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零距离美语会话[家庭]Lesson 3:Why did your parents have so many

 

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Three    Why did your parents have so many?
为什么你父母要这么多孩子?

   Introduction 
A  Many American couples that can not havebaby comeAsiaadopt babies.
许多能生育美国夫妻来亚洲领养小孩。
B    Some Americans think abortionvery cruelagainst humanity.  Most American women use contraceptive methods such asbirth control pill.
些美国人认为堕胎很残忍,没人道。大多数美国妇女采用避孕措施如避孕丸。
C  Modern families havetendencybearing childrentheir thirties or late twenties.  It’sresponsibilities that couples are worried about.
现代家庭种倾向:那就在他们三十多岁或者二十好几年龄生育。让夫妻担心这种责任。
D  In America, about halfworkingwomen returnwork withinyearhavingbaby.  American women with children usually work.
在美国,大约妇女劳动者生完小孩年之内就返回工作。美国妇女通常小孩情况下也工作。

 2    Sample Sentences
.   Tell me about your brothersister.
  跟我说说你哥哥、妹妹。
2.   She has onlysingle parent.
  她只单身父(母)亲。
3.   My daughter was attendingmeetingasked mebaby-sit my 3-year old granddaughter.
  我女儿要去参加会议,所以要我照顾我三岁小孙女。
4.  The teachermy 4-year old daughter,very attractive single womanher mid twenties, told mefollowing story.
    我四岁女儿老师,位很迷人二十多岁单身女人,告诉我以下故事。
5.  Hanshis first child, so it’s understandable that he pampers him so much.
    汉斯小孩,所以他过分宠爱他可以理解。  
6.  Some friendsours, who haveson our daughter's age, are getting divorced.
    我们朋友要离婚,他们像我女儿这么大儿子。
7.  My wife was explainingmy seven-year old daughter why they had decidedget divorced.
    我妻子对我七岁女儿解释为什么他们决定离婚。
8.  My elder son remarried.
    我年长儿子重婚
9.  We are expectingchildwill be getting married very shortly.
    我们在等着小孩出生,并且久我们就会结婚。
0.  Do you two planhavebaby sometime soon? 
  你们两打算将来生小孩吗?

 3    Conversations
.   A big family.
Terry:  So Chris, I've heard that you're frombig family.  How many people?
Chris:  Nine total.  Seven childrenmy parents. 
Terry:  Seven children?  That'slot.  Why did your parents have so many?
Chris:  Well, my mother came frombig family,wantedhave oneher own.  My father was an only child,didn't really care about havinglarge family, but my mother talked him into it.
Terry:  Jeez, seven children.  That must havelotproblems.  We have four childrenmy familymy grandparents can never get our names right.
Chris:  It can be hard,there are certain sacrifices you havemake.
Terry:  Like what? assume that there's no privacy.
Chris:  That's one.  Anotherthe lackpersonal property2.  Everything you have, from toysclothes,used by your brotherssisters.  Especially clothes.  Three quartersmy wardrobe3 are hand-me-downs.
Terry:  Andage gap4also annoying.  There'sten-year difference between my younger brotherme. We have nothingcommon.
Chris:  Same problem here.  There's an 8-year gap betweenoldestyoungest childmy family.  The last child was born just asoldest was goingcollege.
Terry:  Well, at least goingcollege won't be too bad.  Since bothyour parents are college professors, they must give you reduced tuition5 atcollege.
Chris:  They do, butdoesn't help too much.  Having seven children means thatmoney situationmy homealways pretty tight.
【译文】
——克里斯,我听说你来自大家庭。多少人?
——共9人。7孩子和我父母。
——7孩子?那很多喔。为什么你父母要这么多孩子?
——嗯,我母亲来自大家庭,因而想要自己大家庭。我父亲独子,因而确实想要大家庭,但我母亲说服他。
——唉呀,7孩子。那很多问题。我家4孩子,我祖父母从未叫对过我们名字。
——确实很难,你必须做出某些牺牲。
——什么样?我想隐私。
——那。另外人财产。你所东西,从玩具到衣服,都被你兄弟和姐妹用过。特别衣服。我衣柜里四分之三衣服都传过来
——再者代沟也很恼人。我弟弟和我相差十岁。我们没任何共同之处。
——这里也同样问题。在我家最大和最小相差8岁。最小出生时正好最大大学。
——嗯,至少大学会太难。既然你父母亲都大学教授,大学肯定会给你减少学费。
——他们会,但太大帮助。7孩子意味着我家经济状况总很紧张。

2.    A troublemaker.
Mrs. Brown: just gotcall from Mrs. Fitzgerald.  See what your Willie has just done.
Mr. Brown:  My Willie?  Why has he suddenly become my Willie? 
Mrs. Brown:  Because he takes after6 you, he's got into trouble7 again.
Mr. Brown:  What did he do this time? remember last time he was painting her fencerepay herbreaking it,he accidentally8 painted her cat.
Mrs. Brown:  That was last time.  This time it's worse.
Mr. Brown:  Ok, tell me. 
Mrs. Brown:  Well, he was playing baseball with some friends…
Mr. Brown:  Andball went through her window?  That's not as bad as last time. 
Mrs. Brown:  True, but that's not all.  The ball went throughwindowhitvase she hasher front window……
Mr. Brown:  Ok, that's probably expensive, but not that bad.
Mrs. Brown:  And then, ricocheted9 off her fish bowl.  Mrs. Fitzgerald atlast minute0 divedsaved her fish. 
Mr. Brown:  At leastfish were saved.  If that'sendthe damages, then everything isn't that bad. 
Mrs. Brown:  Stop interrupting me.  Finally,ball flew throughairknocked out Willie's school principal2, who was havingcupcoffee with Mrs. Fitzgerald.
Mr. Brown:  Hmm, thatbad.
【译文】
——我刚接到菲茨格尔德太太电话。看看你威利刚刚做些什么。
——我威利?怎么又突然变成威利?
——因为他像你,他又麻烦
——这次他干什么?我记得次他破坏栅栏,在给她栅栏油漆时,却也附带地给她小猫涂颜色。
——那次。这次更糟。
——好吧,告诉我什么事。
——唔,他正在和几朋友打棒球……
——球飞进窗户?那没次糟糕。
——对,但还没完。球飞进窗户,打在她前窗花瓶……
——还好,那花瓶可能很贵,但那没那么糟糕。
——然后球跳飞过她鱼缸。最后关头菲茨格尔德太太跳下水,救起鱼。
——至少鱼得救。如果最后损失就这样话,那么切都太糟糕。
——要打断我。最后,球飞到空中,把正和菲茨格尔德太太起喝咖啡威利学校校长打晕
——嗯,那糟

