【新概念英语三】第15课:五十便士的麻烦

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【新概念英语三】第15课:五十便士的麻烦 :Listen to the tape then answer the question below. 听录音,然后回答以下问题。

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【新概念英语三】第15课 Fifty Pence Worth of Trouble 五十便士的麻烦

【课文】

Children always appreciate small gifts of money. Mum or dad, of course, provide a regular supply of pocket money, but uncles and ants are always a source of extra income. With some children, small sums go a long way. If fifty pence pieces are not exchanged for sweets, they rattle for months inside money boxes. Only very thrifty children manage to fill up a money box. For most of them, fifty pence is a small price to pay for a nice big bar of chocolate.

My nephew, George, has a money box but it is always empty. Very few of the fifty
pence pieces and pound coins I have given him have found heir way there. I gave him fifty pence yesterday and advised him to save it. Instead he bought himself fifty pence worth of trouble. On his way to the sweet shop, he dropped his fifty pence and it bounced along the pavement and then disappeared down a drain. George took off
his jacket, rolled up his sleeves and pushed is right arm through the drain cover. He could not find his fifty pence piece anywhere, and what is more, he could no get his arm out. A crowd of people gathered round him and a lady rubbed his arm with soap and butter, but George was firmly stuck. The fire brigade was called and two fire fighter freed George using a special type of grease. George was not too upset by his experience because the lady who owns the sweet shop heard about his troubles and rewarded him with large box of chocolates.

【课文翻译】

孩子们总是喜欢得到一些零花钱。爸爸妈妈当然经常给孩子零花钱,但是,叔舅婶姨也是孩子们额外收入来源。对于有些孩子来说,少量的钱可以花很长一段时间。如果50便士不拿来换糖吃,则可以放在储蓄罐里叮当响上好几月。但是能把储蓄罐装满的只有屈指可数的几个特别节俭的孩子。对大部分孩子来说,用50便士来买一大块好的巧克力,是算不了什么的。

我的外甥乔治有一个储蓄罐,但总是空空的。我给了不少50便士的硬币,但没有几个存到储蓄罐里。昨天,我给了他50便士让存起来,却拿这钱给自己买了50 便士的麻烦。在他去糖果店的路上,50便士掉在地上,在人行道上跳了几下,掉进了阴沟里。乔治脱掉外套,卷起袖子,将右胳膊伸进了阴沟盖。但他摸了半天也没找到那50便士硬币,他的胳膊反倒退不出来了。这时在他周围上了许多人,一位女士在乔治胳膊上抹了肥皂,黄油,但乔治的胳膊仍然卡得紧紧的。有人打电话叫来消防队,两位消防队员使用了一种特殊的润滑剂才使乔治得以解脱。不过,此事并没使乔治过于伤心,因为糖果店老板娘听说了他遇到的麻烦后,赏给他一大盒巧克力。

【生词和短语】

appreciate v. 欣赏,感激
thrifty adj. 节约的
nephew n. 侄子,外甥
bounce v. 弹起,跳起
pavement n. 人行道
stick v. 卡住,夹住
brigade n. 旅,(消防)队
grease n. 润滑油

【知识点】

词汇

【appreciate】
英英:recognize with gratitude; be grateful for

例句:
1. I really appreciate your help.
我真的很感谢你的帮助。

2.He knows how to appreciate poetry.
他知道如何来欣赏诗歌。

3.We appreciate your efforts for the development of company.
我们非常感谢你为公司的发展所做的努力。

【thrifty】
还原:thrift→thrifty

例句:
1.Memories of hard years made the old woman excessively thrifty.
早年艰苦生活的回忆使这个妇人极度俭省。

2.The thrifty man sets aside some money each month for a rainy day.
节俭的人每个月为了下雨天预留一些钱。

【bounce】
英英:move up and down repeatedly

例句:
1.If you drop it, it will bounce back.
如果你把它扔掉,它将弹回来。

2.Perhaps birth rates will bounce back.
或许出生率会反弹。

3.How much damage can a famous brand take and still bounce back?
一个著名品牌能够经受多大的危机,之后仍能东山再起呢?

短语:
bounce back 反弹;迅速恢复活力
bounce off 弹开,反弹
bounce up and down 上下弹跳

【stick】
英英:stay put in a certain place

例句:
1.A fish-bone stuck in his throat.
他喉咙里卡了一根鱼刺。

短语:
stick with 坚持;继续做;保持联系
stick it out 坚持到底
stick in 在家
stick together 在一起;团结一致;互相支持
stick on 保持在…之上;贴上

搭配

【go a long way】
【what is more】

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