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Then we tell about Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Transcripts and mp3s of our programs are at voaspecialenglish.com.

 

Now the VOA Special English program: Words and Their Stories. Today’s word "pan" takes us back to the days of the Gold Rush in California.

 

On January 24th, 1848, a man named James Wilson Marshall discovered gold in the territory of California. The news spread quickly. Thousands rushed west, they traveled on foot, by horseback and by boat to reach the gold fields. By 1849, the Great Gold Rush was on.

 

Towns and cities grew overnight, throughout the territory, in the mountains along the streams and rivers, thousands of people searched for gold. They had food to eat and blankets to cover them. They also had mules to ride and picks and pans to search for gold. Some found areas of mountain rocks thick with gold, these men got rich. But such areas were few, and quickly claimed by the first man to find them. Others searched for gold in the rivers coming down the mountains. They were after pieces of gold that the rains had washed down from above. The only way to find this gold was by panning. First, a gold miner put dirt in a metal pan and added water. Then he shook the pan so that the water would wash the dirt. Slowly, he poured the water out of the pan. If he was a lucky miner, pieces of gold would remain.

 

Across the nation, newspapers carried stories of the gold being found. One told how thousands of people climbed the mountains looking for gold. Some stories told how others followed the rivers and streams with pans. Each one hoped that the place he claimed panned out well-had some gold. For many, gold mining did not pan out, for a few it panned out well. But in time, huge machines were built that could wash many tons of dirt at a time, panning died out. The word, however, remained in the language. Today Americans still say "it panned out well" when something they have done pleases them. A business, a discovery, a simple event pans out well if it is successful. Unhappily, sometimes things do not pan out.

 

In recent years, the word "pan" has taken on another meaning. Today it also means to criticize. How it got this meaning is hard to discover. But the job of a critic is to sometimes pan the work of a writer, artist or singer. Sometimes critics may pan a movie or play so severely that no one would go to see it. There are times, however, when a play became highly successful even though most of the critics panned it without mercy. The pans should have washed out // the play, but as actors have pointed out, sometimes a critic's pan turns up gold.

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     next in VOA Special English is Words and Their Stories.

    Then we tell about Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Transcripts and mp3s of our programs are at voaspecialenglish.com. Now the VOA Special English program: Words and Their Stories.

Today’s word "pan" takes us back to the days of the Gold Rush in California. On January 24th, 1848, a man named James Wilson Marshall discovered gold in the territory of California. The news spread quickly. Thousands rushed west, they traveled on foot, by horseback and by boat to reach the gold fields. By 1849, the Great Gold Rush was on.

    Towns and cities grew overnight, throughout the territory, in the mountains along the streams and rivers, thousands of people searched for gold. They had food to eat and blankets to cover them. They also had mules to ride and picks and pans to search for gold. Some found areas of mountain rocks thick with gold, these men got rich.

    But such areas were few, and quickly claimed by the first man to find them. Others searched for gold in the rivers coming down the mountains. They were after pieces of gold that the rains had washed down from above. The only way to find this gold was by panning. First, a goldminer (这是一个词,字典上说的- -!)put dirt in a metal pan and added water. Then he shook the pan so that the water would wash the dirt. Slowly, he poured the water out of the pan. If he was a lucky miner, pieces of gold would remain.     

     Across the nation, newspapers carried stories of the gold being found. One told how thousands of people climbed the mountains looking for gold. Some stories told how others followed the rivers and streams with pans. Each one hoped that the place he claimed panned out well-had some gold. For many, gold mining did not pan out, for a few it panned out well.

     But in time, huge machines were built that could wash many tons of dirt at a time, panning died out. The word, however, remained in the language. Today Americans still say "it panned out well" when something they have done pleases them. A business, a discovery, a simple event pans out well if it is successful. Unhappily, sometimes things do not pan out. In recent years, the word "pan" has taken on another meaning. Today it also means to criticize. How it got this meaning is hard to discover. But the job of a critic is to sometimes pan the work of a writer, artist or singer. Sometimes critics may pan a movie or play so severely that no one would go to see it. There are times, however, when a play became highly successful even though most of the critics panned it without mercy. The pans should have washed out the play, but as actors have pointed out, sometimes a critic's pan turns up gold.

