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English for Everyday Activities 43-45

43. Changing a Flat Tire 更换瘪的轮胎

My car had a flat tire,so I had to change it.

  • I jacked千斤顶 the car up.
  • I took off the flat tire…
  • …and took the spare备用 tire out of the trunk.
  • I put the spare on the wheel,…
  • tightened the lug nuts凸耳螺母 by hand,…
  • …lowered the car to the ground,…
  • …and tightened the nuts some more with a lug wrench单向扳手.
  • Finally,I put the hubcup轮毂 on the wheel.

44. Dealing with a Power Failure 处理电源故障

  • During a thunderstorm…
  • …our power went out.
  • I turned on a flashnight…
  • …and my sister lit some candles.
  • We found the circuit-breaker box断路器盒
  • …and found the breakers that had tripped.
  • We reset the breakers…
  • …and the power came back on.

45. Working with Wood

  • Before you cut a board,you measure it…
  • …and mark the places to cut.
  • Then you cut it with a saw.
  • To trim修剪 a piece of wood,you plane it.
  • To make the edges smooth,you sand them.
  • To join two pieces of wood,you can glue them together,…
  • …nail them together…
  • …or join them with screws螺丝钉.
  • wood shavings 刨花