Cherry-pick 擇優挑選

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Rob 說他不舒服,所以只想從節目稿裡挑幾句好的台詞隨便讀一下,省省他的嗓子。菲菲說他的這種行為是 「cherry-pick 挑揀櫻桃」。聽他們的對話,學習 「cherry-pick」 的實際意思和用法。

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Feifei
大家好!歡迎來到 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。我是馮菲菲。

Rob
…and hello, I’m Rob.

Feifei
你怎麼端了一盆水果來了?

Rob
Well, I’m not feeling great – and you know fruit is packed with vitamin C, so I thought eating some would do me good.

Feifei
Hmm, I see. Well, I’m sorry you’re not feeling great, but we have got a programme to do and an English phrase to teach.

Rob
If you don’t mind, I might just read a few lines from this script – you know, to save my voice. Perhaps I could just read the funny lines?

Feifei
Rob 聲稱自己不舒服,所以只想讀這集節目稿子中最好的幾句台詞。You can’t just cherry-pick what you want to say.

Rob
Cherry-pick? There aren’t any cherries in my fruit bowl – so I won’t be picking any.

Feifei
I wasn’t referring to your fruit. 「Cherry-pick 挑揀櫻桃」 這個詞組的實際意思是在一組事物或人當中 「擇優挑選,撿最好的挑」。But Rob, you’re not going to do that, are you?

Rob
Errr… shall we hear some examples of other cherry pickers?

Examples
Josh says he cherry-picked the players for his football team based on their skills – but I know it’s because they were his friends!

We need to cherry-pick the best food for our new restaurant – we really want to impress our customers.

It seems unfair that our school has cherry-picked the best students to attend the conference – we should all have a chance to go.

Feifei
你正在收聽的是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。在這集節目中,我們教給大家詞組 「cherry-pick」 的意思和用法。動詞 「cherry-pick」 描述人們在一組事物或人當中挑選出最好的、最值得擁有的那一個。Rob 剛才就 「cherry-pick」,挑揀出他認為最好的幾句台詞來讀。It’s a bit unfair, Rob.

Rob
I was just trying to save my voice but I’ll do my best. Would you like a piece of fruit from the bowl, Feifei?

Feifei
Oh, OK, then. Umm, that banana is a bit mouldy… that orange is a bit yellow…I’ll have this apple, please.

Rob
Hmm, looks like you’re cherry-picking the best piece of fruit. Right, well, now that you’ve got my delicious apple, do you mind if I go now?  I’m really not feeling great.

Feifei
Oh, go on, Rob. But next time, I’m going to cherry-pick who I present with – someone who wants a bite of the cherry to work with me. I need someone with a bit more… stamina. See ya.

Rob
Bye.