Lesson 7
           Mutilated ladies
             残钞鉴别组
 【New words and expressions】 生词和短语
     ★mutilate
v.   使残缺不全
及物动词--经常用于被动语态
1.毁伤、残害
He was mutilated in the accident,and now has only one leg
a mutilated note
2.把...搞砸了
You've already mutilated the novel by making such changes.
dad president: 美元
mutilation n.
     ★chew
v.   咀嚼
a lot of people love chewing gums.
Don't bite off more than one can chew.
chew the fat: 聊天
chewed up: 着急的、担心的
Don't get worried about your examination.
Don't get chewed up about your examination.
     ★microwave
n.   微波,微波炉
microswitch
microfilm
microscope
microsecond
microphone
microbiology
macro 大的
     ★oven
n.   炉灶
     ★safekeeping
n.   妥善保管
keep something safe
Please keep your ID card safe.
do evil: 干坏事
evil doing
make trouble--trouble making
     Newcastle
n.   ★纽卡斯尔(英国港市)
     ★identify
v.   鉴定,识别
identity of somebody or something
He can't identify the person
identity
So far the archeologists have been unable to discover her identity.
identification 确认,
     ★spokeswoman
n.   女发言人
        
Listen to the tape then answer the question below.
听录音,然后回答以下问题。
Why did Jane cook John's wallet?
    Has it ever happened to you? Have you ever put your trousers in the washing machine and then remembered there was a large bank note in your back pocket? When you rescued your trousers, did note in your back pocket? When you rescued your trousers, did you find the note was whiter than white? People who live in Britain needn't despair when they made mistakes like this (and a lot of people do)! Fortunately for them, the Bank of England has a team called Mutilated Ladies which deals with claims from people who fed their money to a machine or to their dog. Dogs, it seems, love to chew up money!
    A recent case concerns Jane Butlin whose fiancé, John, runs a successful furniture business. John had very good day and put his wallet containing $3,000 into the microwave oven for safekeeping. Then he and Jane went horse-riding. When they got home, Jane cooked their dinner in the microwave oven and without realizing it, cooked her fiancé's wallet as well. Imagine their dismay when they found a beautifully-cooked wallet and notes turned to ash! John went to see his bank manager who sent the remains of wallet and the money to the special department of the Bank of England in Newcastle: the Mutilate Ladies! They examined the remain and John got all his money back. 'So long as there's something to identify, we will give people their money back,' said a spokeswoman for the Bank. 'Last year, we paid $1.5m on 21,000 claims. Damaged bank notes. The Queen's head appears on English bank notes, and 'lady' refers to this.
 
参考译文
    这种事情在你身上出现过吗?你有没有把裤子塞洗衣机,然后又想在裤子的后兜有一张大面值的纸币?当你把裤子抢救出来时,你有没有发现那张纸币已经变得比白纸还白?当英国人犯这种错误时,他们不必感到绝望(而许多国家的人都有这种绝望的感觉)。对英国人来说,值得庆幸的是英国银行有一个
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