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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 Welson Martial discovered gold in the territory of California. The news spread quickly.Thousands rushed to 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 muse 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 quick claimed by the first man to find them. Others searched for gold in the rivers coming down the mountains. They were after the 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 the 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 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 criticise. How it got this meaning is hard to discover, but the job of a critic is to sometimes pan the work of a writter, 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 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 acters have pointed out: sometimes a critic's pan turns out gold.

2008-07-27 Words and Their Stories

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 (领土)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(骡) to ride and picks and pans to search for gold. Some found areas of mountain rocks(岩石) thick with (充满)gold. These men got rich. But such areas were few and quickly claimed (这里做夺走意思)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(矿工) 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( 呈现)another meaning. Today, it also means to criticize(评论). 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(朴实无华地) 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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Next the VOA special english is words and their stories.Then, we tell about Thurgood Marshall, the first African America to serve on the United States Supine Court. Transcripts and MP3s of all programs are on the VOA special english.com. Now, the VOA special english programs "words and their stories".Today's word "pan" takes us suspect to the days of gold rush in California. On January 24th 1848, a man named James Marshall discovered the 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 field. By 1849, the great gold wash was on. Towns and cities grew overnight. Throughout 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 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 people to find them. Some searched for the gold in the rivers coming down the mountains. They were asked the pieces of gold that the rains had washed down form the above. The only way to find this gold was by panning. First a gold miner put the dirt on the metal pan and added the 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 was a lucky miner, pieces of gold would remain. Across the naiton, newspapers carried the stories of the gold being found. One told how's the thousands of people climbed 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 paned out well had some gold. For many ,gold money did not pan out. For a few, it paned out well. But in time, huge machines were built that could wash many times of dirt at that time. Panning died out. The word ,however, remain in the language. Today Americans still say " it pan out well". When something they have done pleased them, a business, a discovery, a single event pans out well if it is successful. Unhappily, sometimes things do not pan out. In recent years, the word "pan out " 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 the 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 the most of the critics pan it without mercy,the pans should have washed out of the play,but as actors have pointed out sometimes a critic's pan turns up gold.
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Next in 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 all at VOAspecialengilsh.com.

Now,the voa special english programme ,words and their stories,today 's word pan takes us back to days of gold rush in California,On Jan 24th 1848,a man named James Wilson Marshall discovered gold in the territory of California,the news spread quickly,thousands rushed west,they travlled 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 .Throughtout 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 mulls to ride,and picks and pans to search for gold.Some found areas of mountain rock are thick with gold,these man got rich,but such areas were few,and quickly claimed by the first man who found 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,the gold miner put dirt in the 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 been found,one told how thousands of people climbed 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 mining did not pan out,for a few ,it panned out well,but in time huge machines were build,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 paned out,in recent year,the word pan has taken on another meaning,today it also means to criticize,how would it got this meaning,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 are play so severely that no one would go to see it,there are time however when the paly became highly successful eventhough most of the critics paned it without mercy.The pan should have washed out the play,but as actors have pointed out,sometimes a critics 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 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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Now the VOA special program English words and their stories, today’s word pan picks up to the day’s gold rush in California.

 

 On January 24th 1848, a man named jambs rosin marshal discovers gold in cattery of California. The news spread quickly thousands rushed west; they trebled on foot by horse, by bike and by boat to reach the gold peels. By 1849, the great gold rush was on. Towns and cities grow over night; throughout the covertures in the mountains along the stream of the rivers thousands of people searched for gold, they have food to eat and blankets to cover that, they also have mills to ride and picks and pans to search for gold.

 

Some found erasures noun ten rocks with gold, this man coverage, but such erasures feel and quickly clean by the first man to find them. Others search for gold in the rivers coming down the mountains; there were after peaceful of gold that rains wash down from the boat, they only way to find this gold was by pan, first are gold matter for the darters in the metal pan and adducer water that is sugar the pan, so that is the water with wash the darter, slowly he poured the water out of the pan.

 

 

If you were a lucky matter peaces of gold was remade. Across the nation newspapers tell a story of gold been found, one told how thousands people climbed the mountains looking for gold, some stories told how others followed the rivers of streams with pans, each one hope had placed claimed pan down well has some gold, for many gold many did not pan out for a few it pan out well, but in time huge machine was built that could wash many towns dirty at time, panning died out, the word however we remained the language, today Americans still say it panned out well, one something they have done please down, a business ,a discovery , a simply van pans out well if it is successful and happily sometimes things do not pan out.

 

 In recent years the word pan has taken another meaning , today it also means too quid says , how it get this meaning this hard to discover , but the job critic is too sometimes panned the work up of the writer, artist or singer, sometimes critics may pan a movie , a play so severely that no one would go to theater, there are time however one a play became highly successful even though most of the critics panned out with mercy , the pans should wash out play , but as an actor that panned out sometimes critics pan turns up gold.

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Now,the VOA Special English Program:Words and their Stories.

 

Today’s wordpan,takes aspect to the days of gold rush in California.On January 24th,1848,a man named James Willson Marshell discovered 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 overnight.Throughout the territory,in the mountains along the streams and rivers,thousands of people searched for gold.They had food to eat,and brackets to cover there.They also had news to write and picks and pans to search for gold.

 

Some found areas of ____ 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 river’s coming down the mountains.They were after pieces of gold that the rain had washed down from the bar.The only way to find this gold was by paning.