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Now the VOA Special English program--"Words and Their Stories. Today’s word "pan" takes us back to the days of the gold rush in California. On January 24th, 1848, a man named James Wilson Marshall discovered gold in the territory of California. The news spread quickly. Thousands rushed west, they traveled on foot, by horseback and by boat to reach the gold fields. By 1849, the Great Gold Rush was on.,towns and cities grew overnight, throughout the territory, in the mountains along the streams and rivers, thousands of people searched for gold. They had food to eat and blankets to cover them. They also had mues to ride and pigs and pans to search for gold. Some found areas of mountain rock thick with gold, these men become rich. But such areas were few, and quickly claimed by the first man to find them. Others searched for gold in the rivers coming down the mountains. They were after pieces of gold that the rains had washed down from above. The only way to find this gold was by pan. First, a gold miner put dirt in a metal pan and added water. Then he shook the pan so that the water would wash the dirt. Slowly, he poured the water out of the pan. If he was a lucky miner, pieces of gold would remain. Across the nation, newspapers carried stories about the gold being found. One told how thousands of people climbed the mountains looking for gold. Some stories told how others followed the rivers and streams with pans. Each one hoped that the place he claimed panned out well had some gold. For many, gold mining did not pan out, for a few it panned out well. But in time, huge machines were built that could wash many tons of dirt at a time, panning died out. The word, however, remained in the language. Today Americans still say "it panned out well" when something they have done pleases them. A business, a discovery, a simple event pans out well if it is successful. Unhappily, sometimes things do not pan out. In recent years, the word "pan" is taken on another meaning. Today it also means to criticize. How it got this meaning is hard to discover. But the job of a critic is to sometimes pan the work of a writer, artist or singer. Sometimes critics may pan a movie so severely that no one will go to see it. There are times, however, when a play became highly successful even though most of the critics panned it without mercy. The pans should wash out the play, but as actors pointed out sometimes a critic's pan turns up gold.

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HOmework Next in VOA Special English is words and their stories.Then we tell about Thurgood Marshall, the first African Amercian to serve on the United States printing court. Transcripts and mp3 of out programs are at VOA Special English dot com. Now the VOA Special English program words and their stories. Today's word "Pan" takes us back to the days of gold rush in California. On January 24th, 1848, a man named James Wilson Marshall discovered gold in the territory of California. The news spread quickly. Thousands rushed to the west. They traveled on foot by horseback and by boat to reach the gold field.By 1849, the great gold rush was on. Towns and cities grow over night through out the ????In the mountains along the streams and rivers,thousands of people searched for gold . They had food to eat and blankets to cover. They also had mules to ride and pigs and pans to search for gold. Some found areas of mountain rock thick with gold,these man got rich. But such areas were few, and quickly claimed by the first man to find them. Others searched for gold in the rivers coming down in the mountains, they were after pieces of gold that the rains has washed down from above. The only way to find this gold was by panning. First, a goldminer put dirt in a mental pan and added water. Then he shook the pan so that the water would wash the dirt. Slowly, he poured the water out of the pan. If he was a lucy miner, pieces of gold would remain.Across the nation, newspapers carried stories of the gold being found. One told how thousands of people climbed the mountains looking for gold. Some stories told how others followed the rivers and streams with pans. Each one hoped that the place he claimed panned out well had some gold. For many, gold mining did not pan out, for a few , it panned out well. But in time huge machines were built that could wash many tons of dirt at a time. Panning died out. The word, howere, remained in the language. Today Amerciasn still say " It panned out well" when somthing they have done pleases them. A business, a discovery, a simply even pans out well if it is sucessful. Unhappily, somtimes things do not pan out. In recent years, the word pan has taken on another meaning. Today it also means to criticize. How it got this meaning is hard to discover. But the job of critic is to sometimes pan the work of a writer, artist or singer. Sometimes critics may pan a movie or a play so serverly that no one will go to see it. there are times, however, when a play became highly sucessful even though most of the critics panned it without mercy. The pans should have washed out the play. But as actors have pointed out, sometimes a critics pan turns up gold.

