雅琪 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 8 years ago

急需英文故事,要演講的

請給我英文故事,說起來大約1分鐘半到2分鐘半的故事。

但不要那種簡單的寓言故事,像三隻小豬、白雪公主、灰姑娘那些的~~

謝謝。

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  • 8 years ago
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    The Devil and the Seamstress

    您覺得如何~

    (若覺得也很簡單的話~我就不打擾了)

    2012-06-27 23:32:19 補充:

    The Devil and the Seamstress A long time age there lived a woman who was so quick and so skilful with her needle that it would have been hard to find her equal. But she was conceited, and one day-half in jest and half in earnest – she rashly said that she would challenge the devil himself to a sewing contest. The devil hears a great deal more than we think, and our words and even our whispers carry right down to the depths of hell. So he heard what the woman said, and came to take her at her word. At first she was terrified and denied uttering the challenge, but the devil insisted, so they agreed to compete to see who could make a shirt first. If the woman lost the competition, however, the devil was to take her down with him to hell. The contest began with the cutting out, but neither of them had the advantage, for they both took exactly the same time. When it came to sewing, however, you would have been amazed at the devil’s ignorance! In order to avoid wasting time re-threading his needle later, he threaded a whole bobbin of cotton at once and that was not very clever, for at each stitch he had to run three times round the house in order to pull the thread through. And as he had forgotten to tie a knot in the end, he ran the first three times round in vain! The seamstress threaded her needle just as she always did, and remembered to tie a strong knot in the end, just as she always did. Then she sewed and sewed, without looking up, until the shirt was finished. And when it was ready she threw it at the devil as he came puffing round the house, with a face as black as thunder. He was so ashamed that he sank into the ground in a glow of flames, for he had not finished a single seam. That is how the devil lost his contest, and from that day to this he has never accepted another sewing challenge. You may still hear people say, when anyone has done a thoroughly clumsy job of work, ‘He is just like the devil, who had to run three times round the house for every stitch.’

    Source(s): My First Story Book
  • chen
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

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    The topic is The Farmer and His Son.

    .

    . A farmer being on the natural death, and wishing to show

    his sons the way to success in farming.

    He said, " My children, I am now departing from this life,

    but, all of things I have to leave you that you will find in the vineyard.

    .

    2012-06-28 12:30:41 補充:

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    . The sons, supposing that he refered to some hidden treasure,

    as soon as the old man was dead, set to work with their spades

    ploughs and every implement that was at hand,

    and turned up the soil over and over again.

    .

    2012-06-28 12:31:25 補充:

    . They found indeed not treasure,

    but the vines strengthened and improved by this thorough tillage,

    yielded a finer vintage than they had ever yielded before,

    and more than rapid the young husbandmen for all their trouble.

    So truly is industry in itself a treasure.

    2012-06-28 12:36:11 補充:

    一位農夫在臨終前想把耕田祕訣傳授給

    他的幾個兒子。

    他說,"孩子阿,我要離開這人世了,

    我要留給你們東西,你會在葡萄園找到。

    . 兒子們以為在暗示葡萄園裡隱藏 一些財寶,

    於是, 這位老人一過世,

    他們竭盡能地開始用手邊鏟和犁努力的工作,

    田園裡泥土翻了一遍又一遍。

    當然.他們挖不到財寶,

    不過, 由於泥土被翻得又深又透,

    那年的葡萄樹長得又高又壯, 結得葡萄又大又甜,

    ,比他們之前任何時候還要好,

    . 這幾個兄弟得到了超過他們勞動應得的報酬.

    所以勤勞本身就是財寶。

    敬賢, 勤勉者!

  • 8 years ago

    大約1分鐘半到2分鐘半的故事連一隻小豬豬都說不玩呢!

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