地道美语听力播客:Internet Dating
日期:2011-09-22 09:52

(单词翻译:单击)

Kevin: I know a lot of people are doing it, but I’m not so sure about trying an Internet dating service.

Eun: What do you have to lose? This website says that it screens all of its members. Let’s look at some of the profiles.

Kevin: All right. We have to select the criteria for a search. Let’s see...gender – “female”; location – “Los Angeles”; age range – “26 to 35.”

Eun: Wow, you got 243 hits. I think you’d better narrow down the search criteria.

Kevin: Okay, I’ll search for people who live within a 50-mile radius. That gives us 72 hits.

Eun: Click on that one. Let’s see. This woman is 29 and she’s an accountant. She’s very pretty.

Kevin: Do you think people would upload any photos that weren’t flattering?

Eun: Still, I think she’s promising, don’t you? Anyway, who doesn’t tell a few white lies in their dating profile? It’s not like you’re misrepresenting yourself. If you sign up for a trial membership, you’ll have to do the same thing.

Kevin: Will I? What will I need to lie about?

Eun: Nothing, nothing. You’re perfect just the way you are.

词汇解释:

1. Internet dating service 网上约会服务

2. What do you have to lose? 你会失去什么呢?

3. Screen v.筛选

4. profile n.个人信息

5. criteria n.标准

6. search n.研究

7. age range 年龄范围

8. hits 此处指搜索结果

9. narrow down 缩小范围

10. radius n.半径

11. flattering a.讨人喜欢的

12. promising a.有希望的,有指望的

13. white lies 善意的谎言

14. misrepresent v.歪曲

15. trial membership 临时会员

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重点单词
  • promisingadj. 有希望的,有前途的
  • misrepresentvt. 歪曲,误传;不合适地代表 vi. 虚伪陈述;歪曲
  • rangen. 范围,行列,射程,山脉,一系列 v. 排列,归类于
  • radiusn. 半径,桡骨,半径范围,辐射区
  • flatteringadj. 奉承的;谄媚的
  • trialadj. 尝试性的; 审讯的 n. 尝试,努力,试验,试
  • screenn. 屏,幕,银幕,屏风 v. 放映,选拔,掩蔽,遮蔽
  • accountantn. 会计人员