NCE2-L40 Food and talk 进餐与交谈PPT

Was Mrs. Rumbold a good companion at dinner?

Last week at a dinner party, the hostess asked me to sit next to Mrs. Rumbold. Mrs. Rumbold was a large, unsmiling lady in a tight black dress. She did not even look up when I took my seat beside her. Her eyes were fixed on her plate and in a short time, she was busy eating. I tried to make conversation.

‘A new play is coming to “The Globe” soon,’ I said. ‘Will you be seeing it?’

‘No,’ she answered.

‘Will you be spending your holidays abroad this year?’ I asked.

‘No,’ she answered.

‘Will you be staying in England?’ I asked.

‘No,’ she answered.

In despair, I asked her whether she was enjoying her dinner.

‘Young man,’ she answered, ‘if you ate more and talked less, we would both enjoy our dinner!”

New words and expressions 生词和短语

hostess n. 女主人

unsmiling adj. 不笑的,严肃的

tight adj. 紧身的

fix v. 凝视

globe n. 地球

despair n. 绝望










“年轻人,”她回答说,“如果你多吃点,少说点,我们两个都会吃得好的!” 30小时记忆3000单词的秘诀 专治男女记不住单词的秘密[图片]

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