 

3.  A Chinese womantalkingan American woman about raising kids.
Chinese:  Do you have much experience with kids?
American:  Yes. have three sons.  Actuallyalso havegrandson.
Chinese:  To tell youtruth, sometimesregret havingbaby so early. have been making so many sacrifices just because my husband insistedkeepingbaby.
American: understand. wasyour position before.  At that timecouldn’t dependanyone taking carethe childrenme.  My husband seldom stayed at home.
Chinese:  What about your mother?  Did she help you?
American:  Yes, she didlittle.  But you see, Americans are different from Chinese.  You can’t dependyour own motherbefull-time babysitter.  She could baby-sit only once or twiceweek.  That’s it. hadcarethem mostthe time.
Chinese: see.  So if my little family goesAmerica,would end up taking caremy child alltime.  My husband would havemakebreadus. just don’t know howwould get some educationbe ablegetjob some day.
American:  Don’t worry.   You can take night classes. did that whenhad kids.  And soon your child will be old enoughattend kindergarten3.  Then you could findjobwork.
Chinese:  Sounds not so easyme.  When that happens,will be too oldlearn.
American:  No.  You see,went backschoolget my Master’s Degree4 whenwasmy thirties.  You won’t be older than that.
【译文】
——你对小孩经验吗?
——。我儿子。实际我还孙子。
——说老实话,时候我后悔这么早小孩。我做这么多牺牲就因为我老公坚持要生下这小孩。
——我可以理解。我以前跟你样。那时候我能指望谁帮我照看小孩。我丈夫很少在家。
——你妈妈呢?她帮你?
——,她帮过我点点。但你知道,美国人同于中国人。你能指望你自己妈妈做全职保姆。她只能周照看两次。就这样。大部分时间我还得自己照料。
——我明白。所以如果我们去美国,我就会终日带着我小孩。我老公得去为我们生计。我只知道我怎样才会受教育,然后天能够找份工作。
——要担心。你可以夜校。我小孩时候,我就这么做。而且久你小孩就会够年龄幼儿园。那么你就可以找份工作
——听起来这么简单。当那天到来时,我都会老得学
——。你知道吗,我重回学校拿到硕士文凭时都三十多岁。你会超过那年龄

4. Expectingbaby.
A:  Darling,have newsyou.  Bobby andwife, Evelyn, are goinghavebaby soon.
B:  Really? thoughtwife couldn’t havebaby.
A:  Actually they’re expectingbabycomemy birthday.
B:  Oh, whatcoincidence5! bet Bobby must be very happy about it.  He likes childrenalways wantschildhis own.
A:  In fact, they’re both very excited aboutcoming baby.  Evelyn imagines what their baby would be look like, since one parentAmericanthe other oneChinese.
B:  Oh, right.  Nowknow why they would wantsee our boy.  It’s hardimaginewonder!  Are they expectingboy orgirl?
A:  It’s stillmystery.  Because Evelynonly three-month pregnant6.  But she beginstake her maternity leave7 now.
B:  Oh!  You mean she doesn’t havework now?  It’s hardyoung parents notoverreact8, isn’t it?
【译文】
——亲爱,我小消息告诉你。波比和他妻子伊芙琳就要生孩子
——真吗?我原以为他妻子能生小孩。

>——他们小孩预计竟然会在我生日那天出生。
——噢,这么巧!我猜波比肯定很高兴。他喜欢小孩,而且直都想自己小孩。
——实际,对于即将要出生小孩,他们两都很兴奋。既然父母美国人,另中国人,伊芙琳想象着他们小孩将会什么样子。
——噢,啊。现在我知道他们为什么会想看到我们小孩。这种奇迹很难想象!他们小孩会男孩还女孩?
——还谜呢。因为伊芙琳还只怀孕三月呢。但她现在就开始休产假
——哦!你说她现在吗?很少年青父母过度反应,对对?
      
 4   WordsExpressions
. sacrifice 牺牲; 献出
2. personal property  (人) 动产
3. wardrobe 衣橱, 衣柜 
4. gap 分歧,隔阂; 差距
5. reduced tuition    降低学费
6. take after 像; 与...相似 
7. get into trouble 使自己或他人陷入(困扰之境)
8. accidentally 偶然地; 附带地
9. ricochet 使跳飞; 用跳弹射击 
0. last minute   最后关头,最后时刻
. knock out  使失去知觉
2. principal 校长
3. kindergarten   幼儿园
4. Master’s Degree   硕士学位
5. coincidence 巧合; 巧事
6. pregnant 怀孕, 怀胎
7. maternity leave   产假
8. overreact  反应过度


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