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ESCAPE FROM THE ZOO(1)
“This is Radio Two. Here is the one oclock news. A young lion has es
caped from Green Park Zoo in southeast London. In the hurricane last night a
tree fell onto the cageswheresit was kept and in the morning it was found that
the lion had escaped. It is about seventyfive centimetres tall. The manager of
the zoo said that the young lion, which was born in the zoo and is now six
months old, would probably not attack people. However, if it becomes hungry,
it might be dangerous. Anyone who sees the lion is asked to telephone the zoo
and the police.”
When she had finished listening to the news, Mrs Cousins turned off the
radio. The hurricane last night had been a great surprise, but fortunately the
house had not been damaged and no trees had fallen near it. Her baby was
sleeping in its basket. She wanted to cook some vegetables quickly for lunch
before the baby woke up. So, as it was a nice sunny day, she carried her baby
in its basket outside, put it on the table under the tree and went back inside.
About half an hour passed. Mrs Cousins was making a lot of noise with
the pans and did not hear anything unusual. Then she went to the window to
see if everything was all right. She had the surprise of her life. Her neigh
bour's big dog had got /into/ her garden, jumped onto the table and was looking
at her baby. She was just about to open the window and shout at the dog to
frighten it, when she stopped and stood quite still. This was not the neigh
bour's dog; it was paler and of a different shape. She was not so sure now that
it was a dog. Slowly it turned its face and stared straight at Mrs Cousins.
“Me? A dog?”it seemed to say with its strong body and sharp white teeth.
“The lion! It must be the lion from the zoo!”Mrs Cousins was frightened.
At that very moment the animal bent over the baby. Mrs Cousins held her
breath, and her whole body went cold. The lion was smelling the face of the
sleeping baby. Was it hungry? What was it going to do? Thoughts rushed
through her head. How could she get the lion away from her baby? If she ran
towards it, it might attack her. Worse still, it could even carry off the baby in
its mouth. She looked around the kitchen for something to throw at the lion.
Suddenly she had an idea. In the fridge there was a large leg of pork which she
was planning to cook on Sunday. There was not a moment to lose. She picked
up the leg of pork, went to the back door and opened it. The lion looked at her
as she swung the pork in her hand so as to attract the lion's attention.
“Here! Eat that!”she cried as she threw the leg of pork as far as she
could onto the grass away from the table. The lion at once jumped off the table
and ran to the meat. It picked it up in its mouth and carried it /into/ the bushes.
Mrs Cousins ran to the table, picked up her baby in her arms, ran inside and
shut the door.
It was very lucky we succeeded escaping from the prison.
Only a little dog managed to escape from the fire.
I cannot escape meeting her.
2.it was found后接名词从句(充当句子的主语)，it为形式主语。
短语链接：the police force警察部队；a police car警车
He noticed somebody staring at him.
辨析：stare at注视，目不转晴地看；glare at怒目而视；look /into/向里看，调查研究
5.be of +n.可用以表示形状、大小、高度、长度等；也可以与一些抽象名词连用，说明事物的性质。
The two boys are of the same height.两个男孩一样高。
The discovery is of great value.这项发明很有价值。
短语链接：be of no use没有用；be of great use很有用；be of importance重要
6.hold one's breath屏住呼吸
Hold your breath under water.在水下要屏住呼吸。
短语链接：out of breath喘不过气来，上气不接下气；draw a breath深吸一口气，倒吸一口气
The bird was carried off by an angle.
短语链接：carry through完成，贯彻；carry on进行下去，继续下去；carry out实行，执行，实现，完成；carry away带走，拿走，搬走
She threw a piece of stone at the dog.
短语链接：throw away扔掉，抛弃，丢弃；throw off脱去，摆脱，抛弃；throw out抛出，扔掉；throw up呕吐
9.attract one's attention吸引某人的注意力
His strange actions attracted my attention.他的奇怪的行为引起了我的注意。
Her beauty attracted his attention.她的美貌引起了他的注意。
短语链接：bring sth. to one's attention使某人注意某事；devote one's attention to专心于；pay attention to注意，重视，倾听
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