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东莞美联英语:读故事记托福单词 Adaptation Is the Key

2014-11-18 15:06   类别:语法   来源:   责编:Simple

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I must admit, I didn't like Tom in the begining.

我得承认,当初我并不喜欢汤姆。

He live in the house that was adjacent to mine, and I knew he was addicted to painkillers.

他住在我隔壁,而且我知道他吃止痛药成瘾。

He had injured his back while building adobe houses in the countryside for the local government administration.

他在乡下给当地政府盖泥砖房时伤了后背。

The painkillers numbed his back pain and allowed him to continue performing his heavy construction work.

止痛药麻木了他的后背,这样他就能继续从事那些繁重的建筑工作。

However, it wasn't long before he got caught for failing to adhere to the drug laws.

然而不久,他便因不遵守药品法而被捕。

I still recall what the judge told him shortly before he adjourned the court,

我还记得法官在休庭前对汤姆说的话:

"You'll either have to adapt to a life without drugs or adjust to living in the prison that adjoins this courthouse."

“你要么就要适应没有止痛药的生活,要么就得适应与法庭相邻的监狱生活。”

I was admittedly upset when the judge asked me to help administer Tom's probation.

不可否认,当法官让我协助执行汤姆的缓刑时,我很烦恼。

I felt that the judge was making me an unwilling and unnecessary adjunct to the court system.

我觉得法官是在把我变成法律制度下的一个极不情愿又不必要的附庸。

But I had no choice.

但我别无选择。

I thought to myself, "Adaptation is the key."

我想:“适应是关键。”

So I change attitude towards Tom and I soon learned that Tom wad just as adaptable.

于是我改变了对汤姆的态度,而且我很快发现汤姆的适应能力很强。

Tom heeded the judge's warning.

汤姆没把法官的警告当耳旁风。

He quit his construction job and stopped using painkillers.

他辞掉了建筑工作,不再使用止痛药,

He put all of his time and effort into inventing a new adhesive for constructing brick houses.

并把全部时间和精力投入到发明盖砖瓦房所需的新型粘合剂中。

His dedication was admirable.

他全身心的投入令人钦佩。

He became quite adept at chemisty and before long,

他搞起化学来很有一手,

he discovered a key additive that made his glue superior to all another adhesives.

不久他找到了关键的添加剂,加入它以后,他的胶水就成了最好的粘合剂。

Now, I greatly admire Tom and he was become a good friend.

现在,我非常佩服汤姆,我们成为了好朋友。

I guess adaptation really is the key!

我猜适应真的是关键!

adapt v.(使)适应,调整;改编

adaptable adj.能适应的,适应性强的

adaptation n.改编,改写;适应环境

addict vt.使沉溺,使上瘾

addictiveadj.加法的; n. 添加剂

adept adj.熟练的,擅长的,拿手的,有一手的

adhere vi.黏附,粘牢;追随,坚持,遵守

adhesive n.粘着物;adj.粘着的

adjacent adj.接近的,毗连的,临近的

adjoin vt.相邻,毗邻

adjourn v.延期,休会

adjunct n.附件,附属,附庸

adjust vt.调整,使适应于

administer vt.管理

administration n.管理,经营;当局,政府

admirable adj.值得称赞的,令人钦佩的

admire vt.钦佩,崇拜;欣赏

admit vt.准许进入;承认

admittedly adv.公认地;诚然地,无可否认地

adobe n.泥砖,土坯房




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