第一部分 TEXT

Children who play truant from school are unimaginative.A quiet day's fishing, or eight hours in a cinema seeing the same film over and over again, is usually as far as they get. They have all been put to shame by a boy who, while playing truant, travelled 1,600 miles.He hitchhiked to Dover and, towards evening, went into a boat to find somewhere to sleep. When he woke up next morning, he discovered that the boat had, in the meantime, travelled to Calais. No one noticed the boy as he crept off .From there, he hitchhiked to Paris in a lorry. The driver gave him a few biscuits and a cup of coffee and left him just outside the city. The next car the boy stopped did not take him into the center of Paris as he hoped it would, but to Perpignan on the French-Spanish border. There he was picked up by a policeman and sent back to England by the local authorities. He has surely set up a record for the thousands of children who dream of evading school.

参考译文

逃学的孩子们都缺乏想像力。他们通常能够做到的,至多也就是安静地钓上一天鱼,或在电影院里坐上8个小时,一遍遍地看同一部电影。而有那么一个小男孩,他在逃学期间旅行了1,600英里,从而使上述所有逃学的孩子们都相形见绌了。他搭便车到了多佛,天快黑时钻进了一条船,想找个地方睡觉。第二天早上他醒来时,发现船在这段时间已经到了加莱。当男孩从船里爬出来时,谁也没有发现他。从那里他又搭上卡车到了巴黎。司机给了他几块饼干和一杯咖啡,就把他丢在了城外。男孩截住的下一辆车,没有像他希望的那样把他带到巴黎市中心,而是把他带到了法国和西班牙边界上的佩皮尼昂。他在那儿被一个警察抓住了,之后被当局送回了英国。他无疑为成千上万梦想逃避上学的孩子们创造了一项纪录。

第二部分 LANGUAGE POINTS

1、Children who play truant from school are unimaginative.
unimaginative: un+imaginative(前缀un对后面的adj.进行否定)
 Ex
happy/unhappy
able/unable
acceptable/unacceptable, etc.

play truant from school:逃学,也可以说play truant

2、A quiet day's fishing, or eight hours in a cinema seeing the same film over and over again, is usually as far as they get.
as far as:能够达到的程度;就...而言
over and over again:固定短语,表示"一再地"、"反复许多次地":
 语言点
这句话的主语是is前面的两个并列短语。第1个短语的主要成分是动名词fishing,第2个短语的主要成分可以看做是eight hours(作为一个时间总量,它后面要跟动词单数形式)。它实际上是省略了动名词 sitting for(eight hours),seeing引导的为分词短语,表示伴随动作

3、They have all been put to shame by a boy who, while playing truant, travelled 1,600 miles.
put sb. to shame:使某人感到羞愧,使......黯然失色
while playing truant:是分词短语作状语。相当于一个状语从句while he was playing truant。
 语言点
时态:现在完成时 语态:被动语态

4、 When he woke up next morning, he discovered that the boat had, in the meantime, travelled to Calais.
in the meantime:与此同时

5、There he was picked up by a policeman and sent back to England by the local authorities.
pick up:把..拾起来;到某处接人;被(警察/某个政府机构)拘捕而进行询问

6、He has surely set up a record for the thousands of children who dream of evading school.
thousands of:成千上万的
 Ex
tens of:成十上百的
hundreds of:成百上千的
millions of:数百万的
billions of:数亿的

dream of doing sth.:梦想做...

第三部分 KEY STRUCTURES AND USAGE

 课文中句子结构分析

定语从句(attributive clause)
=>Children who play truant from school are unimaginative.
=>They have all been put to shame by a boy who, while playing truant, travelled 1,600 miles.

状语从句 (adverbial clause) &宾语从句 (object clause)
=>When he woke up next morning, he discovered that the boat had, in the meantime, travelled to Calais. 
=>No one noticed the boy as he crept off


Exercises

一、中译英
1、他和你还是挺相象的,就脑袋和脸部而言
2、就文学而言,我的感觉不是特别敏锐,我更喜欢历史
3、他的案子还有好几个月法庭才会受理,但与此同时有超过半数的人认为他有罪的
4、很久以后我们终于被释放了。与此同时,我们的朋友已经通知了报界
5、电话铃响了,Judy把电话拿了起来
6、我可能会让我的兄弟来接我
7、他被政府官员带走,对他提一些问题

二、课文理解
1 How did the boy get to Dover?
(a) He walked.
(b) He went by train.
(c) Someone gave him a lift.
(d) He went in a lorry

2 The boy ____.
(a) didn't expect to be taken to Perpignan
(b) decided to go to Perpignan
(c) went to Paris
(d) wanted to go to Spain


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