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1. Reading comprehension阅读理解………………
A REPORT ON WINE SHOPS
Once upon a time, a London journalist wanted to do some research about
wine shops. She wanted to see which shops offered the best advice and serv
ice. She thought that the shop assistants in the best wine shops might judge
their customers by their clothes. So she decided to test this in her research.
The woman put on a long raincoat. She did up the buttons in such a way
that one at the bottom was not done up. Then she went to six different wine
shops. She said that she wanted to buy two bottles of wine for a special dinner
and explained what food she was planning to cook. She also said that she did
not mind how much money she spent. In fact, the meal she was preparing was
not an important one. So good, ordinary wine would be suitable.
At one shop, the assistant almost laughed at her. He judged that, be
cause she was a woman, she did not understand about wine. In another shop,
the assistant treated her very well and advised her to buy some ordinary, but
very pleasant wine. The situation in the sixth shop was the most interesting.
The assistant did not take her seriously, and advised her to buy two bottles of
very expensive wine. What was worse, this wine was not at all suitable for
drinking with a meal. Finally, he did not give her the right change, but kept
back five pounds.
A week later, her complete report was printed in the newspaper, inclu
ding the names of the shops that she had visited.
1. research后接的介词一般为in, /into/, on或about,意为“关于……的研究”，“……方面的研究”。
He is carrying out a research /into/ the causes of cancer.
Do up your buttons.系上你的扣子。
Is she suitable for the job?她适合这个工作吗?
5.advise sb. to do sth.建议某人做某事
She advised us to study English hard.她建议我们努力学习英语。
I advise waiting till the proper time.我建议等到适当时间。
keep back在本课中表示“扣留”、“留下”解。keep back还作“阻止”、“阻挡”、“隐瞒”、“对……保守秘密”讲。
The boss kept their pay back.老板扣发了他们的工资。
7.He doesn't appear to have much money. appear作连系动词，作“似乎”、“看来”、“显得”解，后面常接动词不定式、形容词或分词。例如：
She appeared/seemed to be very friendly to us.她对我们显得很友好。
He appeared (to be)uneasy.他看起来很不自在。
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