در درس دوم شما با دو موضوع کاملا متفاوت ولی بسیار کاربردی در مکالمه زبان انگلیسی آشنا می شوید. در حالت اول، مردی گزارشی از یک شی ناشناس به پلیس می دهد (هرچند بصورت فان!) و در مکالمه دوم خانواده ای مسافر، برای گردش امروز خود، برنامه ریزی می کنند.
۱- مکالمه گزارش شی مشکوک (ناشناس) به پلیس
شی ناشناس (معمولا بشقاب پرنده) در زبان انگلیسی به UFO یا همان Unidentified flying object یا یک شی ناشناس پرنده اطلاق می شود.
دوباره تاکید می کنیم که دفعه اول که به مکالمه گوش می دهید، به متن نگاه نکنید!
با دقت گوش کنید:
Police Officer: Hello. 24th Precinct. Officer Jones speaking.
Man: Help. Yeah, uh, it was wild, I mean really bizarre.
Police Officer: Calm down sir! Now, what do you want to report?
Man: Well, I’d like to report a UFO sighting.
Police Officer: A what?
Man: What do you mean “what?” An unidentified flying object!
Police Officer: Wait, tell me exactly what you saw.
Man: Well, I was driving home from a party about three hours ago, so it was about 2:00 AM, when I saw this bright light overhead.
Police Officer: Okay. And then what happened?
Man: Oh, man. Well, it was out of this world. I stopped to watch the light when it disappeared behind a hill about a kilometer ahead of me.
Police Officer: Alright. Then what?
Man: Well, I got back in my car and I started driving toward where the UFO landed.
Police Officer: Now, how do you know it was a UFO? Perhaps you only saw the lights of an airplane [No], or the headlights of an approaching car [No]. Things like that happen, you know.
Man: Well if it was that, how do you explain “the BEAST”?
Police Officer: What do you mean, “the BEAST”?
Man: Okay. I kept driving for about five minutes when all of a sudden, this giant, hairy creature jumped out in front of my car.
Police Officer: Oh, yeah.Then what?
Man: Well, then, the beast picked up the front of my car and said, “Get out of the car. I’m taking you to my master!” Something like that.
Police Officer: Wow? A hairy alien who can speak English! Come on!
Man: I’m not making this up, if that’s what you’re suggesting. Then, when I didn’t get out of the car, the beast opened the car door, carried me on his shoulders to this round-shaped flying saucer, and well, that’s when I woke up along side the road. The beast must have knocked me out and left me there.
Police Officer: Well, that’s the best story I’ve heard all night, sir. Now, have you been taking any medication, drugs, or alcohol in the last 24 hours? You mentioned you went to a party.
Man: What? Well, I did have a few beers, but I’m telling the truth.
Police Officer: Okay, okay. We have a great therapist that deals with THESE kinds of cases.
Man: I’m not crazy.
Police Officer: Well, we’ll look into your story. Thank you.
نکته مهم! همانگونه که در مکالمه درس اول هم گفتیم، به هیچ وجه متون انگلیسی را بهمراه ترجمه فارسی مطالعه نکنید و بجای آن با کمک گوگل ترنسلیت یا ترجیحا دیکشنری های کاغذی، معانی را پیدا کنید. (تفاوتش از زمین تا آسمان است :))
۲-مکالمه انگلیسی برنامه ریزی برای گردش توریستی در شهر
با دقت به این مکالمه گوش کنید:
Man: So, what do you want to do tomorrow?
Woman: Well, let’s look at this city guide here. [Okay] Uh, here’s something interesting. [Oh!]Why don’t we first visit the art museum in the morning?
Man: Okay. I like that idea. And where do you want to eat lunch?
Woman: How about going to an Indian restaurant? [Humm] The guide recommends one downtown a few blocks from the museum.
Man: Now that sounds great. After that, what do you think about visiting the zoo? [Oh . . umm . . well . . . ] Well, it says here that there are some very unique animals not found anywhere else.
Woman: Well, to tell you the truth, I’m not really interested in going there. [Really?]. Yeah. Why don’t we go shopping instead? There are supposed to be some really nice places to pick up souvenirs.
Man: Nah, I don’t think that’s a good idea. We only have few travelers checks left, and I only have fifty dollars left in cash.
Woman: No problem. We can use YOUR credit card to pay for MY new clothes.
Man: Oh, no. I remember the last time you used MY credit card for YOUR purchases.
Woman: Oh well. Let’s take the subway down to the seashore and walk along the beach.
Man: Now that sounds like a wonderful plan.