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英语六级考试读故事记单词(10)

2014-03-14    来源:网络    【      托福雅思口语高分过

【记背单词】
patron
n.1.资助人,赞助人
2.老主顾,顾客
patronise
见patronize
patronize
vt.1.以高人一等的态度对待
2.经常光顾,惠顾
3.赞助
pave
vt.铺(路),铺筑
pave the way(for)
(为……)铺平道路,(为……)作准备
payroll
n.1.工资表,在职人员名单
2.工资总额
peanut
n.1.花生
2.[pl.]很少的钱
pearl
n.1.珍珠
2.珠状物
3.珍品
pebble
n.卵石,小圆石
peck
vt.1.啄
2.匆匆轻吻
vi.1.啄食
2.(at)小口地吃
n.1.啄
2.匆匆地一吻
3.(谷物等的干量单位)配克
pedal
n.踏板,脚踏
vi.脚踏板,骑车
vt.脚蹬,踩动……的踏板
peddle
vt.1.(沿街)叫卖,兜售
2.宣传,散播
pedestrian
n.步行者,行人
peel
vt.削……的皮,剥……的壳
vi.剥落,脱皮
n.(水果等的)皮,外皮
peel off
剥掉,脱去
peep
vi.1.窥视,偷看
2.隐现,慢慢露出
n.1.窥视
2.(汽车喇叭的)嘟嘟声
3.(鼠、小鸟等的)吱吱声
peg
n.1.小钉,栓,挂物钉
2.桩
vt.1.用钉子钉,用钉(或桩等)固定
2.限定(价格、工资等)
3.将……看成,将……归入
4.投(球)等
peg away at
坚持不懈地做
penalise
见penalize
penalize
vt.1.使处于不利地位,不公平地对待
2.判罚
pending
prep.直到,在等待……期间
a.1.未决的,未定的,待定的
2.即将发生的,迫近的
pendulum
n.1.摆,钟摆
2.摇摆不定的事态(或局面)
penguin
n.企鹅
peninsula
n.半岛
perch
n.1.(鸟类的)栖息处,栖枝,栖木
2.高处,较高的位置
3.鲈鱼
v.1.(鸟)飞落,暂栖,停留
2.(在较高处或物体边缘)坐着
vt.把……置于较高或危险处

【阅读文章】
Penguin=Trouble

So I was pedaling down the street the other day when this funny looking pedestrian crossed the street in front of me. I thought this kid was going to get penalized by the cops for sure since he was swinging back and forth like a pendulum. Well, I couldn‘t peel my eyes off this kid when I crashed into one of our patrons. Her pearls went flying everywhere like pebbles over the road that had recently been paved. As I got up off the road I paved the way through the crowd to retrieve her pearls.

When I heard a funny peep I looked up to see that the kid was a penguin!! How I missed that, I‘ll neverknow, but I‘m sure the other messenger boy will peg away at me untill they take me off the payroll or something. Anyhow, the penguin pecked me on the cheek like a kiss and then sat down on my bag like he was patronizing me from the top of some perch. I‘m not one to hold grudges so I reached into my bag and pulled out some peanuts. As I peeled open the bag someone threw a couple coins down into my hat, which I had dropped. They must have thought I was peddling the penguin for money!

Well, right then and there I reached down, picked up that money and pegged the person in the back of his head. He turned around and started chasing me. Naturally I ran and now my case in court is still pending.

But I never found out what happened to that penguin. I hope he made it back to his home on some ocean peninsula. I wouldn‘t want him hanging around the city much longer. He sure got me into trouble!

【译文】
企鹅=麻烦

那天我正在街上骑车,突然有个样子古怪的行人从我面前穿过马路。我心想这个小家伙肯定要遭警察罚了,因为他像个钟摆一样晃来晃去。我无法把视线从这个小家伙身上移开,就在这时我撞到了我们一个老主顾身上。她的珍珠像小圆石一样撒满了最近才铺好的路面。我加快速度在人群中为她铺开了一条路让她捡回珍珠。

听到一声奇怪的吱吱声,我抬头发现小家伙原来是只企鹅!!我永远也无法知道我怎么就没有注意到他只不过是只企鹅,但是我确信其他送信男孩会一直抓着我不放,直到他们把我从在职人员名单上拿下来或是怎么的。不管怎样,企鹅像亲吻一样在我的脸上轻轻啄了一下,然后就坐在了我的包上,就像从某个高处以高人一等的态度对待我一样。我不是个怀恨的人,所以我把手伸进包里掏出一些花生来。在我打开包的时候,有人往我的帽子里扔了几枚硬币,因为我把帽子掉在了地上。他们一定以为我在拿企鹅叫卖!

就在此时此地我弯腰把钱捡了起来朝那个人的后脑勺扔去,他转过身来开始追我。我自然是跑掉了,现在我在法院的案子还悬而未决。

但我一直没弄清楚企鹅的下落,我希望他成功地回到了某个大洋半岛他自己的家,我不希望他在城里做更多的逗留。他肯定是给我带来了麻烦!



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