暑假必读的新概念美文: 五镑太贵

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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。

It take sb. sometime to do sth. 花费某人时间做某事

get rid of 摆脱,除去;治好=cure

He can never get rid of his debts. (~ debt ==pay off:还清)

stain ==wash off洗净

The next man to approach me:第二个向我兜售的人,靠近我的人

at the base of 在……的底部

as a special favour 作为一种特殊的优惠

for 出价钱

hold up five fingers indicating that...

indicating:分词作状语,“意思是说......”

Key sentence:

but I could not conceal the fact that I was impressed by the size of the diamonds.

 

Eg.: I held up ten fingers indicating that I was willing to pay $10.

Gesticulating: 现在分词作伴随情况状语

act as if (行为、举止)好像

as if ==as though

outrageous: 感到出乎意料的,令人不能容忍的

eventually ==at last

shrugging----现在分词作伴随状况状语

readily ==willingly 心甘情愿地

be pleased with= be satisfied with 对……感到满意

No matter how ==however

fill with

to this day==up till now, until now, so far 到目前为止

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