When doctors examine a ticklish patient,they place the patient’s hands over theirs during the exam to prevent thetickling sensation. Why does thiswork? Because no matterhow ticklish you may be, you can’t tickle yourself. Go ahead. Try it. The reason is that withevery move you make, part of your brain is busy predicting the sensoryconsequences of that movement. Forinstance, as we write, we are unaware of the feel of the chair and the textureof our socks. Yet we’d immediatelynotice a tap on the shoulder. If theonly information your brain received was pure touch sensation, you wouldn’t beable to tell whether someone was punching your shoulder or whether you’d justbumped into a wall. Since you’d want toreact very differently to those two situations, it’s important for your brainto be able to tell them apart.譯: Howdoes your brain accomplish this goal? Tostudy this, scientists in London developed, of all things, a ticklingmachine. When a person presses a button,a robot arm brushes a piece of foam across the person’s own hand. If the robot arm brushes the hand as soon asthe person presses the button, the person feels the sensation, but it doesn’ttickle. However, a delay of one-fifth ofa second is enough to fool the brain into thinking the robot’s touch has beendelivered by someone else-and then it tickles.譯: This means that some brain region must be able to distinguish your owntouch from someone else’s. Theexperimenters found one: the cerebellum,whose name means “little brain.” Thecerebellum is in an ideal location for distinguishing expected from unexpectedsensations. It receivessensory information of nearly every type. In addition, it receives a copy of all the movement commands sent out bythe motor centers of the brain.
Can you imagine anyonechoosing to live without money in our consumer society? Well, that’s exactly what HeidemarieSchwermer has been doing since 1996 when she quit her job as a psychotherapistand gave away all her possessions. This69-year-old mother of two and grandmother of three has chosen to live a simplelife without the pressure to buy and own. Schwermer has thought about possession and value since she was a younggirl. Her family had to leave all theirpossessions in 1942 during World War II to flee from the Russian forces inMemel (former East Prussia). They couldn’ttake anything with them, and this made a great impression on her. Schwermer knew what it was like to bepenniless and throughout her life has been troubled by poverty in theworld. She knows fromexperience that possessions are not what give a person value.譯: Schwermermoved to Dortmund, a major city in Germany, with her two children in the late1980s. She was so shocked by thehomelessness there that she decided to open a swap shop called Gib und Nimm(Give and Take) in 1994. Members of thisgroup swap things and skills without money ever changing hands. What amazed Schwermer was not only how people’sneeds could be met, but also how much the participants benefited from thesocial aspect of their contact. At theswap shop, there is the potential for people to get to know one another andbond. This experience sodeeply moved Schwermer that she decided to quit her job and not buy anythingelse without giving something away. Eventually, she was rid of all her material possessions, including herapartment. In 1996, Schwermer agreed toparticipate in a 12-month experiment that was made into a documentary filmcalled living without money. However, at the end of the 12 months, shedecided that living without money gave her “quality of life, inner wealth, andfreedom”. As a result, Schwermercontinues to live without money.譯:
