【回味童年 英语原版童书(五十八)】点

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发表于:2012-10-10 17:00 [只看楼主] [划词开启]
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《点》是插画家兼作者的彼得‧雷诺兹(Peter H. Reynolds)所创作的绘本。下课了,瓦实提什么都没有画出来。老师让瓦实提试一下,瓦实提生气地画上一点,老师让她写上名字。一周之后,那一点被挂在艺术课教室老师的座位那里。于是,瓦实提开始画点,用不同的方式画...雷诺兹通过诙谐生动的情节配上自由奔放的图画去诱使读者去画下一点,诱使读者去看一点能带来些什么。

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The Dot


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Art class was over, but Vashti sat glued to her chair. Her paper was empty.
艺术课结束了,但是瓦实提坐在椅子上不愿意离开。她的画纸空白的。

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Vashti’s teacher leaned over blank paper. “Ah! A polar bear in a snow storm,” she said.
瓦实提的老师向着白纸探身过去。“啊!暴风雪中的北极熊,”她说。

“Very funny!” said Vashti. “I just can’t draw!”
“很好笑!”瓦实提说。“我不会画画!”

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Her teacher smiled. “Just make a mark and see it where it takes you.”
她的老师微笑。“就画一个符号上去,看它会给你带来些什么。”

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Vashti grabbed a marker and gave the paper a good, strong jab. “There!”
瓦实提抓起一只麦克笔,在画纸上用力的戳了一下。“那里!”

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Her teacher picked up the paper and studied it carefully. “Hmmmm.”
她的老师拿起画纸,认真的研究。“唔。”

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She pushed the paper towards Vashti and quietly said, “Now sign it.”
她把画纸推给瓦实提,轻轻的说:“现在签上名字。”

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Vashti thought for a moment. “Well, maybe I can’t draw, but I CAN sign my name.”
瓦实提想了一会儿。“好,我可能不会画画,但是我会签上自己的名字。”

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The next week, when Vashti walked into her art class, she was surprised to see what was hanging above her teacher’s desk.
第二周,瓦实提走进艺术课教室的时候,看到挂在老师桌子上面的东西,她很惊喜。

It was the little dot she had drawn- HER DOT! All framed in swirly gold!
是她画的小点-她的点!被漩涡图案的金边镶起来了!

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“Hmmph! I can make a better dot than THAT!”
“哼!我能画出比那个要漂亮的点!”

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She opened her never-before-used set of watercolours and set to work.
她打开自己从未用过的水彩画工具,开始认真画画。

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Vashti painted and painted. A red dot. A purple dot. A yellow dot. A blue dot.
瓦实提不停的画。一个红色的点。一个紫色的点。一个黄色的点。一个蓝色的点。

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The blue mixed with the yellow. She discovered that she could make a GREEN dot.
蓝色混上黄色。她发现自己可以画出一个绿色的点。

Vashti kept experimenting. Lots of little dots in many colours.
瓦实提不停地实验。很多个不同颜色的小点。

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“If I can make little dots, I can make BIG dots, too.” Vashti splashed her colours with a bigger brush on bigger paper to make bigger dots.
“假如我能画小的点,我也能画大的点。”瓦实提用更大的画刷在更大的纸上溅上颜色,去画更大的点。

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Vashti even made a dot by NOT painting a dot.
瓦实提甚至把中间留空而弄出了一个点。

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At the school art show a few weeks later, Vashti’s many dots made quite a splash.
瓦实提的很多点,在几周之后的学校艺术展引起轰动。

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Vashti noticed a little boy gazing up at her.
瓦实提发现一个小男孩在盯着自己。

“ You're a really great artist. I wish I could draw.” he said.
“你真的是一个很棒的艺术家。我希望我会画画,”他说。

“ I bet you can,” said Vashti.
“我敢肯定你会,”瓦实提说。

“Me? No, not me. I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler.”
“我?不,我不会。用上尺子,我也画不出一条直线。”

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I bet表示“我同意”、“我肯定”的意思;you bet则用来强调某个状态/说法,或者是表示“当然”的意思。

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Vashti smiled. She handed the boy a blank sheet of paper. “ Show me.”
瓦实提微笑。她递给男孩一张空白的纸。“让我看看。”

The boy’s pencil shook as he drew his line.
在画线的时候,男孩的铅笔在抖。

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Vashti stared at the boy’s squiggle. And then she said…
瓦实提盯着男孩的歪歪扭扭的短线。接着她说...

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“ Sign it.”
签上名字。

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