地道美语听力播客:Staying In
日期:2010-02-26 17:40

(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.

It's Friday night and my roommate and I feel like staying in. We've both had a tough week at work and decided to have a low-key evening. On my way home, I stopped at the video rental store and rented a couple of movies. I got a new release and a classic. I thought I had left my membership card at home but found it at the last minute. I like going to my local rental store because it doesn't charge late fees. That's handy when I don't have time to return the DVDs the next day.

My roommate and I were feeling too tired to go out to eat so we decided to order in. We mulled over the take-out menus from restaurants that had delivery service and couldn't decide which restaurant to order from. The trouble was that we had never eaten at the two restaurants nearby. Ordering from either one would be crapshoot. In the end, we just decided to order a pizza. I called the restaurant and placed our delivery order.

About a half hour later, the delivery person came to the door. I asked him if I could pay with a credit card and he said, "Sure." I handed him my card and he wrote down the number. Then, I signed the slip and I added a tip to the total. He gave me a copy of the slip as a receipt and then handed me the pizza. I was really glad to get it. I was starving.

With our movies and the pizza, we were all set. There's nothing like a night at home vegging out to get over a hectic week.

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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重点单词
  • orderingn. [计]定序;排序;订购 v. 命令;指挥;订购(o
  • classicn. 古典作品,杰作,第一流艺术家 adj. 第一流的,
  • deliveryn. 递送,交付,分娩
  • receiptn. 收据,收条,收到 v. 出收据
  • creditn. 信用,荣誉,贷款,学分,赞扬,赊欠,贷方 (复)c
  • scriptn. 手稿,脚本,手迹 vt. 为...准备手稿
  • releasen. 释放,让渡,发行 vt. 释放,让与,准予发表,发
  • slipv. 滑倒,溜走,疏忽,滑脱 n. 滑倒,溜走,疏忽,失