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【整理】BBC Podcast 2008-10-05     【整理人】brightu  北星束

This is a download from the BBC. For more information and our terms of use, go to bbcworldservice.com/podcasts.

 

Hello, this is 6-minute English with BBClearningenglish.com.  I'm Jackie Dalton. And today I'm speaking to you from the streets of Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital and with me today is our producer in Bangladesh, Senjuti Nasir.  Hello, Senjuti.

 

Hello!

 

Now there is a reason why we are out in the streets today. And if you listen to the sounds going on around us, you will get a clue as to what today's program is about.

 

Senjuti, today's topic was your idea, can you tell us what it is?

 

Yes, traffic.

 

Right. And when I asked you let's make a program about Dhaka, what should we make it about, why was traffic the first thing that came to your mind?

 

Well, the problems with traffic happen to be one of the major problems that people in Dhaka facing every day. Right now you can see, a great number of cars are racing hours after hours, so I think it's a big issue these days. That's why I chose this topic.

 

Ok, well, from what I've seen of Dhaka in my two weeks here, it certainly is a big issue, I've stuck in many traffic jams already. But I tell you what? Because there is so much traffic out here, and it’s so noisy, why don't we go inside so we can hear each other speak.

 

Ah, that's better, before we continue, I have a question for you, Senjuti. Many cities in the world have introduced a congestion charge which is when you have to pay to drive your car into the city center, but which of these cities does not have a congestion charge, Stockholm, Singapore or Geneva?

 

I think it's Singapore.

 

Ok, we'll find out whether your answer was correct at the end of the program. But now there, let's look at some traffic related vocabulary, I like to use "bad traffic" as an excuse when I come in late to the office in the mornings. So I might say something like "Oh, I'm sorry, I was stuck in traffic."


Yes, and an expression we often hear related to traffic is a traffic jam, so you could say, "There's really a bad traffic jam."


Yes, a traffic jam. There are lots of traffic jams in Dhaka. You could also say there is really heavy traffic in Dhaka, heavy traffic which means lots of vehicles on the road. What other words come to mind when you think about traffic? 


One word we might hear is "chaos" when everything is crazy. ah, yes, chaos, everything is crazy and disorganized. It's chaos on the roads at the moment. I think it takes me about half an hour to get to work in the mornings.


Yes, it can be quite boring, and that made me wonder in Dhaka we spend so much time sitting in traffic jams, what do people do so they don't get bored?


Ok, let's have a listen, and as you listen, try to answer this question.

 

What kinds of things do people do so they don't get bored in traffic?

 

I might play with my cell phone, maybe games, or rechecking my inbox or maybe calling someone, and chatting with them, with friends.

 

We just wait for the traffic to get clear and we listen to some CDs that we have in our car.

 

Ok, so what do we have there?

 

Well, the girl says she plays with her cell phone, for example, she might play games and sometimes she chats to friends on the phone.

 

And the man says he just waits for the traffic to clear and maybe listens to CDs or something.

 

But one girl we spoke to just gets cross. Who does she get cross with? Listen to find out.

 

Well, actually when I'm stuck in the traffic, I don't really think of anything just that I get mad, I keep on thinking that the government are [is] not actually taking much care to, you know, solve this problem, and that's why the traffic is increasing every single day.

 

Well, she gets cross with the government because she thinks the government isn't doing enough to sort out the traffic.

 

Senjuti, she used the word "mad" there, which is American English for "angry", to get mad. What other emotion words might we associate with being stuck in traffic?

 

Frustration.

 

Frustration, to be frustrated, you get annoyed, usually because you can't achieve something that you want to achieve or things aren't going to plan, to be frustrated.

 

I find being in traffic tedious.

 

Tedious, another good word, very boring. Tedious, so Senjuti, what do you do in traffic jams to try to make them a bit less tedious.

 

Well, if someone friendly is with me, then I try to have a friendly chat with him or her, and try to spend a good time, and not try to focus too much on the jam and how much time I'm losing.

 

Ok, so you're trying to distract yourself from the traffic jam by talking to friends. For me, actually, as I said, I've been in a lot of traffic jams in Dhaka, but I actually like it, because it's such a new place to me and I've never been here before, I'll just sit here and look out of the window and watch people going by, and I find it quite fascinating, so actually at the moment I quite like traffic jams.


