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Conversation A: In a Western Clothing Store

MARTIN: Hello, I'm Martin Learner. I phoned this morning. I want to speak to the manager.
MANAGER: Good afternoon. I'm the manager.
MARTIN: I'm happy to meet you. I want to talk to you about your clothing store. I'm writing a story.
MANAGER: You told me. Are you writing about the store?
MARTIN: I write about people. I want to write about the shoppers in your store.
MANAGER: Fine. What do you want to know?
MARTIN: What's your name?
MANAGER: I'm Penny Byrd.
MARTIN: May I call you Penny?
MANAGER: Of course.
MARTIN: Thanks. Do you sell men's clothing?
MANAGER: Yes. We sell women's and men's clothing. The men's clothing is over there.
MARTIN: What do you sell?
MANAGER: We sell only Western clothing.
MARTIN: Western clothing. What does that mean?
MANAGER: The Western United States. People in the Western United States wear this clothing. Now many people like it.
MARTIN: Do all people wear this clothing?
MANAGER: No. Only some people wear this clothing. It's casual clothing.
MARTIN: Is it cowboy clothing?
MANAGER: Sometimes. Cowboys wear some of this clothing.
MARTIN: OK. Now, let's look at some shoppers. Do you see that tall woman?
MANAGER: Yes, I know her. She shops here often. She likes Western clothing. She's tall and thin. She looks very nice in Western shirts and pants.
MARTIN: She doesn't look like a cowboy.
MANAGER: No, she doesn't.
MARTIN: Do you know the other woman?
MANAGER: Yes, that's her daughter.
MARTIN: She's very pretty.
MANAGER: She works in a jewelry store. She likes long dresses for work. Her legs are long. She's very tall. She's big. She likes Western clothing. Come see the men's clothing.
MARTIN: This shirt is nice.
MANAGER: Do you like these things? Do you wear Western clothing?
MARTIN: No. I'm not tall and thin.
MANAGER: You're not short. And you're not fat.
MARTIN: I'm average. I'm not tall and I'm not short. I'm not thin and I'm not fat.
MANAGER: You have nice hair.
MARTIN: It's average. It's not dark and it's not light. It's average brown. I'm only average.

Practice 1:依照会话A回答下列问题:
1.Why does Martin come to the store?
2.What does Martin want to write in his story?
3.What does the manager sell?
4.Do only cowboys wear Western clothing?
5.What does she look like?
6.Where does she work?

会话A : 在一家西部服装店
马  丁:你好。我是马丁·勒纳,我今早打过电话,我想和经理谈谈。
经  理:下午好。我就是经理。
马  丁:见到你很高兴。我想和你谈谈你的服装店,我在写一篇报导。
经  理:你告诉过我。你要写我这个店吗?
马  丁:我写有关人的报导,我想写你们店里的顾客。
经  理:好。你想知道些什么?
马  丁:你叫什么名?
经  理:我叫彭尼·伯德。
马  丁:我可以叫你彭尼吗?
经  理:当然。
马  丁:谢谢。你们卖男装吗?
经  理:卖。我们男女装都卖,男装在那边。
马  丁:你们都卖什么?
经  理:我们只卖西部服装。
马  丁:西部服装,什么意思?
经  理:美国西部,美国西部的人穿这种服装,现在很多人都喜欢这种服装。
马  丁:所有人都穿这种服装吗?
经  理:不,只有一些人穿这种服装,这种服装很随便。
马  丁:这是不是牛仔服装。
经  理:有时候是。牛仔们穿一部分这类服装。
马  丁:好了,现在咱们看一看顾客。你看见那位高个儿女子了吗?
经  理:看见了,我认识她,她常在这儿买东西。她喜欢西部服装,她又高又瘦她穿西部衬衫和裤子很好看。
马  丁:她不像牛仔。
经  理:不,她不像。
马  丁:你认识另一个女的吗?
经  理:认识,那是她女儿。
马  丁:她很漂亮。
经  理:她在一家珠宝店工作,她喜欢穿长裙上班。她的腿修长,她个儿很高,她长得很大,她喜欢西部服装。过来看看男子服装。
马  丁:这件衬衫很好看。
经  理:你喜欢这些吗?你穿西部服装吗?
马  丁:不。我既不高也不瘦。
经  理:你个儿不矮。再有,你也不胖。
马  丁:我算中等儿。我不高,也不矮。我不瘦,也不胖。
经  理:你头发长得好看。
马  丁:中等儿。既不深也不浅,中等儿棕色,我只是中等儿。

Conversation B

MANAGER: Do you like this shirt?
MARTIN: Yes, I do. I like blue.
MANAGER: You have blue eyes.
MARTIN: They're not blue. They're gray.
MANAGER: They look blue. Are your arms long?
MARTIN: They're not very long. They're not short. Let's talk about other people.
MANAGER: Of course.
MARTIN: Do you see that woman in the green dress?
MANAGER: Yes, she often shops here.
MARTIN: She's not very tall. And she's not fat.
MANAGER: She looks very nice.

