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狼和白鹤

(2013-01-08 00:08:58)
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  The Wolf and the Crane

                   狼和白鹤

 

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A wolf had a bone stuck in his throat (1). He thought that since the crane had a long thin neck she could do something for his trouble. 一条狼的喉里卡了一块骨头。他想,白鹤的脖子又长又细,她定能帮他的忙。

 

He went to a river and hired a crane for a large sum, to put her head into his throat, and draw out the bone. 他走到河边,重金聘请白鹤,请她将她的头伸进他的喉中,取出那块骨头。

 

When the crane had taken out the bone and asked the payment the wolf had promised, the wolf bared his teeth and shouted: “Why, you have surely already a sufficient reward when you were permitted to draw out your head safely from my mouth.” 当白鹤取出骨头,要狼兑现付款时,狼却露出牙齿,大声吼道:“嗨!当我允许你安然无恙地将你的头从我的口中退出来时,你就已经得到足够的报酬了。”

 

In serving the wicked (2), expect no reward, and be thankful if you escape injury for your pains. 为恶人办事,不要希望报酬;能干了事,逃脱伤害,已是万幸了。

Notes:

1.        A wolf had a bone stuck in his throat.

句中的stuck是过去分词,在句中作宾语补足语。宾语是bone。动词to have 后面可以接复合宾语(宾语 + 宾语补足语)。比如:He had his hair cut before I went to see him.(他在我去看他之前,理了发。) / He had his car fixed up.(他找人把车修好了。)注意:过去分词的动作都是有别人完成的。

2.        In serving the wicked (2), expect no reward…

句中的the wicked由“定冠词 + 名词”构成,表示“一类人”,或“某种状态(的东西)”。比如:In the past only the rich, the free and the adventurous could travel a lot.(过去,只有富有的人、有空闲的人,和敢于冒险的人,才有可能云游四方。)/ All of us are pursuing the genuine, the good and the true.(我们大家都追求真善美。)

Questions:

1.       Which of the following statements is not true according to the story?

A.      The wolf felt bad because a bone was stuck in his throat.

B.      The wolf invited the crane to help him because the crane had a long neck.

C.      The crane failed to take out the bone from the wolf’s throat.

D.     The wolf refused to pay the crane and frightened the crane away.

2.       The underlined word “pains” in the story means __________________ .

A.      sufferings

B.      paintings

C.      efforts

D.     sadness

 

Key to the questions:  1.C   2. C

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