I invited my friend Nick to try a new restaurant with me. This restaurant was the latest thing, and since Nick was a foodie, I thought he would have an interesting take on the meal.
Anita: So, what did you think of the first course?
Nick: I thought it was passable.
Anita: Just passable?
Nick: Yes, it was a run-of-the-mill dish you could find in any fine dining restaurant. No gourmet would be bowled over by it.
Anita: Oh, I thought it was pretty good. What about the main course?
Nick: I thought the fish wasn’t seasoned properly and it was a touch overcooked.
Anita: I’m sorry to hear that.
Nick: And the wine pairing was all wrong.
Anita: I’m not a wine aficionado, so I guess my palate isn’t as sophisticated as yours. I thought the wine was wonderful.
Nick: Hmm, in my opinion, the entire meal was forgettable.
That was the last time I invited Nick to join me for a meal. I thought the meal was delicious, but Nick’s comments left a bad taste in my mouth!
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
这课很有意思，讲的是Anita 邀请好朋友 Nick去一个很受欢迎很潮流的餐厅吃饭，Nick 是一个在吃的方面很潮流的一个人，她以为Nick会感兴趣，没想到碰到一鼻子灰。Nick说这不好，那不好的，总之没有给Anita一点面子，当然，这也是Anita最后一次请Nick吃饭了。
the latest thing 最新、最in、最潮流的。例如：ipad 、iphone等。
have an interesting take on 不错的意见、建议等。整句意思是Anita认为自己带他去这个餐厅，他会有不错的见解（兴趣）。 Continue reading