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VOA流行美语 - Lesson 189 - bad vibe / wake up call

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LL: A vibe is a feeling. Since I don't think I did very well on this test, I have a bad vibe about the grade I am going to get.

LH: 噢,vibe就是一种感觉,你觉得你这次考试考得不好,所以有种不祥之兆,也就是你所谓的bad vibe。

LL: (Gets test back) Ooh. You see, my bad vibe was right. I got a C.

LH: 嗨,C不算太糟啦,这门课很困难,而且琼斯教授批分数一贯都很严。

LL: Yeah, I actually had a bad vibe about this course before the class ever started. Some of my friends told me it was difficult and I'd have to work hard.

LH:其实我在上这门课之前也有点担心,因为上过这课的人都说很难,要下很多功夫。

LL:So, what did you get?

LH: 嗯,我得到了A。这次考试算是不错,不过我很担心下星期要交的那份报告。I have a bad vibe about that paper.

LL: Why do you have a bad vibe about the paper?

LH: 因为我觉得用英文写报告是最难的。英文不是我的母语,每次写完英文报告,我总觉得好像有很多不通顺的地方。

LL: Li Hua, you can always ask me or another student to look over your paper before your turn it in. I am sure you'll do fine. About that, I have a good vibe.

LH: 真的?Larry,你愿意修改我的报告?你真好,谢谢你。

LL: Uh-oh. I have a bad vibe about the look Professor Jones is giving us right now.

LH: 对,嘘,琼斯教授在看我们了,别说了,下课后再聊吧。

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LL: (After class) You know, Li Hua, getting a C on the test in Professor Jones' class was a real wake-up call.

LH: 你说拿了C是wake-up call,哎,这个wake-up call不是叫人起床吗?难道你在上课的时候睡觉啊?

LL: No, no, a wake-up call is not like an alarm clock that wakes you up from your sleep. What I meant was the grade I got woke me up to the fact that I have to work harder for this class.

LH: 噢,wake-up call在这里不是指闹钟叫人起床,而是指一个警告。所以你是说,这次考试成绩不好提醒你要在这节课上加把劲,要更用功!

LL: Yeah! Professor Jones gave me a wake-up call in the form of a bad grade. Now that class is over, I'm going to go home and study. Hey! Li Hua! Look out for that bike!

LH: 哎哟!那个骑自行车的人差点儿撞上我。

LL: Yeah, that was a wake-up call for us to be more careful about walking across campus.

LH: 说的也是,这就提醒了我们,在校园里走路也得小心注意,不然很可能会受伤的。

LL: We should be more careful. Say, Li Hua, where are you going now?

LH: 嗯,我想利用下午没有课的时间,到体育馆的健身房去锻炼锻炼。

LL: Why the sudden interest in physical fitness? You don't usually go to the gym, do you?

LH: 嗨,别说了,你也知道我这个人是从不上健身房的。还不是上回健康检查时,医生说我体重有点超重,所以喽,that was a wake-up call.

LL: You don't look overweight to me.

LH: Larry,你心地真好,还安慰我看起来不胖。其实我倒不是那么在意外表看起来胖不胖,主要还是担心肥胖会影响健康吧!

LL: And maybe it was a wake-up call that you and I shouldn't go out to have ice cream so often.

LH: 啊?什么?要我放弃吃冰淇淋?我愿意每天上健身房,但是我一定得吃冰淇淋!

今天李华学到两个常用语。第一个是bad vibe, 就是不好的感觉,不详的预感。另一个常用语是wake-up call,这是指一个提醒或警告。

网友的学习评论(3条):
作者:dresam
i have a bad vibe about the test
作者:dresam
this is a wake-up call
作者:tmpjf
I have a bad vibe about that paper. the result of the test is a real wake-up call, I have to work hard ,to cram for it.
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