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减掉一磅

2006-07-08 15:54

  Lose One Pound

  I complimented one of my co-workers on having lost ten pounds. However, I couldn't resist bragging that when I was 17, 1 weighed 225 pounds and today I tip the scales at 224. 1 added, "That's not bad for a man of my age."

  Overhearing this, a woman remarked, "You mean to say it took you all this time to lose one pound?"

  Notes:

  (1) compliment (sb. on sth. ) v.恭维;称赞

  (2) brag v.自夸;夸耀

  (3) tip the scale at称量

  Exercises:

  根据短文选择正确答案:

  ① How much had the man's co-worker lost in weight?

  A. one pound

  B. ten pounds

  C. seventeen pounds

  D. eleven pounds

  ② What was the man's attitude towards his cc,-worker having lost in his weight?

  A. jealous

  B. unconcerned

  C. admiring

  D. worried

  ③ How much did the man weigh when he was 17?

  A. 224 pounds

  B. 225 pounds

  C. 223 pounds

  D. 222 pounds

  ④ "Tip the scales at" in paragraph one possibly means_____ .

  A. weigh

  B. make a tip for scales

  C. weigh more than

  D. weigh less than

  ⑤ How did the man feel on his losing one pound?

  A. disappointed

  B. proud

  C. ashamed

  D. puzzled

  我称赞我的一个同事减肥10磅。可是,我禁不住夸耀说我17岁时,体重225磅,而目前体重是224磅。我还说:“这对我这样年龄的男子来说,是不错的。”

  一个女子听到了这些话,她说道:“你是说你花了这么长时间才减了1磅?”

  练习参考答案:

  ①B②C③B④A⑤B

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