第10课:偷得浮生半日闲 ACT 1-3 我已经解开了这个谜

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【故事梗概】

Harry父女来到了Susan的办公室找他。Susan总算想起了她忘记的事情,原来她竟把同Harry父女的午餐约会也给忘了。

 

【对话】

Susan: What time is it, anyway? My watch stopped.
Sam: It's eleven thirty.
Susan: What time is my lunch date with Bill Levine?
Sam: One o'clock.
Susan: Remind me to leave at twelve forty-five.
Sam: Did you remember your other appointment for today?
Susan: No, but I have a feeling it's going to be too late when I do remember.

[Sam leaves Susan's office. A little later, he returns.]

Susan: Yes, Sam?
Sam: I just solved the mystery.
Susan: What did I forget?
Sam: You have some guests in the reception room.
Susan: What? Who?
Sam: Mr. Harry Bennett and his daughter.
Susan: I remember! Oh…Harry! I made a lunch date with him and his daughter weeks ago.
Sam: Is he a client?
Susan: He's a friend.
Sam: Well he's here with his daughter to have lunch.
Susan: I met her at Thanksgiving, and I promised to have lunch with both of them today.
Sam: Yes, indeed. What are you going to do about your appointment with Mr. Levine?
Susan: Any suggestions? Oh!

 

【语言点精讲】

1. It's eleven thirty.
eleven thirty: 十一点半。也可以说 half-past eleven。

2. Remind me to leave at twelve forty-five.
到十二点四十五分时请提醒我走。
remind sb. to do sth.: 提醒某人做某事。
twelve forty-five: 12点45分。也可以说a quarter to one。

3. No, but I have a feeling it's going to be too late when I do remember.
还没有,可是我有一种感觉,到真想起来时就太迟了。
I have a feeling…: 我有一种感觉,我觉得。相当于I think…

4. I just solved the mystery.
我已经解开了这个谜。
solve the mystery: 解开了这个谜。

5. You have some guests in the reception room.
你有客人在接待室里。
reception room: 接待室,会客室。

6. What? Who?
什么?是谁?
What 在此处是表示一般的惊疑: “怎么回事?”而Who才是具体的问题: “来的是谁?”