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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 kind of race do the children compete in?

Experiments have proved that children can be instructed in swimming at a very early age. At a special swimming pool in Los Angeles, children become expert at holding their breath under water even before they can walk. Babies of two months old do not appear to be reluctant to enter the water. It is not long before they are so accustomed to swimming that they can pick up weights from the floor of the pool. A game that is very popular with these young swimmers is the underwater tricycle race. Tricycles are lined up on the floor of the pool seven feet under water. The children compete against each other to reach the other end of the pool. Many pedal their tricycles, but most of them prefer to push or drag them. Some children can cover the whole length of the pool without coming up for breath even once. Whether they will ever become future Olympic champions, only time will tell. Meanwhile, they should encourage those among us who cannot swim five yards before they are gasping for air.

New words and expressions 生词和短语

instruct(1.1)/in’strʌkt/v.指导,传授
tricycle(1.8)/’traisikəl/n. 三轮车
Los Angeles(11.2-3)/lɔs’ændʒәlәs/洛杉矶
compete( 1. 9)/kəm’pi:t/v. 比赛,对抗
reluctant(1.5)/ri’lʌktənt/adj. 勉强的,不愿意的
yard(1.13)/jɑ:d/n. 码
weight( 1. 6)/weit/n.重物
gasp(1.13)/gɑ:sp/v. 喘气
underwater(1.8)/’ʌndə’wɔtə/adj. 水下的

Notes on the text 课文注释

1  hold their breath,屏住呼吸。
2  be popular  with…,深受……的欢迎,为……所喜爱。
3  compete against,与……竞争,与抗衡。
4  come up for breath,升上水面换气。
5  Whether they will ever become future  Olympic  champions,only time will tell.他们将来是否能成为奥林匹克的冠军,这只能由时间来作出回答。以whether引导的从句是tell的宾语,把宾语放在句首是为了强调。

参考译文

实验证明,儿童在很小的时候就可以开始学习游泳。在洛杉矶的一个特设的游泳池里,孩子们甚至在还没有学会走路时就已经能熟练地在水下屏住呼吸了。两个月的婴儿并未显得不愿意入水。他们很快便适应了游泳,以致能捡起池底的物品。这些幼小的游泳运动员非常喜爱的一种游戏是水下三轮车比赛。三轮车并排放在7英尺深的游泳池底上。孩子们比赛看谁先到达游泳池的另一端。很多孩子用脚蹬车,但多数孩子更愿意推或是拉着三轮车。有些孩子能够跑完游泳池的全长而不用露出水面换气。他们将来是否能成为奥林匹克的冠军,这只能由时间来作出回答。与此同时,他们对我们中的那些游不了5码就已喘不过气来的人应该是种鼓舞。

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