PROGRAMME 33 PART I - The Dialogue Norm和Doris来到一家旅行社。他们看了一份到中国去旅行的路线简介,接着就和旅行社的工作人员(travel agent)谈了起来。
NORM:This one looks good.
TRAVEL AGENT: Yes. If you fly to Hong Kong between June and August, you get a 20% discount.
DORIS: 20%. Mm That's not bad.
NORM: Right. It's worth considering.
TRAVEL AGENT: This one gives you a lot of time for sightseeing.
NORM:(提到另外一条旅行路线)What about this one?  You go to more places...Guangzhou.. Beijing..Xi'an... Shanghai... Guilin.
EFA-33-1.jpg TRAVEL  AGENT: Yes, but you spend more time travelling... about 50% of your time on the go.
DORIS: It might be too tiring for us.
TRAVEL AGENT: I think it might. (笑) Of course, you can always do a bicycle tour of China!
DORIS: (笑 )Oh, I don't think we're fit enough for that!
PART II - Vocabulary fit [fit] 健康
tiring ['taiəriŋ] 使人感到疲劳
Hong Kong ['hɔŋ'kɔŋ] 香港
Kowloon [kau 'lu:n ]九龙
sightseeing ['saitsi:iŋ] 游览,观光
pay [pei] 付款(过去式和过去分词:paid[peid])
spend [spend] 花费(钱、时间)(过去式和过去分词:spent[spent])
by the end of the month [bai ði: end əv ðə 'mʌnɵ] 到月底
How long does it take from Hong Kong to Guangzhou? ['hau lɔŋ dəz ət 'teik...] 从香港到广州需要多少时间?
It takes…hours  需要……个小时
I'm not 100 per cent sure [aim'nɔt ə 'hʌndrəd pe'sent 'ʃɔ:] 找不是百分之百她有把握
It's worth considering [its 'wə:ɵ kən' sidəriŋ] 值得考虑,可以考虑
60 per cent of his time's spent sleeping ['siksti: pəsent əv (h)iz 'taimz 'spent 'sli:piŋ] 他把百分之六十的时间花在睡觉上了
This one looks good [ðis wʌn 'luks 'gud]这一个看来不错
You can always do a bicycle tour of China [ju: kən 'ɔ:lweiz 'du͜:ə 'baisikəl tu:ər əv 'tʃainə] 你总是可以骑自行车在中国旅行的
You get a 20 per cent discount […ə 'twenti: pə'sent 'diskaunt] 可以给你打八折
You spend about 50 per cent of your time on the go [... 'fifti:  pə'sent əv jo: 'taim ɔn ðə 'gəu] 大约百分之五十的时间花在路上
PART III - The Lesson 1.PERCENTAGES百分数 EFA-33-2.jpg 谈到百分数,英语说:per cent 主要用于以下两种结构:
a)x per cent of (something).
Eighty per cent of Australia's population lives on the coast.
(试比较 : Four-fifths of Australia's population lives on the coast. )
Twenty per cent of my time is spent traveling.
b)  A x % discount/profit/loss
You can get n 20% discount on this air fare.
(这批货物/这张机票可以给你打八折。)
The company made a 20% discount profit/ loss last year.
(这家公司去年有百分之十的利润/亏损。)
有些习语里也用百分数。例如:
I don't feel 100%.
I'm not 100% sure.
在广播里,你可以听到另外一些日常会话里使用百分数的例子,并凡练习拿分数与百分数进行换算。例如:
Three quarters is 75%.(seventy-five per cent).
A third is 33 1/3% (thirty-three and a third per cent).
2.OTHER EXPRESSIONS OF QUANTITY其他表示数量的词语
There's not enough sugar in the tea.
There's just enough milk.
There's a lot of time for sight-seeing.
There's lot's of time for sight-seeing.
There's plenty of time for sight-seeing.
I ate too much chicken
You ate too many peanuts.
以上斜体字都是常用的数量词语,按所表示的数量多少依次排列。注意:
● Too much后面跟不可数名词。例如:There's TOO MUCH sugar in the milk.Too many后面跟可数名词。例如:There were TOO MANY people at theparty.
有一个谚语是这样说的:Too many cooks spod the broth.
字面上的意思是:厨师太多,好汤也要做坏。实际上的意思是:人多手杂,反而坏事。
● Enough若与名词连用,放在名词前面;
着与形容词或副词连用,则放在后面。例如:
They've got ENOUGH money to buy a car.
She's old ENOUGH to go to school.
If we walk quickly ENOUGH we can catch the bus.
在广播里还有下面两个例子:
I don't think we're fit enough to do a bicycle tour.
Is he. clever enough to pass his exams?
3.SOME USES OF THE -ING FORM OF THE VERB
动词- ING形式的某些用法
a)许多动词如果后面还接动词,后面这个动词就要用-ING形式。我们已经碰到过一些例子。如:
Would you mind turnING the music down?
左这一讲里,你还会听到在spend time后面用动词的-ing形式:
On this tour you spend more time travellING than on most tours.
Twenty per cent of my time is spent travellING.
b)介词后面的动词要用-ING形式。我们
已经碰到的例子有:
How about comING to dinner?
I was thinking of havING an outside reception.
你在广播里还可以听到:
This tour gives you a lot of time for sightseeING.
c)请注意这个新的用法:
WORTH+ VERB+-ING等等
广播里有这样一个例子:
This tour has a 20% discount. It's worth considerING.