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4000 Essential English Words 4 Paul Nation

4000英语核心词汇4 保罗·纳森

Unit 30 Word List

第30单元 单词表

bill n.

账单

A bill is a statement of money owed for goods or a service.

对所欠货物或服务款项的一种说明。

→ I have so many bills that I do not know how to pay for them all.

我有这么多帐单,我不知道怎么才能全部付清。

boundary n.

边界

A boundary is the line where one area of land stops, and another begins.

一块地域停止,另一块地域开始的地方。

→ This fence shows the boundary between our yard and yours.

这道栅栏就是我们两家庭院的分界线。

chaos n.

混乱

Chaos is a situation that is confusing and not ordered.

一种混乱无序的情况。

→ His presentation was in chaos. I couldn't understand what he meant.

他的报告一片混乱,我根本不知道他想表达什么。

consistent adj.

始终如一的

If a person is consistent, they keep the same behavior or attitude.

表示行为或态度一如既往的。

→ Sara comes in every day and is our most consistent worker.

萨拉每天都来,她是我们最稳定的员工。

cyclone n.

飓风

A cyclone is a large storm with heavy rain and winds that spin in a circle.

一种巨大的风暴,伴有暴雨和旋风。

→ Hundreds of homes were damaged by the cyclone.

飓风摧毁了数百座房屋。

doomed adj.

注定的

If someone or something is doomed, they are going to fail or be destroyed.

表示即将失败或被摧毁的。

→ Since I spent all my money, my date with Jane is doomed.

花完钱后,我和简就注定无缘了。

heir n.

继承人

An heir is a person who receives money or property of someone who dies.

从死去的人手里继承财产的人。

→ The princess was the heir to the king and queen's throne.

公主是王位的继承人。

martial adj.

军事的

If something is martial, it is related to fighting or war.

表示与战斗或战争有关的。

→ Karate is a martial art that began many years ago in Japan.

空手道是一种武术,起源于多年前的日本。

organic adj.

有机的

If food is organic, it is grown without adding chemicals to it.

表示未添加化学物的。

→ The organic carrots are more expensive, but they're better for you.

有机胡萝卜更贵,但对你更有益。

poultry n.

家禽

Poultry is a bird, such as a chicken, that is used for meat and eggs.

一种鸟类,比如鸡,价值在于肉和蛋。

→ He raises poultry and sells their meat for extra money.

他饲养家禽,并出售他们的肉来赚取额外的钱。

scramble v.

To scramble is to move somewhere quickly and desperately.

快速而绝望地移动到某个地方。

→ The hikers scrambled down the side of the hill.

徒步旅行者从山坡上爬下来。

sergeant n.

军士

A sergeant is a soldier or police officer of middle rank.

中级士兵或警官。

→ He was promoted to sergeant after a year in the army.

他在部队服役一年后被提升为中士。

sheer adj.

绝对的

If you describe something as sheer, it is complete and very strong.

表示完全且强烈的。

→ I was impressed by her sheer dedication to jogging.

她对慢跑的执着给我留下了深刻的印象。

stance n.

立场

A stance is an attitude about an issue that someone states clearly.

指某人对某一问题的态度。

→ My stance is that using oil and gas is bad for the environment.

我的立场是使用石油和天然气对环境有害。

telegraph n.

电报

A telegraph is a method of sending electric messages on wires.

线上传递信息的一种方式。

→ In the 1900s, the telegraph was the fastest way to send a message.

在20世纪,电报是发送信息最快的方式。

textile n.

纺织物

Textile is cloth that has been woven or knitted.

指已经织成的衣物。

→ The blue textile was going to be used to make blouses.

这种蓝色的纺织品将被用来做女衫。

tornado n.

龙卷风

A tornado is a tube-shaped formation of air that spins very quickly.

龙卷风是一种快速旋转的管状气流。

→ During a tornado, the safest place to be is underground.

龙卷风来袭时,最安全的地方是地下。

typhoon n.

