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《新概念英语》第二册全文下载

??Lesson 1 A private conversation 私人谈话
  Last week I went to the theatre. I had a very good seat. The play was very interesting. I did not enjoy it. A young man and a young woman were sitting behind me. They were talking loudly. I got very angry. I could not hear the actors. I turned round. I looked at the man and the woman angrily. They did not pay any attention. In the end, I could not bear it. I turned round again. ’I can’t hear a word!’ I said angrily. ’ It’s none of your business,’ the young man said rudely. ’This is a private conversation!’.
  
  Lesson 2 Breakfast or lunch? 早餐还是午餐?
   It was Sunday. I never get up early on Sundays. I sometimes stay in bed until lunch time.
  Last Sunday I got up very late. I looked out of the window. It was dark outside.
  ’What a day!’ I thought. ’It’s raining again.’ Just then, the telephone rang. It was my aunt Lucy.’ I’ve just arrived by train,’ she said. ’I’m coming to see you.’ ’But I’m still having breakfast,’ I said.
  ’What are you doing ?’ she asked. ’ I’m having breakfast,’ I repeated.
  ’Dear me,’ she said. ’Do you always get up so late ? It’s one o’clock!’’
  
  Lesson 3 Please send me a card 请给我寄一张明信片
  Postcards always spoil my holidays. Last summer, I went to Italy. I visited museums and sat in public gardens. A friendly waiter taught me a few words of Italian. ’Then he lent me a book. I read a few lines, but I did not understand a word. Every day I thought about postcards. My holidays passed quickly, but I did not send any cards to my friends. On the last day I made a big decision. I got up early and bought thirty-seven cards. I spent the whole day in my room, but I did not write a single card !
  
  Lesson 4 An exciting trip 激动人心的旅行
  I have just received a letter from my brother, Tim. He is in Australia. He has been there for six months. Tim is an engineer. He is working for a big firm and he has already visited a great number of different places in Australia. He has just bought an Australian car and has gone to Alice Springs, a small town in the centre of Australia. He will soon visit Darwin. From there, he will fly to Perth.
  My brother has never been abroad before, so he is finding this trip very exciting.
  
  Lesson 5 No wrong numbers 无错号之虞
  Mr James Scott has a garage in Silbury and now he has just bought another garage in Pinhurst. Pinhurst is only five miles from Silbury, but Mr Scott cannot get a telephone for his new garage, so he has just bought twelve pigeons. Yesterday, a pigeon carried the first message from Pinhurst to Silbury. The bird covered the distance in three minutes. Up to now, Mr Scott has sent a great many requests for spare parts and other urgent messages from one garage to the other. In this way, he has begun his own private telephone service.
  
  Lesson 6 Percy Buttons 珀西·巴顿斯
  I have just moved to a house in Bridge Street. Yesterday a beggar knocked at my door. He asked me for a meal and a glass of beer. In return for this, the beggar stood on his head and sang songs. I gave him a meal. He ate the food and drank the beer. Then he put a piece of cheese in his pocket and went away. Later a neighbour told me about him. Everybody knows him. His name is Percy Buttons. He calls at every house in the street once a month and always asks for a meal and a glass of beer.
  
  Lesson 7 Too late 为时太晚
  The plane was late and detectives were waiting at the airport all morning. They were expecting a valuable parcel of diamond from South Africa. A few hours earlier, someone had told the police that thieves would try to steal the diamonds. When the plane arrived, some of the detectives were waiting inside the main building while others were waiting on the airfield. Two men took the parcel off the plane and carried it into the Customs House. While two detectives were keeping guard at the door, two others opened the parcel. To their surprise, the precious parcel was full of stones and sand!
  
