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英语日常会话:去看足球赛 [含声频]

(2015-10-27 08:51:57)
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内容来源: 分享美国 地址链接:http://go.usa.gov/cqtqJ  

来自世界不同地方的六位学生在美国相遇。他们都是到美国一所大学就读一学期的交换生
。在这一学期中,他们学习英语,了解美国文化,并修自身专业课程。英语“日常会话” (Everyday Conversations)系列围绕这六位学生在美国大学中的经历展开。适于中级或中级以上英语水平的学生使用。

在这段会话中,三名学生 (
AjayLucía 和 Jana) 谈论足球比赛。

Ajay: I can’t believe you’re calling it soccer now

LucíaWhen in Rome

JanaI’m with Ajay. At the start of the semester, you were adamant about calling it football.

Lucía: Yes, well, that was before I made the team!

Jana: I’m really excited to see you play. I haven’t been to a soccer game yet. And you know I’ve never played soccer before in my life.

Ajay: I went to a game last week. It was pretty intense!

Lucía: We take athletics very seriously on my team. By the way, after the game, we’re having a bonfire party. You both will come to that too, right?

Jana: Of course!

AjayI can’t wait.

让我们来学习一些词语。(程度较高的读者也可以选择阅读英文解释

When in Rome 是谚语when in Rome, do as the Romans do 的简短说法。这句谚语的意思是当一个人来到另外一个国家,就应该入乡随俗。它也可以指当一个人处于陌生的处境时,就应当效仿那些熟悉情况的人的做法。

在这段会话中,短语I’m with someone的意思是说话的人同意被指名的人的说法。比如,I’m with you的意思是我同意你的意见。

说一个人很adamant 的意思是他或她不愿意改变自己的观点或决定。

Pretty intense是指付出极大的精力、热情、力量或努力来做某件事。在对话中,足球比赛pretty intense。意思是比赛双方投入了极大的努力和精力来打比赛。

Bonfire是大型室外篝火。有时,点篝火是为了娱乐,比如与朋友聚会。在美国,有时候在秋天点篝火是为了烧树叶。

短语by the way 用于引出改变目前话题的一句话。例如:“I went to the movies last night and saw the movie you recommended. By the way, I saw your sister there.” (“我昨天晚上去看了你推荐的那部电影。顺便提一句,我在那儿看见你妹妹(姐姐)了。”)

当某人说 can’t wait, 意思是他们对某事非常期待。

如果你想进一步学习英语,请浏览“英语学习”专题网页。


American English 网站提供可供英语学生和教师免费使用的多种英语资源。American English Facebook网页提供每天更新的英语学习资料。

日常会话由美国国务院教育与文化事务局英语语言项目处(Office of English Language Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs)资深项目官员海蒂·豪兰(Heidi Howland)编写。 

Everyday conversations: Going to a soccer game [audio] 

Six students from around the world meet. What do they have in common? They are all exchange students studying at a U.S. university for a semester. Throughout the semester, they learn more English, learn about U.S. culture, and learn more about their fields of study. This series of Everyday Conversations is about these six students and their experiences during a semester at a university in the U.S. These conversations are for intermediate-level English-language learners or higher.

In this conversation, three students (AjayLucía and Jana) talk about soccer.

Ajay: I can’t believe you’re calling it soccer now!

LucíaWhen in Rome

JanaI’m with Ajay. At the start of the semester, you were adamant about calling it football.

Lucía: Yes, well, that was before I made the team!

Jana: I’m really excited to see you play. I haven’t been to a soccer game yet. And you know I’ve never played soccer before in my life.

Ajay: I went to a game last week. It was pretty intense!

Lucía: We take athletics very seriously on my team. By the way, after the game, we’re having a bonfire party. You both will come to that too, right?

Jana: Of course!

AjayI can’t wait.

Now let’s review the vocabulary.

When in Rome is a shortened version of the full phrase when in Rome, do as the Romans do. This phrase means that when one is in a different country, one should follow the customs of the country. It also means that when one is in an unfamiliar situation, one should follow the lead of those who are familiar with the situation.

In this context, the phrase I’m with someone means that the speaker agrees with the person named. For example, I’m with you means that I agree with you.

When someone is adamant, he or she is not willing to change an opinion or decision.

Pretty intense means that something is done with great energy, enthusiasm, strength or effort. In the conversation, the soccer game was pretty intense. This means that the game was played with serious effort and energy.

bonfire is a large outdoor fire. Sometimes bonfires are built for entertainment, such as a party with friends. In fall in the U.S., they are sometimes built to burn leaves.

The phrase by the way is used to introduce a statement that mentions another subject. For example: I went to the movies last night and saw the movie you recommended. By the way, I saw your sister there.

When someone can’t wait, it means they are looking forward to something.

Ready to learn more English? Our materials can help.

The American English website offers a variety of free resources for learners and teachers of English. The American English Facebook page posts learning materials for English-language learners daily.

Everyday Conversations are developed by the State Department’s Heidi Howland, a senior program officer in the Office of English Language Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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