A: 我是杨琳！ Donny,今天是个值得纪念的日子，你知道么？
A: 你就知道过生日！Donny, 下个月你就要离开我们，去北京工作了，这可是你主持的最后一期“美语训练班”了，这难道不该纪念么？
B: 哦！你说这个啊！Yes, today's show is quite special in that sense.
B: 好！今天咱们要去打台球, 经历美国机场的安检，参加一个失败的party, 还要告诉大家怎么用美语说“两面派”。
Learn A Word ward off
今天我们要学的词是ward off. Ward is spelled w-a-r-d, ward; and off, o-f-f, off. Ward off. Ward off 阻挡。A new study shows that more social activity with friends can help ward off obesity. 一项新研究显示，更多跟朋友一起参加社交生活，有助于防止肥胖。秋天又到打流感疫苗的时候了，但是今年，Instead of flu vaccination, doctors are advocating natural methods to ward off the flu this year. 今年医生提倡以自然免疫的方法抵挡流感，而不是注射流感疫苗。Frequent hand-washing is one of the easiest ways to ward off sickness. 常洗手是防止生病的最简单的办法之一。好的，今天我们学习的词是ward off, ward off, ward off.
A: ward off, 阻止。Donny, 你到北京后会想家吧？What would you do to ward off homesickness?
B：I guess I'll just chat with my folks on Skype.
A: That's a good idea. I Skype with my parents everyday! 对了，在你走之前，我们要给你准备个盛大的送行party，你说怎么样？
B: That's really nice of you! I look forward to it! 不过下面，我们要先跟随Larry和李华去参加一个糟糕的Party.
Popular American: Stocked, Bummer
各位听众，现在播送《流行美语》。 Larry打算请很多人来家里做客，李华在帮他策划这个大party. 他们会用到两个说法：stoked和bummer.
Larry: OK, so we'll need about two dozen hamburgers, 20 pounds of ribs, a cheese platter, 4 bags of potato chips, potato salad, and....what am I missing?
Larry: There should be around 40 people here. It's going to be great. I'm so stoked!
LH: stoked? 什么意思？
Larry: Yeah, stoked, s-t-o-k-e-d, stoked. It means to be really excited about something.
LH: Oh, Stoked 就是特别兴奋，特别激动的意思。
Larry: That's right. I'm really looking forward to this party. In other words, you could say I'm super stoked! It's going to be so much fun. Aren't you stoked, Lihua?
LH: 怎么说呢？I'm kind of Stoked. 我也挺兴奋的，不过Larry, 你请那么多人，等派对结束后，这里肯定乱糟糟的。
Larry: Oh, don't worry about that. You'll help me clean after the party, right?
LH: 啊？! 还要我帮忙收拾？
Larry: Oh, and I forgot to tell you. I'm stoked about the DJ I hired for the party.
Larry: Yea, he's an old friend from high school. He told me he's got quite a lot of fans around town these days.
LH: 我看出来了，这场Party人又多，音乐又是吵哄哄的摇滚乐，而我还得负责事后清理战场的工作。得得得，现在想起来我都头疼。I can't say that I'm stoked quite yet.
Larry: Still not stoked? OK, what if I told you that my friend Brian will be there? You know, the guy who is in charge of interns at the company you want to work for?
Larry: No problem. I'll ask him to help you get the internship at his company.
LH: Awesome! Now I'm stoked! Larry, 让我们投入战斗吧！
MC: Larry 和李华尽心准备的派对开始了，可是却出了点小状况....
LH: Larry, 牛肉饼烤得怎么样啦？我等着做汉堡包呢！
Larry: Not too bad. They're just cooking a little slower than I thought. I guess my grill is too small. It's OK, though! I'm still stoked for the party!
LH: Larry! 你看看，烧烤架下面根本就没有火！你是不是没有瓦斯啦？
Larry: Oh, no! You're right! What a bummer!
LH: Bummer? 你是说bum，懒鬼吗？
Larry: No. Not bum, bummer! A bummer is bad news, or something that makes you upset─like running out of gas when you need to cook for 40 people!
LH: 哦！A bummer 就是坏消息。瓦斯用完，你没法烤肉, 真是个好大的bummer啊。不过你也不用着急，现在只有一个客人，就是你那个高中同学，现在很红的那个DJ.
Larry: Wait a minute. This music is from our DJ? This music is for little kids─I thought the neighbors must be having a birthday party for their five-year-old daughter.
Larry: What a bummer!! Ugh, this party is turning into a disaster! No one's here, I can't cook the food, and the DJ sounds like he's from Sesame Street!
LH: 没关系，只要你朋友Brian能来，我就知足啦！我可得好好表现，争取让他给我实习的机会！ I'm really stoked to meet him!