Well, it's nearly time for the end of today's program. Let's see if you got the correct answer to the question at the beginning, which was, which of these cities does not have a congestion charge, Singapore, Geneva, or Stockholm? And I think your answer was Singapore, and you're wrong, in fact, it was one of the first cities introduced a congestion charge. The correct answer is Geneva which doesn't have a congestion charge.

 

That's all for this week. But do join us again for more 6-minute English and goodbye~

 

Goodbye~



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This is a download from the BBC. For more information and our terms of use, go to bbcworldservice.com/podcasts.

 

 

Hello, this is 6-minute English with BBClearningenglish.com.  I’m Jackie Jolson. And today I’m speaking to you from the streets of Dhaka, the Bangladesh capital and with me today is our producer in Bangladesh, Senjuti Nasir.  Hello, Senjuti.

 

Hello!

 

Now there is a reason why we are out in the streets today. And if you listen to the sounds going on around us, you will get a clue as to what today’s program is about.

 

Senjuti, today’s topic was your idea, can you tell us what it is?

 

Yes, traffic.

 

Right. When I asked you let’s make a program about Dhaka, what should we make it about, why was traffic the first thing that came to your mind?

 

Well, the problems with traffic happen to be one of the major problems that people in Dhaka facing every day. Right now you can see, a great number of cars racing hours after hours, so I think this a big issue these days. That’s why I chose this topic.

 

Ok, well, from what I see of Dhaka in my two weeks here, it certainly is a big issue, I’ve stuck in many traffic jams already. But I tell you what? Because there is so much traffic got here, and so noisy why don’t we go inside so we can hear each other speak.

 

Ah, that’s better, before we continue, I have a question for you, Senjuti.  Many cities in the world introduced a congestion charge which is when you have to pay to drive your car into the city center, but which of these cities does not have a congestion charge, Stockholm, Singapore or Geneva?

 

I think it’s Singapore.

 

Ok, we’ll find out whether your answer is correct at the end of the program. But now let’s look at traffic related vocabulary, I like to use “bad traffic” as an excuse when I come in late at the office in the mornings. So I might say something like “Oh, I’m sorry, I was stuck in traffic.” Yes, and an expression we often [use] here related to traffic is a traffic jam, so you could say, “There’s really a bad traffic jam.” Yes, traffic jam. There are lots of traffic jams in Dhaka. You could also say there is really heavy traffic in Dhaka, heavy traffic which means lots of vehicles on the road.  What other words come to mind when you think about traffic?  One word mightier is “chaos” when everything is crazy. Ha, yes chaos, everything is crazy and disorganized. It’s chaos on the roads at the moment, I think it takes me about half an hour to get to work in the mornings. Yes , it can be quite boring, and that make me wonder in Dhaka we spend so much time sitting in traffic jams, what do people do so that they don’t get bored? Ok , let’s have a listen, and as you listen, try to answer these question.

 

What kinds of things do people do so that they don’t get bored in traffic?

 

I might play with my cell phone, maybe games, or rechecking my inbox or maybe calling someone, and chatting with them, with friends.

 

 

We just wait for the traffic to get clear and probably listen to some CDs that we have in our car.

 

Ok, so what do we have there?

 

Well ,the girl says she plays with her cell phone for example, she might play games and sometimes she chats to friends on the phone.

 

And the man says he just waits for the traffic to clear and maybe listens to CDs or something.

 

But one girl we spoke to just gets cross. Who does she get cross with? Listen to find out.

 

Well, actually when I’m stuck in the traffic, I don’t really think of anything just that I get mad, I keep on thinking that the government are not actually taking much care to you know, solve this problem, and that’s why the traffic is increasing every single day.

 

Well, she gets cross with the government because she thinks the government isn’t doing enough to sort out the traffic.

 

Senjuti, she used the word “mad” which is American English for “angry”, to get mad. What other emotion words might we associate with being stuck in traffic?

 

Frustration.

