First listen and then answer the question.
What is Jasper White’s problem?
Jasper White is one of those rare people who believes in ancient myths. He has just bought a new house in the city, but ever since he moved in, he has had trouble with cars and their owners. When he returns home at night, he always finds that someone has parked a car outside his gate. Because of this, he has not been able to get his own car into his garage even once. Jasper has put up ‘No Parking’signs outside his gate, but these have not had any effect. Now he has put an ugly stone head over the gate. It is one of the ugliest faces I have ever seen. I asked him what it was and he told me that it was Medusa, the Gorgon. Jasper hopes that she will turn cars and their owners to stone. But none of them has been turned to stone yet!
New words and expressions 生词和短语
Notes on the text 课文注释
1 one of those rare people who believes in ancient myths，少有的相信古代神话的人之一。其中who believes inancient myths是一个从句，起定语作用，修饰one；由于 one是单数，因此，从句中需用单数动词。of those rare people是另一个定语，也用来修饰one。
2 he has not been able to get his own car into his garage even once，他甚至一次也未能把自己的车开进他的车库。虽然be able to这个短语与can表达相同的意思，但这个短语可以用在各种不同的时态中。even用来修饰once，加强语气。
3 stone head，石雕头像。
4 It is one of the ugliest faces I have ever seen. 这是我见过的最丑陋的头像之一。这句话中也有一个定语从句I have ever seen，引导词that被省略了。