summary writing 摘要写作
Answer these questions in not more than 50 words.
1 When was the play going to begin?
2 How many tickets did you ask for?
3 Were there any left or not?
4 Were Susan and you disappointed or not?
5 Who hurried to the ticket office just then?
6 How many tickets did he return?
7 Were they for that day's performance, or were they for next Wednesday's performance?
8 Did you buy them or not?
Key structures 关键句型
Can and May
Study these uses of can and may:
nstead of saying:
We can say:
Will you let me use your phone please?
Can I use your phone please?
Or: Could I use your phone please?
Or: May I use your phone please?
Or: Might I use your phone please?
Instead of saying:
We can say:
Perhaps he will come tomorrow.
He may come tomorrow.
Or: He might come tomorrow.
Perhaps he telephoned last night, but I'm not sure.
He may have telephoned last night, but I'm not sure.
Or: He might have telephoned last night, but I'm not sure.
c Now study these expressions:
Do you want to come to the cinema with me? 你想和我一起去看电影吗？
I haven't got anything to do, so I may as well (or: I might as well) come with you. 我无事可做，还是和你一起去吧。
Do you think he'll pass that exam? 你认为他这次考试能及格吗？
He'll never pass. He might as welt give up. 他决不会及格，还不如放弃的好。
A Read the passage again. Put a line under the verbs can, could, may and might.
重读课文，在can, could, may, might下面划上横线。
B Use a phrase with can, could, may or might in place of the words in italics. Do not refer to the passage until you finish the exercise.
用 can, could, may或might组成的短语来替代句子中的用斜体印出的部分，完成练习后再对照课文核对你的答案。
‘Perhaps the play will begin at any moment, ’ I said.
‘Perhaps it has begun already, ’ Susan answered.
I hurried to the ticket office. ‘Will you let me have two
tickets, please?’ I asked.
‘I'm sorry, we've sold out, ’ the girl said.
Just then, a man hurried to the ticket office.
‘Will you let me return these two tickets?’ he asked.
I went back to the ticket office at once.
‘Will you let me have those two tickets please?’ I asked.
‘Certainly, ’ the girl said, ‘but they are for next
Wednesday's performance. Do you still want them?’
‘Not really, but I'll have them, ’ I said sadly.
Instead of saying: We can say:
I am sorry. I'm sorry. (1. 5)
We have sold out. We've sold out. (1. 5)
Change the form of the verbs in italics.
1 I haven't seen him for three years.
2 There are not many people here.
3 He doesn't understand what you're saying.
4 She did not tell me she had not seen you.
5 I shall not stay a moment longer.
6 He will not do as he is told.
7 When'll I see you?
8 What've you done? You've broken that bottle!
9 He's in the living room. He's just come home.
10 I cannot understand why he hasn't arrived.
11 You mustn't believe him.
12 I wasn't expecting you. You weren't supposed to arrive until 6 o'clock.
13 That man's been in prison.
14 They hadn't seen the film before.
Multiple choice questions多项选择题
1 The writer couldn't get tickets for the performance that evening because ______ .
a．they had all been sold
b．there were only a few left
c．there was no one at the ticket office
d．the girl at the ticket office wouldn't give him any
2 The writer ______ .
a．was very pleased to get tickets for next Wednesday's performance
b．didn't buy tickets for next Wednesday's performance
c．didn't want tickets for next Wednesday's performance
d．wasn't too pleased to get tickets for next Wednesday's performance
3 The play may begin at any moment. It ______ .
b．won't begin for a long time
c．hasn't begun yet
d．began a long time ago
4 May I have two tickets please? ______ two tickets please?
a．You must give me
b．You have got to give me
c．Could I have
d．You may give me
5 May I have two tickets? Please let me ______ two tickets.
a．having b．to have
6 The performance ______ next Wednesday.
a．was b．will be
c．shall be d．has been
7 I might as well have them. I am ______ to have them.
a．very pleased b．very glad
c．not very glad d．delighted
8 I hurried to the ticket office. I ______ .
a．went there b．went there quickly
c．went there slowly d．didn't go there
9 ‘What a pity!’ Susan exclaimed. Susan was ______ .
10 Can I return these tickets? I want to ______ .
a．give them back b．give them in
c．give them up d．give them off
11 ‘Certainly, ’ the girl said. ‘ ______ ’ the girl said.
a．Off course b．Course
c．Of course d．Surely not
12 Do you still want them? Do you want them ______ ?
Rewrite this sentence, then check your answer against the text.
I don't really want them, but I'll have them.
I might ______ .