Jimmy is at the Boston Airport. He hails a taxi.
T: Where to, buddy?
J: The Sheraton Hotel, please.
T: Ok. Is this your first time in Boston?
J: Yes. What's a good place for sightseeing?
T: If you have a lot of time on your hands, you can walk the Freedom Trail.
J: I'm kind of strapped for time.
T: In that case, whatever else you do, you must check out the observatory on the 63rd floor of the John
J: Isn't the building all glass?
T: That's right. You can't miss it. Here's your hotel. That'll be $17.50, please.
J: Here's $20.00. Keep the change.
stingy adj. or cheap
There is a striking change in his personality. 明显的变化... change 可数
How much do you have in change? = How much change do you have? change 零钱 。不可数
barber shop 男孩子理发的地方 beauty shop(or beauty parlor, beauty salon)美容院for the girls
hail a taxi 拦一部taxi
what's a good place for sightseeing/eating/seeing a movie?
Thailand is a great place to go sightseeing.
kind of=a little
strap means tie or bind
be strapped/hard pressed for time
check out (the observatory) = take a look at
I'm thought of/kind of fat right now,because I like to drink beer in the summer.
look out over the city
on the top of the building,look out over the city.
Today, more people than ever before are speaking to each other through satellite television, cellular
telephones and computers. This means that people from different parts of the world need to be able to
communicate in the same language. That language happens to be English.
Because of this, experts have predicted that more than half of the world's 6,000 languages may die out
in the next century. Already almost all Californian Native American languages are in danger of extinction.
They are being swallowed up by English and other language. It is a pity, but that is one of the prices of
Don't use dirty/bad language 脏话 (language = speech)
I am dying to see the new movie with Madonna.两个意思：和 Madonna看电影，电影里有 Madonna。
than ever before = than ever = than before
Bruce wrote a letter to Peter in English.
sector = area
It happens that I have 20 dollars. 演变: I happen to have 20 dollars.
die out = become extinction 绝迹
Native American 土著人 native American 美国出生的 a native zhuang
Sally is talking with her friend, Don.
S: Tell me, Don. How come you're from Spain but you can't speak Spanish very well?
D: It's not my mother tongue. My father is Spanish and my mother is American. We usually speak English at home.
S: Oh, I see.
D: Your Spanish is probably better than mine.
S: Yes, but you speak English more fluently than I.
D: How come? Aren't you American?
S: Yes, but my mother is Spanish.
D: Don't tell me...
S: That's right. We usually speak Spanish at home.
D: It doesn't matter as long as we can communicate.
S: That's true.
I have the same car as you do.
mother tongue = mother language = native language
My father is Spanish and my mother is American. Spanish,American是adj.
or: My father is Spanish/a Spaniard and my mother is an American. n.
Betty bettered her performance by studying hard. better vt.提升
He is a fluent speaker of English. = He is a good command of English.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Don't tell me. =I don't believe it. What a coincidence.
Italy is a land of history and culture. And as we all know, the ancient architecture there is
breathtaking. Just as we Chinese are proud of our history and culture, so are the Italians. One of their
traditions is to enjoy a long midday meal. This lengthy lunch can last up to four hours! As you can imagine,
after all the eating, drinking and chatting, they need to take a nap.
Well, this custom may be great for the stomach, but it's not so great for getting things done. If you
happen to be in Italy, don't be surprised if you have to wait for a long time for the banks and post offices
They have a sense of fashion.
sauce 调味酱 noodle 面条 cuisine 烹饪
land 土地(不可数) a piece of land
a land = a conuntry 国土
As we all know, Peter has many interesting hobby: music, photography and mountain-biking.
breathtaking 扣人心眩的 What a breathtaking sunset!
Bruce is a nice man,which we all know.
Good grief, I forgot my keys.老天。。。
be proud of 以...为荣
When my son return the pocketbook he found to the lady , I feel very pround of him.
midday at noon
take a nap 小睡
take a rest/take a break
punch in/out 打卡上下班
get sth done 完成
It happens that I have ten dollars. = I happen to have 10 dollars.
Lesson 66. It's Nap Time 现在是午睡的时间
Mr. Mishima, a Japanese tourist, enters a bank in Milan, Italy.
M: Uh, excuse me...
M: EXCUSE ME!
T: Aggghhh! What do you want? You scared the life out of me!
T: At this hour? You must be kidding!
M: But it's two in the afternoon.
T: That's right--- and as usual, it's nap time. Come back at three or four. We don't work the same hours
as you do in your country.
M: But I have to cash this check. I have no cash!
T: Don't worry. You won't need any cash. All of Italy is asleep at the moment. Zzzzzzzzz…
It's a snap. = It's cinch. 很简单 take a nap 小睡
make it snappy = hurry up
yell at sb 大吼
sb scare the life out of sb (口语)吓死了 相当于you scare me to death
I am afraid/scared/frightened of my father, because he is hard on(strict with) me.
What can I do for you,sir/man? 客气 or: May I help you?
fall aspeep 睡着了Because of my neighbour's dog,I couldn't fall a sleep last night.
The dog is barking at me.
to worry sb sick 使...担心死了 My son worries me sick.
Many people seek fame and wealth. Gul Muhammed sought neither. However, through fate he is famous. He
is so sort that he is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the shortest man in the world. He measures
only 57 centimeters. Though he has fame, he is not rich. In fact, he's too poor to pay his own medical bills.
Recently, when Gul became so ill that he had to be brought to the hospital, he didn't have enough money
for the medicine. What a pitiful man he is! His story tells us that fame and wealth do not always go hand in
hand. Indeed, Gul is a living example of the saying, "All that glitters is not gold."
All that glitters is not gold. 闪闪发光的不都是黄金
be as poor as a church mouse
seek = look for = be in search of
notorious = infamous 恶名昭张 be notorious for naughty
Don't bow(surrender) to fate. 不向命运低头 bowtie 蝴蝶结
stout -- thick,black,bitter beer 黑啤酒 potbelly大肚皮
What's your weight/height?How much do you weight?
be poor at sth 很差 be good at
medical bill 医药费
foot the bill = pay the bill 付账
When his father fell ill, Tom rushed home from work.
miserable 惨的 pitiful 可怜的 It's a pity/a shame/pitiful/too bad he can't come.
living 活生生的 living dictionary