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Conversation A : At a New Shopping Mall

KATHY: Good morning, Jeff.
JEFF: Good morning, Kathy. How are you this morning?
KATHY: Fine, thanks. How are you?
JEFF: Fine, thanks.
KATHY: What's that?
JEFF: It's the plan.
KATHY: What plan?
JEFF: For the new building. Look.
KATHY: It's interesting. What's that?
JEFF: Shops. There are ten shops.
KATHY: What's that?
JEFF: It's the cinema.
KATHY: Show me the restaurants.
JEFF: Look here. There are three restaurants.
KATHY: Show me the sports club.
JEFF: Look here...
KATHY: Martin Learner is coming this morning.
JEFF: Martin Learner?
KATHY: He's a reporter.
JEFF: Oh, yes. He's a reporter for the“Voice of America”.
KATHY: Yes.
JEFF: Please come in, Mr. Learner.
MARTIN: Thank you.
JEFF: I'm Jeff O'Neil. I'm the director of the shopping mall. How are you?MARTIN: Fine, thanks.
JEFF: Please sit down. Coffee?
MARTIN: No, thanks.
JEFF: Where are you from?
MARTIN: I'm from Baltimore, Maryland.
JEFF: I lived in Maryland. How can I help you?
MARTIN: Tell me about the shopping mall. May I record?
JEFF: Sure. That's OK. Look here.
MARTIN: What's that?
JEFF: It's the plan for the new building.
MARTIN: Show me the old building.
JEFF: Here is the old building. Here is the new building.
MARTIN: What's that?
JEFF: It's the cinema.
MARTIN: Show me the shops.
JEFF: Here is a shoe store. Here is a bicycle shop. Here is a gift shop. Here is a clothing store. There are ten shops.
MARTIN: What's that?
JEFF: It's the sports club.
MARTIN: What's that?
JEFF: It's a restaurant. There are three restaurants.
MARTIN: Show me.
JEFF: Here is a restaurant. Here is a restaurant. And here is a restaurant.

Practice 1:“here”用来指离讲话人较近的事物的位置,Here is a... 这儿有一个……
Examples:  JEFF: Here is a shoe store.
Here is a bicycle shop.
Here is a gift shop.
Here is a clothing store.
Here is a restaurant.

会话A  在一个新的购物中心
凯  西:早上好,杰夫。
杰  夫:早上好,凯西,今早怎么样?
凯  西:很好,谢谢。你怎么样?
杰  夫:很好,谢谢。
凯  西:那是什么?
杰  夫:那是设计图。
凯  西:什么设计图?
杰  夫:新楼的设计图。看!
凯  西:很有趣,那是什么?
杰  夫:商店,10个商店。
凯  西:那是什么?
杰  夫:电影院。
凯  西:告诉我餐馆儿在哪儿?
杰  夫:看这儿,有3个餐馆儿。
凯  西:告诉我体育俱乐部在哪儿。
杰  夫:看这儿。
凯  西:马丁·勒纳今早要来。
杰  夫:马丁·勒纳。
凯  西:他是记者。
杰  夫:哦!是的,他是“美国之音”记者。
凯  西:是的。
杰  夫:请进,勒纳先生。
马  丁:谢谢。
杰  夫:我是杰夫·奥尼尔,购物中心经理。你怎么样?
马  丁:很好,谢谢。
杰  夫:请坐,要咖啡吗?
马  丁:不要,谢谢。
杰  夫:你是哪儿的人?
马  丁:我是马里兰州巴尔的摩市人。
杰  夫:我在马里兰州住过,我能帮什么忙吗?
马  丁:给我讲讲购物中心,可以录音吗?
杰  夫:当然可以。那没关系。看这儿。
马  丁:那是什么?
杰  夫:那是一座新楼的设计图。
马  丁:带我看看旧楼。
杰  夫:这儿是旧楼,这儿是新楼。
马  丁:那是什么?
杰  夫:电影院。
马  丁:带我看看商店?
杰  夫:这儿是鞋店,这是自行车店,这是礼品店,这是服装店,共有10家商店。
马  丁:那是什么?
杰  夫:那是体育俱乐部。
马  丁:那是什么?
杰  夫:那是餐馆,有3家餐馆。
马  丁:让我看看。
杰  夫:这是一家餐馆,这是一家餐馆,这是一家餐馆。

Conversation B

JEFF: Here is the new building.
MARTIN: What's that?
JEFF: It's the sports club.
MARTIN: Who are they?
JEFF: They're painters. They're painting the sports club.
MARTIN: What's that?
JEFF: It's the cinema. Here is the shoe store.
MARTIN: Who are they?
JEFF: They're the carpenters. They're making shelves. They're workers. They're making a road.
MARTIN: What's that?
JEFF: It's a garage. Here is the entrance.
MARTIN: Who are they?
JEFF: They're the gardeners. They're making the gardens.
MARTIN: What's that?
JEFF: It's the garage. It's the exit.
MARTIN: Good morning.
WELDER: Good morning.
MARTIN: What are you doing?
WELDER: We're welders. We're building a new building.
MARTIN: What's that?
WELDER: It's a door. We're making two large doors. Here's a window.MARTIN: That's interesting.
WELDER: We're making twelve large windows.
MARTIN: Thanks.
JEFF: Come see the old building.
MARTIN: OK.
MARTIN: Tell me about the shopping mall. I'm going to record.
JEFF: There's a clothing store. There's a jewelry store. There's a pet shop. There’s a hardware store. There's a music store.

