LH: Larry, 这是我烤的蛋糕，你尝尝。这可是我生平第一次烤蛋糕，不一定会好吃！
LL: Mmmm! This is delicious! Did you make this from scratch or did you use a cake mix?
LH: 你觉得好吃呀？太好了！哎，你刚才问我是不是make it from scratch? 那是什么意思啊？我是照因特网上的一个食谱做的。
LL: Then you did make it from scratch. To make something from scratch is to make it yourself using all of the basic ingredients.
LH: 原来to make something from scratch就是自己用基本材料，从头做起。是呀，我用鸡蛋、面粉、牛奶和黄油做的。还有别的做蛋糕的方法？
LL: A lot of people nowadays use a pre-packaged cake mix with all the ingredients in it already, so it's easier to make.
LL: Well, you should be proud of yourself. This cake is great!
LL: No, but I tried making chocolate chip cookies from scratch once.
LL: They were awful because I forgot to put oil in them. After that, I decided that it was best if I didn't try to make things from scratch anymore.
LL: I know, but I'm not that patient.
LL: All right, Li Hua. The cake is ready, the drinks are prepared, and the decorations look great. I think we are all set.
LH: We are all set？ 这是什么意思？蛋糕、饮料都准备好了，一切都布置好了。你的意思是一切准备就绪了，是吗？
LL: That's right. To be "all set" is to be ready for whatever it is you're going to do. In this case, we are all set to have a party.
LH: 对，要举行party的个方面似乎都准备好了。那我是不是可以说we're all set to have fun at the party?
LL: If you're ready to have fun, then of course you can say that. Hey, what about the music - is that all set?
LH: 音乐啊？没问题！我把激光唱机和几片激光盘全放桌上了。So it's all set.
LL: Great! Now, I'm all set to eat more of that cake you made. It's really delicious
LL: I know. I was just kidding. Hey, do you have a place for people to put presents?
LL: Okay, since everything is all set, we can relax until the guests start arriving.
LH: 我早就准备好在客人来以前先休息一下。筹办一个生日party 可真是够累人的！
LL: Preparing a party isn't that bad; it's cleaning up afterwards that's a lot of work.
李华学到两个常用语。第一个是from scratch, 意思就是从头做起。第二个常用语是all set, 就是一切就绪，准备好了的意思。