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听故事学4000英语词汇56: 两名船长

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4000 Essential English Words 2 Paul Nation

4000英语核心词汇2 保罗·纳新

Unit 26 Word List

第26单元 单词表

accuse v.

控告

To accuse someone of something is to blame them for doing it.

指责某人做了某事。

→ She accused her brother of breaking her computer.

她指责哥哥把她的电脑弄坏了。

adjust v.

调整

To adjust something means to change it so it is better.

往好的方面改变。

→ He adjusted the old guitar to make it sound better.

他调了一下那部旧吉他,想让它的声音效果更好。

amuse v.

娱乐

To amuse someone means to do something that is funny or entertaining.

做一些有趣或取悦人的事。

→ The singer was very good. She amused the crowd.

这个歌手很不错,懂得迎合观众口味。

coral n.

珊瑚

Coral is the hard, colorful material formed by the shells of animals.

由动物的壳构成的一种坚硬且五彩斑斓的东西。

→ The diver admired the beautiful coral under the water.

潜水员对水底下漂亮的珊瑚赞不绝口。

cotton n.

棉布

Cotton is a cloth made from the fibers of the cotton plant.

棉花树纤维做成的布料。

→ I like to wear clothes made from cotton in the summer.

我夏天喜欢穿棉质衣服。

crash v.

碰撞

To crash means to hit and break something.

撞击并破坏。

→ There was a loud noise when the car crashed into the tree.

车撞上树的时候发出了一声巨响。

deck n.

甲板

A deck is a wooden floor built outside of a house or the floor of a ship.

房子外面的木地板或者船上的地板。

→ A ship will store many supplies below its deck.

船上装有很多物资。

engage v.

参与

To engage in something means to do it.

表示去做某事。

→ Dad was engaged in sawing a piece of wood in half.

爸爸正在把木头锯成两半。

firm adj.

坚固的

When something is firm, it is solid but not too hard.

结实但不那么坚硬的。

→ He sleeps better on a firm bed.

他在硬板床上睡得更香。

fuel n.

燃料

Fuel is something that creates heat or energy.

产生热量或能量的东西。

→ Heat is the fuel that comes from fire.

热量是火带来的一种能量。

grand adj.

宏伟的

When something is grand, it is big and liked by people.

巨大且受人欢迎的。

→ The grand mountain rose high into the sky.

这座山高耸入云。

hurricane n.

飓风

A hurricane is a bad storm that happens over the ocean.

海边发生的可怕的风暴。

→ The wind from the hurricane bent the palm tree.

飓风把棕榈树折弯了。

loss n.

亏损

A loss means the act or an instance of losing something.

失去某些东西的过程或情况。

→ I suffered a big loss while I was gambling.

我赌博输了很多钱。

plain adj.

朴素的

If something is simple, it is plain and not decorated.

简单且未经过装饰的。

→ He bought a pair of plain white shoes over the weekend.

他周末买了一双纯白色的鞋。

reef n.

礁石

A reef is a group of rocks or coral that rise to or near the ocean.

海边或海里突出的岩石群。

→ He walked along the reef and looked at the water below.

他走在礁石上,看着底下的海水。

shut n.

关闭

To shut something means to close it tightly.

表示紧闭。

→ Please shut the door; the air outside is cold.

请把门关上,外面太冷了。

strict adj.

严厉的

When someone is strict, they make sure others follow rules.

能确保他人遵守规则的。

→ The teacher is strict. She does not let students talk in class.

老师很严格,不让学生们在班上说话。

surf

做冲浪运动

To surf means to use a special board to ride on waves in the ocean.

使用一种特殊的板在海洋的波浪上滑翔。

→ The students went to the beach to surf during their vacation.

学生们度假时去了海边冲浪。

task n.

任务

A task is a piece of work to be done that is usually difficult.

通常指要做的困难的事。

→ My task for the weekend was to clean the entire back yard.

我周末的任务是把整个后院扫干净。

zone n.

区域

A zone is an area that has different qualities from the ones around it.

和周边地区有所区别的地区。

→ Firefighters often work in danger zones.

哪里有危险,哪里就有消防员。

The Two Captains

两名船长

Once there were two ships. Both ships carried cotton. The captains were very different. Thomas was strict. He made his crew engage in difficult tasks. "Make sure the ship's deck is firm and that nothing falls! Put more fuel in the tank!" he said. His ship was very plain, but he never had a problem with it.

曾经有两艘同样是运送棉花的船,但两名船长却有所不同。托马斯很严格,他要求船员完成困难的任务。“确保甲板的坚固,别掉下去!多加点燃料!”他对船员说。他的船很简朴,但从未出过事故。

The second captain, William, was not serious. He had a grand ship, and he loved having fun. His crew amused him by singing and dancing. But his crew never fixed anything on the ship. They just wanted to surf.

另一艘船的船长威廉却并不这么严谨。他的船很大,而且他本人也喜欢取乐。船员们为了让他高兴而载歌载舞,但从不修理船上的任何东西。他们任由船在海上漂。

One day, Thomas saw a hurricane ahead. He knew that his ship needed to turn around. But he was sure William did not see the storm. He adjusted the dials on the radio and called his friend. Thomas said, "You'll hit the reef. It's made completely of coral. Turn around to ensure that you do not crash."

有一天,托马斯看到前面将有飓风袭来。他知道必须调头,但他同时又肯定威廉无法预知风暴的来临。他通过对讲机呼唤威廉:“你们就要触礁了,那全是珊瑚礁。赶紧调头免得撞船。”

William said, "We will go under the deck and shut the door. We will dance and sing until we are past the danger zone."

威廉回应道:“我们到甲板下面去,并把门关上。等通过了这段危险区域我们再出来。”

When William's ship got to the hurricane, the wind blew it into the reef. The ship crashed, and water flowed below the deck. William's crew accused him of being a bad captain. The loss of the ship taught William a lesson. There are times to have fun, but there are also times to be serious.

飓风来临时,威廉的船被刮到了礁石群并触礁了。海水从船底部渗入。船员们都责怪威廉这个不称职的船长。威廉也因此吸取了一个教训,那就是该玩时要玩,该严肃时就要严肃。

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