Grade 8 Unit 3 Topic 3 Section A

(The telephone rings while Jane is practicing the violin.)

Jane’s mother: Hello!

Maria: Hello! This is Maria speaking.  May I speak to Jane?

Jane’s mother: Hold the line [1]hold the line: 坚持下去,保持不变;不挂断电话, please.

(Jane answers [2]answer: US: [ˈænsər]  UK: [ˈɑːnsə(r)]  n. 回答;答案;答复;(试题、练习等的)答案  v. 回答;答复;符合;适合 the telephone.)

Jane: Hello, Maria!

Maria: Hello! What are you doing, Jane?

Jane: I’m practicing the violin.

Maria: What were you doing at this time yesterday [3]at this time yesterday: 昨天这个时候? I called you to go to the English Corner but no one answered.

Jane: This time yesterday? Oh, I was taking a shower [4]take a shower: 洗沐浴.

Word Bank

Word Bank
1 hold the line: 坚持下去,保持不变;不挂断电话
2 answer: US: [ˈænsər]  UK: [ˈɑːnsə(r)]  n. 回答;答案;答复;(试题、练习等的)答案  v. 回答;答复;符合;适合
3 at this time yesterday: 昨天这个时候
4 take a shower: 洗沐浴
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