Jeannie: Everything okay?
William: No, I just got off the phone with my daughter’s school and they’re not putting her in the gifted and talented program.
Jeannie: That’s disappointing, but wasn’t she struggling in school last year?
William: Her teachers were thinking of putting her in remedial classes. Can you believe that? My daughter is getting poor grades because she’s bored in school. She tunes out. She’d be coasting in her classes if the teachers would just challenge her.
威廉：她的老师们正在考虑把她安排到补习班 。你能相信吗？我女儿成绩一落千丈是因为她在学校很无聊 。她破罐子破摔 。如果老师们在课堂上提问她，她就会敷衍了事 。
Jeannie: Are you sure that’s the problem? My son was considered low- achieving in the lower grades, but since starting high school, he’s doing a lot better.
William: I’m telling you, my daughter could be high- achieving if they’d only put her in the gifted and talented program. It’s all about teacher expectations.
威廉：我敢说，只要他们让我女儿参加天才项目，她可能会取得很亮眼的成绩 。这都与老师的期望有关 。
Jeannie: Well, it’s not all about expectations…
William: Are you trying to tell me that my daughter is slow and I should just accept it?
Jeannie: I’m saying that kids develop at their own pace. Some are late bloomers.
珍妮：我的意思是，孩子们按照自己的节奏一步步来 。有些孩子大器晚成 。
William: Nobody in my family has ever been late in anything, and they’re not going to start now.
Jeannie: Putting pressure on her might make matters worse.
William: Who’s putting pressure on her? Maybe I can help her by getting her tutors in every subject and enrolling her in summer programs.
Jeannie: Maybe she just needs more time…
William: And let her waste her potential? What kind of father would I be then?
1.tune out 关掉
例句:Do please tune out that terrible music, I can't bear the noise.
2.high school 高中
例句:He'd dropped out of high school at the age of 16.
3.late bloomers 大器晚成
例句:Late bloomers are usually average guys when young.
4.putting pressure on 向...施加压力
例句:Could you stop putting pressure on me?