Freecycle 免費捐贈閒置物品

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Neil 有一櫃子舊物,不知道該怎麼處置。菲菲建議他去 「freecycle」。Neil 知道什麼是 「freecycling」 嗎?他會按照菲菲的提議去做嗎?聽他們的對話,學習合成新詞 「freecycle」 的意思和用法。

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Feifei
Are you OK, Neil?

Neil
Yeah, just clearing out this cupboard, Feifei. It’s full of old junk.

Feifei
Ooh, what a lot of stuff. Is that a… gorilla arm?

Neil
Yes! Ah… that was a fun project.

Feifei
Interesting.

Neil
Ooh, this is the microphone I recorded my first masterpiece with. Bit dusty. I wonder if it still works? Or maybe I should sell it? Who would buy it?

Feifei
Neil.

Neil
Yes?

Feifei
我有一個完美的解決方案。Why don’t you freecycle it?

Neil
Oh, that’s a good idea. I exchange a microphone… for a bicycle, right?

Feifei
No. You give it away. You give it to someone for free. It’s another way of recycling. There are websites that help match you to people who want these things.

Neil
Free… recycle. Freecycle. Yes, I like the idea. But I would like a free bicycle even more!

Feifei
「Freecycle」 這個合成詞的意思是 「通過網絡作為聯繫的平台,免費提供給他人自己不再需要的物品」。我們來聽幾個包含合成詞 「freecycle」 的例句。

Examples
When we installed our new kitchen, I freecycled all the old pots and pans.

I was going to buy a big, shiny monitor for my computer, but then I found someone was freecycling their old one. Win win!

Our apartment’s tiny and my bike was taking up so much space. I couldn’t face all the effort of selling it, so I just freecycled it. Easy!

Feifei
這裡是 BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。在這集節目中,我們和大家一起學習 「freecycle」 這個新詞。它指人們把自己不再使用的東西送給別人,而不是把它們扔掉,並且是通過互聯網來溝通、安排整個捐贈的過程。

Neil
So, do you freecyle, Feifei?

Feifei
Sure. I did a big clear out last year and freecycled lots of stuff. Felt great! Anyway, what are you going to do with that old microphone?

Neil
You know, I feel kind of attached to it. I might just keep it for now.

Feifei
Your choice. What about the other stuff?

Neil
Well, I do like this gorilla arm. Might need it for a party one day. And this old VHS player could be useful. And I couldn’t possibly get rid of this lovely old coat. Umm… Lots of memories…

Feifei
我看你是不會 「freecycle」 任何東西的!

Neil
Not quite yet. Though I wouldn’t mind looking on some of those freecycling websites. See if I can pick up any more antique microphones.

Feifei
But you have no space in the cupboard!

Neil
Haha, well, we’ll see. Bye for now.

Feifei
Goodbye!