Lesson 7 Too late


  • airport n. 机场

  • airfield n. 停机坪、停机坝

  • expect v. 期待,希望,等待

    I expect so. = I hope so

    They were expecting a valubale parcel of diamond from South Africa.

    expect sb to do sth

    expect sth

  • wait vi. 等待(不及物动词,不直接加宾语


    I wait for my mother. = I expect my mother come back.

  • valuable adj.贵重的

  • precious adj.珍贵的


    precious stones. 宝石

    precious red stones. 红宝石

    • priceless.

      -less 指无、没有

      priceless. 无价的

      valueless. 无价值的

      worthless. 无价值的

  • diamond n.钻石

    precious stones. 宝石

    diamond ring. 钻戒

  • steal v.偷

    steal sth

  • guard n.守卫

    While two detectives were keeping guard at the door, two others opened the parcel.

    life guard. 救生员

    body guard. 保镖


  1. The plane was late and detectives were waiting at the airport all morning.

    late adj. 晚的


    The bus was late. 车晚点了

    The train was late. 火车晚点了。

    The plane was late. 飞机晚点了。

    detectives 不加冠词、some、the,强调侦探这类人

    all morning = all the morning

  1. They were expecting a valuable parcel of diamonds from South Africa.

  2. A few hous earlier, someone had told the police that thieves would try to steal the diamonds.

    a few hous earlier = a few hous ago

    would do 过去将来时

    someone had told 过去完成时

  1. When the plane arrived, some of detectives were waiting inside the main building while others waiting on the airfiled.

    were doingwaiting 表示两个动词 同时进行 ,用 while 连接。

  2. Two men took the parcel off the plane and carried it into the Customs House.

  3. While two detective were keeping guard at the door, two others opened the parcel. To their surprise, the precious parcel was full of stones and sand!

    at the door 在门边、在门口

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