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      更新時間:2021-08-28 來源:英語作文 點擊:



        Lesson 20: One man in a boat獨坐孤舟

        First listen and then answer the question.


        Why is fishing the writer's favourite sport?

        Fishing is my favourite sport. I often fish for hours without catching anything. But this does not worry me. Some fishermen are unlucky. Instead of catching fish, they catch old boots and rubbish. I am even less lucky. I never catch anything -- not even old boots. After having spent whole mornings on the river, I always go home with an empty bag. 'You must give up fishing!' my friends say. 'It's a waste of time.' But they don't realize one important thing. I'm not really interested in fishing. I am only interested in sitting in a boat and doing nothing at all!

        New words and expressions 生詞和短語

        catch v. 抓到

        fisherman n. 釣魚人,漁民

        boot n. 靴子

        waste n. 浪費

        realize v. 意識到

        Lesson 21 Mad or not? 是不是瘋了

        First listen and then answer the question.


        Why do people think the writer is mad?

        Aeroplanes are slowly driving me mad. I live near an airport and passing planes can be heard night and day. The airport was built years ago, but for some reason it could not be used then. Last year, however, it came into use. Over a hundred people must have been driven away from their homes by the noise. I am one of the few people left. Sometimes I think this house will be knocked down by a passing plane. I have been offered a large sum of money to go away, but I am determined to stay here. Everybody says I must be mad and they are probably right.

        New words and expressions 生詞和短語

        mad adj. 發瘋

        reason n. 原因

        sum n. 量

        determined adj. 堅定的,下決心的

        Lesson 22:A glass envelope 玻璃信封

        First listen and then answer the question.


        How did Jane receive a letter from a stranger?

        My daughter, Jane, never dreamed of receiving a letter from a girl of her own age in Holland. Last year, we were travelling across the Channel and Jane put a piece of paper with her name and address on it into a bottle. She threw the bottle into the sea. She never thought of it again, but ten months later, she received a letter from a girl in Holland. Both girls write to each other regularly now. However, they have decided to use the post office. Letters will cost a little more, but they will certainly travel faster.

        New words and expressions 生詞和短語

        dream v. 做夢,夢想

        age n. 年齡

        channel n. 海峽

        throw v. 扔,拋


        Lesson 23: A new house 新居

        First listen and then answer the question.


        Why is the new house special?

        I had a letter from my sister yesterday. She lives in Nigeria. In her letter, she said that she would come to England next year. If she comes, she will get a surprise. We are now living in a beautiful new house in the country. Work on it had begun before my sister left. The house was completed five months ago. In my letter, I told her that she could stay with us. The house has many large rooms and there is a lovely garden. It is a very modern house, so it looks strange to some people. It must be the only modern house in the district.

        New words and expressions 生詞和短語

        complete v. 完成

        modern adj. 新式的,與以往不同的

        strange adj. 奇怪的

        district n. 地區

        Lesson 24: If could be worse 不幸中之萬幸

        First listen and then answer the question.


        Had the writer's money been stolen?

        I entered the hotel manager's office and sat down. I had just lost $50 and I felt very upset. 'I left the money in my room,' I said, 'and it's not there now.' The manager was sympathetic, but he could do nothing. 'Everyone's losing money these days,' he said. He started to complain about this wicked world but was interrupted by a knock at the door. A girl came in and put an envelope on his desk. It contained $50. 'I found this outside this gentleman's room,' she said. 'Well,' I said to the manager, 'there is still some honesty in this world!'

        New words and expressions 生詞和短語

        manager n. 經理

        upset adj. 不安

        sympathetic adj. 表示同情的

        complain v. 抱怨

        wicked adj. 很壞的,邪惡的

        contain v. 包含,內裝

        honesty n. 誠實

        Lesson 25:Do the English speak English? 英國人講的是英語嗎?

        First listen and then answer the question.


        Why does the writer not understand the porter?

        I arrived in London at last. The railway station was big, black and dark. I did not know the way to my hotel, so I asked a porter. I not only spoke English very carefully, but very clearly as well. The porter, however, could not understand me. I repeated my question several times and at last he understood. he answered me, but he spoke neither slowly nor clearly. 'I am a foreigner,' I said. Then he spoke slowly, but I could not understand him. My teacher never spoke English like that! The porter and I looked at each other and smiled. Then he said something and I understood it. 'You'll soon learn English!' he said. I wonder. In England, each person speaks a different language. The English understand each other, but I don't understand them! Do they speak English?

        New words and expressions 生詞和短語

        railway n. 鐵路

        porter n. 搬運工

        several quantifier 幾個

        foreigner n. 外國人

        wonder v. 感到奇怪

        Lesson 26:The best art critics 最佳藝術評論家

        First listen and then answer the question.


        Who is the student's best critic?

        I am an art student and I paint a lot of pictures. Many people pretend that they understand modern art. They always tell you what a picture is 'about'. Of course, many pictures are not 'about' anything. They are just pretty patterns. We like them in the same way that we like pretty curtain material. I think that young children often appreciate modern pictures better than anyone else. They notice more. My sister is only seven, but she always tells me whether my pictures are good or not. She came into my room yesterday.

