找个工作 Get a Job作者:英语阅读网 来源: www.en369.cn
One day shortly after I had come home from college, my father was outside doing yard work. He found a baby bird under a tree and assumed it had fallen from its nest. Wanting to return the tiny creature to its home, my dad went to get a ladder . When he got back, he found another baby bird on the ground.
Suddenly he heard a loud chirping from above. Looking up, my father saw the mother bird giving a third baby the boot from its nest. With that, Dad walked into our house, took one look at me watching television and barked, "Get a job!"
(1) assume v.猜测
(2) chirping n.啁啾声
(3) give sb the boot开除；赶出
(4) bark v.咆哮着说出；吼叫
① Probably the son had just graduated from college when the incident took place.
② The father saw a hurt bird under a tree.
③ The father sent the first baby bird back to its home.
④ Altogether, the father had found three baby birds on the ground before he stepped into the house.
⑤ The father, having seen the mother bird kicking the young birds, thought that his son was old enough to feed himself.