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听故事学4000英语词汇102:太阳和北风

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4000 Essential English Words 4 Paul Nation

4000英语核心词汇4 保罗·纳森

Unit 12 Word List

第12单位 单词表

alternative n.

供替换的选择

An alternative is something that you can choose instead of your first choice.

表示可以替换第一选择的。

→ Her first plan to make extra money seemed weak, so she chose an alternative.

她第一个赚外快的筹划仿佛很有力,所以她选择了另外一个。

avenue n.

大年夜街

An avenue is a road, often a large one with buildings on each side.

指一条路,平日是一条两边都有修建物的大年夜路。

→ Drive down this avenue and then turn left to go to the park.

沿着这条大年夜街开下去,然后向左拐去公园。

belly n.

The belly is the stomach of a person or animal.

人或植物的胃。

→ His belly was full because he ate a lot of food.

他的肚子很饱,由于他吃了很多器械。

bid n.

出价;尽力

A bid to do something is an attempt to do it.

试图做某事。

→ He made a bid to become the university's next president.

他试图成为这所大年夜学的下一任校长。

blow v.

To blow means to move air or move something through the air, as in the wind.

在空气中移动或在空气中移动某物,比如在风中。

→ The wind is blowing very hard today, We should stay inside.

明天风刮得很大年夜,我们应当呆在室内。

conflict n.

抵触,抵触

A conflict is a fight between different people or groups.

指不合的人或群体之间的斗争。

→ The two nations had a conflict over which one could use the water in the river.

这两个国度在河水应用成绩上产生了抵触。

continent n.

大年夜陆,陆地

A continent is one of the seven large areas of land on the Earth.

指地球上七大年夜陆地区域之一。

→ Asia is the largest continent.

亚洲是最大年夜的大年夜陆。

current n.

流,涌流

A current is a steady and constant flow of air or water in a river or ocean.

指河道或陆地中稳定赓续的空气或水的活动。

→ The ocean currents took the ship far off into the sea.

洋流把船带到很远的海里。

disrespect n.

无礼,掉礼,不敬

Disrespect is rudeness or a behavior that shows a lack of respect.

指一种粗暴或表示有缺乏尊敬的行动。

→ He showed disrespect by arguing with his boss during a meeting.

他在会议上与老板争持,以示不尊敬。

enthusiasm n.

热忱

Enthusiasm is a very strong good feeling about something.

是一种对某事异常激烈的好感。

→ The crowd showed their enthusiasm for the soccer team by cheering loudly.

大众大年夜声喝彩,显示出他们对足球队的热忱。

harsh adj.

严格的;严格的

When something is harsh, it is very unpleasant.

表示某事让人很不高兴的。

→ The desert can be a very harsh environment.

戈壁能够是一个异常卑劣的情况。

lean v.

倾斜身材;倚靠

To lean is to bend the body in a particular direction.

身材向某一特定偏向曲折。

→ The woman leaned against the counter because she was tired.

那个女人由于累了靠在柜台上。

meantime n.

其间

The meantime is the time between two events.

指两个事宜之间的时间。

→ Ted began setting the table. In the meantime, I began preparing the food.

泰德开端摆桌子。与此同时,我开端预备食品。

mischief n.

恶作剧

Mischief is behavior that is meant to trick or cause trouble for people.

是一种旨在欺骗或给人们带来费事的行动。

→ Ben was up to mischief when he persuaded Ken to paint his face.

本在压服了肯给他画了脸以后计算捣乱。

muscle n.

肌肉

Muscle is a mass of tissue attached to bone that helps you move.

是附着在骨头上的一大年夜块组织,可以赞助人体移动。

→ She went to the gym in order to make her muscles stronger.

她去健身房是为了使肌肉更强健。

rescue v.

救援,陷害

To rescue someone means to remove them from danger.

把或人从风险中挽救出来。

→ The firefighter rescued the man from the burning building.

消防队员把那小我从着火的大年夜楼里救了出来。

succession n.

持续

A succession is a number of things that follow one after the other.

指一系列任务一个接一个地产生。

→ The student said the letters of the alphabet in succession.

先生把字母表中的字母持续不断地读了几遍。

terrain n.

地形,地势

The terrain is the land and all of its physical features or parts.

指地盘及其一切的物理特点或部分。

→ The terrain below was rocky and full of hills.

下面的地形多岩石,布满小山。

timid adj.

怯弱的

If someone is timid, they are afraid, shy, or nervous.

表示害怕、害臊或重要。

→ The timid child hides behind her mother whenever she sees a stranger.

这个怯弱的孩子一见到陌生人就躲在妈妈逝世后。

violence n.

暴力

Violence is forceful action that is meant to injure or kill people.

伤害或屠戮人的暴力行动。

→ The boy hit his brother in an act of violence.

那男孩暴力殴打了他的兄弟。

The Sun and the North Wind

太阳和北风

The Sun and the North Wind were talking to each other in the sky. The North Wind was saying that he was better than everyone else. The Sun listened as the North Wind talked with enthusiasm about how powerful he was and how he could push something from one continent to another with one breath. He said, "I am the strongest thing in the sky. "

太阳和北风在天空中互订交谈。北风说他比他人都好。太阳听着北风满怀热忱地议论着他的力量有多大年夜,和他若何能用一口气把一个器械从一个大年夜陆推到另外一个大年夜陆。他说:“我是天空中最强大年夜的器械。”

Really? asked the Sun. "How do you know that you are more powerful than the stars, or the rain, or even me?"

太阳问:“真的吗?你怎样知道你比星星,比雨,乃至比我更强大年夜呢?”

The North Wind laughed with disrespect. He yelled, "You? That's a joke!"

北风不认为然地笑了。他喊道:“你?太可笑了!”

This hurt the Sun. He was usually timid and did not want to cause conflict. Today he decided that he should teach the North Wind a lesson.

这句话伤害了太阳。他平日很怯弱,不想惹起抵触。但明天他决定给北风一个经验。

In the meantime, a man began walking along the avenue down on Earth. When the Sun looked down on the terrain below, he saw the man. He pointed down to the Earth and said, "Do you see that man walking below? I bet I can get his jacket off of him. Can you?"

这时候,一个汉子开端沿着大年夜街行走。太阳仰望时看见了那小我。他指着空中说:“你看见那小我鄙人面走吗?”我打赌我能把他的夹克脱上去。你能吗?”

Of course! the North Wind replied as he took a deep breath and filled his lungs with air. He used all of his muscles in his face and belly to blow winds at his target in succession.

“固然!”北风一边答复,一边深深地吸了一口气,让他的肺里充斥了气。他用脸和肚子上的一切肌肉持续向目标吹风。

The harsh air currents made the man cold. The man pulled his jacket more tightly around him. It did not come off. The Sun decided to rescue the man from the mischief of the North Wind. He said, "May I try?" Then he sent down sunlight that made the man warm. The man leaned against a tree. He took off his jacket and enjoyed the nice weather.

刺骨的气流使那小我认为酷寒。那人把夹克拉得更紧了。太阳决定把这小我从北风的伤害中挽救出来。他说:“我可以尝尝吗?”然后他把阳光射上去,让这小我认为暖和。那人靠在一棵树上,脱下夹克,享用这好气象。

You are very powerful, the Sun said to the North Wind, "but you use violence in your bid to appear strong. You should think of an alternative. The strongest people don't use force to get what they want. "

“你很强大年夜,”太阳对北风说,“但你为了显得强大年夜而应用暴力。你应当推敲另外一种选择。最强大年夜的人不会用武力来取得他们想要的。”

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