台风

A typhoon is a large tropical storm that moves in circles.

一种绕圈移动的大型热带风暴。

→ Thousands of people lost electricity after a typhoon hit Australia.

台风袭击澳大利亚后,许多家庭断电。

wail v.

哀嚎

To wail is to show sadness by crying loudly.

指大哭表示悲伤。

→ The baby wailed because it was hungry.

婴儿因为饿了而啼哭。

wardrobe n.

衣柜

A wardrobe is the collection of all of a person's clothing.

放置所有衣服的地方。

→ She bought some new clothes to expand her wardrobe.

她买了一些新衣服来扩充她的衣橱。

The Heirs

继承人

Martin, Paul and Tom were brothers. They were very different, but they were consistent about two things. They couldn't succeed in business, and they never agreed about anything. Martin was a hardworking farmer, growing organic vegetables and raising poultry. But he was disorganized and forgot to pay his bills. Paul owned a textile factory that produced clothes. He was organized, but he was greedy and took too much clothing. His wardrobe was filled with his own products. Tom was once a sergeant in the army. He ran a martial arts school, but his stance on discipline was too strong. He had almost no students.

马丁,保罗和汤姆是兄弟,他们彼此不同,但又有两件事是相同的。他们生意做不成功,而且他们从未就一件事达成一致。马丁是个勤恳的农夫,他种有机蔬菜,饲养家禽,但他没有条理,经常忘记付账单。保罗开了一家制衣工厂。他很有条理,但却太贪婪。他的衣橱里全是自己公司的产品。汤姆是军队中士退伍,开了一家武校。但因为他对纪律要求太高,所以也没什么学员。

One day, they received a telegraph saying that their father had died. They were heirs to his old farm. They planned to sell it as soon as possible, so they went to see it even though there was a terrible storm. The house didn't look great, but there was a lot of land. There was so much, in fact, that they could barely see its boundary.

一天,他们收到了一封父亲去世的电报。他们都是农场的继承人。他们打算把农场尽快卖掉,所以他们忽略了可怕的暴风雨,前去农场。房子看起来并不好,但土地很多。实际上,土地多得一眼望不到边。

Suddenly, the storm got worse. The sheer force of the wind almost knocked them over. Martin said, "Look, it's a typhoon!" Paul said, "No, it's a cyclone. " Tom said, "No, it's a tornado!" They argued until Paul began to wail and said, "Whatever it is, it's coming right at us! We're doomed!" The three brothers scrambled inside the old house. Martin said, "If we survive, we must stop fighting. This farm could be great if we fixed it up. With my hard work, Paul's organization and Tom's discipline, we could run a great business together!" The storm finally ended. And luckily, it didn't wreck the farm.

突然间,暴风雨变得更猛烈。强劲的风力几乎要把他们吹倒在地。马丁说:“快看,台风来了!”保罗说:“不是,是飓风。”汤姆说道:“也不对,是龙卷风!”他们争论不休,保罗哀嚎着说:“别管是什么风了,现在正朝我们过来呢!我们死定了!”兄弟三人艰难地回到屋里。马丁说:“如果我们能活下来,我们就别再争吵了。如果我们修理一下,这个农场将会很棒。有我的勤恳,保罗的条理以及汤姆的纪律性,我们肯定能一起做一笔大生意!”暴风雨终于停息了,所幸的是,农场没有遭到毁灭。

Just think, Martin said, "it took the chaos of a typhoon to bring us together. " Paul replied, "You mean a cyclone brought us together. " Tom said, "Didn't I tell you both that it was a tornado?" The brothers never agreed on what kind of storm it was, but by combining their skills, they started a successful farm.

“想想看,”马丁说,“一场混乱的台风让我们团结在一起了。”保罗回答说:“你是说一场飓风把我们团结在一起。”汤姆说道:“我和你们都说过那是龙卷风了吧?”兄弟三人对此依然争论不休,但他们团结一致,开启了一个成功的农场。

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