Lesson 14 Do you speak English?

New words and expressions

  • amusing. adj. 好笑的

    amusing 强调好笑,interesting 强调有趣(广义的),不好笑也Okay.

    funny. 更广义的好笑的、有趣的。(可指贬义)

  • experience n. 经历(可数); 经验(不可数)

    I have a number of experience. 我有很多经验

    I have a number of experiences. 我有很多经历

    experienced. 有经历的

  • wave v. 招手

    wave to sb

    On the way, a young man waved to me. I stopped and he asked me for a lift.

  • lift n. 搭便车(名词)

    I take a lift. 我搭了一个便车。

    give sb a lift 让某人搭便车

  • reply n. 回复

    answer sth = reply to the anser

  • language n.语言

    native language. 母语

  • journey n. 旅行

    trip: 短距离的旅行或者出差,go on business = go on a trip

    travel: 长途旅行,周游

    tour: 单纯为了玩,tourist. 游客

    journey: 广义的旅行、旅途。

    整个旅途:During the journey.

    五分钟旅途:five minutes’ walk(意思是走五分钟就到了) ≈ five minutes’ journey(五分钟路程,不管用什么方式)


  1. I had an amusing experience last year. After I had left a small village in the south of France, I drove on to the next town. 去年我有过一次有趣的经历。在离开法国南部的一个小村庄后,我继续驶往下一个城镇。

    After I had left …, I drove on … 这是一个由 After 引导的 时间状语从句。发生在前的动作用过去完成时 had done ,发生在后的动作用 done过去时。

    drive to 开车去某地

    on —— 这个单词用得极好!on 加在动词之后表示继续的意思,“我”离开村庄之后就 继续 驶往下一个目的地,具有连贯性。

    《My heart will go on》 我心永恒

    go on. 继续

  2. On the way, a young man waved to me. I stopped and he asked me for a list. 途中,一个青年人向我招手。我把车停下,他向我提出要求搭车。

  3. As soon as he had got into the car, I said good morning to him in French and he replied in the same language. 他一上车,我就用法语向他问早上好,他也用同样的发育回答我。

    As soon as … 一……就…… 时间状语从句,发生在前的动作用 had done, 发生在后的动作用 done。

    As soon as I had recevied the letter, I gave her a ring. 我一收到信就回了她电话。

    As soon as I had entered the room, I took off my coat right now.

  4. Apart from a few words, I do not know an French at all. 除了个别几个单词外,我根本不会法语。

    apart from. 除了……以外,不……

    except for: 放句首或者句中

    not … at all 一点都不

  5. Neither of us spoke during the joruney. 途中我们(俩)谁也没说话。

    neither of sb 两个人中任何一个都不(自带否定含义,不和 not 混用)

    either of us 两个人中任何一个都

    如果不止两个人,用:none of us

  6. I had nearly reached the town, when the young man suddenly said, very slowly, ‘Do you speak English?’ As I soon learnt, he was English himself ! 就要到达那个镇时,那青年突然开了口,慢慢说道:“你会讲英语吗?” 我很快了解到,他自己就是英国人!


    as I soon learnt 我很快了解到。

    As we know, it is the coldest day in the winter! What a day! 正如我所知道的,那是一年中最冷的天!冷就一个字!

    • He was English himself !

      himself 是为了强调他就是个英国人!有种豁然开朗的感觉。

      I am Chinese myself ! 我就是个中国人!

Key Structures


连词:As soon as, After, Before等这种明显带有时间先后顺序的词。

Special difficulties

except, except for, apart from区别

Multiple choice questions

  1. Neither of us spoke. We ___ .

    a. neither spoke b. either spoke

    c. both didn’t speak d. neither didn’t speak

    either / neither 一般不说成 we / I either/neither… ,而说 neitehr / either of sb,neither 不和 not连用

  2. salute. v.行军礼;致敬

    greet. 问候

    hitch hiker. 搭便车的远足者

    passenger. 乘客,旅客

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