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大学英语精读第三册 Unit 1

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大学英语精读第三册 Unit 1


[00:00.00]A young man finds that strolling along the streets

[00:16.14]without an obvious purpose can lead to trouble with the law

[00:20.61]One misunderstanding leads to another

[00:23.69]until eventually he must appear in court for trial …

[00:27.98]A BRUSH WITH THE LAW

[00:31.16]I have only once been in trouble with the law

[00:35.16]The whole process of being arrested and taken to court

[00:39.21]was a rather unpleasant experience at the time

[00:42.55]but it makes a good story now

[00:44.62]What makes it rather disturbing
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[00:44.69]was the arbitrary circumstances both of my arrest

[00:48.22]and my subsequent fate in court.

[00:51.17]It happened in February about twelve years ago

[00:55.29]I had left school a couple of months before that

[00:58.95]and was not due to go to university until the following October.

[01:03.78]I was still living at home at the time

[01:06.55]One morning I was in Richmond

[01:09.19]a suburb of London near where I live.

[01:12.46]I was looking for a temporary job

[01:15.02]so that I could save up some money to go travelling

[01:18.05]As it was a fine day and I was in no hurry

[01:21.31]I was taking my time, looking in shop windows

[01:25.07]strolling in the park

[01:26.64]and sometimes just stopping and looking around me

[01:29.99]It must have been this obvious aimlessness that led to my downfall

[01:35.21]It was about half past eleven when it happened.

[01:38.74]I was just walking out of the local library

[01:41.69]having unsuccessfully sought employment there

[01:44.74]when I saw a man walking across the road

[01:47.77]with the obvious intention of talking to me

[01:50.91]I thought he was going to ask me the time

[01:53.37]Instead, he said he was a police officer and he was arresting me

[01:58.51]At first I thought it was some kind of joke.

[02:02.01]But then another policeman appeared, this time in uniform

[02:05.93]and I was left in no doubt

[02:08.10]'But what for?' I asked

[02:08.20]'Wandering with intent to commit an arrestable offence,' he said.

[02:07.20]'What offence?' I asked

[02:09.21]'Theft,' he said

[02:11.15]'Theft of what?' I asked

[02:13.50]'Milk bottles,' he said, and with a perfectly straight face too!

[02:18.17]'Oh,' I said

[02:20.66]It turned out there had been a lot of petty thefts in the area

[02:24.94]particularly that of stealing milk bottles from doorsteps

[02:28.70]Then I made my big mistake.

[02:31.34]At the time I was nineteen.

[02:33.72]Had long untidy hair

[02:35.75]and regarded myself as part of the sixties 'youth counterculture'

[02:40.27]As a result I wanted to appear cool and unconcerned with the incident

[02:45.71]so I said

[02:46.88]How long have you been following me?

[02:49.36]In the most casual and conversational tone I could manage

[02:53.49]I thus appeared to them

[02:56.05]to be quite familiar with this sort of situation

[02:58.93]and it confirmed them in their belief

[03:01.28]that I was a thoroughly disreputable character

[03:04.33]A few minutes later a police car arrived.

[03:07.68]'Get in the back,' they said.

[03:09.22]'Put your hands on the back of the front seat and don't move them.'

[03:13.08]They got in on either side of me.

[03:15.85]It wasn't funny any more

[03:14.85]At the police station they questioned me for several hours.

[03:19.21]I continued to try to look worldly and au fait with the situation

[03:24.18]When they asked me what I had been doing

[03:26.92]I told them I'd been looking for a job. 'Aha,'

[03:30.19]I could see them thinking, 'unemployed'

[03:32.85]Eventually, I was officially charged

[03:31.85]and told to report to Richmond Magistrates Court the following Monday

[03:36.11]Then they let me go.

[03:37.75]I wanted to conduct my own defence in court,

[03:41.91]but as soon as my father found out what had happened,

[03:44.57]he hired a very good solicitor.

[03:47.05]We went along that Monday armed with all kinds of witnesses,

[03:51.49]including my English teacher from school as a character witness

[03:55.33]But he was never called on to give evidence.

[03:58.55]My 'trial' didn't get that far

[04:06.95]The magistrate dismissed the case after fifteen minutes

[04:10.81]I was free.

[04:12.20]The poor police had never stood a chance

[04:14.94]The solicitor even succeeded in getting costs awarded against the police

[04:20.61]And so I do not have a criminal record

[04:23.35]But what was most shocking at the time

[04:25.68]was the things my release from the charge so clearly depended on

[04:29.73]I had the 'right' accent, respectable middle-class parents in court

[04:34.74]reliable witnesses,

[04:36.70]and I could obviously afford a very good solicitor.

[04:40.28]Given the obscure nature of the charge

[04:43.15]I feel sure that if I had come from a different background

[04:46.60]and had really been unemployed,

[04:48.74]there is every chance that I would have been found guilty.

[04:52.19]While asking for costs to be awarded,

[04:55.67]my solicitor' case quite obviously revolved around the fact

[04:59.32]that I had a 'brilliant academic record'

[05:02.56]Meanwhile, just outside the courtroom,

[05:05.70]one of the policemen who had arrested me.

