时间:2024年05月27日 阅读量 : 62


No one knows exactly whether they liked it better in spring or in winter. They used to pretend that they were travelers exploring a new country with lush vegetation(茂盛的草木)and bright yellow daffodils(水仙花)dotting the field, and would drop leaves on the road that they might find their way back again. Everything seemed amazing and appealing.

When the ice was thick and firm, they went across the pond. But their mother did not like to have them do this unless someone was with them.

"Don't go across the pond today, children," she said, as she kissed them and bade them goodbye one morning. "It is beginning to melt. It can be dangerous."

"All right, mother," said David, though not very good-naturedly, for he was very fond of running and sliding on the ice.

When they came to the pond, the ice looked hard and safe. "There," said he to his sister, "I knew it hadn't melted any. Mother is always afraid we shall be drowned. Come along, and we will have a good time sliding. The school bell will not ring for an hour at least."

"But you promised mother," said Susan.

"No, I didn't. I only said 'All right,' and it is all right, "said David, holding his head high.

"Oh, well, I didn't say anything; so I can do as I like," said Susan. So, they stepped on the ice without any delay, and started to go across the pond merrily. They had not gone far before the ice gave way, and they fell into the chilly water all at once.

"Help! Help!" they both cried for help in panic.



Paragraph 1: A man who was at work near the shore heard the screams of the children.

Paragraph 2: David and Susan went home almost frozen.



A man who was at work near the shore heard the screams of the children.Sensing something urgent,(Doing 做原因状语)he turned to the direction where the screams came(where引导的定从),only to find the two kids struggling in the water.(only to do 表示一种出乎意料或者不愉快的结果)Without any hesitation, the man dashed to the scene, dived into the freezing pond, swam towards the two kids like an arrow, and managed to reach them in the nick of time.(这是3个动作并列构成了动作链)Hardly had the man seized David and Susan when he began to alleviate their panic and dragged them all the way to the shore. (Hardly...when 这个句型,表示一...就)Thanks to his timely help, the two children narrowly escaped drowning. Totally worn-out and speechless with shock,(形容词做伴随状语)they lay on the shore, shivering with coldness for quite a while.(逗号后面做伴随状语)Consciousness regained, David and Susan expressed their gratitude to the man for saving their lives and headed back home.(独立主格)

David and Susan went home almost frozen.At the sight of the two kids’ awful appearance, (at the sight of 这个结构,表示一..就)their mother knew the story at once. Much to their astonishment,(Much to结构,表示令某人相当...)she showed no sign of anger but a concerned look, asking them to change the wet clothes quickly and then wrapping them into her arms tightly to keep them warm.(2个并列的逗号做伴随状语)Pale faces turning red gradually, the two kids got back in form.(独立主格)David realizing his action almost killed himself and his sister,regretful tears rolled down his cheeks.(独立主格)“Had it not been for my recklessness, we wouldn't have suffered the accident.(虚拟语气,而且虚拟语气倒装了!)I'm sorry to have put you in danger, Susan.”“No, it is also my fault. I'm terribly sorry, mum. We didn't mean to worry you." Their mother patted them on their shoulder and forgave them for their courage to admit all the faults. Snowflakes still dancing outside, a ripple of warmth surged through them, though, giving them a blossoming spring!(独立主格,逗号后面加doing做结果状语,而且强对比!)


I was eight years old and wasn't aware of all the arrangements being made for our journey as a family to London in 1950. My mother was in great pain and wished to visit specialists in London.My father reluctantly had to s ell our property in Queensland. The day before we boarded the ship,Father unwillingly said goodbye to his five-year-old cattle dog, Spider, who was loved by us all.Father's friend Sandy was to be his guardian while we were overseas, as he had been getting to know Spider for many weeks.

Six weeks later, an air letter arrived from Sandy, giving my father the news that Spider had run away just two weeks after we had sailed. Sandy had advertised constantly on ABC radio and other regional newspapers. Despite many "sightings", the dog was never found. It seems Spider just kept running and searching for us. As he was cattle dog, my father thought he would be shot or dingo-trapped, because of his appearance. But our family thought that Father held a secret hope that Spider was still alive.

We sailed back to Australia two years later and re-established our home. My father immediately began his own search for Spider. One cold winter's Saturday morning eight months after our return,my father had a call from an elderly lady living on her own on the outskirts of the town. As she told my father on the telephone, it was "just glimpses of a dingo-type dog in the shadows" of her disused tennis court. That was enough for my father to interrupt my homework.

