I'm a student in Australia. I speak English. I want to find new friends from China. I like reading and listening to music. I want to know more about China.
I'm from Paris. I like dogs, and I have three dogs. I also like playing computer games and watching action movies! I want to write to anyone with the same (相同的) likes.
I want to have pen pals from the USA or Canada. I like painting, singing, and playing baseball. If you are from either (任何一个) of the two countries, please e-mail me.
I'm from the USA. I want to make pen pals from any country. I can write in French and English. I like sports and reading. I like history and math best at school. I often play tennis on weekends. Please write to me. Thanks.
Dear Mr. Brown,
My name is Tom. I'm not famous now. But maybe I can be famous someday! I can't sing or dance or act in movies, but I do many other things. I can play three instruments: the guitar, the violin and the drums. I think I can be in the music club. Maybe I can be a famous musician. I like to read story books and I can write stories. Maybe I can be a famous writer. I like sports, too, but I am not good at sports. Can I join you?
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 9:50 p.m.
We were sitting in our warm living room. The TV was on, and everything was peaceful. Suddenly the light went on and off for a few times and then went out completely. Then the rain started, and everything went black. We found the flashlight and some candles and went to bed.
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 7:30 a.m.
My first thought after waking up was that it was pretty cold in my bedroom. Clearly, the power (电力供应) didn't come back. After I looked out of the window, I felt even sadder: it was still raining heavily. The room was becoming colder and colder. We had no idea when the power would come back, so my wife started a fire in the fireplace.
Thursday, Jan. 8, 12:30 p.m.
The snow started. The poor trees now had to carry the heavy snow. The storm seemed to last (持续) and we had nothing to do but stay at home.
Friday, Jan. 9, 6:00 p.m.
Still no power. Even though we lit (点燃) a few candles, it was still difficult to do anything in their weak light. I was sitting near several candles, but I had trouble reading.
Saturday, Jan. 10, 1:00 p.m.
The storm stopped this morning, and I drove my car to look for an open store. The trees along the roads were broken. I only bought the most necessary things: bread, some fruit, more drinking water and batteries (电池) for the flashlight. On my way home, the power came back and people were very happy.
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564. His father was an important man in the town, so Shakespeare had a good childhood. Shakespeare probably went to school but not university. He got married to Anne Hathaway when he was 18 and the couple had 3 children.
Shakespeare wrote 39 plays and 154 sonnets (a kind of poem). He began working in his hometown of Stratford, but by 1592, he began writing in London. He became rich enough to buy a house in the capital and another in Stratford. He wrote sad stories called tragedies, like Romeo and Juliet, funny stories or comedies, romantic stories and stories about history, such as Julius Caesar.
Shakespeare died in 1616, about 400 years ago. But why are his works still popular today?
His works looked at common human themes, such as murder, lust, power, ambition and love. Even until now, these memes are still part of human nature. We can also see the themes in modem soap operas and Hollywood films. Even though his theatre, The Globe, burnt down in 1613, it was rebuilt in London in 1997 and you can still see his plays performed there today.
Shakespeare's influence on me English language can still be felt today. We talk about "fair play", meaning honest behaviour, but this phrase was first used by Shakespeare. And it was Shakespeare that came up with the expression of "disappear into thin air". And we still use it today when we lose something. Besides, Shakespeare's works have been translated into many languages in the world. And perhaps we'll still be as fascinated by his works 400 years from now as we've been for almost the last 400 years.