 

First,the gold miners put dirt in the metal pan and added water,then he shocked the pan so that water would wash the dirt.Slowly,he poured the water out of the pan.If he was a lukcy miner,pieces of gold would remain.

 

Across the nation,newspapers carried the stories of gold been found.One told how thousands of people climbed the mountains looking for gold,some stories told how others followed the rivers and streams with the pans.Each one hopes and ___ claimed “pan 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 and could wash many tons of dirt at the time.Panning died out.

 

The word,however,remained in the language.Today,Americans still say “it panned out well”when something that have done pleased there.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 is also means to criticize.How it got this meaning it hard to discover,but the job of critic is sometimes pan the work of writer,artist and singer.

 

Sometimes,critics may pan a movie or plays sociability that no one would go to see it.They are all times,however,when the play became highly successful even though most of the critics panned it without mercy.The pans should wash out of the play.But as actors of point it out,sometimes a critic’s pan turn out gold.

 

 

 

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第一次听写 貌似对大家挺简单的东西对我还有点困难 不过我会加油的~` 感谢putclub论坛给予的平台 Now the VOA Special English word and its story today'worid:pan Takes us back to the days of gold rush in California On january 24th 1848,a men named _ 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 gold fields. By 1849, the great gold rush was on. Towns and cities grew overnight.Thoughout the territory ,in the mountains,along streams and rivers, thousands of people seached 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 was few and quickly claimd by the first men to find them.Others searhed for gold in the rivers coming down the mountains.They were after pieces of gold that the rain had washed down above. The only way to find this gold was by panning. First,a gold miner put dirt in a matel 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 gold being (that the gold was been) found.One told how tousnads of people climed the moutains looking for gold.Some stories told how others followed the rivers and streams with pan.Each one hoped that place he claimed (pan washed clean) 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(a town) 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 has 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 eventhough most of the critics paned it without mercy.The pans should have washed out the paly.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 serach  on the United State supreme court. Transcripts and mp3s of our progrmas are at voasepcialenglish. 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 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 grewovernight. Throughout the territory in the mountainsalong 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 quckly claimed by the first men to find them. Others serached 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 claimeb 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  pleses 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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Next in VOA Special English is words and their stories.Then we tell T.M first African-American to serve on the United States Surprime Court.Transcripts and MP3s of our programmes are at the voaspecialenglish.com

 

Now the voa special english programme words and their stories,today's word, pan, takes us back to the days of gold rush in California.
On January  twenty-fourth eighteen forty eight, a man named James wilson M discovered 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 field.By eighteen forty-nine,the great gold rush was on.


Towns and cities grew overnight, Throughout the territory-in the moutains 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 area of moutain rocks thick with gold,these men got rich. But such areas were few and quickly claimed by the first men who find it.Others search for gold in the rivers coming down the mountains.They were after pieces of gold that the rains had washed 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, and 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 luck 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 moutains looking for gold, some stories told how others followed the rivers and streams with pans.Each one hoped 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 was built that could wash many tons of dirt at a time, panning died out.


The world 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 meanings 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 sevelely that no one will 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 the play,But as actors pointed 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 twenty-fourth, eighteen forty-eight, a man named James Wilson Marshall discovered gold in the territory of California. The news spread quickly.thousands rush 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 blanket 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 cliamed 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 panned 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 program ,Words and Their Stories.

Todays word pan takes us back to the days of the gold rsh in California.

On Janurary 24th,1848,a man named James Willson Marshore 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 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 had  mules to ride ,and picks and pans to search for gold.Some found areas of moutain rock thick with gold.These men 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 omly 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 he was a lucky miner, pieces of gold would remain.Across the nation,newspaper 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 critisize.How it got this meaning is hard to discover.But the work 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 thecritics panned it out 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 thegod macial,the first African-American to server the Unit States superme court.Tanscripts 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 takes us back to the days of the gold rush in California.On January 24th 1848.a man named Jims Vosion Macial discovered gold in the territory of california.

 

The news spread quickly , Thousands rush to 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 grow overnight.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 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 them.

 

Others searched for gold in the rivers coming down the mountains.They were after the pieces of gold that rain had washed down from above.The only way to find this golds 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 remian.

 

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 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 remianed in the language.Today Americans still say it paned out well when something they have done pleases them.A business ,a discovery ,a sample event pans out well if it is successful.Unhappaiy  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 somtimes pan the work of a writer artist or singer.Sometimes  critics may pan a movie or play so severly that no one will go to  see it.There are times,however, when a play became highly successful eventhough most of critics panned it without mercy.The pans should have washed out the play.But editers have pointed out sometimes a critic pan turns up glod.

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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, twenty-fourth 1848 a man named James Wilson Marshall discovered gold in the territory of California. The news spread quickly, thousands rush to west. They traveled on feet by horseback, and by boat to reach the gold fields. By 1849 the group gold rush was on. Towns and cities grow overnight. Throughout the territory in the mountains along the streams in the rivers thousands of people search 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, this men got rich. But such areas were few, and quickly cleared by the first man to found them. Other search for gold in the rivers coming down the mountains, they were after pieces of gold that the rains had washed down form above. They only way to found this gold was by panning, first a gold miner put dirt in the metal pan and aid the water, then he shook the pan, so that the water would rush the dirt. Slowly he pouts the water out of the pan, if you were a luck miner pieces of gold would remain.

 

Across the nation, newspapers carried the 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 miner did not panned 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 says 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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