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口语情景对话:走遍美国精选 私人宅邸ACT 1

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  ACT 1-1 “ 我想听听您的意见。”

  【故事梗概】

  在Stewart家的起居室里,Marilyn正在设计一件连衣裙。她停下来一会儿,和Ellen谈心。她和Richard将要有孩子了,买自己的房子另住的事提上了议事日程。就此事她想听听Ellen的意见。

  Marilyn: Ellen, I'd like your opinion.

  Ellen: About what?

  Marilyn: Well, Richard and I feel that with a baby coming we need to have our own place to live.

  Ellen: Oh.

  Marilyn: Well, what do you think about Richard and me looking for a small house or an apartment at this point in our lives?

  Ellen: We love having you here, and there is room and … and when the baby comes, the baby can stay in your room for a while.

  Marilyn: Richard feels we need to find a small house.

  Ellen: I remember when I was pregnant with Richard Philip and were living with Grandma and Grandpa. Philip was a young doctor, and he kept talking about having a house of our own. It's natural.

  Marilyn: What did you do?

  Ellen: We looked at a lot of houses.

  Marilyn: Did you find one?

  Ellen: Oh, not at first. We couldn't afford it. Grandpa wanted to lend us the money to buy one, but Philip is too independent. He didn't want to borrow any money.

  Marilyn: Sounds like Richard.

  Ellen: They're all alike. Richard is a real Stewart. He's independent and sometimes just stubborn.

  【语言点精讲】

  1. I'd like your opinion.

  我想听听您的意见。这是一种征求别人的意见,询问某人的看法的表达方式。

  2. About what?

  我的什么意见? 在这里相当于“My opinion about what?”

  口语中,当上下文意思比较清楚时,句中可省略重复的部分。

  3. Well, Richard and I feel that with a baby coming we need to have our own place to live.

  哦,Richard和我觉得,我们快要有孩子了,需要有自己的房子住。

  with a baby coming: 指快要生孩子了。

  our own place: 这里指的是“a house belonging to ourselves”,自己的房子。

  4. Well, what do you think about Richard and me looking for a small house or an apartment at this point in our lives?

  呃,Richard和我在我们生活中的这个时候找一所小住宅或者一处公寓房子,你认为怎么样?

  What do you think about…? : 你觉得…怎么样?你认为…怎么样?在征求别人的意见时可以使用这个句型。

  at this point: 在这个时刻。相当于at this time.

  5. We couldn't afford it.

  我们买不起。

  afford: 买得起,承担得起(费用等)。常接在 can, could 或 be able to 后面。

  6. Grandpa wanted to lend us the money to buy one, but Philip is too independent. He didn't want to borrow any money.

  爷爷要想借给我们钱买一所房子,可是Philip独立性太强了。他不想借钱。

  lend : 借出,借给。borrow: 借入,借来。

  7. Sounds like Richard.

  听起来像 Richard一样。用来表明 某人的行为方式像另一人的。

  8. They're all alike.

  他们斯图尔特家的人都是一个样子。

  alike: 在这里作为表语形容词,用于be,look,sound等系动词或半系动词后面,表示“一样的,相同的,相似的”。


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