英語 英語 日語 日語 韓語 韓語 法語 法語 德語 德語 西班牙語 西班牙語 意大利語 意大利語 阿拉伯語 阿拉伯語 葡萄牙語 葡萄牙語 越南語 越南語 俄語 俄語 芬蘭語 芬蘭語 泰語 泰語 泰語 丹麥語 泰語 對外漢語

【一起聽英語】如何應對無聊

時間:2017-01-25 07:22來源:互聯網 提供網友:yajing   字體: [ ]
特別聲明:本欄目內容均從網絡收集或者網友提供,供僅參考試用,我們無法保證內容完整和正確。如果資料損害了您的權益,請與站長聯系,我們將及時刪除并致以歉意。
    (單詞翻譯:雙擊或拖選)

無聊的時候人的反應之一是張大嘴巴大哈欠,真是這樣嗎?你無聊的時候會去做什么呢?

Rob: Hello I'm Rob. Welcome to 6 Minute English. I'm joined today by Finn. Hello

Finn.

Finn: Hi Rob. You know, I'm happy you called me to present this programme with

you because I was there by my desk feeling a bit bored (yawns loudly).

Rob: Great yawn, Finn! A yawn, of course, is that typical reaction of someone who

is bored.

Finn: Yeah, it's when you open your mouth wide and take some air in and slowly

out.

Rob: Okay. Let's make this a programme all about boredom1, shall we? And I'll start

by stimulating2 your imagination.

Finn: Thank you, but how are you going to make me excited and interested in

something, Rob?

Rob: How about I challenge you to a question you might not know the answer to?

Finn: Okay, well, you can try. Go on then.

Rob: Well, I know you like the theatre.

Finn: I do. But it has to be an exciting play or I get restless.

Rob: Restless, you mean unable to sit still because you get bored or worried even.

Okay. I wonder how you'd feel watching the longest continuous play

recorded?

6 Minute English ©British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

bbclearningenglish.com

Finn: That's quite an offer. What do you mean?

Rob: According to the Guinness Book of Records, the longest continuous dramatic

performance was held in New Jersey3, in the US, in 2010. But do you know

how long the cast for The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco, was on stage for?

Was it for about:

a) 8 hours

b) 17 hours

c) 23 hours

Finn: Wow! They're all pretty long. I'll say b) 17 hours, Rob.

Rob: Goodness! Right. Okay. I'll let you know the answer by the end of the

programme. Now, let's talk more about boredom. I think this is a feeling we

have to learn how to cope with.

Finn: Yes, we have to learn to deal with this situation successfully – to cope with it.

But people often feel they want to change their life, to change their job. They

might feel stuck in a rut.

Rob: That's a good phrase - stuck in a rut. So you mean you've become too fixed4 in

one kind of job?

Finn: Yes. You know Rob, even I sometimes dream of something a bit more exciting

like being a professional diver or maybe even a pilot of a really fast plane.

Rob: Well, guess what: even pilots get bored, you know?

Finn: Not when they are flying anyway.

Rob: Wrong. When they're up in the air!

Finn: No way! Really? I don't believe you!

Rob: Well, Missy Cummings, an American, was a fighter pilot. Listen to the phrasal

verb she uses meaning to stop being bored, at least for a while. Is there ever

time for a fighter pilot to get bored?

6 Minute English ©British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

bbclearningenglish.com

Missy Cummings , former fighter pilot:

Oh my gosh, sure, for the same reasons that commercial pilots get bored. These fighter jets

are very automated5 when it comes to just holding altitude and heading. So you turn

everything in autopilot and I probably listened to more Oprah Winfrey TV shows on the highfrequency

radios… And so you get good about using the technology to figure out how to

stave off that boredom.

Finn: Ah, so she listened to a show hosted by the American presenter6 Oprah

Winfrey on the radio to stave off her boredom. Now, to stave off means to

stop or to keep an unpleasant feeling away. In this case she means boredom.

Rob: Yes, indeed.

Rob: But some experts think there's something good about feeling bored.

Finn: Really?

Rob: Let's hear what Tiffany Watt-Smith has to say. She works for the Centre for

the History of Emotions at the Queen Mary University of London. Pay attention

to the word she uses to describe what boredom does to people.

Tiffany Watt-Smith, Queen Mary University of London:

On the one hand people are worried about being under-occupied and bored. On the other

there's a set of anxieties about us having any more downtime, you know. We can constantly

check our phones at the bus stop. Everything is to be filled and what does that do to our

minds? I think boredom is a very useful emotion. It's an emotion which spurs people on to

change something about their environment. If you're bored that gives rise to creativity.

