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late last year and now they have a new baby. All the regular passengers feel happy for the young Mexican couple.

7) Why do the passengers enjoy the company of a group of Haitians?

The Haitians have a great sense of fun. The passengers are all delighted to have their company. They always chuckle and nod when the Haitians are all aboard.

8) Why is the woman who sits up front always silent? She has a speech impediment. Talking is hard for her.

9) What do you know about the silent woman‘s family life?

She is a single mother with a disabled son who is receiving special care away from home. She lives alone and feels lonely and misses her son very much. The Sunday-morning bus ride is the best thing she does all week, and an occasional visit to the fish restaurant is almost as good as the second best thing. She rides the Sunday-morning bus simply for the companionship of the driver whose name she doesn't know, but who appreciates the hot coffee she brings.

10) How did the author and his wife feel about the dinner with the silent woman?

They all had a wonderful time. For the silent woman, an occasional visit to the fish restaurant was a pleasant experience and this time it was even better with the companionship of the author and his wife. The author and his wife also enjoyed the dinner and they felt that the fish had never tasted better. When they left the restaurant, they were already friends with each other. And they shared their names.

2 Read the following statements and then decide whether each of them is true or false based on the information contained in Text B. Write T for True and F for False in the space provided before each statement.

1) T On Sundays the author and his wife take the bus to go to church regularly for years.

2) F The bus driver is required to remember the stop of every regular passenger.

(He is not required to do so. But he makes it his business to remember where every regular passenger should get off the bus.)

3) F The silent woman always gets the driver a cup of coffee because she is well-off. (The worn clothing of the silent woman suggests she doesn’t have much money to spare, but she always clutches an extra cup of coffee for the driver.)

4) F The driver has to wake up the factory security guard every time and reminds him of getting off the bus.

(The security guard closes his eyes until the precise moment that the bus approaches his stop. Then, he opens his eyes and gets off the bus.)

5) T The rotund fellow is very grateful because other people have helped him.

6) T The passengers enjoy their ride together and words or names are not necessary to them.

7) F The author and his wife developed a good relationship with the silent woman after taking the same bus for some months.

(For many months, the only sadness for the author and his wife is that they can’t establish the same rapport with the silent woman.)

8) F They found their fish tasted better because they shared a good dinner with the silent woman.

(They found their fish tasted better because they had finally learned the story of the silent woman and made friends with her.)

Enhance Your Language Awareness Words in Action

Working with Words and Expressions

1 In the box below are some of the words you have learned in this unit. Complete the following sentences with the words given. Change the form where necessary. 1) My neighbours are a friendly bunch of people.

2) Dave amazed his friends by leaving a well-paid job to travel around the world.

3) The employees in this company work an eight-hour shift .

4) The professor came to the classroom with a bundle of newspapers under his arm.

5) A passenger asked the driver: ―Could you drop me off near the post office? I‘d like to post a letter.‖

6) The little girl‘s capacity for learning languages astonished me.

7) How many countries will be participating in the Olympic Games?

8) I like the typically French style of living. It is so romantic.

9) They have made their fortunes from industry and commerce .

10) They threatened to shoot him and rob him of all his possessions.

11) In many cultures, the lion is the symbol of courage.

12) Your help was greatly appreciated . We are very grateful to you for it.

13) It‘s the first time the painting has been displayed to the public.

14) During the exam, the naughty boy tried to slip a note to his classmate while the teacher wasn‘t looking.

15) As the saying goes, conquer the desires, or they will conquer you.

16) Before the dinner party, Mother has ordered a roast from the butcher.

17) I didn‘t wait for you at home because I figured that you wouldn‘t come.

2 In the boxes below are some of the expressions you have learned in this unit. Do you understand their meanings? Do you know how to use them in the proper context? Now check for yourself by doing the blank-filling exercise. Change the form where necessary.

1) In this painting, a single red rose stands in rich contrast to the grassland.

2) The factory workers are exposed to poisonous gases and many of them suffer from lung diseases.

3) During the war, the soldier risked his life helping others to escape.

4) Do trust me. You can rely on me to keep your secret.

5) If you are attacked or robbed at knifepoint , how would you react then?

6) She is such an extraordinary girl that she always stands out in a crowd.

7) Obviously, this foolish idea runs contrary to common sense(常识).

8) I was very tired and had to flag down a taxi in order to get home early.

9) The mother picks/picked up her children from the kindergarten at 5:00 p.m. every day.

10) The publishers took a gamble on an unknown author, and the books have sold well.

11) The driver waved to us as he pulled away .

12) The driver pulled over to the side of the road to see what was wrong with his truck.

Increasing Your Word Power 1 Collocations

Look at the adverbs listed in the box below, and decide which adverb is needed to collocate with the verb in each sentence. Fill the correct adverb into the blank in the sentence. The same word may be used in more than one sentence. Consult a dictionary if necessary.

1) No need to thank me — I was just glad to help out a friend.

2) Yesterday a drunken man was run over and killed by a bus.

3) When I look back on my college days, I can‘t believe the crazy things we did as students.

4) He looks down on his colleagues because he has a PhD degree but they don‘t have.

5) A policeman was standing by the side of the road, signaling to me to pull over .

6) Peter didn‘t have anywhere to stay so Sarah put him up for a few days.

7) Don‘t worry. Everything will turn out well.

8) You promised you would do it. Why did you go back on your word?

9) Their business was losing money so they had to close down .

10) You can‘t miss him. That haircut makes him stand out in a crowd.

11) I gave up smoking when I got pregnant.

12) The doctor checked her over yesterday. All the tests were OK and she seemed to be fine.

13) She tends to hang back in a crowd because she is so shy.

14) What problems should I watch out for when buying an old house? I don‘t want to be cheated.

15) They offered her the job but she didn‘t like it and turned it down .

16) It‘s hard to comfort Sandra. She doesn‘t seem able to get over her mother‘s death.

2 Study the different meanings of the word than in the following sentences.

Task: Now put the following sentences into English, using than in your translation.

1) 行动比言语更响亮。

Action speaks louder than words.

2) 这儿的生产需要低于摄氏25度的温度。

Production here needs temperatures lower than 25 degrees Celsius.

3) 我喜欢保存东西而不是把它们扔掉。

I like to keep things rather than throw them away.

4) 这里除了我之外没有别人。 There is nobody here other than me.

5) 她宁愿辞职也不愿为那位老板干活。

She’d rather leave her job than (be forced to) work for that boss.

3 Word Building Prefixes of Numbers

In English there are some prefixes that quantify(量化) over their base words’ meaning.