Step 1 单词都在文中标出了，大家发挥一下想象和推理能力，猜猜那些生词都是什么意思吧。阅读中非常需要这种猜测推理能力的哦。
Lesson 4 The double life of Alfred Bloggs
These days, people who do manual work often receive far more money than people who work in offices. People who work in offices are frequently referred to as ‘white-collar workers' for the simple reason that they usually wear a collar and tie to go to work. Such is human nature, that a great many people are often willing to sacrifice higher pay for the privilege of becoming white-collar workers. This can give rise to curious situations, as it did in the case of Alfred Bloggs who worked as a dustman for the Ellesmere Corporation.
When he got married, Alf was too embarrassed to say anything to his wife about his job. He simply told her that he worked for the Corporation. Every morning, he left home dressed in a smart black suit. He then changed into overalls and spent the next eight hours as a dustman. Before returning home at night, he took a shower and changed back into his suit. Alf did this for over two years and his fellow dustmen kept his secret. AlF's wife has never discovered that she married a dustman and she never will, for Alf has just found another job. He will soon be working in an office. He will be earning only half as much as he used to, but he feels that his rise in status is well worth the loss of money. From now on, he will wear a suit all day and others will call him 'Mr. Bloggs', not 'Alf'.
manual adj. 体力的
collar n. 衣领
sacrifice v. 牺牲，献出
privilege n. 好处
dustman n. 清洁工
corporation n. 公司
overalls n. 工作服
shower n. 淋浴
secret n. 秘密
status n. 地位
Step 3 特别的单词总是要特别的待遇，下面的单词最好记住，有空多练习。：）
1.manual adj. 体力的 ；n.手册
英释 using the hands
短语 manual work:体力工作
mental work: 脑力工作
a teacher's manual 教师手册
2.collar n. 衣领
white-collar:白领 do mental work
blue-collar: 蓝领 do manual work
固定短语 be/get hot under the collar: 怒气冲天，易于动怒的
特别说明 用某人/物所具有的某种特征指代某人/物是生活、写作中常见的一种隐喻方法。如crown (王冠)指代"国王"，fur and feather 指代禽兽 。eg. The pen is mightier than the sword. Pen指代"文学的力量"，sword指代"武力"。
3.sacrifice v. 牺牲，献出 n. 牺牲
英释 to give up for good purpose
短语 sacrifice sth. to /for sb./sth.
sacrifice sth to do sth
例句 He sacrifice his life for the country.
She sacrificed her career to marry him.
Do you approve of sacrificing comfort to appearance? 你赞同为了表面好看而不考虑其舒适吗？
4. privilege n. 好处
英释 special advantage；special right
短语 sacrifice one's advantage / privilege 牺牲掉自己的好处
give sb. the pivilege of doing sth. 特许某人做某事
例句 It was a privilege to hear her sing/hearing her sing.
比较 I flet /was pleased to be able to help. 语气较privilege平淡
I feel highly honored by your trust。 语气较privilege更礼貌
We are very privileged (荣幸的)to be together with professor Smith this evening.
5. secret n. 秘密
短语 keep secret 保密 eg.[口]It's between you and me. I will keep it to myself.
confidential 机密的，比 secret 程度更深
let sb. into the secret 让某人知道某个秘密
make no secret of 不隐瞒
in secret = secretly, in private, privately 私下里
in the secret: 知道内情
例句 I was told about it in secret.
He was in the secret from the beginning.
6. status n. 地位
英释 social position
形近词 statue 雕像，塑像
短语 employment status 就业状况
marital status 婚姻状况
例句 No one will question his status as a scholar.
7. corporation n.公司
短语 group 集团
joint-venture enterprise 合资企业
township enterprise 乡镇企业
multinational corporation 跨国公司
英释 a grament made in one piece to cover the whole body,worn especially by workers over other clothes
Step 4 学英语就必须勤学苦练，学而不练，事倍功半，下面就做几个练习吧。
1. It is bad to be ______of one's family.
A.shy B. embarrassed C. ashamed
2. The man felt _______ when he spilled his wine on my dress.
A.shy B. embarrassed C. ashamed
3. ______ the soldier,no evidence has been found to show that he is guilty.
A. In case B.In the case of C. In case of
4. They have _______ a lot of money on their children's education.
A.sacrificed B.given out C. spent
5. Manual workers often receive much higher _____ than people who work in offices.(ll.1-2)
A. gains B. fees C. payments D. wages
6. His rise in status more than _______ the loss of money. (l.14-15)
A. pays back B. rewards C. compensates for D. values
7. He wanted to be ______ ‘Mr. Bloggs' , not ‘Alf.' . (ll.15-16)
A. addressed as B. named C. cried out D. shouted