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六级阅读复习方法:帮你提高四六级阅读水平的入门级英文原著(二)

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想提高英语四六级阅读,不如从现在开始看英文原著。

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6.Peter Pan

6.《彼得·潘》

J.M. Barrie

詹姆斯·马修·巴利

Almost everyone knows the story of “Peter Pan” which is why this is an easy read. Being familiar with a story already helps the reader to understand the text better.

几乎所有人都知道彼得·潘的故事,这就是为什么称它为简单读物的原因。熟悉一个故事有助于读者更好地理解文本。

This book is aimed at children, but it continues to be enjoyed by adults around the world too.

这本书的目标读者是儿童,但它仍被世界各地的成年人所喜爱。

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情节总结

Peter invites Wendy to return to Neverland with him. Wendy asks for her brothers Michael and John to join them. They have a magical flight as they travel to Neverland and have many adventures along the way.

彼得邀请温蒂和他一起回到荷兰。温迪让她的兄弟米迦勒和约翰加入他们。他们在飞往荷兰的途中经历了一次神奇的飞行,在沿途历经多次冒险。

After all their adventures and fun, Wendy decides that her place is at home with their mother. But Peter doesn’t want her to go. Instead he tries to trick her. He tells her that their mother doesn’t want them anymore. However, he understands how sad their mother must be. In the end, he decides to let them go home.

尽管他们的旅行冒险有趣,但温蒂决定,她还是应该在家里与她们的母亲一起生活。但彼得不想让她回去。相反,他试图欺骗她。彼得告诉温蒂,他们的母亲不想要她们了。然而,彼得明白她们的母亲该有多么的悲伤。最后,他还是决定让她们回家。

7.The Old Man and the Sea

7.《老人与海》

Ernest Hemmingway

欧内斯特·海明威

This is a famous classic. Almost all native English speakers will have read this book at some point in school. So, if you ever find yourself in a conversation about literature and books, this is a good one to talk about.

这是一部著名的经典作品。几乎所有以英语为母语的人都会在学校的同一时期读过这本书。所以,如果你发现自己正在和别人谈论文学与书籍,这将是一个很好的选择。

It has a little bit of difficult vocabulary, however, it is short and you won’t have too much trouble being able to finish it.

这本书有一些较难的词汇,但是它篇幅很短,读完它你不会感觉太困难。

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情节总结

This is a story of a long fight between an old, experienced fisherman and the best fish he ever caught. Santiago has returned to the village without any fish for 84 days.

这是一个关于有经验的老渔民和他抓到过最好的鱼之间长期博弈的故事。圣地亚哥已经84天没有向村里带回任何鱼了。

On the eighty-fifth day, his luck changes and so does his life. At 12 pm, a huge fish (a marlin) takes the bait (the food used to attract fish). The man tries to pull the fish up, but the fish is too big and strong. Instead, the fish begins to pull the boat. The old man continues to fight and hold on to the line. The fish pulls the boat around the sea for two days.

第85天,他的运气改变了,他的生活也随之改变。半夜12点,一条巨大的鱼(马林鱼)上钩(食物用来吸引鱼)。圣地亚哥想把鱼捞起来,但鱼又大又壮硕。相反,鱼开始拉船。老人继续战斗,坚持拉线。鱼把船拉了整整两天。

On the third day, the fish gets tired. Santiago is able to pull the fish closer and kill it. It’s the biggest fish he has seen in his life. He begins to sail back to the village, but the blood of the fish attracts sharks. The boat is attacked by a Mako shark, but Santiago is able to kill it. He kills most of the sharks, but there is a problem. They have eaten the meat of the fish and now only the skeleton (bones) is left. He returns back to his home and falls asleep.

第三天,鱼累了。圣地亚哥把鱼拉近并杀死了它。这是他一生中见过的最大的鱼。他开始返回村子,但鱼的血吸引了鲨鱼。船被灰鲭鲨攻击,但是圣地亚哥杀了它。他杀死了大多数的鲨鱼,但有一个问题。他们吃了鱼肉,现在只剩下鱼骨架(骨头)了。他回到自己的家里,睡着了。

8.The Giver

8.《赐予者》

Lois Lowry

洛伊丝·劳里 

“The Giver” begins in a very interesting way and catches the attention of the readers from the beginning. It has easy-to-understand grammar. Most of the grammar is just past simple and past perfect.

《赐予者》以一种非常有趣的方式开头,从一开始就吸引了读者的注意。文章的语法简单易懂。大部分的语法都是一般过去时和现在完成时。

All of the sentences are short. This is a longer book. It’s really easy though, so you’ll finish it quickly.

所有的句子都是简短的,虽然篇幅相对较长,但它真的很简单,所以你很快就会读完。

plot summary

情节总结

Jonas is a young boy. He lives a very safe life with a lot of order and rules. There are many rules and everyone follows them. They don’t often make a decision by themselves.

