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In the Jin Dynasty（265-420）, there was a man called Zu Ti. He was a farsighted man with great ambitions.
Zu Ti and his close friend Liu Kun cherished a deep affection for each other. They shared the same lofty goal of rendering meritorious service in rejuvenating the Jin Dynasty while playing the part of pillars of the state.
Once, Zu Ti heard a cock crow in the wasteland in his dream at midnight. He then woke Liu Kun up and said to him, "Why not get up to practice the sword the moment we hear the cock crow form now on?" Liu Kun agreed readily.
From then on they got up and practiced the sword every day when the cock crowed. Day by day and year in, year out, they never stopped.
“Constant effort yields sure success”, as the saying goes. Through long periods of hard study and training, they finally became dually versed in both civil and military affairs. They were then able to achieve their ideals.
?、儔Ц海篴mbition ②練劍：practice the sword ③間斷：stop ④全才：all-rounder ⑤理想：ideal
The idiom “聞雞起舞” is from this story, signifying that a person of noble aspirations exerts himself in time.
功夫不負有心人 Constant effort yields sure success
Here “功夫” means “success” or “result”, while “負” has the meaning of “to fail to live up to” or “to disappoint”. This saying means that one could be successful as long as he or she puts a lot of effort in his/her work.
Xixi persevered with her Chinese lessons. Now she can speak very good Chinese. This is just as the saying goes, “Constant effort yields sure success”.
1. What is the common ideal which Zu Ti and Liu Kun shared?
(a) to render meritorious service (b) to practice the sword
2. When did they begin to practice the sword every day?
(a) in the spring (b) when the cock crowed
3. Did Zu Ti and Liu Kun finally achieve their common ideals?
(a) Yes, they did (b) No, they didn’t