Sandra:Where will we be staying when we visit Trumanville?
Roger:We'll be staying in a neighborhood on the outskirts of the town, but a stone's throw from some of the major sites we'll want to see.
Sandra:I hope there'll be a lot of taxis around. You know I hate to walk.
桑德拉:我希望附近出租车多些 。你知道我讨厌走路 。
Roger:Trumanville is a very walkable city and we'll be within walking distance to everything.
We'll be able to go nearly everywhere on foot.
Sandra:I told you. I hate to walk.
桑德拉:跟你说过了 。我讨厌走路 。
At least we'll be within close proximity to the beach.
Roger:Actually, the areas near the beach are too expensive, and we can't afford it.
And plus, the beach is in a remote part of town, and staying there would mean being in the boonies for our entire trip.
Sandra:But we could take taxis.
Roger:Taking taxis everywhere would be really expensive.
Sandra:Tell me that we'll at least be in the vicinity of good shopping areas.
Roger:It might be a bit of a hike to the shops, but it won't be too onerous to walk.
Sandra:Read my lips. I don't want to walk everywhere.
Maybe we can rent a car or hire a driver.
Roger:Are you out of your mind?!
This is supposed to be a budget vacation, not a luxury trip.
I'm not made of money, you know.
Sandra:And I didn't know you were such a cheapskate!
1.a stone's throw 一箭之遥
2.in the vicinity of 在附近
3.Read my lips 请认真听
4.budget vacation 预算假期