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零距离美语会话[住房]Lesson 2:My mom likes to live alone

 

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Two    My mom likeslive alone.
我妈妈喜欢人住。

   Introduction
For several reasons, many retired Americans choose notlive with their grown children. Even elderly widowswidowers chooselivetheir own. This might seem strangeelderly Chinese, but older Americans have become accustomedhaving their own cars, homes,activities.
    基于好几原因,许多退休美国人选择和他们成年孩子住在起。连年迈寡妇和鳏夫都选择独自生活。这对于年老中国人来说可能可思议,但年迈美国人已经对拥自己车子、房子和自己活动习以为常

2  Sample Sentences
.  Many older people livetheir own. 
    许多老年人独立生活。
2.  Some have always lived alone while others have outlived their partner or other relatives.  
    些人直都人住,另些人却因为他们比他们伙伴或者亲戚长寿。
3.  Most people are happy living by themselves, but some feel vulnerableisolated.
    大多数人都很高兴人住,但也些人却感觉脆弱、孤立无援。
4.  Most people livetheir ownsafety without ever havingserious accident.
    多数人人住很安全,从来都没发生过很严重事故。
5.  If you don’t go out much or don’t see your familyfriends as often as you would like, it’s easybecome lonelyisolated.
    如果你很少出门或者没经常见到你亲人、朋友,这样就很容易感到寂寞、孤立。
6.  Pets can be valuable companionsthose living alone.
宠物对于那些独自生活人来说,可以很好伙伴。
7.  Looking after yourselfyour home can meanlothard work when you live on   your own.
当你人生活时,照看自己和你家可能意味着会要干很多活。
8.  For people living alone, being ableget outaboutdo shopping, gosocial clubs,visit friendsrelativesessential.
对于那些独自生活人来说,可以出门逛逛街、能参加社交俱乐部,会会朋友和亲戚很重要
9.   My mom70 years old,she wantstradeher old car fornew one.
  我妈妈七十岁,她想把她车以旧换新。
0.  If you are adjustinglifea single income or finding that your pension does not stretch as far as you would like, you may wantcheck that you are receiving allbenefits you are entitled to.
  如果你正在适应靠自己薪水养活自己,或者发现你退休金够使你过你想要生活,那么你可能就想核实下你收取到你应得好处。

2 Conversations  
.  Too busyfeel lonely!
A:  Mom, you know that Andrea andsometimes worry about you.
B:  Really? Why would you worry about me? I’m just fine.
A:  You’re almost 70 years old, Mom! Don’t you thinkwould be betteryou if you movedwith us?
B:  No way!like my apartment, andlikebe independent.
A:  Do you ever get lonely living alone?
B:  Not at all.see youyour family twiceweek, andenjoy seeing my own friends. I’m too busyfeel lonely!
【译文】
——妈妈,你知道吗,安德里亚和我时很担心你。
——真吗?你们为什么会担心我?我都很好。
——妈妈,你都快70岁!你难道觉得你搬过来和我们起住更好吗?
——绝对行! 我喜欢我公寓,而且我也喜欢自立。
——人住,你觉得孤独吗?
——才会呢。我看见你和你家人周都两次,而且我喜欢看见我自己朋友。我忙得都没时间觉得孤独!

2.  Independence.
A:  Alice, your fatheramazing. He’s 90 years oldhe lives alonethat big house.
B: I know. He doesn’t likeask anyonehelp. My dad insistspayingown billstaking carehimself!
A:  That sounds like my Grandmother. She was always stubbornly2 independent.
B:  It seems that folks3 like my fatheryour grandmother are determined to4 betheir own5.
A:  They see their independence askindcharacter strength.
B:  Sometimes they are too independent.
【译文】
——艾丽斯,你爸爸可真行! 他九十岁,还人住那么大房子。
——我知道,他喜欢求助任何人。我爸爸坚持自己支付帐单,自己照顾自己!
——那听起来倒像我奶奶。她总极其自立。
——好像像我爸爸和你奶奶那样人注定要自力更生
——他们把他们独立性看作种性格坚强。
——时候他们也太独立

3.  Talking aboutTV program.
A:   I saw an interesting programTV last night. It was about elderly people.
B: And what didprogram say?
A:  It said that people withpositive6 attitude7 tendlive longerhappier.
B: I think that many physicians8 now agree with that idea.
A:  AndTV program also said that physical exercise9 helps people deal with stress0.
B:  Andmost active older people seemenjoy some kindphysical exercise. My fatherover 60 years old,he lifts weights every day.
【译文】
——昨晚我在电视节目。关于老年人。
——那么节目都说些什么?
——节目说,态度积极人似乎可以活得长久些,快乐些。
——我觉得现在很多医师都同意这种观点。
——而且电视节目还说锻炼身体可以帮助人们减缓压力。
——而且,最活跃老年人似乎都喜欢某种类型运动。我爸爸六十多岁,他每天都练习举重。

4.  A placelive after graduation.
Valerie:  So, Fred, what are your plansafter graduation?
Fred:  Well, I've already gotjob waitingme backmy hometown.
Valerie:  That's cool.  Have you already found an apartmentlive in?
Fred:  I’m planningliving with my parents. Won't you?
Valerie: couldn't even ifwanted to.  My parents told me that ifwent home, then I'd havefind my own place. 
Fred:  You mean they're kicking you out? 
Valerie:  Not really, they just don't want me living at home.  My older sister did that,she lived at homeseven years.  Once she started living at home,got harderharderhermove out.
Fred:  Well, it's not like my parents want melive at homerestmy life.  They said that it's ok ifmove back homebegin with, but they want mefindplacemy own afteryear or so.
Valerie:  My parents just didn't handle my older sister very well,becausethat, they want mebe more independent.  They think that it's important thatshould learn howlivemy own.
Fred: knowneedlearn that myself, butjust don't havemoney foratmoment.  Living at home allows mesave up some money beforestarted findingplace.
Helpful Information:
Americans value independence, even when they’re getting older.  They learn that from an early age.  Afterageeighteen, most wanthave their own homes, demonstrating their independence.  And one wayshowing thatliving separately from their parents or their adult children.
美国人很看重自立,甚至当他们年迈已老也样。这点他们从小就学会。十八岁以后,多数人想要他们自己家,以示他们独立性。而显示这种方式就,和他们父母亲或者他们成年孩子分开住。
【译文】
——那么,弗莱德,毕业后你什么打算?
——嗯,我家乡已经份工作正等着我回去做。
——那太好。你已经找到住房吗?
——我正打算跟我父母住在起。难道你会吗?
——即使我想也行啊。我父母亲告诉我如果我回家,那我必须自己找地方住。
——你说他们会把你踢出去?
——完全。他们只想我住在家里。以前我姐姐住在家里,她就在家住7年。旦她在家里住下来,对她来说,搬出去就越来越难。
——嗯,我父母亲想要我以后都住在家里。他们说如果我搬回家开始生活,那很好,但他们想要我大约年后自己去找地方住。
——我父母只没把我姐姐事处理好,也正因为那样,他们想让我更独立。他们认为让我学会如何独立生活很重要
——我知道我自己需要学会独立生活,但现在我只没钱那样做。在我开始找地方住之前,住在家里可以让我节约些钱。

 

4   WordsExpressions
. independent  自立,独立
2. stubbornly ] 倔强地; 顽固地
3. folk (某民族或社会阶层中) 广大成员
4. determined to  做...决心
5.one's own  独立无助地
6. positive  正面,积极
7. attitude  态度, 意见, 看法
8. physician 医师
9. physical exercise   锻炼身体
0. stress 压力; 紧张; 压迫


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