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听故事学4000英语词汇127:小世界

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4000 Essential English Words 5 Paul Nation

4000英语核心词汇5 保罗·纳森

Unit 7 Word List

第7单元 单词表

aquatic adj.

水生的

If a plant or animal is aquatic, it lives or grows in water.

指生活或成长在水中的。

→ The dolphin is an aquatic mammal.

海豚是一种水生哺乳动物。

biosphere n.

生物圈

The biosphere is the earth's surface and atmosphere where there are living things.

地球表面和大气中有生物的地方。

→ Birds, trees, and worms all thrive in the biosphere.

鸟类、树木和蠕虫都在生物圈中茁壮成长。

bizarre adj.

奇异的

When something is bizarre, it is very strange.

指非常奇怪的。

→ My bizarre dreams make no sense to me when I am awake.

睡醒后我发现那个奇怪的梦对我毫无意义。

celsius n.

摄氏度

Celsius is a scale for measuring temperature.

指测量温度的比例。

→ Water freezes at zero degrees Celsius.

零摄氏度状态下水会结冰。

coarse adj.

粗糙的

If something is coarse, that means it has a rough texture.

有粗糙的纹理的。

→ The coarse sweater made my skin itch.

这件粗糙的毛衣使我的皮肤发痒。

companion n.

同伴

A companion is a person that someone spends a lot of time with.

一个人花很多时间在一起的人。

→ I always walk to school with my companion Frank.

我总是和我的同伴弗兰克步行上学。

digest v.

消化

To digest means to swallow food and pass it through the body.

意思是吞下食物并进入身体。

→ Allow some time for food to be digested before going swimming.

游泳前给食物一些时间消化。

duration n.

持续

The duration of an event is the time during which it happens.

指某事发生的时间段。

→ The girls watched television for the duration of the evening.

女孩们整个晚上都在看电视。

ecology n.

生态学

Ecology is the study of the environment and living things.

研究环境与生物的学科。

→ We study ecology to learn how to help improve the Earth.

我们研究生态学是为了学习如何帮助改善地球。

feat n.

功绩

A feat is an impressive or difficult achievement or action.

令人印象深刻的或困难的成就或行动。

→ The elephant's standing up on one leg was a feat.

大象能单腿站立是一项壮举。

infinite adj.

无限的

If something is infinite, it has no limit or end.

指没有限制或尽头的。

→ Many scientists believe that the universe is infinite.

许多科学家认为宇宙是无限的。

nucleus n.

核心

The nucleus is the central part of an atom or cell.

原子或细胞的中心部分。

→ The nucleus is made up of many tiny particles.

原子核是由许多微小的粒子组成的。

parasite n.

寄生虫

A parasite is a tiny animal or plant that attaches to another animal to get food.

一种微小的动物或植物,附着在另一种动物身上获取食物。

→ The sick dog was covered in parasites.

这条病狗身上长满了寄生虫。

prominent adj.

突出的

When something is prominent, it is important and well known.

重要的和众所周知的。

→ Queen Victoria was a prominent person in history.

维多利亚女王是历史上一位杰出的人物。

repetitive adj.

重复的

When something is repetitive, it is repeated many times and becomes boring.

指重复多次以致于变得无聊的。

→ Working on an assembly line making cars every day is a repetitive job.

每天在装配线上生产汽车是一项重复性的工作。

reproductive adj.

生殖的

If something is reproductive, it has to do with a living thing producing young.

指一种能繁殖后代的生物。

→ The reproductive system of a plant is simple.

植物的生殖系统很简单。

temperate adj.

温和的

When a place is temperate, it never gets too hot or cold.

指不会太热或太冷的。

→ In Peru, the weather is temperate and rarely gets too hot or cold.

秘鲁气候温和,很少太热或太冷。

tolerance n.

容忍

Tolerance is the ability to accept something painful or unpleasant.

接受痛苦或不愉快的事情的能力。

→ Boxers have a high tolerance for pain.

拳击手很耐疼痛。

undergo v.

经历

To undergo an action means to have it happen to you.

指让某事发生在自己身上。

→ The cancer patient undergoes treatments twice a week.

这个癌症病人每周接受两次治疗。

vulnerable adj.

脆弱的

When someone is vulnerable, they are weak and without protection.

指弱小的、无保护的。

→ He felt very vulnerable when he was stranded in the desert.

当他被困在沙漠中时,他感到很脆弱。

Small World

小世界

Even though people can't see me, I'm an important part of Earth's biosphere. Scientists who study ecology know that I was the first life form on Earth. There is more of my kind than any other plant or animal in the world. Without me, other plants and animals would not even exist. I am a protist, and my tiny body is made up of one single cell.

虽然人们看不到我,但我是地球生物圈的重要组成部分。研究生态学的科学家知道我是地球上第一种生命形式。我的种类比世界上任何其他植物或动物都多。没有我,其他的动植物就不会存在。我是一个原生生物,我小小的身体是由一个细胞组成的。

In my small world, things can be absolutely bizarre. Unlike most aquatic plants and animals, I don't need a temperate climate. I have a very high tolerance for extreme conditions. Right now, I'm swimming around in a bucket of boiling water! The temperature is 150 degrees Celsius, but I feel comfortable. I have coarse hairs called cilia that help me swim around in here. I move my cilia in a repetitive motion for the duration of my swim. I cannot go very fast, though. It takes me about five minutes to swim a distance of just one millimeter!

在我的小世界里,事情可能是绝对奇怪的。不像大多数水生植物和动物,我不需要温和的气候。我对极端情况有很强的忍耐力。现在,我正在一桶沸水里游泳!温度是150摄氏度,但我觉得很舒服。我有一种叫做纤毛的粗毛,可以帮助我在这里游泳。我在游泳的过程中不断地移动我的纤毛。不过,我无法快速移动。我游一毫米的距离大约需要五分钟!

When I get hungry, I look for tiny, vulnerable parasites. I swim up to one and swallow it whole. I digest things much like people do. I have an organ that works just like a human stomach. After I eat, I release nitrogen gas. Nitrogen is a prominent gas in the earth's atmosphere. Other plants and animals need my nitrogen to survive.

我感到饥饿的时候,就会寻找微小的、脆弱的寄生虫。我游到一头,把它整个吞下去。我像人一样消化东西。我有一个像人类胃一样工作的器官。吃完后,我释放氮气。氮是地球大气中一种重要的气体。其他植物和动物需要我的氮来生存。

My reproductive ability is my most unique trait. I don't need a companion to mate with. Instead, I undergo a process called fission, where my own nucleus splits in half. An exact copy of my nucleus is made, which forms into another protist. It really is an impressive feat. I can create an infinite number of new protists all by myself!

我最独特之处在于我的再生能力。我不需要伴侣繁衍后代。相反,我经历了一个叫做裂变的过程,我自己的原子核分裂成两半。我的细胞核被复制,形成另一个原生生物。这确实是一个令人印象深刻的壮举。我可以自己创造无数的新原生生物!

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