 

Frustration, to be frustrated,  you get annoyed, usually because you can’t achieve something that you want to achieve or things aren’t going to plan, to be frustrated.

 

 

I find being in traffic tedious.

 

Tedious, another good word, very boring. Tedious, so Senjuti, what do you do in traffic jams to try to make them a bit less tedious.

 

 

Well, if someone friendly is with me, then I try to have a friendly chat with him or her, and try to spend a good time, and not try to focus too much on the jam and how much time I’m losing.

 

Ok, you try to distract yourself from the traffic jam by talking to friends. For me, actually, as I said, I’ve been in a lot of traffic jams in Dhaka, but I actually like it, because it’s such a new place to me and I’ve never been here before, I’ll just sit there and look out of the window and watch people going by, and I find it quite fascinating, so actually at the moment I quite like traffic jams. Well, it’s nearly time for the end of today’s program. Let’s see if you got the correct answer to the question at the beginning, which was, which of these cities does not have a congestion charge, Singapore, Geneva, or Stockholm? And I think your answer was Singapore, and you’re wrong, in fact it was one of the first cities introduced a congestion charge. The correct answer is Geneva which doesn’t have a congestion charge.

 

 

That’s all for this week. But do join us again for more 6-minute English and goodbye~

 

Goodbye~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is a download from the BBC. For more information and our terms of use, go to bbcworldservice.com/podcasts.

 

Hello, this is 6-minute English with BBClearningenglish.com.  I'm Jackie Jolson. And today I'm speaking to you from the streets of Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital and with me today is our producer in Bangladesh, Senjuti Nasir.  Hello, Senjuti.

 

Hello!

 

Now there is a reason why we are out in the streets today. And if you listen to the sounds going on around us, you will get a clue as to what today's program is about.

 

Senjuti, today's topic was your idea, can you tell us what it is?

 

Yes, traffic.

 

Right. And when I asked you let's make a program about Dhaka, what should we make it about, why was traffic the first thing that came to your mind?

 

Well, the problems with traffic happen to be one of the major problems that people in Dhaka facing every day. Right now you can see, a great number of cars are racing hours after hours, so I think it's a big issue these days. That's why I chose this topic.

 

Ok, well, from what I've seen of Dhaka in my two weeks here, it certainly is a big issue, I've stuck in many traffic jams already. But I tell you what? Because there is so much traffic got here, and so noisy why don't we go inside so we can hear each other speak.

 

Ah, that's better, before we continue, I have a question for you, Senjuti. Many cities in the world have introduced a congestion charge which is when you have to pay to drive your car into the city center, but which of these cities does not have a congestion charge, Stockholm, Singapore or Geneva?

 

I think it's Singapore.

 

Ok, we'll find out whether your answer is correct at the end of the program. But now let's look at some traffic related vocabulary, I like to use "bad traffic" as an excuse when I come in late at the office in the mornings. So I might say something like "Oh, I'm sorry, I was stuck in traffic." Yes, and an expression we often hear related to traffic is a traffic jam, so you could say, "There's really a bad traffic jam." Yes, a traffic jam. There are lots of traffic jams in Dhaka. You could also say there is really heavy traffic in Dhaka, heavy traffic which means lots of vehicles on the road.  What other words come to mind when you think about traffic?  One word we might hear is "chaos" when everything is crazy. Ha, yes, chaos, everything is crazy and disorganized. It's chaos on the roads at the moment. I think it takes me about half an hour to get to work in the mornings. Yes, it can be quite boring, and that make me wonder in Dhaka we spend so much time sitting in traffic jams, what do people do so / they don't get bored? Ok, let's have a listen, and as you listen, try to answer these question.

 

What kinds of things do people do so / they don't get bored in traffic?

 

I might play with my cell phone, maybe games, or rechecking my inbox or maybe calling someone, and chatting with them, with friends.

 

We just wait for the traffic to get clear and probably listen to some CDs that we have in our car.

 

Ok, so what do we have there?

 

Well, the girl says she plays with her cell phone, for example, she might play games and sometimes she chats to friends on the phone.

 

And the man says he just waits for the traffic to clear and maybe listens to CDs or something.

 

But one girl we spoke to just gets cross. Who does she get cross with? Listen to find out.