Larry: I don't know, Lihua. No one has showed up! I was so stoked about this party.... now the whole thing is just a big bummer. Maybe I wrote the wrong date on the invitation...
Larry: Brian is here.
LH: Oh thank god.
Larry: Hey Brian, how are you?
Brian: Hey, Larry, good to see you again! This must be Lihua. I've heard so much about you!
LH: Oh, really~ All good things, I hope.
Larry: Actually, Lihua is looking for an internship this summer. Do you think your company would have an opening for her?
Brian: My company? I didn't tell you, Larry? I left my job a year ago. I'm a grad student now!
LH: 啊？你一年前就辞职不干啦？现在回学校念书去了？What a bummer!
B: 杨琳，I'm really stoked now about the farewell party you just mentioned. I'm sure it'll be a lot of fun!
A: I'm stoked too!
B: 对了，如果你在北京的朋友能帮我找房子住，我就更高兴了！我本来说好和一个朋友合租公寓，but he changed his mind at the last minute. What a bummer!
B: Terrific! 杨琳，I know I can trust you.
How to say it in American English: two-faced
WQ: Ah? jessica, 你从哪儿学到这个词的？
jessica: From one of our listeners! 有个听众问的。
WQ: That's cool! Hmm... 我觉得两面派一定是double face，对吗？
jessica: Close! Actually it's two-faced.
WQ: 哦！two-faced 两张脸，当人一面背人一面，两面派。
jessica: That's right. Sometimes a two-faced person will say nice things about you to your face, then tell others nasty things about you when you're not around.
jessica: I know! We call these people back stabbers.
WQ: Back stabber? S-t-a-b-b-e-r, stabber 是用刀子捅别人的人，所以back stabber 就是在背后给人下刀子的人喽！jessica, 不是吹牛，这种人我一眼就能识破。
jessica: Wow! You must be a really good judge of character.
WQ: judge 是法官，character 是人品，你说我是 a good judge of character， 一定是说我看人看得准，眼光犀利，对吗？
jessica: Exactly. two-faced people can't fool you if you're a good judge of character.
WQ: 不过 jessica, 我觉得，two faced people和back stabbers虽然都很讨厌，但他们也有些用处！
WQ: Yeah. Their existence will help you see who your real friends are! 没有他们的存在，怎么能显出哪些人才是真朋友呢！
jessica: 有道理！Now let's see what you've learned today.
第三：形容看人准，可以说 someone is a good judge of character.
A: Donny, 上期节目咱们还提到我坐15个小时飞机回北京参加好朋友的婚礼，这么快你也要飞回去啦！
B: 是啊！But I don't like traveling by plane. If it were possible to drive from here to Beijing, I would.
B: 机票也不便宜。Besides, going through airport security is such a pain.
GoEnglish: Take a flight-- Intermediate
Winnie: Todd 圣诞节要回阿拉斯加看望父母，他正在机场过安检。
Professor: In this first part, an airport security guard is telling Todd what to do before he goes through the metal detector and puts his bags through the x-ray machine.
Winnie: Metal detector 金属探测器，我最讨厌在机场过这个东西，每次都要脱鞋，解腰带，烦死了!
Professor: Well I agree that it's annoying, but aren't you glad the metal detectors keep you safe?
Winnie: 这倒也是，Professor Bowman, 为了安全起见，我们只好作些牺牲了。
Security guard: Excuse me sir! Please make sure to take off your shoes, jacket and belt and put them through the x-ray machine.
Todd: OK, just a moment ... Alright, there you go.
Security guard: Hmm ... the X-ray machine is showing some strange things in your bag. I'll have to search it.
Todd: Sure, go ahead. I don't have any dangerous items on me.
Winnie: Professor Bowman, Todd说 "I don't have any dangerous items on me", 就是说自己身上没有危险物品吧？
Professor: That's right. A policeman might ask if you have any weapons on you, or a friend might ask if you have any money on you that he could borrow.
Winnie: Todd 最好没有随身带什么违禁物品。
Professor: I hope so too. Let's listen and find out.
Security guard: Sir! Have these bags been in your possession at all times?
Todd: Yes, I've had them in my sight since I packed them.
Security guard: I see ... [She looks through Todd's bag.] And what is this??? You didn't think you could get on the plane with such a dangerous item, did you?
Todd: It's just a bottle of water.
Security guard: Don't you know people can make bombs out of liquid? You can't take it on the plane.
Todd: Well, alright ... I didn't realize liquids aren't allowed on planes.
