Beginner English Lesson – Talking about my favorite movie

Beginner English Lesson - Talking about my favorite movie

Michael: Alright, so Simon, do you have a favorite movie?

迈克尔:好的,西蒙,你有最喜欢的电影吗?

Simon: Again, that’s difficult question so I can’t say one favorite movie but I can say that I really, really enjoyed The Lord of the Rings, well mainly because as a elementary school student I read the book, and as a small child my father would tell me stories about Lord of the Rings so when they finally came out on the big screen with big money production and awesome special effects, yeah, I was quite impressed. How bout you?

西蒙:我要再说一次,这是个非常难回答的问题,我实在不能说出一部最喜欢的,不过我得说,我真的非常非常喜欢《魔戒》这部电影,主要原因是我还是小学生的时候读过那部小说,在我小时候,我爸爸会给我讲《魔戒》的故事,后来小说被搬上大银幕,而且是大制作,还有非常精彩的特效,我印象非常深刻。你呢?

Michael: Oh, I liked it as well, and I read the book when I was in high school. I like the movies a lot but it still doesn’t compare to the first time reading the book. The book was fantastic but of all the adaptations of that book this movie is probably the one, or those three movies are probably the one that I enjoyed the most.

迈克尔:哦,我也喜欢那部电影,我上高中的时候读的那部小说。我非常喜欢那个电影系列,不过还是无法与第一次看小说时相比。小说非常奇妙,不过在所有小说改编的电影中,那部电影,或是说《魔戒》三部曲是我最喜欢的电影。

Simon: Yeah! That’s true! A lot of adaptions are really quite terrible aren’t they?

西蒙:没错!的确是这样!许多小说改编的电影都很糟糕,不是吗?

Michael: Which of the three did you like the most?

迈克尔:《魔戒》三部曲中你最喜欢哪部?

Simon: I liked the first one. The first one. It has story and it had, you know, what-will-happen-next anticipation and yeah, but all three were good.

西蒙:我喜欢第一部。第一部。故事情节很棒,而且你知道,还有对接下来要发生事情的期待,不过这三部电影都很棒。

Michael: Well, it’s interesting, you’re favorite is a trilogy, and my favorite is a trilogy too, and that’s the Godfather trilogy, and my favorite is the second one.

迈克尔:嗯,很有意思,你最喜欢的电影是三部曲,我最喜欢的也是三部曲,那就是《教父》三部曲,我最喜欢的是第二部。

Simon: Oh, you like the second one. That’s surprising! Most people like the first one the best.

西蒙:哦,你喜欢第二部。这真令人惊讶!大部分人都最喜欢第一部。

Michael: I like the first one a lot but I like the second one because DeNiro is in it and I like the story of Don Corleone in Sicily as well.

迈克尔:我也很喜欢第一部,不过我最喜欢第二部是因为德尼罗出演了第二部,当然我也喜欢唐·柯里昂在西西里岛的故事。

Simon: Ah, yeah, flashbacks!

西蒙:对,倒叙!

Michael: Yeah, and I think that the real conflict in the story comes out in the second one. More so than in the first. I see the Godfather trilogy to be very similar to a Shakespearean kind of trilogy, tragic, I think that Michael Corleone is a tragic hero and I like Shakespearean trilogies to so perhaps that’s why I like it.

迈克尔:没错,我认为第二部展现了这个故事的真正冲突。比第一部展现的更多。我认为《教父》三部曲与莎士比亚的三部曲、悲剧很相似,我认为迈克尔·柯里昂是一个悲剧英雄,我喜欢莎士比亚的悲剧,所以这可能就是我喜欢《教父》的原因。

Simon: Oh, that’s a really good explanation.

西蒙:哦,这真是一个很棒的解释。

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