英语故事 工作技巧 Job Technique

Vacationing on the island of Oahu, we were waiting in our tour bus for some stragglers to show up. A man, obviously not with our group, approached the bus and was about to board. How would our driver handle the situation, we wondered. Straight-faced, he leaned toward the door and asked, "Going to the nudist Colony, sir?"

"Oh, no," replied the would-be passenger, retreating quickly.

"Works every time," the driver said with a wink.

Notes:

(1) Oahu n.瓦胡(岛)

(2) straggler n.落伍者;掉队者

(3) show up显现

(4) approach v.走近;接近

(5) be about to(do)(表计划)即将做

(6) board v.上(船、火车、飞机、公共汽车等)

(7) straight-faced adj.板起面孔的

(8) nudist Colony天体营(裸体主义者实行其信条的场所)

(9) retreating quickly迅速后退。这是一个分词短语作状语,表示伴随状况。

Exercises:

根据短文填空:

① We were waiting in our tour bus for some _____ to show up.

② A man, obviously y not with our group, _____ the bus and was to board.

③ How would our driver _____the situation, we wondered.

④ He leaned _____the door.

⑤ "Oh, no, " replied the_____ passenger, _____quickly.

工作技巧

在瓦湖岛上度假时,我们坐在旅游车里等候掉队的人。一位男子,明显不是和我们一起的,朝旅游车走来并要上车。司机会怎么处理这种情况呢?我们都拭目以待。司机拉长了脸,向车门靠过去,问道:“先生,是去天体营吗?”

“哦,不,”刚想乘车的男子回答说,迅速转身而逃。

“每次都管用,”司机眨巴了一下眼睛说。

练习参考答案:

① stragglers ② approached;about ③ handle ④ toward ⑤would-be; retreating

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