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Mr. James Scott has a garage in Silbury and now he has just bought another garage in Pinhurst. Pinhurst is only five miles from Silbury.But Mr.Scott cannot get a telephone for his new garage,so he has just bought twelve pigeons.Yesterday ,a pigeon carried the first message from Pinhurst to Silbury.The bird covered the distance in three minutes.Up to now,Mr.Scott has sent a great many requests for spare parts and othere urgent messages from one garage to the other.In this way,he has begun his own private "telephone" service.

pigeon:
It's not my pigeon
None of my business:这不是我的过错;It's none of your business:不关你的事

message:countable
information:not countable
Can I take a message for you?
Can you take a message for me?

cover:越过
cover the distance.

distance
keep distance:保持距离

request:
I have a request for the cake.
request sb. to do sth.
You are required to attend the meeting.

spare part:备件。

service:服务
-I am glad to be at your service:我很乐意为你效劳。
-Thank you.
-You are wellcome/Not at all/That's (all)right/My pleasure.


--Thank you for your listening.
-No thanks

garage:车库,车行

Bus stop is only five miles from school/here.
How far is the bus stop.
My home is ten miles away from here.

sth. urgent:紧急的事情

One is watering the flowers,and the other is reading.
Can you show me another?

In this way
in a friendly way.
in the way:挡路
out of the way:让路
by the way[BTW]:顺便说一声
on the way (to):在去 ...的途中




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