NCE2-L05 No wrong numbers 无错号之虞PPT

What does ‘No wrong numbers’ mean?

Mr.James Scott has a garage in Silbury and now he has just bought another garage in Pinhurst. Pinhurst is only five miles from Silbury, but Mr. Scott cannot get a telephone for his new garage, so he has just bought twelve pigeons. Yesterday, a pigeon carried the first message from Pinhurst to Silbury. The bird covered the distance in three minutes. Up to now, Mr.Scott has sent a great many requests for spare parts and other urgent messages from one garage to the other. In this way, he has begun his own private ‘telephone’ service.

New words and expressions 生词和短语

pigeon n. 鸽子

message n. 信息

cover v. 越过

distance n. 距离

request n. 要求,请求

spare part 备件

service n. 业务,服务



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