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英语小英语小故事精选一: Ground Rules One of my favorite teachers at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau was known of his droll sense of humor. Explaining his ground rules to one freshman class, he said, Now I know my l

  英语小英语小故事精选一:

  Ground Rules

  One of my favorite teachers at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau was known of his droll sense of humor. Explaining his ground rules to one freshman class, he said, "Now I know my lectures can often be dry and boring, so I don‘t mind if you look at your watches during class. I do, however, object to your pounding them on the desk to make sure they‘re still running."

  基本原则

  位于吉拉多海角的密苏里东南州立大学有一位我十分钟爱的老师,他奇特的幽默感很是出名。在对一个新生班级讲解他的基本原则时,他说:“我知道我的讲课可能经常会枯燥乏味,了无生趣,因此如果你们在上课时看表我并不介意。但是我坚决反对你们将表在课桌上猛敲看它们是不是还在走。”

  英语小英语小故事精选二:

  The Father and His Son

  Father had a family of sons who were perpetually quarrelling among themselves. When he failed to heal their disputes by his exhortations, he determined to give them a practical illustration of the evils of disunion; and for this purpose he one day told them to bring him a bundle of sticks. When they had done so, he placed the faggot into the hands of each of them in succession, and ordered them to break it in pieces. They each tried with all their strength, and were not able to do it.

  He next unclosed the faggot, and took the sticks separately, one by one, and again put them into their hands, on which they broke them easily. He then addressed them in these words: "My sons, if you are of one mind, and unite to assist each other, you will be as this faggot, uninjured by all the attempts of your enemies; but if you are divided among yourselves, you will be broken as

  easily as these sticks."

  父亲和孩子们

  一位父亲有几个孩子,这些孩子时常发生口角。他丝毫没有办法来劝阻他们,只好让他们看看不合群所带来害处的例子。为了到达这个目的,有一天他叫他们替他拿一捆细柴来。当他们把柴带来时,他便先后地将那捆柴放在每一个孩子的手中,吩咐他们弄断这捆柴。他们一个个尽力去试,总是不能成功。

  然后他解开那捆柴,一根根地放在他们手里,如此一来,他们便毫不费力地折断了。于是他就告诉他们说:「孩子们!如果你们大家团结一致,互相帮忙,你们就像这捆柴一样,不能被你们的敌人折断;但如果你们自行,你们就将和这些散柴一般,不堪一折了。

  英语小英语小故事精选三:

  Warning

  Several weeks after our son began his freshman year at Alma College in Michigan, my husband and I decided to visit him. I was careful to call him a few days in advance to "warn" him that we would be ing. When we arrived at the dorm, however, I was taken aback by the disarray of his room. "Forgot we were ing, didn‘t you?" I teased.

  "Are you kidding?" he replied, "Why else would I have bothered to clean?"

  提醒

  咱们的儿子是密歇根州阿尔马大学的新生,开学几个星期之后,我和丈夫决定去看看他。我特意提前给他打电话,“提醒”他咱们将光临。但是当咱们来到宿舍时,他的房间凌乱不堪,我十分吃惊。“忘了咱们要来,是吧?”我取笑他。

  “开什么玩笑?“,他回答说,“要不我凭什么费神打扫?”

  英语小故事精选四:

  The Bat and the Weaselsa

  Bat falling upon the ground was caught by a Weasel, ofwhom he earnestly besought his life. The Weasel refused,saying, that he was by nature the enemy of all birds. TheBat assured him that he was not a bird, but a mouse, andthus saved his life.

  Shortly afterwards the Bat again fellon the ground, and was carght by another Weasel, whom helikewise entreated not to eat him. The Weasel said that hehad a special hostility to mice. The Bat assured him thathe was not a mouse, but a bat; and thus a second timeescaped.It is wise to turn circumstances to good account.

