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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 travelled on foot, by house back and by boat to reached the gold fields. By 1849 the great gold rush was on. Towns and cities grew over night. 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 have mules to ride and picks and pans to search for gold. Some found mount area rock thick with gold. These men got rich. But such areas were few and quickly claim by the first man who found them. Others searched for gold in 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 panning. First a gold miner put dirt in to a metal pan and added water. Then he shocked the pan so the water could 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 news papers carried stories of the gold being found. One told how thousands of people climbed the mountain looking for gold. Some stories about others followed steams and rivers with pans. Each one hoped that the place he claimed paned out well had some gold. For many gold mining did not paned well, 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 paned out well. When something they have done pleases them. A business a discovery a simple event panes 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 a job of a critic is to sometimes pan a work of a writer artist or singer. Sometimes critics may pan a movie or a play so severely that not one will go to see it. There are times however when a play become highly successful even though most critics paned it without mercy. The pans should have washed out the play but as actors has put it out sometimes a critic’s pan turns out 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 gold miner (小狼说这是一个词,但我认为从本文上下文看应该分开)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 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.

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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 / discovered gold in the /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 /, 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 / to ride and / and pans to search for gold. Some found areas of mountain /with gold. These men got rich. But such areas were few and quickly /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 / had washed down from /. The only way to find these gold was by /. First, a gold miner put dirt in a metal pan and add 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/ 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/with pans. Each one hoped that the place he claimed paned out well had some gold. For many, gold / 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 /. A business, a discovery, a / 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 /. 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. There are times, however, when a play became highly successful, even though most of the critics panned it without /. The pans should have washed out the play. But, as actors have /, sometimes a /pan /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.

 

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On January twenty-fourth, eighteen forty-eight, 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 eighteen forty-nine, 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 rock thick with gold. These men got rich. But such areas were few and quickly claimed by the first men 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 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.

 

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This VOA Special English program, WORDS AND THEIR STORIES, was written by Herb Sutcliffe. I'm Warren Scheer.

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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 Marshal 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 put 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 rock thick with gold, these man got rich. But such areas were few. And quickly claimed by the first man to find out. 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 pour 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 climb the mountains looking for gold. Some stories told how others follow the rivers and streams with pans.

 

Each one hoped that the place he claimed panned out well had some gold. For many gold miming 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 the have done pleases done. A business, a discovery, a simply 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, hen a play become highly successful even though most of the critics panned 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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[00:00.00]next in VOA special english

