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中国时间: 09:02 2016年12月11日星期日

美语三级跳 024A讲 - “体育运动” 初级课程

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Ryan想锻练锻练,改善自己的身材。他的朋友Alice篮球打得很好,Ryan打算拜她为师。

Professor: That's right, Winnie. Basketball is a very popular sport in America.

中国人也很喜欢打篮球啊! 姚明就是中国人,而且有很多粉丝!

Professor: That's true. Do you think Ryan will be a good basketball player?

咱们来听听吧!

Ryan: Thanks for teaching me how to play basketball, Alice.

Alice: No problem. I am happy to be your basketball coach.

Ryan: Great. Where did you learn how to play?

Alice: I played basketball in college.

Ryan: Were you better at offense or defense?

Alice: I was better at offense. I was the best shooter on the team.

Professor: So Winnie, where did Alice learn to play basketball?

Alice说她是在大学里学会打篮球的,她不光是校队成员,还是the best shooter - 最棒的投手呢! 这么说,Alice投篮肯定特别准!

Professor: Right. And in basketball, when you shoot and score a point, you can say you scored a basket.

没错! 如果你投篮成功,就可以说"score a basket."

Professor: So, is Alice better at offense or defense?

Alice说, she was better at offense than defense,进攻能力比防守能力强。这不难理解,她是the best shooter - 最棒的投手嘛! 有她当教练,Ryan肯定很快就能变成篮球飞人。

Alice: Alright Ryan, first you have to learn how to dribble.

Ryan: Don't worry, I know how to dribble. Let's just play some one-on-one.

Alice: Uh.... are you sure you don't want to practice a little first?

Ryan: Nope! I'm ready to play. Don't go easy on me.

Ryan是不是有点自信过头了?Alice想慢慢教他,从 dribble -“运球”开始。可Ryan上来就要打one-on-one - 一对一的比赛! Professor, one-on-one这个短语可以用在其它语境里么?

Professor: Sure! For example, you can say I didn't want the other students to hear me talk to the teacher, so I asked to talk to her one-on-one.

"Talk to her one-on-one", 就是单独和她谈话。对了,Professor, Ryan让Alice不要"go easy on him",是不是说,Alice对他不用手下留情?

Professor: Right. For another example, "I haven't studied much for the test, so I hope my teacher goes easy on us."

啊~~因为没好好复习,所以希望老师手下留情。好! Ryan和Alice一对一比赛已经结束了,我们看看谁胜谁负!

Alice: Great game, Ryan! I had a lot of fun.

Ryan: (Panting) Yeah, I hope so. It must have been a lot of fun beating me 20 to zero.

Alice: Well do you want to have a re-match? I think you will score a basket next time.

Ryan: I don't think so ... and I can only take one shutout per day.

看来,Ryan根本不是Alice的对手! 让人家打了个20比零! professor, 什么叫shutout?

Professor: Winnie, if one team doesn't score any points in the game, you can say the game is a shutout.

哦,shutout, s-h-u-t-o-u-t, shutout 就是输掉的队伍得零分的比赛。

Professor: Ryan didn't score any points, so you can say he was "shutout". Alice asks him if he wants a rematch, but Ryan says no.

是啊,Ryan不愿意再被刷个零,所以他不想play a re-match - 再打一次了。真希望Ryan学篮球的热情没有被彻底浇灭!

Professor: Let's see what Alice says.

Alice: Ryan, I think I know a better way to teach you basketball.

Ryan: Really? What is it?

Alice: I'm going to take you to watch a basketball game.

Ryan: Great! I love watching professional basketball.

Alice: Professional? I didn't say we're going to a

professional basketball game!

哦,原来,Alice打算带Ryan去看篮球赛,让他观摩观摩。不过,他们要去的不是a professional game - 专业球赛。

Professor: Right. What kind of game do you think they're going to?

我们下次就知道啦!

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