In the Examination Hall
When I was walking along the passage, I saw many students waiting outside the examinationhall. I got the doors open, and they entered the hall one by one. I knew that they were excitedfrom their whispering mouths. Obviously, they were trying to recall what they had memorized.
The examination hall was clean and orderly. All the desks and chairs were arranged six byseven in straight lines. The atmosphere showed that an important event would soon happen, and it seemed that the students' future would be decided at this very moment.
There was Li , sit ting in the middle of the third row, a diligent boy who would like to askquestions . He now looked tired and nervous , and his eyes wer e sur rounded by two big blackcircles . I could make out that he must have spent the whole night prepa ring himself fortoday’s examination . In an instant , the bell broke the silence . Li became extremely excited, his lips and hands trembling hysterically, his feet moving involuntarily.
The examination papers were distributed to the students. They quickly glanced at the questionsand started working immediately. Some heaved a heavy sigh of relief, some wore a smile ontheir lips, while some others scratched their heads savagely. A smile flicke red through Li's face, but he lost no time to sta rt working.
Soon, the hall was drowned in the noise of scratching paper and regular breathing.
The bell rang again and all papers were handed in. All the students streamed out of the hall, busily exchanging their opinions and results. Among them was Li, who, though wearing asomewhat triumphant smile, looked extremely exhausted as if he had gone through a battle.
Paragraph s 1 , 2 ——— 考前实况描写
Paragraph s 3 , 4 ——— 个别学生实况描写
Paragraph s 5 , 6 ——— 考场上学生表现描写
Paragraph 7 ——— 考试后群体和个别学生表现描写
这是一篇描写文, 作者以第一人称来写。文中作者从教师的角度描述了群体和个别的学生在考场内外的表现以及他们的心理活动。学生们都经过了大小百余场考试, 因此学习本文时一定会产生共鸣。
passage n. 走廓
whispering mouths 喃喃低语
orderly a. 整齐的
were arranged six by seven in straight lines 排成7 排, 每排6 座
this very moment 就在此一刻, 这里very 是形容词, 用以加强语势
eyes were surrounded by two big black circles 有 两个黑眼圈
make out = understand
in an instant 不一会儿
trembling hy ste rically 神经质地颤抖
involunt arily a d . 不自觉地, 无可奈何地
be distributed to 分发
heaved a heavy sigh of r elief 长舒一口气
wore a smile on their lips 嘴角浮现微笑
scratched their heads savagely 使劲搔首
flicker v. 闪现
lose no time to + v. 抓紧时间去……
was drowned in the noise of scratching paper and regular
breathing ( 考场上)只听见一片纸笔摩擦声和均匀的呼吸声
streamed out of the hall 鱼贯而出离开考场
Among them was Li, who... 这是一个倒装句型
triumphant a. 得意的