Winnie: 我还以为安检人员在Todd包里找到了什么危险品呢，原来是一瓶水而已！不过，Professor Bowman，Todd 说他的行李一直 in his sight, 这是什么意思啊？
Professor: It means he's watched the bags closely. You can also say that you won't let something out of your sight. For example, I promise I'll take good care of your children. I won't let them out of my sight.
Security guard: Do you have any other dangerous items in your carry-on bags?
Todd: I don't think so. What else is considered dangerous?
Security guard: Well, you can't have any toothpaste on you. People can make bombs that look like toothpaste too!
Todd: Well no, I don't have any toothpaste on me. I packed all of that in my checked bags.
Winnie: 等一下，Professor Bowman, carry-on bags 和 checked bags 有什么区别？
Professor: Carry-on bags are the bags that you carry onto the plane. Checked bags are those you hand over to the airlines before boarding a plane.
Winnie: 我明白了，carry-on bags 就是随身带上飞机的行李，checked bags 则是我们说的托运行李。
Professor: Exactly. The word "check" can also be a verb. For example, an airline worker might tell you that your bag is too big to carry on the plane, so you need to check it.
Security guard: Alright, I'm finished searching your belongings. You can go now.
Todd: Thanks. Can you tell me which way gate D27 is?
Security guard: Gate D27? Sorry, you're in the wrong terminal. This is Terminal 1. You have to go to Terminal 2.
Todd: Oh no ... You mean I have to go to Terminal 2 and go through the security check there again?
Security guard: That's right.
Todd: But that will take another hour! I might miss my flight!
Security guard: Too bad. Safety comes first!
Winnie: Wrong terminal? 那就是走错候机楼了？哎呀，Todd 可真倒霉，居然走错了候机楼，还要到别的候机楼再过一次安检。不过，我看这个安检人员并不在乎Todd会不会误机。
Professor: That's right. You can say "too bad" whenever somebody tells you about their problem, but you don't really care.
Winnie: 说实话，我还真替 Todd 捏把冷汗，如果赶不上飞机，错过了圣诞节，他父母一定也会非常难过的！
Professor: Well, tune in next time to see if Todd will make the flight!
B: I'll remember that - no liquid or toothpaste in carry-on bags!
A：And you need to make sure you're at the right gate!
B: Of course!
A: 对了，上次你说你特别爱看American Football, 这回去了中国，就不能看现场比赛了，只能在电视上或者网上看了吧？
B: Yeah...that's a bummer. But I'm sure there are sports bars in Beijing, where 老外 like me get together to watch the games!
Business Etiquette: American football II
B: That's the beauty of it!
B: Don't be a wimp, 杨琳！
A: Wimp? 你说我胆小没用？才不是，我只是......比较斯文。比如下面这个体育运动，我就觉得不错。
B: What is it?
American sports English: Pool
P: Yang Chen you look bored. How about we play a game of pool?
Y: Pool? 这儿没有游泳池啊。你打算跳到Tidal Basin 游泳吗?
P: No, I'm not talking about a swimming pool. I'm talking about billiards.
Y: Oh billiards, 台球。我不会。
P: Well, I'll teach you how to play. Let me break.
Y.Wait a minute. 你怎么一上来就要 break something，搞破坏啊?
P: No. Here break means starting the game by hitting the cue ball.
Y: 我知道，cue ball 就是主球，用它来撞子球。OK. Let me try it first.
P: 哎呀，女大力士! You came closer to breaking the pool stick!
Y: No Way! That was a great shot! I got one in. 我是Stripes.
P: Alright, and I am solids.
Now it's my turn, I'll try to bank the ball off the rail and get it in the far pocket.
Y: Ah, 你把我的球打进去了。You scored a point for me. Thank you.
P: Well you're welcome.
Y: It's my turn again. 让我再干掉一个。
P: Well, not on that turn any way. It looks like you scratched.
Y: Scratched. 我没抓你啊。
P: In pool, if you scratch S-C-R-A-T-C-H，it means that you knocked the white cue ball into a pocket. That means it's my turn and I place the ball over here.
Y: Ah, 我主球打进袋子了，就叫scratch。
P: Right. That means it's my turn and I place the ball over here.
P: Yeah. I got the 8 ball in before getting all of my other balls in. That means I lose.
Y: Hooray! Another game?
A: 台球里的术语还真不少！比如Break - 开球，scratch - 白球进洞。Donny, do you play pool?
B: Yeah, sometimes.
A: 你走之前，let's go to a pool house, 打几盘儿！
A: 诶呀，你真是太好了！I'm gonna miss you!
A: 谁哭了？别臭美！ 好了，今天的节目时间差不多了。这次的撰稿人是晓北，编辑是蔚然。同学们，我们下次的美语训练班再见!
A: Bye-bye, Donny!