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着迷英语 900 句

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电子版:2004-11-15

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《着迷英语 900 句》简介

光盘名称: 着迷英语 900 句 出版商:生活.读书.新知三联书店出品

上市日期:2001

类别: 外语教育 包装: 6 CD

参 考 价 格

市场价:99 元

内 容 简 介

——10 个美国家庭、40 个典型人物、50 个生活主题、159 幕生活情景短剧……

——内容丰富、情节生动的电影短片构造了真实的英语语言环境……

——提供覆盖现代英语全部要点的 900 个标准句型语调详析图和示范发音……

——为 900 个标准句型提供了语法概说、代换、填空、搭配、数字表达等基础练习,使用多媒体

游戏表现手法,配以优美的背景音乐和逼真的拟人声效,创造出一种立体、动感的语言学习环境……

《着迷英语 900 句》是以著名英语教材《新英语 900 句》为素材制作的多媒体英语学习课程,结合

“情景教学法”,将现代英语的全部要点总结为 900 个标准句型,以纽约万国博览会为背景,以 10 个

美国家庭的实际生活为蓝本,在 29 个场景中穿插,演绎出跌宕起伏的多幕生活情景剧。并斥巨资聘请

外籍专业演员,将全部对话拍摄成 159 段真实、生动的电影短片。

以 900 个标准句型为核心,您将在 159 段电影短片构造的真实语言环境中,通过“看电影短片学习

英语”,掌握这 900 个基本、典型的英语句型,帮您快速、科学、高效地掌握英语“听”、“说”要诀!

听——纯正的美式英语。您可以走近每个真实而生动的人物,走进他们的生活,通过女人、男人和

孩子的眼睛,看看真实的美国生活,体察异域风情,不断刺激和加深记忆。

说——标准的美式英语。您可以跟读,将自己的发音录下来与标准音进行对比校正;更可以在情景

剧中,尝试扮演某个角色,介入一种完全不同的生活;您还可以按照提供的标准语调图,逐句学习发音,

纠正语调上的错误,彻底突破“中国人说中国式英语”的瓶颈。

看——精彩的美式情景剧。您可以看到精彩动画以及真人实地演出的情景剧,在轻松欣赏中,或欣

喜,或悲伤——您被素不相识的人们极其生活所感染,不知不觉中学会看到的内容。

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各集篇幅统计
集 行数
第一集 427
第二集 373
第三集 399
第四集 342
第五集 325
第六集 314
合计 2180

出场角色统计
(按出场先后顺序排列,共 64 名,出现 30 次以上者共 15 名,用黑色字体)

角色(共 64 个) 出现次数(行数) 首次出场(集 行号)


Bill: 117 1.001
Man: 2 1.002
Paulo: 93 1.003
Girl: 3 1.009
Joana: 118 1.022
Woman: 8 1.024
Mrs. Farias: 58 1.031
Laura: 87 1.037
Mr. Crawford: 71 1.044
Mrs. Crawford: 15 1.063
Students: 2 1.077
Student 1: 1 1.079
Maria: 2 1.082
Paulo and Joana: 1 1.083
Paulo, Joana, and Howard: 1 1.085
Teacher: 3 1.087
Student: 1 1.096
Arturo: 4 1.099
Mama: 8 1.100
Miguel: 86 1.101
Carlo: 20 1.120

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Anna: 17 1.121
Counterman: 6 1.134
Atsuko: 2 1.163
Pedro: 126 1.166
Marta: 37 1.200
Nora: 24 1.210
Billy and Jack: 1 1.220
Jack: 5 1.222
Billy: 5 1.223
Ali: 126 1.234
Mrs. Nikzad: 87 1.235
Mr. Nikzad: 66 1.236
Waiter: 9 1.264
Michael: 154 1.301
Friend: 9 1.328
Jim: 31 1.365
Mr. Yamamoto: 51 1.366
Customer 1: 13 1.370
Customer 2: 4 1.374
Tom: 10 2.033
Pearl: 5 2.055
Frank: 14 2.057
Customer: 18 2.076
Peggy: 3 2.195
Suzy: 6 2.198
Salesman: 11 2.296
Frank Yamamoto: 6 3.198
Bus driver: 7 3.231
Claire: 14 3.289
Aa: 6 3.317
Henry: 1 3.325
All: 1 4.007
Capt. Jamison: 6 4.220
Hussein: 9 4.247
Nara: 19 5.085
Henry Leeds: 36 5.109
Mr. Farias: 7 5.298
Jim Yamamoto: 21 5.305
Mrs. Ortega: 2 6.021
Louspeaker: 1 6.025
Officer: 2 6.028
Everyone: 1 6.118
Reporter: 5 6.126

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第一集
Bill: Good morning, sir. 先生早。 1.001
Man: Good morning. 早。 1.002
Paulo: Hello, Bill. How are you today? 喂,比尔,今天好吗? 1.003
Bill: Fine, thanks. Beautiful day! 很好, 谢谢您. 今天天气真好! 1.004
Paulo: Good for business. 是个做生意的好日子。 1.005
Bill: Sure is. 说的是。 1.006
Paulo: See you later. 回头见。 1.007
Bill: OK. Paulo. See you later. 好, 回头见,保罗。 1.008
Girl: Excuse me, sir. 先生,请问…… 1.009
Bill: Yes? 有什么指教? 1.010
Girl: Is this the Museum of Modern Art? 这是不是现代艺术博物馆? 1.011
Bill: No. This is the Space Building. That’s the 不是,这是太空大厦。那边那座是博物 1.012
Museum over there. 馆。
Girl: Thank you very much. 谢谢您。 1.013
Bill: You’re welcome. 不客气。 1.014
Paulo: Bill! 比尔! 1.015
Bill: Hi, Paulo. 嗨,保罗。 1.016
Paulo: Bill, this is my sister, Joana Farias. 比尔,这是我妹妹琼娜·法瑞斯。 1.017
Bill: Very pleased to meet you. 很高兴认识。 1.018
Paulo: Excuse me, Bill. Your last name is...? 抱歉,比尔。您的姓是……? 1.019
Bill: O’Neill. 奥尼尔. 1.020
Paulo: Bill O’Neill. 比尔·奥尼尔. 1.021
Joana: How do you do, Mr. O’Neill? 奥尼尔先生您好. 1.022
Bill: Call me Bill. 叫我比尔就可以. 1.023
Woman: Excuse me, sir. Is this the Museum of Modern 先生, 对不起, 请问这是不是现代艺术 1.024
Art? 馆?
Paulo: Good-bye, Bill. See you this afternoon. 比尔再见, 下午见. 1.025
Bill: Good-bye. A pleasure meeting you, Joana. 再见. 很高兴和您见面, 琼娜. 1.026
Bill: Now, Miss. The Museum of Modern Art is... 嗯, 小姐, 现代艺术博物馆在…… 1.027
Paulo: Hello, Bill. 比尔您好. 1.028
Bill: Hi, Paulo. How are you? 嗨, 保罗, 您好吗? 1.029
Paulo: Fine, thanks. Bill, this is my mother, Mrs. 很好,谢谢。比尔,这位是家母法瑞斯 1.030
Farias. Mother, Bill O’Neill. 太太。妈,这位是比尔·奥尼尔.
Mrs. Farias: How do you do, Mr. O’Neill? 奥尼尔先生您好。 1.031
Bill: Pleased to meet you, Mrs. Farias. 很高兴认识您,法瑞斯太太。 1.032
Mrs. Farias: Paulo, is that Joana over there? 保罗,那边那位是不是琼娜? 1.033
Paulo: Yes. Joana! Joana! 是的。琼娜! 琼娜! 1.034
Mrs. Farias: Good-bye, Mr. O’Neill. Nice to meet you. 奥尼尔先生再见, 很高兴认识您. 1.035

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Bill: A pleasure meeting you, Mrs. Farias. Good 很高兴认识您, 法瑞斯太太. 保罗晚安, 1.036
night, Paulo. See you tomorrow. 明天见。
Laura: Hi, Bill. I’m late again. 比尔,您好。我又迟到了。 1.037
Bill: Uh-huh. Fifteen minutes. 是的, 迟到了十五分钟。 1.038
Laura: Really? 真的? 1.039
Bill: Yes, really. 嗯, 真的。 1.040
Laura: Is my boss here? 老板来了没有? 1.041
Bill: Yes, he is. Good luck. 嗯,来了。祝您好运。 1.042
Laura: Good morning, sir. 老板您早。 1.043
Mr. Crawford: Good morning, Miss Segura. 瑟姑拉小姐早。 1.044
Laura: I’m sorry I’m late, sir, but this morning... 对不起, 老板, 我迟到了。是因为今天 1.045
早上...
Mr. Crawford: You are always late, Miss Segura. 瑟姑拉小姐, 您总是迟到。 1.046
Laura: But, sir, this morning... 可是今天早上... 1.047
Mr. Crawford: Miss Segura, please be here at nine o’clock. 瑟姑拉小姐, 请九点钟到。 1.048
Laura: Yes, sir. 是的, 老板。 1.049
Bill: Well, how’s your boss this morning? 您的老板今天怎么样? 1.050
Laura: He’s angry. “Miss Segura. Please be here at 他生气了. “瑟姑拉小姐, 请您九点钟 1.051
nine o’clock.” 到。”
Bill: Your boss is right. 您的老板没有错。 1.052
Laura: He’s a monster! 他是一个怪物! 1.053
Bill: He’s right, Laura. 劳拉, 他是对的。 1.054
Laura: OK, he’s right. 好吧, 他没有错。 1.055
Bill: Here. 来这儿。 1.056
Laura: What is it? 那是什么? 1.057
Bill: It’s an ice cream sandwich. 一个冰淇淋三明治。 1.058
Laura: How much is it? 多少钱? 1.059
Bill: For you-free! 给您...免费赠送! 1.060
Laura: Oh, Bill. You’re a sweetheart! 比尔, 您真好! 1.061
Mr. Crawford: Hi, dear. Sorry I’m late. 亲爱的, 我回来了。今天晚了一点, 很 1.062
抱歉。
Mrs. Crawford: That’s okay, dear. Busy day? 没关系, 亲爱的, 忙吗? 1.063
Mr. Crawford: Yes, very. My secretary, Miss Segura... 嗯, 非常忙, 我的秘书瑟姑拉小姐... 1.064
Mrs. Crawford: Laura! How is she? 劳拉! 她怎么样了? 1.065
Mr. Crawford: She’s fine, but... 她很好, 但是... 1.066
Mrs. Crawford: Oh, that’s good. She’s very nice. 那好, 她人很好. 1.067
Mr. Crawford: Yes, she is, but she’s always late. 是的, 她很好, 可是她经常迟到. 1.068
Mrs. Crawford: Very late? 很迟吗? 1.069
Mr. Crawford: Yes. Fifteen minutes is very late! 嗯, 迟到十五分钟非常的严重! 1.070
Joana: Where’s the English class? 英文课在哪上? 1.071
Paulo: On the first floor. Room 101. 在一楼, 一零一号教室. 1.072
Joana: Are you sure? 您确定吗? 1.073
Paulo: No, I... 不, 我... 1.074

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Joana: Look, Paulo. Are those students in our class? 保罗您看, 那些学生是不是在我们的班 1.075
上?
Paulo: Maybe they are. Excuse me. Good evening. Are 或许是. 很抱歉, 各位晚安. 请问您们 1.076
you in English 3 是不是上第三级英文?
Students: Yes, we are. 是的, 我们是. 1.077
Paulo: What’s the room number? 教室是几号? 1.078
Student 1: 201. On the second floor. 二零一, 在二楼. 1.079
Paulo: Thank you. See you there. 谢谢. 到那儿见. 1.080
Paulo: Look, Joana. There’s my assistant, Maria, and 琼娜, 你看, 那位就是我的助手玛利亚, 1.081
her husband. Hello, Maria! Over here! 还有她的先生. 喂, 玛利亚! 在这里!
Maria: Paulo! Joana! What a surprise! Are you here for 保罗! 琼娜! 真想不到! 您们也来上英 1.082
English, too? 文课吗?
Paulo and Yes, we are. 是的, 我们也是. 1.083
Joana:
Maria: Howard, this is Paulo Farias, the new manager, 霍华德, 这就是那新来的经理保罗·法 1.084
and his sister, Joana. My husband, Howard 瑞斯, 和他的妹妹琼娜. 这是我先生,
Becker. 霍华德·贝克.
Paulo, Joana, Nice to meet you. 很高兴认识您. 1.085
and Howard:
Paulo: Here’s the room. 201. 到了, 就是这间, 二零一号教室. 1.086
Teacher: Good evening, class. 各位同学, 晚安. 1.087
Students: Good evening. 晚安. 1.088
Teacher: Please sit down. Here are your books, New 请坐下. 这是您们的书. “新英语九百 1.089
English 900. Now, listen to this dialogue. Books 句”. 现在请把书合起来听听这段对话.
closed.
Joana: Paulo, I’m nervous. 保罗, 我很紧张. 1.090
Paulo: Why? 为什么? 1.091
Joana: I’m always nervous in school. 上课的时候我总是会紧张. 1.092
Paulo: Why? The teacher is very nice. 为什么? 这位老师很慈祥. 1.093
Joana: Yes, she is. But English is hard. 她是很慈祥, 可是英文太难了. 1.094
Paulo: A new language is always hard. 学一种新的语言总是很困难的. 1.095
Student: Ssssh! 嘘! 1.096
Joana: I’m sorry. 对不起. 1.097
Teacher: Now, open your books to page 1, and repeat 现在请将书打开到第一页,并跟着我念. 1.098
after me.
Arturo: There’s the plane, Miguel. Wow! It’s a 747. 米盖尔, 飞机就在那里. 哇! 是架七四 1.099
七!
Mama: My little Miguel. 我的小米盖尔. 1.100
Miguel: Mama, I’m a man! 妈, 我已经长大了! 1.101
Arturo: 747’s are beautiful planes. 七四七客机真漂亮. 1.102
Mama: Where is your suitcase? 你的旅行箱在哪 ? 1.103
Miguel: Right here, Mama. 就在这里, 妈. 1.104
Mama: And your tickets? 机票呢? 1.105

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Miguel: They’re in my pocket, Mama. 在我的口袋里, 妈. 1.106
Mama: And your passport? 护照呢? 1.107
Miguel: It’s in my pocket, too, Mama. 护照也在我的口袋里, 妈. 1.108
Mama: Here’s a present. 来, 这是件礼物. 1.109
Miguel: Oh, Mama. 噢, 妈. 1.110
Mama: Open it. 打开吧! 1.111
Miguel: It’s beautiful. 真漂亮. 1.112
Arturo: What is it? 那是什么? 1.113
Miguel: A gold coin. 一块金币. 1.114
Mama: It’s for luck. 是带给你的好运. 1.115
Miguel: Thank you, Mama. 谢谢妈. 1.116
Mama: Good-bye, Son. 再见, 孩子. 1.117
Arturo: Good-bye, Miguel. 米盖尔, 再见. 1.118
Miguel: Good-bye Arturo. Good-bye, Mama. 阿徒若再见, 妈, 再见. 1.119
Carlo: Aren’t you hungry? 您不饿吗? 1.120
Anna: No, I’m not. Not really. 还好, 不怎么饿. 1.121
Carlo: Well, it’s 9:30, and I am. 哦, 已经九点半了, 我可饿了. 1.122
Anna: There’s a cafeteria on the ground floor. 在一楼有一个自助餐厅. 1.123
Carlo: But it’s expensive, isn’t it? 可是那家自助餐厅卖得很贵, 不是吗? 1.124
Anna: No, it isn’t. 不贵呀. 1.125
Carlo: How’s the food? 菜怎么样? 1.126
Anna: It’s not bad. 还不错. 1.127
Carlo: OK. then. Let’s go to the cafeteria. 好吧, 我们就去自助餐厅吧! 1.128
Carlo: What’s that in English? 那个英文怎么讲? 1.129
Anna: Stew. Stew. Stew. Stew. 1.130
Carlo: Spell it. 拼出来. 1.131
Anna: S-t-e-w. S-t-e-w. S-t-e-w. S-t-e-w. 1.132
Carlo: S-t-e-w. Stew, stew. S-t-e-w. Stew, stew. S-t-e-w. Stew, stew. S-t-e-w. Stew, stew. 1.133
Counterman: Next, next. Who’s next? 下一位, 下一位, 下一位是谁? 1.134
Carlo: Uh, I’m not ready yet, thank you. 这个... 我还没想好, 不好意思. 1.135
Counterman: Take your time. Next! 慢慢来. 下一位! 1.136
Carlo: What are those, Anna? 安娜, 那些是什么? 1.137
Anna: Baked potatoes. 烤的马铃薯. 1.138
Counterman: Next! 下一位! 1.139
Man: A hamburger and french fries, please. 请给我一个汉堡, 还有一客炸薯条. 1.140
Counterman: Joe, a burger and fries. Next! 乔, 汉堡、薯条一客! 下一位! 1.141
Anna: You’re next, Carlo. 卡洛, 轮到你了. 1.142
Carlo: Uh, stew, a salad, and coffee, please. 这个..., 请给我炖肉、一客色拉、还有 1.143
咖啡.
Counterman: Here you are. The coffee’s at that counter over 这是你的, 咖啡在那边的柜台上. 下一 1.144
there. Next! 位。
Anna: Vegetable soup, please. 请给我蔬菜汤. 1.145
Counterman: Here you are. Next! 这是你的. 下一位! 1.146

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Carlo: What’s that? 那是什么? 1.147
Anna: Pizza. Pizza. Pizza. Pizza. 1.148
Carlo: No, not in Italian. What is it in English? 不, 不是用意大利文, 英文怎么讲? 1.149
Anna: It’s “pizza” in English, too. 英文也叫 Pizza. 1.150
Carlo: Oh, really? What are those? 哦, 真的? 那些是什么东西? 1.151
Anna: Baked potatoes. 烤马铃薯. 1.152
Carlo: And this? 那这个呢? 1.153
Anna: Uh... an apple. 嗯... 是 apple (苹果). 1.154
Carlo: Are you sure? 你确定吗? 1.155
Anna: Yes, I’m sure. 当然确定. 1.156
Carlo: Spell it. 把它拼出来. 1.157
Anna: A-p-p-l-e. A-p-p-l-e. A-p-p-l-e. A-p-p-l-e. 1.158
Carlo: A-p-p-l-e, apple. Spell “potato”. A-p-p-l-e, A-p-p-l-e, apple. 把 potato (马铃薯) 拼 1.159
apple, 出来. A-p-p-l-e, apple.
Anna: P-o-t-a-t-o. P-o-t-a-t-o. P-o-t-a-t-o. P-o-t-a-t-o. 1.160
Carlo: And... 还有这个... 1.161
Anna: Look! Isn’t that Atsuko, the woman in our class? 你看! 那不是我们班上的明子吗? 我们 1.162
let’s sit there. Hi, Atsuko. Where’s your 坐那边吧. 明子你好,你的先生呢?
husband?
Atsuko: He’s in line again. He’s hungry tonight. 他又去排队了, 他今天晚上很饿. 1.163
Carlo: How’s the food here? 这里的菜怎么样? 1.164
Atsuko: It’s okay. The rice isn’t good, but the 还可以, 这里的饭不好吃, 但是三明治 1.165
sandwiches are okay. 还不错.
Pedro: Are you writing letters again? 你又在写信了? 1.166
Miguel: Huh? 什么? 1.167
Pedro: What are you doing? 你在做什么? 1.168
Miguel: I’m writing to my mother. 我在写信给我妈妈. 1.169
Pedro: Send her my regards. 代我问候她. 1.170
Miguel: Where are you going? Isn’t that my new 你要去哪里? 那不是我的新毛衣吗? 1.171
sweater?
Pedro: Yes. I’m going to the movies with Marta, the 是. 我正要与四楼那位哥伦比亚女孩子 1.172
Colombian girl on the fourth floor. 玛它去看电影.
Miguel: You are? What about the woman in your office? 你真要去? 那, 你的公司那位小姐呢? 1.173
Pedro: What about her? 她怎么样? 1.174
Miguel: Aren’t you seeing her tonight? 你今天晚上不是要去看她的吗? 1.175
Pedro: No, tomorrow night. 不是, 是明天晚上. 1.176
Miguel: And... what’s her name, the girl in the bakery? 还有... 面包店那个叫什么名字来着的 1.177
女孩子?
Pedro: Yolanda? I’m seeing her on Friday. 幼兰达? 我星期五要看她. 1.178
Miguel: Marta’s a nice girl. 玛它是个很善良的好女孩. 1.179
Pedro: Who? Oh, Marta. Yes, she is, isn’t she? It’s her 谁? 哦, 玛它. 是的, 她很善良可不是 1.180
birthday next Sunday. 吗? 下星期天是她的生日.
Miguel: I know. April 22nd. 我知道, 是四月二十二号. 1.181

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Pedro: We’re going to a party. 我们将要参加一个宴会. 1.182
Miguel: Aren’t you going to the movies? 你们不是要去看电影吗? 1.183
Pedro: Yes. Tonight Marta and I are going to the 是啊!我和玛它今天晚上要去看电影. 1.184
movies. Next week, on Marta’s birthday, we’re 在下个礼拜玛它过生日时, 我将要参加
going to a party. 宴会.
Miguel: Oh. 喔! 1.185
Pedro: Marta isn’t going to the party. 玛它不参加聚会了. 1.186
Miguel: Oh? Why? 哦? 为什么? 1.187
Pedro: She’s sick. 她生病了. 1.188
Miguel: Oh, I’m sorry. What’s wrong? 噢, 真可惜, 她怎么了? 1.189
Pedro: A headache. 头痛. 1.190
Miguel: A headache? 头痛啊? 1.191
Pedro: Yes, a headache. 对了, 头痛. 1.192
Miguel: Where are you going? 你要去哪 ? 1.193
Pedro: To the party. 去参加聚会. 1.194
Miguel: You’re going alone? 你一个人去吗? 1.195
Pedro: Sure. Are you writing to your mother again? 当然. 你又要写信给你妈妈? 1.196
Miguel: Yes. 是的. 1.197
Pedro: Send her my regards. Well, I’m going. 请代我问候她. 好了, 我要走了, 再见. 1.198
Good-bye.
Miguel: Bye. See you later. 回头见. 1.199
Marta: Who is it? 那一位? 1.200
Miguel: Miguel. Pedro’s friend. 米盖尔, 佩德罗的朋友. 1.201
Marta: What a surprise! Come in. 真想不到! 请进. 1.202
Miguel: Thank you. Here. Happy birthday. 谢谢. 这个给你, 祝你生日快乐. 1.203
Marta: Oh, Miguel. They’re beautiful! Thank you. 米盖尔, 真漂亮, 谢谢你. 1.204
Miguel: I’m sorry about your headache. 听说你头痛, 我真替你难过. 1.205
Marta: Headache? Oh, yes, my headache. I’m fine now, 头痛? 噢, 是的, 我是头痛,但现在已经 1.206
thank you. 好了, 谢谢你.
Miguel: I’m glad. Let’s go to a movie, then. 我很高兴. 那么, 我们一起去看电影, 1.207
好不好?
Marta: Miguel! What a good idea! 米盖尔! 那真是一个好主意! 1.208
Bill: Hello! Nora? Billy? Jack? Suzy? Peggy? I’m 喂! 诺拉? 比利? 杰克? 苏西? 蓓姬? 1.209
home! 我回来了!
Nora: Hi, dear. You’re home early. 嗨! 亲爱的, 你回来得很早嘛! 1.210
Bill: Hi, honey. Where were you? 嗨! 甜心, 你刚才在哪里? 1.211
Nora: I was in the bathroom. 我在洗手间. 1.212
Bill: Where are the kids? 孩子们到哪里去了? 1.213
Nora: Peggy’s at the library. Billy and Jack are at 蓓姬去图书馆, 比利和杰克练棒球去 1.214
baseball practice. 了.
Bill: And Suzy? 苏西呢? 1.215
Nora: She was here a few minutes ago. Maybe she’s in 她刚刚还在这里, 也许在她的房里吧! 1.216
her room.

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Bill: Gee, I’m tired. 唷, 好累. 1.217
Nora: How was your day? 今天怎么样? 1.218
Bill: Busy, but not bad. 很忙, 但是还不错. 1.219
Billy and Jack: Hi, Mom. Hi, Dad. 妈你好. 爸你好. 1.220
Bill: Hi, kids. How was baseball practice? 你们好, 棒球练得怎么样? 1.221
Jack: Great! I’m hungry, Mom. 非常好. 妈, 我肚子饿了. 1.222
Billy: Jack, we weren’t great, and you know it. 杰克, 我们练得并不好, 你是知道的. 1.223
Jack: Maybe you weren’t. 或许你练得不好. 1.224
Billy: Oh, I see. You were great, but the team wasn’t. 哦, 我懂了, 你练得非常好, 而全队不 1.225
怎么好.
Jack: Right. Now you understand. 对了, 你现在才晓得. 1.226
Billy: Jack, you are a... 杰克, 你这个人... 1.227
Nora: Dinner’s almost ready. About five more minutes. 再五分钟左右, 晚餐就好了. 1.228
Bill: When’s the big game? 什么时候大赛? 1.229
Billy: Next Saturday. This was our last practice before 下星期六. 这是我们比赛前的最后一次 1.230
the game. 练习.
Jack: I’m hungry. 我肚子饿了. 1.231
Billy: Hey, Jack. Let’s practice until dinner’s ready. 嗨, 杰克. 我们再去练, 练到吃晚餐为 1.232
止.
Jack: OK. Superman. Let’s go. 好吧, 超人. 走吧! 1.233
Ali: Mama, I’m hungry. I want a hot dog. 妈, 我饿了, 我要吃热狗. 1.234
Mrs. Nikzad: Ali, be patient. 阿里, 不要急. 1.235
Mr. Nikzad: Now let’s see. 我们来看 1.236
Mr. Nikzad: On this map there are three restaurants in the 这张地图, 上面有三家餐馆在国家广场 1.237
Plaza of Nations, 里,
Mr. Nikzad: Italian, French, and Spanish. 包括意大利风味、法国风味和西班牙风 1.238
味.
Mr. Nikzad: How about Italian food for lunch? 午餐吃意大利菜怎么样? 1.239
Ali: But, Father, I want a hot dog! 但是, 爸, 我要吃热狗嘛! 1.240
Mr. Nikzad: Ali, be quiet. I’m talking to your mother. 阿里,别吵, 我在跟你妈说话. 1.241
Mrs. Nikzad: Dear, he’s only six. 亲爱的, 他才六岁嘛! 1.242
Ali: Look! An ice cream man! May I have an ice 你看! 冰淇淋摊贩! 我可以吃冰淇淋三 1.243
cream sandwich, please, please? I love ice 明治吗? 拜托! 我最喜欢吃冰淇淋三明
cream sandwiches. 治.
Mr. Nikzad: He’s impossible. 真是拿他没办法. 1.244
Mrs. Nikzad: He’s only a child. 他还小. 1.245
Mr. Nikzad: You may have your ice cream sandwich after 吃完午餐以后你才可以吃冰淇淋三明 1.246
lunch. 治.
Mr. Nikzad: Excuse me, sir. Can you help me? Where is the 对不起先生, 您能不能帮个忙? 请问意 1.247
Italian restaurant? 大利餐馆在哪 ?
Bill: It’s in the Italian Pavilion, over there. On the 就在那边的意大利馆里面. 在二楼. 1.248
second floor.
Mr. Nikzad: Thank you. 谢谢. 1.249

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Ali: I can have an ice cream sandwich later, can’t I? 待会儿我可以吃冰淇淋三明治吗? 1.250
Bill: Of course, you can. After lunch. 当然可以, 但要在吃过午餐以后. 1.251
Ali: My name’s Ali. 我的名字叫阿里. 1.252
Mrs. Nikzad: Come along, Ali. The man is busy. 过来, 阿里, 这位先生很忙. 1.253
Bill: That’s OK. Where are you from, Ali? 没关系, 阿里, 你从哪儿来的? 1.254
Ali: Iran. 伊朗. 1.255
Bill: Really? 真的吗? 1.256
Ali: Yes. I can speak two languages. 嗯, 我会说两种语言. 1.257
Bill: Oh? Your English is very good. 哦? 你英文说得很好. 1.258
Ali: Yes. 嗯. 1.259
Mr. Nikzad: Come, Ali! The restaurant’s over here. 阿里,来, 餐馆就在这 . 1.260
Mrs. Nikzad: Come along, Ali. Good-bye, sir. Thank you for 快来, 阿里. 先生再见, 谢谢你的帮忙. 1.261
your help.
Ali: Bye-bye, ice cream man. 拜拜, 卖冰淇淋的先生. 1.262
Bill: Good-bye, Ali. See you after lunch. 阿里,再见, 午餐后再碰头. 1.263
Waiter: Here are your cocktails. 这是二位的鸡尾酒. 1.264
Mr. Crawford: Thank you. 谢谢. 1.265
Waiter: The sherry? 雪利酒是哪一位的? 1.266
Mrs. Crawford: For me, thank you. 我的, 谢谢. 1.267
Waiter: And the martini is for you, sir? 这杯马丁尼该是先生的吧? 1.268
Mr. Crawford: Yes, thank you. 是的, 谢谢. 1.269
Waiter: May I take your order now? 二位要不要点菜? 1.270
Mr. Crawford: Please. 好的. 1.271
Waiter: The lobster is very good today. 今天的龙虾很不错. 1.272
Mr. Crawford: Dear? 亲爱的, 怎么样? 1.273
Mrs. Crawford: Oh, a fruit salad, please. 噢, 请给我一客水果色拉. 1.274
Waiter: Certainly. And you, sir? 好的. 先生您呢? 1.275
Mr. Crawford: The lobster, and a salad, please. 请来个龙虾和色拉. 1.276
Waiter: Thank you. Wine, sir? 好的, 先生要不要叫一点葡萄酒? 1.277
Mr. Crawford: Wine, dear? 亲爱的, 要不要酒? 1.278
Mrs. Crawford: No, not for me. 不, 我不要. 1.279
Mr. Crawford: No, thank you. 不要, 谢谢. 1.280
Waiter: Very good, sir. 好的, 先生. 1.281
Paulo: Hey, Joana. Why aren’t you ready? It’s almost 7 嗨, 琼娜! 你怎么还没准备好? 快七点 1.282
o’clock! 了!
Joana: I’m sorry, Paulo. I’m not going. I have to study. 对不起, 保罗. 我不去了, 我要念书. 1.283
Paulo: But you can study later. Don’t you want to go? 念书可以待会儿再念, 你不想去吗? 1.284
Joana: No, not really. I don’t like dinner parties. 嗯, 我不太想去, 我不喜欢宴会. 1.285
Paulo: But what can I tell the Crawfords? 那么我怎么跟郭佛夫妇说呢? 1.286
Joana: Tell them I’m sick. 告诉他们说我不舒服. 1.287
Paulo: But you aren’t sick. Come on, Joana. I don’t like 可是你没有不舒服呀! 拜托, 琼娜, 我 1.288
to lie. 不喜欢撒谎.
Joana: And I don’t like to go to dinner parties. 我不喜欢参加宴会. 1.289