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Now the VOA Special English, Words and Their Stories.

 

Today's word "pan" takes us back to the days of the Gold Rush in California.

 

 On January 24th, 1848, a man named James Villsom Marsh discooverd gold in the territory of California. The news spreaded quickly. Thousands rushed west. They traveled on foot, by horseback and by boat to reach the gold fields.

 

By 1849, the Great Gold Rush was on. Towns and cities grew over night. Through out the territory, in the mountains along the streets and rivers, thousands of people searched for the gold. They had food to eat, and blankets to cover them. They also had mules to ride, picks and pans to search for gold. Some found areas of mountain rocks thick with gold. These men got rich. But such areas were filled and quickly claimed by the first man to find them. Others searched for the gold in the rivers comind down the mountains. They were after pieces of gold that the rains had washed down from above.

 

The only way to find this gold was by penny. First, a gold miner put a dirt in a medal pan and added water. Then he shot the pan so that the water would wash the dirt. Slowly, he poured the water out of the pan. If he was a lucky miner pieces of gold would remain.

 

 Across the nation, newspapers carried the stories of gold being found. One told how thousands of people climbed the mountains looking for gold. Some storied told how others followed the rivers and streams with pans. Each one hoped that the place that he clained panned out well, had some gold. For many, gold mining did not pan out. For a few, it panned out well.

 

But in time, huge machines were built that could wash many tons of dirt at a time, penny died out. The word, however, remained in the language. The day, Americans still say it panned out well when something they have done pleased them. A business, a discovery or a simple event pans out well, if it is successful. Unhappily, sometimes things do not pan out. In recent years, the word “pan” has taken on another meaning. Today, it also means to critise.

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     Let's in VOA special english,it's words and their stories.Then we tell about for good mercial .The first African American to serve on the United States the spring called.  Transcraps and up frees about our programs all at VOAspecial english.com.
    Now the VOA special English program words and their stories.
    Today's word "pan" takes us back to the days of the gold rush in California. On January 24th,  1848, a man named Jane Willson Marcheal discoverd gold in the territory of California.The news spreaded quickly, thousands rushed west,they travelled on foot,by horse back,and by boat,to reach the gold fields. By 1849 the great gold rush was on. Towns and cities grew over night. Through out the territory ,in the mountains,along the streams and rivers, thousands of people searched for gold. They had food to eat, and blankets to covered them. They also had mules to ride and picks and pans to search for gold.  Some found area of mountain rocks thick with gold,these men got rich. But such areas were few and quickly claimed by the first man to find it.
      Others searched for gold in the rivers coming down the mountains, they were after pieces of gold that the rains had washed down from above. The only way to find these gold was by panning. First, a gold miner put dirt  in the metal pan and added water, then he shook the pan so that the water would washed the dirt, slowly he poured the water out of the pan. If he was a lucky miner ,pieces of gold would remain.
       Across the nation, newspapers carried stories of the gold been found. One told how thousands of people climed the mountains looking for gold ,some stories told how others followed the rivers and streams with pans.  Each one hope that the place he claimed paned out well, had some gold. For many ,gold mining did not pan out, for a few, it paned out well. But in time huge machines were bulit ,that could wash many tons of dirt at a time.Panning died out.
     Word ,however ,remained in the language. Today Americans still say "it paned out well" when something thy have done pleases them,a business ,a discovey, a simple event,pans out well if it is successful. Unhappily sometimes  things do not pan out.
     In recent years the word pan has taken on another meaning. Today it also means to criticize. How it got this meaning is hard to discover. But the job of a critic is to sometimes pan the  work of a writer ,artist,or singer. Sometimes critics may pan a movie or play so  that no one will go to see it .They are times ,howerer,when the play became highly successful ,even though,most of the critics paned it without mercy. The pans should have washed out of the play ,but as actors have pointed out ,sometimes a acritic's pan turns up gold.
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Next in the VOA Special English is Words and Their Stories

Then we tell about Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to serve on the United State’s Supreme Court.

