Cheer Up 讲解录音
Unit 14 Cheer Up
『 语音语调 』
『 知识点 』
1.down (adj) 沮丧的；情绪低落的；失落的
You seem a bit down.
Try to cheer him up when he is down.
2.get off the phone 挂断电话；放下电话
I just got off the phone with my boyfriend.
Some people get chatty and are hard to get off the phone.
3.temper n. 性情，脾气
have a good temper 好脾气\ have a sweet temper 性情温柔
have a bad temper 坏脾气\ have a short temper 脾气暴躁，易怒
lose one’s temper 发脾气
in a temper 生气
4.stressed out 紧张的；焦虑的；压力大的
With a lot of urgent tasks to fulfill, the manager is stressed out.
Take it easy. Don’t be stressed out.
5.nerve-wracking ['nɜ:vˌrækɪŋ] adj. 令人紧张的;非常伤脑筋的
He does have a pretty nerve-wracking job you know.
Speaking in public can be a nerve-wracking experience.
6.brush sb off 不理睬—-；把—-打发走；毫不客气地拒绝—-
=give sb the brush-off 不理睬；把—-打发走
She gave him the brush-off.= She brushed him off.
I tried to be friendly but got brushed off\got the brush-off.
7.on edge= edgy 紧张不安的；情绪急躁的
She’s been on edge lately, waiting for the test result.
她最近心绪不宁,在等待测验结果。= She’s been edgy lately.
8.grouchy [ˈgraʊtʃi] 脾气不好并经常发牢骚的，好抱怨的
Grouchy people are not popular wherever they go.
She is sometimes grouchy, but all in all she is a good person.
9.You are something else!
表达对对方话语或行为的惊讶，可以是正面、反面意思；或者是开玩笑的口吻。相当于 “My god I can’t believe you say\do that!”
Wow, you finished the job on your own. You’re really something else.
I can’t believe you lied to me. You are really something else.
『 原文脚本 』
A: Ok… I'll talk to you later. Bye
B: Carrie, are you ok? You seem a bit down.
A: I just got off the phone with my boyfriend. He is always getting upset and losing his temper over nothing. It’s so hard to talk to him at times.
B: Maybe it’s just that he is stressed out from working or something. He does have a pretty nerve-wracking job you know.
A: Yeah but, he is always in a really foul mood. I try to find out what’s bothering him or get him to talk about his day but, he always shuts down and brushes me off.
B: Men are like that you know. They can feel nervous, anxious or on edge and the only way they can express it is by trying to hide it through aggressiveness.
A: I guess you are right. What do you think I should do? He wasn’t always this grouchy you know…
B: Talk to him, try to cheer him up when he is down and if that doesn’t work, I say get rid of him and get a new one!
A: You are something else you know that?