NCE2-L35 Stop thief! 捉贼!PPT

How did Roy stop the thieves?

Roy Trenton used to drive a taxi. A short while ago, however,he became a bus driver and he has not regretted it. He is finding his new job far more exciting. When

he was driving along Catford Street recently, he saw two thieves rush out of a shop

and run towards a waiting car. One of them was carrying a bag full of money. Roy acted quickly and drove the bus straight at the thieves. The one with the money got

such a fright that he dropped the bag. As the thieves were trying to get away in their

car,Roy drove his bus into the back of it. While the battered car was moving away,

Roy stopped his bus and telephoned the police.The thieves’ car was damaged and easy to recognize.Shortly afterwards,the police stopped the car and both men were

arrested.

New words and expressions 生词和短语

while n.一段时间 straight adv.径直

regret v.后悔 fright n.害怕

far adv.非常 battered adj.撞坏的

rush v.冲 shortly adv.很快,不久

act v.行动 afterwards adv.以后

Notes on the text 课文注释

1 a short while ago,不久前。

2 far more exciting,令人兴奋得多。far是副词,放在比较级的形容词前,表示程度,可译作“很”、“大大地”。

3 he saw two thieves rush out of a shop and run towards a waiting car,他看到两个小偷从一家商店里冲出来,奔向等在那里的一辆汽车。在动词see后面接不定式时,不一定要省去to,

如本句中的rush和run两个不定式。

4 a bag full of money,一只装满钞票的提包。full of…是形容词短语,此处作定语,相当于一个定词从句which was full of money.

5 The one with the money got such a fright that he dropped the bag.拿钱的那个小偷

吓得把提包都扔了。句中such…that….的结构有“如此…以至于…”的意思,such 后面要跟名词。

6 shortly afterwards,没过多久。

参考译文

罗伊。特雷顿原是开出租汽车的,然而就在前不久,他开上了公共汽车,也并不为此感到后悔。他发觉自己的新工作令人兴奋得多。最近,当他正开车在凯特福德街上行驶时,看到有两个小偷从一家商店里冲出来,奔向等在那里的一辆汽车,其中一个提着一只装满钞票的提包。罗伊行动迅速,开车直冲窃贼而去。拿钱的那个小偷吓得把提包都扔了。当那两个小偷企图乘车逃跑时,罗伊驾驶他的公共汽车撞在了那辆车的后尾上。当那辆被撞坏的车开走后,罗伊停下车,给警察挂了电话。小偷的车损坏严重,很容易辨认。没过多久,警察就截住了那辆车,两个小偷都被抓住了。

Leave a Reply