Transcripts and Mp3s of our programmes are at VOAspecialenglish.com

 

Now the VOA Special English Programme Words and Their Stories

Today’s word Pan takes us back to the days of the gold rush in California.

 

On January 24 1848, a man named James Wilson Marshall discovered gold in the territory of California. The news spread quickly. Thousands rushed west. They travelled on foot, by horseback, and by boat to reach the gold fields. By 1849, the great gold rush was on.

 

Towns and cities grew overnight. Throughout the territory, in the mountains, along the streams and rivers, thousands of people searched for gold. They had food to eat, and blankets to cover them. They also had news to write, and picks and pans to search for gold.

 

Some found areas of mountain rock thick with gold. These men got rich. But such areas were few and quickly claimed by the first man to find them. Others searched for gold in the rivers coming down the mountains. They were after pieces of gold that the rains had rush them down from the above.

 

The only way to find this gold was by panning. First, a gold miner put dirt in a metal pan and added water. Then he shook the pan, so that the water would wash the dirt. Slowly, he poured the water out of the pan. If he was a lucky miner, pieces of gold would remain.

 

Across the nation, newspapers carried stories of the gold being found. One told how thousands of people climbed mountains looking for gold. Some stories told how others followed the rivers and streams with pans. Each one hoped that the place he claimed panned out well had some gold. For many, gold mining did not pan out. For a few, it paned out well. But in time, huge machines were built that could wash many tons of dirt at a time. Panning died out.

 

The word however remained in the language. Today Americans still say it panned out well when something they haves done pleases them. A business, a Discovery, a simple event pans out well if it is successful. Unhappily, sometimes things do not pan out.

 

In recent years, the word pan has taken on another meaning. Today it also means to criticize. How we got this meaning is hard to discover. But the job of critic is to sometimes pan the work of a writer, artist or singer. Sometimes critics may pan a movie or a play so severely that no one will go to see it. There are times, however, when a play became highly successful even though most of the critics panned it without mercy. The pans should have washed out the play, but as actors have pointed out sometimes a critic's pan turns out gold.

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Next , the VOA special English is words and their stories. Then we tell about *M*. The first African American to sever on the united states suprecourt.Transcripts and mp3 of our program are at voa special English dot com.

 

Now the VOA special English program words and their stories.

 

Today’s world pan take us back to the days of gold rush in California. On January 24th , 1848. a man named Jane Willson Masch discovered gold in the territory of California. The news spread quickly. Thousands rushed west, they traveled on foot by horseback and by boat to reach the gold fields. By 1849, the great gold rush was on. Towns and cities grow overnight, through out the territory, in the mountains along the streams and rivers,thousands of people search for gold, they had food to eat and blankets to cover them. They also had news to read and picks and pans to search for gold. Some found areas of mountain rock seeked with gold, these man got rich. But such areas were few, and quickly cleared by the first man to find them. Others search for gold in the rivers coming down the mountains. They were after pieces of gold that the rain that washed down from above. The only way to find discover gold was by penny. First, a gold minner put dirt in the middle pan and added water. That they shook the pan so that the water would wash the dirt. Slowly, he put the water out of the pan, if you are lucky miner, pieces of gold would remain. Across the nation, newspapers carriage the stories of gold being found. One told how thousands of people climbing the mountains looking for gold, some stories told how others follow the rivers and streams with pans. Each one hope that the place planed paned out well had some gold. For many gold mining did not pan out, for a few it paned out well. But in time huge machines were built that could wash many tones of dirt at a time, panning died out.

 

The world, however, remained in the language. Today Americans still say “it paned well.” When something they have down pleased them. A business, a discovery, a simply event pans out well if you did successful. Unhappily sometimes things do not pan out. In recent years, the world paned take on another meaning. Today it also means to criticize. How it got this meaning is hard to discover .but the job of critic is sometimes pan the world the writer artists or singers. Sometimes critics made pan on movie or play so severely that no one will go to see it. There are times, however, when the play became highly successful even though most of the critics panned without mercy. The pans should have washed out of the play. But as actors have put it out, sometimes a critic’s pan turns of gold.

