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聽故事學4000英語詞匯89:有趣的生活

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4000 Essential English Words 3 Paul Nation

4000英語核心詞匯3 保羅·納森

Unit 29 Word List

第29單元 單詞表

bomb n.

炸彈

A bomb is an object that explodes and destroys large areas.

是一種爆炸並摧毀大麵積區域的物體。

→ The bomb will destroy anything that is near.

炸彈會摧毀附近的一切。

certificate n.

證書,合格證書

A certificate is a document that says that something is true or happened.

證明某事是真實的或發生過的文檔。

→ I was given a certificate after completing the computer course.

完成計算機課程後,我獲得了證書。

circumstance n.

環境;狀況;境遇;

A circumstance is an event that makes a situation what it is.

表示所處的環境。

→ There were many circumstances behind their success like hard work.

他們成功的背後有很多因素,比如努力工作。

coffin n.

棺材

A coffin is a box used to bury dead people.

是用來埋葬死人的盒子。

→ When a person passes away, they are usually buried inside of a coffin.

人去世後通常裝進棺材裏下葬。

cope v.

處理

To cope with a difficult or stressful situation means to deal with it.

表示應對。

→ He copes with work stress by exercising three or four times a week.

他通過每周鍛煉三到四次來應對工作壓力。

criticism n.

批評;考證;苛求

Criticism is the act of saying that you don't like or approve of something.

不喜歡或不讚成某事的行為。

→ She had a lot of criticism about their new plan.

她對他們的新計劃提出了很多批評。

devastate v.

毀滅

To devastate something means to completely destroy it.

表示完全摧毀。

→ The entire wall was devastated.

整麵牆都被摧毀了。

frown v.

皺眉

To frown is to make an unhappy look with your face.

顯露出不高興的表情。

→ Melissa frowned when she found out that the party had been cancelled.

得知派對取消的消息,梅麗薩滿臉不悅。

gaze v.

凝視

To gaze at something means to look at it for a long time.

表示長時間盯著某物看。

→ We used a telescope to gaze at the stars for over an hour.

我們用望遠鏡看星星看了一個多小時。

glance v.

一瞥

To glance at something means to look at it quickly.

表示快速地掃視一眼。

→ She glanced behind her to see if he was looking at her.

她回頭看了看他是否在盯著自己看。

grief n.

悲痛

Grief is the feeling of deep sadness, usually when a person dies.

一種深深的悲傷,通常是當一個人死去的時候。

→ The grief caused by losing her parents was very difficult for her.

失去父母給她帶來的悲痛對她來說是非常痛苦的。

groom n.

新郎

A groom is a man who is going to be married.

將要結婚的男士。

→ The groom looked happy as he walked with his new wife.

新郎和他的新婚妻子走在一起,看上去很高興。

license n.

執照

A license is an official document that gives one permission to do something.

允許某人做某事的官方文件。

→ In the United States you need a driver's license to drive legally.

在美國,合法駕駛需要駕照。

microscope n.

顯微鏡

A microscope is a device that makes small objects look bigger.

能將細微物體放大的設備。

→ Germs cannot be seen without a microscope.

不通過顯微鏡是看不見細菌的。

nuclear adj.

原子能的

When something is nuclear, it relates to the division or joining of atoms.

與原子的分裂或連接有關。

→ Nuclear power plants provide inexpensive energy to cities.

核電站為城市提供廉價的能源。

portray v.

描繪

To portray something means to describe it or show it in a picture.

表示將某物通過圖畫的形式展現出來。

→ Her picture portrayed the house she grew up in when she was little.

她畫出了小時候住的房子。

rotate v.

使旋轉

To rotate something means to turn it around in a circle.

使某物轉圈。

→ An airplane's propellers rotate quickly to help it fly.

飛機的螺旋槳快速旋轉以幫助它飛行。

souvenir n.

紀念品

A souvenir is something you buy to remind you of a place or event.

指購買的用來提醒你某個地方或事件的東西。

→ I bought a Russian doll as a souvenir from my trip to Moscow.

我在莫斯科旅行時買了一個俄羅斯娃娃作為紀念品。

submarine n.

潛水艇

A submarine is a boat that can go underwater for long periods of time.

長時間潛在水下的船。

→ The submarine dove under the sea so the enemy couldn't see it.

潛水艇潛入海底躲避敵人。

trace v.

(尤指用手指、腳趾)畫

To trace something means to follow over it with the eyes or a finger.

表示用眼睛或手指跟隨做出畫的樣子。

He traced over the graph with his finger.

他用手指在圖表上描了一下。

An Interesting Life

有趣的生活

A man looked through some boxes with his grandson. They were filled with old photographs and objects that portrayed important events from the grandfather's life. He wished to share the circumstances behind each event with his grandson.

一個男人和他的孫子一起翻閱老盒子,裏麵裝滿了老照片和描述祖父生活中重要事件的物品。他希望與孫子分享每件事背後的故事。

The grandson, however, thought his grandfather's stories were boring. The grandfather coped with this. He ignored his grandson's criticism.

然而,孫子卻覺得祖父的故事很無聊。祖父對此很平靜,他沒有將孫子的評論放在心上。

He took a photo from the box. "That's the submarine I was on during the war," he explained. The grandson gazed at it.

他從盒子裏拿出一張照片並解釋說:“這是戰時我所在的潛水艇。”他的孫子盯著照片看了許久。

The grandfather glanced at the next picture and frowned. It showed a row of coffins. His grandson noticed the grief in his grandfather's face.

祖父看著下一張照片,不禁鄒起了眉頭。照片上是一排棺材,孫子注意到祖父臉上流露出的悲痛之情。

What is it? the boy inquired.

“這是怎麽回事?”他問道。

This was after a nuclear bomb was dropped, the grandfather answered. "It devastated a city."

祖父回答說:“這是核彈投下城市之後的場景,整座城市都被摧毀了。”

Next the grandfather pulled a toy microscope from the box and rotated it in his hand.

接著,祖父從盒子裏拿出一個玩具顯微鏡並用手轉動著它。

Where did you get that? the grandson asked.

“你從哪兒弄來的?”孫子問。

This is a souvenir I bought at the science museum, the grandfather said.

“這是我在科學博物館買的紀念品,”爺爺說。

Now the boy was really interested. He started to understand that his grandfather was telling him a larger story. It was the story of his grandfather's life.

現在男孩是真的對此體現出興趣來了。他開始明白祖父對自己所說的是一個更大的故事,那就是祖父一生的故事。

He got another photo. It showed a young bride and groom. They were very happy. A certificate was attached to the photo. The boy couldn't read it, but he traced his finger over paper.

他拿出了另一張照片,照片上是一對年輕的夫妻,他們看起來非常開心。上麵還貼著一張證書。男孩不認識上麵寫了什麽,但他用手在上麵圈圈畫畫。

What's this from, Granddad? he asked.

“爺爺,這是什麽?”他問。

That's my marriage license from the day I married your grandmother, the grandfather said.

“這是我和你祖母結婚那天的結婚證,”祖父說。

Wow! said the boy. "Granddad, now I know all about your life!"

“哇!”男孩說。“爺爺,現在我算是了解了您一生的故事了!”

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