Our vicar is always raising money for one cause or another, but he has never managed to get enough money to have the church clock repaired. The big clock which used to strike the hours day and night was damaged many years ago and has been silent ever since.
One night, however, our vicar woke up with a start: the clock was striking the hours! Looking at his watch, he saw that it was one o’clock, but the bell struck thirteen times before it stopped. Armed with a torch, the vicar went up into the clock tower to see what was going on. In the torchlight, he caught sight of a figure whom he immediately recognized as Bill Wilkins, our local grocer.
‘Whatever are you doing up here Bill?’ asked the vicar in surprise.
‘I’m trying to repair the bell,’ answered Bill. ‘I’ve been coming up here night after night for weeks now. You see, I was hoping to give you a surprise.’
‘You certainly did give me a surprise!’ said the vicar. ‘You’ve probably woken up everyone in the village as well. Still, I’m glad the bell is working again.’
That’s the trouble, vicar,’ answered Bill. ‘It’s working all right, but I’m afraid that at one o’clock it will strike thirteen times and ’s nothing I can do about it.”
We’ll get used to that, Bill,’ said the vicar. “Thirteen is not as good as one, but it’s better than nothing. Now let’s go downstairs and have a cup of tea.’
Tome is always doing homework.
Tom always does his homework.
He is always making noises.
one or another: 表示某种，这样或那样
I have to get enough money to have my house repaired
have the church clock repaired——have something done
have the plane repaired have hair cut
His wallet was stolen. He had his wallet stolen.
He used to smoke every day.
He said that it was so
,he was mistaken,however
He said that it was so,however,he was mistaken.
I know his story,however,I wouldn’t like to tell you.
I know his story,I,however,wouldn’t like to tell you
Armed with a torch…
in the torchlight
recognized somebody as: 认出某人是
regard somebody as,think of somebody as,treat somebody as
have on somebody as
night after night: 一夜连着一夜
day after day year after year
week after week bus after bus
as well 用在句尾相当于to,主要用于肯定句中，但比to所表达的语意更优秀 stil用于句首，用逗号分隔开来——表达一个转折的关系：虽然如此，但是
get used to,be used to,be accustomed to,get accustomed to 都表示习惯于 get强调渐近的过程， be强调习惯了的状态
in prep. 表达惊奇、恐惧、失望或生气等感情色彩的名词搭配连用在句中起状语作用
in surprise;in astonishment;in alarm;in embarrassment
in amazement;in despair;in dismay; in anger; in disappointment
in prep. 表示以、用；用于语言，书写材料，色彩或声音等方面
in English; in pencil; in ink; in a few words;
in such a hight voice; in oil; in red; in code
in trouble; in difficulty; in bed; in a hurry; in debt;
in love with sb. in tears; in good order; in good repair;
in good health ;in poor health; in the bad mood; in the good mood;
in haste; in a favor of excitement; in poverty; in luxury
Use a phrase with n in place of the words in italics.
very quickly –in a hurry
eventually —in the end
be seen — in sight
with a pen/with a pencil — in ink/in pencil
which they share — in common
crying — tears
Multiple choice questions 多项选择
in order adv.整齐, 状况良好, 适宜
out of order adv.次序颠倒, 不整齐, 状态不好 （= was damaged）
为…表示感谢：be grateful for/ be thankful for…
不辞辛劳地做某事：take the trouble to do sth.
in the past 是过去 的标志；always用在实意动词之前
stroke n.击, 敲, 报时的钟声
强调句式结构：It was not until…that…直到…才…
– It was not until midnight that snow stopped. —直到半夜, 雪才停了。
Mend vt.修理, 修补
突出结果或者对现在的影响, 用 。
get used to doing 表示习惯于 （to是介词）
run a shop 经营商店
night after night = every night .