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听故事学4000英语词汇08:太阳和月亮的由来

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Unit 8 Word List

第8单元 单词表

accept v.

接受

To accept something that is offered is to take it.

表示接纳某事。

→ I accepted the girl's very nice gift.

这女孩送的礼物很棒,我收下了。

arrange v.

安排,排列,整理

To arrange things is to put them in the right place.

表示把事物放到应在的位置。

→ Please arrange the bowling pins in order so we can play.

请把保龄球摆好,这样我们才能玩。

attend v.

出席,上(大学等)

To attend something is to go to it.

表示去做某事。

→ My sister and I attend the same school.

我和妹妹在同一所学校上学。

balance v.

使平衡

To balance something is to keep it from falling.

表示让某事不掉落。

→ We saw an elephant balance itself on a ball.

我们看见一只大象站在球上保持平衡不掉落。

contrast n.

差别,对比

A contrast is the sharp difference between two things.

表示两者之间的巨大差距。

→ The contrast between my parents is very noticeable.

我父母的反差非常明显。

encourage v.

激励

To encourage someone is to make them want to do something.

表示使想做某事

→ My football coach will encourage us when we ore losing.

每当我们失败时,我的足球教练都会鼓励我们。

familiar adj.

熟悉的

If someone or something is familiar to you, you know them well.

表示很好地了解某人某事。

→ The two friends were very familiar with each other.

这两个朋友对非常了解对方。

grab v.

抓住

To grab is to take a hold of someone or something suddenly.

表示突然捉住某人某物。

→ I grabbed a pear from the tree.

我从树上摘了一个梨。

hang v.

悬挂,垂下

To hang something is to keep it above the ground.

表示使某物离开地面。

→ I drew a picture of my family, and my mother hung it on the wall.

妈妈把我画的全家福挂在墙上。

huge adj.

巨大的

If something is huge, it is very big.

表示很大的。

→ At work, my father drives a huge truck.

我爸爸的工作是开大卡车。

necessary adj.

必须的,必要的

If something is necessary, you must do it.

表示不得不做的事。

→ It is necessary to have a passport when you travel to a foreign country.

出国旅游必须要有护照。

pattern n.

模式

A pattern is a way in which something is done or organized.

表示做成或组织某事的方式。

→ My pattern of brushing my teeth is the same as most people's.

我和大多数的刷牙习惯一样。

propose v.

建议

To propose something is to say that it should be done.

表示提议某事应该做。

→ Santa Claus proposed that I try to be a good boy all year.

圣诞老人让我今年全年都做个乖孩子。

purpose n.

目的

A purpose is the reason that you do something.

表示促使做某事的原因。

→ The purpose of exercising is to get into shape.

运动的目的是让身体好起来。

release v.

释放

To release something is to stop holding it.

表示不再紧握某物。

→ She released the bird from her hands.

她放走了手里的小鸟。

require v.

要求,需要

To require something is to say that it is necessary.

表示某事是必需的。

→ We require teachers to have a university degree.

我们招聘的老师要有学位证书。

single adj.

单一的

If something is single, then there is only one.

表示只有一个的。

→ I have a single key in my hand.

我手里只有一把钥匙。

success n.

成功

Success is doing something well that you choose to do.

表示把选择做的事做好。

→ My daughter was a big success at school.

我女儿在学校全面发展。

tear v.

撕扯,扯掉

To tear something means to pull it apart.

表示把某物撕碎。

→ It is easy to tear paper.

把纸撕碎毫不费力。

theory n.

理论

A theory is an idea about how something works.

表示某事运行的原理。

→ We talked about Einstein's theory of relativity in class.

我们在课堂上讨论爱因斯坦的相对论。

How the Sun and the Moon Were Made

太阳和月亮的由来

Do you ever wonder where the moon and the sun came from? The Inuit people of Alaska have a theory.

想知道太阳和月亮的由来吗?阿拉斯加州的因纽特人对此有个理论。

They tell a story about a beautiful girl. She was very nice. In contrast, her brother was a mean little boy. One day he proposed something. "We should go to a party," he said. The girl accepted. First, it was necessary for her to prepare. She arranged her hair and put on nice clothes. This required a lot of time. But the girl worked hard, and soon she had success. She looked perfect.

他们当中流传着一个故事。故事讲的是一个善良的小女孩和她小气的哥哥。有一天,哥哥对妹妹提议说:“我们去参加一个派对把。”小女孩同意了,但首先她得好好准备一下。她要做好发型,穿上好看的衣服,这需要很长时间的准备。但小女孩很用心,最后把自己打扮得很漂亮。

They attended the party together. The girl was having fun. Later, she walked into the bathroom. Suddenly, the lights were turned off! Someone grabbed her hair and tore her clothes. She ran out of the bathroom. She wanted to know who did this to her.

他们一起去参加了聚会,而且小女孩玩得很开心。随后,她走进洗手间,但是洗手间的突然被关掉了!里面有人在抓扯她的头发和衣服,她赶紧从里面跑了出来。她想知道是谁在捉弄自己。

Then she had an idea. She fixed her hair again. This time it was even more beautiful. She even balanced beautiful jewels in it. She wanted to encourage the person to grab it again. She put black dirt in her hair. The purpose of this was to catch the person.

她想出了一个主意。她把头发重新扎了起来,这次打扮得比原来还要好看。她甚至还在头发上带了珠宝。她想引诱那个人再次抓扯她的头发。她在头发上抹了黑泥,这样就能抓住那个捉弄她的人。

She went to the bathroom again, and it was the same pattern. The lights went off, and someone grabbed her hair.When he released it, his hand was black. The girl returned to the party. She knew there was only a single person with a black hand. When she saw that person, he was very familiar. It was her brother!

她再次走进了洗手间,和上次一样,有人关了灯并开始抓扯她的头发。等他松手后手上沾上了黑泥。女孩回到聚会上,她知道只有一个人手上沾了黑泥。她看见那个人之后觉得有些眼熟,然后发现竟然是自己的哥哥!

He ran into the woods.The girl ran after him. They both carried fire so they could see in the dark. The smoke went into the air. As they ran, they grew. They became huge.Then they went into space. When the girl's fire went out, she hung in the sky. She became the moon, and her brother became the sun. They chase each other forever.

看着哥哥跑进了树林,她也跟着追了进去。他们手上都拿着火把照明。烟升上了天空,他们在奔跑的过程中越长越大,最后变成了巨人。然后他们飞上了天。女孩手中的火把燃尽了,她就悬在了天空中,变成了月亮。她的哥哥则变成了太阳。就这样,他们开始了永不停息的互相追逐。

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