[05:08.05]was gloomily complaining to my mother

[05:10.48]that another youngster had been turned against the police

[05:14.34]'You could have been a bit more helpful when we arrested you,'

[05:17.37]he said to me reproachfully.

[05:19.33]What did he mean?

[05:21.37]Presumably that I should have looked outraged and said something like

[05:26.05]'Look here, do you know who you're talking to?

[05:26.12]I am a highly successful student with a brilliant academic record.

[05:30.14]How dare you arrest me!

[05:31.97]hen they, presumably, would have apologized,

[05:36.18]perhaps even taken off their caps,

[05:38.55]and let me on my way.

[05:41.50]New Words

[05:51.33]单词

[06:01.15]Brush

[06:01.75]小冲突

[06:02.35]Process

[06:03.47]过程

[06:04.60]Court

[06:05.14]法院

[06:05.68]Arbitrary

[06:06.70]武断的

[06:07.71]Circumstance

[06:09.03]环境

[06:10.35]Subsequent

[06:11.37]接下去的

[06:12.39]Fate

[06:13.41]命运

[06:14.43]Due

[06:15.34]约定的

[06:16.26]Temporary

[06:17.28]暂时的

[06:18.29]Stroll

[06:18.35]散步

[06:18.40]Obvious

[06:19.48]明显的

[06:20.57]Downfall

[06:21.53]垮台

[06:22.50]employment

[06:23.41]职业

[06:24.33]Wander

[06:25.35]闲逛

[06:26.37]Commit

[06:27.35]干(坏事)

[06:28.33]Arrestable

[06:29.19]逮逋的

[06:30.05]Offence

[06:31.13]罪行

[06:32.22]Straight face

[06:32.27]板着的脸

[06:32.33]Petty

[06:33.20]不足道的

[06:34.08]Doorstep

[06:34.27]门阶

[06:34.46]Regard

[06:34.50]把……看作

[06:34.53]Counterculture

[06:35.65]把主流文化

[06:36.78]Unconcerned

[06:37.84]无忧虑的

[06:38.89]Casual

[06:40.11]漫不经心的

[06:41.32]Conversational

[06:42.36]会话(用)的

[06:43.39]Confirm

[06:44.41]证实

[06:45.42]Belief

[06:46.55]相信

[06:47.67]Thoroughly

[06:48.81]完全地

[06:49.94]Thorough

[06:50.98]十分的

[06:52.01]Disreputable

[06:53.13]声名狼藉的

[06:54.25]Worldly

[06:55.48]老于世故的

[06:56.71]Au fait

[06:57.77]熟悉的

[06:58.83]Aha

[06:59.54]啊哈!

[07:00.26]Magistrate

[07:01.42]地方法官

[07:02.59]Conduct

[07:03.62]处理

[07:04.65]Defence

[07:05.84]辩护

[07:07.03]solicitor

[07:08.14]律师

[07:09.25]Witness

[07:10.27]证据

[07:11.29]Trial

[07:12.36]审判

[07:13.43]dismiss

[07:14.38]驳回

[07:15.33]cost

[07:16.48]诉讼费

[07:17.63]Award

[07:18.44]判给

[07:19.25]Accent

[07:20.38]口音

[07:21.50]Respectable

[07:22.52]值得尊敬的

[07:23.54]Reliable

[07:24.50]可靠的

[07:25.47]Given

[07:26.16]考虑到

[07:26.85]Obscure

[07:27.63]模糊

[07:28.40]Guilty

[07:27.90]有罪的

[07:27.40]Revolve

[07:26.90]旋转

[07:26.40]Brilliant

[07:27.48]辉煌的

[07:28.56]Courtroom

[07:31.28]审判室

[07:33.99]meanwhile

[07:35.11]同时

[07:36.23]Gloomily

[07:37.36]忧郁地

[07:38.48]Complain

[07:39.66]抱怨

[07:40.83]Complaint

[07:41.77]诉苦

[07:42.71]Reproachfully

[07:43.56]责备地

[07:44.41]Presumably

[07:45.60]推测起来

[07:46.79]Outrage

[07:48.02]引起……气愤

[07:49.24]Successful

[07:50.41]成功的确

[07:51.57]Apologize

[07:52.47]道歉

[07:53.37]Apology

[07:54.30]道歉

[07:55.22]phrases and expressions

[07:58.57]Take sb. To court

[07:59.86]对某人提出诉讼

[08:01.15]A couple of

[08:02.17]几(个)

[08:03.19]Save up

[08:04.26]储蓄

[08:05.33]Take one's time

[08:06.73]慢慢来

[08:08.13]At first

[08:09.41]起先

[08:10.69]Turn out

[08:11.76]结果

[08:12.83]Call on

[08:14.01]要求

[08:15.18]Stand a chance

[08:16.57]有机会

[08:17.95]Revolve around

[08:19.28]以……为中心

[08:20.61]Turn against

[08:21.74]对立

[08:22.86]Proper Names

[08:25.50]Richmond

[08:26.32]里土满(英国地名)

[08:27.14]Richmond Magistrates' Court

[08:29.08]里土满地方法院


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