Charlotte's Web Chapter 7 Bad News(2)学习笔记_2
"Stop!" screamedWilbur. "I don't want to die! Save me, somebody! Save me!" Fern was just about to jump up when a voice was heard.
"Be quiet, Wilbur!" said Charlotte, who had been listening to this awful conversation.
"I can't be quiet," screamed Wilbur, racing up and down. "I don't want to be killed. I don't want to die. Is it true what the old sheep says, Charlotte? Is it true they are going to kill me when the cold weather comes?"
A spider landed on her pillow and she screamed.
They screamed with laughter at her jokes.
be about to do sth刚要…；行将…
I was about to leave when Mark arrived.
She looked as if she was about to cry.
awful /???.f?l/ adj. 极坏的；恶劣的；糟糕的；令人极不愉快的
We had awful weather.我们碰上了糟糕的天气。
She has an awful boss.她的老板极难相处。
What an awful thing to say!说这种话，太不像话了！
conversation/?k?n.v??se?.??n/ n. 交谈，谈话，对话
She had a strange conversation with the man who moved in upstairs.
race /re?s/ v. （使）快速移动（或行进）；（使）快速奔跑
He raced down the street.
The ambulance raced (= quickly took) the injured to a nearby hospital.
Do you know who won/lost the race?你知道比赛谁赢／输了吗？
Let's have a swimming race.让我们比一比看谁游得快。
"Well," said the spider,plucking thoughtfully at her web, "the old sheep has been around this barn a long time. She has seen many a spring pigcome and go. ①If she says they plan to kill you, I'm sure it's true. It's also the dirtiesttrickI ever heard of.
spider /?spa?.d?r/ n. 蜘蛛
We watched the spider spin its web.
pluck/pl?k/ v. 拨，弹，此处用它的现在分词表示伴随状态
He sat on the bed, idly plucking (at) the strings of his guitar.
thoughtfully /?θ?t·f?·li/ adv. 沉思地；体贴地，亲切地
We watched a spider spin a web between three tall grass stems.
trick /tr?k/ v. 骗局；诡计；恶作剧
She played a really nasty trick on me - she put syrup in my shampoo bottle!
have heard of sb/sth知道，听说过
It's a tiny country that most people have never even heard of.
I'd never heard of him before he won the prize.他获奖之前我从来没听说过他。
①If she says they plan to kill you, I'm sure it's true. It's also the dirtiest trick I ever heard of.
如果她说人们打算杀你，我想那就是真的。这也是我听过的最可耻的诡计。I ever heard of做定语修饰trick。
What people don't think of!"Wilburburst into tears. "I don't want to die," he moaned. "I want to stay alive, right here in my comfortable manure pile with all my friends. I want tobreathe the beautiful air and liein the beautiful sun."
"You're certainly making a beautiful noise," snapped the old sheep.
②"I don't want to die!" screamed Wilbur, throwing himself to the ground.
burst into song/tears/laughter突然开始唱歌／流泪／大笑
Much to my surprise, Caleb suddenly burst into song.
moan/m??n/ v. 呻吟；呜咽
"Let me die," he moaned.“让我死吧。”他呻吟道。
You're my only reason to stay alive你是我活下去的惟一理由。
pile /pa?l/ n. 摞；垛；堆
a pile of books一摞书
a pile of dirty clothes一大堆脏衣服
It's so airless in here - I can hardly breathe.
The instructor told us to breathe in deeply and then breathe out slowly.
in the sun在阳光下，无忧无虑
I like to bathe in the sun . 我喜欢在阳光下做日光浴。
snap/sn?p/ v. 厉声说，恶声恶气地说
"Well, I hate you too!" she snapped.
ground/ɡra?nd/ n. 地，地面
I sat down on the ground.我坐在地上。
②"I don't want to die!" screamed Wilbur, throwing himself to the ground.“我不想死！”威伯尖叫着，瘫到地上。
"You shall not die," said Charlotte, briskly.
"What? Really?" cried Wilbur. "Who's going to save me?""I am," said Charlotte.
"How?" asked Wilbur.
"Thatremains to be seen. But I am going to save you, and I want you to quiet down immediately. You're carrying on in a childish way. Stop your crying! I can't stand hysterics."
briskly /'briskli/ adv. 迅速地；活泼地；尖刻地
remain/r??me?n/ v. 停留，留下；保持不变，仍然是
The doctor ordered him to remain in bed for a few days.
A great many things remain to be done (= have not yet been done).
It remains a secret.这仍然是个秘密。
quiet down 静下来；使静下来
How can we let this noisy world quiet down?
immediately/??mi?.di.?t.li/ adv. 立即，马上
We really ought to leave immediately.
The purpose of the meeting wasn't immediately obvious.
The children have been carrying on all day.
childish /?t?a?l.d??/ adj. 孩子的；稚嫩的
hysterics/h??ster.?ks/ n. 歇斯底里发作
Convinced the plane was about to crash, many people were sobbing and in hysterics.