在所有我看過的影片中，最令我難忘的就是有關於麥克歐爾人生故事的「攻其不備」。 這是一個講述白人夫婦收留黑人少年，並輔導他上進的真實故事。內容是描寫麥克歐爾所經歷的一生。他雖然塊頭很大，並有個「大麥克」的綽號，讓人以為他是吃太多東西才長得那麼高，但其實他卻是個身是可憐的少年。他有很多的兄弟姐妹，但因為母親長期嗑藥，從小又生活在單親家庭中，所以他並不知道他們的名字，也因此他不曉得自己的父親是誰、自己的生日在何時，甚至連最基本的常識也不懂。他一直自食其力，直至被白人夫婦發現他著短袖上衣再街上遊蕩，並被邀請至他們家過夜，甚至收養他，才扭轉了他的命運。 白人夫婦收養他後，提供他完善的生活品質及學習環境，並開啟了他對美式足球的熱情。他們一家人一直幫助他，讓他發揮打美式足球的潛能。同時，麥克歐爾也讓他們對人生有了更深刻的領悟。 最令我難忘的片斷莫過於麥克歐爾藏食物的習慣。麥克歐爾吃東西時總會再放一份在自己的口袋中，以備不時之需。儘管已經被富裕的白人夫婦收養了，他還是非常珍惜自己所擁有的物資。這說明了一個人若經過無豐衣足食的日子後，就會特別珍惜自己所擁有的。戲中主角本身是一個心地善良，不會學壞的少年，也因為這樣，讓他在一個機緣下得到養母的讚賞與愛護。由此可知，「危機就是轉機」，而不珍惜自己，就不會有得到轉機的機會，也不會有好的結果。所以先做好自己，愛惜自己所擁有的，說不定就會有個全然不同的人生。 看完這片「攻其不備」的影片後，他們的親情不由得讓我想起自己也有這麼個美好的家庭。麥克歐爾的家庭會處處替家人著想，我的家庭當然也會，雖然有時不小心脫口而出的話很不中聽，但我知道這些話有著家人濃濃的關心，只是表達方式較不適當罷了。 這對白人夫婦跨越族裔與貧婦界線來幫助黑人少年的故事，讓我體會到幫助別人的同時，其實真正的受益者是我們自己，所以如果有遇到需要幫助的人，不要吝嗇，也不要優先想到自身的利益，而是要真心誠意的去幫助他人，自己也會覺得很快樂。俗話說：「助人為快樂之本」正是這個意思。
TheHoney PotNarrator: A long time ago, a king livedin a small village. It was his birthday. The villagers wanted to give him apresent.Villagers: What can we give the King for his birthday?Narrator: One man said…Man:I know! Let’s give him some bread.Narrator: They all shook their heads andsaid…Villagers: No, the King a baker who bakes the best bread in the land.Narrator: One woman said…Woman: I know! Let’s give him some milk and cheese.Narrator: They a shook their heads andsaid…Villagers: No, the King has a goat which gives him the best milk and cheese inthe land.Narrator: A little girl called Nora said…Nora:I know! Let’s give him some honey.Villagers: Honey, why honey?Nora:Well, the King loves honey. If we all give one cup of honey we can fill a largepot and it will last for many years.Narrator: The villagers smiled and nodded.They went home to get their cups of honey. Nora opened her kitchen cupboard andtook out a cup and her little pot of honey. Nora loved honey, so she did not wantto give any to the King. She had an idea. She put her honey pot back in thecupboard and filled her cup with water. She said…Nora:The king can’t taste one cup of water in the pot with all the honey!Narrator: So, she took her cup and waitedwith the villagers. She watched as everyone emptied their cup into the largepot. Nora emptied her cup into the pot too. Then villagers asked the King tocome to the village to get his birthday present. The king arrived. He looked atthe pot in front of him. The people shouted…Villagers: It’s honey! Try it.Narrator: The King put finger in the potand tasted it. He looked at the villagers and said…King:Is this a joke?Narrator: The villagers shook theirheads. The king shouted…King:This pot is full of water!Narrator: Everyone stared at the king andsaid…Villagers: What has happened?4 Answers語言5 years ago
Thefarmer, his Son and the DonkeyIt is a hot, sunny day.A farmer is going to marketon his donkey.His son is walking behindhim.They went to buy ten eggs, awhole cheese, and a loaf of bread. Soon they meet a man.He is sitting under a treeplaying his flute. Fluteplayer: Where are you doing?Farmer: We are going to the market.Flute player:Oh dear! Why are youriding the donkey while your son is walking?You are biggerand stronger than him.He must ridethe donkey. So, they change places.Now the son is riding thedonkey and the farmer is walking. Soon they meet a builder .He is carrying some bricks. Buildier: Where are you going?Farmer: We are going to the market.Buildier: Oh dear!Why are youriding the donkey while your father is walking?You areyounger than him.He must ridethe donkey too. So the farmer gets on thedonkey too.Now they are both ridingalong the road. Soon they meet an old man.He is walking his dog. Old man: Where are you going?Farmer: We are going to the market.Old man: Oh dear!Why are youboth riding the donkey?You are heavyand the donkey is sad. So the farmer and his songet off the donkey.Now they are all walkingalong the road. Soon they meet a tourist whois buying a postcard.He is laughing and laughing. Tourist: Whereare you going?Farmer: We aregoing to the market.Tourist: ohdear!Why are youall walking?The donkey istired. So the farmer and his sonpick up the donkey.Now they are carrying him. But the donkey kicks and kicksuntil he is free.The farmer and his son landin a puddle!