        'What are you doing?' she asked.

        'I'm hanging this picture on the wall,' I answered. 'It's a new one. Do you like it?'

        She looked at it critically for a moment. 'It's all right,' she said, 'but isn't it upside down?'

        I looked at it again. She was right! It was!

        New words and expressions 生詞和短語

        art n. 藝術

        critic n. 評論家

        paint v. 畫

        pretend v. 假裝

        pattern n. 圖案

        curtain n. 窗簾,幕布

        material n. 材料

        appreciate v. 鑒賞

        notice v. 注意到

        whether conj. 是否

        hang v. 懸掛,吊

        critically adv. 批評地

        upside down 上下顛倒地

        Lesson 27:A wet night 雨夜

        First listen and then answer the question.


        What happened to the boys in the night?

        Late in the afternoon, the boys put up their tent in the middle of a field. As soon as this was done, they cooked a meal over an open fire. They were all hungry and the food smelled good. After a wonderful meal, they told stories and sang songs by the campfire. But some time later it began to rain. The boys felt tired so they put out the fire and crept into their tent. Their sleeping bags were warm and comfortable, so they all slept soundly. In the middle of the night, two boys woke up and began shouting. The tent was full of water! They all leapt out of their sleeping bags and hurried outside. It was raining heavily and they found that a stream had formed in the field. The stream wound its way across the field and then flowed right under their tent!

        New words and expressions 生詞和短語

        tent n. 帳篷

        field n. 田地,田野

        smell v. 聞起來

        wonderful adj. 極好的

        campfire n. 營火,篝火

        creep v. 爬行

        sleeping bag 睡袋

        comfortable adj. 舒適的,安逸的

        soundly adv. 香甜地

        leap v. 跳躍,跳起

        heavily adv. 大量地

        stream n. 小溪

        form v. 形成

        wind v. 蜿蜒

        right adv. 正好

        Lesson 28:No parking 禁止停車

        First listen and then answer the question.


        What is Jasper White's problem?

        Jasper White is one of those rare people who believes in ancient myths. he has just bought a new house in the city, but ever since he moved in, he has had trouble with cars and their owners. When he returns home at night, he always finds that someone has parked a car outside his gate. Because of this, he has not been able to get his own car into his garage even once. Jasper has put up 'No Parking' signs outside his gate, but these have not had any effect. Now he has put an ugly stone head over the gate. It is one of the ugliest faces I have ever seen. I asked him what it was and he told me that it was Medusa, the Gorgon. jasper hopes that she will turn cars and their owners to stone. But none of them has been turned to stone yet!

        New words and expressions 生詞和短語

        rare adj. 罕見的

        ancient adj. 古代的,古老的

        myth n. 神話故事

        trouble n. 麻煩

        effect n. 結果,效果

        Medusa n. 美杜莎(古希臘神話中3位蛇發女怪這一)

        Gorgon n. (古希臘神話中的)3位蛇發女怪這一(凡見其貌者都會變成石頭)

        Lesson 29:Taxi! 出租汽車

        First listen and then answer the question.


        Does Captain Fawcett think any trip is too dangerous?

        Captain Ben Fawcett has bought an unusual taxi and has begun a new service. The 'taxi' is a small Swiss aeroplane called a 'Pilatus Porter'. This wonderful plane can carry seven passengers. The most surprising thing about it, however, is that it can land anywhere: on snow, water, or even on a ploughed field. Captain Fawcett's first passenger was a doctor who flew from Birmingham to a lonely village in the Welsh mountains. Since then, Captain Fawcett has flown passengers to many unusual places. Once he landed on the roof of a block of flats and on another occasion, he landed in a deserted car park. Captain Fawcett has just refused a strange request from a businessman. The man wanted to fly to Rockall, a lonely island in the Atlantic Ocean, but Captain Fawcett did not take him because the trip was too dangerous.

        Lesson 30:Football or polo? 足球還是水球?

        First listen and then answer the question.


        What happened to the man in the boat?

        The Wayle is a small river that cuts across the park near my home. I like sitting by the Wayle on fine afternoons. It was warm last Sunday, so I went and sat on the river bank as usual. Some children were playing games on the bank and there were some people rowing on the river. Suddenly, one of the children kicked a ball very hard and it went towards a passing boat. Some people on the bank called out to the man in the boat, but he did not hear them. The ball struck him so hard that he nearly fell into the water. I turned to look at the children, but there weren't any in sight: they had all run away! The man laughed when he realized what had happened. He called out to the children and threw the ball back to the bank.

        New words and expressions 生和短語

        polo n. 水球

        Wayle n. 威爾(河名)

        cut v. 穿過

        row v. 劃(船)

        kick v. 踢

        towards prep. 朝,向

        nearly adv. 幾乎

        sight n. 眼界,視域