Professor: That's right, Winnie. Say, what do students in my class talk about before I arrive?
Professor: Really? Well, it's better to be feared than loved!
Jeremy: Hi Heather. Did you have a nice weekend?
Heather: Hi Jeremy. Yes, I had a really great weekend. How was your weekend?
Jeremy: It was great! I got to have fun on Saturday and Sunday because we didn't have any homework.
Heather: Yes we did! We had to read our math textbook and do some math problems. Did you forget?
Jeremy: Oh no, I forgot to do the homework! I hope there isn't a pop quiz.
Professor: That's right Winnie. And what was the homework?
Heather提醒说，作业是看math textbook - 数学书，然后do some problems - 作一些练习题。对了Professor, Jeremy说，希望今天没有pop quiz，这是什么呢？
Professor: A pop quiz is a quiz that the teacher did not tell you about beforehand.
哦，pop quiz就是随堂测验，也就是事先没有通知学生，突然进行的小测验！ Jeremy没看书也没作题，要是有pop quiz， 他就惨啦!
Heather: You didn't do the homework? Yeah, you will definitely fail if there is a pop quiz.
Jeremy: I know! How much time do I have to cram?
Heather: Well, class starts in five minutes. I don't think that's enough time.
Jeremy: You're right. Can I just copy your answers?
Heather也说，如果老师给他们pop quiz, Jeremy一定会fail - 不及格。
Professor: That's right. So what does Jeremy ask Heather?
Jeremy问她还有多长时间才上课，这样他可以cram - 突击准备一下。
Professor: Correct. "Cramming" is studying a lot of information in a short period of time. For example, "It's best to start studying for the test early so that you don"t have to cram the night before.
没错。可惜，还有5 分钟就上课了。cramming也来不及了。所以Jeremy想出最后一招，copy Heather's answers - 抄Heather的作业!
Heather: You want me to give you the answers? I think that's cheating.
Jeremy: Cheating? Of course not. Just pretend you are my tutor.
Heather: I don't know, Jeremy. I worked hard to do those problems. Why should I just give you the answers?
Jeremy: Because if you do, I will invite you to my party this weekend.
Heather不愿意让Jeremy抄自己的答案，她说这是cheating - 作弊!
Professor: That's right, Winnie. What does Jeremy say?
Jeremy说，Heather应该把自己当成他的tutor - 家庭教师，这样，给他抄答案就理所当然了！对了，Professor Bowman, tutor这个词可以当动词么？
Professor: Yes. For example, if you aren't good at math, you should find someone to tutor you in math.
Heather: Really? You will invite me to your party this weekend?
Jeremy: Yes. All the coolest people come to my parties.
Heather: I know! They sound like a lot of fun.
Jeremy: So, will you help me?
Heather: Well ... OK. But change one or two of the answers so we don't turn in the same homework.
Professor: That's right. But what does she tell Jeremy he has to do?
Professor: Let's listen next time to find out!
美语三级跳 020A讲 - “高中生活” 单元 初级课程