 

Well, actually when I'm stuck in the traffic, I don't really think of anything just that I get mad, I keep on thinking that the government are not actually taking much care to you know, solve this problem, and that's why the traffic is increasing every single day.

 

Well, she gets cross with the government because she thinks the government isn't doing enough to sort out the traffic.

 

Senjuti, she used the word "mad" which is American English for "angry", to get mad. What other emotion words might we associate with being stuck in traffic?

 

Frustration.

 

Frustration, to be frustrated, you get annoyed, usually because you can't achieve something that you want to achieve or things aren't going to plan, to be frustrated.

 

I find being in traffic tedious.

 

Tedious, another good word, very boring. Tedious, so Senjuti, what do you do in traffic jams to try to make them a bit less tedious.

 

Well, if someone friendly is with me, then I try to have a friendly chat with him or her, and try to spend a good time, and not try to focus too much on the jam and how much time I'm losing.

 

Ok, so you're trying to distract yourself from the traffic jam by talking to friends. For me, actually, as I said, I've been in a lot of traffic jams in Dhaka, but I actually like it, because it's such a new place to me and I've never been here before, I'll just sit here and look out of the window and watch people going by, and I find it quite fascinating, so actually at the moment I quite like traffic jams. Well, it's nearly time for the end of today's program. Let's see if you got the correct answer to the question at the beginning, which was, which of these cities does not have a congestion charge, Singapore, Geneva, or Stockholm? And I think your answer was Singapore, and you're wrong, in fact it was one of the first cities introduced a congestion charge. The correct answer is Geneva which doesn't have a congestion charge.

 

That's all for this week. But do join us again for more 6-minute English and goodbye~

 

Goodbye~

 

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This is a download from the BBC. For more information and our terms of use, go to bbcworldservice.com/podcasts.

 

Hello, this is 6-minute English with BBClearningenglish.com.  I’m Jackie Dalton. And today I’m speaking to you from the streets of Dhaka, the Bangladesh capital, and with me today is our producer in Bangladesh, Senjuti Nasir. Hello, Senjuti.

 

Hello!


Now, there is a reason why we are out in the streets today. And if you listen to the sounds going on around us, you will get a clue as to what today’s program is about.


Senjuti, today’s topic was your idea, can you tell us what it is?

 

Yes, traffic.

 

Right. When I asked you let’s make a program about Dhaka, what should we make it about, why was traffic the first thing that came to your mind?

 

Well, the problems with traffic happen to be one of the major problems that people in Dhaka facing every day. Right now you can see, a great number of cars are racing hours after hours, so I think it's a big issue these days. That’s why I chose this topic.

 

Ok, well, from what I've seen of Dhaka in my two weeks here, it certainly is a big issue, I’ve stuck in many traffic jams already. But I tell you what? Because there is so much traffic out here, and so noisy, why don’t we go inside so we can hear each other speak.

 

Ah, that’s better, before we continue, I have a question for you, Senjuti. Many cities in the world have introduced a congestion charge which is when you have to pay to drive your car into the city center, but which of these cities does not have a congestion charge, Stockholm, Singapore or Geneva?

 

I think it’s Singapore.

 

Ok, we’ll find out whether your answer is correct at the end of the program. But now let’s look at some traffic related vocabulary. I like to use “bad traffic” as an excuse when I come in late at the office in the mornings. So I might say something like “Oh, I’m sorry, I was stuck in traffic.”


Yes, and an expression we often [use] here related to traffic is a traffic jam, so you could say, “There was really a bad traffic jam.”


Yes, a traffic jam. There are lots of traffic jams in Dhaka. You could also say there is really heavy traffic in Dhaka, heavy traffic which means lots of vehicles on the road. What other words come to mind when you think about traffic?


One word we might [use] here is “chaos” when everything is crazy. Ha, yes chaos, everything is crazy and disorganized. It’s chaos on the roads at the moment, I think it takes me about half an hour to get to work in the mornings.


Yes , it can be quite boring, and that make me wonder in Dhaka we spend so much time sitting in traffic jams. What do people do so that they don’t get bored?


