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他把她的椅子降低了6寸

2006-07-08 15:42

  He Lowered Her chair Six Inches

  While on vacation in San Francisco, my sister developed a toothache. The hotel desk clerk recommended a dentist. Susan, who dislikes heights, was horrified to discover that she was located on the 14th floor of a skyscraper, with two of the office walls made entirely of glass.

  Susan was sitting rigidly in the examination chair, clutching its sides, when the dentist came in. "Are you always this nervous?" he asked.

  揑t' s just that I 'm not used to being up this high," Susan replied, eyes closed.

  "Oh, I'm sorry," he said. Then he lowered her chair six inches.

  Notes:

  (1) San Francisco 旧金山

  (2) develop v.发病

  (3) recommend v.推荐

  (4) horrified adj.惊恐的

  (5) be located位于

  (6) skyscraper n.摩天大楼

  (7) rigidly adv.僵硬地

  (8) clutch v.紧抓;紧握

  (9) be used to习惯于

  Exercises:

  根据短文填空:

  ① While _____vacation in San Francisco, my sister developed a toothache.

  ② The hotel desk clerk _____a dentist.

  ③ Susan, who dislikes heights, was horrified to discover that he was_____ on the 14th floor of a skyscraper, with two of the office walls made _____of glass.

  ④ Susan was sitting _____in the examination chair, clutching its sides, when the dentist came in.

  ⑤ "It' s just that I'm not used to being up this high "Susan replied, eyes_____ .

  在旧金山度假期间,我妹妹得了牙痛。宾馆接待员向她推荐了一名牙医。苏珊有恐高症,她惊恐地发现他的诊所位于摩天大楼的14层上,办公室有两面墙壁全用玻璃制成。

  苏珊僵硬地坐在候诊椅里,紧紧地抓住两边的扶手,这时牙医进来了。“你总是这么紧张吗?”他问。

  “这只是因为我不习惯这种高度。”苏珊回答,眼睛紧闭。

  “哦,对不起,”他说。然后他把她的椅子降低了6寸。

  练习参考答案:

  ① on ② recommended ③ located ④ rigidly ⑤ closed

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