上海版牛津高中生英语高一下册:Unit 5 Problems and advice-Reading(1)

牛津高中英语

What should I do?

我能做什么呢?

Letters from students for advice are published anonymously in a school newspaper as a part ofthe 'Counsellor's Corner'.

一封学生的建议信在校报的“读编来往”板块匿名颁发了。

Read excerpts from the letters below.

阅读下列来自一些函件的择要。

Letter one

第一封信

One evening last month, I was visiting a close friend in her new high-rise flat when sheaccidentally knocked a flowerpot from her window.

上个月的一天晚上,我在好友的高层公寓大楼内拜访她,当场她从窗户不当心打翻了花盆。

It smashed to the ground below, narrowly missing some children at play.

花盆落到楼下的地表上摔得粉碎,差一点砸中一些正在玩乐的孩子。

On our way out, we stopped to take a look, but no one was hurt, so we said nothing and leftfor the cinema as planned.

在我们出去的路上,我们停下来看了看,不过没有人受伤,所以我们便没有声张,照原定规划去看电影了。

Returning home later that evening, my friend learnt that the police had been to the flats andquestioned everyone.

那晚回家以后,我的朋友得悉警察来到公寓问询了每个人。

They had even taken a neighbour's son to the police station.

他们还把街坊的儿子带到警察局。

After questioning him, they let him go temporarily.

在问询他以后,他们永远放他回家。

Frightened, my friend has said nothing to the police.

因为胆怯,我的朋友对警察没有说什么。

Though no one was hurt, I have a guilty conscience and...

固然没有人受伤,但我感到愧疚,并且……

Letter two

第二封信

Last night, while travelling home on the underground, I saw three tough guys enter my almostempty carriage.

昨晚乘地铁回家时,我观察三个跋扈的家伙走进几乎空无一人的车厢。

They sat down beside a young boy who was travelling alone and began to tease and bully him.

他们立在孤傲一人的小男孩的附近,开始嘲弄陵暴他。

Their behaviour was so bad that it made him move to another seat, but that did no good.

他们的举动过于卑劣,小男孩只好立到另一个坐位上,但是还是杯水车薪。

They just followed him and continued their bullying.

他们紧跟着小男孩,不绝地嘲弄陵暴他。

The boy was obviously frightened.

明显,小男孩很胆怯。

At this point, I stopped looking and got off at my station, feeling sorry for the boy.

到站后,我没再看了,下了车,为小男孩感触惆怅。

I regret not helping him, but not being Superman and hating violence, what could I do? ShouldI...

我懊悔没能帮他,但我不是超人,又热爱暴力,我能做什么呢?我能……

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