Unit Nine
Waterloo Bridge
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Lead In Read In Language Points Study of Words and Phrases Grammar Summary Questions and Concluding Remarks
《魂断蓝桥》作为电影史上三大凄美不朽爱情影片 之一,是一部荡气回肠的爱情经典之作,内容虽有 些传奇化,但文艺气息浓厚,具有甚高的催泪效果。 一次偶然的机会,芭蕾舞女演员玛亚在滑铁卢 桥邂逅了高级军官罗伊。由于战争的原因,两人决 定马上结婚,但就在婚礼即将举行的前一天晚上, 罗伊接到命令,部队当晚开拔.失去工作的玛拉在得 . 知罗依死于战争后.迫于生计沦为妓女.然而不久她 又在滑铁卢车站见到了罗依.虽然罗依依然爱她,但 玛拉却无法从过去的阴影中解脱出来.最后她选择了 死亡.
Waterloo Bridge is a famous film that tells the story of two lovers caught up in the frantic pace of World War II. Mara and Roy meet and fall in love on the Waterloo Bridge during a London air raid. They are about to marry, but Roy is suddenly called back to the front.
Having lost her job and believing Roy died in action, Myra finds no way but to turn to prostitution. But soon, she runs into Roy at Waterloo Station. Although Roy loves her just as before, Myra couldn’t get away with her past. At last she chooses death.
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  1. Oh, dull things mostly. dull: adj. / v.
  1)uninteresting or unexciting ,boring: unattractive. eg. A dull book, story, lecture
  2) clear or bright 模糊,暗淡 eg. A dull light 模糊的光线
  3) slow in thinking, learning ,and understanding
eg. The teacher thought her students were dull.
  4) not sharp, blunt eg. a dull knife. Vt. 使……钝 eg. Somebody must have dulled the knife. (一定是什么人把刀弄钝了) must have done : must 在此表示 “一定,想必” 等推测意义 must :还可以做情态动词,意思是 “必须”

  2. What’s the good of anything? What’s the good of …? :What is the use or purpose of (something or doing something )? 有什么用? eg. What’s the good of his coming tomorrow? eg. What’s the good of money if you don’t have any friends?

  3. Oh, now wait a minute now, I’m not going to let you get away with that. get away with something: do (something wrong) without being caught or punished
逃避责备,惩罚等,侥幸成功
eg. The thieves got away with the contents of the safe.
这些盗贼顺利地将保险柜内的东西偷走
eg. If I cheat in the exam, do you think I might get away with it ?
如果我考试作弊,你想我能不被发觉,不受惩罚吗?
4…I can meet you and feel more intensely alive than walking around in peacetime and taking my life for granted. take someone or something for granted:
  1) not recognize the true value of eg. He is so busy with his job that he takes his family for granted. eg. Don’t take his help for granted.
  2) accept a fact or situation without questing eg. Don’t take it for granted that John will come to our English evening.

  5. That’s got nothing to do with people killing each other. get nothing to do with: have no connection with eg: I advice you to have nothing to do with dishonest people like John. eg: In fact, he had nothing to do with all the mistakes.

  6. I can’t help it. can’t help doing something :not be responsible for something unpleasant or annoying; be unable to stop doing something. 忍不住干什么事 eg. The children couldn’t help laughing when they saw the clown. eg. She broke into tears; she couldn’t help it. eg. I couldn’t help thinking that we were driving in a wrong direction.
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  7. For hesitating. hesitate: pause before saying or doing something you are not sure. eg. She hesitated for a moment, and then gave her agreement. eg. Don’t hesitate in doing what you think is right.

  8. I know, a marvelous sensation sensation: (n.) Physical feeling eg. I had a sensation of tiredness after a day’s work. sensible (adj.) reasonable; having or showing good sense eg. It is sensible of you to keep it a secret eg. It seems to be a sensible choice.
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  9. Did you think I’d break our engagement? break: fail to fulfill an agreement, keep a promise, or obey a law eg. break the law / a promise/an appointment/ one’s word.

  10. Anyhow, I was in a German prison camp, pretty nearly sighed off, but I got out at last and went to Switzerland. sigh: write (one’s name) on eg. The documents are ready to be sighed. eg. He signed his name at the bottom of the letter. sigh off: end, here meaning die. eg. He had exhausted conversation topics and signed off.

  11. And then I heard that she had lost touch with you. lose touch with somebody: lose connection or contact with somebody 反义词:get in touch with somebody eg. After graduation he went to American to pursue his studies and I lost touch with him. eg. I’ll get in touch with you upon arrival.

  12. Who was he, I insist upon knowing, who was he?
  1)insist on (upon) +n./ doing : urge in a forcible or emphatic manner eg. I insist upon your telling me the truth. eg. He insisted on giving them a detailed description.
  2) insist +that 主语+(should) V. eg. I insisted that he (should) come.

