地道美语听力播客:Homecoming
日期:2010-01-29 16:35

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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.

Fall is once again upon us, and that means that homecoming celebrations are just around the corner. Homecoming is an American tradition each September and October for high schools and colleges where they celebrate their school spirit with a football game and other celebrations. I remember the homecoming events when I was in school. First, there was the election of a homecoming king and queen. Each class had its own representative, one boy and one girl, usually the most popular jock and the cutest cheerleader . Needless to say, I was neither, so I never stood a chance of being elected! The king and queen, though, were always from the senior class.

All the events led up to the big game, played on a Friday night or Saturday afternoon, always a home game for the school celebrating their homecoming. In my school, we had a pep rally the day before the game, where the cheerleaders and dance team would do their thing on the stage. We also had a small parade before the game, where all the homecoming royalty and the marching band would go around the track of the stadium where the game was held, cheered on by alumni, parents, and students. Then we would watch the football game, which at my school, we usually lost.

Script by Dr. Jeff McQuillan


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重点单词
  • needlessadj. 不需要的,无用的
  • trackn. 小路,跑道,踪迹,轨道,乐曲 v. 跟踪,追踪
  • electionn. 选举
  • popularadj. 流行的,大众的,通俗的,受欢迎的
  • celebratev. 庆祝,庆贺,颂扬
  • scriptn. 手稿,脚本,手迹 vt. 为...准备手稿
  • representativeadj. 代表性的,代议制的,典型的 n. 代表,众议员
  • bandn. 带,箍,波段 n. 队,一群,乐队 v. 绑扎 v
  • senioradj. 年长的,高级的,资深的,地位较高的 n. 年长