First listen and then answer the question.
How did the dream end?
Tired of sleeping on the floor, a young man in Teheran saved up for years to buy a real bed. For the first time in his life, he became the proud owner of a bed which had springs and a mattress. Because the weather was very hot, he carried the bed on to the roof of his house. He slept very well for the first two nights, but on the third night, a storm blew up. A gust of wind swept the bed off the roof and sent it crashing into the courtyard below. The young man did not wake up until the bed had struck the ground. Although the bed was smashed to pieces, the man was miraculously unhurt. When he woke up, he was still on the mattress. Glancing at the bits of wood and metal that lay around him, the man sadly picked up the mattress and carried it into his house. After he had put it on the floor, he promptly went to sleep again.
New words and expressions 生词和短语
Notes on the text 课文注释
1 Tired of sleeping on the floor, 由于对睡地板感到厌倦。be tired of 是“对……感到厌倦”的意思。在这句话里省略了现在分词being,这个短语表示原因状语。
2 save up, 攒钱。
3 blow up, (指暴风雨)出现并加剧；刮起。
4 A gust of wind swept the bed off the roof and sent it crashing into the courtyard below. 一阵大风把床从屋顶上刮了下来，把它摔碎在下面的院子里。 crashing into the courtyard below是现在分词短语，作宾语补足语。
5 The young man did not wake up until the bed had struck the ground. 那年轻人直到床撞到地上才醒了过来。