Professor: That's right, Winnie. Today they are talking about reality TV.
"Reality TV" - 电视真人秀! 这种节目其实一点都不真实，我听说，很多情节和对话其实也是按照剧本，有安排的!
Professor: Maybe, but they are still entertaining.
Will: So Jane, what kind of TV shows do you like to watch?
Jane: I really love reality TV. Do you?
Will: Oh yeah, me too. And it's great that there are so many shows now to choose from!
Jane: I know. There are so many reality TV programs I can't keep them straight!
原来这两人都喜欢看真人秀。 Will很高兴地说，电视上的这种节目很多，Jane说，节目太多了，所以she can't keep them straight! Professor, 这是不是说她已经看得眼花缭乱，弄不清哪个是哪个了？
Professor: Yes! Jane is saying that there are so many reality TV shows out there, she can hardly keep track of which is which.
对了，Professor, Will 管“节目”叫“show," 而Jane用了"program," 这两个词有什么区别么？
Professor: They mean exactly the same thing.
Will: You know what my favorite reality show is? Cops.
Jane: Cops? The show where they show what happens to the police? That show is so stupid.
Will: No way! Some people don't remember that Cops was the very first reality show.
Jane: I guess so ... but just because it was the first, doesn't mean it was the best.
Professor: Well, Winnie, it's very successful. It has been on 22 seasons, and has made more than 750 episodes.
哇， Professor, 你记得好清楚啊! 我还真不知道这个节目这么受欢迎，已经拍了 22 seasons--二十二季，more than 750 episodes--七百五十多集啦？!
Professor: Yes, it's that popular! But what does Jane say?
Will: OK Jane, what reality TV shows do you like?
Jane: I like shows that have real people who are like me.
Will: You like to watch normal people doing regular things? That's not interesting at all!
Jane: Yes it is! If it isn't interesting, why are reality TV shows on all the channels?
Will: Jane, you don't need to watch TV to see normal people. They're all around you in your real life!
Professor: I agree. When I watch TV, I want to see amazing things I can't see every day.
就是嘛。对了，Professor, Jane 还说，真人秀节目 "are on all the channels"，这是不是说，每个台都在播这种节目？
Professor: That's right. For example, "I couldn't find a good show to watch on any channel, so I read a book."
Jane: Have you ever watched the show Survivor?
Will: Yeah. I haven't seen the whole series, but I've seen a few reruns.
Jane: It's a good show because it showed regular people, but in a strange place.
Will: Yeah, that's a really good show.
Jane 喜欢看“Survivor”--“幸存者”。Will说，他没看过这个节目的whole series--整个系列，但是看了a few reruns--几集重播。
Professor: Right. Why does Jane like that show?
Professor: That's right. So Winnie, do you think Will and Jane have other kinds of shows they like to watch?