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Paulo: Come on, Joana. You can’t say “no” to the 琼娜帮个忙, 你不能拒绝郭佛家人的邀 1.290
Crawfords. 请.
Joana: My English is so bad, and they don’t speak 我的英文那么差, 而他们又不会说葡萄 1.291
Portuguese. 牙文.
Paulo: Your English is fine. And you have a good 你的英文很好, 而且你的发音很标准. 1.292
accent.
Joana: Do you really think so? 你真的这样认为吗? 1.293
Paulo: Yes, I do. And you can practice your English at 是的, 我真的这样认为. 何况你参加宴 1.294
the party. 会, 又可以练习说英文.
Joana: You’re so confident. 你倒很有信心. 1.295
Paulo: Then you’re coming? 这么说, 你是要去了. 1.296
Joana: No, Paulo. I don’t want to go. 不, 保罗, 我还是不想去. 1.297
Paulo: Please, Joana. Do it for me. For my career. 琼娜, 我求你, 就算是为我好了, 为了 1.298
我的前途.
Joana: Who’s that? 是谁啊? 1.299
Paulo: He’s here. Please, Joana, for me. The door’s 他来了, 琼娜请帮我开开门.门没锁, 请 1.300
open! Come in! 进!
Michael: Hi, Paulo. 嗨, 保罗. 1.301
Paulo: Hello, Michael. Do you know my sister, Joana? 嗨, 迈克尔. 你认不认识我妹妹琼娜? 1.302
Michael: No, I don’t. 不认识. 1.303
Paulo: Joana, I want you to meet Michael Crawford. 琼娜, 介绍一下, 这是迈克尔·郭佛. 他 1.304
He’s driving us to his parents’ party. 要载我们去参加他父母的宴会.
Joana: How do you do? 你好. 1.305
Michael: It’s a pleasure to meet you Joana. 琼娜, 很高兴认识. 1.306
Paulo: I’m ready, but Joana... 我已经准备好了, 但是琼娜她... 1.307
Joana: Oh, Paulo. Just five more minutes. Sorry to keep 噢, 保罗, 再五分钟就好了. 对不起, 1.308
you waiting. 让你等.
Michael: Don’t apologize. I’m happy you’re coming. 不用道歉, 我很高兴你们来参加. 1.309
Mr. Crawford: Michael. 迈克尔. 1.310
Michael: Yes, Dad. 爸爸, 什么事? 1.311
Mr. Crawford: We have to talk. 我们必须谈一谈. 1.312
Michael: Oh? What about? 哦? 谈什么? 1.313
Mr. Crawford: The business, son. 谈有关公司的事. 1.314
Michael: What about it? 公司怎么样? 1.315
Mr. Crawford: It’s growing. I want an assistant, and... 公司在扩大业务,我需要一个助手, 1.316
而……
Michael: And you want me. 而您需要我. 1.317
Mr. Crawford: Yes. I’m 57. Soon... 对, 我已经五十七岁了, 没多久…… 1.318
Michael: Dad. You know I’m an artist. 爸爸, 你知道我是个艺术家. 1.319
Mr. Crawford: I don’t understand. 我不了解. 1.320
Michael: I know you don’t. 我知道你不了解. 1.321
Mr. Crawford: You’re 29. You’re intelligent. 你二十九岁, 又很有头脑. 1.322
Michael: And I want to paint. 我要画画. 1.323

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Mr. Crawford: That’s a hobby, not a career. 那是一种嗜好, 不是一种职业. 1.324
Michael: What about Michelangelo or Picasso? Was it a 米开朗基罗跟毕加索呢? 画画对他们 1.325
hobby for them, too? 来讲也是一种嗜好吗?
Mr. Crawford: No. Of course not. But... 不是, 当然不是, 可是... 1.326
Michael: But what? Maybe I’m not Picasso. But I have to 可是怎么样? 我固然不是毕加索, 可是 1.327
try. Give me a year. One more year. 我不能不试一试. 再给我一年的时间好
了, 一年.
Friend: Don’t cry, Laura. You don’t have to work there. 劳拉你不要哭, 你不一定要在那里工 1.328
作.
Laura: But I need the money! 可是我不能喝西北风! (可是我需要钱 1.329
呀!)
Friend: Why don’t you look for a new job? 你为什么不找一份新的工作? 1.330
Laura: Where? How? I don’t know my way around 到哪里找? 怎么找? 我对纽约不熟, 我 1.331
New York. I feel lost. 感到茫然.
Friend: What’s wrong with the job, Laura? What don’t 劳拉, 那份工作哪里不好? 你是哪一点 1.332
you like about it? 不喜欢呢?
Laura: My boss. I don’t understand him. 我的老板, 我不了解他. 1.333
Friend: What don’t you understand? 你哪一点不了解? 1.334
Laura: I don’t think he’s human. 我觉得他不是人. 1.335
Friend: What do you mean? 我不懂? 1.336
Laura: For him, business is everything. Business is his 对他来说, 生意就是一切, 生意就是他 1.337
life. 的生命.
Friend: Oh, Laura. He can’t be so bad. 噢, 劳拉, 他不可能那么差劲. 1.338
Laura: Oh, yes he is. He’s a machine. 他的确那么差劲. 他像机器一样. 1.339
Laura: No friendly words, no smiles, no little 从来不说一声友善的话, 从来不微笑, 1.340
compliments. Nothing. Just business. 从来不称赞人家一下. 什么都没有, 就
只有生意.
Laura: He isn’t human. 他没有人性. 1.341
Friend: What about your work? You like it, don’t you? 你的工作怎么样? 你喜欢, 对不对? 1.342
Laura: Yes, I do. And I know I’m a good secretary, 是的, 我喜欢. 而且我知道我是个好秘 1.343
but... 书, 可是...
Friend: But what? 可是怎么样? 1.344
Laura: To him, I am nothing. A machine. A late 我在他的眼里一文不值, 是部机器. 一 1.345
machine. I am not a machine. 部过时的机器, 但我不是机器!
Friend: Why don’t you talk to him? 你为什么不和他说呢? 1.346
Laura: Because he’s impossible. Leopards don’t change 因为他不可理喻, 本性难移. 我必须找 1.347
their spots. I have to look for a new job. 份新工作.
Paulo: What are you doing? 你在做什么? 1.348
Joana: I’m writing a note to the Crawfords. I want to 我在写一封信给郭佛家人, 以感谢他们 1.349
thank them for dinner. 的晚餐招待.
Paulo: Why don’t you call them? Here people always 为什么不打电话? 这里的人都是用电 1.350
use the phone. 话的.
Joana: Well, okay. 好吧. 1.351

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Paulo: Why don’t we invite them to dinner? 我们为什么不请他们来吃晚餐? 1.352
Joana: That’s a good idea. I want Mama to meet Mrs. 这个主意很好, 我希望妈妈能认识郭佛 1.353
Crawford. 太太.
Paulo: What about Mr. Crawford? Don’t you like him? 郭佛先生呢? 你不喜欢他吗? 1.354
Joana: He’s impossible. 他不可理喻. 1.355
Paulo: Be nice to him. 你要对他好一点. 1.356
Joana: You can be nice to him. I don’t like him. 你可以对他好, 我可不喜欢他. 1.357
Paulo: Are you inviting Michael, too? 你也要请迈克尔吗? 1.358
Joana: Of course. 当然. 1.359
Paulo: He was very happy last night. 他昨天晚上很开心. 1.360
Joana: I was, too. 我也很开心. 1.361
Paulo: But Michael is always so quiet. And last night, 可是迈克尔总是那么沉默. 而昨天晚上 1.362
he was talking and laughing. 他有说有笑.
Joana: What do you think about Michael? 你对迈克尔印象怎么样? 1.363
Paulo: I think he’s a great guy, but he isn’t very 我认为他人非常好, 可是不太上进. 1.364
ambitious.
Jim: Grandfather, don’t lift that. Let me help you. 爷爷, 别提那个, 让我帮你忙. 1.365
Mr. Yamamoto: Thank you, but... 谢谢, 但…… 1.366
Jim: You have a bad back. 你的背脊骨不好. 1.367
Mr. Yamamoto: I am old, but I’m not helpless. 我年纪大了, 可是还挺得住. 1.368
Jim: OK, Grandfather. Can I help you? 好吧, 爷爷. 能为您效劳吗? 1.369
Customer 1: Do you have any lettuce? 有没有莴苣? 1.370
Jim: Yes, sir. Over there, in the second case. 有的, 先生, 在那边, 第二个框. 1.371
Customer 1: How much is it? 怎么卖? 1.372
Jim: Seventy-nine cents a head. 一棵七毛九. 1.373
Customer 2: Excuse me. How much are the grapes? 请问葡萄怎么卖? 1.374
Jim: Ninety -nine cents a pound. 一磅九毛九. 1.375
Customer 2: And the oranges? 橙子呢? 1.376
Jim: They’re five for a dollar. 一块钱五个. 1.377
Jim: Can I help you? 买什么? 1.378
Customer 1: Please. I can’t find the lettuce. 麻烦你一下, 我找不到莴苣. 1.379
Jim: Isn’t there any in the second case? 第二个箱子里没有吗? 1.380
Customer 1: I don’t think so. 好像没有. 1.381
Jim: We don’t have a lot of lettuce today. How much 我们今天没有很多莴苣, 您需要多少? 1.382
do you need?
Customer 1: Not much. Only one head. Oh, and a few limes. 不多, 一棵就够了. 对了, 还要几个酸 1.383
橙.
Jim: The limes are over there. 酸橙在那边. 1.384
Customer 1: There aren’t many there. 那边没有几个. 1.385
Jim: Oh? How many do you need? 哦? 您要几个? 1.386
Customer 1: Oh, four or five. 大概四五个. 1.387
Mr. Yamamoto: Is anything wrong? 有什么问题吗? 1.388
Customer 1: Oh, hello, Mr. Yamamoto. 噢, 山本先生, 您好. 1.389

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Mr. Yamamoto: You know my name? 你知道我的名字啊? 1.390
Customer 1: Of course. Your market is famous. 当然, 您的店很有名. 1.391
Mr. Yamamoto: Is it? 是吗? 1.392
Customer 1: There’s an article about it in the paper. Here, 报纸上有一篇文章讲它。来, 你看:
“打 1.393
look. “GOING TO THE FAIR? FIRST STOP: 算到博览会去吗? 第一站:山本果菜
YAMAMOTO’S FRUIT AND VEGETABLE 店。”
MARKET.”
Jim: May I buy the newspaper from you? 我能向你买这份报纸吗? 1.394
Customer 1: No, take it, please. Here. 不用, 你拿去好了, 不要客气. 来. 1.395
Jim: Thank you. Now the lettuce. Here. There was a 谢谢. 现在找找莴苣看, 有了, 箱子里 1.396
head in the case with the cabbage. 有一棵和洋白菜放在一起.
Customer 1: How much is it? 多少钱一棵? 1.397
Jim: Seventy-nine cents. 七毛九分. 1.398
Mr. Yamamoto: No. Give it to him for forty cents. It’s the last 不必那么多, 算它四毛好了, 那是最后 1.399
head. 一棵.
Customer 1: Thank you, Mr. Yamamoto. Good-bye. 谢谢您, 山本先生, 再见. 1.400
Mr. Yamamoto: Good-bye. 再见. 1.401
Jim: OK. Who’s next? Whose oranges are these? 好的, 下一位是谁? 这些是谁要的橙 1.402
子?
Customer 2: They’re mine. 是我要的. 1.403
Jim: And the potatoes? 马铃薯呢? 1.404
Customer 2: Hers. 是她的. 1.405
Jim: That’s $1.99, please. 一共是一元九毛九分. 1.406
Ali: Hello, ice cream man. 您好, 卖冰淇淋的. 1.407
Bill: Hello, Ali. Are you alone? 阿里,你好, 你一个人啊? 1.408
Ali: Yes. 是的. 1.409
Bill: Where are your parents? 你父母在哪里? 1.410
Ali: I don’t know. 我不知道. 1.411
Bill: Really? Uh... Ali... 真的? 阿里, 这个... 1.412
Ali: May I have an ice cream sandwich, please? 我可不可以吃一个冰淇淋三明治? 可 1.413
不可以?
Bill: Sure, Ali. Why don’t you sit down and talk to 当然可以. 你为什么不坐下来跟我聊聊 1.414
me? 天?
Ali: OK. Here’s thirty -five cents. 好. 给您三毛五分钱. 1.415
Bill: Whose money is that? 那是谁的钱? 1.416
Ali: It’s mine. 是我的. 1.417
Bill: It’s yours? You’re a rich young man! 是你的? 你这个年轻人很有钱. 1.418
Ali: Yes. 对啊! 1.419
Bill: I like your jacket, Ali. 阿里, 我很喜欢你的外套. 1.420
Ali: I don’t. It’s my brother’s. 我不喜欢, 是我哥哥的. 1.421
Bill: Don’t you like your brother? 你不喜欢你哥哥吗? 1.422
Ali: No. My father and mother like my brother. He’s 嗯, 我爸爸妈妈都喜欢哥哥. 他总是很 1.423
always good. I don’t like him. 乖,我不喜欢他.

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Bill: I like you, Ali. 阿里,我喜欢你. 1.424
Ali: May I come home with you? 我可不可以和您回家? 1.425
Bill: Look! Isn’t that your mother? She’s crying, Ali. 看! 那不是你的妈妈吗? 阿里, 她正在 1.426
喊你.
Ali: Mommy! Mommy! Here I am! 妈! 妈! 我在这里! 1.427

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第二集
Pedro: Where were you last night? 你昨晚上哪儿去? 2.001
Miguel: At the movies. 看电影. 2.002
Pedro: Oh yeah? Which one? 哦, 真的? 哪一家? 2.003
Miguel: Uh, I forget. 唉, 我忘了. 2.004
Pedro: Oh, you forget, huh? Were you with someone? 哦, 你忘了, 嗯? 你跟谁去的? 她叫什 2.005
What was her name? 么名字?
Miguel: As a matter of fact, I was with... 事实上, 我是跟... 2.006
Pedro: Aha! I’m never wrong. Was it anyone I know? 哈! 我没猜错. 我认识她吗? 2.007
Miguel: Yes, Pedro, I... 是的, 佩德罗, 我... 2.008
Pedro: No. No. Let me guess. Hmm. It’s someone I 不, 不, 让我猜猜看. ...嗯, 一定是我认 2.009
know. Was it... 识的人, 她是...
Miguel: Pedro, this isn’t a game. 佩德罗, 这又不是游戏. 2.010
Pedro: Oh, Miguel. You’re always so serious. Relax! 唷, 米盖尔, 你就是这么认真.轻松点! 2.011
Now, who... 嗯, 她是……
Miguel: Pedro... 佩德罗… 2.012
Pedro: Was it the woman in the candy store? You know, 是糖果店的哪位女孩子? 你认识的那 2.013
the one with blond hair? 位金发小姐?
Pedro: She’s always smiling at you. 她常对你微笑. 2.014
Miguel: No, Pedro, it was... 不是, 佩德罗, 是… 2.015
Pedro: Hmm, I’m usually good at these games. How 嗯, 我最会玩这种游戏了.是不是丹尼 2.016
about Danielle? 尔?
Miguel: Shut up! 不要说了! 2.017
Pedro: OK. OK. I give up. 好, 好, 我不猜了. 2.018
Pedro: Who is the mystery woman? 那神秘女郎是谁? 2.019
Miguel: Marta. 玛它. 2.020
Pedro: Marta! 玛它! 2.021
Miguel: Yes. 是的. 2.022
Pedro: Thanks for telling me. Women! What can you 谢谢你告诉我. 女人! 你能怎么办? 一 2.023
do? One minute she’s crazy about me, and the 分钟前她还为我而疯狂, 一分钟后, 她
next minute she’s going out with you. 却跟你出去了.
Miguel: I’m sorry, Pedro. 佩德罗, 很抱歉. 2.024
Pedro: It’s OK. 没关系, 2.025
Pedro: It’s your turn. 现在轮到你了. 2.026
Miguel: You’re wrong. 那你就错了. 2.027
Miguel: We really like each other. 我们真正的互相爱慕. 2.028
Pedro: Good luck. 祝你好运. 2.029
Miguel: Pedro! 佩德罗, 2.030
Miguel: Aren’t you ever serious? 你就不能正经点吗? 2.031
Pedro: What’s happening, Tom? 汤姆, 发生了什么事? 2.032

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Tom: Man, you know that chick in the bakery? 老兄, 你认识面包店那女孩吗? 2.033
Pedro: Yeah, Yolanda. 认识, 叫幼兰达. 2.034
Tom: No, man, not that one. Emma. 不, 老兄, 不是那个, 是爱玛. 2.035
Pedro: Emma? 爱玛? 2.036
Tom: Yeah. She’s there on weekends. You know her. 是啊! 她每个周末都在这儿,你认识她 2.037
She’s short. 的,个子矮矮的。
Pedro: What color is her hair? 她头发是什么颜色? 2.038
Tom: It’s blond. 金黄色的. 2.039
Pedro: What color are her eyes? 她眼睛是什么颜色? 2.040
Tom: Dark brown. 深棕色. 2.041
Pedro: Is she pretty? 她长得漂亮吗? 2.042
Tom: Yeah, she’s pretty, and she’s after you. 是的, 她很漂亮, 她在追你. 2.043
Pedro: Yeah? 是吗? 2.044
Tom: Yeah. She’s always asking me about you. 是的, 她时常问我有关你的事.“你的朋 2.045
“How’s your friend?” And I say “Which 友怎么样?” 我说, “那位朋友啊?”
friend?”“You know, Tom. That tall, handsome “你知道的, 那位高大而英俊的男孩”。
guy with curly hair.”
Tom: And I say, “Oh yeah, him.” 我说, “哦,是他啊!” 2.046
Pedro: Do you know her number? 你知道她的(电话) 号码吗? 2.047
Tom: Yeah, 263... 知道, 是 263... 2.048
Pedro: Wait a minute. OK. What is it? 请等一下, 好, 几号? 2.049
Tom: 263-7954. 263-7954 2.050
Pedro: Thanks, buddy. 谢谢了, 朋友 2.051
Jim: He doesn’t watch television! 他不看电视, 2.052
Jim: He doesn’t go to the movies! He goes to the 他不看电影, 他每天去商店, 2.053
store every day.
Jim: He never takes a day off! 他未曾休假过! 2.054
Pearl: Jim, calm down. 吉姆, 静下来. 2.055
Jim: He never laughs! He never gets angry! 他不曾笑过, 不曾生气过! 2.056
Frank: That’s the way he is, Jim. 他就是那样, 吉姆. 2.057
Jim: Is he happy? Is he sad? Do you know, Dad? 他快乐吗? 悲伤吗? 爸, 你知道吗? 他 2.058
He’s your father. 是你的父亲.
Frank: He doesn’t think about happiness, Jim. 吉姆, 他不曾考虑过快乐, 2.059
Frank: He thinks about his family and his obligations. 他只想到他的家庭与责任. 2.060
Jim: That’s no way to live. 那并非生活之道. 2.061
Pearl: Maybe not, but it’s his way. 也许不是, 但却是他的生活方式. 2.062
Jim: All right. It’s his way. But... 好吧, 那是他的方式, 不过... 2.063
Pearl: But, what? 不过什么? 2.064
Jim: Why doesn’t he like me? 他为什么不喜欢我? 2.065
Jim: Why does he insult me in front of the 为什么他当着顾客的面侮辱我? 2.066
customers?
Pearl: He doesn’t, Jim! I don’t believe it. 他不会的, 吉姆, 我不相信. 2.067

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Jim: It’s true, Mom. He always says, “All of the 确实是这样子, 妈, 他常常说“所有的 2.068
customers know the prices. Why don’t you?” 顾客都晓得价格, 为什么你就不知道?”
Pearl: Oh, Jim, that’s the way he is. 噢, 吉姆, 他就是那样子. 2.069
Jim: OK. but does he have to be that way all the 好,但是他有必要整天都这样子吗?我 2.070
time? We work together every day, but we never 们每天一起工作就从来没说过话。不是
talk to each other. Either he changes or I quit. 他改变,就是我不。
Frank: You know, Jim, 你知道的, 吉姆, 2.071
Frank: you are his favorite grandchild. 你是他最疼的孙子. 2.072
Jim: How do you know? 你怎么知道? 2.073
Frank: He doesn’t say it, but I know. 他没说过, 但我明 . 2.074
Jim: I give up. 我不说了. 2.075
Customer: Congratulations, Mr. Yamamoto. You’re 恭喜你, 山本先生, 你出名了. 2.076
famous!
Mr. Yamamoto: Famous? 出名? 2.077
Customer: Yes. That was a great article about you in the 是啊? 报上有一大篇关于你的文章. 2.078
paper.
Mr. Yamamoto: Ssh. Don’t tell the vegetables. They don’t know 嘘! 不要跟蔬菜说, 它们还不知道呢! 2.079
yet.
Customer: What does your family think about it? 你家人觉得怎样? 2.080
Mr. Yamamoto: They’re very happy about it. It’s good for 他们很高兴, 这有助于生意. 2.081
business.
Customer: Where’s Jim today? 吉姆今天到那里去了. 2.082
Mr. Yamamoto: He’s at the Fair. He’s celebrating. 他在博览会, 他庆贺去了. 2.083
Customer: What’s he celebrating? 他庆贺什么? 2.084
Mr. Yamamoto: My new fame and fortune. 我的新名誉和运气. 2.085
Customer: Maybe he’s right. Why aren’t you celebrating 也许他是对的, 你为什么没跟他一道庆 2.086
with him? 祝呢?
Mr. Yamamoto: Celebrations are for young people. 庆祝是属于年轻人的. 2.087
Customer: Well, maybe. But all of us need a day off, 嗯, 也许是, 不过, 我们大家有时候也 2.088
sometimes. Why don’t you go to the Fair, Mr. 是需要休息的. 山本先生, 你何不到博
Yamamoto? 览会去呢?
Mr. Yamamoto: I don’t really like crowds. 我真不喜欢人群. 2.089
Customer: I can understand that. But you can go on 我能了解, 不过, 你可以在星期三或星 2.090
Wednesdays or Thursdays. It’s not so crowded 期四去, 那时候就没有那么拥挤了.
then.
Mr. Yamamoto: Yes? Well, maybe. 是吗? 好吧, 也许. 2.091
: It isn’t a large room, and the furniture in it isn’t 房间不大, 里面的家具也不昂贵. 2.092
expensive.
: At one end of the room, there is a small window. 在房间的末尾有个小窗户. 2.093
: Next to the window is a large bed. 窗户旁边是张大床. 2.094
: In fact, the only large thing in the room is the 事实上, 在这房间里唯一的大东西就是 2.095
bed. 床.

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: There are other things, too; a bookcase, a small 也有其它的东西:一个书柜, 一张小床 2.096
night table, a desk and chair, a dresser, and 头几, 一张桌子和椅子, 化妆台, 被褥.
clothes.
: There are shoes and socks under the bed; shirts, 鞋子, 袜子放在床下;衬衣, 裤子、和毛 2.097
pants, and sweaters on the chair; dirty 衣搭在椅上; 脏内衣和领带搁在地板
underwear, and ties on the floor; suits, jackets, 上;西装、夹克和外衣, 挂在小衣橱里.
and a coat in the small closet.
: There are several cameras, five maybe six, and 有几架照相机, 五架也许是六架, 有大 2.098
photographs of women, hundreds of them – 大小小数以百计的女性照片摆在桌上
large ones and small ones -- on the desk and on 或挂在墙壁上.
the walls.
: The photographs are smiling, laughing, crying, 这些照片上的人有的微笑,有的大笑, 2.099
standing, and sitting. 有的哭泣, 有的站着, 有的坐着.
: One thing is very clear. Pedro likes women very, 很明显的一件事实, 佩德罗非常非常喜 2.100
very much. 欢女性.
: Pedro’s mother doesn’t like to go into his room. 佩德罗的母亲不喜欢到他的房间. 2.101
: She does, of course, because she wants to clean, 当然, 她还是会去, 因为她必须加以清 2.102
but she is not happy about it. “The room is full 理, 但是, 她是不十分愉快的, 她说“房
of women. He doesn’t need me.” she says. 子里满是女人, 他根本就不需要我”
: How old is Grandfather? I don’t know. He never 爷爷多大了? 我不知道, 他从不提他的 2.103
talks about his age. 年龄.
: He’s around seventy, maybe seventy -five. 他大概在七十岁上下, 或许是七十五 2.104
岁.
: Years ago he was a strong man. 多年前, 他还是个健壮的人. 2.105
: He was a farmer, a soldier, and a wrestler. 他以前是个农夫、军人与角力选手, 2.106
: He was the pride of his village. 他常以他的乡村为荣. 2.107
: Now he’s getting old. He doesn’t see without his 现在, 他渐渐老了, 不戴眼镜便看不见 2.108
glasses, and he can’t lift heavy things. 东西, 他无法搬动笨重的东西,
: His hair is thin and almost all white. 他的头发稀疏而且几乎全白了, 2.109
: But he has a strong face. 倒是他有个健康的脸色. 2.110
: Grandfather loves his store. He needs the store. 爷爷很喜欢他的商店, 他需要这商店, 2.111
It’s his only joy. He has friends, but they are all 那是他唯一的享受. 他有朋友, 但他们
old. 都老了.
: Oh, yes, he has us, the family, and I guess he 噢, 对了, 他有我们这些家人, 我猜他 2.112
loves us, but he doesn’t show it. 是爱我们的, 只是他从不表现出来.
: He lives in the past. All of his friends are living 他活在往事里, 所有他的朋友都活在往 2.113
in the past. At least the past can’t change. 事里, 至少往事不能改变.
: They can’t take it away from you. 你无法把过去拿走, 2.114
: It’s always there, and you can close your eyes 它总是在那儿, 即使你闭上眼睛, 仍能 2.115
and see it. 看得见.
: Grandma was a kind lovely lady, and 奶奶是个仁慈可爱的女人, 没有她,爷 2.116
Grandfather’s world is not the same without her. 爷的世界就不一样了.
: Pedro is attractive. There’s no doubt about it. 无可置疑的, 佩德罗是很迷人的,女孩 2.117
Women are crazy about him. But he’s spoiled. 们都为他痴狂, 但他被宠坏了.

