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 79: DONE WITH THAT来开启你的口语学习之路
VOA盛行美语 Unit 79: DONE WITH THAT / PAY THROUGH THE NOSE
明天Michael和李华要进来买货色。李华会学到两个罕用语：down with that和to pay through the nose。
M: Hey, Li Hua. What do you want to do today? I don"t have any special plan, so we can do whatever you want.
M: I"m down with that. I need to buy some new tennis shoes. My old ones are really gross. My roommate is threatening to throw them out.
L: 我也留意到你的球鞋了，真实不象话，怪不得你的室友要把它扔掉呢。哎，那太好了，我们就一块儿去买货色吧。不过，Michael，你方才说I"m down with that。那是什么意思呀？就是你情愿去的意思吗？
M: Yes, the expression "I"m down with that" means going shopping is okay with me and I"m willing to go.
L: 这很无意思。那要是你问我，要不要跟你一块儿吃晚饭，我很情愿的话，我能不能说：I"m down with that?
M: Yes, that would let me know that you are willing to have dinner with me. What would you say if I suggested we go to my friend"s party on Saturday night.
L: 你倡议咱们星期六早晨上你冤家家去聚会啊。嗯，那肯定很好玩，我情愿去，I"m down with that。
M: Right. Now, where do you want to go shopping? There are lots of places close by.
M: Okay, that"s fine with me. That mall has a shoe store and it"s close. Let"s go.
L: Okay, I"m down with that. 咱们能够搭公共汽车去，几分钟就到了。而后咱们有一终日去买咱们要买的货色。还能够在购物中心吃饭呢！
M: Okay, I"m down with that.
M: That"s Neiman-Marcus. They have nice stuff, but they"re really, really expensive. You have to pay through the nose to buy even a shirt there.
L: 我也猜测它们的衣服肯定很贵。你说要在他们这里买件衬衣就要pay through the nose? 货色贵和鼻子有什么关系呀？
M: To pay through the nose is to pay a lot of money for something, usually way more than the item is worth. For instance, a shirt in a normal store costs about $40. However, a shirt in Neiman-Marcus easily costs !00. That"s paying through the nose.
L: 我懂了。To pay through the nose就是用低价买一样货色，往往要比原来的价值高很多。像一般店里一件衬衣要40美元，在他们这里就要200美元。可是，Michael, 我还是不懂，一集体的鼻子和钱有什么关系呀？
M: Yeah, it is a strange expression, but that"s the way it is. Do you still want to go into that store?
L: 不要，不要，我不出来了。我只是个先生，没那么多钱，I can"t afford to pay through the nose for things. 我啊，付不起这么高的价格。
M: I agree. I don"t want to pay through the nose for anything either. It"s stupid to waste so much money on something you can buy cheaper somewhere else.
L: 就是呀，可以用廉价的价格买到的货色为什么要糜费那么多钱去买呢？对了，Michael, 那什么时分咱们还能够用to pay through the nose这个说法的呢？
M: Well, some people are willing to pay through the nose to buy tickets to see their favorite singers.
L: 噢，花好多钱买票去听他们喜爱的歌手唱歌。我就有几个冤家爱买名牌的货色。她们就情愿pay through the nose。
M: I don"t understand paying through the nose to eat at fancy restaurants either. Food is food. Li Hua, I"m getting hungry. Can we go eat first?
L: I"m down with that. 我也有点饿了。然而，I don"t want to pay through the nose.
李华明天学到了两个罕用语。一个是：down with that, 意思是"赞同"，或许是"情愿"。另一个是：to pay through the nose, 意思是"出低价买货色"。
练习英语口语主要分为：1.听：英语听力是口语的基础，2.语法：语法是口语的基础，3.说：口语必须要实践。VOA流行美语 Unit 79: DONE WITH THAT就为大家分享到这里