二十三. A Call from the Secretary
Mr. Young was a boss,and he worked hard. Seldomdid he have a vacation. His wife was afraid that he would getsickif he continued like that, so she suggested to him taking a vacation. At last Mr. Young agreed. But she was afraid that he might bedisturbedby hiscompany,so before they left, Mrs. Young went to see her husband'ssecretary.Mrs. Young told her,&lduo;My husband needs a vacation very much, so whatever happens，please don't disturb him with letters or telephones while we are away. Just wait until we get back.&rduo;
Then on apleasantmorning, after Mr. and Mrs. Young had been away about a week, when thecouplewas having apicnicand eating theirhamburger,Mr. Young received a phone call from his secretary. She said,&lduo;Something terrible has happened to your business, but I remember what Mrs. Young told me，so I'm not going to disturb you with it now while you'reenjoyingyour vacation.Bye-bye!&rduo;
杨老师是个老板(boss)。他任务很辛劳，很少(seldom)休假(have a vacation)。杨夫人担忧他如许任务下去会抱病(get sick)．就发起(suggest)他去休假。最初，杨老师赞同了。但杨夫人担忧公司(company)有能够会打搅(disturb)他，因而，在他们动身前，扬夫人去会晤了他丈夫(husband)的秘书(secretary)。她对秘书说：&lduo;我丈夫十分需求苏息，以是我们不在的时分，无论发作了什么事，请不要打德律风或写信打搅他。统统等我们返来再说。&rduo;
二十四. My Collection of Sea Shells
Every summer my family goes to the beach. Idigin thesandandsearch forseashells(贝壳).
I've collected many shells sofar. They have different colors: orange,silver,purple,gray（灰色),brown... Some arecommon,others are unusual. I have a shell which is like abird's wing,and one of my shells is like a whale'seyes.
Last year, myeldersister helped me put all my shells in mydrawersand on mydesk.When I see them, I will remember the fun I have at the beach.
每年炎天我们家都去海滩(beach)。我在沙子(sand)里发掘(dig)寻觅(search for)海贝(sea shell)。