[00:03.00]is words and their stories

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[00:38.00]now

[00:40.55]the VOA special english program

[00:44.37]words

[00:45.37]and their stories

[00:47.15]todays word

[00:49.20]pan

[00:50.35]take us back to the days of gold rush in california

[00:55.30]on january twenty fourth

[00:57.92]1848

[00:59.75]an man named james willson marsue

[01:02.95]discovered gold the territory  of california

[01:06.95]then news spread quickly

[01:09.62]thousands rushed west

[01:12.37]they traved on foot

[01:14.30]by horse back

[01:15.67]and by boat

[01:17.10]who reach the gold fields

[01:19.35]by eighteen fourty nine

[01:21.75]the great gold rush was on

[01:25.22]towns and cities grow over night

[01:29.15]through out the territory

[01:31.40]in the mountains around the streams and rivers

[01:35.10]thousands of people searched for gold

[01:38.12]they had food to eat

[01:40.27]and brankets to cover then

[01:42.75]they also had mules to ride

[01:45.80]and pickes and pans

[01:48.25]to search for gold

[01:50.57]some found areas of  mountain rockes seeck with gold

[01:55.30]this man got rich

[01:57.80]but such areas were few

[02:00.55]and quickly claimed by the first man to find them

[02:04.87]others search for gold in the rivers

[02:07.87]coming down the mountains

[02:09.60]they were after pieces gold that rains had wash down from them above

[02:15.75]the only way to find this gold was by paning

[02:21.55]first

[02:22.92]a gold miner put dirt in a metal pan

[02:26.30]and added water

[02:27.97]then he shook the pan

[02:29.92]so that water would wash the dirt

[02:32.77]slowly

[02:34.35]he pull the water of the pan

[02:37.15]if you was a luck miner

[02:39.60]pieces of gold would remain

[02:42.55]across the nation

[02:44.72]the newspapers carries the stories of the gold been found

[02:48.60]one told how thousands of people climb the mountains looking for gold

[02:54.07]substories

[02:55.62]told how others follow the rivers and streams with pans

[03:00.15]each one hope that place he climbed

[03:03.80]paned out well

[03:05.50]had some gold

[03:07.80]for many gold mining did not

[03:10.85]pan out

[03:11.97]for a few

[03:13.60]it paned out well

[03:15.60]but in time

[03:17.22]huge machines were build

[03:19.10]that could washed many times of dirt at time

[03:22.35]paning

[03:23.60]died out

[03:25.60]the word however

[03:28.30]remained in the language

[03:30.62]today americans still say

[03:34.30]it paned out well

[03:36.12]when something they had down please there

[03:38.92]a business

[03:40.65]a discovery

[03:41.97]a simple of living? pans out well if it successful

[03:45.87]unhappily some times

[03:48.07]do not pan out

[03:50.07]in recent years

[03:52.52]the word pan has taken out another mean

[03:55.55]today it also means to ?criticize

[03:59.12]how it got this mean is hart to discover

[04:02.42]but the job of  critic

[04:04.22]is to some times

[04:05.75]pant the worke of writer , artist or singer

[04:10.67]sometimes

[04:12.80]critics ??? may pand a movie or play so ???civilly?

[04:16.67]that  no one

[04:17.77]will go to seek it

[04:19.47]the are times however

[04:21.95]one the play became highly successful even though most critics

[04:26.75]panded without mercy

[04:29.02]the pands should washed  out  the  play

[04:32.45]but ask actors  has point out

[04:35.00]some times

[04:36.22]critics pand

[04:37.35]turns up god

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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. Transfers and MP3s of our programs are at VOA special English.com. Now the VOA special English program "words and their stories". Today’s word “pan”take suspect to the days of the gold rush in California. On January 24th, 1848, a man named James Willson 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.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 used to ride and picks and pans to search for gold. Some found areas of mountain rock fick with go, these man got rich. But such areas were few, and quickly claimed 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 rains had washed down from above. The only way to find this gold was by panning. First, a gold miner put dirt in a medal pan and added water. Then they shook the pan, so that the water would wash the dirt. Slowly, he pull 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 climb the mountains looking for gold, some stories told how others follow 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 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 paned 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 word 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 pan it without mercy. The pans should have washed out the play, but as actors had pointed out sometimes a critic’s pan turns out gold.

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Now the VOA special English progamme words and storys Today's word Pan takes us back to the days of gold rush in the territory's California on January 24th 1848 ,a man named Jamed Wilson masher discovery gold in the territory of California. the news spread quickly. thousands rushed to west. They travel on foot , by horseback and by boat to reach the gold fields .By1849 the great golden rush was on.towns the city grow overnight. Throughout territory in the mountains along the stream and rivers.thousands of people searched for gold. They have food to eat and blanket to cover them. They also had mules to ride and picks and pans to searched for gold. some found areas mountain rock thick with gold. Business man got rich.But such areas was few,and quickly claimed by the first man to find out.Others searched for gold in the river coming down the mountains.They were offered pieces of gold that the ring rush down for above.the only way to find this gold was buy paning.first,a gold miner put dirt in the metal pan and added water.then shock the pan so that the water was rush the dirt,slowly she poured the water out of the pan.If you was a lucky miner,pieces of gold was remanied. Across the nation,newspaper's territory's gold been found.one told how thousands of people climb the mountain to looking for gold.some story told others follow the river screams with pans.each one hoped that the place they claimed paned out well had some gold . For many gold many dindn't panned out .For few it paned out well.But in time future machine was built that could wash many towns of dirt at the time.panning died out. The word however remain in the language.Today Ameriacan still say is paned out well.when something have down pleased,a business, a discovery ,a simple leaving pansout well if it successful.On the happily sometimes things do not pan out. In recent yeas,the word pan was take on another meaning. Today it also means to critcize. How it got this meaning is hard to discover.but the job is critic is to sometimes pan the work of writer,artist or singer. Sometimes ,critics may pan of movie or play is so viewly that no one will go to see it.There are time however when a play became highly successfull eventhough most of the critics panned it without mercy,the pan showed off wash out play.but as actors have point out. sometimes a critics 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 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 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 among 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 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 washed down from above.The only way to find this gold was by panning.  First,a gold miner 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 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 golds.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 critics panned it without mercy.The pans should washed out of the play,but as actors have pointed out sometimes a critic's pan turns out gold.

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Now , the VOA special English is words and their stories. Then we tell about third good more shop(与本行有关的事). The first African American to serve on the US supreme court. Transcripts(手抄本) and MP three of our program are at voaspecialenglish.com . Now the VOA special English program words and their stories. Today`s word ,pan, take suspect(怀疑 猜想) to the days of gold rush in California. On January 24th , 1848 a man named James 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(突然), throughout the territory, in the mountains along the streams and rivers, thousands of people searched for gold, they had food to eat and blankets(毛毯) to cover them. They also had mules(骡) to ride and picks(挖掘工具) and pans to search for gold. Some found areas of mountain rock seek 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 rain has washed down from above The only way to find discover this gold was by panning. First, a gold miner put dirt(土壤) in the middle pan and added water. Then they shook the pan, so that the water would wash the dirt. Slowly, he put the water out of the pan, if you are 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 climb the mountains looking for gold, some stories told how others follow the rivers and streams with pans. Each one hoped that the place he climbed paned out well had some gold. For many gold mine did not pan out, for a few it paned out well. But in time huge machines were built that could wash many towns of dirt at the time, panning died out. The word, however, remained in the language. Today Americans still say “it paned out well.” When something they have done pleases them. A business, a discovery, a simply 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 that the job of critic is to sometimes pan the word of the writer, artist or singer. Sometimes critics may a movie or play so severely that no one would go to see it. There are times, however, when the plan became highly successful even though, most of critics pan it without mercy. The pans should have washed out of the play, but as actors have pointed out sometimes a critic pan turns up gold.
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Now Next in VOA special English is words and their stories.Then we tell about Berger Marshell, the first African American to serve on the united states spring sports. transgroups and MP3 in our programmes are at voaspecialenglish .com Today's word "pan" takes aspect to the days of gold rush in Califoria. On Junuary 24,1848,a man named James Woolsn marshell discovered gold in the territory of califoria.The news spred quickly. Thousands rushed west.They traveled on foot , by horsebike and by boat to reach the gold fields.By 1849,the great gold rush was on.Towns and cities grew overnight.Throughout of the territory, in the mountains, along the streams and rivers,thousands of people searched for gold. They had food to eat and bedquilts to cover them,they also had meals to ride and sticks 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 rain had washed down from a bathe. The only way to find this gold was by panning .First,a gold miner put the dirt in the metal pan and at the water.then he shocked the pan so that the water would wash the dirt.slowly, he poured the water out of the pan. If he was lucky miner,pieces of gold would remain. Across the nation,newspapers carried stories of 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 places claimed panned out well ,had some gold. For many,gold mine did not pan out.For a few,it panned out well.But in the 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 or a discovery,a simple event that "panned out well"if it is sucessful.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 gets this meaning is hard to discover.But the job of critic is sometimes to pan the work of writer, artist or singer. Sometimes,critics may pan a movie or a play so severely that no one would go to see it.There are times, however, when the play became highly sucessful, even though most critics panned it without mercy.The pans should washed out the play.but as actors had put it out, sometimes, a critic's pan turns out gold.

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Next in VOA special English is Words and Their Stories. Then we tell about Surgood Martial, the first African-American to serve on the United States report. Transcripts and MP3s about our programs are at VOAspecialenglish.com.

 

Now the VOA special English program Words and Their Stories. Today's word “pan”, take us back to the days of the gold rush in California. On January.24th, 1848, a man named James Wilson Martial 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 have food to eat and blankets to cover then. They also have mules to ride and picks and pans to search for gold. Some found areas of mountain rock fik 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 at the rains that wash 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 at 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 would 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 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 pan it without mercy. The pans should have wash out of the play. But as actors have put it out, sometimes a critic’s pan turns out gold.

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Now the VOA Special Englsih programme-the words and thei stories. Today's word Pan takes aspect to the days of the gold rush in Cailfornia.On Jan.24th,1848,a man named James Welson Marshal discovered gold in the caletory Cailfornia. The news spread quickly.Thousands rushed west. They travelled by foot,by horseback and by boat to reach the gold field.By 1849,the great gold rush was on.Towns and cities grew overnight through out the caletory in the mountains along the lakes and rivers.Thousands of people searched for gold.They have food to eat and blankets to cover that.They also have miles to ride and pigs and pants to search for gold.Some found area of mountain rock fixes with gold.These men got rich.But such areas were few and quickly claimed by the first man who found them.Others searched for gold in the rivers coming down the mountains.They were after pieces of gold that the rains has washed down from the bench.The only way to to find those gold was by panning.First, a gold minner put dirt in a melt pan and added water .Then he shocked 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,newspaper carried stories about the gold being found.One told how thousands of people climbed mountains looking for gold.Some stories told how others follew the rivers and streams with pans.Each one hoped that the place claimed panned on well had some gold.For many,gold-minning did not pan out.For a few,it panned out well.But in time,huge machines were built that could wash many pans of dirt at a time.Panning died out.The word,however,remained in the language. Today, Americans still say it panned out when something they have pleases them,such as a business,a discovery,a simple event pans out well if it is successful.Unhappily,sometimes things do not pan.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 someimes refers of a writer,an artist or a singer.Sometimes,critics made that a movie is so severely that no one will go to see it.There are times,however,the play becomes highly successful,even though most of the critics panned with mercy.The pans should have washed out of pan,but as it has been pointed out.Sometimes a crirical pan turns out gold.
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