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千万别学英语:提高版2A

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Tape 2 A Day in the Life of a College Student
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Situation 1 Waking Up Late

(Charles and Mike are roommates in a college dormitory.)

Charles: Mike, don't you have a class at noon?

Mike: Huh?

Charles: I said it's eleven forty-two, and you have a history class at twelve.

Mike: What? Eleven forty-two? Why didn't you wake me up earlier?

Charles: Because I am not your mother. And because, if you must know, I had an English literature class until eleven.

Mike: (Crawling out of bed.) Yeah, whatever, it's my fault anyway. I shouldn't be out drinking till three AM when I have class the next morning.

Charles: Oh, you finally figured that out, huh? By the way, that's exactly what you said last Thursday morning when you got up late. You're hopeless.

Mike: I thought we decided1 that you weren't my mother. Are you finished with your lecture?

Charles: Yes. And you are going to be late for yours if you're not careful. It is already eleven fifty-three.

Mike: Eleven fifty-three?! Quit talking with me or I'll never get ready. Have you seen my American history textbook?

Charles: .....

Mike: I asked you a question!

Charles: I thought you told me to quit talking to you, something about making you late.

Mike: Okay, okay, I'm sorry. Where is the book?

Charles: It's right over there on your desk.

Mike: (Grabbing the book and running for the door.) You bastard2.

Charles: You're welcome.
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Situation 2 A History Lecture

(Sitting down in the back of the lecture hall.)

Mike: I thought for sure I'd be late.

Sarah: Hey, Mike. You are late. But so is Professor Clark. He's getting old. Maybe he forgot about class today.

Mike: We should be so lucky. No, I'm just happy that he's later than me. I was really worried.

Sarah: Oh, here he comes.

(Entering from the front the room and walking up to the podium.)

Prof. Clark: Good morning, class, or should I say good afternoon? Twelve o'clock classes always confuse me. In any case, let's begin today's lecture. Today I want to speak about the American Civil War, which I am assuming all of you read about last week in a book by Huntington. The Civil War can be analyzed4 in many ways, but today I want to discuss it as a result of economics. The Northern United States industrialized rather early and had little need for slave labor5 in their society. The southern states, on the other hand, had an economy based on agriculture, particularly cotton. This caused a much higher demand for slaves to supply manual labor in the fields. Eventually this fundamental difference economic structures led to a difference in ideology6. And, as ideological7 differences often do, this led to a conflict which eventually resulted in war. In this way, the Civil War is not unlike the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet8 Union, which was also largely caused by differing economic systems.
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Situation 3 Brunch9

(Class ends and Sarah and Mike walk out of the building.)

Sarah: Mike, would you like to have lunch?

Mike: I'd love to. But it's actually brunch for me. I woke up late and haven't eaten anything.

Sarah: Sure, brunch is good too. I know a place that serves breakfast all day. And they have great sandwiches too. I already had breakfast.

Mike: Great. I can have some pancakes, and you get whatever you want. I just can't start the day with a sandwiches.

(Sarah and Mike walk across campus to a restaurant.)

Sarah: Here it is. What do you think?

Mike: It looks good. But I'll have to try the food before I really tell you what I think.

Sarah: Fair enough.

Waiter: How many?

Mike: Just two.

Waiter: Please, sit anywhere you'd like.

(Sarah and Mike go sit down.)

Waiter: Can I get you something to start?

Sarah: Do you have decaf coffee?

Waiter: We sure do.

Sarah: I'd like a cup of decaf and some water, please.

Mike: Can I get an orange juice?

Waiter: One decaf and one O.J.?

Sarah: And don't forget the water.

Waiter: Oh yeah, and the water. (The waiter returns with the drinks.) Are you ready to order?

Mike: Yes. I'd like the blueberry pancakes with a side order of two eggs, over easy, and some bacon, extra crispy.

Sarah: And I'll have a turkey sandwich on wheat bread, no mayonnaise, please.

Waiter: The sandwich comes with your choice of fresh fried or salad, which one would you like?

Sarah: Salad, please. And could you put the dressing10 on the side?

Waiter: Of course. That will just be a minute.
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Situation 4 Back in the Dorm Room

Charles: Did you make it to class on time?

