2011年 8月 2日, 星期二 - 格林尼治标准时间10:14

On a Roll 走好运

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Helen: 大家好,欢迎收听地道英语。我是 Helen.

Steve: And I'm Steve. How are you, Helen?

Helen: Actually, I'm feeling very positive, thanks Steve.

Steve: Why? What's happened?

Helen: Well, I found out on Friday that I'm getting a promotion 提升 at BBC Learning English. Then on Saturday, I won £1,000 on the lottery.

Steve: Wow, that's brilliant!

Helen: 是啊,我星期六赢了1000镑的彩票。不过这还不算什么,on Sunday, it got even better. 我收到通知说我画的画被伦敦艺术画廊选中,过几个星期你就能在艺术展会上看到我的作品了。 I'm so happy!这么多的好事我都碰上了!

Steve: That's amazing, Helen – you're on a roll at the moment, aren't you!

Helen: I'm on a what?

Steve: On a roll...

Three Images of Colin Firth (left to right) accepting awards which he won for the film The King's Speech (left image: PA; middle and right images: Getty Images)

Colin Firth is on a roll this year, winning lots of awards for acting

Helen: Roll? 打滚?我怎么可能打滚呢?I walk, or sometimes I run if I want some exercise. 只有踢球的时候, 我脚下的足球才会滚来滚去吧。

Steve: Sure, a football rolls, but you can be on a roll. It means you're experiencing lots of success or good luck at the moment.

Helen: I see, 这个短语 on a roll, 是好事接踵而来,一帆风顺的意思。 Let's listen to an example.


Example

Man: I hear your sister's getting married.

Woman: Yeah, she met this amazing guy while she was working in the theatre in London, and six months later they're engaged! And then, yesterday she was offered the lead part in the theatre's new play. She's really on a roll!


Helen: 这位女士为她的妹妹高兴,因为她的妹妹最近的运气特别好 she's on a roll. 首先她找到了她的白马王子 an amazing guy, 还订了婚。接下来她被选中当舞台剧的女主角。She was offered the lead part in a play.

Steve: Yes, if you're on a roll it means lots of things are going well for you at the moment. Here's another example.


Example

Man 1: How are Arsenal doing in the Premier League these days?

Man 2: Oh, they're totally on a roll! They've won all three games this month, including the one against Man United!


Helen: So that man thinks his favourite football team are on a roll because they've won all their games. 这支球队这个月没输过一场球,运气可真好。

Steve: Yes, they've won every game they've played this month – they're playing really well.

Text message sound

Helen: Oh, wait a minute. I've got a text message from my husband.

Steve: What's he saying – have you won the lottery again? Are you still on a roll?

Sound effect of car braking suddenly

Helen: No... actually, he's just had his bike stolen 不会吧,他的自行车被偷了? and earlier, he lost his car keys 怎么车钥匙也丢了呢!

Steve: Oh dear, that's bad luck! Unlike you, he's definitely not on a roll.

Helen: No... I'd better go and help him look for those keys. Bye!

Steve: Bye!


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