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零距离美语会话[娱乐]Lesson 1:Lets take a vacation

 

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Unit 4   Entertainment
One  Let’s takevacation!
我们去度假吧!

    Introduction
A    Americans are very mobile,travelvery popularmany people.   In America, when people takevacation, they often drivecar.  Some families travel far within their home state onceyear during vacations.  Some would even go abroad forchange if they have time.
美国人流动性很强,许多人都非常喜欢旅游。在美国,人们度假时,通常开车。些家庭度假时,年去次国内很远地方旅行。时间还出国旅游。
B    InsteadChinese summer vacationwinter vacation, Americans have two or three weeks off from work specificallyvacations.  They may choosetake three one-week vacations dependingthe workplace.
取而代之中国寒暑假,美国人工作假期也两、三星期。根据工作场所同,他们可能可以选择去度三次星期假。
C    American children haveentire summer months, June, JulyAugust,vacation from school.  They also have ChristmasNew Year’s, EasterThanksgiving holidays.
美国小孩拥夏天假期,六月、七月至八月,都学。他们还圣诞节至元旦,复活节和感恩节假日。
D   American vacations are usually longer than four days. Otherwise, they are considered weekend getaways. 
美国假期般长于四日。否则就被认为周末去休闲。

 2   Sample Sentences
.   I’d likebuytimetable.
我想买张列车时刻表。
2.  want an upper berth /middle berth /lower berththe sleeping car. 
  我想要卧铺车厢中铺/中铺/下铺。
3.   I’d likeleave / register my luggage, please.
  我想寄存/托运我行李。
4.   Is thisplatformthe trainShanghai?
  去在这站台车吗?
5.   How long doesslow train / fast train / express train takeget there?
  慢车/快车/特快车要多久才到?
6.   I’d liketakeshort cruise / taketourthe harbor.
    我想短途坐船游览/坐船游览下港湾。
7.   Canhirerowing boat?  There’re twous.  I’d likefor one hour.  What’scharge per hour?
    我能租划艇吗?我们人。我想租小时。每小时多少钱?
8.   Can you recommendsightseeing tour /sightseeing package?
  你能推荐条旅游路线吗?
9.   I’d likehire an English-speaking private guidehalfday.
  我想请位私人英语导游工作半天。
0.  Is therereductionchildren /disabled / groups / pensioners / students?
    儿童/残废人/团体/退休/学生买票减价吗?
.  What’srateexcess baggage?
  超重行李怎么计价?
2.  I’d likesingle (one-way) / return (round trip) ticketLos Angeles.
  我想要张单程/往返票去洛杉矶。
3.  The busBoston leavesthe half-hour. 
  去波士顿汽车在半小时时刻开。
4. usually stay homemy day off.
  我放假通常呆在家里。
5. wishcould start my summer vacation early.
我希望暑假能早点开始。

3   Conversations
.  need this vacation.
Atresearch laboratorySouthern California.
Robert:  Anita, I've been here only three daysyou're leaving already.
Anita:  Just forfew weeks. need this vacation.  You'll be all right.  You knowproject we're working on,you'regood scientist.  Don't worry.  I'll be back as soon asspend or gamble all my money.
Robert:  Gambling?  Where?
Anita:  Las Vegas. find gambling relaxing. don't takeseriously,way some people do.  Besides,loveshowsthe all-night atmospherethe town.  The casinos never close, you know.
Robert:   (Laughing) If you gamble all night, you'll run outmoneya few days.
(The directorthe laboratory walks in.)
Anita:  Good afternoon, Dr. Green. just finished showing Robertropes around here.
Green:  That's good.  He'll be ablekeepproject goingyour absence.  Where are you goingyour vacation?
Anita:  I'm goingNevadarelax.  The deserta good placeget away fromstresswork.
Green:  Enjoy yourself.  We'll see you when you get back.
【译文】
——阿尼塔,我才到这里三天,而你就要走
——只星期。我需要这段假期。你会没事。你解我们在做项目,而且你好科学家。要担心。我花完或者赌完所钱,就回来。
——赌博?在哪里?
——拉斯维加斯。我发现赌博很能让人放松。我像其他人那样认真。而且,我很喜欢镇表演以及整气氛。赌场从关门,你知道吗?
——(笑)如果你整晚都赌博,你几天内就会把钱用光。(实验室主任走进来。)
——格林博士,下午好。我刚带罗伯特看完这儿绳索。
——那太好。在你走后,他将能继续进行这项目。你打算去哪里度假?

