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     Grasp the 1)cone with the right hand firmly but gently between thumb and at least one but not more than three fingers, two-thirds of the way up the cone. Then 2)dart swiftly away to an open area, away from the 3)jostling crowd at the 4)stand. Now 5)take up the classic ice-cream-cone-eating 6)stance: feet from one to two feet apart, body bent forward from the waist at a twenty-five-degree angle, right 7)elbow well up, right 8)forearm 9)horizontal, at a level with your collarbone and about twelve inches from it.

     But don’t start eating yet! Check first to see what emergency repairs may be necessary. Sometimes a sugar cone will be so 10)crushed or broken or 11)cracked that all one can do is 12)gulp at the thing like a savage, getting what he can of it and letting the rest drop to the ground, and then 13)evacuating the area of 14)catastrophe as quickly as possible.

     Checking the cone for possible trouble can be done in a second or two, if one knows where to look and does it 15)systematically. A trouble spot some people 16)overlook is the bottom tip of the cone. This may have been 17)broken off. Or the flap of the cone material at the bottom, usually wrapped over itself in that funny 18)spiral construction, may be folded in a way that is imperfect and leaves an opening. No need to say that through this 19)opening-in a matter of perhaps thirty or, at most, ninety seconds-will begin to pour hundreds of thousands of sticky 20)molecules of melted ice cream.

     You know in this case then you must instantly get the paper napkin in your left hand under and around the bottom of the cone to 21)stem the 22)forthcoming flow, or else be 23)doomed to eat the cone far too rapidly. It is a 24)grim moment. No one wants to eat a cone under that kind of pressure, but neither does anyone want to end up with the bottom of the cone stuck to a messy napkin.

     There’s one other alternative-one that takes both skill and courage: 25)Forgoing any cradling action, grasp the cone more firmly between thumb and forefinger and extend the other fingers so that they are out of the way of the dripping from the bottom, then increase the waist-bend angle from twenty-five to thirty-five degrees, and then eat the cone, allowing it to drip out of the bottom onto the ground in front of you! Experienced and thoughtful cone-eaters enjoy facing up to this kind of sudden challenge.CE

01、       吃蛋筒冰淇淋的正确方法







1)      cone [kEun] n.蛋筒冰淇淋,锥形物

2)    dart [da:t] v. 飞奔,投掷

3)      jostling [5dVCsliN]a. 拥挤的

4)      stand [stAnd] n. 营业摊点

5)    take up 采取,开始,继续

6)    stance [stAns] n. 姿势

7)      elbow [5elbEu] n. 手肘

8)      forearm[fC:r5a:m] n. 前臂

9)    horizontal [hCri5zCntl] a.水平的

10)  crushed [krQFt] a. 变形的

11)  cracked [krAkt] a. 破碎的,破裂的

12)gulp[gQlp] v. 吞咽

13)evacuate [i5vAkjueit] v. 疏散,排出

14)catastrophe [kE5tAstrEfi] n. 灾难

15)systematically [sistE5mAtikEli]]adv.系统地

16)  overlook [EuvE5luk] v.忽略,远眺

17)  break off 折断

18)spiral [5spaiErEl] a. 螺旋形的

19)opening [5EupEniN] n. 口子,空缺

20)  molecule [5mClikju:l] n. 分子,微粒

21)stem [stem] v. 阻止,滋生

22) forthcoming [fC:W5kQmiN] a.即将到来的

23)doomed [du:md] a. 命定的

24)grim [grim]a.严酷的,憎恶的