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初级英语听力(新) lesson 12

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—Do you think you could stop whistling1? I'm trying to write an essay.
—Oh, I'm sorry. I thought you were in the other room.


—Is it alright if I leave my rucksack on the back seat?
—Yes, of course. Go ahead.
—And would you mind if I took off my shoes? My feet are killing2 me.
—Well, I'd rather you didn't. It's a rather hot day.


—Hello, Charles, I haven't seen you all day. What have you been doing?
—Actually I've been working on my first novel.
—Oh, yes. How far have you got with it?
—Well, I thought of a good title, and I made a list of characters, and I've designed the front cover.
—Have you started writing it yet?
—Oh, yes. I've written two pages already.
—Only two?
—Well, yes. I haven't quite decided3 yet what happens next.


—I saw an accident yesterday.
—What were you doing at the time?
—I was queuing4 for the cinema.
—And what did you do when you saw the accident?
—I rushed forward to see if I could help.


—Hmm. You are a good squash5 player. How long have you been playing?
—I have been playing since the beginning of the last term. What about you?
—Me? Oh, I've been playing about two years now. But I'm still not very good.


—I've got a watch with a silver strap6.
—That's nothing. I've got one with a gold strap.
—I've got a watch that tells you the date.
—That's nothing. I've got one that tells you the date and the day.


Woman: Look at these glasses, this one's even got lipstick7 on it.
Waiter: I'm very sorry, madam. I'll bring you clean ones right away.


Man: Ah, Head Waiter, I want to have a word with you.
Head Waiter: Yes, sir. Is there something wrong, sir?
Man: Something wrong? I should think there is something wrong. My wife and I have been kept here waiting nearly an hour for our meal!
Head Waiter: I'm terribly sorry about that, sir. Our staff has been kept unusually busy this evening. I'll see to it personally myself. Now, if you wouldn't mind just telling me what you ordered.


Woman: This coffee is practically8 cold.
Waiter: I am sorry, madam. I'll bring you a fresh pot straight away.


This table shows the number of commuters into central London between 7:00 am and 10:00 am daily. The total number is 1,023,000. Of these, 405,000 travel by underground—that's 29% of the total, and 28% travel by British Rail—that's 391,000 people daily. 10% use both rail and underground, and 10%, 99,000 people, travel by bus. That means9 a total of 788,000 people, 77%, on public transport. The remainder10 use private transport. 197,000 come by car and the rest come either by motorbike or bicycle. This means 4% come by motorbike or bicycle, and 19% by car.

Mrs. Nicholas went away for a fortnight. Before she went, she called in at the local police station and talked to the policeman on duty.
Mrs. Nicholas: I'm going away to the seaside for a few days and I'd like you to keep an eye on my home while I'm away.
Policeman: Certainly, Madam. What's your name and address?
Mrs. Nicholas: The name's Nicholas, and the address is 14 Spring Vale.
Policeman: Thank you. You'll lock all the doors, and make sure all the windows are shut, won't you?
Mrs. Nicholas: Of course.
Policeman: And you'll remember to cancel the milk.
Mrs. Nicholas: Yes, I've already done that.
Policeman: And the papers11.
Mrs. Nicholas: Yes.
Policeman: And you won't leave any ladders about.
Mrs. Nicholas: No, we haven't got a big ladder.
Policeman: That's fine. Are you friendly with the people next door?
Mrs. Nicholas: Yes, we are.
Policeman: Well, I think you'd better tell them you're going away, too. Ask them to give us a ring if they see or hear anything suspicious12.
Mrs. Nicholas: Yes, I will. Thank you.


(There is a party in progress and one person A is standing13 by the drinks table serving drinks. B approaches and A offers her a drink.)
B: Aha, I thought you might be here.
A: Ah, hello. How are you?
B: Not bad. How are you?
A: All right, I suppose.
B: What are you drinking?
A: Some sort of wine. Do you want some?
B: No, I think I'd prefer beer. Have they got any?
A: Yes, there's some over there.
(B pours out a drink.)
B: Well, what do you think of the party?
A: It's not bad. I'm not really in the mood for a party, though.
B: Why's that?'
A: I don't know, really. I suppose I'm a bit tired.
(During the last exchange C has approached the table to get a drink. A offers C a drink but accidentally14 drops it.)
A: Oh, sorry about that.
C: (annoyed) I should think so!
A: Don't worry. It's not too bad.
C: What do you mean? It's gone all over my trousers—I only bought them last week.
A: There's no need to shout.
C: (loudly) I'm not shouting.
A: Yes, you are.
C: (very loudly) No, I'm not!
B: (wanting to calm the situation) Look, look, why don't you dry them with this?
C: (ignoring B) You should watch what you're doing!
A: What do you mean? It was your fault!
B: How about another drink? (C ignores B.)
C: Anyway, don't I know you?
B: Do you want another drink? (C ignores B.)
A: You might do.
C: You didn't go to St. Mark's School, did you?
A: Yes, I did actually.
C: Yes, I remember now. You were going out with that awful girl, weren't you?
A: What do you mean?
C: You know, the one with the big nose. What happened to her?
A: We got married, actually. In fact, that's her over there.
C: Yes ...


