Lesson 2 Thirteen equals one 十三等于一
Listen to the tape then answer the question below.

Was the vicar pleased that the clock was striking? Why?
Our vicar is always raising money for one cause or another, but he has never managed to get enough money to have the church clock repaired. The big clock which used to strike the hours day and night was damaged many years ago and has been silent ever since.
One night, however, our vicar woke up with a start: the clock was striking the hours! Looking at his watch, he saw that it was one o'clock, but the bell struck thirteen times before it stopped. Armed with a torch, the vicar went up into the clock tower to see what was going on. In the torchlight, he caught sight of a figure whom he immediately recognized as Bill Wilkins, our local grocer.
'Whatever are you doing up here Bill?' asked the vicar in surprise.
'I'm trying to repair the bell,' answered Bill. 'I've been coming up here night after night for weeks now. You see, I was hoping to give you a surprise.'
'You certainly did give me a surprise!' said the vicar. 'You've probably woken up everyone in the village as well. Still, I'm glad the bell is working again.'

That's the trouble, vicar,' answered Bill. 'It's working all right, but I'm afraid that at one o'clock it will strike thirteen times and there's nothing I can do about it."
We'll get used to that, Bill,' said the vicar. "Thirteen is not as good as one, but it's better than nothing. Now let's go downstairs and have a cup of tea.'
New words and expressions 生词和短语
equal
v. 等于
vicar
n. 牧师
raise
v. 募集，筹（款）
torchlight

n. 电筒光

①一直在干什么，有含蓄抱怨之意。

②vicar = priest， clergy， pastor，牧师。

③repaired = fixed。

④used to do，过去常常，区别 be/get used to +n./doing，习惯。

①with a start = in surprise，惊跳、惊奇。

②the clock was striking the hours！是放在冒号后面的解释分句，另外， strike oil 大发横财； strike the right note 说到点子上，恰到好处。

③caught sight of = saw。

①Bill 在这里是称呼语。

②一般说来，引号中的话都作说话动词的宾语从句。

③to give you a surprise.整个不定式短语作宾语，而该宾语本身是 give 所带的双宾语结

= give a surprise to you，一般间接宾语放在直接宾语前，而直接宾语放到间接宾语前需

Notes 学习笔记

1.be always doing

2.get money to do sth.

3.have sth. done

4. used to do sth. VS be used to sth.

5.wake up

6.go up into

7.catch sight of

8.give sb. a surprise

9.go downstairs

10.a cup of

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