关于初中英语美文摘抄

学习啦  韦彦   2016-09-14 09:45:24

  经典美文与英语写作是两项相对独立但又相互依赖、相辅相成的关系,这一结论对写作教学有很大启发。下面是学习啦小编带来的初中英语美文摘抄,欢迎阅读!

  初中英语美文摘抄精选

  Different from the Start

  一开始就与众不同

  Five-year-old Albert Einstein stared at his hand as if it held magic. Cupped in his palm was a small,round instrument with a glass cover and a jiggling needle. Albert's father called it a compass. Albert called it a mystery. No matter how he moved the compass, the needle always pointed to the north. Quietly Hermann Einstein watched his son. Albert was a chubby little boy with pale, round cheeks and thick, black hair that was usually messy. His bright brown eyes were wide with discovery.

  五岁的阿尔伯特·爱因斯坦盯着他的手,仿佛手上掌控着魔法。他的掌心托着一个小小的、圆形的仪器,仪器带有一个玻璃罩和一根会摆动的针。阿尔伯特的父亲称它为指南针,阿尔伯特称它是一个谜。不管他如何移动罗盘,指针总是指向北方。赫尔曼·爱因斯坦静静地注视着他的儿子。阿尔伯特是一个胖乎乎的小男孩,白白的脸颊圆乎乎肉嘟嘟的,黑色的头发常常乱成一团。看到这一发现,他明亮的棕色眼睛睁得大大的。

  Something was in the room with him, Albert realized--something he couldn't see or feel, but that acted on the compass just the same. Spellbound, Albert listened to his father explain magnetism, the strange force that made the compass needle point north. But nothing his father said made the invisible power seem less mysterious or wonderful. To many children the compass would have been just another toy. To Albert the compass was a miracle he would never forget.

  阿尔伯特意识到,房间里有什么东西在他的身边--他无法看到或感觉到的某种东西,同时也对指南针产生着作用。阿尔伯特入迷地听父亲解释磁力,一股使罗盘的指针指向北方的奇特的力量。但是,不管父亲说什么,也丝毫没有减少这股无形力量的神秘感和奇妙感。对许多孩子来说,指南针本来只是一个玩具,对阿尔伯特来说,指南针却是一个他永远不会忘记的奇迹。

  But then Albert had always been different from other children. Born March 14,1879,in Ulm, Germany, Albert hadn't been looked like other babies. As she cradled her new son in her arms, Pauline Einstein thought the back of his head looked strange. Other babies didn't have such large, pointed skulls. Was something wrong with Albert? Although the doctor told Pauline everything was fine, several weeks passed before the shape of Albert's head began to look right to her.

  然而,阿尔伯特总是不同于其他孩子。1879年3月14日他出生在德国的乌尔姆,出生时,他看上去就不像其他婴儿。当母亲波林·爱因斯坦抚慰着怀抱里的这个新生儿时,她觉得他的后脑勺看起来怪怪的,其他婴儿没有那么突出的大头骨。阿尔伯特有什么问题吗?虽然医生告诉波林一切安好,但几个星期之后她才觉得阿尔伯特的头形正常。

  When Albert was one, his family moved to Munich,where his sister, Maja, was born a year later. Looking down at the tiny sleeping bundle, Albert was puzzled. Where were the baby's wheels? The disappointed two year old wanted to know. Albert had expected a baby sister to be something like a toy, and most of his toys had wheels.

  阿尔伯特一岁时,全家搬到了慕尼黑,一年后妹妹玛雅出生了。看着襁褓中熟睡的小婴儿,阿尔伯特感到疑惑不解。婴儿的轮子在哪里呢?这个失望的两岁的孩子很想知道。阿尔伯特以为小妹妹应该是像玩具一样的东西,并且他的大部分玩具都是有轮子的。

  Albert's parents were amused by his confusion. But any response at all would have delighted them. At an age when many children have lots to say, Albert seemed strangely backward. Hermann and Pauline wondered why he was so late in talking. Was their son developing normally? As Albert grew older, he continued to have trouble putting his thoughts into words Even when he was nine years old, he spoke slowly, if he decided to say anything at all. Pauline and Hermann didn't know what to think.

