睡前故事-The Rabbit and The Coyote 兔子与草原狼

2017.10.18

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。《兔子与草原狼》改编于玛雅民间故事。今天让我们一起来听听这个故事,品读故事中的人生智慧。

A long time ago, there was a rabbit and a coyote. The rabbit always played tricks on the coyote. Since the coyote was not the smartest of all animals, he always did exactly what the rabbit told him to.

One day, the rabbit came to a big rock, and leaned on the rock when the coyote came by.

“What are you doing, brother?” the coyote asked.

“Hurry, brother, the sky is falling. Lean against the rock and hold it up while I go for a stick to help you.” said the rabbit.

“All right,” said the coyote and began holding it up. He waited for a long time. He was very tired and terribly hungry, but the rabbit never came back to help him.

“I don’t care! I’m going to leave, even though the sky may fall down on top of us,” said the coyote and let go off the rock. Nothing happened! He was very mad and wanted to find the rabbit.

At night, the coyote found the rabbit by a pond. When the rabbit saw the coyote coming, he began to drink the water from the pond.

“What are you doing?” The coyote asked.

“Look, brother, there’s a cheese in the water,” answered the rabbit, pointing at the reflection of the moon in the water.

The coyote looked in the water and said: “Yes, I see it!”

“If we drink all the water, we can get the cheese,” said the rabbit.

The coyote started to drink the water. The rabbit left him again and never came back. The coyote drank the water until his stomach hurt, but he never got the cheese. Poor Coyote!

单词与短语

单词:

  1. Trick:/ trɪk/

n.技巧;诡计;诀窍;把戏

  1. Exactly :/ ɪɡ’zæk(t)li/

adv.确切地;准确地;精确地

  1. Lean:/ liːn/

v. 倾斜;倚靠

4. Cheese: / tʃiːz/

n. 奶酪

5. Reflection:/ rɪ’flekʃ(ə)n/

n. 倒影

短语:

  1. Play trick on….: 戏弄,开…. 的玩笑
  2. Lean on/against:靠在…. 上
  3. Even though: 即使

每日一句

 “No matter, I’m going to leave even though the sky may fall down on top of us,” said the coyote and let go off the rock.

“不管了,我要走了,就算天可能会掉下来砸到我们”草原狼这么说道并放开了岩石。

 

学习资料

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