ESL Podcast 714 – Dining with a Foodie 学习笔记

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。

foodie  讲究饮食的人,好吃鬼,好吃的挑剔鬼

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 »