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A Trip to the Flea Market n n Far-East English Reader (Book III, Lesson 11) For Tali Senior High School Students Demonstrated by Ms. Chen December 26, 2002
Are you a bargain hunter? a + n a n a n a noun. + hunter (~的追求者 ) fortune hunter job hunter gold hunter fossil hunter girl hunter superstar hunter
Do you like the challenge (of stretching your dollar)? Well, in the United States, just like in Taiwan, there are many choices for you.
You can look through the papers for department store specials, or stop off at an outlet mall, [where famous brand-name goods ar sold at discount prices, or keep your eyes open for a neighborhood garage sale. ]
But still, you may be missing one of the best deals (that) [America has to offer]. n n n 1. Hurry up! Or we’ll miss the bus. 2. He offered me 1, 000 bucks to buy my car. 3. He is the best person (who, that, which) I have ever met.
It’s a place [where you can wander for acres, see interesting people, and choose from a hodgepodge of goods. ]
How do you get there? Just leave (all of the high-priced places) behind and flee to the flea market. • • • I left my mobile phone behind in the office. a blue-painted room a clean-shaven face a pair of high-heeled shoes a hand-made cake
“But who wants to shop for fleas? ” you ask. n Fear not. (=Don’t fear. ) n n Fleas are probably the only things (which, that) [you won’t find at a flea market. ]
As the story goes, Henry II, (king of London in the 12 th century, ) wanted to get peddlers off the streets. * get off * put off * turn off * take off * show off * give off n
So he gave them permission to set up markets to sell their goods. *set up *give up * take up * put up with *catch up with *make up one’s mind * turn up * make up *clean up n
n However, the markets were so dirty that buyers often found fleas in their goods. * He played the piano so well that he won the contest. =He played the piano so well as to win the contest. =He played the piano well enough to win the contest.
Today, flea markets have cleaned up their act, but the name still remains. * He remains young. =He remains a young man. * John remains silent. * Miss Lee remains in Venice n
n Flea market vendors typically operate (between 6: 00 a. m. and 4: 00 p. m. ) (on Saturdays and Sundays). *operate v. The company does not operate properly. *operation n. *operator n. * The secret is between you and me.
n * * * They use open spaces such as parking lots, football fields, or local parks. …………………… such as = like field (football field, soccer field) track (跑道的部份 ) court (basketball court, tennis court) course (golf course)
n Some also do business at permanent locations, for example at old warehouses [that have been changed into flea markets]. * change a pumpkin into a cart * turn a house into a palace * translate English into Chinese
After paying a small fee to the organizer of the market, the vendors can find a space to set up their goods and open for business. * Business is business. * It’s none of your business. = Mind your own business. * Everyone’s business is nobody’s business. n
n Sellers (at a flea market) come from all walks of life. * 行業 , 職業 — trade, calling, occupation, career profession
Some folks make their living (in) this way. * make one’s living =earn one’s bread *lose one’s way *get out of one’s way *give way to n
n • • • They spend the week (in) collecting used furniture, old car parts, antique jewelry, or whatever else (that) [they have an interest in]. whatever=anything (that) Don’t believe [whatever (he says)] is false.
They may even have regular customers. n But for most vendors, the flea market is just a way (to get some extra cash). (of getting some extra cash). extra— • 10% extra free • extracurricular a. • extraterestrial a. n. (=E. T. ) • extraordinary a. n
n You might find housewives trying to get rid of (baby supplies and household appliances), or you might see business people selling things from their stores. *** see, hear, feel keep, leave, find, catch 主動 +V-ing 被動 +p. p.
n Early birds get the best deals at the markets. 諺語 —The n early bird catches the worm. But if you come later in the day, you may have a better chance (to bargain with the vendors). (of bargaining with the vendors).
Perhaps they will be eager to get rid of something before they go home. *** I am eager to succeed. =I am eager for success. =I long to succeed. =I long for success. n
n Whenever you arrive, you’ll find the aisles (which are) lined with odds and ends: [comic books, shoes, garden tools, cassette tapes, and just about anything else (which) (you can think of. )]
n If you’ve been searching high and low for that perfect picture frame or pocketknife, (you) look no further. n This is the place (to find it). n You also don’t want to miss (the homemade goodies section) (of the flea market).
n Some markets also display produce stands, where weekend farmers sell (juicy fruits and ripe vegetables). n They are cheaper and often better-tasting than [what (you’ll get)] at the supermarket. n After a day of shopping, you will have found all of those items (that) [you just can’t live without]. ** I cannot live without you.
It looks like you’ll have to make/take another trip (to the flea market)(next weekend)! ** look sound like + N. smell + taste adj. feel *** You look like a fool. =You look foolish. n
Thank You for Your Attention.