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听故事学4000英语词汇37: 会说话的鸟

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Unit 7 Word List

第7单元 单词表

basis n.

基础

To do something on time's basis is how often you do it.

做某事的时间基础是做某事的频率。

→ My grandfather gets his hearing checked on a yearly basis.

我爷爷每年都会去检查听力。

biology n.

生物

Biology is the study of living things.

研究生物的学科。

→ We learned about the human heart in biology class.

我们在生物课上学到了人类心脏的知识。

cage n.

笼子

A cage is something that holds an animal so it cannot leave.

关住动物以防动物逃跑的东西。

→ We put the parrots in their cage at night.

我们晚?#20064;?#32993;萝卜放在它们的笼子里。

colleague n.

同事

A colleague is somebody you work with.

一起工作的人。

→ My colleague helped me finish the job.

在同事的帮助下,我完成了工作。

colony n.

殖民地

A colony is a country controlled by another country.

被别国控制的国家。

→ The USA was at one time a colony of Great Britain.

美国曾是英国的殖民地。

debate v.

辩论

To debate is to seriously discuss something with someone.

和某人严肃讨论某事。

→ The husband and wife debated over which TV to buy.

夫妻俩因买哪个电视机而吵起?#30784;?/p>

depart v.

离开

To depart is to leave some place so you can go to another place.

离开某地,前往另一个地?#20581;?/p>

→ The plane departed for Italy at 3: 00 this afternoon.

今天下午三点,飞机从意大利起飞。

depress v.

压抑,使沮丧

To depress someone is to make them sad.

表示使某人感?#35762;?#24320;心。

→ The bad news from work depressed the man.

工作上的坏消息让他倍感沮丧。

factual adj.

真实的

When something is factual, it is true.

表示真正的,真实的。

→ John learns about history from factual books.

约翰从正史书上学习历史。

fascinate v.

使着迷

To fascinate someone is to make them really like something.

表示让某人?#19981;?#26576;物。

→ The kitten was fascinated by the ball of yarn.

小猫很?#19981;?#29609;纱线球。

mission n.

任务

A mission is an important job that is sometimes far away.

表示很重要的工作,有时是很远的将?#30784;?/p>

→ The woman's mission was to help sick people.

这位女士的任务是救助病人。

nevertheless adv.

然而

You use nevertheless to show that something goes against a fact.

表?#23621;?#20107;实相悖时用。

→ He is usually friendly. Nevertheless, he wasn't this afternoon.

他通常很友好,但今天下午却不是这样。

occupation n.

职业

An occupation is a person's job.

人们的工作。

→ My father's occupation is a dentist.

我?#32844;?#26159;?#24187;?#29273;?#20581;?/p>

overseas adv.

海外的

If you go overseas, you go to a country on the other side of an ocean.

去到海洋另一边的国家。

→ John often goes overseas for vacations.

约翰经常出国度假。

persuade v.

说服

To persuade someone is to make them agree to do something.

表示让人同意做某事。

→ The children persuaded their parents to buy them gifts.

孩?#29992;?#35828;服了父?#29238;?#20182;们买礼物。

route n.

路线

A route is the way you go from one place to another.

从一个地方到另一个地方的线路。

→ I saw many new houses along the route to the city.

去城里的路上我看到了很多新房子。

ruins n.

废墟;遗迹

Ruins are old buildings that are not used anymore.

不再使用的古老建筑。

→ I visited some interesting ruins in Greece.

我去参观?#24605;?#20010;?#24184;?#24605;的希腊遗迹。

scholar n.

学者

A scholar is a person who studies something and knows much about it.

研究某项事物并且了解很多相关知识的人。

→ The scholar knew much about art history.

这位学者对艺术史有很深的研究。

significant adj.

重大的

When someone or something is significant, they are important.

表示重要的。

→ I read many significant novels as a literature major in university.

我大学专业是文学,所以读了很多重要的文学小说。

volcano n.

火山

A volcano is a mountain with a hole on top where hot liquid comes out.

顶上有洞并会喷出灼热液体的?#25945;濉?/p>

→ When the volcano erupted, smoke and heat filled the air.

火山爆发时,空气中满是烟和热量。

A Beautiful Bird

一只漂亮的小鸟

Dr. Norton's occupation was a scholar of biology. He learned about all animals on a daily basis. One day he met a sailor from a colony overseas. The man told Dr. Norton about a talking bird! The bird fascinated Dr. Norton, so he told his colleagues about it. They debated with him; no one thought a bird could talk. He tried to persuade them, but they laughed at him. Nevertheless, Dr. Norton believed the bird was real. His new mission was to find it. He wanted factual proof.

诺顿博士的职业是?#24187;?#29983;物学家。他每天都研究所有的动物。一天,他遇到了一个外国殖民地的水手。水手告诉他说?#24184;?#31181;会说话的鸟,这引起了诺顿博士的兴趣,并且他对?#32422;?#30340;同事说了这件事。大家因此热烈讨论?#24187;?#20154;相信鸟会说话。诺顿努力想说服大家,但他的同事都哂笑之。然而,诺顿博士却相信这种鸟的存在。他的新任务就是?#19994;?#36825;种鸟,以此作为实证。

The next day he departed for the colony. The sailor he had met told him to look for a man named Jai, who would be able to help him in his search. After a month of sailing, Dr. Norton finally reached the colony where he met Jai.

第二天,诺顿就出发前往殖民地。那个水手让他去找一个叫贾伊的人,或许能帮他?#19994;?#37027;种鸟。在海上漂了一个月后,诺顿终于来到了殖民地并?#19994;攪思?#20234;。

I can take you to where it lives. It lives by the volcano, Jai said.

“我带你去找这种鸟,它们住在火山旁,”贾伊说。

They left the next day. A week later, they arrived at the volcano. Every day they walked around and looked for the bird, but they couldn't find it. After one month, Dr. Norton could not find the bird, and this depressed him. He decided to go home. On the route back, he walked past some old ruins. He heard someone say, "Hello."

它们第二天就出发了。一个星期后,它们来到了火?#20581;?#20182;们每天都在到处转悠去寻找会说话的鸟,但一无所获。一个月后,?#25925;?#27809;有结果,诺顿非常沮丧,他决定回家。回家的路上,他路过一片废墟,听见有人说“你好”。

Who are you? he asked. Dr. Norton looked up and saw a bird!

“你是谁?”他?#23454;馈?#19968;抬头,他看见了一只鸟!

Dr. Norton put the talking bird into a cage. Then he returned home. He had made a significant discovery.

他把这只会说话的鸟装进笼子里并带回了家。他有了一个重大的发现。

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