While eating in a restaurant, I reprimanded my four-year-old son for speaking with his mouth full . "Mump umn Kmpfhm," was all I heard.
"Drew," I scolded, "no one can understand a word you're saying.
"He says he wants some ketchup," my husband said calmly
A woman sitting nearby leaned over and asked, "How in the world did you understand him?"
"I'm a dentist," my husband explained.
(1) reprimand v.申斥
(2) scold v.责备
(3) ketchup n.番茄酱
(4) How in the world did you understand him？你究竟如何明白他的话的呢？句中“ in the world”用来表示强调，加强语气。
① Where did the story take place?
② How old was the son?
③ Why did the mother scold her son?
④ What did the father say the boy want?
⑤ Why could the father understand the son?
① In a restaurant.
② He was four years old
③ Because he had spoken with his mouth full.
④ Some ketchup.
⑤ Because he was a dentist.