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听故事学4000英语词汇26:你无法取悦每一个人

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这则故事告诉了我们什么道理?我们无法取悦生活中的每一个人,不要听从每个人的建议,要有自己的立场。
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Unit 26 Word List

第26单元 单词表

advice n.

建议

Advice is an opinion about what to do.

表示一种观点,告诉应该怎么做。

→ I don't know how to study for my exams. Can you give me some advice?

我不知道该如何复习考试,你能给我一点建议吗?

along prep.

沿着

Along means to move from one part of a road, river, etc. to another.

表示顺着一条路,一条河等地方的一边到另一边。

→ Walk along this tunnel for ten minutes, and you'll see a door on the left.

沿着这条隧道走,十分钟后你会看到出口在左边。

attention n.

注意力

Attention is the notice, thought, or consideration of someone.

表示某人的关注点,想法或考虑。

→ His work got the attention of two of his co-workers.

他的两个同事关注到了他的工作。

attract v.

吸引

To attract means to make a person or thing come closer or be interested .

让某人某物靠近或引起他们的兴趣。

→ The magnet attracted the metal.

磁铁能吸住金属。

climb v.

To climb means to use your hands and feet to go up on something.

手脚并用爬上某物。

→ The girls climbed to the top of the mountain.

女孩们爬上了山顶。

drop v.

落下

To drop is to fall or allow something to fall.

掉下或者使...下降。

→ A small amount of water dropped from the bottle.

瓶子上流下了几滴水。

final adj.

最终的

If something is final, it is the last part.

表示事物的最后部分。

→ In the final part of the film, the man and the woman got married.

电影结尾时,这对男女结婚了。

further adj.

更远的

Further is used to say something is from a distance or time.

从远处或长时间到来的。

→ The escalator is further along than I thought.

电梯比我想象中的还要高。

imply v.

暗示

To imply something is to suggest it without saying it.

不通过言语表明。

→ The man implied that he wanted the job, but he didn't say so.

他言下之意是想要这份工作,但又没说出来。

maintain v.

保持

To maintain means to make something stay the same.

表示保留和原来一样的样子。

→ The balls maintain constant movement.

这些球在不停转动。

neither adv.

两个都不

You use neither to connect two negative statements.

用于表达两种否定的情况。

→ Neither the pass on the left nor the pass on the right will lead us home.

不管往左走还是往右走,我们都到不了家。

otherwise adv.

否则

Otherwise means different or in another way.

不同的或另一种的方式。

→ It's good to stay active; otherwise, you'll gain weight.

动起来是有好处的,否则会长胖。

physical adj.

物理的,身体的

If something is physical, it is related to your body and not your mind.

和身体相关的且不是自己所想的。

→ Biking is good for your physical health.

骑自行车对身体有好处。

prove m.

证明

To prove something is to show that it is true.

表明某事的真实性。

→ My teacher proved the answer on the board.

我的老师在黑板上讲解答案。

react v.

反应

To react is to act in a certain way because of something that happened.

因某事的发生而采取的某种应对方式。

→ James reacted badly to the news.

詹姆斯对这则新闻的反应很糟糕。

ride v.

骑马,乘车

To ride something is to travel on it. You can ride an animal, a bike, etc.

骑坐在上面前行。可以表示骑乘动物和自行车等。

→ I will ride a roller-coaster for the first time today.

我今天将第一次坐过山车。

situated adj.

位于...的

If something is situated somewhere, it is in that place.

表示处在某个位置的。

→ The white board is situated between the two men.

两人中间隔着一块白纸板。

society n.

社会

Society is people and the way that they live.

由人和人们的生活方式组成。

→ Society expects people to be good and honest.

社会希望人们诚实善良。

standard n.

标准

A standard is what people consider normal or good.

人们认为正常或好的。

→ This older model TV is below our store's standards.

这种老式电视机不在我们的售卖范围。

suggest v.

建议

To suggest something means to give an idea or plan about it.

对某事提出看法或计划。

→ He suggested that we go to see his boss.

他建议我们去见他老板。

Archie and His Donkey

阿奇和他的驴

Old Archie needed some money. He decided to sell his donkey. So he and his son Tom went to town. It was situated many miles away.

年迈的阿奇需要些钱。他决定卖掉自己的驴。所以他和儿子汤姆一起去了许多英里外的镇子。

Soon, they met a woman. "Where are you going?" she asked.

不久,他们遇到了一个女人,她问他们:“你们这是上哪去呀?”

To town, said Archie.

“去镇上。”阿奇回答。

Any smart person would ride the donkey, she said.

“但凡聪明的人都会骑着驴走。”女人说。

What are you implying? Archie asked. "I'm very smart!" Archie wanted to look smart. So he climbed onto the donkey. Then they continued in the direction of the town.

阿奇问道:“你这话什么意思?我很聪明的!”阿奇想要表现得看起来聪明一点。所以他骑上驴继续往镇子的方向走去。

Further along the road, they met a farmer.

走了一会他们在路上又遇到了一个农夫。

Hello, said Archie. "We want to sell this donkey. Do you want to buy it?"

“你好,”阿奇说。“我们想要卖驴,你要买吗?”

I don't need a donkey, said the farmer. "But if you want my advice, don't ride it. The donkey needs to be in good physical condition."

“我不需要驴,”农夫说。“但如果你愿意听我的,那我建议你不要骑着它。驴要保持体力。”

Good idea, said Archie. "Tom, I want you to ride it. You're lighter?"

“有道理,”阿奇说。“汤姆,你来骑吧。你体重比我轻。”

Neither you nor your son should ride it. It looks very tired. You should carry the donkey. suggested the farmer.

“你们两个都不该骑着它。它看起来很累了。你们应该抬着它走。”农夫建议说。

You're right, said Archie. "Come on, Tom! We'll carry it for the final few miles!"

“你说得对,”阿奇说。“来吧,汤姆,我们抬着它走完最后这点路!”

The donkey was very heavy, and they couldn't maintain a good speed. They didn't arrive until late in the evening. At last, they walked into the town. But there they attracted the attention of some teenage boys. They laughed at Tom and Archie. They started to throw stones at them. The donkey reacted by kicking. Tom and Archie dropped the donkey. It fell on the ground and then ran away. Archie lost his donkey. He went home with no money.

驴很重,他们抬着它根本走不快。他们直到天黑才感到镇子。最后,他们走进城里。但他们吸引了一帮孩子,孩子们嘲笑他和汤姆并朝他们扔石头。驴开始踢腿反击,阿奇父子俩把驴扔在了地上,驴趁机逃走了。阿奇丢了驴,两手空空地回家了。

What does this story teach us? We cannot please everyone in our society. Don't take everyone's advice, but set your own standards. Prove to everyone that you can make decisions by yourself. Otherwise, you may end up with nothing at all.

这则故事告诉了我们什么道理?我们无法取悦生活中的每一个人,不要听从每个人的建议,要有自己的立场。向所有人证明你可以自己做决定。否则,最后你将一事无成。

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