VOA慢速英语基础词汇1500词例句(A1)

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A1

【a or an】(1) one; (2) any; (3) each.

Would you give me a sheet of paper? (1)

你能给我一张纸吗?

A triangle has three sides. (2)

一个三角形有三条边。

He comes to see his grandmother once a week. (3)

他每周来看他的祖母一次。

【able】having the power to do something.

Are you able to speak English?

你会说英语吗?

【about】(1) almost; (2) of or having a relation to.

He completed about half of his work. (1)

他的工作差不多做完一半了。

We talk about the weather. (2)

我们谈论天气。

【above】at a higher place.

His head was above the water.

他的头露出水面。

【accept】to agree to receive.

Please accept my thanks.

请接受我的谢意。

【accident】(1) something that happens by chance or mistake; (2) an unplanned event.

She was injured in the accident. (1)

她在事故中受伤。

We met again by accident after seventeen years had passed. (2)

在十七年过去之后,我们偶然再次碰在一起。

【accuse】(1) to say a person is responsible for an act or crime; (2) to make a statement against someone.

Her friend accused her of breaking his heart. (1)

她的朋友责怪她伤了他的心。

accuse of:指责,控告

The lawyer accused the suspect of lying. (2)

律师指控嫌疑犯撒谎。

【across】(1) from side to side; (2) to the other side.

The box was ten centimeters across. (1)

这个盒子宽10厘米。

The dog ran across the road. (2)

狗穿过道路。

【act】to do something.

He acted immediately to stop the fight.

他立刻采取行动制止这场战斗。

【activist】one who seeks change through action.

The activist worked hard to change the law.

激进分子努力改变法律。

【actor】someone acting in a play or show.

That actor frightened me.

那名演员吓住我了。

【add】(1) to put (something) with another to make it larger; (2) to say more.

Please add my name to the list. (1)

请把我的名字添加到名单上。

She told him to leave, but added that she would like to see him again. (2)

她叫他离开,但是补充说她想再次看到他。

【administration】the executive part of a government, usually headed by a president or prime minister.

The new administration starts work in January.

新管理部门在1月开始工作。

【admit】(1) to accept; (2) to express one's guilt or responsibility.

When was the country admitted to the United Nations? (1)

什么时候允许这个国家进入联合国?

He admitted that what he did was wrong. (2)

他承认他所做的是错误的。

【adult】a grown person.

Only an adult can sign the document.

仅成年人能签署这个文件。

【advise】to help with information, knowledge or ideas in making a decision.

Did you advise him to leave?

你建议他离开吗?

【affect】(1) to influence;(2) to produce an effect on.

A lack of sleep affected the singer's performance. (1)

缺乏睡眠影响歌手的表演。

Mr. Nutley's belief in my talent greatly affected my life. (2)

Nutley先生对我才能的信任大大的影响了我的一生。

【afraid】feeling fear.

I am afraid of guns.

我害怕枪。

be afraid of:害怕,担忧

【after】(1) later; (2) behind.

She arrived after the lesson started. (1)

在课程开始之后,她才到达。

In the alphabet, B is after A. (2)

在字母表中,b 在a 的后面。

【again】(1) another time; (2) as before.

Sam played the song again. (1)

塞姆又播放了(演奏了)这首歌曲。

I found my book in the same place again. (2)

我又在同样的地方找到了我的书。

【against】(1) opposed to; (2) not agreeing with something.

They marched against the war. (1)

他们游行示威,反对战争。

He agreed to most of the plan, but was against starting it now. (2)

他同意计划的大部分,但是反对立刻实施。

【age】how old a person or thing is.

The legal age for voting is eighteen.

投票的法定年龄是十八岁。

【agency】an organization that is part of a larger group.

UNICEF is an agency of the United Nations.

UNICEF(联合国儿童基金会)是联合国的一个组织机构。

【aggression】(1) an attack against a person or country; (2) the violation of a country's borders.

