥
一个盗贼从银行偷了很多钱。他被抓住送到监狱，但是钱没找到。 当他从监狱出来时，他被监视，看他会做什么。这不，侦探正向检察官报告：“是的，先生，我发现了强尼•阿米塔基，我跟着他转遍了全镇，但坦白说，我不能从他买的东西中推断出什么。这里是清单。” 衬衫、大铁撬、一盒巧克力铁铲、大铁锤、一束花 。
What is Time? (Nursery Rhyme)
Time is grain for peasants.
Time is wealth for workers.
Time is life for doctors.
Time is victory for soldiers.
Time is knowledge for students.
Time is speed for scientists.
Time is money for businessmen.
Time is everything for all of us.
Therefore, seize the time of today!
grain 粮食 wealth 财富 victory 胜利 seize 抓住，把握
A rich woman is so proud of a valuable antique vase that she decides to have her bedroom painted the same colour as the vase. Several painters try to mix the colour right, but none comes close enough to satisfy the woman.
Eventually, a painter comes. He is confident that he can mix the proper colour. The woman is pleased with the result, and the painter becomes famous. Years later, he retires and turns the business over to his son. "Dad,"asks the son, "there's something I've got to know. How did you get those walls to match the vase so perfectly?"
"Son,” the father replies, "I painted the vase."
proud of 自豪 valuable 值钱的 antique vase 古董花瓶 paint 用油漆漆
satisfy 满意 eventually 最终 confident 有信心的 retire 退休