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4000 Essential English Words 1 (2nd edition), A magical book

A magical book

Sarah loved to read. She read novels and poems. She loved the beautiful descriptions and phrases. She loved reading work by poets and writers. She didn't like video games or technology. She was on the basketball team, but she didn't like sports. Her parents made her play basketball. In fact, Sarah's parents made her do many things. But she didn't want to do those things. She just wanted to sit and read all day.

One day, a small book came in the mail. It was for Sarah. The book looked very special. It was printed on sheets of gold. Sarah began to read. The outline of the story was simple. It was about a magical place. Strange things happened there. One example from the book was about a boy who could control people. In one scene, he made his friends tell funny jokes.

Sarah loved the book. She read it all the time. Then something strange happened. The book gave Sarah a special power. She could control other people. She was like the boy in the book. During one exam, she made her friend tell silly jokes. Her friend got in trouble.

After school, Sarah did not make a direct trip home. On the way, she went to the local store. She wanted to play more tricks on people. She made problems. She made people fall down. She laughed and had fun.

Finally she left and started to walk home. Then she saw something. Her basketball coach was about to walk in front of a bus. He was looking the other way. She had to stop him! She used her power. She controlled him. She made him stop walking.

Sarah learned something that day. It was better to help people than make them suffer. So, she put a limit on how she used her power. She did not want to do bad things with it anymore. She only wanted to do good.


A magical book 魔法の本

Sarah loved to read. サラは読書が大好きでした。 She read novels and poems. 彼女は小説や詩を読んだ。 She loved the beautiful descriptions and phrases. 彼女は美しい説明とフレーズが大好きでした。 She loved reading work by poets and writers. 彼女は詩人や作家の作品を読むのが好きでした。 She didn't like video games or technology. 彼女はビデオゲームやテクノロジーが好きではありませんでした。 She was on the basketball team, but she didn't like sports. 彼女はバスケットボールチームに所属していましたが、スポーツは好きではありませんでした。 Her parents made her play basketball. 彼女の両親は彼女にバスケットボールをさせた。 In fact, Sarah's parents made her do many things. 実際、サラの両親は彼女に多くのことをさせました。 But she didn't want to do those things. しかし、彼女はそれらのことをしたくありませんでした。 She just wanted to sit and read all day. 彼女はただ座って一日中本を読みたかっただけです。

One day, a small book came in the mail. ある日、小さな本がメールで届きました。 It was for Sarah. それはサラのためでした。 The book looked very special. その本はとても特別に見えた。 It was printed on sheets of gold. それは金のシートに印刷されました。 Sarah began to read. サラは読み始めました。 The outline of the story was simple. ストーリーの概要はシンプルでした。 It was about a magical place. それは魔法の場所についてでした。 Strange things happened there. そこで奇妙なことが起こりました。 One example from the book was about a boy who could control people. この本の1つの例は、人をコントロールできる少年についてでした。 In one scene, he made his friends tell funny jokes. あるシーンでは、彼は友達に面白いジョークを言わせました。

Sarah loved the book. サラはその本が大好きだった。 She read it all the time. 彼女はいつもそれを読んだ。 Then something strange happened. その後、何か奇妙なことが起こりました。 The book gave Sarah a special power. その本はサラに特別な力を与えた。 She could control other people. 彼女は他の人をコントロールすることができました。 She was like the boy in the book. 彼女は本の中の少年のようでした。 During one exam, she made her friend tell silly jokes. ある試験の間に、彼女は友達にばかげた冗談を言わせました。 Her friend got in trouble. 彼女の友達は困った。

After school, Sarah did not make a direct trip home. 放課後、サラは直接家に帰りませんでした。 On the way, she went to the local store. 途中、地元のお店に行きました。 She wanted to play more tricks on people. 彼女は人々にもっとトリックをしたかった。 She made problems. 彼女は問題を起こした。 She made people fall down. 彼女は人々を倒させた。 She laughed and had fun. 彼女は笑って楽しんだ。

Finally she left and started to walk home. ついに彼女は去り、家に帰り始めました。 Then she saw something. それから彼女は何かを見ました。 Her basketball coach was about to walk in front of a bus. 彼女のバスケットボールのコーチはバスの前を歩いていた。 He was looking the other way. 彼は別の見方をしていた。 She had to stop him! 彼女は彼を止めなければなりませんでした! She used her power. 彼女は自分の力を使った。 She controlled him. 彼女は彼を支配した。 She made him stop walking. 彼女は彼に歩くのをやめさせた。

Sarah learned something that day. サラはその日何かを学びました。 It was better to help people than make them suffer. 人々を苦しめるよりも助けるほうがよかった。 So, she put a limit on how she used her power. それで、彼女は自分の力をどのように使うかを制限しました。 She did not want to do bad things with it anymore. 彼女はもうそれで悪いことをしたくなかった。 She only wanted to do good. 彼女は良いことをしたかっただけです。