A Day in the Life of a Typical American Family with a Student Situation 19 Kevin's Parents get Ready for Bed-2
Mom: Goodness! That means he will leave home and be all on his own. 天哪! 也就是说他要离开家自己生活。
Dad: Yeah, and it also means that school expense will be twice as high as in state school. 是的,也就是说 他的学费将是州立学校的两倍。
Mom: Are we going to be able to afford that? How are the negotiations on that new contract at work coming along? 我们能负担吗? 之后的工作合同是怎样的?
Dad: The city has decided to expand that section of freeway that leads to the new international airport and it looks like our company is going to win the bidding for the construction contract. 市里决定免费支付那部分费用， 会影响国际机场， 看起来好象我们的公司会赢得那份建设和约。
Mom: That's great. But what exactly does that mean for you? 很好。 但是这对你有什么意义呢?
Dad: Well, it looks like my division will get the assignment and it looks good for me to be in charge of design and engineering. 看起来我有设计权了， 还有,看起来有利于我掌管设计和工程。
Mom: Why didn't you say something? That's great. 你为什么不说呢?
Dad: I wanted to wait until I was more or less certain. Anyway, if that happens, we shouldn't have to worry about Kevin's school cost for the first year or two anyway. 那太棒了! 我想等到我或多或少确定以后。 不管怎样,如果发生了, 我们不需要担心柯文头一年或两年的学费了。