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英语原版有声读物:《公主日记》Volume I_15

2015-08-12    来源:普特编辑部    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

公主日记 第一册 part 15

The Princess Diaries

英文有声读物,听原版小说,学地道英语。

【Audio Book】The Princess Diaries

【原版朗读者】Anne Hathaway (安妮·海瑟薇)

【小说简介】

米娅,是一位普通美国高中生。在一群张扬、活力四射的同学中,她显得很不自信,普通得会被老师忘记名字。米娅和她的单亲妈妈住在一起,有着自己生活的小圈子,在她的能力可以控制的范围内,米娅平凡的生活着。

在米娅16岁生日到来前,她忽然被告知要与她的奶奶克拉丽莎·雷纳尔蒂见面。当米娅终于见到这位气质非凡,谈吐高贵女士时,她才发现,她的奶奶是欧洲小国吉诺维亚的女王。而她,正是这个国度的公主。

而为了让米娅能够顺利继承这一身份,女王对她开始了全方位的改变。米娅的不拘小节和王室的繁杂规矩冲突中,从而笑料百出...最终,米娅逐渐改变,慢慢地像个美丽的公主了...

《公主日记》原著小说就是由电影版主角Anne Hathaway朗读,以第一人称的角度,为你讲述她生活中的点点滴滴,爆笑趣事,成长困惑,以及从普通人到一个公主所有的经历感受。如同一个朋友,在向你倾诉她的喜怒哀乐...

小说充满青春气息,通俗易懂,是学习英文的绝佳素材。一起来听《公主日记》,提高自己的听力与口语。

【原滋原味 英文小说】

Later on Thursday, Penguin House, Central Park Zoo (2)

I realize this was a completely Party of Five kind of thing to say, and I’m sorry to say that I followed it up with some pretty Party of Five behavior. I stood up real fast, knocking over my big gold chair, and rushed out of there, nearly bowling over the snobby doorman.

I think my dad tried to chase me, but I can run pretty fast when I want to. Mr. Wheeton is always trying to get me to go out for track, but that’s like such a joke, because I hate running for no reason. A letter on a stupid jacket is no reason to run, as far as I’m concerned.

Anyway, I ran down the street, past the stupid touristy horses and carriages, past the big fountain with the gold statues in it, past all the traffic outside of F.A.O. Schwarz, right into Central Park, where it was getting kind of dark and cold and spooky and stuff, but I didn’t care. Nobody was going to attack me because I was this five-foot-nine girl running in combat boots, with a big backpack with bumper stickers on it that said stuff like support greenpeace and i brake for animals. Nobody messes with a girl in combat boots, particularly when she’s also a vegetarian.

After a while I got tired of running, and then I tried to figure out where I could go, since I wasn’t ready to go home yet. I knew I couldn’t go to Lilly’s. She is vehemently opposed to any form of government that is not by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives. She’s always said that when sovereignty is vested in a single person whose right to rule is hereditary, the principles of social equality and respect for the individual within a community are irrevocably lost. This is why, today, real power has passed from reigning monarchs to constitutional assemblies, making royals such as Queen Elizabeth mere symbols of national unity.

At least, that’s what she said in her oral report in World Civ the other day.

And I guess I kind of agree with Lilly, especially about Prince Charles—he did treat Diana like dirt—but my dad isn’t like that. Yeah, he plays polo and all, but he would never dream of subjecting anyone to taxation without representation.

Still, I was pretty sure the fact that the people of Genovia don’t have to pay taxes wasn’t going to make any difference to Lilly.

I knew the first thing my dad would do was call Mom, and she’d be all worried. I hate making my mom worry. Even though she can be very irresponsible at times, it’s only with things like bills and the groceries. She’s never irresponsible about me. Like, I have friends whose parents don’t even remember sometimes to give them subway fare. I have friends who tell their parents they’re going to So-and-So’s apartment and then instead they go out drinking, and their parents never find out because they don’t even check with the other kid’s parents.

My mom’s not like that. She ALWAYS checks.

