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BBC六分钟英语听力精选:全世界一起喝酒

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大家好,欢迎收听BBC六分钟英语听力精选,我们将会给你带来各种各样的消息新闻,今天要说的是Drinking around the world全世界一起喝酒。
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Drinking around the world

全世界一起喝酒

喝酒是我们很多人都会做的事。但是我们要去哪里喝酒这件事情也同样重要。从酒馆到酒吧,全世界喝酒的地方都可能不尽相同,可有一个共同点——他们都会在一个地方和朋友共度美好时光。

Rob和Neil将会谈论到这些喝酒的小酒馆,以及听听在格陵兰岛一个偏远小山区里唯一一个酒吧喝酒是怎么样的。

本期的问题是:

最流行的酒吧的名字是什么?是:

a) The Red Lion

b) The Crown

c) The Royal Oak

让我们一起来听节目,找答案吧。

听力内容:

Drinking around the world

NB: This is not a word-for-word transcript

Rob: Hello I’m Rob. Welcome to 6 Minute English. I’m joined today by Neil. Hi Neil.

Neil: Hi Rob.

Rob: Today we’re talking about something many of us are familiar with – drinking in a bar or a pub. Now Neil, do you have a favourite bar or pub?

Neil: Well, I have a few favourites. One in particular is a pub I used to go to after work with friends and colleagues where you got personal service – they brought the drink to you, which is very unusual in this country.

Rob: It certainly is! I like the old-fashioned-style English pubs, with plenty of ale on offer, cosy little corners to sit in and a roaring log fire. I’m not so keen on those bright, loud and modern bars – and the drinks are expensive there too!

Neil: You’re very traditional, aren't you, Rob? Well, let's talk more about places to drink around the world soon and highlight some drinking-related vocabulary. But first, how about a question?

Rob: Of course. In the UK the word ‘pub’ is short for public house – and there are over 50,000 of them with many different historical names. But do you know which name is the most popular pub name? Is it…

a) The Red Lion

b) The Crown

c) The Royal Oak

Neil: That's difficult. There are lots of pubs with those names but I'm going to guess c) The Royal Oak.

Rob: We’ll find out if you are right or wrong later. So let’s start talking about boozing – an informal way of saying drinking alcohol. As you know, in the UK we have the pub as a place where we can socialise – or meet friends – and drink together. But all around the world people have places to come together and share a drink – and not necessarily an alcoholic drink.

Neil: A pub is also sometimes called a tavern or even a saloon – that’s the sort of drinking den you would see in an old cowboy film! But a bar tends to be the most well-known word for describing a place to have a drink.

Rob: A bar is also the word to describe the long wooden counter that drinks are put on when you order – or ask for – a drink. There are some amazing bars to drink in around the world. I drank in one in Sweden that was completely made of ice: even the glasses were made of ice!

Neil: I find wherever I go in the world there is always an Irish-themed pub where you can usually get a pint of Guinness! In fact it’s claimed the highest pub in the world, on the route up Mount Everest, is an Irish pub!

Rob: Well, walking up there must be thirsty work. One of the remotest pubs in the world is in a corner of Greenland. BBC correspondent Rob Crossan recently reported from there for the BBC. Let’s hear the words he uses to describe the pub and the customers…

Rob Crossan, BBC correspondent:

There’s only one pub, a windowless bunker where country and western music plays whilst local men and women, mostly dressed in tracksuits, woolly hats and hiking boots, sit almost silently around the sparse collection of ripped banquettes and wobbly wooden chairs.

Neil: A very lonely place. The only pub around. It has no windows and he compares it to a bunker – that is a place that is usually underground and built to protect people from bullets or bombs.

Rob: Well, a pub is normally a place to have a good time – but this doesn’t sound like a fun place, because nobody is talking and there is not much furniture to sit on – it's sparse.

Neil: Yes, just a few ripped banquettes – these are small seating areas arranged around a table. And some wobbly, wooden chairs. Not the place for a riotous evening.

Rob: Well, maybe it is. When the drink starts flowing and everyone comes together on a dark, cold Greenland night, it could be fun. The only problem is that alcohol is a bit limited, as

Rob Crossan explains:

Rob Crossan, BBC correspondent:

Only beer is available, the Danish brands - spirits were completely banned in this part of Greenland five years ago due to the quite astonishing levels of consumption by the local population.

Neil: So you can only drink beer. Consumption – or the drinking of – spirits has been stopped, or banned, because people drank too much of it. Well Rob, you know you don’t have to drink to have a good time!

Rob: That's true. It’s not good for your health and you get a terrible hangover – you feel ill – the next day. Maybe I’ll have an orange juice next time I go to my local boozer – or pub.

Neil: So come on Rob, what is the most popular name for a British boozer?

Rob: Yes, is it:

a) The Red Lion

b) The Crown

c) The Royal Oak

Neil: I think it's c) The Royal Oak.

Rob: You've probably drunk in a few Royal Oaks, haven’t you?

Neil: Yes, I have.

Rob: But you're wrong. The answer is actually The Red Lion. There are 518 Red Lion pubs in the UK. There are some more unusual names for British pubs too, such as The Axe and Compass, The Ferret and Trouser Leg, and The Slurping Toad! OK Neil, there’s just time to remind us of some of the vocabulary we’ve heard today:

Neil: Yes, we heard:

ale

traditional

boozing

alcoholic drink

drinking den

a bar

themed

thirsty work

riotous

consumption

hangover

boozer

Rob: Thanks Neil. We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s programme. Please join us again soon for 6 Minute English from BBC Learning English. Right Neil, do you fancy a pint now?

Neil: Absolutely, I’ll drink to that!

Both: Cheers!

词汇学习:

1. ale (英国的)麦芽酒

2. traditional 传统的

3. boozing 痛饮

4. alcoholic drink 酒

5. drinking den 小酒馆

6. a bar 酒吧

7. themed 有特定主题的

8. thirsty work (让人感觉口渴的)体力劳动

9. riotous 欢腾的,喧闹的

10. consumption 消费

11. hangover 宿醉

12. boozer 酒馆

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