It was Sunday.I never get up early on Sundays.I sometimes stay in bed until lunch time.Last Sunday,I got up very late.I looked out of the window.It was dark outside."What a day!"I thought.Its raining again.Just then,the telephone rang.It was my aunt Lucy."Ive just arrived by train."she said."Im coming to see you.""But Im still having breakfast."I said."What are you doing"She asked."Im having breakfast."I repeated."Dear me!"She said."Do you always get up so lateIts one oclock."
Key to Pre-unit Test 4 Key structures A 1 He missed the train because he did not hurry. 2 Although he ran fast, he failed to win the race. 3 I was so tired that I went to sleep immediately. 4 My neighbour, who went to Tokyo for a holiday, could not return home because he did not have enough money. 5 Finding the door unlocked, I went into the kitchen. 6 I bought a picture which was very valuable. 7 He walked quietly down the corridor so that no one would hear him. 8 They cleared the ground to build a house. B One day, a workman who was digging in a field accidentally struck a 6, 000-volt electricity cable with his spade. Although he was thrown twenty feet, he was unhurt. However, that night the neighbouring town was in darkness and no one knew what had happened. C a I'd(would)prefer…don't understand…doesn't matter…does that word mean…don't know…is bringing b got…decided…began…wrote…included…paid…rang…was not surprised…led…hid…was embarrassed c lookd…arrived…have been waiting…said…answered…Were…went…said…got…weren't…came…said…waited…didn't come…have you been doing…asked…have just been… answered d came… was used… used to hide… would often bury/often buried…(would)fail/failed… went…was examining… showed… was… dug… found e is setting out/will set out…will send…receive…receive/have received…will try…locate/have located…will fire…will carry…will pour…will be sent f will soon be sending up…will be taking…will grab…will soon be sending…will tell…will have sent g (had)discovered…appeared…had taken…died…happened…claimed…had died…had been searching…had been found h was taking…had been asked…having been instructed…must have been pleased…be stopped…could be heard… were both thrown 1 He told me to keep quiet. 2 He suggested(that) I should send him a telegram(or He suggested sending him…). 3 He insisted(that) I should ask him about it(or He insisted on my asking him…). 4 He told me not to worry about it. j 1 I wonder if he can wait a few minutes longe. 2 I wonder when he will arrive. 3 I wonder if he has passed his examination. 4 I wonder where he is. k 1 had listened 2 had written 3 would have had 1 meeting…running…pretending…meeting…coming…preventing…following…meeting…doing… coming…speaking D a 1 should/ought to come 2 had to do 3 should have/ought to have come 4 should have/ought to have asked b 1 He is having a new house built. 2 She will have a new dress made. 3 I had my hair cut yesterday. 4 We must have this tree cut down. c 1 I did not manage to get into town this morning. 2 They did not manage to find the boy who had run away. 3 He did not manage to find a new job. 4 I did not manage to translate the passage into English. E breakfast… the children… school…(the) market… The children… school… work… the house. some tarts for tea… a short time… butter and flour… sticky pastry… the telephone… the receiver…two sticky fingers…the voice…the receiver…a mess…pastry…the telephone…the doorknobs…the kitchen…the door bell…the dead…the postman…a registered letter F of…deal…most…most…oldest…many…Many…more…few…than…lot of…deal… from…less G 1 in…at…in…in 2 at…out of 3 to…in…with…in…in H 1 with 2 at 3 of 4 for5 to 6 for 7 of 8 to Special difficulties a 1 loose 4 hard 7 used to 10 pick 13 let 16 amused 2 rise 5 won 8 dropped 11 grown 14 part 17 checking 3 laid 6 quiet 9 at 12 invented 15 reason 18 advise b(sample sentences) If you promise not to mention it to anyone else, I'll tell you a secret. Have you said your prayers tonight, Johnny He told me a lie. She said nothing to me or to anyone else. I always tell the children a story before they go to bed. ‘Are they really coming tonight’-‘Of course. They said so. ’ c 1 Our school dining room is very large. 2 He told us a ghost story. 3 She gave me a birthday present. 4 We stopped at a village pub. 5 The party leader made a speech.
esson 1 A private conversation 私人谈话
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 cant hear a word! I said angrily. ‘It’s none of your business, the young man said rudely. This is a private conversation!.
Lesson 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 lunch time.
Last Sunday I got up very late. I looked out of the window. It was dark outside.
What a day! I thought. Its raining again. Just then, the telephone rang. It was my aunt Lucy. Ive just arrived by train, she said. Im coming to see you. But Im still having breakfast, I said.
What are you doing she asked. ‘I’m having breakfast, I repeated.
Dear me, she said. Do you always get up so late Its one oclock!
Lesson 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 ofItalian. Then he lent me a book. I read a few lines, but I did not understand a word. Every day I thought about postcards. My holidays passed quickly, but I did not send any 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!
Lesson 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 finding this trip very exciting.
Lesson 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.
Lesson 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 neighbor 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.