【New words and expressions】 生词和短语
He was mutilated in the accident,and now has only one leg
a mutilated note
You've already mutilated the novel by making such changes.
dad president: 美元
a lot of people love chewing gums.
Don't bite off more than one can chew.
chew the fat: 聊天
chewed up: 着急的、担心的
Don't get worried about your examination.
Don't get chewed up about your examination.
keep something safe
Please keep your ID card safe.
do evil: 干坏事
make trouble--trouble making
identity of somebody or something
He can't identify the person
So far the archeologists have been unable to discover her identity.
Listen to the tape then answer the question below.
Why did Jane cook John's wallet?
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
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