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[初三]The power of words
作者:21ST    来源:21世纪学生英文报·初三版第321期    日期: 2011-03-02
The power of words

A GROUP of frogs were traveling through the woods when two of them fell into a deep pit (坑). All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. The two frogs ignored their words and tried to jump out of the pit with all of their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead.

Finally, one of the frogs listened to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could.

Once again, the crowd of frogs shouted at him to give up and wait for death.

He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs asked: “Did you not hear us?”

To their surprise, the frog explained to them that he was almost deaf (聋的). He thought they were encouraging him the whole time.

Words have the power of life and death. An encouraging word spoken to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through their difficulties.

A destructive (破坏性的) word to someone who is down can be fatal (致命的). So always be careful of what you say.

Anonymous

Key words

gather v. 聚集,收集

(cause to come together or put together)

The teacher gathered the students around her.

as good as

和……几乎一样,实际上相当于

She says the new shop is every bit as good as the old one.

continue v. 继续,连续

(go on or keep on)

According to the weather report, the rain will continue through the weekend.

Sentence bank

释义:两只青蛙不理睬那些话,用尽全力要跳出深坑。

单词:ignore v. (ignored, ignored) 不理睬,忽视。

She saw him coming but she ignored him.

释义:对身处逆境的人说一些鼓励性的话能让他们打起精神,帮助他们渡过难关。

短语:lift up 提起(精神),上升。相当于fill with high spirits。

The sunshine should lift up her spirits.

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面对逆境,有的同学会一蹶不振,但不管情况有多么困难,我们都不能放弃。坚持下去,成功离我们就不会太遥远。



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