Lesson 8

Text A Please Set the Table

Mrs Miller: I have to stay in the kitchen. I don't want the food to burn. Would you please set the table?
Mrs Miller:我必须呆在厨房,我可不想把东西烧焦。你能去摆好餐桌吗?

Mary: Of course, Mother.

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Mrs Miller: Did you put two forks with each plate?
Mrs Miller:你在每个盘子都配了两把刀叉了吗?

Mary: Yes, I did.

Mrs Miller: Are the salt and pepper shakers on the table?
Mrs Miller:盐和胡椒瓶都放到桌子上了吗?

Mary: Oh, no, they're not. I'll get them now.

Mrs Miller: Did you use the new glasses?
Mrs Miller:你是放了新的玻璃杯吗?

Mary: Yes, I did.

Mrs Miller: Does the table look nice?
Mrs Miller:桌子看起来漂亮吗?

Mary: I think so, Mother.

Mrs Miller: I hear the bell. Please open the door, Mary.
Mrs Miller:我听到门铃响了,请开门,Mary。

Text B Interesting Pictures

“Food really tastes good cooked over an open fire, ”Lloyd remarked as he took another bite of his hot dog.

“It sure does,” replied Fred.“I wish this weren't the last night of our camping trip, but school starts next week.”

A couple of days after returning home, Lloyd and Fred took the exposed film out of their camera and took it to the camera shop to be developed. They were told that the pictures would be ready Thursday. Thursday was just two days away. Fred and Lloyd could hardly wait to see how their pictures came out. They planned to show their pictures to everyone at school as soon as school was back in session.

Fred and Lloyd felt very pleased when they showed their teacher the pictures they had taken on their vacation. She said that they were some of the most interesting pictures she had seen.

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

Who Waits for Whom?

Mr and Mrs Allen go grocery shopping on Saturday mornings. Mr Allen never enjoys these trips. Mrs Allen does the shopping and he sits in the car and waits for her. This morning there were a lot of people and it took Mrs Allen longer than usual. An hour went by and finally a man came up to Mr Allen. Excuse me, he said, is your name Allen? Your wife is waiting for you at the check-out counter. She doesn't have enough money for the groceries !


1. Would you please set the table? 在家有帮老妈摆过餐桌吗,嘿嘿,这句可以试试哦。

2. at the check-out counter 在购物时经常会碰到的地方,付了钱才能走的,不然保安会拦住你滴。

3. School starts next week.  开学的人伤不起啊,但迟早要来的事呢,现在9月多了,相比都已经适应校园生活了吧,但这句还是很有用的哈。