適合入門級讀者的10本英文原著 上
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1. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
 
This is part of the national curriculum1 in many schools around the world, so it's quite possible this book will also come up in conversation. You can almost guarantee that the majority of native English speakers have read this book at least once.
 
A baby pig called Wilbur is almost killed because of his status - he is the smallest pig that was born and he is considered to be useless and of no value. Charlotte, the spider, knows that the farmers are planning to kill Wilbur. She promises to make a plan to save his life. The farmers are surprised the next day when they see the words "some pig" written in the web Charlotte has made. Wilbur is sad when Charlotte disappears. But in the end, her baby spiders turn out to be great company for the pig. They continue to protect each other and the story ends well.
 
2. Mieko and the Fifth Treasure by Eleanor Coerr
 
This book is not really so famous, but it is on the recommended book list. What's great about "Mieko and the Fifth Treasure" is that it's short. At only 77 pages long, this will be an easy read. Again this book is aimed at young native English speakers, so if you're learning2 English, the level won't be so difficult. This book will keep you interested as you'll learn many interesting things about Japan and its culture.
 
This is an emotional3 story about Mieko. Mieko is a talented artist and calligrapher4. Her hand is badly hurt during the bombings of the war. The scared little girl is sent to live with her grandparents in the countryside where it is safer. Mieko is worried and afraid that she's lost her 5th treasure – the "beauty in her heart." This treasure is the key to her happiness and her beautiful art. Mieko starts a new school. Her new classmates are mean. They constantly laugh at her and tease5 her which just makes her angrier. Her grandparents eventually manage to lift her darkness through their patience and wisdom.
 
3. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
 
This short novel is perfect for English learners. It has modern themes and typical teenage issues that people around the world have experienced6. There are very few cultural notes in this, which means you don't need much background information. The sentences are short and easy to understand. The vocabulary is also very easy. You should be able to read this book without difficulty.
 
Ponyboy Curtis is one of the main characters in the novel. He is a part of a gang7 of teenagers called the Greasers. They meet up with the rival8 gang and the fight begins. One of the enemies is killed. Ponyboy is really scared. They hide in a church and try to hide their appearance by dyeing9 their hair. A number of different fights break out between the two gangs10. Eventually Ponyboy wakes up in the hospital. A trial is set in the courtroom and the judge has to decide Ponyboy's fate11. Is he guilty or not guilty?
 
4. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
 
The great thing about "The House On Mango Street" is that it's an interesting read. It's written from the point of view of the writer. You can really feel what the protagonist12 (the main character) feels. The sentences are really short so it's also easy to understand. There are a few challenging words and a little bit of descriptive language, but you can usually understand them with the context13. Another great thing about this book is that it gives you a deep understanding of a different culture.
 
This book follows the life of Esperanza, a Mexican girl. Esperanza moves into a new home on Mango Street. Their new house is old and small. In the new home, Esperanza feels like she has no time to be alone. She promises herself that one day she will leave and have her own home. Throughout the novel the young girl grows up a lot. The story follows her life as she makes friends, her body changes and she begins to have feelings for a boy. There is a lot of focus on other women in the community and Esperanza hopes never to be like them. Through watching the older women and how they are stuck, she knows that she wants to leave.
 
5. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
 
This story takes place in the present, which means the writer writes using simple grammar. All sentences are short and the vocabulary is relatively14 easy. The interesting grammar and short paragraphs make this a quick and easy book for English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. This is an award-winning book and on the New York Times best books list, so it's worth a read.
 
The main character is Clay Jensen, a quiet high school student. He comes home from school to find a parcel at his front door. He does not know who sent it. He opens it and discovers 7 cassette15 tapes. These tapes are from Hannah Baker16, his previous classmate. She had emotional problems and has committed suicide17 (killed herself). The tapes came with instructions. The paper stated that they should pass the tapes from one student to another student. There are 12 people in total. In the paper, she explains to these people that they helped her die – she gives them 13 reasons. We hear about her pain. She talks about her first kiss, people who lied to her and stole from her. Everything started with gossip18. The gossip then grew and became out of control.


