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听故事学4000英语词汇17:一场与天神之间的竞赛

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Unit 17 Word List

第17单元 单词表

appreciate v.

欣赏,感激

To appreciate something is to understand its good qualities.

表示理解某物的长处。

→ I can appreciate the lovely scenery.

我可以欣赏这美丽的景色。

available adj.

可得的

If something is available, it means you can get it.

表示可以得到的。

→ There were many seats available in the room.

房间里很多椅子可以做。

beat v.

打败。

To beat someone means to do better than they do.

表示比他人做得好。

→ I managed to beat everyone in the race.

我努力在比赛中击败所有人。

bright adj.

明亮的

If something is bright, it shows a lot of light.

表示很亮的。

→ The bright light from the explosion hurt my eyes.

爆炸发出的强光伤到了我的眼睛。

celebrate v.

庆祝

To celebrate is to do something to show that an event is special.

为了表示某事很特别而举办的活动。

→ We all celebrated when we heard the great news.

大家都为这个好消息庆祝。

determine v.

决定,判决

To determine means to choose or make a decision.

表示选择或者作出决定。

→ He tried to determine which one to eat first.

他试着决定先吃哪一个。

disappear v.

消失

To disappear means to go away or not be seen.

表示走开或者消失不见。

→ The top of the building is disappearing in the clouds.

这栋楼高耸入云。

else adj.

其他的

If you talk about something else, you talk about something different.

表示除本身以外的不同的事。

→ I wanted a bike for my birthday, but I got something else.

我本想要一辆自行车作为生日礼物,但收到的却是其他礼物。

fair adj.

公平的

Fair describes treating someone in a way that is reasonable or right.

表示以合理的或正确的方式待人。

→ He sold me his car for a fair price.

他卖给我的车价格合理。

flow v.

流动

To flow is to move easily and continuously in one direction.

表示沿着一个方向轻易而持续地移动。

→ The water flowed over the rocks and into the lake.

河水流过岩石,汇入湖中。

forward adv.

向前地

If you move forward, you move in the direction in front of you.

表示往自己的前方移动。

→ When he saw his mother, the baby crawled forward to her.

看到自己的妈妈后,小宝宝爬了过去。

hill n.

小山,丘陵

A hill is a round area of land. It is higher than the land around it.

一片圆形的地域,但地势高于周围。

→ The sun was rising above the green hills.

太阳升起,高过了那片郁郁葱葱的山冈。

level n.

水平

A level is a point on a scale that measures something.

使某物保持平衡的某个点。

→ Please check the level of the temperature.

请检测一下温度。

lone adj.

单独的

If someone or something is lone, they are the only one of that kind.

表示没有同一类型的人或物。

→ A lone man walked along the street.

一个孤独的人沿着街道走着。

puddle n.

水坑

A puddle is a pool of liquid on the ground.

地上的一滩水。

→ When the ice melted, it formed a puddle.

冰融化后就变成水坑。

response n.

响应,反应,回答

A response is the answer to a question.

表示对问题的回答。

→ He asked if I was sad. My response was "No?"

他问我是不是不开心,我说不是的。

season n.

季节

A season is a time of the year; spring, summer, fall or winter.

表示一年中的某个时段:春天,夏天,秋天和冬天。

→ Fall is a warm season, while winter is very cold.

秋季是温暖的,但冬季却很寒冷。

solution n.

解决

A solution is a way to solve a problem.

表示解决问题的途径。

→ There are many problems. We need solutions!

我们需要方法解决这么多的问题。

waste v.

浪费

To waste means to carelessly use something all up.

表示无节制地用完某物。

→ Turn off the water so you don't waste it.

关上水龙头,别浪费水。

whether conj.

是否,不论

You use whether when you must choose between two things.

必须在两者之间选其一。

→ I could not decide whether to go left or right

我不能确定是向左还是向右。

The Race for Water

关于水的比赛

There was a town next to a river. The people there had a lot of water. But they wasted it. That made the Sky angry. It said, "If you waste water, I will take it away from you." But the people didn't listen.

河边有一座城,城里的人们都不缺水,但是他们却无节制地浪费水。上天对此很生气,对城里的居民说:“你们要是再浪费水,我就把水都移走。”但人们并没有改变。

When the season changed from spring to summer, the clouds disappeared. The bright sun was hot and made the river dry. There was no water available. People asked, "When will the rain fall?"

天气也从春季进入了夏季,天空万里无云,火辣的太阳把河水都晒干了。人们无水可用,于是问道:“什么时候能降雨?”

The Sky's response was, "You don't appreciate water. You waste it, and now I will never make rain again."

上天回答说:“你们不珍惜水,浪费水,我永远都不会给你们降雨。”

A boy determined that this wasn't fair. He thought of a solution. He asked the Sky to race him. He said, "If I get to the top of that hill before your rain can form puddles, you must fill our river."

一个男孩觉得上天这样做很不公平,于是想了一个办法。他要求上天与自己来一场比赛。他对上天说:“如果我跑到了那个山顶,而你的降雨还没有形成水坑,你就必须要把河水还给我们。”

The Sky laughed. "Little boy, I am the Sky. I am above everything else. You cannot beat me." But the boy knew he would win.

上天笑了:“小孩,我是天神,我是最强大的,你赢不了我的。”但男孩知道自己能赢得这场比赛。

When the race began, the boy ran forward. The Sky started raining on the hill. But puddles did not form there. When it rained on the hill, the water went down.

比赛开始后,男孩开始往前跑。上天开始往山上降雨,但是山上是不可能积水的,因为水落到地上就会往下流。

The Sky kept raining. The water flowed down into the river. When the boy reached the top of the hill, the river was full. The people began to celebrate. It was the highest level the river had ever been at before.

上天持续降雨,落下的雨水都流进了河里。当男孩跑到山顶时,小河已经注满了水。人们开始为此庆祝,这是有史以来最高的水位了。

The Sky was angry. "A boy can't beat me! I won't fill your river," it said.

上天恼羞成怒地说:“我不可能被一个小孩打败!我不会往你们的河里注水。”

Now the boy laughed. "It doesn't matter whether you want to fill it or not," he said. "You already did." The Sky looked at the full river.

小男孩笑着说:“你愿不愿意都没关系,河水已经注满了。”上天看了看注满水的小河。

You tricked me, it said. It asked the people, "Do you appreciate water now?"

“你骗我,”上天说道。它问人们:“你们现在知道水的珍贵了吧?”

Yes, they said. "We won't waste it."

“是的”人们回答,“我们不会再浪费水了。”

That is how a lone boy saved his town and won the race for water.

男孩就这样赢得了这场关于水的比赛并救了整个镇子的人。

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