★Swap Tree-Simple, Easy Online Trading?—---P.122~123
《第一段》1. Ifyou are anything like the average consumer, you have shelves full of usedmedia: books, games, movies, and music.→。 2. Unfortunately, the amount of moneyreceived from selling on eBay and other sites is almost not worth the time andmoney you spend listing, packaging, and shipping.→3. Butif you trade items using SwapTree.com, you might be able to turn your trashyromance novel into a copy of Treasure Island.→《第二段》1.SwapTree launched in 2007 and has grown quite a bit, adding new features and more users to make swapping yourold books, movies, games, and music easier than ever.→ 2.The site has a large catalog of itemsto trade for, most likely because all the other users have as much stuff as youdo.→《第三段》1. WhenI listed Gears of War 2, an old yet enjoyable video game for trade, I waspresented withmore than 9000 trade opportunities.→2.I could then choosewho I wanted to trade with,based on theitem’s condition, location, and trader rating.→。《第四段》1. SwapTree is free to use.→。2.The only thing(which) you have to pay for is shipping, which is pretty cheap, since you can ship most items using MediaMail service from the USPS.→ 。3. Tomake it even easier, you can print postage at home, based on your item’s weightin the Swap Tree database, and drop it in your local mailbox.4. Ifyou’d rather not deal with mailing anything at all use the location search tofind trades in your city.→ 。《第五段》 1. One of the few drawbacks to theservice is its simplicity.→ 。2. As WalletPop pointed out last year youcan’t combine items for trade, so you won’t be able to offer three mediocremovies for a new release.→ 。3. All trades are one for one.→ 。4. Even with this drawback Swap Tree is agreat way to get the best value for your used game, movie, books, and musicwithout a hassle, and the Swap Tree Tools make it easier to use than many otherbarter sites.→ 。
一、生長背景 ：我自幼住在外婆家，父母因些細故而離異，促使我家庭慘遭變遷，寄宿在母親的家庭中平淡的過日子。然而家庭成員有外公(母親的父親)、外婆(母親的媽媽)、阿姨(母親的姐姐)、舅舅(母親的哥哥)和我。自小時候阿姨就不離不棄的照顧我，並希望我有番作為。於是開始縝密規畫我的教育。因此自幼稚園開始就讓我讀【芝麻街美語】學校，讓我英文循序漸進的學習，突飛猛進，使我不由自主地對英文這門科目產生了些興趣；也使我在國中生涯中，英文成績有目共睹，導致許多同學向我請教，而我總是不厭其煩地解說，給予我自製提綱挈領的筆記，幫助同學能夠在考場上臨危不懼，同學成績也能夠逐漸提升。By the way,我阿姨十分含辛茹苦的拉拔長大，為了學雜費 四處奔波借貸、甚至每天披星戴月的在公司上班,只為了一份微薄薪水供 我所需。對此我揹負重任絕不辜負阿姨的期盼。 『縱使父親另娶她人後對我不聞不問，但我始終不以為然、不自甘墮落活出自我。』 二、我的人格特質我是一個樂觀、積極的人，我有及熱切的求知慾望樂於學習新的知識，我也具有旺盛的企圖心，願意去接受更多的挑戰，此外自小我的父母就很注重培養我課外閱讀的習慣，因此小時候我讀了不少各類的書籍，奠定了我至今喜愛閱讀的個性，因此也造就了富有想像力及充滿創造力的我。二、求學過程 【國小】 我的求學過程多姿多采，國小老師教學嚴格，很重視我們的人格培養，希望我們可以做一個堂堂正正的好國民，因此我在國小毛遂自薦參加了學校的糾察隊，希望可以為同學盡一份心力，透過這項服務，我學習到了指揮與管理的技巧，也培養了認真負責的榮譽感。【國中】 升上國中，我常常跑去圖書館，因為喜愛閱讀的興趣，在國中也拿到心得寫作比賽的佳作，之後更當上了圖書館的小志工在當圖書館志工的過程中，我了解到做圖書館館員是一件不容易的工作，除了一般的借書還書之外，還要整理書櫃、將書歸位在指定的位置上、以及新書要如何編碼等等，過程受益良多。除此之外我也參加了兩個社團，一個是校園植物社，學習了解校園中常見的植物與生活周遭植物的生態，另一個是校園服務社，在校園服務社中，我學習到了如何發揮同理心，以及培養出服務人群的精神，之後更擔當社長一職，帶領社員幫助需要幫助的人，我覺得國中生活過得充實且美滿。【五專】因緣際會之下，經由老師的推薦，我進入了德霖技術學院就讀，在老師的指導下我課業進步，並有幸當上了班級學藝股長、文書小老師等職務，無形之中我也成長了不少。在擔任股長過程中，也訓練出了我的領導力，以及如何妥善處理事情的技巧。在五專學習過程中，我陸陸續續學習不少技能考到不少證照，有TQC word2010、TQC英打+中打 過程雖辛苦，但是老師提醒我們要懂得「逆來順受，苦中作樂」，為了將來能有一番作為，再苦也甘之如飴，因為唯有經歷磨練才會成長。因此冀望貴公司可以讓我有這個機會，進入你們行業學習更多的知識，我也會竭盡所能去學習，我擁有商科的背景，相信我可以創造出更多有價值的東西出來，並能融會貫通而運用於生活中，最後期許自己能成為優秀的人才。敬請指教
