1. when i got up this morning, 1 had a strange feeling that it just wasn't going to be my day.
a. get up起床(=rise)
go to bed就寝
=hit the sack
例:jim always gets up/rises early every day.
i [went to bed/turned in/hit the sack] at eleven o'clock last night.
b. …have a strange feeling+that从句
例:i have a strange feeling that i'll meet my ex-girlfriend at the party tonight.
c. it's not one's day.这是某人诸事不顺的一天。
例:after his car broke down, jerry knew it wasn't going to be his day.
2. first, because i got up late, i missed breakfast.
例:connie missed the train by one minute this morning.
mrs. green misses her son，who went abroad for advanced studies.
3. then，as i was dashing to the bus stop to catch my bus, i stepped on a banana peel，slipped and fell on my backside.
a. dash vi.冲刺，快跑;突进
dash off 马上/火速离开
例:sorry to leave like this, but i have to dash to the office.
i must dash off to catch the airplane.
b. step on...踩在……之上;踩(到)...
例:i carelessly stepped on jenny's foot while dancing with her.
ken tripped on a stone and injured his foot.
c. slip vi.滑倒;偷偷进/出&vt.使滑;放人
例:little johnny slipped and sprained his ankle.
the husband tried to slip into the house without waking his wife.
i saw the mailman slip a few letters into your mailbox.
after the rain，the marble walk was slippery.
4. to make matters worse，the bus didn't stop for me because it was packed.
a. to make matters worse,.“更糟糕的是，……
to make matters worse为独立副词短语，通常置于句首，修饰其后的主句。其他常见的类似独立副词短语还有:
what's even/far worse,…更糟的是，……
what's even/far better,…更好的是，……
to make matters even better,…更好的是，……
另须注意的是，"what's even/far worse/better”之句型是由"what's even/far worse/better is that...”简化而来。
例 :i overslept this morning. to make matters worse，my car broke down on my way to work.
jimmy passed the entrance examinatian; what's even better, he got a scholarship.
b. pack vt.使拥挤
be packed with…挤满……
=be crowded with…
例:the auditorium was packed/crowded with students.
5. i had no choice but to take a taxi.
have no choice/option/alternative but tov
例:i had no choice/option/alternative but to give the robber all my money.
6. not until the taxi got to my school did i realize i had left my wallet home.
a. not until +s + v+倒装句型直到··一才……
例:not until tom came was i aware of the problem.
=i was not aware of the problem until tom came.
例:not until i arrive will robert start to work.
=robert will not start to work until i arrive.
(3)句子为一般动词时，则按动词时态与主语人称之不同，在主语前分置do , does或did，其后动词一律改为原形。
not until ted quit did we know the truth.
=we didn't know the truth until ted quit.
b. wallet n.皮夹(男用)
7. after i did a lot of explaining and apologizing, the driver let me go.
apologize to sb for+n/v-ing因……而向某人道歉
例:greg apologized to his wife for coming home late.
8. finally, i arrived at the school gate.
例:james arrived at the station on time.
the ambassador arrived in washington a week ago.
how can 1 get to the taipei bank?
we will reach paris tomorrow.
9. to my astonishment，i suddenly realized it was a school holiday.
to one's astonishment令某人惊讶的是
10.whenever it rains，it pours.
一 it never rains but it pours.
上述结构中的but即相当于“if ... not”或“without+v ing”之用法，故原句可等于:
it never rains if it does not pour.
或:it never rains without pouring.
b. pour vi.(雨)倾盆而下
例:it's pouring this morning.
=it's raining heavily/hard this morning.
=it's raining cats and dogs this morning.