Learn English in Hong Kong – Social English Lesson 26

Learn English in Hong Kong – Social English Lesson 26
Young women having coffee

Rose: I didn’t say I liked it. A man bought it for me.

柔丝: 我没说我喜欢喝啊。是一个男人请的。

Sue: You met a man! What is his name?

苏: 你还碰到一个男人!他叫什么名字?

Rose: His name is Herbert and he was just being 1) polite.

柔丝: 他叫赫伯特,他只是客气罢了。

Sue: When a man buys a drink for you, he isn’t just being polite.

苏: 当一个男人请你喝饮料,就绝对不只是客气而已。

Rose: This man was.

柔丝: 这个人就是。

Sue: But he wanted to talk to you, right?

苏: 但他想跟你聊聊,对吧?

Rose: Yes. But all he wanted to talk about was computers, baseball, and 2) heavy metal.

柔丝: 是啦。但他只想谈谈电脑、棒球和重金属。

Sue: He was probably trying to 3) make conversation.

苏: 他大概是想找话题。

语言详解

A: Will you accept my humble apology?

你会接受我诚挚的道歉吗?

B: Stop being so silly! You don’t have to be polite with me!

别傻了!你不用跟我客套!

【make conversation 找话题聊天】

“找话题聊天”make conversation,有助于减少你与他人彼此相处时的尴尬,至于要如何“破冰”break the ice,避免僵局以及冷场的情况出现,这里提供一些小小的技巧。建议你可以从询问吃喝玩乐的去处开始,让他人提供你建议,也顺便满足一下他们小小的成就感。以下的问句用法一旦娴熟于心,包你吃香喝辣,玩到腿软。

A: Can you recommend a place to eat/go?

你可以推荐我吃东西/好玩的地方吗?

B: There is a great spot just around the corner. If you don’t mind, I’d like to join you.

转角就有很棒的地方。若你不介意,我可以跟你一道去。

1) polite (a.) 客气的

2) heavy metal 重金属摇滚音乐

3) make conversation 找话头,想办法聊天。

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