新概念英语 - 小编笔记
新概念英语 - 教材原文
On Wednesday evening, we went to the Town Hall. It was the last day of the year and a large crowd of people had gathered under the Town Hall clock. It would strike twelve in twenty minutes' time.
Fifteen minutes passed and then, at five to twelve, the clock has stopped. The big minute hand did not move. We waited and waited, but nothing happened.
Suddenly someone shouted, ‘It's two minutes past twelve! The clock has stopped!* I looked at my watch. It was true. The big clock refused to welcome the New Year. At that moment, everybody began to laugh and sing.
新概念英语－单词和短语Town Hall , 市政厅，地方政府办公之处。
a large crowd of…，一大群……。
in twenty minutes'time, 20分钟之后。
星期三的晚上，我们去了市政厅。那是一年的最后一天 ，一大群人聚集在市政厅的大钟下面。再过20分钟，大钟将敲响12下 。