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1. Reading comprehension阅读理解………………
THE TRICK (1)
Bill Banks was extremely worried. In his case he had an important com-
puter program for a new type of defence satellite which he was taking to Japan.
He had picked it up from a research station in the desert the day before. Now
he was in Cairo, the capital of Egypt. Once again he paused in front of a shop
window as though he was admiring something, then glanced over his shoulder
before continuing down the street. The two men were still following him, that
was certain. Bill recognized the one with a beard. He was sure they wanted to
catch him before he could get to the airport.“What can I do?”he asked himself.
Surely there was somewhere in Cairoswhereshe could escape from them.“Ah!”
he said aloud. He had had a sudden thought. He stopped in front of another
shop window and thought carefully for a few seconds. Now... what was the name
of the hotel he had stayed in the last time he was in Cairo?Which floor had he
stayed on?In a flash he remembered everything and a plan began to form in
his mind. He held out his hand and stopped a taxi.“Pyramid Hotel,”he said
to the driver.
On his arrival he went straight to the counter and spoke to the clerk in
uniform behind it. He appeared calm, but inside his heart was beating wildly
with fear.“I'd like a room for one right,”he said, and showed the clerk a little
drawing that he had done in the taxi. The clerk was very helpful and was able
to give Bill exactly the room he required. Bill did not go up to his bedroom
immediately. The two men had followed to the hotel in another taxi and were
now watching him through the glass doors of the hotel entrance. Bill had a look
around. There was only one entrance to the hotel. The two men could see him
leave the hotel, or they could follow him upstairs, break /into/ his room and steal
his case. Bill felt a little safer downstairs. Outside the entrance stood two police
officers with guns. In the long passages of this hotel it might be dangerous to
walk alone. He might be attacked and have his case stolen from him.
He walked over to one of the telephones and called his friend Mick Miles.
“Mick, this is improtant. I'm being followed. Can you come at once to Pyra
mid Hotel?How quickly can you get here?Good. When you arrive, go to the
clerk at the desk. Ask for me by name but don't say my name aloud. Just show
the clerk a piece of paper with my name wirtten on it. Don't go to my room.
Telephone my room from downstairs. Listen, but don't say anything and don't
repeat anything. That's very important!I will tell you what to do. Bring your
passport with you and lots of money. Youre going to Japan instead of me!”
Bill walked around the ground floor of the hotel and bought a magazine
from the bookshop. He glanced at his watch once again and then looked at the
front entrance. Outside a taxi was driving up to the hotel. It stopped and a tall
fair man with sunglasses got out. Bill smiled to himself and began to feel less
anxious. Then he walked up to the counter and spoke to the clerk.“Please can
someone show me to my room?”I'd prefer someone large, he thought to him
self. They took the lift to the fourth floor and went to Room 441. Bill entered the
room, had a look around and smiled. This was perfect!
1the day before(某日的)前一天；头一天
Joe told us that he had come back the day before.
You can't escape being punished.你无法逃避惩罚。
It is difficult for them to escape from the prison.
3in a flash一瞬间；转眼间；突然间
She'll call him and he'll be here in a flash.
4On one's arrival, one+谓语+其他成分某人一到达……，就……
On/Upon hearing the news she turned pale.
He left all his possessions to his son upon/on his death.
The sea is calm tonight.今晚海上没有风浪。
You must try to be calm.你们必须尽力镇定一些。
The students jumped with joy.学生们高兴得跳了起来。
He was shivering with cold.他冻得发抖。
7Outside the entrance stood two police officers with guns.
这是一个倒装句，其正常语序为：Two police officers with guns stood outside
From the valley came a tinkling sound.山谷里传来叮叮口当口当的声音。
He sat in his armchair, with his eyes fixed on the TV set.
With the children at school, their mother could go out to work.
9show sb. to带某人去某地
Let me show you to the door.让我送你到门口。
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