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【BBC地道英语】机灵高效的 To be on the ball

来源:慢速英语   时间:2019-11-28 13:00:14

Rob: Hello and welcome to Authentic Real English. I'm Rob and joining me today is Liz.

Li: Hi… everyone – err, Rob, my name is Li, not Liz.

Rob: Oh, I'm so sorry Li, I'm not really on the ball this morning.

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Rob:您好,欢迎使用“真实英语”。 我是Rob,今天加入我的是Liz。

李:嗨……大家,嗯,罗布,我叫李,不是Liz。

罗伯:哦,对不起李,今天早上我还没真正上场。


Li: Nice phrase though. Why don't you go for a coffee and then you will be on the ball for today's Authentic Real English?

Rob: OK.

(A little later)

李:虽然这句话不错。 您为什么不去喝咖啡,然后为今天的正宗真实英语而战?

罗伯:好的。

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Rob: Right, oh, lovely. That's better. I've had a nice cup of coffee and I'm ready to explain the meaning of today's Authentic Real English. Here you go. When you are on the ball it means you're alert and quick to react to things.

Li: 是的。To be on the ball 意思是机警,机灵,往往形容一个人对事物反应迅速。Ball 的单独意思是球。这个短语是不是从体育运动而来?It comes from sports, doesn't it?


Rob: Yes it does. And there is another phrase: 'to keep your eye on the ball' which has a very similar meaning.

罗伯:是的。 还有另一句话:“保持专注”,其含义非常相似。

Li: I guess we can use it for any situation which is changing quickly so that you need to be focused and sharp. 我们可以用这个短语来表示各种迅速变化的情况,看看你是否精神集中和思维敏捷。

Rob: Indeed. Let's hear some examples:

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Examples:

The interviewer raised tough questions but Ma Yun was on the ball.

Financial management is not a job that everyone can do. You have to keep your eye on the ball at all times.

面试官提出了一些棘手的问题,但马云确实真正操控的人。

财务管理不是每个人都能做的工作。 您必须时刻保持警惕。


Li: And if you want to learn English well you can stay on the ball with bbcukchina.com.

大家要想学好英语,不掉队,请跟踪我们每天都更新的教学网。

Rob: Also www.bbcukchina.com/learningenglish! Best of luck!

Li: Bye bye.


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