胡敏读故事记单词 马戏团的成立 下

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[00:00.00]恒星英语学习网(hxen.com)decree-degrade Death of a defective company
[00:06.19]When the defective equipment sold throughout the country
[00:10.84]was shown to have degraded the ground water of a large park,
[00:16.40]there was no option but to deforest the area,
[00:21.16]burn the land and decree it off limits.
[00:26.12]That was the best defencethat would help the company
[00:30.80]deflect the intense criticism that was coming.
[00:35.84]It was,in fact,the only defensive position available.
[00:41.61]Defects in the company's equipment were becoming common
[00:47.18]and their opponents were becoming deft
[00:51.25]at providing definitivedeductive evidence that the company should be shut down.
[00:58.20]The degradation they were causing was simply too great
[01:03.97]and the favor of the public was fading.
[01:08.13]At first,the company wanted to defy public opinion, however,
[01:14.89]and continue to operate.
[01:18.73]They renewed an advertisement campaign
[01:22.81]to show the public their dedication to fixing their deficiencies.
[01:28.45]They also promised in these ads that they would
[01:33.31]dedicateeven more efforts to environmental protection,
[01:38.87]pay for cleanup and fund environmental education.
[01:44.15]The public deduced that the ads were the last gasps of a degenerate company
[01:50.92]however, and deemed them unbelievable.
[01:55.77]They even called the advertisements a joke!
[02:00.35]That was when the company realized
[02:04.29]that it had failed to redefine itself to the public
[02:09.46]and agreed with the consensus
[02:13.22]that they should cut their losses and close down.
[02:17.77]They defaulted on their loan payments and filed for bankruptcy.
[02:23.54]It was the end of the company but definitely not the end of the battle.
[02:29.39]Numerous other companies were still out there,
[02:33.84]polluting the environment and selling defective products.
[02:38.88]The battle would be long, but the dedicated few
[02:44.75]knew that it would be worth it to everyone in the end.
[02:49.61]delay-depature Save the delta
[02:54.97]"We are witnessing the demise of a unique demographic,"
[03:00.82]the delta-dwelling aborigines.
[03:04.69]said the famous scientist Dr.Walker.
[03:08.94]"They have never had a high population density,"
[03:13.59]but they have always needed a particular land form
[03:18.27]to be able to make the delectable food that outsiders have come to love.
[03:24.33]The process for making this food is very deliberate and quite demanding.
[03:30.57]It includes delayering the soil several layers to a certain depth,
[03:37.05]the planting of a delicate seed,
[03:40.81]and then a prolonged delay before harvest."
[03:45.67]"Several delegates who have recently visited the aborigines"
[03:51.24]were delighted to be able to study the process.
[03:55.70]They had a delightful time with the aborigines.
[03:59.83]But while they were there
[04:03.17]they saw that yet another area of the delta was demolished.
[04:08.63]They tried to denounce this activity,
[04:13.31]but the company clearing the land denoted them as
[04:18.04]radical environmentalists who don't care about real jobs!"
[04:23.78]"Sir James,a noted professor of demographics, "
[04:28.83]was even injured as he tried to deliver a serving of the aboriginal food
[04:34.99]to the company president as a peace offering.
[04:39.22]They denied his access and, in hastening his departure ,
[04:45.07]caused him to fall and break a leg.
[04:49.15]Thankfully this is a great opportunity to bring more attention to this situation."
[04:55.92]"In other news "
[04:58.79]we have discussed demerging some of the larger populations.
[05:04.04]They are simply too dense in some areas.
[05:09.00]This option has been denounced as well, however,
[05:14.75]because that would simply be our solution for aculture
[05:20.31]that we should not alter.
[05:23.79]Our best option is to halt the destruction of this land type.
[05:29.25]So our new slogan is 'Save the delta!'
[05:34.00]depict-destitute Not destitute enough
[05:39.75]Lola was destitute for now,but she knew her destiny was for better things.
[05:46.51]Many men still found her desirable,
[05:50.59]despite her frequent problems with depression.
[05:55.03]And she knew that she could descend no further than where she was now.
[06:01.30]Her only destination was up!
[06:04.83]Depleted of energy, however,
[06:08.46]she told herself that she first deserved one more bit of heroin.
[06:14.70]So she stood up,
[06:17.65]and in one last act of desperation, went over to the derelict house
[06:24.10]where she knew she could get some drugs.
[06:27.97]When she arrived,she deposited herself in the first roomnext to the door
[06:35.52]and began to design her argument for one last hit.
[06:40.38]When the police deployed to the house to arrest drug dealers burst through the door,
[06:47.04]she was the first one they designated for arrest.
[06:51.79]In the police holding cell that afternoon
[06:55.95]her situation became even more desperate
[07:00.31]when her body began shaking uncontrollably.
