A game 最佳狀態,最巔峰的表現

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在工作中,大家時常需要拿出最好的狀態,全力以赴。和遊戲有關的表達 「A game」 就可以用來形容人們以最佳狀態面對工作、生活的態度。聽節目,學習如何使用 「A game」。

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Feifei
歡迎收聽 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。大家好,我是馮菲菲。

Roy
And I’m Roy! I’m so excited! You made me so happy when you messaged me what we’re doing today!

Feifei
我們馬上要參加一個非常重要的會議。你為什麼這麼高興?

Roy
I thought we were playing a selection of classic board games!? I brought my favourite game.

Feifei
Why on earth would you bring a selection of board games to a huge meeting?

Roy
You told me in your message to bring a game! You were very clear!

Feifei
No, Roy! 我說 「bring your A game」,不是讓你帶一個桌上遊戲。「A game」 的意思是 「某人最好的狀態」。我是讓你帶著自己最好的狀態來參加這個重要的會議。

Roy
Right. Well, clearly, I have brought my A game – and a great board game that we can play after we are successful in the meeting!

Feifei
Roy, if you manage to convince everyone of my plan, I’ll play your stupid game! Let’s listen to these examples while we have a meeting.

Examples
Claus brought his A game to the meeting and sealed the deal.

That team won the match easily! They brought their A game.

Erica didn’t bring her A game to the quiz, and we lost by a point.

Feifei
這裡是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。以上,我們介紹了 「A game」 的意思和用法。「A game」 指的就是某人 「最好的狀態,最巔峰的表現」。我們通常會聽到 「bring your A game」 這個說法,意思就是 「拿出你最好的狀態,全力以赴」。

Roy
Yes, it’s commonly used with the verb ‘bring’ and a possessive pronoun like ‘your’. You’re very lucky that I brought my A game to the meeting, but it really didn’t seem like a truly vital and important meeting.

Feifei
It was for me! I’m just really happy you managed to convince them that I needed an indoor golf course in the office! And now, I believe I owe you something!

Roy
Yes, you promised to play the board game I brought with me today!

Feifei
No, not that. It looks boring, and I don’t want to fall asleep. I was thinking of playing some golf.

Roy
Well, OK. I like golf. I’m not very good at it, so I’ll have to bring my A game if I want to beat you.

Feifei
You’re not playing – I’ll let you carry my clubs while I play as a reward for your hard work in the meeting. So, don’t worry about bringing your A game. Bye.

Roy
Bye!