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耶誕節別準備襪子啦!

You may have adopted dogs or cats, but you may have never heard of adopting a koala. The "Adopt a Wild Koala Program" has been operating in Australia for fifteen years, and this year as usual the program is encouraging people adopt rescued koalas as the Christmas gifts for their loved ones. The annual adopting cost is only A (NT00) so in these times of financial stress, that's surely an affordable and lovely gift......

Pick me! Pick me for the Christmas evening!


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別到動物園擠著排隊看無尾熊啦,找一隻當耶誕禮物就好啦!!!
We wish you a merry Christmas~~~ we wish you a merry Christmas to get a koala bear~~~
It's Saturday afternoon. Hoping to get rid of some weight, Wayne and Ben are going to play basketball. While they are driving to the basketball court, they are worryingly talking about what Christmas gifts to buy for their wives, Annie and Yvelin.

Ben: What Christmas gift are you going to give Annie?

Wayne: I don't know. I'm stuck in a bit of rut at the moment.

Ben: What do you mean?

Wayne: I've been getting the same sort of stuff year after year; things like clothes, CDs, rings, bracelets, perfume, lingerie, and so on.

Ben: The lingerie was for your own sake, right?

Wayne: A wigwam for a goose's bridle.

Ben: Alright. That's not something to go public. What do you think she'll give you then?

Wayne: I don't know. Something useful or something memorial; probably a slide show of our happy moments and sweet words we wrote to each other.

Ben: Memorial? I can do that for you as well. I can do an edited video of you flopping in your wedding when proceeding to the altar; you hiding in the ditch to scare us, but getting bogged down in the mud so ending up with crying for our help to lift you up; you rolling down the sand dune on the beach just for the sake of it, and again ending up with crying for our help to lift you up.

Wayne: You rolled down the sand dune too.

Ben: But you were the one who brought up the idea, and drove the porcelain bus back home.

Wayne: You're nothing short of ridiculous as well. I can also make an edited video of you stitching pants with the men's underwear repair kit; you mimicking the scream of a screaming chicken; you cuddling the koala bear in the zoo but the poor animal tried desperately to get away because you ate too much garlic the night before.

Ben: I had only eaten a piece of garlic bread the night before, and the staff said the koala was just too tired.

Wayne: She just didn't want to be rude..... Wait! We can give them koala bears! I mean we can adopt them. I saw that on news. There is a "Adopt a Wild Koala Program" operated in Australia. People can adopt koalas through this program, and they'll receive a certificate and photographs of their own koalas.

Ben: That sounds a pretty special and interesting idea. And we can use some eucalyptus leaves to decorate the photo, and also give them eucalyptus skin care kits. Isn't that an ideal gift?

Wayne: Yeah, and on the Christmas day, we can dress like koalas when giving them the gift!

Ben: Dress like a koala! Yeah, and we can hide the present in the pouch, like a real marsupial!

Wayne: You really get into it, don't you? Don't forget the koala's pouch is upside-down! So, I do look forward to seeing how you fetch the present.

 

Wordbank:

basketball court (n): 籃球場
porcelain (n): 瓷器
bracelet (n): 手鐲
kit (n): 組件;套件
lingerie (n): 婦女貼身衣類
mimic (v): 模仿
memorial (adj): 有紀念性的
cuddle (v): 抱(小嬰兒)
flop (v): 突然跌倒
garlic (n): 大蒜
altar (n): 祭壇(教堂、寺廟內的)
certificate (n): 證書
ditch (n): 溝渠
eucalyptus (n): 尤加利樹;桉樹
bog (v): 陷於泥淖
pouch (n): 袋子(有袋類動物的)
sand dune (n): 沙丘
marsupial (n): 有袋類動物

Phrases:

be stuck in a rut: 陷入一再重複的情況
for your own sake: 為了你自己著想
A wigwam for a goose's bridle = none of your business,或是不想回答人家問題時, 可以這樣說
go public: 公開
end up with: 結果變成
drive the porcelain bus: 抱著馬桶吐
nothing short of = completely
get into it = be really interested

 

相關連結:

(Reuters) Forget socks, adopt a koala for Christmas

(The Australia) Give a sick koala for Xmas

(Reuters) Top 10 stupid gifts from chickens to toilet golf

(Koala Hospital) Adopt a Wild Koala


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