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BBC地道英语-Water cooler chat 办公室里闲聊

 

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Helen: ThisReal English from BBC Learning English. I’m Helen.

Zoe: 大家好,我刘佳。

Helen: Today we’re goinglook at wordsphrases that have recently become partthe English language.

Zoe: 在今天地道英语里,我们来学习些当代英语中最新出现词汇,短语还习惯表达。Helen, 快来告诉我们今天新词儿吧?

Helen: Today’s expression‘water cooler chat’.

Zoe: Water cooler chat. What’s that?

Helen+Zoe: Well, listen carefully. A water coolerwhere people get waterdrinkan office. (就你平时在办公室里喝水地方) Chatinformal talk (就聊天). So, water cooler chatinformal talkthe office aroundwater cooler.

Zoe: So water cooler chat 俚语,说在单位和同事们边喝水边聊天。

Helen: Yes. It’s like havingbreak. You go fordrink.

Zoe: 然后你和同事们起聊电视节目或者体育赛事

Helen: You got it.

Insert 录音片断

A: Did you watch ‘Lost’ last nightTV?

B: Yes,was brilliant. What about when….

C: Get backwork you two! There’s too much water cooler chatthis office!

Zoe: Do you like water cooler chat?

Helen: Of course, it’s just being friendly.

Zoe: Andboss?

Helen: Well, if you spend all day chatting roundwater cooler, your boss wouldn’t be happy!

Zoe: Of course not!

Helen: And you would probably drink too much waterspend all nightthe bathroom! Anyway,recap water cooler chat means

Zoe: Water cooler chat 说和同事们随便聊天. And that’s all we have timetoday.

Helen: Yes, that’s all. You’ve been listeningReal English from BBC Learning English. Join us again soon. Bye.

Zoe: See you!


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