Reproductive System Text 1

 

课文(一):小威向前冲

小威是一个小精子,长着大大的脑袋,拖着一条细细的、不停摆动的尾巴。小威在睾丸中诞生,跟其他人类细胞相比,属于身材最矮小的,但他从不自卑,因为他知道自己天生的使命是与人类最高大的细胞——卵子相遇并结合,以创造人类的新生命。

为了完成这个伟大的使命,小威和他的几亿个兄弟每天都努力锻炼身体。终于有一天,小威和兄弟们冲向卵子的征途开始了。

他们以每小时45公里的高速冲出了输精管,闯过阴道,穿过小小的宫颈口。一路上,充满着各种艰险,强壮而勇敢的小威始终冲在前面,和仅剩的几百个兄弟来到了温暖而开阔的子宫。但是他们并没有停留,而是飞快地挤进了一个细长的管子——输卵管,在这里小威终于遇到了从卵巢中溜出来的卵子。

卵子的外壁非常坚固。小威和弟兄们扑在上面,合力释放出一种特殊的,它能使卵子外围的细胞层软化。终于,机会来了,只见卵子突然开了一条小缝,小威飞快地钻了进去。

就这样,小威成了最幸运的精子。虽然他从此消失了,但却成功地与卵子结合,孕育出新的生命——受精卵。小生命逐渐地发育成胎儿,离开妈妈的身体,长成了健康可爱的小宝宝。

 

Chinese Part of Speech Pinyin English
精子 (n) jīngzǐ sperm
睾丸 (n) gāowán testicle
细胞 (n) xìbāo cell
卵子 (v) luǎnzǐ ovum
输精管 (n) shūjīngguǎn seminal duct
阴道 (n) yīndào vagina
宫颈 (n) gōngjǐng neck of uterus
子宫 (n) zǐgōng uterus
输卵管 (n) shūluǎnguǎn fallopian tube
卵巢 (n) luǎncháo ovary
释放 (v) shìfàng to release
(n) méi enzyme
(v) liè to split, to crack
孕育 (v) yùnyù to be pregnant with
受精卵 (n) shòujīngluǎn fertilized ovum
胎儿 (n) tāi’ér fetus

 

Text (1): Go Xiaowei Go!

Xiaowei is a small sperm, with a big head, dragging a thin, constantly swinging tail. Xiaowei was born in the testis. Compared with other human cells, Xiaowei has short stature, but he never feels inferior, because he knows that his natural mission is to meet with the human’s largest cell, ovum, and to create a new human life.

In order to accomplish this great mission, Xiaowei and his hundreds of millions of brothers work hard to exercise every day. Finally, one day, Xiaowei and his brothers rushed to the ovum, their journey began.

They rushed out of the seminal duct at a speed of 45 kilometers per hour, into the vagina and through the small cervical orifice. Along the way are all kinds of dangers. Strong and brave, Xiaowei always rushed out in front, and only a few hundred brothers made it to the warm and open uterus. But they did not stay long but were quickly squeezed into a long and thin tube-fallopian tube. There, Xiaowei finally met the ovum from the ovary.

The outer wall of the ovum is very firm. Xiaowei and the brothers jump on it together to release a special enzyme, which makes the ovum’s peripheral cell layer soft. Finally, the opportunity came and the ovum suddenly opened a small crack. Xiaowei quickly drilled in.

In this way, Xiaowei became the luckiest sperm. Although he disappeared, he successfully combined with the ovum and created a new life — a fertilized egg. This small egg gradually developed into a fetus, left the mother’s body, and grew into a healthy and lovely baby.