Sample Lesson
Running and Racing
跑步的樂趣
Ellen Lie

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  James is reading Runner’s Race* magazine. He runs a few times a week. Tina’s friend competes in 5Ks, 10Ks and half marathons.


  James is training for a charity race next month. It's for the Children’s Hospital*. He bought new running shoes at the mall*. But he won’t win the race. He doesn’t run very fast.


 


Conversation A


(in the Jungle Café)


Tina:     What are you reading, James?


James: Good morning, Tina. I’m reading Runner’s Race*. It’s a magazine about running.


Tina:     Are you a big runner?


James: Sure. I run a few times a week.


Tina:     One of my friends runs a lot. He competes in races all around the country.


James: Does he run marathons?


Tina:     No. But he runs 5Ks, 10Ks and half marathons.


 


Conversation B


(later)


Susie:   Those are nice running shoes.


James: Thanks, Susie. I bought them at the mall* yesterday. I’m doing a lot of running these days.


Susie:   Nice. Are you training for something?


James: Yes. I’m training for a charity race next month. It's for the Children’s Hospital*.


Susie:   Will you win a prize?


James: That’s not likely, because I don’t run very fast. But I’ll have fun.


 


Questions



  1. What race is James running next month?


Do you like to run? Why or why not?

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