听力文本For about half of us we had no intention of coming back to a colony. We were looking forward. We were looking towards a new home. It was in the daily Jamaican newspaper that this troop ship would call to Jamaica in about two weeks time and the passage was 28,10 shillings. Let's get that straight. The average man didn't have 28,10 shillings. It was equivalent to about three cows. And in the evenings they had boxing competition and things like that, and dance and all things. But the main thing is it was to mentally get yourself ready to land.
I would go on the lower deck and I would have eight, ten of them. I said: "Look, food is rationed in England, you can't grasp that. There's hardly anywhere to live because the bloody Germans destroyed Britain. So, to get accommodation, but work is all over the place. So work is not the problem. It's somewhere to live and food to eat." Once more of our people start coming and food still rationed, the unions blamed the blacks for everything. Rubbish. And in the end you have signs: "Keep Britain white". "Blacks go home" and all that.
1. get straight 了解，搞通，办好What she does possess is the ability to get straight to the core of a problem.
2. equivalent to 等于，折合One kilometre is equivalent to two li.
3. blame for 因…怪罪，责怪（某人）The policy is partly to blame for causing the worst unemployment in Europe.