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Lesson 6 Smash-and-grab

发布者: 雪狼 | 发布时间: 2006-6-6 16:05| 查看数: 25841| 评论数: 12|

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The expensive shops in a famous arcade near Piccadilly were just opening. At this time of the morning, the arcade was almost empty. Mr Taylor, the owner of a jewellery shop was admiring a new window display. Two of his assistants had been working busily since 8 o'clock and had only just finished. Diamond necklaces and rings had been beautifully arranged on a background of black velvet. After gazing at the display for several minutes, Mr Taylor went back into his shop.

The silence was suddenly broken when a large car, with its headlights on and its horn blaring, roared down the arcade. It came to a stop outside the jeweler's. One man stayed at the wheel while two others with black stockings over their faces jumped out and smashed the window of the shop with iron bars. While this was going on, Mr Taylor was upstairs. He and his staff began throwing furniture out of the window. Chairs and tables went flying into the arcade. One of the thieves was struck by a heavy statue, but he was too busy helping himself to diamonds to notice any pain. The raid was all over in three minutes, for the men scrambled back into the car and it moved off at a fantastic speed. Just as it was leaving, Mr Taylor rushed out and ran after it throwing ashtrays and vases, but it was impossible to stop the thieves. They had got away with thousands of pounds worth of diamonds.

New words and expressions生词和短语

smash-and-grab(title)[smæʃ] [ɡræb]n.砸橱窗抢劫

velvet(1. 7)['velvit] n.天鹅绒,丝绒

headlight(1. 9)['hedlait] n.(汽车等)前灯

arcade(1. 1) [a:'keid]n.有拱廊的街道(两旁常设商店)

blare(1. 9) [blɛə]v.发嘟嘟声,吼叫

staff(1. 12)[sta:f]n.全体工作人员

Piccadilly(1. 1) [ˌpikəˈdili]n.皮卡迪利大街

raid(1. 14) [reid]n.偷袭

jewellery (1. 3)['dˈu:əlri]n.珠宝(总称)

scramble (1. 14)['skræmbl]v.爬行

necklace(1. 5) ['neklis] n.项链

fantastic(1. 15) [fæn'tæstik] adj.非常大的

ring(1. 6)[riŋ] n.戒指

ashtray(1. 16) ['æʃtrei]n.烟灰缸

background(1. 6) ['bækgraund]n.背景

参考译文

皮卡迪利大街附近的一条著名拱廊街道上,几家高档商店刚刚开始营业。在早晨的这个时候,拱廊街上几乎空无一人。珠宝店主泰勒先生正在欣赏新布置的橱窗。他手下两名店员从早上8点就开始忙碌,这时刚刚布置完毕。钻石项链、戒指漂亮地陈列在黑色丝绒上面。泰勒先生站在橱窗外凝神欣赏了几分钟就回到了店里。

宁静突然被打破,一辆大轿车亮着前灯,响着喇叭,呼啸着冲进了拱廊街,在珠宝店门口停了下来。一人留在驾驶座上,另外两个用黑色长筒丝袜蒙面的人跳下车来。他们用铁棒把商店橱窗玻璃砸碎。这一切发生时,泰勒先生正在楼上。他与店员动手向窗外投掷家具,椅子、桌子飞落到拱廊街上。一个窃贼被一尊很重的雕像击中,但由于他忙着抢钻石首饰,竟连疼痛都顾不上了。这场抢劫只持续了3分钟,因为窃贼争先恐后地爬上轿车,以惊人的速度开跑了。就在轿车离开的时候,泰勒先生从店里冲了出来,跟在车后追赶,一边还往车上扔烟灰缸、花瓶。但他已无法抓住那些窃贼了。他们已经带着价值数千镑的首饰逃之夭夭了。

最新评论

183811191 发表于 2008-10-2 10:15:17
How did Mr.Taylor try to stop the thieves?

when the thieves began smashing the window of the shop with iron bars that Mr.Taryor and his staff began to throw furniture out of the window; after thieves stole the diamonds of all and back into the car and moved offat a fantastic speed befor Mr. Taylor rushed out shop.
wenjing821124 发表于 2009-3-26 20:41:14
楼上很细心
wenjing821124 发表于 2009-3-26 21:23:11
老板真是太绅士啦[1_28]
wenjing821124 发表于 2009-3-27 14:13:29
嘿嘿
mydeliang 发表于 2009-4-4 07:39:35
视频学起来更好!
wenjing821124 发表于 2009-4-4 18:04:23
liberty 发表于 2009-9-17 19:43:17
视频怎么没有了呀
pxy 发表于 2010-1-30 11:18:33
老师讲的很好!赞!
shimlyooh 发表于 2011-7-21 18:30:29
没有视频 怎么回事?
Dive 发表于 2012-2-8 13:40:35
没视频吗?"
sunny-pascal 发表于 2012-12-6 05:31:01
很好,谢谢
nina008 发表于 2012-12-6 09:43:08
看不见
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