英語怎 麼 說 (79)

 

HOW DO YOU SAY THAT IN ENGLISH

Campus Talk (VII)

The Moment of Truth: First Lesson (真相分曉)

 (隔週三上傳)

 

李普生

September 6, 2006

 

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學生:

史教授嗎?對不起打擾您,但我有點擔心。我一點也聽不懂今天上課的內容!

教授:

你整個內容都不懂嗎?一點也不懂?那怕是一個字?

Student:

Professor Smith? Excuse me, but I’m quite worried. I couldn’t understand today’s lecture at all.

Prof. Smith:

You didn’t understand the whole lecture? Not even a bit? Not even a single word?

 

 

學生:

肢離破碎的話,可以。但整個內容,不懂。感覺上我似乎無法抓到整個重點。

教授:

那真是糟糕!但我懷疑美國學生是否也能聽懂!

學生:

那我該怎麼辦?我是說,我該如何做來提昇自己呢?

Student:

Bits and pieces, yes; but as a whole, no. It seems that I just can’t get the whole picture!

Prof. Smith:

That’s too bad! But, I doubt if the American students understand it either!

Student:

What should I do? I mean, how can I improve it?

 

 

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教授:

一開始你可以先做好下次上課時將涵蓋的內容的預習工作。

學生:

但指定閱讀的份量大到我無法應付。

Prof. Smith:

Well, you can start by doing a good job in previewing the materials that are going to be covered for the coming session.

Student:

But the amount of the reading assignment is more than I can handle.

 

 

教授:

你不需要在課前把所有的細節都弄懂。你只要知到內容是什麼,還有,在略讀課文後,你有什麼問題。

學生:

下一步呢?

Prof. Smith:

You really don’t need to get into all the details before class; all you need to know is what the content is and if you have problems after skimming the text.

Student:

What’s next?

 

 

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教授:

在課堂上專心聽教授的講課。還有,儘可能多問問題來澄清自己的疑惑。

學生:

但我很難同時做到又專心聽講又記筆記。

Prof. Smith:

Pay close attention to what the professors have to say and ask as many questions you have to to clarify your puzzles.

Student:

But, it would be hard for me to pay attention to what the professors say and take notes at the same time.

教授:

 那麼你需要學會筆記中該記些什麼而又有那些可以省略。我是說,你要學會如何區分重要和不重要之間的分別。

學生:

 我還以為筆記記的越多越好。

Prof. Smith:

Then, you need to learn what to put down on your notebook and what can be skipped. I mean, you’ll have to distinguish between what’s important and what’s not.

Student:

I thought usually the more you put down the better.

 

 

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室友:

你的考試進行的如何?

學生:

比我想像來的好。我剛知道我在英語教學概論這科拿到九十分。

Jack:

How’s your exam going?

Student:

Better than I thought. I just learned that I got an A on Intro. To TESL!

 

 

室友:

那句俗話是怎麼說的?種瓜得瓜,種豆得豆!

學生:

我對我自己還相當滿意,特別是這是我到美國後的第一次考試。

Jack:

What’s the old saying? “As a man sows, so shall he reap!”

Student:

I’m quite satisfied with myself, especially this is my first exam here in the States.

 

 

室友:

那可得好好慶祝一番。

學生:

棒極了!

Jack:

And that calls for a celebration!

Student:

Right on!

 

 

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室友:

我們可以到學生活動中心。今晚有免費的電影。要不,我們可以去打撞球。

學生:

到校外喝兩杯如何?我請客!

Jack:

We can go to the Student Center. There is a free movie there. Or, we can go to shoot some pool.

Student:

How about going outside for a few drinks? My treats!

 

 

室友:

甚得我心!

學生:

別開玩笑了。我欠你太多!如果沒有你,我很可能無法撐過來。

Jack:

You are talking my kind of language!

Student:

Now, be serious for a minute. I owed you a lot. If not for you, I might not be able to make it through.

 

 

室友:

少來!我很高興能對你有所幫助。

學生:

那麼,五分鐘後樓下見?

Jack:

Stop that! I am glad to be of any help to you.

Student:

So, see you down stairs in 5 minutes?

 

 

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