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Construction
Sep 03 2010

Construction

建筑

Intro 简介

建筑工人这一职业大概可以和牙医以及收税员一起并列为最让人反感的行业了。尽管建筑工人的工作非常重要,但同时却非常令人反感。无论是在清晨惊醒我们的好梦,还是设置路障阻碍交通,或者是迫使我们绕路行走,建筑行业都干扰了我们日常生活的方方面面。但从另一方面来看,如果没有建筑工人的勤奋工作,我们的城市可能便会支离破碎!

就建筑施工而言,夏天是最糟糕的季节。尽管夏天里建筑工程不会被糟糕的天气所耽误,但大部分建筑工程到那时都已经完成了。埃拉(Ella)和 杰夫(Jeff)对他们所居住的城市中到处存在的建筑工程感到非常厌烦,让我们来了解一下他们是如何忍受的这一切并乐观面对的吧。

Dialogue 对话

Ella:  So there’s been tons of construction by my house, and it’s causing me to take so many different detours, it’s loud, it’s annoying, I just…I can’t stand it.

Jeff:  I think I’m on the same page with you. Since I’ve lived here, there’s been constant construction. In the winter, in the summer…usually in the summer.

Ella:  It feels like it’s never-ending. Is it even worth it to file a complaint, I mean what do you do?

Jeff:  I think that’s just how cities work. It’s beyond me. But we need to have some upkeep, make improvements. And we have to sacrifice our daily schedules because of it.

Ella:  So, what do you do to just kinda tolerate it and not let it get to you?

Jeff:  It’s frustrating, but I just try to grin and bear it. I try to take detours, but it seems to be everywhere. And everybody else is thinking the same thing, so you take a detour and it ends up becoming the same deal. Although I’ve always wanted to use a jackhammer.

Ella:  What do you want to do with a jackhammer?

Jeff:  You know, construction stuff, like go get a big gut, hang it over the top of the jackhammer…

Ella:  Sounds a little unpleasant.

Jeff:  Be a pro at it.

Quiz 测验

  1. Why does Ella dislike construction?

  2. Ella and Jeff are _ about construction.

  3. Most construction usually happens in what season?

  4. Which is correct?

  5. Noisy construction really gets _ Ella.