Mike: No, but neither did the professor, so it was no problem. Maybe he was out drinking last night too.

Charles: I doubt it. But at least you didn't get in trouble. Your have class even earlier tomorrow morning; I hope you aren't going out again tonight.

Mike: We'll see. Besides, you don't need to worry about me. My grades are fine.

Charles: That's true. But I still worry.

Mike: Why?

Charles: Because when you wake up late, or forget something, or whatever, you always yell at me.

Mike: Sorry. It's just that I'm not used to living away from home. I'm only a freshman11. This is the first time I haven't had my parents to wake me up, make me breakfast, and all that stuff.

Charles: Yeah, I remember how it was. I mean, I'm only a junior, but it seems like I've been away from home forever. Still, during my first year of college, I was just like you. It just takes a while to get used to managing your own time. You'll be doing it in no time.

Mike: I sure hope so. This is no way to live.

Charles: You say that every day and then go out every night.

Mike: That's true. In fact, Sarah invited me to a party today at her sorority.

Charles: A sorority party, hub? Not that's different. Do you think I could join you?

Mike: I'll see what I can do.
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Situation 5 A Telephone Conversation

(Mike calls Sarah on the phone.)

Mike: Hello, may I speak with Sarah?

Lisa: May I ask who is calling?

Mike: It's Mike Watson, from her U.S. history class.

Lisa: Okay, just a second. I'll get her.

(Sarah picks up the phone.)

Sarah: Hello.

Mike: Hi, Sarah. It's Mike.

Sarah: Didn't we just see each other? You must really like me.

Mike: You know I do. But that's not why I called. You know my roommate Charles? Well he wants to come with me to the party tonight.

Sarah: Charles? Isn't he kind of a bookworm? Why does he want to come to the party?

Mike: Yeah, he does study a lot, but he is not a bad guy. And there will be so many girls tonight, maybe even he can get lucky.

Sarah: I wouldn't bet on it. But, yes, I'll put his name on the guest list. How do you spell his last name?

Mike: M-A-L...

(Cutting Mike off.)

Sarah: Wait, wait. Let me get a pen and paper. What was that again?

Mike: His last name is spelled M-A-L-I-Z-E-W-S-K-I.

Sarah: Got it. Are you guys coming together?

Mike: Yeah. Should we bring anything?

Sarah: No. We have that all taken care of. But be sure to dress nicely. It's a semi-formal event.

Mike: Don't worry. We'll both in suits.

Sarah: And ties, right?

Mike: Right, right. Although Charles'tie might be a clip-on.

Sarah: Oh, you are so bad. I'll see you at seven. Don't be late.

Mike: Okay, seven o'clock. I'll see you then. Bye.

Sarah: Bye.
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Situation 6 Buying a Shirt

Mike: Charles, you're on the list for tonight, but we have to wear suits.

Charles: No problem. I've got plenty of suits.

Mike: I know, but I don't. I only have one and it's not the greatest. Still, it'll pass. The real problem is I have no shirt or tie.

Charles: I've got plenty of those too.

Mike: I know, Charles. But you're five-seven and I'm six-two. I hardly think I'll be wearing any of your clothes.

Charles: I see what you mean. But you could borrow one of my ties, right?

Mike: True. But that still leaves me shirtless. I've got to go get one.

(Mike goes outside, catches a taxi, and heads for a local men's clothing store.)

Saleswoman: May I help you find something?

Mike: Please. I need a dress shirt for tonight?

Saleswoman: Did you have any particular style in mind?

Mike: No. Just something plain. What do you have in a white oxford12 cloth with button down collars?

Saleswoman: We have a very nice shirt for Ralph Lauren, but it has the Polo mark on it. Is that okay?

Mike: Fine, fine.

Saleswoman: What size are you?

Mike: I'm not sure. My mom buys all my clothes. But I think I'm about a sixteen inch neck and thirty-three inch sleeve. Does that sound about right?

Saleswoman: Probably for the neck, but you're pretty tall. Let's try thirty-five inch sleeve.

Mike: You're the pro3, whatever you say.
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Situation 7 In a Taxi

Driver: Where to pal13?

