新概念第三册3:An unknown goddess

新概念第三册第3课
 

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1.课文
Some time ago, an interesting discovery was made by archaeologists on the Aegean island of Kea. An American team explored a temple which stands in an ancient city on the promontory of Ayia Irini. The city at one time must have been prosperous, for it enjoyed a high level of civilization. Houses — often three storeys high — were built of stone. They had large rooms with beautifully decorated walls. The city was equipped with a drainage system, for a great many clay pipes were found beneath the narrow streets.
The temple which the archaeologists explored was used as a place of worship from the fifteenth century B.C. until Roman times. In the most sacred room of temple, clay fragments of fifteen statues were found. Each of these represented a goddess and had, at one time, been painted. The body of one statue was found among remains dating from the fifteenth century B.C. It’s missing head happened to be among remains of the fifth century B.C. This head must have been found in Classical times and carefully preserved. It was very old and precious even then. When the archaeologists reconstructed the fragments, they were amazed to find that the goddess turned out to be a very modern-looking woman. She stood three feet high and her hands rested on her hips. She was wearing a full-length skirt which swept the ground. Despite her great age, she was very graceful indeed, but, so far, the archaeologists have been unable to discover her identity.
 
2.翻译
不久之前,在爱琴海的基亚岛上,考古工作者有一项有趣的发现。一个美国考古队在阿伊亚.依里尼海角的一座古城里考察了一座庙宇。这座古城肯定一度很繁荣,因为它曾享有高度的文明,房子一般有3层楼高,用石块修建。里面房间很大,墙壁装饰华丽。城里甚至还敷设了排水系统,因为在狭窄的街道底下发现了许许多多陶土制作的排水管道。
考古工作者考察的这座庙宇从公元前15世纪直到罗马时代一直是祭祀祈祷的场所。在庙中最神圣的一间殿堂里发现了15尊陶雕像的碎片。每一尊雕像代表一位女神,而且一度上过色。其中有一尊雕像,她的躯体是在公元前15世纪的历史文物中发现的,而她那身异处的脑袋却碰巧是在公元前5世纪的文物中找到的。她的脑袋一定是在古希腊罗马时代就为人所发现,并受到精心的保护。却使在当时,它也属历史悠久的珍奇之物。考古工作者把这些碎片重新拼装起来后,惊奇地发现那位女神原来是一位相貌十分摩登的女郎。她身高3英尺,双手叉腰。身穿一条拖地长裙,尽管上了年纪,但体态确实优美。不过,考古工作者至今未能确定这位女神的身份。

二、课文精讲

(课文精讲根据顺序分析课文重点)
 
  an interesting discovery : 强调discovery,体现发现这个动作被考古学家做出
  主动语态难以突出重点 archaeologists made an interesting discovery
  英文表达:事件、结果、影响、效果为主语、强调对客观事实的陈述
  An American team explored a temple which….
  which引导定语从句,修饰限定temple
  which stands in an ancient city on…
  which = that; stand = lie,situate(vt.),locate(vt.)
  An American team explored a temple which is located/situated in…
  An American team explored a temple which lies in
  stand 表示高高坐落于,矗立于
  She stands 1.75m./A great tree stands on the mount.
  The city at one time must have been prosperous,for it…
  for 引导原因状语从句,对主句的附加说明和解释,提供更多的信息
  because 引导原因状语从句,重点突出原因
  Eg.:The day broke for the birds were singing.
  at one time 表达曾经,一度;过去时态的标志,once
  must have been 对过去事实肯定的推测
  enjoyed a high level of civilization 享有高度文明
  with…
  a young man with broad shoulders/an old lady with balck hair
  beautifully decorated 过去分词做定语
  a beautifully dressed lady 衣着漂亮的女士/a deserted carpark
  废弃的停车场 a white painted door 被刷成白色的门
  现在分词做定语,被修饰词与修饰词之间为逻辑主动关系
  a boy climbing the tree/the students reading in the room
  The city was even equipped with…for …were found
  be equipped with 配备,装备
  the car was equipped with air conditioning.
  for 引导原因状语从句
  beneath the narrow streets /under the narrow streets
  prep. beneath=under 正下方
  He is standing under/beneath the umbrella
  under在进行中:under control 控制之中;under discussion讨论之中
  under repairs修理之中
  below 在下方,强调在斜下方
  She is sitting below the window
  The temple which….
  be used as/be used to be把……用作为
  The box was used as a desk in the small village school.
  The wooden box was used as a bookcase
  The wooden box is used to contain books
  in the most sacred room of…
  Each of these represented…been painted.
  represent vt. 代表
  I represent all the classmates.
  The body of one statue was found…
  dating 现在分词,修饰remains
  the customs dating from 1990
  The tradit
  ion dates from the time when his grandfather was young .
  The castle dates from the 14th century.
  The castle dates back to the 14th century.
  Its missing head happened to be among remains of…
  happen to 强调事情的偶然发生
  I happen to have driven that kind of car.
  He happened to find the ticket in his pocket.
  句式:It happens that…
  It happened that I met her on my way to work.
  I happened to meet her on my way work.
  happen on 巧遇,偶然
  I happened on this old picture in the back of the drawer.
  Guess,who I happened on while I was in London last month?
  reconstruct: put together,piece together,restore
  amazed;very much surprised
  surprised;astonished;amazed;astounded感到惊讶,语气递增
  astonished;much surprised;amazed; very much surprised 惊奇
  astounded 非常惊讶、惊奇、惊愕
  to find…/to discover…/to realize…
  I’m not surprised to see you here
  turn out 表示结果;prove
  turn out(to be)+ n./adj.
  The concert turned out to be a failure.
  Our party turned out (to be)a suxxess.
  It turned out that….
  that 从句,或其他名词从句;it作形式主语
  It turned out that the diamonds had been in the bank all the time.
  It turned out that his statement was false.
  as it turns out
  Eg.: As it turned out,there was no need to worry.
  Eg.: As it turned out,the report was mistaken.
  She stood three feet high and her hands rested on her hips.
  rest on = depend on,lean on
  His hand rested lightly on my shoulder
  which swept the ground 近一步说明拖地的,拽地的
  despite=in spite of + n./动名词
  It is still a problem for the archaeologists up to now.
  so far,up to now 完成时的标志
  discover her identity; find out her identity