We set off in his blue and black Jensen car which he h ad brought back from England. It was hardly the right vehicle for the rough roads we travelled that day. Five and a half hours later, we found the run-down old property. Sadly, she told my father that the "dingo dog" hadn't been around for a few days. My father had a strange look in his eye. He put two fingers to his lips and did his special whistle for Spider.




Paragraph 1: Suddenly there was a sound in the bush.

Paragraph 2: Once home we had the task of getting all the prickles (刺) off him


Suddenly there was a sound in the bush.(there be句型)Out of the growth flew this battered dog right into my father's arms.(全部倒装)Spider had leaped over the tennis court fence with great force and certainty. My father's eyes shone, and the old lady and I stood there with tears in our eyes. He kept licking my father's face and making choking noises.He smelt dreadful. We wrapped him in an old blanket and I held him on my lap on the way back.He never once took his eyes off my father as we drove home. Every so often I received a lick of gratefulness.

Once home we had the task of getting all the prickles (剌) off him. With tenderness,(with结构) we meticulously inspected every part of the little dog that had been weighing on our hearts. After ensuring it was unharmed(after doing的伴随结构),my father gently plucked out the thorns from the bushes that had lodged in its fur. Following this,(紧密的动作链)the rest of our family members placed it in a basin and gave it a warm bath. The puppy cooperated throughout, occasionally licking our fingers to express its long-held affection for us(doing做伴随状语).Once everything was done,(紧密的动作链)the puppy regained some of its former vigor, sparkling his eyes (doing 做伴随状语)as it trotted towards my father, who tearfully smiled as he held it close. Watching this, I couldn't help but think: this puppy was always a necessary member of our family,and we will live together joyfully and harmoniously forever.(2个并列的副词构成排山倒海,加强气势)


Two fast friends were Willie and his little dog Bounce. Willie could never think of taking a walk without Bounce. Cake and play were equally shared between them. Willie taught his dog many cunning tricks, and often said that Bounce could do almost anything in the world but talk. Then on a bright summer afternoon, Willie had strolled with Bounce down to the river, which was not more than two blocks from his father's store-Mr. Brown's store.

Willie began to throw stones into the water, and to watch ripples (涟漪)as they made one circle after another Bounce lay on the grass, watching the flies buzzing around his nose, and catching any that came too near. 

There were some logs floating in the river near the bank. Willie jumped upon one of them to see if he could throw a stone across the river. He drew back, and sent the stone with all strength. Just as it left his hand, the log turned and he fell into the water. He was frightened, for he did not know how to swim, and there was no one to hear, though he called as loud as he could for help.

Not being a big water dog, poor Bounce ran up and down the bank two or three times, barking, looking first at Willie and then around.


Paragraph 1: Then he started, as fast as he could run, up the street towards Mr. Brown's store.

Paragraph 2: Bounce, sensing Mr. Brown realizing something was wrong, headed for the river.


Then, he started, as fast as he could run, up the street towards Mr.Brown's store. After what felt like an eternity,(固定句式,常用结构)Bounce could almost feel his thumping heart was about to jump out of his throat. Finally, he arrived at Mr. Brown's store, out of breath. No sooner had he seen Mr. Brown than he started to bark constantly and nipped at Mr. Brown's trousers to signal him out. (no sooner...than结构)Confused and bewildered,(形容词做伴随状语)Mr. Brown stroked Bounce's head, looked into his anxious eyes and asked,(动作链)“what happened, Bounce?”

Bounce, sensing Mr. Brown realizing something was wrong, headed for the river.Relief and reassurance gleamed in Bounce's eyes(无灵主语)when he noticed his master swiftly trotted to the river bank. Hearing Willie's yelling for help,(doing做伴随状语)Mr.Brown was overwhelmed with fear but he willed himself to stay calm. Just at this critical juncture,(常用结构)Mr.Brown spotted a long branch and deployed it to drag Willie ashore. The moment the poor boy buried his face in his father's embrace, he was showered with thousands of kisses from Bounce, who wagged his tail as if saying, "I am so happy that you are saved." (the moment 表示一..就)From then on, Bounce was dubbed ‘Little Hero’ by the family, whose loyalty and vigilance spread far and wide in the neighborhood.