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A wake-up call 警钟

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Rob 上班迟到了,到办公室的时候上气不接下气。菲菲说这是一个 “wake-up call”,但 Rob 不理解这为什么是一个 “叫早电话”?听节目,菲菲一边解释 “a wake-up call” 的意思,一边给 Rob 提健身建议。

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(关于台词的备注: 请注意这不是广播节目的逐字稿件。本文稿可能没有体现录制、编辑过程中对节目做出的改变。)

Feifei
欢迎收听BBC英语教学的 “地道英语” 节目。大家好,我是冯菲菲。还有我的搭档 Rob,不过他又迟到了!

Rob
… Oh, sorry I’m late. I missed my train… and had to wait for… the next one…

Feifei
看你气喘吁吁的样子!Are you OK, Rob? You seem breathless.

Rob
Well, you would be if you had run to the station and from the station to the office.

Feifei
Hmm, it’s not that far, Rob! I think this is a wake-up call.

Rob
A wake-up call? No, no, no. I set my alarm – I got out of bed – it just seems to take longer to walk to the station these days.

Feifei
我不是在说你的闹钟!我们可以用 “a wake-up call” 来警告某人应该在一个情况变得更糟糕之前,做出行动,改变现状。

Rob
And what is my ‘current situation’?

Feifei
You’re unfit. You need to do some more exercise! Let’s hear some examples of ‘a wake-up call’, shall we?

Examples
Martha’s bad test results were a wake-up call for her to work harder before her final exams.

The store’s poor sales results are a wake-up call for the business to move with the times and sell more fashionable clothes.

The recent extreme weather is a wake-up call for us all to do something about climate change.

Feifei
你正在收听的是 BBC英语教学的 “地道英语” 节目。以上我们给大家介绍了如何用 “a wake-up call” 来表示 “警示,警钟” 的意思。It’s time to change! Like Rob’s fitness. So, Rob, how are you going to change your current situation?

Rob
Ah, well, that’s easy. I’m going to get a later train. More time in bed.

Feifei
I wouldn’t, otherwise you’ll get another ‘wake-up call’.

Rob
Oh, who from?

Feifei
The boss – he hates people being late all the time. So, if you’re not punctual, you might get the sack!

Rob
Alright, I’m off!

Feifei
Where are you going?

Rob
To do some exercise. Like you said, I need to get fit – quickly! Bye.

Feifei
Good luck, Rob.


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