第9课:选校风云 ACT 1-1 我明天一早就得交稿

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《走遍美国》是一套生活化美语教材,内容以住在纽约州的里弗代尔镇林登大街46号的Stewart一家三代人的生活为中心展开,内容涉及美国各地风土人情、社会生活的许多方面。这个幸福温馨的家庭是千百万美国白人中产者家庭的缩影。

 

【故事梗概】

Robbie在自己的房间里为高中的校刊写关于毕业感受的文章,Philip敲门进来,为他送来一些吃的东西。父子二人小谈了一会儿。

 

【对话】

Robbie: Who is it?
Philip: Dad.
Robbie: Come on in, Dad.
Philip: I thought you might be hungry. I brought you a chicken sandwich and a glass of milk.
Robbie: I am hungry. Thanks, Dad. What time is it, anyway?
Philip: Ten o'clock. What are you working on?
Robbie: I'm writing a story for the high-school paper.
Philip: Can't you finish it tomorrow?
Robbie: No, I have to turn it in in the morning.
Philip: What's it about?
Robbie: I'm writing an article on the feelings about graduation.
Philip: And... how do you feel?
Robbie: Me? A little scared and excited, too.
Philip: I felt the same way.
Robbie: The scary part's leaving home and moving to college.
Philip: Oh, leaving home is part of growing up. Well, don't work all night.
Robbie: I don't mind. I enjoy writing.
Philip: Well, maybe you should think about becoming a writer.
Robbie: Maybe I should.
Philip: You have lots of time to decide.
Robbie: That's the worst part -- making decisions.
Philip: You'll be OK. Good night, Son.
Robbie: Good night, Dad.

 

【语言点精讲】

1. Who is it?
谁呀?在问是谁叫门、打电话、有事来访等时都这样说。

2. Come on in.
请进来。等同于”Come in.”

3. What are you working on?
你在忙什么?注意重音落在work上,on是介词,所以不重读。

4. Can't you finish it tomorrow?
明天再接着写完它不行吗?这里Philip使用了否定疑问句,他的意思是:你非得连夜赶写么?别累着自己。

5. I have to turn it in in the morning.
我明天一早就得交稿。
turn it in: 交(稿),交作业;交上去,交进去。

6. The scary part's leaving home and moving to college.
害怕的是要离开家去到大学里住了。
the scary part's...的意思是“让人发怵的是…,令人不安的是…”。这里的part指事情或过程的某一方面,相当于thing。下句中出现的part也是这种用法:
That's the worst part -- making decisions.

7. I don't mind. I enjoy writing.
我不在乎。我喜欢写作。
I don't mind. : 我不在乎。相当于“It doesn't bother me. ”
enjoy doing something: 乐于做某事,喜欢做某事。