除舊佈新大掃除

文章來源:活用 English4U
AMC 空中美語
 

The Big New Year’s Clean-Up

 
咚咚咚鏘,咚咚咚鏘,隨著新年的腳步越來越近,家家戶戶都洋溢著熱鬧的氣氛,你準備好要度過歡喜的新年了嗎?

但在過年之前,也別忘了來個新年大掃除,除去一年的塵埃,迎接嶄新的未來喔!

圖片來源:flickr_Alex Gaylon

 

Jimmy is searching under his bed. 
Lucy: What’s the matter Jimmy?
Jimmy: I’ve searched high and low but I can’t find my keys. My watch is also missing!
Lucy: I know why. Look at your room; it’s so messy. You should clean it up.
Jimmy: Maybe you’re right. I guess that would be a good way to start the New Year.
Lucy: While we’re at it, we might as well clean the whole house.
Jimmy: The whole house? That’ll take all day to finish.
Lucy: But if we divide up the chores, it will be much easier.
Jimmy: Fine, I can clean up the living room and my room.
Lucy: I’ll wipe the stains off the kitchen stove and clean the basement as well.
Jimmy: Maybe I should take care of the bathroom. But could you vacuum the floors in the house? It’s not as gross as cleaning the bathroom.
Lucy: Wow, I didn’t know you could be so sweet, Jimmy.
Jimmy: Of course. I will start cleaning my room immediately.
Lucy: Alright then. Let’s get to it!
Lucy and Jimmy start cleaning the house.

中文翻譯

 
吉米在床底下找東西。
露西:吉米,怎麼了?
吉米:我到處都找不到鑰匙,連手錶也不見了。
露西:我知道為什麼。看看你的房間,實在是一團亂,你應該要打掃一下。
吉米:也許你說得對,我想那是個展開新一年度的好方式。
露西:若我們要做的話,不如順便打掃整個屋子。
吉米:整個屋子?那可會花上一整天。
露西:但如果我們分工做家事,就會簡單很多。
吉米:好,我可以打掃客廳和我的房間。
露西:我可以擦廚房爐子上的污漬,以及整理地下室。
吉米:也許我該負責浴室,但你可以用吸塵器打掃地板嗎?它不像整理浴室那樣噁心。
露西:哇,我不知道你這麼貼心耶,吉米。
吉米:當然,我馬上要開始打掃房間囉。
露西:好,那咱們開始吧!
露西和吉米開始打掃屋子。

 

Lucy and Jimmy have finished their chores.
Jimmy: Wow, I never realized that doing housework could be so difficult.
Lucy: Me neither. Now I really appreciate all of Mom’s hard work.
Jimmy: Me too. By the way, look what I found while cleaning my room.
Lucy: I knew you would find your keys and watch eventually.
Jimmy: I also located my old baseball cap, some DVDs, and my library card.
Lucy:Sounds great. It’s like finding hidden treasure.
Jimmy: Yeah. Now, I still have lots of energy, though. What should we do next?
Lucy thinks about it for a moment.
Lucy: I’ve got it. Let’s decorate the house for the New Year.
Jimmy: That’s a great idea. I’ll put up some red poetic couplets on the front door for good luck.
Lucy: Then I can take out the New Year’s candy box and put some snacks in it.
Jimmy: Wow, I can picture how cheery our house will be.
Lucy: Yes, it’ll definitely look great. Those things should bring our family lots of good luck and blessings in the upcoming year.
Lucy and Jimmy start decorating the house. 
 

中文翻譯

露西和吉米做完家事。
吉米:哇,我從沒想過做家事會這麼難耶。
露西:我也是,現在我真的很感謝媽媽的辛苦付出。
吉米:我也是。順帶一提,看看我在整理房間時找到了什麼。
露西:我就知道你最終一定會找到鑰匙和手錶的。
吉米:我還找到了我的舊棒球帽、一些影音光碟以及借書證。
露西:聽起來很不錯耶,就像找到隱藏的寶藏一樣。
吉米:是啊,我現在還是精力充沛,所以我們接下來該做什麼呢?
露西想了一下。
露西:我知道了,我們來做新春佈置吧。
吉米:真是不錯的主意。我會在前門貼一些祈求好運的春聯。
露西:那我去拿新年糖果盒,並放一些點心在裡面。
吉米:哇,我已經能想像家裡會變得多麼喜氣洋洋。
露西:是啊,看起來一定會很棒。那些裝飾會在來年帶給我們家很多好運及祝福。
露西和吉米開始佈置房子。
 

Vocabulary

 

missing  adj. 遺失的
I’m worried because my phone is missing and I can’t find it anywhere.
我因為手機遺失遍尋不著而感到著急。
 
messy  adj. 髒亂的
mess  n. 雜亂
The kitchen is messy and full of dirty plates and cups.
廚房很髒亂,到處都是髒的盤子和杯子。
 
chore  n. 家庭雜務;例行工作
She did chores at home such as washing clothes and sweeping the floor.
她在家會做像是洗衣和掃地等雜務。
 
wipe  v. 擦拭(wipe - wiped - wiped)
The clerks wipe dust off the store’s shelves and windows every day.
店員每天都會擦拭店內的架子和櫥窗。
 
basement  n. 地下室
I don’t go into my home’s basement often because it’s cold and dark there.
我不常去到我家的地下室,因為那裡又冷又暗。
 
housework  n. 家事
The kids help their busy mother by taking care of some housework.
孩子們以分擔家事來協助忙碌的母親。
 
appreciate  v. 感謝;重視(appreciate - appreciated - appreciated)
Our teacher appreciates our hard work and feels proud of us.
老師很看重我們的努力用功並為此感到驕傲。
 
locate  v. 找出…的位置(locate - located - located)
Police officers located the stolen car in the parking lot of a shopping center.
警察在購物中心停車場找到失竊車的位置。
 
decorate  v. 裝飾(decorate - decorated - decorated)
We decorated my apartment with pumpkins for Halloween.
我們在萬聖節用南瓜裝飾我的公寓。
 
cheery  adj. 令人感到愉悅的
cheer  v. 鼓舞
She is a cheery person who is nice to almost every person she meets.
她是一位令人感到愉悅的人,因為她對於遇到的每個人大多和善以待。
 
blessing  n. 祝福
bless  v. 祝福
The family asked for blessings when they went to the temple together during Chinese New Year.
這家人在中國新年時會一同到廟裡祈福。
 

Learn More

 

stain  n. 污漬;斑點
vacuum  v. 用吸塵器清掃
gross  adj. 噁心的
red poetic couplet  n. 春聯
upcoming  adj. 即將來臨的
 

活用片語

 

high and low 到處
Mary searched high and low for her missing earring.
瑪麗到處找尋她遺失的耳環。
 
by the way 順帶一提
Sure, I can finish this work by Friday. By the way, what are your plans for the weekend?
沒問題,我可以在禮拜五以前完成這份工作。順帶一提,你週末有什麼規劃嗎?
 
 
 
看煙火的時侯,有哪些句子一定要學會呢?快抄下以下句子:
Are you ready for the count down?

I am looking forward to the New Year’s party.

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