LL: Li Hua, I have a really bad vibe about this test.
LH: 你觉得你考的怎么样？Bad vibe? 那是什么意思啊？
LL: A vibe is a feeling. Since I don't think I did very well on this test, I have a bad vibe about the grade I am going to get.
LH: 噢，vibe就是一种感觉，你觉得你这次考试考得不好，所以有种不祥之兆，也就是你所谓的bad vibe。
LL: (Gets test back) Ooh. You see, my bad vibe was right. I got a C.
LL: Yeah, I actually had a bad vibe about this course before the class ever started. Some of my friends told me it was difficult and I'd have to work hard.
LL：So, what did you get?
LH: 嗯，我得到了A。这次考试算是不错，不过我很担心下星期要交的那份报告。I have a bad vibe about that paper.
LL: Why do you have a bad vibe about the paper?
LL: Li Hua, you can always ask me or another student to look over your paper before your turn it in. I am sure you'll do fine. About that, I have a good vibe.
LL: Uh-oh. I have a bad vibe about the look Professor Jones is giving us right now.
LL: (After class) You know, Li Hua, getting a C on the test in Professor Jones' class was a real wake-up call.
LH: 你说拿了C是wake-up call，哎，这个wake-up call不是叫人起床吗？难道你在上课的时候睡觉啊？
LL: No, no, a wake-up call is not like an alarm clock that wakes you up from your sleep. What I meant was the grade I got woke me up to the fact that I have to work harder for this class.
LH: 噢，wake-up call在这里不是指闹钟叫人起床，而是指一个警告。所以你是说，这次考试成绩不好提醒你要在这节课上加把劲，要更用功！
LL: Yeah! Professor Jones gave me a wake-up call in the form of a bad grade. Now that class is over, I'm going to go home and study. Hey! Li Hua! Look out for that bike!
LL: Yeah, that was a wake-up call for us to be more careful about walking across campus.
LL: We should be more careful. Say, Li Hua, where are you going now?
LL: Why the sudden interest in physical fitness? You don't usually go to the gym, do you?
LH: 嗨，别说了，你也知道我这个人是从不上健身房的。还不是上回健康检查时，医生说我体重有点超重，所以喽，that was a wake-up call.
LL: You don't look overweight to me.
LL: And maybe it was a wake-up call that you and I shouldn't go out to have ice cream so often.
今天李华学到两个常用语。第一个是bad vibe, 就是不好的感觉，不详的预感。另一个常用语是wake-up call，这是指一个提醒或警告。