Mike: To Carleton College, please. Do you know where Elliot House is?

Driver: Elliot's house? I thought you wanted to go to Carleton.

Mike: I do. And it's not Elliot's house, it's Elliot House. That's the name of my dormitory.

Driver: Oh, why didn't you say so? And no, I don't know where it is.

Mike: That's all right. Just go to the college and I'll give you directions from there.

Driver: You got it. (They arrive at the front gate of the college.) We are here. Now where to?

Mike: Make a right turn at the gate, then go down two streets and take left.

Driver: Will that be a left on Broadway?

Mike: Yes, Elliot House is at 357 Broadway.

Driver: Good for Elliot House. But Broadway is a one-way street. I can only turn right.

Mike: Woops, sorry about that. I don't have a car and so I never pay attention to which streets are one-way.

Driver: Don't worry about it, kid. I know a shortcut14 anyway. I'll take the first left instead of the second, and then go around the back of your dorm.

Mike: Great. It's a good thing you know the streets around here better than I do.

Driver: That's my job. I get paid to know these streets. Where are you from, not from around here I guess?

Mike: No. I'm just here for school. I'm an originally from Delaware.

Driver: Nice state, Delaware. Well, here we are. That'll be seven dollars and fifty cents.

Mike: Here's nine, keep the change.

Driver: Thanks.

Mike: No, thank you.
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Situation 8 Charles' English Class

(After Mike leaves, Charles goes off to his second English literature class of the day. He arrives early, takes his seat and waits for the professor to begin.)

Professor: Good afternoon, class. Today we are going to discuss the reasons for Shakespeare's near universal acceptance and popularity the world over. It is not the English literature is superior to the literatures of other countries or that Shakespeare was a better writer than other authors. Although he was, of course, a great writer, still, I believe the universality of his themes and stories which makes him great. Almost anyone from any country at any time in history can identify with these themes. For all people in all times experience love, hatred15, jealousy16 and greed. Everyone at one time or another has questioned the meaning of existence, or wanted to take revenge on an enemy. Yes, class, it is these subjects and questions which transcend17 time and place that make Shakespeare not only popular but also great.
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Situation 9 Getting Ready for the Party
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(Mike comes out of the bathroom.)

Mike: Damn, I cut myself shaving.

Charles: No problem, just put some toilet paper on it.

Mike: I know that, but I'm going to have a big scab on my neck all through the party.

Charles: No one will notice it.

Mike: Why not?

Charles: Because of that big pimple18 you have on your chin. They'll all be too busy staring at that to notice a little cut on your neck.

Mike: Thanks a lot. If I keep talking to you I'll be too embarrassed to go to this party at all. And I'm the one who got you invited. You owe me.

Charles: Sorry, I was just trying to help. Here, let me get you that tie.

Mike: That's more like it. Now you're making yourself useful.

Charles: Do you like stripes or solids?

Mike: Give me a stripe one. My shirt is solid white; I don't want to look too plain.

Charles: Good thinking. Do you want a matching handkerchief?

Mike: God no. Charles, this is only a semi-formal occasion. Don't get too fancy.

Charles: I know, but when I dress up I like to go all out.
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Situation 10 Calling for Directions

(Mike calls Sarah's sorority to get directions to the party.)

Mike: Hello, may I speak with Sarah, please?

Cindy: Sarah's not here. Can I take a messasge?

Mike: No, no message. I was just calling for directions to the party tonight. Do you know where it is?

Cindy: Sure, I'm going too. It's in the grand ballroom19 of the Hyatt Hotel.

Mike: And what's the best way to get there from school?

Cindy: Would you be driving?

Mike: Well, I won't. But my friend Bill has a car, and my roommate and I will be going with him.

Cindy: Okay, it's really easy. Just go straight down Main Street heading toward downtown. Then turn right on Brattle Street, you know where Brattle is, right?

Mike: Yeah, isn't there a Gap clothing store on the corner?

Cindy: Right. And from there just go down about four blocks and Hyatt is on the corner of Brattle and Kearney Street. And the grand ballroom is on the second floor. Did you get all that?

Mike: Got it. Anything else I should know?

