牛津版初三年级：The night of the horse
关键词：Role-play: Who was I? /Retell and complete a story
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WHAT are teenagers nowadays crazy about? Popular songs? Harry Porter books? Sports or online games? For me, the answer is history.
History is a part of my leisure (空闲的) time. Since I was 10, I've been reading history books, collecting old maps and visiting museums. I always get excited when people around me talk about history.
I have learnt a lot from history. It's helped me deal with (应付) the problems of growing up. History is precious (珍贵的) wealth.
History helps me become more mature (成熟的). I used to believe that life is simple to understand. Now I know that we shouldn't make simple judgments (判断). People aren't "good" or "bad"; things aren't "true" or "false".
History has also made me mentally (精神上) stronger. I'm more responsible now. I have learned useful things about myself from studying the rise and fall of kings and queens.
When I studied Chinese history between 1840 and 1949, I knew I must be a strong person and do my best for China.
Francis Bacon wrote, "Histories make men wise". I agree with that. If you know history you respect the past are confident about the future. History tells you where you come from, where you are and where you are going. That is the charm of history. Don't you think so?