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Lesson 1 A private conversation 私人谈话
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Lesson 2 Breakfast or lunch? 早餐还是午餐?
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Lesson 3 Please send me a card 请给我寄一张明信片
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Lesson 4 An exciting trip 激动人心的旅行
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Lesson 5 No wrong numbers 无错号之虞
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Lesson 6 Percy Buttons 珀西.巴顿斯
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Lesson 7 Too late 为时太晚
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Lesson 8 The best and the worst 最好的和最差的
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Lesson 9 A cold welcome 冷遇
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Lesson 10 Not for jazz 不适于演奏爵士乐
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Lesson 11 One good turn deserves another 礼尚往来
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Lesson 12 Goodbye and good luck 再见,一路顺风
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Lesson 13 The greenwood Boys 绿林少年
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Lesson 14 Do you speak English?你会讲英语吗?
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Lesson 15 Good news 佳音
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Lesson 16 A polite request 彬彬有礼的要求
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Lesson 17 Always young 青春常驻
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Lesson 18 He often does this! 他经常干这种事!
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Lesson 19 Sold out 票已售完
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Lesson 20 One man in a boat 独坐孤舟
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Lesson 21 Mad or not?是不是疯了?
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Lesson 22 A glass envelope 玻璃信封
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Lesson 23 A new house 新居
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Lesson 24 It could be worse 不幸中之万幸
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Lesson 25 Do the English speak English?英国人讲的是英语吗?
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Lesson 26 The best art critics 最佳美术评论家
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Lesson 27 A wet night 雨夜
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Lesson 28 No parking 禁止停车
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Lesson 29 Taxi! 出租汽车!
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Lesson 30 Football or polo? 足球还是水球?
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Lesson 31 Success story 成功者的故事
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Lesson 32 Shopping made easy 购物变得很方便
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Lesson 33 Out of the darkness 冲出黑暗
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Lesson 34 Quick work 破案“神速”
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Lesson 35 Stop thief!捉贼!
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Lesson 36 Across the Channel 横渡海峡
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Lesson 37 The Olympic Games 奥林匹克运动会
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Lesson 38 Everything except the weather 唯独没有考虑到天气
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Lesson 39 Am I all right? 我是否痊愈?
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Lesson 40 Food and talk 进餐与交谈
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Lesson 41 Do you call that a hat?你把那个叫帽子吗?
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Lesson 42 Not very musical 并非很懂音乐
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Lesson 43 Over the South Pole 飞越南极
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Lesson 44 Through the forest 穿过森林
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Lesson 45 A clear conscience 问心无愧
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Lesson 46 Expensive and uncomfortable 即昂贵又受罪
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Lesson 47 A tirsty ghost 嗜酒的鬼魂
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Lesson 48 Did you want to tell me something? 你想对我说什么吗?
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Lesson 49 The end of a dream 美梦告终
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Lesson 50 Taken for a ride 乘车兜风
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Lesson 51 Reward for virtue 对美德的奖赏
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Lesson 52 A pretty carpet 漂亮的地毯
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Lesson 53 Hot snake 触电的蛇
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Lesson 54 Sticky fingers 粘糊的手指
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Lesson 55 Not a gold mine 并非金矿
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Lesson 56 Faster than sound! 比声音还快!
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Lesson 57 Can I help you,madam?你要买什么,夫人?
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Lesson 58 A blessing in disguise?是因祸得福吗?
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Lesson 59 In or out? 进来还是出去?
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Lesson 60 The future 卜算未来
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Lesson 61 Trouble with the Hubble 哈勃望远镜的困境
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Lesson 62 After the fire 大火之后
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Lesson 63 She was not amused 她并不觉得好笑
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Lesson 64 The Channel Tunnel 海峡隧道
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Lesson 65 Jumbo versus the police 小象对警察
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Lesson 66 Sweet as honey! 像密一样甜!
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Lesson 67 Volcanoes 火山
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Lesson 68 Persistent 纠缠不休
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Lesson 69 But not murder!并非谋杀!
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Lesson 70 Red for danger 危险的红色
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Lesson 71 A famous clock 一个著名的大钟
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Lesson 72 A car called Bluebird “蓝鸟”汽车
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Lesson 73 The record-holder 纪录保持者
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Lesson 74 Out of the limelight 舞台之外
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Lesson 75 SOS 呼救信号
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Lesson 76 April Fool’s Day 愚人节
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Lesson 77 Asuccessful operation 一例成功的手术
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Lesson 78 The last one? 最后一枝吗?
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Lesson 79 By air 乘飞机
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Lesson 80 The Crystal Palace 水晶宫
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Lesson 81 Escape 脱逃
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Lesson 82 Monster or fish? 是妖还是鱼?
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Lesson 83 After the elections 大选之后
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Lesson 84 On strike 罢工
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Lesson 85 Never too old to learn 活到老学到老
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Lesson 86 Out of control 失控
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Lesson 87 A perfect alibi 极好的不在犯罪现场的证据
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Lesson 88 Trapped in a mine 困在矿井里
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Lesson 89 A slip of the tongue 口误
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Lesson 90 What’s for supper? 晚餐吃什么?
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Lesson 91 Three men in a basket 三人同篮
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Lesson 92 Asking for trouble 自找麻烦
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Lesson 93 A noble gift 崇高的礼物
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Lesson 94 Future champions 未来的冠军
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Lesson 95 A fantasv 纯属虚构
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Lesson 96 The dead return 亡灵返乡
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新概念英语第二册 –Practice and Progress 实践与进步
About Lesson

