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上传者: TICKOCK 2018-03-09 评分 0 0 0 0 0 0 暂无简介 简介 举报

简介:本文档为《新概念三doc》,可适用于外语资料领域,主题内容包含LessonApumaatlargePumasarelarge,catlikeanimalswhicharefoundinAmericaWhenre符等。

LessonApumaatlargePumasarelarge,catlikeanimalswhicharefoundinAmericaWhenreportscameintoLondonZoothatawildpumahadbeenspottedfortyfivemilessouthofLondon,theywerenottakenseriouslyHowever,astheevidencebegantoaccumulate,expertsfromtheZoofeltobligedtoinvestigate,forthedescriptionsgivenbypeoplewhoclaimedtohaveseenthepumawereextraordinarilysimilarThehuntforthepumabeganinasmallvillagewhereawomanpickingblackberriessaw#alargecat#onlyfiveyardsawayfromherItimmediatelyranawaywhenshesawit,andexpertsconfirmedthatapumawillnotattackahumanbeingunlessitiscornered(adj被困得走投无路的)Thesearchproveddifficult,forthepumawasoftenobservedatoneplaceinthemorningandatanotherplacetwentymilesawayintheeveningWhereveritwent,itleftbehinditatrailofdeaddeerandsmallanimalslikerabbitsPawprintswereseeninanumberofplacesandpumafurwasfoundclingingtobushesSeveralpeoplecomplainedof#catlikenoises#atnightandabusinessmanonafishingtripsawthepumaupatreeTheexpertswerenowfullyconvincedthattheanimalwasapuma,butwherehaditcomefromAsnopumashadbeenreportedmissingfromanyzoointhecountry,thisonemusthavebeeninthepossessionofaprivatecollectorandsomehowmanagedtoescapeThehuntwentonforseveralweeks,butthepumawasnotcaughtItisdisturbingtothinkthatadangerouswildanimalisstillatlargeinthequietcountrysideLessonThirteenequalsoneOurvicarisalwaysraisingmoneyforonecauseoranother,buthehasnevermanagedtogetenoughmoneytohavethechurchclockrepairedThebigclockwhichusedtostrikethehoursdayandnightwasdamagedmanyyearsagoandhasbeensilenteversince#Onenight,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#snothingIcandoaboutit##We#llgetusedtothatBill,#saidthevicar#Thirteenisnotasgoodasonebutit#sbetterthannothingNowlet#sgodownstairsandhaveacupoftea#LessonAnunknowngoddessSometimeagoaninterestingdiscoverywasmadebyarchaeologistsontheAegean(adj爱琴海的n)islandofKea.AnAmericanteamexploredatemplewhichstandsinanancientcityonthepromontoryofAyiaIrini.Thecityatonetimemusthavebeenprosperousforitenjoyedahighlevelofcivilization.Housesoftenthreestoreyshighwerebuiltofstone.Theyhadlargeroomswithbeautifullydecoratedwalls.Thecitywasevenequippedwithadrainagesystemforagreatmanyclaypipeswerefoundbeneaththenarrowstreets.ThetemplewhichthearchaeologistsexploredwasusedasaplaceofworshipfromthefifteenthcenturyBCuntilRomantimesInthemostsacredroomofthetemple,clayfragmentsoffifteenstatueswerefoundEachoftheserepresentedagoddessandhad,atonetime,beenpaintedThebodyofonestatuewasfoundamongremainsdatingfromthefifteenthcenturyBCItsmissingheadhappenedtobeamongremainsofthefifthcenturyBCThisheadmusthavebeenfoundinClassicaltimesandcarefullypreservedItwasveryoldandpreciouseventhenWhenthearchaeologistsreconstructedthefragments,theywereamazedtofindthatthegoddessturnedouttobeaverymodernlookingwomanShestoodthreefeethighandherhandsrestedonherhipShewaswearingafulllengthskirtwhichsweptthegroundDespitehergreatage,shewasverygracefulindeed,but,sofar,thearchaeologistshavebeenunabletodiscoverheridentityLessonThedoublelifeofAlfredBloggsThesedays,peoplewhodomanualworkoftenreceivefarmoremoneythanclerkswhoworkinofficesPeoplewhoworkinofficesarefrequentlyreferredtoas#whitecollarworkers#forthesimplereasonthattheyusuallywearacollarandtietogotoworkSuchishumannature,thatagreatmanypeopleareoftenwillingtosacrificehigherpayfortheprivilegeofbecomingwhitecollarworkersThiscangiverisetocurioussituations,asitdidinthecaseofAlfredBloggswhoworkedasadustmanfortheEllesmereCorporationWhenhegotmarried,AlfwastooembarrassedtosayanythingtohiswifeabouthisjobHesimplytoldherthatheworkedfortheCorporationEverymorning,helefthomedressedinasmartblacksuitHethenchangedintooveralls(n工作服)andspentthenexteighthoursasadustmanBeforereturninghomeatnight,hetookashowerandchangedbackintohissuitAlfdidthisforovertwoyearsandhisfellowdustmenkepthissecretAlf#swifehasneverdiscoveredthatshemarriedadustmanandsheneverwill,forAlfhasjustfoundanotherjobHewillsoonbeworkinginanofficeasajuniorclerkHewillbeearningonlyhalfasmuchasheusedto,buthefeelsthathisriseinstatusiswellworththelossofmoneyFromnowon,hewillwearasuitalldayandotherswillcallhim#MrBloggs#,not#Alf#LessonThefactsEditorsofnewspapersandmagazinesoftengotoextremestoprovidetheirreaderswithunimportantfactsandstatisticsLastyearajournalisthadbeeninstructedbyawellknownmagazinetowriteanarticleonthepresident#spalaceinanewAfricanrepublicWhenthearticlearrived,theeditorreadthefirstsentenceandthenrefusedtopublishitThearticlebegan:#Hundredsofstepsleadtothehighwallwhichsurroundsthepresident#spalace#TheeditoratoncesentthejournalistafaxinstructinghimtofindouttheexactnumberofstepsandtheheightofthewallThejournalistimmediatelysetouttoobtaintheseimportantfacts,buthetookalongtimetosendthemMeanwhile,theeditorwasgettingimpatient,forthemagazinewouldsoongotopressHesentthejournalisttwourgenttelegrams,butreceivednoreplyHesentyetanothertelegraminformingthejournalistthatifhedidnotreplysoonhewouldbefiredWhenthejournalistagainfailedtoreply,theeditorreluctantlypublishedthearticleasithadoriginallybeenwrittenAweeklater,theeditoratlastreceivedatelegramfromthejournalistNotonlyhadthepoormanbeenarrested,buthehadbeensenttoprisonaswellHowever,hehadatlastbeenallowedtosendacableinwhichheinformedtheeditorthathehadbeenarrestedwhilecountingthestepsleadingtothefootwallwhichsurroundedthepresident#spalaceLessonSmashandgrabTheexpensiveshopsinafamousarcadenearPiccadillywerejustopeningAtthistimeofthemorning,thearcadewasalmostemptyMrTaylor,theownerofajewelleryshopwasadmiringanewwindowdisplayTwoofhisassistantshadbeenworkingbusilysinceo#clockandhadonlyjustfinishedDiamondnecklacesandringshadbeenbeautifullyarrangedonabackgroundofblackvelvetAftergazingatthedisplayforseveralminutes,MrTaylorwentbackintohisshopThesilencewassuddenlybrokenwhenalargecar,withitsheadlightsonanditshornblaring,roareddownthearcadeItcametoastopoutsidethejeweler#sOnemanstayedatthewheelwhiletwootherswithblackstockingsovertheirfacesjumpedoutandsmashedthewindowoftheshopwithironbarsWhilethiswasgoingon,MrTaylorwasupstairsHeandhisstaffbeganthrowingfurnitureoutofthewindowChairsandtableswentflyingintothearcadeOneofthethieveswasstruckbyaheavystatue,buthewastoobusyhelpinghimselftodiamondstonoticeanypainTheraidwasalloverinthreeminutes,forthemenscrambledbackintothecaranditmovedoffatafantasticspeedJustasitwasleaving,MrTaylorrushedoutandranafteritthrowingashtraysandvases,butitwasimpossibletostopthethievesTheyhadgotawaywiththousandsofpoundsworthofdiamondsLessonMutilatedladiesChildrenoftenhavefarmoresensethantheireldersThissimpletruthwasdemonstratedratherdramaticallyduringacivildefenceexerciseinasmalltowninCanadaMostoftheinhabitantswereaskedtotakepartintheexerciseduringwhichtheyhadtopretendthattheircityhadbeenbombedAirraidwarningsweresoundedandthousandsofpeoplewentintospecialairraidsheltersDoctorsandnursesremainedabovegroundwhilePolicepatrolledthestreetsincaseanyonetriedtoleavetheshelterstoosoonThepolicedidnothavemuchtodobecausethecitizenstooktheexerciseseriouslyTheystayedundergroundfortwentyminutesandwaitedforthesirentosoundagainOnleavingtheairraidshelters,theysawthatdoctorsandnurseswerebusyAgreatmanypeoplehadvolunteeredtoactascasualtiesTheatricalmakeupandartificialbloodhadbeenusedtomaketheinjurieslookrealisticAlotofPeoplewerelying#dead#inthestreetsThelivinghelpedtocarrythedeadandwoundedtospecialstationsAChildofsixwasbroughtinbytwoadultsThechildwassupposedtobedeadWiththeatricalmakeuponhisface,helookedasifhehaddiedofshockSomepeopleweresomovedbythesightthattheybegantocryHowever,thechildsuddenlysatupandadoctoraskedhimtocommentonhisdeathThechildlookedaroundforamomentandsaid,#Ithinkthey#reallcrazy!#LessonAfamousmonasteryTheGreatStBernardPassconnectsSwitzerlandtoItalyAtmetres,itisthehighestmountainpassinEuropeThefamousmonasteryofStBernard,whichwasfoundedintheeleventhcentury,liesaboutamileawayForhundredsofyears,StBernarddogshavesavedthelivesoftravellerscrossingthedangerousPassThesefriendlydogs,whichwerefirstbroughtfromAsia,wereusedaswatchdogseveninRomantimesNowthatatunnelhasbeenbuiltthroughthemountains,thePassislessdangerous,buteachyear,thedogsarestillsentoutintothesnowwheneveratravellerisindifficultyDespitethenewtunnel,therearestillafewpeoplewhorashlyattempttocrossthePassonfootDuringthesummermonths,themonasteryisverybusy,foritisvisitedbythousandsofpeoplewhocrossthePassincars,Astherearesomanypeopleabout,thedogshavetobekeptinaspecialenclosureInwinter,however,lifeatthemonasteryisquitedifferentThetemperaturedropstoandveryfewpeopleattempttocrossthePassThemonksPreferwintertosummerfortheyhavemoreprivacyThedogshavegreaterfreedom,too,fortheyareallowedtowanderoutsidetheirenclosureTheonlyregularvisitorstothemonasteryinwinterarepartiesofskierswhogothereatChristmasandEasterTheseyoungpeople,wholovethepeaceofthemountains,alwaysreceiveawarmWelcomeatStBernard#smonasteryLessonFlyingcats飞猫CatsneverfailtofascinatehumanbeingsTheycanbefriendlyandaffectionatetowardshumans,buttheyleadmysteriouslivesoftheirownaswellTheyneverbecomesubmissivelikedogsandhorsesAsaresult,humanshavelearnedtorespectfelineindependenceMostcatsremainsuspiciousofhumansalltheirlivesOneofthethingsthatfascinatesusmostaboutcatsisthepopularbeliefthattheyhaveninelivesApparently,theyisagooddealoftruthinthisideaAcatrsquosabilitytosurvivefallsisbasedonfactRecentlytheNewYorkAnimalMedicalCentremadeastudyofcatsoveraperiodoffivemonthsAllthesecatshadoneexperienceincommon:theyhadfallenoffhighbuildings,yetonlyeightofthemdiedfromshockorinjuriesOfcourse,NewYorkistheidealpl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dtowardshim,hefled,slammingthedoorbehindhimLessonAnoblegangsterTherewasatimewhentheownersofshopandbusinessesinChicagohadtopaylargesumsofmoneytogangstersinreturnfor#protection#Ifthemoneywasnotpaidpromptly,thegangsterswouldquicklyputamanoutofbusinessbydestroyinghisshopObtaining#protechonmoney#isnotamoderncrimeAslongagoasthefourteenthcentury,anEnglishman,SirJohnHawkwood,madetheremarkablediscoverythatpeoplewouldratherpaylargesumsofmoneythanhavetheirlifeworkdestroyedbygangstersSixhundredyearsago,SirJohnHawkwoodarrivedinItalywithabandofsoldiersandsettlednearFlorenceHesoonmadeanameforhimselfandcametobeknowntotheItaliansasGiovanniAcutoWhenevertheItaliancitystateswereatwarwitheachother,HawkwoodusedtohirehissoldierstoprinceswhowerewillingtopaythehighpricehedemandedIntimesofpeace,whenbusinesswasbad,Hawkwoodandhismenwouldmarchintoacitystateand,afterburningdownafewfarms,wouldoffertogoawayifprotectionmoneywaspaidtothemHawkwoodmadelargesumsofmoneyinthiswayInspiteofthis,theItaliansregardedhimasasortofheroWhenhediedattheageofeighty,theFlorentinesgavehimastatefuneralandhadapicturepaintedwhichwasdedicatedtothememoryof#themostvaliantsoldierandmostnotableleader,SignorGiovanniHaukodue#LessonFiftypenceworthoftroubleChildrenalwaysappreciatesmallgiftsofmoneyFather,ofcourse,providesaregularsupplyofpocketmoney,butunclesandauntsarealwaysasourceofextraincomeWithsomechildren,smallsumsgoalongwayIfsixpencesarenotexchangedforsweets,theyrattleformonthsinsidemoneyboxesOnlyverythriftychildrenmanagetofillupamoneyboxFormostofthem,sixpenceisasmallpricetopayforasatisfyingbarofchocolateMynephew,George,hasamoneyboxbutitisalwaysemptyVeryfewofthesixpencesIhavegivenhimhavefoundtheirwaythereIgavehimsixpenceyesterdayandadvisedhimtosaveitInstead,heboughthimselfsixpenceworthoftroubleOnhiswaytothesweetshop,hedroppedhissixpenceanditrolledalongthepavementandthendisappeareddownadrainGeorgetookoffhisjacket,rolleduphissleevesandpushedhisrightarmthroughthedraincoverHecouldnotfindhissixpenceanywhere,andwhatismore,hecouldnotgethisarmoutAcrowdofpeoplegatheredroundhimandaladyrubbedhisarmwithsoapandbutter,butGeorgewasfirmlystuckThefirebrigadewascalledandtwofiremenfreedGeorgeusingaspecialtypeofgreaseGeorgewasnottooupsetbyhisexperiencebecausetheladywhoownsthesweetshopheardabouthistroublesandrewardedhimwithalargeboxofchocolatesLessonMaryhadalittlelambMaryandherhusbandDimitrilivedinthetinyvillageofPerachorainsouthernGreeceOneofMary#sprizepossessionswasalittlewhitelambwhichherhusbandhadgivenherShekeptittiedtoatreeinafieldduringthedayandwenttofetchiteveryeveningOneevening,however,thelambwasmissingTheropehadbeencut,soitwasobviousthatthelambhadbeenstolenWhenDimitricameinfromthefields,hiswifetoldhimwhathadhappenedDimitriatoncesetouttofindthethiefHeknewitwouldnotprovedifficultinsuchasmallvillageAftertellingseveralofhisfriendsaboutthetheft,Dimitrifoundoutthathisneighbour,Aleko,hadsuddenlyacquiredanewlambDimitriimmediatelywenttoAleko#shouseandangrilyaccusedhimofstealingthelambHetoldhimhehadbetterreturnitorhewouldcallthepoliceAlekodeniedtakingitandledDimitriintohisbackyardItwastruethathehadjustboughtalamb,heexplained,buthislambwasblackAshamedofhavingactedsorashly,DimitriapologizedtoAlekoforhavingaccusedhimWhiletheyweretalkingitbegantorainandDimitristayedinAleko#shouseuntiltherainstoppedWhenhewentoutsidehalfanhourlater,hewasastonishedtofindthatthelittleblacklambwasalmostwhiteItswool,whichhadbeendyedblack,hadbeenwashedcleanbytherain!LessonThelongestsuspensionbridgeintheworldVerrazano,anItalianaboutwhomlittleisknown,sailedintoNewYorkHarbourinandnameditAngoulemeHedescribeditas#averyagreeablesituationlocatedwithintwosmallhillsinthemidstofwhichflowedagreatriver#ThoughVerrazanoisbynomeansconsideredtobeagreatexplorer,hisnamewillprobablyremainimmortal,foronNovemberst,,thegreatestbridgeintheworldwasnamedafterhimTheVerrazanoBridge,whichwasdesignedbyOthmarAmmann,joinsBrooklyntoStatenIslandIthasaspanoffeetThebridgeissolongthattheshapeoftheearthhadtobetakenintoaccountbyitsdesignerTwogreattowerssupportfourhugecablesThetowersarebuiltonimmenseunderwaterplatformsmadeofsteelandconcreteTheplatformsextendtoadepthofov

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