So I knew it wasn’t fair to run off like that and make her worry. I didn’t care much then about what my dad thought. I was pretty much hating him by then. But I just had to be alone for a little while. I mean, it takes some getting used to, finding out you’re a princess. I guess some girls might like it, but not me. I’ve never been good at girly stuff, you know, like putting on makeup and wearing panty hose and stuff. I mean, I can do it, if I have to, but I’d rather not.

Much rather not.

Anyway, I don’t know how, but my feet sort of knew where they were going, and before I knew it I was at the zoo.

I love the Central Park Zoo. I always have, since I was a little kid. It’s way better than the Bronx Zoo, because it’s really small and cozy, and the animals are much friendlier, especially the seals and the polar bears. I love polar bears. At the Central Park Zoo, they have this one polar bear, and all he does all day long is the backstroke. I swear! He was on the news once because this animal psychologist was worried he was under too much stress. It must suck to have people looking at you all day. But then they bought him some toys, and after that he was all right. He just kicks back in his enclosure—they don’t have cages at the Central Park Zoo, they have enclosures—and watches you watching him. Sometimes he holds a ball while he does it. I love that bear.

So after I forked over a couple of dollars to get in—that’s the other good thing about the zoo: it’s cheap—I paid a little call on the polar bear. He appeared to be doing fine. Much better than I was, at the moment. I mean, his dad hadn’t told him he was the heir to the throne of anywhere. I wondered where that polar bear had come from. I hoped he was from Iceland.

After a while it got too crowded at the polar bear enclosure, so then I went into the penguin house. It smells kind of bad in here, but it’s fun. There are these windows that look underwater, so you can see the penguins swimming around, sliding on the rocks and having a good penguin time. Little kids put their hands on the glass, and when a penguin swims toward them, they start screaming. It totally cracks me up. There’s a bench you can sit on, too, and that’s where I’m sitting now, writing this. You get used to the smell after a while. I guess you can get used to anything.

Oh my God, I can’t believe I just wrote that! I will NEVER get used to being Princess Amelia Renaldo! I don’t even know who that is! It sounds like the name of some stupid line of makeup, or of somebody from a Disney movie who’s been missing and just recovered her memory, or something.

What am I going to do? I CAN’T move to Genovia, I just CAN’T!! Who would look after Fat Louie? My mom can’t. She forgets to feed herself, let alone a CAT.

I’m sure they won’t let me have a cat in the palace. At least, not a cat like Louie, who weighs twenty-five pounds and eats socks. He’d scare all the ladies-in-waiting.

Oh, God. What am I going to do?

If Lana Weinberger finds out about this, I’m dead

【重点词汇/俚语精解】

1. snobby adj. 势利的

2. spooky adj. 鬼似的,幽灵般的,有点怪的,不可思议的,令人毛骨悚然的

3. bumper stickers n. 保险杠贴纸(贴在汽车后保险杠上、通常印有政治、宗教标语或幽默言语的)

4. mess with  sb <常用口语> 与某人作对,惹到某人

5. combat boots 军靴,类似马丁靴的那种~

6. figure out 理解,弄懂,想清楚

7. vehemently adv. 激烈地,强烈,暴烈地, 热烈地

8. when sovereignty is vested in a single person whose right to rule is hereditary....(上文中词句大意应该是:当最高政权是通过世袭的方式集中在一个人身上时,那么社会的平等性与对独立个体的尊重,也就在慢慢消亡了..)

9. enclosures n. 圈占,围绕,圈占地,围栏

10. fork over 付钱,整平,移动,这里指“支付”~

11. It totally cracks me up. 让我笑岔了气 crack sb up 常用口语,表示让某人捧腹大笑

12. She forgets to feed herself, let alone a CAT. 米娅觉得自己的妈咪有时候连自己都忘记喂,更别说猫了。let alone 更别说,别提..

栗子:The house is uninhabitable in summer, let alone in winter..
这房子夏天都不能住人,更不用说冬天了

13.  ladies-in-waiting n. (女王、王后或公主的)女侍臣,宫女

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