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第九部 第八課: from scratch , all set

 
  • 李華正在為朋友的生日 party 做準備,她生平第一次烤了一個蛋糕.今天李華會學到兩個常用語: from scratchall set.
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  • Larry,這是我烤的蛋糕,你嚐嚐.這可是啊我生平第一次烤蛋糕,不一定會好吃啦!
  • Mmmm! This is delicious! Did you make this from scratch or did you use a cake mix?
  • 你覺得好吃呀?太好了!疑?你剛才問我是不是 make it from scratch? 那是什麼意思啊?我是照因特網(綱際網路)上一個食譜做的啊。
  • Then you did make it from scratch. To make something from scratch is to make it yourself using all of the basic ingredients.
  • 原來 to make something from scratch 就是自己用基本材料,從頭做起.是呀,我用雞蛋、麵粉、牛奶和黃油做的.疑?還有別的做蛋糕的方法啊?
  • A lot of people nowadays use a pre-packaged cake mix with all the ingredients in it already, so it's easier to make.
  • 用事先調好的蛋糕粉?那當然簡單多了.那多沒意思啊!自己把所有的材料準備好,從頭開始做,其實很好玩呢!
  • Well, you should be proud of yourself. This cake is great!
  • 謝謝,你說好吃啊我就放心了!哎,對了, Larry,你有沒有自己烤過蛋糕呢?
  • No, but I tried making chocolate chip cookies from scratch once.
  • 自己做巧克力餅乾啊?好吃嗎?
  • They were awful because I forgot to put oil in them. After that, I decided that it was best if I didn't try to make things from scratch anymore.
  • 忘了放油啊!那餅乾啊肯定會太硬.你一次沒做成功就決定下回不做啦!你知道,做這種東西啊是試驗好多次才行的。
  • I know, but I'm not that patient.
  • 嗨,要做好就得要有耐心嘛!
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  • All right, Li Hua. The cake is ready, the drinks are prepared, and the decorations look great. I think we are all set.
  • We are all set? 這是什麼意思啊?蛋糕、飲料都準備好了,一切都佈置好了.哦~,你的意思是一切準備就緒了,對不對?
  • That's right. To be "all set" is to be ready for whatever it is you're going to do. In this case, we are all set to have a party.
  • 對,要舉行 party 的各個方面似乎都準備好了.哎,那我是不是可以說 we're all set to have fun at the party?
  • If you're ready to have fun, then of course you can say that. Hey, what about the music - is that all set?
  • 音樂啊?沒問題!我把激光唱機和幾片激光盤全放桌上了. So it's all set.
  • Great! Now, I'm all set to eat more of that cake you made. It's really delicious.
  • 不行,你現在還不能吃蛋糕,要等做生日的人吹完蠟燭以後才能吃的!
  • I know. I was just kidding. Hey, do you have a place for people to put presents?
  • 放禮物的地方啊?早準備好了!我在進門的地方有張桌子.大家可以把禮物和生日卡放在那兒。
  • Okay, since everything is all set, we can relax until the guests start arriving.
  • 我啊,早就準備好在客人來以前先休息一下了.籌辦一個生日 party 啊可真是夠累人的!
  • Preparing a party isn't that bad; it's cleaning up afterwards that's a lot of work.
  • 嗯~ Party 結束後,我想你一定會幫我收拾的.對不對?
  • Of course!
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  • 今天李華學到了兩個常用語,第一個是: from scratch,意思就是「從頭做起」;第二個常用語是: all set,就是「一切就緒準備好了」的意思。
EPT 美語
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