第一部分 WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS
I was being tested for a driving licence for the third time. I had been asked to drive in heavy traffic and had done so successfully. After having been instructed to drive out of town, I began to acquire confidence. Sure that I had passed, I was almost beginning to enjoy my test. The examiner must have been pleased with my performance, for he smiled and said,‘Just one more thing, Mr. Eames. Let us suppose that a child suddenly crosses the road in front of you. As soon as I tap on the window, you must stop within five feet.' I continued driving and after some time, the examiner tapped loudly. Though the sound could be heard clearly, it took me a long time to react. I suddenly pressed the brake pedal hard and we were both thrown forward. The examiner looked at me sadly.‘Mr. Eames,' he said, in a mournful voice,‘you have just killed that child!'
第三部分 LANGUAGE POINTS
1、I had been asked to drive in heavy traffic . .
2、Sure that I had passed,...
3、 The examiner must have been pleased with my performance.
be pleased with:对...满意/高兴
pleased with something/somebody
pleased to do something
4．Let us suppose that a child suddenly crosses the road in front of you.
Suppose we don't say a word, and somebody else finds out about it.
Supposing something should go wrong, what would you do then?
5、Though the sound could be heard clearly, it took me a long time to react.
Sam didn't look up or react in any way.
6、he said,in a mournful voice
in a... voice 表示"以......的声调"：
He told them the news in a sad/ excited voice.
第四部分 KEY STRUCTURES AND USAGE
=>I was being tested for a driving licence for the third time.(被动语态的过去进行时)
=>I had been asked to drive in heavy traffic ... （被动语态的过去完成时）
=>Though the sound could be heard clearly...（被动语态的一般过去时，带情态v. could）
=>I suddenly pressed the brake pedal hard and we were both thrown forward. （被动语态的一般过去时）
1）介词（after, before, on）+动名词这个结构通常相当于一个时间状语从句。
2）如果两个动作中有一个在另一个开始之前已经完成，则可以用 after+动名词的完成式表示第1个动作；如果只表示先后顺序，则可用after（或before）+动名词结构； on+动名词通常表示两个动作几乎同时发生：
=>After having been instructed to drive out of town, I began to acquire confidence.
=>The man called the police after being robbed.
=>He killed a child before being arrested.
=>On/After being told that her mother was seriously ill, she hurried back to England.
被动语态用于 want后面的不定式中时，to be可以省略
=>I want the luggage fetched from the hotel this afternoon.