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英语原版有声读物:《公主日记》Volume I_40

2015-10-28    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 40

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】

Saturday, October 11 (2)

So I stood in front of my father, looking like a human Q-tip in my new hair, and I let him have it. 

“First she makes me do homework. Then she rips the homework up. Then she gives me sitting lessons. Then she has all my hair dyed a different color and most of it hacked off, makes someone glue tiny surfboards to my fingernails, buys me shoes that cost as much as small animal surgery, and clothes that make me look like Vicky, the captain’s daughter in that old seventies series The Love Boat. 

“Well, Dad, I’m sorry, but I’m not Vicky, and I never will be, no matter how much Grandmère dresses me up like her. I’m not going to do great in school, be supercheerful all the time, or have any shipboard romances. That’s Vicky. That’s not me!” 

My mom was coming out of her bedroom, putting the last touches on her date wear, when I screamed this. She was wearing a new outfit. It was this sort of Spanish skirt in all these different colors, and a sort of off-the-shoulder top. Her long hair was all over the place, and she looked really great. In fact, my dad headed for the liquor cabinet again when he saw her.  

“Mia,” my mom said as she fastened on an earring, “nobody is asking you to be Vicky, the captain’s daughter.”   

“Grandmère is!” 

“Your grandmother is just trying to prepare you, Mia.” 

“Prepare me for what? I can’t go to school looking like this, you know,” I yelled. 

My mom looked kind of confused. “Why not?” 

Oh my God. Why me? 

“Because,” I said, as patiently as I could, “I don’t want anyone at school finding out I’m the princess of Genovia!” 

My mom shook her head. “Mia, honey, they’re going to find out sometime.” 

I don’t see how. See, I have it all worked out: I’ll only be a princess in Genovia, and since the chances of anybody I know from school ever actually going to Genovia are like none, no one here will ever find out, so I’m totally safe from being branded a freak, like Tina Hakim Baba. Well, at least not the kind of freak who has to ride in a chauffeured limo to school every day and be followed by bodyguards.     

“Well,” my mom said, after I’d told her all this. “What if it’s in the newspaper?”     

“Why would it be in the newspaper?” 

My mom looked at my dad. My dad looked away and took a sip from his drink. 

You wouldn’t believe what he did next. He put down his drink, then he reached into his pants pocket, took out his Prada wallet, opened it, and asked, “How much?” 

I was shocked. So was my mom. 

“Phillipe,” she said, but my dad just kept looking at me. 

“I’m serious, Helen,” he said. “I can see the compromise we drew up is getting us nowhere. The only solution in matters like these is cold, hard cash. So how much do I have to pay you, Mia, to let your grandmother turn you into a princess?” 

“Is that what she’s doing?” I started yelling some more. “Well, if that’s what she’s doing, she has it all screwed up. I never saw a princess with hair this short, or feet as big as mine, who didn’t have breasts!”  

My dad just looked at his watch. I guess he had somewhere to go. I bet it was another “interview” with that blond anchorwoman from ABC News. 

“Consider it a job,” he said, “this learning how to be a princess business. I will pay your salary. Now, how much do you want?” 

I started yelling even more about personal integrity and how I refused to sell my soul to the company store, that kind of thing. Stuff I got from some of my mom’s old records. I think she recognized this, since she sort of started slinking away, saying she had to go get ready for her date with Mr. G. My dad shot her the evil eye—he can do it almost as well as Grandmère—and then he sighed and went, “Mia, I will donate one hundred dollars a day, in your name, to—what is it? Oh, yes—Greenpeace, so they can save all the whales they want, if you will make my mother happy by letting her teach you to be a princess.”    

Well.   

That’s an entirely different matter. It would be one thing if he were paying me to have my hair color chemically altered. But paying one hundred dollars per day to Greenpeace? That’s $356,000 per year! In my name! Why, Greenpeace will have to hire me after I graduate. I practically will have donated a million dollars by that time! 

Wait, maybe that’s only $36,500. Where’s my calculator????  

 【重点词汇/俚语精解】  

1.hacked off <非正>不快的,令人愤怒的(extremely annoyed,同义表达:fed up

I'm really hacked off. 我真的很气愤。

2.off-the-shoulder 肩膀外露的,一字肩的

3.fasten v.系牢,钉牢,使坚固或稳固

上文中:...she fastened on an earring. 原来戴上耳环,可以用这个动词呀~大家可以脑补一下电影中那些女神一边扣耳环,一边说话的样子,各种美丽~

4.anchorwoman n.女新闻节目主持人

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