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高級休閑英語Unit 2 Gatherings and Celebrations The 21st Birthday Party

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[00:00.00]Unit 2 Gatherings1 and Celebrations The 21st Birthday Party
[00:04.37]第二單元  聚會和慶祝  生日聚會
[00:08.75]Hi, Jenny, how are you?Oh hi, Xiao Li! I'm fine, how are you? Okay, thanks.
[00:12.71]你好,詹妮,你好嗎?  你好,小李  我很好,  你呢?謝謝,我也很好。
[00:16.67]Oh, I see you've got a letter today.Well,it's an invitation actually .Sounds good.
[00:19.80]我知道你今天已經收到  信了。這實際上是一個  邀請,聽起來不錯。
[00:22.93]An invitation to what? To a twenty-first birthday party. Oh, how nice!
[00:25.85]什么邀請?去一個21  生日聚會。多好阿
[00:28.76]Is it someone you know well?Well, not really. It's a girl in my class.
[00:31.77]你和她關系很好嗎?不是  很確定,這是我班上的  一個女孩。
[00:34.77]Jenny, what's special about being twenty-one ?Ah. Well, these days nothing.
[00:37.96]詹妮,21有什么特別的  嗎?這些無關緊要。
[00:41.15]But traditionally it was the age one became an adult,
[00:43.25]但是傳統上來說這是  一個變為成年人的年紀,
[00:45.36]so we say you were given the key to the door.Which door?
[00:47.44]因此我們說你會被給予  門的鑰匙。哪個門?
[00:49.53]Well, I suppose it meant the door of your family home,
[00:51.49]我想會是家里門的  鑰匙,
[00:53.46]so that you could come and go as you want. You were no longer a child.
[00:55.98]以便于你能隨時進出。  你不再是一個孩子。
[00:58.50]It also meant you could inherit property.
[01:00.13]也意味著你能繼承財產。
[01:01.77]But I thought eighteen was the age of adulthood2 now?
[01:03.26]但是我想現在18歲是成人  的年紀吧
[01:04.76]It is, and these days more people have eighteenth birthday parties than
[01:07.35]是的。現在更多的人是  過18歲生日聚會,而不是
[01:09.94]twenty-first's. But some families are traditional
[01:11.44]21歲。但是有些傳統的  家庭
[01:12.93]and still like to celebrate their children's twenty- first.
[01:14.33]仍然喜歡慶祝他們孩子  的21歲。
[01:15.74]So, if it's for families, I wonder why I'm invited.
[01:17.24]如果是對于家人,我想  為什么我會被邀請呢。
[01:18.75]Well, it's not really just for families. The birthday girl or boy
[01:21.31]這不只是針對家人。  過生日的女孩或男孩
[01:23.86]usually invites all her or his friends as well as relatives.
[01:26.35]通常邀請所有她或者他  的朋友們,也有親屬。
[01:28.83]And sometimes it's just for friends and not for relatives at all.
[01:31.57]有時候只是朋友們,  并不是親屬。
[01:34.30]Mm ... I see. It says here 'Black Tie', what does that mean?
[01:37.51]我知道了?癇lack Tie”  是什么意思?
[01:40.71]Oh, they really are a traditional family. That means everyone has to wear evening
[01:44.09]他們真的是一個傳統的  家庭。那是說所有人都  要穿上晚禮服
[01:47.48]dress- that is, men wear a formal black evening suit with a black bow tie,
[01:50.56]男士穿上正式的黑色禮服  帶領帶,
[01:53.63]and women wear a long evening dress.Oh dear! I don't think I have an evening dress.
[01:57.22]女士穿長長的晚禮服。  哦天阿  我想我沒有  晚禮服。
[02:00.80]Do you have a smart silk dress?Yes. Well, I'm sure that will do.
[02:03.25]你有漂亮的絲綢裙子嗎?  是的,我有。我想那就  可以了。
[02:05.69]And what sort of things happen at such a party?
[02:07.08]這樣一個聚會上會有  什么樣的事情發生呢?
[02:08.46]Oh, usually lots of drink, food -- not usually a sit-down dinner,
[02:11.99]通常有很多的飲料,  食物-通常不是一個  靜坐的宴會,
[02:15.52]but more like a buffet3 , where the food is all out on the table
[02:17.55]但是更多象一個小賣部,  食物都在桌子上
[02:19.59]and you walk round and help yourself. You mean you have to eat standing4 up?
[02:21.75]你可以自取。你是說  你必須站著吃東西嗎?
[02:23.91]Yes maybe, but there are usually some chairs scattered5 around
[02:26.08]或許是的,但是通常  周圍會有一些分散的  椅子
[02:28.26]that you can sit on while you're actually eating.What about dancing?
[02:30.57]當你吃東西的時候可以  坐下。跳舞呢?
[02:32.87]Oh, yes, certainly. There'll be a lot of dancing. Either a live band
[02:35.62]哦,是的,肯定的。這里  會有很多的舞蹈,或者是  現場的樂隊
[02:38.38]or a disc jockey will play music and everyone will dance.
