Customs Officers are quite tolerant these days, but they can still stop you when you are going through the Green Channel and
have nothing to declae. Even really honest people are often made to feel guilty. The hardened professional smuggler, on the other
hand, is never troubled by such feelings, even if he has five hundred gold watches hidden in his suitcase. When I returned from
abroad recently, a particularly officious young Customs Officer clearly regarded me as a smuggler.
'Have you anything to declare?' he asked, looking me in the eye.
'No,' I answered confidently.
'Would you mind unlocking this suitcase please ?'
'Not at all,' I answered.
The Officer went through the case with great care. All the things I had packed so carefully were soon in a dreadful mess. I felt
sure I would never be able to close the case again. Suddenly, I saw the Officer's face light up. He had spotted a tiny bottle at the
bottom of my case and he pounced on it with delight.
'Perfume, eh?' he asked sarcastically. 'You should have declared that. ' Perfume is not exempt from import duty.'
'But it isn't perfume,' I said.' It's hair-oil.' Then I added with a smile,' It's a strange mixture I make myself.'
As I expected, he did not believe me.
'Try it!' I said encouragingly.
The Officer unscrewed the cap and put the bottle to his nostrils. He was greeted by an unpleasant smell which convinced him that
I was telling the truth. A few minutes later, I was able to hurry away with precious chalk-marks on my baggage.
◆guilty adj. 犯罪的，违法的
◆tolerant adj. 宽容的
◆declare v. 申报
◆hardened adj. 有经验的
◆professional adj. 职业的，专业的
◆smuggler n. 走私者
◆officious adj. 爱管闲事的
◆confidently adj. 自信地
◆dreadful adj. 可怕的，一团糟的
◆pounce v. 猛抓， 扑住
◆perfume n. 香水
◆sarcastically adv. 讽刺地
◆exempt adj. 被免除的
◆duty n. 税
◆gel n. 凝胶
◆mixture n. 混合物
◆unscrew v. 拧开
◆nostril n. 鼻孔
◆chalk n. 粉笔
◆baggage n. 行李
★guilty adj. 犯罪的，违法的
二、【New words and expressions】生词和短语
He felt guilty when he did what he shouldn’t have done.
He said that with a guilty smile.
反义词： innocent, innocence n.
★tolerant adj. 宽容的
a tolerant person must be easy going.
tolerable adj. 可以忍受的，说得过去的
★declare v. 申报
★hardened adj. 有经验的
a hardened player
a hardened thief
an experienced teacher
★professional adj. 职业的，专业的
a professional player 选手
★smuggler n. 走私者
★officious adj. 爱管闲事的
a lot of old ladies are officious.
officious civil servant 好管闲事的公务员
an officious police officer
An official inquiry will be made into this matter. 对此事将进行一次官方调查
★confidently adj. 自信地
He went to do the work confidently.
= with confidence 充满信心的
have confidence 有信心
gain confidence 获得信心
in confidence 悄悄的，秘密的 = secretly
a really officious person
强调“完全的，彻底的” completely, entirely, fully, thoroughly
A fairly good book.
A rather good book / Rather a good book
take sb. into one’s confidence 以某人为心腹
Eg: The boss take his secretary into his confidence.
★dreadful adj. 可怕的，一团糟的
= frightful （表示胆怯的，恐惧的）
★pounce v. 猛抓， 扑住
★perfume n. 香水
★sarcastically adv. 讽刺地
★exempt adj. 被免除的
★duty n. 税
Stamp duty 印花税
duty free 免税的
同义词 tax income tax 所得税
★gel n. 凝胶
★mixture n. 混合物
mix v. mix sth. with
★unscrew v. 拧开
★nostril n. 鼻孔
★chalk n. 粉笔
★baggage n. 行李
秩序井然： in good order
身体健康： in good health
心情好： in a good mood
脾气好： in a good temper
Eg: Masha's face lit up when she saw her old friend.
His face lighted up at the small triumph.
Tom really lighted up when he saw the new biccycle.
一只被点燃的雪茄：a lighted cigar
点燃的火炬： a lighted stick.
quite---- ~ right / wrong / mistaken / sure 绝对不能用very替代。
Even really honest people…
a particularly officious young Customs Officer…
the Green Channel = the Custom Office
are made to feel guilty
madk, have, let 及感官性动词see, hear, notice, feel 用于主动语态，符合宾语不定式的to符号应该省略。但这种结构改成被
We heard someone come up the stairs.
Someone was heard to come up the stairs.
(On the one hand…, ) on the other hand
On the one hand we could stay and help you, but on the other hand it might be better if you went to help him instead.
hidden in his suitcase
even if / though he has five hundred gold watches hidden in his suitcase.
looking me in the eye: 两眼直盯盯的注视着我
look sb. in the face, stare sb. in the eye = look directly at sb.
Not one of the men dared look him in the eye.
The Officer went through the case with great care. = The Officer examined the case carefully.
with great care----强调相当的仔细
in a messlight up:
介词短语－－with delight “欣喜若狂的”
You should have arrived here five minutes earlier.
You should have told me about it.
本不应该做某事：shouldn’t have done
免除的，被免除的 be ~ from
Drinks are not exempt from import duty.
As we know, the earth is round. (众所周知)
As Brian pointed out, …（正如…所指出的）
正如我很快得知的：as sb. mentioned
as 所引导 的非限制性定语从句，可用在主句之前
He was greeted by an unpleasant smell…
I woke up and was greeted by a bird’s song.
Inside the room adreadful mess greeted us.
When he went into the kitchen, a smell greeted him.
自信地： with confidence
细心地： with care
骄傲的： with pride
惊讶的： with surprise
Eg: The policeman pounced on the thief.
Don't pounce on my mistake.
Most of us have formed an unrealistic picture of life on a desert island. We sometimes imagine a desert island to be a sort of
paradise where the sun always shines. Life there is simple and good. Ripe fruit falls from the trees and you never have to work.
The other side of the picture is quite the opposite. Life on a desert island is wretched. You either starve to death or live like
Robinson Crusoe, waiting for a boat which never comes. Perhaps there is an element of truth in both these pictures, but few of us
have had the opportunity to find out.
Two men who recently spent five days on a coral island wished they had stayed there longer. They were taking a badly damaged
boat from the Virgin Islands to Miami to have it repaired. During the journey, their boat began to sink. They quickly loaded a
small rubber dinghy with food, matches, and tins of beer and rowed for a few miles across the Caribbean until they arrived at a