三、单词学习

1、提示:n.名词、adj.形容词、vi.不及物动词、vt.及物动词、adv.副词、prep.介词、pron.代词、int.感叹词、num.数词、abbr.短语缩写
2、双击或选中某个单词可划词查字典,如下图:(手机端无法使用此功能)

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划词工具示意图

3、单词列表:
 
goddess
n. 女神

archaeologist
n. 考古学家

Aegean
adj. 爱玲海的

explore
v. 考察,勘探

promontory
n. 海角

prosperous
adj. (经济上)繁荣的,昌盛的

civilization
n. 文明

storey
n. 楼层

drainage
n. 排水

worship
n. 祟拜

sacred
adj. 宗教的,神圣的

fragment
n. 碎片

remains
n. 遗物,遗迹,废墟

classical
adj. (希腊和罗马)古化的

reconstruct
v. 修复

rest
v. 倚放,放置

hip
n. 屁股,臀部

full-length
adj. (裙衣)拖地长的

graceful
adj. 优雅的

identity
n. 身份
 

四、课后练习答案

  (1)…d…
  ’Its missing head happened to be among remains of the fifth century B.C.’
  (2)…d…
  this is comfirmed by the fact that 引导同位语从句,补充说明fact的内容
  be employed in :被应用在…方面
  (3)…a…
  in doing sth.:在…方面
  (4)…
  know:知道,认识;经历过,曾经有过(=experience)
  文学用语,比experience更加正式
  (5)…b…
  since:自从
  主干的时态为现在完成时
  (6)…c…
  to one’s surprise:使某人感到惊讶的是
  (在句中可做独立的状语,句子的主语不必是某个人)
  with surprise: 惊讶地
  (首先,必须与行为动词连用,其次,句子的主语必须是某个人)
  To my great disappointment the train had already left
  With satisfaction/delight/dismay
  He smoked his last cigarette with satisfaction.
  He went home with dismay.
  To our dismay the party proved to be a failure.
  Structure
  (7)…b…
  despite = in spite of (可以和名词、代词、动名词搭配)
  (8)…b…
  so far——现在完成时的标志
  如果用possible/impossible,要采用形势主语it
  …it has been impossible for the archaeologists to discover her identity.
  Vocabulary
  (9)…a…
  原文中用到sacred(宗教的,神圣的)
  religious:宗教的
  frightening:令人害怕的
  colourful: 丰富多彩的
  (10)…d…
  state
  well done 侧重强调做得好
  conserve=keep from being wasted,damaged,lost,destroyed
  “不用尽或耗尽某物,保留”
  conserve your energy you needed.
  we must conserve our forest
  maintain:通过修缮保养,不使…破损(强调动作的过程)“维修,保养”
  (11)…b…
  turn out=prove
  (12)…
  so far=>until now,up till now
  befroehand :(a)事先=in advance
  at this distance (of/in time):时隔已久
  I can hardly remember him at this distance of time





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