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到倫敦看音樂劇!

2014-12-29
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情境介紹

任職於跨國企業台灣分公司的Eric趁年終休假來倫敦旅行,順便拜訪以前在英國進修時的好友Chris。為了感謝Chris這段時間慷慨作東,Eric決定請Chris去戲院看戲...

Eric: C hris, you’ve been such a generous host that I’d like totreat you to a night at the theater. What do you fancy?A play, opera, dance performance or musical?

Chris: That would be lovely. I am a real die-hard fan of West End1musicals, so let’s dress up2 a bit and go to a musical.

Eric: Great. I’ve already seen the epic3 musical Les Miserables,but there are 29 other shows to choose from in London’s Theatreland4. Shall we see abestseller5 or something less mainstream6?

Chris: Let’s check out one of the biggies7, maybe Lion King, Thriller Live or Wicked. You know, I’veheard that the tribute8 to Michael Jackson’s music has received standing ovations9 acrossEurope.

Eric: Yes, by all accounts Thriller Live is a must-see10. How can you go wrong with MJ’s catchytunes11and breathtaking12choreography13?

Chris: It’s decided then. Let’s go to the TKTS ticket booth14 in Leicester Square15. It is the best place togo for discount16 theater tickets.

Eric: One last thrill17 in London. Lead the way …

Eric: 克里斯,你如此慷慨地招待我,我想找一個晚上請你去戲院看戲。你想看什麼呢,舞台劇、歌劇、舞蹈表演或是音樂劇?

Chris: 那太好了。我是倫敦西區音樂劇的死忠粉絲,我們就盛裝一下去看音樂劇吧。

Eric: 好呀。我已經看過了經典音樂劇《悲慘世界》,但倫敦戲院還有另外29個節目可以挑選。我們要選擇賣座的還是比較非主流的呢?

Chris: 我們去看特別熱門的吧,《獅子王》、《戰慄現場版》或是《綠野仙蹤女巫前傳》都不錯。你知道嗎,我聽說向麥可傑克森的音樂致敬的那齣音樂劇在歐洲各地贏得全場起立鼓掌。

Eric: 是呀,大家都說《戰慄現場版》是必看的節目!麥可傑克森令人琅琅上口的曲調配上精彩的舞蹈編排,是絕對不會錯的選擇!

Chris: 那就這麼決定囉。我們去萊斯特廣場的TKTS 售票亭吧。那裡是買折扣票的好地方。

Eric: 在倫敦的最後一攤。帶路吧...

實用慣用語

Eric在對話中使用了一些常見的英文詞彙及句型,一起來看看有哪些!

treat somebody to 款待(某人)

例: My youngest brother got his rst paycheck today. He’s treating us to a nice dinner.(我小弟今天領到第一份薪水。他要招待我們吃晚餐。)

What do you fancy? 你喜歡什麼?

例: I’d like the creme brulee for dessert. What do you fancy for yours?( 甜點的話,我要焦糖布丁。你喜歡什麼呢?)

die-hard fan 死忠粉絲

例: Gary’s such a die-hard fan of the musical. He knows every line by heart.( 蓋瑞是這齣音樂劇的死忠粉絲。他熟記每句台詞。)

by all accounts 根據各種說法 / 據說

例: The package tour is by all accounts the cheapest one available in the market.( 這個旅行團套裝行程據說是現今市面上最便宜的。)

go wrong with出錯

例: You really should wear this red dress. You’ll never go wrong with it.( 你應該穿這件紅洋裝。穿它絕對不會錯。)

lead the way 帶路

例:Since none of you know which way it is, I’ll lead the way. ( 既然你們都認不得方向,我來帶路吧。)

實用詞彙

1. West End (n.) 倫敦西區

2. dress up (ph.) 盛裝

3. epic (adj.) 經典的;如史詩般的

4. Theatreland (n.) 西區劇院,指位於英國倫敦西區的主流劇院

5. bestseller (n.) 暢銷作品

6. mainstream (adj.) 主流的

7. biggie (n.) ( 俚語) 非常重要、有影響力的人或事物

8. tribute (n.) 致敬

9. standing ovation (ph.) 起立鼓掌

10. must-see (n.) 必看( 的事物)

11. tune (n.) 曲調;歌曲

12. breathtaking (adj.) 令人興奮、讚嘆的

13. choreography (n.) 編舞

14. ticket booth (n.) 售票亭

15. Leicester Square (n.) 萊斯特廣場

16. discount (n.) 折扣

17. thrill (n.) 令人興奮的事物

本月加值:到倫敦看表演必學詞彙

在英國,看電影的戲院(cinema,在美國為movie theater)跟看演員現場演出的戲院(theatre)是不一樣的唷!在藝文活動盛行的倫敦去戲院看表演,有那些必須知道的英文字彙與詞句呢?讓我們一起往下看吧!

seating plan 座位表

例:Don’t forget to check the seating plan before you purchase the tickets.(訂票前,別忘了先查座位表。)

stall 劇場正廳前排座位(Dress circle 戲院樓上最低層前排座位;Upper circle戲院高樓層座位)

例:Jerome wants to sit in the stall, where he can see the actors’expressions clearly, but I prefer thedress circle, which is cheaper.(傑若米想坐在劇場正廳前排的座位,好清楚看見演員的表情,但我偏好比較便宜的樓上座位。)

box 包廂

例:I was under the impression that private boxes at the theater were the best tickets, but the truthis otherwise. The view was not so great.(我一直以為戲院的私人包廂是最好的票,但事實剛好相反。那兒的視野並不好。)

performance schedule 表演時刻表

例:With an online performance schedule, we can start planning ahead.( 有了線上表演時刻表,我們就能提早計畫。)

concession ticket 優惠票 (concession scheme 優惠方案)

例:Because the theater oers a variety of concession schemes, it took us a while to nd the mosteconomical tickets.( 因為戲院提供了許多優惠方案,我們花了一些時間才找到最優惠划算的票。)

underdressed 穿得過分簡樸、不夠正式 (不得體)

例:Make sure you are not underdressed for the occasion.(留意自己別穿著不得體)

小試身手

Eric Wang

January 15 near Leicester Square

What’s more exciting than the musical Thriller Live for an MJ f a n l i k e me? What a performance!I lip-synched along with them, like the entire show. Not to mention the . Wish I couldmove like the actors. Our seats in the gave us an incredible view of the whole stage. Fun toa bit for a special occasion. Thank you, Chris. The best host ever!

學習小指南

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