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VOA流行美语 90: BUY STH / BE SOLD ON STH今天Larry和Li Hua一起听了有关环境保护的讲座。Li Hua会学到两个常用语:to buy something和to be sold on something。(college hallway noise)LH: 哎,Larry, 听了这个讲座,我觉得"全球变暖问题"真挺让人担心的。LL: I don't know, Li Hua... I just don't buy the theory that global warming is caused by humans. There is a lot we just don't know.LH: 你说你不买什么? 哎,没人想卖你东西啊?LL: I said that I don't buy that theory. That mean's I don't accept it as completely true.LH: 噢,原来I don't buy the theory就是"我不接受这种说法"。哎,那不就是我们中文里说的"我不买这一套"吗?得了得了,我没时间跟你争论。哎,你听说了吗 - 我们今年的学费要涨百分之10呢!学校说他们计划要翻修图书馆。LL: What? That's ridiculous. I don't buy that excuse. They raised tuition last year by 5% to expand the stadium.LH: 就是嘛,去年学校为了扩建体育馆已经把学费增加了百分之5了。Larry, 那你是不是能够再用I don't buy it 给我举一个和学校没有关系的例子呢?LL: OK. You know my friend Angela? She's often late for class, and she always has different excuses. So finally one day, Professor Johnson said to her, "I don't buy your excuses. I think you are just not self-disciplined enough!"LH: 对,你那个朋友Angela,她老是迟到,而且总有借口。可是我不知道Johnson教授这么厉害,居然还公开说不相信她的话,还批评她是自己要求不严格。哎哟,那多不好意思呀。******LH: So Larry, 你打定主意去南京哪一所学校留学了吗?LL: I don't know. I guess I'm still not sold on that school.LH: Sold? 那不是"卖东西"的"卖"吗?哎哟,"卖东西"和"留学"这有什么关系呀?LL: No, silly! I said that I am not sold on that school. "To be sold on something" means to be convinced that it's worthwhile, or it's the best choice.LH: 噢,我明白了。To be sold on something意思就是"你认为这件事值得,是个好选择"。这个说法挺有意思的,你能不能再给我举了例子?LL: Well, remember when you were looking for a new apartment? At first you weren't sold on that place, but when you heard that the rent was only 0 a month, you were sold!LH: 对呀,我在找房子的时候,一开始还不太满意我现在住的那个地方,后来听说房租一个月才六百美元,马上我就动心了。哎,Larry, to be sold on something是不是只能用在和"钱"有关的事情上呢?LL: Not necessarily. For instance, suppose you can't decide if you want to vote for someone who is running for office, you could say "I'm not sold on that candidate yet".LH: 噢,选举的时候,要是我还不能肯定是不是要投某个候选人的票,我也可以说,I'm not sold on that candidate yet.LL: That's right. We were just talking about that Professor Johnson didn't buy Angela's excuses, we can also say he wasn't sold on her excuses.LH: 对,Professor Johnson不相信Angela老是迟到的借口,我们也可以说He wasn't sold on her excuses, 也就是说,to be sold on something也有"相信"的意思。LL: Hey, Li Hua, I guess I should have told you that was just an example -- Professor Johnson didn't really say it to Angela.LH: 什么?闹了半天Johnson教授根本就没对Angela说那些话呀?你可真会编故事!LL: I know - You were totally sold on it - You actually bought it!今天李华从Larry那儿学到两个常用语,一个是to buy something, 表示"相信某件事"。另一个是to be sold on something, 意思是"认为某件事值得、是真的"。 /200602/3165

I want to talk about sex for money.我想讲一讲性交易。Im not like most of the people youll have heard speaking about prostitution before.我不像很多之前各位听到过的以卖淫为主题的演讲者。Im not a police officer or a social worker.我不是警察,也不是社会工作者,Im not an academic, a journalist or a politician.我不是学者,不是记者,也不从政。And as youll probably have picked up from Maryams blurb, Im not a nun, either.相信大家已经听了玛丽亚姆的演讲,我也不是修女。Most of those people would tell you that selling sex is degrading; that no one would ever choose to do it;大部分人也许会说,卖淫是可耻的,没有人会选择去做。that its dangerous; women get abused and killed.同时卖淫也是危险的,女人受虐甚至被杀害。In fact, most of those people would say, ;There should be a law against it!;事实上很多人呼吁,“应该有法律来制裁卖淫!”Maybe that sounds reasonable to you.也许这听起来更合理。It sounded reasonable to me until the closing months of ,对于我来说合理的是,当年的最后几个月,when I was working two dead-end, minimum-wage jobs.当我同时做着两份没有出路只拿最低工资的工作,Every month my wages would just replenish my overdraft.每个月的工资仅仅弥补了透时,I was exhausted and my life was going nowhere.当我筋疲力尽不知道路在何方时。Like many others before me, I decided sex for money was a better option.像很多前人一样,我决定从事性工作。Now dont get me wrong -- I would have loved to have won the lottery instead.不要误会,我当然也想通过赢一次乐透来赚钱,But it wasnt going to happen anytime soon, and my rent needed paying.但是那只是可遇不可求的事,我的房租等着我去付。So I signed up for my first shift in a brothel.所以我同妓院签下了我的第一份合同。In the years that have passed, Ive had a lot of time to think.过去的这些年,我想了很多。Ive reconsidered the ideas I once had about prostitution.我重新思考了我对卖淫曾经的看法。Ive given a lot of thought to consent and the nature of work under capitalism.我对于合约和资本主义下的工作本质进行了长时间的思考。Ive thought about gender inequality and the sexual and reproductive labor of women.我也思考了性别歧视,女性的性劳动和生殖劳动。Ive experienced exploitation and violence at work.工作中我经历过剥削和暴力。Ive thought about whats needed to protect other sex workers from these things.我也想过我们需要什么来保护其他性工作者,远离剥削和暴力。201609/463806

