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乐加乐《中学生百科英语》分享活动【第一期】(4)

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摘要:在历次的初中英语讲座、家长会中,针对新初一同学的实际情况,我们向大家推荐了《中学生百科英语》一套四册英语课外读物。应广大同学和家长的要求,从今天开始,每周一至周四,我们都会在论坛发布一篇取材于《中学

  在历次的初中英语讲座、家长会中,针对新初一同学的实际情况,我们向大家推荐了《中学生百科英语》一套四册英语课外读物。应广大同学和家长的要求,从今天开始,每周一至周四,我们都会在论坛发布一篇取材于《中学生百科英语》的文章,并配有一定的词汇、句型解析,在扩充英文阅读量的同时,让同学们上知天文下知地理,在愉快的阅读当中拓展知识面,在潜移默化中提高自己的阅读水平和英文词汇量。

  第一期分享活动预计持续3个月,内容涉及动物、植物、音乐、探险、发明等领域的百科知识题材。每日一篇,带你走进一个个神奇的世界!

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  4.THE HIPPOPOTAMUS

  The hippopotamus, or hippo, lives in the hot part of Africa, it’s a mammal, that is, itsbabies are born alive, and they drink milk from their mother’s body.

  The hippopotamus is a large animal. A hippoweighs four tons. Its stomachis seven meters long, it eats only plants. A hippo is a mammal, but, it spendsa lot of time in the water.

  During the day, it sleeps beside a river or alake. Sometimes, it wakes up. Then it goes under the water to get some plantsfor food. It can close its nose and stay under water for ten minutes. Its ears, eyes and nose, are high up on itshead. It can stay with its body under the water, only its ears, eyes andnose abovethe water, then it can breathe the air.

  At night, hippo walks on the land and looksfor food. It never goes very far from the water.

  A baby hippo often stands on its mother’s back, the mother looks for food under the water, the baby hippo rides on herback above the water.

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  hippopotamus: A hippopotamus is a very large African animal with short legs and thick, hairless skin. n. 河马

  hippo: n. 河马

  mammal: Mammals are animals such as humans, dogs, lions, and whales. In general, female mammals give birth to babies rather than laying eggs, and feed their young with milk. n. 哺乳动物

  beside: Something that is beside something else is at the side of it or next to it. prep. 在…旁

  stomach: Your stomach is the organ inside your body where food is digested before it moves into the intestines. n. 胃;腹部

  above: If one thing is above another one, it is directly over it or higher than it. prep. 在…上

  look for: If you look for something, for example something that you have lost, you try to find it. 寻找

  Its ears, eyes and nose, are high up on its head.

  他的耳朵、眼睛和鼻子长在头上最高的地方。

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