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【今日基础词】Competition

【Transcript】

Once upon a time, there was a crowd of frogs which were going to have a climbing competition, and the destination of which being the top of an extraordinarily high steel tower. A host of frogs were surrounding the steel tower, watching the competition and cheering for the competitors. At the beginning of the competition, frankly speaking, nearly no audience frogs believed that these little frogs could arrive at the top.

They were talking about like this, “It is too difficult to reach the top! They surely can not arrive at the top! They can not be successful, because the tower is too high to climb!”

After receiving those messages, frogs began to lose heart from one to another, and only a few passionate frogs were still climbing.

However, the audience frogs still kept shouting, “It is too difficult and no one could reach the top!”

More and more frogs became tired and quitted from the competition. Nonetheless, there was a frog still climbing higher and higher, which had no sense of giving up.

It tried very hard and finally became the only winner who arrived at the top. One frog ran to ask the winner where the strength came from during the whole competition.

He then finally found out that this frog was totally a deaf!

【注】extraordinarily ad. 非常地;frankly speaking 老实说

【Translation】

从前,有一群青蛙,组织了一场攀爬比赛,比赛的终点是一座非常高的铁塔的塔尖。一大群青蛙围着铁塔看比赛,给他们加油。

比赛开始了,老实说,群蛙中没有谁相信这些小小的青蛙会到达塔顶,他们都在议论:“这太难了!他们肯定到不了塔顶!他们绝不可能成功的,塔太高了!”

听到这些,一只又一只的青蛙开始泄气了,只有情绪高涨的几只还在往上爬。群蛙继续喊着:“这太难了!没有谁能爬上顶的!”越来越多的青蛙累坏了,退出了比赛。但有一只却越爬越高,一点没有放弃的意思。

最后,它费了很大的劲,终于成为唯一一只到达塔顶的胜利者。一只青蛙跑上前去问胜利者它哪来那么大的力气跑完全程。结果发现这只青蛙是个聋子

【Competition】

competition n. ①比赛 ②竞争

例:Because there is so much unemployment, the competition for jobs is fierce.

由于失业人数过多,职业竞争十分激烈。

搭配:in competition with 和……竞争:

We are in competition with 4 other companies for the contract.

我们在与其他四家公司竞争这项合同。

拓展:compete v. 竞争

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