 

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Now,the Voa special English program words and stories,today the word pan take us back to the days of the Gold Rush in California.On Jenuaray twenty-four th1848,a man named Masuo discovery the gold in the delitory in spreshed quickly,thounsand rushed west.the traveled on foot,by horse back and by boat to reach the gold fields.By 1849,the great gold rush was on.


Towns and cities grew overnight.Throught the territy,in the mountains,along the streams and rivers,thousands of people searcher for gold.They had food to eat and blankets to cover them.They also had mules to ride and picks and pans to search for gold.Some found areas of mountain rocks thick with gold .These men got rich.But such areas were few and quickly claimed by the first man to find them.

Others searched for gold in the rivers coming down the mountains .They were after pieces of gold that the rains hand washed down from above.They only way to find these gold was by panning .First,a gold miner put dirt in a metal pan and added water.The ,he shook the pan so that the water wahs the dirt .Slowly ,he poured the water out of the pan .If he was a lucky miner,pieces of gold would remain.

Across the nation ,nation,newspapers carried stories of the gold being found .
One told how thousands of people climbed the mountains looking for gold. Some stories told how others followed the rivers and streams with pans. Each one hoped that the place he claimed panned out well had some gold.
For many ,gold mining did not pan out .For a few it panned out well .But in time ,huge machines wre built that could wash many tons of dirt at a time,Panning died out.

The word ,however,remaind in the language.Today Americans still say."It panned out well 'when something they have done pleases them.A bussiness,a discovery ,a simple event pans out well if it fis successful.Unhappily,sometimes things do not pan out. Sometimes, critics may pan a movie or play so severely that no one will go to see it. There are times, however, when a play became highly successful, even though most of the critics panned it without mercy. The pans should have washed out the play. But, as actors have pointed out, sometimes a crit

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Next  in  the VOA special English is words and their stories. Then we tell about Thurgood Marshall . The first African American to serve on the United States Supreme Court transcrapts and MP3 of our programs all at voaspecialenglish.com .

 

   Now the VOA special English program words and their stories. Today's word,  pan takes us back  to the days of gold rush in California.

  On Januaray 24th1 848,a man named Jame Masuo discovery the gold in the territory  of California , the news  spread quickly,thounsand rushed west.they traveled on foot,by horse back and by boat to reach the gold fields.By 1849,the great gold rush was on.

   Towns and cities grew overnight.Throughtout the territoy,in the mountains,along the streams and rivers,thousands of people searched for gold.They had food to eat and blankets to cover them.They also had mules to ride and picks and pans to search for gold.Some found areas of mountain rocks thick with gold .These men got rich.But such areas were few and quickly claimed by the first man to find them. Others searched for gold in the rivers coming down the mountains .They were after pieces of gold that the rains had washed down from above.They only way to find these gold was by panning .First,a gold miner put dirt in a metal pan and added water.Then ,he shook the pan so that the water wash the dirt .Slowly ,he poured the water out of the pan .If he was a lucky miner,pieces of gold would remain.

   Across the nation ,newspapers carried stories of the gold being found . One told how thousands of people climbed the mountains looking for gold. Some stories told how others followed the rivers and streams with pans. Each one hoped that the place he claimed panned out well had some gold. For many ,gold mining did not pan out .For a few it panned out well .But in time ,huge machines were built that could wash many tons of dirt at a time,Panning died out. The word ,however,remaind in the language.Today Americans still say."It panned out well 'when something they have done pleased them.A bussiness,a discovery ,a simple event pans out well if it is sussessful.Unhappily,sometimes things do not pan out. In recent years,the word pan has taken on another meaning,today it also means to criticize . How it was got to this meaning is hard to discover .  but the job of critic is to sometime pan of works  writers artis or singer . Sometimes, critics may pan a movie or play so severely that no one will go to see it. There are times, however, when a play became highly successful, even though most of the critics panned it without mercy. The pans should have washed out the play. But, as actors have pointed out, sometimes a critical pan turns up good. 

