NCE2-L69 But not murder! 并非谋杀PPT

Do you think that the writer passed him driving test? Why?

I was being tested for a driving licence for the third time. I had been asked to drive in heavy traffic and had done so successfully. After having been instructed to drive out of town, I began to acquire confidence. Sure that I had passed, I was almost beginning to enjoy my test. The examiner must have been pleased with my performance, for he smiled and said, ‘ Just one more thing, Mr.Eames. Let us suppose that a child suddenly crosses the road in front of you. As soon as I tap on the window, you must stop within five feet.’ I continued driving and after some time, the examiner tapped loudly. Though the sound could be heard clearly, it took me a long time to react. I suddenly pressed the brake pedal hard and we both thrown forward. The examiner looked at me sadly. ‘Mr. Eames,’ he said, in a mournful voice,

‘ you have just killed that child!’

New words and expressions 生词和短语

murder n.谋杀

instruct v.命令,指示

acquire v.获得,取得

confidence n.信心

examiner n.主考人

suppose v.假设

tap v.轻敲

react v反应

brake n.刹车

pedal n.踏板

mournful adj.悲哀的

Notes on the text 课文注释

1 driving licence ,驾驶执照。

2 After having been instructed to drive out of the town,在接到把车开出城的指令后。

3 Sure that I had passed, 确信我已通过考试,sure的前面省略了Being.

4 The examiner must have been pleased,主考人对我的驾驶想必是满意的。这里用must + have + 过去分词来对过去的事情表示推测。

5 in a mournful voice,用悲伤的声调。

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