Unit 2 They have seen the Pyramids.
Mike Robinson is a fifteen–year-old (复合形容词作定语，放在名词前)American boy and his sister Clare is fourteen.
At the moment, (目前)Mike and Clare are in Cairo in Egypt, one of the biggest (one of +the adj.最高级)and busiest cites in Africa.目前迈克和克莱尔生活在埃及的开罗。开罗是非洲最大、最繁华的城市之一。
They moved here with their parents two years ago.
Their father, Peter, works for (在......工作)a very big company.
The company has offices in many countries, and it has sent Peter to (send sb. to do sth.派某人去某地、做某事)work in
Germany, France and China before.
Peter usually stays in a country for about two years.
Then the company moves him again. His family always goes with him.
The Robinsons love seeing the world.(周游世界)
They have been to many interesting places.
For example, (例如)in Egypt, they have seen the Pyramids, travelled on a boat on the Nile River, and
visited the palaces and towers of ancient kings and queens.
Mike and Clare have also begun to learn the language of the country, Arabic.
This language is different from (be different rom)
English in many ways, and they find it hard to spell (sb. find it +adj.+ to do sth.)and pronounce
However, they still enjoy learning (enjoy doing sth.喜欢做某事)it.
So far they have learnt to speak German, French, Chinese and Arabic.
Sometimes they mix(vt.混合) the languages. “It’s really fun,” said Clare.
The Robinsons are moving again.
The company has asked Peter to work back in the US.
Mike and Clare are happy about this. (be happy about sth.对什么感到高兴)
They have friends all over the world,(=around the world世界各地)() but they also miss their friends in the US.
They are counting down(倒计时) the days.