地道美语听力播客:Describing a Musical Performance
日期:2011-09-05 10:28

(单词翻译:单击)

Janine: Okay, we need to find one more act for this year's show. How many more people are waiting to audition?

Calvin: There are two more. Should I call in the first one?

Janine: Yup. Let's get this over with.

...

Calvin: What did you think of that performance?

Janine: I thought she was flawless. She plays with a lot of passion.

Calvin: Yeah, that's true, but I wouldn't call her a virtuoso. The piece she played was pretty rudimentary.

Janine: True enough, but I still think she's a winner.

Calvin: Let's hear the next one.

...

Calvin: Well?

Janine: He certainly played with a lot of flair.

Calvin: He has amazing chops, I think. I haven't seen anyone play with such artistry in a long time.

Janine: Nobody can fault him on mastery of the music, but don't you think he lacked originality and expressiveness?

Calvin: No, I don't. I think he's a winner.

Janine: It's clear that it's a stalemate. I want the first performer and you want the second. What should we do?

Calvin: I think we should duke it out and the winner gets his or her choice.

Janine: I have a better idea. We add them both to the bill.

Calvin: That's brilliant! That's why they pay you the big bucks.

Janine: I would be flattered if we weren't all volunteers!

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重点单词
  • brilliantadj. 卓越的,光辉的,灿烂的 n. 宝石
  • rudimentaryadj. 基本的,初步的
  • performancen. 表演,表现; 履行,实行 n. 性能,本事
  • flawlessadj. 完美的,无瑕疵的
  • auditionn. 听,听力,试听
  • originalityn. 独创性,创造力,新颖
  • artistryn. 艺术性;艺术效果;艺术技巧;艺术工作;工艺
  • masteryn. 精通,掌握,熟练
  • passionn. 激情,酷爱
  • virtuoson. 艺术能手,演艺精湛的人