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第十部 第八課: long shot , the buzz

 
  • Larry 和李華正在討論暑假期間做些什麼.李華建議邀請一些朋友一塊兒去露營.今天李華會學到兩個常用語: long shotthe buzz.
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  • Larry,我們要不要叫 Dave 和 Laura 跟我們一起去露營呀?
  • Well, it's a long shot, Dave and Laura probably already have something planned.
  • 那倒也是喔,他們可能已經計劃好了暑期活動了.不過,這跟 long shot 有什麼關係啊? Shot 是「射擊」,我是邀他們去露營,又不是去打獵耶.
  • No, there's nothing to do with shooting!
  • 哦~.等等,我知道了.你的意思是啊他們已經有計劃了,所以不太可能和我們去露營, long shot 就是不太可能,對不對?
  • That's exactly what it means. A "long shot" is something that is not likely to happen or there is only a small possibility of success.
  • 你看,我猜對了吧! Long shot 就是指不太可能的事.要不我們可以加入他們的活動啊?
  • That's a long shot, too, because it's probably too late to make the necessary airplane or hotel reservations.
  • 是嗎?現在已經不太可能訂到機票和旅館啦?那... 還有什麼是可能的,而不是 long shot 呢?
  • We could spend the vacation with my family at my parent's lake house. I'm pretty sure that my parents would be happy to join us there.
  • 哇!到你爸媽的湖邊別墅去度假,還能見到你爸爸媽媽啊.那真是太好了.哎, Larry,你怎麼沒有早點想到這個好計劃嘛?
  • Well, I thought it was a long shot that you'd be willing to spend your vacation with my family. My parents sometimes could be boring.
  • 怎麼會呢?我很喜歡你爸爸媽媽,他們很和善,也很風趣哎.你妹妹啊也是個很有意思的人,我想我們會玩得很開心的。
  • It's a long shot that my sister will come home to spend the vacation. She said she's going to Europe this summer.
  • 哦~,她要去歐洲呀?我也很想去哎,不過啊現在沒錢.對了, Larry,暑假去你們家,我們會不會到湖裡游泳啊?我要不要帶游泳衣啊?
  • You should definitely bring a bathing suit.
  • 那~,要不要帶件毛衣呢?
  • You could, but it's a long shot that you'll need it.
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  • Larry,你準備好了沒啊?我們該出發了!
  • Yep. I'm all packed. I decided to bring some new movies with us to watch, too, including a new horror movie. The buzz is that it's really scary.
  • 你還帶了電影啊?太好了!不過,我可不愛看恐怖電影.對了, Larry,你剛才說 the buzz is...,什麼是 the buzz?
  • Buzz is slang for what people are saying about a particular topic, person, or thing, not necessarily bad.
  • 哦~, buzz 就是指大家談論的話題,所以你的意思是大家都在說這部電影很可怕,是不是啊?
  • Right. I brought that new Tom Cruise movie, too, because I know you've been wanting to see it.
  • 真的啊,你還帶來了 Tom Cruise 最新的電影啊. Larry,謝謝你!最近啊大家都在談論,那就是: The buzz is Tom Cruise ,他又有新女朋友了。
  • I really don't pay any attention to the buzz about celebrities' personal lives. I'm just not interested in it.
  • 我對關於名人的傳說啊,通常也不太感興趣啦.可是, Tom Cruise 是我喜歡的電影明星,所以啊有關他的事,我是比較注意的。
  • Oh well, all the buzz in the media about their personal lives probably didn't help their marriage that much.
  • 沒錯,那些媒體的報道啊,對他們的婚姻不但沒有好處,甚至啊還可能間接破壞了他們的婚姻呢!
  • That's right!
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  • 今天李華學到了兩個常用語,第一個是: long shot,是形容「某件事不太可能發生、機會不大」;另一個常用語是: the buzz,是指「大家對某人或某事的談論」。
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