THE WATERY PLACE
Imagine you meet one extraterrestrial((ET) one
day. What do you want to say with him
Note: First, give your imagined version of the ET.
TEXT ANALYSIS:PARA 4-PARA7
Work up (line 11): spend time and effort
preparing; produce or develop gradually
e.g. The head of the department asked me to
work up some sample compositions and give
them to the students.
TEXT ANALYSIS:PARA 4-PARA7
Put into each gap one of the following words in its
installment, alimony, pension, allowance
1. A(n) is a small amount of money given
regularly to a child by its parents.
2. . If you pay for something in , you pay
small sums of money at regular intervals over a
period of time.
3. The is the money that someone has to
pay regularly to their former wife or husband after
they have been divorced.
4. The employees in many companies put aside
money for their retirement .
TEXT ANALYSIS: PARA. 8-PARA. 17
Bug my eyes: v.
1. (eyes) stick out or cause (eyes) to stick out；
e.g. His eyes bugged with horror.
2. annoy sb.
e.g. The naughty kid from next door put a frog in
my mailbox, which really bugged me.
Don’t bug me with petty details.
TEXT ANALYSIS: PARA. 18 – PARA. 28
Adopt your mode of dress (line 52)
CF: mode, method, manner名词，方式，方法
e.g. The mode of thinking of the western people is quite
different from that of the eastern.
I still remember now the mode of reasoning my
teacher told me in my college years.
e.g. Professor Johnson is a man of methods of
The mechanic used a new method to test the
oil consumption of the machine.
e.g. His manner showed his honesty.
There is nothing new in his life. He always does
everything in a routine manner.
But I couldn’t as much as fall down. (line 69)
Note: If you do not as/so much as do a
particular thing, you do not even do that, when
you were expected to do more.
e.g. John walked by without so much as giving me a
glance of recognition.
go to pieces: (line 74)
If you go to pieces, you are so upset or nervous
that you lose control of yourself and cannot do
what you should do.
e.g. Anne is a strong woman, but she nearly went to
pieces when she heard her colleague died in the car
Come around (line 76): visit sb. At their house
1. call at/on 2. call off 3. call in
4. drop in 5. drop in on sb.
6. stop by 7. stop in
8. visit on 9. pay a visit
TEXT ANALYSIS: PARA. 29---PARA. 37
Heave: vt. raise or lift with great effort
e.g. They had to heave the piano onto the stage.
The teacher heaved Mary to her feet and took her to
TEXT ANALYSIS: PARA. 39 ----- PARA. 48
make like: (Line 103) (infml) act as if one were;
pretend to be
Pattern: make like sb./sth.
make like + clause
e.g. The old man made like a monkey to amuse
Bob made like he was a fish blowing bubbles.
Catch sight of (line 103)
I caught a glimpse through the window of a figure
I happened to catch sight of John as he was going past
She caught hold of his arm and wouldn’t let go.