地道美语听力播客:The Blind Date 相亲
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.One of my co-workers, Betty, was I broke up with my boyfriend last month. We had gone out for a year and I was ready to settle down. But, I could tell that he still wanted to play the field before getting married. I don't think Don ever cheated on me, but I finally realized that he wasn't the marrying type.
My friend Sheila was thrilled to hear that we had split up. She never liked Don and she was anxious to set me up with some of her single friends. I told her that I didn't want to go on any blind dates . But, she kept telling me about this guy Alan. She thought he was my soul mate and she was sure that he would be my Mr. Right . According to Sheila, he was good looking, he had a good sense of humor, he was bright and witty, and was kind and considerate. In the end, I told Shiela to give him my number. He called and we agreed to meet for coffee.
I walked into the cafe and looked around. I saw a nice looking guy sitting by himself near the window.
Lucy: Hi, are you Alan?
Alan: Yeah. You must be Lucy.
Lucy: Did you have trouble finding the cafe
Alan: No, I've actually been here before. I'm really glad you could make it. Sheila has been telling me all about you.
Lucy: Well, Sheila likes to play matchmaker. But, it's nice to meet you, too.
Alan: To tell the truth, I'm not big on blind dates.
Lucy: Yeah, me neither. But, I'm glad I came.
Alan: Yes, so am I.
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse