课文详注 Further notes on the text
1．How are you today？你今天好吗？
Fine, thank you. 很好，谢谢。
I'm fine, thank you. 很好，谢谢。
I'm very well, thank you. 很好，谢谢。
如问及对方的先生或太太的情况，可以说 How is Tony？或How's Emma？等。
相应的回答可为 He's fine，thanks 或 She's very well，thankyou等。
是And how are you？的简略说法。在回答对方问候健康的话之后反问时用。
语法 Grammar in use
How are you? 你好吗？
How is Helen today? 海伦今天好吗？
How have you been? 你一向可好？
（2）How do you do？（你好吗？）是正式介绍中的一句套话，从不用来询问健康：
How's life? 生活如何？ How are things? 情况怎样？ How's work? 工作怎么样？
a young nurse 一位年轻的护士; an old mechanic 一位老机械师
a lazy housewife 一个懒惰的家庭主妇; a thin woman 一个瘦瘦的女人
词汇学习 Word study
Look at that man. Is he thin? 瞧那个男人。他瘦吗？
Look carefully before you cross the street. 过马路前要仔细看清来往车辆。
The room looks on the sea. 房间面向大海。
Two windows look to the south. 两扇窗子朝南。
（1）健康的；舒适的： How is Steven today? 史蒂文今天怎么样？
（2）极好的，优秀的： a fine view 美好的景色 a fine teacher 一位优秀教师
（3）优雅的，雅致的： He is a man with fine manners. 他是一个举止优雅的男人。
练习答案 Key to written exercises
1 Mr. Blake isn't a student. He's a teacher.
2 This isn't my umbrella. It's your umbrella.
3 Sophie isn't a teacher. She's a keyboard operator.
4 Steven isn't cold. He's hot.
5 Naoko isn't Chinese. She's Japanese.
6 This isn't a German car. It's a Swedish car.
1 Look at that man. He's very fat.
2 Look at that woman. She's very thin.
3 Look at that policeman. He's very tall.
4 Look at that policewoman. She's very short.
5 Look at that mechanic. He's very dirty.
6 Look at that nurse. She's very clean.
7 Look at Steven. He's very hot.
8 Look at Emma. She's very cold.
9 Look at that milkman. He's very old.
10 Look at that air hostess. She's very young.
11 Look at that hairdresser. He's very busy.
12 Look at that housewife. She's very lazy.