林肯英语 - 5 A Day in the Life of a Typical American Family with a Student
Situation 4 Mom and Dad Have a Talk-2
Robert's Mom (Mother): But this is the age where he will develop most of his habits, both good and bad. What if he ends up liking sports more than school? 但是现在正是能养成许多习惯的时候,好的和坏的. 如果他终止对运动的热爱怎么办?
Robert's Dad (Father): So what? You say that as if it is the end of the world. When I was his age all I cared about was sports and girls. And look at me, I turned out just fine. 那怎么了?你说的好象是世界末日一样. 我象他这么大的时候,我所关心的是运动、女生和注视我;我表现的非常好.
Robert's Mom (Mother): That is because you didn't have any luck at either sports or girls, and realized you had better study when your went to college. 那时因为你无论在运动还是女生方面都毫无运气, 所以才认识到进大学后最好是学习.
Robert's Dad (Father): Careful! When you say I didn't have any luck with women that could mean I was unlucky to have married you? 注意一下! 当你说我和女人没有运气时也可以表示我娶你非常不幸.
Robert's Mom (Mother): All right. I'll admit that after you entered university, you got your act together. But, what are we going to do about Robert? 好吧,我承认你进大学以后你也同时得到了实践. 但是,我们对罗勃特能做些什么?
Robert's Dad (Father): Nothing! As it is, he is doing fine in school and so we will give him a chance and see if he can handle both basketball and studies. Who knows? We may have a future NBA star for a son. 什么都没有. 正因如此,他在学校表现的很好, 我们给他一个机会来看看他是否能处理好篮球和学习. 谁知道?或许我们的儿子会是一个未来的NBA球星呢.