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聽故事學4000英語詞匯115:吉爾伯特和蜥蜴

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4000 Essential English Words 4 Paul Nation

4000英語核心詞匯4 保羅·納森

Unit 25 Word List

第25單元 單詞表

aircraft n.

飛機

An aircraft is a vehicle that flies in the sky, such as an airplane or helicopter.

空中飛行的交通工具,如飛機或直升機。

→ At the museum in the airport, you can see a lot of old aircraft.

在機場的博物館里,你可以看到很多舊飛機。

celebrity n.

名人

A celebrity is someone who is famous.

之出名的人。

→ It was the highlight of the evening when the celebrities arrived.

當名流們到達時,晚會達到了高潮。

concrete n.

凝結物

Concrete is a substance made from stones.

由石頭制成的物質。

→ The man covered the ground with concrete.

那人用混凝土覆蓋地面。

decisive adj.

果斷的

If someone is decisive, they make decisions quickly.

指能快速做決定的。

→ Our boss is very decisive, so it did not take long to organize the project.

我們的老板很果斷,所以很快就組織了這個項目。

esteemed adj.

受人尊敬的

If someone is esteemed, many people like or respect them.

指受到許多人喜歡或尊敬的。

→ An esteemed scientist is coming to the university to talk about her discoveries.

一位受人尊敬的科學家要來這所大學宣講她的成果。

ethical adj.

道德的

If something is ethical, it is the right thing to do.

指正確的事。

→ Many people believe that it is ethical to help others in need.

許多人認為助人為樂是對的。

extinct adj.

滅絕的

If plants or animals are extinct, there are none left.

指沒有剩下的。

→ There used to be dinosaurs all over the world, but now they are extinct.

過去世界各地都有恐龍,但現在它們滅絕了。

hardy adj.

堅強的

If a person or plant is hardy, it is strong and can live though difficult conditions.

指能在困難的條件下生存。

→ The farmer is a hardy man and doesn't mind working outside.

農民是個吃苦耐勞的人,不介意在外面工作。

institute n.

機構

An institute is an organization that is interested in research or teaching.

指研究或教育機構。

→ I am going to a lecture about ancient Rome at the Historical Institute.

我要去歷史研究所聽一個關于古羅馬的講座。

jealousy n.

嫉妒

Jealousy is a feeling of wanting something that somebody else has.

一種想要別人擁有的東西的感覺。

→ She felt a lot of jealousy when she saw Luke with two girls.

當她看到盧克和兩個女孩在一起時,她感到非常嫉妒。

migrate v.

移動

To migrate means to move from one place to another.

指從一個地方到另一個地方。

→ Many birds migrate to warmer countries in the winter.

許多鳥在冬天遷徙到較溫暖的國家。

nurture y.

養育

To nurture something means to care for it as it grows or develops.

指在事物成長或發展過程中給予關心的。

→ Robert nurtured his plants, and that is why they grow so well.

羅伯特的植物長得這么好的原因在于他的精心照料。

overhead adv.

在頭頂上方

If something is overhead, it is located above you.

指位于正上方的。

→ As we sat on top of the hill, a plane flew overhead.

我們坐在山頂上,一架飛機從我們頭頂飛過。

principle n.

主義

A principle is a belief about the correct way to behave.

關于正確行為方式的一種信念。

→ To maintain principles, it's vital to watch, listen, and speak carefully.

要保持原則,仔細觀察、傾聽和說話是至關重要的。

rural adj.

農村的

If a place is rural, it is in the countryside instead of the city.

指鄉下的而不是城里的。

→ I want to live in a small house in a rural area.

我想住在鄉下的小房子里。

secluded adj.

隱蔽的

If a place is secluded, it is far away from any other place.

指遠離任何地方的。

→ There was a secluded bench in the park.

公園僻靜處有一條長凳。

species n.

種類

A species is a type of plant or animal.

植物或動物的一種。

→ There are 21 different species of butterfly in this forest.

這片森林里有21種不同的蝴蝶。

swamp n.

沼澤

A swamp is a very wet area of land.

一塊非常潮濕的土地。

→ There are lots of wild animals living in the swamp.

