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发布者: 淡淡的才好 | 发布时间: 2010-9-11 20:00| 查看数: 1610| 评论数: 12|



Lesson 60 Too early and too late


Punctualty is a necessary habit in all public affairs in civilized society.Without it,nothing could ever be brought to a conclusion;everything would be in a state of chaos.Only in a sparsely-populated rural community is it possible to disregard it.In ordinary living,there can be some tolerance of unpunctuality.The intellectual,who is working on some abstruse problem,has everything coordinated and organized for the matter in hand. He is therefore forgiven if late for a dinner party.
---(Sep.11th,2010 20.03PMBut people are often reproached for unpunctuality when their only fault is cutting things fine.It is hard for energetic,quick-minded people to waste time,so they are often tempted to finish a job before setting out to keep an appointment. If no accidents occur on the way,like punctured tires(tyres),diversions of traffic,sudden decent(descent)of fog,they will be on time.They are more industrious and(,)useful citizens than those who are never late.The over-punctual can be as much a trial to others as the unpuctual.The guest who arrives half an hour too soon is the greatest nuisencenuisance).Some friends of my family had this irritating habit.The only thing to do was ask them to come half an hour later than the othersthe other guests).Then they arrived just when we wanted them.(Sep.11th,201022.22PM)
If you are catching a train,it is (always)better to be comfortably early than even a fraction of a minute too late.Although being late(early) may mean wasting a little time ,this will be less than if you miss the train and have to wait an hour or more for the next one;and you avoid the frustration of arriving at the very moment when the train is drawing out of the station and being unable to get on it. An even harder situation is to be on the platform in good time for a train and still to be see it go off without you.Such an experience befell a certain young girl the first time she was travelling alone.(Sep.12th,2010 21.48PM)
She entered the station twenty minutes before the train was due,since her father (parents)
had impressed upon her that it would be unforgivable to miss the trian (it) and cause the friends with whom she was going to stay to make two journeys to meet her.She gave her luggage to a porter and showed him her ticket.To her horror he said that she was two hours too soon. She felt in her handbag for the piece of the paper on which her father had written down all the details of the journey and gave it to the porter.He agreed that a train did come into the station at the time on the paper and (that)it did stop,but only to take on mail,not passengers.The girl asked to see the (a)timetable,feeling sure that her father could not have made such a mistake.The porter went to fetch one and arrived back with the station master,who produced (it with) a flourish and pointed out that a microscope (microscopic)o” beside the time of the arrival of the trian at his station.This little “o” indicated that the train only stop(stopped) for mail.Just as that moment the train came into the station.The girl,tears streaming down her face ,begged to be allowedto slip into the guard’s van.But the master was adamant:rules could not be broken.And she had to watch the (that)train disappear towards her destination while she was left behind.(Sep.13th,2010 22.33PM --lasted 14 minutes.)

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淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-9-11 22:31:50
The first day,just stop here.
Though several mistakes made in it,I am happy for my better beginning.
P.S.
red mark is the time for then finishing stop.
underline is the mistake checked earmark and green correction followed.

Good beginning is the half success.
Congrats to myself!
淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-9-12 21:49:17
(Sep.12th,2010 21.48)
Till now,I have finished the second paragraph.
See u tomorrow.
淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-9-13 22:40:48
(Sep.13th,201022.42)
've Finished L60,tomorrow's job is to review this text and recite the first para. of L59.
well done.
congrats to myself.
night~
shunitang 发表于 2010-10-19 14:30:19
good job.this evening,I will embark on NCE learning,the last lesson of book 3...
shunitang 发表于 2010-10-19 14:30:38
dear,nice to know you as a partner..
淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-10-19 19:28:00
shunitang: good job.this evening,I will embark on NCE learning,the last lesson of book 3...
Appreciate ur big decision very much! So great that u have eventually decided to join us.
Now,let's think about nothing but learning.come on baby!

淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-10-19 19:28:00
shunitang: good job.this evening,I will embark on NCE learning,the last lesson of book 3...
Appreciate ur big decision very much! So great that u have eventually decided to join us.
Now,let's think about nothing but learning.come on baby!

淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-10-19 19:29:49
shunitang: dear,nice to know you as a partner..
wa~my pleasure,how lucky I am !
"nice to know u as a partner"---------me too,baby~

shunitang 发表于 2010-10-19 21:18:41
淡淡的才好: Appreciate ur big decision very much! So great that u have eventually decided to join us.
Now,let's think about nothing but learning.come on baby!
dear,sorry,i eat my words this evening,today I have some urgent things to handle,and am back to office at 21:00,feel so exhauested,no energy for learning,BTW,i am a little car-sick,so feel kinda dizzy..
dear,i gotta go to bathe now..late...
see u tomorrow,sweat dream
淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-10-19 21:28:22
shunitang: dear,sorry,i eat my words this evening,today I have some urgent things to handle,and am back to office at 21:00,feel so exhauested,no energy for learn
ur work seems very busy,right? coz u back so late,hehe~
Do not be so welcome next time ,ok?
Alright,now give urself a pleasant bathe and then a sweet dream,this is my exact expectation,bye,baby.
shunitang 发表于 2010-10-19 21:33:55
淡淡的才好: ur work seems very busy,right? coz u back so late,hehe~
Do not be so welcome next time ,ok?
Alright,now give urself a pleasant bathe and then a sweet
dear,these days I am kinda busy,actually,some tough and urgent things tangles together,a call after a call,they pushed me a lot.I just run to and fro as to follow these issues closely as to meet their demands.but after work,feel really tired.i just wanna rest,and keep my mind blank,nothing to think.
bye,dear..

shunitang 发表于 2010-10-19 21:33:55
淡淡的才好: ur work seems very busy,right? coz u back so late,hehe~
Do not be so welcome next time ,ok?
Alright,now give urself a pleasant bathe and then a sweet
dear,these days I am kinda busy,actually,some tough and urgent things tangles together,a call after a call,they pushed me a lot.I just run to and fro as to follow these issues closely as to meet their demands.but after work,feel really tired.i just wanna rest,and keep my mind blank,nothing to think.
bye,dear..

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