http://www.sina.com.cn 2008年01月17日 16:56
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, I am Tonny from Shanghai World Foreign Language Primary School. I am a sunshine boy. I always have a smile on my face and I often tell my friends funny stories which make them laugh a lot. Therefore, I got a nickname “Funny Tonny”. Now I would like to present you a story called “A Poor Bird”.
Every year, John sent his mother expensive presents on her birthday. Just to show how rich and successful he was. He advertised in the newspapers: “Wanted--the perfect gift for the woman who has everything.” In the following days, phones from all of the world came to sell him the perfect gift. However, none of them interested him.
The day before his mother’s birthday, a man came, carrying a cage with a big bird in it. “This bird,” the man said, “can speak ten languages and sing any pop song.”
“Wonderful, I’ll buy it, how much?”
“Eh…one million dollars.” the man said.
John paid him though not very willingly. Then he sent it to his mother with a birthday card.
The day after his mother’s birthday, he phoned her: “Well, mother, how do you think of the bird?”
“Oh! It was really delicious, dear!” she said.
Thank you for your listening!