EnglishPod134 Daily Life ‐ Buying a TV

A: Seriously, I don’t know why we need to get a new TV. B: Honey I told you already. I can’t appreciate the graphics level and detail of the games on my Playstation 3 on our old TV. C: Good afternoon folks! How can I be of service today? B: I’m looking to upgrade to a newer, bigger television set. C: You’ve come to the right place! What size are you looking for? A: Just a normal sized TV for our l... more...

EnglishPod133 ‐ Daily Life ‐ Doing Laundry

A: Ok, let’s go through this one more time. I don’t want anymore ruined or dyed blouses! B: I know, I know. OK, so I have to separate the colors from the whites and put them in this strange looking contraption so called washing machine. contraption /kənˈtræpʃən; kənˈtræpʃ$n/ n[C] a piece of equipment or machinery that looks funny, strange, and unlikely to work well 奇怪的机械装置,怪模怪样的玩意儿: a bizarre cont... more...

EnglishPod132 Daily Life ‐ Mechanic

A: Howdy! Nice car! What seems to be the problem? Howdy /ˈhaudɪ; ˈhaʊdi/ interjection AmE informal hello 【美,非正式】你好 B: I don’t know! This stupid old car started spewing white smoke and it just died on me. Luckily, I managed to start it up and drive it here. What do you think it is? spew /spju; spjuː/ v 1 [I always + adv/prep, T] also 又作 spew out/forth to flow out of something quickly in large quant... more...

EnglishPod131 Daily Life ‐ What if? Part 1

A: Okay, next question. If Eric asked you out on a date,what would you say? B: Duh! I would say yes! Eric is the most popular kid in school! Okay, my turn. What would you do if you won the lottery? A: Let’s see.... If I won the lottery, I would buy two tickets for a trip around the world. B: If you buy me a ticket I will go with you for sure! A: My dad will freak out if I even mention a trip like ... more...

EnglishPod130 ‐ Daily Life ‐ Going To The Gym

A: Hey there, you look a little lost. Are you new here? lost 4 feel/be lost to not feel confident about what to do or how to behave 迷惘,困惑,不知所措: It’s not unusual to feel rather lost when you first start college. 刚上大学感到迷惘并不奇怪。 She’s a great friend and I’d be lost without her. 她是一个很不错的朋友,没有她我就会茫然无措。 B: Yeah how’d you know? A: You can always spot the newbies. I can give you a few pointers if you want.... more...

EnglishPod129 Global View ‐ Presidential Speech II

A: We now stand ten years past the midpoint of a century that has witnessed four major wars among great nations. Three of these involved our own country. Despite the carnage of these conflicts, America is today the strongest, the most influential and most productive nation in the world. We are understandably proud of this preeminence, yet we realize that America’s leadership and prestige depend, n... more...

EnglishPod128 Daily Life ‐ I’m Sorry I Love You X 

Gulam: Steven! Good to see you brother! How are you? How was your trip? Steven: It was fine. I’ve been better but, it’s great to be home, I’ve missed you all! How’s mom? Gulam: She’s great! All she ever does is talk about you -her little boy that went to the United States. You’re her pride and joy, you know that? Steven: Can’t wait to see her. And you? What’s new with you? Gulam: Well, Nisha and I... more...

EnglishPod127 The Weekend ‐ I Love That Song!

Host: Welcome back, music lovers, to ”I Love That Song”! The game show where we test your musical knowledge to the extreme! Let’s get started! Team A... Guess this tune: Team A: Carrying Your Love With Me by George Straight! The genre is country music! Host: You are right! one hundred points to team A! Now, for our next cut. cut 9 one of the songs or pieces of music on a record, CASSETTE, or CD〔唱片... more...

EnglishPod126 The Weekend ‐ That’s Funny!

AnnoHuenclleor:everyone, and welcome to open mic night! You’re in for a real treat as we’ve got a lot of great comics here with us tonight. First up, we have a very funny man coming straight from the state of Montana, Robert Hicks! treat 2 [singular 单数] an event that gives you a lot of pleasure and is usually unexpected 意外的乐事,幸事: When we were kids, a trip to the beach was a real treat . 我们小时候,到沙滩去... more...

EnglishPod125 Daily Life ‐ No Smoking! 

A: It smells like an ashtray in here! ashtray /ˈæʃtre; ˈæʃtreɪ/ n[C] a small dish where you put used cigarettes 烟灰缸,烟灰碟 B: Hi honey! What’s wrong? Why do you have that look on your face? A: What’s wrong? I thought we agreed that you were gonna quit smoking. B: No! I said I was going to cut down which is very different. You can’t just expect me to go cold turkey overnight! cut down 1 to reduce the ... more...