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[word-lover] 【整理】2008-07-27 Words and Their Stories

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Then VOA special English is Words and Their Stories. Then we tell about third good Mosow the first African and the American to serve on the United States spring called. Tran’s groups and mp3 is about programs all at VOA Special English.com. Now the VOA special English program Words and Their Stories. Today’s word “pan” takes aspect to a daze of a gold rush in California. On January 24th 1848, a man named James Wilson Mosow discovered gold in a territory of California. The use spread quickly. Thousands rush west. They travel on foot, by horse bag and by boat to reach the gold peals. By 8149 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 search for gold. They have food to eat and * to cover them. They also have muse to ride and picks and pans to search for gold. Some found areas of * rock * with gold. These men got rich. But such areas were few and quickly claim 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 that was down from above. The only way to find this gold was by panning. First a gold miner put dirt in a metal pan and act it water. Then he shoots the pan so that the water would wash the dirt. Slowly he pulled the water out of the pan. If he was a lucky miner, pieces of gold would remain. Across the nation newspapers carries stories of gold being found. One told how thousands of people find the mountains looking for gold. Some stories told how others follow the rivers and streams with pans. Each one hope that the * claim hand out well had some gold. For many gold mining did not pan out, for a few it pan out well. But in time huge machines were built that could wash many tons of dirt at a time. Panning died out. The world, however, remain in the language. Today American still say it pen out well when something they have done pleases damn. A business of discovery a simply then hand out well if it is successful. On happily sometimes things do not pan out. In recent here the word “pan” has taken on another meaning today it also means to criticize. How it got this meaning to discover? But the job of the critic is to sometimes pan the work of a writer, * or singer. Sometime critics make pan a movie or a play so * that no one would go to see it. There are time however when a play became highly successful even though most of the critics pan it without mercy. The pan should have wash out of play. But as actors of pointed out sometimes a critic pan turn up gold.
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