  蝙蝠和鼠狼

  一只蝙蝠坠落到地面上来,被一只鼠狼捉住了,蝙蝠哀求讨饶。鼠狼不答应,说它自我最爱和鸟类为敌。蝙蝠便证明它自我不是鸟,只是一只老鼠,因此鼠狼就放了它。

  不久这只蝙蝠又坠落到地上来,被另一只鼠狼捉住,它同样地哀求讨饶。那鼠狼说它自我最恨老鼠,蝙蝠证明自我并不是老鼠,而是一只蝙蝠;因此,它第二次又安然地逃离危险了。随机应变乃聪明之举。

  英语小故事精选五:

  Gardening Gloves

  For months I hinted that I needed a new wedding ring, since I had developed an allergy to gold. On my birthday, while I was gardening, my husband asked me for gift suggestions. I held my hands up and said, "Well, you‘ll notice that my hands are bare."

  Later that evening I opened my present with enthusiasm. "Happy birthday," he said, as I unwrapped a new pair of gardening gloves.

  园艺手套

  几个月以来,我一向在向丈夫暗示我需要一枚新的结婚戒指,正因我对黄金有点过敏。生日那天,我正在干园艺活时,丈夫问我想要什么礼物。我举起双手说:“嗯,你肯定看到了,我的两手都是光光的。”

  那天晚上,我满怀热情地拆开了丈夫送的礼物。“生日愉悦!”他说。我打开一看:里面包着一双园艺手套。

  英语小故事精选六:

  The Wolf and the Lamba

  Wolf, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea, which should justify to the Lamb himself his right to eat him. He thus addressed him:"Sirrah, last year you grossly insulted me." "Indeed," bleated the Lamb in a mournful tone of voice, "I was not then born." Then said the Wolf, "You feed in my pasture."

  "No, good sir," replied the Lamb, "I have not yet tasted grass." Again said the Wolf, "You drink of my well." "No," exclaimed the Lamb, "I never yet drank water, for as yet my mother′s milk is both food and drink to me." On which the Wolf seized him, and ate him up, saying, "Well! I won′t remain supperless, even though you refute every one of my imputations."The tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny.

  狼和小羊

  一只狼瞧见一只迷路失群的小羊,决定暂缓下毒手,想先找一些理由,对小羊证明自我有吃它的权利。它就说:「小鬼!你去年以前骂过我。」小羊可怜地说:「老实说,我去年还没有出生呢。」狼再说:「你在我的草地上吃过草。」

  小羊回答说:「不,好先生,我还未曾尝过草的味道呢。」狼又说:「你喝过我井里的水。」小羊叫道:「不,我从没有喝过水,正因直到这天为止,我都是吃着母亲的奶汁。」狼一听这话,便抓住它,把它吃下去,便说:「好!即使你驳倒我每一句话,我终究要吃晚餐的!」暴君总有他暴行的借口。

  英语小故事精选七:

  A Fine Match

  One day a lady saw a mouse running across her kitchen floor. She was very afraid of mouse, so she ran out of the house, got into a bus and went to the shops. There she bought a mousetrap. The shopkeeper said to her, "Put some cheese in it and you will soon catch that mouse."

  The lady went home with her mousetrap, but when she looked in her cupboard, she could not find any cheese in it. She did not want to go back to the shop, because it was very late, so she cut a picture of some cheese out of a magazine and put that in the trap.

  Surprisingly, the picture of the cheese was quite successful! When the lady came down to the kitchen the next morning she found a picture of a mouse in the trap beside the picture of the cheese!

  势均力敌

  有一天某位女士看到一只老鼠在自家的厨房地板上窜过。她很害怕老鼠,因此她冲出屋子,搭上了公共汽车直奔商店。在那儿,她买了一只老鼠夹。店主告诉她:“放点奶酪在里面,很快你就会逮住那只老鼠的。”

  这位女士带着鼠夹回到家里,但她没有在碗橱里找到奶酪。她不想再回到商店里去,正因已经很晚了。于是,她就从一份杂志中剪下一幅奶酪的图片放进了夹子。

  令人称奇的是,这画有奶酪的图片竟然奏效了!第二天早上,这位女士下楼到厨房时,发现鼠夹里奶酪图片旁有一张画有老鼠的图片!

