[00:00.00]沪江网 CHAPTER FOUR READING
[00:13.74]Joyce wanted to encourage students to read more famous books.
[00:20.24]So,in her newspaper,
[00:23.54]she printed this funny story from a book called The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
[00:29.94]by Mark Twain.Tom Sawyer Paints The Fence Saturday morning came
[00:41.33]and everything was bright and fresh.
[00:45.40]Every boy in town was happy,except Tom Sawyer.
[00:51.07]Tom stood on the sidewalk with a bucket of white paint
[00:56.66]and a brush with a long handle in his hands
[01:01.96]He looked at the fence that his aunt had told him to paint and felt very depressed
[01:10.56]It was thirty yards long and three yards high!
[01:16.96]He dipped his brush in the paint and painted a corner of the fence.
[01:23.46]Then he stood back and looked at it.
[01:28.16]The section that was painted was so small,
[01:33.05]and the unpainted section was so big!
[01:38.22]He sat down under a tree to have a rest.
[01:43.60]He began to think of all the games which he had planned for the day.
[01:50.60]Soon the boys who were free would come along and make fun of him.
[01:57.92]But just then,he had a wonderful idea.
[02:02.41]He picked up his brush and went back to work.
[02:06.90]Ben Rogers came along the road,singing happily and carrying an apple
[02:14.40]He stopped and looked at Tom.
[02:17.20]Tom went on painting and ignored Ben."I"m going swimming,"
[02:24.69]said Ben."Do you want to go swimming,Tom? But I guess you can"t.
[02:31.88]You have to stay and work,don"t you?"Tom went on painting.
[02:38.98]"Work?" he said."This isn"t work.I"m enjoying myself.
[02:45.67]Does a boy get a chance to paint a fence like this every day?"
[02:52.04]Ben thought about this.Tom went on painting,carefully.
[02:59.72]Sometimes he stopped,stood back to look at the fence,
[03:05.42]and then added a bit more paint in just the right place
[03:11.90]Ben was watching Tom"s every move
[03:16.91]He was getting more and more interested.After a while
[03:24.30]he said,"Tom,will you let me do some painting?"
[03:30.70]Tom thought about it,and said,"No,Ben,I can"t.You see,
[03:38.91]Aunt Polly wants it to be done properly.
[03:43.40]I"m the only one who can do it right."Oh,please,Tom,"
[03:51.50]begged Ben."I can do it.I"ll be really careful Just let me try.
[03:59.31]I"ll give you half of my apple.I"ll give you all of it!"
[04:05.50]Well,all right,Ben,"said Tom."But you must be careful."
[04:15.11]He gave Ben his brush with worry on his face but joy in his heart
[04:23.71]He sat down again under the tree,and started to eat the apple
[04:29.40]that Ben had given him.All day,
[04:34.42]boys came to make fun,but they ended up staying to paint.
[04:41.21]When Ben got tired,Billy Fisher was waiting.
[04:46.69]He gave Tom a kite for a chance to paint.
[04:51.29]Then Johnny Miller offered him twelve marbles,and so on.
[04:57.87]By late afternoon Tom had gained all sorts of toys,
[05:04.98]and the fence had gained three coats of paint
[05:10.39]Later Aunt Polly came to look at Tom"s work.
[05:15.48]She was so pleased when she saw the painted fence that she gave Tom a large cake!
[05:26.37]LISTENING page fifty
[05:32.17]Taking notes from a lecture
[05:36.38]You are now going to hear a lecture about the writer Mark Twain
[05:43.48]His real name was Samuel Clemens
[05:48.37]Listen to the lecture and complete the notes below
[09:58.05]SPEAKING page 54
[10:01.73]A Talk time
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[10:27.83]2 tan ten toes tear
[10:39.40]3 than then those there
[10:48.39]4 Dan tan than den ten
[11:05.29]then doze toes those dare tear there
[11:28.27]the rapid rescue
[11:32.27]the smooth and rapid rescue
[11:39.66]carried out the smooth and rapid rescue
[11:46.77]Tina and ten others carried out the smooth and rapid rescue
[12:11.53]Uncles,aunties and many others,Wept and sang and shouted,
[12:20.73]When the spaceship safely landed.
[12:25.64]A4 Work in pairs to say the conversation below.
[12:37.13]Stress the underlined words or syllables
[12:42.44]and make your voice rise (/)or fall(\) at the arrows.
[12:49.54]Also pay attention to pronunciation
[12:54.43]The man who just came in.What do you call him?
[13:03.52]Peter.That"s what you call him
[13:08.72]The suit that he"s wearing.
[13:13.31]Where do you think he bought it?
[13:18.12]From a hawker stall by the look of it.What"s wrong with it?
[13:24.70]Don"t you like it?
[13:27.71]It doesn"t fit him for one thing.And look at the trousers.
[13:35.52]They have holes in them.anna But that"s the latest fashion!
[13:43.12]They"re cooler in summer
[13:47.12]MORE PRACTICE page 57
[13:56.91]An extract from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
[14:02.40]Tom and Becky walked down a winding passage
[14:09.89]holding their candles high.
[14:12.98]They saw names and dates written on the wall with candle smoke
[14:18.98]by visitors to the cave before.
[14:23.29]Becky and Tom read some of them as they walked along.
[14:28.49]They were talking so much that it was a littlewhile
[14:32.88]before they noticed they were now in a part of the cave
[14:37.48]that had no writing on the wall.
[14:40.88]They used candle smoke to write their own names on the rock and walked on
[14:47.95]Soon they came to a place where a little stream of water was running
[14:54.56]Over the years the cave wall was shaped by the running stream,
[15:00.75]and it looked like a frozen waterfall.
[15:05.17]Tom went behind it and lit it up with his candle so that Becky could see it better
[15:13.16]Behind the stone waterfall he found an opening in the rock
[15:19.07]leading downwards.At once he wanted to explore it
[15:24.97]Becky agreed and together they started to walk down into the earth
[15:31.97]They wound this way and that,far into the cave
[15:37.85]making smoke marks here and there to show the way back
[15:43.44]This was exciting.They would have a lot to tell their friends above
[15:49.03]when they returned.In one place,they found a huge,
[15:55.04]open space full of shining stalactites
[16:00.44]as long and thick as a man"s leg.They walked around it
[16:06.74]and left by one of the many passages that opened into it
[16:11.83]The next place they found was full of bats
[16:16.64]There were thousands of them.
[16:20.04]The candlelight woke them up,and they flew at the candle flames at once
[16:26.65]Tom knew this was dangerous and took Becky"s hand to hurry her away
[16:33.33]He pulled her into the first opening he found And not too soon
[16:40.65]one of the bats struck Becky"s candle out with its wings
[16:46.52]The bats chased them for quite a long way,
[16:51.62]but they ran into every new passage that they came to
[16:56.92]and at last got away from the bats.