觀光英語 機上篇

Dialogue A
A Poorly-Behaved Passenger
K: Kevin P: Passenger F: Flight attendant
Kevin walks to his seat to find someone already there.

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K: Excuse me. I believe that this is my seat.
P: You’re wrong. Buzz off and find your own place to sit.
K: This is 3A, right?
P: Who cares if it is?
K: This is the seat on my ticket.
P: That must be your mistake. You don’t belong in first class. How could it be your seat, huh?
(Kevin goes to find a flight attendant.)
K: Pardon me, but there’s a man sitting in my seat, and he won’t leave.
F: Are you sure it’s your seat?
K: I’m positive. My ticket clearly says seat 3A.
F: The larger man over there?
K: Yep. That’s the guy.
F: He looks pretty drunk. Wait here.
(The flight attendant goes to talk to the man.)
F: Sir, could you please show me your ticket?
P: I don’t know. Could you show me your ticket?
F: If you don’t have one, you will be asked to leave the plane.
P: I’m not going anywhere!
(Later, airport police take the drunk passenger off of the plane.)
F: I’m sorry about that. Let me know if there’s anything we can do for you.
K: Thanks again!

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Words & Phrases 單字片語
1. -behaved suffix 表現……的,行為……的
My brother used to be a naughty boy, but now he’s a well-behaved young man.
我弟弟曾經是個頑皮的孩子,但現在已經是個行為端正的年輕人了。★2. belong vi. 屬於,應在(某處)
This long table doesn’t belong in this room. It goes in the dining room.
這張長桌不應被放在這個房間內。它應該擺在飯廳裡。★3. flight attendant n. 空服員
The flight attendant asked me if I needed a blanket.
空服員問我是否需要一條毛毯。★4. positive a. 肯定的,有把握的;正面的;積極樂觀的
I am pretty positive that Elva will be on my side of this argument.
我相當肯定在這次爭論中,艾娃會站在我這邊。5. drunk a. 喝醉的
Steve was so drunk last night that he could barely stand up.
史蒂夫昨晚醉到幾乎站不起來。You Can Do This 英文試金石
請依句意在空格內填入適當的字詞
1. 如果你想把那些舊雜誌作資源回收,它們應放在那邊的黃色垃圾桶裡。
If you want to recycle those old magazines, they ______ in that yellow bin over there.
2. 這張抵用券可供兩人免費使用。
This ______ admits two people for free.
3. 貝蒂酒駕被逮後感到後悔不已。
Betty really regretted it after she was caught driving ______.

Dialogue B
Asking a Flight Attendant for Help
K: Kevin F: Flight attendant
A few hours into the flight, Kevin’s entertainment center freezes.

K: I’m sorry to bother you, but could you help me out?
F: Of course, sir. What seems to be the problem?
K: My screen froze halfway through Raiders of the Lost Ark.
F: Let me try restarting the whole system for you. This might take a few minutes, so can I get you anything while you wait?
K: I’ll take some apple juice and another cheese plate, please.
(The flight attendant goes to restart Kevin’s entertainment system.)
F: Did that work?
K: I’m afraid not. Now, it’s frozen at the menu screen.
F: I’m very sorry about this. I don’t think I’ll be able to fix it while we’re in the air.
K: It’s not really your fault, but now it’s going to be a long flight.
F: What I can do is give you some vouchers for a meal at our VIP area on your flight back.
K: That would be great. I guess I’ll just have to go back to reading until we get there.
F: I feel bad that it’s not working, so if you need anything at all, please let me know right away.
K: I will. Thanks!

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Words & Phrases 單字片語

6. freeze vi. & vt. 當機,定格;(使)凍結;結冰
All of a sudden, the movie on the screen froze.
螢幕上的電影畫面突然定格了。
It is the nature of water to freeze at zero degrees Celsius.
水的特質就是在攝氏零度時會結冰。

7. restart vt. 重新啟動
After installing the latest updates, I had to restart my computer for them to work.
在電腦上安裝最新的更新後,我勢必要重新啟動電腦讓它們運作。

★8. voucher n. (代替現金用的)購物券
Some firms give their workers lunch vouchers, which they can use to buy meals.
有些公司發放午餐券讓員工購餐。

Tips in Use 重點解析
麥來亂!
本文 “Buzz off and find your own place to sit.” 中的口語用法 buzz off,表「走開,滾開,別煩我」,類似的口語說法還有 Get lost!、Leave me alone!、Beat it! 及 Go fly a kite. 等。讓我們來看看一些實例吧!
Tell Johnny to get lost. I don’t want to see him again!
(叫強尼滾。我再也不想見到他了!)

A: Hey, Georgie, do you know the answer to number seven?
B: Stop bothering me with that stuff. You are going to get us both in trouble. Just leave me alone.
(甲:嘿,喬治。你知道第七題的答案嗎?)
(乙:別再那樣騷擾我了。你會讓我們倆都惹上麻煩的。別再煩我了。)

If Emily really gets mad, she’ll tell her husband to go fly a kite.
(要是愛蜜莉真的發火了,她就會叫她丈夫別煩她。)

答案:1.belong;2. voucher;3. drunk

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