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听故事学4000英语词汇146:科斯莫的飞行

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4000 Essential English Words 5 Paul Nation

4000英语核心词汇5 保罗·纳森

Unit 26 Word List

第26单元 单词表

behalf n.

代表

If something is done on one's behalf, it is done for that person by another.

指代表他人做的。

→ The original speaker was sick, so his son gave the speech on his behalf.

原来的演讲者病了,所以他的儿子替他做了演讲。

flap v.

飘动

To flap means to move quickly up and down or from side to side.

快速地上下移动或从一边到另一边。

→ The tiny bird flapped its wings and ate from the flowers.

小鸟拍打着翅膀,吃着花。

glacier n.

冰河

A glacier is a large piece of ice that moves very slowly.

一块移动非常缓慢的大冰块。

→ The North Pole is covered by a huge glacier.

北极被一个巨大的冰川所覆盖。

globe n.

地球

The globe refers to the Earth.

指的是地球

→ Water covers most of the globe.

地球上大部分是水。

horizontal adj.

水平的

When something is horizontal, it is flat and level with the ground.

指平坦的,与地平线持平的。

→ The Russian flag has three horizontal stripes of white, blue, and red.

俄罗斯国旗有三道水平条纹:白、蓝、红。

hum v.

To hum means to make a low, continuous noise.

意思是发出持续的低音。

→ The man hummed his favorite song.

那人哼着他最喜欢的歌。

inventory n.

存货

An inventory is a supply of something.

指某物的存量。

→ Gwen was checking the inventory to make sure we had what we needed.

格温正在检查存货,以确保有我们需要的东西。

inward adj.

向内的

If a thought or feeling is inward, it is not expressed or shown to others.

不会表达或展示给别人的。

→ She had an inward feeling of guilt when she lied to her mother.

她对母亲说谎时,内心感到内疚。

loaf n.

A loaf of bread is bread shaped and baked in one piece.

整块烤成的面包。

→ Could you please buy a loaf of bread for sandwiches?

你能买一条面包做三明治吗?

oracle n.

神谕

An oracle is person who speaks with gods and gives advice about the future.

与神对话并对未来给出建议的人。

→ The king went to the oracle to ask if going to war was a good idea.

国王前去询问神谕师去打仗是不是一个好主意。

orbit v.

盘旋

To orbit something means to move around it in a continuous, curving path.

指以连续的、弯曲的路径围绕运动。

→ The moon orbits the Earth.

月球绕地球运行。

overview n.

综述

An overview is a general description of a situation.

对一种情况的一般描述。

→ My brother gave me an overview of the important parts of the book.

我哥哥给我概述了这本书的重要部分。

preview n.

预览

A preview is an opportunity to see something before it is available to the public.

公之于众之前看到的。

→ The band played us a preview of their new song.

乐队进行了新歌的预演。

previous adj.

以前的

If something is previous, then it happened earlier in time or order.

在时间或顺序上发生得更早。

→ He turned back to the previous page to read the paragraph again.

他翻到上一页又读了一遍这段话。

provide y.

提供

To provide something means to supply it.

指提供某物。

→ Each student was provided with a test and three sharp pencils.

每个学生都有一项测验和三支锋利的铅笔。

recur v.

复发

To recur means to happen more than once.

意思是发生不止一次。

→ Burglaries seem to recur over and over in our neighborhood.

在我们这一带,入室盗窃似乎一再发生。

relevant adj.

相关的

When something is relevant, it is important to a certain person or situation.

对特定的人或情况是重要的。

→ The thirty-year-old book about politics is still relevant to our society today.

这本有30年历史的关于政治的书至今仍与我们的社会息息相关。

rite n.

仪式

A rite is a traditional ceremony carried out by a particular group or society.

由特定的团体或社会进行的传统仪式。

→ Special masks are worn during the rite when a new baby is born.

新生儿出生时,人们会戴上特殊的面具。

stall v.

