地道美语听力播客:迟到 Being late for an event
日期:2012-08-01 16:40

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Eric:Let's get a move on or we'll be late—again!
埃里克:快点走吧,不然又要迟到了!
Carmen:Hold your horses. I'm on the verge of being ready. Rome wasn't built in a day, you know.
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Eric:A day? I'd settle for a week. Why is it that every time we have someplace to be you're always running late?
埃里克:一天?一个星期我就满足了G|lUs9G-4dvM|^fcSK0。为什么每次我们约好去一个地方,你总是要急匆匆赶过去呢?
Carmen:That's because I march to the beat of a different drummer. Life isn't about watching the clock; it's about living in the moment.
卡门:那是因为我从不照章办事q_v-@|7|VyQY]C。生活不应该总是在赶时间,我们应该活在当下clgdQQr&bH#
Eric:Okay, at this very moment, we're late.
埃里克:好吧,此时此刻我们迟到了cI&(Unye9qsS
Carmen:Just give me a couple of minutes more and I'll be ready. After all, none of our friends expect us to be punctual anymore. They all know better.
卡门:再给我两分钟,我就准备好了q6eQ#E5yL@xyBDl[。毕竟,没有一个朋友觉得我们会迟到;.%VGR2F-Mu。现在他们知道了p0|bBDmv&,5#Iw3B
Eric:Yeah, and I should, too. From now on, I'll start getting ready when you say you're all set. Then I'll just have minutes to wait—not hours!
埃里克:好了,我也应该这样S99p+ia]*O。从现在起,你准备好了的时候我才开始准备-Ex_muve#c0DnU-M。这样我就只需等几分钟,而不是几个小时!

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俚语解说

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Idioms:
march to a different drummer
Meaning:to believe in a different set of principles; to behave in a different way or to believe in different things from the people around you.
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Usage tips:
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Example:
1. John is marching to a different drummer, and he doesn't associate with us anymore.

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2. While most of the country supported military action, Santini was marching to a different drummer.

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Quiz:Translate the following sentence into English.
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重点单词
  • settlev. 安顿,解决,定居 n. 有背的长凳
  • militaryadj. 军事的 n. 军队
  • beatv. 打败,战胜,打,敲打,跳动 n. 敲打,拍子,心跳
  • associaten. 同伴,伙伴,合伙人 n. 准学士学位获得者 vt.
  • minutesn. 会议记录,(复数)分钟
  • drummern. 鼓手 n. 旅行推销员