Brenda: It’s fun shopping for a new cell phone, don’t you think?
Yoji: Sure, but I just need one with the bare basics.
Brenda: Not me. I want one that’s top- of-the-line. My old phone was cheap and flimsy, and it started acting up after only a few months.
Yoji: I want something that’s good quality, but I don’t think I should have to pay top dollar for it, especially since I don’t need the bells and whistles.
Brenda: The bells and whistles are the best part!
Yoji: I like this one. It seems sturdy and it should last me for years.
Brenda: That is one ugly phone!
Yoji: I don’t care about its looks. I just want something functional and that won’t fall apart.
Brenda: I’m not arguing for style over substance, but that phone is hideous.
Yoji: I’ll get over it.
Brenda: Yes, but I’m not sure I will!
1. bare basics 只有基本功能的
2. top- of-the-line 上品;极品
3. cheap a. 便宜的
4. flimsy 脆弱的;易损坏的;轻薄的
5. acting up 出毛病
6. quality n. 质量，品质
7. top dollar 最高的可能价格
8. bells and whistles DVD播放器和超宽屏幕等额外的功能
9. sturdy a.结实耐用
10. looks n. 外观
11. functional a. 功能的
12. fall apart 崩溃，散架
13. hideous a. 讨厌的，丑恶的
14. get over it 克服它