第一部分 WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS:

Town Hall 市政厅
crowd n. 人群
gather v. 聚集
strike 敲,打
the minute hand 分针
refuse v. 拒绝
welcome 欢迎
laugh v. 笑


第二部分 TEXT:


On Wednesday evening, we went to the Town Hall. It was the last day of the year and a large crowd of people had gathered under the Town Hall clock. It would strike twelve in twenty minutes' time. Fifteen minutes passed and then, at five to twelve, the clock stopped. The big minute hand did not move. We waited and waited, but nothing happened. Suddenly someone shouted. 'It's two minutes past twelve! The clock has stopped!' I looked at my watch. It was true. The big clock refused to welcome the New Year. At that moment, everybody began to laugh and sing.

参考译文

星期三的晚上, 我们去了市政厅. 那是一年的最后一天, 一大群人聚集在市政厅的大钟下面. 再过20分钟, 大钟将敲响12下. 15分钟过去了, 而就在11点55分时, 大钟停了. 那根巨大的分针不动了. 我们等啊等啊, 可情况没有变化. 突然有人喊道 : “已经12点零2分了!那钟已经停了!” 我看了一下我的手表, 果真如此. 那座大钟不愿意迎接新年. 此时, 大家已经笑了起来, 同时唱起了歌.


第三部分 LANGUAGE POINTS:


1.a cold welcome 冷遇
welcome n. 欢迎; v. 欢迎
welcome to+地点
welcome to China
welcome to my home/welcome home/welcome back
You are welcome./welcome adj.
You are welcome to+地点

2. A large crowd of people had gathered under the Town Hall clock.
crowd n. 人群 v.拥挤, 挤满
crowd :in the crowd 在人群中
I spotted him in the crowd 我在人群中一眼就认出了他
a crowd of people 没有次序的人群, 拥挤的人群
a group of people 有次序的人群
a large crowd of people 一大群人/crowds of people 许多人, 人山人海

gather n.集合, 聚集 vi.集合, 聚集, 渐增, 蹙眉 vt.使聚集, 搜集, 积聚, 推断
people gathered 人们聚集在一起, 尤指自发性的聚集
句中had gathered 强调事件的时间是过去的过去

3. It would strike twelve in twenty minutes' time.
时间状语in twenty minutes' time中,用介词in表示再过多少时间

strike: strike the clock敲钟
clock strike钟自己响
strike twelve 数字表示敲击的次数
would strike过去将来时, 从过去看未来 Ex:We will finish class in half an hour.

minutes'名词所有格
It will leave in...minutes'time
in twenty(minutes'time)名词所有格可省略
my mother's ,Kit's,Tom's
*名词所有格可以用来表达时间
an hour's time
名词以-s结尾或者本身是以-s结尾的复数名词, 所有格加 ’
*名词所有格表示时间或距离
-How far is the school from here?
-3 minutes' walk.

4. Fifteen minutes passed and then, at five to twelve, the clock stopped.
pass 这里作动词,表示过去了,时间上的过去;
区分介词past,两者词形相似,意思上也都有经过、过去

5. The big minute hand did not move.
minute hand 分针
hand n. (表或机器的)指针
minute hand/second hand/hour hand
second hand 二手的, 旧的
wait me a moment/wait me a few seconds(for a few secs.)
secs.:seconds的缩写

6. The big clock refused to welcome the New Year.
refuse to do sth.=be unwilling to do sth.
refuse也可以作及物动词,后面跟宾语


第四部分 KEY STRUCTURES AND USAGE:


1、时刻的表示
整点 : A o’clock

A点B分(B<30) : ① A B ② B past A
A点15分 : ① A fifteen ② fifteen past A ③ a quarter past A

A点30分 : ① A thirty ② half past A

A点B分(B>30) : ① A B ② (60-B) to (A+1)
A点45分 : ① A forty-five ② a quarter to (A+1)③ fifteen to (A+1)

2、指代事物的常用代词
everything, something, nothing, anything用法上是一种单数概念
anything 一般用于问句或否定句中

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Exercises:


一、中译英
1、请大家聚拢过来。
2、导游把这些参观者都聚集到了大厅里。

3、5分钟以后我会回来
4、一会儿我就过来为你服务

5、这条河流经那个城市
6、他走过那座大楼

7、钟的面盘
8、他礼貌地拒绝了我的邀请

9、2点50分
10、9点差1刻(8:45)
11、4点25分
12、11点1刻
13、10点半

14、一切都好
15、有一些事我想告诉你
16、什么也没有改变。
17、我能为你做点什么吗?
18、他什么也没说

二、猜测一下cold fish是什么意思?


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