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Conversation A : In the Locker Room

MARTIN: Coach Havranek, thanks for meeting with me. May I ask you some questions?
COACH: Yes. I have about ten minutes now.
MARTIN: The team looks very good. Are you happy?
COACH: Yes, I'm very happy. The game is too slow. I want to see more action, but I'm happy.
MARTIN: I don't want to talk only about this game. I want to talk about coaching.
COACH: OK.
MARTIN: Did you want to be a university football coach?
COACH: First, I wanted to be a professional football player.
MARTIN: Did you play professional football?
COACH: I played for two years.
MARTIN: What happened?
COACH: I broke my leg.
MARTIN: In a football game?
COACH: No, in an accident. I fell out of a tree.
MARTIN: A tree?!
COACH: It's funny now. But it wasn't funny then. I was playing with my children. I wanted to get a ball in the tree. I went up the tree. And the limb broke. I broke my leg in three places.
MARTIN: And no more football.
COACH: That's right. I wanted to play, but my wife didn't want me to play. My leg wasn't good.
MARTIN: Now you're a coach.
COACH: It's funny. I played football for ten years. I never had an accident.
MARTIN: Do you like coaching?
COACH: Very much. I wanted to play football. But I like coaching very much. I'm very happy.
MARTIN: You played professional football. You coach university football. Did you want to coach professional football?
COACH: No. I wanted to work with younger men. First. I wanted to coach high school football. I like to work with young men and women.
MARTIN: Did you want to teach?
COACH: Coaching is teaching. I wanted to see the young men and women grow. I liked to watch my children grow, and I wanted to watch other children grow.
MARTIN: Do girls play football?
COACH: My girls did. They were very good. Some schools have football for boys and girls.
MARTIN: You wanted to coach high school, but you are coaching university men now.
COACH: That's right. The university wanted me. They asked me.
MARTIN: What do you want to see this year?
COACH: I want to see my men grow. We're going to work very hard.
MARTIN: What do you mean “grow”?
COACH: They were good last year. I want them to learn. I want them to become better.

Practice 1:want 除了用来表示想要某物外,还表示可以做某事,即:
want to do (sth.)
Examples:
MARTIN: I want to talk about coaching. I want to talk.
COACH: I want to get a ball. I want to get.
COACH: I want to play football. I want to play.
COACH: I wanted to work with younger men. I wanted to work.

会话A : 在更衣室
马  丁:赫弗拉尼克教练,谢谢你和我见面,我可以问你些问题吗?
教  练:可以,我现在大约有10分钟时间。
马  丁:球队看来不错,你高兴吗?
教  练:是的,我很高兴。比赛的节奏太慢,我想看到更多的攻势,但我仍感高兴。
马  丁:我不想把谈话仅局限于这场比赛,我想谈谈训练。
教  练:可以。
马  丁:你当初就想当大学橄榄球队教练吗?
教  练:最初,我想当名职业橄榄球运动员。
马  丁:你进过职业球队吗?
教  练:我在专业队打过两年球。
马  丁:出了什么事?
教  练:我摔断了腿。
马  丁:是在橄榄球赛中吗?
教  练:不是,在一次意外事故中,我从树上摔了下来。
马  丁:树上?
教  练:现在听起来很滑稽,但那时并不可笑。当时我和孩子一起玩,我想从树上取个球,但树枝断了,把腿摔断了3处。
马  丁:因此就不能打橄榄球了。
教  练:对,我还想打球,但我妻子不让我打球,我腿不好。
马  丁:现在你当上了教练。
教  练:很有趣,我打了10年橄榄球,从未出过事故。
马  丁:你喜欢教练工作吗?
教  练:非常喜欢,我原来想打橄榄球,但现在我非常喜欢教练工作,我很高兴。
马  丁:你过去是打职业橄榄球的,你现在训练大学橄榄球队,你想训练职业橄榄球队吗?
教  练:不,我想和年龄比我小的人在一起,起初,我想训练中学橄榄球队,我喜欢和年轻的男女在一起。
马  丁:你想过要教学吗?
教  练:训练就是教学,我想看着年轻人长大。我喜欢看着我孩子长大,我也想看着其他孩子长大。
马  丁:女孩也打橄榄球吗?
教  练:我队里的女孩打,他们打得很好。有些学校有男子橄榄球队和女子橄榄球队。
马  丁:你原想当中学教练,但你现在训练的是大学生。
教  练:对,大学需要我,他们请的我。
马  丁:你今年对你的球队有什么期望呢?
教  练:我想看到我的队员有更大长进,我们要刻苦训练。
马  丁:你说的长进是指什么?
教  练:他们去年打得很好,我想让他们多学习,我想让他们打得更好。

