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【英语课堂】10篇中国成语故事英文版,经典收藏!_万博appmanbetx手机版

重点词汇及短语:

candle:蜡烛

go through:穿过

dug:dig的过去式,挖,凿

so that:以便

go out:熄灭

payment:报酬

scholar:学者

掩耳盗铃

Once upon a time, there was a thief saw a doorbell hanging on the neighbour’s door. He wanted to steal it.

But he knew that bell would ring as soon as he touched it. And then he would be discovered.

He thought: Only using ears can hear the sound. What if I cover my ears? Then the sound would not be heard anymore.

Whereupon he covered his own ears and tried to steal the bell. However, he was discovered immediately when he touched the bell.

从前有一个人,看见人家大门上挂着一个铃铛,想把它偷走。

他知道,那个铃铛只要用手一碰,就会丁零丁零地响起来,被人发觉。他想:“响声要用耳朵才能听见,如果把耳朵掩起来,不是就听不见了吗?”

于是,他掩住了自己的耳朵,伸手去偷那个铃铛。谁知手刚碰到铃铛,他就被人发觉了。

重点词汇及短语:

thief 小偷

hang 悬挂

as soon as 一......就

discover 发现

be done 被动语态,被......

(be discovered 被发现)

what if 如果,假使

cover 掩盖

whereupon 于是

steal 偷

immediately 立即,马上

邯郸学步

During the Warring States period, a young man lived in Shouling. He always felt that he was not so perfect as he thought. One day, he heard that people in Handan walked in a gracefully way, so he decided to learn to walk there.

One morning, he set off for Handan without telling anyone. Upon arrival at Handan, he was surprised when he saw the situation. Everyone walked in a different but gracefully way, children walking actively, the old walking steady and women walking charmingly. So he made up his mind to learn how the people of the State of Zhao walked in Handan.

No matter how hard he tried, he was unable to learn the gait of the people there. On the contrary, he even forgot completely how he walked in Shouling. In the end, he had no choice but to crawl back to his hometown.

战国时期,燕国寿陵地方有一位少年。这位寿陵少年不愁吃不愁穿,论长相也算得上中等人材,可他就是缺乏自信心,经常无缘无故地感到事事不如人,低人一等——衣服是人家的好,饭菜是人家的香,站相坐相也是人家高雅。他见什么学什么,学一样丢一样,虽然花样翻新,却始终不能做好一件事,不知道自己该是什么模样。

家里的人劝他改一改这个毛病,他以为是家里人管得太多。亲戚、邻居们,说他是狗熊掰棒子,他也根本听不进去。日久天长,他竟怀疑自己该不该这样走路,越看越觉得自己走路的姿势太笨,太丑了。

有一天,他在路上碰到几个人说说笑笑,只听得有人说邯郸人走路姿势那叫美。他一听,对上了心病,急忙走上前去,想打听个明白。不料想,那几个人看见他,一阵大笑之后扬长而去。

邯郸人走路的姿势究竟怎样美呢?于是有一天,他瞒着家人,跑到遥远的邯郸学走路去了。

一到邯郸,他感到处处新鲜,简直令人眼花缭乱。看到小孩走路,他觉得活泼、美,学;看见老人走路,他觉得稳重,学;看到妇女走路,摇摆多姿,学。就这样,不过半月光景,他连走路也不会了,路费也花光了,只好爬着回去了。

重点词汇及短语:

gracefully 优雅地

set off for 出发前往某地

arrival (名词)到达

actively 活泼地

steady 沉稳地

charmingly 迷人地

made up one’s mind下定决心做某事

gait 步伐,步态

on the contrary相反

crawl爬

囫囵吞枣

Long ago, there was a young man who bought many fruits, like pears and dates.

He sat at the roadside to eat them. An old man saw him and said: “Eating too many pears is good for teeth, but bad for your body.”

The man asked: “How about dates?” The old man answered: “The dates are good for body but bad for teeth.”

The young man thought for a while and said: “I ve got a good idea! I can eat pears with teeth and don t swallow them. And I can swallow dates without chewing.”

Then he put a date into his mouth and swallowed it immediately. Unluckily, he was choked by the date.

从前,有个人买了一堆水果,有梨儿,也有枣儿,坐在路边上吃。有个老头儿看见了,

对他说:“小伙子,梨儿可不能多吃呀。它虽然对牙齿有好处,可是吃多了对身体不好。”

青年人就问:“枣儿吃多了呢?”老头儿说:“枣儿对身体是好的,可吃多了对牙齿不好,也不能多吃。”

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