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: I don’t like that. 我不赞成如此. 2.118
: It’s not right to break a date. 失约是不对的, 2.119
: But, it’s funny, I don’t feel bad about it. 但说来奇怪, 我却不觉得那是坏事. 2.120
: I’m sure he breaks dates with women all the 我确知他经常是对女孩子失约, 那是他 2.121
time. That’s the way he is. 的一贯作风.
: Why did I want to go to the party with him? 为什么我要跟他去参加宴会呢? 2.122
: Why not? 为什么不去呢? 2.123
: Why did I change my mind? 我为什么要改变主意呢? 2.124
: A feeling. That’s not an answer, I know. 是一种直觉, 我知道, 那不算是个答案. 2.125
: But my feeling was right. I didn’t really want to 不过, 我的直觉是对的,我并不真的要 2.126
go out with him. He didn’t really care about me. 跟他出去, 他并不真的在乎我.
: I was only a date for the evening. All right, it 我只是那天晚上一个约会的对象而已, 2.127
wasn’t nice, but he certainly didn’t die of a 好吧, 算是不对, 但是他也没有伤心而
broken heart. 死.
: Didn’t he go to the party anyway? 他最后不是去了吗? 2.128
: Yes, I think he did. I’m sure he did. 对! 我想他去了, 我相信他去了. 2.129
: Miguel is different. He is serious and 米盖尔便不同, 他正经而体贴, 只是年 2.130
considerate. But he’s young, and he doesn’t 轻而不够世故, 而且他没事便回家,
know the ways of the world. And he’s going
home soon.
: Oh, well. 噢, 对了! 2.131
: He isn’t very handsome, but he has a beautiful 他不十分英俊, 但他有个很美的微笑. 2.132
smile.
Joana: Mama, the Crawfords are coming to dinner next 妈, 郭佛家人在下星期三将来我们家吃 2.133
Wednesday. 晚餐.
Mrs. Farias: Mr. Crawford. 郭佛先生? 2.134
Mrs. Farias: Isn’t he one of Paulo’s business acquaintances? 他是不是保罗的生意上的朋友之一? 2.135
Joana: Yes. 是的. 2.136
Mrs. Farias: I see. When are they coming? 我明白了, 他们什么时候来啊? 2.137
Joana: Next Wednesday, the nineteenth. 下星期三, 十九号. 2.138
Mrs. Farias: How many people are there going to be? 一共有多少人来呢? 2.139
Joana: Six in all. Mr. and Mrs. Crawford, Michael, 共六位, 郭佛夫妇, 迈克尔, 保罗, 你 2.140
Paulo, you and me. 和我.
Mrs. Farias: What are you going to serve? 你准备做什么呢? 2.141
Joana: I’m not sure. 我不太确定. 2.142
Mrs. Farias: Do they like Brazilian food? 他们喜欢巴西菜吗? 2.143
Joana: I don’t know. 我不知道. 2.144
Mrs. Farias: We could make “feijoada.” Everyone likes 我们可以做“feijoada” (咸八宝饭), 每 2.145
that. 个人都喜欢这种菜的.
Joana: I suppose so. What do you think? 我也这么想, 您认为怎么样? 2.146
Joana: It isn’t very fancy. 那并不很新奇. 2.147
Mrs. Farias: Well, they’re your guests. You decide. 好吧! 他们是你的客人, 你决定. 2.148
Joana: You’re right. “Feijoada” it is. 您是对的, 就做“咸八宝饭” 2.149

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Mrs. Farias: Tell me about Michael. 告诉我一些有关迈克尔的事. 2.150
Joana: Well, he’s very tall and handsome. He has big 好啊! 他高大而英俊, 有一双大大的碧 2.151
blue eyes and long blond hair. 眼及长长的金黄头发 .
Mrs. Farias: Oh? How long? 哦! 有多长啊? 2.152
Joana: Down to his shoulders. It’s beautiful. Like gold. 到他肩部, 很漂亮的, 就像黄金一样. 2.153
Mrs. Farias: What does he do, dear? 他做些什么事呢? 孩子. 2.154
Joana: He does many things. 他做许多事, 2.155
Joana: He’s very creative. 他很有创造力, 2.156
Joana: He’s a great painter, really. He also gives free 事实上他是个画家, 他还免费帮他的邻 2.157
English lessons to the people in his 居上英文课.
neighborhood.
Mrs. Farias: I see. 我懂了. 2.158
Joana: You’re going to like him. Everybody does. 你将会喜欢他的, 每个人都喜欢他. 2.159
Mrs. Farias: Where does he live? 他住在哪儿啊? 2.160
Joana: He has a small apartment on 88th Street. 他有间小公寓, 在八十八街. 2.161
Mrs. Farias: A small apartment. On 88th Street. 小公寓, 在八十八街. 2.162
Joana: Don’t worry, Mama. 不要操心, 妈, 2.163
Joana: I’m not going to marry him tomorrow. 我不会明天就嫁给他的. 2.164
: Michael. Hello. How nice of you to call! 迈克尔, 喂, 你打电话来太好了! 2.165
: This Friday night? What a good idea! 这个星期五晚上? 多好的主意! 2.166
: Yes. I’m sure Paulo can come. He doesn’t work 是的, 我确定保罗会去, 他星期五晚上 2.167
Friday nights. 不工作.
: Can I help? I could bake a cake. 要我帮忙吗? 我可以烘蛋糕. 2.168
: Don’t be silly. I like to bake, and I love parties. 不要傻了, 我喜欢烘蛋糕和参加宴会. 2.169
: Can I see some of your paintings? 我能参观你的一些画吗? 2.170
: Yes, really. I paint, too. 是的, 真的吗? 我也画画. 2.171
: I never talk about it. I’m not very good. In fact, 我从不说它, 我画得不好, 事实上, 我 2.172
my paintings are pretty bad. 画得很差.
: No. I don’t have any with me. They’re all home 不, 那些画并没在我身边, 它们全在巴 2.173
in Brazil. 西的家里.
: Oh, really? Perhaps some afternoon I could go 噢, 真的吗? 或许那天下午, 我能够跟 2.174
to art class with you. 你一起上艺术课.
: Fine. See you Friday, then. 很好, 星期五见. 2.175
: Friday, at 8:30. Thank you. Good night. 星期五, 八点半, 谢谢你, 晚安. 2.176
Nora: Good morning, sir. May I help you? 早安, 先生, 我能效劳吗? 2.177
Customer: It’s our anniversary today. I’m looking for the 今天是我们结婚 年, 我要找(买) 一些 2.178
same flowers as the ones in her wedding 和内人在婚礼上所拿的相同的花束.
bouquet.
Nora: What do they look like? 是什么样子的? 2.179
Customer: White. They’re white. 白色的, 白色的花束. 2.180
Nora: How tall are they? 有多高啊? 2.181
Customer: They’re short, I guess. About the same height as 我想, 它是矮矮的, 差不多跟那边的花 2.182
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Nora: Do they look like roses? 它像玫瑰? 2.183
Customer: No. They look like little bells. 不像, 它们看起来像个小锺形. 2.184
Nora: Oh -- lilies of the valley. No, I’m sorry. 哦-- 铃兰, 很抱歉, 2.185
Nora: We’re out of them at the moment. 这个时候我们没有铃兰. 2.186
Customer: Oh, that’s too bad. 哎呀, 那太糟了. 2.187
Nora: What about roses? 买些玫瑰怎么样? 2.188
Customer: OK. 好吧! 2.189
Customer: How many do you suggest? 你认为需要多少? 2.190
Nora: As many as you like, sir. They’re beautiful, 你需要多少就买多少, 先生. 它们很漂 2.191
aren’t they? 亮, 不是吗?
Customer: Yes, they are. 是的, 很漂亮. 2.192
Nora: Hi, Peggy. Hi, Suzy. 嗨, 蓓姬、苏西, 2.193
Nora: What a nice surprise! 真是巧极了. 2.194
Peggy: Hi, Mom. We’re on our way home from school. 嗨! 妈, 我们刚下课正要回家. 2.195
Nora: Excuse me a minute, girls. 等一下, 孩子们. 2.196
Nora: Jane, can you take care of this gentleman? Now, 珍, 你能来招呼这位男士吗? 好了, 今 2.197
how was school today? 天在学校怎么样?
Suzy: The same as always. 老样子, 2.198
Peggy: Oh. There was one thing. 哦, 有件新鲜事. 2.199
Nora: Oh? 哦? 2.200
Suzy: Jack was in a big fight. 杰克跟人家打架. 2.201
Nora: Is he all right? 他还好吧? 2.202
Peggy: I think so. But he’s in the principal’s office. 我想是没事, 不过他在校长室. 2.203
Nora: Oh, no! 噢, 真糟糕! 2.204
Suzy: Why are Billy and Jack so different from each 为什么比利与杰克会有这么大的不同 2.205
other? 呢?
Nora: I don’t know, dear. I really don’t. 我不知道, 孩子, 我真不知道. 2.206
Suzy: When are you coming home, Mom? 妈, 您何时回家? 2.207
Nora: It’s Friday. The store is open until 9:00 tonight. 星期五, 这家店营业到九点. 2.208
Suzy: Gee, you’re as bad as Dad. 唉! 你跟爸爸一样糟糕. 2.209
Nora: What do you mean, dear? 孩子, 这话是什么意思? 2.210
Suzy: You’re never home, either. 你也从不回家. 2.211
: Of course, sir. We send flowers anywhere in the 当然, 先生, 在这个地区里任何地方我 2.212
country. 们都送的.
: Well, tulips are very pretty. 嗯, 郁金香是很漂亮的. 2.213
: They look like... uh... well... cups. 看起来像是... 嗯... 杯子. 2.214
: Oh, she likes roses. Then send her roses. 噢, 她喜欢玫瑰, 那就送玫瑰给她. 2.215
: No, in fact, tulips aren’t as expensive as roses 不, 实际上, 今年的郁金香不像玫瑰那 2.216
this year. 么昂贵.
: Fine. How many tulips do you want to order? 好, 你要订多少郁金香? 2.217
: Certainly. For $10.00 I can send sixteen. 当然了, 十块钱可以送十六朵. 2.218
: Yes. We usually include a short note with the 是的, 我们都在花中夹一便条的. 2.219
flowers.

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: “To Mom. Happy Birthday.”“Yes, that’s fine. “送给妈妈,祝您生日快乐”,“是的, 2.220
Your mother’s name and address, please?” 那很好,你母亲的名字和地址,能告诉
我吗?”
: Mrs. G. Crawford. 143-29 Park Avenue. Is that 郭佛太太, 公园大道一四三之 29 号, 2.221
C-R-A-W-F-O-R-D? 是不是 C-R-A-W-F-O-R-D ?
: Thank you. And your name and address, please? 谢谢你, 请告诉我你的名字和地址. 2.222
: Michael Crawford. 342 88th Street. Thank you 迈克尔郭佛, 八十八街三四二号, 谢谢 2.223
very much. Have a nice day, sir. 您的惠顾, 祝您有个愉快的日子, 先生.
Bill: Hi, Ali. Where are your parents today? 嗨, 阿里, 你爸妈今天到哪儿去了? 2.224
Ali: They’re eating in the Italian restaurant again. 他们又上意大利餐馆去了. 2.225
Ali: I like hot dogs more than spaghetti. 我喜欢热狗甚于意大利 , 2.226
Ali: And ice cream is the most delicious thing in the 然而冰淇淋又是世界上最美味可口的 2.227
world. 东西了.
Ali: It’s not fair. 那是不公平的. 2.228
Bill: What isn’t fair, Ali? 什么不公平, 阿里? 2.229
Ali: They can eat as much spaghetti as they want. 他们高兴吃多少 条就能吃多少, 2.230
Ali: But I can’t eat as many hot dogs and ice cream 但我想吃多少热狗和冰淇淋三明治却 2.231
sandwiches as I want. Do you have children? 不能。你有孩子吗?
Bill: I have two boys and two girls, 我有两男两女, 2.232
Bill: but they are all older than you. 不过他们都比你大. 2.233
Ali: How old are the boys? 男孩有多大? 2.234
Bill: Bill, Jr., the oldest, is seventeen. Jack is sixteen. 小比尔最大, 他十七岁, 杰克是十六岁. 2.235
Ali: Do they play baseball? 他们打棒球吗? 2.236
Bill: They sure do. Do you play baseball? 当然了, 你也打棒球吗? 2.237
Ali: Not yet. But I’m going to learn soon. I’m almost 还没. 不过, 我很快会去学的, 我差不 2.238
seven years old. 多七岁了.
Mr. Nikzad: Ali! I’m sorry, sir. Is my son bothering you 阿里! 很抱歉, 先生, 我的孩子又来打 2.239
again? 扰你了吗?
Bill: Not at all. He’s a fine boy. 那里, 他是个乖巧的孩子. 2.240
Mrs. Nikzad: Thank you, Mr. ... 谢谢你, 先生... 2.241
Bill: O’Neill. 奥尼尔. 2.242
Ali: Father, Mr. O’Neill’s sons play baseball. 爸, 奥尼尔先生的孩子都打棒球. 2.243
Mr. Nikzad: That’s nice, Ali. 阿里, 那很好啊! 2.244
Ali: I want to learn, too. 我也要学, 2.245
Ali: But nobody wants to teach me. 但是没人教我. 2.246
Mr. Nikzad: You’re too young, Ali. 阿里, 你太小了. 2.247
Ali: You always say that. 你老是那么说, 2.248
Ali: I’m pretty big for my age. 就年龄来说, 我已经很大了. 2.249
Bill: Excuse me, there’s a big crowd over there. 对不起先生, 那边有一大群人, 我先去 2.250
Business before pleasure. 做生意了.
Mr. Nikzad: Certainly. 那当然, 当然. 2.251
Ali: Good-bye, Mr. O’Neill. 再见, 奥尼尔先生. 2.252
Bill: Bye, Ali. See you soon. 再见, 阿里, 待会见. 2.253

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Ali: You know, Father, he isn’t really an ice cream 爸, 你知道吗? 他不是真的冰淇淋小 2.254
man. He’s just pretending. He’s really a secret 贩, 他是? 装的, 其实他是个密探.
agent.
Mrs. Nikzad: What an imagination you have, Ali! 阿里, 你真会想象! 2.255
Mr. Nikzad: More imagination than sense. 想象超过常识. 2.256
Mrs. Nikzad: Don’t spoil it for him, dear. Childhood is the 不要责怪他, 亲爱的, 童年是一生中最 2.257
happiest time of life. 快乐的时期.
: Hello. 哈 . 2.258
: Hi, Bill. 嗨! 比尔. 2.259
: Oh, no. But it’s Saturday night! 噢, 不, 今天是 末晚上! 2.260
: Yes, I know. But we never see each other these 是的, 我知道, 但这几天我们彼此都没 2.261
days. The children never see you, either. 见面, 孩子也没见过你.
: And what about dinner? It’s almost ready. 那晚餐怎么样? 我都快弄好了. 2.262
: I know. That’s the way it is. I’m just 我知道, 就是这样, 我只是很失望. 2.263
disappointed.
: Around 9:00? Well, OK. Wait. Why don’t you 九点左右? 好罢, 等等, 何不将你的报 2.264
let me type your report? Then you could come 告让我来打字? 那么你现在就可以回
home now. 来了.
: No. We don’t need any. We have lots of paper at 不, 我们不需要, 家里还有很多纸. 2.265
home.
: OK. Good. See you around 8:15. Bye, dear. 好罢, 八点十五分再见, 拜拜, 亲爱的. 2.266
Mr. Crawford: Ms. Segura, step into my office, please. 瑟姑拉小姐, 2.267
Mr. Crawford: Bring your steno pad. 请带着速记簿到我的办公室来! 2.268
Mr. Crawford: To Mr. James C. Wilson, President, United 给联合印刷公司董事长詹姆斯·威尔逊 2.269
Printing Corp. 先生,
Mr. Crawford: You can look up the address in the files. 你可在档案中找到他的地址. 2.270
Laura: Yes, sir. 是的, 先生. 2.271
Mr. Crawford: “ Dear Sir: Please send this office 10,000 “威尔逊先生,请寄一万份世界博览会 2.272
copies of the World’s Fair brochure. Thank you. 手册,谢谢您。” “然后签我的名字。

Sincerely, ” “ and sign my name.”
Laura: Yes, sir. 是的, 先生. 2.273
Mr. Crawford: Send that out this morning, Ms. Segura. 今天早上要寄出, 瑟姑拉小姐. 2.274
Laura: Yes, sir. 是的, 先生. 2.275
Mr. Crawford: It’s Mrs. Crawford’s birthday. 今天是郭佛太太的生日, 2.276
Mr. Crawford: I want to buy her some flowers. 我要买些花给她, 2.277
Mr. Crawford: Call up the florist and tell him to send my wife a 打个电话给花商,请他送一打玫瑰给我 2.278
dozen roses. 太太.
Laura: Yes, sir. 是的. 先生. 2.279
Mr. Crawford: Ms. Segura, 瑟姑拉小姐, 2.280
Mr. Crawford: here is yesterday’s letter to Bissell Industries. 这是昨天给比塞尔实业公司的信, 2.281
Mr. Crawford: There is an error in the second paragraph. Please 在第二段中有个错误,请多加小心, 瑟 2.282
be more careful, Ms. Segura. 姑拉小姐.
Laura: Yes, sir. 是的, 先生. 2.283

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Mr. Crawford: Any questions? 有什么问题吗? 2.284
Laura: Only one. 只有一个. 2.285
Mr. Crawford: Yes? 什么事? 2.286
Laura: When do you want to look for a new secretary? 您什么时候要另外找一个秘书? 2.287
Mr. Crawford: I don’t understand, Ms. Segura. We don’t need 我不明白你的意思, 瑟姑拉小姐,我们 2.288
another secretary. 并不需要另外新的秘书啊?
Laura: I am giving you two weeks’ notice, Mr. 我给您两个星期去物色, 郭佛先生. 2.289
Crawford.
Mr. Crawford: Are you resigning from the firm, Ms. Segura? 瑟姑拉小姐, 你真的要辞职吗? 2.290
Laura: Yes, Mr. Crawford. I’m sure you can find 是的, 郭佛先生, 我相信您一定能找到 2.291
someone better than I. 比我更行的秘书.
Mr. Crawford: Very well, Ms. Segura. Put an ad for a secretary 好吧, 瑟姑拉小姐, 在明天报上刊个征 2.292
in tomorrow’s paper. 求秘书的广告.
Laura: Yes, Mr. Crawford. 是的, 郭佛先生. 2.293
Mr. Crawford: This is very inconvenient. 真是麻烦. 2.294
Laura: I’m sure it is. 我相信是很麻烦. 2.295
Salesman: Can I help you? 我能效劳吗? 2.296
Mrs. Nikzad: Yes. I want to paint my son’s bedroom. I think 是的, 我要粉刷我孩子的卧室, 我想天 2.297
sky blue is pretty color. 蓝色的颜色很棒.
Salesman: How big is the room? 房间有多大? 2.298
Mrs. Nikzad: Not very big. 不很大. 2.299
Salesman: How many gallons of paint do you want? 你要多少加仑的油漆呢? 2.300
Mrs. Nikzad: I don’t know. 我也不晓得. 2.301
Salesman: Look, why don’t you tell your painter to buy the 嘿, 你为什么不告诉你的油漆匠去买油 2.302
paint? 漆呢?
Mrs. Nikzad: I am the painter. 我就是油漆匠. 2.303
Salesman: Well, then. Do you know the size of the room? 哦, 那么, 你知道房间的尺寸吗? 2.304
Mrs. Nikzad: No. I’m sorry, I don’t. 不, 很抱歉, 我不知道. 2.305
Salesman: Is it larger or smaller than this store? 它比这个商店大或小? 2.306
Mrs. Nikzad: It’s about half the size of this store. 大约是这个店的一半大小. 2.307
Salesman: You need two gallons. 你需要两加仑. 2.308
Mrs. Nikzad: Now what do I do? 现在我该怎么办? 2.309
Salesman: Madam, why don’t you get a painter? 夫人, 你为什么不找个油漆匠? 2.310
Mrs. Nikzad: My son and I want to paint the room together. 我儿子要跟我一起粉刷房间. 2.311
Salesman: All right. Here. Read these instructions. Do you 好, 这里, 看看这些指导说明, 你现在 2.312
want the paint now? 就要油漆吗?
Mrs. Nikzad: Yes, please. 是的. 2.313
Salesman: Two gallons of sky blue. That’s $21.39. 两加仑天蓝色的共是二十一元三角九 2.314
分.
Mrs. Nikzad: Thank you. What time do you close? 谢谢, 你什么时候关店? 2.315
Salesman: We’re open till 6:30 tonight. 我们今晚营业到六点三十分. 2.316
: I think I’m falling in love with him. Oh, what 我想我正与他谈恋爱了, 噢, 我怎么 2.317
am I going to do? 办?

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: Could I be his wife? 我能成为他的妻子吗? 2.318
: How long could I live in a little apartment on a 我能在这穷巷小屋住多久呢? 2.319
poor street?
: He’s an artist. He doesn’t think about money, 他是个艺术家, 他不在乎钱的问题. 但 2.320
but I do. 是我在乎,
: I like life’s little luxuries. 我喜欢一点奢华的生活, 2.321
: I like to buy pretty things -- new dresses and 我喜欢买一些漂亮的东西──新的衣 2.322
jewelry. 服, 珠宝等.
: I could live without them, I guess, but... do I 没有这些固然可以生活, 我想; 但是我 2.323
want to? 希望这样子吗?
: I guess I could always find a job. I could work 我想我随时可以找到工作, 我可以在公 2.324
in an office or I could teach Portuguese. 司里工作, 或教教葡萄牙文.
: Or could I? 我能吗? 2.325
: Maybe Mama is right. Maybe I couldn’t live on 或许妈妈是对的, 说不定我无法在八十 2.326
88th Street. 八街过下去,
: It’s a long way from home in Brazil. 从这里到巴西太远了, 2.327
: Paulo wants to stay here, but Mama is going to 保罗希望留在这里, 只是妈就要回家 2.328
go home soon. 了.
: She misses Papa and her life there. 她怀念爸爸和在那里的生活, 2.329
: And what about me? 而我呢? 2.330
: We could live six months here and six months 我们可以在这里住个半年, 在那边住半 2.331
there. 年,
: No. That’s ridiculous. 不行, 那太荒唐了, 2.332
: What am I going to do? 我该怎么办呢? 2.333
: I love his eyes. Who knows? 我喜欢他的见解, 谁知道? 2.334
: We all grow and change. Anything could 我们都会长大而改变的, 任何事情都可 2.335
happen. 能发生.
: It’s not easy to be the mother of four children, 当个有四个孩子, 又要照料家务,又要 2.336
take care of a house, and go to work. 出去工作的母亲是不简单的,
: I’m not complaining, though. Really I’m not. 可是我不抱怨. 真的, 我不会抱怨. 2.337
: Bill has a good job, and he always works 比尔有好工作, 他时常尽可能的加班, 2.338
overtime to make as much as he can. But we can 而我们也时常需要额外的钱,
always use some extra money.
: Four children eat a lot of food. 四个孩子要吃的东西是很多的. 2.339
: I didn’t go to college. What could I do? 我没读大学, 我能做什么呢? 2.340
: I was a mother at nineteen. 我在十九岁的时候当了妈妈. 2.341
: I didn’t see much of the world then. 因此我对这世界看到的并不多. 2.342
: The children are all in school now, and I want to 现在孩子们都上学去了, 我希望做些新 2.343
do something new. 的事情,
: I’m not old yet. I want to live and learn and 我还不老, 我要尽我所能的生活、学习 2.344
grow as much as I can. 和成长.
: This is my first job in eighteen years, and I love 这是我十八年以来的第一个工作. 我喜 2.345
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: I love to work with flowers. I want to learn 我喜欢跟花一起工作,我也要学习有关 2.346
about the business, too. 做生意的事。
: Someday, I’m going to own a shop like this one. 有一天, 我自己将会拥有一间像这样的 2.347
店.
: You know my brother, Ali, but you don’t know 你知道我弟弟阿里, 但不认识我, 2.348
me.
: I am Hussein M. Nikzad. I’m nine and a half. 我是胡辛 M·尼克萨德, 我九岁半, 2.349
: I am very strong for my age, and I’m very smart 我很健壮, 在学校里也相当聪明, 2.350
in school.
: All my teachers say so. 我所有的老师都这么说. 2.351
: I do my homework, and I pay attention to my 我做我的功课, 也听我的老师们的话, 2.352
teachers.
: I like books. I read all the time. 我喜欢书, 所有的时间都在看书, 2.353
: I can add, subtract, multiply and divide. 我能加、减、乘、除, 2.354
: I can read and write English and Farsi, 我能读与写英文和波斯语. 2.355
: and I know all about the heroes of my country. 我晓得我的国家所有英雄的事 , 2.356
: I am going to be famous, too. 我也要成为著名的人物, 2.357
: I am going to build cities and roads and bridges 我打算建造城市、道路、桥梁, 以及一 2.358
and everything. 切的一切.
: Ali is a strange kid. 阿里是个奇怪的孩子, 2.359
: He thinks everyone is a Martian and ice cream 他认为每一个人都是火星人, 以为贩卖 2.360
vendors are secret agents. 冰淇淋的人是密探.
: Why does he eat ice cream all the time? 为什么他老是吃冰淇淋? 2.361
: Sometimes I think Father is right. Ali acts like a 有时候我认为父亲是对的,阿里的行为 2.362
child all the time. 始终像个小孩,
: He never could sit still. 从来不曾安静下来过, 2.363
: He doesn’t listen to anyone. 他不听任何人的话, 2.364
: He’s forgetting Farsi, too. 他也逐渐忘了波斯语. 2.365
: What is he going to do next year in Iran? 明年在伊朗他将做些什么呢? 2.366
: Ali hates me. It’s not my fault. 阿里憎恨我, 那并非我的错, 2.367
: He hate s me because I’m bigger and smarter, 他恨我是因为我长得比较大也比较聪 2.368
and I’m Father’s favorite. 明, 而且我是爸爸所疼爱的,
: Father doesn’t say that, of course, but I know it. 爸虽然不说, 但是我了解, 2.369
: And Ali knows it, too. 当然, 阿里他也知道. 2.370
: But Ali’s okay, really. 不过阿里真的也还好, 2.371
: Sure, sometimes he does crazy things, 当然, 他有时候会做些疯狂的事来, 2.372
: but he’s not a bad kid. 但是他不是个坏孩子. 2.373

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第三集
Laura: Hi, Bill. 嗨, 比尔你好. 3.001
Bill: Hi, Laura. How are you today? 嗨, 罗拉. 你今天怎么样? 3.002
Laura: Awful. I resigned. 糟透了! 我辞职了. 3.003
Bill: You resigned? Why? 你辞职了? 为什么? 3.004
Bill: You liked the job, didn’t you? 你不是蛮喜欢那份工作吗? 3.005
Laura: Yes and no. I never liked my boss. You know 喜欢也不喜欢,我始终都不喜欢我的老 3.006
that. 板,这个你是知道的.
Bill: Yes. But it was an interesting job, wasn’t it? 对, 可是那份工作不是蛮有趣的吗? 3.007
Laura: Yes. 是的. 3.008
Laura: We handled all the advertising and promotion 我们负责万博会所有的广告与宣传促 3.009
for the Fair. 销.
Bill: Well, what are you going to do now? 那么, 你现在打算怎么样. 3.010
Laura: Find another job. Do you need a secretary? 找新工作. 你需不需要一个秘书? 3.011
Laura: I type sixty words a minute. 我一分钟可以打六十个字. 3.012
Bill: No, not today. But did you look in the 今天不需要. 不过你可曾在报纸上找 3.013
newspaper? 过?
Laura: Yes. Nobody needs a secretary this week. 找过了, 这个礼拜那里都不缺秘书. 3.014
Bill: What about the employment office here at the 万博会的人事处如何呢? 3.015
Fair?
Bill: Did you check with them? 你到那边问过没有? 3.016
Laura: No, I didn’t. 没有, 我没有. 3.017
Bill: Why not? 为什么不去呢? 3.018
Laura: Because they aren’t going to help me. 因为他们不会帮助我的. 3.019
Laura: I resigned from a good job! 我已经辞掉一份很好的工作! 3.020
Bill: Maybe you’re wrong. 也许你错了. 3.021
Laura: Oh, Bill. You need recommendations to get a 噢, 比尔, 要找一份好工作, 非有以前 3.022
good job. Mr. Crawford isn’t going to give me a 雇主的推荐不可. 郭佛先生不会帮我写
recommendation. 推荐函的.
Bill: Look. 我跟你讲, 3.023
Bill: Mr. Crawford is difficult to work for, right? 替郭佛先生做事很艰难, 你说是不是? 3.024
Laura: Right. 是. 3.025
Bill: Well, maybe the employment office knows it, 也许人事处里也知道这个情形. 3.026
too.
Laura: Is that possible? 有那个可能吗? 3.027
Bill: Of course, it’s possible! Maybe you’re his 当然有可能! 说不定你是他两年来第七 3.028
seventh secretary in two years! 任秘书!
Laura: Maybe. Thanks, Bill. 也许吧. 谢谢你, 比尔. 3.029
Bill: Don’t mention it. Good luck. 不足挂齿, 祝你成功! 3.030
Mrs. Crawford: Hi, dear. How was your day? 嗨, 亲爱的, 你回来啦! 今天过得好吗? 3.031

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Mr. Crawford: Oh, the same. 噢, 老样子. 3.032
Mrs. Crawford: How’s your secretary? Does she come in on 你那个秘书怎么样? 她最近准时上班 3.033
time now? 吗?
Mr. Crawford: Yes... well, in fact, she resigned today. 是的... 嗯, 事实上, 她今天已辞职了. 3.034
Mrs. Crawford: Laura? Resigned? Why? 罗拉? 辞职了? 为什么? 3.035
Mr. Crawford: I don’t know. Maybe because I criticized her 我不知道. 也许是因为我批评她打字技 3.036
typing. 术不好.
Mrs. Crawford: She’s a good typist, isn’t she? 她是一位好打字员, 对不对? 3.037
Mr. Crawford: Yes, usually. 是, 通常是打得不错. 3.038
Mrs. Crawford: Well? 怎么讲? 3.039
Mr. Crawford: “Usually” isn’t “always.” “通常”是不等于“经常”的. 3.040
Mrs. Crawford: You are too critical, dear. 你太挑剔了, 亲爱的! 3.041
Mr. Crawford: Please. It’s my business. 拜托, 那是我的事情. 3.042
Mrs. Crawford: Don’t talk to me that way. And don’t forget, it 不要这样对我说话, 你也不要忘了,公 3.043
was my father’s business. You’re too critical of 司本来是我爸爸的.你对每一个人, 每
everything and everyone; of me, of the boys... 一件事物都太挑剔, 包括我, 我们的儿
子……
Mr. Crawford: Jane, please, don’t bother me. 珍, 我求你不要烦我. 3.044
Mrs. Crawford: Look, Gary, I live here, too. They are my sons, 贾瑞你听我讲,这个家也是我的,儿子 3.045
too. 也是我的……
Mr. Crawford: I’m tired, and I don’t want to talk about it. 我很累,我不想讨论这些. 3.046
Miguel: What a mess! 这里乱透了! 3.047
Pedro: You sound like my mother. Watch out! 你讲话像我妈妈一样,小心啊! 3.048
Pedro: Don’t step on that sweater. 别踩了那件毛衣. 3.049
Miguel: Hey, that’s my sweater. 嘿, 这件毛衣是我的! 3.050
Pedro: Uh, yes, I guess it is. 这个…… 好像是. 3.051
Miguel: You’re a slob, Pedro, but you’re a great 你是个大垃圾虫, 佩德罗. 可是, 你却 3.052
photographer. 也是个第一流的摄影师.
Miguel: Some of these pictures could be in magazines. 这些照片可以登到杂志上去. 3.053
Pedro: Thanks, Miguel. 谢谢你, 米盖尔. 3.054
Miguel: Hey, here’s an old picture of you. You had a 嘿, 这里有一张你以前的照片.你留了 3.055
mustache! 小胡子!
Pedro: Let me see. 给我看. 3.056
Miguel: You’re standing with a guy with long blond hair. 你跟一个金黄长发的家伙站在一起, 他 3.057
He looks American. 看起来好像是美国人.
Pedro: Yes, he is. He was my first good friend here. A 是的, 他是我来这边以后的第一个好朋 3.058
very creative guy. 友, 是一个很有艺术创作力的年轻人.
Pedro: I met him at the art school downtown. 我是在市中区那间艺术学校认识他的. 3.059
Miguel: What’s his name? You never talk about him. 他叫什么名字? 你从来没提过他. 3.060
Pedro: His name’s Michael. 他叫麦可, 3.061
Pedro: He was in love with this woman. 他跟这位小姐相恋, 3.062
Pedro: He wanted to marry her. She was beautiful, but 他想娶她. 她很漂亮, 但是有点神经兮 3.063
crazy. 兮的.

