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 43: RULE / TO BLOW MONEY...来开启你的口语学习之路
VOA盛行美语 Unit 43: RULE / TO BLOW MONEY...
明天是周末，Michael和李华去打台球。李华一边玩一边还学了两个年老人罕用的词：to rule和to blow money on something.
M: Hey! You don"t need to get angry just because I rule at the pool table!
M: Absolutely not! I said that I rule the pool table. That means that I am the best at playing pool. I can defeat anyone. Rule, R-U-L-E.
L: 噢，我明确了， rule在这里指的是你玩台球玩得最棒，能够战胜任何人。对不对，Michael？
M: That"s right! I am king of the pool table! I rule!
M: Sport? Ping-pong is not a sport! It"s a game! You might rule at that little game. But I rule at pool, a man"s game!
L: 你在瞎说什么啊。我不跟你争了。你还是多给我解释解释 rule 这个词吧。
M: Well, I can say "I rule the pool table"; that means that I dominate the game. Or I can say "I rule at" doing something. In either case it means the same thing: I am the best!
L: 好了，好了，就算你是最棒的吧。那 rule 还有什么别的用法呢？
M: Sometimes we just say something or someone rules without adding any other words. For instance, I can say "Chinese food rules!", that means I think it is great.
L: 噢，那假如我说：Michael Jordan rules!，就示意我以为他是最棒的篮球静止员，对不对？
M: That"s right. When we say a person rules, that means we think they are the best, or at least that they are impressive.
M: Whatever, I rule the pool table, no matter who I play against!
M: Not so well. Say, Li Hua, can I borrow five dollars? I just blew my money on playing pool with them, and I need to put gas in the car so we can get home.
M: No, I said I blew my money on pool. That means I spent all of my money very quickly. Blew, B-L-E-W. It"s the past tense for blow.
L: 噢，"blow money on something"就是为了做某件事很快把口袋里 的钱花光了。
M: That"s right. Like when we were at the mall the other day, and you blew a whole week"s pay on shoes.
M: Well, I guess sometimes it"s ok to blow one"s money on something useful.
L: 就是嘛。哎，我倒是想起了一个你乱花钱的例子，记不记得你大学一年级的时分到赌城拉斯维加斯，blew all of your money on black jack。
M: Ha ha ha....what a wonderful memory. but, I"ll never blow all of my money like that again. I am older and wiser now.
M: Those guys are good. They play quickly, and they both beat me several times. Also, we agreed that the loser had to pay for the pool table. So of course I blew all of my money very quickly.
明天Michael可是够晦气的，输了球，还花光了钱；不过李华倒是播种不小，她明天学到两个很有用的词，一个是：to rule，是很棒的意思，另一个是：to blow one"s money on something，意思是把钱都糜费在了某样货色上。
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