Cindy: No, just be there a little early or all the good food will be gone.

Mike: Okay, we'll be there at eight o'clock sharp.

Cindy: Fine, but the party starts at seven.

Mike: That's right. I forgot. We'll be there no later than quarter after seven, okay?

Cindy: Great. See you then.

Mike: See you then. Bye.
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Situation 11 Mike Introduces Charles to Bill

(Bill arrive at the dormitory to drive Mike and Charles to the party. He knocks on their door.)

Charles: Who is it?

Bill: It's Bill. Is Mike in?

Mike: Yeah, Bill, I'm right here. Come on in. (Bill comes into the room.) Bill, how are you? I'd like you to meet my roommate, Charles.

Bill: (Reaching out to shake Charles' hand.) Nice to meet you, Charles. My name's Bill Rodriguez.

Charles: Hi, my name's Charles Malizewski. Nice to meet you too.

Bill: What year are you, Charles?

Charles: I'm a junior. How about you?

Bill: I'm a freshman. Mike and I entered together. What's your major?

Charles: I'm majoring in English literature, and you?

Bill: Engineering, even though I'm terrible at math and science.

Charles: I'm just the opposite. Math and science are easy for me, but I really like English lit. But I'm really not good at it.

Bill: Well, you can't be good at everything.

Charles: I guess not.

Mike: Are you girls done chatting yet? We're going to be late.

Bill: Very funny. And don't worry, it's only six twenty. We've got plenty of time. You just keep getting ready; I'm enjoying talking to Charles. So, Charles, where are you from?

Charles: Delaware, have you ever been there?

Bill: Sure, I'm from Pennsylvania, but my grandparents live in Delaware. I go there every summer. It's great.

Charles: Where in Pennsylvania are you from?

Bill: A little town outside of Philadelphia. You've probably never heard of it.

Charles: Probably not. But I do know Philadelphia.

Mike: Charles, everyone knows Philadelphia. Let's get going.

Bill: You're right. It's always good to arrive a bit early. Let's go.
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Situation 12 Driving to the Hotel

(Mike, Charles and Bill are all in Bill's car.)

Bill: What's the best way to get there?

Mike: (Looking in the pockets for the directions.) I wrote down the directions but can't seem to find them. Anyway, I think I remember. It's at the Hyatt, do you know how to get there?

Bill: No.

Mike: Charles, do you?

Charles: No.

Mike: That's all right. I think I remember. Take a left here and get on Main Street.

Bill: Okay. (Bill turns left.) And which way should I turn on Main Street?

Mike: Towards downtown.

Bill: That will be another left turn, right?

Mike: Right.

Bill: Do you mean make a right turn or that a left turn is correct?

Mike: A left turn is correct.

Bill: Are you sure about that?

Mike: Yes, I'm sure. What I'm not sure about is where to turn after that. It was either on Brattle or Barry Street.

Charles: Oh yeah, now I remember. The Hyatt is on the corner of Brattle and Kearney.

Bill: That sounds right. So that means a right turn on to Brattle, right?

Charles: Correct.

Bill: And from there it's easy.
 


