Lesson 14 Age 年龄
limit n. 界限
spaghetti n. 意大利面
agency n. 代理厅
publicity n. 宣传
competition n. 竞赛
display v. 展示 n.展览
entry n. 参加竞赛的人或物
participant n. 竞赛者
229. How old are you? 你有多大年纪？
230. I’m six years old. 我六岁。
231. I’d rather not tell my age. 我不想谈我的年纪。
232. I’m going to be seven a week later. 再过一个星期我就七岁了。
233. My oldest son is seventeen. 我最大的儿子十七岁。
234. He's about your age. 他跟你年纪相仿。
235. You're the same age as ... 你和……年纪相若。
236. He’s ... older than I am 他比我大……
237. I’m young. 我很年轻。
238. I'm old. 我老了。
239. I’m getting old. 我在渐渐变老。
240. You’re too young to ... 你太小，还不能……
241. Is there an age limit for ...? 有年龄限制吗？
242. He never talks about his age. 他从来不提他的年龄。
BILL: Hi, Ali. Where are your parents today?
嗨, 阿里, 你爸妈今天到哪儿去了?
ALI: They're eating in the Italian restaurant again. I like hot dogs more than spaghetti.And ice cream is the most delicious thing in the world. It's not fair.
他们又上意大利餐馆去了. 我喜欢热狗甚於意大利, 然而冰淇淋又是世界上最美味可口的东西了.那是不公平的.
BILL: What isn't fair, Ali?
ALI: They can eat as much spaghetti as they want. But I can't eat as many hot dogs and ice cream sandwiches as I want. Do you have children?
他们高兴吃多少条就能吃多少, 但我想吃多少热狗和冰淇淋三明治却不能. 你有孩子吗?
BILL: I have two boys and two girls, but they are all older than you.
ALI: How old are the boys?
BILL: Bill, Jr., the oldest, is seventeen. Jack is sixteen.
小比尔最大, 他十七岁, 杰克是十六岁.
ALI: Do they play baseball?
BILL: They sure do. Do you play baseball?
ALI: Not yet. But I'm going to learn soon. I'm almost seven years old.
还没. 不过, 我很快会去学的, 我差不多七岁了.
Paul: And that, Mr. Crawford, is our plan. We'd like your agency to handle the publicity.
郭佛先生, 我们的计划就是这样子. 我们愿意由你的代理商去负责宣传.
Mr. Crawford: Good. Now let me make sure I have all the facts.
Mr. Crawford: The Brazilian Pavilion is planning a competition for young artists.
Paul: Yes, and by the way, the Pavilion will display many of the entries during the final month of the competition.
对. 噢, 对了, 在比赛的最后一个月, 很多应徵的作品要在巴西馆展览出来.
Mr. Crawford: I see. Now, the entries must all be oil paintings, correct?
好的. 参加比赛的作品都必须是油画, 对不对?
Paul: Yes. 对.
Mr. Crawford: Is there an age limit for the participants?
PAUL： We were thinking of thirty or thirty-five. But you must know more about this than I do.
我们考虑以三十岁或三十五岁为限. 不过, 关于这方面的事, 您知道的比我多,
PAUL： You have more experience. 您的经验比较丰富.
Mr. Crawford: I think thirty is the right limit. How old are you, Paulo? May I call you Paulo?
我认为三十岁最好, 保罗, 你几岁了? 我可以叫你保罗吗?
Paul: Of course, sir. Twenty-nine.
Mr. Crawford: You're the same age as my son Michael.
Mr. Crawford: Forgive me. Where were we?