当前位置:首页 >> 英语 >>

Will Inspired Life


Will Inspired Life F139 The little country schoolhouse was heated by an old-fashioned,. A little boy had the job of coming to school early each day to start the fire and warm the room before his teacher and his classmates arrived. One morning they arrived to find the schoolhouse engulfed in flames. They dragged the unconscious little boy out of the flaming building more dead than alive. He had major bums over the lower half of his body and was taken to a nearby county hospital. From his bed the dreadfully burned, semi-conscious little boy faintly heard the doctor talking to his mother. The doctor told his mother that her son would surely die---which was for the best, really for the terrible fire had devastated the lower half of his body. But the brave boy didn’t want to die. He made up his mind that he would survive. Somehow, to the amusement of the physician, he did survive. When the mortal danger was past, he again heard the doctor and his mother speaking quietly. The mother was told that since the fire had destroyed so much flesh in the lower part of his body, it would almost be better if he had died, since he was doomed to be a lifetime cripple with no use at all of his lower limbs. Once more the brave boy made up his mind. He would not be a cripple. He would walk. But unfortunately from the waist down, he had no motor ability. His thin legs just dangled there, all but lifeless. Ultimately he was released from the hospital. Every day his mother would massage his little legs, but there was no feeling, no control, nothing. Yet his determination that he would walk was as strong as ever. When he wasn’t in bed, he was confined to a wheelchair. One sunny day his mother wheeled him out into the yard to get some fresh air. This day, instead of sitting there, he threw himself from the chair. He pulled himself across the grass, dragging his legs behind him. He worked his way to the white picket fence bordering their lot. With great effort, he raised himself up on the fence. Then, stake by stake, he began dragging himself along the fence, resolved that he would walk. He started to do this every day until he wore a smooth path all around the yard beside the fence. There was nothing he wanted more than to develop life in those legs. Ultimately through his daily massage, his iron persistence and his resolute determination, he did develop the ability to stand up, then to walk haltingly, then to walk by himself---- and then ----to run. He began to walk to school, then to run to school, to run for the sheer joy of running. Later in college he made the track team. Still later in Madison Square Garden this young man who was not expected to survive, who would surely never walk, who could never hope to run---- this determined young man, Dr. Glenn Cunningham, ran the world’s fastest mile.

Word List

pot 壶, 锅 belly 腹 stove 炉子 engulf 吞没 drag 拖, 拉 flame 火焰 major 主要的 bums 臀部 dreadfully 可怕的 semi-conscious 半昏迷的 faintly 模糊的,虚弱的 devastate 彻底摧毁

survive 幸存 amusement 乐趣,玩笑 physician 内科医生 mortal 身体的 flesh 肌肉组织 doom 注定 cripple 颇足 limb 肢体,四肢 waist 腰 motor 活动的 dangle 悬垂 ultimately 最终

massage 按摩 determination 决心 confine 限制在 wheelchair 轮椅 picket 包围 border 边界 effort 努力 stake 木桩子 resolved 下决心 persistence 毅力 resolute 坚定的 haltingly 停顿地

Discussion: 1. How do you understand the title “Will Inspired Life” 2. Does the story touch you? And why? 3. How will you do if you encounter difficulty?


相关文章:
Speech-Life Needs Inspiration
Speech-Life Needs Inspiration_演讲/主持_工作范文_应用文书。三分钟英语演讲Life Needs Inspiration Now, calm down and loosen your mind. Think about this ...
My college life 续
I was inspired , As the old saying goes: A journey of a thousand miles...and college life will give me many lesson making a stronger mind for me ...
Life inspiring 生活的启示
Life inspiring 生活的启示 A daughter complained to her father about her life and how things were so hard for her, She did not know she was going to...
Inspiration from Life
Inspiration from Life Taking the first step How will you know you can succeed at something if you don't give it a try? How will you know you ...
2013年高考真题——英语(四川卷)解析版 Word版含答案
I was 15 to save my life. "Holly's very 16 14 to be alive," 19 ...inspired D. put D. proud decides who you truly are. B. scarf B. just...
2016四川高考英语试题-2016高考英语四川真题word版
A. Your life style. B. Your life value. C. Your trouble in life. D. Your life experience. 25. Why does the author say they are inspired every ...
新2 What is life
新2 What is life_高二英语_英语_高中教育_教育专区。这是江苏省2013年高中... what will you do to live up to your dream after being inspired by ...
河北省石家庄市2013届高中毕业班第二次模拟考试试题及...
67.What inspired Sister Wanjala to start the orphan program? A. Her ...75 ______ It will help you appreciate life with more depth and ...
新视野大学英语读写教程 BOOK 3 课后翻译答案
The school sees its job as preparing its students for life by cultivating ...novel inspired by his (rise to fame) experience with a girl on a farm....
Baymax Was Inspired by a Real Robot 你从哪里来,我的大白
Baymax Was Inspired by a Real Robot 你从哪里来,我的大白_英语学习_外语... it came from Disney's fantasy machine more than anything in real life. ...
更多相关标签: