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BBC六分钟英语听力精选:电影院礼仪

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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,今天要说的是电影院的礼仪。
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Cinema etiquette

电影院礼仪

当你去看电影时,人们吃爆米花和喝饮料的声音是不是很大,严重影响到你观看电影呢?

电影观众有很多的坏习惯,但正确的行为方式是什么呢,或者说当你在电影院的礼仪是如何的?

Rob和Neil将会听到两位影评人对这种电影院的坏行为感到很生气,他们制定了一系列人们在电影院里该做什么和不该做什么的细则,另外他们还会说到一位表现非常不好的观众。

本期问题:

根据世界吉尼斯记录的记载,世界最大的爆米花在哪一个国家出售过呢?是:

a) Finland 芬兰

b) Croatia 克罗地亚

c) The USA 美国

让我们一起听节目,找答案吧。

听力内容:

Cinema etiquette

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

Rob: This is 6 Minute English from the BBC. I'm Rob…

Neil: And I'm Neil.

Rob: Today we're talking about something we must all have an opinion on – it's cinema etiquette. In other words, what is the right way to behave when you go to see a film at the cinema?

Neil: Yes, the cinema, the movies or the multiplex. How we behave there is different from how we behave when we’re watching a film at home – but some people seem to forget that, don't they Rob?

Rob: Yes, some people treat the cinema like their own homes. They forget other people are sitting around them. But I'll save my moaning for later when I'll also be explaining some behaviour and cinema-related vocabulary.

Neil: How about a question first Rob?

Rob: A good idea. This question is for you Neil. Most of like to take a box of popcorn into the cinema, but according to the Guinness World Records, which country was the biggest ever box of popcorn served in? Was it in:

a) Finland

b) Croatia

c) The USA

Neil: I don't know but I'm going to guess that it's the USA because they like things to be big in America!

Rob: They do don't they. I'll reveal the answer at the end of programme. Now back to our discussion about cinema etiquette. When I go to see a film, all I want is a comfortable seat and to be able to see and hear the film. I don't want distractions!

Neil: You mean people who disturb your enjoyment of the film – by talking or moving about? People eating really annoys me – I hate the rustle of sweet wrappers and the crackle of a crisp packet. It's messy too.

Rob: And what's worse is people who turn the auditorium – the place where we all sit – into their own personal dining room!

Neil: Of course your munching popcorn is fine, isn't it Rob?! But to really appreciate the surround-sound and clear digital projection you need a well-behaved audience. Not like the audience that one radio presenter complained about on his show.

Rob: This was the BBC radio presenter Simon Mayo. Here he is telling film critic, Mark Kermode, about an annoying moment at a film screening he went to. Can you hear what happened?

BBC presenters, Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode:

Simon: A new low was reached, as the women in front of me gets the phone out, standard thing, so sending messages that kind of stuff, and then has an app on her phone which turns her phone into a mirror, OK. And then with her colleague or member of family's torch app on their phone, proceeds to do her makeup during the movie!

Mark: That, my friend, is extraordinary.

Neil: Unbelievable! So Simon said that he sat behind a woman who, during the film, got her mobile phone out.

Rob: Well that's quite common – lots of people now use their phones while watching a film – we call it 'dual screening' – looking at two screens at the same time.

Neil: But the phone wasn't for texting or checking messages – but to use an app to turn the phone into a mirror. Then, using the torch on her friend's phone, she used the mirror to do her makeup!

Rob: A 'new low' in cinema etiquette! It's bad manners and I wonder why she even bothered going to the cinema. I don't think mobile phones at the cinema are a good idea.

Neil: The radio presenters would agree. They have already drawn up a code of conduct for moviegoers – a list of rules on how people should behave at the cinema.

Rob: Well, according to this code, there's one disgusting thing that really shouldn't be done. See if you can hear what it is…

BBC presenter, Simon Mayo:

No shoe removal. You are not in your own front room. A cinema is a public space, keep your bodily odours to yourself!

Rob: Well said! Simon says don't take off your shoes – keep your odours – that's your smells – to yourself. He says you are not at home! Amongst their other big bugbears – or annoying things – are slurping drinks – that’s drinking noisily - arriving late, and talking during the film.

Neil: Yes, that's a big no-no for me – I really don’t like that. It really breaks my concentration. And then there are parents who bring their noisy kids.

Rob: Well that's OK if it's a special child-friendly screening but not if the film is unsuitable for children – the parents are just using the cinema as a babysitter!

Neil: There is one chain of cinemas in the UK that is offering child-free cinema-going, and another is trying out a ban on popcorn. Sounds like a good idea to me.

Rob: Yes, especially if the box of popcorn is as big as the one I asked you about earlier. According to the Guinness World Records, which country was the biggest box of popcorn ever served in? Was it:

a) Finland

b) Croatia

c) The USA

Neil: And I said the USA.

Rob: You are wrong actually. The largest box of popcorn was made in Croatia with a volume of 52.59m³ (cubic metres). It was filled in 1 hour and 57 minutes at an event to mark the opening of a new multiplex cinema. OK Neil, before this Oscar-winning programme ends, there's just time to remind us of some of the vocabulary that we've heard today:

Neil: Yes, we heard:

etiquette

multiplex

distractions

auditorium

surround-sound

film critic

dual screening

bad manners

code of conduct

bugbears

slurping

a big no-no

Rob: Thanks Neil, wonderful. Well, we hope you've enjoyed today's programme. Please join us soon again for 6 Minute English from BBC Learning English. Now, do you fancy some popcorn?

Neil: Yeah I do actually. And this drink's great! (slurping his drink)

Both: Bye.

词汇学习:

1. etiquette 礼仪

2. multiplex 大型电影院

3. distractions 消遣;心烦意乱

4. auditorium 观众席

5. surround-sound 环绕立体声

6. film critic 影评人

7. dual screening 双屏幕的

8. bad manners 不礼貌

9. code of conduct 行为准则

10. bugbears 使人烦恼担忧的事;牵挂

11. slurping 啜食(动词slurp的现在分词)

12. a big no-no 一大禁忌

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