地道美语听力播客:去运动场 Going to the Playground
日期:2011-11-16 08:50

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对话原文

My wife was out of town on business and our nanny was sick, so I took the day off from work to take care of our two kids: Livia, who is two, and Augustus, who is three and a half. I thought that going to the playground would be a good thing to do, but it turned out to be an accident waiting to happen.
我妻子去镇外出差了,我们的保姆生病了,所以我得请一天假来照顾我的2个孩子:2岁的Livia和3岁半的Augustus。我愿以为带他们去运动场是件好事,但结果险些发生事故。

When we got to the playground, the kids jumped out of the car. Livia got onto the merry-go-round, pushing it as hard as she could. The trouble was, there were a couple of toddlers playing on it and they fell backwards, getting the wind knocked out of them.
当我们来到运动场时,孩子们从车里跳了出去。Livia跑向旋转木马,使用全身力气去推木马。问题是:有2个刚学会走路的孩子在木马上玩,他们向后倾倒,受到了惊吓。

Augustus, on the other hand, ran straight for the swing set and almost got decapitated! Then he went over to the see-saw and almost got smashed when he tried to run under it! He ran out of my grasp and onto the jungle gym. He started hanging off the monkey bars. I caught him just in time as he fell!
另一方面Augustus直接跑向秋千架子,差点丢了小命。然后他又跑到跷跷板,当他在跷跷板下跑时差点被砸到。他跑出了我的控制范围,直接爬上格子爬梯。他开始放开单杠,当他坠落时我及时接住了他。


When I turned around, I saw that Livia had got onto the slide and slid head first into the sandbox! Good thing she wasn’t hurt.
转过身来,我看到Livia爬上滑梯,头向前直接滑进沙坑,还好她没受伤。

By this time, I realized my mistake. Far from a safe place to play, for two lively kids and one father, the playground was a deathtrap!
这时,我意识到了自己的错误,对2个活泼的孩子和1个父亲来说,运动场远不是一个玩耍的安全地方,而是一个危险的地方。
生词注释
nanny n.保姆
playground n. 运动场, 操场
an accident waiting to happen 事故很可能发生的情况
merry-go-round 旋转木马
toddler n. 初学走路的孩子
getting the wind knocked out of them 使他们受惊,让他们害怕
swing set 秋千架子
decapitate 斩首
see-saw n. 跷跷板
smash v.粉碎;狠打
out of my grasp 不在我的控制范围内
jungle gym n. 格子爬梯
monkey bars (供儿童攀爬游戏的)猴架;单杠
slide n.滑梯
head first 头向前地
sandbox n. 沙坑
lively adj. 活泼的
deathtrap n.危险的地方

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重点单词
  • fell动词fall的过去式 n. 兽皮 vt. 砍伐,击倒 a
  • swingn. 摇摆,改变,冲力 v. 摇摆,旋转,动摇
  • lively活泼的,活跃的,栩栩如生的,真实的
  • slidevi. 滑,滑动,滑入,悄悄地溜走 vt. 使滑动 n.