Man's Best Friend /人类最好的朋友

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  • Man's Best Friend ACT III
  • OK.
  • If you want to adopt an animal,
  • first we need to know some references.
  • References?
  • People we know?
  • Friends, teachers....
  • We need to talk to some people about you.
  • We want to be sure that you're responsible
  • and that you can take good care of an animal.
  • Then you have to fill out this form
  • about your family background.
  • Is that it?
  • No, there's more.
  • We need to know about your history with animals.
  • Have you ever owned an animal?
  • Yes.
  • We had a cat when I was eight years old.
  • I love cats.
  • Do you have any animals now?
  • Unfortunately, no.
  • Anything else?
  • We also like to know
  • your reasons for wanting an animal.
  • Just to hold it and cuddle with it.
  • Just to have as a pet.
  • I love animals.
  • To have a friend -- a pal.
  • You know, man's best friend is his dog.
  • And one thing more.
  • If you're under twenty-one years of age ...
  • That's me.
  • Then an adult must sign for you.
  • Uh-oh.
  • No problem.
  • My parents will think it's a good idea.
  • I'll be back with them.
  • If the real owners don't come to claim Gemma ...
  • After forty-eight hours.
  • But please call first.
  • Thanks for your information and for being so helpful.
  • It's my pleasure.
  • Nice talking to both of you.
  • Thanks again.
  • Bye.
  • Maybe the real owners will come to claim her.
  • Her eyes look so sad.
  • She must really miss them.
  • I see you're both animal lovers.
  • We are.
  • Good-bye, Miss Aborn.
  • We'll call in a couple of days.
  • Good-bye, and thanks for bringing Gemma in.
  • Bye.
  • I keep thinking about the dog -- about Gemma,
  • alone in the animal shelter.
  • I know.
  • But I promise you, Alexandra,
  • the dog is just fine.
  • They're very kind to the animals.
  • I know they are.
  • I mean about her being alone.
  • Even if they are kind to Gemma,
  • she's still alone, without her family.
  • Ready, folks?
  • Are you ready, Alexandra?
  • Yes, I'm ready.
  • I'll have the chef's salad, please.
  • I will have a cheeseburger, medium rare,
  • with raw onion, and french fries, please.
  • Anything to drink?
  • A diet cola, please.
  • Ginger ale with lots of ice for me, thank you.
  • I've got it.
  • Thanks.
  • Aren't you surprised
  • that the animal shelter is so careful
  • about finding homes for the animals?
  • No, I'm not.
  • And a cheeseburger, medium rare,
  • with onion and french fries.
  • And a ginger ale with lots of ice.
  • Salad dressing?
  • Hey, I wanted you to hear my new sound system
  • when the dog scratched on the front door.
  • Let's finish eating,
  • and then we'll go back to my house.
  • I want you to hear my new tapes.
  • I've got some great new dance music.
  • Hello.
  • Stewart residence.
  • Hello.
  • Is Robbie Stewart there?
  • This is he.
  • Who's this?
  • This is Linda Aborn from the animal shelter.
  • It's Linda from the animal shelter.
  • Yes, Linda.
  • Hi.
  • We have good news and bad news, Robbie.
  • Oh?
  • The good news is that the Levinsons have come by
  • to pick up the dog.
  • The bad news is, you won't be able to adopt the dog.
  • That's OK.
  • Come by one day and look at some of the other dogs.
  • I'm sure there's one for you.
  • Thanks, Robbie.
  • And the Levinsons thank you for bringing their dog to us.
  • Thanks, Linda.
  • Bye.
  • The owners claimed Gemma?
  • That's right.
  • I'm glad for the dog.
  • I guess I am, too.
  • She said if I come by,
  • she'll help me find another dog.
  • Come on. Let's dance.


  • reference:people or statements that can give information about sb. 证明人;证明人所提供的资料(有关某人人品、能力等情况)。
  • fill out = fill in. 填表。
  • family background:family history and information. 家庭背景情况。
  • Is that it? = Is that all? 就这些吗?就这些手续啦?完了吗?
  • ever:at any time. 曾经。
  • unfortunately:I'm sorry to say. 很遗憾。
  • cuddle:to hold in a gentle, loving way. 爱抚地拥抱。
  • pet:an animal that one usually keeps at home. 宠物。
  • pal:a close friend. 好友,伙伴。
  • man's best friend:人类最好的朋友。 This phrase means that a dog can be a person's closest companion. 这一句是指狗可以成为一个人最亲密的伙伴。
  • adult:a person twenty-one years of age or older. (二十一岁以上的)成年人。
  • be back:回来。
  • order dinner:要菜,点菜。
  • folks:people. 伙伴,朋友,诸位。 This is a friendly, informal word. 这是在非正式场合,表示友好的称呼,很口语化。在这句话里,侍者实际的意思是:二位,点什么菜(可以点菜了吗)?侍者与他们是同龄人,都是年轻人,这样称呼显得亲切,要是随便称有身份的人或年长者为folks,就不礼貌了。
  • chef's salad:a large salad, usually with lettuce, tomato, turkey, ham, and cheese. 主厨色拉:常包含莴苣、西红柿、火鸡、火腿和奶酪。
  • medium rare:a way to order a hamburger or a steak. 偏嫩一些,五分熟的。 well done ----cooked very much 很熟的 medium well ----偏老,偏烂一些 medium ----适中 medium rare ----偏嫩,偏生,五分熟 rare ---- not completely cooked 颇生的
  • raw:not cooked. 生的,未煮的。
  • diet cola:健怡(不含糖)可乐。
  • salad dressing:色拉(酱)调料。
  • sound system:音响设备。
  • scratch:抓,刨。
  • Stewart residence = This is the home of the Stewarts. Stewart 公馆,Stewart 宅邸。 This  is a formal way to answer the telephone. 这是打电话时的正式用语。
  • This is he. = This is Robbis Stewart. 我就是。This is her or This is she is a frequent response when a caller asks to speak to the person who answers the telephone. 当电话里要找的人就是接电话者时,常用This is he或This is she来回答,另一种说法是“Speaking”。此处请注意中英文表达上的差异。中文说:我就是Stewart,英文不能说I am Stewart,而说This is he。因为双方只能听见彼此的声音,看不见对方,故不用I。
  • Who's this?  您是哪位?此处英文不说 Who are you?理由同上。
  • It's Linda from the animal shelter. 是Linda从动物收容所来的电话。此处用it,而不是she做主语。22—25均为打电话用语,都很简单、明了,不受语法功能限制。





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