First listen and then answer the question.
Why did Jenny want to leave the wedding reception?
Jeremy Hampden has a large circle of friends and is very popular at parties. Everybody admires him for his great sense of humour—-everybody, that is, except his six－year－old daughter, Jenny. Recently, one of Jeremy’s closest friends asked him to make a speech at a 5 wedding reception. This is the sort of thing that Jeremy loves. He prepared the speech carefully and went to the wedding with Jenny.He had included a large number of funny stories in the speech and, of course, it was a great success As soon as he had finished,Jenny told him she wanted to go home. Jeremy was a little disappointed by this but he did as his daughter asked. On 10 the way home, he asked Jenny if she had enjoyed the speech. To his surprise, she said she hadn’t. Jeremy asked her why this was so and she told him that she did not like to see so many people laughing at him!
New words and expressions 生词和短语
sort(1.5) /sɔ:t/n. 种类
Notes on the text 课文注释
1 a large circle of friends, 交际很广。
2 Everybody admires him for his great sense of humour. 人人都钦佩他那绝妙的幽默感。 admire… for，钦佩……的……； sense of humour；幽默感。
3 but he did as his daughter asked，但他还是按照女儿的要求做了。 as是连词，引导出状语从句，表示方式。did是指前一句话中的 go home．
4 To his surprise，使他吃惊的是。
5 she did not like to see so many people laughing at him, 她不愿意看到那么多人嘲笑他。句中的laughing at him 是现在分词短语，作see的宾语补足语。