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Miguel: What do you mean “crazy? ” 你说她神经兮兮的, 是什么意思? 3.064
Pedro: One day, she came to my door. She didn’t love 有一天她来到我家门口. 她不再爱麦可 3.065
Michael anymore. She fell in love with me. 了, 她爱上了我.
Miguel: Just like that? 就那样吗? 3.066
Pedro: Well, sure, I flirted with her, but I flirt with 这个…… 当然罗, 我有逗过她, 可是 3.067
everyone! 我谁都逗.
Miguel: What happened? 结果怎么样? 3.068
Pedro: You know I can’t resist a pretty face. 你是知道的, 我没办法抗拒漂亮女孩子 3.069
的魔力.
Miguel: And Michael? What did he do? 那么麦可呢? 他的反应怎么样? 3.070
Pedro: He never spoke to me again. About a year ago I 他跟我断绝来往了. 大概一年前我给他 3.071
tried to call him, but he hung up on me. 打电话, 可是被他挂断了.
Miguel: What happened to the girl? 那个女孩怎么样了? 3.072
Pedro: We saw each other a few times. 我们彼此见了几次面, 3.073
Pedro: Then she moved to Florida. 然后她搬到佛罗里达去了. 3.074
Pedro: She has a sister there. Things like that don’t last 她有一个姐姐住那里. 像那种事情是不 3.075
long. 持久的.
Bill: Hi, Paulo. 嗨, 保罗. 3.076
Paulo: Hi, Bill. How’s business? 嗨, 比尔, 生意怎么样? 3.077
Bill: Fine. How’s yours? 不错, 你呢? 3.078
Paulo: Coming along. We’re opening some new 还好, 我们有一个新展览会快要开幕 3.079
exhibition soon. Oh, by the way, we’re looking 了, 哦, 对了, 我们正要请一位秘书
for a secretary..
Bill: Really? I know a good one. She wants a new 真的? 我认识一位好秘书, 她需要一个 3.080
job. 新的工作.
Paulo: Where can I find her? 她在哪里? 3.081
Bill: I can give her your number. I see her every day. 我可以给她你的电话号码, 我每天都看 3.082
到她.
Paulo: OK. Here’s my card. Tell her to call me. Oh, 好, 这是我的名片, 叫她打电话给我, 3.083
what’s her name? 对了, 她叫什么名字?
Bill: Laura Segura. 罗拉·瑟姑拉. 3.084
Paulo: Segura... Isn’t she Mr. Crawford’s secretary? 瑟姑拉... 她不是郭佛先生的秘书吗? 3.085
Bill: She was. She resigned. 那是以前, 她辞职了. 3.086
Paulo: I don’t think I can hire her. My office does a lot 我恐怕不能用她. 我的公司跟郭佛先生 3.087
of work with Mr. Crawford’s office. It could be 的公司有生意来往, 那将会很尴尬的.
embarrassing.
Bill: I see. That’s too bad. 我了解, 那真可惜. 3.088
Paulo: Yes, it is. But perhaps we can find her a job in 是的, 不过, 我们也许可以在其它部门 3.089
another department. 帮她找到工作.
Bill: Thanks, Paulo. 谢谢, 保罗. 3.090
Paulo: Sure, Bill. 不客气, 比尔. 3.091
: Dear Mama, 亲爱的妈妈: 3.092
: There is so much to tell you, Mama. 我要和您说的事情太多. 3.093

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: Everything here seems different, but, at the 这里的一切,都好像不一样. 可是,在同 3.094
same time, everything seems the same. 样的时间, 每件事情又似乎是相同的.
: Yesterday was a good example. 昨天就是一个很好的例子. 3.095
: At 7:00 the alarm clock rang and woke us up. 闹钟在七点钟时叫醒了我们, 3.096
: I turned on the radio, and we listened to the 我打开了收音机, 我们收听新闻报导. 3.097
news.
: But the news is in English, not Spanish. 可是, 那是英语新闻, 不是西班牙文. 3.098
: For breakfast, we have coffee and bread, but the 我们早餐吃面包喝咖啡, 可是这里的面 3.099
coffee and bread don’t taste the same as they do 包、咖啡跟家里所吃的味道却不一样.
at home.
: Even the water tastes different! 就连自来水的味道都不一样呢! 3.100
: At 9:00 I left the house. 我九点钟出门. 3.101
: At night, after dinner, we talked and watched 晚上吃晚餐以后我们聊天看电视. 3.102
television.
: The movies here are the same: war stories, 此地的影片千篇一律:有战争片、西部 3.103
westerns, and mysteries. 片和侦探片.
: At about 9:30 one of Pedro’s friends stopped in 大概九点半左右, 佩德罗的一个朋友进 3.104
to say hello. 来寒暄了一下,
: At about 11:00 Pedro called each one of his 大约在十一点左右, 佩德罗给他二十个 3.105
twenty girlfriends to say good night and told 女朋友一个一个的打电话道晚安, 并分
each one a different story. 别说了二十个不同的故事给她们听.
: I like Pedro more and more. 我越来越喜欢佩德罗. 3.106
: I learn a little more English every day. 我每天都学到了一些英语, 3.107
: Yesterday, I learned the word “embarrassed.” 我昨天学会了“尴尬”这个字. 3.108
: love, Miguel 儿, 米盖尔上 3.109
: PS You asked for a photograph. Here it is. 再启:您向我要的照片随函附上一张. 3.110
: The girl next to me is Marta. She lives upstairs. 在我旁边那个女孩子叫玛它, 她住在我 3.111
的楼上.
: My father died the year I was born. 我爸爸在我出世的那年去世了, 3.112
: Life was difficult in Spain in those years. 那个年头, 在西班牙谋生很不容易. 3.113
: My mother decided to move to Mexico because 我妈妈因为听说在墨西哥生活比较容 3.114
people said things were easier there. And there 易, 所以决定搬到那边去, 而认为没有
was no reason to stay in Barcelona. 理由留在巴塞隆纳.
: It broke my mother’s heart to leave, but it also 我妈妈不舍得走, 可是又不愿留下. 3.115
broke her heart to stay.
: She sold her diamond ring, the only thing she 她把她唯一的财产钻戒卖掉, 而买了两 3.116
had, and bought two tickets to Mexico. 张到墨西哥的船票.
: There, in Mexico, I forgot yesterday’s miseries. 到了墨西哥以后, 我把过去的困苦境遇 3.117
都忘掉,
: After all, I was only a child. 毕竟当时我还只是个小孩子. 3.118
: But our new life was not like my mother’s 可是我们的新生活并没有我妈妈想象 3.119
golden dreams. 的那么美.
: I grew up and had to go to work. 我长大后, 就必须去做事, 3.120

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: I was very unhappy. 我非常的不快乐. 3.121
: We were poor and alone in the world. 在这个世界上我们既穷又孤单. 3.122
: At eighteen, I married an older man. 十八岁那年, 我嫁给一个年纪比较大的 3.123
男人.
: He had a little money, and I spent a few happy 他有一点钱, 我和他过了几年快乐的日 3.124
years with him. 子,
: I got new clothes and lived in a fine house. 我买了很多新衣服, 并住在一栋很漂亮 3.125
的房子里.
: But I didn’t love him, and I think he knew it, 不过, 我并不爱他, 我想他也知道. 3.126
too.
: It wasn’t his fault. He wasn’t a bad husband. 这不是他的过失, 他并不是一个不好的 3.127
丈夫,
: He wanted a quiet life and a big family. 他希望日子过得很平静, 及子女生得很 3.128
多.
: I didn’t. We fought about it and made each other 而我不要, 我们为了这件事而吵架, 弄 3.129
miserable. 得彼此都很苦闷.
: Finally we got a divorce. After that I came to 最后我们离婚了, 离婚后我就到纽约来 3.130
New York. 了.
: My dear husband, Francisco, 我亲爱的丈夫弗朗西斯哥: 3.131
: I miss you, my dear, but we are happy and 亲爱的, 我真想念你, 我们都很愉快很 3.132
healthy, and the children send their love. 健康. 孩子们都向你问好.
: Paulo is busy every minute. 保罗时时刻刻的忙着, 3.133
: He is just like you, so sensible, maybe too 他跟你一样, 脚踏实地. 也许他过度脚 3.134
sensible. 踏实地,
: He thinks about business all the time. 一天到晚想着生意的事情, 3.135
: He doesn’t have any real friends here. 在这里他没有什么真正的朋友. 3.136
: Joana is growing up before my eyes. 琼娜在我眼前迅速长大, 3.137
: Every day she grows more mature, less shy, and 她一天比一天成熟, 没有以前害羞, 比 3.138
more confident. 以前更有自信.
: She’s getting serious about art again, so she’s 她又对艺术认真起来, 因此打算在此地 3.139
going to take some courses at one of the schools 的一所学校进修.
here.
: She’s talented, but not very patient. She has a lot 她有天分, 但没有多大耐心, 还有许多 3.140
to learn. 事情有待学习.
: I am enjoying the Fair, but most of all, I am 我很喜欢到万博会玩, 但是,带给我最 3.141
enjoying the children. 大的乐趣, 还是孩子们,
: I am very proud of them. 我真以他们为傲. 3.142
: At first, Joana was nervous about her English, 琼娜当初担心她的英文不够好, 可是现 3.143
but now she is almost fluent. 在几乎和美国人一样流利了.
: As a matter of fact, she is teaching me! 事实上, 她还教我呢! 3.144
: So, my dear, how are you? 亲爱的, 你还好吗? 3.145
: How are things at home? I miss you. 家里的情形怎么样? 我真想念你, 3.146
: I read and reread all your letters. 你的信, 我都看了又看. 3.147

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: Your devoted wife, 你挚爱的妻 3.148
: Alicia 爱丽霞上 3.149
Mr. Nikzad: What are we going to do with Ali? 对于阿里我们将怎么做? 3.150
Mrs. Nikzad: What do you mean, dear? He’s only six. 你是什么意思? 他才六岁. 3.151
Mr. Nikzad: He’ll be seven in a few weeks. It’s time to think 他再过几个礼拜就七岁了, 该为他的前 3.152
about his future. 途着想了.
Mrs. Nikzad: Oh, dear. 哦, 亲爱的. 3.153
Mr. Nikzad: You spoil him, Zahra. 萨拉, 你太宠他了. 3.154
Mrs. Nikzad: And you’re too strict. You’re always criticizing 但你对他太严了, 你总是对他吹毛求 3.155
him. 疵.
Mr. Nikzad: Because he never behaves. Why can’t Ali be 因为他从不守规矩, 他为什么不能像郝 3.156
more like Hussein. 仙那样?
Mrs. Nikzad: But dear, they are different people. They’ll 但是, 亲爱的, 他们俩个是不同的啊! 3.157
never behave the same way. 他们的举止完全不一样.
Mr. Nikzad: We take him to the Fair, and what does he do? 我们带他去万博会, 而他做什么呢? 他 3.158
He runs away! 跑掉了!
Mrs. Nikzad: He’s a very independent child. 他是个很独立的孩子. 3.159
Mr. Nikzad: I’ll never understand him. And what an 我永远不会了解他. 他多么有幻想力! 3.160
imagination! He thinks ice cream vendors are 竟然把冰淇淋摊贩视为密探, 还对着动
secret agents. He talks to animals and toys. 物和玩具讲话.
Mrs. Nikzad: All children are like that, dear. 所有的小孩子都是那样子的, 亲爱的. 3.161
Mr. Nikzad: No, Zahra, all children are not like that. 不, 萨拉, 并不是每一个孩子都是这样 3.162
子,
Mr. Nikzad: You can’t make excuses for him forever. 你不能永远为他找借口. 3.163
Mr. Nikzad: Last year he misbehaved because he didn’t 去年他不乖是因为他不懂英文, 3.164
understand English.
Mr. Nikzad: This year you won’t be able to use that excuse. 今年你不能再用那个理由了. 3.165
Mrs. Nikzad: Then we’ll have to find a school for children 那么我们必须找一所可以收容像阿里 3.166
like Ali. 这样孩子的学校.
Mr. Nikzad: Where will you find a school for stubborn 哪里有学校可给又顽强又不懂礼貌的 3.167
children with bad manners? 孩子去念?
Mr. Nikzad: He won’t listen to anybody. 他是谁的话都不听的. 3.168
Mrs. Nikzad: He’s not stubborn; he’s independent. But don’t 他并不顽强, 他是独立. 你放心好了, 3.169
worry. I’ll look for a school for creative 我将会找到一所给创作力特别强的儿
children. 童念的学校.
Mr. Nikzad: Won’t you ever believe me? 你永远不相信我吗? 3.170
Mr. Nikzad: The boy needs discipline. 他需要的是管教. 3.171
Mrs. Nikzad: Let me try, Simon. Maybe I can find the right 塞门, 让我试试吧. 也许我可以找到适 3.172
school. 合的学校.
Mr. Nikzad: All right, Zahra. But next year, back in Iran, 好的, 萨拉. 可是明年回到伊朗以后, 3.173
things will be different. 事情将会不一样的.
Mrs. Nikzad: Be patient, dear. 你要有耐心, 亲爱的. 3.174
Mrs. Nikzad: Ali will make you proud one day. 有朝一日, 阿里会让你感到骄傲的. 3.175

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Mr. Nikzad: Where is Ali now? 阿里现在在哪里? 3.176
Mrs. Nikzad: Watching TV. 他在看电视. 3.177
Mr. Nikzad: Are you sure? It’s very quiet in there. 你确定吗? 里面一点声音也没有. 3.178
Mrs. Nikzad: What are you doing, Ali? 你在作什么? 阿里 3.179
Ali: Ssh. You have to be very quiet! 嘘, 安静些! 3.180
Mrs. Nikzad: Why? What are you doing? 为什么? 你在作什么? 3.181
Ali: Can’t you see, Mommy? The Martians are 难道你没注意到吗? 火星人着陆了. 3.182
landing.
Mrs. Nikzad: Oh. Well, we’re eating dinner. 哦, 我们要吃饭了. 3.183
Ali: OK. 好. 3.184
Mrs. Nikzad: Aren’t you coming? 你不来吃吗? 3.185
Ali: No, I’m not. 是, 我不要吃. 3.186
Mrs. Nikzad: Ali, your father will be very angry. 阿里, 你爸爸会非常生气的. 3.187
Ali: No, he won’t. He’ll be happy. 不会的, 他会很高兴. 3.188
Mrs. Nikzad: Why? 为什么? 3.189
Ali: I ruin his dinner. He always says, “Ali, why do 我破坏他的晚餐, 他老是说:
“阿里, 你 3.190
you always ruin my dinner?” 为什么老是破坏我的晚餐?”
Mrs. Nikzad: He won’t say that tonight. 他今天晚上不会这样说. 3.191
Ali: Then he says, “ Why can’t you be like 然后他说:你为什么不能像赫仙那样?」 3.192
Hussein?” I hate Hussein! I don’t want to be 我恨赫仙! 我不要像他那样!
like him.
Mrs. Nikzad: Ali, that’s a terrible thing to say about your 阿里, 你这样说你哥哥真是可怕! 3.193
brother.
Ali: But it’s true. 那是真的. 3.194
Mrs. Nikzad: Ali, my little Martian, I won’t enjoy my dinner 阿里, 我的小火星人. 你不在我身边,我 3.195
without you. I’ll miss you. Won’t you come to 吃晚餐就没有乐趣. 我将会想念你的,
the table and eat with me? 请你到餐桌跟我一起吃, 好不好?
Ali: OK. But remember, it’s only for you. 好, 可是要记住, 我是为了你而已. 3.196
Mrs. Nikzad: I’ll remember. It’ll be our secret. 我会记住, 那将是我们两个人的秘密. 3.197
Frank Father? 爸? 3.198
Yamamoto:
Mr. Yamamoto: Yes? 什么事? 3.199
Frank Wouldn’t you like to take a walk to the Fair 您今天有兴趣到万博会去走走吗? 3.200
Yamamoto: today?
Mr. Yamamoto: It’s Saturday. I have to be in the store. 今天是礼拜六, 我必须到店里去. 3.201
Frank I’m sure Jim can take care of the store. 我相信吉姆可以照料店里的事. 3.202
Yamamoto:
Mr. Yamamoto: I don’t like crowds. 我不喜欢人多的地方. 3.203
Frank I know, Father, but it’s early. There won’t be 我知道, 爸爸, 现在还早呢. 这个时候 3.204
Yamamoto: many people there at this hour. 不会有很多人的.
Mr. Yamamoto: I’d rather go on a weekday. 我宁愿平常日子去, 3.205
Mr. Yamamoto: Saturday is our busy day at the store. 礼拜六是店里最忙的一天. 3.206

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Frank Take a one-day vacation. I’m sure you’ll enjoy 休一天假吧, 我敢保证你会觉得很好 3.207
Yamamoto: it. 玩.
Mr. Yamamoto: I don’t know, Frank. 我真怀疑, 法兰克. 3.208
Frank People come from around the world to see the 人们从世界各地到万博会来参观, 您很 3.209
Yamamoto: Fair. You’re lucky. You live right around the 幸运, 您刚好住在附近.
corner.
Mr. Yamamoto: What’s the weather like today? 今天天气怎么样? 3.210
Frank: It’s a beautiful spring day. It would be good for 是个美丽的春天. 花一天的时间晒晒太 3.211
you to spend a day in the sun. 阳对您是很有益的.
Mr. Yamamoto: Can I get to the Fair by bus? 我可以搭公交车到万博会吗? 3.212
Frank: It’s not far. Take a taxi. It won’t be expensive. 并不远, 坐出租车去, 不会太贵的. 3.213
Mr. Yamamoto: No. I’ll take the bus. 不, 我要坐公交车. 3.214
Frank: OK. Take the number 20. It goes right to the 好吧! 坐二十路, 它直开到万博会. 3.215
Fair.
Mr. Yamamoto: Where is my good coat? 我那件好的大衣在哪里? 3.216
Frank: In the hall closet. But you won’t need a coat 在走廊的壁橱里, 可是你今天不必穿大 3.217
today. 衣,
Frank: The sun is shining, and it’s going to get warm. 外面是晴天, 而且会逐渐变暖的. 3.218
Mr. Yamamoto: Are you sure it’s not going to rain? 你确定不会下雨吗? 3.219
Frank: I don’t think so, but anything is possible. Your 我不这么认为, 可是天气是无法预料 3.220
raincoat is in the hall closet, too. 的, 您的雨衣也放在走廊的壁橱里.
Mr. Yamamoto: You know, Frank, I’m not as young as I was. 我跟你讲, 法兰克, 我老了. 3.221
Frank: No one is, Father. 我们都老了, 爸爸. 3.222
Mr. Yamamoto: You’re right. Help me with my coat, Frank. 你讲得对, 帮我将大衣穿上. 法兰克, 3.223
Frank: Have a good time, Father. 祝您玩得很愉快, 爸. 3.224
Mr. Yamamoto: Thank you, Son. 谢谢你, 儿子. 3.225
Pedro: Excuse me. How much is the bus? 对不起, 请问巴士车票多少钱? 3.226
Woman: Fifty cents. 五毛钱. 3.227
Pedro: Will the driver change a $10 bill? 十块钱的钞票司机可以找得开吗? 3.228
Woman: I don’t think so. Oh, here’s the bus. 我想不会的, 噢, 车来了. 3.229
Woman: Oh, no! 噢! 真糟糕. 3.230
Bus driver: What’s the matter, lady? 你怎么了? 女士. 3.231
Woman: Look at me! 你看我! 3.232
Bus driver: You look beautiful to me. 你看起来很漂亮呀! 3.233
Woman: Look at my dress! It’s ruined! 你看我的衣服! 完蛋了! 3.234
Bus driver: I’m sorry, miss. 对不起, 小姐. 3.235
Woman: Is that all you can say? ‘I’m sorry, miss.’ What 你就只能说这个吗? “对不起, 小姐. 3.236
about my dress? “我的衣服怎么办?
Pedro: What are you going to do about this? 这事你该怎么办? 3.237
Bus driver: Who are you? 你是谁? 3.238
Pedro: Who do you think I am? 你以为我是谁? 3.239
Bus driver: Look, mister. I’m sorry. It’s raining. The streets 瞧, 先生, 我很抱歉. 外面下着雨, 街 3.240
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Pedro: Let’s sit down, dear. 我们坐吧, 女士. 3.241
Bus driver: Hey, mister! You forgot to pay! 嘿, 先生! 你忘了付车钱! 3.242
Pedro: I did not forget. Is the bus company going to pay 我没有忘记付钱, 汽车公司将付新衣服 3.243
for a new dress? 的钱吗?
Bus driver: Forget it! Forget it! Sit down. 算了! 算了! 你坐吧. 3.244
Woman: Very clever. Do you ever pay for the bus? 真聪明, 你经常免费坐车吗? 3.245
Pedro: By the way, my name is... 对了, 我的名字是…… 3.246
Paulo: And that, Mr. Crawford, is our plan. We’d like 郭佛先生, 我们的计划就是这样子. 我 3.247
your agency to handle the publicity. 们愿意由你的代理商去负责宣传.
Mr. Crawford: Good. 很好, 3.248
Mr. Crawford: Now let me make sure I have all the facts. 让我来确定一下我所知道的整个事情. 3.249
Paulo: Certainly. 请便. 3.250
Mr. Crawford: The Brazilian Pavilion is planning a competition 巴西馆计划为年轻的艺术家们举办一 3.251
for young artists. 次比赛.
Paulo: Yes, and by the way, the Pavilion will display 对. 噢, 对了, 在比赛的最后一个月, 3.252
many of the entries during the final month of the 很多应征的作品要在巴西馆展览出来.
competition.
Mr. Crawford: I see. Now, the entries must all be oil paintings, 好的. 参加比赛的作品都必须是油画, 3.253
correct? 对不对?
Paulo: Yes. 对. 3.254
Mr. Crawford: Is there an age limit for the participants? 对参加比赛的人, 有没有年龄上的限 3.255
制?
Paulo: We were thinking of thirty or thirty -five. But 我们考虑以三十岁或三十五岁为限. 不 3.256
you must know more about this than I do. 过, 关于这方面的事, 您知道的比我多,
Paulo: You have more experience. 您的经验比较丰富. 3.257
Mr. Crawford: I think thirty is the right limit. How old are you, 我认为三十岁最好, 保罗, 你几岁了? 3.258
Paulo? May I call you Paulo? 我可以叫你保罗吗?
Paulo: Of course, sir. Twenty-nine. 当然可以, 我二十九岁. 3.259
Mr. Crawford: You’re the same age as my son Michael. 你跟我儿子麦可一样大. 3.260
Paulo: Yes. 喔. 3.261
Mr. Crawford: Forgive me. Where were we? 对不起, 我们刚才讲到哪里? 3.262
Paulo: We were discussing the rules of the competition. 我们刚才在讨论比赛的规则. 3.263
Mr. Crawford: Yes. Now, you mentioned a grant. 对了, 你提到了奖助金, 3.264
Mr. Crawford: What kind of a grant were you thinking of? 你们考虑什么样的奖助金? 3.265
Paulo: We were going to offer a scholarship, a living 我们打算发给一份奖学金, 还有生活费 3.266
allowance, and air fare to and from Brazil. What 津贴及到巴西的来回飞机票, 你认为这
do you think of that idea? 构想怎么样?
Mr. Crawford: Excellent. 非常好, 3.267
Mr. Crawford: What about the deadline for the entries. 参加的截止日期呢? 3.268
Mr. Crawford: Six months from today? 从今天起六个月? 3.269
Paulo: Yes. They have to enter by November 1. 是的, 他们必须在十一月一号以前报 3.270
名,
Paulo: We’ll announce the winner the following month. 而我们将在下一个月宣布得奖者. 3.271

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Mr. Crawford: Good. Well, I can have sample brochures ready 好. 我有小册子的样本, 一个星期之内 3.272
for you in a week. 可以给你.
Paulo: Fine. 很好. 3.273
Mr. Crawford: Then, I’ll see you a week from today. Is 2:00 那么, 一个礼拜以后见. 两点钟, 方不 3.274
convenient? 方便?
Paulo: Perfect. 再好没有. 3.275
Mr. Crawford: Ms. Segura, Mr. Farias is leaving now. 瑟姑拉小姐, 法瑞斯先生现在要走了, 3.276
Good-bye, Paulo. 保罗再见.
Paulo: Good-bye, Mr. Crawford. And we’ll see you and 郭佛先生再见, 礼拜三吃晚餐的时候, 3.277
Mrs. Crawford for dinner on Wednesday. 我们就可以跟您和郭佛太太见面了.
Mr. Crawford: We’re looking forward to it. 我们正期待着. 3.278
Mr. Crawford: Were there any calls? 有没有电话? 3.279
Laura: Yes. Your wife called fifteen minutes ago. 有. 夫人十五分钟以前打电话来. 3.280
Mr. Crawford: Did she leave a message? 有没有留话? 3.281
Laura: No, sir. And your next appointment is here. Mr. 没有, 下一个人已经来了,罗巴特·迦德 3.282
Robert Gardner. 纳先生.
Mr. Crawford: Send him in, please. 请叫他进来. 3.283
Laura: Yes, sir. 是的, 先生. 3.284
Laura: Your coat, Mr. Farias. 法瑞斯先生, 您的大衣. 3.285
Paulo: Thank you, Ms. Segura, Good day. 谢谢你, 瑟姑拉小姐, 再见. 3.286
Laura: Good day, sir. 再见, 先生. 3.287
Laura: As you see, Claire, the office is very formal. 如你所看到的, 这里是非常规规矩矩 3.288
的.
Claire: Yes, 嗯, 3.289
Claire: I realized that when Mr. Crawford interviewed 郭佛先生面试的时候我就领会到了. 3.290
me.
Laura: Well, let’s go on. The files are easy. We keep our 好了, 我们继续吧. 档案很简单, 我们 3.291
files in alphabetical order. 这里的档案按照字母顺序排列.
Claire: Who handles the accounts? 谁管帐? 3.292
Laura: We have an accountant. 我们请到一位会计师, 3.293
Laura: He comes in once a month and goes over the 他一个月来查一次帐. 3.294
books.
Claire: Laura, may I ask you a question? 罗拉, 我有一件事想问你一下, 可以 3.295
吗?
Laura: Of course. 当然可以. 3.296
Claire: May I ask why you’re leaving? 我想问你为什么辞职? 3.297
Laura: I’d rather not say. 我宁可不说. 3.298
Claire: I understand. I’m sorry. 我了解, 对不起. 3.299
Laura: No, don’t apologize. Where were we? Oh, yes. 没关系, 不用道歉. 刚才我们讲到哪里 3.300
了?哦, 对了,
Laura: Well, we keep the office supplies in this 公司的文具都放在这个柜子里:纸张、 3.301
cabinet-paper, typewrite ribbons, pads, pencils, 打字机色带、便笺(印色) 、铅笔、钢笔、
pens, envelopes, etc. 信封等等.

