sweet adj.甜的;honey n.蜂蜜;bomber n.轰炸机;crash v. & n.坠毁，坠机;remote adj.遥远的;100 miles west of XX在某个地方以西100英里处;badly damaged 严重损坏;over the years多年来;wreck (n.)残骸;remain undisturbed 没有受到侵扰;accidentally adv.偶然地;rediscover vt.重新发现;an aerial survey of… 对。。。进行的航空勘查;be in reasonable condition处于良好状态;worth adj.值得的;rescue vt. & n.救援，营救;package vt. & n.包装;enthusiast n.热心于。。。的人，热衷者;restore vt.重新储存，重装;rebuild vt.重建;delight n.高兴，快乐;break open (动词结构)打开;packing case包装箱;sweet as honey完好无损的;in perfect condition处于非常好的状态;a colony of bees 一群蜜蜂;hive n.蜂窝;preserve vt.保存;beeswax n.蜂蜡
重温被动语态以及have sth. done结构
概念解释：把握被动语态的关键在于快速识别主语与谓语(即总论中的1和2)的关系。如果1行使的2，那就是主动关系;如果1是2的承受体，那就是被动关系。此外，have sth. done体现的也是一种被动关系：这里的sth是一个动词的承受体。人们一般将此结构理解为：让某人做某事，其实，很多情况下不见得是再有第二者去行使这个动作的，行使该动作的就是主语本身，但不管怎样，这个sth总是处于被动状态，也就是说，不管是第一者做的，还是第二者做的，最终都是这个sth.被做了。
示例1：He had his car washed this morning.(翻译为“他今天早上洗车了”就非常合适。可能是找别人洗的，也可能就是他本人洗的，但都不影响“his car”被washed的含义。)
示例2：I’ll have to have my hair cut short sometime this week.(可能比较多的情况下是找理发师做这工作，但确实也可能是自己搞一下，但对于my hair来讲呢，都逃脱不了被“cut”的局面。)
In 1963, a Lancaster bomber crashed on Wallis Island, a remote place in the South Pacific, a long way west (1) Samoa. The plane wasn’t too badly damaged, (2) over the years, the crash was forgotten (3) the wreck remained undisturbed. Then in 1989, 26 years (4) the crash, the plane was accidentally rediscovered in an aerial survey of the island. By this time, a Lancaster bomber in reasonable condition was rare (5) worth rescuing. The French authorities had the plane (6 package) and (7 move) in parts back to France. Now a group of enthusiasts are going to have the plane (8 restore). It has four Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, (9) the group will need to have only three of them (10 rebuild). Imagine their surprise and delight (11) they broke open the packing cases (12) found that the fourth engine was sweet as honey—still (13) perfect condition. A colony of bees (14) turned the engine into a hive (15) it was totally preserved in beeswax.
(1) of; (2) but; (3) and; (4) after; (5) and; (6) packaged; (7) moved; (8) restored; (9) but; (10) rebuilt; (11) when; (12) and; (13) in; (14) had; (15) and
7. 它有四台Rolls-Royce Merlin发动机，但这个小组只需要重造其中的三个就够了。
1. In 1963, a Lancaster bomber crashed on Wallis Island, a remote place in the South Pacific, a long way west of Samoa.
2. The plane wasn’t too badly damaged, but over the years, the crash was forgotten and the wreck remained undisturbed.
3. Then in 1989, 26 years after the crash, the plane was accidentally rediscovered in an aerial survey of the island.
4. By this time, a Lancaster bomber in reasonable condition was rare and worth rescuing.
5. The French authorities had the plane packaged and moved in parts back to France.
6. Now a group of enthusiasts are going to have the plane restored.
7. It has four Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, but the group will need to have only three of them rebuilt.
8. Imagine their surprise and delight when they broke open the packing cases and found that the fourth engine was sweet as honey—still in perfect condition.
9. A colony of bees had turned the engine into a hive and it was totally preserved in beeswax.
Woman: If I buy some plants for the house, would you water them for me while I am away?
Man: Sure, I will if you water mine while I am on vacation.
Woman: It’s about 12 o’clock and I’m starving. There’s still a long way to drive.
Man: Ok. Let’s stop at the next restaurant and get something to eat.
Woman: Could I please borrow a pen from you?
Man: I am afraid I don’t have an extra one. Would a pencil do?
Woman: What time does the concert start?
Man: At 7:15. We have 20 minutes to get there.
Man: How about phoning Liz and asking her to join us for dinner?
Woman: I think you should call her. She hardly knows who I am.
Woman: Steve looks good in that old jacket, doesn’t he?
Man: I still wish he’d get a new one.
Woman: How do you feel about your new apartment?
Man: Well, it’s quite nice really, although I’m having a hard time getting used to such a big building.
Man: I wish I could get used to this American custom of using first names.
Woman: I usually call just my good friends by their first names.
starving adj.非常饥饿的;extra adj.额外的;apartment n.房子;custom n.习俗;first name名字
Some people really enjoy Christmas, or Valentine’s Day(情人节), or Easter复活节), or have a huge family reunion(家庭团圆)or barbecue(烧烤)on the Fourth of July(美国国庆节). Some people look forward to stuffing(塞满)themselves with turkey(火鸡)every year on Thanksgiving(感恩节). Great as those are, they don’t compare with my favorite. I love Halloween!
Why Halloween? Well, Halloween is the one night of the year when we can all get dressed up(穿着打扮起来)as someone else, pretend and let our imaginations run wild(自由驰骋). Even adults(成人)get a free pass(自由出入证)to go back to their childhood and become that kid still inside all of us. It’s also the one night of the year when we get to shine(映照)light on the dark, and confront(勇敢面对)monsters(妖怪), ghosts(鬼), witches(巫婆), and all things dead. We get to confront our biggest fears, as both children and adults, and reassure(使。。。安心，坚定) ourselves that there’s really no reason to be afraid of things we see at night.