Unit 4 A new newspaper
Soon after the term started, some Grade Eight students at Mayfield School wanted to publish a newspaper. They held a meeting. Later, Arthur wrote this report about their meeting for the headmaster.
We held a meeting after school. Pansy, Tony, Joyce, Millie and I were at the meeting.
First, we decided to elect the chief
editor. Tony suggested that we should choose Joyce, because she has experience. She was an editor of her class newspaper last year. Then we all voted for her. We elected Joyce to be the chief editor.
Then Joyce took charge of the meeting. She said that we ought to select a secretary next. She asked for suggestions.
Millie suggested me, because I have experience too. I was secretary of the reading club last year. Then the others voted for me, and I was elected to be the secretary. I started taking notes.
Joyce said that the other three would be editor of the paper. They would be responsible for different sections of the paper. Pansy asked which sections they would have. Joyce told them to talk it over among themselves, and said we would decide at the next meeting.
Then we made a list of some other things we should discuss. For example, how often should we discuss. For example, how often should we publish the paper? Should it be free to readers, or should they pay for it?
We considered the last question briefly. Pansy asked whether we could call it the Mayfield Sun. Millie suggested the Mayfield Mirror or the Mayfield Star.
最后一个问题我们想的很简单。潘丝问我们是否应当给报纸取名《Mayfield Sun》。米莉建议叫《Mayfield Mirror》或是《Mayfield Star》。
We all had different ideas, and so Joyce said that we should think about this a bit longer. We would make a decision about the name at the next meeting. We agreed to conclude the meeting then. We arranged
to have the next meeting in one week’s time.
1 Soon after the term started, some Grade Eight students at Mayfield School wanted to publish a newspaper.
Joyce said that the other three would be editor of the paper.
上述两个句子中出现的newspaper和paper均指“报纸”，是可数名词。paper意为“纸张”时，是不可数名词，如：We are running out of paper. 我们的纸快用光了。
2 They held a meeting. 他们开了个会。
3 Tony suggested that we should choose Joyce，because she has experience.
That astronaut is telling the students about his experiences in space. 那位宇航员正在给学生}讲他的太空经历。
Experience is very important for this kind of work. 对这类工作而言，经验非常重要。
4 They would be responsible for different sections of the paper.他们将负责这份报纸的不同版面。
句中的section意为“部分”；在6A Unit 8曾学过vegetable section，section意为“部门”。
5 Joyce told them to talk it over among themselves, and said we would decide at the next meeting. 乔伊斯让他们自己讨论—下这件事情，并说我们将会在下一次会议上作出决定。 句中的talk...over相当于discuss。
6 Should it be free to readers, or should they pay for it?
You can use the Internet in your room for free. 你可以免费使用房间里的互联网。
Will you be free on Saturday afternoon? 你周六下午有空吗？
7 We all had different ideas, and so Joyce said that we should think about this a bit Ionger.
如：He has been here for a long time.他在这里很久了。