1. Celebrates beginning of theGregorian calendar year. Festivities include counting down to midnight (12:00AM) on the preceding night, New Year’s Eve. making New Year’s resolutions, parades, andfireworks. 2. the 3rd Monday in JanuaryHonors Martin Luther King, Jr., civilrights leader, who was actually born on January 15, 1929.3. February 14Traditional celebration of love and romance, including the exchangeof cards, candy, flowers, and other gifts.4. the 3rd Monday in Februaryhonors all American presidents. Washington's birthday is on February 22nd .Lincoln’s birthday is on February 12th. 5. March 17A celebration of Irish heritage and culture, based on the Catholicfeast of Saint Patrick. Primary activity is simply the wearing of greenclothing, although drinking beer dyed green is also popular. Attending St. Patrick's Day parades has historically been morepopular in the United States than in Ireland.6. A day to play tricks on family,friends, and coworkers.7. a spring Sunday in March orApril (2008 date: March 23; 2009 date: April 12; 2010 date: April 4; 2011date: April 24 )Celebrates the Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus. ForChristians, Easter is a day of religious services and the gathering of family.Many Americans follow old traditions of coloring hard-boiled eggs and givingchildren baskets of candy.8. the 2nd Sunday in May, the 3rdSunday in June Honors mothers and motherhood Honors fathers and fatherhood.9. Honors the nation's war deadfrom the Civil War onwards語言5 years ago
The Rich Man and the Shoemaker,1. This story is about ashoemaker who lives in a little, old house. He is very poor, but very happy. 2. He makes shoes all day,and he sings while he works.3. Next door there lives arich man who counts his money all night. ‘I must count my money,’ he says. ‘One,two, three, four, five, …’4. In the morning he goes tobed. But he can’t sleep because the shoemaker sings all day. So, he goes to seethe shoemaker.5. ‘Please stop singing. Ican’t sleep. Here is bag of money if you stop’. ‘Thank you,’ says theshoemaker.6. The shoemaker worriesabout the money all night. ‘I must hide it under the bed,’ he says. He goes tobed, but he can’t sleep.7. ‘Imust hide the money on the cupboard,’ he says. He goes to bed, but he can’tsleep.8. ‘Imust hide the money in the fridge,’ he says. He goes to bed, but he can’tsleep.9. ‘Imust hide the money behind the chair,’ he says. He goes to bed, but he can’tsleep.10. The shoemaker is veryunhappy. He stops singing. He stops making shoes. He can’t sleep.11. ‘Imust give the money back to the rich man,’ he says. 12. The shoemaker is pooragain. He makes shoes all day and he sings while he works. But … he is veryhappy!
