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听故事学4000英语词汇78:骑士的决胜计划

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4000 Essential English Words 3 Paul Nation

4000英语核心词汇3 保罗·纳森

Unit 18 Word List

第18单元 单词表

armor n.

盔甲

Armor is metal worn by soldiers to protect the body.

士兵用来保护身体的金属护甲。

→ The soldier wore armor to protect his body.

士兵穿盔甲护体。

blaze v.

燃烧

To blaze means to burn brightly or powerfully.

明亮地或有力地燃烧。

→ The small fire soon blazed into a large dangerous one.

这场小火很快就变成了一场危险的大火。

boom v.

发隆隆声

To boom means to make a loud, deep sound.

发出响亮而深沉的声音。

→ The firecrackers made a loud boom when they exploded.

鞭炮爆炸时发出很大的爆炸声。

cliff n.

悬崖

A cliff is a high and often flat wall of rock.

一种高而平的岩壁。

→ The wolf stood at the cliff and howled.

狼站在悬崖边嚎叫。

flame n.

火焰

A flame is part of fire.

火的一部分。

→ The torch was filled with yellow and orange flames.

火炬里充满了黄色和橙色的火焰。

independence n.

独立

Independence is the state of being free from the control of others.

表示摆脱他人控制的。

→ After leaving home, Sophia had a great feeling of independence.

离开家后,索菲亚感受到了很强烈的独立感。

invasion n.

入侵

An invasion is an attack by a group from another country.

外来国家的攻击。

→ In Korea, walls were built around cities to protect them from invasions.

韩国人民在城市周围筑起围墙,以保护城市免受侵略。

knight n.

骑士

A knight is a soldier of high rank and skill who usually serves a king.

是一名身居高位、技艺高超的士兵,通常为国王效力。

→ He was the best soldier, so the king made him a knight.

他是最好的士兵,所以国王封他为骑士。

lightning n.

闪电

Lightning is the bright light seen during a storm.

暴风雨中闪现的光亮。

→ The lightning flashed above the water.

闪电闪现在水面上。

rebel n.

反叛者

A rebel is a person who fights the government in order to change it.

为了改变政府而与之战斗的人。

→ The rebel had enough of the government's unfair polices.

叛军受够了政府的不公平政策。

retreat v.

撤退

To retreat means to run away because you have been beaten in a fight.

表示因为打了败仗而逃跑。

→ The army retreated because they were losing the battle.

军队因为打了败仗而撤退。

revolution n.

革命

A revolution is a change to the political system by a group of people.

一群人采取的政治变革。

→ The revolution in Russia led to the creation of the Soviet Union.

俄国革命催生了苏联。

spear n.

A spear is a long stick with a blade on one end that is used as a weapon.

一种一端有刀刃的长棍,用作武器。

→ The soldier was holding a spear in his hand.

那个士兵手里拿着一支长矛。

steep adj.

陡峭的

If something is steep, then its slope or angle rises or falls sharply.

坡度或角度很大。

→ He rode his bike up the steep hill to reach the top.

他骑着自行车越过陡峭的山路,到达了山顶。

summit n.

顶点

A summit is the highest part of a hill or mountain.

山峰或山脉的最高点。

→ Snow covered the summit of the mountain even during the summer.

即使在夏天,山顶也被雪覆盖着。

thunder n.

Thunder is the loud noise heard during a storm.

暴风雨中出现的巨大响声。

→ The sound of the thunder startled me.

雷声把我吓了一跳。

troops n.

部队

Troops are soldiers that fight in groups in a battle.

在战斗中分组作战的士兵。

→ The troops were all prepared to go into battle.

部队都做好了投入战斗准备。

warrior n.

勇士

A warrior is a brave soldier or fighter.

勇敢的士兵或战士。

→ The samurai were some of the most skilled warriors in the ancient world.

武士是古代世界上技艺最精湛的战士之一种。

withdraw v.

撤退

To withdraw means to leave a place, usually during war.

通常指在战争时撤离某地。

→ After losing the battle, the enemy withdrew back to its own country.

战败后,敌人撤回了自己的国家。

yield v.

投降

To yield something means to give up control of it or to give it away.

放弃对某物的控制或放弃。

→ He had to yield his turn because he was in checkmate.

他不投降就是死路一条。

The Knight's Plan

骑士的计划

A town was fighting for their independence from another country. Several rebels started a revolution. However, they were afraid of an invasion from a lot of troops. They didn't have enough warriors to stop them, so they asked a knight for help.

一座城堡为了独立而与外来侵略者浴血奋战。多地掀起了革命浪潮,但他们同时也害怕大批军队的入侵,因为他们没有足够的战士去抵御入侵。所以,他们向骑士求助。

The knight made a plan. A tall mountain was outside the town. The road near the top was very narrow. Cliffs rose on both sides of it.

骑士制定了一个计划。城外有座高山,山上的路非常狭窄,两边的都是悬崖峭壁。

We must trick the enemy. They have to follow us up the mountain, the knight explained. "On the narrow path, only a few can attack us at one time."

“我们要引君入瓮。他们会追着我们上山,”骑士解释说。“这条路很狭窄,他们一次只能过来几个人。”

The people agreed with the knight's plan.

人们赞成了骑士的计划。

The knight put on his armor, and the warriors got their spears. When the enemy attacked, the knight and warriors acted as if they were afraid. They quickly withdrew toward the mountain.

骑士穿上盔甲,战士们也拿起了长矛。敌人进攻时,他们假装很恐慌,并迅速向山里撤去。

The enemy troops followed them up the steep path. Soon, the enemy became tired.

敌军一路追赶,很快就疲惫不堪。

At the summit, the knight and his troops stopped. The enemy was close behind them. But now they were tired. Also, only a few could attack because the path was narrow. The knight and the warriors fought the enemy. But there were too many troops.

到达山顶后,骑士和战士们停了下来。敌人就在身后,但已经疲惫不堪。而且只有几个人能过来攻击,因为山路很狭窄。骑士和战士们英勇作战,但敌军人数太多。

The knight was afraid. If the warriors yielded the path to the enemy, the town would be lost.

骑士担心万一战士们失守这条山路,那这座城池将会陷落。

A storm suddenly came over the mountain. There was strong wind and rain. Thunder boomed. Lightning struck some trees near the enemy. The trees blazed. The flames scared the enemy and they retreated. They ran down the mountain, out of the town, and never returned.

突然,狂风大作,大雨倾盆,雷声阵阵,一场暴风雨降临。闪电击中了敌人附近的一些树,树木开始着火。敌人被烈火吓得溃不成军,纷纷撤退。他们跑下山,出了城,再也没有回来。

The knight explained, "With a little luck, a good plan beats even a big army."

骑士解释说:“如果运气好的话,一个好的计划甚至可以打败一支庞大的军队。”

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