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The english we speak(BBC教学)第228期:Take a back seat 让权

发表时间:2018-02-20内容来源:VOA英语学习网
Rob and Feifei take to the road to learn a new phrase. Rob sits in the back to demonstrate the phrase but Feifei soon realises you don't need a car to use this expression. Get your seatbelt on and join them in Authentic Real English. 罗布和菲菲为了学习新的短语,开车上了马路。坐在后面的罗布解释了这个短语的意思,但是很快菲菲就意识到其实应用这个短语并不需要开车。系好安全带,收听本期地道英语节目吧。 Note: This is not a word-for-word transCRIpt. 注:音频与文本并不完全对应。 Feifei: Hello, it's Feifei and Rob here with today's The English We Speak. 菲菲:大家好,主持今天地道英语节目的是菲菲和罗布。 Rob: Feifei, keep your eyes on the road! Look where you're going. 罗布:菲菲,专心看路!看看你这是往哪儿开呢。 Feifei: OK, OK! Rob is making me drive around while we present today's programme. Rob, why exactly am I driving my car? 菲菲:好的,好的!罗布让我开车来主持今天的节目。罗布,为什么是我开车? Rob: Well, I really wanted you to understand the phrase we're going to learn today. But I'm going to leave it all to you. 罗布:我想帮助你理解我们今天要学习的短语。不过我打算全交给你。 Feifei: So what are you going to do then? 菲菲:那你要做什么呢? Rob: Oh nothing. I'm just going to a take a back seat today. You carry on, I'll just watch. 罗布:什么都不做。我今天要让权给你。你继续吧,我只是看着。 Feifei: Take a back seat? Hmmm — so you're going to let me take control — do all the work — while you sit there and watch? 菲菲:坐在后座上?嗯,所以你是让我来掌控所有的事情,而你只是坐在那里看吗? Rob: Yes — look, I'm just sitting here — on the back seat. 罗布:对,看,我就坐在这里,就坐在后座上。 Feifei: Oh I get it! 'To take a back seat' is an idiom that means to give up control and let someone else take responsibility. 菲菲:哦,我明白了!这个习语的意思是放弃控制权,让其他人来负责。 Rob: That's it Feifei. Let's hear from some other people who are 'taking a back seat' 罗布:没错,菲菲。我们来听些例句,看看还有谁放弃了控制权。 Examples 例句 Mary was happy to take a back seat and let Jim run the meeting. 玛丽很高兴能退居次要位置,让吉姆来负责会议。 I'm going to take a back seat this year and let you decide where we go on holiday. 我今年要让权给你,由你来决定我们去哪里度假。 Now he's getting older he's decided to take a back seat in running the company. 他年事已高,所以他决定退居二线,让出公司的经营权。 Feifei: So, to take a backseat means to choose not to take control and let someone else be in charge. Rob, does this mean you're just being lazy? 菲菲:to take a backseat的意思是选择让出控制权,让其他人去负责。罗布,这是不是意味着其实你只是很懒? Rob: Of course not, Feifei. It just means I'm letting you have a turn at being in charge — I trust you — although... What are you doing?! 罗布:当然不是了,菲菲。这意味着我要让你有掌控事情的机会,我相信你,不过……你在干什么?! Feifei: Letting you take the back seat while I show you how to really drive! 菲菲:你退居次要位置的时候我要让你看看什么才叫开车! Rob: Feifei! Watch out for that roundabout... and that traffic light... aren't you driving a bit fast? 罗布:菲菲!注意那个环岛……还有交通灯……你是不是开得有点快? Feifei: Rob — don't be such a back seat driver! 菲菲:罗布,不要在后座对开车的人指手画脚! Rob: A what? 罗布:什么? Feifei: A back seat driver — someone who offers unwanted advice — someone who tells the driver how to drive. But we'll leave that expression for another day! 菲菲:在后座对开车的人指手画脚的人,就是告诉司机要怎么开车的人,可是实际上开车的人并不需要这些建议。我们会找其他时间来解释这个短语的。 Rob: OK OK — but you are going really fast — can I take the front seat now? 罗布:好,好的,可是你真的开得太快了,现在我来开车怎么样? Feifei: Stay where you are! 菲菲:呆在那里! Rob: OK. 罗布:好吧。 Feifei: Bye Bye. 菲菲:再见。 Rob: Bye. 罗布:再见。 来自:VOA英语网 文章地址: http://www.tingvoa.com/html/20180208/535091.html
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