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Laura: Do you have any questions so far? 到此为止有没有问题? 3.302
Claire: Yes. How often do you work late? 有, 你时常工作得很晚吗? 3.303
Laura: Hardly ever. 几乎没有过, 3.304
Laura: Mr. Crawford doesn’t like to pay overtime. 郭佛先生不喜欢付加班费. 3.305
Claire: Good. Because I don’t know if I can stay late. I 很好, 因为我不知道我是否能留得很 3.306
go to school at night. 晚, 我晚上要上课.
Laura: What are you studying? 你念什么? 3.307
Claire: Law. when I was a girl, I wanted to be a lawyer. 法律, 我小的时候就想作律师, 而我即 3.308
And I’m going to be one. 将就是了.
Laura: I admire you. 我真佩服你, 3.309
Laura: It must be difficult to work while you’re going 一边上班一边读书一定很辛苦. 3.310
to school.
Claire: It is, but it’s what I want to do. 苦虽苦, 不过那正是我希望做的. 3.311
Laura: Good luck. Oh, I almost forgot. We publish a 祝好运. 哦, 我几乎忘记了, 我们出版 3.312
World’s Fair newsletter. Henry Leeds is the 一份万国博览会期刊, 编辑是里德斯.
editor. His office is across the hall. I think that’s 他的办公室在走廊对面,我想那就是.
it.
Claire: Uh - where’s the ladies’ room? 嗯... 女用盥洗室在哪里? 3.313
Laura: Oh, around the corner, second door on the left. 噢, 转弯左边第二个门. 3.314
Claire: I want to thank you for all your help. 我必须谢谢你帮我这么多的忙. 3.315
Laura: I was happy to do it. Here are the keys. After 我很高兴能够帮你忙, 钥匙给你. 今天 3.316
5:00 today, it’s all yours. One more thing, be on 五点后全交给你了, 还有一件事, 要准
time! He gets angry when you’re late. 时来! 当你迟到的时候他会生气的.
Aa: What am I doing here? What’s wrong with this 我在这里做什么? 这家公司是怎么搞 3.317
office? Everyone’s so quiet. Nobody talks, 的? 所有的人都那么沉默, 没有人说
nobody smiles. 话, 没有人微笑.
Aa: Oh well, yesterday was only the first day, and 不要想了, 昨天只是第一天; 情况总可 3.318
things can change. In any case, it won’t last 以改变. 无论如何, 这是暂时性的.
forever.
Aa: All right. It’s 8:30. Where is everybody? 好了, 八点半了, 人都到哪里去了? 3.319
Aa: You’re early, Claire. Relax. Look around. I 克蕾尔, 你来早了, 不要紧张, 熟悉环 3.320
wonder where the newsletter file is. 境,我不知道那个期刊档案在哪里?
Claire: -- Good morning, Mr. Crawford. 您早. 郭佛先生 3.321
Mr. Crawford: -- Good morning, Ms... Lindstrom. You’re here 早安, 林斯顿小姐, 你来早了, 很好. 3.322
early. Excellent.
Aa: I don’t know when I’m going find the time to 我不知道什么时候才能抽空念书. 大概 3.323
study. I can study during my lunch hour, I guess. 可以在吃午餐的时候念书吧! 我想
Aa: Here they come. 8:55 exactly. 他们来了, 八点五十五分正. 3.324
Henry: -- Good morning, Claire. My name is Henry. We 克蕾尔早, 我叫亨利, 我们昨天见过面 3.325
met yesterday. I edit the newsletter. 的. 期刊是我编辑的.
Claire: -- Yes, of course I remember. Good morning, 对, 我当然记得, 亨利您早. 3.326
Henry.
: Dear Miguel, 亲爱的米盖尔: 3.327

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: Who is this girl, Marta, in the photograph? 照片上面那个女孩子玛它是谁? 3.328
: she is very pretty. 她真漂亮. 3.329
: Oh, my poor Miguel! 噢, 我可怜的米盖尔! 3.330
: I know you are lonely, but you are so young! 我知道你很寂寞, 但是, 你还很年轻! 3.331
: Don’t ruin your life. 不要浪费你的生命. 3.332
: You have to continue your studies or you’ll 你一定要继续读书, 否则的话永远找不 3.333
never find a good job. 到好的工作.
: I’m glad you are having a good time, but we 我很高兴你玩得很开心, 不过, 我们替 3.334
worry about you. 你担心,
: We don’t even know who she is. 连她是谁, 我们都不知道. 3.335
: Is she a nice girl? 她是一个好女孩子吗? 3.336
: Is she from a good family? 她有个好家世吗? 3.337
: Can you tell me what her father does? 你能不能告诉我她爸爸做什么事? 3.338
: You won’t do anything foolish, will you, 米盖尔, 你可不能作傻事, 3.339
Miguel?
: You don’t know how important you are to us. 你不知道你对我们来说是多么的重要. 3.340
: Do you remember the Monteros? 你还记不记得蒙特若夫妇? 3.341
: They moved to New York about seven years 他们大概七年前搬到纽约去了, 3.342
ago.
: They have a daughter, a very pretty girl. 他们有一个很漂亮的女儿, 3.343
: She’s just about your age. 跟你差不多一样年纪. 3.344
: They won’t recognize you, of course, but they’ll 当然, 他们会认不出你是谁, 但是还会 3.345
remember us, and they’ll be very happy to see 记得我们. 他们看到你, 一定会很高兴.
you.
: The girl’s name is Maria. 他们的女儿叫玛丽亚, 3.346
: I’m sure you’ll find the number in the telephone 我想你在电话簿里一定可以查到电话 3.347
book. 号码,
: His first name is Fernando. 他的名字叫费南多. 3.348
: Forgive me, Miguel. 请原谅我, 米盖尔, 3.349
: I know you are a man now, 我知道你已经不再是小孩子了, 3.350
: but you are also my son. 可是, 你仍然是我的儿子. 3.351
: I worry about you, and I suppose I always will. 我替你担心, 我想, 大概永远会替你担 3.352
心.
: Love, Mama 妈 3.353
: PS Write soon. 再启:快一点来信. 3.354
: It was a warm day, warm for April. 是一个温暖如四月的天气. 3.355
: People were walking around the Fair with their 在万国博览会有人一边把大衣挂在胳 3.356
coats over their arms. 膊上, 一边散步.
: The sun was bright, and there were little white 太阳很大, 蓝色的天空里有小小的白 3.357
clouds in the blue sky. 云,
: The trees wore a light green smile. 树木露出浅绿色的笑容. 3.358
: At noon the Saturday crowd was very large. 在星期六的中午一大堆人群, 3.359

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: Adults were laughing, children were crying, and 大人们在笑, 小孩子们在叫, 大家都玩 3.360
everyone was having a good time. 的很开心.
: A thousand vendors were selling ice cream, hot 无数的摊贩在卖冰淇淋、热狗和冷饮. 3.361
dogs, and cold drinks.
: It was a beautiful, spring morning 这是一个美丽的春天的上午, 3.362
: the kind you want to last forever. 一种使人们希望它会持续到永远的天 3.363
气.
: Later in the afternoon, the sun was not so bright, 下午之后, 太阳没那么炎热了, 3.364
: the sky was not so blue. 天空也不那么蔚蓝. 3.365
: The little white clouds were now large and gray. 小小的白云变成了大大的黑云. 3.366
: There was a drop here, a drop there... 这里掉了一滴雨水, 那里掉了一滴…… 3.367
: then ten thousand noisy drops. 然后哗啦哗啦的下了倾盆大雨. 3.368
: People shouted and ran in every direction. 人们一边喊叫一边向四面八方跑, 3.369
: Then there was silence, the sun, the blue sky, 然后一切平静下来, 天空中又出现了太 3.370
and a rainbow. 阳、蓝天, 还有一道彩虹.
: I admire Claire. 我真羡慕克蕾尔. 3.371
: She works all day and goes to school at night. 她白天上一天的班, 晚上还要去读书. 3.372
: She knows where she’s going and what she 她掌握了人生的方向和目标, 而且肯为 3.373
wants, and she’s willing to work for it. 达到目标而努力.
: Am I? 我能吗? 3.374
: In my first job, I was secretary. 我第一份工作是当秘书, 3.375
: When I married my husband, I quit. 结婚以后我就辞职了. 3.376
: After I left him, I went back to the same office. 离开丈夫以后就回到同一个公司, 3.377
: I never thought about other possibilities. 我始终没有考虑走别的路. 3.378
: When I came here, I got a job right away. 当我来到这里以后, 马上有了工作. 3.379
: I was happy with anything. 那个时候我一点也不挑剔, 对任何事情 3.380
都感到很快乐.
: Now I’d like a change. 而现在我却想换一个环境. 3.381
: First things first. 首先最重要的是, 3.382
: What skills do I have? 我有些什么技能? 3.383
: -- OK. I can do anything. -- 是的, 我什么都能作. 3.384
: -- Anything? -- 什么都能做吗? 3.385
: -- Yes, anything. -- 是, 我什么事都能做. 3.386
: -- Come on now, Laura. Be realistic. -- 罗拉, 你不要这样子了, 面对现实点吧! 3.387
: -- All right, almost anything. -- 好吧, 差不多什么都能做. 3.388
: I can speak, read, and write English and 我能说、读、写英文和西班牙文, 3.389
Spanish.
: I can run an office. 我能负责办公室的一切事务. 3.390
: I’m friendly and competent. 我又合群又能干, 3.391
: Uh... there must be more. 嗯... 一定还有, 3.392
: Oh, yes, I type and take shorthand in two 对了, 我有两种语言的打字和速记技 3.393
languages. 能.
: -- Well, then, if you can do all that, -- 那么, 你既然有这些技能, 3.394

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: you don’t have to work for the Mr. Crawfords of 就不必要替郭佛先生这种人工作! 3.395
the world!
: -- But, what will I do, then? -- 那么我将要怎么做呢? 3.396
: -- Well, what kind of job would you like? -- 你想要怎么样的工作? 3.397
: Do you want to work in an office again? 你愿不愿意再到办公室去工作? 3.398
: There’s so much to think about. 要考虑的事情可真多! 3.399

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第四集
Michael: Good-bye, Miguel. Nice meeting you. 米盖尔再见, 很高兴认识你. 玛它再见, 4.001
Good-bye, Marta. Thanks for coming. 谢谢你的光临.
Marta: Bye. Don’t forget our English lesson on 再见, 星期三补习英文, 你可不要忘了! 4.002
Wednesday.
Michael: I won’t. I’ll be there. And why don’t you come, 放心好了, 我会来的, 米盖尔你也来, 4.003
too, Miguel? 好不好?
Miguel: Thank you. I will. And thank you for inviting 谢谢, 我会来的, 谢谢你邀请我参加宴 4.004
me to the party. It was a lot of fun. 会. 我玩得很开心.
Marta: Thank you again, Michael. I’ll see you next 麦可, 谢谢你, 下星期三见. 琼娜, 很 4.005
Wednesday. Joana, it was a pleasure meeting 高兴认识你.
you.
Joana: Thank you. It was a pleasure meeting you and 谢谢, 很高兴认识你和米盖尔. 4.006
Miguel.
All: Good night. 晚安! 4.007
Michael: Well. 好了, 4.008
Michael: Let’s sit down for a few minutes. 我们坐一会吧. 4.009
Michael: I can clean up later. 我等一会再清理. 4.010
Joana: No, let me help you. 不, 让我来帮你忙. 4.011
Michael: No, that’s all right. I can do it by myself in the 不必; 没关系, 明天早上我可以自己清 4.012
morning. 理.
Joana: It was a very nice party. It’s too bad Paulo had to 宴会很成功, 可惜保罗必须加班. 4.013
work late.
Michael: Yes, it is, but I’m glad you had a good time. 嗯, 很可惜! 不过, 我很高兴你玩得很 4.014
开心.
Joana: I liked your friends. 我喜欢你的朋友. 4.015
Michael: They liked you, too. I could tell. As a matter of 他们也喜欢你. 我看得出来, 事实上, 4.016
fact, you made everybody feel comfortable. 你使大家都感到很自在.
Joana: That’s easy. You’re a great host. 那很容易, 你是个出色的主人. 4.017
Michael: Well, you’re a pretty good hostess. 那么, 你是个很棒的女主人了, 4.018
Michael: I was tired of giving parties by myself. 我自己办宴会都办累了. 4.019
Joana: You know, when I was a teenager, 知道吗? 我在少女时代 4.020
Joana: I used to go to parties all the time. 经常参加聚会. 4.021
Joana: I enjoyed myself every minute--parties, dances, 我一天到晚玩得非常开心, 参加聚会, 4.022
boys. 去跳舞, 交男朋友.
Michael: It sounds like fun. 听来蛮有趣的. 4.023
Joana: It was. I used to live from dance to dance. 真的很好玩, 一个舞会结束了, 我就开 4.024
始期待着下一个,
Joana: On the weekends, 到了周末, 4.025
Joana: Paulo and I never used to be home. 我和保罗根本就不惯于待在家里. 4.026

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Michael: Paulo? I don’t believe it. 保罗? 真难以置信, 4.027
Michael: I thought he worked all the time--like my 我还以为他只懂得工作, 就像我哥哥一 4.028
brother. 样.
Joana: Your brother? I didn’t know you had a brother. 你哥哥? 我还不知道你有一个哥哥. 4.029
Michael: It’s a long story. 一言难尽. 4.030
Joana: We have time. 我们有的是时间. 4.031
Michael: OK. How about a cup of coffee? Then I’ll tell 好, 要不要喝杯咖啡? 然后我告诉你一 4.032
you about myself. 些关于我自己的事.
Joana: Let me help. 我来帮忙. 4.033
Michael: No. That’s OK. This kitchen is too small for 不, 我来就可以了. 这个厨房太小, 不 4.034
two. Look around. Make yourself at home. 能容纳两个人. 到处随便看看, 不要拘
束.
Paulo: Do you remember my idea for an art 记不记得我在万博会举行艺术比赛的 4.035
competition at the Fair? 构想?
Joana: Yes. How did they like it? 记得, 他们的反应如何? 4.036
Paulo: Very much. In fact, we’re starting the project 非常好, 事实上我们立刻就要展开活 4.037
immediately. And guess who’s in charge? 动. 而且, 你猜谁来负责?
Joana: I don’t know. I give up. 我不晓得, 我不猜. 4.038
Paulo: You give up too easily. Your brother! Who else? 你太容易放弃了. 是你大哥! 还会是 4.039
谁?
Joana: Congratulations, Paulo! Now maybe you can 恭喜你了, 保罗! 现在, 你或许可以休 4.040
take a few days off. 息几天了.
Joana: You work harder than anyone else in that office. 那个办公室里, 没有一个人像你这么努 4.041
力工作.
Paulo: Joana, 琼娜, 4.042
Paulo: you don’t take time off when you want a 一个人如果想晋升的话, 就不能请假. 4.043
promotion.
Joana: You even eat more quickly than you used to. 你连吃饭都比以前吃得快. 4.044
Paulo: Hey, I didn’t ask for a lecture! 嘿! 我没要你来教训我. 4.045
Joana: I’m sorry, Paulo. I think it’s wonderful. Now tell 对不起, 保罗, 我想那是很美妙的, 告 4.046
me about the competition. What are the rules? 诉我一些关于这个比赛的事, 有些什么
Can Michael enter? 规则? 麦可可不可以参加?
Paulo: Michael Crawford? 麦可·郭佛? 4.047
Joana: Sure. 是啊, 4.048
Joana: He paints better than anyone I know. 他的画比我所认识的人画得都要好. 4.049
Joana: When does the competition start? 比赛什么时候开始? 4.050
Paulo: We won’t announce the contest until Mr. 我们等郭佛先生完成册子, 再公布比 4.051
Crawford finishes the brochure. 赛.
Joana: Oh, is he doing the brochure for you? 哦, 他帮你编小册子吗? 4.052
Paulo: Yes. 是的. 4.053
Joana: What does his office look like? 他的办公室是什么样子? 4.054

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Paulo: It’s large enough, and modern and businesslike. 地方很大, 很摩登很有条理, 而且十分 4.055
And very formal--too formal, perhaps. Why do 正式--太正式了. 也许你问这些干什么?
you ask?
Joana: Just curious. I’m trying to imagine Michael in 只是好奇而已, 我试着想象, 麦可坐在 4.056
that office. 那个办公室里.
Paulo: What do you mean? 我不懂. 4.057
Joana: Michael gave himself a deadline. Either he does 麦可为自己定下了一个期限. 他今年要 4.058
well this year, or he gives up art and goes into 是不成功的话, 就放弃艺术, 和他爸爸
business with his father. 从事经商.
Paulo: How well is “well”? 要怎么样才算“成功”了呢? 4.059
Paulo: How is he going to measure success? 他如何去衡量成败? 4.060
Paulo: Does he have to paint as well as the masters? 他是必需要画得和名画家一样好吗? 4.061
Joana: I don’t really know. But he has to prove 我并不清楚, 反正, 他要向自己证明一 4.062
something to himself. 件事.
Paulo: Then this competition could be his big chance. 那么这个比赛可能是他的一个大好机 4.063
会.
Joana: Yes, it could. 是的, 将会是个大好机会. 4.064
: Gary, my brother. Gary Whitney Crawford, Jr. 我哥哥瑞·小葛瑞·维特尼·郭佛, 4.065
: He looks just like me, you know, Joana. At least 你知道的, 琼娜他和我长得一模一样, 4.066
he used to. 至少以前很像.
: He’s eighteen months older than I am, but as 他比我大十八个月, 但是我们小的时候 4.067
kids we used to wear the same clothes and 都穿同样的衣服, 假装我们是双胞胎.
pretend we were twins!
: Gary was the greatest brother in the world, and 葛瑞是个全世界最好的哥哥,在很多方 4.068
in many ways, he was may father, too. 面, 他也可作我爸爸.
: Dad didn’t have time for me. 我爸爸没有时间陪我, 4.069
: He was too busy. 他太忙碌了. 4.070
: Gary and I went to the same college, but that’s 我和葛瑞上同一间大学, 可是到那个时 4.071
when things started to change. 候,情况就开始转变了,
: He studied business. 他学商了. 4.072
: Why did he study business? 他为甚么学商业? 4.073
: Because my father wanted him to. 因为我爸爸要他这样做, 4.074
: He used to study night and day. 他日以继夜的念书, 4.075
: I studied art and worked hard at it. 我学艺术, 而且很用功. 4.076
: But I had time for my friends, too. 不过, 我还有时间和朋友在一起. 4.077
: Gary and I saw each other less and less. 我和葛瑞彼此见面的机会愈来愈少. 4.078
: When Gary graduated, he went to work for my 葛瑞毕业以后就到我爸爸的公司去做 4.079
father. 事.
: He stayed at the office until late at night. 他很晚才离开办公室, 4.080
: He kept to himself a lot. 不常和别人交谈. 4.081
: Like my father, Gary was always busy. 葛瑞像我爸爸一样, 一天到晚忙着. 4.082
: Then one night, Gary and my father had a 后来有一天晚上, 葛瑞和爸爸吵架, 吵 4.083
terrible fight. 得惊天动地.

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: The next morning Gary moved out. 第二天早上葛瑞就搬走了, 4.084
: We never saw him again. 我们以后再也没有看到他. 4.085
: About a year ago, a college friend of mine saw 大概一年以前,我大学时代的一个同学 4.086
Gary in London. 在伦敦看到葛瑞。
: He was with a woman and a baby. 他和一个女的还有一个小孩在一起. 4.087
: My friend was sure it was Gary. 我那个同学确定那是葛瑞, 4.088
: He never forgets a face. 他永远不会忘记那张脸. 4.089
: I would like to write about two people, a man 我要写的是关于两个人, 一个男人和一 4.090
and a woman. 个女人的故事.
: They live quiet lives. 他们过着很平静的生活, 4.091
: When they go out into the street, no one asks for 当他们出门在街上走的时候, 没有人要 4.092
their autographs, but everyone in their 求他们的亲笔签名, 但是他们的同行都
profession knows and respects them. 知道他们, 也都尊敬他们,
: They work as a team. 他们一起工作如同一个小组. 4.093
: The woman is a journalist. 女的是位新闻记者, 4.094
: The man is a photographer. 男的是位摄影师. 4.095
: They met on their first job. 他们是在担任第一份工作的时候认识 4.096
的,
: They both worked for a famous picture 两个人同在一个有名的书刊杂志社做 4.097
magazine. 事.
: She wrote the articles, and he took the 她负责写文章, 而他负责照相片. 4.098
photographs.
: The magazine sent them all over the world to 杂志社派他们到世界各地去采访重要 4.099
cover important events. 的新闻,
: They won many awards and medals. 他们赢得了很多奖赏和徽章. 4.100
: One day the magazine went bankrupt. 有一天杂志社破产了, 4.101
: Many other magazines and newspapers offered 很多其它杂志社和报社都提供他们工 4.102
them positions, 作的职位,
: but at this point the man and the woman decided 但在这个时候, 他们决定从事独立作业 4.103
to work independently. 方式.
: She decided she wanted to write a book about 她决定写一本描述她在书刊杂志社工 4.104
her experiences at the magazine. 作时的经过,
: He wanted to work on a photographic essay on 他则想作一本盆栽的照片专集. 4.105
bonsai.
: For once, they did not worry about deadlines 他们首次可以不用为截稿日期和编辑 4.106
and editors. 而烦恼.
: They enjoyed their work and grew 他们工作感到很愉快, 而逐渐崭露头 4.107
professionally. 角.
: Their books were successful. 他们的书都很畅销, 4.108
: When they finished their separate projects, 当完成了个别的计划之后, 4.109
: they decided to work as a team again. 他们决定再度合作. 4.110
: Now they are ready to go, day or night, on a 现在他们随时准备出动, 4.111
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: When there are earthquakes in Honduras, they 当宏都拉斯发生大地震时, 他们在那里 4.112
are there. 采访;
: When there are battles in the Middle East, they 当中东有战役时, 他们在那里访问; 4.113
are there.
: When there are local tragedies, they are there, 当地方发生悲惨事件时, 他们也在那儿 4.114
too. 采访.
: My parents are a great team. 我的父母就是这个伟大小组的成员. 4.115
: James Yamamoto 山本杰美斯 4.116
: Look at all those people. 看看那许多人, 4.117
: They all have good jobs and houses in the 他们都有很好的工作, 并且在乡下都拥 4.118
country. 有房子,
: OK., maybe all of them don’t have houses in the 好吧! 他们不一定每一个人都在乡下有 4.119
country, but they probably have more than you. 房子, 但是或许他们拥有的比你还多.
: Laura, stop it. 得了, 罗拉, 4.120
: Don’t feel so sorry for yourself. 不要为自己感到难过, 4.121
: Nobody likes to get out and look for a job. 没有一个人喜欢出来找工作, 4.122
: I’m getting depressed again. 我又情绪低落了, 4.123
: It’s time for a change. 该是换换环境了, 4.124
: Maybe I’ll meet someone in an elevator, and 也许我会在电梯里认识一个人, 然后他 4.125
he’ll offer me a wonderful job. 将提供给我一份理想的工作,
: My worries will be over. 我就没有烦恼, 4.126
: Stop it, Laura. Be realistic. 得了, 罗拉, 现实点. 4.127
: Yes, it’s time for a change. 对, 我应该换一个环境了, 4.128
: I hate offices. 我讨厌办公室, 4.129
: I don’t hate work - that’s why I got the job with 我不厌恶工作──所以才到郭佛那里 4.130
Crawford - but I don’t like offices. 去做事──但是我不喜欢办公室,
: I don’t feel human in an office. 我觉得在公司里不像个人. 4.131
: I’d rather work with people than with files and 我喜欢和别人接触, 不喜欢和档案、打 4.132
typewriters. 字机做伴.
: But how? 要怎么样才可以呢? 4.133
: I could be a real estate agent, a travel agent, 我可以当房地产经纪人、旅行经纪人、 4.134
: a... anything, as long as it isn’t boring. 或什么都行, 只要不令人无聊就可以. 4.135
: Claire’s going to law school. 克蕾尔正读法律学校. 4.136
: Crawford’s son, what’s his name? ...Michael, 郭佛的儿子, 他叫什么名字? ……麦 4.137
Yes. 可. 对了,
: He wants to be an artist. 他想作艺术家. 4.138
: Henry Leeds likes his job. 亨利·里德斯喜欢他的工作, 4.139
: He doesn’t want to do anything else. 他不想再做其它事情, 4.140
: It is possible to be happy at your job. 一个人能从自己的工作得到快乐, 到底 4.141
不是不可能的.
: I could teach Spanish. 我可以教西班牙文, 4.142
: No, I don’t have the patience. 不, 我没有这份耐心. 4.143
: I think I’d to be my own boss. 我想我会喜欢自己当老板. 4.144

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: I like to sew. 我喜欢做针? . 4.145
: Maybe I could open a small dress shop. 也许我可以开一家小服装店. 4.146
: I wonder how much you need to start a shop. 不知道开一个店需要多少钱. 4.147
: My head is spinning. 我头昏脑胀, 4.148
: I must be getting hungry. 大概是饿了吧, 4.149
: I’m tired, too. 而且也疲倦. 4.150
: Maybe I’m getting a cold. 也许我感冒了, 4.151
: No. You’re not getting a cold. 不,你并不是感冒, 4.152
: You’re just depressed. And scared. 你只是沮丧和害怕. 4.153
: A dress shop. I’ll have to think about that. 开一家服装店, 这个应该多研究研究. 4.154
: Would you like to order now? 小姐想吃什么? 4.155
Mr. Yamamoto: Excuse me, sir. 先生请问您, 4.156
Mr. Yamamoto: Can you tell me where the Japanese Garden is? 能不能告诉我, 日本花园在那里? 4.157
Bill: It’s quite a long walk from here. Why don’t you 从这里走到那边相当远, 您不妨搭乘博 4.158
take the Fair bus? It stops right over there, in the 览会公交车, 它就停在那边, 在广场里
Plaza of Nations. Between the statue and the 的雕像和喷水池之间.
fountain.
Mr. Yamamoto: The statue? Excuse me, I don’t see as well as I 雕像啊? 对不起, 我不像以前看得那么 4.159
used to. 清楚.
Ali: Hi, Mr. O’Neill. 嗨, 欧尼尔先生. 4.160
Bill: Oh, hi, Ali. 哦, 阿里你好, 4.161
Bill: Would you do me a favor? 你愿不愿意帮我一个忙? 4.162
Ali: Sure. 好. 4.163
Bill: Would you take this gentleman to the bus stop 请你带这位先生到那边巴士站, 好不 4.164
over there? 好?
Ali: Sure. Hi. Where do you want to go? 好, 嗨, 你要去那里? 4.165
Bill: The gentleman wants to go to the bus stop, Ali. 这位先生要到巴士站, 阿里. 4.166
Ali: But where are you going after that? 然后你要去那里呢? 4.167
Bill: He asks a lot of questions. 他问了许多问题. 4.168
Ali: My father says I shouldn’t ask so many 我爸爸说我不该问这么多问题, 4.169
questions.
Ali: He says it’s not polite. So I’m sorry. But I still 他说这样不礼貌. 所以我道歉, 但是我 4.170
want to know. 还是想知道.
Bill: Ali, the next bus will be here any minute. 阿里, 下一班车随时会来. 4.171
Mr. Yamamoto: I’m going to the Japanese Garden. 我要到日本花园去. 4.172
Ali: Are you Japanese? I’m from Iran. 你是不是日本人? 我是伊朗人. 4.173
Mr. Yamamoto: I was born in Japan. 我在日本出生. 4.174
Ali: I went to the Japanese Garden last week. 我上个礼拜到日本花园去过. 4.175
Mr. Yamamoto: Did you? 噢, 你去过啦? 4.176
Ali: Yes, it’s very pretty. My mother liked it very 是的, 非常漂亮, 我妈妈很喜欢. 我觉 4.177
much. I think it’s too quiet there, 得那边太安静了,
Ali: but I’ll go with you if you want. 不过, 如果你要去的话, 我就陪你去. 4.178

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Mr. Yamamoto: Thank you. But if you come with me, your 谢谢. 不过, 你如果陪我去, 你父母就 4.179
parents won’t know where you are. 会不知道你到那里去了.
Ali: If you wait, I’ll tell my parents where I’m going. 你若能等我一下, 我就告诉我爸爸妈妈 4.180
我要去那里.
Mr. Yamamoto: You are a good boy. 你真乖. 4.181
Mr. Yamamoto: Maybe some other time. 或许, 改天吧. 4.182
Ali: Do you come here a lot? I’m here every 你常常来这里吗? 我每天下午都在这 4.183
afternoon. My father works in that bank. That’s 里. 我爸爸就在那个银行里上班, 那位
my friend, Mr. O’Neill, the ice cream man. 是我的朋友, 欧尼尔先生, 冰淇淋摊贩.
Mr. Yamamoto: Here’s the bus. Good-bye, Ali. And thank you. 巴士来了, 再见, 阿里, 谢谢你! 4.184
Miguel: Marta, how did you meet Michael Crawford? 玛它, 你是怎样认识麦可·郭佛的? 4.185
Marta: It’s a funny story. One day while I was coming 说起来真好笑, 有一天我顺着八十八街 4.186
down 88th Street, 走的时候,
Marta: I tripped and fell. 失足跌倒了, 4.187
Marta: My packages spilled all over the sidewalk. ? 带的东西都散落了整个人行道. 4.188
Marta: I twisted my ankle, and I couldn’t stand up. 我的脚踝扭伤, 简直无法站起来. 4.189
Miguel: Didn’t anyone help you? 没有人帮你吗? 4.190
Marta: A couple was passing by and helped me pick up 刚好有一对男女走过, 他们帮助我把东 4.191
my groceries. They even carried them home for 西拣起来, 还替我拿回家去, 那个男的
me. The guy was Michael. 就是麦可.
Miguel: How long ago was that? 多久以前的事? 4.192
Marta: Oh, about a year ago, I guess. Then, as we were 噢, 大概一年以前。我想然后在回家的 4.193
walking home, he mentioned he lived in the 途中, 他说他就住在附近, 于是我们交
neighborhood. So I made a friend. 了朋友,
Marta: He gives me English lessons, too. 他还替我补习英文. 4.194
Miguel: But he’s a painter, isn’t he? 咦? 他不是一个画家吗? 4.195
Marta: Yes, I think so. Why? 嗯, 好像是, 你为什么问这个? 4.196
Miguel: I’m just putting two and two together. 举一反三嘛! 4.197
Marta: What do you mean? 什么意思? 4.198
Miguel: I saw a picture of Michael on Pedro’s desk. 我在佩德罗的书桌上看到麦可的照片. 4.199
Marta: Michael and Pedro! 麦可和佩德罗! 4.200
Marta: I didn’t know they knew each other. 他们彼此认识, 我倒还不知道. 4.201
Miguel: Neither did I. But apparently, they used to be 我也不知道. 不过, 很显然的,他们一度 4.202
best friends. 是最好的朋友.
Marta: Really? 真的? 4.203
Marta: They don’t seem to have much in common. 他们好像并没有什么共同点, 4.204
Marta: What happened? 是怎么回事? 4.205
Miguel: To make a long story short, Michael’s old 长话短说,麦可以前的女朋友与佩德罗 4.206
girlfriend fell in love with Pedro. 相爱了.
Marta: Oh. 噢, 4.207
Marta: That sounds like Pedro. 听起来就像是佩德罗干的. 4.208

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Miguel: No, it wasn’t exactly Pedro’s fault, but Michael 不, 这不完全是佩德罗的过失,但是从 4.209
wouldn’t speak to him after that. 那个时候起, 麦可就不愿意和他说话
了.
Marta: That’s understandable. 那是可以了解的. 4.210
Miguel: Maybe. But it’s a shame. 也许. 不过, 我总觉得那是很丢人的. 4.211
Marta: Well, Michael is sensitive. That’s why he’s so 嗯, 麦可就是敏感一点, 所以才那么令 4.212
charming. 人着迷.
Miguel: Yes, but now that Michael is seeing Joana, I 不错, 但是麦可既然和琼娜在谈恋爱, 4.213
hope he’ll forgive Pedro. 我希望他会原谅佩德罗.
Marta: You don’t have to worry about Pedro. 你用不着替佩德罗担忧. 4.214
Miguel: I know, but I think a good friendship deserves a 我知道, 但是我认为深厚的友情应该有 4.215
second chance. 言归于好的机会.
Marta: So do I, but... 我也这样觉得, 不过…… 4.216
Miguel: And Pedro needs his old friend. He’s very 而且佩德罗需要他的老朋友, 他非常孤 4.217
lonely. 单.
Marta: Lonely? Every time I see him he’s with a 孤单? 每次我看到他都和不同的女孩 4.218
different woman. 子在一起.
Mr. Nikzad: Captain, would you tell me who is responsible 警长, 您可不可以告诉我, 逮捕那些贼 4.219
for catching the thieves? I’d like to thank him 的人是谁? 我想亲自向他道谢.
personally.
Capt. Jamison: You know him. 你认识他的. 4.220
Mr. Nikzad: I do? 真的? 4.221
Capt. Jamison: But I must ask you not to tell anyone who he is. 不过, 我必须请你不要告诉任何人他是 4.222
谁,
Capt. Jamison: He’s one of our undercover men. 他是我们的一个便衣警员. 4.223
Mr. Nikzad: Certainly. 那当然! 4.224
Capt. Jamison: Sergeant O’Neill. Would you step into my 欧尼尔警官, 请到我的办公室来一下. 4.225
office?
Bill: Captain? 什么事, 警长? 4.226
Mr. Nikzad: Mr. O’Neill. The ice cream vendor! I don’t 欧尼尔先生, 那个冰淇淋贩! 我真想不 4.227
believe it. Ali was right. 到!原来阿里是对的!
Capt. Jamison: Who was right? 谁对了? 4.228
Mr. Nikzad: My son, Ali. 我的儿子阿里. 4.229
Mr. Nikzad: He never stops talking about Mr. O’Neill. 他一天到晚都在讲欧尼尔先生. 4.230
Mr. Nikzad: He always says, “Mr. O’Neill is a secret agent.” 他总是说:“欧尼尔先生是个密探.” 4.231
Capt. Jamison: Sergeant, you didn’t say anything to the boy, did 警官, 你该没有对那个小孩说什么吧? 4.232
you?
Mr. Nikzad: Captain, I’m sure he didn’t have to. Ali is very... 警长, 我相信他用不着说. 阿里这孩子 4.233
what is the word in English... imaginative. 非常... 英文怎么讲... 想象力很丰富.
Mr. Nikzad: He enjoys pretending to be you, Sergeant. You 警官, 你是他心目中的英雄, 他崇拜你, 4.234
are his hero. 很喜欢学你.
Bill: He’s a fine boy. 他是个好孩子. 4.235
Mr. Nikzad: And he loves talking to you about baseball. 他也很喜欢和你谈棒球. 4.236

