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4000 Essential English Words 4 Paul Nation

4000英语核心词汇4 保罗·纳森

Unit 26 Word List

第26单元 单词表

assumption n.

假设

An assumption is something that you believe is true but cannot prove.

指认为是但尚未证实的事实。

→ I went to the cafeteria on the assumption that everyone would be there.

我去自助餐厅是因为我以为每个人都会去。

barley n.

大麦

Barley is a grain that is used for animal feed, health food and beer.

一种用于动物饲料、保健食品和啤酒的谷物。

→ The farmer grew barley to feed his cows in the winter.

农夫在冬天种大麦喂牛。

beast n.

野兽

A beast is a large, dangerous animal.

一种巨大而危险的动物。

→ A lion is one of the fiercest beasts on Earth.

狮子是地球上最凶猛的野兽之一。

colonel n.

陆军上校

A colonel is a military officer.

军官。

→ James has been given a promotion in the army. He is now a colonel.

詹姆斯在军队里被被擢升为上校。

contagious adj.

感染性的

If a disease is contagious, it is easily carried from one person to another.

容易从一个人传染给另一个人的。

→ You must wear protective clothing because the patient's illness is contagious.

你必须穿防护服,因为病人的病是会传染的。

corpse n.

尸体

A corpse is a dead body of a human.

是人的尸体。

→ After the accident, the corpse was taken to the hospital.

事故发生后,尸体被送往医院。

crisis n.

危机

A crisis is a situation that is extremely stressful or dangerous.

一种极度紧张或危险的情况。

→ The airport workers' strike led to a crisis at the airport.

机场工人的罢工导致了机场的危机。

cure v.

治愈

To cure means to cause an illness or injury to end or disappear.

指使疾病或伤害结束或消失。

→ My dentist cured me of my toothache.

我的牙医治好了我的牙痛。

deformed adj.

畸形的

If something is deformed, it is not shaped normally and may appear ugly.

指形状不正常的,外表可能丑陋的。

→ Even though the carrot was deformed, it was still safe to eat.

虽然胡萝卜变形了,但吃起来还是安全的。

discriminate v.

歧视

To discriminate means to judge people according to their looks.

以貌取人。

→ They discriminated against her because she was different.

他们因为她的与众不同而歧视,。

embassy n.

大使馆

An embassy is where government officials work in a foreign country.

政府官员在外国工作的地方。

→ If you lose your passport, you should contact the embassy.

如果你丢失了护照,你应该和大使馆联系。

extinguish v.

熄灭

To extinguish a fire means to make it stop.

指把火扑灭。

→ Michael extinguished the small fire with the hose.

迈克尔用水管把小火扑灭了。

flint n.

燧石

Flint is a hard stone that people used to make weapons for hunting.

一种坚硬的石头,人们用来制作狩猎用的武器。

→ There are a lot of flint tools in the museum.

博物馆里有很多燧石工具。

harass v.

骚扰

To harass someone means to annoy or trouble them.

骚扰或麻烦某人。

→ The children harassed their mother because they wanted her attention.

孩子们烦扰母亲,因为他们想引起她的注意。

integrate v.

使…成整体

To integrate means to join, communicate and socialize.

意味着加入、沟通和社交。

→ Governments want immigrants to integrate with the population.

政府希望移民能融入当地人口。

miniature adj.

微型的

If something is miniature, it is very small.

指很微小的。

→ The boy enjoys playing with his miniature train set in his bedroom.

这个男孩喜欢在卧室里玩他的微型火车。

nutrition n.

营养

Nutrition is the process by which people use food to stay healthy.

人们利用食物保持健康的过程。

→ It is important to pay attention to nutrition if you want to be an athlete.

如果你想成为一名运动员,注意营养是很重要的。

promptly adv.

迅速地;

If something happens promptly, it happens quickly or on time.

表示快速地或及时地发生的。

→ Arrive promptly, or we won't have time to discuss everything.

快点到,否则我们什么都来不及讨论了。

technician n.

技师

A technician is a person who is skilled in electronic or mechanical work.

精通电子或机械工作的人。

→ I need to call the technician to help me with my computer.

我需要叫技术人员来帮我修电脑。

tropics n.

热带地区

The tropics are the areas of land and sea close to the equator.

靠近赤道的陆地和海洋地区。

→ People like to go to the tropics for vacation because it's warm.

人们喜欢去热带度假,因为那里很暖和。

The Forest People

丛林者

Colonel Wilbur and his wife Mary were flying over the tropics in their private plane. But suddenly the engine caught fire. It was impossible to extinguish the fire, so they were forced to land in the forest.

威尔伯上校和他的妻子玛丽正乘坐他们的私人飞机飞越热带地区。但是引擎突然着火,而扑灭火苗是不可能的,所以他们迫降在森林里。

What are we going to do? said Mary. "Can you fix the plane?"

“我们该怎么办?”玛丽问道。“你能把飞机修好吗?”

Wilbur said, "That's impossible. I am not a technician, and the plane is out of gasoline. We'll have to find help. "

威伯说:“那不可能。我不是飞机技工,而且飞机也没油了。我们得找人帮忙。”

Wilbur and Mary walked through the forest. It was difficult to find a path through the trees. Mary even tore her dress on sharp thorns. Suddenly, they saw some huts and lots of miniature people, cooking and making weapons with flint.

威尔伯和玛丽穿过森林,路很崎岖。玛丽的衣服甚至被锋利的刺扎破了。突然,他们看到一些小屋和许多矮人,正在用燧石做饭和制作武器。

I'll ask them for help, said Wilbur.

“我会请他们帮忙的。”威伯说。

No! Don't go! They are deformed! said Mary. "They'll harass us! They may have a contagious virus that will make us sick! We won't know how to cure it. We'll surely end up as corpses!"

“不!不要去!他们是畸形人!”玛丽说。“我们会因此受到困扰的!他们可能会传染给我们一种病毒!我们不知道该如何治愈,那我们就死定了!”

Wilbur tried to persuade Mary to go to the forest people, but she refused to integrate with them. She had the assumption that the small people were dangerous. "Let's keep walking. We're sure to find someone sooner or later. "

威伯试图说服玛丽到森林里去,但她拒绝了。她认为这些矮人是危险的。“我们继续往前走吧,迟早会找到人的。”

For three days, the couple searched, but they found no one who could help them in their crisis. It was uncomfortable, and they were hungry without any source of nutrition. Plus, the forest was filled with dangerous beasts. Finally, Mary agreed to return to the forest people.

这对夫妇找了三天,但没有找到任何能帮助他们的人。他们很难受,而且他们很饿,因为没有东西可吃。此外,森林里充满了危险的野兽。最后,玛丽同意回到森林里去。

When Wilbur and Mary arrived at the village, the forest people immediately welcomed them. They gave them bread made from barely to eat and a place to sleep. The next day, the forest people led Wilbur and Mary through the trees, and they promptly arrived at a small town. From there, they took a bus to the city where they found an embassy.

威伯和玛丽到达村子时,森林里的人们立刻表示欢迎。他们为夫妇两提供食宿。第二天,森林里的人们领着威伯和玛丽穿过树林,很快就来到了一个小镇。他们从那里乘公共汽车前往城里的大使馆。

Mary was sorry that she had not trusted the forest people sooner. She learned the value of not discriminating against people who are different.

玛丽很后悔没有早点相信森林里的人,她也懂得了不该歧视与众不同的人。

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