http://www.sina.com.cn 2009年12月22日 10:09
Some peoplelove buying presents as much as receiving them. Others don't enjoygoing out in bad weather to wander around overheated, overcrowdedshops. Here are some five conversations to talk about this seasonalactivity。
1 Round theBend 发疯了
Beth is ina cafe, waiting for Alex to finishi his Christmas shopping.Eventually he arrives。
Beth: Did youget everything?
Alex: Hardly. I haven't even got half my presents。
Beth: I told you it'd be busy。
Alex: Ok, clever clogs!
Beth: People go completely round the bend, don't they? You'd thinkthe shops were going to close for a whole month。
Alex: To be honest, I wish they would。
2 Pretty Steep太贵了
Alice and herboyfriend Scott are in a sports shop。
Alice: Got anyideas what you're getting Craig for Christmas?
Scott: Christmas? That's three weeks away。
Alice: Exactly. You know how much you hate the last-minutepanic。
Scott: What did you have in mind?
Alice: This croquet set. It's right up Craig's street, isn'tit?
Scott: It looks great, but the price is a bit steep。
Alice: Yeah, but he's your brother, and he deserves it。
3 A Big Bird大火鸡
Sidney and Estherare planning a Christmas lunch for 12 people。
Esther: We'llneed a big bird. I'd better order it this week。
Sidney: I just hope it fits in the oven this year. Do youremember...?
Esther: Don't remind me! Will you do the stuffing?
Sidney: Of course. That's my specialty。
Esther: And I need you to serve the drink, too。
Sidney: Ah, yes. We need some booze. What will people bedrinking?
Esther: Everything. And don't forget the port for UncleMaurice。
4 Over the Moon乐疯了
Jenny is showingher sister Susan what she's bought for Amelia。
Jenny: I'vegot her these earrings. I hope she'll like them。
Susan: Oh, she'll love them。
Jenny: They go in this little box。
Susan: She's been going on about getting jewellery for weeks.She'll be over the moon. They'll be her favourite present, I'msure。
Jenny: Well, it's nothing special。
Susan: No, they're lovely. There isn't a necklace that goes withthem, too, is there?
5 Buying Nothing 无消费
Sarah is on thephone to her sister Dinah。
Sarah: "BuyNothing Day"? What's that?
Dinah: It's supposed to make you think about what youconsume。
Sarah: That's silly. You still need to buy food, don't you?
Dinah: Yeah, but it's only one Saturday a year。
Sarah: Well, a friend of mine is buying her family a goat thisChristmas。
Dinah: Did you say a goat?
Sarah: Yes, you donate money to a charity, and they buy a goat orchickens for village in Arica。
Dinah: Mmm! That's an idea! Can you send me a link?