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聽故事學4000英語詞匯67: 阿拉斯加州迎賓狗帕琪·安

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4000 Essential English Words 3 Paul Nation

4000英語核心詞匯3 保羅·納森

Unit 7 Word List

第7單元 單詞表

abandon v.

遺棄

To abandon something is to leave it forever or for a long time.

長時間或永遠丟棄。

→ The old room had been abandoned years before.

那間舊房間多年前就廢棄了。

ambitious adj.

野心勃勃的

If someone is ambitious, they want to be rich or successful.

表示想變得富有或成功的。

→ Kendra had to be ambitious to get into medical school.

為了進醫學院,肯德拉必須立下大志向。

bark v.

尖叫,

When a dog barks, it makes a short, loud noise.

狗發出的短促響亮的噪音。

→ The dog barked loudly and frighteningly.

狗叫得又響又嚇人。

bay n.

海灣

A bay is an area near the ocean where the land goes inward.

靠近海洋的區域,陸地向內延伸。

→ The Golden Gate Bridge crosses San Francisco Bay.

金門大橋橫跨舊金山灣。

brilliant adj.

燦爛的,杰出的

If someone is brilliant, they are very smart.

表示很聰明的。

→ My younger sister is brilliant for someone her age.

我妹妹在同齡人中是很聰明的。

chin n.

下巴

Your chin is the hard part at the bottom of your face.

臉部下方堅硬的部位。

→ Luke pointed to the hair on his chin.

盧克指著下巴上的頭發。

complaint n.

抱怨

A complaint is something you say to tell people that you don't like something.

表示對他人訴說自己不喜歡的東西。

→ Mom said she didn't want to hear my brother's complaints.

媽媽說她不想聽我弟弟的抱怨。

deaf adj.

聾的

When someone is deaf, they cannot hear.

表示聽不見的。

→ Susan was born deaf.

蘇珊天生耳聾。

enthusiastic adj.

熱情的

To be enthusiastic about something is to be excited by or interested in it.

表示對某事感到激動或感興趣。

→ The man was enthusiastic about his job.

這個人對他的工作充滿熱情。

expedition n.

遠征

An expedition is a long trip, usually to a place very far away.

表示一場長途旅行,目的地通常遠隔萬里。

→ They got into their spaceship to begin their expedition.

他們登上宇宙飛船開始探險之旅。

horizon n.

地平線

The horizon is where the sky looks like it meets the ground.

是天空看起來與地面相交的地方。

→ The sun dipped below the horizon.

太陽落到地平線以下。

loyal adj.

忠誠的

To be loyal to something or someone is to agree to always help them.

表示對某人某事忠心的。

→ The three friends are very loyal to each other.

這三個朋友對彼此都很忠誠。

mayor n.

市長

The mayor is the person in charge of a city.

表示一座城市的負責人。

→ The mayor of my hometown is quite a powerful speaker.

我家鄉的市長是個很有影響力的演說家。

mutual adj.

共同的

If something is mutual, it is felt in the same way by two or more people.

兩個人或更多人感覺相同。

→ Robert likes Sarah. The feeling is mutual.

羅伯特喜歡莎拉。莎拉也喜歡羅伯特。

overweight adj.

超重的

If someone is overweight, they are very fat.

表示很肥的。

→ Roger eats too much, so now he's overweight.

羅杰吃得太多了,以致于他現在超重了。

refuge n.

避難所

A refuge is a place where you go to be safe.

一個能保證安全的地方。

→ When it started to rain, she found refuge in the house.

開始下雨的時候,她在這所房子避雨。

restore v.

恢復

To restore something is to put it back the way it was.

表示將某物還原成原有的樣子。

→ Victor restored the old car.

維克多把那輛舊車修好了。

rub v.

摩擦

To rub something is to push on it and move your hand back and forth.

表示用手來回推。

→ Mom's feet were sore, so she rubbed them.

媽媽的腳很疼,所以她在揉腳。

senses n.

感覺

Your senses are how you see, taste, hear, feel and smell.

表示看、嘗、聽、感覺和嗅覺的方式。

→ It would be hard to live without your five senses.

缺失五種感官的生活是艱難的。

veterinarian n.

獸醫

A veterinarian is a doctor that takes care of animals.

表示照顧動物的醫生。

→ Wanda became a veterinarian because she loves dogs.

旺達因為喜歡狗而成為了一名獸醫。

Patsy Ann

帕琪·安

A long time ago in Alaska, a dog named Patsy Ann watched the horizon. Every day, she waited by the bay for ships returning from an expedition.

很久以前,阿拉斯加州有一只名叫帕琪·安的狗守望著地平線。她每天都在海灣等著探險的船只歸來。

Patsy Ann was a brilliant dog, and she was very unique. She was deaf. She couldn't bark, either. But she used all of her other senses to know when a ship was near.

她是一只聰明且獨特的狗。她不僅聽不見,而且不會吠叫。但她能通過其它感官判斷船只的距離。

Patsy Ann lived on the streets. Her owners did not want her because she could not hear. So they abandoned her. She found refuge in a fancy hotel. Guests rubbed her back and scratched her chin. Many people gave her food. She became quite overweight.

她被主人拋棄在街上,只是因為她聽不見。她找到了一家豪華賓館落腳。旅店客人們對她善意有加,許多人還給她喂食。她變胖了。

She became very famous. Visitors to Alaska were enthusiastic about meeting her. They brought presents for her. They liked seeing her and the feeling was mutual. The mayor said Patsy Ann should be called the town's greeter.

她變得很有名。阿拉斯加的游客都慕名前來。他們給她帶來了禮物。人們喜歡她,她也喜歡這些人。市長還說帕帕琪·安應該算是鎮上的迎賓員了。

The people in town loved Patsy Ann, too, even though she lived on the streets. They were willing to fight to keep her. A new law made all dogs wear a collar and get shots. The mayor received many complaints. People wanted Patsy Ann to be able to stay. One ambitious sailor got people to help. Together, they paid for Patsy Ann to go to the veterinarian. She got her shots and collar. She could stay.

鎮上的人們也很喜歡她,即使她只是一條流浪狗。人們愿意為留住她而戰。一項新法律規定所有的狗都要戴上項圈并接受注射。市長因此收到許多投訴。人們希望帕琪·安能留下來。一位熱心腸的水手呼吁人們伸出援手,一起出錢帶帕齊·安去看獸醫。最后她打了針,戴了項圈,也可以留下來。

When Patsy Ann died, everyone missed the town's loyal greeter. So the mayor hired someone to make a statue of Patsy Ann. He restored the town's greeter. Now, she sits at the dock forever, waiting for ships to come home.

帕琪·安死后,人們無不想念這位忠誠的迎賓員。為此,市長請人為她塑了一座雕像,作為這座城市的迎賓象征。現在,她永遠坐在碼頭上,等待著船只歸來。

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