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[00:00.88]A Simple['sɪmpl]简单的 Gesture['dʒest ʃə(r)]手势、动作

举手之劳

[00:08.64]Mark was walking home from school one day when he noticed that

[00:13.35]the boy ahead 前面 of him had tripped[trɪp] 绊倒 and dropped all of the books he was carrying,

[00:18.16]along with two sweaters [ˈswetə(r)] 运动衫, a baseball['beɪsb ɔ:l] 棒球 bat[bæt]球棒, a glove[glʌv] 手套 and a small tape磁带 recorder[rɪˈk ɔ:də(r)]录音机 .

[00:23.20]Mark knelt[nelt] 跪 down and helped the boy pick up the scattered['skæt ə(r)] 使分散 articles[ˈɑ:tiklz] 物品.

[00:27.35]Since they were going the same way, he helped to carry part of the burden['bɜ:dn] 包袱.

[00:31.62]As they walked Mark discovered[disˈkʌv əd] 发现 that the boy’s name was Bill, that he loved video 视频的 games, baseball and history,

[00:38.73]that he was having a lot of trouble with his other subjects and that he had just broken (break )破裂 up with his girlfriend.

[00:44.97]They arrived at Bill’s home first and Mark was invited in for a Coke[kəʊk] and to watch some television [ˈtelɪv ɪʒn]电视节目.

[00:51.42]The afternoon passed pleasantly['plezntlɪ] 愉快的 with a few laughs and some shared共享 small talk, then Mark went home.

[00:58.53]They continued to see each other around school, had lunch together once or twice,

[01:04.03]then both graduated from junior三年级 high school.

[01:06.98]They ended up in the same high school where they had brief[bri:f] 短暂的 contacts['kɒntækt] 接触 over the years.

[01:12.67]Finally the long awaited等候的 senior['si:nɪə(r)] year came, and three weeks before graduation, Bill asked Mark if they could talk.

[01:19.67]Bill reminded 提醒 him of the day years ago when they had first met.

[01:24.16]"Do you ever wonder why I was carrying so many things home that day?" asked Bill.

[01:29.08]"You see, I cleaned out清理 my locker['lɒk ə(r)] 抽屉 because I didn’t want to leave a mess 混乱的 for anyone else.

[01:34.77]I had stored away储存 some of my mother’s sleeping pills and I was going home to commit 保证 suicide['su:ɪsa ɪd] 自杀.

[01:40.25]But after we spent some time together talking and laughing,

[01:44.40]I realized that if I had killed myself, I would have missed that time and so many others that might follow.

[01:50.52]So you see, Mark, when you picked up my books that day, you did a lot more. You saved my life."

[01:57.53]Every little hellp, every little smile, every helping hand saves a hurting heart.

[02:04.43]There’s a miracle['mɪr əkl] 奇迹 called Friendship that dwells[dwel] 存在于 in the heart.

[02:08.14]Friends are a very rare[reə(r)] 罕见的 jewel['dʒu:əl] 宝贝, indeed[ɪn ˈdi:d]确实 .

[02:11.53]They make you smile and encourage you to succeed.

[02:15.03]They lend[lend] 给予 an ear, they share a word of praise[preɪz] 赞扬, and they always want to open their heart to us.

[02:21.49]Show your friends how much you care.....