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星火30篇文章贯通考研词汇 27

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Unit 27 The Freak Accident………………………………485
意外伤害
玛蒂因一次意外事故失去了双腿的功能,但她没有消沉,反而发挥自己的才能,录制了一部介绍残疾人生活的录像,并获了奖。这次事故给了她改变世界的机会,也让她成为一名很好的制片人……
Dr. Kaye, Marty's neurologist, called it a “freak(意外的)” accident because the chance of it happening to a 10-year-old girl was almost nil(零). “The fact is, ” Dr. Kaye droned(低沉地说出), “spinal1 cord(脊髓) injuries occur most often among men ages 18--24. Paraplegia(下肢麻痹) is generally the result of motor vehicle accidents. Medical science is still in search of a cure,”she had noted2 with authority.
Marty had heard those words five years ago. At the time Dr. Kaye had given her the bad news, about not walking again, Marty was not listening. She was thinking about the freak accident.
It all happened on a Thanksgiving Day, when she was just 8 years old. Marty and her older sister, Eleanor, had gone to their backyard to pick apples for their mom. When Marty reached the top of the ladder, the rotten wood gave way. She tumbled noiselessly to the ground. There hadn't been pain.
But then, she noticed her legs didn't move.
The last words Marty remembered saying were, “Eleanor, get room, something is wrong. ”The next thing she remembered was lying in bed in the Children's Hospital. The surgical3 ward4 was active and fun. Respiratory therapists came every day to Marty's bedside. They taught her to blow the harmonica(口琴) so that she could strengthen her lungs.
Occupational therapists taught her to make birdhouses and belts. Her favorite therapist, Laura, was a physical therapist (理疗师). She taught Marry to use a wheelchair and to wheel down steps.
After just 3 months, Marry had gone home. Her mom had the house refitted, and a ramp(斜坡) had replaced the front steps.
Marty played chess, swam, went to school, and even rode horse. She was the same girl she always was; it was the people who had changed.
They said things like, “why not get an electric wheelchair, dear”, to which Marty always wantted to say, “what's wrong with wheeling my own chair?” And they always tried to push her chair,even when she didn't need help. Couldn't they see she managed just fine?
Then there were the other questions like. “what happened to your legs”, to which Marty usually answered, “I thought I still had them, aren't they still there?” Then adults would ask her,“how do you go to the bathroom?” And Marty would reply,“I wheel there.”The one question Marty relished(喜欢) was, “how do you sleep?” Without missing a beat, Marty would shoot back,“like a baby, just fine, thanks.”
At first she would answer seriously, “I have a spinal cord injury”, and patiently explain, “I use a sliding board to get into bed, then I lie down.” But after 5 years, she was tired of the questions. So she just made up(捏造) answers.
“People are just curious, Marty”, her mother would explain. “It wouldn't hurt to be nice and give a real explanation.”
“Mom, I don't want to ask a lot of questions to people who walk, why do they all ask me questions?”
“Just try to be nice Marty, after all you are a role model for others in wheelchairs,” was her mom's usual reply.
“I just want to roll my wheelchair in peace, I don't want to be a role model.” Marty would shoot back.
Even though she resented the questions, Marty did want people to comprehend what life was like in a wheelchair. She didn't want pity;she just wanted people to feel comfortable around her.She hated feeling like some alien in a metal spaceship who was visiting from another planet.
“Well, I've tried to explain, and that gets nowhere”, Marty grumbled5 to her best friend,Sasha, who had a sister also in a wheelchair. “People still look at me like I'm sick or weird(怪异的).”
Sasha thought for a minute about what her friend had said. She had a sudden inspiration.“Hey, I know, why not make a video about what it's like to be in a wheelchair? I have a video camera, and we could write a script(剧本), you and me. What do you say?” Sasha enthused(对…表示热心).
Marty adopted Sasha's proposal,“Sasha, you are a genius. We could make a video about your sister and me, and give it to the public library. They could show it to people so they could see what people in wheelchairs can do.”
By the next weekend, the girls had finished their script. Dr. Laura had even drawn6 a diagram of the spinal cord. It showed how messages went from the brain down the nerves along the spinal cord. The messages ended where Marty's spinal cord was broken. That was why when her brain told her legs to move, they couldn't. That message never got to the legs. It got as far as the break in her spine7.
The video also showed how Marty could get into cars, and into her bed. There was even a part where Marty got on her horse, and took her dog for a walk, and weeded her vegetable garden, and fixed8 a lamp bracket for the family. The girls decided9 to leave out the stuff(镜头资料) that showed how she went to the bathroom.
