First listen and then answer the question.
How did Jane receive a letter from a stranger?
My daughter, Jane, never dreamed of receiving a letter from a girl of her own age in Holland. Last year, we were travelling across the Channel and Jane put a piece of paper with her name and address on it into a bottle. She threw the bottle into the sea. She never thought of it again, but ten months later, she received a letter from a girl in Holland. Both girls write to each other regularly now. However, they have decided to use the post office. Letters will cost a little more, but they will certainly travel faster.
New words and expressions 生词和短语
dream (1. 1) /dri:m/ v. 做梦，梦想
throw (1. 4) /θrəu/ (threw /θru:/, thrown /θrəun/) v. 扔抛
age (1. 2) /eidʒ/ n. 年龄
channel (1. 3) /’tʃænl/ n. 海峡
Notes on the text 课文注释
1 dreamed of receiving a letter，想到会收到一封信。dream of作“梦想”，“幻想”讲；receiving是动名词，作介词of的宾语。
2 Last year，we were travelling across the Channel and…，去年，当我们横渡英吉利海峡时……。这是过去进行时的一种用法，用来叙述故事情节的背景。过去进行时描述背景，由此引出一般过去时表示的新动作。
3 with her name and address on it用来进一步说明a piece of paper。可译作“写有她姓名和地址的(一张纸条)”。