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Mr. Nikzad: He keeps trying to learn, 他一直试着学, 4.237
Mr. Nikzad: but I don’t know how to play, so I can’t teach 可是我不会玩, 所以就没办法教他. 4.238
him.
Mr. Nikzad: But tell me Sergeant, how did you know those 那么, 警官请你告诉我, 你怎么知道那 4.239
three were thieves? 三个人是强盗?
Bill: I suspected something right away. 我一开始就起疑心. 4.240
Bill: They kept walking back and forth in front of the 他们在银行的门口一直走来走去, 4.241
bank.
Bill: After watching them for three days, I knew 在注意他们三天以后, 我就知道不久即 4.242
something was going to happen soon. 会有事情发生了.
Mr. Nikzad: Why did you wait three days before acting? 你为什么要等三天才采取行动呢? 4.243
Bill: We needed more proof, 因为我们需要更多的证据, 4.244
Bill: so I started noting their movements carefully. I 所以我开始细心地观察他们的行踪. 我 4.245
sold ice cream right under their noses. 就在他们的跟前卖冰淇淋.
Mr. Nikzad: I am impressed, Sergeant, impressed and 我真钦佩你, 警官, 钦佩又感激. 但是, 4.246
grateful. But what a shame. Ali can never know 真可惜, 阿里永远不会知道他是对的.
he was right.
Hussein: Ali! Did you hear? There was a robbery at Dad’s 阿里! 你知不知道? 爸爸的银行被人抢 4.247
bank! 劫!
Ali: Wow! Did they take a lot of money? 哇! 他们抢了很多钱吗? 4.248
Hussein: No. Some undercover policemen at the Fair 没有, 万博会有便衣警察把强盗抓到 4.249
caught the thieves. 了.
Ali: I bet Mr. O’Neill did it! 我想一定是欧尼尔先生抓的, 4.250
Ali: When I grow up, I want to be a secret agent like 我长大了以后, 我要当密探, 就像欧尼 4.251
Mr. O’Neill. 尔先生一样.
Hussein: Ali, Mr. O’Neill is an ice cream vendor! 阿里, 欧尼尔先生是冰淇淋摊贩! 4.252
Pedro: It’s been a long time. 好久不见了. 4.253
Michael: Yes, it has. 是的, 很久不见了. 4.254
Pedro: How have you been? 你好吗? 4.255
Michael: Much better since I spoke to you last. 比上次和你讲话时好多了. 4.256
Pedro: You know, Michael, I’m sorry about... 我要告诉你, 麦可, 我很抱歉关于... 4.257
Michael: You don’t have to be. 不用道歉. 4.258
Pedro: Then why are you still angry? Anyway, I am 那么你为什么还生气? 不管怎么样,我 4.259
sorry. 是很遗憾.
Michael: I am, too. I thought we were friends. 我也是, 我想我们是好朋友. 4.260
Pedro: We were. 是的, 我们是好朋友. 4.261
Michael: How’s Marian? 玛丽安她好吗? 4.262
Pedro: I don’t know. 我不知道. 4.263
Pedro: I haven’t seen her for almost three years. 我已经快三年没有看到她了. 4.264
Michael: Didn’t she stay with you? 她没有跟你在一起吗? 4.265
Pedro: No. I saw her for a few weeks, and then she left. 没有, 我们交往了几个星期, 她就离开 4.266
she went to Florida. 了. 她到佛罗里达州去了.
Michael: Haven’t you kept in touch? 你们没有保持联络吗? 4.267

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Pedro: No. There was no reason to. 没有, 没有这个必要, 4.268
Pedro: I was happy to see her go. 我很高兴她走了. 4.269
Michael: Then why did you... 那么你为什么要... 4.270
Pedro: Now wait a minute, Michael. 慢着, 麦可. 4.271
Pedro: I didn’t go looking for her. 我不会去找她的, 4.272
Pedro: She came to me. 过去是她找上门来的. 4.273
Pedro: Michael. It’s over. I’m sorry. What more can I 麦可, 事情已经结束了, 我很抱歉, 我 4.274
say? Let’s have a beer and forget the whole 还能说什么? 让我们喝杯啤酒去. 将这
thing. 所有事情都忘掉吧!
Michael: Hello, Pedro. How have you been? 佩德罗你好, 最近怎么样? 4.275
Pedro: Okay, Michael. It’s been a long time. 还不错, 麦可, 好久不见. 4.276
Michael: Are you still interested in photography? 你仍然对摄影有兴趣吗? 4.277
Pedro: Yes, and I’ve done a lot of new things. Come on, 是的, 而且我还作了很多新的尝试. 来, 4.278
I’ll tell you about them. 让我来告诉你.
Michael: How’s your mother? I’ve missed her. 你妈妈好吗? 我真想念她. 4.279
Michael: She’s fine. 她很好, 4.280
Michael: She’ll be glad to see you again. 她会很高兴再看到你. 4.281
Pedro: She’s missed you, too. 她也想念你, 4.282
Pedro: So has the rest of my family. 我们一家人都想念你. 4.283
: Eighty -eighth Street is usually a busy street, 八十八街通常是很热闹的, 尤其是在夏 4.284
especially during the summer. But sometimes, 天的时候. 不过, 有时候在一大清早和
early in the morning and in the heat of the 炎热午后里,八十八街却很安静.
afternoon, it is quiet.
: No, not “quiet”, quieter. 不, 不应该说很“安静”, 应该说比较 4.285
安静一点才对,
: There are always kids playing ball. 随时都有小孩子在那里打球. 4.286
: They don’t seem to notice the heat, the darkness, 闷热的天气、黑暗的夜晚以及往来的车 4.287
or the passing cars. 辆, 他们似乎并不在意.
: It’s a street like many others. 这条街和其它许多街道一样, 4.288
: Children run, and jump, and fall. 街上的小孩, 跑的跑, 跳的跳, 摔倒的 4.289
摔倒.
: Parents push baby carriages. Young men and 爸爸妈妈们推着婴儿车走, 青年男女臂 4.290
women walk slowly, arm in arm, or hand in 挽着臂或手牵着手慢慢地走着,
hand.
: The people of the neighborhood know each 左右邻居彼此都认识. 4.291
other.
: When friends meet, they stop and say a word or 当朋友相遇的时候, 他们总会停下来寒 4.292
two. 暄一下.
: Two women, both lost in thought, walk toward 两个沉思的妇女彼此迎面走近, 4.293
each other.
: As they pass, they look up. 她们走过彼此身边的时候, 都抬起头来 4.294
看.
: They stop. They smile. 她们止步, 她们微笑. 4.295

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: They start to speak at the same time. 然后同时开始讲话. 4.296
: They laugh, happy to see each other. 她们都很高兴彼此碰面. 4.297
: After a minute or two, one turns around and 过一两分钟, 其中的一个妇女转身送另 4.298
walks the other to her door. 外一个妇女到她家门口.
: They stand and talk a few minutes more. 她们站在那里继续谈上几分钟, 4.299
: Then each one takes a few steps, turns, and 然后一个走上几层台阶, 转身挥别. 4.300
waves good-bye.
: At noon on June 3, three men bought 在六月三日中午, 有三名男子买了三明 4.301
sandwiches and ice cream and sat on one of the 治和冰淇淋后在国家银行前的橙子上
benches in front of the International Bank. 坐下.
: This behavior continued on June 4 and 5. 他们在六月四、五号这两天继续这样做. 4.302
: They were trying to look and act like tourists, 他们尽力装出观光客的模样和作风, 但 4.303
but they obviously were not. 是很显然的, 他们并不是.
: They never smiled. 他们始终没有露出笑容, 4.304
: They were not enjoying themselves. 心情也并不愉快. 4.305
: The suspects carefully noted the movements of 三名嫌疑犯密切注意银行每一个职员 4.306
each of the bank’s employees. 往来的情形.
: They even noted when and where I moved my 他们甚至注意我推冰淇淋车的时间和 4.307
ice cream cart. 地点.
: On June 5, at exactly 2:20, when two of the four 在六月五日下午两点二十分整, 当银行 4.308
guards were out to lunch, the three suspects 四个警卫中的两个人外出午餐的时候,
moved toward the entrance of the bank. 这三名嫌疑犯走向银行的入口.
: I immediately called for help. Then I moved the 我立刻通知同仁协助, 然后把冰淇淋车 4.309
ice cream cart closer to the entrance of the bank. 移近银行的入口,
: I wanted to be able to stop them from leaving 希望能够阻止他们离开那个区域. 4.310
the area.
: One of the suspects stood at the door of the 其中的一名嫌疑犯站在银行的门口, 4.311
bank.
: The other two entered the bank and stood in 另外两名则进去银行排队. 4.312
line.
: When they got up to the tellers, they took guns 当他们走到出纳员面前时, 就从牛皮纸 4.313
out of paper bags. 袋取出枪.
: Most of the people in the bank didn’t know what 银行里的人大多不知道有事情发生. 4.314
was happening.
: I could see this through the windows of the 这件事情经过, 我从银行的窗外可以看 4.315
bank. 到.
: Meanwhile, the other non-uniformed policemen 在此同时, 其余的便衣警员也到达了现 4.316
arrived. 场.
: We spread out. 我们分布各处. 4.317
: Some went into the bank and some stood near 有的到银行里面去, 有的站到门口近 4.318
the front. 处.
: We wanted to wait until they had the money in 我们等待直到他们拿到了钱, 4.319
their hands.

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: Then we got them. 然后把他们逮捕, 4.320
: It was all over in twenty seconds. 这件事情只花二十秒钟的时间就结束 4.321
了.
: I never stopped selling ice cream, although I 我始终一直地继续卖冰淇淋, 虽然我多 4.322
gave one man too much change. 找给一位男士太多的零钱.
: I like this old bar. 我很喜欢这家老酒馆, 4.323
: I know it’s old-fashioned, but that’s what I like 我明知它有点老式, 不过就因为这样我 4.324
about it. 才喜欢它.
: Sure, it’s dark. 当然啦, 里面固然很黑, 4.325
: Most bars are. 但是大多数的酒馆都是这样子. 4.326
: But that’s all right, some things look better in 那没关系, 有些东西要在黑暗里才好 4.327
the dark. 看.
: Besides, you don’t go to a bar to read, do you? 而且, 人上酒馆不是为了看书, 对不 4.328
对?
: This is a friendly place. 这是一个亲切的地方. 4.329
: You can get a beer on your way home from 你可以在下班后喝杯啤酒再回家, 4.330
work,
: find some friends, relax, 找几个朋友把身心放轻松, 4.331
: and forget about your kids, your job, and your 把孩子、工作和丈母娘都忘掉. 4.332
mother-in-law.
: Times are changing, but “Joe’s” stays the 时代在改变, 但是“乔之酒吧”没有变. 4.333
same.
: Oh, there’s a difference. 哦, 对了, 有一点不同. 4.334
: This kind of place used to be “for men only.” 这个地方过去是“女宾止步”, 4.335
: Now, everybody’s welcome. 而现在却是来者不拒. 4.336
: If your money’s good, we’re glad to have you. 只要你喝完付账, 我们就欢迎你来. 4.337
: I’ve been a bartender here for thirty years, and 我在这里当酒保已经三十年, 每天上 4.338
I’m still happy to come to work and see the old 班, 看到这个老桃木盖成的酒吧, 仍然
mahogany bar. 感到开心.
: It still makes me happy to see the liquor bottles 看到这个老式法国镜子旁边的酒瓶, 也 4.339
beside the old French mirror. 仍然感到开心.
: It’s not a bad life. 这个日子过得还不坏. 4.340
: And, you know, it’s funny. 还有我告诉你一件很滑稽的事情, 4.341
: I don’t drink. 我从来不喝酒. 4.342

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第五集
Ali: Hello, Mr. Vegetable Man. Do you remember 卖菜先生你好. 你还记不记得我? 我叫 5.001
me? My name is Ali. 阿里.
Mr. Yamamoto: Yes, Ali. I remember you. 嗯, 阿里, 我记得你. 5.002
Ali: I met you when you were going to the Japanese 当我遇到你的时候你正要到日本花园 5.003
Garden. 去,
Ali: Did you have a good time? 你玩得开不开心? 5.004
Mr. Yamamoto: Yes, thank you, Ali. Is this your mother, Ali? 很开心, 谢谢你, 阿里. 这位是不是你 5.005
母亲?
Ali: Yes, it is. Mommy, I told you about this man... 是的. 妈, 我跟你讲过这个人... 5.006
Mrs. Nikzad: His name is Mr. Yamamoto, Ali. Be polite. 阿里, 他叫山本先生. 礼貌一点. 5.007
Ali: How do you know his name, Mommy? 妈, 你怎么知道他的名字? 5.008
Mrs. Nikzad: Because many of my friends have told me about 因为我有很多朋友曾经跟我谈过他以 5.009
him and his excellent shop. It’s nice to meet 及他经营得很不错的商店.很高兴认识
you, Mr. Yamamoto. Our name is Nikzad. 你, 山本先生,敝姓尼克萨德.
Mr. Yamamoto: How do you do, Mrs. Nikzad? 尼克萨德太太你好. 5.010
Mr. Yamamoto: Your son helped me find my way around the 令郎帮我在万博会附近找到路. 5.011
Fair.
Ali: Are you famous, Mr. Yamamoto? How come? 山本先生, 你是不是很出名? 为什么你 5.012
会出名呢?
Mr. Yamamoto: Because I have lived in this neighborhood a 因为我住在这附近很久了. 5.013
long time.
Ali: But that isn’t enough, is it? 但是这还是不够, 对不对? 5.014
Mr. Yamamoto: You have to answer that question for yourself. 这个问题你得要自己答复. 5.015
Ali: No. 不, 5.016
Ali: You have to do something special to be famous. 一个人必须作某种很特殊的事情才会 5.017
出名,
Ali: You have to kill a dragon. 他必须杀死一条龙. 5.018
Mr. Yamamoto: I’ve never done that. I have seen many and 我倒没有杀过龙. 我看过不少龙, 还有 5.019
fought with a few. But to my knowledge I 几次和龙打斗, 不过据我所知, 我还没
haven’t killed any yet. 杀死过龙.
Customer: Excuse me, do you have any lettuce? 老板, 对不起, 有没有莴苣? 5.020
Ali: Wow, have you ever...? 哇! 你曾经... 5.021
Mrs. Nikzad: Mr. Yamamoto is a busy man. Perhaps, Ali, 山本先生很忙, 说不定阿里, 5.022
Mrs. Nikzad: we have already taken too much of his time. 我们已经打扰他太久了. 5.023
Mr. Yamamoto: I’ll be with you in a moment. 我马上来. 5.024
Mr. Yamamoto: Not at all, Mrs. Nikzad. If I don’t have enough 一点也不, 尼克萨德太太. 就算我时间 5.025
time, it is because I am old, not because I am 不够, 那是由于我老了, 并不是因为我
busy. 事情忙.
Ali: I don’t understand. 我不懂. 5.026

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Mrs. Nikzad: Mr. Yamamoto is very wise. When you have 山本先生是个很聪明的人. 当你长大一 5.027
lived a little longer, you will understand. 点以后, 你就会懂得了.
Ali: I want to understand now. 我现在就要懂. 5.028
Mr. Yamamoto: Then you must visit me again. 那么你必须再来看我. 5.029
Ali: Can I? I mean, may I? 我能吗? 我是说, 我可以再来拜访你 5.030
吗?
Mrs. Farias: When is Michael coming to pick you up? 麦可几点钟来接你? 5.031
Joana: He said seven. Would you get the door please, 他说七点. 妈, 请您开门好吗? 5.032
Mama?
Mrs. Farias: Hello, Michael. How are you? 麦可, 你好吗? 5.033
Michael: Fine, thank you, Mrs. Farias. And you? 很好, 谢谢法瑞斯太太, 您呢? 5.034
Mrs. Farias: Well, as a matter of fact, 哦, 事实上, 5.035
Mrs. Farias: I’m not feeling very well today. 我今天有一点不舒服. 5.036
Michael: What’s the matter? 怎么了? 5.037
Mrs. Farias: Oh, I’m sure that it’s nothing serious. Joana, 噢, 我相信并不严重.琼娜, 麦可来了. 5.038
Michael’s here!
Joana: Hi, Michael. 嗨, 麦可. 5.039
Michael: Hi, you look great! 嗨, 你今天可真漂亮! 5.040
Joana: Thank you. 谢谢. 5.041
Mrs. Farias: Will you two please excuse me? I have some 二位失陪了, 我厨房里还有一点事. 5.042
things to do in the kitchen.
Michael: Certainly. What’s up? 不要客气. 什么事情? 5.043
Joana: I have some exciting news. 我有一个令人兴奋的消息. 5.044
Michael: What is it? 什么消息? 5.045
Michael: I hope you aren’t going back home. 你不会是就要回国了吧? 5.046
Joana: No. Right now I can’t think of any place I’d 没有, 我现在除了这里以外, 想不出任 5.047
rather be than here. But... 何更喜欢的地方. 但是...
Michael: What is it, then? 到底什么事情嘛? 5.048
Joana: How would you like to go to Brazil for two 你有没有兴趣到巴西去住两年? 5.049
years?
Michael: What? How? With whom? 什么? 怎么去? 和谁去? 5.050
Joana: The Brazilian Pavilion is holding an art 巴西馆要举办艺术比赛. 5.051
competition.
Joana: The person who wins gets a grant to study and 赢的人获得奖学金, 可以到巴西任何一 5.052
paint anywhere in Brazil. 个地方读书或画画.
Michael: Really? How do you apply? 真的!? 怎么申请? 5.053
Joana: All you have to do is submit a painting to the 只要在十二月一号之前把一幅画送到 5.054
Brazilian Pavilion by December 1. You’ll love 巴西馆就可以. 你一定会非常喜欢巴西
Brazil. I’ll show you all the sights. We’ll have a 的, 我会带你去看所有的名胜, 我们会
wonderful time. 玩得非常愉快.
Michael: Hold on. I can enter. That doesn’t mean I’ll win. 慢一点. 我可以参加, 但是不一定会赢. 5.055
Joana: Michael, no one else has a chance! 麦可, 别人都不可能得胜. 5.056
Michael: Oh, come on. 噢, 算了! 5.057

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Joana: No, really. 不, 我是说真的. 5.058
Joana: Name one modern artist whose paintings are 你说, 哪一个现代艺术家的画比你的画 5.059
better than yours. 好?
Joana: Name one artist whose paintings the judges 除了你的画以外, 评判还会更喜欢谁的 5.060
could possibly like more than yours. 画? 你说.
Michael: It’s nice to have someone who believes in you. 有一个人对我有信心, 我感到很欣慰. 5.061
Michael: Too bad you’re not one of the judges. 可惜你不是评审之一. 5.062
Joana: Which picture are you going to send in? 你要送哪一幅画去? 5.063
Michael: I don’t know. I’ll have to do something new -- 我不知道。我必须要有新的创作── 5.064
something totally new – something 一些全新的作品,── 一些惊人的作
spectacular. 品.
Michael: Dear Mama, 亲爱的妈妈: 5.065
Michael: I can’t believe it! 真难以置信! 5.066
Michael: I’ll be home in a couple of weeks. 再两个星期我就要回家了, 5.067
Michael: This has been the greatest vacation I’ve ever 这是我有生以来最愉快的假期. 5.068
had.
Michael: My English is pretty good now. I can understand 我的英文现在很不错, 除了在电话中, 5.069
almost everything -- except on the phone. 我几乎什么都可以听得懂.
Michael: I’ve made many new friends and learned lots of 我认识了很多新朋友, 也学到了很多新 5.070
new things. 的知识,
Michael: For example, Mama, believe it or not, some 譬如, 妈, 相信不? 有些美国人看电视 5.071
Americans spend more hours watching TV. than 的时间比上班工作的时间还要多.
working at their jobs.
Michael: It’s true! 是真的! 5.072
Michael: I read it in an American paper. 我是从报纸上看到的. 5.073
Michael: I called the Monteros last week. 我上个星期拜访了蒙特若家, 5.074
Michael: They were very happy to see me. 他们看到我很高兴. 5.075
Michael: You’re right. They have a daughter my age. 您说得对, 他们有一个女儿和我一样年 5.076
纪,
Michael: She is happily married, has two children, and 她已婚, 有两个孩子, 生活很美满. 她 5.077
sends her regards. 向您问好,
Michael: They all send their regards. 他们都向您问好. 5.078
Michael: Mrs. Montero cried when we talked about the 我们谈到蒙特若太太多年没见面的那 5.079
people she hasn’t seen in years. 些人的时候, 她流泪了,
Michael: I felt a little sorry for her. 我有一点替她难过. 5.080
Michael: She wants to go back to Colombia for a visit, 她想回到哥伦比亚去看看这些人, 但是 5.081
but I don’t think they have the money. 我不认为他们会有钱去.
Michael: On the brighter side, I’m sending you another 说一点开心事, 我又附了一张玛它的照 5.082
photograph of Marta. 片.
Michael: Don’t worry. I’m not going to do anything 您放心好了, 我不会做出任何“傻事”; 5.083
“ foolish, ” but I want you to be able to 我只是希望您能够认识她.
recognize her.
Michael: Love, Miguel 米盖尔敬上 5.084

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Nara: Hi, kids. 嗨, 孩子们: 5.085
Nara: It’s Friday again, so I won’t be home from work 又是星期五了; 因此我要到九点十五分 5.086
until 9:15. 才会下班回家.
Nara: Dinner is in the refrigerator. 晚餐摆在冰箱里. 5.087
Nara: Peggy, you can heat up the stew and make the 蓓姬, 你可以把炖肉热一热, 并做些色 5.088
salad. 拉.
Nara: Suzy, you can set the table. 苏西你可摆餐具. 5.089
Nara: Billy and Jack, I want you to clear the table, 比利和杰克:我希望你们清理餐桌, 把 5.090
wash the dishes, and put them away. 盘碗洗净收起来.
Nara: And you can get started on the weekly chores. 还有每周一次的家务, 也可以着手作, 5.091
Nara: No chores, no allowance. 不作家务, 就不给你们零用钱. 5.092
Nara: Peggy, please scrub the bathroom. It’s filthy. 蓓姬, 浴室肮脏不堪, 麻烦你洗刷干净. 5.093
Nara: Jack, you know how to use the vacuum cleaner. 杰克, 你知道吸尘器怎么用, 5.094
Nara: Would you please do the rugs and the floors? 请你清理地毯和地板, 好不好? 5.095
Nara: And you, Billy, please clean up the mess in the 还有你比利, 地下室又脏又乱, 请你清 5.096
basement. 理干净.
Nara: I don’t know what you were doing down there, 我不知道你在那里干什么的,工具散乱 5.097
but you left tools all over the place. 得到处都是.
Nara: And Suzy, you can help Billy sweep up. 苏西, 你要帮助比利打扫. 5.098
Nara: Dad will be home around 6:30. 爸爸大概六点半回来. 5.099
Nara: Why don’t you have dinner ready by then? OK. 你们不妨将晚餐准备好, 可以吗? 孩子 5.100
kids? Enjoy your dinner. 们,希望你们吃得愉快.
Nara: Oh yes, for dessert, you can have the chocolate 哦, 对了, 餐后甜点, 你们可以把那个 5.101
cake. 巧克力蛋糕拿出来吃.
Nara: But please leave a little piece for your 不过, 拜托留下一小块给你们工作辛苦 5.102
hard-working mother 的妈妈.
Nara: Love, Mom 妈妈留 5.103
: THE WORLD’S FAIR NEWSLETTER 万国博览会通讯报 5.104
: Volume 1 No. 5 一卷五期 5.105
: Published by THE WORLD’S FAIR 发行人:万国博览会股份有限公司 5.106
CORPORATION
: and THE GW CRAWFORD AGENCY, INC. 及郭氏广告股份有限公司 5.107
: THE SPACE BUILDING OPENS by Henry 太空大厦开幕亨利·里斯着 5.108
Leeds
Henry Leeds: Yesterday was the opening of the Space 昨天是万国博览会这里太空大楼的开 5.109
Building here at the World’s Fair. 幕典礼,
Henry Leeds: Many famous scientists, architects, and 有许多著名的科学家、建筑师和外交官 5.110
diplomats were present. 参加.
Henry Leeds: There was something for everybody. 对每一个人而言, 那边确实有看头. 5.111
Henry Leeds: Messrs. Wood, Glass, and Stone, who are the 设计该大厦的建筑师乌德、葛拉斯和斯 5.112
architects of the building, attended the 敦三位先生均参加典礼.
ceremonies.

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Henry Leeds: The building, which looks like a big glass cube, 这座建筑物看起来像巨大的玻璃立方 5.113
is as modern as its exhibitions. 体, 与所展示的陈列品一样现代化.
Henry Leeds: A large crowd listened to the many speeches of 一大群民众听了外交官们一个接一个 5.114
the diplomats 的演说.
Henry Leeds: Among the listeners was a little boy. He was 其中有一位小男孩, 他大约七岁左右, 5.115
about seven years old, had curly black hair and 有一头黑色的卷发和一双咖啡色大眼
big brown eyes, and was eating an ice cream 睛, 他正吃着一个冰淇淋三明治.
sandwich.
Henry Leeds: “Are you enjoying the speeches?” I asked. 我问他:“这些演说你喜不喜欢听?” 5.116
Henry Leeds: “No,” he said, “they’re boring.” 他回答说:“不喜欢, 都很无聊.” 5.117
Henry Leeds: “Then why are you here?” “那么你为什么要来这里呢?” 5.118
Henry Leeds: “Because it’s not as boring as home.” “因为这里并不像家里那么无聊.” 5.119
Henry Leeds: There you have it. 各位现在知道了. 5.120
Henry Leeds: Another day at the Fair. 这又是万博会上的一天. 5.121
Ali: Mommy. I’m going to be seven soon, right? 妈, 我快要七岁了, 对不对? 5.122
Mrs. Nikzad: Yes, July 17. 是啊, 就在七月十七号. 5.123
Ali: What day is that? 星期几? 5.124
Mrs. Nikzad: It’s a Monday. 星期一. 5.125
Ali: May I have a birthday party? 我可不可以举行生日派对? 5.126
Mrs. Nikzad: I’m sure you can. However, we’ll have to talk to 我想你可以. 不过, 我们得和你爸爸说 5.127
your father. 说.
Ali: I’ll be good. I promise. I’ll do whatever he says. 我会乖, 我发誓. 他叫我做什么我都会 5.128
做,
Ali: I’ll be so good that he won’t know I’m here. 我会非常非常乖, 使他都不知道我在 5.129
家.
Ali: Can we call him? 我们可以打电话给他? 5.130
Mrs. Nikzad: No. He’ll be home any minute, Ali. It can wait 不行, 他就要回来了. 阿里, 这件事可 5.131
till then, I’m sure. We’ve never had a big party 以等到他回来再说. 我想我们从来没有
in this apartment. I wonder... 在这个房子里举行过大的派对, 不知
道...
Ali: Oh, I don’t want the party here! 噢, 我不要在这里举行! 5.132
Mrs. Nikzad: No? Where do you want it? 你不要啊? 你想在哪里举行? 5.133
Ali: At the Ice Cream Parlor. You know, the one that 在冰淇淋馆. 你知道吗, 那一家有一百 5.134
has 101 flavors. 零一种口味.
Mrs. Nikzad: The Ice Cream Parlor? 冰淇淋馆? 5.135
Mrs. Nikzad: Do you mean the one which is near your father’s 你是说在万博会爸爸的银行附近那一 5.136
bank at the Fair? 家?
Ali: Yes, that’s the one. Jimmy’s birthday party was 对, 就是那家. 吉米的生日派对是在那 5.137
there, 里举行的,
Ali: and the party that he had was great. 他那次派对真棒. 5.138
Mrs. Nikzad: Hello, dear. How was your day? 哈罗, 亲爱的, 今天过得好不好? 5.139
Mr. Nikzad: Hello, Zahra. Hi, Son. I’m in such a good mood 哈罗, 萨拉, 嗨, 儿子, 我心情好得很, 5.140
that I feel like celebrating. 真想庆祝一番.

