8. Learning English 学英语

A: Ralph, do me a favor, will you?
B: That all depends on what it is.
A: This is the proble, I'm still having trouble with my English. The instructor suggests that I ask an American to help me by telling me how he says the things I say which just aren't English. I wanted you to be the American.
B: What good'll it do? You never speak English unless you absolutely have to. I'll help you if you promise to speak noting but English all the time.
A: All right. Maybe I'll do that. It's the only way I'll be able to learn English fast enough, I guess.

Notes
What good'll it do? - it will be useless
Unless you absolutely have to… 除了你非…不可
Make a bargain with sb. 同…约定

A:拉尔夫,帮我一个忙,好吗?
B:这要看帮什么忙。
A:我有个困难。我的英语仍然遇到麻烦。老师建议我请一位美国人帮助,要他告诉我,我说的那些根本不像英语的话应当怎样说。我想要你做这个美国人。
B:这有什么用?你除了非说不可的时候,你从来不说英语。好吧!我跟你达成一个协议:如果你保证在任何时候除了英语外什么也不说,我就帮助你。
A:好吧,也许我能办得到。我想这是我能迅速学会英语的唯一方法。