[02:40.02]或是disc樂師放音樂,  大家跳舞。
[02:41.65]Mm, that's good, I like dancing. How long do such parties usually last?
[02:44.77]那不錯,我喜歡跳舞。  聚會通常會持續多長  時間?
[02:47.88]Oh, well into the small hours of the morning usuallyl Well,
[02:50.49]通常會到凌晨
[02:53.10]are you looking forward to it? Mm ... I'm not sure.
[02:54.79]你期待嗎?不是很確定。
[02:56.48]I think I'd better find out who else is going,so I can arrange to go with them.
[02:59.49]我想我最好能找到誰  要去,我可以和他們  一起。
[03:02.49]Yes, that's a good idea. It's always better to go in a crowd to these things.
[03:05.34]那是個好主意。和一群  人一起去會更好。
[03:08.18]You can ask what they're planning to wear too.
[03:09.62]你可以問問他們打算穿  什么。
[03:11.06]Just let your hair down and have fun! Well, I'll try.
[03:12.95]把你的頭發放下來會  更好  我會試試。
[03:14.84]Task 2 The Stag Party Exercise 1 Hi, Xiao Li, How are you?
[03:34.26]社交晚會  練習1 你好,小李,你好嗎?
[03:53.68]I'm fine, Tom. You're looking very smart, where are you off to?
[03:55.72]我很好,湯姆。你看起來  非常漂亮,你要去哪里?
[03:57.75]Ah, I'm off to my cousin's stag party tonight.Stag party? What's that?
[04:00.88]我要去我表妹的社交  晚會。社交晚會?那  是什么?
[04:04.02]Oh it's a terrible thing men do before they get married. Why is it terrible?
[04:06.79]是男人們在結婚前做的  無聊的事情。為什么  無聊?
[04:09.56]Because the man getting married ...the bridegroom ... gets together with
[04:11.72]因為男人結婚,新郎..
[04:13.88]all his young male friends -- you know, like a herd6 of stags ... you know,
[04:16.40]與他年輕的男性朋友們  一起-你知道,一群男  人.. .你知道,
[04:18.92]male deer- and has one last fling as a bachelor.What do you mean by last fling?
[04:21.87]作為一個單身漢最后的  活動。最后的活動是  什么意思?
[04:24.82]Well, you know, a last night of freedom, before he's chained to his wife in marriage.
[04:27.94]你知道,自由的最后  一晚,在他被他的妻子  用婚姻鏈住以前。
[04:31.05]That's a very negative way of looking at marriage, isn't it? Yes, I know,
[04:34.11]這是看待婚姻非常負面  的看法,不是嗎?我  知道,
[04:37.17]that's what I mean by 'terrible'. You see, the men all get completely drunk ...
[04:39.65]那就是我說的無聊。你  知道,男人全都喝酒
[04:42.14]they usually meet in a pub or a club of some sort ...
[04:43.63]他們通常會在一個PUB 里見面或者一些俱樂部  里
[04:45.12]and they often play some nasty trick on the bridegroom. What sort of trick?
[04:47.27]他們經常對新郎做一些  惡作劇。什么樣的惡作  劇?
[04:49.41]Well, I remember an old schoolfriend of mine,
[04:51.17]我記得我的一位老校友,
[04:52.93]who very nearly missed his own wedding, because at his stag night,
[04:54.68]差點錯過他的婚禮,因為  在他聚會的晚上,
[04:56.43]his mates got him drunk ...then they put him on a train to Aberdeen ...
[04:58.60]他的朋友讓他喝醉了,  然后把他放在去Aberdeen  的火車上...
[05:00.78]and his wedding was in London the next day.
[05:01.99]他的婚禮第二天在  倫敦舉行。
[05:03.19]He woke up the next morning at Aberdeen railway station, not knowing where he was.
[05:05.85]他第二天早上在Aberdeen  的火車站醒來,不知道  自己在哪里。
[05:08.50]You know, it's several hours from Aberdeen to London. Anyway,
[05:10.75]你知道,從Aberdeen到  倫敦需要幾個小時。總之
[05:13.00]he had to get the next train to London and only just got there in time.
[05:15.20]他必須坐下一趟火車去  倫敦,只有這樣才能  及時趕到。
[05:17.39]How awful!Yes, and he looked terrible -- not even time to shave or change his clothes!
[05:21.34]太可怕了  是的,而且  他看起來很糟糕-甚至  沒有時間刮臉或換衣服
[05:25.28]Oh dear, his poor bride!Yes, she wasn't too pleased. In fact,
[05:27.87]哦天阿,他可憐的新娘  她不是很高興。事實上,
[05:30.46]she never spoke7 to the Best Man again.I'm not surprised.
[05:32.55]她沒有再對他說話。  我不驚訝。
[05:34.64]But what about the bride, does she have a stag party?
[05:36.42]新娘怎么樣呢?她沒有  聚會嗎?
[05:38.20]Ha, ha ... Well, not a stag party, as that's only for men.
