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“正合口味”的初中口语训练

线话英语|2016-03-10 12:00:02

 李华和Larry到夏威夷度假,假期结束后,坐飞机回家。今天咱们初中口语训练两个常用语:right up one's alley out of the question

LH: Larry, 我这次玩儿得真高兴! 躺在沙滩上,勤洋洋地晒太阳,这种日子我永远也过不厌。

L: Yeah, I had a great time too. I love relaxing vacations on the beach, and eating fresh seafood every night for dinner makes it even better.

LH: 不过Larry, 诚然夏威夷的风景很美,但我也喜好去一些有人文特色的地方,比喻逛逛博物馆,看看历史风情。

L: Well then, for our next vacation we can go to Paris! It sounds right up your alley.

LH: Paris sounds right up my alley? 你这话是什么意思啊?

L: You can say that something is right up your alley if it is perfectly suited to you.

LH: 哦,right up one's alley, 就是斧正合某人的口味。你是说,巴黎是艺术、文化、还有历史之都,所以去巴黎旅行一定特别合乎我的兴趣。

L: Right! Here is another example. Roger loves to argue all the time, so I think a career as a lawyer would be right up his alley.

LH: 可不,对那些爱好争辩的人来说,当律师最适合,假如做顾客办事,得天天跟人吵架。对了,Larry, 咱们这趟班机上会播什么片子啊?我爱看喜剧。

L: They're going to play the new Jim Carrey movie, so I think that should be right up your alley.

LH: 要播Jim Carey的笑剧,太好了,正合我意!

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L: I'm not really interested in watching a movie right now. I think reading a book might be more up my alley.

LH: 你想看书?那我就自己看电影吧!对了,待会儿空姐过来你帮我拿副耳机。

L: Sure, but you know you have to pay for them.

LH: 耳机还要钱?下次旅行,我不坐飞机了!

L: Well then, it sounds like the train might be right up your alley.

LH: Larry, 我觉得好好受啊,飞机的座椅怎么这么窄,坐得真不舒服! 唉,航空公司的办事越来越差了!

L: You're right, the airlines have really been reducing the quality of service to save money.

LH: 是啊。当初飞机上吃的跟饮料都要钱,托运行李也要钱,不晓切当前会不会连随身行李都要交钱。

L: That would have sounded crazy a few years ago, but today it's not out of the question.

LH: Out of the question? 这是什么意思?

L: When you think that something is totally impossible, you can say that it is out of the question.(根据初中口语训练上文对话,您觉得这个短语是什么意思呢)

LH: 哦,out of the question, 就是绝不可能。你是说,放在多少年前,没人会想到随身行李也可能收钱,可是当初,这已经不是不成能的事儿了。

L: That's exactly right, how about the time my friend Amy asked to borrow my new car. But since she got in three accidents in the past month, I told her it was out of the question.

LH: 哦,因为Amy开车老出事,所以你绝不会把本人的车借给她开。

L: Exactly.

LH: 这倒让我想起来,你什么时候把你那辆破车扔了,换辆新车开开啊?你那旧车说不定哪天在路上开着一半就散架了。

L: Well, I just spent all my money on this Hawaii vacation, so buying a new car is out of the question for right now.

LH: 这样的话,你不如骑车上班。省钱,还能锻练身体。

L: I don't think so. My office is really far away, so biking there every day is out of the question.

LH: 哦,对啊,你公司离家太远了,骑车要累去世了。你想过换工作么?找个离家近的。

L: I have, but the company I work at now is pretty good.

LH: 可是,如果能找一个又好又离家近的工作,不是更好么?

L: Well I guess you're right. It's not totally out of the question.

LH: 啊,人不知鬼不觉,已经飞过一大半的旅程了。你说这趟飞机能准点达到,并且不弄丢乘客的行李么?

L: Now that, Lihua, is totally out of the question!

今天通过初中口语训练咱们学了两个常用语。一个是right up one's alley, 表示正合某人的口味。另一个是out of the question, 意思是毫不可能。

 

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