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背诵为王第二册 Unit60:A Laconic Answer

Lesson60 A Laconic Answer In 1 times there was a race of people called the Spartans living in the southern part of Greece. They were noted for their simple habits and their bravery. The name of their land was Laconia, and so they were 2 called Lacons. One of the strange rules which the Spartans had was that they should speak briefly, and never use more words than were needed. So a short answer is often spoken of as being Laconic, that is, as being such an answer as a Lacon would be likely to give. In the 3 part of Greece there was a land called Macedon, and this land was at a time ruled over by a warlike king named Philip.Philip of Macedon wanted to become the master of all Greece. So he raised a great army, and made war upon the other states, until nearly all of them were forced to call him their king. Then he sent a letter to the Spartans in Laconia, and said, “If I go down into your country,I will level your great city to the ground.” 4 , an answer was brought back to him. When he opened the letter, he found only one word written there. That word was “IF”.It was 5 to say, “We are not afraid of you so long as the little word ‘if’ stands in your way.” ■填空答案■ 答案: 1. ancient 2. sometimes 3. northern 4. In a few days 5. as much as 来自:VOA英语网 文章地址: http://www.tingvoa.com/html/20100329/16535.html