地道美语听力播客:Getting Ready to Go
日期:2010-03-16 13:37

(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 guess I'm just like everybody else. I could do without Mondays. On the weekend, I can kick back and relax, but I dread going back to work when the weekend is over.

This morning was particularly hectic. On weeknights, I set my alarm for 7 a.m. That's what I did last night. But, when I woke up this morning and looked at my alarm clock, it was 7:30! The alarm clock was on the fritz and it didn't go off. Oh no, I was going to be late again.

I washed my face, put on my make-up, got dressed, and ate a small bowl of cereal. I had one foot out the door when I realized I didn't have my keys. I went back into my bedroom and looked on the shelf where I kept them. No luck. Maybe I left them in my purse. I hunted around for them. Finally, I just dumped out everything from my purse onto my bed. I had my wallet, sunglasses, compact, lipstick, eye drops, aspirin, tissues, and my PDA. But, no keys.

I looked around the living room. Maybe they fell behind the couch cushions. I picked up each one and looked. No keys. I went into my closet and checked the pockets of my coat. Still, no keys. By this time, I was pretty frantic so I tried to calm myself down. I decided to get a drink of water. I opened the refrigerator and what did I see? My keys. They were sitting on the shelf right next to the milk. I must have left them there when I got the milk for my cereal. It served me right for being so absent- minded.

Oh, how I hate Monday mornings!

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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重点单词
  • bowln. 碗,碗状物,季后赛,圆形露天剧场 v. 打保龄球,
  • shelfn. 架子,搁板
  • dreadn. 恐惧,可怕的人,可怕的事 adj. 可怕的,可怖的
  • scriptn. 手稿,脚本,手迹 vt. 为...准备手稿
  • cerealn. 谷类食物,麦片 adj. 谷类的,谷物的
  • fell动词fall的过去式 n. 兽皮 vt. 砍伐,击倒 a
  • franticadj. 疯狂的,狂乱的
  • compactn. 合约条约,梳妆粉盒 adj. 紧凑的,紧密的,简洁
  • refrigeratorn. 冰箱
  • walletn. 皮夹,钱包