  Lesson 8 The best and the worst 最好的和最差的
  Joe Sanders has the most beautiful garden in our town. Nearly everybody enters for ’The Nicest Garden Competition’ each year, but Joe wins every time. Bill Frith’s garden is larger than Joe’s. Bill works harder than Joe and grows more flowers and vegetables, but Joe’s garden is more interesting. He has made neat paths and has built a wooden bridge over a pool. I like gardens too, but I do not like hard work. Every year I enter for the garden competition too, and I always win a little prize for the worst garden in the town!
  
  Lesson 9 A cold welcome 冷遇
  On Wednesday evening, we went to the Town Hall. It was the last day of the year and a large crowd of people had gathered under the Town Hall clock. It would strike twelve in twenty minutes’ time. Fifteen minutes passed and then, at five to twelve, the clock stopped. The big minute hand did not move. We waited and waited, but nothing happened. Suddenly someone shouted, ’It’s two minutes past twelve! The clock has stopped!’ I looked at my watch. It was true. The big clock refused to welcome the New Year. At that moment everybody began to laugh and sing.
  
  Lesson 10 Not for jazz 不适于演奏爵士乐
  We have an old musical instrument. It is called a clavichord(翼琴). It was made in Germany in 1681. Our clavichord is kept in the living-room. It has belong to our family for a long time. The instrument was bought by my grandfather many years ago. Recently it was damaged by a visitor. She tried to play jazz on it! She struck the keys too hard and two of the strings were broken. My father was shocked. Now we are not allowed to touch it. It is being repaired by a friend of my father’s.
  
  Lesson 11 One good turn deserves another 礼尚往来
  I was having dinner at a restaurant when Harry Steele came in. Harry worked in a lawyer’s office years ago, but he is now working at a bank. He gets a good salary, but he always borrows money from his friends and never pays it back. Harry saw me and came and sat at the same table. He has never borrowed money from me. While he was eating, I asked him to lend me &2. To my surprise, he gave me the money immediately. ’I have never borrowed any money from you,’ Harry said, ’so now you can pay for my dinner!’
  
  Lesson 12 Goodbye and good luck 再见,一路顺风
  Our ncighbour, Captain Charles Alison, will sail from Portsmouth tomorrow. We shall meet him at the harbour early in the morning. He will be in his small boat, Topsail.Tapsail is a famous little boat. It has sailed across the Atlantic many times. Captain Alison will set out at eight o’clock so we shall have plenty of time. We shall see his boat and then we shall say good-bye to him. He will be away for two months. We are very proud of him. He will take part in an important race across the Atlantic.
  
  Lesson 13 The Greenwood Boys 绿林少年
  The Greenwood Boys are a group of popular singers. At present, they are visiting all parts of the country. They will be arriving here tomorrow. They will be coming by train and most of the young
  people in the town will be meeting them at the station. Tomorrow evening they will be singing at the Workers’ Club. The Greenwood Boys will be staying for five days. During this time, they will give five performances. As usual, the police will have a difficult time. They will be trying to keep order. It is always the same on these occasions.
  
  Lesson 14 Do you speak English? 你会讲英语吗?
  I had an amusing experience last year. After I had left a small village in the south of France, I drove on to the next town. On the way, a young man waved to me. I stopped and he asked me for a lift. As soon as he had got into the car, I said good morning to him in French and he replied in the same language. Apart from a few words, I do not know any French at all. Neither of us spoke during the journey. I had nearly reached the town, when the young man suddenly said, very slowly, ’Do you speak English?’ As I soon learnt, he was English himself!
  
  Lesson 15 Good news 佳音
  The secretary told me that Mr. Harmsworth would see me. I felt very nervous when. I went into his office. He did not look up from his desk when I entered. After I had sat down, he said that business was very bad. He told me that the firm could not afford to pay such large salaries. Twenty people had already left. I knew that my turn had come. ’Mr. Harmsworth,’ I said in a weak voice. ’Don’t interrupt,’ he Said. Then he smiled and told me I would receive an extra &100 a year!
  
  
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真是辛苦,谢谢了!

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