地道美语听力播客:Going to the Post Office
日期:2010-01-11 14:25

(单词翻译:单击)

地道美语听力播客English as a Second Language Podcast (ESLPod),是一家位于美国加州洛杉矶的英语教育研究机构推出的英文听力会话,于2005年7月23日首播, 主播Dr. Jeff McQuillan为南加州大学的语言学博士, 现专注于外国语学生的英语学习研究。该播客在iTunes store播客的教育子分类中,与Grammar Girl Just Vocabulary常居前三甲.

For me, things never go very smoothly at my local post office. I've learned that if you want to mail a letter, you'll have no problems. But if things get more complicated than that, well, watch out!

Yesterday I went there to mail a small package and to pick up a book of stamps. I waited my turn in line, and when I get up to the window, the clerk asks me, "What can I do for you?" "Well," I said, "I need a book—no, make that a roll of stamps. And I need to send this package priority to San Francisco." "You want insurance with that?" he asked me. "Uh, I don't know, what do you recommend?" "Well," he said, "you can send it priority with tracking if you want to see when it gets there, you can send it insured if the contents are valuable, or you can do both." "Okay, I'll take the insurance." "Then step aside to fill out the insurance form," he said, "and bring it back up to me when you're finished." With that, I was waved aside to fill out my form. "Next in line!" the clerk called. When I finished filling out the form, I waited patiently until the gentleman being waited on in front of me was finished, and then stepped back up to the window. "Sorry," the clerk said, "I'm on break now. She can help you at the next window." Maybe it would be quicker just to drive my package to San Francisco.

Script by Dr. Jeff McQuillan

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重点单词
  • complicatedadj. 复杂的,难懂的 动词complicate的过去
  • priorityn. 优先权,优先顺序,优先
  • insurancen. 保险,保险费,安全措施
  • smoothlyadv. 平滑地,流畅地
  • recommendvt. 建议,推荐,劝告 vt. 使成为可取,使受欢迎
  • valuableadj. 贵重的,有价值的 n. (pl.)贵重物品
  • scriptn. 手稿,脚本,手迹 vt. 为...准备手稿
  • insuredn. 被保险者,保户 动词insure的过去式和过去分词