Lesson 83 After the elections大选之后
First listen and then answer the question.
Why did Patrick keep on asking the same question?
The former Prime Minister, Mr. Wentworth Lane, was defeated in the recent elections. He is now retiring from political life and has gone abroad. My friend, Patrick, has always been a fanatical opponent of Mr. Lane's Radical Progressive Party. After the elections, Patrick went to the former Prime Minister's house. When he asked if Mr. Lane lived there, the policeman on duty told him that since his defeat, the ex-Prime Minister had gone abroad. On the following day, Patrick went to the house again. The same policeman was just walking slowly past the entrance, when Patrick asked the same question. Though a little suspicious this time, the policeman gave him the same answer. The day after, Patrick went to the house once more and asked exactly the same question. This time, the policeman lost his temper. 'I told you yesterday and the day before yesterday,' he shouted, 'Mr. Lane was defeated in the elections. He has retired from political life and gone to live abroad!"
'I know,' answered Patrick, 'but I love to hear you say it!'
前首相温特沃兹.莱恩先生在最近的大选中被击败。他现在退出了政界，到国外去了。我的朋友帕特里克一直是莱恩先生的激进党的强烈反对者。大选结束 后，帕特里克来到了前首相的住处。当他询问莱恩先生是否住在那里时，值班的警察告诉他这位前首相落选后出国去了。第二天，帕特里克再次来到首相的住处。昨 天的那位警察正从门口慢慢走过，帕特里克上前问了和昨天同样的问题。虽然那位警察这次有点疑心，但还是对他作了同样的回答。第三天，帕特里克又去了，提出 了同前两天完全一样的问题。这一次警察火了。“我昨天和前天都告诉过您了，”他大叫着，“莱恩先生在大选中被击败了，他已经退出了政界去国外了！”
New words and expressions 生词和短语
Lesson 83 自学导读First things first
课文详注 Further notes on the text
1．The former Prime Minister, Mr. Wentworth Lane, was defeated in the recent elections. 前首相温特沃兹·莱恩先生在最近的大选中被击败。
Yesterday, he received a letter from his former wife/English teacher.
An election will be held next month.
He hopes to defeat his rival in next year's elections.
2．…the ex-Prime Minister had gone abroad.……这位前首相出国去了。
3．Though a little suspicious this time…虽然那位警察这次有点疑心……
While at college, she wrote a novel.
He acted as if certain of success.
If possible, please let me know by this evening.
Though tired, he went to bed very late.
Being worried about his child, he walked up and down in the room．
词汇学习 Word study
If travellers look nervous, customs officers get suspicious.
Customs officers are suspicious of nervous-looking travellers.
Don't be so suspicious. Everything's all right.
You get a lot of suspicious-looking people in this bar.
The car crash looks suspicious.
This time, the policeman lost his temper.
Whatever happens, remember to keep your temper.
My sister is of a calm/quick temper.
My grandfather has a temper.
The boss is in a temper today.
That morning George was in a good mood/temper.
但bad mood与bad temper稍有区别：
When he is in a bad temper, he gets angry easily. But when he is in a bad mood, he likes to sit alone.
At that time I was not in the mood for talking/to talk.
Although Jeremy is well-known for his great sense of humour, he is in no mood for telling funny stories today.
Lesson 83 课后练习和答案Exercises and Answer