★ KEY TERMS police station 警察局 police offi cer 警察 police car 警車 report 報案 arrest 逮捕 suspect 嫌疑犯
★ I want to report a robbery at my house. 我要報警，我家被搶劫了。 Mark：Hello! Is this the police? 喂，是警察局嗎？ Police：Yes. Can I help you? 這裡是警察局。有什麼事嗎？ Mark：I want to report a robbery at my house. The robber took my gold watch and 60,000 dollars. 我要報警，我家被搶劫了，強盜搶走了我的金錶和六萬元。
★ I want to report a stolen car. 我要報案，我的汽車被偷了。 Police：Good afternoon, sir. May I help you? 午安，先生，有什麼需要幫忙的嗎？ Peter：Yes. I want to report a stolen car. 我要報案，我的汽車被偷了。 Police：Where did you last see it? 您最後一次看到車是在哪裡？ Peter：I last saw it in the parking lot in my neighborhood. 我最後一次看到我的車是在我住處附近的停車場。
Chinese history is full of famous rulers, generals, monks, and advisers. There are several well-known doctors as well. Li Shizhen is one of these doctors. Some people call him "the father of Chinese herbal medicine."
Li Shizhen was born in Hubei in 1518 during the Ming Dynasty. In his early life, he was always sick and never studied enough to pass the state examinations that would have given him a secure position in the local government. Instead, he spent his time studying medical textbooks and observing his father at work. His father taught him a lot about how to treat patients.
When it came to medicine, Li was a quick learner. It wasn't long before he was granted a medical position in the capital. While he was there, he read rare medical books and exchanged views with many other influential scholars.
Li didn't stay in one place for long. He began a massive project called the Bencao Gangmu and traveled throughout the region looking for strange plants and new ways to cure diseases. Bencao Gangmu is an encyclopedia of medical herbs. It combines information from more than 800 other books and contains detailed descriptions of 1,892 substances. He spent almost 30 years writing this enormous book, but unfortunately he didn't get to see the book published before his death in 1593. During his writing process, he relied on his sons and grandsons, who helped with the transcripts, illustrations, and editing. If it weren't for their hard work, one of the most important books in Chinese medicine may never have been published.
While Bencao Gangmu might have been Li Shizhen's biggest accomplishment, it certainly wasn't the only one. He is also credited as being one of the first doctors to discover gallstones and use ice as a treatment for fever and steam as a treatment for infection.