——我打算去内华达休息下。沙漠解除工作压力好地方。
——好好享受。你回来后我们再见面。

 

2.   TedLaura area loud disco.
Ted:  Hi, my nameTed, what's yours?
Laura:  What?
Ted: said, I'm Ted, who are you?
Laura:  Huh?  Oh, my nameLaura.
Ted:  Do you come here often, Laura? 
Laura:  Huh? can't hear you;music's too loud. 
Ted:  Let's go outsidetalk.  So Laura, do you come here often?
Laura:  Hold on, my ears are still ringing frommusic… what wasyou asked me?
Ted: asked if you come here often.
Laura:  Sometimes, usually once every few weeks.  Do you? 
Ted:  No, thismy first time here. 
Laura:  I usually come withgroupfriends.  We dancelittle, havefew drinks,just havegood time.
Ted:  Yeah, that's why I'm here.  My friends dragged2 me here, because they thinkspend too much time studying. 
Laura:  That's good.  It's goodhit3books, but you needget out oncea while.
Ted: guess so.  Butmusictoo loud. don't mind getting outmeeting people, but next time I'll do ita park.
【译文】
——嗨,我特德,你叫什么名字?
——什么?
——我说我特德,你谁?
——嗯?喔,我叫劳拉。
——你常来这儿吗,劳拉?
——嗯?我听见你说话,音乐声太大
——我们去外面谈吧。那么,劳拉,你常来这儿吗?
——等下,我耳朵中还音乐声……你刚才问我什么?
——我问你否常来这儿。
——时,通常每隔几周次。你呢?
——,这我第次来这里。
——我通常和群朋友块儿来。我们跳会儿舞,喝点饮料,玩得非常开心。
——啊,那就为什么我在这儿。我朋友们把我拖拉到这儿,因为他们认为我在学习时间太多
——那很好。喜欢看书很好,但你也要偶尔出去玩玩。
——我也这样想。但这音乐太吵。我介意出来见人,但下次我会去公园。

3.  AnnaLucy’s American friend.  They’re talking about traveling.
Luke:  Hi, Anna.haven’t seen youages. Where have you been?
Anna:  I’ve been awayholidayssometime.
Luke:  No wonderhaven’t seen you recently.  Where did you spend your holidays?
Anna: went with my husband.  Our first stop was Bangkok4.  We stayed there5 days.  Then we flewHong Kong, stopover3 days.  Our last stop was China.  We visitedGreat Wall.
Luke:  You must havewonderful time.
Anna:  Yes.  We enjoyed ourselves very much.  Have you traveled much, Luke?
Luke:  No, my wife doesn’t like traveling.  We haven’t been travelingmore than ten years.  The first time we traveled together was978 when we just got married.  We spent our honeymoonthe Alps.
Anna:  Oh,see.  Yeah.  Some people like traveling, some don’t.  My husband didn’t like traveling at first, either.  He said ‘what’susetraveling?  A wastemoney andwastetime.’  At lastgot himthe move5.  After all, he loved me.  We wentBali, Indonesia6, onethe most beautiful placesthe world.  That trip leftvery deep impressionhim.  Since then whenever we have holidaysmoney, we’d likepatronize7travel agency.  Isn’ta bit dullshut yourself at one place all your life?
Luke: know that.  But at present we just can’t arrange timetraveling.  The kids are still young.  The eldest onein middle school,second onein primary schoolthe youngest onestillkindergarten.  Besides, my wifevery busy with her doctorate8. 
Anna:  Life must bebit hardyou at present.  But don’t worry.  You’ll certainly be better off9 whenkids are grown up.  Then you’ll have more timetravel,your wife will change her mind, too.
Luke: hope so.