  阿尔伯特的父母被他充满疑惑的样子逗笑了,但孩子的可反应都令他们感到快乐。在这个年龄,许多孩子都能讲不少话了,阿尔伯特在语言方面却似乎异常落后。赫尔曼和波林不知道为什么他说话这么晚。他们的儿子生长发育正常吗?阿尔伯特更大一些的时候,仍然难以用文字表述自己的思想。甚至在他九岁时,如果他决定说些什么,速度还是很慢。波林和赫尔曼不知道该如何看待。

  But Albert was a good listener and a good thinker. Sometimes when he went hiking with his parents and Maja, he thought about his father's compass and what it had revealed to him. The clear, open meadows were filled with more than the wind or the scent of flowers. They were also filled with magnetism. The very thought of it quickened Albert's pulse.

  但是,阿尔伯特非常善于倾听和思考。有时当他和父母还有妹妹玛雅一起去远足时,他会想到父亲的指南针,思考它向他揭示的秘密。清新开阔的草地不仅充满着风声或花的香味,也充满着磁力,一想到这点阿尔伯特就脉搏加速了。

  初中英语美文摘抄阅读

  The Old Man and the Sea老人与海

  老人与海

  The sun rose thinly from the sea and the old man could see the other boats, low on the water and well in toward the shore, spread out across the current. Then the sun was brighter and the glare came on the water and then, as it rose clear, the flat sea sent it back at his eyes so that it hurt sharply and he rowed without looking into it. He looked down into the water and watched the lines that went straight down into the dark of the water. He kept them straighter than anyone did, so that at each level in the darkness of the stream there would be a bait waiting exactly where he wished it to be for any fish that swam there. Others let them drift with the current and sometimes they were at sixty fathoms when the fishermen thought they were at a hundred.

  淡淡的太阳从海上升起,老人看见其他船只低低地挨着水面,朝海岸漂去,向海浪垂直的方向分散开。接着,太阳更明亮了,刺眼的强光照在水面上。当太阳从地平线上完全升起,平坦的海面把阳光反射到他眼睛里,使他的眼睛剧烈地刺痛,所以他划着船,不朝太阳看。他俯视水中,注视着那几根一直垂到漆黑的深水里的钓索。他把钓索垂得比任何人更直,这样,在黑暗的湾流深处的几个不同的深度,都会有一个鱼饵刚好在他所指望的地方等待着游动的鱼来觅食。别的渔夫让钓索顺水漂流,有时钓索在六十英寻的深处,他们却自以为在一百英寻的深处呢。

  But, he thought, I keep them with precision. Only I have no luck any more. But who knows? Maybe today. Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.

  但是,他想,我总是把它们放在精确的地方。只是我没有运气,可谁知道呢?也许今天就有好运。每天都是新的一天。走运当然更好,但我宁愿做得精确。那么运气来的时候,你就准备好了。

  The sun was two hours higher now and it did not hurt his eyes so much to look into the east. There were only three boats in sight now and they showed very low and far inshore.

  两个小时过去了,太阳升得更高了,朝东望去,眼睛没有刺痛得那么厉害。现在只能看见三艘船,它们显得很低,靠近海岸。

  All my life the early sun has hurt my eyes, he thought. Yet they are still good. In the evening I can look straight into it without getting the blackness. It has more force in the evening too. But in the morning it is painful.

  这一辈子,初升的太阳总是刺痛我的眼睛,他心想。然而,眼睛仍然是好好的。傍晚时分,我能直视它,不会有眼前发黑的感觉。阳光在傍晚要更强烈些,不过在早上它叫人感到痛苦。

  Just then he saw a man-of-war bird with his long black wings circling in the sky ahead of him. He made a quick drop, slanting down on his back-swept wings, and then circled again.

  就在这时,他看见一只军舰鸟,有着黑色的长翅膀,在他前方的天空中盘旋。它斜着后掠的双翅迅速俯冲下来,然后又盘旋起来。

  "He's got something," the old man said aloud. "He's not just looking."

  "他逮到东西了,"老人大声说,"他不只是看看。"

  He rowed slowly and steadily toward where the bird was circling. He did not hurry and he kept his lines straight up and down. But he crowded the current a little so that he was still fishing correctly though faster than he would have fished if he was not trying to use the bird.

  他缓慢而坚定地划向鸟儿盘旋的地方。他并不匆忙,使钓索保持着上下垂直的位置。不过他朝海流靠近了一点,这样他依然在用正确的方式捕鱼,尽管他的速度要比不打算利用鸟儿来引路时来得快。

  The bird went higher in the air and circled again, his wings motionless. Then he dove suddenly and the old man saw flying fish spurt out of the water and sail desperately over the surface.

