This was my first visit to McQuillanville. I wanted to avoid driving, so I decided to take the bus around the city. However, I was having some trouble figuring out the bus schedule.
这是我第一次来麦克奎兰维尔 。我不想开车，所以我决定乘公交环游城市 。可是，我搞不清公交车时刻表 。
Louisa: Excuse me, could you help me read this bus schedule?
Curt: I can try. Where do you want to go?
Louisa: I want to go downtown, but I’m not sure which bus to take.
Curt: Let me see that bus schedule. Here’s a listing of the route numbers on the back of this schedule. Look for a bus that goes downtown.
柯特：我看看公交车时刻表 。公交车时刻表后面附有一张线路编号列表 。你可以找一辆前往市中心的公交车 。
Louisa: Oh, I see. That’s great. Tomorrow, I want to arrive at the Podcast Museum at 10 a.m. when it opens. Which bus will I have to take?
路易莎：哦，我明白了 。太好了 。明天上午十点博客博物馆开门的时候，我想赶到那里 。我应该坐哪路公交车？
Curt: Let me look at this bus schedule. That’s simple. All you have to do is find the stop closest to the museum, then look down the column to find the arrival time of 10 a.m. or before, and work backwards to see what time that bus passes the stop at your starting point. Got it?
柯特：我看一下公交车时刻表 。很简单 。你只需要先找到博物馆附近的站点，然后看这一栏，确定上午10点或之前到站的车次，然后再回头看公交车什么时候经过起始站 。明白了吗?
Louisa: I think so, but I don’t think there’s a bus that goes directly from here to downtown.
Curt: In that case, it says on the schedule that you’ll need to get a transfer from the driver of the first bus so you can ride for free on the second bus. Just take the additional time into account. Mornings are peak times, and according to this schedule, the buses run more frequently to accommodate commuters, so it shouldn’t take you a lot longer. It also says here that you’ll need to have a bus pass or exact change for the fare when you board.
柯特：时刻表上写着，如果遇到这种情况，你需要从第一辆车的司机那里换乘，这样你就可以免费乘坐第二辆车了 。你需要把额外的换乘时间也考虑进去 。早上通常是高峰时间，根据时刻表显示，公交车会缩短间隔时间来运送通勤者，所以这应该不会耗费太久时间 。时刻表上还写着，乘车时你需要准备一张公交卡或者零钱 。
Louisa: Thanks a lot for all the help. Do you know how much the fare is?
Curt: I have no idea. I’ve never ridden the bus before in McQuillanville.
柯特：我不清楚 。我从来没有在麦克奎兰维尔坐过公交 。
Louisa: Then how do you know so much about riding the bus?
Curt: I can read.
1.take longer 花费时间长
Why do some people take longer than others to blossom?
2.take account 考虑到
The teachers promised to take account of the wishes of the parents before making any changes.
3.In that case 既然这样
In that case, this month's plan is bound to fall through.
4.have no idea 不清楚
I have no idea for changing my position.