Listen to the tape then answer this question. Why was the mother embarrassed?
Last week, my four-year-old daughter, Sally, was invited to a children's party. I decided to take her by train. Sally was very excited because she had never travelled on a train before. She sat near the window and asked questions about everything she saw. Suddenly, a middle-aged lady got on the train and sat opposite Sally. ‘Hello, little girl,’ she said. Sally did not answer, but looked at her curiously. The lady was dressed in a blue coat and a large, funny hat. After the train had left the station, the lady opened her handbag and took out her powder compact. She then began to make up her face.‘Why are you doing that?’Sally asked.‘To make myself beautiful,’the lady answered. She put away her compact and smiled kindly. ‘But you are still ugly,’Sally said. Sally was amused, but I was very embarrassed!
excited adj. 兴奋的
compact n. 带镜的化妆盒
get on 登上
kindly adv. 和蔼地
middle-aged adj. 中年的
ugly adj. 丑陋的
opposite prep. 在......对面
amused adj. 有趣的
curiously adv. 好奇地
smile v. 微笑
funny adj. 可笑的，滑稽的
embarrassed adj. 尴尬的，窘迫的
powder n. 香粉
1）decide v. 对......做出抉择，决定；影响......的结果
例句：I can't decide what to wear.
decide on /upon sth. 决定，选定
a compact camera 袖珍照相机
3）get on 登上，乘上（指乘车，飞机，或船）
4）embarrassed adj. (犹指在社交场合)窘迫的，尴尬的
句型：be embarrased about /at sth.
be embarrassed to do sth.
financially embarrassed (口语)拮据的，经济困难的
例句：He felt embarrassed at being the center of attention.
1. my four-year-old daughter 我那四岁的女儿
同类型的词还有a five-year plan 一个五年计划 a three-day holiday 三天的假期