M: Mary, it’s been quite some time since you arrived here. How do you like Guangzhou?
W: I love the city , although I’ve been here for only two months.
M: Is it different from where you are from?
W: Yes, it’s really different from Canada, especially the weather here. I’ve never experienced summer in March.
M: Haha, summer in Guangzhou may last for half a year, but autumn here is cool and beautiful.
W: Autumn is the most beautiful season in Canada too. If I go back to Canada in autumn, I would do a lot of outdoor activities like leaf peeping.
翻译：What does that mean?
电脑回答：Leaf peeping means going to see beautiful autumn tree leaves. It’s my favorite thing to do in autumn. Fortunately, there’s a big park near my house, just ten minutes’ walk away. When I was in Canada, I often went there in autumn, watching trees change colors, from green to red, yellow, purple and more.
翻译：Did you just watch the tree leaves?
电脑回答：Of course not. Leaf peeping is also an occasion for photography and camping in the forest. In this season, many photographers and campers use a special app to find out the most colorful leaves. For me, the best way to watch tree leaves in autumn is to ride my mountain bike in the forest, watching the colorful trees on both sides and feeling the tree leaves under the bike wheel.
翻译：When is the best time to watch the tree leaves?
电脑回答：Different people may have different preferences for the best time to watch tree leaves. The leave peeping season is rather short, only about six to eight weeks. My mom thinks late October is the best time to watch leaves when entire forest changes color. Fo rme, mid-September is the most beautiful time when maples begin to change, creating red and orange spots in a sea of green.
1. 电脑提问：How long has Mary stayed in Guangzhou?
2. 电脑提问：Where is Mary from?
回答：She is from Canada.
3. 电脑提问：How far is the big park from Mary’s house?
回答：It’s ten minutes’ walk.
4. 电脑提问：What is the best way for Mary to watch tree leaves in autumn?
回答：Ride her mountain bike in the forest.
5. 电脑提问：What does Mary think is the best time to watch tree leaves?
The Unwanted Drawing
When Tom was a little boy, he loved drawing very much and always wanted to draw perfect pictures. If he felt bad about his drawings, he’d roll them up and throw them into the dustbin. Whenever this happened, his grandma would come to him and encourage him to try again. Years went by, Tom was now a famous painter whose works were collected by many art galleries across the country. One day Tom received a letter from a well-known art gallery, saying that the gallery was going to hold an exhibition to show how Tom grew from a young learner to a famous painter. So they needed Tom’s earlier works. Tom likes this idea. He searched the house for the works he had completed as a boy. He found a several pieces of his works but not enough for the exhibition. Tom felt upset. Knowing this, his grandma asked Tom to go down to the basement with her. She showed him a huge box. Tom opened it. Inside the box were drawings he threw away in the past. Every drawing was well kept and marked with the date when Tom drew it. Tom felt deeply touched and gave his grandma a big hug.