《丑小鸭》第八集:严冬

丑小鸭终于离开了公猫和母鸡,和那栋温暖、安全但是愚昧的小屋,来到真实的世界里,在这里他还是很孤单,经历了风雨和寒冬过后,他见到一群美丽的天鹅,并且也朝着它们大叫了一声。

今天的音频里,讲的是关于[the ugly duckling 丑小鸭]、[a woman 一个妇人]、[her husband and children 她的丈夫和孩子]的故事。

地点:a farmhouse 一个农舍。丑小鸭一个人在湖面上过冬,差点被冻死,被一个农夫救回家以后,因为害怕人类会伤害他,又逃了出来,然后春天来了,丑小鸭发现自己可以飞得很高了。

《THE UGLY DUCKLING》

带着问题听故事,第一个问题:为什么这只丑小鸭经历了这么多磨难,还活了下来?
第二个问题: 为什么丑小鸭那么怕人?

Part One

Could he ever 他有没有可能 forget those beautiful 忘记那些美丽的, happy birds 快乐的鸟儿呢? and when at last 当最后 they were out of his sight 他们消失不见的时候, he dived under the water 他潜入水中, and rose again 然后冒出来 almost beside himself 几乎就在他自己身旁 with excitement 很激动. He knew not 他不知道 the names of these birds 这些鸟儿的名字, nor where they had flown 也不知道他们飞到过哪里, but he felt 但是他感觉 towards them 很亲近他们 as he had never felt 他以前从来没有感觉 for any other bird 对其他鸟儿 in the world 在世界上(他对这些鸟儿的感觉如此亲近,以前从来没有对世界上任何一只鸟儿有过如此强烈的感觉). He was not envious 他不嫉妒 of these beautiful creatures 这些美丽的生灵, but wished 但是也希望 to be as lovely as they 和他们一样可爱.

造句练习:请使用【air】造一个句,比如:寒冷的 air 让我打了一个寒颤。

Part Two

Poor ugly creature 可怜的丑东西, how gladly he would have lived 本来他可以活得多快乐的 even with the ducks 即使是和鸭子们一起生活 had they only 如果他们当初 given him encouragement 给了他一些鼓励的话.

The winter grew 冬天变得 colder and colder 越来越冷; he was obliged 他必须 to swim about 游来游去 on the water 在水面上 to keep it from freezing 免得湖面冻住, but every night 但是每个晚上 the space on which he swam 他能游泳的空间 became smaller and smaller 变得越来越小了. At length 最后 it froze 它开始冻住了 so hard 如此硬 that the ice in the water 以至于水里有冰 crackled 破裂了 as he moved 当他划水的时候, and the duckling 小鸭 had to paddle 不得不划水 with his legs 用他的双腿 as well as he could 尽可能地努力, to keep the space 避免空间 from closing up 闭上. He became exhausted 他变得精疲力尽 at last 最终, and lay still 停了下来 and helpless 六神无主, frozen fast in the ice 很快被冻在了冰里.

造句练习:【hard winter】,比如:在hard winter里,我们每天都很晚起床,在床上想事情、做计划、写文章打腹稿。

Part Three

Early in the morning 第二天早上, a peasant 一个农夫, who was passing by 刚好经过的, saw what had happened 看见了发生了什么. He broke the ice in pieces 他把冰打碎 with his wooden shoe 用他的木头鞋子, and carried the duckling home 把小鸭子捡回了家 to his wife 交给了妻子. The warmth 温暖 revived the poor little creature 复苏了可怜的小东西; but when the children 但是当孩子们 wanted to play with him 想和他一起玩的时候, the duckling thought 小鸭子想 they would do him some harm 他们会伤害自己; so he started up 所以刚开始 in terror 很恐惧, fluttered into 扑进了 the milk-pan 牛奶盆, and splashed the milk 溅起牛奶 about the room 满房间.

丑小鸭
丑小鸭

Part Four

Then the woman 然后妇人 clapped her hands 开始拍手, which frightened him still more 这把他更是吓坏了. He flew first into 他先是飞进了 the butter-cask 奶油桶, then into the meal-tub 然后飞进粮食缸, and out again 又出来了. What a condition 好危险的情况 he was in 他刚才陷入了! The woman screamed 妇人喊叫着, and struck at him with the tongs 拿东西扔他; the children 孩子们 laughed and screamed 大笑着、喊叫着, and tumbled over each other 你追我赶, in their efforts 努力地 to catch him 想抓住他; but luckily 但是幸运地 he escaped 他逃走了. The door stood open 门打开着; the poor creature 可怜的东西 could just manage to slip out 正好可以从那里溜出去 among the bushes 来到树丛里, and lie down 躺了下来 quite exhausted 精疲力尽 in the newly fallen snow 在一地新雪里.

造句练习:【wings】举例:读完这本小说,他好像后背生了一双 wings,他想去飞翔。造句练习:【higher and higher】举例:夏令营的夜晚,一群孩子和老师在星空下放孔明灯,它们带走了大家的祝福和梦想,在空中 higher and higher。

提高英语写作能力和口语,请先学习造句,先把汉语说好,然后在一句汉语中替换掉一个单词,再尝试替换两个单词。。。一步步来。加油。

Part Five

It would be very sad 这肯定是很让人悲伤的事, were I to relate 我要是可以感同身受 all the misery 所有的悲惨 and privations 和穷困 which the poor little duckling endured 这只可怜的小鸭子承受的 during the hard winter 在整个严冬里; (这句话的意思是:这只可怜的小鸭子在天寒地冻中所经历的悲惨境遇,想想就让人难过。) but when it had passed 但是当严冬过去之后, he found himself 他发现自己 lying one morning in a moor 有一个早晨躺在一个湖边, amongst the rushes 一片草从里. He felt the warm sun shining 他感觉到了温暖的阳光在闪耀, and heard the lark singing 听到了云雀的歌唱, and saw that all around 看到所有周遭的 was beautiful spring 都是美丽的春天. Then the young bird 然后这只年轻的鸟儿 felt that his wings 感觉到他的翅膀 were strong 变得强壮了, as he flapped them 当他扑打着它们 against his sides 往两旁(这句话的意思是:当他往两旁扑打翅膀的时候,发现翅膀变得强壮了。), and rose high into the air 于是他腾空而起.

Questions and Opinion 思考意见

《THE UGLY DUCKLING》《丑小鸭》第八集:严冬过后是新生

今天英语课开始提到的两个问题,我们现在来讨论一下。Question 1:
为什么这只丑小鸭经历了这么多磨难,还活了下来?.
And my opinion is:
丑小鸭内心是很顽强的,他虽然总是孤身一鹅,但总是努力为自己创造活下去的条件。

Question 2:
为什么丑小鸭那么怕人?,
my opinion is:
因为他小时候,那个喂鸡的姑娘看到他丑,老是踢他。

yesterday

Question from previous lesson:
你认为真实的世界一般是什么样的?
我的看法是:
真实世界是多姿多彩的,有美丽的秋天,也有寒冷的冬天。

昨天第二个思考题:
如果有一个虚假的世界,很温暖和安全,你愿意呆在里面吗?
我认为:
人群中有些天生喜欢冒险,有些天生喜欢安稳,走什么样的人生路,建议大家尊重自己的天性和良知吧。

孤独的丑小鸭
孤独的丑小鸭

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