乔纳斯是一个小男孩。他的生活很安全,充满着秩序和规则。社会中有许多规则,每个人都要遵守。他们经常不能自己做决定。

But Jonas soon learns some truths about the people in the community. He comes to understand that this kind of life is unfair. He wants to allow people to make their own choices.

但乔纳斯很快就知道了关于社区里人们的一些真相。他开始明白这种生活是不公平的。他想让人们做出自己的选择。

Jonas comes up with an interesting plan to change the community. He decides he needs to move the community to another place. In his plan, they be able to live a good and fair life.

乔纳斯提出了一个有趣的计划来改变社区。他决定把社区搬到另一个地方去。在他的计划中,他们将过上美好的、公平的生活。

9.Number the Stars

9.《数星星》

Lois Lowry

露易丝·劳瑞

This is a realistic novel. It’s based on history. Unlike other historical literature, it’s easy to understand.

这是一部很现实的小说。它以历史为基础,但不像其他的历史著作,它很容易理解。

If you already know a lot of information about World War II, this might be an interesting book for you. It’s not recommended if you don’t know too much about the World Wars. In this case, you will be focusing on trying to understand the facts too much so you will not enjoy the book as much.

如果你已经很了解第二次世界大战,那你可能会对这本书感兴趣。但如果你不是很了解世界大战,则不建议你阅读此书。因为你会太过专注于了解事实,而无法享受阅读。

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情节总结

This is a story of hope and courage. The year is 1943 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The area has been taken over by Hitler’s army. There are soldiers everywhere. The life of 10-year-old Annemarie has changed a lot. There is little food and everyone is very scared. There is talk about moving all of the Jewish people to another place. This is difficult for Annemarie because her best friend, Ellen, is Jewish.

这是一个关于希望和勇气的故事。故事发生在1943年丹麦哥本哈根。该地区当时被希特勒军队占领,到处都是士兵。10岁的Annemarie的生活改变了很多。当时食物稀缺,每个人都很害怕。有传言说所有的犹太人要搬到另一个地方去。Annemarie很难过,因为她最好的朋友,爱伦,是犹太人。

This is a different book about the war. It shows it was not only the Jewish people who suffered during the war. Annemarie’s family lost their eldest daughter, Lise, a few weeks before her wedding.

这是一本从不同角度讲述战争的书。它让我们知道在战争中,经受折磨的不仅是犹太人民。Annemarie的家庭失去了他们的大女儿莉萨,而她本要在几周后结婚。

Annemarie will later do what her sister, Lise, did. She will join the resistance party to fight against the Nazis. She ends up being a heroine for a few reasons (which I will not tell you because I don’t want to ruin the story).Annemarie

后来继承了姐姐莉萨之前做的事。她加入了反对纳粹的抵抗组织,并最终成为一个女英雄,至于原因,我可不会剧透给你,因为我不想毁了故事。

10.A Wrinkle In Time

10.《时间的皱纹》

Madeline L’engle

玛德琳·英格

This book has a mix of shorter and longer sentences. The short sentences allow the readers to relax a little bit more. They also create the scene well and let you know what is happening through simple words.

这本书长短句结合。其中的短句子能让读者稍微放松一下,同时营造出很好的场景氛围,用简单的文字让你知道发生了什么。

There is a lot of vocabulary to learn. It is a good book if you’ve already got experience reading novels in English. Make sure you have your vocabulary notebook with you, just in case there are any cool words that you’d like to learn. This book has MANY!

书中有很多词汇要学习。如果你已经有了很多阅读英文小说的经历,这会是一本好书。准备好你的词汇笔记本,以便记录下你想学的一些很酷的词。这本书中有很多哦!

plot summary

情节总结

Meg is 14-years-old. Everyone sees her as a troublemaker. They think she’s a bad student. Everyone in her family seems to be perfect. Her mom is a very beautiful scientist. Her twin brothers are very athletic. And her little 5-year-old brother, Charles Wallace Murry, is a child genius and can often read the mind of Meg.

麦吉14岁。每个人都视她为捣蛋鬼,坏学生。在她的家里,每个人似乎都是完美的。她的妈妈是一个美貌科学家。她的双胞胎兄弟都是体育健将。她五岁的小弟弟,查尔斯·华勒斯·莫里,是一个天才儿童,总是知道麦吉在想什么。

Meg and her brother meet a friend. Calvin O’Keefe is a high school junior student. Meg and Calvin begin to like each other. Charles suddenly announces that they should focus on finding their father who is lost somewhere in the universe.

麦吉和她的哥哥见了一个朋友,中学生加尔文夫。麦吉和加尔文互相喜欢。查尔斯突然宣布,他们应该专注于寻找曾丢失在宇宙中某个地方的他们的父亲。

Eventually they find their dad, but not without drama. Along the way, Meg learns to love. She uses this new love to help them escape.

最终他们找到了他们的父亲,过程充满了戏剧性。一路上,麦吉学会了爱。她用这种新的爱来帮助他们逃脱困境。

【文章来源:沪江英语】

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