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听故事学4000英语词汇15:一场盛大的比赛

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Unit 15 Word List

第15单元 单词表

across prep.

穿过,横穿

To go across something is to go to the other side of it.

表示走到另一边。

→ He walked across the board to the other side.

他穿过甲板走到了另一头。

breathe v.

呼吸

To breathe means to let air go in and out of your body.

表示吸气和呼气。

→ We need strong healthy lungs to help us breathe well.

我们需要强健的肺,这样我们才能呼吸顺畅。

characteristic n.

特性,特征

A characteristic is something that shows what a person or a thing is like.

某人或某物所展现出来的样子。

→ One characteristic of tigers is their black stripes.

老虎的特征之一就是它们身上的黑条纹。

consume v.

消耗,消费

To consume something means to eat or drink it.

表示吃掉或喝掉某物。

→ Jack consumed a whole plate of spaghetti.

杰克吃了一整盘意大利面。

excite v.

刺激,激起

To excite someone means to make them happy and interested.

表示使某人保持开心和斗志。

→ I heard about the school dance on Friday. This excited me.

我听说了周五学校有舞会的消息后别提多激动了。

extreme adj.

极端的

If something is extreme, it is in a large amount or degree.

表示以某种很大的程度或数量。

→ His workout was so extreme that he was sweating heavily.

他竭尽全力地锻炼,以致于汗水湿透了全身。

fear n.

害怕

Fear is the feeling of being afraid.

表示恐惧。

→ I have a great fear of skateboarding.

我害怕滑滑板。

fortunate adj.

幸运的

If you are fortunate, you are lucky.

表示运气好的。

→ I was fortunate to get a seat.

我运气真好,还能抢到一个座位。

happen v.

碰巧

If someone happens to do something, they do it by chance.

表示并非故意地做某事。

→ I happened to meet some new friends at school today.

我今天在学校认识了不少新朋友。

length n.

长度

The length of something is how long it is from one end to the other.

表示某物一端到另一端的长度。

→ The length of the floor is three meters.

地板长度是三米。

mistake n.

错误

A mistake is something you do wrong.

表示做错的事。

→ My boss always yells at me when I make a mistake.

我每次犯错都会被老板呵斥一顿。

observe v.

观察

To observe something is to watch it.

表示看着。

→ Brian observed the sun rising over the mountains.

布莱恩在山上看日出。

opportunity n.

机会,机遇

An opportunity is a chance to do something.

表示做某事的机会。

→ I had an opportunity to take pictures in the jungle.

我有幸能在这片丛林里拍照。

prize n.

奖品,奖赏

A prize is something of value that is given to the winner.

获胜一方获得的奖励。

→ I won a prize for getting the best grade on my science test.

我因为科学考试得了第一名而获奖。

race n.

竞赛

A race is a contest to see who is the fastest.

表示比谁更快地一种比赛。

→ Paul is a fast runner, so he easily won the race.

保罗跑得很快,所以他轻松胜出。

realize v.

意识

To realize is to suddenly understand.

表示突然明白过来。

→ After I left my house, I realized that I left the light on.

出门后我才想起来家里灯忘记关了。

respond v.

回应

To respond is to give an answer to what someone else said.

表示回答某人的话。

→ When the teacher asked the question, we all responded.

老师提问时,大家都说出了答案。

risk n.

风险

A risk is a chance of something bad happening.

表示不好的结果出现的几率。

→ I took a risk and climbed the snowy mountain.

我冒险爬上了雪山。

wonder v.

想知道

To wonder is to ask yourself questions or have a need to know.

表示扪心自问或有必要知道某事。

→ The young mother wondered if she'd have a boy or a girl.

这位年轻的妈妈想知道肚子里的是男孩还是女孩。

yet adv.

还,但是,已经

Yet is used to say something has not happened up to now.

表示至今仍未发生的事。

→ We can't go out yet; we're still eating.

我们还在吃饭,暂时还不能出去。

The Big Race

一场盛大的比赛

A dog saw a group of animals across the road. He walked over to meet them.

一只小狗看见路上有一群其它动物通过,就迎了上去。

What are you doing? he asked them.

“你们在做什么呢?”他问道。

I just sold them tickets to a race between the rabbit and the turtle, the duck responded.

“我刚刚在卖龟兔赛跑的入场券呢,”鸭子回答说。

This news excited the dog. He felt fortunate that he happened to be there. "I don't have anything to do today," the dog said. "I want to buy a ticket, too."

小狗听后饶有兴趣。它很庆幸自己遇上了这场比赛。“我今天也没别的事,”小狗说,“我也想买张票去看比赛。”

The dog sat down to observe the race. The race would be extreme. It would be many kilometers in length. The rabbit and the turtle stood next to each other. They waited for the race to start. The dog wondered why the turtle agreed to run against the rabbit. Being fast was not a characteristic of turtles. The rabbit was going to win easily.

小狗入场坐定了。这是一场长途赛跑,赛程好几公里。乌龟和兔子站在一起,等待比赛开始的信号。小狗很好奇为什么乌龟会同意参加这场比赛,它们天生跑不快。兔子会轻而易举地赢下比赛。

Suddenly, the race began. The rabbit ran extremely quickly. The turtle walked slowly. After a minute, the rabbit looked back. He saw that the turtle was far behind him and was breathing quickly because he was so tired. The rabbit smiled and slowed to a walk.

突然间,比赛开始了。兔子跑得非常快,而乌龟则慢吞吞地爬着向前。一分钟后,兔子回头一看,发现乌龟已经被远远甩在了后面,而且还累得上气不接下气。兔子露出了微笑并开始慢步往前走。

A minute later, the rabbit said, "I'm winning, so I'll take a rest." He sat and began to consume some grass. Then, he let his eyes close. He wasn't the winner yet. But there was no risk of him losing the race. He went to sleep.

又过了一分钟,兔子说:“我快要赢了,先休息一下。”它就地坐下并开始吃草。过了一会,它闭上了眼睛。它还没赢得比赛,但肯定不会输。所以它睡着了。

Hours later, a loud sound woke him. All of the animals were yelling and looking at the field. He felt fear for the first time. The turtle was almost at the finish line. Now, the rabbit realized his mistake. But the race was over. He gave the turtle an opportunity to win, and the turtle took it. The duck handed the turtle his prize. It was the happiest day of the turtle's life.

过了几个小时,兔子被一阵呐喊声吵醒,大家在呐喊助威。它第一次感到害怕起来,因为乌龟就快到终点了。兔子意识到了自己的错误,但比赛已经结束。它给了乌龟机会赢得比赛,而且乌龟也确实赢了。鸭子把奖杯颁给了乌龟。这是乌龟一生中最开心的一天了。

The dog was happy for the turtle. "He isn't fast," the dog thought. "But he tried his best and did something great."

小狗也为乌龟感到高兴。“它跑得很慢,”小狗说,“但它尽力了而且做了一件非常了不起的事。”

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