A wake-up call 警鐘

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Rob 上班遲到了,到辦公室的時候上氣不接下氣。菲菲說這是一個 「wake-up call」,但 Rob 不理解這為什麼是一個 「叫早電話」?聽節目,菲菲一邊解釋 「a wake-up call」 的意思,一邊給 Rob 提健身建議。

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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。還有我的搭檔 Rob,不過他又遲到了!

Rob
… Oh, sorry I’m late. I missed my train… and had to wait for… the next one…

Feifei
看你氣喘吁吁的樣子!Are you OK, Rob? You seem breathless.

Rob
Well, you would be if you had run to the station and from the station to the office.

Feifei
Hmm, it’s not that far, Rob! I think this is a wake-up call.

Rob
A wake-up call? No, no, no. I set my alarm – I got out of bed – it just seems to take longer to walk to the station these days.

Feifei
我不是在說你的鬧鐘!我們可以用 「a wake-up call」 來警告某人應該在一個情況變得更糟糕之前,做出行動,改變現狀。

Rob
And what is my 『current situation’?

Feifei
You’re unfit. You need to do some more exercise! Let’s hear some examples of 『a wake-up call’, shall we?

Examples
Martha’s bad test results were a wake-up call for her to work harder before her final exams.

The store’s poor sales results are a wake-up call for the business to move with the times and sell more fashionable clothes.

The recent extreme weather is a wake-up call for us all to do something about climate change.

Feifei
你正在收聽的是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。以上我們給大家介紹了如何用 「a wake-up call」 來表示 「警示,警鐘」 的意思。It’s time to change! Like Rob’s fitness. So, Rob, how are you going to change your current situation?

Rob
Ah, well, that’s easy. I’m going to get a later train. More time in bed.

Feifei
I wouldn’t, otherwise you’ll get another 『wake-up call’.

Rob
Oh, who from?

Feifei
The boss – he hates people being late all the time. So, if you’re not punctual, you might get the sack!

Rob
Alright, I’m off!

Feifei
Where are you going?

Rob
To do some exercise. Like you said, I need to get fit – quickly! Bye.

Feifei
Good luck, Rob.