Finn: So boredom spurs people on to change something. To spur on means to

stimulate7 or to encourage someone to do something.

Rob: So what are you going to do, Finn? How will you change your life?

Finn: Change my life? Okay. Two things. The first one is: I want to know if I got that

question right!

Rob: Well I said at the beginning of the programme that the longest continuous

dramatic performance was held in New Jersey, US, in 2010. And I asked you

how long was the cast on stage for to play The Bald Soprano by Eugene

Ionesco.

6 Minute English ©British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

bbclearningenglish.com

Finn: Yes. The options were 8 hours, 17 hours and 23 hours, I think. And I said 17.

Was I right?

Rob: You were not!

Finn: Oh, no!

Rob: It was even longer.

Finn: Wow! 23!

Rob: According to the Guinness Book of Records, the play lasted 23 hours, 33

minutes and 54 seconds. It was achieved by The 27 O'Clock Players who

performed The Bald Soprano at Belmar, New Jersey, USA, on 27 July 2010.

Anyway Finn, what's the second thing you're going to do to stave off your

boredom?

Finn: You know what, Rob? I'm going to book myself a fantastic holiday! Maybe I

could start with a visit to Patagonia in Argentina to see the penguins…

Rob: Yeah, it sounds very exciting. But before you head off to Patagonia, could you

remind us of some of the English words we've heard today?

Finn: We heard:

yawn

stimulating

restless

to cope with

stuck in a rut

to stave off

to spur on

Rob: Thanks Finn. That's it for this programme. I hope you didn't find it boring.

Finn: Not at all. I loved it!

6 Minute English ©British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

bbclearningenglish.com

Rob: Please join us soon again for 6 Minute English from BBC Learning English.

Both: Bye.


點擊收聽單詞發音收聽單詞發音  

1 boredom ynByy     
n.厭煩,厭倦,乏味,無聊
參考例句:
  • Unemployment can drive you mad with boredom.失業會讓你無聊得發瘋。
  • A walkman can relieve the boredom of running.跑步時帶著隨身聽就不那么乏味了。
2 stimulating ShBz7A     
adj.有啟發性的,能激發人思考的
參考例句:
  • shower gel containing plant extracts that have a stimulating effect on the skin 含有對皮膚有益的植物精華的沐浴凝膠
  • This is a drug for stimulating nerves. 這是一種興奮劑。
3 jersey Lp5zzo     
n.運動衫
參考例句:
  • He wears a cotton jersey when he plays football.他穿運動衫踢足球。
  • They were dressed alike in blue jersey and knickers.他們穿著一致,都是藍色的運動衫和燈籠短褲。
4 fixed JsKzzj     
adj.固定的,不變的,準備好的;(計算機)固定的
參考例句:
  • Have you two fixed on a date for the wedding yet?你們倆選定婚期了嗎?
  • Once the aim is fixed,we should not change it arbitrarily.目標一旦確定,我們就不應該隨意改變。
5 automated fybzf9     
a.自動化的
參考例句:
  • The entire manufacturing process has been automated. 整個生產過程已自動化。
  • Automated Highway System (AHS) is recently regarded as one subsystem of Intelligent Transport System (ITS). 近年來自動公路系統(Automated Highway System,AHS),作為智能運輸系統的子系統之一越來越受到重視。
6 presenter llRzYi     
n.(電視、廣播的)主持人,贈與者
參考例句:
  • Most people think being a television presenter is exciting.很多人認為當電視節目主持人是一件刺激的事情。
  • The programme dispensed with its most popular presenter.這個節目最受歡迎的主持人被換掉了。
7 stimulate wuSwL     
vt.刺激,使興奮;激勵,使…振奮
參考例句:
  • Your encouragement will stimulate me to further efforts.你的鼓勵會激發我進一步努力。
  • Success will stimulate the people for fresh efforts.成功能鼓舞人們去作新的努力。
本文本內容來源于互聯網抓取和網友提交,僅供參考,部分欄目沒有內容,如果您有更合適的內容,歡迎點擊提交分享給大家。
------分隔線----------------------------
TAG標簽:   英語聽力  聽力教程  英語學習
頂一下
(0)
0%
踩一下
(0)
0%
最新評論 查看所有評論
發表評論 查看所有評論
請自覺遵守互聯網相關的政策法規,嚴禁發布色情、暴力、反動的言論。
評價:
表情:
驗證碼:
聽力搜索
推薦頻道
論壇新貼
? 北京pk10