It's raining. My house is all wet. Can I come in, Eddie?
Sure, come in.
I was sleeping when it started to rain.
Didn't you hear the rain?
No. When I woke up, there was water everywhere!
Come with me, Eddie.
Who will mop up the water if I go home without you?
The Taiwan earthquake
It was about two o'clock in the early morning.
I was sleeping when the earthquake started.
At first, I felt a slight shake.
Then I heard a loud noise like thunder.
Soon the real noise came, like bombs under the ground.
The earth started to shake.
People screamed in fear.
Some ran out of the building.
I tried my best to run out too, but I could not.
Outside, people were running in all directions while pieces of glass and bricks were falling down.
Then the walls began to come down too!
Finally, the noise and shaking ended.
It was dark and silent around me.
I could not see anything at all, and I did not know if anyone else was near me.
I felt nervous and my heart was beating fast. "I'm trapped," I said to myself.
A moment of fear went through my mind, but I told myself to calm down since I was still alive.
I shouted for help, but no one came.
I started to pull myself slowly through the dark.
Luckily, there was just enough space for me to move.
Hours later, as I was trying to find my way out, I suddenly heard some noise above me.
I screamed, "Help, please help! I'm here!"
我尖叫， “救命，救救我！我在这儿！ ”
Then I heard shouts from excited people.
They quickly moved away the bricks.
At last, I saw the bright daylight. I was safe.
We may burn our hands when we cook at home.
Do you know what to do first when we burn ourselves?
Sure. First, you should keep your hand in cold water for about ten minutes.
I see. What should I do after that?
Cover the burn with a clean towel.
Should I put any cream on it?
No, you shouldn't. You should go and see the doctor.
All right. Thanks.