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In the Stewarts' house one morning. Ellen and Marilyn are preparing breakfast in the kitchen.

Ellen:[she takes the tea kettle1 off the stove.]

Marilyn, you want coffee or tea2?

Marilyn:Coffee, please.

Ellen:I am so excited3!At this time tommorrow morning Grandpa will be sitting4 in the kitchen with us.

Marilyn:When does he arrive?5

Ellen:At six o'clock this evening.

Marilyn:By plane?6

Ellen:No,by train.

Marilyn:Are we picking him up7 at the station?

Ellen:Not Grandpa. He doesn't want anybody picking him up.He likes to be independent8.


Ellen:Oh,let's go upstairs and prepare Grandpa's room.

Marilyn:Great!Let's do it!

[Ellen and Marilyn get up to leave.Richard and Robbie enter thekitchen.]

Richard:Good morning, Mom.


Ellen:Well,hi, fellas11.





Marilyn:We're going upstairs to set up13 Grandpa's room. There's coffee ready.

[Ellen and Marilyn go upstairs.Richard and Robbie begin to make breakfast.]

Robbie:I'm really excited about seeing Grandpa.

Richard:Me,too.[to Robbie] Milk,please.

Robbie:He's so funny.He always makes me laugh.I hope Grandpa's going to like living with us.

Richard:I think he will.It just takes time to feel comfortable in a new place.

Robbie:Won't he miss14 being in Florida?

Richard:Well,he will. But Ithink he'll like being here with the family.

Robbie:Are you sure about that?It's crazy15 here most of the time.

Richard:But it's fun.16

Robbie:That's for surs.17

Richard:You know, maybe I'll put together some photos of Grandpa as a“welcome”present.

Robbie:That's a neat18 idea.What can I do?[He thinks.]I've got it!19 I have a picture of Grandpa and Dad and me in my wallet20. It's from the Fathers and Sons' Breakfast at my junior high school21graduation22.[He takes out his wallet and shows the picture to Richard.]

Richard:[He looks at the picture.]Oh,I remember this picture.

Robbie:I'd really like to pick up Grandpa at the railroad23 station.

Richard:Railroad stations or airports----Grandpa always tells us he'll get here by himself24.

Robbie:He's something25!

Upstairs in the Stewarts' home. Ellen and Marilyn are preparing Grandpa's room.

Marilyn:[She points to the trunk26.] Is this all Grandpa's stuff?

Ellen:That's it.But I'm sure he has a few bags27 with him on the train.

Marilyn:What's inside?

Ellen:I don't know.It's locked.28

Philip:[He enters.]Hi.

Ellen:Oh,hi, darling.


Philip:I want to put some of my good hangers29 in Grandpa's closet30.You know I'm very excited about his arrival.Ellen:We are, too.31 Susan called early this morning.She's unhappy because she's had to go to Chicago on a business trip and can't leave till32 tonight. She wants to be here for Grandpa.

Philip:Well, Grandpa will be disappointed33, too. He loves Susan. She always reminds him of Grandma.34 Well,how's everything here?

Marilyn:Fine.We were just wondering35 about this trunk.

Ellen:It's locked.

Philip:Oh[He takes a key from his pocket.]I have the key. Grandpa sent it to me.[He tries to put the key into the lock of the trunk.]



1.tea kettle:水壶。

2.You want coffee or tea?=Do you want coffee or tea? 你要咖啡还是要茶?这是选择疑问句。


3.excited:nervous but happy about something.兴奋的,激动的。

4. will be sitting:将坐在。动词的将来进行时可表示在将来某一时刻或某段时间正在进行的动作。

例如:Thistimetomorrow Iwill be flying to Shanghai。

5.When does he arrive?=When will he arrive?他什么时候到?现在一般时可表示安排或计划好的将来的动作(常用come,go,arrive,leave等动词),例如:When does he leave for Hong Kong?

6.by plane:乘飞机。用介词by表示交通方式,如:by train(乘火车),by boat(乘船),by bus(乘公共汽车),by taxi(乘出租汽车)。

7.picking(him) up:去接(他)。pick up是短语动词。短语动词是由动词与介词或副词组成的固定词组,如 set up,look for等。在本文中可以说pick him up,pick Grandpe up或 pick up Grandpa。

8. independent:独立的,不依赖的,有主见的。

9.Huh.哦。此处表示 Marilyn正在思考。

10. Morning.=Good morning. 早上好!早安!


12.honey:darling; dear.亲爱的;宝贝儿。这是对关系亲近者的昵称。可用于女人对男人,男人对女人或女人之间,但不用于男人之间。

13.set up:to prepare; make ready.准备;收拾。 set up与 pick up一样也是短语动词。还可以说 set Grandpa's room up。

14.miss:to feel sad when remembering something you liked or loved and don't have now. 想念。


16.But it's fun.但是很有趣。 fun:乐趣。

17.That's for sure.=I agree with you about that.我同意你的看法。这是一种口语式的表达方式。

18. neat:great,fine.好,妙。这是一种口语式的表达方式。

19.I've got it!=I've an idea!我有一个主意了。

20.wallet:a small leather case usually carried by a man for holding paper money. (男人装钱用的)皮夹子。

21. junior high school:初中。高中:senior highschool, 中学:high school, secondary school。

