新概念英语第三册课堂笔记 第二十三课
 
Lesson 23 One man’s meat is another man’s poison
People become quite illogical when try to decide what can be eaten and what cannot be eaten. If you lived in the Mediterranean, for instance, you would consider octopus a great delicacy. You would not be able to understand why some people find it repulsive. On the other hand, your stomach would turn at the idea of想到 frying potatoes in animal fat ? the normally accepted practice吃法 in many northern countries. The sad truth is让人遗憾的是 that most of us have been brought up to eat certain foods and we stick to them all our lives.
No creature has received more praise and abuse than the common garden snail. Cooked in wine, snails are a great luxury in <I>var</I>ious parts of the world. There are countless people who, ever since自…以来 their early years, have learned to associate snails with food. My friend, Robert, lives in a country where snails are despised. As由于 his flat is in a large town, he has no garden of his own. For years he has been asking me to collect snails from my garden and take them to him. The idea never appealed to me very much, but one day, after a heavy shower, I happened to be walking in my garden when I noticed a huge number of snails taking a stroll on some of my prize plants. Acting on a sudden impulse, I collected several dozen几十个, put them in a paper bag, and took them to Robert. Robert was delighted to see me and equally pleased with my little gift. I left the bag in the hall and Robert and I went into the living room where we talked for a couple of hours. I had forgotten all about一切 the snails when Robert suddenly said that I must stay to dinner. Snails would, of course, be the main dish. I did not fancy the idea and I reluctantly followed Robert out of the room. To our dismay惊愕, we saw that there were snails everywhere: they had escaped from the paper bag and had taken complete possession of the hall! I have never been able to look at a snail since then.
New words and expressions
poison        毒药
illogical    不合逻辑的
octopus    章鱼
delicacy    佳肴
repulsive    令人反感的
stomach    胃
turn        翻胃
fry            油炸
fat            (动物、植物)油
abuse        责骂
snail        蜗牛
luxury        奢侈品
associate    联想到
despise        鄙视
appeal        引起兴致
shower        阵雨
stroll        溜达
impulse    冲动
dozen        一打
fancy        喜爱
Notes on the text
Fancy meeting you here.
l    人名(女)
Hellen美神
Jamie“我爱”(法)感性顽皮
Jessica“财富”(希伯来)
l    poison sb. 毒死某人
├poisonous有毒的,含有毒素的
├venom毒液
├toxic含有毒成分的
├polluted污染的
└gas毒气,汽油(美)
┌octopus章鱼
├shark鲨鱼,高利贷者
├whale鲸鱼
└herring鳕鱼
l    delicious好吃的
├delicacy n.佳肴
├sweet甜的
├spicy味重的
└tasty味道好的
l    repulsive恶心(跟胃有关的)
├d
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