Roy: Where are you going to spend your holidays this year, Harry?
Harry: We may go abroad. I’m not sure. My wife wants to go to Egypt.
I’d like to go there, too. We can’t make up our minds.
Roy: Will you travel by sea or by air?
Harry: We may travel by sea.
Roy: It’s cheaper, isn’t it?
Harry: It may be cheaper, but it takes a long time.
Roy: I’m sure you will enjoy yourselves.
Harry: Don’t be so sure. We may not go anywhere. My wife always worries too much.
Who’s going to look after the dog?
Who’s going to look after the house?
Who’s going to look after the garden?
We have this problem every year.
In the end, we stay at home and look after everything!
1．make up our minds,打定主意。
make up one's mind是表示下定决心的一种固定用法。
2．Will you travel by sea or by air?你们乘船去，还是乘飞机去？
这是一个选择疑问句。 by sea表示“乘船”。 by air表示“乘飞机”。
3． take a long time,花很长时间。
The bread may be fresh.
He may be reading.
I may go abroad.
They may offer me a job.
（2）may 也可表示过去的可能性，过去式为：may have(done):
He was late. He may have been busy.
I went out last night, and she may have been reading.
It may have been right.
Thry may have been in the garden.
六、lesson 132 练习答案
1 Yes, Martin is talking to Gary.
2 They may go abroad.
3 Gary's wife wants to go to Egypt.
4 They will travel by sea.
5 Yes, it may be cheaper.
6 Yes, it takes a long time.
7 Because his wife worries too much.
1 I'm not sure. They may be Australian.
2 I'm not sure. She may be Russian.
3 I'm not sure. They may be Chinese.
4 I'm not sure. They may have been bakers.
5 I'm not sure. She may have been a doctor.
6 I'm not sure. He may be the boss.
7 I'm not sure. She may be twenty-one.
8 I'm not sure. They may have been seven.
9 I'm not sure. He may have been over eighty.
10 I'm not sure. She may have been under fifty.
11 I'm not sure. It may be the 16th today.
12 I'm not sure. It may have been Wednesday yesterday.
13 I'm not sure. It may be the 20th today.
14 I'm not sure. It may be expensive.
15 I'm not sure. It may have been difficult.
16 I'm not sure. She may have been young.
17 I'm not sure. He may have been tired.
18 I'm not sure. They may be watching television.
19 I'm not sure. She may have been looking for a new job.
20 I'm not sure. They may be standing.