22. graduation:completing studies at a school. 毕业。

23.railroad:train.铁路。美国英语说 railroad station,英国英语说 railway station。

24.by himself:alone.独自。介词by还可以和myself, yourself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves和themselves连用,也是“独自”的意思。

25. something:great; wonderful.了不起。这是一种口语的用法。



28.It's locked.箱子锁着哩。



31.We are, too.=We are also very excited.我们也一样(兴奋)。当too在句尾时,有时不必重复它前面的每个词,例如:Ellen wants to prepare Grandpa's room, and Marilyn does, too.在这一句中 does指“wants to prepare Grandpa's room”。


33.disappointed:not satisfied; feeling that something is not as you hoped or wished.失望,不满意,不如意。

34.She always reminds him of Grandma. =Susan always makes him think of Grandma because Susan looks like her. 她总使爷爷想起奶奶。

35.wondering:asking ourselves; thinking.想知道;纳闷。



2.美国人很重视 privacy。一般情况下不轻易打听别人的私事,未经许可也决不轻易动用他人物品。

下面是 Focus In的文字部分,供参考


He doesn't want anybody picking him up.He likes to beindependent.

I think that's good.He's got his own way of doing things.

He likes to take care of himself.

I guess you're right.

He's so funny. He always makes me laugh.

I guess he has a good sense of humor.

Yeah, I bet he's a lot of fun.

Grandpa always tells us he'll get here by himself.

He's something.

In my opinion, he's a very special man. What do you think?

Well, I believe I'm going to like him. But…

But what?

Won't he miss being in Florida?

Well, he will. But Ithink he'll like being here with the family.

I suppose he'll miss his home in Florida and his independence.

I suppose you're right.But what about you?

What do you think?

What kind of man is Grandpa? What do you imagine he's like?

Why is he moving away from Florida? And how dbes he feel about moving to Riverdale?

What do you think?

Let's see.

What do you think?






1.Ellen:He doesn't want anybody picking him up.

a.Iguess he's independent.

b.I guess he's not a happy person.

2.Robbie:He's so funny.

a.I bet he doesn't like to laugh.

b.I bet people laugh when they are with him.

3.Richard:…I think he'll like being here with the family.

a.I suppose he enjoys being with them.

b.Isuppose he doesn't want to live with them.



1.“At this time tomorrow morning, Grandpa will be sitting in the kitchen with us. ”

2.“I hope Grandpa's going to like living with us.”

3.“You know,maybe I'll put together some photos of Grandpa as a ‘welcome’present. ”

4.“I want to put some of my good hangers in Grandpa's closet.”

5.“We were just wonderingabout this trunk.”



1.Robbie:I'm really excited about seeing Grandpa.

a.I'm very happy that Grandpa is coming.

b.I'm angry that Grandpa is coming to live here.

2.______:He always makes me laugh.

a.Grandpa is a happy man.

b.Grandpa tells a lot of jokes.

3.______:It just takes time to feel comfortable in a new place.

a.Grandpa will not have any problems when he comes to live with the Stewarts.

b.Sometimes people are unhappy for a few weeks or months in a new city or house.

4.______:Won't he miss being in Florida?

a.Maybe he will be sorry that he left Florida.

b.Maybe he will like New York better than Florida.

5.______:It's crazy here most of the time.

a.The family members are very busy,and they come and go at different times of the day.

b.The family members are very noisy, and they shout and scream at each other.

6.______:That's a neat idea.

a.That's a great idea.

b.That's a terrible idea.




小猫女子 发表于 2008-8-7 11:37:36
kathy 发表于 2011-12-2 10:47:24
EPISODE 3“Grandpa's Trunk”


Useful Language

●express excitement:表示兴奋

I am so excited!

I'm very excited about his arrival.

●talk about a future event at a specific point in time:谈论未来特定时间的事

At this time tomorrow morning, Grandpa will be sitting in the kitchen with us.

●talk about future schedules:谈论未来安排

When does he arrive?

●express approval or agreement:表示赞同

That's for sure.

That's a neat idea.

●express admiration:表示饮佩

He's something!

●express an opinion or belief:表示意见或信念

I think…

I believe…

I guess…

In my opinion…

I bet…

I suppose…

●say two people are alike:说两人相似

She always reminds him of Grandma.

●ask indirectly about something:间接询问

We were just wondering about this trunk. (= What's inside this trunk?)

●offer help:提议协助

Let me help you with this.

●ask for help:请求协助

Would you kindly hold these keys?

●tell someone not to hurry:告诉对方不必急

Take your time.

●express similarities:表示相同、一致

I am, too.

●respond to good news:道贺


●express excitement about a future event:为未来某事兴奋

I can't wait to see them!

●say something doesn't bother someone:说某人不在乎某事

Some people don't mind being alone.

●wish someone a happy visit:祝对方来访愉快

Have a good stay.

●invite someone to visit you:邀对方来访

Please look us up.

●accept an invitation:接受邀请

You name the day.

●talk about a memory after seeing something or someone:睹物(人)怀旧

This [picture] really brings back memories.

●express regret:表不遗憾

I'm sorry Susan isn't here.

●say you are pleased to see someone:表示高兴见对方

I'm sure glad you're here.

I'm so happy to see you!

●wish someone a good night's sleep:祝对方睡得好

Pleasant dreams.

●express a similarity:表示相同处

You look just like Grandma.
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