Lesson 10

Text A  A Beautiful Dress

One day Mrs. Jones went shopping. When her husband came home in the evening, she began to tell him about a beautiful cotton dress.
有一天,Mrs. Jones去购物。当他丈夫晚上回家时,她就开始跟他丈夫说看到的一条美丽的纯棉裙子。

“I saw it in a shop this morning,” she said, “and...” “And you want to buy it,” said her husband. “How much does it cost?”

“Forty pounds.”

“Forty pounds for a cotton dress? That is too much!”

But every evening, when Mr. Jones came back from work, his wife continued to speak only about the dress, and at last, after a week, he said, “Oh, buy the dress! Here is the money!” She was very happy.
但是每天晚上,当Mr. Jones工作回来,他妻子就不断地只谈论那条裙子,最后,一个星期的持续以后,他说:“哦,买了那条裙子吧,给你钱!”她很高兴。

But the next evening, when Mr. Jones came home and asked, “Have you got the famous dress?” she said, “No.”
但是第二天晚上,Mrs. Jones一回来就问:“买了那条有名的裙子了吗?”她说:“没有。”

“Why not?” he said.

“Well, it was still in the window of the shop after a week, so I thought, nobody else wants this dress, so I don't want it either.”

Text B  Which Bus Shall I Take?

Jane Foster has just met Henry Taylor. Jane is on her way to the hospital to see her friend, Susan Green.
Jane Foster 刚刚见到了Henry Taylor。Jane在赶去医院看他的朋友Susan Green的路上。

HENRY: Where are you going, Jane?

JANE: I'm going to the hospital to see Susan Green.
JANE:我要去医院看Susan Green。

HENRY: I saw her yesterday. She was a little better.

JANE: Must I catch a number 7 bus to get there?

HENRY: No, you needn't. A number 13 bus will also take you to the hospital.

JANE: Number 13 buses run much more frequently, don't they?

HENRY: Yes. I caught a number 7 bus yesterday, and I had to wait for half an hour at the bus stop.

JANE: Thank you, Henry. I'll get a number 13.

HENRY: But number 13 buses leave far from the centre of town. You'll have to walk two miles to catch one.

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

Mrs. Jones was still cleaning the house when her husband came back from work. She was wearing dirty, old clothes and no stockings, her hair was not tidy, she had dust on her face, and she looked dirty and tired. Her husband looked at her and said, “Is this what I come home to see after a hard day's work?”

Mrs. Jones's neighbour, “Mrs. Smith, was there?” When she heard Mr. Jones's words, she quickly said, “Goodbye!” And ran back to her house. Then she washed, brushed and combed her hair carefully, put on her best dress and her prettiest stockings, painted her face, and waited for her husband to come home.

When he arrived, he was hot and tired. He walked slowly into the house, saw his wife and stopped. Then he shouted angrily, "and where are you going this evening?"


1. How much does it cost?这件多少钱啊? 此句对于喜爱逛街购物的MM们可是再实用不过了,使用频率接近百分之百哈。

2. on one's way to... 在去……的路上  

3. May I catch a number 7 bus to get there? 我可以坐7路公交车去那里吗?嗯,在城市交通高速发展的现代社会,搭公交可是很重要的出行方式哦,要善用这个句子呢,估计不太容易迷路了呵呵~~