当谈到英语口语这个话题时，很多人都不知道口语应该怎么练，可见英语口语对于国人的练习难度，针对这样的问题，知青英语分享大家VOA流行美语 Unit 116: blow it/wing it，希望大家更好的学习英语口语。
VOA盛行美语 Unit 116: blow it/wing it
Larry和李华两人正在做菜，预备一会儿带到冤家家参与party。明天李华会学到两个罕用语：to blow it和to wing it.
LH: Larry, 那是什么滋味？(sniffing) .........哎呀，糟了！是猪排烤焦了啦！
LL: What? Oh no! I ruined them. They"re stuck to the bottom of the pot. I blew it!
LH: 你在说什么啊！你是把猪排烤焦了，又没有吹坏什么货色！你怎样说blow it呢?
LL: When I said "I blew it", I meant that I ruined the whole dish. To "blow it" means to make a mistake that leads to total failure, or ruins a good opportunity.
LH: 噢，原来blow it是指犯了错，把事件搞砸了，或许错过了一个大好机会。你啊！还真是把这道猪排给搞砸了。这样吧！给你个将功补过的机会，再给我举个blow it的例子吧！
LL: Well, the other day I was playing pool with Jack. I was just two shots away from winning, but then I blew it: I sunk the eight ball and lost.
LH: 哈哈！ 你玩台球输给Jack ! 八成是你太有自信，所以才会在最初关头输掉。
LL: And last week, I finally got a date with that girl from my international relations class, but I blew it. I took a nap, overslept, and showed up at her place an hour and a half late.
LH: 哎, Larry, 你几星期来不断要约那个女孩进来玩。终于约到了，怎样会睡过头，还早退一个半小时的呢！我看你啊！你真是砸了这个好机会。
LL: Yeah, well, it wasn"t as bad as when you had that job opportunity last week and blew it!
LL: That"s because you forgot to check it. That was a really good job, too, and you blew it!
LH: 我没有听电话留言。就算是我blew it。
LH: 哎，Larry, 如今可怎样办？咱们一个小时后就失去Jane的家里，可是咱们一道菜也没做好！
LL: Well, we"ll just have to wing it.
LH: Wings? 你是说鸡翅膀？可是咱们曾经没有工夫到店里去买了啊!
LL: No, no, Li Hua, I said we have to wing it. That means, we"ll have to do the best we can with limited time and resources
LH: 噢，原来to wing it是说在无限的工夫和条件下尽量拼凑。好吧！那你有什么好方法？
LL: Let me see, what do you have in the fridge? (sound of fridge opening) Hmm, there"s some tofu in here, and some green onions. And there"s all these jars of weird Chinese sauces. Maybe we can wing it by making some kind of tofu dish.
LH: 嗯，让我看看.......！对了！这儿有豆腐，有葱，还有...让我看这瓶子里是什么...噢，四川辣酱！ 得了，咱们能够做麻辣豆腐，这道菜又快又容易，只需把豆腐切块，再切些青葱，半个小时就能够竣工咯！
LL: O.K., let"s get to work. (sound of sink/cooking sounds). This is a great idea. People will love it, and no one will even notice that we"re winging it.
LH: 没人会看出咱们是暂时凑出这道菜的。所以Larry, to wing it是不是只能用在暂时把货色放在一块儿，就像做菜？
LL: Not always. For instance, when I covered for Jack and taught his history 101 students last week, I didn"t have time to prepare for the class, so I just winged it.
LL: I read the reading assignment just an hour before class began. The students knew I was winging it, but they were very understanding.
LL：Li Hua, pay attention to your cooking, don"t blow it this time!
LH: 你释怀，你没看见我老守在炉子边吗！ 我绝不会blow it ！
明天李华学到的两个罕用语，一个是to blow it，意思是把事件搞砸了，或许是错过一个大好机会。另一个罕用语是to wing it，是指在无限的工夫和条件下，暂时拼凑实现一件工作。
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