A change for the better 好轉,改進

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在新年到來之際,BBC英語教學的主持人菲菲下決心要開始健康飲食,她告訴 Neil 這是 “a change for the better”,聽他們的對話,學習如何用 “a change for the better” 來形容人和事物 “變好,改進”。

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Feifei
Hello and welcome to Authentic Real English. 大家好,我是菲菲。

Neil
… and I’m Neil. Wow! That food smells amazing! What is it?

Feifei
It’s part of my new diet! 我的新年決心是要健康飲食!

Neil
You’re making me hungry. I’m really impressed with your new healthy lifestyle! Congratulations!

Feifei
Yes! It’s a change for the better!

Neil
What? A change for the butter? You’ve started eating only butter? Nothing else?! That doesn’t sound like a balanced diet!

Feifei
你聽錯了,我剛才說 “a change for the better”。我們用 “a change for the better” 來描述 “一個人的狀態變好了,事物的條件改善了”。For example, my new diet is an improvement in the way I eat.

Neil
Ah… that makes sense. And now I can see what you’re eating! So many vegetables! Compared with the takeaway food you used to eat, it really is a change for the better! Maybe you can give me some advice on what to eat!

Feifei
We can talk more about that after these examples.

Examples
The new manager brought in some new plants and repainted the office. The new look really was a change for the better.

Many people feel that four-day working weeks would be a change for the better.

The decision to change the focus of the project was a change for the better.

Feifei
你正在收聽的是 BBC英語教學的 “地道英語” 節目。以上我們舉例講解了如何用 “a change for the better” 來描述 “人的行為、態度有了好轉或事物的狀況、質量有了改進”。

Neil
So when I stopped eating meat, I felt that it was a change for the better for me! I feel being vegetarian suits me.

Feifei
Yes, and getting regular exercise can also be a change for the better! Do you want to know what else would be a change for the better?

Neil
Sure! What? Less stress? Less work?

Feifei
No. If you never wear that horrible flamingo costume you wore for Hallowe’en again! That really would be a change for the better for all of us!

Neil
Well, that I can’t promise! Sorry!

Feifei
Bye!

Neil
Bye!