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【BBC】The best of both worlds 两全其美

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发表于 2018-2-7 16:02:20 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
BBC Learning English 英语教学

The best of both worlds 两全其美

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Rob 说他喜欢在乡村居住,在城里工作。他说这种生活方式让他获得了“the best of both worlds 两个世界里最好的地方”。不过菲菲同意他的看法吗?本集《地道英语》节目教你“两全其美”的正确说法。

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Feifei
大家好,欢迎来到 BBC 英语教学的《地道英语》节目。本集节目的主持人有 Rob……

Rob
… and you, Feifei.

Feifei
Hey Rob, how are you enjoying your new life in the countryside?

Rob
Oh, it's great, Feifei. When I get home at night, I get to smell the fresh air and look out on green fields. Oh, yes, the country life is for me.

Feifei
看来 Rob 还真是喜欢在乡村生活啊。But come on, you must miss the bright lights and the excitement of living in the city?

Rob
I get that by coming to work right here in the centre of London. I have a great night out and then slip off to the peace and quiet of the country. Perfect!

Feifei
你觉得在市中心上班,在乡村居住,两者是完美的结合?I don't think so – the countryside is too quiet; the city is the only place for me.

Rob
No way. I've got the best of both worlds - excitement in the city, relaxation in the country.

Feifei
The best of both worlds“两个世界中最好的”,也就是我们常说的“两全其美,各取其长”。

Rob
Let's hear some examples of the phrase 'the best of both worlds' in action.

Examples
Working part-time means I get the best of both worlds: time with the kids and a steady income.

Our hotel is by the beach and just a short train ride away from the city, so we get the best of both worlds.

We get the best of both worlds with our new car: excellent fuel efficiency and great acceleration and speed.

Feifei
表达“the best of both worlds”常用来描述两种截然不同的东西其各自的优点。But surely Rob, there must be some negative things about living in the country?

Rob
Such as?

Feifei
No shops, no pubs or clubs, having a long commute to work every day?

Rob
Oh, I can cope. Anyway, commuting by train is fine – time to relax and shake off the stress of the city.

Feifei
Err, maybe not today Rob.

Rob
Oh, why?

Feifei
My travel app says there's been a major signal failure. 去往你家方向的火车都被取消了!

Rob
Cancelled? Grrr. So I can't get home! Err, any chance I could sleep on your sofa tonight?

Feifei
Hm, so maybe it's not always possible to have the best of both worlds, Rob?

Rob
Maybe!

Feifei
Bye.

Rob
Bye-bye.

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