Ok , let’s have a listen, and as you listen, try to answer this question.

 

What kinds of things do people do so that they don’t get bored in traffic?

 

I might play with my cell phone, maybe games, or rechecking my inbox or maybe calling someone, and chatting with them, with friends.

 

We just wait for the traffic to get clear and probably listen to some CDs that we have in our car.

 

Ok, so what do we have there?

 

Well ,the girl says she plays with her cell phone. For example, she might play games, and sometimes she chats to friends on the phone.

 

And the man says he just waits for the traffic to clear and maybe listens to CDs or something.

 

But one girl we spoke to just gets cross. Who does she get cross with? Listen to find out.

 

Well, actually when I’m stuck in the traffic, I don’t really think of anything just that I get mad, I keep on thinking that the government are [is] not actually taking much care to, you know, solve this problem, and that’s why the traffic is increasing every single day.

 

Well, she gets cross with the government because she thinks the government isn’t doing enough to sort out the traffic. Senjuti, she used the word “mad” there which is American English for “angry”, to get mad. What other emotion words might we associate with being stuck in traffic?

 

Frustration.

 

Frustration, to be frustrated,  you get annoyed, usually because you can’t achieve something that you want to achieve or things aren’t going to plan, to be frustrated.

 

I find being in traffic tedious.

 

Tedious, another good word, very boring. Tedious, so Senjuti, what do you do in traffic jams to try to make them a bit less tedious.

 

Well, if someone friendly is with me, then I try to have a friendly chat with him or her, and try to spend a good time, and not try to focus too much on the jam and how much time I’m losing.

 

Ok, so you try to distract yourself from the traffic jam by talking to friends. For me, actually, as I said, I’ve been in a lot of traffic jams in Dhaka, but I actually like it, because it’s such a new place to me and I’ve never been here before, I’ll just sit there and look out of the window and watch people going by, and I find it quite fascinating, so actually at the moment I quite like traffic jams.


Well, it’s nearly time for the end of today’s program. Let’s see if you got the correct answer to the question at the beginning, which was, which of these cities does not have a congestion charge, Singapore, Geneva, or Stockholm? And I think your answer was Singapore, and you’re wrong, in fact it was one of the first cities introduced a congestion charge. The correct answer is Geneva which doesn’t have a congestion charge.

 

That’s all for this week. But do join us again for more 6-minute English and goodbye~

 

Goodbye~

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This is a download from the BBC. For more information and our terms of use, go to bbcworldservice.com/podcasts.

 

Hello, this is 6-minute English with BBClearningenglish.com.  I'm Jackie Dalton. And today I'm speaking to you from the streets of Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital and with me today is our producer in Bangladesh, Senjuti Nasir.  Hello, Senjuti.

 

Hello!

 

Now there is a reason why we are out in the streets today. And if you listen to the sounds going on around us, you will get a clue as to what today's program is about.

 

Senjuti, today's topic was your idea, can you tell us what it is?

 

Yes, traffic.

 

Right. And when I asked you let's make a program about Dhaka, what should we make it about, why was traffic the first thing that came to your mind?

 

Well, the problems with traffic happen to be one of the major problems that people in Dhaka facing every day. Right now you can see, a great number of cars are racing hours after hours, so I think it's a big issue these days. That's why I chose this topic.

 

Ok, well, from what I've seen of Dhaka in my two weeks here, it certainly is a big issue, I've stuck in many traffic jams already. But I tell you what? Because there is so much traffic out here, and it’s so noisy, why don't we go inside so we can hear each other speak.

 

Ah, that's better, before we continue, I have a question for you, Senjuti. Many cities in the world have introduced a congestion charge which is when you have to pay to drive your car into the city center, but which of these cities does not have a congestion charge, Stockholm, Singapore or Geneva?

 

I think it's Singapore.

 

Ok, we'll find out whether your answer was correct at the end of the program. But now there, let's look at some traffic related vocabulary, I like to use "bad traffic" as an excuse when I come in late to the office in the mornings. So I might say something like "Oh, I'm sorry, I was stuck in traffic."


Yes, and an expression we often hear related to traffic is a traffic jam, so you could say, "There's really a bad traffic jam."


