A recipe for disaster 后患无穷

来源:BBC 2019-02-13

内容简介

菲菲在给要过生日的同事准备生日蛋糕,但 Rob 说菲菲做蛋糕的食谱不对,而且这个食谱竟然是 a recipe for disaster!菲菲怎样才能拯救这个 disaster 食谱,把它变为 a recipe for success?请听节目。 

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(关于台词的备注: 请注意这不是广播节目的逐字稿件。本文稿可能没有体现录制、编辑过程中对节目做出的改变。)

Feifei
大家好,欢迎收听《地道英语》。我是冯菲菲。

Rob
and hello, I'm Rob. Err, Feifei what are you doing?

Feifei
I'm making a cakea chocolate cake - obviously!  

Rob
Why are you making a chocolate cake?

Feifei
It's Helen's birthday. 我这不是为了给 Helen 庆生做个蛋糕吗。怎么,你有意见?  

Rob
Well, for a start we are in a radio studio not a kitchen. Also, you've only got five minutes before she arrivesand you're putting salt in the cake mix not sugar.

Feifei
Ooops!

Rob
It's a recipe for disaster!

Feifei
“灾难的菜谱 a recipe for disaster”,你说什么呢? No, look, it's a recipe for a chocolate cake Rob.

Rob
That might bebut a recipe for disaster means a combination of things that will, at some point, go wrong and cause harm, damage or in this case, humiliationin other words it will end in trouble.

Feifei
Oh really? 原来 a recipe for disaster 被用来指一连串事情迟早会出错、惹麻烦、给人带来小不幸或让人出丑。Oh dear, Rob, this wasn't the recipe I wanted to follow!

Rob
No. Let's hear some examples of this phrase in actionand we can work out how to limit the damage.

Examples
My doctor says drinking too much, not exercising enough, and having a stressful job are a recipe for disaster. He says I might die young!

I'm not looking forward to the party. Having my wife and ex-girlfriend in the same room will be a recipe for disaster!

Watch out on the road tonightall that rain followed by freezing temperatures is a recipe for disaster.

Feifei
这个表达 a recipe for disaster 也可以理解为由于某人的言行而使事情“后患无穷”。So what problem is my cake making going to cause, Rob?

Rob
Well can't you see there's cake mix on the tablethe cake won't be ready in timeand it'll taste disgusting with all that salt in it.

Feifei
Oh calm downdo you want to taste the cake mix?

Rob
Oh go on then…. Mmmm, actually it's not too bad. And there's not much mess. Perhaps it's not a disasterbut maybe we shouldn't give it to Helen. Shall we keep it for later?

Feifei
Ha hait looks like this has been a recipe for success! 成功的秘诀!

Rob
A what?

Feifei
A recipe for success!

Rob
For once Feifei, you might be right! Bye!

Feifei
Bye.




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