地道美语听力播客:Talking About Prices
日期:2011-07-05 10:19

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Rosalba: Can you believe these prices? I know we’re in a recession, but the cost of everyday necessities shouldn’t skyrocket overnight.

William: I think it has something to do with the shortage of produce. I don’t know why I’m surprised that stores like this one try to gouge customers at the drop of a hat. I guess it’s par for the course – anything to make a little extra money.

Rosalba: You said it! Even when there’s a good supply, the prices are never dirt cheap. Any savings the stores get are never passed on to the customers.

William: I have a mind to stop buying fruits and vegetables until the prices go down.

Rosalba: You mean a boycott?

William: Yeah, I won’t eat any fruits and vegetables until these high prices come down.

Rosalba: How long do you think you can keep that up?

William: I don’t know, but let’s find out!

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重点单词
  • overnightn. 前晚 adj. 通宵的,晚上的,前夜的 adv.
  • producen. 产品,农作物 vt. 生产,提出,引起,分娩,制片
  • supplyn. 补给,供给,供应,贮备 vt. 补给,供给,提供,
  • boycottvt. 抵制(贸易),拒绝参加
  • gougen. 圆凿,沟,以圆凿刨 v. 用圆凿子削除,挖出,欺骗