Laura: Sorry, Victor!
"Sorry" doesn't cut1 it!
You were supposed to meet me right here - forty minutes ago! You're
late, as usual!
Laura: Now! Now! What's
a few minutes between friends?
Victor: You don't get
Laura: (Reading a note on the
bulletin board) Oh, look! I must check them out!
Victor: Hold it! We had
Laura: Come with me?
Victor: No way! I hate
shopping with you. You try on every dress, and it drives me crazy!
Laura: Well, it'll only
take a sec3. Just a tiny peek4
at the new fashions. Aren't you coming in?
Victor: No, thank you.
I'll wait outside.
Laura: I, Victor! I'm
finished. Okay. I'm ready to go on our date.
Victor: It's too late
to catch the movie.
Laura: Give me another
Victor: Well, okay.
I'll pick you up5 at 8 p.m. sharp6.
We'll go dancing.
Laura:Aha! 8 o'clock!
Made it. Ready. This outfit7
should make up8 for all the
times I was late. Hmmph! Now Victor's five minutes late. Who does he
think he is, keeping me waiting? I went to a lot of trouble to look awesome9!
Twenty-five minutes already! Boy! I'm hot!…Wait! I get it. Victor
is trying to teach me a lesson…trying to give me a
taste of my own medicine10. Nine o'clock and he's still
not here. I believe he actually stood me up!11If
he is not coming, I'll settle in12
for the evening and changesintossomething comfortable.(A
knock at the door).
Victor:I was caught in
a terrible traffic jam and didn't move an inch for two hours. Boy!
Even though I'm late, you're still not ready!
1.cut it: to be able to deal with a problem satisfactorily令人满意地处理问题
用法：(1)If she can't cut it, then we'll get someone
else to do the job.
(2)"Sorry" doesn't cut it!意为：光抱歉有什么用！
2.date: meeting or appointment和…约好了的时间，(男女间的)约会
go on a date with somebody和某人约会
用法：We made a date to go to the opera this evening.
3.sec.: second, "秒"的缩写形式
4.peek: have a glance look quickly and secretly一瞥,匆忙看过,偷看
用法：(1)peek at somebody's diary偷看别人的日记；
(2)peek at others' privacy偷看别人的隐私
用法：I will pick you up after work right at the company
用法：How about meeting at 4:00 p.m. sharp?
7.outfit: a set of clothes衣服
用法：(1)She looks great with the wedding outfit.
(2)She bought a new outfit for the awarding ceremony.
8.make up: compensate for弥补
用法：Sometimes the crimes which have been committed can
not be made up.
9.awesome: causing admiration or fear令人敬畏的,可怕的；这里是口语用法，表示wonderful
or better than average极好的、比一般的要好
用法：My girlfriend thought my new car was really
10.a taste of one's own medicine:以其人之道还治其人之身
用法：Maria gave Peter a taste of his own medicine by
not returning the money back。
11 stand somebody up: to fail to keep an appointment with爽约，相当于现代汉语口语中的"晾了某人"，"晒了某人"，"放鸽子"等。
用法：If you continue standing your boyfriend up, he
will get annoyed.
12 settle in：to stop activity to rest or sleep停止某一活动去休息或睡觉
用法：I will settle in for the evening if there is no
Exercise: Turn the three
mini-dialogues/into/ONE descriptive narrative. Use only indirect