Conversation B

MARTIN: That was a wonderful game. Coach Havranek. Are you happy?
COACH: I'm very happy! I wanted to win, and we did!
MARTIN: Was this an important game?
COACH: Yes, it was an important game. It was the first game this year. That's very important. It's important to win the first game.
MARTIN: What did you want to learn in this game?
COACH: I wanted to learn where we have problems. I wanted to see the new men play. I wanted to know the men better.
MARTIN: Weren't the men all good?
COACH: They were good. I want them to be better. I want them to be very good.
MARTIN: What did you see?
COACH: I saw some slow men. I saw some men with problems. I want to work very hard tomorrow. I want the men to work hard. We're going to work tomorrow.
MARTIN: What are you going to do?
COACH: I want to Practice, Practice, Practice.
MARTIN: What do you want to Practice?
COACH: I want to Practice running. The team is very slow. They can't run fast.I want them to run very fast.
MARTIN: What are you going to do?
COACH: We are going to run every day. And we're going to talk.
MARTIN: Can the team be better?
COACH: Of course. They can be better. They can grow.
MARTIN: Do you like coaching?
COACH: Of course. I love coaching.
MARTIN: Do you want to coach here?
COACH: Yes. I like coaching here at the university.
MARTIN: What do you want to do in five years?
COACH: Coach.
MARTIN: Do you want to coach here?
COACH: Yes.
MARTIN: What do you want to do in ten years?
COACH: Coach.
MARTIN: Here?
COACH: I don't know. I want to coach high school. I want to teach younger boys and girls.
MARTIN: Do you want to live here?
COACH: I want to see in ten years. I want a small school. I want to know every boy and girl.
MARTIN: Are you going to coach football?
COACH: I can teach many sports. I like football, but I know soccer, baseball, softball. I know many sports.
MARTIN: Can you teach basketball?
COACH: I don't want to teach basketball. I don't like basketball.
MARTIN: You're a very good coach.
COACH: Thank you. I had good teams. I had good men.
PLAYER: Excuse me, Coach. We're going to a party. Do you want to come?
COACH: I don't know. Martin, do you want to go to a party?
MARTIN: I want to talk. Can we talk at the party?
COACH: I don't know. Where are we going?
PLAYER: We're going to the River Hotel.
COACH: Who is going?
PLAYER: I don't know. The team. All the players.
COACH: We can talk at the hotel.
MARTIN: I want to come.
COACH: Good. I'm going to Fort Worth tomorrow. We can talk tonight. Let's go.
MARTIN: Thanks.
COACH: Do you have a car?
MARTIN: Yes, I do.
COACH: Let's take your car.

