地道美语听力播客:Living in a Condo or Co-op
日期:2011-03-28 10:32

(单词翻译:单击)

Diane: I’m so exasperated! I’m really tired of the homeowner’s association in my condo building.

Ricardo: What’s the matter with it?

Diane: The people who sit on the condo association board are a bunch of do-nothings. I’ve filed complaint after complaint and they refuse to enforce the house rules.

Ricardo: Well, that might not be so bad. I used to live in a co-op in New York City. The board of directors in my building was constantly issuing violations to the shareholders and we were fined for the smallest infraction. It was a nightmare. What kinds of complaints have you been filing?

Diane: I’ve been complaining about my noisy neighbors. They have parties every weekend. The board said it sent letters to them, but nothing has changed.

Ricardo: That’s a tough one. It’s often hard to get people to quiet down.

Diane: That’s not all. The common areas aren’t well maintained, and they’re often dirty or in need of repair.

Ricardo: That’s too bad...

Diane: And, the clubhouse is always busy with board events when I want to reserve it.

Ricardo: That’s frustrating...

Diane: You bet it is. And, what’s more...

Ricardo: Whoa. I think I have a solution for you.

Diane: What?

Ricardo: Move!

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重点单词
  • solutionn. 解答,解决办法,溶解,溶液
  • refusev. 拒绝 n. 垃圾,废物 adj. 无用的
  • constantlyadv. 不断地,经常地
  • associationn. 联合,结合,交往,协会,社团,联想
  • nightmaren. 恶梦,使人极其痛苦的事情或经历,梦魇
  • enforcevt. 实施,执行,强制,强迫,加强
  • infractionn. 违反,违法
  • reserven. 预备品,贮存,候补 n. 克制,含蓄 vt. 保留
  • filingn. 锉(文件的整理汇集)