#51-The Story of Silk

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English Excerpt:

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Paragraph 1

The Story of Silk

Legend says that silk was first made by the wife of the Yellow Emperor 5000 years ago. She kept silkworms and invented the loom. Silk fragments, ribbons and threads dating from the 3000 BC have been found in eastern China.

Chinese Translation:

Page 12 = 第 十 二 页dì shí èr yè

Paragraph 1 = 第 一 段dì yī duàn

The Story (故事gù shì) of Silk (丝 sī)

Legend (传说chuáng shuō ) says that silk 丝 was first made by the wife (妻子qī zi) of the Yellow Emperor (黄帝huáng dì) 5000 (五千 wǔ qiān)years (年 nián) ago. She (她 tā) kept silkworms ( 蚕cán) and invented (发明fā míng) the loom (织布机zhī bù jī) . Silk fragments (丝块sī kuài) , ribbons (丝带sī dài) and threads (丝线sī xiàn) dating from the 3000 BC have been found in eastern (东部dōng bù) China (中国zhong guó) .


Vocabulary

1. Story = 故事gù shì

2. Silk = 丝sī

3. Legend = 传说chuáng shuō

4. wife = 妻子qī zi

5. Yellow Emperor = 黄帝huáng dì

6. silkworms = 蚕cán

7.Invented = 发明fā míng

8.Loom = 织布机zhī bù jī

9.Silk fragments = 丝块sī kuài

10.silk ribbons = 丝带sī dài

11.Silk threads = 丝线sī xiàn

12. eastern China = 中国东部zhong guó dōng bù


Let’s practice AGAIN by the following breakdown sentences!!!

The Story of Silk 丝的故事

1. 据传说,丝是皇帝的妻子在五千年以前第一次做出来的 =Legend says that silk was first made by the wife of the Yellow Emperor 5000 years ago.

2. 她养蚕蟲,并且发明了织布机 = She kept silkworms and invented the loom.

3. 在中国东部, 以前有人找出来五千年以前所用过的丝块,丝带,跟丝线 = Silk fragments, ribbons and threads dating from the 3000 BC have been found in eastern China.

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