Playing Games /做游戏

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  • Playing GamesACT I
  • You like living in New York, don't you?
  • Oh, I love it.
  • It's so convenient.
  • I can take the bus to work ...
  • or the subway ...
  • or a taxi.
  • And there's so much to do.
  • Lots of movie houses, and the theater.
  • I know what you mean.
  • I'd like to live in the city,
  • but living in New Jersey and the suburbs
  • is better for Michelle.
  • Trees, grass.
  • There's a lot of good things about suburban living.
  • I grew up in Riverdale, remember?
  • So I know.
  • But, as a working woman,
  • I think New York has all the conveniences--
  • including the best tomatoes.
  • The truth is, I'd like to live in the city.
  • Michelle's the right age.
  • There are lots of things for her here.
  • You're right, Harry.
  • Today is the perfect example.
  • Michelle and her friends are at the aquarium in Brooklyn.
  • They come back here for lunch,
  • then go uptown to the Museum of Natural History.
  • There's so much for young people to see and do.
  • It's just incredible!
  • Not just for young people.
  • What about me?
  • I've never been to the aquarium
  • or the Museum of Natural History.
  • Have you?
  • Oh yes, Harry.
  • My mother and father
  • often took us somewhere in the city on the weekends.
  • Dad was a busy doctor,
  • but he usually managed to squeeze a Sunday in
  • with Richard, Robbie, and me.
  • I used to love to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • I've been there several times.
  • Twice with Michelle.
  • You ought to think about spending more time with Michelle
  • at all the great places in the city.
  • Well, perhaps,
  • you'll help me select some of the great places.
  • And perhaps, you'll join us?
  • Perhaps I will.
  • Well, there we are.
  • All set for lunch, Harry.
  • It looks inviting.
  • I wish Michelle and her friends would get here.
  • I'm starving, aren't you?
  • I can't wait to take a bite of the pumpernickel.
  • It smells so delicious.
  • Coming! Coming!
  • Who is it?
  • Michelle.
  • It's us, Susan.
  • Come in, Michelle,
  • and bring your friends along.
  • We're on the fifth floor.
  • Oh, you've been here before.
  • Susan,
  • I really appreciate
  • your doing this for Michelle and her friends.
  • Oh, please, Harry.
  • It's nothing.
  • I'm not just doing it for Michelle.
  • I'm doing it for you.
  • Thank you.
  • I'm doing it for us, Harry.
  • Well,
  • it's ... it's important for Michelle to see us together more often.
  • That's true.
  • It's important
  • for Michelle and me to get to know each other better.
  • That's important for us.
  • That makes me feel good.
  • What, Harry?
  • What makes you feel good?
  • Well, that you care about Michelle,
  • that you care about me, and
  • that you care about us.
  • Well, Harry, that's because I do.
  • I do care.
  • They'll be here any minute.
  • Susan, I'd like to continue this conversation later.
  • Of course, Harry.
  • We'll finish the conversation when they go to the museum.
  • I'd like that.
  • So would I.


  • convenient:easy to travel to many places; near everything.方便的。
  • subway:地下铁道。英国英语用 underground。
  • movie houses:movie theaters or cinemas. 电影院。
  • suburbs:an area near a big city. 郊区。
  • There's a lot of good things.这有很多好处。这句话的正确说法是:There are a lot of good things. there be句型中的 be的单复数取决于 be 后面的真正主语是单数还是复数。口语中将there are说成there is是常见的,主要原因是句子的真正主语在动词be的后面。
  • working  woman:a woman who works. 职业妇女。
  • Michelle's the right age:Michelle正处于这个年龄。此处指学知识长见识的时候。
  • aquarium:a building where you can see different kinds of fish. 水族馆
  • uptown:离开商业区或远离市中心。
  • Museum of Natural History:自然历史博物馆。这是纽约市的一个著名博物馆,该馆以它所收藏的恐龙骨骼和关于全世界不同文化人种的展览而闻名。
  • managed to:was able to (do something difficult).设法、努力(完成某事)。一般指成功地完成某事,不用否定式。
  • squeeze a Sunday in:find time on a Sunday. 腾出一个星期日。
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art:大都会美术馆。这是纽约市的一所著名艺术博物馆,它珍藏着许多世界上最著名的绘画。
  • think about spending more time:考虑多花点时间。动词短语 think about之后要用动名词作介词宾语。
  • All set for lunch. 午餐的一切都准备好了。这里是省略用法,完整形式是:All are set for lunch.
  • inviting:attractive. 吸引人的。
  • I'm starving, aren't you? 我饿极了,你呢?这是反意疑问句的特殊结构。反意疑问句中陈述部分和疑问部分的主语通常是一致的,例如:You're hungry, aren't you?
  • pumpernickel:裸麦粗面包。
  • It's us. 是我们。正式用法应该是 It's we。
  • I really appreciate your doing this. 我真的很感激你所做的这些。appreciate之后接名词或动名词。
  • please:这里的 please意思是“请不要这么说,别客气”。
  • It's important for Michelle to see us together more often. 让Michelle看到我们更多地在一起是很重要的。It's important for sb. to do sth. 是个固定结构,意思是“某人做某事是重要的”。
  • get to know each other:to learn more about (each other) little by little. 增进(彼此之间的)了解。
  • care about:关心。





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