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1 decided lvqzZd     
adj.决定了的,坚决的;明显的,明确的
参考例句:
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
2 bastard MuSzK     
n.坏蛋,混蛋;私生子
参考例句:
  • He was never concerned about being born a bastard.他从不介意自己是私生子。
  • There was supposed to be no way to get at the bastard.据说没有办法买通那个混蛋。
3 pro tk3zvX     
n.赞成,赞成的意见,赞成者
参考例句:
  • The two debating teams argued the question pro and con.辩论的两组从赞成与反对两方面辩这一问题。
  • Are you pro or con nuclear disarmament?你是赞成还是反对核裁军?
4 analyzed 483f1acae53789fbee273a644fdcda80     
v.分析( analyze的过去式和过去分词 );分解;解释;对…进行心理分析
参考例句:
  • The doctors analyzed the blood sample for anemia. 医生们分析了贫血的血样。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The young man did not analyze the process of his captivation and enrapturement, for love to him was a mystery and could not be analyzed. 这年轻人没有分析自己蛊惑著迷的过程,因为对他来说,爱是个不可分析的迷。 来自《简明英汉词典》
5 labor P9Tzs     
n.劳动,努力,工作,劳工;分娩;vi.劳动,努力,苦干;vt.详细分析;麻烦
参考例句:
  • We are never late in satisfying him for his labor.我们从不延误付给他劳动报酬。
  • He was completely spent after two weeks of hard labor.艰苦劳动两周后,他已经疲惫不堪了。
6 ideology Scfzg     
n.意识形态,(政治或社会的)思想意识
参考例句:
  • The ideology has great influence in the world.这种思想体系在世界上有很大的影响。
  • The ideal is to strike a medium between ideology and inspiration.我的理想是在意识思想和灵感鼓动之间找到一个折衷。
7 ideological bq3zi8     
a.意识形态的
参考例句:
  • He always tries to link his study with his ideological problems. 他总是把学习和自己的思想问题联系起来。
  • He helped me enormously with advice on how to do ideological work. 他告诉我怎样做思想工作,对我有很大帮助。
8 Soviet Sw9wR     
adj.苏联的,苏维埃的;n.苏维埃
参考例句:
  • Zhukov was a marshal of the former Soviet Union.朱可夫是前苏联的一位元帅。
  • Germany began to attack the Soviet Union in 1941.德国在1941年开始进攻苏联。
9 brunch kWxzP     
n.早午餐
参考例句:
  • They eat much the same thing for brunch every day.每天早午餐他们总是吃同样的东西。
  • What did you have for your brunch?你早午饭都吃些什么?
10 dressing 1uOzJG     
n.(食物)调料;包扎伤口的用品,敷料
参考例句:
  • Don't spend such a lot of time in dressing yourself.别花那么多时间来打扮自己。
  • The children enjoy dressing up in mother's old clothes.孩子们喜欢穿上妈妈旧时的衣服玩。
11 freshman 1siz9r     
n.大学一年级学生(可兼指男女)
参考例句:
  • Jack decided to live in during his freshman year at college.杰克决定大一时住校。
  • He is a freshman in the show business.他在演艺界是一名新手。
12 Oxford Wmmz0a     
n.牛津(英国城市)
参考例句:
  • At present he has become a Professor of Chemistry at Oxford.他现在已是牛津大学的化学教授了。
  • This is where the road to Oxford joins the road to London.这是去牛津的路与去伦敦的路的汇合处。
13 pal j4Fz4     
n.朋友,伙伴,同志;vi.结为友
参考例句:
  • He is a pal of mine.他是我的一个朋友。
  • Listen,pal,I don't want you talking to my sister any more.听着,小子,我不让你再和我妹妹说话了。
14 shortcut Cyswg     
n.近路,捷径
参考例句:
  • He was always looking for a shortcut to fame and fortune.他总是在找成名发财的捷径。
  • If you take the shortcut,it will be two li closer.走抄道去要近2里路。
15 hatred T5Gyg     
n.憎恶,憎恨,仇恨
参考例句:
  • He looked at me with hatred in his eyes.他以憎恨的眼光望着我。
  • The old man was seized with burning hatred for the fascists.老人对法西斯主义者充满了仇恨。
16 jealousy WaRz6     
n.妒忌,嫉妒,猜忌
参考例句:
  • Some women have a disposition to jealousy.有些女人生性爱妒忌。
  • I can't support your jealousy any longer.我再也无法忍受你的嫉妒了。
17 transcend qJbzC     
vt.超出,超越(理性等)的范围
参考例句:
  • We can't transcend the limitations of the ego.我们无法超越自我的局限性。
  • Everyone knows that the speed of airplanes transcend that of ships.人人都知道飞机的速度快于轮船的速度。
18 pimple MAeyP     
n.丘疹,面泡,青春豆
参考例句:
  • His face was covered with pimples.他满脸粉刺。
  • This is also a way to prevent the pimple.这也是防止疙瘩的一个途径。
19 ballroom SPTyA     
n.舞厅
参考例句:
  • The boss of the ballroom excused them the fee.舞厅老板给他们免费。
  • I go ballroom dancing twice a week.我一个星期跳两次交际舞。
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