Who doesn’t love to walk on the beach? There’s the sand between your toes, the sound of the ocean, the smell of the sea air. But there’s also the sun on your skin, which can be risky if you aren’t wearing any sunscreen.
While it’s true that too much tanning can be bad for you, many people choose to be in the sun. They believe that they look healthier when their skin isn’t pasty. And of course, there are people who must work outside, and athletes who train outdoors as well. The question is, how much sun is too much sun?
Kellie likes tanning, but Marni isn’t so sure. Learn their opinions in today’s English lesson about spending time in the sun.
Kellie: Hey, Marni. Do you want to go tanning?
Marni: Tanning in a tanning bed?
Kellie: Yes. Mm-hm.
Marni: I just am not into that, I have to say. I know I’m pasty white and all, but I just think it’s too risky. I think about melanoma, and I just don’t think I’d want to do that.
Kellie: Well, I understand. It’s a trade-off, but you just look and feel really nice afterward.
Marni: Do you think it contributes to your quality of life, being tan?
Kellie: I don’t know. Maybe. I just like the way I look afterward. And I get a really nice, even tan, so…
Marni: Well, I don’t think I can do it. I don’t think I can pay to tan. I just have to embrace my winter whiteness.
Kellie: Alright. Well, that’s cool.
重点解析 Key Phrases/Words
1. tanning n. 皮肤晒成褐色 （歪果仁很喜欢古铜色的皮肤~）
2. sunscreen n. 防晒霜
3. pasty adj. 苍白的，无血色的
4. risky adj. 冒险的，危险的
5. melanoma n. 黑素瘤，（良性）胎记瘤（恶性）
6. trade-off n.权衡，取舍
7. embrace v. 接受， 信奉，包括，包容