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英语专业晨读美文-人生篇 14 A Beautiful Memory

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[00:01.63]A Beautiful Memory
[00:03.44]Er...the loveliest house that I've ever lived in was one
[00:09.06]that I lived in with my grandparents when I was a child.
[00:11.90]And the name of the house was Crosslands.
[00:15.01]And I have some very happy memories of Crosslands.
[00:18.43]It was, it seemed, so huge to me as a child.
[00:22.32]And it had a lovely living room with a piano in it
[00:26.27]and a lovely sort of hall with lots of carpets
[00:30.02]and chests1 and antiques2 and so on. And there was a mysterious room,
[00:34.08]it was the drawing room, and we only used it on Sundays,
[00:37.56]or when the vicar came for tea,
[00:39.88]or Christmas Day or Easter Day,
[00:42.07]and I was used to be amazed3 about this room
[00:44.96]because it had the best furniture in it
[00:47.23]but it was covered up with sheets-
[00:49.90]it was as if all the furniture was wearing clothes-
[00:53.08]and it seemed to me ridiculous4
[00:55.74]that we couldn't enjoy this beautiful furniture
[00:57.78]all the week through really.
[01:00.07]And probably my favorite room was the kitchen.
[01:03.22]It had a lovely red flagstone floor,
[01:06.35]which was always highly5 polished6, and an Aga,
[01:10.40]you know, one of those big cookers
[01:12.89]that heats the whole room so it was always warm there,
[01:16.25]and there was a kind of clothes horse above it
[01:18.67]that we used to hang all our clothes on,
[01:20.92]and it was just lovely. It was a very warm room
[01:24.46]with baked bread and my grandmother used to make ice cream
[01:27.97]and we'd eat it in there and...
[01:29.72]there was a vegetable garden leading from there
[01:32.28]so I spent a lot of time in the vegetable garden
[01:35.28]picking peas7 and eating them—my grandmother used to
[01:39.78]get really cross with me because I used to
[01:41.70]pick all the vegetables and the fruit for our meals
[01:44.22]and then I'd eat half of them,
[01:45.98]because they tasted so delicious coming fresh from the garden.
[01:49.52]Now, I went back to it a few years ago and it was a big mistake.
[01:54.62]They've modernized8 it inside,
[01:57.09]they've got rid of those lovely old fire-places...
[01:59.86]have just gone. And they've knocked a wall down
[02:03.45]so the drawing room and the living room have
[02:06.38]become one big modern plastic kind of room.
[02:08.53]But I think what upset me most about it was the feeling
[02:12.71]that the house had shrunk9,
[02:14.31]it had become smaller and that my memory of
[02:17.72]this lovely large warm comfortable house
[02:20.75]had turned into an old house with modernized rooms inside it.
[02:24.89]And it taught me a lesson really,
[02:27.24]that you can't go back on the past and recapture it.
[02:30.55]But there's a beautiful memory there.


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1 chests a323686faa69a7a15043257f441d961d     
n.胸部( chest的名词复数 );(常为木制的)箱子;有…胸的;胸部…的
参考例句:
  • The special agents broke into his room and rummaged through chests and cupboards but couldn't find anything suspicious. 那些特务冲进他的房间翻箱倒柜地搜了一遍,但没有发现任何可疑的东西。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • I particularly liked the wooden chests and chairs. 我格外喜欢木箱子和木椅子。 来自辞典例句
2 antiques 9ce870d6afe5197dfabec02850f48aa0     
n.古玩,古董,古物( antique的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The room was furnished with antiques. 房间里摆放了古董。
  • a priceless collection of antiques 价值连城的古文物收藏
3 amazed 9zYzBk     
adj.吃惊的,惊奇的v.使大为吃惊,使惊奇( amaze的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • Just the size of the place amazed her. 仅仅地方之大就使她十分惊奇。
  • I was amazed at her knowledge of French literature. 她的法国文学知识之丰富使我大为惊奇。
4 ridiculous RCTzv     
adj.荒谬的,可笑的;荒唐的
参考例句:
  • It is simply ridiculous to attempt such a thing.试图干这种事,简直可笑。
  • It's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard in my life.这是我有生以来听到的最为荒唐可笑的事。
5 highly XdFxR     
adv.高度地,极,非常;非常赞许地
参考例句:
  • It is highly important to provide for the future.预先做好准备非常重要。
  • The teacher speaks very highly of the boy's behaviour.老师称赞这个男孩的表现。
6 polished 1lbzDF     
adj.磨光的,擦亮的;完美的,精良的;优雅的v.使光滑,擦亮(polish的过去式和过去分词)
参考例句:
  • The boxer polished off his opponent in the first round. 那个拳击手在第一个回合就把他的对手击倒了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The silver will need to be polished up for the dinner party. 为了宴会,这些银器需要擦得光亮。 来自《简明英汉词典》
7 peas lmBzWX     
豌豆
参考例句:
  • My little sister picked up many green peas in the field. 小妹从田野里拾到许多豌豆。
  • The twin brothers are as like as two peas. 那两个兄弟毫无二致。
8 modernized 4754ec096b71366cfd27a164df163ef2     
使现代化,使适应现代需要( modernize的过去式和过去分词 ); 现代化,使用现代方法
参考例句:
  • By 1985 the entire railway network will have been modernized. 等到1985年整个铁路网就实现现代化了。
  • He set about rebuilding France, and made it into a brilliant-looking modernized imperialism. 他试图重建法国,使它成为一项表面华丽的现代化帝业。
9 shrunk shrunk     
shrink的过去式和过去分词:收缩,缩短,皱缩,退避
参考例句:
  • I confess it with shame--shrunk icily into myself, like a snail. 我羞愧地忏悔了——冷冰冰地退缩,像个蜗牛。
  • The peasantry has shrunk from 74.6 millions to 65.5. 农民人数已从7460万减至6550万。
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