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今日美语MP3:回到原点 Back to Square One

2015-08-13    来源:Englishbaby.com    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

 回到原点 Back to Square One

【intro 今日导读】

The board game “Monopoly” is played around the world. First made in 1903 in the US, today it’s sold in 103 countries and 37 languages! The first square, “Go,” is where all players begin. In “Monopoly,” players want to return to that first square because that earns them money. But in most board games, if you go back to square one, you have to begin the game again.

When life makes you go back to square one, it can feel frustrating. For example, you might spend hours writing a paper for school on your computer, and then your computer stops working. The paper is gone, so it’s back to square one. Or you might be making your favorite cake and put a cup of salt into the bowl instead of sugar. It won’t taste good now, so you need to go back to square one.

Sara feels like she has to go back to square one. But why? Find out more in today’s English lesson about startin.

【Dialogue 情景对话】

Marni:  So, when was the last time you saw Kellie?

Sara_R:  Two days ago. We have very different schedules, though, so…

Marni:  Are you worried?

Sara_R:  It’s just that she hasn’t used any of the dishes, and her bed hasn’t been slept in. It’ s weird.

Marni:  Maybe she has a new boyfriend?

Sara_R:  Maybe.

Marni:  There’s an envelope over there with your name on it.

Sara_R:  Oh my gosh. “Dear Sara, I know this will be a big shock for you, but I’m flying to France this afternoon. My grandmother died, and I’m meeting my family in Nice for the funeral. She owned a winery, and I’m next in line to take over the business. I hope you can forgive me for leaving you without a roommate. Enclosed is a check for two months’ rent. All the best, Kellie”

Marni:  France? A winery? This is crazy!

Sara_R:  Kellie was my dream roommate. Now I’m back to square one! It’s an amazing

opportunity, and I’m happy for her, but…

Marni:  A winery in France? Talk about going back to square one! Does she even know

anything about wine?

Sara_R:  I have no idea. Do you know anyone who needs a roommate?

重点解析 Key Phrases/Words

1. a big shock for sb 对某人来说很震惊,很震撼

2. funeral n. 葬礼,丧礼

3. winery n. 葡萄酒酿造厂

4. take over (the business) 接管(事业)

5. back to square one 回到原点,问题没有解决



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