Jeremy Hampden has a large circle of friends and is very popular at parties. Everybody admires him for his great sense of humour -- everybody, that is, except his six-year-old daughter, Jenny. Recently, one of Jeremy's closest friends asked him to make a speech at a wedding reception. This is the sort of thing that Jeremy loves. He prepared the speech carefully and went to the wedding with Jenny. he had included a large number of funny stories in the speech and, of course, it was a great success. As soon as he had finished, Jenny told him she wanted to go home. Jeremy was a little disappointed by this but he did as his daughter asked. On the way home, he asked Jenny if she had enjoyed the speech. To his surprise, she said she hadn't. Jeremy asked her why this was so and she told him that she did not like to see so many people laughing at him!
杰里米.汉普登交际甚广，是各种聚会上深受大家欢迎的人。人人都钦佩他那绝妙的幽默感 -- 人人，就是说，除他6岁的女儿珍妮之外的每一个人。最近，杰里米的一个最亲密的朋友请他在一个婚礼上祝词。这正是杰里米喜欢做的事情。他认真准备了讲稿，带着珍妮一道去参加了婚礼。他的祝词里面加进了大量逗人的故事，自然大获成功。他刚一讲完，珍妮就对他说她要回家。这不免使杰里米有点扫兴，但他还是按照女儿的要求做了。在回家的路上，他问珍妮是否喜欢他的祝词。使他吃惊的是，她说她不喜欢。杰里米问他为何不喜欢，她说她不愿意看到那么多的人嘲笑他！
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Jeremy Hampden has a large circle of friends and is very popular at parties.杰里米·汉普登交际甚广，是各种聚会上深受大家欢迎的人。
Such things are never talked about in businese circles.
Jeremy used to have a large circle of friends, but now he likes being alone.
She is now a popular actress.
Mary is always popular with/among children.
2．his great sense of humour,他那绝妙的幽默感。
humour可以指“幽默”、“幽默感”，sense of humour指“幽默感”：
He has a good/great sense of humour.
George has no sense of humour.
He is a man without humour.
3．…everybody, that is, except his six-year-old daughter, Jenny.
He is coming home next Monday, that is, April 5th.
He is coming home next Monday, that is, if he does not change his plan.
a twenty-year-old man 一位20岁的男子
a four-hour meeting 历时4小时的会议
a six-foot hole 一个6英尺深的洞（也可以说a hole six feet deep,这时foot用复数）
a three-hour journey 一次3小时的旅程
4．This is the sort of thing that Jeremy loves.这正是杰里米喜欢做的事情。
There are all sorts of flowers in his garden.
You mustn't mix with that sort of people.
5．…he did as his daughter asked.……他还是按照女儿的要求做了。
This fish isn't cooked as I like it.
6．to his surprise,令他吃惊的是。
to sb's surprise是固定短语：
To my surprise, they can't sell their flat.
7．Jeremy asked her why this was so…杰里米问她为何不喜欢……
this was so代指前面提到的情况，即she hadn't enjoyed the speech, this指“上述之事”，so表示“如此的”。
circle n. 圈子
admire v. 赞美，钦佩
close adj. 亲密的
wedding n. 婚礼
reception n. 招待会
sort n. 种类
（1）在第15课与第39课的语法中，我们分别学习了陈述句和疑问句变为间接引语的情况，它们基本上都是引述词(say, tell 等)+（间接宾语）+从句：
He told me that the firm could not afford to pay such large salaries.
He asked if Mr. Gilbert's operation had been successful.
advise, ask, tell, order, command, warn, invite等，这些动词后往往有间接宾语：
I advise you not to buy her anything.
A 1‘I want to go home,’Jenny told him.
2‘Did you enjoy the speech, Jenny？’Jeremy asked.
3‘No，’ she said.
4‘Why didn't you enjoy it？’Jeremy asked.
5‘I don't like to see so many people laughing at you,’she told him.
C 1 He told me to keep quiet.
2 He suggested that I should send him a fax.
3 He told me not to worry about it.
4 He insisted that I should ask him about it.
D 1 I wonder if he can wait a few minutes longer.
2 I wonder when he will arrive.
3 I wonder if he has passed his examination.
4 I wonder where he is.
5 I wonder why she didn't telephone.
6 I wonder when we shall see him again.
7 I wonder if she caught the wrong bus.
8 I wonder if you could spare me a moment.
1 d 2 b 3 a 4 a 5 b 6 d
7 d 8 a 9 c 10 d 11 c 12 a