熄火

To stall means to stop a process and continue it at a later time.

意思是停止一个进程并在稍后的时间继续。

→ If you give the car a push, it won't stall.

你推一下汽车,它就不会熄火。

supernatural adj.

超自然的

If something is supernatural, it is not real or explainable by natural law.

不能用自然法则来解释的。

→ The dragon had supernatural powers such as flying and breathing fire.

龙有超自然的力量,如飞翔和喷火。

Cosmo's Flight

科斯莫的飞行

When Cosmo woke up, he was crying. He had a dream that he was falling. This dream had recurred for the previous five nights. Cosmo was scared that his dreams were a preview of what was going to happen on his flight the next day.

科斯莫醒来时,他在哭。他梦见自己在坠落。这个梦在前五个晚上又出现了。科斯莫很害怕他的梦是他第二天飞行中将要发生的事情的预演。

Cosmo was a supernatural being who was about to turn 15 years old. In his culture, boys of his age were required to participate in an important rite. They were given wings and instructed to orbit the Earth. After successful flights, the boys officially became men. Cosmo certainly wanted to be a man, but he was scared. He went to the oracle of a god named Dano. Cosmo said, "I'm not sure I can make such a long trip. What if I get tired? What if my strength stalls, and I can't stay in the air. I'll crash and die!"

科斯莫是一个即将年满15岁的超自然生物。在他的文化中,同龄的男孩被要求参加一项重要的仪式。他们被赋予翅膀,并受命绕地球飞行。在成功的飞行之后,男孩们正式成为了男人。科斯莫当然想成为一个男人,但他很害怕。他去见一位名叫达诺神的神谕。科斯莫说:“我不确定我能走这么长的路。如果我累了怎么办?如果我的力量停止了,我不能待在空中怎么办。我会摔死的!”

Dano replied, "Don't be afraid. You have all the relevant skills in your personal inventory that have been building up over the years. To ease your worry, let me tell you a little about what will happen tomorrow. You'll begin over Africa. You'll keep flying north until you come to the Himalayas. The mountaintops will look like small loaves of bread at such a high distance. The rivers of the world will look like pieces of blue string that cross the globe. Keep your body horizontal when flying against the winds of the Pacific Ocean. Keep your eyes open and enjoy the beauty of the Earth. You will be fine, you'll see."

达诺回答说:“不要害怕。你已经拥有了多年来积累起来的所有相关技能。为了减轻你的忧虑,让我告诉你明天会发生什么事。你将从非洲开始。你要一直往北飞,直到喜马拉雅山。在这么远的地方,山顶看起来就像小面包。世界上的河流看起来就像横贯全球的蓝色细绳。迎着太平洋的风飞行时,保持身体水平。睁大眼睛,欣赏大地的美丽。你会没事的,到时你就知道了。

Cosmo replied, "Thanks for the overview of my journey, I'll do my best."

科斯莫回复说:“谢谢你告诉我旅途的预知,我会尽我最大的努力。”

The next morning, Cosmo was provided with a divine set of wings and sent on his way. He flapped his wings and went high above the Earth. He flew over mountains, oceans, and glaciers. After a while, his inward thoughts were no longer about falling. He was actually having fun! He began to hum a song as he enjoyed the view. When he reached home, his tribe was there to greet him.

第二天早上,科斯莫被赋予了一副神圣的翅膀,并被送走了。他拍打着翅膀,飞到离地面很高的地方。他飞过高山、海洋和冰川。过了一段时间,他内心的想法不再是堕落。他真的玩得很开心!他一边欣赏风景一边哼着歌。当他回到家,他的部落在那里迎接他。

The chief said, "On behalf of the tribe, I declare you a man. We're proud of you, Cosmo!"

酋长说:“我代表部落宣布你成为男人了。我们为你感到骄傲,科斯莫!”

Cosmo was proud of himself, too.

科斯莫也为自己感到骄傲。

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