  13. Just little short of a miracle that I should run into you like this when you were waiting for no one in particular.
  1) little (nothing) short of : nothing less than. eg. A hundred dollars for a room that’s little short of robbery.
  2) run into : meet somebody. by chance
偶然遇到,碰到
eg. He didn’t expect to run into his former classmate at the airport. 等于 come across by accident

  14. It’s quiet out of the question. 巧记 out of the question 与out of question out of the question 有 the就有问题,“不可能” out of question 无 the就没有问题,“毫无疑问” eg. You can’t go to the wedding in that old dressit’s quite out of the question. 你不可以穿那件旧衣服去参加婚礼,那是不可能的 eg. The handwriting was not beautiful, but it was out of question hers. 毫无疑问她的字写的不漂亮.

  15. I think that you exaggerate. exaggerate: make something seem bigger, better, worse, etc eg. He exaggerated when he said the dog was the size of a horse. eg. People will not believe a man who always exaggerates.

  16. conceited and stupid
conceit:(adj.) having too high an opinion of oneself eg. The young man was too conceited to see his own shortcoming. eg. I don’t want to sound conceited, but I think my new book might be a best-seller.

  17. There’s someone else, isn’t there darling?. else: (after question words and some pronouns) besides; also; apart from eg. Who else will come to dinner tonight? eg. Does anyone else want to go swimming today? eg. He is wearing someone else’s coat today.
Study of Words and Phrases
fall in love 坠入爱河 be called back to the front 被招回前线 run into someone 撞见某人 get away with the past 从过去的阴影中解脱 be against with the past 违反规定 What’s the good of…? …有什么用? a heightened sense of life 强烈的生命意识 have nothing to do with 与…没关系
be excited about life 对生活充满激情 wait for the future 坐等未来 spend the rest of my life nothing 用我的余生去做 none of your quibbling 不要再支支吾吾 lose one’s identification 丢失证件 prison camp 集中营 no one in particular 不是特别的人 conceited and stupid 自负而愚蠢 for a change 换一换 stain one’s family history 玷污家族的历史 be gone forever 永远的走了
Grammar Tips 强调句型
1.It is /was +被强调的部分+that /who +句 子.被强调的部分可以是主语,宾语,状语, 宾补,状语从句等句子成分. 无论被强调的部分是什么成分,关系代词 一般都可以用 that,若被强调的是人可以用 who.而强调的如果是原因状语从句,那么引 导该状语从句的关联词是because而不是 as, since. eg. It was last weekend that I visited the museum.
eg. It is I who/ that am to go to the conference in his place. eg. It was because she was ill that she didn’t attend the meeting. 注:有三类句子成分不可以进行强调,即表语,谓语 动词以及although, though, even if, even though引导 的让步状语从句.

  2. It was not until…that 句型常用来强调表时间的名 词和时间状语,意思是“直到…才…” eg. It was not until late in the evening that his father returned home from his office. eg. It was not until police came that their quarrel stopped.
  3. 用助动词do (does, did)强调谓语,相当与汉语中 的“的确”,“确实”,“真的” 等语气词. eg. I do enjoy the dishes you cook. Do come in. “请进”(表示语气更诚恳) Come in. “进来”

  4. on earth, in the world, under the sun 等短语用在 句子中可加强与语气,在肯定句中,表“究竟”的意 思,在否定句中,表“全然,一点也…”等意. eg. What on earth are you doing in the house? eg. He had no penny in the world. ***It was in China the agreement was signed. A) that B) which C) where D) what 此题目是2003年12月B级考试题,答案是 A.该题考察的是强调句型,被强凋的部分是地点状 语
Questions:
  1.where did Roy and Myra meet for the first time?
  2.What was Roy and what ?was they first met?
  3.Why did Roy invite Myra to dinner?
  4.When did they decide to get married?
  5.What happened after they were engaged?
  6.When and where did they meet again?
  7.Why did Myra decide not to go with Roy to the country and live together?
  8.What was the end of the story?
Answers:
  1.They met for the first time during an air raid in London.
  2.Roy was an army officer and Myra was a dancer at the time.
  3.Roy fell in love with Myra, so he wanted to have dinner together with her.
  4.Roy wanted to get marred with Myra though it was only 48hours since they met each other.
  5.Soon after they were engaged, Roy received orders to go to the front.

  6. After the war ended, they met each other unexpectedly at Waterloo Station.
  7.Myra thought she would have stained Roy’s family history if she got married with him.
  8.Both Myra and Roy loved each other so much, yet she couldn’t get married with him. At last, Myra chose suicide, leaving her love Roy behind.
 

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