Professor. That's right, Winnie. Let's hope Matt is more helpful selling things than he was fixing the Internet.
Matt: Chloe, you are really lucky that I am here to help you sell this stuff online. I am an expert at this!
Chloe: Well you also said you were an expert at fixing my computer, but you couldn't do that at all.
Matt: Believe me, this time I mean it. I am going to help you sell your things for a lot of money.
Chloe: I guess I have to trust you. I've never posted an advertisement on the Internet before. What should we do first?
Matt又来了，说自己是上网卖东西的行家！他一定又在吹牛！对了，Professor, Chloe说，她想在网上 post一则广告。post这个词在这是登的意思吧？
Professor: That's right. You can also "post" pictures on a website, or "post" comments on a blog.
Matt: The first thing we have to do is decide where to post the ad. Do you want to auction it on eBay?
Chloe: Yeah, that sounds good. How do I do that?
Matt: Well first you will have to create an account. Then you will have to write a description of the item and upload some pictures. What are you selling?
Chloe: I'm selling my bike. I don't ride it very often anymore, but it's still in good condition.
Professor Bowman, auction, 是“拍卖”的意思么？
Professor: That's exactly right, Winnie. What does Matt say Chloe has to do to auction her bike online?
他说，Chloe可以去拍卖网 - eBay，先注册一个account - 帐号，然后就可以卖她的自行车了。
Professor: Winnie, you can also create other kinds of accounts on the Internet, such as an e-mail account. Matt also says Chloe needs to "upload" some pictures. Do you know what that means?
这个我知道! upload 上传，跟download下载正好相反，卖东西当然最好有照片，所以要upload some pictures上传一些照片。
Matt: You know what else you can do? You can post a link to the bike company's Web site so that people can find more information about it.
Chloe: That's a great idea. But how much do you think I should sell it for?
Matt: We can search the advertisements for other bicycles on eBay, and see what the asking price is.
Chloe: Hey, great idea! You know Matt, you're a lot better at selling things online than you are at fixing computers.
Professor: So Winnie, what does Matt say Chloe should post on her advertisement?
Matt说，Chloe应该在广告中放个link - 链接，接到自行车厂家的网站，这样，感兴趣的买主就能更多地了解这辆车的情况。
Professor: Right! You can also use the word "link" as a verb, too. For example, you can link from one page to the next by clicking on the link.
哦，link还可以当动词用。对了，professor, 什么是asking price？
Professor: It's the original price you ask for, before you start negotiating.
Chloe: Well, it looks like we are finished posting the ad. Do you think I will get many responses?
Matt: Maybe. It would also be a good idea to post a link to your ad on your personal Web page.
Chloe: Oh yeah, I've got a MyFace page. Maybe some of my friends would want to buy my bike.
Matt: Well, post the link and see what happens. MyFace gets a lot of traffic.
Professor, Matt说MyFace这个网站gets a lot of "traffic." "traffic"不是指马路上的车么？
Professor: Yes, but you can talk about Internet traffic too.
哦， Internet traffic应该就是网站的访问量! Professor, Matt这次好像没吹牛，的确帮了Chloe不少忙。希望Chloe的自行车能很快卖出!
Professor: Listen next time to find out!