3. You don’t need to imagine this because forover 40 years Christo andJeanne-Claude havebeen creating, designing, and installing their unusual artwork around the world.→。4. Since meeting in Paris,France, in 1957, thisenergetic husband-and wife team who go by their first names, Christo andJeanne-Claude, havecreated “ ‘gentledisturbances’ in spaces . . . to make people becomemore aware of themselves and their surroundings.”→。5. This acclaimed couple has completed 22 unique projects that invite viewers to experience familiarenvironments in new ways. →。《第三段》1. The work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude has not onlytransformed historical sites in cities but has also dramatically changed natural environments.→。2. In 1991, atsunrise, The Umbrellas was installed.→。3. Nearly 2,000 workers opened 3,100umbrellas in Japan andCalifornia in the United States.→。4. This public art installation spanned 12 miles in Japan and 18 miles in California.→。Span v. 綿延Life span 壽命5. The blue umbrellas were placed closetogether to represent the limited space in Japan, while the yellow umbrellas inCalifornia were spread out in many directions, showing the vastness of theland. →。 6. For 18 days,these huge, free-standing umbrellas became “houses without walls” and invitedthe public to experience nature in a new way.→。 《第四段》1. Whilethe journey has not been easy for Christo and Jeanne-Claude, their artwork hastouched the public for almost half a century. 2. Andthis is a key element of every project: people. 3. Theartists want their art to be in populated spaces where people can interact withit. 4. It serves no practical purpose but is creativeand beauty 5. It issupposed to make people smile. While each installation istemporary, the memory of the artwork lasts a long time after it is taken down.
Here are some questions which should not beasked expert by intimate friends.1. What is your religion?2. How much do you earn?3. How much did this cost?4. What race do you belong to?5. How old are you?6. Are you married? While the following may not be actuallypersonal questions, it is well to avoid them when casually meeting a strangeron the street, in a train, etc.1. Where are you going?2. Where have you been?3. What are you going to do now?4. May I go with you?5. Where do you live?6. What is your business?7. How many children do you have?8. Where is your wife (orhusband)? In case you have to ask personal questions,you must begin by saying, “Excuse me for asking personal questions,” or “If youdon’t mind my asking personal questions.”Safe topics to start conversation with areabout the weather, sports, movies, current events, etc., for instance:1. It has turned quite cold, hasn’tit?2. What lovely days we are having!3. Do you think it will clear upsoon?4. I hope it won’t rain.5. I hope it will keep fine.6. Do you sometimes go to seebaseball?7. Do you play any sports?8. What’s playing at the imperial?9. Wasn’t the recent plane crashterrible?
