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听故事学4000英语词汇102:太阳和北风

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4000 Essential English Words 4 Paul Nation

4000英语核心词汇4 保罗·纳森

Unit 12 Word List

第12单元 单词表

alternative n.

供替代的选择

An alternative is something that you can choose instead of your first choice.

表示可以替代第一选择的。

→ Her first plan to make extra money seemed weak, so she chose an alternative.

她第一个赚外快的计划似乎很无力,所以她选择了另一个。

avenue n.

大街

An avenue is a road, often a large one with buildings on each side.

指一条路,通常是一条两边都有建筑物的大路。

→ Drive down this avenue and then turn left to go to the park.

沿着这条大街开下去,然后向左拐去公园。

belly n.

The belly is the stomach of a person or animal.

人或动物的胃。

→ His belly was full because he ate a lot of food.

他的肚子很饱,因为他吃了很多东西。

bid n.

出价;努力

A bid to do something is an attempt to do it.

试图做某事。

→ He made a bid to become the university's next president.

他试图成为这所大学的下一任校长。

blow v.

To blow means to move air or move something through the air, as in the wind.

在空气中移动或在空气中移动某物,比如在风中。

→ The wind is blowing very hard today, We should stay inside.

今天风刮得很大,我们应该呆在室内。

conflict n.

冲突,矛盾

A conflict is a fight between different people or groups.

指不同的人或群体之间的斗争。

→ The two nations had a conflict over which one could use the water in the river.

这两个国家在河水使用问题上发生了冲突。

continent n.

大陆,陆地

A continent is one of the seven large areas of land on the Earth.

指地球上七大陆地区域之一。

→ Asia is the largest continent.

亚洲是最大的大陆。

current n.

流,涌流

A current is a steady and constant flow of air or water in a river or ocean.

指河流或海洋中稳定不断的空气或水的流动。

→ The ocean currents took the ship far off into the sea.

洋流把船带到很远的海里。

disrespect n.

无礼,失礼,不敬

Disrespect is rudeness or a behavior that shows a lack of respect.

指一种粗鲁或表现出缺乏尊重的行为。

→ He showed disrespect by arguing with his boss during a meeting.

他在会议上与老板争吵,以示不尊重。

enthusiasm n.

热情

Enthusiasm is a very strong good feeling about something.

是一种对某事非常强烈的好感。

→ The crowd showed their enthusiasm for the soccer team by cheering loudly.

群众大声欢呼,显示出他们对足球队的热情。

harsh adj.

严厉的;严酷的

When something is harsh, it is very unpleasant.

表示某事让人很不开心的。

→ The desert can be a very harsh environment.

沙漠可能是一个非常恶劣的环境。

lean v.

倾斜身体;倚靠

To lean is to bend the body in a particular direction.

身体向某一特定方向弯曲。

→ The woman leaned against the counter because she was tired.

那个女人因为累了靠在柜台上。

meantime n.

其间

The meantime is the time between two events.

指两个事件之间的时间。

→ Ted began setting the table. In the meantime, I began preparing the food.

泰德开始摆桌子。与此同时,我开始准备食物。

mischief n.

恶作剧

Mischief is behavior that is meant to trick or cause trouble for people.

是一种旨在欺骗或给人们带来麻烦的行为。

→ Ben was up to mischief when he persuaded Ken to paint his face.

本在说服了肯给他画了脸之后打算捣蛋。

muscle n.

肌肉

Muscle is a mass of tissue attached to bone that helps you move.

是附着在骨头上的一大块组织,可以帮助人体移动。

→ She went to the gym in order to make her muscles stronger.

她去健身房是为了使肌肉更强壮。

rescue v.

营救,援救

To rescue someone means to remove them from danger.

把某人从危险中解救出来。

→ The firefighter rescued the man from the burning building.

消防队员把那个人从着火的大楼里救了出来。

succession n.

连续

A succession is a number of things that follow one after the other.

指一系列事情一个接一个地发生。

→ The student said the letters of the alphabet in succession.

学生把字母表中的字母接二连三地读了几遍。

terrain n.

地形,地势

The terrain is the land and all of its physical features or parts.

指土地及其所有的物理特征或部分。

→ The terrain below was rocky and full of hills.

下面的地形多岩石,布满小山。

timid adj.

胆小的

If someone is timid, they are afraid, shy, or nervous.

表示害怕、害羞或紧张。

→ The timid child hides behind her mother whenever she sees a stranger.

这个胆小的孩子一见到陌生人就躲在妈妈身后。

violence n.

暴力

Violence is forceful action that is meant to injure or kill people.

伤害或杀害人的暴力行为。

→ The boy hit his brother in an act of violence.

那男孩暴力殴打了他的兄弟。

The Sun and the North Wind

太阳和北风

The Sun and the North Wind were talking to each other in the sky. The North Wind was saying that he was better than everyone else. The Sun listened as the North Wind talked with enthusiasm about how powerful he was and how he could push something from one continent to another with one breath. He said, "I am the strongest thing in the sky. "

太阳和北风在天空中互相交谈。北风说他比别人都好。太阳听着北风满怀热情地谈论着他的力量有多大,以及他如何能用一口气把一个东西从一个大陆推到另一个大陆。他说:“我是天空中最强大的东西。”

Really? asked the Sun. "How do you know that you are more powerful than the stars, or the rain, or even me?"

太阳问:“真的吗?你怎么知道你比星星,比雨,甚至比我更强大呢?”

The North Wind laughed with disrespect. He yelled, "You? That's a joke!"

北风不以为然地笑了。他喊道:“你?太可笑了!”

This hurt the Sun. He was usually timid and did not want to cause conflict. Today he decided that he should teach the North Wind a lesson.

这句话伤害了太阳。他通常很胆小,不想引起冲突。但今天他决定给北风一个教训。

In the meantime, a man began walking along the avenue down on Earth. When the Sun looked down on the terrain below, he saw the man. He pointed down to the Earth and said, "Do you see that man walking below? I bet I can get his jacket off of him. Can you?"

这时,一个男人开始沿着大街行走。太阳俯视时看见了那个人。他指着地面说:“你看见那个人在下面走吗?”我打赌我能把他的夹克脱下来。你能吗?”

Of course! the North Wind replied as he took a deep breath and filled his lungs with air. He used all of his muscles in his face and belly to blow winds at his target in succession.

“当然!”北风一边回答,一边深深地吸了一口气,让他的肺里充满了气。他用脸和肚子上的所有肌肉连续向目标吹风。

The harsh air currents made the man cold. The man pulled his jacket more tightly around him. It did not come off. The Sun decided to rescue the man from the mischief of the North Wind. He said, "May I try?" Then he sent down sunlight that made the man warm. The man leaned against a tree. He took off his jacket and enjoyed the nice weather.

刺骨的气流使那个人感到寒冷。那人把夹克拉得更紧了。太阳决定把这个人从北风的伤害中解救出来。他说:“我可以试试吗?”然后他把阳光射下来,让这个人感到温暖。那人靠在一棵树上,脱下夹克,享受这好天气。

You are very powerful, the Sun said to the North Wind, "but you use violence in your bid to appear strong. You should think of an alternative. The strongest people don't use force to get what they want. "

“你很强大,”太阳对北风说,“但你为了显得强大而使用暴力。你应该考虑另一种选择。最强大的人不会用武力来得到他们想要的。”

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