A Poorly-Behaved Passenger
K: Kevin P: Passenger F: Flight attendant
Kevin walks to his seat to find someone already there.
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!
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.
★2. belong vi. 屬於，應在（某處）
This long table doesn’t belong in this room. It goes in the dining room.
★3. flight attendant n. 空服員
The flight attendant asked me if I needed a blanket.
★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.
★5. drunk a. 喝醉的
Steve was so drunk last night that he could barely stand up.
You Can Do This 英文試金石
If you want to recycle those old magazines, they ______ in that yellow bin over there.
This ______ admits two people for free.
Betty really regretted it after she was caught driving ______.
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!
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.
It is the nature of water to freeze at zero degrees Celsius.
7. restart vt. 重新啟動
After installing the latest updates, I had to restart my computer for them to work.
★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.
Tips in Use 重點解析
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!
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.
If Emily really gets mad, she’ll tell her husband to go fly a kite.
答案：1.belong；2. voucher；3. drunk