Unit 3 The Million Pound Bank Note（Ⅰ）
1．scene n. (戏剧)一场；现场；场面；景色 The team’s victory produced scenes of joy all over the country. She witnessed some very distressing scenes. They we
nt abroad for a change of scene. Firefighters were on the scene immediately.
She wandered aimlessly around the streets. We wandered back towards the car. The child was found wandering the streets alone.
Radios are not permitted in the library. We were not permitted any contact with each other. Visitors are not permitted to take photographs. permit sb. to do sth./sb. be permitted to do… a work/parking permit
4．spot vt. 发现，认出；n. 斑点，污点，地点 I finally spotted my friend in the crowd. Can you spot the difference between the two pictures? I soon spotted what the mistake was.
She was wearing a black skirt with white spots. His jacket was covered with spots of mud.
This event was accounted a success. account for… 解释，说明，导致 The poor weather may have accounted for the small crowd. How do you account for the show’s success?
6．seek v. (sought, sought) They sought in vain for somewhere to shelter. We are seeking after the truth. The travelers sought shelter from the rain.
7．contrary adj. 相反的，相违的 contrary opinions to mine
Contrary to all our advice, he gave up his job. They say he’s guilty, but I believe the contrary. on the contrary 与此相反 —It must have been terrible. —On the contrary, I enjoyed every minute.
8．amount n. 数量 He could only pay half the amount he owed.
We have an enormous amount of help from people. a large amount of Large amounts of money were spent on the bridge. a large amount of … large amounts of… +动单 +动复
I screamed and everyone stared. I stared blankly at the paper in front of me. He sat staring into space.
10．take a chance
We took a chance on the weather and planned to have the party outside.
11．bring up 抚养，教育，提出 He was brought up by his aunt. They were brought up to respect teachers. bring in/ down/ back/ about
12．in rags 衣衫褴褛 The beggar was dressed in rags. He cleaned the machine with an only rag.
13．barber n. 理发师
at the barbers at the tailors at the doctors