Mrs. Anne Sterling did not think of the risk she was taking when she ran through a forest after two men. They had rushed up to her while she was having a picnic at the edge of a forest with her children and tried to steal her handbag. In the struggle, the strap broke and, with the bag in their possession, both men started running through the trees. Mrs. Sterling got so angry that she ran after them. She was soon out of breath, but she continued to run. When she caught up with them, she saw that they had sat down and were going through the contents of the bag, so she ran straight at them. The men got such a fright that they dropped the bag and ran away. 'The strap needs mending,' said Mrs. Sterling later, 'but they did not steal anything.'
1．Mrs. Anne Sterling did not think of the risk she was taking when she ran through a forest after two men. 安·斯特林夫人在穿過森林追趕兩個男人時，她并沒有考慮到所冒的風險。
Have you ever thought of settling down in this town?
（2）表示“冒……危險”可以用 take the risk(of doing…)。
（3）run after 表示“追趕”：
On my way home, I saw a dog running after a cat.
2．They had rushed up to her while she was having a picnic at the edge of a forest with her children…剛才，當她和孩子們正在森林邊上野餐的時侯，這兩個人沖到她跟前……
The child ran up to his mother when he saw her.
He worked up to nine o'clock in the evening.
（2）at the edge of表示“在……的邊上”：
The park lies at the edge of the town.
3．in one's possession, 為某人所有。
也可以說 in the possession of sb.。這兩種意思相同，但是人稱代詞一般用前一種表達方式：
The house used to be in my possession, but now it is in the possession of an old lady.
4．Mrs. Sterling got so angry that she ran after them. 斯特林太太非常氣憤，向著他們追了過去。
下文中，The men got such a fright that they dropped the bag and ran away用了類似的引導結果狀語從句的連詞 such a…that。
5．out of breath，喘不上氣，上氣不接下氣。
Tom ran to the shop to get some salt for his mother. When he reached , he was quite out of breath.
She went through her bag, but she couldn't find her key.
forest n. 森林
risk n. 危險，冒險
picnic n. 野餐
edge n. 邊緣
strap n. 帶，皮帶
possession n. 所有
breath n. 呼吸
contents n. （常用復數）內有的物品
mend v. 修理
Washing the car made me tired.
I enjoy reading.
Before leaving the office, he gave me a book.
We are looking forward to his coming.
（2）在start，begin， continue等后面，既可以用 又可以用動名詞，區別不大：
I began to learn/ learning English two years ago.
The windows need cleaning.
這些窗子該擦了。（=need to be cleaned）
His shirt needs washing.
A tried to steal(1.4); started running(1.5); continued to run (1.7); needs mending(1.10)
B 1 to see 2 working 3 ironing
4 to leave 5 to argue/ arguing 6 to come
7 seeing 8 knocking 9 waiting
10 to rain/ raining 11 working
In the last minutes of the race, Jim caught up with the leader and passed him. 2 The farmer shouted at the children and they ran away.
1 c 2 b 3 c 4 c 5 c 6 b
7 d 8 a 9 b 10 a 11 b 12 d