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第八部 第十五課: stick to something , give something a shot

 
  • 今天 Larry 和李華要到體育館去和幾個朋友打籃球.李華會學到兩個常用語: stick to somethinggive something a shot.
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  • Hey, Li Hua, are you looking forward to today's game?
  • 嗨喲~,其實我的籃球打得不怎麼樣.我倒想啊試試其他的運動。
  • You'll get better. You've only been playing basketball for a few weeks. You have to stick to something if you want to become good at it.
  • 對喔,我才打了幾個星期的籃球!可是你怎麼說要我 stick to something. Stick 不是黏的意思(嗎)?這跟打籃球有甚麼關係啊?
  • To "stick to something" means that you continue to do it and don't give up.
  • 哦~,我懂了, stick to something 就是堅持不懈、繼續做某件事.哎,那不就像我們中文裡說的「持之以恆」嘛!你的意思是,要是我想打好籃球,就得不斷地練習囉!
  • That's right. You've stuck to practicing English for a long time, and now your English is much better. Right?
  • 你說的對,我學英文倒是盡量的多說,不斷地練習.對了, Larry,那 stick to something 除了運動、學語言,我還可以用在什麼地方呢?
  • Well, a person can stick to a decision, too. If I decide to learn Chinese, and I stick to my decision, that means I don't change my mind or give up.
  • 哦~,如果一個人堅持自己的決定,也可以說 stick to one's decision.那~,一個立場不堅定,經常 flip-flop 的人可就不能這麼說囉!
  • That's right. Very good use of the term flip-flop, by the way.
  • 謝謝.不過啊,有的時候要堅持做一件事還真不容易哎.就好比打籃球,我已經不知道我是不是真的喜歡打籃球了。
  • Remember how hard English was at first? But you stuck to it and now it's much easier, right?
  • 好像是這樣啦.哎,你覺得打籃球也會像學英文一樣,只要我堅持練習,就會越來越容易嗎?
  • I do. You'll see. So, have you decided to play in today's game after all?
  • 好吧,我來試試看囉,也許啊就像你說的,多練習,我就能打好球!
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  • Larry,那個籃球架子太遠了啦,我肯定投不進!
  • Come on, Li Hua, give it a shot. It's okay if you miss.
  • Larry,我是在投球哎!你怎麼叫我給它一槍? "Give it a shot" ,那是甚麼意思啊?
  • To give something a shot is to go ahead and try something, even if you don't expect to be successful.
  • 嗨,我還以為 give it a shot 是開槍呢!原來啊, give it a shot 就是試一試,不管啊會不會成功.好吧.那我就投囉!可是啊我一定投不進啦!
  • Hey, look, you made it! That's three more points for our team! See, it never hurts to give something a shot.
  • 哇喔!太棒了!我居然投進了哎!對了,Larry,give it a shot,我是不是還能用在其他的地方啊?
  • Just about anything. For instance, I'd like to give sailing a shot, even though I've never sailed a boat before in my life.
  • 你想學開船啊!我倒想試試開飛機呢!
  • Hey, slow down. We all know what your driving is like. I don't think it's a good idea for you to fly a plane.
  • 嘿!我的開車技術有甚麼不好?再說,剛才是你告訴我,不管結果如何,都應該去試一試的啊!
  • Maybe if you stick to driving for a while and get better at it, then you can give flying a shot.
  • 哎喲,其實啊我也是說說而已啦,我根本就沒錢去上飛行課.不過,如果有機會,我會去試試的喔!
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  • 今天李華學到了兩個常用語,一個是: stick to something,就是「堅持不懈、繼續做某件事」.第二個常用語是: give it a shot,這是「試一試」的意思,「哪怕你認為不會成功,但也可以一試」。
EPT 美語
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