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聽故事學4000英語詞匯75:為什么猴子沒有家

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4000 Essential English Words 3 Paul Nation

4000英語核心詞匯3 保羅·納森

Unit 15 Word List

第15單元 單詞表

affair n.

事情

An affair is an event or a thing that happened.

發生的一種事件。

→ My wife and I attended a formal affair over the weekend.

周末我和妻子參加了一個正式的聚會。

assembly n.

裝配,集會

An assembly is a group that is together for the same reason.

因同一個原因聚集在一起的團體。

→ The students had an assembly to talk about their interests.

學生們聚集在一起討論各自的興趣。

bless v.

祝福,保佑

To bless is to ask God for protection or help.

祈求上帝給予保護或幫助。

→ The angel blessed the newborn baby to keep it safe.

天使祝福新生嬰兒安全。

cereal n.

谷物

Cereal is a food that you mix with milk and eat for breakfast.

一種早餐食物,和牛奶混合食用。

→ Cereal is a fast and common breakfast food enjoyed in the U.S.

在美國,谷類食品是一種便捷而常見的早餐食品。

cheerful adj.

快樂的

If someone is cheerful, they are happy or feel good.

表示愉快的或感覺良好地。

→ The children were cheerful because they didn't have to go to school.

孩子們很高興,因為他們不用上學。

diameter n.

直徑

The diameter of a round thing is the length across its center.

圓形物體的直線長度。

→ The diameter of the tree was about 22 centimeters.

這棵樹的直徑大約是22厘米。

exploit v.

開發;剝削

To exploit something is to use it for greedy reasons rather than good reason.

出于貪婪的目的而不是好的目的而使用的。

→ The company exploits their workers and makes them stay 12 hours a day.

這家公司剝削工人,讓他們每天工作12小時。

famine n.

饑荒

A famine is a long time with little or no food.

長時間有很少或沒有食物。

→ The farmers couldn't grow any food on the dry soil, so there was a famine.

農民們無法在干旱的土地上種植任何食物,因此發生了饑荒。

harvest n.

豐收

A harvest is the act of collecting food from farming.

表示從農田收割作物。

→ They had a lot of wheat from the last harvest.

他們上一次收成了不少小麥。

merry adj.

愉快的

If someone is merry, they are very happy.

表示開心的。

→ They felt merry because the weather was great.

好天氣讓他們變得開心。

nut n.

見過

A nut is a hard seed or fruit that comes from some trees and bushes.

一種堅硬的種子或水果,產自某些樹木和灌木。

→ To eat a nut, first you have to crack its shell.

要吃堅果就要首先敲開殼。

pardon v.

原諒

To pardon is a way to ask someone to repeat what was said before.

請某人重復剛說過的話。

→ Pardon me teacher, but could you repeat what you just said?

對不起,老師,您能再講一遍嗎?

pharaoh n.

法老

A pharaoh was a king in ancient Egypt.

古埃及的國王。

→ The pharaohs ruled Egypt for thousands of years.

法老統治了埃及數千年。

ripe adj.

熟的

When a fruit is ripe, it is ready to be eaten.

表示已經可以食用的。

→ The cherries were nice and ripe.

櫻桃又好又熟。

roast v.

烘,烤

To roast something is to cook it in an oven or over a fire.

在烤箱里或火上烤東西。

→ Mom roasted a turkey for the holiday dinner.

媽媽烤了一只火雞作為節日晚餐。

routine n.

慣例

A routine is a way of doing things that is the same every time.

表示每次都相同的做事方式。

→ My father's daily routine includes shaving right before breakfast.

早飯前刮胡子我父親每天早上必做的事。

scheme n.

計劃

A scheme is a plan or design.

一種規劃或設計。

→ Mickey and Minnie came up with a scheme to solve the problem.

米奇和米妮想出了一個能解決這個問題的方案。

slim adj.

苗條的

If something or someone is slim, they are thin.

表示單薄的。

→ Look at my new cell phone. It's very slim.

看我的新手機,超薄的。

stove n.

火爐

A stove is a device used to cook food.

用于烹飪食物的設備。

→ Our new stove helps us to cook food much faster than before.

有了新爐子,我們做飯速度比以前快了。

theft n.

盜竊

A theft is a criminal act that involves someone stealing something.

一種偷竊的違法行為。

→ The theft of his TV took place when he was at work.

小偷趁他上班時將電視偷走了。

Why Monkey Has No Home

為什么猴子沒有家

For five years, there was a famine. The farmers asked people to bless them and finally, they had a good harvest. Since there was now plenty of food, the pharaoh decided to have a party. The party was a happy affair. For five days they had a huge feast.

饑荒持續了五年。農民請求人們為他們祝福,最后,他們獲得了大豐收。有了大量的食物后,法老決定舉辦一次宴會,大家都玩得很愉快,因為時隔五年他們終于大豐收了。

Monkey was very happy. Because of the famine, he was very slim. He wanted to eat a lot of food.

猴子也很開心,它因為饑荒餓得皮包骨頭。他想大吃一頓。

When he arrived at the feast, hundreds of long tables were filled with food. There were nuts, bowls of cereal, and ripe fruit. He could also smell hot roasted meat cooking on the stove.

來到宴會后,他發現那里擺著上百張長桌,上面擺滿了食物。有堅果,有麥片,還有熟透的水果。他還能聞到爐子里正在烤著的肉香。

The assembly of animals was merry. However, during the feast, Monkey thought of a scheme to exploit the pharaoh's kindness. He decided to steal some of the food and then eat it at home.

這場動物大集會很愉快。然而,宴會中,猴子想要得寸進尺地利用法老的善良。他決定偷些食物帶回家去吃。

All the animals were cheerful. They didn't notice that monkey was hiding food. After the feast, Monkey took the food to his house and ate it. He repeated this routine every day for four days.

動物們都很開心,沒有人注意到猴子在藏食物。宴會過后,猴子將食物帶回家中吃掉。接下來的四天,他每天都這樣做。

But on the fifth day, the pharaoh had a surprise. He was going to give all the animals a home. Monkey was very excited. But when he arrived at the pharaoh's home, he could not get through the door. The diameter of his waist was wider than the doorway. He was too fat!

但第五天的時候,法老準備了一份大禮,那就是給所有動物一個家。猴子激動不已。但當他來到法老家時,卻進不了門。因為他太胖了,以致于腰圍比門口還寬!

Monkey asked the pharaoh to forgive him for his theft. But the pharaoh said no.

猴子請求法老原諒自己的偷盜行為,但法老拒絕了。

Pardon? asked the monkey. He didn't understand why the pharaoh was being unkind.

“您說什么?”猴子問道。他不明白為什么法老變得這么不近人情。

Everybody else will have a home now, but not you. Now you know that greed gets you nothing, explained the pharaoh.

“每個人都將得到一所房子,唯獨你沒有。我要讓你明白,貪婪最后會讓你一無所獲,”法老解釋說。

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