18.7.4【最简美式口语057】Good luck vs.Bad luck 福无双至,祸不单行,求好运的秘密。

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周三主题:Real Life English 【最简美式口语057Good luck vs.Bad luck 福无双至,祸不单行,求好运的秘密。



了解今日课堂题目:

生活是好运歹运的交替,哪怕在世界杯的比赛中,实力相当的球队被不同的运气眷顾后结局就有天壤之别。英文中有许多表达运气的短语,其中调侃霉运的更多,据说好运似乎和真理一样只掌握在少数人手里,而“不幸”的你好像每天都有接二连三不顺心的事…今天的地道美语就要悄悄告诉你一个转运的小秘密,闻者好运哦!

Dialogue : 

Mark: Sorry I'm late. I missed the subway-- It was just pulling away. So, I had to wait another five minutes for the next one. ------topped at almost every floor on the way up here.

Jingjing: It's actually fortunate. ------ to finish up some work. Actually, would you mind waiting another five minutes or so?

Mark: That's fine. It'll give me a chance to catch my breath.

Jingjing: Great. Say, what's that on your shoulder?

Mark: What? Eww! --------. It's dried already. But I'll have to excuse myself for a few minutes and change shirts.

Jingjing: You have an extra shirt with you? --------

Mark: Yeah, I guess so. I'll be right back.

---

Jingjing: All ready to go now?

Mark: Yeah. Did you finish your work?

Jingjing: Just now. ---------. Let's go to lunch.

Mark: Great. I'm super hungry.

Jingjing: Me too. Have you watched any of the World Cup?

Mark: Yeah, I went with ------place to watch the Russia-Spain game. I bet on Spain and ended up having to ------and beer because Spain lost on penalties. And then my friend's friend showed up and --------- round of beers and more food.

Jingjing: Haha. And the friendly bet you and I made last week isn't looking too good for you.

Mark: Oh, that too! ------- that so much.

Jingjing: ------------

Mark: Let's hope it'll turn around.

dialogue 2

Jingjing: Mark, what's your philosophy about luck?

Mark: I usually have good luck.

Jingjing: Just not today, right?

Mark: I don't ---------own luck. That might jinx it.

Jingjing: Anyway, you know -------: misfortune comes in threes.

Mark: Tell me more about luck, as you see it.

Jingjing: Well, I think a lot of it has to do with attitude.

Mark: You mean if you ------------

Jingjing: It's like finding a four-leaf clover.

Mark: Huh? ---------visual-spatial intelligence?

Jingjing: It might be. But even --------- has to keep their eyes open and expect to find something good.

Mark: That sounds like a good mindset. Thanks, Jingjing!

Jingjing: Hey, I'm happy to help!

new words and phrases

from dialogue 1

fortunate when a good thing has happened (a person is lucky, a person or an event is fortunate)

penalty (in sports) when a player has done something against the rules, the other team gets an extra chance

round of a few of the same item (a round of drinks, a round of coffees)

a run of bad luck several bad things that have happened in a few days

(luck will) turn around change, improve (not because of what the person did)

from dialogue 2

philosophy a person's ideas and beliefs

jinx make something bad (by chance)

misfortune bad luck (a person is unfortunate, an event can be called misfortune or an unfortunate event)

visual-spatial intelligence the ability to see patterns and remember shapes and colors

mindset attitude and beliefs


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