地道美语听力播客:谈论所读的书
日期:2011-10-08 14:45

(单词翻译:单击)

对话和注释
Maggie: What did you think of the book you started last week?

Kurt: Oh, I liked it well enough.

Maggie: Wow, that’s a glowing recommendation.

Kurt: Well, it started off with a bang and the suspense in the first half was great. I couldn’t put it down. Then, the pace changed in the second half and it was an effort to finish it.

Maggie: Really? I read it a few months ago and I loved it. I thought the characterization was really good. I could really relate to the two main characters.

Kurt: Yeah, that’s true enough, but the plot dragged, don’t you think? The author just couldn’t pull it off and the ending was laughable.

Maggie: I really liked the ending! I can’t wait for the sequel.

Kurt: Well, that makes one of us.

【词汇注释】

well enough 还好, 还可以

glowing adj.热情的, 强烈的

recommendation n. 推荐

start off 开始

bang n.巨响, 重击

suspense n.悬疑, 悬念

couldn’t put it down无法放下,表示十分喜欢

pace n.步调

characterization 性格描述

relate to 联系到

plot dragged 情节拖沓

pull off (成功地)完成

laughable adj. 可笑的

sequel n.续篇
参考译文

Maggie: 你上周开始读的那本书,你认为怎么样?

Kurt: 我很喜欢。

Maggie: 哇,那真是热情的推荐。

Kurt: 书以描述 一声巨响开始,前半部分的悬念很吸引人。我完全被吸引住了。在后半部分的步调改变了,这是一种,要看完书需要些努力。

Maggie: 真的,几个月前我看了那本书,我很喜欢。我认为书中的性格描述很棒。我能将那连系到2个主人公身上。

Kurt: 确实如此,但是情节有些拖沓,你不这样认为吗?作者无法塑造完美的情节,结尾有些可笑。

Maggie: 我很喜欢那个结尾。我迫不及待想看续篇。

Kurt: 我们中只有一个人这样想。

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重点单词
  • characterizationn. 刻画,特色
  • recommendationn. 推荐,介绍
  • plotn. 阴谋,情节,图,(小块)土地, v. 绘图,密谋,
  • glowingadj. 灼热的,热情的,强烈的 动词glow的现在分词