  英语小故事精选八:

  The two pots

  There were two pots on the bank of a river. One was made of brass, and the other was made of clay.

  When the water rose they both floated off down the river. The earthen pot tried to stay away from the brass one.

  So the brass pot cried out, "Fear nothing, friend, I will not hit you."

  "But I may e in contact with you," said the earthen pot. "If I e too close, whether I hit you or you hit me, I shall suffer for it."

  After that the earthen pot floated away.

  两口锅

  河中漂流着一个瓦锅和一个铜锅。

  每当潮涨潮落时,瓦锅就尽量地远离铜锅。

  铜锅大叫:“别害怕,兄弟姐妹,我不会撞你的。”

  “但是我有可能会和你接触,”瓦锅对铜锅说,“如果我离你太近,无论是你碰到我,或者是我自我不留意碰到你,我都会碎的。”

  然后,瓦锅就漂走了。

  英语小故事精选九:

  Real Play

  When I taught the introduction-to-theater course at North Dakota State University, I required my students to attend the university theater‘s current production and write a critique. After viewing a particularly fine performance, one student wrote: "The play was so real, I thought I was actually sitting on my couch at home, watching it on television."

  逼真的戏剧

  我在北达科他州立大学教戏剧入门课时,要求学生们去看学校剧团当时的演出,并写一篇评论。看了一场极为精彩的演出后,一名学生写道:“这部戏剧是如此逼真,以致于我认为我自我是坐在家里的沙发上,从电视上看到的。”

  英语小故事精选十:

  The miser and his gold Once upon a time there was a miser. He hid his gold under a tree. Every week he used to dig it up.

  One night a robber stole all the gold. When the miser came again, he found nothing but an empty hole.

  He was surprised, and then burst into tears.All the neighbors gathered around him.

  He told them how he used to e and visit his gold.

  "Did you ever take any of it out?" asked one of them. "No," he said, "I only came to look at it." "Then e again and look at the hole," said the neighbor, "it will be the same as looking at the gold."

  守财奴

  从前,有个守财奴将他的金块埋到一棵树下,每周他都去把他挖出来看看。

  一天晚上,一个小偷挖走了所有的金块。 守财奴再来查看时,发现除了一个空洞什么都没有了。

  守财奴便捶胸痛哭。哭声引来了邻居

  他告诉他们那里原来有他的金块。

  问明了原因后,一个邻居问:“你使用过这些金块吗?” “没用过,” 他说,“我只是时常来看看。”“那么,以后再来看这个洞,”邻居说,“就像以前有金块时一样。”

  英语小故事精选十一:

  He Was Only Wrong by Two

  Jack Hawkins was the football coach at an Amercian college, and he was always trying to find good players, but they weren‘t always smart enought to be accepted by the college.

  One day the coach brought an excellent young player to the dean of the college and asked that the student be allowed to enter without an examination. "Well," the dean said after some persuasion, "I‘d better ask him a few questions first."

  Then he turned to the student and asked him some very easy questions, but the student didn‘t know any of the answers.

  At last the dean said, "Well, what‘s five times seven?"

  The student thought for a long time and then answered, "Thirty-six."

  The dean threw up his hands and looked at the coach in despair, but the coach said earnestly, "Oh, please let him in, sir! He was only wrong by two."

  他的得数只比正确答案多二

  杰克霍金斯是美国一所学院的橄榄球队教练,他竭力想物色好球员。但是好球员学业不行,院方不愿录取。

  有一天,教练带着一位优秀的年轻球员去见院长,期望院方同意他免试入学。经过一番劝说后院长说:“那我最好先问问他几个问题。”

  然后他转向学生,问了几个十分简单的问题。但是那个学生一个也答不上来。

  最后院长说:“那么,五乘七得多少?”

  学生想了很久,然后回答说:“三十六。”

  院长摊开双手失望地看了看教练。但是教练认真地说,“噢,录取他吧,先生。他的答案只比正确答案多二。”

  英语小故事精选十二:

  Three Good Friends

  One day, a monkey rides his bike near the river. This time he sees a lion under a tree. The lion runs at him. He is afraid and falls into the river. He can’t swim. He shouts. The rabbit hears him. He jumps into the river. The rabbit swims to the monkey, but he can’t help him. Luckily, an elephant es along. He is very strong. He helps the rabbit and monkey. Three friends are very happy. They go to the elephant’s home. Then, three of them bee good friends.

