That was a long hike!” Penny says. “Good thing we brought a lot of water and snacks!” “Whoa! Look at how cool this place is! I can’t believe nobody lives here!” Jimmy says. “No one has lived here in hundreds of years,” Jimmy explains. “Now it’s a place to explore and learn about history!” They walk through the town center called The Agora and have a picnic 野餐. Then they go to the theater 劇院. Jimmy and Petey run through the big space. There are 1,500 seats! Their last stop of the day is at the end of a cul-de-sac. “Wow! Check out this view!” Penny says. They are at the highest point in the city.
Penny the Christmas Elf There is only one week until Christmas and the workers of the North Pole are busy, busy,busy. Santa checks his list, once and then twice, to see which boys and girls have been naughty* and nice. Santa lives in a big beautiful* log cabin with a big wooden window in the living room. The North Pole is bustling with elves* and fairies* and animals who all want this Christmas season to be the best one yet. The North Pole village is at the tiptop of the world.
If I could travel back in time to visit my young high school self (who would be studying, studying, studying, often all night long, to do well in her AP classes), I would tell her that college preparation requires more than studying. As important as understanding derivatives in calculus or the logic behind the periodic table of elements is, there is more to preparing for an American college than studying. In fact, at most top American schools, there are more applicants with very high SAT scores (say, above 1450) than there are spaces available for them.
Easter morning is just around the corner. Ethan the Easter Bunny is feeling scared that he won’t get everything done in time for the annual Easter Egg Hunt! There are so many eggs that need to be painted! There are so many baskets for so many children that need to be filled with goodies! “I better hop to it!” Ethan thinks. “But first, let me go get some of my friends to help me!”. Ethan is a fluffy white bunny with a ring of black fur around one of his big brown eyes, a pink button nose, and a cotton ball tail. Ethan can hop really fast, faster than any other bunny in the field. That’s how he got the job of the Easter bunny.