第13课:一个真正的斯图尔特家的后代 ACT 3-1 你想得真周到

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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】

Harry和Michelle 来Stewart家看望Max。Marilyn很喜欢Michelle为Max选的婴儿服。

 

【对话】

Marilyn: Thanks, Michelle.
Michelle: I hope you like it.
Marilyn: Isn't this baby outfit adorable? With his name on it--“Max. ”Thanks so much, Harry and Michelle.
Richard: We really appreciate it.
Harry: I'm glad you like it. Michelle picked it out.
Michelle: Yes. I told Daddy to pick blue ones. Blue is for boys, and pink is for girls.
Grandpa: And Max is some boy.
Richard: He's a real Stewart.
Grandpa: Right!
Ellen: That was so thoughtful of you, Michelle. Especially to pick it out in blue.
Susan: Would you like to see baby Max, Michelle?
Harry: Could she? Could we?
Michelle: Could I?
Marilyn: Take them upstairs, Susan. Harry and Michelle can watch Max sleeping.
Susan: Let's go.
Harry: Come on, Michelle. Before Max wakes up.
Marilyn: Will you please take this upstairs, Susan?
Susan: Uh-huh.
Marilyn: Thank you.

 

【语言点精讲】

1. I hope you like it.
希望你喜欢。送别人礼物时,英文一般说“I hope you like it.” 如果对方表示喜欢,我们可以说“I'm glad you like it.”

2. Isn't this baby outfit adorable? With his name on it--“Max. ”Thanks so much.
这套婴儿装可真叫人喜欢,不是吗?上面还有他的名字Max。非常感谢你们。
接受别人的礼物时, 一般要表示喜欢并致谢。
baby outfit: 婴儿装。

3. We really appreciate it.
我们真的很感谢。致谢的常用表达。

4. Blue is for boys, and pink is for girls.
在美国,给新生的婴儿送礼物时,特别是礼物为婴儿用品时,如果知道婴儿是男孩,习惯上会选蓝色的物品,婴儿是女孩则选粉色。不知道婴儿的性别是通常会选黄色。

5. And Max is some boy.
Max可是个不寻常的男孩子。some指了不起的,出色的。从这句很自豪的话可以看出Grandpa对这个曾孙的喜爱。

6. That was so thoughtful of you.
你想得真周到。
It /That + be+形容词+ of + sb.: 表示某人具有何种品质, 经常用在这个结构中的形容词有kind, thoughtful, helpful, clever等。

7. Would you like to see baby Max?
你想看看小Max吗?
Would you like to…? : 你想……吗?表示一种建议或邀请,与“Do you like to…?” 不同,后者询问对方的爱好。

8. Harry and Michelle can watch Max sleeping.
watch Max sleeping: 看Max睡觉。watch除了接不带to的动词不定式之外, 也可接现在分词表示观看的动作正在进行。