  三个好兄弟姐妹

  一天,一只猴子在河边骑车。这时他看见树下有一只狮子,狮子向他跑来。他十分的害怕,掉进河里。他不会游泳,大叫起来。兔子听见了,跳进水里,但他却没有办法救猴子。幸运的是,一只大象过来了。大象十分强壮,救出了兔子和猴子。他们来到大象的家,在那里吃了一顿大餐。从此他们成了好兄弟姐妹。

  英语小故事精选十三:

  Napoleon Was Ill

  Jack had gone to the university to study history, but at the end of his first year, his history professor failed him in his examinations, and he was told that he would have to leave the university. However, his father decided that he would go to see the professor to urge him to let Jack continue his studies the following year.

  "He‘s a good boy," said Jack‘s father, "and if you let him pass this time, I‘m sure he‘ll improve a lot next year and pass the examinations at the end of it really well."

  "No, no, that‘s quite impossible," replied the professor immediately. "Do you know, last month I asked him when Napoleon had died, he didn‘t know!"

  "Please, sir, give him another chance," said Jack‘s father. "You see, I‘m afraid we don‘t take any newspaper in our house, so none of us even know that Napoleon was ill."

  拿破仑病了

  杰克到一所大学去学历史。第一学期结束时,历史课教授没让他及格。学校让他退学。然而,杰克的父亲决定去见教授,强烈要求让杰克继续来年的学业。

  “他是个好孩子,”杰克的父亲说:“您要是让他这次及格,我坚信他明年会有很大进步,学期结束时,他必须会考好的。”

  “不,不,那不可能,”教授立刻回答。“你知道吗?上个月我问他拿破仑什么时候死的,他都不知道。”

  “先生,请再给他一次机会吧。”杰克的父亲说:“你不知道,恐怕是正因咱们家没有订报纸。咱们家的人连拿破仑病了都不知道。”

  英语小故事精选十四:;

  The Hippo and I

  A hippo lives in the zoo. I like him very much. I often go to see him. He often thinks of me, too. Today is Sunday. It is fine day. I go to see him again. After I leave the zoo, he follows me to my house. I give him lettuce, cabbages, bananas, apples and other food. He eats them up. When I sing songs, he stays in the pool. He is as quite as a rabbit.

  In the evening, he jumps onto my bed with me. My mum tells him to go home. He has to pack his bag and go back to the zoo. My mum lets me see him every week.

  我与河马

  河马住在动物园里,我很钟爱他。他经常去看它,他也经常想我。

  这天是星期日,是个好天气,我又一次去看望它。在我离开动物园之后,他跟随到我的家。我给他莴苣、生菜、香蕉、苹果和其他食物。他都吃了。

  当我唱歌是,它待在水池里,像兔子一样安静。

  晚上,他跳到床上同我睡觉在一齐睡。

  母亲要它回家。它不得不背起包回到动物园。母亲允许我每周去看它。

  英语小故事精选十五:

  Best Reward

  A naval officer fell overboard. He was rescued by a deck hand. The officer asked how he could reward him.

  "The best way, sir," said the deck hand, "is to say nothing about it. If the other fellows knew I‘d pulled you out, they‘d chuck me in."

  最好的奖赏

  一名海军军官从甲板上掉入海中。他被一名甲板水手救起。这位军官问如何才能酬谢他。

  “最好的办法,长官,”这名水手说,“是别声张这事。如果其他人知道我救了您,他们会把我扔下去的。”

  英语小故事精选十六:

  Wood Fire

  One woman lectured her best friend on the nature of the male animal. "Husbands are like wood fires; they go out if left unattened."

  "Does that mean," asked the other, "that they make ashes of themselves?"

