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胡敏读故事记托福词汇197:海洋雕刻家The sea sculptor(MP3)

197 The sea sculptor

197 海洋雕刻家

There was a sculptor who specialized in artwork of the sea. He would make seasonal visits to the sea to find sculptural inspiration for his sculpture. On one visit to the sea, he chose a secluded seaport, and headed directly for the seashore. After renting some scuba gear, he scrupulously scrutinized it. He found that one of the screws was loose, so he tightened it with a screwdriver. He found that a seam in his rubber diving suit was torn, so he seared it closed with a hot iron. He then rented a boat and hired a crew and sailed out to deep waters, where he asked the seamen to stop and let him dive. He then dove in. After clearing his way through the seaweed on the surface, he swam down a few meters to the seabed, where he spied a seamount covered with a great number of sea cucumbers. These little animals were secreting a certain secretion that the sculptor found very pleasing to the eye. So, using his underwater camera, he took pictures of them with scrupulous care. Knowing that sea cucumber was good eating, especially with a little seasoning, he considered taking up a few. However, being a man of scruples and knowing that it was illegal to fish without a license, he thought it best not to take anything. However, he had a secondary thought. He knew that he was in seclusion and that no one would see him take a few tiny sea cucumbers, so be shoved a few in his sack and headed for the surface. When he got home, he put the sea cucumber in his fish tank and began to sculpt.

有一位雕刻家专攻海洋艺术品的雕刻。他根据季节的变化定期去海边,为雕刻作品寻找雕刻灵感。一次去海边的时候,他选择了一个孤立的港口,然后直奔海滨。他租了一个水中呼吸器,并小心翼翼地详细检查了一番。他发现其中一个螺钉松了,于是用螺丝刀把螺钉拧紧。接着他又发现他的橡胶潜水衣的接缝撕开了,于是他又用熨斗灼烧接口,使接口复合。随即他租了一条小船,雇请了一些船工出海了。到了深海以后,他请求海员们停船,自己潜入了水中。穿过海水表面的海藻以后,他下潜好几米游到了接近海底的地方。在那儿,他看到了一个海底山,山上全是海参。这些小东西分泌出一些液体,非常悦目。他极端小心地用水下照相机拍了几张照片。考虑到海参很好吃,尤其是加上点调味品以后味道更好,所以他打算带一些上去。然而,他又是一个踌躇不决的人,他深知没有许可证钓鱼是违法的,所以认为最好还是不要带任何东西。可是,他还有另外的想法。他知道自己所处的地方非常隐秘,要是带一些小海参应该没有人注意到,所以最终他还是捉了一些放到口袋里,然后才浮出水面。回到家以后,他把海参放到鱼缸里,开始了他的雕刻创作。
 

Words:

screw n.螺旋,螺钉
screwdriver n.螺丝刀
scruple n.踌躇,顾忌
scrupulous adj. 一丝不苟的,严格认真的,谨慎的,小心的
scrupulously adv. 小心翼翼地
scrutinize v. 详细检查,细看
scuba n.水中呼吸器
sculpt vt.雕刻,造型
sculptor n.雕刻家
sculptural adj.雕刻的,雕刻般的
sculpture n.雕塑,雕刻品
sea cucumber 海参
seabed n.海底,海床
seam n.接缝,缝合线
seamen n.海员
seamount n.海底山
seaport n.海港,港口
sear v.烧灼,烧焦,烤焦
seashore n.海岸,海滨
seasonal adj.季节的,季节性的,周期性的,定期的
seasoning n.调味品,调料
seaweed n.海草,海藻
seclude vt.使隔离,使孤立
seclusion n.独处,隐居
secondary adj.中级的,次要的,伴随的
secrete vt.分泌

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