Shari: Okay, ready to see more homes? I’ve lined up several for you to view this afternoon.
Ron: Yes, I’m ready. It’s hard finding just the right type of neighborhood to move to.
罗恩：是的，我准备好了 。找个心仪的社区居住并不容易 。
Shari: Yes, it’s been difficult, hasn’t it? How long have I been showing you homes?
Ron: About three months.
Shari: That’s right. First we looked at homes in planned and gated communities and in the bedroom communities around the city, as you requested.
莎莉：没错 。首先，根据你的需求，我们查看了在建的、封闭式社区的房源，以及城市周边的近郊住宅社区 。
Ron: That’s right. At first, I thought I wanted a quiet place to live in my retirement.
罗恩：没错 。起先，我觉得自己需要一处幽静的地方安度晚年生活 。
Shari: That’s why I also showed you homes in retirement communities.
Ron: Yes, but once I saw them, I changed my mind. I’m retired, but I’m not dead. I decided I wanted a livelier neighborhood, someplace with more action.
罗恩：是的，不过看过这些房子后，我改变主意了 。我是退休了，但不是寿终正寝 。我决定选一处更有活力的社区，一个需要多走动的环境 。
Shari: That’s why I showed you homes in the historic district and in the redeveloped waterfront area, both of which are very pedestrian-friendly.
Ron: Yes, but the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to be in the middle of the action.
Shari: That’s why, today, I’m taking you to the urban core. We’ll look at homes in the downtown area, the arts district, and a couple of ethnic enclaves. We’ll visit some high-priced neighborhoods and some up-and-coming.
莎莉：所以啊，今天，我带你去市区核心地段看房子 。我们将拜访市中心区、艺术区和一些少数民族聚居区 。我们会参观一些高价社区和一些有前景的社区 。
Ron: Great! I think house-hunting has given me a new lease on life. This is fun! I could look at home after home after home.
罗恩：太好了！我觉得找房子给我的生活带来了新的希望 。这件事很有趣!我可以一家一家地筛选 。
Shari: That’s what I’m afraid of.
1.lined up 整顿；整理
例句:Mahoney had lined up two of the crates.
2.At first 起先
例句:At first they all thought I was a loony.
3.in the middle of 在...中间
例句:I reached for the lamp, which stood in the middle of the table.
4.be afraid of 担心；害怕
例句:He was a little bit afraid of his father's reaction