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听故事学4000英语词汇111:出纳员和小偷

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4000 Essential English Words 4 Paul Nation

4000英语核心词汇4 保罗·纳森

Unit 21 Word List

第21单元 单词表

background n.

背景

A background is a person's education, family, and experience.

指一个人的教育,家庭和经历。

→ The new teacher had a background in science and math.

这位新老师有科学和数学方面的背景。

bait n.

诱饵

Bait is something used to trick a person or thing to do something.

指用于引诱某人某物做某事的东西。

→ The best bait for catching fish is a big, fat worm.

最好的鱼饵是一条又大又肥的虫子。

chronicle v.

记录

To chronicle something means to record an event or speech.

指记录一场事件或演讲。

→ The daily newspaper chronicles local and world events.

这份日报记载了当地和世界上的大事。

copper n.

Copper is a red-brown metal often used in electric wire and pipes.

一种红棕色的金属,常用于电线和管道中。

→ Ancient hunters melted copper to make knives and spears.

古代猎人熔化铜来制作刀和矛。

disease n.

疾病

A disease is an illness that causes specific problems.

一种引起特定问题的疾病。

→ He had a disease that caused him to lose his hearing.

他得了一种使他丧失听力的疾病。

folklore n.

民俗学

Folklore is the collection of beliefs and stories of a culture.

一种文化的信仰和故事的集合。

→ India's folklore has stories written in long poems about great warriors.

印度的民间传说中有许多关于伟大战士的长诗。

infect v.

感染

To infect someone means to give them an illness.

指带给某人疾病。

→ The common cold infects hundreds of millions of people each year.

普通感冒每年感染上亿人。

itch v.

发痒

To itch means to rub the skin with your fingernails.

指用指甲抓挠皮肤。

→ The rough fabric in his shirt made the back of his neck itch.

他衬衫上的粗布使他的后颈发痒。

literature n.

文学

Literature is books, plays, and poetry.

指书籍、戏剧和诗歌。

→ Early American literature covers the poetry and stories from 1500 to 1800.

早期美国文学涵盖了从1500年到1800年的诗歌和故事。

millennium n.

千年期

A millennium is one thousand years.

指一千年的时间。

→ Stonehenge is believed to have been built about 5 millenniums ago.

巨石阵被认为是大约5000年前建造的。

myth n.

神话

A myth is a traditional story that explains a culture's history and beliefs.

指解释一种文化的历史和信仰的传统故事。

→ In Greece, there was a myth about a woman who had snakes for hair.

在希腊,有一个女人用蛇做头发的传说。

promote v.

提升

To promote someone means to raise them to a higher position or rank.

表示提拔某人的位置。

→ After two years in the company, she was promoted to a manager.

在公司工作两年后,她擢升为经理。

relate v.

使…有联系

To relate to something means to have a connection with it.

指与...有关系。

→ A company's plan usually relates to how much profit it can make.

一个公司的计划通常与它能赚多少利润有关。

religion n.

宗教

A religion is a belief in a god or gods.

指对一个或多个神的信仰。

→ Their religion taught that people should forgive their enemies.

他们的宗教教导人们应该宽恕敌人。

sum n.

总数

A sum is a specific amount of money.

特定金额的钱。

→ He calculated the numbers to see what the sum of his bills would be.

他算了一下,想看看帐单总数是多少。

teller n.

出纳员

A teller is a person who works with a bank's customers.

与银行客户打交道的人。

→ The teller at the bank helped Kelly put money into a savings account.

银行的出纳员帮助凯利把钱存入一个储蓄帐户。

trustworthy adj.

可靠的

If someone is trustworthy, they are honest and truthful.

表示可靠和诚实的。

→ Mary is one of the most trustworthy people I've ever met.

玛丽是我见过的最值得信赖的人之一。

update v.

更新

To update something means to make it more modern.

表示使更现代化。

→ We need to update the programs on our computers.

我们需要更新电脑上的程序。

vein n.

血管

A vein is a tube in the body that carries blood toward the heart.

体内的一根将血液输送到心脏管子。

→ The blue veins in my hand are just under my skin.

我手上的青筋很明显。

venom n.

毒液

Venom is a poisonous substance that comes from animals or plants.

一种来自动物或植物的有毒物质。

→ A snake's venom can be used to cure the illnesses it creates.

蛇的毒液可以用来治疗它所造成的疾病。

The Teller and the Thieves

出纳员和小偷

A teller at a bank suspected some of her fellow employees of not being very trustworthy. She thought they were stealing. In order to catch them, though, she needed some way to link them to the crime.

一家银行的出纳员怀疑她的一些同事不太值得信任。她认为他们在偷东西。然而,为了抓住他们,她需要某种方法把他们引出来。

She had a background in religion and folklore. She remembered that one religion's literature had a myth that chronicled how a group of thieves was captured.

她学过宗教学和民俗学。她记得一个宗教的文学中有一个神话,记载了一群小偷是如何被捕的。

In the millennium-old story, coins of copper were covered with venom taken from a poisonous snake. The coins were left as bait for the robbers. When they touched the coins, the venom infected their bodies through their skin. The venom ran through their veins, and they all became very sick as if they had a disease. It made their skin purple. The police arrested whoever had purple skin.

在这个有着上千年历史的故事中,铜钱上覆盖着从毒蛇身上提取的毒液。这些硬币被留下来作为强盗的诱饵。当他们接触硬币时,毒液通过皮肤感染了他们的身体。毒液流过他们的血管,他们都病得很重,好像得了什么病似的。这使他们的皮肤发紫。警察逮捕了所有皮肤变紫的人。

She knew she couldn't use venom because it might hurt someone. However, she thought of a way to update the old story. She decided to cover a sum of money with a special powder. If people touched the money, the powder would cause their skin to itch. She placed the stack of money in the bank's safe. No one was supposed to take money from the safe. If somebody did, then they had to be stealing.

她知道她不能使用毒液,因为那可能会伤害别人。然而,她想到了一个升级版的方法。她决定用一种特殊粉末来遮盖一笔钱。如果人们碰了钱,粉末会使他们的皮肤发痒。她把那叠钱放在银行的保险柜里。任何人都本不应该从保险箱里取钱。如果有人这么做了,那他们一定是在偷窃。

Within a few hours, three of her coworkers were scratching their hands and arms. They itched so badly that they couldn't even work. She checked the money, and it was gone. She told her boss what she had done, and he had the thieves arrested. He thanked her and promoted her.

几个小时之内,她的三个同事就不停抓挠手和胳膊。他们痒得厉害,甚至不能工作。她检查了钱,发现钱不见了。她把她所做的事告诉了她的老板,并把小偷抓了起来。老板谢过她并提拔了她。

Because events from history often repeat, ancient literature had helped the teller solve a crime. She proved that stories from the past still relate with the problems of today, and they can be helpful in solving problems.

由于历史事件经常重演,古代文学帮助出纳破了案。她证明了过去的故事仍然与今天的问题有关,它们可以帮助解决问题。

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