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On Llisagao 118 Now the VOA Special English Programme Words and Their Stories. Today’s word Pan takes us back to the days of the Gold Rush in California. On January 24th, 1848, a man named James Wilson Marshall discovered gold in the territory of California. The news spread quickly, thousands rushed west. They traveled on foot, by horse back and by boat to reach the gold fields. By 1849, the great gold rush was on. Towns and cities grew overnight. Throughout the territory, in the mountains, along the streams and rivers, thousands of people searched for gold. They had food to eat and blankets to cover them. They also had mules to ride and picks and pans to search for gold. Some found areas of mountain rocks thick with gold. These men got rich. But such areas were few and quickly claimed by the first man to find them. Others searched for gold in the rivers coming down the mountains. They were after pieces of gold that the rains had washed down from above. The only way to find these gold was by panning. First, a gold miner put dirt in a metal pan and added water. Then, he shook the pan so that the water would wash the dirt. Slowly, he poured the water out of the pan. If you are the lucky miner, pieces of gold would remain. Across the nation, newspapers carried stories of the gold being found. One told how thousands of people climbed the mountains looking for gold. Some stories told how others followed the rivers and streams with pans. Each one hoped that the place he claimed panned out well had some gold. For many, gold mining did not pan out. For a few it panned out well. But in time, huge machines were built that could wash many tons of dirt at a time. Panning died out. The word, however, remained in the language. Today Americans still say, “It panned out well,” when something they have done pleases them. A business, a discovery, a simple event pans out well if it is successful. Unhappily, sometimes things do not pan out. In recent years, the word pan has taken on another meaning. Today, it also means to criticize. How it got this meaning is hard to discover. But the job of a critic is to sometimes pan the work of a writer, artist or singer. Sometimes, critics may pan a movie or play so severely that no one will go to see it. There are times, however, when a play became highly successful, even though most of the critics panned it without mercy. The pans should have washed out the play. But, as actors have pointed out, sometimes a critic’s pan turns up gold. Your English is perfect ! You set a good example for me .
On Llisagao 118
  Now the VOA Special English Programme Words and Their Stories. Today’s word Pan takes us back to the days of the Gold Rush in California. On January 24th, 1848, a man named James Wilson Marshall discovered gold in the territory of California. The news spread quickly, thousands rushed west. They traveled on foot, by horse back and by boat to reach the gold fields. By 1849, the great gold rush was on. Towns and cities grew overnight. Throughout the territory, in the mountains, along the streams and rivers, thousands of people searched for gold. They had food to eat and blankets to cover them. They also had mules to ride and picks and pans to search for gold. Some found areas of mountain rocks thick with gold. These men got rich. But such areas were few and quickly claimed by the first man to find them. Others searched for gold in the rivers coming down the mountains. They were after pieces of gold that the rains had washed down from above. The only way to find these gold was by panning. First, a gold miner put dirt in a metal pan and added water. Then, he shook the pan so that the water would wash the dirt. Slowly, he poured the water out of the pan. If you are the lucky miner, pieces of gold would remain. Across the nation, newspapers carried stories of the gold being found. One told how thousands of people climbed the mountains looking for gold. Some stories told how others followed the rivers and streams with pans. Each one hoped that the place he claimed panned out well had some gold. For many, gold mining did not pan out. For a few it panned out well. But in time, huge machines were built that could wash many tons of dirt at a time. Panning died out. The word, however, remained in the language. Today Americans still say, “It panned out well,” when something they have done pleases them. A business, a discovery, a simple event pans out well if it is successful. Unhappily, sometimes things do not pan out. In recent years, the word pan has taken on another meaning. Today, it also means to criticize. How it got this meaning is hard to discover. But the job of a critic is to sometimes pan the work of a writer, artist or singer. Sometimes, critics may pan a movie or play so severely that no one will go to see it. There are times, however, when a play became highly successful, even though most of the critics panned it without mercy. The pans should have washed out the play. But, as actors have pointed out, sometimes a critic’s pan turns up gold.
Your English is perfect ! You set a good example for me .
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