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听故事学4000英语词汇04:狗的铃铛

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Unit 4 Word List

第4单元 单词表

appropriate adj.

适当的

When a thing is appropriate, it is right or normal.

表示正确地或正常的。

→ It's appropriate to wear a suit when you go to the office.

上班应该穿正装。

avoid v.

避免

To avoid something is to stay away from it.

表示远离某物。

→ Avoid the broken bottle on the floor.

小心地上的杯子碎片。

behave v.

行为,举止

To behave is to act in a particular way, especially to be good.

以特别的方式做事,尤其指好的方式。

→ She always behaves well when her father is around.

她爸爸在场时她就会表现得很乖。

calm adj.

平静的,冷静的

When someone is calm, they do not get excited or upset.

表示不激动或不沮丧。

→ A nice warm bath makes me feel so calm.

洗个舒服的热水澡能让我平静下来。

concern n.

关心,关注

Concern is a feeling of worry.

表示担心的感觉。

→ I was filled with concern after reading the newspaper.

报纸上的消息让我很担心。

content adj.

满足的

To be content is to be happy and not want more.

表示满意的并且不想要求更多。

→ The baby looked very content sitting on the floor.

宝宝坐在地上,看起来很满足。

expect v.

期待

If you expect something to happen, you believe it will happen.

表示相信某事会发生。

→ I expect the bus to be here very soon.

希望班车快点来。

frequently adv.

经常地

When something happens frequently, it happens often.

某事发生的频率高。

→ We meet frequently, either at the beginning or ending of the week.

我们一周会相遇好几次。

habit n.

习惯

A habit is a thing that you do often.

表示经常做某事。

→ Smoking is a bad habit that can kill you.

吸烟是个坏习惯,严重时致死。

instruct v.

指示

To instruct is to teach.

表示指导。

→ My teacher instructs us in several subjects.

我的老师兼任好几门课。

issue n.

问题,议题

An issue is an important topic.

指一项重要的话题或议题。

→ The men spoke about issues that were important to the people.

他谈论的是对人类很重要的问题。

none pron.

一个也没有

None means not any of someone or something.

表示一个人或一件事都没有。

→ He spent all his money. There is none left.

他把钱花光了,现在身无分文。

patient adj.

耐心的

If a person is patient, they don't become angry or upset easily.

耐心的人不会轻易生气或沮丧。

→ I had to be patient and wait until 5 o'clock to leave.

我不得不耐心的等到5点钟再走。

positive adj.

积极的

If something is positive, it is good.

表示向上的。

→ She has a positive future ahead of her after finishing college.

她毕业后前途一片光明。

punish v.

惩罚

To punish means to make someone suffer for breaking the rules or laws.

表示因违规或违法受到惩治。

→ To punish me, my teacher had me stand in the corner.

老师罚我站在墙角。

represent v.

代表

To represent is to speak or act for a person or group.

表示为某个人或组织代言或做出行动。

→ My lawyer will represent me in court.

我的律师会在法庭上替我辩护。

shake v.

摇动

To shake is to move back and forth or up and down quickly.

快速地前后上下移动。

→ When people shake hands, it usually means they agree.

人们握手通常表示意见达成了一致。

spread v.

传播

To spread is to move quickly to more places.

快速地向更多地方移动。

→ I like to spread butter on my toast.

我喜欢在吐司上抹黄油。

stroll v.

闲逛

To stroll means to walk slowly and calmly.

表示缓慢而平静地走。

→ My dog and I strolled through the park today.

我今天到公园去遛狗了。

village n.

村庄

A village is a very small town.

很小的镇子。

→ There are only a few houses in my village.

我们村里只有几户人家。

The Dog's Bell

狗的铃铛

John's dog was a bad dog. He bit people frequently. John had great concern about this. It was not an appropriate way for a dog to behave. His friends in the village always expected the dog to bite them. The news about John's dog spread through the village. None of the people wanted to go to John's house.

约翰养了一只狗,但它很坏,经常咬人,约翰为此非常头疼。狗不应该这样。村子里的人都很害怕被这只狗咬。村子里的人都知道了约翰家的狗会咬人,所以没有人愿意到他家做客。

John tried to instruct the dog to behave, but it never worked. He tried to be patient and teach the dog to be calm. That also didn't work. John didn't want to punish the dog. "How will I stop my dog's bad habit?" John asked himself.

约翰也曾尝试过驯服它,但都没有成功。他曾很耐心地教它安静下来,但也没有奏效。约翰并不想惩罚自己的狗。“怎么才能改掉它这个坏习惯呢?”约翰自言自语道。

John's friend came to talk to him about the issue. During their important meeting, his friend said, "The people in the village asked me to represent them. We want your dog to stop this habit. Why don't you put a bell around the dog's neck? This way, we would hear your dog coming down the street."

约翰朋友来找他谈论这个问题。这这次重要的谈话中,他朋友说道:“我代表村里其他人来这,大家都希望你的狗能改掉这个坏毛病。为什么不给它脖子上带一个铃铛呢?这样大家就能知道你的狗来了。”

John thought this was a great idea. Now, people could stay away from the dog. It would not be able to bite anyone anymore.

约翰认为这是个不错的办法。现在大家都能远离这只狗了。它再也咬不到人了。

The dog liked the bell, too. People looked at him when they heard his bell. This made the dog very content. He liked the song the bell played when he walked.

狗也很喜欢这个铃铛,因为铃铛一响就能引人注目,它对此非常满意。它也喜欢走动时铃铛的响声。

One day, John's dog strolled through the village and met some other dogs. He expected them to want a bell like his. But they laughed at his bell. They said the bell made people avoid him. John's dog shook his head. "No, they look at me because they like the bell."

有一天,它在村子里闲逛时遇上了其它狗。它以为大家都会想要一个这样的铃铛,但却换来的是嘲笑。它们说这是人们为了躲避它而做的铃铛。但它却不以为然。“不对,人们因为喜欢我的铃铛才会注意到我。”

The other dogs said, "You have the wrong idea of what makes you popular. Of course they like your bell. It tells them where you are so they can avoid you. You aren't able to bite them anymore!"

另一只狗说道:“你对自己受欢迎的原因有着错误的认识。人们当然喜欢这个铃铛,因为他们能知道你的方位以便躲开你。这样就不会再被你咬了!”

You see, being popular isn't something positive when it's for the wrong reason.

看,因为错误的原因而受到的关注也并不是什么好事。

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