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Mr. Nikzad: Let’s go out to dinner tonight. 我们今天晚上在外面吃饭吧! 5.141
Ali: Whoopee! 好棒啊! 5.142
Mrs. Nikzad: Ali has something to ask you. 阿里有件事情想要求你. 5.143
Mr. Nikzad: What is it, Ali? 什么事, 阿里? 5.144
Ali: Father, may I please have a birthday party? 爸爸, 我可不可以开生日舞会? 5.145
Mr. Nikzad: Of course, Ali. Why not? 当然可以, 阿里, 为什么不可以? 5.146
Ali: Thanks, Daddy. 谢谢爸爸. 5.147
Mr. Nikzad: What kind of party do you want, Ali? 阿里, 你想要什么样的舞会呢? 5.148
Ali: An ice cream party! 一个冰淇淋舞会! 5.149
Mr. Nikzad: Is that what you want? 那就是你想要的吗? 5.150
Mr. Nikzad: Wouldn’t you like to go to a baseball game 你不想去看棒球赛吗? 5.151
instead?
Ali: Daddy, this is much better! 爸, 这样好多了! 5.152
Ali: You eat lots and lots of ice cream. They put it in 你可以吃很多很多的冰淇淋. 他们用好 5.153
a big bowl. And then, when you’ve eaten so 大的碗盛着, 然后, 当你冰淇淋吃到不
much ice cream that you can’t eat any more, you 能再吃下去的时候, 你不顾一切的继续
eat some more anyway. 吃.
Mr. Nikzad: It sounds terrible. 听起来好恐怖. 5.154
Mrs. Nikzad: I guess it sounds wonderful to kids. What do 大概对小孩子来说,似乎蛮好的. 亲爱 5.155
you think, dear? 的, 你认为怎么样?
Mr. Nikzad: Okay, Ali. It’s a deal. 好的, 阿里, 一言为定. 5.156
Ali: Oh, boy! 哇! 好棒! 5.157
Mrs. Farias: Packing is very upsetting. 收拾行李实在令人很烦, 5.158
Mrs. Farias: I wish someone would do it for me. 我希望有人能为我整理. 5.159
Mrs. Farias: In fact, I wish I were home now and the plane 事实上, 我真希望现在已经下了飞机回 5.160
trip were over. 到家里,也结束了旅程.
Joana: You don’t have to pack tonight. 你不必要今天晚上就收拾行李呀! 5.161
Mrs. Farias: I know, but I want to see how much room I have 我知道, 但是我想看看箱子里能装多少 5.162
in my suitcase. Tomorrow I have to buy presents 东西, 明天我要去买礼物送给家乡所有
for everyone back home. 的亲友.
Joana: Sometimes I wish I were going with you. 有时候我真希望能和你一道走. 5.163
Mrs. Farias: Sometimes I wish you were, too, dear. 我有时候也会这样想, 亲爱的. 5.164
Joana: I know, but you mustn’t worry about me, Mama. 我知道, 不过, 妈, 你千万不要替我操 5.165
I’ll be all right. Paulo doesn’t let me out of his 心, 我不会有事, 保罗一天到晚监视我.
sight!
Mrs. Farias: I know you’ll be all right. 我知道你不会有事的, 5.166
Mrs. Farias: I’m worrying about myself. 我担心的是我自己, 5.167
Mrs. Farias: The house will seem so empty without you and 没有你和保罗在, 这房子会显得很空 5.168
Paulo. And what if you decide to stay here? 洞. 还有, 万一你决定在这里定居怎么
办?
Joana: Oh, Mama! 噢! 妈. 5.169
Joana: Anyway, you were about to mention the gifts 不管怎么样, 你刚才提到你要买些礼 5.170
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Mrs. Farias: Yes. What do you think I ought to get for your 是啊, 你认为我该买什么给你爸爸? 5.171
father?
Joana: He has just about everything, doesn’t he? 他几乎什么都有, 对不对? 5.172
Mrs. Farias: That’s the trouble. 麻烦就在这里. 5.173
Paulo: Hi, Mama. Hi, Joana. 嗨, 妈, 嗨, 琼娜. 5.174
Mrs. Farias: I’m glad you’re home early. Do you know how 很高兴你回来得早, 那个皮箱的锁你知 5.175
to fix the lock on that suitcase? It’s stuck. 不知道怎么修理? 它卡住了.
Paulo: It probably needs a little oil. 大概需要上一点油. 5.176
Mrs. Farias: Paulo, I don’t know what to get for your father. 保罗, 我不知道应该买什么东西给你爸 5.177
Do you have any suggestions? 爸, 有没有任何建议?
Paulo: Why don’t you get him a pocket calculator? 为什么不给他买一个袖珍型计算器. 5.178
Mrs. Farias: That’s a wonderful idea! 这个主意出得很好! 5.179
Mrs. Farias: I hope he doesn’t already have one. 但愿他还没有. 5.180
Paulo: I doubt it. There, the lock’s okay now. 我想大概没有. 好了, 锁修好了. 5.181
Mrs. Farias: Good. Thank you, dear. Where should I look for 很好. 谢谢你, 亲爱的. 电子计算器应 5.182
a calculator? 该到哪里去选购?
Paulo: I know a place where I can get one on sale. I’ll 我知道有个地方可以买到减价的。我明 5.183
pick one up for you tomorrow. 天帮你买一个.
Mrs. Farias: Thank you, dear. You know, when I get home, 谢谢, 亲爱的, 说真的, 回家以后, 5.184
Mrs. Farias: I’m going to wish I were back here. 我会希望我仍在这里, 5.185
Mrs. Farias: I wish there were some way for all of us to be in 如果有个办法使我们都能住在同一个 5.186
the same city, or at least, the same country. 城市, 或者至少同一个国家, 那该多好.
Michael: Hi, Pedro. How are you doing? 嗨, 佩德罗. 最近怎么样? 5.187
Pedro: Fine. I just wanted to stop by and say hello. 很好, 没事... 只是想过来打个招呼. 5.188
Michael: Come on in. How about some coffee? 进来. 要不要喝点咖啡? 5.189
Pedro: Sounds good. 似乎很棒. 5.190
Michael: What’s new? You look tired. 最近在作什么? 你看起来好像很疲倦 5.191
的样子.
Pedro: I’m trying to find a present for Miguel. He’s 我要找个礼物送给米盖尔, 他下个周末 5.192
leaving at the end of next week. 就要走.
Michael: That’s too bad. 真可惜. 5.193
Pedro: He thinks so, too. 他也这样觉得. 5.194
Michael: What about Marta? 玛它怎么样了? 5.195
Pedro: Who knows? I don’t ask any questions. 谁知道? 我不过问任何事. 5.196
Pedro: They act like teenagers in love. 他们像恋爱中的少年少女一样, 5.197
Pedro: They cling to each other as if there were no 他们如胶似漆的像是没有明天了. 5.198
tomorrow.
Michael: You’re cynical today. 你今天有点不对劲. 5.199
Pedro: Realistic. 说真的, 5.200
Pedro: In a week, she won’t remember his name. 一个星期内, 她不会再记得他叫什么名 5.201
字.
Michael: Come on, Pedro. 佩德罗, 拜托. 5.202
Pedro: I’ll make you a bet. How much? Five dollars? 我和你打赌. 多少? 五元? 5.203

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Michael: OK. A five-dollar bet. Shake. 好, 赌五块钱, 握手为定. 5.204
Michael: You take your coffee black, right? 你喝纯咖啡, 对不对? 5.205
Pedro: Right, thanks. 是的, 谢谢. 5.206
Michael: I have a favor to ask. 我想请你帮我一个忙. 5.207
Pedro: What is it? 什么忙? 5.208
Michael: I’m entering an art competition, and I’d like to 我要参加一项艺术比赛, 我想用你的名 5.209
use your name. 字.
Pedro: What do you mean? 我不懂你什么意思. 5.210
Michael: I don’t want my father to know I’m entering the 我不希望我爸爸知道我参加比赛. 5.211
competition.
Pedro: OK., if you want it that way. You finish the 好的, 如果你想这么做, 你的画完成之 5.212
painting, and I’ll be happy to sign my name. I 后, 我将会很乐意签上我的名字, 我最
love to see an artist working. 喜欢看艺术家绘画.
Michael: Here’s the brochure. They call the contest 这是简章,这个比赛叫做「年轻艺术家 5.213
“Young Artists’ Competition.” 的比赛」.
Pedro: Money, Brazil, and Joana! Did they design this 金钱、巴西、还有琼娜! 这个比赛是不 5.214
contest especially for you? Good luck. Are you 是专为你策划的? 祝你成功, 你是不是
submitting something new? 要用新的作品参加?
Michael: Yes. 是的. 5.215
Pedro: May I see it? 可不可以看看? 5.216
Michael: There’s nothing to see. 没什么可看的, 5.217
Michael: I’ve finished painting my canvas white, 我已经把画布涂上白色, 5.218
Michael: and now I’m stuck. Maybe I need a break. Have 但现在不知如何下笔了, 或许我需要休 5.219
you had dinner yet? 息一下, 你吃过晚餐没有?
Pedro: No. 没有. 5.220
Michael: I haven’t, either. 我也没有, 5.221
Michael: Do you want to go downtown? 要不要到闹区去? 5.222
Pedro: I’m broke. 我没钱了. 5.223
Michael: OK. I’ll call that place around the corner and 好, 那我打个电话叫拐角的那家店送一 5.224
have them deliver a pizza. How’s that? 个意大利馅饼来, 怎么样?
Pedro: Fine. 很好. 5.225
Joana: How’s the painting coming? 你的画有没有进展? 5.226
Michael: I don’t know. Last night I was up till 3:30 or 我不晓得, 我昨天晚上三点半或四点钟 5.227
4:00, and even though I’m exhausted, I can’t 还醒着. 我虽然已精疲力竭, 可是仍然
sleep. I haven’t been sleeping well for a week. 睡不着觉. 我已经一个星期没睡好觉
了.
Joana: That’s probably because you’re too tense. 大概是因为你太紧张. 5.228
Michael: I don’t know what’s wrong. 我不知道是怎么回事. 5.229
Joana: Great paintings aren’t created overnight. Try to 伟大的作品不是一夜之间所能创作出 5.230
relax. 来的, 尽量轻松一点.
Michael: That’s easier said than done. 说的比做的容易. 5.231
Joana: I’m sorry. 对不起. 5.232
Michael: No, don’t apologize. 不, 不要道歉. 5.233

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Joana: What’s the subject of the painting? 这画的主题是什么? 5.234
Michael: That’s the problem. I want to do a portrait. 问题就在这里, 我想画一幅肖像. 5.235
Joana: Of whom? 谁的肖像. 5.236
Michael: A woman. A modern woman. But that’s all I 一个女人, 一个现代女性, 但是我只知 5.237
know. I’ve been drawing all week, but I don’t 道这么一点而已. 我这个星期一直在画
like anything I’ve done. 图, 但是画出来的东西没有一个令我满
意.
Joana: What’s the problem? Do you know? 问题在哪里? 你知不知道? 5.238
Michael: Me. I’m the problem. I think I’m going stale. 在我, 问题就是我. 我想我要老朽了(失 5.239
I’ve been painting for ten years. 去了创造力). 我画画已经十年了,
Michael: I should be able to do better than this. 应该有能力可以画得比这样子更好. 5.240
Joana: I’m sure you will. Even if you spend a few 我敢肯定, 你会成功的, 即使你花几个 5.241
sleepless nights, it’s worth it. 晚上不睡觉, 也是值得的.
Michael: What do you think I should do? 你认为我应该怎么做? 5.242
Joana: Take a break for a few hours. 休息几个钟头. 5.243
Michael: No. I mean, do you think I should give up and 不, 我的意思是说, 你认不认为我应该 5.244
go into business with my father? 放弃画画而去跟爸爸做生意?
Joana: What I think doesn’t matter. You’ve got to be 我怎么想都无关紧要, 你要作自己喜欢 5.245
happy with what you do. Besides, that decision 的工作, 而且, 你好几年前就作决定了,
was made years ago, wasn’t it? 对不对?
Michael: It was. But things change. 是的, 但是情形会改变, 5.246
Michael: Which is better for us now? 现在对我们来说, 哪条路最好? 5.247
Joana: Michael, what do you want me to say? It’s got to 麦可, 你叫我怎么说?这必须由你决定. 5.248
be your decision.
Michael: I’m not asking you to decide for me. 我不是叫你替我决定, 5.249
Michael: I just want to know what you think. 我只是想知道你的想法如何. 5.250
Michael: You must have your likes and dislikes. 你一定有自己的喜恶. 5.251
Joana: Maybe I don’t. Maybe I don’t know what to 也许我没有, 也许我不知道应该怎么认 5.252
think. 为.
Michael: I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to upset you. 对不起, 我不是有意烦你. 5.253
Joana: All I mean, Michael, 我的意思麦克 5.254
Joana: is that I agree with what you’re doing. 只是说我同意你现在的作法, 5.255
Joana: If you can be a successful artist, fine; if you 你如果能够成为一位成功的艺术家, 那 5.256
can’t, go into business with your father. But at 最好; 要是你不能的话就到你爸爸的公
least give yourself the chance to find out. 司里做事, 但是最起码你要给你自己找
些机会.
Michael: There’s something else, of course, Joana. If I go 还有一点, 当然, 琼娜, 我如果到爸爸 5.257
into Dad’s business, I have to stay here. You 的公司做事的话, 就必须留在这里, 这
know that. 一点你是知道的.
Henry Leeds: THE WORLD’S FAIR NEWSLETTER 万国博览会通讯报 5.258
Henry Leeds: Volume 1 No.10 一卷十期 5.259

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CORPORATION and THE GW CRAWFORD 氏广告公司
AGENCY
Henry Leeds: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE by Henry 应有尽有亨利·里德斯着 5.261
Leeds
Henry Leeds: In case you’ve never stopped in at the World’s 您或许从来没有光临过万国博览会冰 5.262
Fair Ice Cream Parlor, 淇淋馆,
Henry Leeds: let me introduce you to it. 那么, 让我来为你介绍. 5.263
Henry Leeds: First, the facts: Our World’s Fair Ice Cream 首先, 事实上您将发现:我们万国博览 5.264
Parlor is one of the largest ice cream parlors you 会的冰淇淋馆是全世界最大的冰淇淋
will find anywhere in the world. 馆之一.
Henry Leeds: It is open until midnight, seven days a week, and 一个星期开放七天, 每天营业到午夜, 5.265
the staff is always ready to serve you and your 冰淇淋馆的人员随时准备为您和您的
friends. 朋友服务.
Henry Leeds: Our ice cream parlor hasn’t really been there for 我们万博会的这家冰淇淋馆并没一百 5.266
a hundred years. 年的历史,
Henry Leeds: It just looks that way. 它只是看起来像罢了. 5.267
Henry Leeds: In fact, they have been selling ice cream for 事实上, 他们开幕才两个月. 5.268
only two months now.
Henry Leeds: Inspired by a more elegant age, the careful 工作人员礼貌的作风和仿古的服装及 5.269
manners and the old-fashioned costumes of the 文雅的动作, 目的是让客人们有宾至如
staff were designed to make you, the customers, 归之感.
feel at home.
Henry Leeds: Let me now tell you about the ice cream. 现在让我来谈谈他们的冰淇淋了. 5.270
Henry Leeds: They tell me that the recipe they use has been 我听说他们用的配制法, 从一八六五年 5.271
making ice cream lovers happy since 1865. 以来一直受爱吃冰淇淋的人欢迎.
Henry Leeds: They have flavors that you’ve never heard of. 他们有各种各样的味道, 有的还是一般 5.272
And all of them are delicious. 人未曾听过的, 而都美味可口.
Henry Leeds: I will describe only one of their specialties. It is 他们有数种拿手甜点, 我只介绍其中的 5.273
called the Kitchen Sink. 一种, 叫做“百味盘”,
Henry Leeds: What is a Kitchen Sink? “百味盘” 是什么? 5.274
Henry Leeds: It is a huge stainless steel dish, about twelve 是一个大约十二寸宽, 十八寸长, 大约 5.275
inches wide, eighteen inches long, and about 八寸深的巨大不锈钢盘子,
eight inches deep,
Henry Leeds: which is filled with twenty different kinds of ice 装满了二十种不同的冰淇淋. 5.276
cream.
Henry Leeds: On top of all this are piled whipped cream, nuts, 上面堆满了泡沫奶油、干果、水果和巧 5.277
fruit, and chocolate syrup. 克力酱.
Henry Leeds: I warn you, this dessert is only for the strongest 我可要警告你, 这种甜点只是为有钢铁 5.278
of stomachs. 胃的人而设计的.
Henry Leeds: Don’t worry, though. 不过, 没关系, 5.279
Henry Leeds: They have desserts for every taste and 他们有各种不同的甜点, 给各种不同口 5.280
pocketbook. 味及经济能力的人吃的.
Mrs. Farias: Dear Joana and Paulo, 琼娜、保罗: 5.281

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Mrs. Farias: I just wanted to tell you that I arrived here safe 妈已经平安回来了, 致函告知. 5.282
and sound.
Mrs. Farias: Your father was fine. 爸爸一切都很好, 5.283
Mrs. Farias: He was a bit lonely while I was away, but it was 妈不在的这段日子, 他确实有一点寂 5.284
nice to find out how much we missed each 寞, 但是能够发现我们是彼此多么地想
other. 念, 很是安慰.
Mrs. Farias: He’s really a good man. 他真是一个很好的人, 5.285
Mrs. Farias: You know, he was sick while I was visiting you, 你们知道吗? 当我去探望你们的时候, 5.286
but he never told us because he didn’t want us to 他生病了, 但为了不希望我们担心, 他
worry. 一直没告诉我们,
Mrs. Farias: He was probably right. He knows how I worry. 他这样做大概没有错, 因为他知道妈很 5.287
容易发愁.
Mrs. Farias: Anyway, he’s better now, although I wish he 反正,他现在已经痊愈了, 但是, 只有他 5.288
would take better care of himself. 更珍惜身体, 妈才会放心.
Mrs. Farias: How are you, Paulo? 保罗你好吗? 5.289
Mrs. Farias: How I admire your ability to learn languages! 你学语言的能力那么高, 妈真佩服不 5.290
已.
Mrs. Farias: I must tell you how nice it was to come home to 妈禁不住要告诉你们, 能回到人人都讲 5.291
Brazil where everyone in the street speaks 葡萄牙文的巴西老家, 真是棒极了!
Portuguese.
Mrs. Farias: I realize now how much energy it took to speak 妈现在才知道想说好英语要费多大的 5.292
English! 精力.
Mrs. Farias: And Joana, keep me informed of your plans. 对了, 琼娜, 随时告诉妈你有什么打算. 5.293
Mrs. Farias: I wish your father could meet Michael. 妈在想, 你爸爸若能和麦可见面多好. 5.294
Mrs. Farias: Your father wants to add a few words at the end 你爸爸想在信尾补充几句. 5.295
of the letter.
Mrs. Farias: Take care of yourselves, and please write when 两位要保重, 且有空时来信. 5.296
you get a minute.
Mrs. Farias: Love, Mama 妈 5.297
Mr. Farias: Your mother had a wonderful time with you 妈妈跟你们在一起时很愉快, 但爸很高 5.298
both, but I’m glad to have her back home. 兴她已回家来了.
Mr. Farias: Paulo -- one of my clients, Mr. Crotisoz, will be 保罗:我有一位客户苛蒂苏斯先生下星 5.299
in New York next week. 期要到纽约去,
Mr. Farias: If it is not too much trouble, I’d like you to do 如果不太麻烦的话, 爸希望你尽你所能 5.300
whatever you can to make his stay more 使他能在纽约玩得更愉快些,
pleasant.
Mr. Farias: If he doesn’t call you, fine. 如果他没给你电话没有关系. 5.301
Mr. Farias: I’ll be in New York on business in October. I’ll 我将在十月到纽约洽谈商务, 到时候 5.302
see you both then. 见!
Mr. Farias: Take care, 多保重. 5.303
Mr. Farias: Papa 爸 5.304
Jim Yamamoto: From the earliest times, people have held sports 自古以来, 人们便举行运动比赛. 5.305
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Jim Yamamoto: The athletic few compete on the field while the 少数有运动能力的人在运动场比赛, 而 5.306
rest of us participate from the safety of our 我们其余的人都安全地坐在椅子上以
seats. 观众的身份参加.
Jim Yamamoto: Today sports are certainly as popular as ever, 如今体育活动确实和以往一样受人重 5.307
and because of radio and television, 视; 而且由于广播和电视的发明,
Jim Yamamoto: we can now compete from a distance. 我们现在可从千里外”参与” 比赛. 5.308
Jim Yamamoto: In fact, for important competitions, the whole 甚至于举行重要比赛时,全世界就成为 5.309
world becomes one big stadium. 一个大运动场.
Jim Yamamoto: It is hard to say why humans like organized 人类为什么会喜欢有组织的竞技活动 5.310
games. 呢?
Jim Yamamoto: The reasons that we enjoy sports probably differ 运动带给我们乐趣的原因大概因人而 5.311
from person to person. 异.
Jim Yamamoto: Whether little kids are kicking a ball around a 不管是一群小孩子在市区的戏场把球 5.312
city 踢来踢去,
Jim Yamamoto: playground, or million-dollar-a-year athletes are 或者是年薪高达百万美元的运动员在 5.313
playing in a modern stadium, 最现代化的体育场比赛,
Jim Yamamoto: the excitement of competition, motion, 都充满着竞争、动作、纪律和美感及令 5.314
discipline, and beauty are in the air. 人兴奋的气氛.
Jim Yamamoto: Who doesn’t stop to watch a ball game in the 若是有人在街上打球或在游泳池里游 5.315
street or a swimmer in a pool? 泳, 谁不伫足观看的?
Jim Yamamoto: What parents are not proud to see their children 哪家父母亲看到自己的孩子被感激的 5.316
carried off the field by thankful fans? 球迷们从球场扛下去而不引以为荣的?
Jim Yamamoto: For the players, the joys of sportsmanship can 而对运动员来说, 严厉的自律以及对队 5.317
include punishing self-discipline and the 友们的友谊也是运动道德的乐趣.
friendship of teammates.
Jim Yamamoto: Then there is that special thrill that comes only 还有一种特殊的快感, 是少数最幸运的 5.318
to a lucky few. 人才能体验得到的.
Jim Yamamoto: It is the thrill that comes from hearing a 那就是听到成千上万的人喊出你的名 5.319
thousand voices shout your name. 字的时候, 心里所感受到的喜悦.
Jim Yamamoto: But personal victory is only one kind of victory. 但是个人的胜利只是很多种胜利里面 5.320
的一种,
Jim Yamamoto: In every game someone must lose, but mankind 每场比赛难免有输的一方, 但是每逢有 5.321
wins every time an athletic record is broken. 运动记录被打破之时, 人类就赢得了胜
利.
Jim Yamamoto: It is this aspect of sports that brings people 运动之所以能使人感到共鸣的原因就 5.322
together. 在这里.
Jim Yamamoto: Even in defeat, no one says to an athlete, “So 即使在运动员失败的时候, 也没有人会 5.323
what?” 责备他说:“这算什么?”
Jim Yamamoto: You say, “Good try!” 我们都说:“可圈可点!” 5.324
Jim Yamamoto: And when your pride gets hurt and your muscles 而当我们自尊受损、肌肉酸痛之际, 我 5.325
are sore, you say to yourself, “That’s part of the 们心里就会想:“这是比赛的一部份, 我
game. I’ll win next time!” 下次会赢的!”

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第六集
Marta: Airports are sad places. 飞机场是令人伤感的地方. 6.001
Miguel: Sometimes, I guess. But, we’ll write. You’ll 有时候大概是吧. 但是我们会写信的. 6.002
come down at Christmas. 在圣诞节你会来这里的.
Marta: If we can find the money. 如果能? 够钱的话. 6.003
Miguel: Don’t worry, Marta. 玛它你放心好了, 6.004
Miguel: Everything will be taken care of. 一切都会安排好的. 6.005
Miguel: They say that fares are going to be reduced in 听说机票在六个月以内会减价. 而且当 6.006
the next six months. And when I graduate, 我毕业后, 就...
well...
Marta: That’s two years from now. 那是两年以后的事. 6.007
Miguel: Two years is a long time. 两年是一段很长的时间. 6.008
Miguel: The time will pass quickly. 时间会过得很快. 6.009
Miguel: You’ll see. I might even be able to come back to 说不定. 我明年夏天也许能够再回到纽 6.010
New York next summer. 约来也不一定.
Marta: Oh, Miguel, you’ll forget all about me. Your 米盖尔, 你会把我抛到九霄云外. 你妈 6.011
mother will find you a nice girl, you’ll get 妈会替你找一个合适的女孩子, 然后你
married, and live happily ever after. 会结婚, 并且以后会有幸福美满的生
活.
Miguel: No, I won’t. I swear I won’t. Don’t you believe 我不会的. 我发誓不会. 你不相信我 6.012
me? 吗?
Marta: I don’t want to talk about it. All I know is that 我不想谈. 我只知道,你要被别人抢走 6.013
you are going to be taken away from me. 了.
Miguel: That’s ridiculous! I’ll write every day, whether 胡说! 我每天都会写信, 不管你回信不 6.014
you answer me or not. 回信.
Marta: Don’t be silly. You’ll have other things to do. 别说傻话. 你会有别的事情够你忙的 6.015
了.
Miguel: Don’t cry, Marta, please. 玛它, 不要哭, 我求你. 6.016
Miguel: Look, here come Mrs. Ortega and Pedro. 你看, 欧特迦太太和佩德罗来了. 6.017
Marta: I wish they would go away. 我真希望他们走远一点. 6.018
Miguel: You don’t really mean that, Marta. 玛它, 你不是真的这样想吧. 6.019
Pedro: I hope we’re not interrupting anything. We want 希望我们没有打扰你们. 我们也想道别 6.020
to say good-bye, too. 一下.
Mrs. Ortega: Let me give you a kiss, my boy. Remember me 孩子, 让我亲你一下. 替我问候令堂令 6.021
to your mother and father. 尊.
Mrs. Ortega: I hope to see them again. I’ll miss you, Miguel. 我希望能再看到他们. 米盖尔,我会想 6.022
你.
Miguel: I’ll miss you, too. It’s been a wonderful summer. 我也会想您. 这个夏天过得可真愉快. 6.023
Thank you. Take care of Pedro. He still needs 谢谢您. 您要照顾佩德罗. 他还需要妈
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Pedro: Good-bye, kid. 再见, 老弟. 6.024
Louspeaker: Last call for Flight 629 for Bogota, leaving from 搭乘六二九次班机飞往波哥大的乘客 6.025
Gate 10. 请到十号登机处,这是最后一次广播.
Marta: You’d better hurry, Miguel. 米盖尔, 要快一点. 6.026
Miguel: Don’t cry, Marta. 玛它, 不要哭了. 6.027
Officer: Sorry, Miss. 这位小姐, 很抱歉. 6.028
Officer: Only passengers are allowed beyond this point. 只有乘客才可以过去. 6.029
Miguel: Marta?... 玛它?... 6.030
Marta: Good-bye, Miguel. 米盖尔, 再见. 6.031
Ali: How many days to my birthday? 我的生日还有几天到? 6.032
Mrs. Nikzad: Five. 五天. 6.033
Ali: Are we going to invite Mr. Yamamoto, the 我们要不要邀请山本先生, 卖菜的, 参 6.034
vegetable man, to my party? 加我的派对?
Mrs. Nikzad: I don’t think so, dear. 我想不邀请他, 孩子. 6.035
Mrs. Nikzad: We don’t know him very well, 我们和他不很熟, 6.036
Mrs. Nikzad: and he might be too busy to come. 而且他可能太忙. 6.037
Mrs. Nikzad: I understand his store is being renovated next 我听说他的商店下个星期要整修内部. 6.038
week.
Ali: Oh. And what about Mr. O’Neill? Is he coming? 噢, 那欧尼尔先生呢? 他来不来? 6.039
Mrs. Nikzad: He’s been invited. 他已经被邀请了. 6.040
Ali: But is he coming? 但是他会来吗? 6.041
Mrs. Nikzad: We haven’t heard from him yet, Ali. 阿里, 他还没有答复我们呢. 6.042
Ali: I hope he comes. 我希望他能来. 6.043
Mrs. Nikzad: Don’t worry, Ali. I’m sure he’ll try his best. 阿里, 你放心好了. 我相信他会尽量赶 6.044
来的.
Ali: What about Mr. Yamamoto? 那么山本先生呢? 6.045
Mrs. Nikzad: I don’t know, dear. 我不知道, 孩子. 6.046
Ali: But I want to invite him. 我要请他来嘛. 6.047
Mrs. Nikzad: Let’s wait and ask your father. 我们等一下问你爸爸好了. 6.048
Ali: Do we have to wait? 我们一定要等吗? 6.049
Mrs. Nikzad: Of course, Ali. But don’t be upset. The 阿里, 当然要等. 但是不要那么烦恼了. 6.050
invitation can be sent out first thing in the 明天早上第一件事就是将请帖寄出去.
morning.
Ali: I’m going outside. OK? 我要到外面走走. 好不好? 6.051
Mrs. Nikzad: All right, dear. Don’t be too long. It’s almost 好的, 孩子. 别出去太久.快要吃午餐的 6.052
lunch time. 了.
Mrs. Nikzad: Hello, Simon. Have you seen Ali this afternoon? 塞门你好. 你今天下午有没有看到阿 6.053
里?
Mr. Nikzad: No, Zahra. Why? 没有, 萨拉. 出了什么事吗? 6.054
Mrs. Nikzad: Oh, dear. I can’t find him anywhere. I thought 噢,亲爱的. 我到处都找不到他. 我以 6.055
he might have gone to the Fair. I’ve looked all 为他可能是到万博会去了. 我已经到处
over. 找过了.
Mrs. Nikzad: I don’t know what to do. 我不知道怎么办才好. 6.056

