地道美语听力播客:Car Trouble
日期:2010-02-21 14:20

(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.

I was driving down the Santa Monica freeway yesterday, headed towards downtown, when all of a sudden I see my engine light come on. Needless to say, that's not the sort of thing one likes to see. So I immediately pull over to the side of the road and park on the shoulder . I pop the hood and look to see what the problem might be. I'm no mechanic. I barely know how to change the oil and the wiper fluid‚ but perhaps something would pop out at me.

The car didn't overheat, since there was no steam coming out of the radiator . I checked the battery cables, and the battery was definitely not dead. I didn't know quite what else to do, so I pulled out my cell phone and called AAA for a tow to the nearest repair shop. I started worrying about all the things it could be—the fuel pump, the transmission, the electrical system. Who knows? I just had new brakes put in a month ago, so I knew it couldn't be that.

The tow truck finally arrived and we went to a nearby mechanic. He checked everything, and then told me that he had found the problem: the engine light sensor was broken! I now had to take it into the dealer to get it fixed. Well, at least it didn't end up costing me an arm and a leg.

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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重点单词
  • celln. 细胞,电池,小组,小房间,单人牢房,(蜂房的)巢室
  • pumpn. 泵,抽水机,打气筒,抽水,打气 v. 打气,抽水,
  • mechanicadj. 手工的 n. 技工,机修工
  • needlessadj. 不需要的,无用的
  • dealern. 商人,经销商,发牌者,毒品贩子
  • shouldern. 肩膀,肩部 v. 扛,肩负,承担,(用肩)推挤
  • scriptn. 手稿,脚本,手迹 vt. 为...准备手稿