爱思英语编者按:Kitty和Helen正在看关于星期天商场商品打折的海报,她们看中很多正打折处理的衣服和名牌包包等其他商品。
 
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情景导读
 
Kitty和Helen正在看关于星期天商场商品打折的海报,她们看中很多正打折处理的衣服和名牌包包等其他商品,并且觉得它们都物超所值。
 
英语情景会话
 
(以下K代表Kitty, H代表Helen)
K: Hi. Helen. Look at the post! It says the shopping mall is having a big sale this weekend.
H: Really?
K: Yes. Many items are 60% off. Let me see. Oh, I like this yellow coat. It only costs about 150 yuan, while the original price is about 400 yuan.
H: I need a new pair of socks.
K: Here. You can get one free if you buy two.
H: That's quite a deal. How about brand name purses?
K: Oh, a lot of brand name purses are on clearance sale that day.
H: So we can get the most out of our dollar.
K: Of course. We can pick up many good things at a low price.
H: And it will sell the faulty products at unbelievably low prices. I am afraid the price could hardly cover cost.
K: They've made a great profit before. I can't wait.
H: Shop 'til you drop! I'll call you then.
 
英语笔记
 
1.60% off 是“打四折”。
2.在口语中 let me 常缩读为 le'me,读作/lemɪ/音标。
3.此处出现/s/与/j/的同化现象,同化为/ʃ/,读作/ðɪ'ʃeləʊ/音标
4.brand name 意为“名牌”。
5.此处出现了连读现象,most out of 读作/məʊstaʊtəv/。
 
英语语音语调
 
辅音与元音的连读
在 So we can get the most out of our dollar 这句中,你听到的英文不是 /məʊst aʊt əv/,那是因为在非正式的口语中,前一个词的词尾辅音会与后一个词的词首元音发生连读,这样会使说话和朗读更加自然流畅,most out of 习惯读作 /məʊs taʊ təv/。如:
Get out of here.一/ɡe taʊ təv hɪə/ 出去。
Take it easy.一/tei kɪ ti:zi/ 别紧张。
Get all of them.一/ɡe tɔ:ləv ðəm/ 把他们都叫来。