Further ReadingFour-legged Friend for Work and War A. HorsesJust when man mastered the art of ridinghorses is open for debate, but records show that it is possibly as long as3,500 years since the first rider mounted his trusty steed. Some cultures claimhorse riding traditions going back even further. Horses were the favored meansof waging war for many centuries. The great Mongol leader Genghis Khan is saidto have commented: “It is easy to conquer the world from the back of a horse”. Overtime, two distinct styles of riding developed. In the Americas, the Westernstyle was used by cowboys for practical purposes such as roping cattle. Thisinvolves a low saddle and less communication with the horse. Riders in thetraditional English style use the reins, a riding crop and their legs and feeta lot more to let the horse know what to do.B. CamelsIf you want a hardy animal that can survivein tough conditions, camels are a good bet. Although not fleet of foot likehorses, camels were also successfully used in battle in the Middle East wherethey scared off horses who couldn’t bear their awful stink! At one time, theU.S. army maintained a camel unit in California.C.ElephantsIf you visitThailand or other countries in Southeast Asia for a vacation, you will probablybe offered an elephant ride at some stage. However, in many of these countries,elephants are important working animals, used for transporting heavy loads. Perhapsthe most famous example of elephants being ridden involved the armies ofancient Carthage in present day Tunisia. Led by the famed general Hannibal,these soldiers took a troop of 37 elephants from the warm climate of southernSpain over the snow-covered Alps to attack Rome. Seventeen of these animalsdied crossing the mountains and by the time Hannibal’s army reached Rome, asolitary animal named Surus remained.
The Old Women who Lived in a BottleOnce there was an old woman who lived in abottle.She had a table and a chair and cat.There was a cup and a saucer on the table. One day the old woman was very sad. Her catwas very sad too. Just then fairy came. She had a magic wand.‘What’s the matter?’ asked the fairy.‘I don’t want to live in a bottle,’ saidthe old woman.‘I want to live in a house.’ The fairy sad, ‘stand up, close your eyes,turn around three times and open your eyes.’So the old woman stood up, closed her eyes,turned around three times and opened her eyes. She was in a house. It had a chimney, aroof, two windows and a door. The old woman was very happy. The cat was veryhappy too. But soon the old woman was very sad again.The fairy came again.‘What’s the matter now?’ asked the fairy.‘I don’t want to live in a house,’ said theold woman.‘I want to live in a castle.’ The fairy sad, ‘stand up, close your eyes,turn around three times and open your eyes.’So the old woman stood up, closed her eyes,turned around three times and opened her eyes. She was in a castle. It had a big towerwith a flag on top. There were many rooms and windows. The old woman and thecat were very happy. But soon the old woman was very sad again.Suddenly the fairy came again.‘What’s the matter now?’ asked the fairy.‘I don’t want to live in a castle,’ saidthe old woman.‘I want to live in a palace.’ The fairy sad, ‘stand up, close your eyes,turn around three times and open your eyes.’ So the old woman stood up, closedher eyes, turned around three times and opened her eyes. But the old woman was not in a palace. Shewas not in a castle. She was not in a house. She was in her bottle again. Theold woman was very sad, but the fairy did not come again. Why? Because the oldwoman was too greedy.1 Answer明星與名人5 years ago
The Future of Transportation A. LookMom, No Hand!In May 2012, Nevadabecame the first place in the world to issue a license for a driverless car. Thelicense was for a Toyota vehicle that employs technology developed by Google toallow drivers (if you can call them that!) to travel without having to operateany of the car’s controls themselves. While Google cofounder Sergey Brinpredicts that driverless cars will be on roads everywhere within five years, mostexperts think it might be a bit longer. B. TheHorizontal ElevatorAlso known as pod cars,Personal Rapid Transit will revolutionize public transportation, according toproponents. It’s basically a cross between the subway and a taxi, with small, automatedvehicles moving around on tracks. One advantage of the system is that you won’thave to wait on the platform for minutes, as a car will arrive within second ofyou pressing a button to call it. Another attractive aspect is the fact thatyou won’t have to share your carriage with a heaving mob as each vehicle willcarry just a few people. But the biggest plus is that by entering yourdestination, you’ll be able to travel direct from point to point, withoutstopping at all the stations in between. Several pilot schemes are alreadyoperating around the world, and more will be launched soon. C. HereComes the SunModern, high-techvehicles are undoubtedly going to play a major role in the development oftransportation, but what about the roads and highways themselves? Onefascinating concept in the solar road. Solar panels would replace concrete andasphalt and the energy collected would pay for the road itself over time. Otherpossibilities could include adding LED lights to provide the road marking, andheating for frosty climates. Although, solar roads won’t be widespread anytimesoon, at least one company is already working on plans for a solar parking lot.
