第8课：早日康复 ACT 3-2 但首先你得笑一笑。
Molly: Hi, Carl. How you doing? I know it hurts. But it'll be better tomorrow. In the meantime, what would you like?
Molly: A surprise? I promised you a surprise, didn't I? And it wasn't just ice cream, was it? Your birthday is tomorrow, isn't it? [He nods.]
Molly: Well, maybe, just maybe, there will be surprise. But first you have to smile. I just want to see one smile from you. No smile, no surprise. That's the deal. No smile, no surprise. If you want a surprise, then you've got to smile first. [Carl finally smiles.]
Molly: How you all doing? Well, I'm glad you're feeling better because we have a little surprise for you today. It's Carl's birthday, and we have Popo the Clown to entertain you. And here he is -- Popo the Clown.
Philip: Happy birthday, Carl. Happy birthday. All right, everybody. OK, Carl. It's your birthday. What's your wish? What would you like?
[Carl pulls his ear. Then he points to his nose.]
Molly: You want to play charades?
1. In the meantime, what would you like?
in the meantime: 在此期间；当其时；同时。in the meantime 的一个同意说法是 meanwhile，它是一个副词。
2. But first you have to smile.
No smile, no surprise. （不笑就没有惊喜。）
If you want a surprise, then you've got to smile first. （如果你想要一个惊喜，你就得先笑一笑。）
3. That's the deal.
就这么定了。也可以说“It's a deal.”或者“It's a date! ”
4. It's Carl's birthday, and we have Popo the Clown to entertain you.
Popo the Clown: 小丑 Popo。Popo（小丑名）与 the Clown是同位语。
to entertain people: 使欢乐；使娱乐。
5. And here he is -- Popo the Clown.