The surprise attack was an act of aggression. (1)

那次突然袭击是一次侵略行动。

The country committed aggression when it crossed the border of the other country. (2)

这个国家在穿越别国的边界时,犯下了侵略行为。

【ago】(1) of time past; (2) before now.

He was my friend long ago. (1)

他很久以前是我的朋友。

I saw her two years ago. (2)

两年以前我看见过她。

【agree】(1) to have the same belief as someone; (2) to be willing to do something.

We agree about politics. (1)

我们的政见一致。

agree about:对某事(物)有同样看法,就某事取得一致意见

Both sides agree to meet again next week. (2)

双方同意下周再见。

agree to:同意,赞成,同意照办

【agriculture】farming.

John studied agriculture because he wanted to be a farmer.

约翰研究农业,因为他想要成为一个农场主。

【aid】(1) to help; (2) to support; (3) help, assistance.

He offered to aid the victims of the fire. (1)

他提议援助火灾的受害者。

Did you give money to aid the Democratic or the Republican candidate? (2)

你出钱帮助民主党的或者共和党的候选人了吗?

Congress voted to provide aid to the flood victims. (3)

国会投票决定给水灾受害者提供帮助。

【aim】(1) to point a gun at; (2) a goal or purpose.

You cannot hit the target if you do not aim the gun. (1)

如果你没有把枪瞄准,你就不能命中靶子。

The aim of the reformers is to improve government. (2)

改革者的目标是要改进政府。

【air】the mixture of gases around the earth, mostly nitrogen and oxygen, that we breathe.

The air is clean in the mountains.

山上的空气是清新的。

【air force】a military organization using airplanes.

The air force wants more airplanes and missiles.

空军想要更多飞机和导弹。

【airplane】a vehicle with wings that flies.

I flew home on an airplane.

我乘飞机飞回家。

【airport】a place where airplanes take off and land.

The airplane landed at the airport in Washington.

飞机在华盛顿机场着陆。

【album】a collection of recorded music.

He recorded the song from an old record album.

他录制了来自老唱片集的歌。

【alcohol】a strong, colorless liquid, usually made from grain, used as a drug or in industrial products.

The man fell because he drank too much alcohol.

这个男的因喝太多的酒而跌到了。

【alive】(1) having life; (2) not dead.

The flowers become alive in the spring. (1)

花在春天变得有活力。

The accident victim was seriously injured but is still alive. (2)

事故受害者严重受伤,但是仍然活着。

【all】(1) everything; (2) everyone; (3) the complete amount.

She ate all that she wanted. (1)

她吃了想吃的一切。

All were invited to speak on the proposal. (2)

大家都被邀请就这个提议发言。

She spent all her money for a new car. (3)

她花自己全部的钱来买一辆新车。

【ally】a nation or person joined with another for a special purpose.

Britain is a military ally of the United States.

不列颠是一个美国的军事盟友。

【almost】a little less than completely.

My dog is almost five years old.

我的狗几乎五岁了。

【alone】separated from others.

Some people enjoy eating alone.

一些人们喜欢单独吃饭。

【along】near or on.

We walked along the road.

我们沿着道路步行。

【already】(1) before now; (2) even now.

She was already there when we arrived. (1)

当我们到来的时候,她已经在那里。

It is already too late to take the train. (2)

太迟了,赶不上那趟火车了。

【also】(1) added to; (2) too.

Please bring me the fish dinner and coffee, and also some water. (1)

请给我一份鱼肉饭和咖啡,还有一些水。

She said she also wanted to go home. (2)

她说她也想要回家。

【although】even if it is true that.

Although he was tired, he kept walking.

虽然他是疲劳的,但他坚持步行。

【always】(1) at all times; (2) every time.

This street is always busy. (1)

这街道总是很繁忙。

We always study together. (2)

我们总是一起学习。

【ambassador】a nation's highest diplomatic representative (to another government).

Foreign ambassadors live in the capital city.

外国大使居住在首都。

【amend】to add to or to change (a proposal or law).

The committee refused to amend its proposal.

委员会拒绝对自己的建议进行修改(或者补充)。

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