地道美语听力播客:The Seven-year Itch
日期:2011-06-03 10:15

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Sunny: Did you hear the news? Nancy and Brian are splitting up.

Igor: How long have they been married?

Sunny: Eight years. I’m sure it was the seven- year itch. I bet Brian was unfaithful to Nancy.

Igor: How do you know? Maybe it was Nancy who had a wandering eye.

Sunny: Maybe, but it’s a shame. They were such a nice couple. Doesn’t anyone take marriage vows seriously these days? To me, it’s a lifelong commitment.

Igor: If you ask me, I think our notion of marriage is out of date. Conventional wisdom is that everybody wants to be unfaithful after they’ve been married a few years. Why not make marriage a short- term arrangement? In my view, a marriage should last for seven years unless you want to renew. If you don’t, you each go your separate ways.

Sunny: You make marriage sound like an apartment contract! Not everybody is as cynical as you are. I don’t think that most couples think seriously about committing adultery, and many couples stay together for life.

Igor: You may live in la-la land, but I live in the real world.

Sunny: If that’s the real world, I don’t want to live there!

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重点单词
  • arrangementn. 安排,商议,整理,布置,商定,[音]改编,改编曲
  • commitmentn. 承诺,保证; 确定,实行
  • separaten. 分开,抽印本 adj. 分开的,各自的,单独的 v
  • renewv. 更新,重新开始
  • conventionaladj. 传统的,惯例的,常规的
  • cynicaladj. 愤世嫉俗的,吹毛求疵的
  • contractn. 合同,契约,婚约,合约 v. 订合同,缩短,缩小,