《新概念英语》第二册第27课 A wet night 雨夜
First listen and then answer the question.
What happened to the boys in the night?
Late in the afternoon, the boys put up their tent in the middle of a field. As soon as this was done, they cooked a meal over an open fire. They were all hungry and the food smelled good. After a wonderful meal, they told stories and sang songs by the campfire. But some time later it began to rain. The boys felt tired so they put out the fire and crept into their tent. Their sleeping bags were warm and comfortable, so they all slept soundly. In the middle of the night, two boys woke up and began shouting. The tent was full of water! They all leapt out of their sleeping bags and hurried outside. It was raining heavily and they found that a stream had formed in the field. The stream wound its way across the field and then flowed right under their tent!
tent n. 帐篷
field n. 田地，田野
smell v. 闻起来
wonderful adj. 极好的
campfire n. 营火，篝火
creep v. 爬行
sleeping bag 睡袋
comfortable adj. 舒适的，安逸的
soundly adv. 香甜地
leap v. 跳跃，跳起
heavily adv. 大量地
stream n. 小溪
form v. 形成
wind v. 蜿蜒
1 put up：支起，搭建
Tom put his lunch up in a bag.
相关短语：put up with 忍受, 容忍 put trust in 对 ... 信任 put out 熄灭 put to use 投入使用, 利用
We have to put up with her bad temper.
I don't trust those slick salesmen.
2 As soon as this was done, they cooked a meal over an open fire.
本句中，as soon as表示“一……就”，形容前后两个动作连接之紧密。同样表达类似词意的词还有：immediately
I came immediately I heard the news.
3 After a wonderful meal, they told stories and sang songs by the campfire.
The house by the lake is a restaurant.
与by搭配的其它词组包括：by means of 经由，用……方法 by far 截止到目前 by accident/by chance 偶然
Thoughts are expressed by means of words.
I met her quite by chance.
The TV tower is by far the largest construction of our country.
4 creep vi. 蹑手蹑脚地走, 爬, 渐渐出现, 蔓延, 毛骨悚然 n. 卑鄙小人, 爬, 徐行, 蠕动
We take off our shoes and creep cautiously along the passage.
与creep搭配的其它短语有：give sb the creeps 使某人毛骨悚然 creep up on 爬向，慢慢爬来
The cat crept up on the bird and pounced.
creep, climb, crawl
5 The stream wound its way across the field and then flowed right under their tent!那小溪弯弯曲曲穿过田野，然后正好从他们的帐篷底下流过去。
与wind经常搭配的词组有：wind up 卷起，结束，以……告终 wind down 放松, 慢下来, 接近尾声
We went to the pub to wind down.
The speaker will soon wind up his speech.