Practice 2:“there”指离讲话人较远的事物的位置,There is a...那儿有一个……Examples:  JEFF: There's a clothing store.
There's a jewelry store.           
There's a pet shop.
There's a hardware store.           
There's a music store.

会话B
杰  夫:这是新楼。
马  丁:那是什么?
杰  夫:那是运动俱乐部。
马  丁:那些人是谁?
杰  夫:他们是油漆工,在给俱乐部刷油漆。
马  丁:那是什么?
杰  夫:那是电影院,这儿是鞋店。
马  丁:那些人是谁?
杰  夫:他们是木匠,在做架子。他们是工人,在铺路。
马  丁:那是什么?
杰  夫:是车库,这儿是入口。
马  丁:他们是谁?
杰  夫:他们是园丁,在修花园。
马  丁:那是什么?
杰  夫:是车库,那是出口。
马  丁:早上好。
焊  工:早上好。
马  丁:你在干什么?
焊  工:我是电焊工,在建新楼。
马  丁:那是什么?
焊  工:是门,我们在做两个大门,这儿是窗子。
马  丁:有趣。
焊  工:我们要做12个大窗子。
马  丁:谢谢。
杰  夫:过来看看旧楼。
马  丁:好。
马  丁:给我讲讲购物中心,我打算录下来。
杰  夫:有1个服装店,1个珠宝店,1 个宠物店,1个五金店。1个音乐店。

Conversation C

MARTIN: What are they doing?
JEFF: They're musicians. They're playing music. It's a music store. Here’s the pet shop.
MARTIN: They're buying a dog.
CLERK: Who are you?
MARTIN: I'm a reporter.
CLERK: I'm the clerk. I work here. I sell dogs and cats.
JEFF: Would you like coffee?
MARTIN: Yes, please.
JEFF: Here's a cafe. Please sit down.
MARTIN: They're cleaning the floor.
JEFF: Yes, sit here.
MARTIN: What's that?
JEFF: It's a bookstore. There's a photo shop. Look. He's a photographer. He's taking photos now.

会话C
马  丁:他们在做什么?
杰  夫:他们是音乐家。他们在演奏音乐。那是家音乐店。这是宠物店。
马  丁:他们在买狗。
店  员:你是谁?
马  丁:我是记者。
店  员:我是职员。我在这儿工作。我卖狗和猫。
杰  夫:要咖啡吗?
马  丁:是的。
杰  夫:这是咖啡店。请坐。
马  丁:他们在擦地板。
杰  夫:是的,坐这儿。
马  丁:那是什么?
杰  夫:那是书店,那儿是个照相馆。看,他是摄影师,现在在照相呢!

New Words and Expressions 生词和短语

shopping mall   n. 购物中心
restaurant   n. 饭店
sports club    n. 健身房
carpenter   n. 木工
shelf   n. 架子
shelves   复数
entrance   n. 入口
jewelry   n. 珠宝
pet   n. 宠物
hardware   n. 五金
clerk   n. 职员
photographer   n. 摄影师

Language Points 语言要点

1 . For the new building. 新楼的(设计图)。
这句话省略了 the plan,原句应为 the plan for the new building 介词 for  用于名词后,表示被用于某种目的,例如:
a room for sleeping in 卧室coal for the winter 冬季用煤
2 . May I record? 我可以录音吗?
这是请求对方允许自己做某事。May I+动词原形?我可以……吗?例如:May I sit here? 我可以坐这吗?
May I ask you some questions? 我可以问你一些问题吗?


Cultural Notes  文化注释

购物中心(shopping mall)是美国新兴起的购物场所,一座建筑物里各种类型的专柜商店,餐厅饮食店、电影院、健身房也一应俱全。还设有免费停车场,通常 shopping mall 里有两家大百货公司,各居一端。

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Lesson 40 Describing People (Ⅳ) 描述人物(四)
Lesson 39 Describing People (Ⅲ) 描述人物(三)
Lesson 38 Describing People (Ⅱ) 描述人物(二)
Lesson 37 Describing People (Ⅰ) 描述人物(一)
Lesson 36 Expressing Time 表示时间
Lesson 35 Asking Questions About Specific Time 询问确切时间
Lesson 34 Expressing Both Specific and General Time 表示确切时间和大致时间
Lesson 33 Stating the General Time of Your Activities 表示活动的大致时间
Lesson 32 Giving the Specific Time of Events 表示事件的确切时间
Lesson 31 Events and Activities That You Don't Like 不喜欢的事件和活动
Lesson 30 Expressing Wants 表达愿望
Lesson 29 Shopping 购 物