Practice 3:依照会话B回答下列问题:
1.How does the manager try to persuade Martin to buy the shirt?
2.Does the woman in the green dress often shop in this store?

会话B
经  理:你喜欢这件衬衫吗?
马  丁:我喜欢。我喜欢蓝色。
经  理:你长着蓝眼睛。
马  丁:不是蓝的,是灰的。
经  理:看起来是蓝的。你胳膊长吗?
马  丁:不很长,也不短。咱们谈谈其他人吧。
经  理:当然可以。
马  丁:你看见那个穿绿裙子的妇女了吗?
经  理:看见了,她常在这儿买东西。
马  丁:她个儿不很高。还有,她也不胖。
经  理:她很好看。

Conversation C

MARTIN: May I talk to some of the shoppers?
MANAGER: Of course.
MARTIN: Excuse me. May I ask some questions?
MANAGER: This is Martin Learner. He's a reporter.
FEMALE: OK.
MARTIN: Do you like this clothing?
FEMALE: Yes.
MARTIN: What do you like?
FEMALE: I like the shirts. I like the pants. I like the skirts. I like everything.
MARTIN: Do you like the colors?
FEMALE: Yes. See this blue dress. It's very nice.
MANAGER: You look wonderful in blue.
FEMALE: I'm very big. I'm tall and I'm big. I like the outdoors. This clothing is good outdoors.
MANAGER: The clothing is strong.
FEMALE: And I'm strong.
MARTIN: Are you a farmer?
FEMALE: No, but I work outdoors. I'm a gardener. I like to work in my garden.
MARTIN: Do you wear this in the garden?
FEMALE: Not only in the garden.
MARTIN: Thanks.

Practice 4:照会话C回答下列问题:
1.What kind of Western clothing does the female shopper like?
2.How does the shopper talk about herself?
3.What does she do?
4.Does she wear Western clothing only in the garden?

会话C
马  丁:我可以和一些顾客谈谈吗?
经  理:当然。
马  丁:对不起,我可以问几个问题吗?
经  理:这是马丁·勒纳,他是记者。
女    :好。
马  丁:你喜欢这种服装吗?
女    :喜欢。
马  丁:喜欢什么?
女    :我喜欢这种衬衫,我喜欢这种裤子,我喜欢这种裙子,我喜欢(这儿的)一切。
马  丁:你喜欢这些颜色吗?
女    :喜欢。看这条蓝裙子,很好看。
经  理:你穿蓝色真漂亮。
女    :我长得很大,我又高又大。我喜欢户外活动,这种服装很适合在户外。
经  理:这种服装很结实。
女    :我也很结实。
马  丁:你是农民吗?
女    :不是,但我在户外干活。我是园艺师,我喜欢在自己的园子里干活。
马  丁:你在园子里就穿这吗?
女    :不只在园子里穿。
马  丁:谢谢。

Conversation D

MANAGER: Good morning. May I help you?
MAN: Yes. I want a hat.
MANAGER: Let me show you these hats.
MARTIN: Excuse me. I'm a reporter. I want to ask some questions.
MAN: A reporter!
MANAGER: He's writing a story about Western clothing.
MARTIN: That's right. Do you wear Western clothing?
MAN: Sometimes. It's good casual clothing. I want a Western hat.
MANAGER: Do you like this one?
MAN: I have a large head.
MANAGER: This is a large hat.
MAN: Let me try it.
MARTIN: Do you like it?
MAN: No, I don't. My face is very round. I don't like the hat.
MANAGER: Try this one.
MAN: My head looks very big.
MARTIN: You look tall.
MAN: I like that. I'm not very tall.
MANAGER: You're not very short.
MAN: I'm average.
MARTIN: I'm only average. We're both average. Do you like this clothing?
MAN: Yes.
MARTIN: Are you a cowboy?
MAN: A cowboy! I'm not a cowboy.
MARTIN: Are you a farmer?
MAN: I'm a lawyer. My home is in the city. This is casual clothing. It isn't clothing for work. How do I look? 
MANAGER: You look very nice.
MAN: My head is very big. I'm not very tall. My arms are short. My legs are short and I'm fat, but the hat is nice.