《第一段》 2. For many people, the answer is very likely tobe museum because weoften think of art assomething wesee inside. 3. However, not all art is found indoors. 4. Public art is artwork thatisspecifically created for public spaces. 5. It is free and accessible toall people. 6. This artwork canbe architecture, sculpture,painting, stained glass, or even live performances such as concerts or dances that occur in public spaces. 7. Public art canbe found in urban centers suchas pedestrian walkways, public buildings such asgovernment offices, airports,libraries, or university or college campuses, for example. 8. Some public artworks may be found in rural areas where they can be appreciated in nature. 9. Other types of public art such as fireworks can be viewedin the sky at night. 10. Some public art installations are permanentand others are temporary, placed in alocationfor a limited amount of time. 《第二段》1. Public art is apowerful and unifying force. 2. Since it is located in public places, it attracts theattention of all people who are willing toslow down and really see what is around them. 3. It can energize public spaces, transformlandscapes, and invite interaction. 4. Publicart has the potential toget us to look at familiar surroundings from a different perspective. 5. Public art makes us think, and calmsour hurried lifestyle, which might even enhance our quality of life. 《第三段》1. Public art also has the potential to stimulateeconomic development byincreasing jobs and tourism. 2. In 1999, MassMoCA, one of the largest centers for contemporary art, opened. 3. It is located on 13 acres, one-third of thedowntown business district of North Adams, Massachusetts. 4. Unused 19th-century buildings wererenovated to create this complex, which is so large that it includes an artgallery the size of a football field and an 850-square-foot theater. 5. With 120,000 visitors annually, it’s notdifficult to see how financiallybeneficial this is for the local community.
The Leopard’s DrumPart1Narrator: Leopardis very strong and fierce.Hehas a big drum and he plays it every day. Allthe animals want it. TheSky God also wants the drum.Sky God: Leopard, what a big drum.I want that drum.Leopard: No!Sky God: Can I have your drum, please?Leopard: No!Sky God: Can I lend me your drum,please?Leopard: No!Sky God: Animals of the jungle- bring me that drum and youwill get a reward.Part2Narrator: Thenext day, Python goes to Leopard.Leopard: What do you want, Python?Python: I want your drum, your bigdrum.Leopard: Roar.Python: Goodbye, Leopard. (runsaway)Narrator: Thenext day, Elephant goes to Leopard.Leopard: What do you want, Elephant?Elephant: I want your drum, your bigdrum.Leopard: Roar.Elephant: Goodbye, Leopard.(runsaway)Narrator: Thenext day, Monkey goes to Leopard.Leopard: What do you want, Monkey?Monkey: I want your drum, your big …Leopard: Roar.Monkey: Goodbye, Leopard.(runsaway)Part3Narrator: Thenext day, Tortoise goes to Leopard.Theother animals laugh at her.Animals: You are small, you can’t getthe drum.Leopard: What do you want, Tortoise?Tortoise:I want your drum.Leopard: It’s a big drum, a hugedrum.Tortoise:It’s not big. It’s tiny.Leopard: Tiny? This is the biggestdrum in the jungle!Tortoise:No, the Sky God has got thebiggest drum.Leopard: What!TortoiseIt’s huge, he can climbinside it.LeopardWell, I can climb inside mydrum. Look at me.NarratorLeopardclimbs inside his drum, and then Tortoise puts a cooking pot on it.Sheslowly pushes the drum to the Sky God.TortoiseHere is Leopard’s drum.Sky GodWell done Tortoise! LetLeopard go, and you can have your reward.What do you want?TortoiseI want a hard shell so thatthe other animals cannot hurt me.NarratorThe Sky God laughs.He gives Tortoise a hardshell and Tortoise is very happy!