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2016.10.15 English only (2)  

2016-10-15 22:32:08|  分类: Listen to Englis |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

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Today I would like to tell you a story named English Only.

Blair needed a break from the indoor life. Sometimes it seemed like he was in his apartment 24/7. He had recently found a perfect outdoor cure. It was a new coffeehouse which served 45 kinds of coffee and tea. He liked it because the coffee was good and the place was never overcrowded.

The coffeehouse was only a 10-minute walk, which Blair now took. There were three female customers in the coffeehouse. None of them were young and pretty. Blair was a little disappointed. He'd prefer to see good-looking women while he was drinking good coffee, but you can't have everything.

He ordered a large "coffee of the day," which was $1.70. He gave the clerk two dollars. He put the change in the tip jar and took his coffee outside. Blair preferred to drink outside. That way he could watch the traffic on the street. He liked to try to spot British motorcycles and 1960 station wagons.

He sat at a table under an umbrella, opened his book, and began reading. The book was a self-improvement book. Blair had been reading it on and off for about two years. He hadn't noticed any improvement. A woman was approaching the patio. Blair looked up to see if she was attractive. She was. And she was by herself. He returned to the book as she passed by him. Blair kept looking at the pages, but his mind was on the woman.

A few minutes later, she came outside holding a cup of coffee and sat at the table right next to Blair's. Her chair was so close to his that he could have reached over and touched her on her right shoulder. There were four other empty tables on the patio. Why had she sat at this one, so close to him? Was she telling him that she was available? Was she hoping that he would make a move?

Blair went back to his book. But he wasn't reading the words; he was thinking about the woman. What could he say to her? How could he break the ice? What was a good line? "What blend are you drinking?" "Your perfume smells nice." "Weren't we in the same art class?"

But maybe she wasn't interested in him at all. Maybe she just wanted to sit and drink in peace. Yet why would she sit right here? His head was spinning. He must say something.

Just then, her cell phone rang. She answered it, then laughed, then started talking animatedly. That's got to be her boyfriend, Blair thought.

But from the moment she answered the phone, it didn't matter if she had a boyfriend or not, because she was speaking another language. Blair was not interested in a girl who didn't speak English. He went back to his book and his coffee. It tasted good.

1. Vocabulary 
approach    attractive    available     break     disappointed    female    hold    improvement    motorcycles    notice   overcrowded    patio   prefer    spot     traffic     umbrella   wagon 
 2. Crossword
1--The cops ( approach)ed the yelling, violent man slowly and carefully. 
1-- Are you (available) to help me this afternoon? I hope you are free. 
2--This is your final (notice), you must vacate this apartment immediately.
3--Drivers can now use their smart phones to find a parking (spot) in many  big cities. 
4--I won't make it on time. There just too much (traffic) on the freeway. 
5--They like to have BBQs on their (patio) in the back yard every summer.
6--The boat was so (overcrowded) that it sank, 10 people drowned. 
7--She was a very (attractive) woman. Men asked her out every day.
8--This new version of the software is a big (improvement) over the previous version. It's a lot easier to use. 
9--Did you (break) your fingernail trying to open that jar?
10--Riding bicycles was good training for riding(  Motorcycle)s. 
11--Coffee is okay, but actually I'd (prefer) tea if you have it. 
12--Moms with big families often drive minivans or station (wagon)s. 
13--My (umbrella) won't stay open. I need to buy a new one before it rains again.
14--The ( female) lead in the play is a woman who has cancer. 
15--Will you ( hold) my briefcase while I get some money out of my wallet?
16--My parents are (disappointed) that I dropped out of college. They're not happy. 
3. Sentences
1-- he    life   a    indoor   break    from    .    the    needed ------------He needed a break from a indoor life. 
2-- coffeehouse   45   coffee   served     .     the    kinds   of---------The coffeehouse served 45 kinds of coffee.   
3-- 10-minute   the    away   .   was   walk   coffeehouse--------The coffeehouse was a 10 - minute walk away. 
4-- were   ?   coffeehouse   customers    in    there   female   the  three -----Were there three female customers in the coffeehouse?
5-- a   he    ordered     the    large    of     coffee    .      day ---------He ordered a large coffee of the day. 
4. Dictation
1--Did he need a break from the indoor life? 
2--He had recently found a perfect outdoor cure.
3--There were three female customers in the coffeehouse.
4--He prefered to see pretty woman whild he drink his coffee.
5--Did he put the change into the tip jar?
6--He sat at a table under  a large umbrella. 
7--He retured to reading the book as she passed by. 
8--She sat at the table right next to his.
9--He could have reached over and touched her shoulder.
10--She answered her phone and started talking animatedly.


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