Gold-detailed, lighted-up, pizza-faced — there are many kinds of wristwatches for sale.
Big watches are hot this year. Some measure up to 5.5cm in diameter. They look like large pizzas!
Watches with gold are also very popular this season. Some have diamonds or other jewels. Shopkeepers are happy that people are buying luxury watches. Some cost as much as a new car.
But many people just want a simple-looking watch. One example is an all-black watch with lighted hands. It catches the eye even though it has few details.
People pay attention to the kind of watch a person wears. For example, a year ago it was big news that James Bond wore an Omega watch in Casino Royale. In the books, he was a Rolex man.
Times change, but the popularity of watches keeps on ticking.
(Michael Kearney, staff writer, with DPA)
1. wristwatch n.
腕錶 (wan4 biao3)
例: Teddy has a very nice wristwatch.
2. diameter n.
直徑 (zhi2 jing4)
例: What is the diameter of that circle?
3. luxury adj.
奢侈的 (she1 chi3 de5)
例: Mark doesn't make enough money to buy a luxury car.
4. tick v.i./v.t.
滴答作響 (di1 da1 zuo4 xiang3)
例: That watch ticks very loudly.
Put the words below each sentence in the correct order to complete the sentences.
1. My car _______________ passers-by on the street.
the / of / catches / eye
2. “In class, Rodrigo doesn’t _______________ jerk,” Marcia said.
like / usually / act / a
3. Earrings with diamonds _______________ this time of the year.
are / at / popular / very
1. I got a watch ___ many diamonds.
a. out b. in c. with d. to
2. “You need to pay better attention ___ your teacher,” Mom said.
a. on b. with c. to d. in
3. Dad caught Jeffrey lighting ___ a cigarette last week.
a. on b. up c. for d. from
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