Lesson 73 The record-holder纪录保持者
First listen and then answer the question.
Did the boy go where he wanted to?
Children who play truant from school are unimaginative. A quiet day's fishing, or eight hours in a cinema seeing the same film over and over again, is usually as far as they get. They have all been put to shame by a boy who, while playing truant, travelled 1,600 miles. He hitchhiked to Dover and, towards evening, went into a boat to find somewhere to sleep. When he woke up next morning, he discovered that the boat had, in the meantime, travelled to Calais. No one noticed the boy as he crept off. From there, he hitchhiked to Paris in a lorry. The driver gave him a few biscuits and a cup of coffee and left him just outside the city. The next car the boy stopped did not take him into the centre of Paris as he hoped it would, but to Perpignan on the French-Spanish border. There he was picked up by a policeman and sent back to England by the local authorities. He has surely set up a record for the thousands of children who dream of evading school.
逃学的孩子们都缺乏想像力。他们通常能够做到的，至多也就是安静地钓上一天鱼，或在电影院里坐上8个小时，一遍遍地看同一部电影。而有那么一个小男 孩，他在逃学期间旅行了1,600英里，从而使上述所有逃学的孩子们都相形见绌了。他搭便车到了丹佛，天快黑时钻进了一条船，想找个地方睡觉。第二天早上 他醒来时，发现船在这段时间已经到了加。当男孩从船里爬出来时，谁也没有发现他。从那里他又搭上卡车到了巴黎。司机给了他几块饼干和一杯咖啡，就把他丢在 了城外。男孩截住的下一辆车，没有像他希望的那样把他带到巴黎市中心，而是把他带到了法国和西班牙边界上的佩皮尼昂。他在那儿被一个警察抓住了，之后被当 局送回了英国。他无疑为成千上万梦想逃避上学的孩子们创造了一项纪录。
New words and expressions 生词和短语
Lesson 73 自学导读First things first
课文详注 Further notes on the text
1．Children who play truant from school are unimaginative. 逃学的孩子们都缺乏想像力。
（1）play truant from school表示“逃学”，上下文清楚时也可以省略 from school,直接说 play truant. truant也可以单用，表示“逃学者”。
As a boy, Tom used to play truant (from school).
The three boys who are fishing over there are truants and ought to be sent back to school.
Painters should be imaginative.
He is an imaginative painter.
2．A quiet day's fishing, or eight hours in a cinema seeing the same film over and over again, is usually as far as they get. 他们通常能够做到的, 至多也就是安静地钓上一天鱼，或在电影院里坐上8个小时，一遍遍地看同一部电影。
它实际上是省略了动名词 sitting for(eight hours),seeing引
（2）over and over again为固定短语，表示“一再地”、“反复许多次地”：
As my grandmother can't hear very well, I had to say it over and over again.
（3）as far as在这里表示“到……程度”、“就……而言”，是连词，与距离没有关系：
As for as I know, his operation is successful.
What he has done put his parents to shame.
He saved the child at the risk of his own life and put all those who looked on to shame.
4．in the meantime,在此期间（相当于meanwhile）。
I feel tired and would like to take a nap. In the meantime, you may do some reading.
5．The next car the boy stopped did not take him into the centre of Paris as he hoped it would, but to Perpignan on the French- Spanish border.男孩截住的下一辆车，没有像他希望的那样把他带到巴黎市中心，而是把他带到了法国和西班牙边界上的佩皮尼昂。
这个句子的主语是 The next car,谓语动词是take, into和but to引导的是两个并列状语。the boy stopped为 car的关系从句，前面省略了作宾语的关系代词 which/that; as he hoped it would则为方式状语从句。
6．There he was picked up by a policeman…他在那儿被一个警察抓住了……
After the accident, he was picked up by the police.
词汇学习 Word study
1． creep vi.
A snake crept into the garden while she was writing a letter.
The old car crept along the country road.
We crept upstairs so as not to wake Grandpa.
He noticed that age had crept on him.
They ran after the thief quickly, but the thief managed to evade them.
She evaded a blow from the man and then called out for help.
He always tries to evade paying taxes.
Many children dream of evading school.
Lesson 73 课后练习和答案Exercises and Answer