  鸟儿在空中飞得更高了,再次盘旋起来,翅膀纹丝不动。然后它猛然俯冲下来,老人看见飞鱼跃出水面,拼命地在海面上掠过。

  "Dolphin," the old man said aloud. "Big dolphin."

  "海豚,"老人大声说道' "大海豚。"

  He shipped his oars and brought a small line from under the bow. It had a wire leader and a medium-sized hook and he baited it with one of the sardines. He let it go over the side and then made it fast to a ring bolt in the stern. Then he baited another line and left it coiled in the shade of the bow. He went back to rowing and to watching the long-winged black bird who was working, now, low over the water.

  他取下桨,从船头下面拿出一根细钓丝。钓丝上系着铁丝导线和一只中号钓钩,他把一条沙丁鱼挂在上面,顺着船舷放下水,然后将丝紧紧地系在船尾一只带环螺栓上。接着他在另一根线上安上鱼饵,把它盘绕着搁置在船头的阴影里。他又划起船,看着长翅黑鸟,它此刻正在水面上低飞。

  As he watched the bird dipped again slanting his wings for the dive and then swinging them wildly and ineffectually as he followed the flying fish. The old man could see the slight bulge in the water that the big dolphin raised as they followed the escaping fish. The dolphin were cutting through the water below the flight of the fish and would be in the water, driving at speed, when the fish dropped. It is a big school of dolphin, he thought. They are widespread and the flying fish have little chance. The bird has no chance. The flying fish are too big for him and they go too fast.

  他正看着,鸟儿又斜起翅膀准备俯冲,它向下冲来,然后又猛烈地扇动着双翼,追踪飞鱼,但是没有成效。老人看见大海豚在追赶飞鱼时海面微微隆起的水浪。海豚在飞掠的鱼下面破水而行,等鱼一落下,海豚就会飞速潜人水中。这群海豚真大呀!他想。它们分散开去,飞鱼很少有机会逃脱。军舰鸟也没有机会,飞鱼对它来说太大了,并且它们速度太快。

  He watched the flying fish burst out again and again and the ineffectual movements of the bird. That school has gotten away from me, he thought. They are moving out too fast and too far. But perhaps I will pick up a stray and perhaps my big fish is around them. My big fish must be somewhere.

  他看着飞鱼一次次地跃出水面,鸟儿的行为也一无所获。那群海豚要远离我了,他想着。它们动作太快,游得太远。但是,也许我会逮住一条掉队的,也许我的大鱼就在它们周围。我的大鱼一定在某个地方。

  初中英语美文摘抄学习

  无限风光在险峰

  Risk is endemic in human affairs. To say to someone "I love you" or to say in church "I believe"can never be risk-free undertakings. They are to make investments in things that are not fullyunder one's control. The other person may not love you back. The God in whom you stakeyour trust may turn out not to exist. The French philosopher Pascal famously attempted ametaphysical hedge with regards to the existence of God. He argued that if believers are rightabout God's existence, then they have gained everything. But if they are wrong about it, theyhave lost nothing. It's an attempt to eliminate risk from believing. But, like the risk avoidancestrategies of investment banks, where you invest your heart and your soul can never be riskfree. All commitment, whether it be financial, emotional or religious, is subject to thepossibility of failure. That's life. And indeed it may well be that the attempt to eliminate riskfrom life can, in extreme forms, become an attempt to eliminate life itself.

  冒险几乎是人群中的常见病。对别人说“我爱你”或者在教堂里说“我相信”其实一直都是有风险的。他们所作的承诺并不完全由自己掌控。对方也许不爱你。你相信的上帝有可能根本就不存在。法国哲学家Pascal曾就上帝的存在与否尝试过一个形而上的推敲。如果信众对于上帝存在的认识是正确的,那么他们就得到了一切,如果不对,那他们也毫无损失。这是对消弭信仰风险的尝试。但是,就像投行规避风险的策略一样,这个你投入一切的地方绝不是个全无风险的地方。所有承诺,不管是资金方面的,感情方面或是宗教方面的,都有失败的可能性。这就是生活。在某些极端情况下,想从生活中消除风险就等于消除生活本身。

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