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听故事学4000英语词汇75:为什么猴子没有家

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4000 Essential English Words 3 Paul Nation

4000英语核心词汇3 保罗·纳森

Unit 15 Word List

第15单元 单词表

affair n.

事情

An affair is an event or a thing that happened.

发生的一种事件。

→ My wife and I attended a formal affair over the weekend.

周末我和妻子参加了一个正式的聚会。

assembly n.

装配,集会

An assembly is a group that is together for the same reason.

因同一个原因聚集在一起的团体。

→ The students had an assembly to talk about their interests.

学生们聚集在一起讨论各自的兴趣。

bless v.

祝福,保佑

To bless is to ask God for protection or help.

祈求上帝给予保护或帮助。

→ The angel blessed the newborn baby to keep it safe.

天使祝福新生婴儿安全。

cereal n.

谷物

Cereal is a food that you mix with milk and eat for breakfast.

一种早餐食物,和牛奶混合食用。

→ Cereal is a fast and common breakfast food enjoyed in the U.S.

在美国,谷类食品是一种便捷而常见的早餐食品。

cheerful adj.

快乐的

If someone is cheerful, they are happy or feel good.

表示愉快的或感觉良好地。

→ The children were cheerful because they didn't have to go to school.

孩子们很高兴,因为他们不用上学。

diameter n.

直径

The diameter of a round thing is the length across its center.

圆形物体的直线长度。

→ The diameter of the tree was about 22 centimeters.

这棵树的直径大约是22厘米。

exploit v.

开发;剥削

To exploit something is to use it for greedy reasons rather than good reason.

出于贪婪的目的而不是好的目的而使用的。

→ The company exploits their workers and makes them stay 12 hours a day.

这家公司剥削工人,让他们每天工作12小时。

famine n.

饥荒

A famine is a long time with little or no food.

长时间有很少或没有食物。

→ The farmers couldn't grow any food on the dry soil, so there was a famine.

农民们无法在干旱的土地上种植任何食物,因此发生了饥荒。

harvest n.

丰收

A harvest is the act of collecting food from farming.

表示从农田收割作物。

→ They had a lot of wheat from the last harvest.

他们上一次收成了不少小麦。

merry adj.

愉快的

If someone is merry, they are very happy.

表示开心的。

→ They felt merry because the weather was great.

好天气让他们变得开心。

nut n.

见过

A nut is a hard seed or fruit that comes from some trees and bushes.

一种坚硬的种子或水果,产自某些树木和灌木。

→ To eat a nut, first you have to crack its shell.

要吃坚果就要首先敲开壳。

pardon v.

原谅

To pardon is a way to ask someone to repeat what was said before.

请某人重复刚说过的话。

→ Pardon me teacher, but could you repeat what you just said?

对不起,老师,您能再讲一遍吗?

pharaoh n.

法老

A pharaoh was a king in ancient Egypt.

古埃及的国王。

→ The pharaohs ruled Egypt for thousands of years.

法老统治了埃及数千年。

ripe adj.

熟的

When a fruit is ripe, it is ready to be eaten.

表示已经可以食用的。

→ The cherries were nice and ripe.

樱桃又好又熟。

roast v.

烘,烤

To roast something is to cook it in an oven or over a fire.

在烤箱里或火上烤东西。

→ Mom roasted a turkey for the holiday dinner.

妈妈烤了一只火鸡作为节日晚餐。

routine n.

惯例

A routine is a way of doing things that is the same every time.

表示每次都相同的做事方式。

→ My father's daily routine includes shaving right before breakfast.

早饭前刮胡子我父亲每天早上必做的事。

scheme n.

计划

A scheme is a plan or design.

一种规划或设计。

→ Mickey and Minnie came up with a scheme to solve the problem.

米奇和米妮想出了一个能解决这个问题的方案。

slim adj.

苗条的

If something or someone is slim, they are thin.

表示单薄的。

→ Look at my new cell phone. It's very slim.

看我的新手机,超薄的。

stove n.

火炉

A stove is a device used to cook food.

用于烹饪食物的设备。

→ Our new stove helps us to cook food much faster than before.

有了新炉子,我们做饭速度比以前快了。

theft n.

盗窃

A theft is a criminal act that involves someone stealing something.

一种偷窃的违法行为。

→ The theft of his TV took place when he was at work.

小偷趁他上班时将电视偷走了。

Why Monkey Has No Home

为什么猴子没有家

For five years, there was a famine. The farmers asked people to bless them and finally, they had a good harvest. Since there was now plenty of food, the pharaoh decided to have a party. The party was a happy affair. For five days they had a huge feast.

饥荒持续了五年。农民请求人们为他们祝福,最后,他们获得了大丰收。有了大量的食物后,法老决定举办一次宴会,大家都玩得很愉快,因为时隔五年他们终于大丰收了。

Monkey was very happy. Because of the famine, he was very slim. He wanted to eat a lot of food.

猴子也很开心,它因为饥荒饿得皮包骨头。他想大吃一顿。

When he arrived at the feast, hundreds of long tables were filled with food. There were nuts, bowls of cereal, and ripe fruit. He could also smell hot roasted meat cooking on the stove.

来到宴会后,他发现那里摆着上百张长桌,上面摆满了食物。有坚果,有麦片,还有熟透的水果。他还能闻到炉子里正在烤着的肉香。

The assembly of animals was merry. However, during the feast, Monkey thought of a scheme to exploit the pharaoh's kindness. He decided to steal some of the food and then eat it at home.

这场动物大集会很愉快。然而,宴会中,猴子想要得寸进尺地利用法老的善良。他决定偷些食物带回家去吃。

All the animals were cheerful. They didn't notice that monkey was hiding food. After the feast, Monkey took the food to his house and ate it. He repeated this routine every day for four days.

动物们都很开心,没有人注意到猴子在藏食物。宴会过后,猴子将食物带回家中吃掉。接下来的四天,他每天都这样做。

But on the fifth day, the pharaoh had a surprise. He was going to give all the animals a home. Monkey was very excited. But when he arrived at the pharaoh's home, he could not get through the door. The diameter of his waist was wider than the doorway. He was too fat!

但第五天的时候,法老准备了一份大礼,那就是给所有动物一个家。猴子激动不已。但当他来到法老家时,却进不了门。因为他太胖了,以致于腰围比门口还宽!

Monkey asked the pharaoh to forgive him for his theft. But the pharaoh said no.

猴子请求法老原谅自己的偷盗行为,但法老拒绝了。

Pardon? asked the monkey. He didn't understand why the pharaoh was being unkind.

“您说什么?”猴子问道。他不明白为什么法老变得这么不近人情。

Everybody else will have a home now, but not you. Now you know that greed gets you nothing, explained the pharaoh.

“每个人都将得到一所房子,唯独你没有。我要让你明白,贪婪最后会让你一无所获,”法老解释说。

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