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新概念英语第三册自学导读 Lesson57
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Notes on the text
课文注释

1  I had expected to be near my objective by now,我本以为这时已经接近目的地了。

“expect的过去完成时+不定式的一般式”,表示过去想做而未做的事。

2  become(be)absorbed in…,作“专心致志于……”、“全神贯注于……”讲。

3  lack for nothing,什么也不缺。

4  he made me promise to go on my own,他要我答应一定单独回故乡一趟。

promise是不带to的动词不定式,作宾语补足语;on one's own作“单独”、“靠自己的力量”解。

5  It was not that…at all. 和下文的 But…territory,这里两个句子实际用的是一个完整的句型:not that…butthat(不是因为……而是因为……)。

参考译文

我停下车,让汽车发动机冷却一下,同时查看一下地图。我本想离目的地已经不远,但周围一切对我仍很陌生。我5岁那年,父亲就带我出了国,那是18年前的事了。当时我母亲在一次事故中惨死,父亲未能很快从悲痛与孤独中恢复过来。他身边的一切都有母亲的影子不断地勾起他的伤感。于是他决定移居他国。在这个新的国家里,父亲专心致志地为我们俩开创一种新的生活,慢慢地不伤心了。父亲没有再娶,因此,我在没有母亲的环境里长大成人。但我却什么都不缺,他既当父亲又当母亲。他总想将来回国看看,但却不愿长期住下去,因为他与我一样已经把根深深地扎在了异国的土地上。但是,他想看一看家乡父老乡亲,为我的母亲扫墓。就在他计划回国的前几个月,他突然身患绝症。他知道自己已奄奄一息,于是他要我答应一定单独回故乡一趟。

我下飞机后租了一辆车,并买了一本详尽的地图册。在乡间行车途中,我觉得它非常有用,但快到家了,我倒觉得它没什么用了。这倒并非是我背熟了地图,而是父亲曾详细给我讲了,在过了离故乡最近的那个小镇后,在每一个路标处可见到些什么。因此,我相信这段路对我来说会是很熟悉的。唉,实际我错了,我现在迷路了。

我看了看地图,又查了一下里程表。从小镇出来,我走了10英里。照父亲的说法,我面前应是一个山谷,有农场与村舍,还可远远望见老家村子里的教堂的尖顶。可现在我却看不到山谷,看不见农舍,也看不见教堂尖顶,看见的只是一片湖泊。我想一定是在什么地方拐错了弯儿。于是我驾车返回小镇,重新按路线行驶。结果又来到刚才那个拐弯处。奇怪的是那个湖没有在地图上标出。我感到自己就像平时作梦那样迷迷糊糊地闯进了恶梦境地。就像在恶梦里一样,见不到一个人可以帮助我。不过,我是幸运的,正当我走投无路之时,从天边出现一个骑马的人向我骑来。等他走近了,我问他去老家的路。他说那村子已经没有了。我想他一定误解了我的意思,于是又说了一遍村庄的名字。这次他用手指了一下那个湖。村庄已不复存在,因为已经为水所淹,山谷也被水淹没了。这不是一个天然湖泊,是一座人工修建的水库。

Multiple choice questions
多项选择题

Choose the correct answers to the following questions.

Comprehension 理解

1  When the author thought he was near his objective, he stopped because ______ .

a.it was too hot for him to concentrate on where he was going

b.he wanted to find his way back to the nearest town

c.he realized that he must have taken a wrong turning

d.he did not recognize any familiar landmarks

2  Why did the author's father want his son to go back on his own?

a.He feared that his wound would reopen if he were to return himself.

b.He wanted to hear what had happened to his village before dying.

c.He was too ill to accompany his son on the cross-country journey.

d.He had always intended that his son should see the land of their birth.

3  What made the author feel he had stumbled into a nightmare country?

a.According to his father, he should already have reached the village.

b.Nothing he saw corresponded to what he had expected to see.

c.He did not know how he could get to the other side of the lake.

d.He was curious to know more about the lake but there was no one to ask

Structure 结构

4  I was only five when I ______ , and that was eighteen years ago. (11. 3-4)

a.had been taken abroad by my father

b.took abroad with my father

c.had taken with my father abroad

d.was taken by my father abroad

5  ---- and I was brought up ______ . (1. 9)

a.without a care of women

b.without care by a woman

c.without a woman to care for me

d.careless of a woman

6  ---- leaving the town. It was here that my father had told me I ______ farms and cottages…(11. 19-20)

a.could see

b.would see

c.would be seeing

d.should have seen

7  I waited for his approach ______ I asked him… (1. 27)

a.until

b.when

c.before

d.so that

8  I asked him ______ to our old village. (1. 27)

a.what way it was

b.if he knows the way

c.which way to go

d.how to get

Vocabulary 词汇

9  Everything around him ______ , continually reopening … (11. 6-7)

a.reminded him of her

b.presented her to him

c.recalled him to her

d.remembered her for him

10  But my father had described ______ what we should see…(11. 16-18)

a.incessantly

b.overmuch

c.repeatedly

d.extensively

11  ---- the lake was not ______ on the map. (1. 24)

a.signed

b.written

c.shown

d.spotted

12  The lake was not a natural one. It was one. (11. 29-30)

a.an unnatural

b.a man-made

c.an unreal

d.a manufactured
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