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听故事学4000英语词汇79:神奇梨树

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4000 Essential English Words 3 Paul Nation

4000英语核心词汇3 保罗·纳森

Unit 19 Word List

第19单元 单词表

bench n.

长凳

A bench is a long seat for two or more people.

供两人或两人以上坐的长座位

→ Most parks have benches for citizens to relax upon.

大多数公园都有供市民休息的长椅。

confront v.

面对

To confront a hard situation or person is to deal with it.

表示处理某些棘手的人或事。

→ The couple has to confront each other about their problems.

这对夫妇不得不面对彼此的问题。

daisy n.

雏菊

A daisy is a small flower with white petals and a yellow center.

一种小花,有白色的花瓣和黄色的花心。

→ There were a few daisies growing in the field.

田野里生长着几株雏菊。

dispute n.

争吵

A dispute is an argument or disagreement that people have.

人们之间的争论或分歧。

→ Karen and Brian often have disputes about silly things.

凯伦和布莱恩经常为一些愚蠢的事情争吵。

horror n.

惊骇

Horror is a feeling of being very afraid or shocked.

表示极度震惊或害怕。

→ The audience screamed in horror when the ghost appeared in the movie.

当电影中的鬼魂出现时,观众吓得尖叫起来。

incident n.

事故

An incident is an event that is usually not pleasant.

通常指不好的事情。

→ Mr. Wilson had an incident where he became sick and had to leave.

威尔逊先生出了一件事后病了,所以不得不离开。

mist n.

薄雾

Mist is water that you can see in the air or on a surface.

空气中或水面上的水汽。

→ The forest was covered with mist.

森林被雾笼罩着。

object n.

目标,物品

An object is an inanimate thing that you can see or touch.

能看见或摸到的无生命的东西。

→ The shopping cart was filled with objects.

购物车里装满了东西。

orphan n.

孤儿

An orphan is a child who does not have parents.

没有父母的孩子。

→ The orphan frequently cried during the night.

那个孤儿夜里经常哭。

plot y.

密谋

To plot is to make a secret plan to do something that is wrong or mean.

指制定秘密计划做一些错误或卑鄙的事情。

→ The group was plotting to ruin the company's financial reports.

这个集团正密谋破坏公司的财务报告。

pregnant adj.

怀孕的

When a female is pregnant, she is going to have a baby.

表示即将产下孩子的。

→ The pregnant woman was shopping for baby clothes.

那个孕妇在买婴儿衣服。

rage n.

暴怒

Rage is a very angry feeling.

表示非常生气。

→ The chef was filled with rage when his helpers ruined the meal.

厨师因他的助手把饭菜弄糟勃然大怒。

revenge n.

复仇

Revenge is what you do to hurt or punish someone who hurts you.

对伤害自己的人以牙还牙。

→ He broke his sister's doll as revenge after she lost his favorite book.

她妹妹弄丢了他最喜欢的书,所以她弄坏了妹妹的玩具作为报复。

shame n.

羞耻

Shame is a bad feeling about things you have done wrong.

表示为自己做过的错事而感到不好。

→ The boy felt shame about misplacing his clothes.

那男孩为放错了衣服而感到羞愧。

sigh v.

叹气

To sigh is to breathe out loudly and show that you are tired or sad.

表示大声呼气,表现出疲惫或伤心。

→ Molly sighed when she looked at all the information she had to research.

莫利看着她要研究的所有信息叹了口气。

sneak v.

To sneak is to move quietly so that no one hears or sees you.

为了不让人发现而静悄悄地走。

→ The thief snuck out of the house without anyone noticing him.

偷悄悄地溜出了房子,没有人注意到他。

spare v.

匀出

To spare something is to give it because you have more than you need.

表示将自己多余的东西分发出去。

→ I wanted to help him but I couldn't spare a tire.

助他,但我没有多余的轮胎。

stem n.

The stem of a plant is the stick that grows leaves or flowers.

植物身上长叶子或开花的部位。

→ The rose had a long thin stem.

玫瑰有一根细长的茎。

supper n.

晚餐

Supper is a meal that is eaten in the evening.

晚上吃的一顿饭。

→ We usually have supper around 6 o'clock at my house.

我们通常会在6点钟在我家吃晚饭。

tender adj.

温柔的

When something is tender, it is soft and easy to chew.

柔软且容易咀嚼的。

→ The meat was so tender they didn't need knives to cut it with.

肉太嫩了,不需要用刀切。

The Magic Pear Tree

神奇梨树

It was a cool morning, and the grass was covered in mist. The market was full of people. A mean farmer named Jack yelled, "Pears for sale!" He sat on a bench, plotting how he could trick people. Then an orphan came to his cart.

这是一个凉爽的早晨,草地上笼罩着薄雾。超市里挤满了人。一个叫杰克的刻薄农夫大声喊:“有梨出售!”他坐在一张长凳上,盘算着怎么骗人。随后一个孤儿走到他的摊前。

Can you spare a pear? she asked.

“你能给我一个梨吗?”她问。

Jack felt rage. He replied, "You don't have any money!"

杰克很生气地回答说:“你又没有钱!”

Please, I haven't had supper in days.

“拜托,我已经好几天没吃晚饭了。”

No! shouted the farmer.

“不!”农夫喊道。

The orphan sighed. However, a pregnant lady heard the dispute and confronted Jack. "Just give her a pear," she said. Jack had no shame and said no. Finally, a man bought a pear for the girl.

孤儿叹了口气。然而,这一幕正好被一位怀孕的女士听到了,她对杰克说:“给她一个梨,”杰克毫不羞愧地拒绝了。最后,一个男人给女孩买了一个梨。

The girl quickly ate it, but she saved the seed. She wanted to get revenge.

女孩很快就把梨吃完了,但她把种子留了下来。她想要报复那个农夫。

She told Jack, "I know a way to get hundreds of pears in one day. I'll show you how."

她告诉杰克:“我知道一种方法可以在一天内采到几百个梨。我来教你怎么做。”

He watched the girl dig a hole. She dropped the seed into the ground. Then she spread the dirt over it.

他看着那个女孩挖了一个坑,并把种子撒到坑里,然后撒上土。

Watch closely, she said. "In a few minutes, a stem will grow. It'll turn into a tree that's full of pears!"

“看好了,”女孩说。“几分钟后就会发芽,然后长成一棵梨树,上面长满了梨!”

Jack stared at the dirt, but nothing happened. The only objects there were a few daisies. He looked for the girl, but she had snuck away.

杰克盯着土里看,但毫无动静。地上只有几株雏菊。他回头找女孩,但她早就溜走了。

Then he looked at his cart in horror. It was empty! He suddenly realized that the orphan had tricked him. While Jack was waiting for the tree to grow, the people had taken the pears from his cart. They all laughed while they were eating the tender fruit. The farmer felt ashamed. The incident taught him to be kinder.

随后他惊恐地发现车上的梨都没了!他突然意识到自己被那个孤儿给骗了。他在等梨树长成的时候,人们已经把他的梨都拿光了。人们边吃边笑,杰克感到无地自容。从那以后,杰克才知道要善意待人。

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