Victor: You look beautiful, love
Helen: I do, don't I?
Victor: Why, you could pass for2
a movie star, or a glamorous top fashion model!
Victor: Baby! You've got the hiccups3!
Helen: Hic! Hic! Tell me something
Victor: (Giggles4) Sure!
Helen: Like how…Hic…to get rid
of…Hic…them! (Realizing Victor is giggling)
Victor: Oh, never, sugar plum6!
B: (They keep walking in the corridor.)
Helen:…Hic…They're getting worse!
Maybe…Hic…you'd just…Hic…better take me…Hic…home.
Victor: Let me get my coat.
C: (Helen passes by the dean's office.)
Dean: What time will that national
TV news reporter be here, Mrs. Johnson?
Secretary: He said by lunch time.
Helen: (Stops and listens)…Hic!
Dean: Since they're broadcasting
live7, he wants to interview as many students as he possibly can.
Helen: Live TV national news, here
at school today? Hic!
decided to stay and battle it out!
Victor: Okay, I guess. See ya later.
D: (Helen walks to the wash room.)
Helen: Hic! I've got three hours to
get rid of these hideous8 hiccups! Fortunately, they'll never miss
me first hour in study hall…Hic!
(In the wash room)
Helen: I'll try drinking some
water…Ahh…! Much better already! Hah! Curing them was certainly a
piece of cake! Hic!…Hic!…Hic! Darn9 it! They're worse than
ever! I'll try holding my breath!
(In the corridor)
Student A: Helen! Are you okay? Your
face is turning blue!
Helen: I'll give a…Hic…hundred
dollars to the…Hic…first person who…Hic…can cure me!
Student A: Has Victor worked up the
courage to tell you about our engagement10 yet?
Helen: (Anger stops her hiccups
Student A: See! No more hiccups!
You're cured! That'll be one hundred dollars for Dr. Cooper, please.
Helen: Bill me later! Right now I've
got things to do. I've got just enough time to make myself
gorgeous for that live TV coverage!
Student A: Cheap-skate11!
1 love bug: a pet name showing intimate
2 pass for :to be accepted as; be
用法：Do you think this jacket and pants
will pass for a suit? They're almost the same color.你觉得这件短上衣和裤子看上去象是一套的吗？它们颜色几乎一模一样。
用法：What should I do if I have
4 giggle: to laugh in a silly, often
5 dead meat：dead死定了(常用于诅咒或威胁)
6 sugar plum：(昵称，类似于honey，sweetheart)
7 live: on the scene实况转播的
用法：The world cup was shown on TV
8 hideous: horrible or terrible可怕的、讨厌的
用法：The hideous tale made the children
9 darn: it is used to express
dissatisfaction and annoyance(用于惊叹语表示不满和恼怒)该死的，可恶的
用法：That darn cat ate all the fish in
10 engagement: the act of engaging to订婚
用法：There is no diamond on my
用法：I felt like a cheapskate, tipping
the waitress only one dollar.我觉得自己太抠门了，只给了女服务员一美元作小费。
Exercise: Turn the four mini-dialoguessintos
ONE descriptive narrative. Use only indirect speech.