来源：沪江听写酷 2011-03-10 23:14
The Power of Words A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took heed of what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, "Did you not hear us?" The frog explained to them that he was a little deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.
语言的力量 一群青蛙在穿越树林，其中两只掉进了一个深坑。当其他的青蛙看到那个坑那么深，他们告诉那两只青蛙他们和死了一样，没希望逃出来了。两只青蛙没听他们的话，使尽全身力气想跳出来。其他的青蛙一直对他们说停下来吧，不可能跳出来了。最后，其中一只青蛙听取了其他青蛙的说法，放弃了。他掉落了下去，死了。 另外一只青蛙继续全力地跳着。再一次的，上面的青蛙群对他喊，别那么痛苦了，放弃吧。而他却跳得更有劲了，最后竟然跳了出来。他出来以后，其他青蛙问，“你没听见我们说什么嘛？”这只青蛙解释说，他是聋的。 他以为他们从始至终一直在鼓励他！