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English Lesson of the day – Living for today not tomorrow

Adam: Hi Sarah.

亚当:嗨,萨拉。

Sarah: Hi.

萨拉:嗨。

Adam: Today we’re talking about bucket list. Things you want to do before you die. Do you have anything?

亚当:今天我们来谈谈遗愿清单。就是你在去世之前想做的事情。你有什么想完成的事吗?

Sarah: Actually, no. I don’t have a bucket list. And the reason why is because I’ve already done or I’m currently doing the things that I want to do. In addition, I like to live in the now, so like the present, like what’s happening. So I really don’t think of the distant future very much, just like what’s in front of me. For example, I’m going to Singapore soon, in about 10 days. And I’m really looking forward to that and the new adventure and things that I’ll get to do there, I know I have find many delicious Chinese food there, and I know Singaporean people also speak Mandarin.

.萨拉:实际上,并没有。我没有遗愿清单。原因是我已经完成了我想做的事情,或者我正在达成我的目标。另外,我喜欢活在当下,享受当下,享受目前的状态。所以我不太考虑遥远的未来,只考虑眼下的事情。比如,我10天以后要去新加坡。我非常期待这趟旅行,我期待着新的冒险,期待我在那里要做的事情, 我知道我在那里找到许多美味的中国菜。

Adam: What sort of things do you have in mind to explore in Singapore?

亚当:你有想在新加坡体验的事情吗?

Sarah: First of all, swing dancing. My favorite kind of dance currently is Lindy hop swing dancing. And Singapore is one of the places in Asia that has several swing dance meet-up groups. So I look forward to dancing several of the nights while I’m there, but also trying all of the delicious food and just exploring a country that I’ve never been to.

萨拉:首先,我要尝试摇摆舞。现在我最喜欢的舞蹈就是摇摆舞。新加坡是亚洲其中一个有摆摊舞聚会的地方。所以我在新加坡会有几个晚上去跳摇摆舞,当然我也会品尝当地美食,在这个我没去过的国家参观游览。

Adam: Wow, great. What are some of the things that you have wanted to do in the past that you have accomplished already?

亚当:哇哦,真不错。那有什么事是你之前想做而现在已经完成的?

Sarah: I think living in foreign countries. I’ve already lived in two foreign countries and I plan on living in foreign countries probably the rest of my life. So that’s a big one. And I think just everyday things, like finishing college and getting two master’s degrees and being able to support myself. It’s all things that are important to me.

萨拉:我想在外国生活。我已经在两个国家生活过了,我计划余生一直在外国生活。这是一件大事。像日常生活、完成大学学业、获得两个硕士学位、能养活自己,这些对我来说都是重要的事情。

Adam: Yeah. Those are really great things. What are your two degrees in?

亚当:好。那些都是很重要的事情。你获得了哪两个学位?

Sarah: My first degree is in teaching English to speakers of other languages who want to learn English language. This degree allows me to be able to live in other countries and to teach English. And then my other degree is in global studies. So it’s like an inter-cultural degree where I learned about different cultures and religions.

萨拉:我第一个学位使我可以教母语非英语的人学习英语。这个学位让我能在其他国家生活,可以教授英语。我另一个学位是全球研究。这是一个与跨文化有关的学位,我要学习不同的文化和宗教。

Adam: That’s really great. Have you ever eaten anything exotic or had any really interesting experiences that most people might not have had when you’re traveling to these different places and fulfilling your goals?

亚当:那真不错。你在其他国家,完成你的目标时,有没有吃过大部分人都没吃过的食物,或是经历过其他人没经历过的有趣的事情?

Sarah: I’ve definitely eaten a lot of different things, most of which I’m not really sure what a lot of it was. The strangest probably – jellyfish, maybe. I’d also gotten a chance to ride a lot of different animals. I’ve ridden a camel, donkey, horse, elephant, and even an ostrich. So that’s pretty exciting.

萨拉:我吃过很多美食,其中大部分食物我都不知道是什么。我吃过的最奇怪的食物可能是水母。我还骑过很多动物。我骑过骆驼、驴、马、大象、还有鸵鸟。那令人非常兴奋。

Adam: Yeah. That’s really interesting. Have you done any other extreme activities?

亚当:好。那真有意思。你还尝试过其他极限运动吗?

Sarah: Yeah. I’ve been skydiving before. I’ve been volcano boarding. I’m trying to think what else I have done. I haven’t been bungee jumping. I think that’s probably one of the only ones that I haven’t done as of right now. But I really have no desire to do that one, so.

萨拉:有。我体验过高空跳伞。我还尝试过火山滑板。我在想我还尝试过什么事情。我没尝试过蹦极。我想那可能是目前我没有体验过的运动之一。不过我并不想体验蹦极。

Adam: Wow. That’s great. You’ve lived a good life.

亚当:哇哦。不错。你的生活很美好。