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1 A private
Last week I went to the theatre. I had a very good seat.
The play was very interesting. I did not enjoy it. A young man and a young
woman were sitting behind me. They were talking loudly. I got very angry. I
could not hear the actors. I turned round. I looked at the man and the woman
angrily. They did not pay any attention. In the end, I could not bear it. I
turned round again. 'I can't hear a word!' I said angrily.
'It's none of your business,' the
young man said rudely. 'This is a private conversation!'
2 Breakfast or lunch?早餐还是午餐？
It was Sunday. I never get up early on Sundays. I
sometimes stay in bed until lunchtime. Last Sunday I got up very late. I looked
out of the window. It was dark outside. 'What a day!' I thought. 'It's raining
again.' Just then, the telephone rang. It was my aunt Lucy. 'I've just arrived
by train,' she said. 'I'm coming to see you.'
'But I'm still having breakfast,' I
'What are you doing?' she asked.
'I'm having breakfast,' I repeated.
'Dear me,' she said. 'Do you always
get up so late? It's one o'clock!'
3 Please send me a card请给我寄一张明信片
Postcards always spoil my holidays. Last summer, I went
to Italy. I visited museums and sat in public gardens. A friendly waiter taught
me a few words of Italian. Then he lent me a book. I read a few lines, but I
did not understand a word. Everyday I thought about postcards. My holidays passed
quickly, but I did not send cards to my friends. On the last day I made a big
decision. I got up early and bought thirty-seven cards. I spent the whole day
in my room, but I did not write a single card!
4 An exciting trip激动人心的旅行
I have just received a letter from my brother, Tim. He
is in Australia. He has been there for six months. Tim is an engineer. He is
working for a big firm and he has already visited a great number of different
places in Australia. He has just bought an Australian car and has gone to Alice
springs, a small town in the centre of Australia. He will soon visit Darwin.
From there, he will fly to Perth. My brother has never been abroad before, so
he is fending this trip very exciting.
5 No wrong numbers无错号之虞
Mr.James Scott has a garage in Silbury and now he has
just bought another garage in Pinhurst. Pinhurst is only five miles from
Silbury, but Mr. Scott cannot get a telephone for his new garage, so he has just
bought twelve pigeons. Yesterday, a pigeon carried the first message from
Pinhurst to Silbury. The bird covered the distance in three minutes. Up to now,
Mr.Scott has sent a great many requests for spare parts and other urgent
messages from one garage to the other. In this way, he has begun his own
private 'telephone' service.
6 Percy Buttons珀西.巴顿斯
I have just moved to a house in Bridge Street. Yesterday
a beggar knocked at my door. He asked me for a meal and a glass of beer. In
return for this, the beggar stood on his head and sang songs. I gave him a
meal. He ate the food and drank the beer. Then he put a piece of cheese in his
pocket and went away. Later a neighbour told me about him. Everybody knows him.
His name is Percy Buttons. He calls at every house in the street once a month
and always asks for a meal and a glass of beer.
7 Too late为时太晚
The plane was late and detectives were waiting at the
airport all morning. They were expecting a valuable parcel of diamonds from
South Africa. A few hours earlier, someone had told the police that thieves
would try to steal the diamonds. When the plane arrived, some of the detectives
were waiting inside the main building while others were waiting on the
airfield. Two men took the parcel off the plane and carried it into the Customs
House. While two detectives were keeping guard at the door, two others opened
the parcel. To their surprise, the precious parcel was full of stones and sand!