Practice 5:依照会话D回答下列问题:
1.Does the man wear Western clothing?
2.Why doesn't the man like the hat the manager has chosen for him?
3.How tall is the man?
4.Is the man a cowboy or a farmer since he likes Western clothing so much?

Practice 6:描述自己
Examples:
FEMALE: I'm very big. I'm tall and big. I'm strong.
MAN: My head is very big. I'm not very tall. My arms are short.
My legs are short. And I'm fat.

会话D
经  理:早晨好,我能帮你什么吗?
男    :是的,我想买一顶帽子。
经  理:让我拿这些帽子给你看。
马  丁:对不起,我是记者,我想问几个问题。
男    :记者!
经  理:他在写一篇有关西部服装的报导。
马  丁:对。你穿西部服装吗?
男    :有时候。这是很好的便装,我想买一顶西部帽子。
经  理:你喜欢这一顶吗?
男    :我的头长得很大。
经  理:这是顶大号帽子。
男    :我来试试。
马  丁:你喜欢吗?
男    :我不喜欢。我的脸很圆,我不喜欢这顶帽子。
经  理:试这一顶。
男    :我的头看起来很大。
马  丁:你看起来个头高。
男    :我喜欢那个。我并不很高。
经  理:你不矮。
男    :我中等(个儿)。
马  丁:我也只是中等,咱俩都是中等。你喜欢这种服装吗?
男    :喜欢。
马  丁:你是牛仔吗?
男    :牛仔!我不是牛仔。
马  丁:你是农场主吗?
男    :我是律师,我家在城里。这是便装,不是上班穿的。我看起来怎样?
经  理:你很好看。
男    :我的头很大,我不很高,我的胳膊短。我的腿短,我很胖,但帽子不错。

Conversation E

MANAGER: Mr. Learner, do you see that woman over there?
MARTIN: I see three women. Which one?
MANAGER: Do you see the one with small feet?
MARTIN: Small feet? Maybe.
MANAGER: She has small feet and small hands.
MARTIN: Is she short?
MANAGER: Yes, she is. She has a small face. It's not a round face.
MARTIN: Does she have blonde hair?
MANAGER: Yes, that's the woman. She is on television.
MANAGER: She reads the news on television.
MARTIN: And she likes Western clothing.
MANAGER: Of course.

Practice 7:依照会话E回答下列问题:
1.What does the woman the manager is referring to look like?
2.What is her profession? 

会话E
经  理:勒纳先生,你看见那边那个女的了吗?
马  丁:我看见3个女的,哪一个?
经  理:你看见那个长着小脚的人了吗?
马  丁:小脚?也许(看见了)。
经  理:她脚长得小,手也小。
马  丁:她个长矮吗?
经  理:她个儿矮,她脸长得小,脸不圆。
马  丁:她长着金黄色头发吗?
经  理:对,就是那个女的。她在电视上播音,她在电视上播新闻。
马  丁:她也喜欢西部服装。
经  理:当然。

New Words and Expressions 生词和短语

Western     adj. 西方的,美国西部的。
jewelry     n. 珠宝首饰
average    adj. 一般的,普通的
outdoors    adj. & n. 在室外,室外
gardener    n. 园丁

Language Points 语言要点

1. She doesn't look like a cowboy. 她看起来不像牛仔。
look like 看起来像……
sound like 听起来像……
smell like 闻起来像……
taste like 尝起来像……
feel like (触)摸起来像……
2. Come see the men's clothing. 来看看男式服装。
come see 为口语表达法,相当于 come and see,或 come to see,再比如:come look at the shoes. 来看看鞋。Let's go buy a shirt. 咱们去买件衬衣。
3. I like the outdoors. 我喜欢在室外。
outdoors 在此是名词,表示户外、室外,它也可是副词,例如:I work outdoors. 我在室外工作。其形容词为 outdoor,例如:I like outdoor activities. 我喜欢室外活动。


Cultural Notes  文化注释

美国的“cowboy”(牛仔)是内战后向西开发广阔的美国中部大平原的产物。由于“Western”(西部)小说和电影的大力渲染,“cowboy”已成为家喻户晓的传奇人物。他们善于骑术、套马及其它放牧活动。现在的牛仔已配备了对讲机、吉普车,但西部开拓时期牛仔们的那种坚强、沉默、独立与勤劳的浪漫和传奇精神在今天仍为人们津津乐道。

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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
Lesson 28 Expressing Dislikes 表达不喜欢