Has it ever happened to you? Have you ever put your trousers in the washing machine and then remembered there was a large bank note in your back pocket? When you rescued your trousers, did note in your back pocket? When you rescued your trousers, did you find the note was whiter than white? People who live in Britain needn't despair when they made mistakes like this (and a lot of people do)! Fortunately for them, the Bank of England has a team called Mutilated Ladies which deals with claims from people who fed their money to a machine or to their dog. Dogs, it seems, love to chew up money!
A recent case concerns Jane Butlin whose fiancé, John, runs a successful furniture business. John had very good day and put his wallet containing $3,000 into the microwave oven for safekeeping. Then he and Jane went horse-riding. When they got home, Jane cooked their dinner in the microwave oven and without realizing it, cooked her fiancé's wallet as well. Imagine their dismay when they found a beautifully-cooked wallet and notes turned to ash! John went to see his bank manager who sent the remains of wallet and the money to the special department of the Bank of England in Newcastle: the Mutilate Ladies! They examined the remain and John got all his money back. 'So long as there's something to identify, we will give people their money back,' said a spokeswoman for the Bank. 'Last year, we paid $1.5m on 21,000 claims. Damaged bank notes. The Queen's head appears on English bank notes, and 'lady' refers to this.
最近的一个案例与简.巴特林有关，她的未婚夫约翰拥有一家生意兴隆家具店。有一天约翰的生意很好，他把一只装有3,000 英镑的钱包放进微波炉内保存。然后，他和简一起去骑马。回家后，简用微波炉煮了晚饭，无意中之中把她未婚夫的钱包也一起煮了。可以想像他们发现一只煮得很好看的钱包，钞票已化成灰时的沮丧心情。约翰去找银行经理，经理把约翰的钱包和纸币的残留物送到英国银行在纽卡斯尔的一个专门部门——残钞鉴别组。他们鉴定了这些残留物。约翰拿回了他损失的全部数额。“只要有东西可供识别，我们会把钱还给人家的，”银行的一位女发言人说。“去年，我们对21，000 起索赔要求支付了150万英镑。”
Hundreds of people went ot rescue the plane crash.
whiter than white——damaged,mutilated
make mistakes like this
Fortunately for them happily for them
team: 组织 make a claim
feed something to it seems
concern: 涉及到——is about
run a factory,run a company
I have a very good day. I have a good time
to keep it safe
put his wallet which contained...
go horse-riding go fishing go hunting go shopping
beautifully-cooked wallet: 用一种讽刺的口吻
turn to turned into become
so long as: on condition that 表假设，只要
pay for: 为...付款
We paid 80 dollars for the dictionary.
on pay off
The couple have already paid their debts off
1.把钱归还回去 pay money back
2.报复、报仇 pay somebody back
ful 表示有，充满了 hopeful---careful
ly: 形容词＋ly＝副词，名词＋ly＝形容词 daily
ic pic: energetic
2.D正确 identify---identifiable return--returnable eat-eatable
3.B正确 unless: if not
4.A正确 any large bank notes
6.B正确 一般来说，如果表示某人的，就用 '
8.A正确 to keep it safe
9. in charge of: 负责 in the charge of: 由某人了负责
10.turn to ash D正确
11.sent B正确 dispatch: 送，送达 deliver
convey: 运输、传达 fetch: 去取回来
12.B正确 provided providing
Provided that you reduce the price ,I'll take all the goods.
supposed 表假设：suppose supposing