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 47: BUSTED / CREEP来开启你的口语学习之路
VOA盛行美语 Unit 47: BUSTED / CREEP
M: The police just busted someone for trying to steal my neighbor"s car.
L: 你说警察把那个小偷怎样样了？ 把他打伤了吗？
M: No, they busted him. Busted, B-U-S-T-E-D. Busted is the past tense of to bust; it means to catch someone doing something they shouldn"t be doing.
L: 噢，原来 busted someone for doing something 就是干好事的人被抓到 了。
M: That"s right. You can say "They busted him for something", or you can just say "they busted him".
M: Sure! They busted the man who lives in the apartment above mine!
M: Yes, I saw the police put him into a car and drive away.
L: 哎呀，好可怕。原来你楼上不断住着个小偷。哎，Michael，bust 这个词是不是只能指警察抓罪犯呢？
M: Not at all. Anyone who catches someone doing something wrong is busting them.
L: 噢，咱们一般人抓到他人干好事也能够说"busted someone doing something wrong"。哎，我可不能够说"The teacher busted my classmate for cheating on the English test."
M: Yes, that"s perfect. When you were little, did anyone ever bust you for doing something wrong?
M: That"s not too bad. Once when I was in school, the teacher busted me for selling candy to my classmates.
M: Yeah, but I"m not surprised. I always thought that guy was a creep.
L: A creep? 是小偷的意思吗？
M: No, that"s not what I said. I said he"s a creep, C-R-E-E-P. A creep is someone who looks and acts in a way that makes people suspicious and uncomfortable.
L: 噢，a creep 就是指一集体鬼头鬼脑，令人怀疑。那你为什么感觉那集体是个 creep 呢？
M: Well, he was never a friendly neighbor. He was always frowning, and wouldn"t say hello to people. That"s one reason I thought he was a creep.
L：可是这也不能说他就是个 creep 啊。由于有很多人平时都是皱着眉头，素来和睦他人打招呼，可是不肯定有什么坏心啊。
M: Sometimes he would try to sell us things. And even though we refused to buy his stuff, he just wouldn"t leave us alone. That"s why my neighbors didn"t like him. They all thought he was a little weird.
L: 啊，他还硬向你们推销货色。难怪你们怀疑他有什么不良动机。所以你才说他是个 creep。
M: You"ve got it. You give me an example.
L: 咱们班有个男生很厌恶，一切的女生都感觉他是个 creep。
M: Ok. Why is he a creep?
M: Yes, he definitely sounds like a creep to me.
M: Oh, you busted me! Please keep quiet about that, ok? I told my professor I had to visit a sick aunt in the hospital.
明天李华学会两个新词，一个是 busted，就是做好事被抓到的意思，另一个是 creep ，指的是一集体的行为举止鬼头鬼脑。
想要提升英语口语能力，其根本是同主题英语材料的海量输入，即海量地听和读，VOA流行美语 Unit 47: BUSTED / CREEP就是从这方面来提升你的英语口语，如果想要更多关于英语口语的知识请关注知青英语