ESL Podcast 787 – Speaking to a Baby or Young Child


ESL Podcast 787 – Speaking to a Baby or Young Child

帖子  zhuomin 于 周一 七月 09, 2012 11:16 am


ESL Podcast 787 – Speaking to a Baby or Young Child

My sister had to go out of town for a couple of days and I offered to look after her 18-month-old twins. It wasn’t long before I realized that I was over my head!
Colleen: Okay, you two, it’s time to go beddy-bye.
Baby: No!
Colleen: Yes, let’s get your jammies on. You can keep your binkie for now. Your blankie is already in your bed and it’s time to go night-night.
Baby: Potty!
Colleen: Okay, once you have your jammies on, we’ll go potty. What’s the matter, Mark?
Baby: Owie!
Colleen: You have an owie? Where? In your tummy? Oh, you have a boo-boo on your finger. No, don’t stick your wet finger in your brother’s ear. That’s icky. Wait one teensy-weensy minute and I’ll put a band-aid on it.
Baby: Whee!
Colleen: Michael, you can’t jump off the chair like that. That’s a no-no. Oopsie-daisy!
Baby: Waaaaa!
Michael had learned his lesson and so had I!

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

[realized 意识到]
[over my head ] over one's head
[ way 表示程度,高难度]eg.that's way off!
way over my head

【fishbowl 鱼缸】
eg. ……with a fishbowl over my hand.

【not long before = soon 不久之后】
[It is time to do sth 带什么时间了]
[beddy-bye ,night-night 对小孩说,该睡觉了]
[jammies(对小孩用)=pajamas 睡衣 ]
[binkie(对小孩用)=pacifier 奶嘴 ]
[for now 暂时]eg.You can go to the bathroom for now ,but later……
[blankie(对小孩用)=blanket 被子,毯子]
[Potty上厕所=go to the bathroom 、go to the restroom ]
[Owie(对小孩用)=boo-boo(对小孩用) 小疼痛]
[tummy(对小孩子)=stomach 胃 肚子]
[icky(对小孩子)=gross 恶心的]
[teensy-weensy 小小的(小孩用)]
[band-aid创可贴] [first-aid 急救] put a band-aid on sth. 贴上创口贴
[Whee 哇~] [no-no ] [Oopsie-daisy= oops 额滴神啊]
【learned in/one's lesson 吃一堑长一智】
[a couple of 几个]

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