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American English 美式英语

English Lesson 英语课程

Feb 09 2018


Intro 简介

You’re on an adventure! You must stop a crazy person from blowing up the world. You put on your best adventure suit and grab your blunderbuss. As you walk down the street, you say, “Good morrow,” to everyone, but you trust no one. You hurry to catch a flight on a dirigible. This great flying machine will take you to save the world.

This is just one example of a steampunk adventure story. Steampunk is a style and a social trend. It mixes the essence of the Victorian era with futuristic ideas. There are many ways to enjoy steampunk. There are books, movies, and TV shows with these themes. Or if you are really interested, there are many steampunk events where people dress up and imagine fantastic futures.

Andy just bought a steampunk suit that accentuates his best features. Listen to today’s English lesson to learn if Dominique also likes steampunk.

Dialogue 对话

Andy_H:  Good morrow, Madame Dominique! How goest? Check out this awesome suit.

Dominique:  What are you wearing, Andy?

Andy_H:  Oh, it’s just something I picked up at the store… Victoriana. It’s pretty cool. I have this event I’m going to, and it’s totally steampunk.

Dominique:  It’s kind of throwback.

Andy_H:  Throwback?! It’s pretty much like, the essence of Victorian England. I mean… you like steampunk, right?

Dominique:  No clue.

Andy_H:  O! M! G! OK. Steampunk is essentially the greatest thing because it takes the style of 1800s Britain and puts it into the futuristic sci-fi world. I mean, if I lived during the Victorian era, I definitely would have dressed like this. I mean, look at how it accentuates my body!

Dominique:  Um… If I lived back then, I think I’d just stay in the house… all the time.

Andy_H:  Well, maybe, if you lived back then, your house could have been a dirigible. But then you would have had to use your blunderbuss to shoot away the… you know… invaders. It would have been a mess. Anyways…

Quiz 测验

  1. Why does Andy speak Old English?

  2. Which of these is NOT characteristic of steampunk?

  3. Which expression means the same things as good morrow?

  4. Which sentence is in the third conditional?