[07:05.06]They moved her to a hospital to restore the nutrient depleti-on in her body.
[07:11.41]Lying in the hospital bed,
[07:14.89]Lola listened as the nurse told her
[07:19.33]that she could not deprive herself of normal food any longer.
[07:24.79]Her physical descent had gone too far and her health was now critical.
[07:31.66]The nurse depicted her situation to her so strongly
[07:36.91]that Lola finally had the desireto beat her drug addiction and start life over.
[07:43.78]She knew that she had to finally derive wisdom from this experience.
[07:49.52]The next year,
[07:52.40]when a beautiful woman walked in to the hospital with a bunch of flowers,
[07:58.35]the nurse didn't recognize Lola.
[08:02.19]But Lola recognized her;
[08:06.14]she walked over, hugged the nurse and thanked her for saving her life.
[08:12.17]destroy-devise A devil's device
[08:19.02]Tommy deviated from being normal when he met the devil
[08:26.78]in a detached house in the woods.
[08:30.54]"Tommy!Come here!"
[08:33.78]Let me show you something that I have devised especially for you!"
[08:39.42]The devil said as he detached himself from a black horse.
[08:44.67]"Hey, you're the devil!My mom detests you!"
[08:49.95]She said that you are detrimental to the health of everyone you meet!
[08:55.51]She'd be devastated if I listened to you!"
[08:59.77]"Well,just take a small detour with me then,eh?" Said the devil,"
[09:06.12]determined to influence Tommy.
[09:09.88]"Look at this little device I have here."
[09:13.93]Holding up his staff the devil took off the detachable top piece"
[09:19.49]and handed it to Tommy,who had always been as curious as a detective.
[09:25.52]"This can change your life."
[09:29.16]"How?" Said Tommy,no longer deterred from talking with the devil."
[09:35.09]"Can it give me three wishes?"
[09:38.46]"Nonsense!Now be quiet and don't detract me from what I was saying."
[09:45.40]If you just keep this device you will be rich and famous.
[09:50.08]Only do not detach the lid or wash it with detergent.
[09:55.36]And then the devil disappeared.
[09:58.80]From that day on Tommy always carried the device with him.
[10:03.98]His former politeness disappeared
[10:07.63]and he became a renowned deviant.
[10:11.47]His mother noticed his deviance, however,
[10:15.92]and when a conversation with Tommy
[10:20.15]quickly deteriorated into a vicious argument,
[10:24.88]Tommy pulled out the device.She never spoke again.
[10:29.94]Tommy did become rich;he even became famous.
[10:35.59]But the device destroyed everything good that he came in contact with.
[10:41.75]And while he knew that it was truly a detriment to his happiness,
[10:47.52]he enjoyed his riches and his fame.
[10:51.78]He could never part with it,taking it with him to the grave !
[10:57.24]devote-dimension The foolish dietician
[11:08.79]Beth the dietician was in a dilemma.
[11:13.44]She was lying in a dilapidated room
[11:17.67]and the lights were so  dim
[11:21.61]that she couldn't differentiate the walls from the floor.
[11:26.58]It seemed as if there was an extra dimension.
[11:31.85]If she lifted her head it felt
[11:37.31]as if she was lifting it diagonal from the ground.
[11:42.77]But maybe her pupils just weren't dilating correctly.
[11:49.22]She had heard that it was sometimes difficult to focus in diffuse light.
[11:57.37]She rubbed her eyes and recalled how she had come to be in this place.
[12:05.24]She remembered that she had been working so much lately
[12:12.50]that her boss said that she was more than devoted;she was obsessed.
[12:18.98]But he hadn't stopped her,he just kept on talking
[12:24.31]and she continued her dictation。
[12:28.15]But then he ceased to dictate and gave her a strange look.
[12:33.71]"Would you like to try the new diet I'm developing?" He asked.
[12:40.79]When she said yes,he began to dig in his pockets.
[12:45.94]He pulled out a few pills of small diameter
[12:50.38]and told her that they were called obkidnicks * .
[12:54.74]The name was from a lost dialect of Navajo* .It meant : skinny forever".
[13:01.40]Then he showed her the diagramhe had sketched about how the pill worked.
[13:07.75]Beth understood some of it,but not all.
[13:12.61]Beth fetched a glass of diluted water and devoured the pills.
[13:18.48]Even before she had had time to digest them,however,
[13:23.94]she began to feel strange.
[13:27.71]Now she was in an abandoned factory
[13:32.07]and she felt as if she had lost all of her dignity.
[13:36.74]She tried to pull herself up.No such luck,she couldn't move.
[13:43.69]Then she knew that she was stuck here until someone found her.
[13:50.17]She hoped it wouldn't be that long.

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