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推荐背诵课文。很多可以应用于农村与城市生活的比较举例中。
1.        City born andcity bred, I have always regarded the country as somethingyou look at through a train window, or something you occasionally visitduring the week-end.
生在城市,长在城市,总认为乡村是透过火车车窗看到的那个样了,或偶尔周末去游玩一下景象。
说是地地道道的哪里人。。XX born XX bred.
划线句子注意用的类比的方式表达自己的观点。

2.        He isforever talking about the friendly people, the clean atmosphere, thecloseness to nature and the gentle pace of living.
    滔滔不绝地大谈友好的农民,洁净的空气,贴近大自然的环境和悠闲的生活节奏。

3.        My friend fails to mention the long and friendless winter eveningswhich are interrupted only by an occasional visit to the local cinema-virtuallythe only form of entertainment.
    我的朋友没有提到在电视机前度过的漫长寂寞的冬夜——电视是唯一的娱乐形式。

4.        He saysnothing about the poor selection offoods in the shops, or about those unfortunate people who have to travel fromthe country to the city every day to get to work.
他也不说商店货物品种单调,以及那些每天不得不从乡下赶到城里工作的不幸的人们。
Poor selection:少用choices吧。。
以上划线都可以举例说明乡村生活的劣势。

5.        They could be saved so muchmisery and expense if they chose to live in the city where they rightly belong.
要是他们愿意住在本来属于他们的城市,则可以让他们省去诸多不便与节约大量开支。
虚拟语气。

6.        If you can do without the few pastoral pleasures of the country,you will find the city can provide you with the best that life can offer.
如果你愿舍弃乡下生活那一点点乐趣的话,那么你会发出城市可以为你提供生活最美好的东西。

7.        They invariably live nearby and are always availablefor an informal chat or an evening’s entertainment.
你去看朋友根本不用跋涉好几英里,因为他们都住在附近,你随时可以同他们聊天或在晚上一起娱乐。

8.        Shopping, too, is always a pleasure.
买东西也是一种乐趣。
Too的位置。

9.        There is so much variety thatyou never have to make do with second best.
    物品种繁多,从来不必用二等品来凑合。

10.    Country people run wild when they go shopping in the city andstagger home loaded with as many of the necessities of life as theycan carry.
乡里人进城采购欣喜若狂,每次回家时都买足了外来商品,直到拿不动方才罢休,连走路都摇摇晃晃的。
划线是很形象地说明了满载而归的形象。

11.   Nor is the city withoutits moments of beauty.
    城市也并非没有良辰美景。