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像美国人一样说英语15:Nicole Practices Her Election Speech

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Lesson 15 Nicole Practices Her Election Speech

妮可练习竞选演讲

Nicole is running for student body president. She must give a speech next week. She discusses the speech with her mother.

妮可正在竞选学生会主席。他要在下周发表演讲。她和她母亲讨论了演讲内容。

Susan: What's up, Nicole?

怎么了,妮可?

Nicole: I pulled an all-nighter working on my election speech.

我熬通宵准备我的竞选演讲。

Susan: No wonder you look like a basket case! Did you finish your speech?

难怪你看起来状态这么差!弄完演讲的事儿了吗?

Nicole: Yes, at 6 a.m.

弄完了,弄到早上六点。

Susan: That must be a load off your mind!

那你一定松了口气。

Nicole: It's not. I've got to give the speech tomorrow in front of 1500 people. I'm a nervous wreck!

然而并没有。我明天要在1500人面前演讲。我是很容易紧张的人。

Susan: Just remember the old rule of thumb: Imagine your audience naked.

记住那条经验法则:想象每个听众都光溜溜的。

Nicole: That's gross. Why would I want to do that?

太恶心了吧。我干嘛要那么做?

Susan: According to conventional wisdom, it'll make you less nervous.

人们普遍认为,这会缓解紧张情绪。

Nicole: Only practice will do the trick.

只有练习才有用。

Susan: Okay, let's hear the speech.

好吧,让我听听你的演讲吧。

Nicole: Good afternoon, everyone. There are four candidates running for president. You think you have several choices. In reality, you have just one choice: me!

大家下午好。有四名候选人竞选学生会主席。你们认为你们选择很多,但事实上,你们只有一个选择:那就是我!

Susan: You can't say that. You'll turn off your audience immediately.

你不能那么说。否则你会让听众对你失去兴趣的。

Nicole: It sounds like I have a big head?

听起来会显得我很骄傲自大?

Susan: I'll say!

当然了!


口语笔记:
* Basket case: someone or something in a useless or hopeless condition处于无助境况的人(或事);(国家或机构的)经济状况极差 [非正式]
* (to have a) big head: arrogant; too proud of oneself 自负,骄傲自大
* Conventional wisdom: a widely held belief 普遍的看法,一般人的意见,公众态度,大众意见,(社会上的)传统观念
* (to) do the trick: to achieve the desired results 达到目的;达到(预期的)效果;完成某项任务;获得成功
* I'll say: yes, definitely 当然
* in reality: in fact; actually 实际上;事实上
* Load off one's mind: a relief 松了一口气
* nervous wreck: a person feeling very worried 极度紧张的人,精神高度紧张的人
* No wonder: it's not surprising 难怪
* (to) pull an all-nighter: to stay up all night to do work 通宵工作
* Rule of thumb: a useful principle 经验法则
* (to) turn off: to cause to feel dislike or revulsion 使(某人)厌烦(或沮丧),使失去兴趣(或热情),使不喜爱
* What's up?: what's going on? what' new? 近况如何?有什么新鲜事?

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