地道美语听力播客:乘坐公共交通工具
日期:2013-09-04 11:14

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Getting around in the United States is sometimes not very easy. Most people own their own cars, but not everyone can foot the bill for the car, plus the insurance, gas, and maintenance. Most big cities have buses, but they are much slower than a car. Several cities in the U.S. have subway systems, but many do not. There are even fewer trains that transport daily commuters. In cities such as Los Angeles, public transportation is much more limited than in other countries.

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在美国转来转去有时候不那么容易vNQo3b2-EP.KDh。大多数人有自己的车,但是不是每个人都买得起车,还有保险,汽油费和保养费;bWX7U%l*LVPL6I7@t。大多数大城市有公交车,但是比起汽车就慢多了U%j1]qphq_。美国的几个城市有地铁系统,但是很多城市没有Q;!1#b=HUr&,qBPKmH。几乎没有每日通勤的火车B~o8&L-e&p0^r。在像洛杉矶这样的城市,公共交通比其他国家都受限制&aQo0W.U1aif

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If you take some form of public transportation, you need to pay a certain fare. In most big cities the fare is anywhere from 1 to 2 dollars. But don't expect the bus driver to change a bill for you. You usually need exact change if you're going to ride a bus, train, or subway. Whatever you take, you always have to pay for it!

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如果你乘坐公共交通工具,你需要买票ha+2A7~uSH1。在大多数大城市,费用在一到两美元4UsrXh4y80。但是别指望公交司机给你找钱)_Z7ZHabEike。当你要坐公交,火车或者地铁的时候要自己准备零钞(,.D6-Tm1[IM4vz=j。不管你乘坐什么,都得买票sq8vvhv]!_Pu4(;v0*)L

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My friends here in Los Angeles all have different ways of getting to work. One friend, who lives out in the boonies, rides the train everyday. He takes the train because it's easier for him than driving or taking a bus. Another friend I know who works close to where he lives rides a bike everyday. Still another friend drives his car. I don't know anyone who rides the bus, but I've taken it once or twice when my car was in the shop. Worse comes to worst, you can always hop in a taxi. Taking a taxi is expensive here, though, so be prepared for a big fare, not including the tip!

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我洛杉矶的朋友们都有去工作的不同方式&S^]ahX2#W.l。一个住在郊区的朋友每天坐火车上班(sydKcCDw%。他坐火车是因为火车比开汽车或坐公交更简单|R(LsU]X0dse[Z1VFb。另一个工作地点离家很近的朋友每天骑自行车nc^3pLE-x.G#]Ppz。仍然有一个朋友开车上班HchpOfT=yd-TZWyKO。我不知道乘公交车的人,但是我没车的时候坐过一两次XxI9SH%4ElN_EoM=@。更糟糕的是,你总是能坐出租车4-BI,17xvbO1_1Q。坐出租车在洛杉矶很贵,所以准备好足够的钱吧,这还不包括小费呢!

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重点单词
  • transportn. 运输、运输工具;(常用复数)强烈的情绪(狂喜或狂怒
  • maintenancen. 维护,保持,维修,生活费用 n. 供给,抚养; 主
  • limitedadj. 有限的,被限制的 动词limit的过去式和过去
  • certainadj. 确定的,必然的,特定的 pron. 某几个,某
  • insurancen. 保险,保险费,安全措施
  • drivesn. 驱动器;驱动力;驱动程序(drive的复数形式)
  • faren. 路费,食物 vi. 过活,进展,进食 vi.
  • transportationn. 运输,运输系统,运输工具