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Mrs. Nikzad: He should have been back an hour ago. 他一个钟头前就应该回来了. 6.057
Mr. Nikzad: Don’t worry, Zahra. Probably, he’s visiting a 萨拉, 别着急. 大概他去找朋友而忘了 6.058
friend and forgot about the time. 时间.
Mrs. Nikzad: But an hour and a half? 但会一个半钟头吗? 6.059
Mrs. Nikzad: That’s not like him. 这不像他. 6.060
Mrs. Nikzad: He could have had an accident. 他可能发生了意外. 6.061
Mr. Nikzad: Yes, he could have, Zahra, but he probably 可能是可能, 萨拉, 但他也可能没发生 6.062
didn’t. Did anything happen this morning? What 什么事. 今天早上有没有发生什么事
were you talking about before he left? 情? 他走以前你们谈了些什么?
Mrs. Nikzad: His birthday party. 他生日派对的事. 6.063
Mrs. Nikzad: It’s all he talks about lately. 最近他所谈到的就是这件事. 6.064
Mr. Nikzad: Is it possible you said something to upset him? 可不可能是你说了些什么话, 使他不高 6.065
兴?
Mrs. Nikzad: I must have. I know he was upset because we 一定是这样子. 我们邀请了欧尼尔先 6.066
haven’t received Mr. O’Neill’s reply to our 生, 但还没收到他的答复我知道他有点
invitation, and... 难过, 还有...
Mr. Nikzad: And? 还有什么? 6.067
Mrs. Nikzad: And because we haven’t invited Mr. Yamamoto. 还有, 因为我们没有邀请山本先生. 6.068
Mr. Nikzad: Anything else? 还有别的吗? 6.069
Mrs. Nikzad: No. He left the house right after that. I suppose I 没有了. 谈过这些以后他就出去了. 我 6.070
should have called you earlier. 应该早一点打电话给你的.
Mr. Nikzad: Zahra, I’m sure there’s nothing to worry about. 萨拉, 我想我们没有什么好担心的. 他 6.071
He’s probably on his way to the Fair to see Mr. 大概到万博会去探望欧尼尔先生, 或者
O’Neill, or else he’s with Mr. Yamamoto. 在山本先生那边.
Mrs. Nikzad: Oh, wait! Here he is! And Mr. Yamamoto is with 噢, 等一下! 他来了! 山本先生跟他一 6.072
him. You were right, Simon. He must have gone 道. 塞门, 你说对了.他一定是到山本先
to Mr. Yamamoto’s. 生那里去了.
Mrs. Nikzad: Ali, my little Martian. Where were you? Why 阿里, 我的小火星人, 你到哪里去了? 6.073
didn’t you tell me where you were going? 你为什么不告诉我你要去哪里? 你已
You’ve been gone three hours! 出去三个钟头了!
Mrs. Nikzad: Mr. Yamamoto, I can’t thank you enough for 山本先生, 你把他带回来了, 我真感激 6.074
bringing him back. What happened, Ali? Where 不尽. 阿里, 到底发生了什么事? 你到
were you? I was so worried. 哪里去了? 我多么担心.
Ali: Don’t cry, Mommy. I won’t do it again. I 不要哭了, 妈! 我不会再犯了. 我答应 6.075
promise. Don’t cry. I just went to Mr. 你. 不要哭了. 我只是到山本先生的店
Yamamoto’s store to invite him to my party. 里去请他参加我的派对.
Ali: It takes too long to invite people by mail. I got 因为写信邀请人太慢. 我迷路了. 6.076
lost.
Ali: I started walking, and then I didn’t know where 我开始走路, 然后不知道自己在哪里. 6.077
I was. So I asked people to help me find Mr. 所以我请别人帮助我找山本先生的商
Yamamoto’s store. 店.
Ali: Some people said, “Turn left,” and some “往右转,” 有时候我忘了他们说什么. 6.078
people said, “Turn right,” and sometimes I 可是我并不害怕!
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Ali: I kept saying to myself, “You’re almost seven!” “你快七岁了!” 反正我忽然间, 来到 6.079
Anyway, all of a sudden, I was right there in 了山本先生商店的门口.
front of Mr. Yamamoto’s store.
Ali: It was like magic! And Mr. Yamamoto can come 就像在变魔术一样! 山本先生可以参加 6.080
to my party. I asked him. 我的派对, 我已经问过他了.
Mr. Yamamoto: You should have seen him, Mrs. Nikzad. 可惜你没有看到, 尼克萨德太太. 6.081
Mr. Yamamoto: When Ali found the store, he may have been 当阿里找到我的店的时候, 虽然似乎有 6.082
shaking a little, but he wouldn’t cry. He’s a 一点发抖, 但他坚决不哭. 他是个很勇
brave boy. 敢的小男孩.
: Dear Pedro, 佩德罗, 6.083
: I’ve been back over a week now. 我已经回来一个多星期了. 6.084
: I expected to have trouble adjusting to life in 刚到纽约时会住不惯, 这是我预料中的 6.085
New York, but no one ever told me that I would 事, 但从来没有人告诉我重新适应我以
have trouble readjusting to my old life! 往的生活会有困难!
: I don’t understand it. 我真搞不懂. 6.086
: I get angry at things that never used to get me 一向不会让我生气的事, 现在竟让我生 6.087
angry. 气.
: I lose patience with my family. 我对家人也没有了耐性. 6.088
: And unless I calm down, I’m going to lose my 而且, 除非我情绪能冷静下来, 不然我 6.089
friends, too. 还将会失去我的朋友们.
: I must have changed. Everybody says I have. 我必须改一改. 每个人都说我必须改. 6.090
: I know I see the world differently now, but I 我知道我各方面的眼光跟以前不一样, 6.091
don’t want to be the person I was before I went 但是, 我不愿意再作离开以前的那个
away. 我.
: What do I do now, Pedro? 佩德罗, 我现在应该怎么办才好? 6.092
: I miss Marta every minute, but I won’t say any 我时时刻刻地想念玛它, 但是, 关于这 6.093
more about that because I can just hear you 一点我似乎可以听到你在嘲笑我, 所以
making fun of me. 不多说了.
: I even miss you! 我连你都想念! 6.094
: Which reminds me, how did your interview go? 说起你的事, 我几乎忘了, 你面试的经 6.095
过如何?
: Did you get the assistant manager position? 你获得助理经理的职位了吗? 6.096
: You know, Pedro, there is no way I can repay 你知道吗, 佩德罗, 你和你的家人对我 6.097
the kindness that you and your family have 的恩情我没有办法还报你们.
shown me.
: All I can say is thank you, and I hope that 我唯一能说的是谢谢你, 而且我希望很 6.098
someday soon you will visit us. 快的有一天你就会来看我们.
: Our house is your house. 我们的家就是你的家. 6.099
: Miguel PS I know you don’t write letters, but 米盖尔附记:我知道你是不写信的, 不 6.100
you could send a postcard every now and then. 过有时候你可以寄张明信片来.
: PPS I must have been in a daze when I left New 再附记:我离开纽约的时候一定是昏了 6.101
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: You know my sweater, the one you always used 你以前老跟我借的那件毛衣, 6.102
to borrow?
: I must have left it at your apartment. 我大概遗放在你家. 6.103
: If you find it, keep it for me until I return. 你要是找到的话, 帮我保留到等我回到 6.104
纽约.
: It looks good on you. 它穿在你的身上看起来不错. 6.105
: Attention young artists! 年轻的艺术家们请注意! 6.106
: The Brazilian Pavilion of the World’s Fair is 万国博览会巴西馆将举办一项国际性 6.107
sponsoring an international art competition. 艺术比赛.
: The winner will receive a $10,000 a year grant 第一名将获得一年一万美元的奖学金 6.108
to live and study for two years at the institution 以作为赴巴西就读其所选择之任何大
of his choice anywhere in Brazil. 专院校为期二年的生活费及学费.
: All men and women under thirty years of age 诚请未满三十岁之青年男女报名参加. 6.109
are cordially invited to enter the competition.
: During December we will be exhibiting as many 巴西馆将在十二月份尽可能将所有的 6.110
entries as possible at the World’s Fair Museum 参赛作品陈列于万国博览会现代艺术
of Modern Art. 馆供大众观赏.
: But, as the judges, all internationally famous 但因为裁判必须在元月一日前作决定, 6.111
artists,
: must make their decision before January 1, the 所以所有参选的作品必须在十二月一 6.112
Brazilian Pavilion must receive your entry by 日前送至巴西馆本比赛的裁判, 均为举
December 1. 世闻名的艺术家.
: On January 1 the Brazilian Pavilion will have 在元月一日,巴西馆将十分荣幸地宣布 6.113
the pleasure of announcing the results of the 比赛的结果.
competition.
: The ceremony will take place in the Grand 仪式将于该日下午四时三十分现代艺 6.114
Gallery of the Museum at 4:30 PM. 术馆大陈列厅举行.
: All works of art remain your property and will 各作品之所有权将属于作者所拥有作 6.115
be returned after the first of the year. 品于元月一日后将归还原主.
: As we cannot be liable for paintings submitted 作品若有遗失, 损害或毁损等情形, 巴 6.116
to us, please insure your entry against loss, 西馆无法负责任, 敬请各位自行投保为
damage, or destruction. 盼.
: Persons related to the staff of the Brazilian 凡与巴西馆工作人员有亲戚关系的人 6.117
Pavilion are not eligible to enter the 不得参与比赛.
competition.
Everyone: Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, 祝你生日快乐, 祝你生日快乐, 亲爱的 6.118
Happy Birthday, dear Ali, Happy Birthday to 阿里生日快乐, 祝你生日快乐.
you.
Mrs. Nikzad: Blow out the candles, Ali, but first make a wish. 把蜡烛吹熄, 阿里, 先许个愿, 6.119
Ali: What should I wish for? 我应许什么愿? 6.120
Bill: Anything you want, but don’t tell us. If you tell 任何你想要的都可以, 但不要告诉我 6.121
your wish, it won’t come true. 们. 你的愿望如果告诉了别人, 就不会
实现了.
Hussein: Here comes the ice cream! 冰淇淋来了! 6.122

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Ali: Wow, look at it all! Gallons and gallons of it! 哇, 大家看! 好几桶啊! 6.123
Mrs. Nikzad: You know, Mr. O’Neill, by the time we left the 鸥尼尔先生, 你可知道, 今天出门的时 6.124
house, Ali had asked for ice cream at least half a 候, 阿里已经有六次以上要求吃冰淇
dozen times. I’m glad I didn’t let him have any. 淋. 我很高兴我没让他吃.
Waiter: Here you are. And here’s a big spoon. 来, 这个大调羹也给你. 6.125
Reporter: Hold it. Just like that! Now another one, Ali. 别动, 就这样子! 阿里, 再来一个. 6.126
Reporter: Hold that spoon up. 拿着调羹. 6.127
Reporter: Good. Thank you. 好. 谢谢. 6.128
Reporter: I hadn’t expected such a big turnout. 想不到有这么多人来. 6.129
Reporter: Thanks for the story. 这个题材很好, 谢谢你通知我. 6.130
Ali: Who is that, Dad? 爸, 那是谁? 6.131
Mr. Nikzad: A reporter for The World’s Fair Newsletter. 万国博览会通讯报的记者. 6.132
Ali: Wow! Will my picture be in the papers? 哇! 我的照片会不会登在报纸上? 6.133
Mr. Nikzad: I hope so. 我希望会. 6.134
Ali: I wish I hadn’t eaten dinner last night. 我真希望我昨天晚上没有吃晚餐. 6.135
Mrs. Nikzad: Why, Ali? Don’t you feel well? 为什么, 阿里? 你不舒服吗? 6.136
Ali: Oh, no! I feel fine. But I wish I had room for 噢, 不是! 我很好. 我只是恨不能吃更 6.137
more ice cream. 多的冰淇淋.
Mrs. Nikzad: I hope you don’t get sick. 我希望你不会吃坏肚子. 6.138
Ali: I won’t. But even if I do, I won’t be sorry. 不会的啦. 但是就算吃坏了肚子我也不 6.139
会后悔的.
Hussein: I wish I had known about this place for my 我上次过生日的时候, 如果知道有这个 6.140
birthday. Ali, open your presents. Here’s one 地方, 多好. 阿里, 拆开你的礼物. 这
from Mr. Yamamoto. 是山本先生送的.
Ali: OK. Wow! A baseball and a bat. Gee, thank you, 好. 哇! 是一个棒球和一支球棒! 谢谢 6.141
Mr. Yamamoto. 您, 山本先生.
Hussein: Here’s one from Mr. O’Neill. I wonder if it’s a 这个是欧尼尔先生送的. 你看会不会是 6.142
giant ice cream sandwich! 一个巨大的冰淇淋三明治!
Ali: Oh, boy! 噢, 老天! 6.143
Ali: I wish it were my birthday every day! 我真希望天天过生日! 6.144
Mr. Nikzad: I’m glad it’s not. 我真高兴不是. 6.145
Ali: Wow, a mitt! 哇, 一副棒球手套! 6.146
Hussein: Here’s a note. I’ll read it to you. 这里有一张纸条, 我念给你听. 6.147
Hussein: Dear Ali, You don’t know me, but my father 亲爱的阿里, 你不认识我, 但我爸爸说 6.148
says you’re an okay kid, and you want to learn 你是个很好的孩子, 还说你想学打棒
to play baseball. 球.
Hussein: OK., I’ll teach you. Happy birthday. Bill, PS I 好, 我教你. 祝你生日快乐。小比尔, 附 6.149
wish I could have come to your party. 记:真希望能够参加你的派对.
Ali: wow! I wish we had invited everybody in the 哇! 我真希望我们能邀请全世界的每个 6.150
world! 人.
Michael: Do you like it? 喜不喜欢? 6.151
Pedro: It’s brilliant! 出类拔萃! 6.152
Michael: I hope the judges think so. 但愿评审们也这样认为. 6.153

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Pedro: I hate to tell you, but I heard through a friend of 我不太想告诉你, 但是, 我一个朋友的 6.154
a friend that Leo van der Zee is entering the 朋友说利欧·泛·德·西要参加比赛.
competition.
Michael: I wish you hadn’t told me. 但愿你没跟我说. 6.155
Pedro: Oh, come on. Your painting is great. 别这样子嘛! 你的画非常好. 6.156
Michael: Sure, but van der Zee is a fine painter, 画是不错, 但是泛·德·西是一个很出 6.157
色的画家,
Michael: and he’s much better known than I. 而且他比我出名得多. 6.158
Pedro: So what? 那又怎么样? 6.159
Michael: I guess you’re right. But I wish I knew if I was 你大概说得对, 我只是想知道我是不是 6.160
wasting my time. 浪费时间.
Pedro: If you knew what the future was going to be 人要是知道将来会怎么样, 人生会显得 6.161
like, life would be boring. 太无聊.
Michael: I didn’t know that you had become a 我还不知道你已经变成一个哲学家了. 6.162
philosopher.
Pedro: And I had forgotten that you could be such a 而我都忘了你是个令人头痛的家伙. 6.163
pain in the neck.
Michael: You’re right. I’m sorry. I’m driving everyone 你说得对. 很抱歉, 我令大家都无耐, 6.164
crazy.
Michael: Let’s change the subject. 我们换一个话题吧! 6.165
Michael: Do you have and more bad news? 你还有没有坏消息? 6.166
Pedro: No. That’s all for today. 没有了. 今天就是这么多. 6.167
Pedro: Miguel called Marta from Colombia. He loves 米盖尔从哥伦比亚打电话给玛它. 他爱 6.168
her. He misses her. 她, 想念她,
Pedro: He thinks about her every minute, 时时刻刻都在想她, 6.169
Pedro: and he can’t live without her. He says. 没有她, 他就不能活下去. 他说 6.170
Michael: He’s a nice guy. 他人很好. 6.171
Pedro: He’s young and inexperienced. If he knew what 他年轻而缺乏经验, 他要是懂得我懂 6.172
I know... 的...
Michael: He’d be cynical, old, and unhappy, like you. 他愤世嫉俗, 苍老而不快乐. 就会像你 6.173
一样
Michael: Leave him alone. 不要干涉他, 6.174
Michael: If you could find a girl like Marta, you’d be a 你如果有本事找到一个女孩子像玛它 6.175
lucky man. 那样, 你就会是个幸运的男人.
Pedro: That may be. In any case, he wishes you the best 或许如此. 不管怎么样, 他祝你比赛得 6.176
of luck in the competition. 胜.
Michael: Thank him for me if you get a chance. 有机会的话, 代我谢谢他. 6.177
Michael: By the way, why are you so dressed up today? 对了, 你今天怎么打扮得这么漂亮? 6.178
Michael: It couldn’t be just for the unveiling of my 不会是专为了参加我这幅画的揭幕典 6.179
painting. 礼吧!
Pedro: Very funny. Actually, I had an interview at a 真好笑, 其实, 我今天是去一家摄影器 6.180
photographic supply house. 材公司面试.
Michael: I’m impressed. 有作为, 有作为. 6.181

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Pedro: They want me to be the assistant manager of 他们要我担任相机部的助理经理. 6.182
their camera department?
Michael: You? In a nine to five job? I can’t believe it. 你?每天九点到五点上班? 难以置信. 6.183
Pedro in a jacket an tie? I never thought I’d live 佩德罗竟然穿西装打领带! 我还以为一
to see the day. 辈子都见不到这么一天.
Pedro: Hey, give me a break! 嘿, 少揶揄了! 6.184
Michael: Pedro, I think it’s great. Congratulations. 佩德罗, 这是大好的消息, 恭喜你了. 6.185
Pedro: Thanks. I guess. 谢谢你, 我想我该这么说. 6.186
Michael: You don’t seem very happy about it. 你好像对这件事不太高兴. 6.187
Pedro: I have to get used to the idea. 我还没进入状况. 6.188
Laura: Hello, Bill. 哈罗, 比尔. 6.189
Bill: How are you, Laura? 罗拉, 你好吗? 6.190
Bill: Have you found a job yet? 找到工作没有? 6.191
Customer: Do you have vanilla cones? 有没有香草甜筒? 6.192
Bill: Certainly. Here you are. Now, where were we? 当然有的, 这就是. 我们刚刚谈到哪里 6.193
Oh, yes. 了? 噢, 对了,
Bill: I asked if you had found a job yet. 我问你有没有找到工作. 6.194
Laura: No, not yet, but I’ve been doing a lot of 没, 还没有, 不过我最近想了很多. 6.195
thinking.
Bill: Well, you know Paulo Farias, the nice-looking 嗯, 你认识保罗·法瑞斯? 就是在巴西 6.196
young man at the Brazilian Pavilion? 馆工作, 仪容很讨人喜欢的那位青年.
Laura: Yes, I remember him. 认识, 我记得他. 6.197
Bill: I told him that you had resigned. 我已经告诉他说你辞职了. 6.198
Laura: You did? 真的? 6.199
Bill: And that you were looking for a new position. 我还告诉他说你要找新的职位. 6.200
Laura: What did he say? 他怎么说? 6.201
Bill: He said that he remembered you. 他说他记得你. 6.202
Laura: That’s nice, What else did he say? 那好, 他还说什么? 6.203
Bill: He said he was looking for a secretary. But he 他说他正在找秘书, 可是他也说大概不 6.204
also said he didn’t think he could hire you. 能雇用你.
Laura: Oh, why? 噢, 为什么? 6.205
Bill: Because he does a lot of work with Mr. 因为他跟郭佛先生的公司经常有生意 6.206
Crawford’s office. 来往.
Laura: Yes, of course. Oh, well, thanks for trying. 对了, 那当然. 噢! 谢谢你帮我打听. 6.207
Bill: Wait, don’t give up yet. 慢点, 别那么快放弃希望, 6.208
Bill: He said he might be able to find you a job in 他说他可能在别的部门帮你找个工作. 6.209
another department.
Laura: Oh, Bill. You’re wonderful. Thank you. 比尔, 你真好, 谢谢你. 6.210
Laura: You should open up an employment agency. 你应该开一家职业介绍所才对. 6.211
Bill: That’s what my wife says. That reminds me, 我太太也这样说. 这倒提醒了我, 6.212
Bill: she asked me to pick up a few things on the way 她叫我在回家的路上买些东西. 6.213
home.
Laura: Does your wife work, too? 你太太也上班吗? 6.214

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Bill: Yes, she’s a florist. 是, 她在鲜花店做事. 6.215
Laura: Does she like it? 她喜不喜欢? 6.216
Bill: Yes, she was saying just last night that she had 喜欢. 她昨天晚上才说从来没有那么喜 6.217
never enjoyed a job more. 欢过一份工作.
Bill: So now, what are we going to do about you? 好了, 你的事怎么办? 你说你最近想了 6.218
You said that you had been doing a lot of 很多.
thinking.
Laura: Yes, I was thinking that maybe I needed a 对, 我在想或许我需要换别种工作. 6.219
change.
Bill: Have you ever thought about being a tour 你以前有没有考虑过当导游? 6.220
guide?
Laura: A tour guide? 导游? 6.221
Bill: Someone told me that he had heard that they 有人告诉我他听说他们需要再请一位 6.222
needed another Spanish-English tour guide. 会讲西班牙语和英语的导游. 这个空缺
Even though they haven’t announced the 虽然还没公布, 可是最好现在就申请.
opening yet, I’d apply now.
Laura: Maybe I should. You really are a sweetheart. 也许我应该去申请, 你真是个古道热肠 6.223
的好人.
Bill: Good luck. 祝你幸运. 6.224
Joana: There’s quite a crowd here. 这里人很多. 6.225
Michael: Everybody in the art world is here. Artists, 艺术界所有的人都来了, 艺术家、评论 6.226
critics, collectors, everybody. I want to go home. 家、收藏家, 谁都来了. 我想回家了, 那
There’s Leo van der Zee! 边那个是利欧·泛·德·西.
Pedro: Which painting is his? 哪一幅是他的画? 6.227
Michael: The large one to the left of mine. 在我的画左边, 6.228
Michael: It’s very good. Very good. 很大的那幅, 画得很好, 非常好. 6.229
Joana: I don’t like it. 我不喜欢. 6.230
Michael: I would be proud to say that I had done it. 我如果能够说是我画的, 我会很骄傲. 6.231
Pedro: I don’t like it, either. 我也不喜欢. 6.232
Michael: Ssh, There’s Paulo. Did anyone tell him that I 嘘, 保罗在哪里了, 有没有人告诉他我 6.233
entered the competition under another name? 用别人的名字参加?
Joana: I don’t know. But even if he had found out, he 我不晓得. 不过, 就算他发现, 也绝对 6.234
certainly wouldn’t have told me. Paulo can be 不会跟我说, 保罗说话很谨慎.
very discreet.
Paulo: Ladies an gentlemen... 各位先生女士... 6.235
Michael: Why doesn’t he get on with it? 为什么他不说下去? 6.236
Joana: Be patient, Michael. 麦可, 要有耐心. 6.237
Pedro: ... The Brazilian Pavilion has been pleased and 巴西馆能够请到这么出名的几位评审, 6.238
honored to have as judges persons of such 感到非常的高兴和荣幸. 因此...
distinction that... ...
Michael: If I had known there were going to be a lot of 早知道会有那么多演讲的话,我宁可到 6.239
speeches, I would have come later. 得晚点.
Joana: It’ll all be over soon, Michael. 麦可, 很快就会结束的. 6.240

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Paulo: The judges, as you can imagine, had a very 评审各位可想而知, 在选择优胜者时所 6.241
difficult time choosing a winner. The quality of 感到的困难, 作品的水平...
the paintings....
Michael: Paulo, shut up. Or say something original. Say 保罗闭嘴, 要不然说一点新鲜的话, 譬 6.242
something like, 如说一句类似。
Michael: “Most of the paintings were garbage.” “大多数的作品像垃圾”的话. 6.243
Paulo: And if I had been one of the judges, I don’t 如果我是评审之一, 我想我根本没有办 6.244
think I could have come to any decision at all; 法决定; 不过, 幸好...
but, fortunately...
Michael: I’ve got to step outside. I need some fresh air. 我必须出去走走, 我要呼吸一点新鲜的 6.245
空气.
Joana: Don’t leave now, Michael, they’re... 麦可你现在不要走, 他们就要... 6.246
Michael: I’ve got to. I’m too nervous. 我不能不出去, 我太紧张了. 6.247
Ali: Hello, Are you an artist? 你好. 你是不是艺术家? 6.248
Michael: I don’t know. 我不晓得, 6.249
Michael: The judges are making up their minds. 评审正在下决定. 6.250
Michael: Watch it, your ice cream is dripping. 小心, 你的冰淇淋正在滴下来. 6.251
Ali: Thanks. 谢谢. 6.252
Ali: Speeches are really boring, aren’t they? 演讲真无聊, 对不对? 6.253
Michael: You can say that again. That ice cream looks 可不是吗? 那个冰淇淋看起来很好吃, 6.254
good.
Michael: Where did you get it? 你是在哪里买的? 6.255
Ali: Here, Have a bite. 来, 吃一口. 6.256
Michael: Uh... 嗯... 6.257
Ali: Go ahead. I don’t mind. 吃嘛! 我不介意. 6.258
Joana: Michael, quick! They’re about to announce the 麦可快一点, 他们就要宣布得胜名单 6.259
winner. 了.
Michael: Excuse me. Thanks for the offer. 对不起, 我有事. 谢谢你的好意. 6.260
Ali: Sure. 不谢. 6.261
Paulo: ... And now it is my pleasure to announce the 现在我十分荣幸地宣布优胜者, 由于私 6.262
winner. For personal reasons, the artist chose to 人的理由, 这位艺术家决定用另外一个
enter the competition under another name... 名字参加比赛...
Joana: It’s you! You won! I can’t believe... 是你! 你赢了! 我不能相信... 6.263
Michael: It could be someone else, too. 也可能是别的人. 6.264
Paulo: ... But whatever his name, there can be no doubt 但是不管他叫什么名字, 他是一位艺术 6.265
that he is a master. The world can expect great 大师是无可置疑的. 世人可期望从他的
things from his brush... 画笔下看到许多伟大的作品...
Michael: Enough. Enough. 够了, 够了. 6.266
Paulo: The winner, Pedro Ortega. I hope he is here. 第一名, 佩德罗·欧特迦, 希望他在场. 6.267
Joana: I’m so happy. I don’t know what I would have 我多么高兴, 如果保罗宣布另外一个人 6.268
done if Paulo had said some other name. 的名字, 我不知道我会怎么样.
Ali: I was talking to that man. 我刚刚跟那个人说过话. 6.269
Mrs. Nikzad: He’s a great painter. 他是个画家. 6.270

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Ali: He likes ice cream, too. 而且他也喜欢冰淇淋. 6.271
: THE WORLD’S FAIR NEWSLETTER 万国博览会二卷一期 6.272
VOLUME 2 NO. 1
: A BIRTHDAY AT THE FAIR by Henry Leeds 博览会上的一个生日派对亨利·利德斯 6.273

: Today was an important day at the Fair. 今天在万博会是很重要的一天. 6.274
: A guy is seven only once and Ali Nikzad made 每个人只能过一次七岁, 而阿里·尼克 6.275
the most of it. 萨德今天藉此机会尽情地享受一番,
: What is closer to a boy’s heart than ice cream 除了棒球和冰淇淋以外, 还有什么东西 6.276
and baseball? 更讨小男孩喜欢?
: Nothing. And so, at Ali’s birthday party there 一个都没有. 因此, 在阿里的生日派对 6.277
was plenty of ice cream and lost of baseball 上, 有吃不完的冰淇淋和一大堆棒球器
equipment 具.
: Ali, the son of Mr. Simon Nikzad, a 阿里是国际银行副理塞门·尼克萨德先 6.278
vice-president of the International Bank, has 生的儿子, 他一向都非常喜欢我们万博
always loved the Fair and spends all his free 会, 把空闲的时间全部花在这里.
time here.
: He is an independent guy and insists on 他有很独立的个性, 而且坚持一个人去 6.279
exploring the world by himself. 探究世界.
: Ali told this reporter that he’d been dreaming of 阿里向本刊记者表示, 他梦想这一天已 6.280
his birthday for weeks. 经好几个星期了.
: Had his birthday been everything he could have 问及他生日所希望的是否都能实现时, 6.281
hoped for?
: Absolutely. 他答复说全部实现了. 6.282
: Had he been given everything his heart desired? 问及他是否得到心里想得到的一切时, 6.283
Definitely. 他回答说都得到.
: And what about friends? They were all there. 而他的朋友呢? 他们都来了. 6.284
: One of Ali’s best friends, Mr. Bill O’Neill, an 阿里最好的朋友之一,万博会冰淇淋摊 6.285
ice cream vendor here at the Fair, was at the big 贩比尔·欧尼尔参加了这次盛大聚会。
party.
: So was Mr. Kenji Yamamoto, whose 还有万博会附近一家出名果菜店的店 6.286
well-known vegetable market is near the Fair. 主山本先生。
: Naturally Mr. and Mrs. Nikzad were there, and 当然,尼克萨德先生和尼克萨德太太也 6.287
so was Hussein, Ali’s older brother. 来了,阿里的哥哥赫仙也在,
: Some of Ali’s classmates were there, too, but no 阿里的一些同学也参加了,但是没有女 6.288
girls. 孩子.
: When I asked Ali about this, he said, “I don’t 记者问及这点时,阿里说:“我对任何 6.289
know anything about girls yet, but I am going to 事关女孩子的事还不明了;不过今年我
learn about them this year.” 将要去了解她们.”
: Position Available 诚征人才 6.290
: The World’s Fair, Inc. is seeking a bilingual 万国博览会股份有限公司诚征双语(西 6.291
(Span.-Eng.) tour guide, male or female, 班牙语及英语)导游一名,男女不拘,
: to conduct visitors through the major exhibition 负责向导来宾参观各主要陈列大楼与 6.292
halls and Pavilions. 各馆.

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: This individual should be energetic, 应征者应具备下列条件:热心、有活力、 6.293
enthusiastic, and enjoy meeting and working 喜欢接触与帮助人;
with new people.
: In addition, the applicant must be mature, 此外须成熟、机智、维持良好的风度. 6.294
tactful, and poised.
: Above all, a tour guide must be self-reliant and 最重要的是, 必须能自恃,能独挡一面. 6.295
able to think on his/her feet.
: Tour guides must be in excellent health and be 应征者须身体健康, 能操流利的英语和 6.296
fluently bilingual. 西班牙两种语言.
: Applicants who have had previous experience in 应征者以具团体管理经验为佳. 6.297
group management are preferred.
: The salary is $200 pre wk. including full 周薪两百美元, 包括全部福利及假期. 6.298
benefits and vacation.
: Please submit all inquiries, together with 意者请附简历表与介绍信寄到: 6.299
resumes and letters of reference, to:
: Ms. Lucille Green, Asst. Dir., Personnel World’s 纽约市皇后区法拉盛里邮政信箱 6.300
Fair, Inc. PO Box 1549-WFP Flushing, Queens, 1549-WFP 万国博览会股份有限公司人
NY. 事处副主任露西尔·格林女士收
: Dear Michael, 亲爱的麦克: 6.301
: I’m sure you thought you’d never hear from me 我想你一定以为永远不会有我的音信 6.302
again. 了,
: But, quite by chance, I read of your triumph in 但是我恰好从这里的报纸得悉你的胜 6.303
the newspapers here. 利,
: For an instant I wished the things had happened 一剎那间我恨不能改变过去的一切, 而 6.304
differently and that I could have been there to 我可以目睹你的胜利,
witness my brother’s victory.
: I’m glad you made it. 我很高兴你成功了. 6.305
: I am not going to apologize for leaving as I did. 我不打算因为那样离开而道歉. 6.306
: And, knowing you, you probably wouldn’t ask 而且我了解你, 你也不会要求我道歉. 6.307
me to.
: Nevertheless, I wanted you to know that I think 无论如何, 我想告诉你我常常想你, 6.308
about you.
: I hope one day we can sit down together and 我希望有一天我们可以在一起畅谈许 6.309
talk about all those things that were on our 多在心里想而没说出口的话.
minds, but remained unspoken.
: In the meantime, I would like to ask you to do 同时, 我有一件事想麻烦你一下, 6.310
me one favor.
: Tell Mother I am married, that she is a 请你告诉妈我已经结婚了, 她也当了祖 6.311
grandmother, and that for first time in many 母, 而且那是我很多年以来第一次感到
years, I am happy. 很快慰.
: As you see, there is no return address on this 你也看到了, 信上没有我的地址,但我 6.312
letter, but I will write again, sooner. 会很快再来信的.
: Your brother, 兄 6.313
: Gary 贾瑞 6.314

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