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听故事学4000英语词汇49: 梅太太和绿皮肤女孩

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4000 Essential English Words 2 Paul Nation

4000英语核心词汇2 保罗·纳新

Unit 19 Word List

第19单元 单词表

adopt v.

收养

To adopt someone is to make them as a part of one's own family.

接纳成为家庭成员。

→ The girl was adopted by the couple when she was three.

这个小女孩三岁那年被这对夫妇收养了。

beg v.

乞求

To beg is to ask for something one really wants.

向别人请求获取非常想要的东西。

→ The man begged for some money.

他在乞讨钱。

beyond prep.

在...较远的一边

If A is beyond B, A is farther away.

如果A比B远,表示A处于更远的地方。

→ John's house is beyond that lake.

约翰家在那个湖那边。

costume n.

装束

A costume is a set of clothes people wear for a particular occasion.

人们在某个特定场合穿的衣服。

→ The woman wore a mask with her costume.

这个女人穿着戏服,戴着面具。

exclaim v.

呼喊

To exclaim is to say something loudly, usually due to being excited.

表示大声说出,通常是因为激动。

→ "Look at her dress!" Sara exclaimed.

“快看她的衣服!”萨拉大声喊。

extend v.

延伸

To extend is to stretch out or reach.

表示伸出或者延伸到。

→ The boy extended his hand to catch the ball.

男孩伸手接球。

fool n.

傻瓜

A fool is someone who makes unwise choices.

那些做傻事的人。

→ The girl was a fool for playing too close to the water.

这个女孩真是个傻瓜,离水那么近玩耍。

forbid v.

禁止

To forbid is to tell someone they cannot do something.

表示告知某人严禁做某事。

→ My father forbids watching TV while we're eating dinner.

我爸爸不准我们在吃饭时看电视。

illustrate v.

图解

To illustrate is to show something by drawing a picture.

通过图画解释。

→ The executive illustrated the decreasing profits of the company.

主管图解了公司日益下滑的收益。

indeed adv.

真正地

Indeed means truly or really.

表示真实的。

→ The birthday party was indeed fun last night.

昨晚的生日聚会真的很有趣。

interpret v.

解释

To interpret is to explain what something means.

解释某事的含义。

→ The woman interpreted what her co-worker was trying to say.

她帮同事翻译想要说的话。

kindly adv.

亲切的

If people do something kindly, they do it in a nice way.

以友好的方式表现的。

→ The stranger kindly cared for the hurt man.

陌生人细心照顾这个伤者。

motive n.

动机

A motive is the reason someone does something.

人们做某事的原因。

→ His motive for studying so hard is to get into a good college.

他这么努力学习是为了能上好大学。

nest n.

A nest is a place where a bird lays its eggs.

小鸟存放鸟蛋的地方。

→ The bird laid her eggs in the nest that she made.

小鸟把生出来的蛋留在巢里。

origin n.

起源

The origin of someone or something is where they come from.

某人或某物的来源。

→ The origin of the honey that we eat is from a beehive.

我们吃的蜂蜜是从蜂巢来的。

reception n.

招待会

A reception is a party to welcome a person or celebrate an event.

为欢迎某人或庆祝某项活动而举行的派对。

→ We all danced and had a good time at the wedding reception.

大家在婚礼上一起跳舞,玩得很开心。

reject v.

拒绝

To reject is to refuse something because you do not want it.

表示因为不想要某事而拒绝。

→ The girl rejected the broken cup.

女孩拒绝用这个破杯子。

silence n.

沉默

Silence is complete quiet.

表示一点声音也没有。

→ The man asked for silence while he worked on the problem.

他在解决问题时要求大家都保持沉默。

stream n.

小溪

A stream is a small river.

小河。

The boy caught a fish in the stream.

男孩在小溪里抓了一条鱼。

tone n.

语气

Tone is the sound of someone's voice. It shows how they feel.

能体现人们感受的语调。

→ My father's tone told me I had broken the rule.

从爸爸的语气中我可以得知我闯祸了。

Mrs. May and the Green Girl

梅太太和绿皮肤女孩

One morning, people from a small town found a little girl by a stream. She seemed to be wearing a green costume. As the people got closer, they saw that the girl's skin was green!

一天早晨,小镇上的人们在小溪边发现了一个小女孩。乍一看,她好像穿了一身绿色的衣服。人们走近一看才发现,她的皮肤就是绿的!

Oh my! The people exclaimed. "What if her motive for coming to our town is bad? What if she has a strange origin?"

“我的天哪!”人们大声喊起来。“如果她此来不怀好意怎么办?她要是心怀叵测怎么办?”

An old woman kindly went to her. "Look how scared she is. Please," she begged. "Do not reject her. I will adopt her."

一个老太太温柔地走向小女孩。“大家看看把她吓成什么样了。拜托。”她乞求众人。“别对她弃之不理,我来收养她。”

There was silence until the judge spoke. "I don't know," he said in a worried tone. "But we cannot forbid you. I indeed hope you're not being a fool."

众人沉默了。这时法官忧心忡忡地说:“我也不知道怎么说,但我们不能禁止你这么做。我希望你别做傻事。”

Mrs. May extended her hand to the girl. "Come with me. I won't hurt you."

梅太太伸出手抱小女孩。“跟我走吧,我不会伤害你的。”

The girl spoke a language Mrs. May didn't know. But she was able to interpret what the girl was trying to say. Sometimes the girl drew pictures to illustrate what she meant.

女孩说的话梅太太听不懂,但她能理解小女孩想要表达的意思。有时候女孩会通过图画来表示自己的意思。

The green girl was from a place far beyond the sun. There, people lived in nests built in trees. They only ate green leaves, which made their skin green.

女孩来自一个很远的地方。那里的人们都住在树上的巢穴里。他们只吃绿色的树叶,所以他们的皮肤也都是绿色的。

Well, you can't just eat leaves, Mrs. May said. She fed the green girl home-cooked meals, and soon the girl wasn't green anymore. The people had a huge reception to welcome her as a citizen of the town.

“你不能只吃树叶,”梅太太说道。她自己做饭喂给小女孩吃,女孩的皮肤颜色很快就恢复正常了。人们为她举办了一场欢迎仪式,接纳她成为镇上的一员。

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