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新概念英语第二册第十七课Always Young

[日期:2017-07-17] [字体: ]

【课文】

  First listen and then answer the question.

  听录音,然后回答以下问题。

  Why doesn't Aunt Jennifer tell anyone how old she is?

  My aunt Jennifer is an actress. She must be at least thirty-five years old. In spite of this, she often appears on the stage as a young girl. Jennifer will have to take part in a new play soon. This time, she will be a girl of seventeen. In the play, she must appear in a bright red dress and long black stockings. Last year in another play, she had to wear short socks and a bright, orange-coloured dress. If anyone ever asks her how old she is, she always answers, 'Darling, it must be terrible to be grown up!'

  【课文翻译】

  我的姑姑詹妮弗是位演员,她至少也有35岁了。尽管如此,她却常在舞台上扮演小姑娘。詹妮弗很快又要参加一个新剧的演出。这一次,她将扮演一个17岁的少女。演出时她必须穿一条鲜红色的裙子和黑色的长筒袜。去年在演另一个剧时,她不得不穿短袜和一件鲜艳的橘红色的衣服。一旦有人问起她有多大年纪,她总是回答:“亲爱的,长成大人真可怕啊!”

  【生词和短语】

  appear v. 登场,扮演

  stage n. 舞台

  bright adj. 艳丽的

  stocking n. (女用)长筒袜

  sock n. 短袜

【知识点讲解】

  1 in spite of 虽然,尽管

  该短语用作介词,后面一般接名词(短语)或动名词,它与despite意义相同,但程度比despite深。

  例句:They finally got to the railway station on time in spite of the bad weather.

  尽管天气恶劣,他们最后还是准时到达了火车站。

  2 appear [动词]出现;呈现;露面

  例句:When the music came on, the host appeared.

  当音乐声响起时,主持人露面了。

  另外,appear还可表示显得,似乎,好像。

  例句:It appears that he has confused me with someone else.

  他似乎认错人了,把我当成了别人。

  短语扩展:it appears /appeared as if /as though......

  3 take part in 参加,参与

  take part in, join, join in三者的区别

  这几个短语或词语是我们常见的表示“参加”的词,他们的区别如下:

  take part in 参加群众性活动、会议等并在其中起积极作用

  例句:Paul often takes part in volunteer work.

  保罗经常参加志愿者工作。

  join 及物动词,加入(某群体、组织参军);和...一起做同样的事;和...作伴

  例句:Jerry joined the army two months ago.

  杰里两个月前参军了。

  join in 参加(某些活动)

  例句:Can I join in this game?

  这场游戏我能加入吗?

  4 in a bright red dress 穿一身鲜红色的裙子

  这个短语里,介词in表示“穿着‘。形容词bright既可指(光线)明亮的;发亮的;(天气)晴朗的,也可指(颜色)鲜亮的,鲜明的。而指颜色深沉的则可用形容词dark。

  例句:Vera likes bright red, while Annie likes dark blue.

  薇拉喜欢鲜红色,而安妮喜欢深蓝色。

  5 She must be at least thirty-five years old.

  这个句子里must be表推测,译为“一定”“肯定”。

  例句:You must be drinking a lot.

  你肯定喝了很多酒。

  当然,must be有时也不一定表示推测,而是表示“必须”。

  例句:Everybody must be here when the teacher comes in.

  老师进来时每个人必须都在。

 

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