想要提升自身英语口语水平，就需要一定程度的词汇量积累，麦克米伦词典提到过掌握7500个词才算达到日常沟通基础需求，从VOA流行美语 Unit 88:SNAP / SPACED OUT开始一点点累积开始吧
VOA盛行美语 Unit 88: SNAP / SPACED OUT
明天Larry和Li Hua一同打保龄球，Li Hua会学到两个罕用语：snap和spaced out.
(SFX of bowling alley)
LL: Hey, Li Hua, you look nervous. Have you ever bowled before?
LH: No, 我素来没打过保龄球，所以当然缓和啦！
LL: Don"t worry, Li Hua, bowling is a snap. You"ll figure it out in no time.
LH: 你说bowling是什么 - a snap? To snap不是对他人嚷嚷、谈话态度很凶的意思吗？
LL: That"s right. "To snap at someone" is to speak rudely, but snap can also be used as a noun. If we say something is a "snap" that means it"s very easy and can be learned quickly.
LH: 噢，我懂了，snap用作动词的时分，意思就是对人很凶，不过你方才说的snap是用做名词，要是咱们说something is a snap, 意思就是很容易就能学会的事，哎，那不就是咱们中文里所说的"小菜一碟"吗？
LL: Yes. So, now you"ll understand what I meant by saying "bowling is a snap!"
LL: Well, if you think bowling is hard, then what do you think is a snap?
LH: 让我想想 -- 骑自行车挺容易的。我一个下午就学会了。
LL: So you think riding a bike is a snap -- I agree, once you learn how to ride a bike, it"s a snap. Hey, Li Hua, you know what else is a snap?
LH: No, what else?
LL: Beating you at bowling is a snap. Look, I"m 50 points ahead of you.
LL: You"re right, Li Hua. It"s not fair. Here, I"ll teach you. Then you"ll see what a snap it is.
(Sound of ball being thrown)
LL: Li Hua, did you enjoy bowling?
LH: Yes, 保龄球挺好玩的，可是也挺累人的。
LL: Yeah, I agree. I feel kind of spaced out.
LH: 你说你感觉怎样样了 - spaced out? Larry, 你是身材不难受吗？
LL: No, no. Feeling spaced out means feeling kind of detached and unfocused. I sometimes feel spaced out when I"m tired.
LH: 噢，我懂了，feeling spaced out意思就是"感觉昏昏沉沉的，留意力难以集中"。就是啊，一集体太累的时分是会感到昏昏沉沉，四周发作什么事都不晓得。
LL: Yeah, but sometimes it might be for no reason. For instance, I might feel spaced out at class - I would be thinking about baseball, instead of listening to the teacher.
LL: All right, Li Hua. Now don"t tell me you"ve never felt spaced out yourself.
LL: Last week, I was really stressed over the exams. I was so spaced out that I forgot my father"s birthday. I felt terrible.
LL: No, he knows me very well - bowling is a snap for me; but exams always make me very nervous.
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