想要在短期内尽可能提高你的英语口语，那么不仅需要词汇量以及听力水平等综合英语能力，还需要不断练习口语，毕竟理论上口语的提升是一个永无止境的过程,今天先跟着知青英语从VOA流行美语 Unit 51: GET CARRIED AWAY来开启你的口语学习之路
VOA盛行美语 Unit 51: GET CARRIED AWAY / TO CALL IT A DAY
to get carried away
to call it a day
明天Michael为李华油漆房子。李华学到了两个新词儿：to get carried away和to call it a day。
L: Hey Michael，我回来了。我的天哪，你连客厅都刷啦？你只需刷卧房就够了，我没想要你做这么多的。
M: That"s O.K. The work was pretty easy. I guess I got carried away.
M: I said I got carried away. "Got" is the past tense of "get" and "carried" is the past tense of "carry".
L： 好了，那"got carried away"到底是什么意思？
M: "To get carried away" means to be so focused on doing something that you don"t notice anything else, and lose track of time. It can also mean "to do something more than is necessary."
M: You"ve got it. I was so absorbed in my work that I got carried away. I didn"t notice how long I had been working. When I finished, I saw that it was already three o"clock!
L: 嗯，我真心愿我能你这样分心工作。我最恨刷油漆这种活了。对了，Michael, 这个"got carried away"除了用在工作上，我可不能够用在其它中央呢？
M: Sure! We can use it for a lot of things. For instance, the other day I went shopping for clothes. At first, I had only planned to spend 50 dollars to buy some pants and a shirt. But I got carried away and spent 250 dollars.
L: 噢，所以当你got carried away的时分，示意你曾经忘乎所以了，对不对?
M: That"s right. For instance, I was cooking spaghetti sauce the other day. I really like garlic, so I decided to put a lot in. But I got carried away, and put in way too much.
L: Phew, 我原来是不想说的，怪不得你嘴里一股大蒜味，真是呛人哪。这样说来，有的时分get carried away也有贬意啊，对不对？
M: Sure it can. Why don"t you give me an example of how being carried away can be used negatively?
L: 那还不简略，有一次我请我冤家帮我油漆卧房，后果他got carried away连客厅也一块儿给我 刷了。
M: Well, that sounds right. But why is that a bad thing?
L: 他由于太got carried away，后果遗记我的起居室原来是要漆蓝色，不是红色的。
L: Michael, 你明天做的也真够多的了，我真的很谢谢你啦。
M: No problem. I think you are right. Let"s call it a day.
M: No no, I said "Let"s call it a day". That means: let"s stop working for today and go home.
M: You know what I mean! To "call it a day" just means to decide it is time to quit working, and to relax or go home. Now I think we should call it a day and go get something to eat.
M: Hmm, why do you take me to your favorite restaurant in Chinatown.
M: Whoa, don"t get carried away, Li Hua. You"re not that rich.
明天Michael为李华油漆房子，李华学到了两个新词儿: to get carried away和to call it a day。 To get carried away意思是：由于做事太分心疏忽了其它的事。To call it a day指的是一天工作到此为止。
VOA流行美语 Unit 51: GET CARRIED AWAY就为大家分享到这里，更多英语口语知识请关注知青英语英语口语栏目