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雅思口语:去西藏的car trip

2017-11-28 14:10

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作者:吉林新东方 朱博

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  Car trip一般都是比较愉快的经历,所以这个雅思口语话题你可以开心的跟考官分享,不过如果大家想给自己加点儿戏,聊一聊中间不那么愉快的小插曲,当然也是OK 的啊,例如被警察pull over (of the police, to make a driver or vehicle move to the side of the road),或者途中的小accident等等。

  下面就来看看一位小朋友“被宰”的经历:

  This topic reminds me of the time I went on a road trip to Tibet.

  On our way there, we passed a huge piece of grassland where the scenery was breathtakingly gorgeous. We pulled over, and stepped outside to do some sightseeing.

  There was this lake called Moon Lake, ‘cause it’s in the shape of a curved moon. The water is crystal clear. I could even see the bottom of it. And I saw a scattering of sheep on the grass, which was so cute, you know, the little white spots stood out against the green grass.

  But we had a pretty tight schedule, so we couldn't spend too much time admiring the views, which is quite a bummer.

  Oh, I almost forgot, there’s another experience that was not that pleasant. Here’s what happened. On the grassland, some local people offered tourists to have a ride on their horses, and they would charge you some money for that. I didn’t know that they tend to overcharge tourists, so I just got ripped off. When we went back to the parking lot, the guy working there told us, if we want to ride horses, we could pay 30 RMB to do that, but the fact is, we got charged double the price. I was like, ‘What the hell?!’

  So, it’s fair to say, this car trip is a bittersweet experience.

  雅思口语语言点解析:

  road trip = (informal, especially NAmE) a trip made in a car over a long distance

  pull over = (of a vehicle or its driver) to move to the side of the road in order to stop or let something pass 例如:

  She saw the ambulance coming up behind her and pulled over.

  sightseeing = the activity of visiting interesting buildings and places as a tourist 例如:

  to go sightseeing

  Did you have a chance to do any sightseeing?

  a sightseeing tour of the city

  this = used when you are telling a story or telling somebody about something 例如:

  There was this strange man sitting next to me on the plane.

  I've been getting these pains in my chest.

  scattering = a small amount or number of things spread over an area 例如:

  a scattering of houses

  against = with something in the background, as a contrast 例如:

  His red clothes stood out clearly against the snow.

  (figurative) The love story unfolds against a background of civil war.

  bummer = (informal) a disappointing or unpleasant situation

  It's a real bummer that she can't come.

  overcharge = to make somebody pay too much for something例如:

  Make sure they don't overcharge you for the drinks.

  We were overcharged by £5.

  rip somebody off [usually passive] (informal) to cheat somebody, by making them pay too much, by selling them something of poor quality, etc. 例如:

  Tourists complain of being ripped off by local cab drivers.

  I'm, he's, she's, etc. like = used in very informal speech, to mean ‘I say’, ‘he/ she says’, etc. 例如:

  And then I'm like ‘No Way!’

  bittersweet = bringing pleasure mixed with sadness例如:

  bitter-sweet memories

  上面的素材,可以变成an interesting conversation with a stranger,因为任何旅行的话题,都可以给“司机大哥”整点儿台词加点儿戏啊!

  I’d like to talk about the time I talked to a taxi driver in Tibet.

  It was about 2 years ago, my mom and I took a trip to Tibet. When we arrived there, we grabbed a taxi near the train station. And the driver was so talkative and hospitable. He recommended a lot of tourist attractions to us.

  中间加刚刚提到的那片草原素材.

  We asked him whether there’s any unique activities we could do on the grass besides sightseeing, and he said, if we are interested, we could try horse riding.

  But he also gave us a heads-up, he warned us to be careful and not to be ripped off by those greedy people who tend to overcharge tourists. For example, usually the price is 30 RMB for a ride, but they would ask 60 for it.

  So, you see, it was a great talk, I mean, he’s like a free guide, you know. With his help, we saved a lot of time and of course, money as well.

  语言点解析:

  grab = to have or take something quickly, especially because you are in a hurry例如:

  Let's grab a sandwich before we go.

  I'll grab a bite to eat in town.

  Grab a cab and get over here.

  I managed to grab a couple of hours' sleep on the plane.

  Grab a seat, I won't keep you a moment.

  heads-up = a piece of information given in advance of something or as advice例如:

  Send everyone a heads-up about the changes well in advance.

  Can anyone give me a heads-up about how to change the format?

  This is a heads-up about the seminar this week.

  His statement said that he was not given a heads-up about the FBI raid.

  ask something (for something) = to request a particular amount of money for something that you are selling 例如:

  He's asking £2 000 for the car.

  How much were they asking for their house?

  最后的最后,我们不要浪费素材,再把它按在“一群人微笑”的话题里:

  This topic reminds me of the time I saw lots of people smiling when I was visiting Tibet. It was about 2 years ago, my mom and I took a trip to Tibet.

  On our way there, we passed a huge piece of grassland where the scenery was breathtakingly gorgeous. We pulled over, and stepped outside to do some sightseeing. And we were not alone. It turned out it was a famous tourist spot. People were posing to cameras with big smiles on their faces, I mean, you just couldn’t help smiling when you see something so splendid.

  There was this lake called Moon Lake, ‘cause it’s in the shape of a curved moon. The water is crystal clear. I could even see the bottom of it. And I saw a scattering of sheep on the grass, which was so cute, you know, the little white spots stood out against the green grass. And there were children running around, laughing and yelling. My mom told me, they were little sheepherders.

  Oh, I almost forgot, we even went horse riding. You can pay 30 RMB to ride on local people’s horses, and they could help you take pictures and let you experience what it feels like to ride on a running horse. It was quite an experience for everybody, you know. So when they were on the back of a horse, they felt so elated. And that’s another place where you get to see smiling faces.

  语言点解析:

  sheepherder = shepherd = a person whose job is to take care of sheep

  elated = very happy and excited because of something good that has happened, or will happen例如:

  They were elated at the result.

  I was elated by the prospect of the new job ahead.

  作者简介:

  朱博,新东方吉林学校雅思口语美女讲师,毕业于985院校大连理工大学,硕士保送一等奖学金。在校期间曾游学美国,任出版社英语出版中心校对四年,工作严谨,活泼开朗,让大家快乐的学习英语。

雅思口语教师朱博

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