4. Before class 上课前
A: Hello, Bob. Have you got your work done for today?
B: No, But maybe the teacher won't ask for it.
A: No such luck. The last time he forgot to collect our homework was the day he came down with the flu. He's in better
shape now. He won't forget again.
B: I know. That was a great week. I went out with Mary three nights running.
A: Who's Mary?
B: You know, the dark-haired girl who sits in the front row.
A: Oh, her. I've never met her.
B: Sorry, friend. You won't if I have my way.
no such luck 不会有那么好的运气
came down with... 患...(病)病倒了
in better shape 痊愈,复原
go out with... 同...去约会
three nights running 连续三个晚上
if have my way-if things happen as I want them to
B：对不起，朋友。如果我按照自己的愿望行事，你当然见不到她。5. Sorry, I'm Late. 对不起，我迟到了
A: Well, you finally got here. It's about time. I've been waiting in this restaurant a full thirty minutes.
B: Sorry, Jeannie. You know me. I'm always late.
A: Everybody knows, and every body's getting tired of it. Five,
ten, thirty minutes all the time. No one is that busy. Even in school you always interrupt the teacher right in the middle of a sentence. The whole class has to wait while you sit down and put down your books. It annory s him and everyone else.
B: All I can say is sorry. Maybe I'll reform, but don't count on it.
it's about time-you are late (注意：这是一句表示生气的话，用于责怪对方不遵守时间。在青年人中常用)
get tired of... 对...感到厌倦
it annoys him 这使他讨厌
B：我所能说的只有抱歉。也许我会改正，不过别对我抱太大希望。6. The First Class 第一堂课
A: Today I had my first English class
B: How was it?
A: It was interesting. The teacher gave us three ways to help ourselves learn the language. First, stop talking anything except English. Then learn many complete sentences by heart. Finally, have American friends tell us how they say things we have trouble with, and always imitate
by heart 默记
how they say things we have trouble with 我们感到难以表达的那些事物他们是如何表述的imitate
A：很在意思。老师告诉我们有三种方法可帮助我们学习语言。首先,除英语外不要用其他语言谈话。其次.背下大量完整的句子。最后请美国朋友告诉我们，我们在口语中感到困难的那些句子，他们是怎样表达的,并且要一直模仿他们。7. Hearing and Writing 听和写
A: Tell me about your English class, Mary.
B: Well, yesterday the teacher wro-te some sentences on the board. The first was "if you can't produce the sounds of a langua-ge acceptable
, then you can't really hear them when other people make them". Next he worte, "if you can't hear the sounds of a language then you probably can't write the language well. Your inadequate pronunciation contributes to making your writing substandard."
A: Do you think that's right?
B: I don't know, Bob. I'll tell you when the course is over.