34. Planning a Picnic 准备一次野餐
A: You know, let's do something we haven't done for a long time. I'd like to go on a picnic
. Where could we go? Over to the park?
B: No. I want to drive out into the country, find a little creek someplace away from the highway, and have a real old-fashioned picnic
lunch with fried chicken, and potato salad, and dill pickles, and lemonade.
A: Sounds like a good idea. Why don't we go this Sunday?
B: I can't make it. I'm busy all weekend
, but next Sunday I'm free.
A: It's a date. You furnish the lunch and I'll provide the transportation.
Sound like 像是
A：就定这天。你负责野餐的食物，我提供交通工具。35. Getting a Tan 晒晒黑
A: What have you got there?
B: It's my sun lamp. I'm taking
it down to the electric shop to be fixed. There's something wrong with the wiring, It blows fuses whenever I plug it in.
A: What in the world do you need a sun lamp for?
B: Well, I want to get a tan and I haven't time to lie in the sun, so I lie under the sun lamp every night for five minutes.
A: That's finr, as long as you don't fall asleep. An hour under one of those things and you'd be just a cinder.
Sun lamp 紫外线
In the world 到底(加强语气)
Get a tan 晒黑(通常指去野外或海滩)
A：那不错，只要你不睡着。在这种东西下照一个小时，你就变成灰了。36. Intermission 剧间休息
A: You were certainly lucky to get tickets for this play. We had to have our reservations in weeks ago.
B: Tom picked them up this afternoon. Someone had just phoned in a last minute cancellation.
A: Where are you sitting?
B: Way up in the first balcony
. We can see and hear fine, though. Isn't it a wonderful performance?
A: Oh, yes, the acting's good, but don't you think that the star's a little old for her part? From where we are in the orchestra
, you can see every wrinkle on her face.
B: That's why I like balcony
seats. You don't lose the illusion.
A: Oh, there's the buzzer. I'll see you after the show.
Phone in a cancellation 打电话取消预订座位
- weekend [´wi:kend, ,wi:k´end] n.周末休假 四级词汇
- taking [´teikiŋ] a.迷人的 n.捕获物 六级词汇
- balcony [´bælkəni] n.阳台；(戏院的)楼厅 四级词汇