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BASIC READERS:美国学校现代英语阅读教材(BOOK FIVE)(英文原版)pdf/doc/txt格式电子书下载

书名:BASIC READERS:美国学校现代英语阅读教材(BOOK FIVE)(英文原版)pdf/doc/txt格式电子书下载

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作者:(美)威廉·S·格雷,威廉·H·爱尔森

出版社:天津人民出版社

出版时间:2015-11-01

书籍编号:30222501

ISBN:9787201098043

正文语种:英文

字数:81421

版次:1

所属分类:外语学习-英语读物

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BASIC READERS:美国学校现代英语阅读教材(BOOK FIVE)(英文原版)pdf/doc/txt格式电子书下载

BASIC READERS:美国学校现代英语阅读教材(BOOK FIVE)(英文原版)pdf/doc/txt格式电子书下载

Books Are Storehouses


When Admiral Byrd went down to the bottom of the world to explore the regions of the South Pole,he carried with him a library of one thousand books.Think of it!If you read one book every day,it would take you nearly three years to finish that many.Admiral Byrd must indeed have thought that books were valuable to his men.He needed all the room in his ships for food,gasoline,and other supplies;yet he found a place for this large library.


Admiral Byrd knew that during his stay in the Polar regions there would be a long night of many months,when the sun would not shine.The men would have to stay inside,shut in by the darkness and the fierce storms,with very little to do.Books would give them many pleasant hours.Books would help them to forget that they were shut in.


So we can imagine these forty-two brave explorers quietly reading in the light of their lamps,with the terrific storms raging outside,and their building completely buried in snow.Here is one man reading a story of Africa.His mind is far away from the ice and snow;his book has carried him to a hot,sweltering country of wide grassy plains,sandy deserts,and thick jungles.Another man is reading of a land of great,busy cities full of people;he has for a time forgotten that for a thousand miles and more in every direction there is not another person in all the vast region where he and his comrades are.


Have you ever read about the Little Lame Prince and his magic cloak that took him wherever he wanted to go?Books are like magic cloaks;they can take us wherever we want to go.You could not go to the South Pole with Admiral Byrd;but you can read the book that he wrote.You cannot hunt lions in Africa,but you will read in this book of yours how three Boy Scouts hunted them.


Books can do even more than the magic cloak could do.It could only carry the Little Lame Prince to different places.But books can carry us into people\'s minds and show us what they have thought and learned.There are men and women who have spent years of hard,patient work finding out the wonderful things that are in this world of ours.All that they have learned and thought we can have for our own—wonderful and interesting facts about the stars,the trees and flowers,the animals,the great machines that do our work—all the things that are on the earth,in the earth,and even far down in the depths of the ocean waters.


Finally,books can carry us far,far back,thousands of years,and show us how people lived in those days.We can know the kinds of clothes they wore,the food they ate,the games they played,and even some of the jokes at which they laughed.Isn\'t it strange!Those people never dreamed of us;we could not possibly go back and live in their day.Yet we can know almost as much about them as we know about the people of our own times.


Now do you see why we say that books are storehouses?In them are stored up for us all the things that men and women have thought and done and learned for thousands of years.In them are kept the stories that people have loved through all time.

BASIC READERS:美国学校现代英语阅读教材(BOOK FIVE)(英文原版)pdf/doc/txt格式电子书下载

  • lair,den of a wild beast.
  • polar,near either the North or the South Pole.
  • expedition,a group of people making an important journey.
  • Antarctica,lands around the South Pole.
  • compelled,forced to do something.
  • leisure,time free from required work;spare time.
  • construction,building.
  • community,a group of people living together in a town or village.
  • laboratory,work-shop for doing certain careful work.
  • Mess Hall,dining-hall.
  • photo workshop,a place where camera plates or films are developed.
  • vanished,disappeared.
  • activity,work;doing something.
  • points,spots or markings.
  • hangar,a shelter for airplanes.
  • curious,strange;unusual.
  • murmur,low sound or noise.
  • furious,violent;wild with anger.
  • happily,luckily.
  • equipment,supplies.
  • horizon,the place where earth and sky seem to meet.
  • electric generator,machine for making electricity.
  • vast,very great in numbers or in size.
  • provisions,supply of food.
  • athletic,used for playing games and taking exercise.
  • inconveniences,troubles;discomforts.
  • anniversary,the day celebrating a special happening or event.
  • congratulation,telling a person you are pleased over his success or good fortune.
  • fitting,of the right kind.
  • visible,seen.
  • majestic,glorious;grand;splendid.
  • stalwart,strong and brave.
  • photographer,person taking pictures.
  • penguins,sea birds that can dive and swim but cannot fly.
  • dignified,serious-looking;solemn.
  • killer-whale,a whale that kills large fish,seals,and even other whales.
  • in a frenzy,so excited as to be almost crazy.
  • whirlpool of activity,place where all began working suddenly.
  • Postal Service,the carrying of the mails.
  • epidemic,rapid spreading of disease so that many people have it at the same time.
  • disease,illness.
  • Public Health Service,those whose duty it is to care for the health of persons living in a community.
  • antitoxin serum,a liquid used to prevent or cure certain diseases.
  • frantic,greatly excited and upset.
  • heroic,brave;fearless;daring.
  • feat,a great deed;an act requiring great skill,strength,or daring.
  • bewildered,lost and
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