英语里的“电费帐单”是light bill.“照明设备”则说the lights.而不常用正规的electricity.“停电”称为The power is out.或It's power outage.而The lights don't work.也可以说The lights aren't working. “停水了吗?”可以说Is the water cut off?或Is there a water outage?“没有热水。”则说The hot water isn't running. “门坏了。”是Something is wrong with the door.，“我无法从电视上拍到清楚的相片。”则说I can't get a clear picture on television.
THE AMERICANS LIVING IN THE SUBURBS
Americans invite their friends to their homes more than most people in Europe.And American are a restless people who are always ready to move, although they enjoy the life in the suburbs.