地道美语听力播客:Using the Telephone
日期:2011-06-30 09:59

(单词翻译:单击)

Charles: I don’t know how long this power outage is going to last. Do you think we should call Elizabeth to tell her we’ll be late for dinner?

Jane: That’s a good idea. Do you know her phone number offhand?

Charles: No, I don’t, and I can’t look it up in my address book or in the phone book without any lights. Oh, wait. I have it programmed into my cell phone. I should be able to use speed dial to call her. Oh, no.

Jane: What’s the matter?

Charles: My cell phone battery is dead.

Jane: Maybe we can use the landline to call directory assistance. The operator should be able to give us her number.

Charles: I doubt it. There must be more than one Elizabeth Bennett in our area code.

Jane: You’re probably right, but I’ll try anyway. Where’s the phone? Oh, here it is. Why aren’t I getting a dial tone?

Charles: Try listening through the earpiece instead of the mouthpiece.

Jane: Oh, right. How do I dial 411 if I can’t see the keypad?

Charles: Hey, the power is back on!

Jane: Not a moment too soon!

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重点单词
  • celln. 细胞,电池,小组,小房间,单人牢房,(蜂房的)巢室
  • addressn. 住址,致词,讲话,谈吐,(处理问题的)技巧 vt.
  • tonen. 音调,语气,品质,调子,色调 vt. 使更健壮,装
  • offhandadj. 即时的,即席的,无准备的 adv. 即时地,即
  • coden. 码,密码,法规,准则 vt. 把 ... 编码,制
  • assistancen. 帮助,援助