【课文讲解】

背熟:If she were alive today she would not be able to air her views on her favourite topic of conversation: domestic servants.
air one’s views on sth. / sb. 对......发表意见
背熟:lived in that leisurely age when
背熟:She was sentimentally attached to this house, for even though it was far too big for her needs, she persisted in living there long after her husband's death.
attach to
背熟:she persisted in living there long after her husband's death.
persist in doing sth.
long after
short after
long before
short before

L49-02  end  16’54”

L49-03  begin  15’18”

even my uncle's huge collection of books was kept miraculously free from dust.

背熟:She always referred to them as 'the shifting population', for they came and went with such frequency that I never even got a chance to learn their names.

refer to / regard sb. as

背熟:she was extremely difficult to please.
背熟:While she always criticized the fickleness of human nature, she carried on an unrelenting search for the ideal servant to the end of her days, even after she had been sadly disillusioned by Bessie.

carry on
During that time
put sb. in charge of 安排某人负责

in addition to

L49-03  end  52-03  15’18”

L49-04  begin  16’23”

act the role: play the role

be absent from: be away from
not only 位于句首,引导完整的语句,部分倒装

below, above常用的修饰词是well

bump into: knock oneself into / onto

背熟: reluctantly came to the conclusion that...
come to the conclusion
draw a conclusion
arrive at conclusion
reach conclusion
jump to conclusion

have a difficult time doing sth. : have trouble / difficulty in doing sth

背熟:They had mysteriously found their way there from the wine cellar!
L49-04  end  16’23”  Lesson49  end  1:05:22