Lesson 6 Smash-and-grab
vocabulary
smash-v.打碎, 粉碎 --smashed all resistance.摧毁所有的抵抗 grab-v.抢夺, 攫取, 夺取 --grabbed the letter from me.从我手里抢走了信 arcade-n.[建]拱廊, 有拱廊的街道 v.提供拱廊,形成拱廊: --closed off and arcaded the narrow street. 将那条窄街封 闭并装顶成拱廊 Piccadilly-n. 伦敦繁华的大街之一 jewellery-n. (=jewelry) [总称]珠宝 --jewel-n.宝石 --jewelly-adj. 戴手饰的,光彩夺目的 --jeweller-n. 珠宝商, 宝石匠,钟表匠
Assistant-n.助手, 助教 --assistant engineer助理工程师 --assistant manager副经理 --assistant professor 助教授(低于副教授高于讲 师) necklace-n.项链 earring-n.耳环, 耳饰 bracelet-n.手镯 ring-n. 戒指,指环 brooch-n.胸针, 领针
arrange-v.安排 准备;计划: 安排, 准备;计划: 安排 --arrange for a big wedding. 为一盛大婚礼做准备 --I've arranged for a car to pick them up at the station. 我 已安排了一辆汽车去车站接他们 v.排列 排列 --arrange shoes in a neat row.把鞋放成整齐的一排 v. 协商 --arrange with sb. about sth. 与某人商定某事 background-n.背景 后台 背景, 背景 --background music 配乐 --He is a man of high cultural background. 他是受过高 等教育的人 foreground-n.前景 最显著的位置 前景, 前景 --keep oneself in the foreground 站在前面, 处在最显著 的地位
velvet-n.天鹅绒, 柔软, 光滑 gaze at 凝视 gaze,stare,glare gaze "目不转睛地看" ,"惊叹","羡慕"或"入 迷" --She gazed at it for some time, then added. "You don't need bookcases at all."她对地毯凝视了一会儿,然后 补充说:"你根本不需要书柜". stare "睁大眼睛凝视", "惊奇","傲慢"或 "茫然" --The noble stared at the blank sheet of paper for a few seconds. 那位贵族对那张空白纸凝视了几秒钟. glare"凶狠而且带有威胁性的瞪眼睛" --The trapped eagle glared at his captors.被诱捕到的雄鹰 凶狠地瞪着捕获它的人.
headlight-n.前灯(headlamp), 桅灯 horn-(牛,羊等的)角, 喇叭, 触角 --blow one's own horn自吹自擂 blare-v.奏鸣 奏鸣 --a stereo blaring in the next apartment. 隔壁的立体音响 发出刺耳响声 v. 大声宣布和引人注目地宣布: 大声宣布和引人注目地宣布: headlines blaring the scandal. 大标题宣布了丑闻 roar-v. 吼叫:发出或产生出巨大的噪音或嘈杂 吼叫:发出或产生出巨大的噪音或嘈杂声 --roar with laughter [pain] 哄堂大笑[痛苦地吼叫] n.吼; 啸; 怒号 咆哮 轰鸣声 喧闹声 怒号, 咆哮; 轰鸣声; 吼 --the roars of a tiger虎啸 --roars of anger怒骂声
come to a (full) stop-(完全)停止 raid-n.袭击, 搜捕 --a raid on a gambling den.警察对赌窝的突然袭击 a bank raid a police raid a bombing raid scramble-vi. 攀缘, 杂乱蔓延, 争夺, 匆忙 --Scrambling up her hair, she darted out of the house. 她 匆忙扎起头发, 冲出房去. --scramble up a steep hillside 爬上陡峭的山坡 --scramble for power and wealth 争权夺利 --scramble to one's feet急忙站起 ashtray-n.烟灰缸
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The expensive shops in a famous arcade near Piccadilly were just opening. Open-v.营业 营业; 营业 --When do you open / close? adj. 营业着的 We are open/closed. opening hours
Mr, Taylor, the owner of a jewellery shop was admiring a new window display. admire-v.赞美 钦佩 羡慕 赞美, 赞美 钦佩, --I admire (him for) his courage.我佩服他的勇气 vi.惊讶 惊异 惊讶, 惊讶 --We all admired at his sudden success. 他的突然成功 使我们感到惊讶. vt. 欣赏 --We stop to admire the view. admirer- n.赞美者 爱慕者; 求爱者, 求婚者; 爱 赞美者, 爱慕者 求爱者 求婚者 赞美者 人
The silence was suddenly broken when a large car, with its headlights on and its horn blaring, roared down the arcade. break -v.打破 --break the tension --break the deadlock --break the monotony --break my train of thought
It came to a stop outside of the jeweller's. the grocer's 杂货店 at Tom's 汤姆家 St. Paul's 圣保罗大教堂
One man stayed at the wheel while two others with black stockings over their faces jumped out and smashed the window of the shop with iron bars. wheel - n.轮, 车轮 轮子 轮 车轮, the steering device on a vehicle. 方向盘, 方向盘,驾驶盘
Chairs and tables went flying into the arcade. Go+v-ing --The plates went crashing to the floor. One of the thieves was struck by a heavy statue, but he was too busy helping himself to diamonds to notice any pain. be busy doing sth. --He was busy preparing for the exams. help oneself to sth --please help yourself. --help oneself to diamonds.
