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L 56 Our neighbour ,the river

发布者: 淡淡的才好 | 发布时间: 2010-10-5 20:51| 查看数: 2300| 评论数: 19|



Lesson 56 Our neighbour ,the river


The river which forms the eastern boundary of our farm has always played an important part in our lives.Without it ,we could not make a living.There is only enough spring water to supply the needs of the house ,so we have to pump from the river for farm use.We tell the river all our secretes .We know instinctively , just as beekeepers with their bees,that misfortune might over take us if the important events of our lives were not related to it.(Oct.5th,201020.50PM)
We have special river birthday parties in the summer.Sometimes we go upstream to a favourite backwater,sometimes we have our party at the boathouse,which a predecessor of ours at the farm built in the meadow hard by the deepest pool for swimming and diving.In a heat wave we choose a midnight birthday party and that is the most exciting of all.We welcomed the seasons by the riverside ,crowning the youngest girl with flowers in the spring,holding a summer festival on Midsummer Eve,giving thanks for the harvest in the autumn,and throwing a holly wreath into the current in the winter.(Oct.6th,201021.41PM)
  After a long period of rain the river may overflow its banks.This is a rare occurance as our climate seldom goes to extremes.We are lucky in that only the lower fields ,which make up a very small proportion of our farm,are affected by flooding , but other farms are less favourably sited,and flooding can sometimes spell disaster for their owners..(Oct.9th ,201011.10AM)
One bad winter we watched the river creep up the lower meadows.All the cattle had been moved into stalls and we stood to lose little.We were,however ,worried about our(nearest) neighbours ,whose farm was low lying and who were newcomers to the district.As the floods had put the telephone out of order,we could not find out how they were managing.From an attic window we could get a sweeping view of the river where their land joined ours ,and at the most critical juncture we took turn(turns) in watching that point .The first sign of disaster was a dead sheep floating down .Next came a horse,swimming bravely ,but we were afraid that the strength of the current would prevent its landing anywhere before it became exhausted .Suddenly a raft appeared,looking rather like Noah's ark,carrying the whole family ,a few hens,the dogs ,a cat ,and a bird in a cage.We realized that they must have become unduly frightened by the rising flood,for their house ,which had sound foundations ,would have stood atoutly (stoutly ) even if it had been almost submerged .The men of our family waded down through our flooded meadows with boathooks ,in the hope of being able to grapple a corner of the raft and pull it out of the current towards our banks.We still think it a miracle that they were able to do so ...(Oct.12th ,201020.32PM)

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淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-10-5 20:57:00
Oct.5th,2010 20.50PM
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Today just stop at the first para,for today's cleaning tired me a little .
haha~ I finished reciting after the window- cleaning this morning ,and at that time when I lied on my bed,wasn't that funny?yeah,I have been interested in this practice.
Why don't u join me?

淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-10-6 21:43:33
Oct.6th,2010 21.41PM
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The second para.not very difficult,though short ,yet this is my insistence.
淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-10-9 11:23:24
Oct.9th,2010 11.10AM
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As not much work these two days,I recited a short para just now.
Study can not stopping,persistence is the first importance.
淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-10-12 20:40:56
Oct.12th,2010 20.32PM
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At last,finished L56.
Be full of confidence and do not give up any effort.
shunitang 发表于 2010-10-27 14:13:03
last night I followed the audio to read it several times,but this noon when taking a nap,lying in bed,I tried to memorize,but failed,i just remembered the first sentence.
shunitang 发表于 2010-10-27 14:18:17
the river which forms the eastern boundary of our farm has always played an important part in our lives.without it,we can't make a living.
淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-10-28 10:11:19
shunitang: the river which forms the eastern boundary of our farm has always played an important part in our lives.without it,we can't make a living.
Without .... could(would)+ v.
that is a commonly expression, why did u say “I can‘t ..”

淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-10-28 10:12:59
shunitang: last night I followed the audio to read it several times,but this noon when taking a nap,lying in bed,I tried to memorize,but failed,i just remembered
baby Sunny,reading is also a good hobby,enjoy ur every habit ,do not worry ~
shunitang 发表于 2010-10-28 19:19:02
oh,I did not pay attention to the tense...it is past tense,so I made a mistake..
shunitang 发表于 2010-10-28 19:20:34
淡淡的才好: baby Sunny,reading is also a good hobby,enjoy ur every habit ,do not worry ~
you said it..
but i did not stick to it~~
lazy bone I am...
淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-10-28 19:33:35
shunitang: you said it..
but i did not stick to it~~
lazy bone I am...
ur E basis is quite sound,everybody can notice that.
Cheer up ,baby. I guess that u must have been worked busily recently.
Further more,we do something probably depends on somewhat inspiration.
However u r,I am waiting here for ur enjoying.
淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-10-28 19:35:06
shunitang: oh,I did not pay attention to the tense...it is past tense,so I made a mistake..
hehe~ not at all,my baby,U r always great.
淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-10-28 19:44:57
Noticed that the same reply showed twice,then asked David for help, thank u and let me see how is it going now.

shunitang 发表于 2010-10-29 22:48:32
finished reading the first and sec para...but can't recite..just get familiar with the content...
淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-10-30 20:49:25
shunitang: finished reading the first and sec para...but can't recite..just get familiar with the content...
Great!u r an excellent reader

In spite of being able to recite at the time when I recited and wrote down,but I must practise more and more,otherwise most of them(text content)would easily to be forgotten. memory has to be enforced at any time.

shunitang 发表于 2010-11-1 08:20:42
淡淡的才好: Great!u r an excellent reader

In spite of being able to recite at the time when I recited and wrote down,but I must practise more and more,otherwis
to some degree,i can spend some time reading E,which can satisfy me a little,feel good.no matter how well I can make it...
淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-11-1 08:50:28
shunitang: to some degree,i can spend some time reading E,which can satisfy me a little,feel good.no matter how well I can make it...
however u r,u r myexcellent partner here,“sitting” beside me and do not go away,all right?

淡淡的才好 发表于 2010-11-1 08:50:28
shunitang: to some degree,i can spend some time reading E,which can satisfy me a little,feel good.no matter how well I can make it...
however u r,u r myexcellent partner here,“sitting” beside me and do not go away,all right?

shunitang 发表于 2010-11-1 09:21:54
淡淡的才好: however u r,u r myexcellent partner here,“sitting” beside me and do not go away,all right?
dear,sure,I also like communicating and learning together with you..
here,for you,for us...
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