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新概念英语第三册-Lesson 19(课文)高中

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  Lesson 19 A very dear cat 一只贵重的宝贝猫

  Kidnappers are rarely interested in Animals, but they recently took considerable interest in Mrs. Eleanor Ramsay's cat. Mrs Eleanor Ramsay, a very wealthy old lady, has shared a flat with her cat, Rastus, for a great many years. Rastus leads an orderly life. He usually takes a short walk in the evenings and is always home by seven o'clock. One evening, however, he failed to arrive. Mrs Ramsay got very worried. She looked everywhere for him but could not find him.

  Three days after Rastus' disappearance, Mrs. Ramsay received an anonymous letter. The writer stated that Rastus was in safe hands and would be returned immediately if Mrs. Ramsay paid a ransom of &1000. Mrs. Ramsay was instructed to place the money in a cardboard box and to leave it outside her door. At first, she decided to go to the police, but fearing that she would never see Rastus again --the letter had made that quite clear--she changed her mind. She drew &1000 from her bank and followed the kidnapper's instructions. The next morning, the box had disappeared but Mrs. Ramsay was sure that the kidnapper would keep his word. Sure enough, Rastus arrived punctually at seven o'clock that evening. He looked very well, though he was rather thirsty, for he drank half a bottle of milk. The police were astounded when Mrs. Ramsay told them what she had done. She explained that Rastus was very dear to her. Considering the amount she paid, he was dear in more ways than one!

  Language points

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  1,Kidnappers are rarely interested in Animals, but they recently took considerable interest in Mrs. Eleanor Ramsay's cat.

  rarely = seldom

  take interest in= be interested in 一句话中用不同的词组表达同样的意思,是为了避免重复

  take considerable interest in sth. interest之前可以加上写表示程度的形容词

  take great interest in = take tremendous interest in = take enormous interest in

  2, Mrs Eleanor Ramsay, a very wealthy old lady, has shared a flat with her cat, Rastus, for a great many years.

  share sth. with sb.

  e.g. I share the room with my friend.

  for a great many years = for a long time

  3, Rastus leads an orderly life. He usually takes a short walk in the evenings and is always home by seven o'clock.

  lead an orderly life 过着很规律的生活

  orderly 有秩序的,有顺序的,近义词:disciplined 受过训练的, regular 规律的

  take a walk = go for a stroll = go for a walk 散步

  4,Three day after Rastus' disappearance, Mrs. Ramsay received an anonymous letter.

  after可以和名词搭配 e.g. three days after arrival

  an anonymous letter 匿名信

  5,The writer stated that Rastus was in safe hands and would be returned immediately if Mrs Ramsay paid a ransom of &1000.

  state 非常正式的声明

  in safe hands 在可靠的人手中,意指“很安全”

  6,Mrs. Ramsay was instructed to place the money in a cardboard box and to leave it outside her door.

  be instructed to do sth. 受指示做某事

  e.g. The journalist was instructed to obtain the so-called important statistics.

  7, At first, she decided to go to the police, but fearing that she would never see Rastus again --the letter had made that quite clear--she changed her mind.

  fearing 现在分词做原因状语

  make it clear to sb. that

  e.g. The teacher has made it clear to us that we must read English aloud every day.

  8, The next morning, the box had disappeared but Mrs. Ramsay was sure that the kidnapper would keep his word.

  keep his promise= keep his promise 遵守承诺

  word 表示诺言时,要采用单数形式

  相关词组:

  break his word 食言;go back on one's word 食言

  give sb. one’s word 向某人保证; as good as one's word 表示守信用,侧重点在于强调一个结果

  e.g. I give you my word that I will return your money. 我保证我会把钱还给你。

  e.g. He promised to return my money and he was as good as his word. 他许诺会把钱还给我,正如他所言他遵守了承诺。

  9,Sure enough, Rastus arrived punctually at seven o'clock that evening.

  sure enough 果然,无疑

  e.g. I said it would happen, and sure enough it did happen. 我说过会发生的,结果确实如此。

  10, Considering the amount she paid, he was dear in more ways than one!

  in more ways than one ( way ) = in many ways

  双重意义:dear price 昂贵; expensive 珍贵

  Special difficulties

  The comma 逗号的用法

  (1)三个或三个以上的词、短语或句子只用一个并列连接词来连接,他们之间就要用逗号,并列连接词前也要用逗号

  e.g. He opened the book, read it and made a note of the contents.

  (2) 插入语或同位语前后必须用逗号分开

  e.g. I own more than a thousand books and, to make matters worse, the room is rather limited.

  (3) 状语从句位于句首时也要用逗号和主句分隔开来,放在句尾则不需要

  e.g. After we had visited our friends, we returned home. = We returned home after we had visited our friends.

  (4) 非限制性定语从句必须用逗号分开

  e.g. Thanks to the English Channel, which separates Britain from the mainland of Europe, the country has not been invaded since 1066.

  (5) 语气转变词也应该用逗号将其和句子其他成分分开

  e.g. Few cars, however, completed the race due to the bad weather.

  e.g. He feared the exam. He couldn’t, therefore, continue his study at school.

  = He feared the exam. Therefore, he couldn’t continue his study at school.

  (6) 介词短语和分词短语位于句首时也必须加逗号加以分隔

  e.g. With some children, small money goes a long way.

英语试题

  Translation:

  1, 我向你保证我会通过考试的。

  2, 女孩们总是在穿衣和化妆上花很大一笔钱。

  3, 在中国,一个大学生通常和另外三个人同住一个宿舍。

  4, 证人声明他从未见过这个女人。

  5, 我们把这个项目交给了能干的新经理。

  6,我最害怕独处了。

  7, 他说他要来,果然他来了。

  8,At first, she decided to go to the police, but fearing that she would never see Rastus again --the letter had made that quite clear--she changed her mind.

  9,这次考试是一个真正的挑战。然而,这并没有使我担心。

  Answer the question in English:

  10, Why was Rastus ‘very dear’ in more ways than one?

 

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