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Clerk: What can I do for you, young man?
Adam: I need to rent three pairs of skates for the morning.
Clerk: What sizes do you need?
Adam: One pair of 37, and two pairs of 21. One for me, and the other two for two kids.
Clerk: Here you are. And here are three crash helmets.
Adam: Thanks. Well, those two kids are beginners. What should I do about their safety?
Clerk: Well, there are a lot to do, but nothing to worry about. First, make sure they don't go far from the railings.
Adam: Oh, yeah, maybe I should ask them just to walk along the railings.
Clerk: That's a good idea. And remind them to be slow at the beginning, not to run into the railings.
Adam: OK. Anything else?
Clerk: Never go to the center of the lake. The ice there is too thin to skate on.
Adam: Got it. Thanks for reminding me. And, are there any intensive training courses?
Clerk: Yes, there is. Oh, yeah, you can just leave the kids to the trainers. There they can learn the basics and practice their skills.
Adam: Great. Is there anything that I should do about the frostbite?
Clerk: Yes, you can apply this ointment on their ears and lips for protection.
Adam: All right. Thank you, sir.
Adam: I went skating with two little boys this morning. I got three pairs of skates for the three of us. But those two kids were just beginners. So I was worried about their safety. Thanks to the clerk who told me that there were some intensive training courses. So I just left the kids to the trainers. In this way the kids could learn the basics and practice their skills.
skate n. 滑冰鞋
crash helmet 防护帽
railing n. 护栏
intensive adj. 加强的
frostbite n. 冻伤
ointment n. 软膏
词汇扩展 Vocabulary Builder
figure skating 花样滑冰
ice hockey 冰球
ice show 冰上表演
alpine rope 登山绳
crash helmet 防护帽
gas lamp 煤气灯
gasoline stove 汽油炉
hiking boots 登山鞋
ice piton 冰锥
marker flag 标志红旗
家庭总动员 Do it together
Are there any intensive ( ) training courses? Or Are
there any ( )?
[例] 家长读skiing 滑雪
孩子读Are there any intensive skiing training courses?
或 家长读 crash helmet 防护帽
孩子读 Are there any crash helmet? 这里有防护帽吗?