【译文】
——安娜,你好。我很久没见到你。你去哪里
——我度假离开段时间。
——难怪我最近都没见到你。你去哪里度假
——我和我丈夫起去。第曼谷。我们在那里呆五天。然后我们飞到香港,中途停留三天。最后中国。我们参观长城。
——你定玩得很开心。
——啊。我们都玩得很尽兴。卢克,你去旅游?
——没,我妻子喜欢旅游。我们已经十年多没旅游过。第978年我们刚结婚时起去旅游过。我们在阿尔卑斯山度过我们蜜月。
——哦,我明白啊。些人喜欢旅游,些人喜欢。我丈夫开始也喜欢旅游。他说‘旅游什么好?浪费钱又浪费时间。’最后我使他也行动起来。毕竟他爱我。我们去印度尼西亚巴里岛,世界最漂亮地方之。那次旅行使他留下深刻印象。从那以后,每当我们假日和钱,我们就喜欢惠顾旅行社。生把自己关在地方点乏味吗?
——这些我知道。但目前我们就时间来旅游。小孩还小。老大在读中学,老二在读小学,最小还在幼儿园。除此之外,我妻子在忙于她博士学位。
——现在你生活肯定难点。但要着急。孩子们长大,当然你境况也会好点。然后你就会比较时间去旅行,而且你妻子也会改变她想法。
——我希望如此。

4.  Takingvacation.
George:  Lili, let’s takevacation!
Lili:  George, how can we?  Vacations cost money.  And this month we don’t have much money left after payingrent.
George:  Well, Lili, we can visit different placesthe stateour van0.  We are not goingtakeplane or stay athotel this time.  Trust me,won’t cost much.
Lili:  Where will we sleep, then?
George:  Invan. 
Lili:  What about other expenses?
George:  Let’s see.  Gas, food, recreation, we won’t spend much.  Come on.  Don’t hesitate.  We needget outthe house oncea while.  We have been working hard, haven’t we?
Lili:  Maybe you’re right.  When do you plango?
George:  The soonerbetter! can’t wait!
Lili:  Oh,don’t know where we’re going yet.
George:  As long as we’re going, you can decide wherego. trust your judgments2. know you miss Chinese food, so we can eat atChinese restaurant this time.
Lili:  Let’s goChicago.  We can have lunchChinatown.  Then we can goa ball game at Wrigley Field! 
George:  You have such good ideas!

 

【译文】
——莉莉,我们去度假吧!
——乔治,我们怎么去得?度假要花钱。而这月我们付清房租后就所剩无几
——莉莉,我们可以开微型车在州内逗留地方。这次我们会坐飞机,也会住酒店。相信我,会花多少钱
——那么,我们睡哪?
——睡车内。
——其它费用怎么办?
——我们算算。汽油、食品、娱乐,……我们会花很多钱。别犹豫。我们需要偶尔出去次。我们工作这么努力,吗?
——也许你说得对。你计划什么时候去?
——越快越好!我等
——噢,我还知道我们去哪里呢。
——只要我们去,你就可以决定我们去哪。 我相信你判断力。我知道你想吃中国菜,所以这次我们可以去中国饭店吃饭。
——我们去芝加哥吧。我们可以去唐人街吃午饭。然后我们可以去瑞格蕾球场看场球赛。
——你主意真好!

 4    WordsExpressions
. casino  (跳舞、音乐等娱乐) 赌场
2. drag  拉,拖;拖着(脚等)行进
3. hit   打,打击;击中
4. Bangkok  曼谷(泰国首都) 
5.the move  在活动中;在进行中
6. Indonesia  印度尼西亚
7. patronize  资助,光顾,惠顾
8. doctorate  博士头衔,博士学位
9. better off    景况较佳;更余裕
0. van  盖小货车;箱形客货两用车
. recreation  消遣;娱乐,游戏
2. judgment  审判;判断力,辨别力


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