Lesson 4

Text A  What's the Matter with You?

Mrs Welsh: Good afternoon, Dr Dawes.
Mrs Welsh:下午好,Dr Dawes。

Dr Dawes: Good afternoon, Mrs Welsh.
Dr Dawes:下午好,Mr Welsh。

Mrs Welsh: Please come this way, Doctor. Peter's in this room.
Mrs Welsh:请这边走,医生。Peter在这个房间。

Dr Dawes: Well, Peter. I'm sorry you're ill. What's the matter with you?
Dr Dawes:嗯,Peter。很遗憾你生病了。你怎么啦?

Peter: I don't know, Doctor. I'm ill. I have a headache and a stomachache.

Dr Dawes: Show me your tongue. What did you eat yesterday?
Dr Dawes:给我看下你的舌头。你昨天吃了什么?

Peter: Well, Doctor, I. . .

Dr Dawes: Did you eat any cake?
Dr Dawes:你吃了蛋糕吗?

Peter: Yes, I ate some cake.

Dr Dawes: Did you eat any ice cream?
Dr Dawes:你吃了冰激凌吗?

Peter: Well, yes, I did. I ate some ice cream.

Dr Dawes: Did you eat any candy?
Dr Dawes:你吃了糖果吗?

Peter: Well, yes, I did. I ate some candy.

Dr Dawes: Young man, tell me everything you ate yesterday evening.
Dr Dawes:年轻人,告诉我你昨晚吃的所有东西。

Peter: Well, Doctor. I went to a birthday party.

Dr Dawes: I see! How many pieces of cake did you eat?
Dr Dawes:我知道了!你吃了多少块蛋糕?

Peter: Three, Doctor.

Dr Dawes: How many plates of ice ream did you eat, young man?
Dr Dawes:你吃了多少碟冰激凌,年轻人?

Peter: Gosh, Doctor. I had only three plates of ice cream. John had four.

Text B How Did You lose Your Way?


Mrs Brown's old grandfather lived with her and her husband. Every morning he went for a walk in the park and came home at half past twelve for his lunch.
Mrs Brown的年老的爷爷和她及她丈夫住在一起。每天早上他都会去公园散步然后在12点半回家吃午饭。

But one morning a police car stopped outside Mrs Brown's house at twelve o'clock, and two policemen helped Mr Brown to get out. One of them said to Mrs Brown, The poor old gentleman lost his way in the park and telephoned to us for help, so we sent a car to bring him home. Mrs Brown was very surprised, but she thanked the policemen and they left.
但有一天早上12点时一辆警车停在了Mrs Brown家门外,两个警察把Mr Brown扶出警车。其中一位跟Mrs Brown说:“这位可怜的老人在公园迷路了,打电话向我们求救,所以我们用车把他带回家来。Mrs Brown 很吃惊,但她还是感谢两位警车,然后他们离开了。

“But, Grandfather,” she then said, “you have been to that park nearly every day for twenty years. How did you lose your way there?”

The old man smiled, closed one eye and said, “I didn't quite lose my way. I just got tired and I didn't want to walk home! ”

Read the following passage once. Underline the key words while reading and retell the story to your partner.


One morning a man was crossing a narrow bridge when he saw a fisherman on the shady bank of the deep, smooth river under him, so he stopped to watch him quietly.
After a few minutes, the fisherman pulled his line in. There was a big, fat fish at the end of it.
The fisherman took it off the hook and threw it back into the water. Then he put his hook and line in again. After a few more minutes he caught another big fish. Again he threw it back into the river. Then, the third time, he caught a small fish. He put it into his basket and started to get ready to go. The man on the bridge was very surprised, so he spoke to the fisherman. He said, “Why did you throw those beautiful, big fish back into the water and keep only that small one?”
The fisherman looked up and answered, “Small frying-pan.”



TextA有点长不过很简单,童鞋们要掌握的主要是"What's the matter with you?",这句话很常用哦,比如你见到朋友精神不振的时候就可以关怀地问一句。

TextB需要掌握"lose his way"即迷路了,当你在陌生的地方迷路时,可以及时向警察或路人求助告之"I lost my way." 相信好心人会帮你找到回家的路滴。