Why do the Chinese call the Yellow River in China “China’s Sorrow”?
The Huang He, or Yellow River, in China is called “China’s Sorrow” by the Chinese themselves. Since long ago, flooding ___HAS_BEEN___ a serious problem.
The ___WORST___, most sorrowful flood on record happened in 1931.
The waters began to rise in July, and by November of that year, more than 40,000 square miles had been flooded, ___LEAVING___ 80 million people homeless.
A rabbit and a tortoise
Once there lived a rabbit and a tortoise. The rabbit challenged the tortoise to have a race with ___HIM___. The tortoise agreed and they started the race.
The rabbit ran ___FASTER___ than the tortoise, and in a few minutes he was near the crossing line. He couldn’t see the tortoise, so he decided to rest for a while till the tortoise arrived and then he would quickly cross the line.
The rabbit lay down under a tree and soon he was asleep. When he awoke, he saw that the tortoise ___HAD_CROSS___ the line.
The tortoise ___WON___ the match, showing that it’s more important to be steady and active than to be fast.