新概念英语第三册课堂笔记 第六课
 
Lesson 6
          Smash-and-grab
            砸橱窗抢劫
【New words and expressions】 生词和短语
     ★smash-and-grab
n.   砸橱窗抢劫
smash: (vt.)break sth.into pieces violently
       (vi.)The dishes smashed on the floor.
smash into: 撞击到某处
grab: seize suddenly
catch: get hold of sth./sb moving
snatch: catch sth./sb. suddenly and violently
seize: 强调抓住、抓到的结果 Fear seized her.
grasp: 强调“掌握”
hold: 强调抓牢、抓紧
     ★arcade
n.   有拱廊的街道(两旁常设商店)
     ★Piccadilly
n.   皮卡迪利大街
     ★jewllery
n.   珠宝(总称)
     ★necklace
n.   项链
     ★ring
n.   戒指
     ★background
n.   背景
on the background of sth.
background information
a man of excellent background
     ★velvet
n.   天鹅绒,丝绒
     ★headlight
n.   (汽车等)前灯
     ★blare
v.   发嘟嗜声,吼叫
     ★staff
n.   全体工作人员
     ★raid
n.   偷袭
     ★scramble
n.   偷袭
     ★scramble
v.   爬行
scramble(vi.): creep quickly
climb(vt.): 爬上
mount: 登上
     ★fantastic
adj. 非常大的
fantastic: very great /large
           strange
           wonderful
     ★ashtray
n.   烟灰缸
         
Listen to the tape then answer the question below.
听录音,然后回答以下问题。
How did Mr. Taylor try to stop the thieves?
    The expensive shops in a famous near Piccadilly were just "opening. At this time of the morning, the arcade was almost empty. Mr. Taylor, the owner of a jewellery shop was admiring a new display. Two of his assistants had been working busily since eight o'clock and had only just finished. Diamond necklaces and rings had been beautifully arranged on a background of black velvet. After gazing at the display for several minutes, Mr. Taylor went back into his shop.
    The silence was suddenly broken when a large car, with its headlights on and its home blaring, roared down the arcade. It came to a stop outside the jeweller's. One man stayed at the wheel while two others with black stocking over their faces jumped out and smashed the window of the shop with iron bars. While this was going on, Mr. Taylor was upstairs. He and his staff began throwing furniture out of the window. Chairs and tables went flying into the arcade. One of the thieves was struck by a heavy statue, but he was too busy helping himself to diamonds to notice any pain. The raid was all over in three minutes, for the men scrambled back into the car and it moved off at a fantastic speed. Just as it was leaving, Mr. Taylor rushed out and ran after it throwing ashtrays and vases, but it was impossible to stop the thieves. They had got away with thou
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