Yes, a traffic jam. There are lots of traffic jams in Dhaka. You could also say there is really heavy traffic in Dhaka, heavy traffic which means lots of vehicles on the road. What other words come to mind when you think about traffic? 


One word we might hear is "chaos" when everything is crazy. ah, yes, chaos, everything is crazy and disorganized. It's chaos on the roads at the moment. I think it takes me about half an hour to get to work in the mornings.


Yes, it can be quite boring, and that made me wonder in Dhaka we spend so much time sitting in traffic jams, what do people do so they don't get bored?


Ok, let's have a listen, and as you listen, try to answer this question.

 

What kinds of things do people do so they don't get bored in traffic?

 

I might play with my cell phone, maybe games, or rechecking my inbox or maybe calling someone, and chatting with them, with friends.

 

We just wait for the traffic to get clear and we listen to some CDs that we have in our car.

 

Ok, so what do we have there?

 

Well, the girl says she plays with her cell phone, for example, she might play games and sometimes she chats to friends on the phone.

 

And the man says he just waits for the traffic to clear and maybe listens to CDs or something.

 

But one girl we spoke to just gets cross. Who does she get cross with? Listen to find out.

 

Well, actually when I'm stuck in the traffic, I don't really think of anything just that I get mad, I keep on thinking that the government are [is] not actually taking much care to, you know, solve this problem, and that's why the traffic is increasing every single day.

 

Well, she gets cross with the government because she thinks the government isn't doing enough to sort out the traffic.

 

Senjuti, she used the word "mad" there, which is American English for "angry", to get mad. What other emotion words might we associate with being stuck in traffic?

 

Frustration.

 

Frustration, to be frustrated, you get annoyed, usually because you can't achieve something that you want to achieve or things aren't going to plan, to be frustrated.

 

I find being in traffic tedious.

 

Tedious, another good word, very boring. Tedious, so Senjuti, what do you do in traffic jams to try to make them a bit less tedious.

 

Well, if someone friendly is with me, then I try to have a friendly chat with him or her, and try to spend a good time, and not try to focus too much on the jam and how much time I'm losing.

 

Ok, so you're trying to distract yourself from the traffic jam by talking to friends. For me, actually, as I said, I've been in a lot of traffic jams in Dhaka, but I actually like it, because it's such a new place to me and I've never been here before, I'll just sit here and look out of the window and watch people going by, and I find it quite fascinating, so actually at the moment I quite like traffic jams.


Well, it's nearly time for the end of today's program. Let's see if you got the correct answer to the question at the beginning, which was, which of these cities does not have a congestion charge, Singapore, Geneva, or Stockholm? And I think your answer was Singapore, and you're wrong, in fact, it was one of the first cities introduced a congestion charge. The correct answer is Geneva which doesn't have a congestion charge.

 

That's all for this week. But do join us again for more 6-minute English and goodbye~

 

Goodbye~

 

 

 

 

 

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下次你要抄也要等不是版主HW的时候,这样风险很大呀,真替你捏把汗,至少把最后的“~”改掉了吧“~~~”

 

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This is a download from the BBC. For more information and our terms of use, go to bbcworldservice.com/podcasts.

 

Hello, this is 6-minute English with BBClearningenglish.com.  I'm Jackie Dalton. And today I'm speaking to you from the streets of Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital and with me today is our producer in Bangladesh, Senjuti Nasir.

 Hello, Senjuti.

Hello!

 

Now there is a reason why we are out in the streets today. And if you listen to the sounds going on around us, you will get a clue as to what today's program is about.

 

Senjuti, today's topic was your idea, can you tell us what it is?

 

Yes, traffic.

 

Right . And when I asked you let's make a program about Dhaka, what should we make it about, why was traffic the first thing that came to your mind?

 

Well, the problems with traffic happen to be one of the major problems that people in Dhaka facing every day. Right now you can see, a great number of cars are racing hours after hours, so I think it's a big issue these days. That's why I chose this topic.

 

Ok, well, from what I've seen of Dhaka in my two weeks here, it certainly is a big issue, I've stuck in many traffic jams already. But I tell you what? Because there is so much traffic out here, and it’s so noisy, why don't we go inside so we can hear each other speak.

