竖起耳朵仔细听哦,然后大声读出来!

Lesson 1

Text A How Old Is She?

A woman was having some trouble with her heart, so she went to see the doctor. He was a new doctor, and did not know her. So he first asked some questions, and one of them was:"How old are you?"
一位妇女的心脏有问题,所以她去看医生。这是一位新医生,他对她不了解。所以他先问了一些问题,其中一个是:“你几岁了?”

"Well," she answered:"I don't remember, doctor, but I will try to think. "She thought for a minute and then said,"Yes. I remember now, doctor! When I married, I was eighteen years old, and my husband was thirty. Now my husband is sixty, I know. And that is twice thirty. So I am twice eighteen. That is thirty-six, isn't it? "
“唔,”她回答:“我不记得了,医生,但我会试着去想。”她想了一会儿说,“是的,我记起来了,医生!我结婚的时候,我是18岁,我的丈夫是30岁。现在我知道丈夫60岁了。那正好是30的两倍。所以我也是18的两倍。那就是36岁,不是吗?”

哈哈,这位女士还真是“幽默”呀,聪明的你觉得她已经几岁了呢?记得把你的答案留下来分享哦!

Text B Could I Speak to Jim, Please?

A: Hello, 332440.
A:你好,332440.

B: Oh hello, Sally. This is Dave Thomson here. Could I speak to Jim please?
B:哦,你好,Sally。我是Dave Thomson。请让Jim接电话好吗?

A: I'm afraid he's not in at the moment Dave. He went out about an hour ago and he's not back yet.
A:恐怕现在他不在,Dave。他1个小时前出去了到现在还没回来。

B: Any idea when he might be back?
B:知道他大概什么时候回来吗?

A: Well, he shouldn't be long. He said he was just going to get some paint. But I wouldn't be surprised if he's stopped off at the pub on the way back.
A:嗯,他应该快回来了,他说他只是出去买些颜料。不过如果他在回来路上去酒吧逗留,我也不会惊讶。

B: OK, well, tell him I've called, will you? And I'll try again later.
B:好吧,嗯,告诉他我来过电话好吗?我晚些会再打过来。

A: All right. Goodbye, Dave.
A:好的,再见,Dave。

B: Thanks, then Sally, goodbye.
B:谢谢Sally,再见。

Read the following passage once. Underline the key words while reading and retell the story to your partner.
一定要试着复述下哈,对口语提高有帮助滴!

Accident

The river, you see, was never really safe at that time of the year- early autumn, I mean, when there is heavy rainfall. So when I heard the children had gone swimming, as they used to all spring and summer, I knew there might be an awful accident. And when they came home late without little Katie, I guessed what had happened.

  

一笑之余别忘了学习哟:

1.have trouble with:
与……有纠纷,有……的病痛

例句:I'm still having trouble with this math problem.
我依然为这道数学题目而苦恼。

中途停留

例句:We stopped off at a hotel for the night.
我们中途停下来在一家旅馆住了一宿。

常用口语:How old are you?  Could I speak to someone?