Saturday, July 7, 2007

Stories



THE WRONG DIRECTION


The Prince of Wei decided to invade Hantan, the capital of the state of Chao. Although Chi-liang was on a journey when he heard this, he turned back at once and, without waiting to smooth his crumpled garments or brush the dust from his head, went to see the king.

" On my way back," he said, I came across a man at Taihang Mountain, who was riding northwards. He told me he was going to the state of Chu.

" In that case, why are you heading north" ? I asked him.

" That's all right," he replied. I have good horses.

Your horses may be good, but you're taking the wrong direction.

Well, I have plenty of money.

You may have plenty of money, but this is the wrong direction.

Well, I have an excellent charioteer.

" The better your horses," I told him, " the more money you have and the more skilled your charioteer, the further you will get from the state of Chu."


- crumpled: If you crumple something such as paper o cloth, or if it crumples, it is squashed and becomes full of untidy creases and folds.
- charioteer: In ancient time, a charioteer was a chariot driver. Chariots were fast-moving vehicles with two wheels that were pulled by horses.

4 comments:

Be Con Tinh Nghich said...

ack

Nhan said...

teacher,do you have any children? it seems you really love children.

angelaque said...

i wonder what this story imply about .Does it wanna say that this guy is an obstinate one

hailinh said...

Dear my teacher,
My name's Linh, 22 years old
I can not send email to you,so I must use instant message
Sorry for this Uncomfort
I intend to do TOEIC in 26 th june, next 3 weeks
I've never jonined any class of PREPARATION FOR TOEIC.
I also do not learn TOEIC before
But my goal is low:TOEIC 500
And I already had B leval 5 year ago.
I bought 2 book this morning
Analyst TOEIC of First News
PREPARATION FOR TOEIC of ETS
It cost too much...HIC!
I think it is not enough for my Self-study,isnt it?
Do you think time is not enough to get my goal?
Can you introduce some books,and give me some instruction and then I can do this test more confidently?
Thank you for your help.
phan thi hai linh:
BUZZ!!!