沼澤地里生活著許多野生動物。

traverse v.

穿過

To traverse means to move or travel through an area.

指在一個區域內移動或旅行。

→ The explorer traversed the desert alone on a camel.

探險者獨自騎著駱駝穿越沙漠。

zoology n.

動物學

Zoology is a subject in which people study animals.

研究動物的學科。

→ Helen wants to study zoology because she has always liked animals.

海倫想學習動物學,因為她一直喜歡動物。

Gilbert and the Lizard

吉爾伯特和蜥蜴

Eliza disliked Australia. Firstly, she'd had to spend twenty uncomfortable hours on an aircraft getting here. She wanted to go to the beach, but her husband was a zoology professor and wanted to look for some interesting animals. So now she was traversing a swamp in the midday heat.

伊麗莎不喜歡澳大利亞。首先,她不得不在飛機上花20個小時不舒服地到達這里。她想去海灘,但她的丈夫是動物學教授,想找一些有趣的動物。所以現在她正冒著正午的炎熱穿過一片沼澤地。

Let me sit down, Gilbert. I'm not hardy like you, she said, eventually.

終于,她說道:“讓我坐下歇會,吉爾伯特,我體力沒你好。”

They sat under a tree. There were lots of birds in that secluded, rural place, and they watched them Flying overhead.

他們坐在樹下。在那個偏僻的鄉下,有許多鳥飛過他們的頭頂。

Then suddenly Gilbert saw something on a rock. "That's strange," said Gilbert. "That looks like a Red Swamp Lizard, but I thought that species was extinct. " He carefully picked it up. "Yes, it is! I'm going to take it back to the Zoology Institute. They will be filled with so much jealousy when they see what I have found!",

突然吉爾伯特看到巖石上有什么東西。“真奇怪,”吉爾伯特說。“那好像是一條紅色沼澤蜥蜴,但我一直認為它們已經滅絕了”。他小心翼翼地將蜥蜴撿起來。“沒錯,正是紅色沼澤蜥蜴!我要把它帶回動物學研究所,他們肯定會羨慕死的。”

Are you sure we should take it from its home? asked Eliza.

“你確定要把它帶離它的家鄉嗎?”伊麗莎問道。

Nonsense, many animals migrate. They're used to changes, said Gilbert.

“胡說,很多動物都遷徙。他們已經習慣了變化,”吉爾伯特說。

Hmm, I don't agree with the principle of it, said Eliza. "It isn't ethical. " But Gilbert was decisive and took the lizard back to the hotel in the city. He thought that this find would make him a highly esteemed celebrity at the Zoology Institute.

“嗯,我不同意這個說法,”伊麗莎說。“這不太道德。”。但是吉爾伯特心意已決,把蜥蜴帶回了城里的旅館。他認為這一發現將使他成為動物學研究所備受尊敬的名人。

For the next few days, Gilbert Fed and nurtured the lizard. But the lizard wasn't happy. It lost its beautiful red color and began to look ordinary. In fact, Gilbert started to wonder whether it was special at all. He went outside and found a common lizard on a piece of concrete. When he compared them, they looked exactly alike. The lizard was only red in the swamp!

接下來的幾天里,吉爾伯特喂養這只蜥蜴。但是蜥蜴并不高興。它失去了美麗的紅色,看起來很普通。事實上,吉爾伯特開始懷疑它是否特別。他走到外面,在一塊混凝土上發現了一只普通的蜥蜴。他把兩者做了比較,發現二者一模一樣。蜥蜴只在沼澤里是紅色的!

Gilbert said to Eliza, "I'm going to return this lizard to the swamp. I've learned an important lesson. Home is where we are happiest. At home, we are special like the red lizard. We can never be so happy when we are away. "

吉爾伯特對伊麗莎說:“我要把這只蜥蜴送回沼澤地。我學到了重要的一課。家是我們最快樂的地方。在家里,我們就像這只紅蜥蜴一樣特別。而遠離家的我們就會變得不快樂。”

Good, said Eliza. "So, can we go home now?"

“好,”伊麗莎說。“那我們現在可以回家了嗎?”

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