地道美语听力播客:去家庭装修商店
日期:2011-10-28 17:27

(单词翻译:单击)

情景对话
Paige: I think we can get everything we need to fix up the house in one trip. What do you think?

Vern: We can try. It seems like everybody had the same thought when they woke up this morning: Go to the home improvement store!

Paige: Yeah, it’s a little crowded, but I still think we can get all we need today.

Vern: To do that, I think we need to split up. Let’s look at our list and divvy it up.

Paige: Okay, we need to get some wiring to install the new lights. I’ll go to the electrical department for that.

Vern: All right. We need lumber for the new fence, so I’ll go to the building materials department.

Paige: What about the pipes and fixtures we need for the bathroom? Can you go to the plumbing department for those, while I go to the hardware department for the tools?

Vern: Okay, I can do that, but aren’t you feeling tired already? I know I am.

Paige: Come on. How are we supposed to be weekend warriors if we can’t even do some simple shopping? We’ll meet in the garden department afterwards, okay?

Vern: Whatever you say.

Paige: Ready, set, go!
词汇注释

fix up 修理

home improvement store家庭装修商店

split up 划分

divvy up 分掉, 分摊

wiring n.接线

install v.安装

electrical department 电工部

lumber n.木材, 木料

building materials department 建筑材料部

pipe n. 管

fixture n.固定物

plumbing department 铅管品部

hardware department 五金工具部

tool n.工具

weekend warrior 周末战士(参加周末召集以便服完兵役义务的后备军人)

garden department 园艺部

Whatever you say 都听你的

Ready, set, go! 准备,坐好,出发
参考译文

Paige: 我想我们需要一趟就将需要修理房屋的材料买回来。你认为如何?

Vern: 我们可以试试。好像每个人今早醒来都有同样的想法:去家庭装修商店。

Paige: 商店是有点拥挤,但是我还是认为我们能买到所有所需的材料。

Vern: 为了达到那个目的,我想我们得划分下。我们来看下购物单子并分摊下。

Paige: 好的,我们需要一些接线来装新灯。我会去电工部去买。

Vern: 好的,我们需要一些木料来做新篱笆,所以我会去建筑材料部。

Paige: 那装浴室需要的管子和固定物怎么办?你能去铅管品部买材料吗?我去五金工具部买工具?

Vern: 好的,我能搞定,你没有感到有点累吗?我知道我累了。

Paige: 得了。如果连买些简单的东西都完不成,我们怎么能作“周末战士”?之后我们在园艺部碰头,如何?

Vern: 都听你的。

Paige: 准备,坐好,出发!

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重点单词
  • lumbern. 木材,木料 v. 伐木 vi. 缓慢地移动 vt.
  • fencen. 栅栏,围墙,击剑术 n. 买卖赃物的人 v. 用篱
  • warriorn. 勇士,战士,武士
  • improvementn. 改进,改善
  • plumbingn. 管道装置,铅管工行业 动词plumb的现在分词
  • splitn. 劈开,裂片,裂口 adj. 分散的 v. 分离,分