[05:40.52]哈哈,沒有聚會,那  只為男士準備。
[05:42.84]But she has what we call a hen party. Hen party?
[05:45.02]但是她有一個女性聚會。  女性聚會?
[05:47.20]Yes, that's when she meets up with all her female friends and
[05:49.21]她和所有的女性朋友  見面
[05:51.21]they go off somewhere together ... er, it might be a restaurant or a pub.
[05:53.75]她們一起去某個地方,  或許是飯店,或許是 pub。
[05:56.29]They are usually more civilised than stag parties. Although these days, 她們通常比男性的聚會  文明。
[06:01.22]some young women have fairly wild hen nights too with a lot of drinking.
[06:03.38]有一些年輕的女士也很  瘋狂,喝很多酒。
[06:05.54]So, these take place the night before the wedding?
[06:07.52]這些發生在婚禮的前  一天晚上嗎?
[06:09.50]Well,traditionally,yes .But for practical reasons,
[06:11.51]傳統上是的,但是實際  的原因,
[06:13.53]many couples try and organise8 them a few days before,
[06:15.01]許多夫婦試圖在幾天  以前就組織,
[06:16.48]so they have time to.. you know...recover... and look their best on the day.
[06:18.96]因此他們有時間.. .你  知道.. .在那天看起來  最好。
[06:21.45]Do all parties in Britain revolve9 around drinking alcohol? Basically, yes.
[06:24.69]在英國所有的聚會都要  圍繞喝酒嗎?基本上是  的。
[06:27.93]You see,in China,our parties put more emphasis on eating.
[06:30.61]你知道,在中國,我們  的聚會把重點放在吃上。
[06:33.29]We usually organise a large dinner in a restaurant for our important celebrations
[06:36.26]我們通常在飯店組織一  個大聚會來過重大的  慶??
[06:39.23]Ah, much more civilised! Well, I'm afraid I'd better be off to meet my
[06:42.16]更文明化一些  我想我  最好去見
[06:45.10]fellow stags for our very primitive10 celebration of manhood.
[06:46.86]我的伙伴了,為了非常  簡單的成年慶??
[06:48.63]Well, have a nice time and try not to get too drunk!
[06:50.64]玩的開心點,不要喝  太多酒
[06:52.66]I'm afraid that's just not possible!
[07:21.76]我想那是沒有可能的
 


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1 gatherings 400b026348cc2270e0046708acff2352     
聚集( gathering的名詞復數 ); 收集; 采集; 搜集
參考例句:
  • His conduct at social gatherings created a lot of comment. 他在社交聚會上的表現引起許多閑話。
  • During one of these gatherings a pupil caught stealing. 有一次,其中一名弟子偷竊被抓住。
2 adulthood vKsyr     
n.成年,成人期
參考例句:
  • Some infantile actions survive into adulthood.某些嬰兒期的行為一直保持到成年期。
  • Few people nowadays are able to maintain friendships into adulthood.如今很少有人能將友誼維持到成年。
3 buffet 8sXzg     
n.自助餐;飲食柜臺;餐臺
參考例句:
  • Are you having a sit-down meal or a buffet at the wedding?你想在婚禮中擺桌宴還是搞自助餐?
  • Could you tell me what specialties you have for the buffet?你能告訴我你們的自助餐有什么特色菜嗎?
4 standing 2hCzgo     
n.持續,地位;adj.永久的,不動的,直立的,不流動的
參考例句:
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震過后只有幾幢房屋還立著。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他們堅決反對對法律做任何修改。
5 scattered 7jgzKF     
adj.分散的,稀疏的;散步的;疏疏落落的
參考例句:
  • Gathering up his scattered papers,he pushed them into his case.他把散亂的文件收拾起來,塞進文件夾里。
6 herd Pd8zb     
n.獸群,牧群;vt.使集中,把…趕在一起
參考例句:
  • She drove the herd of cattle through the wilderness.她趕著牛群穿過荒野。
  • He had no opinions of his own but simply follow the herd.他從無主見,只是人云亦云。
7 spoke XryyC     
n.(車輪的)輻條;輪輻;破壞某人的計劃;阻撓某人的行動 v.講,談(speak的過去式);說;演說;從某種觀點來說
參考例句:
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他們的輪輻螺帽是從我們公司獲得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.輻條是輪子上連接外圈與中心的條棒。
8 organise organise     
vt.組織,安排,籌辦
參考例句:
  • He has the ability to organise.他很有組織才能。
  • It's my job to organise all the ceremonial events.由我來組織所有的儀式。
9 revolve NBBzX     
vi.(使)旋轉;循環出現
參考例句:
  • The planets revolve around the sun.行星繞著太陽運轉。
  • The wheels began to revolve slowly.車輪開始慢慢轉動。
10 primitive vSwz0     
adj.原始的;簡單的;n.原(始)人,原始事物
參考例句:
  • It is a primitive instinct to flee a place of danger.逃離危險的地方是一種原始本能。
  • His book describes the march of the civilization of a primitive society.他的著作描述了一個原始社會的開化過程。
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