第一部分 WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS
‘At the time the murder was committed, I was travelling on the 8 o'clock train to London,'said the man.
‘Do you always catch such an early train?'asked the inspector.
‘Of course I do,'answered the man.‘I must be at work at 10 o'clock. My employer will confirm that I was there on time.'
‘Would a later train get you to work on time?'asked the inspector.
‘I suppose it would, but I never catch a later train.'
‘At what time did you arrive at the station?'
‘At ten to eight. I bought a paper and waited for the train.'
‘And you didn't notice anything unusual?'
‘Of course not.'
‘I suggest,'said the inspector,‘that you are not telling the truth. I suggest that you did not catch the 8 o'clock train, but that you caught the 8.25 which would still get you to work on time. You see, on the morning of the murder, the 8 o'clock train did not run at all. It broke down at Ferngreen station and was taken off the line.'
第三部分 LANGUAGE POINTS
1、A perfect alibi
2、My employer will confirm that I was there on time.
3、And you didn't notice anything unusual?
anything unusual: n.+ 修饰n.的adj.（something,anyone,anybody等名词都有这样的用法，修饰名词的形容词跟在名词后面）
4、...on the morning of the murder
5、It broke down at Ferngreen station and was taken off the line.
第四部分 KEY STRUCTURES AND USAGE
=>"At the time the murder was committed, I was travelling on the 8 'clock train to London,"said the man.
=The man said that at the time the murder was committed, he was travelling on the 8 'clock train to London.
=>Ann said,"I will get back next week."
=Ann said that she would get back the next week.
=>She said,"Are you busy, John?"
=She asked John whether he was busy.
=>He asked me,"Where did you buy this Chinese-English dictionary?"
=He asked me where I had bought that Chinese-English dictionary