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Naps
Oct 08 2010

Naps

小睡

Intro 简介

篮球超级明星勒布朗·詹姆斯最近说他每天都会小睡一会。如果篮球超级明星都这么做,难道不该人人如此吗?

在一些文化习俗中,白天躺下休息或睡觉是很常见的。但是在美国,除了孩子们外,很少有人会在工作日中小睡。事实上,适当的小睡一会是熬夜过后恢复自己体力的好方法。但是,人们通常认为有小睡习惯的人是懒惰的。让我们来看看艾米(Amy)和德凡(Devan)是否喜欢在白天小睡一会呢?

Dialogue 对话

Amy:  I wish that I were a person who could take naps. It seems like such a nice thing to do and such a good way to refresh yourself if you’re, you know…if you didn’t sleep well or if you’re having a hard day.

Devan:  So why don’t you take naps?

Amy:  I just can’t do it. I just can’t go to sleep in the daytime. I don’t know. I try, and I just end up lying there, you know, for hours, potentially, just staring at the ceiling. Do you take naps?

Devan:  Sometimes I’ll take like a power nap, like right after I get off work I’ll take a quick 20 minute nap. But I can’t take a nap longer than that, because if I fall asleep for hours in the middle of the day, then when I wake up I feel really awful. Like I just need a really quick power nap to get me re-energized, but if I sleep too long then I’m gonna want to sleep all night and then I’ll wake up again at three o’clock in the morning. But you know, in a lot of cultures it’s very common to have like a siesta or a nap in the middle of the day, and I wonder why in the United States that hasn’t really become a common practice.

Amy:  Sometimes I’ll just take it easy in the middle of the day, if I’m feeling tired and I need to have a little break, just watch TV for a half an hour or do something mindless to relax. But I just…I kind of feel the same way you do, like if I really lay down and tried to take a nap in the middle of the day, it would be really hard to get up and go back to work. I don’t know how people do it.

Quiz 测验

  1. Amy can’t sleep _.

  2. For about how long does Devan like to nap?

  3. Devan likes to take a quick nap _.

  4. If Devan takes a long nap, she __.

  5. If you __ tired, take it easy.