 

Ah, that's better, before we continue, I have a question for you, Senjuti. Many cities in the world have introduced a congestion charge which is when you have to pay to drive your car into the city center, but which of these cities does not have a congestion charge, Stockholm, Singapore or Geneva?

 

I think it' s Singapore.

 

Ok, we'll find out whether your answer is correct at the end of the program. But now there, let's look at some traffic related vocabulary, I like to use "bad traffic" as an excuse when I come in late to the office in the mornings. So I might say something like "Oh, I'm sorry, I was stuck in traffic."

Yes, and an expression we often hear related to traffic is a traffic jam, so you could say, "There's really a bad traffic jam." Yes, a traffic jam. There are lots of traffic jams in Dhaka.

You could also say there is really heavy traffic in Dhaka, heavy traffic which means lots of vehicles on the road.  What other words come to mind when you think about traffic? 

One word we might hear is "chaos" when everything is crazy.

ah, yes, chaos, everything is crazy and disorganized. It's chaos on the roads at the moment. I think it takes me about half an hour to get to work in the mornings.

Yes, it can be quite boring, and that make me wonder in Dhaka we spend so much time sitting in traffic jams, what do people do so they don't get bored?

Ok, let's have a listen, and as you listen, try to answer this question.

 

What kinds of things do people do so they don't get bored in traffic?

 

I might play with my cell phone, maybe games, or rechecking my inbox or maybe calling someone, and chatting with them, with friends.

 

We just wait for the traffic to get clear and  listen to some CDs that we have in our car.

 

Ok, so what do we have there?

 

Well, the girl says she plays with her cell phone, for example, she might play games and sometimes she chats to friends on the phone.

 

And the man says he just waits for the traffic to clear and maybe listens to CDs or something.

 

But one girl we spoke to just gets cross. Who does she get cross with? Listen to find out.

 

Well, actually when I'm stuck in the traffic, I don't really think of anything just that I get mad, I keep on thinking that the government are not actually taking much care to, you know, solve this problem, and that's why the traffic is increasing every single day.

 

Well, she gets cross with the government because she thinks the government isn't doing enough to sort out the traffic.

 

Senjuti, she used the word "mad" there, which is American English for "angry", to get mad. What other emotion words might we associate with being stuck in traffic?

 

Frustration.

 

Frustration, to be frustrated, you get annoyed, usually because you can't achieve something that you want to achieve or things aren't going to plan, to be frustrated.

 

I find being in traffic tedious.

 

Tedious, another good word, very boring. Tedious, so Senjuti, what do you do in traffic jams to try to make them a bit less tedious.

 

Well, if someone friendly is with me, then I try to have a friendly chat with him or her, and try to spend a good time, and not try to focus too much on the jam and how much time I'm losing.

 

Ok, so you're trying to distract yourself from the traffic jam by talking to friends. For me, actually, as I said, I've been in a lot of traffic jams in Dhaka, but I actually like it, because it's such a new place to me and I've never been here before, I'll just sit here and look out of the window and watch people going by, and I find it quite fascinating, so actually at the moment I quite like traffic jams.

 

Well, it's nearly time for the end of today's program. Let's see if you got the correct answer to the question at the beginning, which was, which of these cities does not have a congestion charge, Singapore, Geneva, or Stockholm? And I think your answer was Singapore, and you're wrong, in fact it was one of the first cities introduced a congestion charge. The correct answer is Geneva which doesn't have a congestion charge.

 

That's all for this week. But do join us again for more 6-minute English and goodbye~

 

Goodbye~

 

 

[ 本帖最后由 北星束 于 2008-10-5 23:31 编辑 ]
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这个program很好啊~能接触很多各地的口音~希望能坚持哦~
实现无障碍英语沟通
多谢支持 ,这个节目的负责人jjmm也刚上任,希望大家支持啦
普特听力大课堂

原帖由 北星束 于 2008-10-6 19:40 发表 多谢支持 ,这个节目的负责人jjmm也刚上任,希望大家支持啦

 

辛苦小北MM啦!宣传不遗余力,偶不好好干都不行了。

 

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