精选笔记及MP3下载之走遍美国第4课:没问题 ACT I

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走遍美国第4课笔记及MP3下载: A Piece of Cake 没问题:】故事概要 星期五傍晚,从有氧运动高级班回来的Marilyn一进屋就一屁股坐在地板上。她累坏了。她告诉Richard高级班的运动强度很大,但是Richard认为如果换作他,这种程度的锻炼完全是小菜一碟。

走遍美国 第4课 A Piece of Cake 没问题 ACT  I

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走遍美国 第4课 ACT 1-1  “没问题,小事一桩。”

【故事概要】

星期五傍晚,从有氧运动高级班回来的Marilyn一进屋就一屁股坐在地板上。她累坏了。她告诉Richard高级班的运动强度很大,但是Richard认为如果换作他,这种程度的锻炼完全是小菜一碟。

Marilyn: I am exhausted. My new exercise class is so hard.
Richard: Your new exercise class?
Marilyn: Yeah. My new advanced exercise class.
Richard: Why advanced?
Marilyn: My instructor thought that the beginner's class was too easy for me.
Richard: Too easy for you?
Marilyn: Don't laugh. In the beginner's class, they give you a chance to rest between exercises.
Richard: So?
Marilyn: The advanced class is nonstop.
Richard: I lift weights every morning for sixty minutes without stopping. No problem.
Marilyn: Listen, Richard, doing aerobics for an hour is a lot different than lifting weights.
Richard: Yeah. Quite a bit different. I think aerobics is easy. I could work out in your class with no problem.
Marilyn: You think so?
Richard: Oh, without a doubt. When's the next class?
Marilyn: Tomorrow morning at ten o'clock. Try it.
Richard: Tomorrow morning after lifting weights, I'll try aerobics. It's a snap. Tomorrow morning at ten o'clock.

【语言点精讲】

1. My instructor thought that the beginner's class was too easy for me.
我的教练认为初学班对我太容易了。
too+ 形容词或副词+ for sb.,表示对于某人来说是过于……了。

2. No problem.
"No problem."与后文出现的"It's a snap. "都是“没问题,小事一桩”的意思,用来表示某事很容易,做起来毫无问题。

3. Doing aerobics for an hour is a lot different than lifting weights.
连续做1小时有氧运动可跟练哑铃大不一样。
different than: 跟...不一样。这里用 different from更规范,但很多美国人跟Marilyn一样,在different之后使用than,这已经成为了一种约定熟成的用法。
aerobics: (通过散步、跑步、游泳、划船、骑车、舞蹈、体操等有节奏运动等增强心肺循环功能的)有氧运动,健身操。也可以说aerobic exercise.
lift weights: 举重。在这里指练哑铃。

4. I could work out in your class with no problem.
要我到你们班上去锻炼锻炼,绝不会有困难。Richard说这话的意思是,假如有机会一试的话,即可证明我的能力。
I could...: 我可以……,我能……
work out: 这里的意思是锻炼,尤指健身、健美训练。

5. You think so?
你真的这样认为吗?当对别人的意见不能确定或赞同时,可以使用这句话。

6. Oh, without a doubt.
without a doubt: 相当于"sure; of course. "(当然,毫无问题。)这是用非常肯定的口气来强调自己的话。

走遍美国 第4课 ACT 1-2  “你敢打赌吗?”

【故事概要】

星期六早上,Richard在练哑铃时,Marilyn提起了前一天他讲过的要在练哑铃之后再去参加有氧健身运动的高级班课程的事。Richard坚称那些运动量对他来说只是小意思。Richard 和Marilyn就此打了个赌。

Marilyn: Aren't you going to the aerobics class this morning?
Richard: Of course. Easy. No sweat.
Marilyn: You are not going to be able to move after this and the aerobics class.
Richard: Are you kidding me? It's going to be a piece of cake.
Richard: You want to bet?
Marilyn: Yeah. What's the bet ?
Richard: I bet I can go one hour in your class this morning and not feel a thing!
Marilyn: The bet is - I win, and you cook dinner for the entire family. Or you win, and I cook dinner for the entire family.
Richard: It's a bet.
Marilyn: OK. Call my instructor, Jack Davis, right now . His number is 555-8842. The advanced class starts at ten o'clock.
Richard: Well, it's eight twenty now.
Marilyn: It only takes eight minutes by bicycle to the aerobics class. Give him a call.

【语言点精讲】

1. No sweat.
不成问题,一点儿不费劲。

2. Are you kidding me?
你在开玩笑吧?也可以说You must be kidding!

3. It's going to be a piece of cake.
a plece of cake: 形容某事很easy,做起来不费吹灰之力。

4. You want to bet?
你敢打赌吗?是"Do you want to bet?"的缩略形式。口语中,"Do you..."这种句型不说Do的情形很普遍。
bet在这里用作动词,意思是“打赌,赌”。
注意Richard在说 want to时,把发音连成 wanna,这是非正式场合口语中常用的发音。

5. Yeah, What's the bet?
赌就赌,你说赌什么吧?这里的bet用作名词,意思是“赌注”。

6. I bet I can go one hour in your class this morning and not feel a thing!
我赌我能在你们班上锻炼1个小时并且一点也不感觉累!
I can go...: 此处 go指“锻炼”。注意发音: can读做k+n,当 can后面跟动词时,我们常不必重读它,这句正是如此。
not feel a thing是“毫不感到累(难)”的意思。

7. Well, it's eight twenty now.
这里的 Well表示说话人的犹豫。Richard推说现在已是8点20分了,是想好歹赖过这一次。

8. It only takes eight minutes by bicycle to the aerobics class.
Marilyn不依不饶,对Richard说“骑车到健身中心只需8分钟。”
It takes + 时间+ to do something: 表示干某事需要多少时间。

走遍美国 第4课 ACT 1-3  “你自己别忘了我们打过的赌。”

【故事概要】

Richard给Marilyn的健身教练Jack Davis打了电话,预约了当天上午10点的高级健身课程。随后,他离开家去健身中心。出发前,他和Marilyn互相提醒对方不要忘记刚刚打过的赌。

Jack: Davis Aerobics Center for Good Health.
Richard: Jack Davis, please.
Jack: This is Jack Davis.
Richard: Hello. This is Richard Stewart. My wife, Marilyn Stewart, is a member of your program. I'd like to come to the ten o'clock advanced class this morning.
Jack: Oh, fine, fine. Be here a few minutes early. You need to complete some forms before the class.
Richard: Thanks. I'm on my way over.
Jack: Good-bye.
Richard: Bye-bye. It's all set. I'm going.
Marilyn: Bye.
Richard: See you later.
Marilyn: Good luck.
Richard: Don't forget about the bet. Dinner for the entire family. And that includes Susan.
Marilyn: Don't you forget.

【语言点精讲】

1. Davis Aerobics Center for Good Health.
这里是Davis健身训练中心。
在打电话到一个公司或者团体的时候,对方接电话的人通常会先报一下公司或团体的名字。

2. Jack Davis, please.
请问Jack Davis在不在?打电话用语。也可以说"May I speak to Jack Davis, please?"

3. You need to complete some forms before the class.
你在上课前要填几张表格。
complete some forms: 填写一些表格。

4. I'm on my way over.
我这就过来。on my way over: 马上就(或正在)过来。

5. It's all set.
都搞定了。set在这里的意思是“安排妥当”。

6. Don't you forget.
你自己别忘了。Marilyn把 you 念重,意在让Richard明白,他一定会输的。
这是带主语you的否定命令句,这里用来强调“你自己怎么样”,常用在关系较亲密的人中间。

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