Written by Maria
Sarah: How are you doing, Mary? Why do you look so stressed out?
Mary: I’m going crazy studying for the TOEFL exam, my American culture test, and my English literature class.
Sarah: What is that all for?
Mary: I plan to go to the US to further my education next year. So I have to pass all these exams in order to be accepted by good universities.
Sarah: You are such a diligent student. But hey, health is better than wealth, OK?
Mary: What do you mean?
Sarah: Come on. You look so exhausted. You need some more sleep and definitely more nutritious food.
Mary: That is true. I only sleep about 4 hours a day and I don’t remember last time I ate.
Sarah: And Mary, I’m afraid that I have to tell you: You are breaking out.
Mary: What? … Oh no! All these new pimples!
Sarah: It’s all because of stress. Maybe you need set aside some time to relax happening for yourself.
Mary: Yeah, I guess I should lie down on the bed and get some rest.
Sarah: That’s a good idea! And go back to studying after you get some sleep…. Mary?
Mary: Zzzzzzzz ….
stress n. 压力
crazy adj. 疯狂的
further v. 增进
diligent adj. 勤勉的
exhausted adj. 疲惫的
nutritious adj. 营养的