  森林之火

  一名妇女向她最好的兄弟姐妹大谈雄性动物的特性:“丈夫们就像是森林里的火,一不注意,他们就会燃烧起来。”

  “那是不是意味着,”另一个问道,“他们将自我烧成灰烬?”

  英语小故事精选十七:

  Be Careful What You Wish For

  A couple had been married for 25 years and were celebrating their 60th birthdays, which fell on the same day.

  During the celebration a fairy appeared and said that because they had been such a loving couple for all 25 years, she would give them one wish each.

  The wife wanted to travel around the world. The fairy waved her hand, and Boom! She had the tickets in her hand.

  Next, it was the husband‘s turn. He paused for a moment, then said shyly, "Well, I‘d like to have a woman 30 years younger than me."

  The fairy picked up her wand, and Boom! He was ninety.

  慎重许愿

  一对结婚25周年的夫妻在庆祝他们六十岁的生日。他们恰好在同一天出生。

  庆祝活动中,一位仙女出现了。她说,由于他们是已经结婚25年的恩爱夫妻,因此她给许给这对夫妻每个人一个愿望。

  妻子想周游世界。仙女招了招手。“呯!”的一声,她的手中出现了一张票。

  接下来该丈夫许愿了。他犹豫片刻,害羞地说,“那我想要一位比我年轻30岁的女生。”

  仙女拾起了魔术棒。“呯!”,他变成了90岁。

  英语小故事精选十八:

  Present for Girlfriend

  At a jewelry store, a young man bought an expensive locket as a present for his girlfriend. "Shall I engrave her name on it?" the jeweler asked.

  The customer thought for a moment, and then said, "No-engrave it ‘To my one and only love‘. That way, if we ever break up, I can use it again."

  送给女友的礼物

  在一家饰品店里,一位年轻人买了一个贵重的小金盒作为送给女友的礼物。“要我把她的名字刻在上方吗?”饰品商问道。

  那名顾客想了一会儿,然后说道:“不--在上方刻‘给我唯一的爱’。这样,如果咱们闹崩了,我还能够再用到它。”

  英语小故事精选十九:

  West Point

  My father, brother and I visited West Point to see a football game between Army and Boston College. Taking a stroll before kickoff, we met many cadets in neatly pressed uniforms. Several visting fans asked the recruits if they would pose for photographs, "to show our son what to expect if he should attend West Point."

  One middle-aged couple approached a very attractive female cadet and asked her to pose for a picture. They explained, "We want to show our son what he missed by not ing to West Point."

  父亲、哥哥和我到西点军校去观看一场陆军与波士顿大学之间的橄榄球赛。开始之前,咱们到处转了转,碰到许多穿着整齐制服的学员。几名游客问新兵是否愿意摆出军姿来让他们摄。“好让咱们的儿子知道,如果他到西点军校来领悟会得到什么。”

  一对中年夫妇走近一名十分漂亮的女学员,问她是否愿意摆个姿势照相。他们解释说:“咱们想让儿子知道他没来西点军校错过了什么。”

  英语小故事精选二十:

  Five Months Older

  The Second World War had begun, and John wanted to join the army, but he was only 16 years old, and boys were allowed to join only if they were over 18. So when the army doctor examined him, he said that he was 18.

  But John‘s brother had joined the army a few days before, and the same doctor had examined him too. This doctor remembered the older boy‘s family name, so when he saw John‘s papers, he was surprised.

  "How old are you?" he said.

  "Eighteen, sir," said John.

  "But your brother was eighteen, too," said the doctor. "Are you twins?"

  "Oh, no, sir," said John, and his face went red. "My brother is five months older than I am."

  大五个月

  第二次世界大战开始了,约翰想参军,可他只有十六岁,当时规定男孩到十八岁才能入伍。因此军医给他进行体检时,他说他已经十八岁了。

  可约翰的哥哥刚入伍没几天,而且也是这个军医给他做的检查。这位医生还记得他哥哥的姓。因此当他看到约翰的表格时,感到十分惊奇。

  “你多大了?”军医问。

  “十八,长官。”约翰说。

  “可你的哥哥也是十八岁,你们是双胞胎吗?”

