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上传者: 186*****365@sina.cn 2012-03-12 评分 3 0 26 4 117 暂无简介 简介 举报

简介:本文档为《新概念英语 docdoc》,可适用于考试题库领域,主题内容包含C组《新概念英语》第三册Lesson:ThireenequalsoneOurvicarisalwaysraisingmoneyforonecause符等。

C组《新概念英语》第三册Lesson:ThireenequalsoneOurvicarisalwaysraisingmoneyforonecauseoranother,buthehasnevermanagedtogetenoughmoneytohavethechurchclockrepairedThebigclockwhichusedtostrikethehoursdayandnightwasdamagedmanyyearsagoandhasbeensilenteversinceOnenight,however,ourvicarwokeupwithastart:theclockwasstrikingthehours!Lookingathiswatch,hesawthatitwasoneo'clock,butthebellstruckthirteentimesbeforeitstoppedArmedwithatorch,thevicarwentupintotheclocktowertoseewhatwasgoingonInthetorchlight,hecaughtsightofafigurewhomheimmediatelyrecognizedasBillWilkins,ourlocalgrocer'WhateverareyoudoinguphereBill'askedthevicarinsurprise'I'mtryingtorepairthebell,'answeredBill'I'vebeencomingupherenightafternightforweeksnowYousee,Iwashopingtogiveyouasurprise''Youcertainlydidgivemeasurprise!'saidthevicar'You'veprobablywokenupeveryoneinthevillageaswellStill,I'mgladthebellisworkingagain''That'sthetrouble,vicar,'answeredBill'It'sworkingallright,butI'mafraidthatatoneo'clockitwillstrikethirteentimesandthere'snothingcandoaboutit''we'llgetusedtothatBill,'saidthevicar'Thirteenisnotasgoodasone,butit'sbetterthannothingNowlet'sgodownstairsandhaveacupoftea'Lesson:ThedoublelifeofAlfredBloggsThesedays,peoplewhodomanualworkoftenreceivefarmoremoneythanpeoplewhoworkinofficesPeoplewhoworkinofficesarefrequentlyreferredtoas'whitecollarworkers'forthesimplereasonthattheyusuallywearacollarandtietogotoworkSuchishumannature,thatagreatmanypeopleareoftenwillingtosacrificehigherpayfortheprivilegeofbecomingwhitecollarworkersThiscangiverisetocurioussituations,asitdidinthecaseofAlfredBloggswhoworkedasadustmanfortheEllesmereCorporationWhenhegotmarried,AlfwastooembarrassedtosayanythingtohiswifeabouthisjobHesimplytoldherthatheworkedfortheCorporationEverymorning,helefthomedressedinasmartblacksuitHethenchangedintooverallsandspentthenexteighthoursasadustmanBeforereturninghomeatnight,hetookashowerandchangedbackintohissuitAlfdidthisforovertwoyearsandhisfellowdustmenkepthissecretAlF'swifehasneverdiscoveredthatshemarriedadustmanandsheneverwill,forAlfhasjustfoundanotherjobHewillsoonbeworkinginanofficeHewillbeearningonlyhalfasmuchasheusedto,buthefeelsthathisriseinstatusiswellworththelossofmoneyFromnowon,hewillwearasuitalldayandotherswillcallhim‘MrBloggs’,not‘Alf’Lesson:ThelossofTitanicThegreatship,Titanic,sailedforNewYorkfromSouthamptononAprilth,Shewascarrying,passengersandacrewoflEvenbymodernstandards,the,tonTitanicwasacolossalshipAtthattime,however,shewasnotonlythelargestshipthathadeverbeenbuilt,butwasregardedasunsinkable,forshehadsixteenwatertightcompartmentsEveniftwoofthesewereflooded,shewouldstillbeabletofloatThetragicsinkingofthisgreatlinerwillalwaysberemembered,forshewentdownonherfirstvoyagewithheavylossoflifeFourdaysaftersettingout,whiletheTitanicwassailingacrosstheicywatersoftheNorthAtlantic,ahugeicebergwassuddenlyspottedbyalookoutAfterthealarmhadbeengiven,thegreatshipturnedsharplytoavoidadirectcollisionTheTitanicturnedjustintime,narrowlymissingtheimmensewalloficewhichroseoverfeetoutofthewaterbesideherSuddenly,therewasaslighttremblingsoundfrombelow,andthecaptainwentdowntoseewhathadhappenedThenoisehadbeensofaintthatnoonethoughtthattheshiphadbeendamagedBelow,thecaptainrealizedtohishorrorthattheTitanicwassinkingrapidly,forfiveofhersixteenwatertightcompartmentshadalreadybeenflooded!TheordertoabandonshipwasgivenandhundredsofpeopleplungedintotheicywaterAstherewerenotenoughlifeboatsforeverybody,liveswerelostLesson:ElectriccurrentsinmodernartModernsculpturerarelysurprisesusanymoreTheideathatmodernartcanonlybeseeninmuseumsismistakenEvenpeoplewhotakenointerestinartcannothavefailedtonoticeexamplesofmodernsculptureondisplayinpublicplacesStrangeformsstandingardens,andoutsidebuildingsandshopsWehavegotquiteusedtothemSomesocalled'modern'pieceshavebeenondisplayfornearlyfiftyyearsInspiteofthis,somepeopleincludingmyselfweresurprisedbyarecentexhibitionofmodernsculptureThefirstthingIsawwhenIenteredtheartgallerywasanoticewhichsaid:'DonottouchtheexhibitsSomeofthemaredangerous!'TheobjectsondisplaywerepiecesofmovingsculptureOddlyshapedformsthataresuspendedfromtheceilingandmoveinresponsetoagustofwindarequitefamiliartoeverybodyTheseobjects,however,weredifferentLinedupagainstthewall,therewerelongthinwiresattachedtometalspheresThesphereshadbeenmagnetizedandattractedorrepelledeachotherallthetimeInthecentreofthehall,therewereanumberoftallstructureswhichcontainedcolouredlightsTheselightsflickeredcontinuouslyliketrafficlightswhichhavegonemadSparkswereemittedfromsmallblackboxesandredlampsflashedonandoffangrilyItwasratherlikeanexhibitionofprehistoricelectronicequipmentThesePeculiarformsnotonlyseemeddesignedtoshockpeopleemotionally,buttogivethemelectricshocksaswell!Lesson:ByheatSomeplaysaresosuccessfulthattheyrunforyearsonendInmanyways,thisisunfortunateforthepooractorswhoarerequiredtogoonrepeatingthesamelinesnightafternightOnewouldexpectthemtoknowtheirpartsbyheartandneverhavecausetofalterYetthisisnotalwaysthecaseAfamousactorinahighlysuccessfulplaywasoncecastintheroleofanaristocratwhohadbeenimprisonedintheBastillefortwentyyearsInthelastact,agaolerwouldalwayscomeontothestagewithaletterwhichhewouldhandtotheprisonerEventhoughthenoblewasexpectedtoreadtheletterateachperformance,healwaysinsistedthatitshouldbewrittenoutinfullOnenight,thegaolerdecidedtoplayajokeonhiscolleaguetofindoutif,aftersomanyperformances,hehadmanagedtolearnthecontentsoftheletterbyheartThecurtainwentuponthefinalactoftheplayandrevealedthearistocratsittingalonebehindbarsinhisdarkcellJustthen,thegaolerappearedwiththepreciousletterinhishandsHeenteredthecellandpresentedthelettertothearistocratButthecopyhegavehimhadnotbeenwrittenoutinfullasusualItwassimplyablanksheetofpaperThegaolerlookedoneagerly,anxioustoseeifhisfellowactorhadatlastlearnthislinesThenoblestaredattheblanksheetofpaperforafewsecondsThen,squintinghiseyes,hesaid:'ThelightisdimReadthelettertome'AndhepromptlyhandedthesheetofpapertothegaolerFindingthathecouldnotrememberawordofthelettereither,thegaolerreplied:'Thelightisindeeddim,sireImustgetmyglasses'Withthis,hehurriedoffthestageMuchtothearistocrat'samusement,thegaolerreturnedafewmomentslaterwithapairofglassesandtheusualcopyoftheletterwhichheproceededtoreadtotheprisonerLesson:TheCuttySarkOneofthemostfamoussailingshipsofthenineteenthcentury,theCuttySark,canstillbeseenatGreenwichShe standsondrylandandisvisitedbythousandsofpeopleeachyearSheservesasanimpressivereminderofthegreatshipsofthepastBeforetheywerereplacedbysteamships,sailingvesselsliketheCuttySarkwereusedtocarryteafromChinaandwoolfromAustraliaTheCuttySarkwasoneofthefastestsailingshipsthathaseverbeenbuiltTheonlyothershiptomatchherwastheThermopylaeBoththeseshipssetoutfromShanghaionJuneth,onanexcitingracetoEnglandThisrace,whichwentonforexactlyfourmonths,wasthelastofitskindItmarkedtheendofthegreattraditionofshipswithsailsandthebeginningofaneweraThefirstofthetwoshipstoreachJavaaftertheracehadbegunwastheThermopylae,butontheIndianOcean,theCuttySarktooktheleadItseemedcertainthatshewouldbethefirstshiphome,butduringtheraceshehadalotofbadluckInAugust,shewasstruckbyaveryheavystormduringwhichherrudderwastornawayTheCuttySarkrolledfromsidetosideanditbecameimpossibletosteerherAtemporaryrudderwasmadeonboardfromspareplanksanditwasfittedwithgreatdifficultyThisgreatlyreducedthespeedoftheship,fortherewasadangerthatifshetravelledtooquickly,thisrudderwouldbetornawayaswellBecauseofthis,theCuttySarklostherleadAftercrossingtheEquator,thecaptaincalledinataporttohaveanewrudderfitted,butbynowtheThermopylaewasoverfivehundredmilesaheadThoughthenewrudderwasfittedattremendousspeed,itwasimpossiblefortheCuttySarktowinShearrivedinEnglandaweekaftertheThermopylaeEventhiswasremarkable,consideringthatshehadhadsomanydelaysThereisnodoubtthatifshehadnotlostherruddershewouldhavewontheraceeasilyLesson:AdaytorememberWehaveallexperienceddayswheneverythinggoeswrongAdaymaybeginwellenough,butsuddenlyeverythingseemstogetoutofcontrolWhatinvariablyhappensisthatagreatnumberofthingschoosetogowrongatpreciselythesamemomentItisasifasingleunimportanteventsetupachainofreactionsLetussupposethatyouarepreparingamealandkeepinganeyeonthebabyatthesametimeThetelephoneringsandthismarksthepreludetoanunforeseenseriesofcatastrophesWhileyouareonthephone,thebabypullsthetableclothoffthetable,smashinghalfyourbestcrockeryandcuttinghimselfintheprocessYouhanguphurriedlyandattendtobaby,crockery,etcMeanwhile,themealgetsburntAsifthiswerenotenoughtoreduceyoutotears,yourhusbandarrives,unexpectedlybringingthreegueststodinnerThingscangowrongonabigscale,asanumberofpeoplerecentlydiscoveredinParramatta,asuburbofSydneyDuringtherushhouroneeveningtwocarscollidedandbothdriversbegantoargueThewomanimmediatelybehindthetwocarshappenedtobealearnerShesuddenlygotintoapanicandstoppedhercarThismadethedriverfollowingherbrakehardHiswifewassittingbesidehimholdingalargecakeAsshewasthrownforward,thecakewentrightthroughthewindscreenandlandedontheroadSeeingacakeflyingthroughtheair,alorrydriverwhowasdrawingupalongsidethecar,pulledupallofasuddenThelorrywasloadedwithemptybeerbottlesandhundredsofthemslidoffthebackofthevehicleandontotheroadThisledtoyetanotherangryargumentMeanwhile,thetrafficpiledupbehindIttookthepolicenearlyanhourtogetthetrafficonthemoveagainInthemeantime,thelorrydriverhadtosweepuphundredsofbrokenbottlesOnlytwostraydogsbenefitedfromallthisconfusion,fortheygreedilydevouredwhatwasleftofthecakeItwasjustoneofthosedays!Lesson:JusticewasdoneThwordjusticeisusuallyassociatedwithcourtsoflawWemightsaythatjusticehasbeendonewhenaman'sinnocenceorguilthasbeenprovedbeyonddoubtJusticeispartofthecomplexmachineryofthelawThosewhoseekitundertakeanarduousjourneyandcanneverbesurethattheywillfinditJudges,howeverwiseoreminent,arehumanandcanmakemistakesTherearerareinstanceswhenjusticealmostceasestobeanabstractconcepRewardorpunishmentaremetedoutquiteindependentofhumaninterferenceAtsuchtimes,justiceactslikealivingforceWhenweuseaphraselike‘itserveshimright’,weare,inpart,admittingthatacertainsetofcircumstanceshasenabledjusticetoactofitsownaccordWhenathiefwascaughtonthepremisesofalargejewellerystoreonemorning,theshopassistantsmusthavefounditimpossibletoresistthetemptationtosay'itserveshimright'Theshopwasanoldconvertadhousewithmanylarge,disusedfireplacesandtall,narrowchimneysTowardsmidday,agirlheardamuffledcrycomingfrombehindoneofthewallsAsthecrywasrepeatedseveraltimes,sherantotellthemanagerwhopromptlyrangupthefirebrigadeThecryhadcertainlycomefromoneofthechimneys,butasthereweresomanyofthem,thefirefighterscouldnotbecertainwhichoneitwasTheylocatedtherightchimneybytappingatthewallsandlisteningfortheman'scriesAfterchippingthroughawallwhichwaseighteeninchesthick,theyfoundthatamanhadbeentrappedinthechimneyAsitwasextremelynarrow,themanwasunabletomove,butthefirefighterswereeventuallyabletofreehimbycuttingahugeholeinthewallThesorrylooking,blackenedfigurethatemerged,admittedatoncethathehadtriedtobreakintotheshopduringthenightbuthadgotstuckinthechimneyHehadbeentherefornearlytenhoursJusticehadbeendoneevenbeforethemanwashandedovertothepolice

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