Marty and Sasha went to the Children's Hospital's ward and filmed the children who were undergoing treatment. They wanted others to see what it was like to lift weights and play cricket, and learn to dress yourself.
The preview was held in the community center events room. All of Marty and Sasha's classmates, their parents, the teachers, and the school principal came. The kids from the children's ward and the doctors and therapists came, too.
Marty had a lot of fun acting10 as Master of Ceremonies(仪式主持人). She even had an auction(拍卖) of artwork done by the children in the spinal cord ward. In all the proceeds was $1 000 that she donated to the spinal cord research.
That night, Marty thought about the “freak” accident. She thought how being in a wheelchair made her different, but it also had forced her to make her life special. She had been elected to represent other disabled people and educate them about disabled people. The freak accident had given her the chance to change the world. It had also made her into a pretty good film maker(制片人).
Her video won the children's video award, and she got another $1 000 which she donated the children's ward.
The apple tree is in bloom again. Sometimes Marty wheels to her backyard and looks up. She does not feel sad;she just tries to figure out how she can pick apples from the highest branch. If anyone can climb up that tree, it's Marty.
注释:
injury→★judge
occur→★course
Thanksgiving
tumble
ward→★guard/regard
therapist
strengthen
occupational
chess
fine→★fine
after
try→★try
back→★back
resent→★sense
alien
spaceship→★ship
inspiration→★spirit
video
adopt
proposal
diagram→★grammar
weed
vegetable→★vegetable
fix→★fix
bracket
undergo→★go
cricket
do→★do
donate
elect
disable
educate→★introduce
good

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1 spinal KFczS     
adj.针的,尖刺的,尖刺状突起的;adj.脊骨的,脊髓的
参考例句:
  • After three days in Japan,the spinal column becomes extraordinarily flexible.在日本三天,就已经使脊椎骨变得富有弹性了。
  • Your spinal column is made up of 24 movable vertebrae.你的脊柱由24个活动的脊椎骨构成。
2 noted 5n4zXc     
adj.著名的,知名的
参考例句:
  • The local hotel is noted for its good table.当地的那家酒店以餐食精美而著称。
  • Jim is noted for arriving late for work.吉姆上班迟到出了名。
3 surgical 0hXzV3     
adj.外科的,外科医生的,手术上的
参考例句:
  • He performs the surgical operations at the Red Cross Hospital.他在红十字会医院做外科手术。
  • All surgical instruments must be sterilised before use.所有的外科手术器械在使用之前,必须消毒。
4 ward LhbwY     
n.守卫,监护,病房,行政区,由监护人或法院保护的人(尤指儿童);vt.守护,躲开
参考例句:
  • The hospital has a medical ward and a surgical ward.这家医院有内科病房和外科病房。
  • During the evening picnic,I'll carry a torch to ward off the bugs.傍晚野餐时,我要点根火把,抵挡蚊虫。
5 grumbled ed735a7f7af37489d7db1a9ef3b64f91     
抱怨( grumble的过去式和过去分词 ); 发牢骚; 咕哝; 发哼声
参考例句:
  • He grumbled at the low pay offered to him. 他抱怨给他的工资低。
  • The heat was sweltering, and the men grumbled fiercely over their work. 天热得让人发昏,水手们边干活边发着牢骚。
6 drawn MuXzIi     
v.拖,拉,拔出;adj.憔悴的,紧张的
参考例句:
  • All the characters in the story are drawn from life.故事中的所有人物都取材于生活。
  • Her gaze was drawn irresistibly to the scene outside.她的目光禁不住被外面的风景所吸引。
7 spine lFQzT     
n.脊柱,脊椎;(动植物的)刺;书脊
参考例句:
  • He broke his spine in a fall from a horse.他从马上跌下摔断了脊梁骨。
  • His spine developed a slight curve.他的脊柱有点弯曲。
8 fixed JsKzzj     
adj.固定的,不变的,准备好的;(计算机)固定的
参考例句:
  • Have you two fixed on a date for the wedding yet?你们俩选定婚期了吗?
  • Once the aim is fixed,we should not change it arbitrarily.目标一旦确定,我们就不应该随意改变。
9 decided lvqzZd     
adj.决定了的,坚决的;明显的,明确的
参考例句:
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
10 acting czRzoc     
n.演戏,行为,假装;adj.代理的,临时的,演出用的
参考例句:
  • Ignore her,she's just acting.别理她,她只是假装的。
  • During the seventies,her acting career was in eclipse.在七十年代,她的表演生涯黯然失色。
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