地道美语听力播客:Buying a Bicycle购买自行车
日期:2010-11-30 10:53

(单词翻译:单击)

I went to the bike shop on Saturday morning to buy a bicycle.

Clerk: What kind of bike are you looking for?

Lance: I’m really not sure.

Clerk: Well, let me show you what we have. We carry road bikes, mountain bikes, beach cruisers, and racing bikes.

Lance: I’m going to start biking to work. I’ll be riding mainly on the road, but I want something versatile enough for anything.

Clerk: Well, the road bikes are for everyday use. They have heavy frames and tires. The seats are comfortable and so are the handlebars. The mountain bikes are very sturdy for off-road cycling and have wider tires. Beach cruisers have just one speed, so you won’t be shifting any gears.

Lance: Okay. Are the brakes hard to handle?

Clerk: No. You either have foot brakes, like on the beach cruisers, or you have hand brakes. They’re very easy to get used to. If you want to keep it simple, I would either go for a road bike or a mountain bike. Those are the most popular.

Lance: If I get a bike, what other things do I need?

Clerk: I usually recommend an air pump, a bike lock, and a helmet.

Lance: Okay, I’ll take a look around.

Clerk: Sure. Just let me know if you have other questions.

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重点单词
  • shiftingn. 转移 adj. 不断改换的 动词shift的现在分
  • helmetn. 头盔,遮阳帽,盔甲
  • popularadj. 流行的,大众的,通俗的,受欢迎的
  • versatileadj. 多才多艺的,多方面的,通用的
  • recommendvt. 建议,推荐,劝告 vt. 使成为可取,使受欢迎
  • sturdyadj. 强健的,健全的
  • handlen. 柄,把手 v. 买卖,处理,操作,驾驭
  • pumpn. 泵,抽水机,打气筒,抽水,打气 v. 打气,抽水,