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126.An Excellent Scheme

时间 : 2017-03-24 09:27:24来源 :   作者:   点击:Tags标签: 幽默选读 幽默故 jokes 笑话

  After 20 years as a pilot, I became an airport manger and soon found the stress was getting to me. I needed a release and wanted to buy a motorcycle, but my family thought it was too dangerous. My wife said, "Why don't you start flying again?"

  The next day, as I showed a businessman around the airport, he looked longingly at the planes." I used to take flying lessons, but my wife made quit," he lamented. "She said it was dangerous.

  "Tell her you want to get a motorcycle," I advised. My newfound friend has now earned his pilot's license.

Notes:

  (1) stress n. 压力;压迫

  (2) Why don't you start flying again?何不再度开始飞行呢?Why don' t you…?用来提出建议等。

  (3) longingly adv. 渴望地

  (4) lament v.惋惜

Exercises:

根据短文填空:

  ① After 20 years_____ a pilot, I became an airport manager.

  ② Soon t found the stress was getting _____ me .

  ③ I needed a_____ and wanted to buy a motorcycle.

  ④ The next day, as I showed a businessman _____the airport, he looked longingly at the planes.

  ⑤ I used _____take flying lessons, but my wife made quit.

126.妙计

  做了二十年的飞行员后,我成为一名机场管理人员。不久,我就发现压力向我袭来。我需要放松,于是想买一辆摩托,但我的家人认为那玩艺儿太危险了。我妻子说:“何不再度开始飞行呢?”

  第二天,我带领一个商人参观机场时,他渴望地望着那些飞机。

  “我过去经常参加飞行方面的学习,但我太太硬是让我放弃掉,”他惋惜道,“她说那有危险。”

  “告诉她你想买一辆摩托,”我建议道。我这位新朋友现在已经拿到飞行执照。

练习参考答案:

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