我的暑假My Summer Holiday
My summer vacation of this year was very enjoyable. I went to the countryside to spend my summer holidays. It is very beautiful there. There are green plants, clear rivers, lovely animals kind people. I spent two weeks helping my grandfather do some farm work there. I wrote down what happened in my diary every day.
Besides that, I helped the children in the neighbourhood with their lessons. I helped them read English improve their spoken English. Their parents thanked me for this.
1) It is never too late to learn. (活到老，学到老。)
2) It is never too late to mend. (亡羊补牢，犹时未晚。)
3) The secret of success is constancy of purpose.(成功的秘诀在于持之于恒。)
4) Misfortunes never come alone/single.(祸不单行。)
5) Misfortunes come on wings and depart on foot.(遭祸容易脱祸难。)
6) Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.(不经灾难不知福。)
7) To an optimist every change is a change for the better.(对于乐观者总是越变越好。)
8) Truth never fears investigation.(事实从来不怕调查。)
9) A good medicine tasks bitter.(良药苦口。)
10) Great minds think alike. (英雄所见略同。)
11) Storms make trees take deeper roots.(风暴使树木深深扎根。)
12) Live and let live. (自己生活也让别人生活。)
13) Better late than never. (迟做总比不做好;晚来总比不来强。)
14) A bold attempt is half success.(勇敢的尝试是成功的一半。)
15) All things are difficult before they are easy. (凡事必先难后易。)
16) What we acquire without sweat we give away without regret.(得之不费力，弃之不可惜。)
Mary was so disgusted at her husband's cigarette smoking that she complained to him one day.
'I hope that all the cigarette factories will catch fire someday.'
'Don't worry, dear. All the cigarettes will be on fire sooner or later.' He said with a smile.
A boy found an eagle's egg and he put it in the nest of a prairie chicken. The eagle hatched and thought he was a chicken. He grew up doing what prairie chicken do-scratching at the dirt for food and flying short distances with a noisy fluttering of wings. It was a dreary life. Gradually the eagle grew older and bitter. One day he and his prairie chicken friend saw a beautiful bird soaring on the currents of air, high above the mountains.
"Oh, I wish I could fly like that!" said the eagle. The chicken replied, "Don't give it another thought. That's the mighty eagle, the king of all birds-you could never be like him!" And the eagle didn't give it another thought. He went on cackling and complaining about life. He died thinking he was a prairie chicken. My friends, you too were born an eagle. The Creator intended you to be an eagle, so don’t listen to the prairie chickens!