The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
There are two mice. They are friends. One mouse lives in the country, and other lives in the city.
After several years the country mouse meets the city mouse. He says, “Come and see me at my house in the country.” So the city mouse goes. The city mouse says, “The food is not good. Your house is not good, either. Why do You live in a hold in the field? Come and live in the city with me. You can live in a nice stone house there. You can eat nice food.”
过了几年之后，农村老鼠遇见了城市老鼠。他说：“来看看我在乡下的房子吧。”于是 城市老鼠就去了。城市老鼠说：“东西不好吃，你的房子也不好。你为什么住在田野的地洞里呢?跟我 到城里去住吧。在那儿你可以住 漂亮的石头房子，吃很好的食物。”
So the country mouse goes to the house of the city mouse. It is a very good house. The food is really nice, too. But when they are eating, they hear a great noise. They city mouse cries, “Run! Run! The cat is coming!”
After some time they come out. The country mouse says, “I do not like living in the city. I like living in my hole in the field. It is nicer to be poor and happy than to be rich and afraid.”
过了一段时间他们出来了。农村老鼠说：“我不喜欢 住在城市里，我喜欢住在我田野的洞里 。贫穷而快乐比富有但担惊受怕要好的多。”
mouse n. (单)老鼠
mice n. (复)老鼠
either adv. 也
hole n. 洞
really adv. 真正地，确实地
noise n. 噪音
afraid adj. 害怕的
1. Where do the two mice live?
2. Does the city mouse live ion a hole in the field?
3. Whom is the city mouse afraid of?
1. One mouse lives in the country, and the other lives in the city.
2. No, he doesn’t.
3. The cat.