1. A woman went into a bar and asked for a glass of water. The barman pointed15 a gun at her. She thanked him and went out.
2. A man was found lying dead in the middle of a desert. He had a pack on his back.
3. A woman dialed the number on the telephone. Someone answered and said, "Hello." She put the phone down with a happy smile.
4. A man is found dead in the room. There is no furniture, and all the doors and windows are locked from the inside. There is a pool of water on the floor.
5. There is a man on the bed and a piece of wood on the floor. The second man comes into the room with sawdust on his hands, smiles and goes out again.

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1 whistling 8398f61f1e724dfacd37b9176d0550b7     
n.吹笛,吹口哨,啸声v.吹口哨( whistle的现在分词 );鸣笛;呼啸着前进;空指望
参考例句:
  • The bomb exploded, sending shrapnel whistling through the trees. 炸弹爆炸了,弹片呼啸着穿过树林。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He came home for dinner whistling cheerfully. 他欢快地吹着口哨回家吃饭。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 killing kpBziQ     
n.巨额利润;突然赚大钱,发大财
参考例句:
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
3 decided lvqzZd     
adj.决定了的,坚决的;明显的,明确的
参考例句:
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
4 queuing 6f8dc2b043342485ba00a5ff68bb5226     
n.排队技术
参考例句:
  • Seeing people queuing for food was a novelty. 看到人们排队买食品是件新鲜事。 来自辞典例句
  • A mob of journalists are queuing up at the gate to photograph him. 一群新闻记者在门口排起长队,等着给他拍照。 来自辞典例句
5 squash 6reyG     
n.壁球,摺皱不堪,拥挤嘈杂的人群,浓缩果汁,美国南瓜;vt.压扁,压制;vi.变扁,压榨
参考例句:
  • He is drinking lemon squash.他正在喝柠檬露。
  • She sprained her ankle playing squash.她在打软式墙网球时扭伤了脚踝。
6 strap 5GhzK     
n.皮带,带子;v.用带扣住,束牢;用绷带包扎
参考例句:
  • She held onto a strap to steady herself.她抓住拉手吊带以便站稳。
  • The nurse will strap up your wound.护士会绑扎你的伤口。
7 lipstick o0zxg     
n.口红,唇膏
参考例句:
  • Taking out her lipstick,she began to paint her lips.她拿出口红,开始往嘴唇上抹。
  • Lipstick and hair conditioner are cosmetics.口红和护发素都是化妆品。
8 practically HPjxb     
adv.差不多;几乎;实际地,从实际角度
参考例句:
  • He solved the problem very practically.他很实事求是地解决了这个问题。
  • She's practically always late for school.她上学几乎总是迟到。
9 means 9oXzBX     
n.方法,手段,折中点,物质财富
参考例句:
  • That man used artful means to find out secrets.那人使用狡猾的手段获取机密。
  • We must get it done by some means or other.我们总得想办法把它干完。
10 remainder wBRzr     
n.余下的部分,剩下的人数
参考例句:
  • They joined up with us to spend the remainder of the holiday.他们来跟我们一起共度余下的假期。
  • He spent the remainder of his years in Japan.他在日本度过了余生。
11 papers qmQzJz     
n.文件,纸币,论文
参考例句:
  • I want to check with my secretary before I sign the papers.在签署这些文件前,我要与我的秘书商议。
  • The lawyer read all the papers relating to the case.律师阅读了与该案有关的全部文件。
12 suspicious DrLw1     
adj.可疑的,容易引起怀疑的,猜疑的,疑心的
参考例句:
  • A man was hanging about the house in a suspicious manner.一个男人在房子周围可疑地荡来荡去。
  • He's so suspicious he would distrust his own mother.他这个人疑心太重,连自己的母亲也不相信。
13 standing 2hCzgo     
n.持续,地位;adj.永久的,不动的,直立的,不流动的
参考例句:
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有几幢房屋还立着。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。
14 accidentally kJ6yv     
adv.偶然地;意外地
参考例句:
  • Mary accidentally let out that her mother had telephoned.玛丽无意中说出她的母亲来过电话。
  • As I turned around,I accidentally hit him in the face.我转身时不经意撞了他的脸。
15 pointed Il8zB4     
adj.尖的,直截了当的
参考例句:
  • He gave me a very sharp pointed pencil.他给我一支削得非常尖的铅笔。
  • She wished to show Mrs.John Dashwood by this pointed invitation to her brother.她想通过对达茨伍德夫人提出直截了当的邀请向她的哥哥表示出来。
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