第一部分 WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS
Last week at a dinner party, the hostess asked me to sit next to Mrs.Rumbold. Mrs. Rumbold was a large, unsmiling lady in a tight black dress. She did not even look up when I took my seat beside her. Her eyes were fixed on her plate and in a short time, she was busy eating. I tried to make conversation.
‘A new play is coming to “The Globe” soon,’I said. ‘Will you be seeing it?’
‘Will you be spending your holidays abroad this year?’I asked.
‘Will you be staying in England?’I asked.
In despair, I asked her whether she was enjoying her dinner.
‘Young man, ’she answered,‘if you ate more and talked less, we would both enjoy our dinner!’
在上星期的一次宴会上, 女主人安排我坐在兰伯尔德夫人的身旁. 兰伯尔德夫人是一位身材高大、表情严肃的女人, 穿一件紧身的黑衣服. 当我在她身旁坐下来的时候, 她甚至连头都没有抬一下. 她的眼睛盯着自己的盘子, 不一会儿就忙着吃起来了. 我试图找个话题和她聊聊.
“一出新剧要来‘环球剧场’上演了, “我说, “您去看吗?”
“不, “她回答. “您今年去国外度假吗?” 我又问.
“年轻人, “她回答说, “如果你多吃点, 少说点, 我们两个都会吃得好的!”
第三部分 LANGUAGE POINTS
1、Last week at a dinner party, the hostess asked me to sit next to Mrs.Rumbold.
next to:be adjacent to 与...为邻
注意：have dinner不加 “a” , 而“at a dinner party” 中的“a” 并不修饰 “dinner” 而是 “party”
2、Mrs. Rumbold was a large, unsmiling lady in a tight black dress.
in （a tight black dress）：穿着...
3、Her eyes were fixed on her plate and in a short time, she was busy eating.
one's eyes are fixed on sth.:眼睛盯着...（=fix one's eyes on sth.）
in a short time：不一会
be busy doing sth.:忙于做...
4、A new play is coming to “The Globe” soon
The Globe （theater）：环球剧场,位于London的Thames旁
第四部分 KEY STRUCTURES AND USAGE
=>'if you ate more and talked less, we would both enjoy our dinner!'
=>If you saw him now you wouldn't recognize him.
=>Would he get annoyed if I told him about it?
（if I told him about it是一种虚拟的假设，表达了和事实相反的情况）
=>If I were you, I would probably tell him the truth.
=>If it were not for you, I wouldn't do this.
=>If I had known that, I wouldn't have supported him.
=>He could have come if his car had not broken down on the road.
=>It would have been different if you had helped.
6 The writer asked questions because ______.
a． he wanted to find out about Mrs. Rumbold
b． he wanted to know if Mrs. Rumbold was going abroad
c． he wanted to be sociable
d． he always talks too much
7 Which word best describes Mrs. Rumbold? She was ______.