新概念英语第二册-Lesson 56

第一部分 WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS

    

第二部分 TEXT

Once a year,a race is held for old cars. A lot of cars entered for this race last year and there was a great deal of excitement just before it began. One of the most handsome cars was a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. The most unusual car was a Benz which had only three wheels. Built in 1885, it was the oldest car taking part.After a great many loud explosions, the race began. Many of the cars broke down on the course and some drivers spent more time under their cars than in them !A few cars, however, completed the race. The winning car reached a speed of forty miles an hour--much faster than any of its rivals. It sped downhill at the end of the race and its driver had a lot of trouble trying to stop it. The race gave everyone a great deal of pleasure. It was very different from modern car races but no less exciting.

参考译文

旧式汽车的比赛每年举行一次. 去年有很多汽车参加了这项比赛. 比赛开始之前, 人们异常激动. 最漂亮的汽车之一是罗尔斯-罗伊斯生产的银鬼汽车, 而最不寻常的一辆则要属只有3只轮子的奔驰牌汽车了. 该车造于1885年, 是参赛车中最老的一辆. 在好一阵喧闹的爆炸声之后, 比赛开始了. 很多汽车在途中就抛了锚, 而有些驾驶员花在汽车底下的时间比坐在汽车里面的时间还长. 然而还是有几辆汽车跑完了全程. 获胜的那辆车达到了时速40英里--远远超过任何对手. 它在接近终点时, 冲下了山坡, 驾驶员费了好大劲才把车停下来. 这次比赛使每个人都挺开心. 它虽然与现代汽车比赛大不相同, 但激动人心的程度并不亚于现代汽车大赛.

第三部分 LANGUAGE POINTS

1....and there was a great deal of excitement just before it began.
a great deal of:大量的,形容不可数名词
其他
a great number of +可数名词
a great many +可数名词
a large amount of +不可数名词

2.One of the most handsome cars was a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.
handsome:漂亮
a handsome man:一个英俊的男人
a handsome tie:一条漂亮的领带

3.Built in 1885, it was the oldest car taking part
built in 1885:过去分词短语
taking part:现在分词短语修饰car

4.After a great many loud explosions, the race began.
a great many:大量的,许多的,修饰可数名词
explosions:指老爷车发动时引擎的声音

5.Many of the cars broke down on the course and some drivers spent more time under their cars than in them !
break down:抛锚
注意介词:under, in (句子中要重读)

6.The winning car reached a speed of forty miles an hour--much faster than any of its rivals.
winning:获胜的
reach a speed of ...:达到了...的速度

7.It sped downhill at the end of the race and its driver had a lot of trouble trying to stop it.
sped:speed的过去式
have/has trouble doing sth.:做...很费劲

8.It was very different from modern car races but no less exciting.
different from/than:和...不同
no less exciting (than modern car races):带否定词的比较结构
比较
not less = more
not more = less
not less exciting:更令人激动
no less exciting: 一样的激动
no more than you: 和你一样

第四部分 KEY STRUCTURES AND USAGE

比较结构

=>One of the most handsome cars was a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.
=>The most unusual car was a Benz which had only three wheels.
=>Built in 1885, it was the oldest car taking part.
=>Some drivers spent more time under their cars than in them
=>The winning car reached a speed of forty miles an hour--much faster than any of its rivals.
=>It was very different from modern car races but no less exciting.

其他例句

=>This room is as big as that one.
=>She is not as intelligent as we think.
=>Your mobile phone is the same as mine.
=>There's nothing like a good night's sleep.

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Exercises

中译英
1、大量的钱

2、很多的乐趣

3、一笔可观的财产

4、她失去儿子以后精神崩溃了

5、Stella终于控制不住感情开始哭泣

6、他正在以每小时80英里的速度驾车

7、假如你想在中午之前完成工作,你得快点

8、我费了好大的劲才说服了她

9、校园和20年前已经大不相同了

10、她今天的感觉并没比昨天更好

11、我们到了桥那儿就不再往前

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