高级口译真题之2011年9月真题ListeningComprehension4

来源:上外培训网   发布时间:2015-06-19   作者:

  高级口译真题:2011年9月真题ListeningComprehension4

  Hello, I’m Amber and you’re listening to BBC learning English.com. In London life today, we sit down to a traditional British breakfast in a smart London restaurant and a ‘greasy-spoon café’! A ‘greasy-spoon café’, or ‘caff’, is the opposite of a smart restaurant!

  We find out what the traditional British breakfast is made of, and why it is becoming more and more popular, especially in London, to eat breakfast in a café before arriving at the office for a hard day’s work.

  Now let’s listen to what an American anthropologist, Kaori O’Connor says. According to Kaori O’Connor, strangers to England have a ‘vague vision’, an unclear picture in their minds, of what the traditional British breakfast is – perhaps it’s served from silver dishes on a grand ‘sideboard’. As you listen, try to catch what Kaori lists as the three main ingredients of the great British breakfast.

  She says ‘It’s a meal that everyone outside of England has heard of, and dreams about, and we don’t know what it is, but when we come here, we want to eat it. And we have some vague vision of, you know, a sideboard with silver dishes and it’s just going to be the most wonderful thing on earth and I got here, and I went to a café and there was the bacon, eggs and chips, and I thought – gosh, is this all there is?!’

  Did you catch it? Kaori says she went into a London café for breakfast and there it was ‘bacon, eggs and chips’! Bacon is meat from a pig that has been salted and dried, and it is fried for a traditional English breakfast!

  The eggs are usually fried too, and there is also usually some kind of bread – perhaps fried bread or even, as Kaori saw, chips – fried potatoes!

  So now let’s go to a smart London restaurant where chef Lawrence Keogh is frying a traditional breakfast! You can hear the sizzling in the background! He explains why he eats breakfast – the egg and bacon are ‘protein’, for example – protein is healthy. ‘it keeps you going all day’. It’s ‘sustenance’, nourishment, healthy food.

  As you listen, try to catch what he says is a new trend, or fashion in London’s top restaurants.

  Lawrence Keogh says ‘I think it’s fundamental to the start of the day. If I’ve got a long day at work, I try and eat egg and bacon in the morning because it’s protein – it keeps you going all day. You know really, we do a lot of business meetings as well now in the morning –the place is very busy – and I think you see it across London now, there’s lots more people having business meetings in top restaurants and it’s getting very fashionable to have breakfast.’

相关课程推荐:

口译类型 班级名称 课程模块 保障服务 查看详情
基础口译 基础口译暑假签约保过班
基础口译听力影子训练
基础口译口语强化
基础口译记忆训练
1.专职班主任服务
2.享免费复读
报名
中级口译 中级口译签约保过班
中级口译综述和速记秘笈
中级口译阅读技巧、速度提高
中级口译王牌翻译英汉互译
中级口译强势听力与实战练习
中级口译情景口译
中级口译冲刺强化内容
中级口译历年真题点评
中级口译模考实战
1.专职班主任服务
2.享免费复读
报名
中级口译暑假签约保过班
中级口译寒假签约保过班
高级口译 高级口译签约保过班
高口阅读技巧与速度提高
高口情景口译
历年真题点评与模考实战
高口王牌翻译英汉互译
高口强势听力与实战练习
1.专职班主任服务
2.享免费复读
报名
高级口译暑假签约保过班
英语能力口译调查问卷