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When I Grow up
Teens -- 1711
 

“长大以后你想做什么?”,这似乎是在我们长大之前被问得最多的一个问题了。很多人遇到这个问题时都会犹豫,给出的答案甚至连自己都说服不了。读读Sara姐姐的故事吧,或许你能找到自己的最佳答案。

 

When I Grow up

长大以后,我想……

by Sara D.

翻译:范婕

文字难度:2

 

In kindergarten, my class was asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Crayons danced across 1)sheets of paper. Our drawings were hung in the 2)hallway. I remember many pictures of 3)ballerinas, firefighters and astronauts.

My picture showed a figure holding a carton of orange juice. Underneath was my 4)scrawl: “When I grow up, I want to work at the market because it would be fun to 5)swipe orange juice across the 6)scanner.”

When we are young, we are not expected to respond with an answer that will come true. However, when we become teens, we are expected to know exactly what we want to be and how to achieve that goal.

Not all of us can be so sure. Even though I am in high school, I cannot answer 7)convincingly. When I think about the future, I don’t see myself working at the market, but if that would make me happy, I would do it.

So, the next time someone asks me what I want to be when I grow up, I will simply say, “happy.”

Happiness is a destination for everyone. We may want to walk different paths, but we all want to be happy. Choose your path, but don’t worry too much about choosing wisely. Make a mistake or two and try new things. But always remember, if you’re not happy, you’re not at the end of your journey yet.

 

上幼儿园的时候,老师问班里的小朋友“你们长大了都想做什么呀?”于是蜡笔在一张张纸上飞舞了起来。我们的画作都被挂在了教室的走廊上。我记得有很多人画的是芭蕾舞女演员、消防员和航天员。

而我的画上却是个拿着一盒橙汁的人,下面歪七扭八地写着“长大以后,我想在超市工作,因为给橙汁扫码很有趣。”

在我们年幼时,对于“将来想做什么”这个问题,大人们并不认为我们给出的答案在日后会成为现实。然而当我们到了十几岁的时候,大人们就觉得我们应该有明确的方向了,也该知道要如何去实现目标了。

可并非每个人都有明确的答案。即使是如今作为高中生的我,也无法给出令人信服的回答。想想未来,我不太可能会在超市工作,但倘若那样会使自己愉快,我还是会去做的。

所以当下次再有人问我长大以后想做什么的时候,我会简单地说“开心就好。”

幸福是所有人的最终目的地。我们所走的道路或许不同,但都是在追求幸福。选择你自己的道路吧,不要过分担心选择是否明智。允许自己犯一两个错误,大胆去尝试新事物。但要一直记住,如果你并不幸福,那么你便还没有到达旅途的终点。

 

词组加油站

a carton of 一盒

come true 实现,成真

 

名师考点小结

1. even though意为“即使,尽管”,相当于though/although,引导让步状语从句。例如:

I will go shopping, even though it rains. 即使下雨,我也要去购物。

Even though you have passed the exam, you shouldn’t be conceited.

即使你已经通过了这次考试,你也不应该骄傲自满。

 

2. at the end of...后接地点名词,表示“在……的终点(尽头)”;若后接时间名词,则表示“在……结束时”。 例如:

Walk along the street, you’ll find the hospital at the end of the street.

沿着这条街往前走,你会在街的尽头找到这家医院。

We’ll have an English test at the end of this week.

周五我们要进行一次英语测试。

 

 

 

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