地道美语听力播客:严重的错误
日期:2011-10-14 14:57

(单词翻译:单击)

情景对话

Shawna: Hello, Shawna Davis.

Monty: Hello, Shawna. This is Monty Lofti at BMC. I need to talk to you about our ad that ran in your newspaper yesterday.

Shawna: Sure, Monty. Was there a problem?

Monty: Yes, there certainly was a problem. Instead of the picture of our model, there was a picture of a dog!

Shawna: That’s awful! I wasn’t aware of the substitution. On behalf of the newspaper, I sincerely apologize for the error.

Monty: I don’t think you understand the magnitude of the problem. Our slogan is: “Look in the mirror and this could be you!” Now do you get it? Our store is a laughingstock!

Shawna: I can’t tell you how sorry we are for this egregious mistake. We will certainly run a correction in tomorrow’s paper, and we will run a corrected version of your ad. That’s the least we can do. Is there anything else we can do to make amends for our mistake?

Monty: Yes, there is. I’d like the person responsible to be called on the mat for this.

Shawna: Rest assured. We take this matter very seriously. We’ll find out who is responsible and heads will roll.

Monty: Good. That’s what I wanted to hear.
词汇注释
certainly adv. 确定地

awful adj.吓人的, 可怕的

substitution n.代替

On behalf of 代表

sincerely adv.真诚地; 由衷地

magnitude n.重要

slogan n.口号, 标语

get it 明白

laughingstock n.笑柄

I can’t tell you 我无法表达

egregious adj.惊人的; 过分的

the least we can do 我们所能做的

make amends 给...以补偿

to be called on the mat 为此受到惩罚

rest assured 放心

heads will roll 有些人将被解雇

参考译文
Shawna: 你好,我是Shawna Davis.

Monty: 你好,Shawna。这是BMC公司的Monty Lofti。我要和你谈下昨天登在你们新闻报纸上的广告的事。

Shawna: 当然可以,Monty,有什么问题?

Monty: 确实有一个问题。等得不是我们模特的照片,而是一条狗的图片。

Shawna: 那太吓人了。我没有察觉到这个替代。代表报纸,我对犯下这个错误致以诚挚的道歉。

Monty: 我认为你没明白这个问题的重要性。我们的标语是“看看镜子,你也可以这样。”现在你明白了?我们的商店成了别人的笑柄。

Shawna: 我无法表达我们对这个过分的错误感到有遗憾。我们在明天的报纸上会纠正,我们会刊登正确的版本,那是我们应该做的。我们还能做什么事来弥补错误?

Monty: 有。我想要犯错的人为此受到惩罚。

Shawna: 放心。我们会严肃对待此事。我们会找出负责人,将之解雇。

Monty: 好的,那正是我想听到的。

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重点单词
  • assuredadj. 确实的,保障的,有自信的 动词assure的过
  • magnituden. 大小,重要,光度,(地震)级数,(星星)等级
  • sincerelyadv. 真诚地,真心地
  • correctionn. 订正,改正,改正的地方
  • understandvt. 理解,懂,听说,获悉,将 ... 理解为,认为
  • apologizevi. 道歉,谢罪
  • slogann. 标语,口号