The year is 1963 in the USA.Two men are talking in prison.
A:Why are you in here
B:I was on the march.
B:Haven't you heard There was a big civil rights march through the center of Birmingham yesterday.
A:Why was that
B:I imagine you're not very interested in politics.
A:I'm a stranger here.I'm from the west coast.Tell me more.
B:It's like this.We black people of Birmingham want equal rights.We want the same rights as the white people in the city.For years we've been demanding better housing and jobs.
A:So you're telling me that the situation here is bad for black people.
B:That's right.We're not treated as equal citizens.We cant' go to the public parks or swimming pools.It's forbidden.
A:What happened on the march then
B:I joined in the march and we were marching peacefully along and then the police came up.
They told us to go home but we went on.They said that the march had been forbidden,but that wasn't true.They hit us with their sticks over and over again and put some of us in prison.
A:I imagine that hurt a lot.
B:Yes,my whole body hurts.
【参考答案】The story took place in 1963,when the black people were not treated as equally as the white people in the USA.They were not permitted to go to the public parks or swimming pools.Besides,their housing was in poor conditions and they did very heavy work.To demand the same rights as the whites,black people of Birmingham marched along the street peacefully.But the police wanted to stop them by hitting them with their sticks over and over again.The black people did not give up even though some of them were put into prison.They decided to go on strike until they won the fight against racial discrimination.
①We're not treated as equal citizens.
②We can't go to the public parks or swimming pools.
①We want the same rights as the white people in Birmingham.
②We demand better housing and jobs.
③We join in the march and march peacefully.
①The police come up and tell us to go home.
②They want to forbid the march.
③They hit us with their sticks over and over again.
④They put some of us in prison.