地道美语听力播客:Describing People’s Moods
日期:2011-05-12 08:22

(单词翻译:单击)

Brett: Do you know what kind of mood Mom is in?

Molly: Not really. Why?

Brett: I really need a raise in my allowance and I’m waiting for the right time to ask. She’ll be more likely to say “yes” if she’s not feeling too grouchy.

Molly: I wouldn’t count on this being a good time. She looked a little upset after getting off the phone with Aunt Teri.

Brett: Why?

Molly: Aunt Teri has been down in the dumps since Cousin Frank decided to take a job in Cambodia. He’s on cloud nine about this new job, but Aunt Teri is anxious about him moving so far away.

Brett: I see. Well, I’ve got to think of some way to cheer her up. It’s a lost cause if I ask her while she’s angry, on edge, or depressed.

Molly: You know that Mom is always happy to hear good news about school. Do you have anything new to report?

Brett: I hadn’t thought of that. I need to come up with something.

Molly: Be patient. Wait for the right moment and then strike. I speak from years of experience.

Brett: Right. Thanks.

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重点单词
  • allowancen. 津贴,零用钱,允许,限额,折扣,允差,考虑
  • striken. 罢工,打击,殴打 v. 打,撞,罢工,划燃
  • depressedadj. 沮丧的,降低的,不景气的,萧条的,凹陷的,扁平
  • upsetadj. 心烦的,苦恼的,不安的 v. 推翻,翻倒,扰乱
  • frankadj. 坦白的,直率的,真诚的 vt. 免费邮寄,使自