地道美语听力播客:清晰还是困惑
日期:2013-05-07 15:00

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Laurent: So I'm confused. Who's David again?
劳伦: 所以我被弄糊涂了t5I,Ntq_Z)UXAR]。谁又是大卫?
Bethany: David is my roommate's friend's brother. Haven't you been listening?
伯大尼:大卫是我室友的朋友的哥哥PDuD4u&h&)63q;)3w.Zx。你一直没有在听吗?

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Laurent: I have, but how am I supposed to keep all of these people straight? Your stories are always so convoluted, with too many twists and turns. Why don't you try telling a straightforward story for once?
劳伦: 我在听,但我该如何记住所有这些人呢?你的故事总是那么复杂,充满各种曲折M)-g=[Ogu*^aBlCz。你为什么不试着一次只讲一个简单的故事呢?
Bethany: My stories are only confusing for people who don't pay attention or who can't deal with complexity.
伯大尼:只有那些不专心的或者头脑简单的人才会觉得我的故事令人困惑tu(ynIl7@FsM+lnu7a)r
Laurent: Complexity? Is that what you call going off on tangents and including completely irrelevant information? Half the time the end of the story contradicts the beginning!
劳伦:复杂?你所谓的复杂难道就是漫无边际地扯开话题,聊一些完全不相干的事情?大多数时候,故事的开头跟结尾会自相矛盾!
Bethany: You just don't appreciate intricate plots. My stories are crystal clear to anyone who pays attention. Good stories have lots of detail. Just ask Shakespeare.
伯大尼:你根本就不懂得欣赏错综复杂的情节87db%YOd]eE[Y。只要认真听,任何人都会觉得我的故事一清二楚1iuXf_Vm[9PYeZmN。好故事都有大量的情节描述j=+@^3rGLFmk=10r1。看看莎士比亚的作品就明白了bqBa).l+;39;[(
Laurent: Talk about delusions of grandeur! When you start comparing yourself to Shakespeare, it's time for you to seek professional help!
劳伦: 你太狂妄自大了!当你开始跟莎士比亚作比较时,就该去寻求专业帮助了!
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俚语解说
英语俚语:go off on tangents
英文释义:to pursue a somewhat related or irrelevant course while neglecting the main subject
中文释义:跑题;突然做起其他事
例句:Creative people sometimes go off on a tangent because they have many ideas.
有创意的人时常会跑题,因为他们有很多主意kXFsyD#[q[1AQtdO

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重点单词
  • pursuev. 追捕,追求,继续从事
  • crystaln. 水晶,晶体 adj. 晶体的,透明的
  • appreciatevt. 欣赏,感激,赏识 vt. 领会,充分意识 vi.
  • straightforwardadj. 笔直的,率直的
  • complexityn. 复杂,复杂性,复杂的事物
  • irrelevantadj. 不恰当的,无关系的,不相干的
  • convolutedadj. 旋绕的,费解的 动词convolute的过去式
  • intricateadj. 复杂的,难懂的
  • relatedadj. 相关的,有亲属关系的
  • creativeadj. 创造性的