Do you like stories? I want to tell you a true story. It happened to a friend of mine a year ago.
While my friend, George, was reading in bed, two thieves climbed into his kitchen. After they had entered the house, they went into the dining-room. It was very dark, so they turned on a torch. Suddenly, they heard a voice behind them. “What’s up? What’s up?”(什么事) someone called. The thieves dropped the torch and ran away as quickly as they could.
George heard the noise and came downstairs quickly. He turned on the light, but he couldn’t see anyone. The thieves had already gone. But George’s parrot, Henry, was still there.
“What’s up, George?” he called.
“Nothing, Henry,” George said and smiled.
“Go back to sleep.”
What happened to you yesterday?
2．a friend of mine,我的朋友之一。
相当于one of my friends，但前者比后者显得更为亲切。
3．After they had entered the house, they went into the dining room. 他们进到屋里后，走进了饭厅。
After they had entered the house 是时间状语从句，had entered 是过去完成时结构。在以after引导的时间状语从句中，用一般过去时或过去完成时没有多少差别。如果强调从句的谓语动作在主句的谓语动作之前完成，就用过去完成时。
4．turn on, 打开，拧开（电视、水源、煤气等）。
其反义词为 turn off（关上）。
构成： had +过去分词。
过去完成时主要用于表示两个事件中一个发生在前，或者说是表示较早的过去。常与现在完成时连用的副词，如 already（已经）， ever（曾经），for +表示时间段的词，just（刚刚）和never（从未）也常与过去完成时连用，以强调事件发生的先后次序。有时我们不一定非得用过去完成时表示先发生的事件，因为意思十分清楚，如：
After I finished ,I went home.
She went on holiday after she had taken the exam.
I ran to the platform quickly, but the train had already left.
We had had dinner before they arrived.
The patient had died when the doctor arrived.
六、lesson 120 练习答案
1 He dropped the vase after he had taken it into the living room.
2 He bought another car after he had sold his old one.
3 He swept the floor after he had dusted everything.
4 She drank the milk after she had boiled it.
5 He turned off the television after he had seen the programme.
6 He went to bed after he had done his homework.
1 Yes, I have just seen it. I had never seen it before.
2 Yes, I have just read it. I had never read it before.
3 Yes, I have just tried it. I had never tried it before.
4 Yes, I have just been there. I had never been there before.
5 Yes, I have just written a letter in English. I had never written a letter in English before.
6 Yes, I have just watched this programme. I had never watched this programme before.
1 It was too late. He had already painted it.
2 It was too late. She had already dusted it.
3 It was too late. You had already telephoned him.
4 It was too late. You had already corrected it.
5 It was too late. They had already shut it.
6 It was too late. She had already made it.
1 I went to the doctor after I had made an appointment.
2 The boss left the office after he had finished work.
3 My wife went out after she had finished the housework.
4 My teacher gave me my exercise book after he had corrected it.
5 My sister went on holiday after she had taken the examination.
6 I bought a new car after I had sold my old one.