Tiếng Anh Giao tiếp 13: Thời gian
Part 13: Time
Situation 1: My alarm clock didn’t go off this morning.
Storyline: Rosie overslept because her alarm clock didn’t go off this morning…. .
|Rosie:||Sorry, I overslept. My clock didn’t go off this morning.|
|Rosie:||That’s right, even though I did set the alarm last night.|
|Francie:||Your clock never works. Perhaps you should buy a new one.|
|Rosie:||Well, if it breaks down again tomorrow, I’ll definitely buy a new one.|
|Francie:||Maybe by then it’ll be too late.|
|Rosie:||What do you mean “too late”?|
|Francie:||By that time you’ll be fired.|
Situation 2: I always forget to put my clock back one hour.
Jessica is late everytime it is daylight savings time because she always forgets to put the clock forward one hour….
|Kelly:||Ha, Jessica, you’re late.|
|Jessica:||Yeah. Each time we switch to daylight savings time, I always forget to put the clock forward an hour.|
|Kelly:||Well, then later this year when we switch back to normal time, don’t forget to set the clock back one hour.|
|Jessica:||I just can’t win! Each time we switch back to normal time, I always forget to put the clock back an hour, so I always come to work an hour early.|
|Kelly:||So, just remember. Spring forward, fall back.|
|Jessica:||So, that’ll make it even.|
Situation 3: My watch always gains 10 minutes a day.
Jane’s watch gains ten minutes a day, while Mary’s watch loses ten minutes a day. Jane can put up with her watch, but Mary seems to be tired of hers….
|Jane:||My watch always gains ten minutes a day.|
|Mary:||That’s funny. My watch always loses ten minutes a day.|
|Mary:||I’m serious. Every morning I set my watch by the radio, but it still loses ten minutes.|
|Jane:||You know what you can do?|
|Mary:||Throw it away and buy a new one?|
|Jane:||No, you don’t have to. You only need to put your watch back ten minutes everyday.|
|Mary:||So you put your watch back ten minutes everyday?|
|Jane:||Yeah, that’s what I’m doing.|
|Mary:||Why bother? Just buy a new watch. It doesn’t cost much. Besides, I just can’t put up with this thing any more.|
Situation 4: I always set my clock ahead ten minutes.
Roselind is very curious about why Jamie’s clocks show different times….
|Roselind:||Hey, you have so many clocks in your bedroom.|
|Jamie:||Yeah, I want to make sure I can wake up in the morning.|
|Roselind:||But is there something wrong with your clocks? None of them has the same time.|
|Jamie:||I do it on purpose. I set this clock ahead ten minutes, and this one back ten minutes, but I always set that one to the right time.|
|Roselind:||So the alarms ring every ten minutes?|
|Roselind:||Are your crazy or what?|
|Jamie:||No, I am a heavy sleeper. I need thunder to wake me up|