用户名: 密码: 验证码:    注册 | 忘记密码?
首页|听力资源|每日听力|网络电台|在线词典|听力论坛|下载频道|部落家园|在线背单词|双语阅读|在线听写|普特网校

快点行动吧!Just get on with it!

2016-09-22    来源:BBC    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

我们为什么会把今天的事情拖到明天做?《随身英语》讨论人们为什么面对应该做的事情总是拖延,比如准备高考复习、储备养老金等等。那我们应该如何避免拖延的诱惑呢?
课文内容

词汇: Procrastination 拖延

Do you ever have a task you need to complete but however urgent it may be, you just don't get on and do it? From doing the housework to writing an assignment, there's always something I can put off until tomorrow.

Being a procrastinator is quite easy. There are so many other more interesting distractions such as watching funny cat videos on the internet or catching up with friends on social media! But Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, once wisely said that: 'You may delay, but time will not', in other words, the time we waste now is gone forever – so maybe I should pull my socks up and get on with what I should be doing.

随身英语

The reason why many of us delay doing something is that we live for the present not the future. We are reluctant to engage in tasks that relate to the future – sorting something out now that will benefit us in the future doesn't seem like a priority. Daphna Oyserman, Professor of Psychology at the University of Southern California, says that "many things that are quite important about the future require that we start doing things now rather than waiting for later to happen ... waiting till later means that we won't have much time." So get on with it now rather than have a last-minute panic later!

But it's hard to muster any enthusiasm when there are tedious chores to be done, so how can I control my lack of focus and knuckle down to what really needs to be done? One idea is temptation bundling – doing two activities together – one that is boring but essential and one that you enjoy but isn't so productive. Planning is essential too and we should never underestimate how long things will take us. However, Dr Catherine Loveday from Westminster University warns us about a 'planning fallacy' thinking we can get something done quickly. She says "We never seem to get any better at judging time in the future and how long things will take us."

Maybe for now, I'll make a cup of tea, and ponder on these thoughts before I crack on with some important tasks – anyway, there's always tomorrow.
 

词汇表

task 任务
put off 延后,拖延
procrastinator 托拉的人
distraction 分心的事,分散注意力的东西
pull my socks up 努力加油干,加把劲儿
live for the present 活在当下
reluctant 勉强的,不情愿的
engage  参与
priority 优先考虑的事情,重要的事情
last-minute 最后一刻的
muster 激起(某种感情)
knuckle down  开始努力工作
temptation bundling 诱惑捆绑(把一件需要做但枯燥的事情和一件有趣的事情连在一起做,合二为一)
productive  有效率的
underestimate 低估
fallacy 谬论,谬见
ponder 沉思,考虑
to crack on 赶快加速继续(工作)

测验与练习

1. 阅读课文并回答问题。

1. Is this true or false? A procrastinator is someone who won't ​delay things that must be done.

2. Why do many people tend to live for the present not the future?

3. What word used in the article describes an excited feeling of being very interested in something?

4. According to Dr Catherine Loveday, how good are we at judging how long things take to complete?

5. What thing mentioned in the article will not stop or wait for anyone?

2. 请你在不参考课文的情况下完成下列练习。选择一个意思合适的单词填入句子的空格处。

1. I was __________ to go to Greece for my holiday because of the heat, but once I got there, I loved it.

distracted   reluctant   put off   productive

2. I had to do some __________ Christmas shopping because I'd forgotten to buy my mother a present!

last-hour   less-minute   last-minute   last-minutes

3. I can't go to the movies tonight, I've got to make studying for my exams a ________.

priority   productive   fallacy   procrastinator

4. I've got to _________ and get on with tax return otherwise I'll get a big fine.

knockdown   knuckle it   knee cap   knuckle down

5. I think she _________ how much work there was to do – it took her weeks to decorate her house.

understated   underwear   underestimated   underestimates

答案

1. 阅读课文并回答问题。

1. Is this true or false? A procrastinator is someone who won't delay things that must be done.
False: A procrastinator is someone who keeps delaying things that must be done.

2. Why do many people tend to live for the present and not plan for the future?
The future doesn't seem like a priority.

3. What word used in the article describes an excited feeling of being very interested in something?
Enthusiasm

4. According to Dr Catherine Loveday, how good are we at judging how long things take to complete?
Not very good. She said "We never seem to get any better at judging time in the future and how long things will take us."

5. What thing mentioned in the article will not stop or wait for anyone?
Time.

2. 请你在不参考课文的情况下完成下列练习。选择一个意思合适的单词填入句子的空格处。

1. I was reluctant to go to Greece for my holiday because of the heat but once I got there, I loved it.

2. I had to do some last-minute Christmas shopping because I'd forgotten to buy my mother a present!

3. I can't go to the movies tonight, I've got to make studying for my exams a priority.

4. I've got to knuckle down and get on with tax return otherwise I'll get a big fine.

5. I think she underestimated how much work there was to do – it took her weeks to decorate her house.



顶一下
(0)
0%
踩一下
(0)
0%
手机上普特 m.putclub.com 手机上普特
[责任编辑:admin]
------分隔线----------------------------
发表评论 查看所有评论
请自觉遵守互联网政策法规,严禁发布色情、暴力、反动的言论。
评价:
表情:
用户名: 密码: 验证码:
  • 推荐文章
  • 资料下载
  • 讲座录音
普特英语手机网站
用手机浏览器输入m.putclub.com进入普特手机网站学习
查看更多手机学习APP>>