新概念英语第三册课堂笔记 第二十一课
 
Lesson 21
           Daniel Mendoza
            丹尼尔.门多萨
【New words and expressions】 生词和短语
     ★Boxing
n.   拳击
     ★boxer
n.   拳击手
     ★bare
adj. 赤裸的
uncovered
bare fist
bare foot
bare handed
bare legged
nakes: 全裸
He's walking in bare feet.
He is naked.
nude: 光秃秃的
     ★prizefighter
n.   职业拳击手(尤指古时赤手拳击手)
     ★crude
adj. 粗野的
be crude to somebody
He is crude to the girl
rude
     ★marquis
n.   侯爵
     ★technically
adv. 严格根据法律意义地
     ★science
n.   科学
     ★popularity
n.   名望
Instant foods are getting in popularity.
popular songs are in popularity.
popular with
fame reputation--声誉
     ★adore
v.   崇拜,爱戴
     ★alike
adv. 一样地
He was adored by rich and poor alike.
     ★fame
n.   名声
     ★eminent
adj. 著名的,杰出的
eminent scientist
distinguished
     ★bitterly
adv. 厉害地
It is blowing bitterly.
bitter: 苦的,辛酸的,刺骨的
     ★bet
v.   打赌
bet on something
bet somebody that
bet one's bottom dollar on somebody
bet on the wrong horse
I bet   You bet.
     ★academy
n.   专业学校
     ★extravagant
adj. 浪费的,奢移的
extravagant habit
thrifty frugal economical
     ★poverty
n.   贫困         
in poverty
indigence
destitution
penury
Listen to the tape then answer the question below.
听录音,然后回答以下问题。
How many unsuccessful attempts did Mendoza make before becoming Champion of all England?
    Boxing matches were very popular in England two hundred years ago. In those days, boxers fought with bare fists for prize money. Because of this, they were known as 'prizefighters'. However, boxing was very crude, for these were no rules and a prizefighter could be seriously injured or even killed during a match.
    One of the most colourful figures in boxing history was Daniel Mendoza, who was born in 1764. The use of gloves was not introduced until 1860, when the Marquis of Queensberry drew up the first set of rules. Though he was technically a prizefighter, Mendoza did much to change crude prizefighting into a sport, for he brought science to the game. In this day, Mendoza enjoyed tremendous popularity. He was adored by rich and poor alike.
    Mendoza rose to fame swiftly after a boxing match when he was only fourteen years old. This attracted the attention of Richard Humphries who was then the most eminent boxer in England. He offered to train Mendoza and his young pupil was quick to learn. In fact, Mendoza soon became so successful that Humphries turned against him. The two men quarrelled bitterly and it was clear that the argument could only be settled b
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