地道美语听力播客:Corporate Sponsorship
日期:2011-05-11 08:49

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Travis: I don’t know how we’re going to keep our free sports program going without more funding. As it is, we’re strapped and I don’t know how we’re going to continue.

Megumi: I know you’ve been resistant in the past, but what about corporate sponsorship? I’m sure we can find some businesses that want to support us.

Travis: I know you’re trying to help, but I’m not willing to sell out.

Megumi: It’s not selling out to have sponsors. Some businesses really want to keep public programs like ours free and available to the public. Being a benefactor is their way of helping us do that. In exchange, those companies get more exposure and enhance their public image. It’s a win-win for everyone.

Travis: Don’t get me wrong. I’m not trying to get on a high horse about sponsorship, but I don’t want product placement, business signage, and outright advertising at our games. It sends the wrong message to the kids in the program.

Megumi: I don’t think it’s an all-or- nothing idea. You can limit the kinds of sponsorship you accept. Just don’t throw out the baby with the bath water. You know, it may be our only option.

Travis: Okay, okay. I’ll look into it. You may be right. If it’s a choice between canceling our programs and getting sponsorship, then I may have to live with it.

Megumi: Good. Let’s keep an open mind and I’m sure we’ll find something that will work.

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重点单词
  • resistantadj. 抵抗的,反抗的 n. 抵抗者
  • benefactorn. 恩人,捐助者,赠送者
  • enhancevt. 提高,加强,增加
  • optionn. 选择权,可选物,优先购买权 v. 给予选择
  • exchangen. 交换,兑换,交易所 v. 交换,兑换,交易
  • availableadj. 可用的,可得到的,有用的,有效的
  • corporateadj. 社团的,法人的,共同的,全体的
  • exposuren. 面临(困难),显露,暴露,揭露,曝光
  • willingadj. 愿意的,心甘情愿的