7. Hearing and Writing 听和写

A: Tell me about your English class, Mary.
B: Well, yesterday the teacher wro-te some sentences on the board. The first was "if you can't produce the sounds of a langua-ge acceptable, then you can't really hear them when other people make them". Next he worte, "if you can't hear the sounds of a language then you probably can't write the language well. Your inadequate pronunciation contributes to making your writing substandard."
A: Do you think that's right?
B: I don't know, Bob. I'll tell you when the course is over.

Notes
Substandasd--unacceptable, inferior

A:玛丽,给我说说你们英语课。
B:好吧,昨天老师在黑板上写了一些句子。第一句话是"对于一种语言如果你不能正确地发音,那么当别人发这些音时你实际上不可能听懂。"然后他又写道“如果你听不懂一种语言的发音,你大概也不可能很好地书写这种语言。你的不合格的发音将导致你的书写也不能令人满意。”
A:你认为这对吗?
B:我不知道,鲍勃。等这门课结束时我会告诉你的。
译文:
A:今天我上了第一堂英语课。
B:课上得怎样?
A:很在意思。老师告诉我们有三种方法可帮助我们学习语言。首先,除英语外不要用其他语言谈话。其次.背下大量完整的句子。最后请美国朋友告诉我们,我们在口语中感到困难的那些句子,他们是怎样表达的,并且要一直模仿他们。