empty. Mr Taylor, the owner of a jewellery shop was admiring a new window display. Two of his assistants had been working
busily since 8 o'clock and had only just finished. Diamond necklaces and rings had been beautifully arranged on a background
of black velvet. After gazing at the display for several minutes, Mr Taylor went back into his shop.
The silence was suddenly broken when a large car, with its headlights on and its horn blaring, roared down the arcade. It came
to a stop outside the jeweler's. One man stayed at the wheel while two others with black stockings over their faces jumped out
and smashed the window of the shop with iron bars. While this was going on, Mr Taylor was upstairs. He and his staff began
throwing furniture out of the window. Chairs and tables went flying into the arcade. One of the thieves was struck by a heavy
statue, but he was too busy helping himself to diamonds to notice any pain. The raid was all over in three minutes, for the men
scrambled back into the car and it moved off at a fantastic speed. Just as it was leaving, Mr Taylor rushed out and ran after it
throwing ashtrays and vases, but it was impossible to stop the thieves. They had got away with thousands of pounds worth of
◆smash-and-grab n. 砸橱窗抢劫
◆arcade n. 有拱廊的街道（两旁常设商店）
◆Piccadilly n. 皮卡迪利大街
◆jewellery n. 珠宝（总称）
◆necklace n. 项链
◆ring n. 戒指
◆background n. 背景
◆velet n. 天鹅绒，丝绒
◆headlight n. （汽车等）前灯
◆blare v. 发嘟嘟声，吼叫
◆staff n. 全体工作人员
◆raid n. 偷袭
◆scramble v. 爬行
◆fantastic adj. 非常大的
◆ashtray n. 烟灰缸
★smash-and-grab n. 砸橱窗抢劫
smash vt. break sth. into pieces violently
vi. The dishes smashed on the floor.
smash into: 撞击到某处
Eg: The bus smashed into a big tree.
grab: seize suddenly
catch: get hold of sth. / sbb. moving
snatch: catch sth. / sb. suddenly and violently
seize: 强调抓住、抓到的结果 Fear seized her.
hold： 强调抓牢、抓紧 He is holding an umbrella.
★arcade n. 有拱廊的街道（两旁常设商店）
二、【New words and expressions】生词和短语
★Piccadilly n. 皮卡迪利大街
★jewellery n. 珠宝（总称）
★necklace n. 项链
★ring n. 戒指
★background n. 背景
on the background of sth. 以什么为背景
a man of excellent background
★velet n. 天鹅绒，丝绒
★headlight n. （汽车等）前灯
★blare v. 发嘟嘟声，吼叫
★staff n. 全体工作人员
★raid n. 偷袭
★scramble v. 爬行
scramble vi. creep quickly
climb vt. 爬上
★★★fantastic adj. 非常大的
fantastic: very great / large a fantastics of money
★ashtray n. 烟灰缸
Eg: The shoe shop in myneighbourhood was just opening.
Eg: Beijing, our capital, is eveloping enormously (at fantastic speed ).
She sat staring into the distance with tears streaming down her cheeks.
She stood ther with her hands resting on her hips.
He ran into the room with his face covered with tears.
With his homework finished, he felt happy.
in a famous arcade near PiccadillyKey sentence:
‘After gazing at the display for several minutes, Mr Taylor went back into his shop.’
agreeable disagreeable content discontent
graceful dis graceful honest dis honest
agree dis agree
He used to sleep with all the windows open.
He went out with his hat on.
With the meeting over, we went home.
He came in with a knife in his hand.
Two others with black stockings over their faces jumped out.
With a lot of work to do, he can’t go to the cinama.
a thief with atocking over his face
a teacher with a book under his arm
a room with the windows open
come to a stop, come to an end, come to a decision, come to an agreement, come to an understanding, come to success, come to
停车 stop, draw up, pull up
at the butcher’s, at the baker’s, at the greengrocer’s. at the grocer’s, at the stationer’s, at the tobacconist’s, at the
help yourselt to dish
My roommate helped herself to my clothes without asking me.
/ at a tremendous speed / at a high(full) speed / with great speed
come toat the barbar’s,
help oneself toat a fantastic speedhundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelWord building
legal illegal logical illbogical
regular irregular rational irrational
human inhuman correct incorrect
justice injustice sinca\ere insincere
happy unhappy friendly unfriendly
conditional unconditional limited unlited
official unofficial just unjust
undecided unfinished unexpected unhurt
lock unlock tie untie
cover uncover pack unpack
dress undress load unload
Has it ever happened to you? Have you ever put your trousers in the washing machine and then remembered there was a large
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