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新概念2词汇 56-58

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Lesson 56 Faster than sound!

New words and expressions:

1. sound

Faster than sound

He opened the door without making a sound.

Light travels faster than sound.

2. excitement

A lot of cars entered for this race last year and there was a great deal of excitement just before it began.

Critics welcomed the new novel in excitement.

She began to blush with excitement.

3. handsome

One of the most handsome cars was a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.

That is a handsome old building.

4. Rolls-Royce

5. Benz

The most unusual car was a Benz which had only three wheels.

6. wheel

The automobile1 mechanic is oiling the wheels.

The United States is a country on wheels.

7. explosion

After a great many loud explosions, the race began.

The explosion was heard two kilometers away.

The building collapsed2 and made explosions.

8. course

Many cars broke down on the course and some drivers spent more time under their cars than in them!

They were navigating3 the course of a stream.

There were dangerous currents on the course.

9. rival

The winning car reached a speed of forty miles an hour – much faster than any of its rivals.

The two families are rivals in business.

Of recent years the Internet has become a great rival to the publishing industry.

10. speed

It sped downhill at the end of the race and its driver had a lot of trouble trying to stop it.

Without a word Mary sped out of the room.

The police car sped away in haste.

11. downhill

He lost his balance and rode downhill.

She cautiously moved downhill.

Lesson 57 Can I help you, madam?

New words and expressions:

1. madam

Can I help you, madam?

What can I do for you, madam?

This way, please, madam.

2. jeans

A woman in jeans stood at the window of an expensive shop.

Jeans soon became popular on the campus.

It is inappropriate to wear jeans at a party.

3. hesitate

He is still hesitating about taking part in the contest.

I hesitated over the alternatives.

4. serve

The assistant who served her did not like the way she was dressed.

What may I serve you with?

She was well-served at the hotel.

5. scornfully

Glancing at her scornfully, he told her that the dress was sold.

The guard looked at the old man in rags scornfully.

He spoke4 to his junior scornfully.

6. punish

The woman walked out of the shop angrily and decided5 to punish the assistant next day.

He was severely6 punished for his carelessness.

The policeman punished the driver for speeding.

7. fur

She returned to the shop the following morning dressed in a fur coat, with a handbag in one hand and a long umbrella in the other.

The humane7 society protested against wearing fur coats.

She cannot afford furs.

8. eager

Not realizing who she was, the assistant was eager to serve her this time.

She is eager to meet her new roommate.

There is an eager look on his face.

Lesson 58 A blessing8 in disguise?

New words and expressions:

1. blessing

A blessing in disguise

It is my blessing to know you.

The disaster is over. What a blessing!

2. disguise

The film star went to public places in disguise.

Nobody saw through his disguise, but his accent gave him away.

3. tiny

The tiny village of Frinley is said to possess a ‘cursed tree’.

A tiny minority objected to the plan.

Some tiny creatures lived in the pool.

4. possess

He possessed9 a large mansion10 by the seaside.

Now the government possesses the castle.

5. cursed

The family was cursed from the first generation.

I hate this cursed cold weather.

6. increase

Because the tree was mentioned in a newspaper, the number of visitors to Frinley has now increased.

The number of the students in the school increased by 20 per cent.

The annual production of cars increased to 16,000.

7. plant

The tree was planted near the church fifty years ago, but it is only in recent years that it has gained an evil reputation.

He planted some trees in the garden.

Many farmers don’t want to plant crops because it’s not profit making.

8. church

She attends church service every Sunday.

The congregation was at church.

9. evil

He is a man of evil fame.

Keep away from evil companions.

10. reputation

Mr. Black has an excellent reputation as a lawyer.

He was a man of integrity, but unfortunately he had a certain reputation.

11. claim

Many villagers believe that the tree has already claimed a number of victims.

The flood claimed 1,000 villagers.

It was reported that the fire in the bar had claimed thirty-four lives.

12. victim

The victims of war claimed compensation.

Children fell victims to violence.

13. vicar

The vicar has been asked to have the tree cut down, but so far he has refused.

The vicar gave an excellent sermon.

The local vicar called upon everyone to contribute to the community.

14. source

He has pointed11 out that the tree is a useful source of income, as tourists have been coming from all parts of the country to see it.

The news was from a reliable source.

There were lots of rumors12 about the sources of the campaign funds.

15. income

We should pay income tax.

He has a small annual income.

16. trunk

In spite of all that has been said, the tourists have been picking leaves and cutting their names on the tree-trunk.

A koala is resting on the trunk.

The trunk of the oak was burnt by the lightning.
 


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1 automobile rP1yv     
n.汽车,机动车
参考例句:
  • He is repairing the brake lever of an automobile.他正在修理汽车的刹车杆。
  • The automobile slowed down to go around the curves in the road.汽车在路上转弯时放慢了速度。
2 collapsed cwWzSG     
adj.倒塌的
参考例句:
  • Jack collapsed in agony on the floor. 杰克十分痛苦地瘫倒在地板上。
  • The roof collapsed under the weight of snow. 房顶在雪的重压下突然坍塌下来。
3 navigating 7b03ffaa93948a9ae00f8802b1000da5     
v.给(船舶、飞机等)引航,导航( navigate的现在分词 );(从海上、空中等)横越;横渡;飞跃
参考例句:
  • These can also be very useful when navigating time-based documents, such as video and audio. 它对于和时间有关的文档非常有用,比如视频和音频文档。 来自About Face 3交互设计精髓
  • Vehicles slowed to a crawl on city roads, navigating slushy snow. 汽车在市区路上行驶缓慢,穿越泥泞的雪地。 来自互联网
4 spoke XryyC     
n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
参考例句:
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
5 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。
6 severely SiCzmk     
adv.严格地;严厉地;非常恶劣地
参考例句:
  • He was severely criticized and removed from his post.他受到了严厉的批评并且被撤了职。
  • He is severely put down for his careless work.他因工作上的粗心大意而受到了严厉的批评。
7 humane Uymy0     
adj.人道的,富有同情心的
参考例句:
  • Is it humane to kill animals for food?宰杀牲畜来吃合乎人道吗?
  • Their aim is for a more just and humane society.他们的目标是建立一个更加公正、博爱的社会。
8 blessing UxDztJ     
n.祈神赐福;祷告;祝福,祝愿
参考例句:
  • The blessing was said in Hebrew.祷告用了希伯来语。
  • A double blessing has descended upon the house.双喜临门。
9 possessed xuyyQ     
adj.疯狂的;拥有的,占有的
参考例句:
  • He flew out of the room like a man possessed.他像着了魔似地猛然冲出房门。
  • He behaved like someone possessed.他行为举止像是魔怔了。
10 mansion 8BYxn     
n.大厦,大楼;宅第
参考例句:
  • The old mansion was built in 1850.这座古宅建于1850年。
  • The mansion has extensive grounds.这大厦四周的庭园广阔。
11 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。
12 rumors 2170bcd55c0e3844ecb4ef13fef29b01     
n.传闻( rumor的名词复数 );[古]名誉;咕哝;[古]喧嚷v.传闻( rumor的第三人称单数 );[古]名誉;咕哝;[古]喧嚷
参考例句:
  • Rumors have it that the school was burned down. 有谣言说学校给烧掉了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Rumors of a revolt were afloat. 叛变的谣言四起。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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