  约翰脸红了,说:“哦,不是,长官,我哥哥比我大五个月。”

  英语小故事精选二十一:

  Two Soldiers

  Two soldiers were in camp. The first one‘s name was George, and the second one‘s name was Bill. George said, "have you got a piece of paper and an envelope, Bill?"

  Bill said, "Yes, I have," and he gave them to him.

  Then George said, "Now I haven‘t got a pen." Bill gave him his, and George wrote his letter. Then he put it in the envelope and said, "have you got a stamp, Bill?" Bill gave him one.

  Then Bill got up and went to the door, so George said to him, "Are you going out?"

  Bill Said, "Yes, I am," and he opened the door.

  George said, "Please put my letter in the box in the office, and..." He stopped.

  "What do you want now?" Bill said to him.

  George looked at the envelope of his letter and answered, "What‘s your girl-friend‘s address?"

  军营里有二名士兵,一个叫乔治,一个叫比尔。乔治问:“比尔,你有信纸、信封吗?”

  比尔说:“有。”然后把信纸和信封给了乔治。

  乔治又说:“我还没有笔呢。”比尔又把自我的笔给了他。乔治开始写信。写完后把信放进信封里,又问:“比尔,你有邮票吗?”比尔给了他一张。

  这时比尔站起来,向门口走去。乔治问:“你要出去吗?”

  比尔说:“是的。”随即打开了门。

  乔治说:“请帮我把这封信投进办公室的信箱里,还有...”他停住了。

  “你还要什么?”比尔问。

  乔治看着信封说:“你女兄弟姐妹的地址是-?”

  英语小故事精选二十二:

  Very Pleased to Meet You

  During World War II, a lot of young women in Britain were in the army. Joan Phillips was one of them. She worked in a big camp, and of course met a lot of men, officers and soldiers.

  One evening she met Captain Humphreys at a dance. He said to her, "I‘m going abroad tomorrow, but I‘d be very happy if we could write to each other." Joan agreed, and they wrote for several months.

  Then his letters stopped, but she received one from another officer, telling her that he had been wounded and was in a certain army hospital in England.

  Joan went there and said to the matron, "I‘ve e to visit Captain Humphreys."

  "Only relatives are allowed to visit patients here," the matron said.

  "Oh, that‘s all right," answered Joan. "I‘m his sister."

  "I‘m very pleased to meet you," the matron said, "I‘m his mother!"

  在第二次世界大战中,有许多年轻的妇女在军营中服役。琼.飞利浦斯是其中之一。她在一个大军营中工作,当然遇到了许多男士,包括军官和士兵。

  一天晚上她在舞会上遇到了军官汉弗雷斯。他对她说,“我明天就要出国,但如果咱们能够相互写信,我会很高兴。”琼同意了,于是他们几个月里一向通着信。

  之后,他再没有来信。她收到了另一个军官的信,告诉她,他受伤了,住在英格兰的某个部队医院里。

  琼到了医院,她对护士长说,“我来看望军官汉弗雷斯。”

  “那里只有亲属能够探望病人。”护士长说。

  “噢,是的,”琼说,“我是他的妹妹。”

  “很高兴认识你,”护士长说,“我是他的母亲。”

  英语小故事精选二十三:

  Midway Tactics

  Three peting store owners rented adjoining shops in a mall. Observers waited for mayhem to ensue.

  The retailer on the right put up huge signs saying, "Gigantic Sale!" and "Super Bargains!"

  The store on the left raised bigger signs proclaiming, "Prices Slashed!" and "Fantastic Discounts!"

  The owner in the middle then prepared a large sign that simply stated, "ENTRANCE".

  中间战术

  三个互相争生意的商店老板在1条商业街上租用了毗邻的店铺。旁观者等着瞧好戏。

  右边的零售商挂起了巨大的招牌,上书:“大减价!”“特便宜!”

  左边的商店挂出了更大的招牌,声称:“大砍价!”“大折扣!”

  中间的商人随后准备了一个大招牌,上方只简单地写着:“入口处”。