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Christmas Cards

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Lesson 18

                                            Text A

                                       Christmas Cards
    It mas two weeks before Christmas. and Mrs Smith was very busy. She bought a lot of Christmas cards to send to her friends and to her husband's friends, and put them on the table in the living-room1. Then, when her husband came home from work, she said to him, "Here are the Christmas cards for our friends, and here are some stamps, a pen and our book of addresses.

WiII you please write the cards while I am cooking the dinner?"
   Mr Smith did not say anything , but walked out of the Iiving-room and went to his studys. Mrs Smith was very angry with hims , but did not say anything either.
   Then a minute later he came back with a box full of Christmas cards. All of them had addresses and stamps on them.
   "These are from last year," he said, "I forgot to post them. "

 
 
Text B

New Year Resolutions2

    Peter and John are admiring the Christmas decorations3 on the houses. Peter invites John to see the tree at his house, but , John can't go. He has to buy a present for his mother. Later the boys and Mary talk about New Year resolutions. Peter tells Mary about one she should make. Mary, as you will see, has a good answer for him.

 PETER:
   I'm glad we live in a small town.
 
JOHN:
   Why?
 
PETER:
   Because the houses look so nice at Christmas time.
 
JoHN:
   Yes , they do. Do you have a Christmas tree this year?
 
PETER:
   Yes , we have a big tree this year. I bought the decorations at the five-and-ten-centstorel?yesterday. Do you want to come and see it?
JoHN :
   I can't now because I have to buy a present for my mother.
 
PTEER:
   When can you come?
 
JoHN:
   I don't know when I can come. I'll let you know later.
 
 *    *     *
 
MARY:
   Hi, boys. Are you going to make any New Year resolutions this year?
 
PETER:
   No, I never make any.
 
JOHN:
   I make them, but I break them the next day. Are you making any, Mary?
 
MARY:
   Yes, but I can't tell you what they are.
 
PETER:
   You'd better make Qne about losing 20 or 30 pounds.
 
MARY:
   Meanie! You'd better make one about saying nice things to girls.
 

 



 

                                 Question on Text B

7. Read the following dialogue once. Underline4 the key words while reading5 and retell to your partner the dialogue in your own words.

    Frank6 is very busy. He is talking to Jimmy, his best friend.
Jimmy: Did you play football yesterday?
Frank: Yes , I played with Tony and John.
Jimmy: What did you do after you'd played football?
Frank: We all went swimming.
Jimmy: Are you going swimming again this afternoon?
Frank: No , we aren't. We're going to help Mr Smith to plant some flowers.
Jimmy: Are you helping7 him all afternoon?
Frank: Yes, we are. We can neither play football nor do our homework today.
Jimmy: You're,going to be very busy.
Frank: Yes, we certainly are. But Mr Smith is going to pay us for all the work we'll do.
 
 


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1 living-room living-room     
n.起居室,客厅
参考例句:
  • He keeps a parrot in a birdcage in his living-room.他在客厅的鸟笼里养了一只鹦鹉。
  • The living-room connects with the toilet.客厅与卫生间相连。
2 resolutions 7ae60c90e8fe5843e8422055ebe93921     
n.决心( resolution的名词复数 );解决;坚决;分解
参考例句:
  • He's always making good resolutions but he never carries them out. 他决心经常下得很大,但从不实行。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • If she did all these things, maybe-maybe-Elizabeth's resolutions merged into fantasies. 她如果真按照这些做了,也许--也许--伊丽莎白的决心都溶在幻想之中。 来自辞典例句
3 decorations Sunzz1     
n.装饰( decoration的名词复数 );装饰品;装饰图案;装饰风格
参考例句:
  • We put up the decorations and the tree and started to feel Christmassy at last. 我们布置好了装饰品和圣诞树,这才开始感受到圣诞节的气氛。
  • Decorations are hanging up everywhere in the city on Spring Festival. 春节期间城里到处张灯结彩。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 underline wkEwt     
n.下划线;加下划线;vt.在…下面划线;强调
参考例句:
  • Underline all the sentences you do not know.在你不懂的所有句子下面划一条线。
  • Please underline the noun clauses in the passage.请用线画出短文中的名词性从句。
5 reading YiGyU     
n.阅读,知识,读物,表演,对法律条文的解释;adj.阅读的
参考例句:
  • Children learn reading and writing at school.孩子们在学校学习阅读和写作。
  • He finds pleasure in reading.他从阅读中得到乐趣。
6 frank JibxK     
adj.坦白的,直率的,真诚的
参考例句:
  • A frank discussion can help to clear the air.坦率的谈论有助于消除隔阂。
  • She is frank and outgoing.她很爽朗。
7 helping 2rGzDc     
n.食物的一份&adj.帮助人的,辅助的
参考例句:
  • The poor children regularly pony up for a second helping of my hamburger. 那些可怜的孩子们总是要求我把我的汉堡包再给他们一份。
  • By doing this, they may at times be helping to restore competition. 这样一来, 他在某些时候,有助于竞争的加强。
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