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英语幽默精读【132】The Use of a Handsaw

2008-08-06 09:15

  At the mall, my wife and I picked up some hardware items, including a handsaw. We were heading back to the car when we passed a steakhouse.

  Let's try it. " my wife suggested. Although I felt a little foolish carrying the saw, I followed her inside.

  Scanning the menu, my wife told the waitress, " I' 11 have chopped sirloin, please.

  The waitress turned to me, eyed my saw and commented, "And I see that. you, sir, have come for our T-bone special.

  ※ Notes

  (1) mall n.集市
  (2) pick up 得到;获得
  (3) handsaw n.手锯
  (4) scan v.匆匆地略看;扫视
  (5) chop v.砍;劈;剁
  (6) sirloin n.最好的牛腰肉
  (7) comment v.评论;说话

  ※ Exercises

  根据短文填空:

  ① At the mall, my wife and I picked _____some hardware items, including a handsaw.

  ② We were _____back to the car when we passed a steak house.

  ③ Although I felt a little foolish carrying the saw, I followed her _____.

  ④ _____the menu, m wife told the waitress. " I' It have chopped sirloin please.

  ⑤ The waitress turned to me, _____my saw and commented, "And I see you, sir, have come for our T-bone special. "

  ※ 译文

手锯的用处

  在集市上,我和妻子买了一些五金用品,包括一个手锯。我们返回汽车时刚好路过一家牛排店。

  “我们尝尝吧,”我妻子建议说。尽管我觉得拿着锯有点傻乎乎的,但还是随她走了进去。

  我妻子扫视了一下菜单对女招待说:“请给我来一份炒牛腰片。”

  女招待转向我,看了看我的锯,说道:“我能看出,先生,你是来吃我们的T形骨特色菜的。”

  ※ 练习参考答案

  ① up ② heading ③ inside ④ Scanning ⑤ eyed

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