参考译文

  早饭后,我送孩子们上学,然后就去了商店。我回到家时,时间还早。孩子们在上学,我丈夫在上班,家里清静得很。于是我决定做些肉馅饼。不一会儿我就忙着调拌起了黄油和面粉,很快我的手上就沾满了粘粘的面糊。恰恰在此时,电话铃响了。没有什么能比这更烦人了。我用两个沾满面糊的手指捏起了话筒。当听出是海伦.贝茨的声音时,非常丧气。我用了10分钟的时间才说服她过会儿再来电话。我终于挂上了话筒。真是糟糕透了!我的手指上、电话机上以及门的把手上,都沾上了面糊。我刚回到厨房,门铃又
响了起来,响声足以把死人唤醒。这次是邮递员,他要我签收一封挂号信!

【课文讲解】

after breakfast 在吃过早饭后
I send the children to school 送孩子上学
at school 在上学
at work 在上班
at home 在家休息
be busy doing 忙于做某事
flour 面粉 不可数名词
be covered with 盖满
at exactly that moment 就在那时
no one could be/have been 没有人...
No one could be /have been father 没有人更胖了
Nothing could have been cheaper. 没有什么东西更便宜了
No face could be uglier. 没有一张脸更丑了
No books could be more interesting. 没有书更有趣了
Nothing could have been more exciting. 没有什么事情更令人激动了
pick up the receiver 拾起话筒
persudae sb.to do sth. 说服某人做某事
It takes sb.some time to do sth. 花费某人多久做某事
ring back 1.会电话 2. 再打电话
hang up 挂起
hang up the receiver 挂断电话
no sooner...than...
hardly...when...
enough 足够的 : 1.n. I have/had had enough. 我已经拥有足够的了
        2. adj. enough+n. , n.+enough
          I have enough time/time enough.
          enough 修饰名词时放在被修饰词的前面或后面
        3.adv. 不修饰动词,只修饰 adj.或者adv.
         enough修饰adj.或者adv.时一定要放在被修饰词的后面
enough to do sth. 足以用来做某事
He is rich enough to buy the whole city. 他富有的可以买下整个城市
I am hungry enough to eat sth.
在dead,young,old前面可以直接加the
the+adj. 表示 ...一类人
the rich 富人  the young 年轻人  the blind 瞎子
the English 英国人  Englishman,englishwoman

重点: annoying
   dismay
   persudae
   mess
   sign
   Nothing could ahve been more annoying.
   loud enough to wake the dead

【Letter writing】

pleased to do 非常高兴的
I was pleased to learn that you have a baby. 恭喜你作爸爸了
thank you for + n.

【Key structures】
the+adj. 表示一类人
the most 最...
most 非常
most of the ... 大部分的...
most of the young people 大部分的年轻人

【Multiple choice questions】

No.5
nothing + be more annoying 表达最高级含义

No.7
hardly...when...
no sooner...than...
A
No.8
United States
join 的二种用法 :
1. join the army/join the Party
2. Join us !
D
No.10
be tired of 厌烦
B

【Composition】

No.1
After putting the cake in the oven,I forgot all about it.
No.2
……(time)passed,and then……
……(time)passed,before ……
Two hours had passed when I smelled something burning.
something burning
burning与something是主动关系
No.3
On going into the kitchen,ZI found it full of smoke.

【Summary writing】
as soon as = when
No.4
after 做介词,后接名词或代词做宾语 做连词,后接句子