会话B
马  丁:赫弗拉尼克教练,这场比赛好极了,你高兴吗?
教  练:我非常高兴,我想赢,我们真的赢了!
马  丁:这场比赛很重要吗?
教  练:是的,这是场重要比赛,这是今年的第一场比赛,所以非常重要。赢得第一场比赛具有重要意义。
马  丁:你想从这场比赛中了解什么呢?
教  练:我想了解我们的问题所在,我想看看新手打球,我想进一步了解这些队员。
马  丁:所有队员打得都好吗?
教  练:他们打得不错,我想让他们打得更好,我想让他们打得非常出色。
马  丁:你发现了什么问题呢?
教  练:我发现有些队员行动缓慢,有些队员存在问题。我想明天努力训练,我要让队员刻苦训练,我们明天就训练。
马  丁:你打算怎么做?
教  练:我想练习,练习,再练习。
马  丁:你想练习什么?
教  练:我想练习跑步,队员速度很慢,他们跑得不快,我要让他们跑得非常快。
马  丁:你将采取什么措施?
教  练:我们将每天跑步,还将进行讨论。
马  丁:这个球队能打得更好吗?
教  练:当然,他们能打得更好,他们能成长起来。
马  丁:你喜欢教练工作吗?
教  练:当然,我热爱教练工作。
马  丁:你想在这儿当教练吗?
教  练:是的,我喜欢在这所大学里当教练。
马  丁:你5年后想做什么?
教  练:当教练。
马  丁:你想在这儿当教练吗?
教  练:是的。
马  丁:你10年后想干什么?
教  练:当教练。
马  丁:在这儿吗?
教  练:说不准。我想在中学当教练,我想训练年龄小些的男孩和女孩。
马  丁:你想住在这儿吗?
教  练:我想10年后再看看,我想在一个小型中学当教练,我相结识每个男孩和女孩。
马  丁:你还要当橄榄球教练吗?
教  练:我能教许多体育项目,我喜欢橄榄球,但我也懂足球,棒球,垒球。我懂许多体育项目。
马  丁:你能教蓝球吗?
教  练:我不喜欢教蓝球,我不喜欢蓝球。
马  丁:你是名出色的教练。
教  练:谢谢,我有好球队,我有好队员。
队  员:对不起,教练,我们要参加一个聚会,你想来吗?
教  练:我不知道。马丁,你想去参加聚会吗?
马  丁:我还想谈谈,我们能否在聚会上交谈?
教  练:我不知道,我们去哪儿?
队  员:我们去大河饭店。
教  练:都谁去?
队  员:我说不准,球队,所有的球员。
教  练:我们可以在饭店交谈。
马  丁:我想去。
教  练:好,我明天去沃斯堡,我们可以在今晚交谈,走吧。
马  丁:谢谢。
教  练:你有车吗?
马  丁:是的,有。
教  练:那就坐你的车吧。

New Words and Expressions 生词和短语

locker   n. (存放衣帽等的)柜;抽屉
locker room  衣帽间,更衣室
professional   adj. 职业的
accident   n. 事故
funny   adj. 滑稽可笑的
limb   n. 树的分枝
broke   v. break的过去式形式,打破
video   n. 录像
soccer   n. 足球

Proper Nouns 专有名词

Fort Worth   沃斯堡
River Hotel  大河饭店

Language Points 语言要点

1.介词 in 可以是“在……以后”的意思,相当于 at the end of,用来表示将来的时间,类似的短语还有:
in five years  5年后    in three months  3个月后
in ten years  10年后   in seven days  7天后
2.better, younger 等是形容词/副词的比较级形式,通常用于两者间的比较。比较级的规则变法是:形容词/副词+er。better 是 good 或 well 的比较级是不规则变化。比较级常用的结构是“形容词/副词+er+than”,例如:
The player is younger than the coach. 运动员比教练年轻。
The coach plays better than players. 教练比运动员打得好。
Some players are slower than others. 一些运动员比另一些运动员速度慢。

Cultural Notes  文化注释

美式橄榄球(American football,亦称美式足球)运动起源于英国的橄榄球(rugby)赛,与一般的足球(即英式足球)截然不同。美国人称英式足球为 soccer。秋天,美国橄榄球运动是大、中学校里最流行的体育运动。美国所有较大的城市几乎都有橄榄球队,职业橄榄球比赛的观众人数比大学橄榄球比赛还要多,职业橄榄球比赛常常在星期日的下午或晚上举行。比赛用的是椭圆形的皮球,各方的11名运动员可以带球并互相拥抱住摔倒对手,目的是带球,传球并攻入对方球门。

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