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1 curriculum cYKzO     
n.課程,(學校等的)全部課程
參考例句:
  • Is German on your school's curriculum?你們學校有德語課嗎?
  • The English curriculum should stress both composition and reading.英語課程對作文和閱讀應同樣重視。
2 learning wpSzFe     
n.學問,學識,學習;動詞learn的現在分詞
參考例句:
  • When you are learning to ride a bicycle,you often fall off.初學騎自行車時,?;崠映瞪系糲呂?。
  • Learning languages isn't just a matter of remembering words.學習語言不僅僅是記些單詞的事。
3 emotional 3pDxl     
adj.令人動情的;易動感情的;感情(上)的
參考例句:
  • Emotional people don't stop to calculate.感情容易沖動的人做事往往不加考慮。
  • This is an emotional scene in the play.這是劇中動人的一幕。
4 calligrapher pT6ys     
n.書法家
參考例句:
  • People would ask, then, how come a young calligrapher should choose to marry a cold-drink peddler? 以后人家會說——年輕的書法家,怎么找一個賣冷飲的? 來自漢英文學 - 散文英譯
  • Wang Xizhi was a great calligrapher in ancient Chiina. 王羲之是中國古代一位偉大的書法家。
5 tease 2IHzi     
vt.戲弄,取笑,挑逗,撩撥;n.戲弄人者
參考例句:
  • The other boys tease him because he is fat.因為他很胖,所以其他男生都取笑他。
  • His friends used to tease him about his tatty clothes.他的朋友過去常常笑話他破舊的衣服。
6 experienced ntPz2t     
adj.有經驗的;經驗豐富的,熟練的
參考例句:
  • Experienced seamen will advise you about sailing in this weather.有經驗的海員會告訴你在這種天氣下的航行情況。
  • Perhaps you and I had better change over;you are more experienced.也許我們的工作還是對換一下好,你比我更有經驗。
7 gang LhQxI     
n.一伙,一幫;結伴的朋友
參考例句:
  • The gang live abroad,beyond reach of the British police.這幫匪徒住在國外,英國警方鞭長莫及。
  • Some gang came in and shot the place up.有股匪幫進來對這個地方開槍掃射。
8 rival Dhhyq     
n.競爭對手,敵手;vt.與…相匹敵,比得上
參考例句:
  • None of us can rival him in strength.我們誰也沒他勁大。
  • She defeat all her rival for the job with nonchalant ease.她從容不迫地擊敗求職的所有競爭者。
9 dyeing 2a67fc49054b7eb8190b3511b5af92af     
染色,染色工藝
參考例句:
  • He invented a new process of dyeing. 他發明了印染的新工藝。
  • And she started dyeing her stockings and blouses there too. 同時在宿舍里邊,她開始用顏料染著襪子和上衣。
10 gangs 0e39843e1620f49df2145158efac5ac9     
n.(罪犯有組織的)一幫( gang的名詞復數 );一伙;(鬧事青少年的)一群;(工人有組織的)一隊
參考例句:
  • Gangs of youths went on the rampage in the city yesterday. 成群結伙的年輕人昨天在城里橫沖直撞。
  • a vicious turf war between rival gangs of drug dealers 對立販毒團伙之間的猛烈火并
11 fate rlpxU     
n.命運;結局,結果;將來,前景
參考例句:
  • The Titanic met her fate by crashing into a huge iceberg.泰坦尼克號客輪因撞上一個大冰山而沉沒。
  • Your future is bound up with the fate of your motherland.你的前途同祖國的命運緊密相聯。
12 protagonist mBVyN     
n.(思想觀念的)倡導者;主角,主人公
參考例句:
  • The protagonist reforms in the end and avoids his proper punishment.戲劇主角最后改過自新并避免了他應受的懲罰。
  • He is the model for the protagonist in the play.劇本中的主人公就是以他為模特兒創作的!
13 context DZnyc     
n.背景,環境,上下文,語境
參考例句:
  • You can always tell the meaning of a word from its context.你??梢源由舷攣鬧脅魯齟室謇?。
  • This sentence does not seem to connect with the context.這個句子似乎與上下文脫節。
14 relatively bkqzS3     
adv.比較...地,相對地
參考例句:
  • The rabbit is a relatively recent introduction in Australia.兔子是相對較新引入澳大利亞的物種。
  • The operation was relatively painless.手術相對來說不痛。
15 cassette NTPyO     
n.卡式錄音帶盒;卡式膠卷盒
參考例句:
  • He inserted a cassette into the machine.他把一盒錄像帶放入機器。
  • And let's not forget our cassette player and some tapes.還別忘了帶上我們的卡式錄音機和一些錄音帶。
16 baker wyTz62     
n.面包師
參考例句:
  • The baker bakes his bread in the bakery.面包師在面包房內烤面包。
  • The baker frosted the cake with a mixture of sugar and whites of eggs.面包師在蛋糕上撒了一層白糖和蛋清的混合料。
17 suicide ssAwA     
n.自殺,自毀,自殺性行為
參考例句:
  • The number of suicide has increased.自殺案件的數量增加了。
  • The death was adjudged a suicide by sleeping pills.該死亡事件被判定為服用安眠藥自殺。
18 gossip AeEzc     
n.流言蜚語,愛說長道短的人;vi.傳播流言
參考例句:
  • She broadcast the gossip all over the town.她將這個流言傳遍全鎮。
  • They spread a lot of tacky gossip about his love life.關于他的愛情生活,他們散播了許多不堪的閑言閑語。
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