二、【New words and expressions】生词和短语
●stack adj. （整齐地）堆放，排放
●underclothes n. 内衣
●drawer n. 抽屉
●petrify v. 使惊呆
●dangle v. 悬挂
●sway v. 摇摆
●unsympathetic adj. 不表同情的，无动于衷的
●medical adj. 医学的
■skeleton n. 骷髅
a skeleton in the cupboard==a skeleton in the closet == a family skeleton 家丑
It’s time to bring a family skeleton out of the cupboard
skeleton key 万能钥匙
a walking skeleton 骨瘦如柴的人
reduced to too a skeleton 瘦的皮包骨
He has nothing to eat for a couple of days so he has been reduced to too a skeleton.
■seemingly adv. 表面上地
■respectable adj. 体面的，雅观的
respectable decent, graceful, deserving respect: 体面的，雅观的，可敬的
Eg.: He is a most respectable man.
The tie is for a respectale man only.
respectful : 充满敬意的，尊敬人的
A respectable person is respectful to others.
Eg.:Our students return to their respective classroom.
■conceal v. 隐藏，隐瞒
conceal : hide, 比hide更加正式，语气强烈
conceal sth. from sb.
Eg.: He concealed his disappoint from his friends.
He concealed his bets from his wife.
When the mother coming, the little girl hid behind the curtain.
hide, hid, hidden
■vivid adj. 生动的
Eg.: There is a vivid proverb.
vivid blue 碧蓝色
he is vivid with life. 他是生气勃勃。
Yours discription is really vivid.
more vivid, the most vivid
■dramatic adj. 令人激动的，扣人心弦的
The dramatic things is still vivid in his mind.
■ruin v. 毁坏
■heroine n. 女主人公
■fiction n. 小说
fiction (集合名词)不可数 (poetry )
novel 某一部具体的小说 (poem)
I prefer reading fiction to hearing about real invent.
■varying adj. 不同的
My idea differents from yours.
■medicine n. 医学
■guestroom n. （家庭中的）来客住房
■unpack vt. （从箱中）取出
■stack adj. （整齐地）堆放，排放
stack up the books
The housewife is stacking up the clothing.
■underclothes n. 内衣
■drawer n. 抽屉
■petrify v. 使惊呆
= shock, dumbfound
Heard the news I was petrified.
■dangle v. 悬挂
■sway v. 摇摆
■unsympathetic adj. 不表同情的，无动于衷的
sympathy n. in sympathy 同情地 （= sympathetically ）
■medical adj. 医学的
has some terrible secret
seemingly: 9=from appearence )从表面上看来，
a seemingly respectable person:表面上受尊重的人
不定式to作定语，修饰说明vivid saying, 来描述这种场景。
ruin 泛指概念，表示毁坏的过程不是一下完成的 （spoil ）
The rain ruined / spoiled our holiday.
The earthquake destroyed almost entired city.
one's hair stands on end :某人感到毛骨悚然的
I thought I was alone in my room until I heard the mysterious noice again, and my hair stands on end.
make/set one's hair stand on end: 使某人感到毛骨悚然的
in her youth:在她年轻时
every one of与介词of 连用时要分开
Eg: It is all very well for them to ask me to do it, but I am too busy.
It is all very well for you to suggent taking a few days rest, but how can finish our work in time.
take place: 事件根据安排“举行”
Eg.: When did the accident happen / occur?
It occured to me that / to do.
It occured to me to open the window.
When will the wedding take place?
To varying degrees: 从不同角度来讲
I learned that I had passed the test.
She knows about computers.
She is learning about computers.
instead of + doing----表示相反、没有、取而代之的是......
stood in front of sth. petrified: 站在…前，目瞪口呆
possess= have got, own )
it is all very well but
afraid (of ): 表示一种状态，永久性的恐惧
make a lasting impression on sb: 给某人以不可磨灭的印象
have a false impression of sb: 对某人有错误的看法
give sb impression that: 给某人印象
impress sb with sth 用…给某人留下印象
I was about to go to bed when there was a knock at the door.
leap out at sb. 跳出来扑向某人
as if 引导虚拟语气
it gave me the impression that:
be about to do sth.: