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
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。