Finding an EnglishSpeaker
Evan gets out of the car and goes into the restaurant. He speaks with the proprietress.
E:Excuse me, but do you speak English?
P:Nein. Nicht gut. Mein daughter speak the English. Here you wait, OK?
E:Uh, sure, thanks.
(The proprietress fetches her daughter.)
D:Hello. My name is Gertrude. May I help you?
E:Whew! I'm sorry, but I can't speak German. May I ask you a question?
D:Yes, of course.
E:My girlfriend and I...
D:Your girlfriend? Where is she?
E:Well, she's in the car waiting. You see, we're lost. We're trying to find the road to Bremen.
D:You must ask your girlfriend to come in. It's cool outside in the car. And it's night already. First things first. You must be hungry. Why not have your dinner with us here? My mother is a great cook. Bring your girlfriend inside and we'll serve you a dinner you'll never forget.
D:It's only 20 kilometers from here. But relax now. Enjoy real German cuisine that you won't find in the big city.
E:You talked me into it. I'll go get Kathy now.
1. proprietress 女所有者;女老板
2. First things first.重要的事情先办。
例:A:Fell，let's get busv typing our paper. I took out these books from the library.
B:Whoa!First things first. We have to white an outline. Then we can do our nesemeh and then white.
3.Why not+原形动词? 为什么不……呢?
例:Why not stay here fon the ninht}?
4. serve sb+三餐替某人端送……(三餐)
例:In this new restaurant the waitresses wear special costumes when they-serve customers dinner
5. cuisine 烹饪，米卜甲
例:Japanese cuisine is famous all around the world for its raw seafood.
6. talk sb .into+N/Ving 说服某人做……
talk sh.out of+ N/Vine 说服某人不要做……
例:I ididn't want to go to the party，but John talked me into it.
=John talked me into going to the party although I didn't want to go.
I tried to talk John out of it but he convinced me to attend the party