Lesson 5 No Room in the Ark 诺亚方舟无容身之地
The gorilla is something of a paradox in the African scene. One thinks one knows him very well.
For a hundred years or more he has been killed, captured, and imprisoned, in zoos. His bones have been mounted in natural history museums everywhere, and he has always exerted a strong fascination upon scientists and romantics alike. He is the stereotyped monster of the horror films and the adventure books, and an obvious (though not perhaps strictly scientific) link with our ancestral past.(暂不提供全文)
New words and expressions 生词短语
(good article : five stars 该文写得不错。)
the + n.(s) 表示一类: the gorilla(s)
in the African scene : Africa as the background
gather palace 聚集地
something of a paradox 自相矛盾(人对猩猩的观点) contradictory ideas about him
主题句：One thinks one knows him very well.
问题：Yet the fact is we know very little about gorillas.
Their ideas vary。人们对他的观点相差很大。
For a hundred years or more 一百年甚至更多(包括一百年)
For more than one hundred years 一百多年
西方，动物一般用人称代替。本文中，gorillas 用 him 代替。另外有：cat – she, dog – he .
be mounted in natural history museums 陈列在自然历史博物馆
He exert a strong fascination upon(on) Sb. 施加给人们强大的魅力
exert … on … 施加(压力)
impose … on … ,例如 impose influence on , impose pressure on
上句可表示为 He have a strong fascination for Sb.
或 The gorilla is always fascinating to Sb.
alike adv.相同，一样 adj.只能做表语。例如：
The two are alike. 这两人真像。
形容词只要以 a 开头，99.99%都做表语。不能做定语词。
例如：asleep , awake ,afloat 等
He is the stereotyped monster of the horror films and the adventure books.
stereotyped – old time 老样子horror films 恐怖片
film (英) movie (美)the stereotyped monster 经典模式
省略主语 and (he is) an obvious (…) link with our ancestral past
link with … 与…相联系our ancestral past (n.)
through not perhaps strikly scientific
Eg: I arrived at the meeting , though (I was ) late.
Yet 与 however ，表示转折，意思完全相同。但 yet 用在句首，however 加标点，可以用
No really satisfactory photograph has ever been taken of one in …
Take picture / photograph 照相
of one 定语后置，satisfactory photograph of one。主要是为了句子的平衡。One 指 gorilla
in a wild state 在野生状态下
keep the … under … observation 把某事处于观察之下
keep the city clean 保持城市清洁
close and constant observation 持续不断的观察
Eg: I have to keep the boy under close control.
To control the boy very strikly.