The raid was all over in three minutes, for the men scrambled back into the car and it moved off at a fantastic speed. fantastic-美好的:极妙的或极好的;显著 的: --a fantastic trip to Europe.美好的欧洲之旅 You look fantastic. --a fantastic tale about dragons --a fantastic amount of money at a speed --They drove at a speed of 50 miles per hour.
They had got away with thousands of pounds worth of diamonds. get away with v.侥幸成功, 逃脱处罚 --get away with murder v.逍遥法外 Worth-n. 价值 --$ 1,000 worth of equipment adj. They had got away with diamonds worth thousands of pounds.
worthadj. 相当于 价值的,值…钱的 相当于…价值的 价值的, 钱的 --Jewellery worth $450 was taken. adj.值得的 具有 价值的 值得的;具有 值得的 具有…价值的 --The museum is worth a visit. noun. 价值,作用 价值, --Judge its worth noun.值一定金额的商品 值一定金额的商品 --He admitted stealing 10,000 pounds' worth of computer systems. noun.相当于一定时间内生产的量 相当于一定时间内生产的量 --The companies have debts greater than two years' worth of their sales.
shop (store) grocer's / grocery the green grocer's department store shopping mall supermarket market shoplifting burglary n. 入室行窃 alarm monitor /surveillance n.监视, 监督
questions
The famous arcade was near Piccadilly. It was in the morning. The shops were just opening. Mr. Taylor and his assistants were creating a window display. It was a jewellery shop. The window display consisted of diamonds necklace and rings arranged on a background of black velvet. Yes, Mr. Taylor admired this display. The silence was broken by a large car with its horn blaring. The car went down the arcade. It stopped outside the jeweller's.
The two men jumped out and smashed the window of the shop. They had black stockings over their faces. The third man stayed at the wheel of the car. Mr. Taylor and his staff began throwing furniture out of the window. One of the thieves was struck by a heavy statue. Because he was too busy helping himself to diamonds, he did not notice any pain. The raid lasted three minutes. Yes, the two thieves climbed back into the waiting car. Then the car moved off at a fantastic speed. Yes, the thieves got away with thousands of pounds worth of diamonds.
Questions-answers
Where was the famous arcade? --The famous arcade was near Piccadilly. What time of the day was it? --It was in the morning. What were the shops doing? --The shops were just opening. What had Mr. Taylor and his assistants been doing since eight o'clock? --Mr. Taylor and his assistants were creating a window display since eight o'clock. What kind of shop was it? --It was a jewellery shop.
What did the window display consist of? --The window display consisted of diamonds necklace and rings arranged on a background of black velvet. Did Mr. Taylor admired this display? --Yes, Mr. Taylor admired this display. How was the silence broken? --The silence was broken by a large car with its horn blaring. Where did the car go? --The car went down the arcade. Where did the car stop? --It stopped outside the jeweller's.
What did the two men do? --The two men jumped out and smashed the window of the shop. What did they have over their faces? --They had black stockings over their faces. What did the third man do? --The third man stayed at the wheel of the car. What did Mr. Taylor and his staff begin doing? --Mr. Taylor and his staff began throwing furniture out of the window. What happened to one of the thieves? --One of the thieves was struck by a heavy statue.
Why didn't he notice any pain? --Because he was too busy helping himself to diamonds, he did not notice any pain. How long did the raid last? --The raid lasted three minutes. Did the two thieves climb back into the waiting car? --Yes, the two thieves climbed back into the waiting car. What did the car do then? --Then the car moved off at a fantastic speed. Did the thieves got away with thousands of pounds worth of diamonds? --Yes, the thieves got away with thousands of pounds worth of diamonds.
Silence broken?large car?headlights--horn blaringdown the arcade Stop?outside jeweller's One manwheeltwo others?black stockings? window, iron bars Mr. Taylor?upstairs Hestafffurniture out of windowchairs, tables? flyingarcade One of thieves?heavy statue--too busy?notice any pain Raidthree minutes--back in the car--moved off--speed Mr. Taylor rushed outashtraysvasesimpossible--stop the thieves Get awaythousands of poundsdiamonds
Topics for discussion
Do you know any incidents of violent robbery? What can we do t prevent or reduce crime in modern society?
vocabulary
Expensive-dear Almost-nearly Assistant-helper Gazing at-looking at Several-a few, a number of Stayed-remained Smashed-broke into pieces
The thieves drove the car away. The sheep ran away. Many a person likes this. A couple was there at that moment.
Capable?incapable Dependent?independent Impolite Able-unable Legal-illegal, Regular-irregular irresistable
What- who - when -wherewhy-how?
After gazing at the display, he went back After he gazed at the display, he went back..
 

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