Becky: I want to thank all of you for coming today. I think we all agree that we need to organize a protest...
Pedro: Hold on, Becky. We all want to voice our opinion that we oppose what is going on here, but I’m not sure a protest is the answer.
Becky: With all due respect, Pedro, I think a rally is the best way to do that.
Pedro: That may be, but I think we need to consider a few things first. Taking to the streets means coordinating a lot of people. That means getting them to show up, to march, and to hold up signs. I’m not sure we have enough time to pull it all off.
Becky: Don’t get me wrong. I’m not in favor of doing anything half- assed. If we decide to protest, we want to do it right so that we get a lot of media coverage. I’m confident that we have enough people and time to get it all done.
Pedro: Okay, but another thing we should be ready for is a counter protest. The other side isn’t going to take things lying down.
Becky: You’re right, and we’ll take that into consideration. Is there any more discussion before we start on the planning?
No? Okay, let’s get down to business.
1. protest n. 抗议
2. Hold on 坚持住，别着急
3. to voice 表达
4. oppose 反对
5. rally 集会
6. Taking to the streets 走上街头
7. coordinating 配合，协调
8. to show up 露面，显眼
9. to march 游行
10. to hold up signs 手持标牌
11. to pull it all off 成功完成
12. Don’t get me wrong 别误会我
13. in favor of 支持
14. half- assed 不称职，低劣
15. media coverage 媒体报道
16.to take things lying down 感谢失败
17. let’s get down to business 我们开始行动吧