A face for radio 其貌不扬
Yang Li: 大家好，欢迎收听《地道英语》，我是杨莉。我的搭档是Neil。 Neil，嘿，怎么又晚了！他是个很出色的主持人，就是经常迟到！Oh, here he comes!
Neil: Sorry Li, I'm a bit late. I'm here now.
Yang Li: Wow Neil, you look so different today, a suit and tie, what's happening? 西装革履的，准备去哪里？
Neil: Well, I have to present the video 'The Perfect English Gentleman'.
Yang Li: 《完美的英国绅士》That sounds fun, don't you want to do it?
Neil: No, not really.
Yang Li: Why not? You are a great presenter, everyone likes your voice.
Neil: Well, it's not my voice that's the problem. Look at this massive, broken nose, my spotty skin, missing teeth, long greasy hair… I'm pretty ugly, Li. I kept saying to my boss that I have a face for radio, but he insisted I present the video. What can I do?
Yang Li: Neil 总是那么幽默，说自己长得不好看，鼻子庞大又不直，痘痘皮肤，牙齿脱落，头发长而且油腻。Did you say you have a face for radio? But you don't need to show your face as a radio presenter, do you?
Neil: That's exactly the point, Li. If you say someone's got a good face for radio, it's an indirect way of saying they are not very good looking!
Yang Li: I see. 我喜欢这个短语， 'a face for radio' 就是婉转地说一个人长相不好看。请听例句：
Man: Jane looked beautiful at her wedding.
Woman: Really? She must have had a good make-up artist because, to be honest, she's got a face for radio.
Man: No one's going to choose me at this speed-dating event.
Woman: Why on earth not? You're such a warm-hearted guy.
Man: Thanks. But you have to admit, I've got a face for radio.
Yang Li: 这就是今天我们要学的地道英语“A face for radio “。英国人太幽默了，不直接说一个人其貌不扬，而是婉转地他长了个适合做广播的脸！Hey Neil, I think I have a solution for your video presenting problem… How about this for a good opening line? Do you want to hear it?
Neil: Go on then.
Yang Li: (clearing her throat) 'This modern English gentleman has got a face for radio. Just shut your eyes, relax and listen…'
Neil: Now you're making fun of me, Li!
Yang Li: Ok. Seriously, I think you will be just as good on video as you are in front of a microphone. You have a unique way of saying things which is clear, funny and engaging. 你讲话清楚，幽默，有一种独特的魅力。What face can beat that!
Neil: Thanks Li. I feel a lot more confident now! Just pass me that mirror…
Yang Li: Ok, here you go.
Neil: Actually I'm not that bad looking, am I?
Yang Li: No, you're not. You've got a face for TV and a voice for radio!
Neil: Hey, thanks Li, you've made my day!