林肯英语 - 6 A Day in the Life of a Typical American Family with a Student
Situation 6 Reading 读书
(The following is the content of Kevin's reading from U.S. History book.) (下面是凯文读的美国历史书上的内容.)
Kevin: World War Two began in Europe. Europe is very far from United States and so, at first, United States was not concerned. But the longer the war went, the more the Unite States worried. Even though the United States itself was safe, many of its friends in Europe were in danger. 第二次世界大战是从欧洲开始的. 欧洲离美国很远, 开始时,美国没有参与. 但是战争越久,美国就越担心. 尽管美国自己很安全, 它欧洲的许多朋友处在危险中. England, in particular, was suffering from attacks by Nazi Germany. Still, this was not enough to get the United States to fight. 特别是英国,正遭受德国海军的攻击. 但是这仍然不足以让美国去大战. Some people from the United States even went to Canada to join the Canadian army and fight in Europe. World War Two is a true world war because it was fought in both Europe and Asia. In Asia, the Japanese were as bad as Germans were in Europe. Finally, in 1941, the Japanese bombed the United States Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Only then did the United States join the fight in World War Two. 一些美国人甚至参加了加拿大的军队去欧洲打仗. 第二次世界大战是一次真正的战争,那是因为它发生在欧洲和亚洲之间. 在亚洲,日本象欧洲的德国一样坏. 最后,在1941年,日本炸掉了美国夏威夷珍珠港的海军. 在那个时候美国才参加了第二次世界大战.
(Ms. O'Neal stops Kevin.) (奥尼先生停止了凯文.)
Ms. O'Neal: Kevin, what do you think of this reading? 凯文,你对这段有什么想法吗?
Kevin: It's very interesting. My grandfather told me he joined the army in 1943, so that is after Pearl Harbor. 很有趣. 我祖父告诉我他是1943年参军的, 那是珍珠港战役以后了.
Ms. O'Neal: Very good. You see why history is important. In history we learn not only about our country but also about our families and ourselves. 很好.你知道历史有多重要了吧. 从历史中我们不仅可以学到有关我们国家的事,而且还有我们的家庭和我们自己.
Kevin: Yeah, when I think about it like that history is pretty fun after all. 是啊,那时我认为历史终究是非常有趣的.
Ms. O'Neal: What do you mean "after all"? Does that mean it was boring before? “终究”是什么意思？ 意思是以前都很烦躁吗？
Kevin: No, that's not what I meant. 不，我不是那个意思。
Ms. O'Neal: That's okay. You can be honest. 没有关系。你可以诚实一些。
Kevin: Honestly, it was a little boring. 老实说,是有点枯燥。