睡前故事-The Ugly Duckling 丑小鸭

讲睡前故事有助于提高孩子的理解力、想象力和逻辑思维能力,对大脑的发育很有帮助。《丑小鸭》是安徒生童话故事中的经典故事之一,今天让我们一起来听听这个故事吧。

It was spring and mother duck was sitting on her eggs. One day her eggs started to break open. Soon, six small, beautiful, yellow ducklings and one big, gray duckling came out of the eggs. The gray duckling had big eyes, and was ugly, but mother duck loved him.

Sometimes the ugly duckling felt sad, because he his brothers didn’t want to play with him. Every day, he went to the pond and asked the birds, “Do you know any ducklings with gray feathers?” But they all said no. He didn’t ask the swans because he was shy.  They had long necks and white feathers.  They were very beautiful. He looked at himself in the pond, and felt sad.

It was winter, so mother duck took her ducklings to the warm barn. The ugly duckling couldn’t wait to go to the pond again. He wanted to see the beautiful swans.

Soon it was spring again, and the ugly duckling ran to the pond. The ugly duckling looked at himself and was surprised,

“Is that me?” he asked.

You see, he wasn’t a gray duckling – he was a beautiful swan! All the other swans wanted to be his friend. “We’re swans like you!” they said. “We are happy to meet you.”

The young swan smiled – he was so happy!

词汇和短语

单词:

1.      beautiful/ ˈbjuːtəf(ə)l /

adj. 美丽的;出色的  

2.      ugly: / ‘ʌɡli 

adj. 丑陋的;难看的;令人不快的 

3.      pond: / pɒnd /

n. 池塘;水池

4.      shy: / ʃaɪ /

adj. 羞怯的;腼腆的

5.      feathers: / ‘feðə(r)/

n. 羽毛

6.      barn: / bɑː(r)n /

   n. 谷仓;畜棚;仓房

每日一句

“They had long necks and white feathers.  They were very beautiful. He looked at himself in the pond, and felt sad.”

他们有长长的脖子和雪白的羽毛。他们美极了。他看到水的池中的自己的倒影,越发感到难过。

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