Lesson 70 Red for danger 危险的红色
First listen and then answer the question.
How was the drunk removed from the ring?
During a bullfight, a drunk suddenly wandered into the middle of the ring. The crowd began to shout, but the drunk was unaware2 of the danger. The bull1 was busy with the matador3 at the time, but it suddenly caught sight of the drunk who was shouting rude remarks and waving a red cap. Apparently4 sensitive to criticism, the bull forgot all about the matador and charged at the drunk. The crowd suddenly grew quiet. The drunk, however, seemed quite sure of himself. When the bull got close to him, he clumsily stepped aside to let it pass. The crowd broke into cheers and the drunk bowed. By this time, however, three men had come into the ring and they quickly dragged the drunk to safety. Even the bull seemed to feel sorry for him, for it looked on sympathetically until the drunk was out of the way before once more turning its attention to the matador.
New words and expressions 生词和短语
bullfight n. 斗牛
drunk n. 醉汉
wander v. 溜达，乱走
ring n. 圆形竞技场地
unaware adj. 不知道的，未觉察的
bull n. 公牛
matador n. 斗牛士
remark n. 评论；言语
apparently adv. 明显地
sensitive adj. 敏感的
criticism n. 批评
charge v. 冲上去
clumsily adv. 笨拙地
bow v. 鞠躬
safety n. 安全地带
sympathetically adv. 同情地
1．…the drunk was unaware of the danger.……醉汉没有意识到危险。
While she read the book, she was unaware of the noise around her.
I was unaware that you were coming.
2．it suddenly caught sight of the drunk,突然它看见了醉汉。
catch sight of是个固定短语，意为“看见”、“发现”：
As I came out of the shop, I caught sight of Dan in the crowd.
3．sensitive to criticism,对挑衅／批评敏感。
Mary is sensitive to smells.
Mary has a sensitive ear.
You're too sensitive.
4．The drunk, however, seemed quite sure of himself.可这醉汉像是很有把握似的。
be/ feel sure of oneself 表示“有自信心”：
She's always so sure of herself.
5．The crowd broke into cheers…观众欢呼起来……
break into 的含义之一是“突然发出／做出”、“突然……起来”，有控制不住的含义：
On hearing the news, she broke into tears.
When Sally saw the woman wearing a hat that looked like a lighthouse, she broke into laughter.
6．Even the bull seemed to feel sorry for him, for it looked on sympathetically until the drunk was out of the way before once more turning its attention to the matador. 好像连牛也在为他感到遗憾，因为它一直同情地看着醉汉，直到他的背影消逝，才重新将注意力转向斗牛士。
Mary people just looked on while the two men robbed a woman.
（2）out of the way为固定短语，可以表示“不挡道”、“不碍事”：
While making meat pies, I always order the children to keep out of the way.
语法 Grammar in use
与 for, with, of, to, at, from, in, on和 about连用的形容词
在第22课与第46课的语法中，我们学习了与of, from, in, on, to, at, for和with连用的动词，知道许多动词都有固定搭配的方式（如believe in, borrow from, occur to, account for 等）。另外，许多动词可以与不同的介词搭配（如 dream of/about, look at/for/after等）。与动词的情况相似，形容词大部分也有与自己固定搭配的介词，并且有些形容词也可以与不同的介词搭配。
（1）与 for连用的形容词（包括eager, enough, ready, sorry, famous等）：
My aunt is famous for her beauty.
Even the bull seemed to feel sorry for him.
I'm ready for the journey.
We have enough apples for the children.
They were eager for the performance to begin.
（2）与with连用的形容词（包括angry, busy, content, popular 等）：
The bull was busy with the matador at the time.
Why was Mary angry with you?
She wasn't content with her life.
Uncle Sam is always popular with children.
（3）与of连用的形容词（包括afraid, aware, unaware, careful, certain, kind, north, south, east, west, short, shy, sure等）：
The drunk was unaware of the danger.
Wallis Island is a long way west of Samoa.
I used to be afraid of ghosts.
The drunk seemed quite sure of himself.
It's very kind of you to come to the wedding.
She is careful of her dress.
Are you certain of his coming?
I was short of money at that time.
（4）与to连用的形容词（包括close, cruel, dear, new, obvious, polite, sensitive, rude, useful, similar等）：
Most people are sensitive to criticism.
He was never rude to his parents.
I can't understand why he was so cruel to his brother/good to that dog/polite to you.
Though the bicycle is old, it is very dear to me.
All these words are new to me.
Our house is close to a river.
It's obvious to everyone that he's lying.
These books are useful to/for foreign students.
My car is similar to yours.
（5）与at连用的形容词（包括good, bad, clever, expert, quick, slow等）：
Jane is good/bad at swimming.
George is expert at/in flying a plane.
Sally is not/very clever at mathematics, but she's clever at making dresses.
Tom is quick/slow at learning new things.
（6）与 from连用的形容词（包括away, different, far, safe等）：
It was very different from modern car races but no less exciting.
While you're away from home, I'll look after the children.
The lake is far from London.
The man was far from comfortable while being confined to the wooden box.
The village is safe from floods.
（7）与in连用的形容词（包括 fortunate, honest, weak等）：
You're fortunate in having a house of your own.
Frank is honest in business.
I'm weak in/at chemics.
（8）与on连用的形容词（包括dependent, intent5, keen等）：
She was keen on tennis.
You shouldn't be so intent on making money.
Are you still dependent on your father?
（9）与about连用的形容词（包括 curious, doubtful, right, uneasy6 等）：
She is uneasy about her future.
He was curious about the strange noise.
I'm doubtful about/of his words.
词汇学习 Word study
They charged us too much for repairs.
How much do you charge for this dress?
The police charged him with murder.
He charged Gary with speeding.
The bull charged at the drunk.
Suddenly a dog barked and charged out of the house.
The crowd broke into cheers and the drunk bowed.
The beggar bowed his thanks when people gave him money.
As she couldn't answer the question, she bowed her head.
Why did you bow to their decision?
He finally bowed before money and married the other girl.
My mother is bowed with age.
The little tree is bowed with snow.
练习答案 Key to written exercises
A unaware of（1.2）; busy with（1.3）; sensitive to（1.5）; sure of(1.7); close to(1.8); sorry for(1.10)
B 1 of 2 in…at 3 in…for
4 to…about 5 with…on 6 at…with
7 to…for 8 in 9 to…to
10 of 11 on 12 for
13 from 14 at…of 15 on…about/of
16 for…with 17 at 18 of
19 to…to 20 with 21 to
22 of 23 of 24 to
1d 2b 3c 4c 5d 6b
7c 8a 9c 10d 11d 12c