First listen and then answer the question.
听录音,然后回答以下问题。
What was the joke?

‘To end our special news bulletin,’said the voice of the television announcer,‘we’re going over to the macaroni fields of Calabria. Macaroni has been grown in this area for over six hundred years. Two of the leading growers, Giuseppe Moldova and Riccardo Brabante, tell me that they have been expecting a splendid crop this year and harvesting has begun earlier than usual. Here you can see two workers who, between them, have just finished cutting three cartloads of golden brown macaroni stalks. The whole village has been working day and night gathering and threshing this year’s crop before the September rains. On the right, you can see Mrs. Brabante herself. She has been helping her husband for thirty years now. Mrs .Brabante is talking to the manager of the local factory where the crop is processed. This last scene shows you what will happen at the end of the harvest: the famous Calabrian macaroni-eating competition! Sign or Fratelli, the present champion, has won it every year since 1991. And that ends our special bulletin for today, Thursday, April 1st. We’re now going back to the studio.’

New words and expressions 生词和短语

fool(title)/fu:l/n.傻瓜
bulletin(1.1)/’bvlətin/n.新闻简报  
thresh(1.9)/θreʃ/v.打(庄稼)
announcer(1.2)/ə’nvnsə/n.(电视、电台)播音员  
process(1.11)/’prəvses/v.加工
macaroni(1.3)/’mækə’rəvni/n.通心面,空心面条  
Signor(1.13)/’si:njɔ:/n.(意大利语)先生
leading(1.4)/’li:diŋ/adj.主要的  
present(1.13)/’prezənt/adj.目前的
grower(1.4)/’grəvə/n.种植者  
splendid(1.5)/’splendid/adj.极好的  
studio(1.14)/’stju:diəv/n.播音室
stalk(1.8)/stɔ:k/n.梗

Notes on the text 课文注释

1  April Fools’ Day,愚人节,4月1日。根据西方国家的风俗,这一天人们往往以愚弄别人作为乐事,本文所述的通心粉长在地里便是一个例子。
2  between them是“由于他们共同努力的结果”的意思。
3  the September rains, 9月雨季。

参考译文

“作为我们专题新闻节目的结尾,”电视广播员说,“我们现在到克拉布利亚的通心粉田里。通心粉在这个地区已经种植了600多年了。两个主要种植者,朱塞皮·莫尔道瓦和里卡多·布拉班特告诉我,他们一直期待着今年获得一个大丰收,收割工作比往年开始得要早些。这里您可以看到两个工人,他们协力割下了3车金黄色的通心粉秸。全村的人都日夜奋战,要赶在9月的雨季之前把今年的庄稼收获上来,打完场。在屏幕的右侧,您可以看到布拉班特太太本人,她已经帮了她的丈夫30年了。布拉班特太太现在正和负责通心粉加工的当地加工厂的经理交谈。这最后一个镜头向您展示了收获之后将发生的事情:著名的克拉布利亚人吃通心粉大赛!目前的冠军弗拉特里先生,自1991年以来,年年获胜。今天—4月1日,星期四—的专题新闻节目到此结束。现在我们回到电视演播室。”

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