آموزش رایگان مکالمات زبان انگلیسی سطح پیشرفته #۲۶

آموزش مکالمات زبان انگلیسی سطح پیشرفته #26

سری آموزش رایگان مکالمات سطح بندی شده زبان انگلیسی یک مجموعه رایگان و سه سطحی از مکالمات زبان انگلیسی است که توسط وبسایت کاردوآنلاین برای شما تنظیم شده است. دروس این مجموعه آموزشی از فایل صوتی و متن مکالمات و معنی کلمات جدید تشکیل شده است. فایل های صوتی این سری مکالمات را می توانید به صورت رایگان و آنلاین گوش کنید و دانلود کنید. متن مکالمات را نیز در همین قسمت برای شما تنظیم کرده ایم. امیدواریم که این سری آموزشی نیز مورد توجه شما عزیزان قرار بگیرد. لیست کامل این تمامی دروس مربوط به این سری آموزشی را می توانید در مطلب بانک مکالمات زبان انگلیسی سطح بندی شده مشاهده کنید.

Gardening Show

Susan: Hi. Welcome back to Susan’s Gardening Show. I’m Susan, and we’re ready to take our next caller. We have Mark from Seattle. Are you still there, Mark?

Mark: Uh. Yeah, but maybe not for long.

Susan: So, how can we help you today?

Mark: Okay. Uh, my wife is really into gardening, and about five years ago, she received a beautiful climbing rose bush . . . I think an Agatha Christie [That’s a nice one.] from her mother who has passed away. Anyway, the rose plant seems to be on its last leg.

Susan: Really? Normally, that rose is really quite hardy [I know.], and it’s very disease-resistant, too. [I know.]

Mark: Yeah. Well, this situation ISN’T normal. You see, about a week ago, I was doing some yard work, and I was using some weed killer [UH-oh.], yeah, to try to get rid of some terrible weeds and . . .

Susan: Did you spray the roses?

Mark: Uh, well, not exactly. I set the spray container down near the roses while I was trimming a bush, and the container must have gotten knocked over, and the weed killer soaked into the ground near the roses.

Susan: How much weed killer are you talking about?

Mark: Uh, about six or seven quarts (about six liters or 1.6 gallons), I think. [Oh, that’s a lot.] You know, I mean when you put . . .

Susan: And the roses? What do they look like now?

Mark: Oh, Dead, real dead. Dead as a doornail dead, but my wife hasn’t seen them yet.

Susan: Really? What have you done? Blindfolded her?

Mark: Well, I’ve kept her away from that side of the house where the roses are, but she is bound to see them at some point.

Susan: Yeah, yeah. You’ve got a problem.

Mark: I mean, is there anything I can do to revive them?

Susan: Not unless you’re a magician.

Mark: Well, can you recommend a quick-growing variety that can take its place?

Susan: Marc. I’m sorry. You’ve made a mistake . . . A big mistake.

Mark: . . . except that my wife warned me this could happen . . . Oh, man.

Susan: Oh, shoot. Listen. You made a blunder. A big mistake. A really big mistake. But unless your wife goes on vacation for a couple of years, you’re not going to be able to replace the roses that fast.

Mark: So, any recommendation? I mean, what do I do?

Susan: You need to talk to her.

Mark: Are you kidding? You don’t know my wife.

Susan: I’m sorry. Look. You’ve waited long enough. Don’t let the grass grow around your feet. Say something, but be sure to hide the garden shears before you do. Kneel down; ask for forgiveness now.

Mark: But that’s what I did when I killed her prized apple tree last year.

Susan: No way. Really?

Mark: Oh, man. Oh! She’s coming in from outside [Oh, no, oh no.].

Susan: One final word: Hide the weed killer. [But . . .] Thanks, Mark. That’s all the time we have for now. Let’s move on to the next caller.

Vocabulary

  • be into something (idiom): be interested in something 
    – I was really into running for awhile until I injured my knee.
  • be on one’s last leg (idiom): be ready to die or give out because of lack of energy 
    – My truck is on its last leg, so I need to start looking for a new one.
  • hardy (adjective): strong or sturdy 
    – You need to plant hardy varieties of bushes in this area because of the harsh winter weather.
  • get rid of (idiom): throw away or discard 
    – You should get rid of these plants; they are growing out of control.
  • be/looks dead as a doornail (idiom): undoubtedly dead 
    – Unfortunately, our pet chicken in the garden looks as dead as a doornail. It must have died during the snowstorm last night.
  • be bound to (verb): be likely to happen 
    – Seeing that you have taken so good care of your garden, you are bound to have a great harvest this summer and fall.
  • revive (verb): bring back to life or make something more alive 
    – I think it is too late. No matter how much you water that plant, you won’t be able to revive it.
  • blunder (noun; also a verb): a careless or embarrassing mistake 
    – It was a real blunder not to have watered the garden more frequently. Now, none of the plants will survive.
  • let the grass grow around your feet (idiom): wait, waste time, or delay doing something 
    – When it comes to doing well in school, you should never let the grass grow around your feet. Get busy and study every day.
  • shears (noun): a gardening tool that looks like a large pair of scissors for cutting and trimming bushes and plants 
    – Does anyone know where the shears are? I need them to trim the bushes in the front yard.

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