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021 telephoning words Land line Office/home number Pin number Public phone Telephone number Extension Transfer Mobile/cell phone Phone booth Calling card Operator Answering machine Voice message SMS Wrong number Prank call Long distance call Local call Phone book Country/area code Busy signal Dial tone Speaker phone Automatic redial Phrases Answer the phone Make/place a call Leave/take a message Return a call Call someone (back) Hang up The line is busy Get through to someone On the phone Beginner A: hello, this is rich. B: hi, rich. Is jim here? a: he’s not in at the moment. Can I take a message? B: sure. This is Claire. A; does have your telephone number? B: no,it’s 3725019281. A: 3725015281? B: no, it’s 3725019281,it’s a 9,not a 5. A: right. I’ll have him call you back. B: can you tell him that it’s urgent? A; sure can. B: thanks a all. A: no problem. B: bye. A: goodbye. Intermediate A: sandy, can you help me contact these people? B: sure, what do you want me to tell them? A: well, I need to confirm the time of their classes. B: ok, where can I find their telephone number? A: they are all listed here on this sheet of paper. B: is it their home, office or cell phone number? A: unless it’s marked differently, it’s their home number. B: alright. What if I can’t get a hold of them by phone? A: then, you should e-mail them with the information. B; where can I find their e-mail address? A: they should have then listed on their resume. B: and if there aren’t any e-mail addressed? A: then send them a SMS on their cell phone. B: ok. That sounds easy enough. Have you called any of them yes? A: yes. I called the first three people on the list, but they didn’t pick up. B: did you leave a voice message? A: i left a voice message on one---just for the first person on the list. B: I see. What did you tell her? A: I told her that she should call me back at my office number. B: ok, so, maybe I should call her again. A: yes, that sounds like a good idea. She might not get the other message in time. B: one more question. It looks like some of these numbers are long-distance. Do you have a calling card that I can use to get through to them? A: sure. You can use this one. The pin number is written on the back of the card. B: alright. Thanks a lot. Don’t worry. I’ll take care of it. A: great work . I’m off for the weekend! See you on Monday. B: see you /200704/12860

024 eating out Words Waiter waitress wait staff order main course dessert drinks list wine list service tip Chef table napkin starter Phrases Take an order Make an order Bring an order Book a table Order a dish Return a dish Eat out Beginner A: good afternoon. “ginger’s restaurant”. May I help you? B: yes. I’d like to book a table for Friday evening please. A: certainly. For how many people? B; we’ll be eight or nine people. Could we book a private room? A: I’ll just check. At what time on Friday evening? B: about 7:30. A: yes. That’s fine. We can book you a private room for up to ten people at that time. Could you give me your name please? B: my name is Jenkins. My phone number is 75397382. that’s confirmed then. 7:30 on Friday. A: yes. Do you intend to order a la carte or will you be having our seafood buffet? B: oh, we’d like the buffet please. We’ve heard it’s very good. Intermediate A; how did you enjoy your family party at “ginger’s”? I hear that they have a lovely and buffet. B: oh, it was great. We had seafood buffet. They do one every Friday. The waiters and waitresses are very good. They are very attentive, but don’t hang around the table. A: I like the buffets they have, but if often order a la carte, because I don’t feel extremely hungry. I like the wine list there too. B: yes, so do I. they have wines from all over the world. There is a good range of prices to suit every pocket. We ordered some Australian red wine, which tasted delicious and wasn’t expensive. A: some restaurants allow you to take your own wine and just charge you corkage, but the don’t do that at “ginger’s”. what was included in the seafood buffet? B: they had almost every kind of seafood. There were oyster, shrimp, prawns, crabs, and fish. I ate a lot of smoked salmon. A: did they have lobster? B: no, they didn’t. you could order it from the . I think that lobster is too expensive to be included in the buffet. A: yes, it probably is. I don’t like ordering oysters in restaurants. You never know whether they are fresh. B: I know. I didn’t eat any, but a few people in our group did and no one got sick. A: when you eat out, do you usually eat from the buffet? B: not usually. I usually just order a main course and have a dessert if I’m still hungry afterwards. A: oh, you don’t usually have a starter? B: no, I might have a soup if it’s a cold winter day /200704/12862


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