First listen and then answer the question.
Why did Jenny want to leave the wedding reception?
Jeremy Hampden has a large circle of friends and is very popular at parties. Everybody admires him for his great sense of humour2 -- everybody, that is, except his six-year-old daughter, Jenny. Recently, one of Jeremy's closest friends asked him to make a speech at a wedding reception. This is the sort of thing that Jeremy loves. He prepared the speech carefully and went to the wedding with Jenny. he had included a large number of funny stories in the speech and, of course, it was a great success. As soon as he had finished, Jenny told him she wanted to go home. Jeremy was a little disappointed3 by this but he did as his daughter asked. On the way home, he asked Jenny if she had enjoyed the speech. To his surprise, she said she hadn't. Jeremy asked her why this was so and she told him that she did not like to see so many people laughing at him!
New words and expressions 生词和短语
circle n. 圈子
admire v. 赞美，钦佩
close adj. 亲密的
wedding n. 婚礼
reception n. 招待会
sort n. 种类
杰里米.汉普登交际甚广，是各种聚会上深受大家欢迎的人。人人都钦佩他那绝妙的幽默感 -- 人人，就是说，除他6岁的女儿珍妮之外的每一个人。最近，杰里米的一个最亲密的朋友请他在一个婚礼上祝词。这正是杰里米喜欢做的事情。他认真准备了讲稿，带着珍妮一道去参加了婚礼。他的祝词里面加进了大量逗人的故事，自然大获成功。他刚一讲完，珍妮就对他说她要回家。这不免使杰里米有点扫兴，但他还是按照女儿的要求做了。在回家的路上，他问珍妮是否喜欢他的祝词。使他吃惊的是，她说她不喜欢。杰里米问他为何不喜欢，她说她不愿意看到那么多的人嘲笑他！
Jeremy Hampden has a large circle of friends and is very popular at parties.杰里米·汉普登交际甚广，是各种聚会上深受大家欢迎的人。
Such things are never talked about in businese circles.
Jeremy used to have a large circle of friends, but now he likes being alone.
She is now a popular actress.
Mary is always popular with/among children.
2．his great sense of humour,他那绝妙的幽默感。
humour可以指“幽默”、“幽默感”，sense of humour指“幽默感”：
He has a good/great sense of humour.
George has no sense of humour.
He is a man without humour.
3．…everybody, that is, except his six-year-old daughter, Jenny.
He is coming home next Monday, that is, April 5th.
He is coming home next Monday, that is, if he does not change his plan.
a twenty-year-old man 一位20岁的男子
a four-hour meeting 历时4小时的会议
a six-foot hole 一个6英尺深的洞（也可以说a hole six feet deep,这时foot用复数）
a three-hour journey 一次3小时的旅程
4．This is the sort of thing that Jeremy loves.这正是杰里米喜欢做的事情。
There are all sorts of flowers in his garden.
You mustn't mix with that sort of people.
5．…he did as his daughter asked.……他还是按照女儿的要求做了。
This fish isn't cooked as I like it.
6．to his surprise,令他吃惊的是。
to sb's surprise是固定短语：
To my surprise, they can't sell their flat.
7．Jeremy asked her why this was so…杰里米问她为何不喜欢……
this was so代指前面提到的情况，即she hadn't enjoyed the speech, this指“上述之事”，so表示“如此的”。
语法 Grammar in use
（1）在第15课与第39课的语法中，我们分别学习了陈述句和疑问句变为间接引语的情况，它们基本上都是引述词(say, tell 等)+（间接宾语）+从句：
He told me that the firm could not afford to pay such large salaries.
He asked if Mr. Gilbert's operation had been successful.
advise, ask, tell, order, command, warn4, invite等，这些动词后往往有间接宾语：
I advise you not to buy her anything.
词汇学习 Word study
Everybody admires him for his great sense of humour.
I admire his music more than anyone else's.
Frank5 is admiring your garden.
While admiring the new building, I heard someone calling my name.
Don't forget to admire her new dress.
She likes to hear her children admired.
You're very kind to laugh when I tell a funny story.
Everybody laughed out loud when he said that.
If you go round saying things like that, everyone will laugh at you.
She did not like to see so many people laughing at him.
如果 laugh at后面跟的是物，则表示“因……而发笑”：
You're very kind to laugh at my funny stories.
练习答案 Key to written exercises
A 1‘I want to go home,’Jenny told him.
2‘Did you enjoy the speech, Jenny？’Jeremy asked.
3‘No，’ she said.
4‘Why didn't you enjoy it？’Jeremy asked.
5‘I don't like to see so many people laughing at you,’she told him.
C 1 He told me to keep quiet.
2 He suggested that I should send him a fax.
3 He told me not to worry about it.
4 He insisted that I should ask him about it.
D 1 I wonder if he can wait a few minutes longer.
2 I wonder when he will arrive.
3 I wonder if he has passed his examination6.
4 I wonder where he is.
5 I wonder why she didn't telephone.
6 I wonder when we shall see him again.
7 I wonder if she caught the wrong bus.
8 I wonder if you could spare me a moment.
1 d 2 b 3 a 4 a 5 b 6 d
7 d 8 a 9 c 10 d 11 c 12 a
【New words and expressions】 生词和短语
★circle n. 圈子
★admire v. 赞美，钦佩
admire sb.for sth.因为...羡慕某人
I admire him for his richness/house/clever daughter.
★close adj. 亲密的
★wedding n. 婚礼
my best friend's
★reception n. 招待会
wedding reception 婚宴
news conference7 新闻发布会，记者招待会
★sort n. 种类
习惯用sort 的时候：１．那种人 that sort of person
That's the sort of thing you like best.
1. have a large circle of friends 有一个很大的朋友圈子，交际很广
＝sb.has/have a lot of friends
2.that is 一旦插在句子当中，是作为固定结构，意思是那就是说
3.prepare sth: prepare 后面跟内容有关系
prepare for sth. 后面不一定跟内容有关系
I am preparing a speech
a little 稍微，有一点
be disappointed by 因为某事感到失望
do as you are told 正如你被告知的去做
5.why this was so
I think so
I hope so.
i guess so.
I expect so.
like to do 某一次
like doing 习惯
see sb.doing 看见某人正在做某事
so many people
the sort of. the kind of 的后面加单数
It was a great success.
【Multiple choice questions】
except for = apart from
Apart from a few words,I do not know any French at all.
a little 少量，少许
与名词连用时，用a little,little 都可
I have little time.
I have a little time.
Somehow I fell in the hole.
somewhat9 = a little
think of 考虑
think highly10 of 高度赞扬
Jeremy Hampden is greatly admired for his great sense of humour.
He was invited to make a speech at a wedding reception.
he immediately agreed to do so.
When Jeremy Harmpden was invited to make a speech at a wedding reception who is greatly admired for his great sense of humour,he immediately agreed to do so.
或：when Jeremy Hampden,who is greatly admired for his great sense of humour,was invited to make a speech at a wedding reception,he immediately agreed to do so
The brother,who was standing11 near the house,wanted to go swimming.
The brother wanted to go swimming who was standing near the house.
The brother,who was standing near the house,wanted to talk with
THe brother wanted to talk with the girl who was standing near the house.有歧义