暑假必读的新概念美文: 一夜连着一夜

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编辑点评: 2015年暑假已经开始,你的暑假打算如何度过呢?暑假这段时间,一定不要虚度,不妨读些新概念美文。即能提高英语成绩,丰富词汇量又非常有趣。下面就是小编为大家准备的非常有趣的新概念美文。

happen to 强调事情的偶然发生

Eg: It happnes that I met her on my way to work

Guess, who I happend on while I was in London last month?

感到惊讶的,语气递增

astounded 非常惊讶,尺愕,惊奇

The body of one statue was found…

date fromKey sentence:

Its missing head happened to be among remains of…

四个形容词:

surprised; astonished; amazed; astounded

to find… / to discover… / to realize…

turn out

 

as it turns out 人们后来发现

work. Such is human nature, that a great many people are often willing to sacrifice higher pay for the privilege of becoming

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

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

'Mr. Bloggs', not 'Alf'.

◆manual adj. 体力的

◆collar n. 衣领

Eg: As it turns out, there was not need to worry.

As it turns out, the report was mistaken. 人们后来发现,这篇报告被弄错了。

rest on = depend on, lean on

His hand rested lightly on my shoulder.

进一步说明拖地的,曳地的

+n. /动名词

so far,up to now 都是完成时的标志

find out he identity

offices are frequently referred to as ‘white-collar workers' for the simple reason that they usually wear a collar and tie to go to

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

◆sacrifice v. 牺牲,献出

◆privilege n. 好处

◆dustman n. 清洁工

◆corporation n. 公司

These days, people who do manual work often receive far more money than people who work in offices. People who work in

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

two years and his fellow dustmen kept his secret. AlF's wife has never discovered that she married a dustman and she never will,

◆overalls n. 工作服

Key sentence:

She stood three feet high and her hands rested on th hips.

which swept the grounddespite / in spite ofKey sentence:

It is still a problem for the archaeologists up to now.
 

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