One step at a time 一步一個腳印

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當你在開始嘗試一件新事物的時候,最好不要倉促行事。Rob 剛開始健身,強度太大,所以決定放棄。菲菲建議他要 「one step at a time」。這是什麼意思?聽節目!

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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。

Rob
… and hello, it’s me, Rob.

Feifei
Hey, Rob. How are your plans going to get fit?

Rob
Oh, Feifei, they are a disaster!

Feifei
Oh, no! What’s gone wrong?

Rob
Well, I went for a five-mile run last night, but I gave up after just a mile. I was exhausted. And then I went for a ten-mile bike ride, but only got to the end of my street. I give up – getting fit is not fun!

Feifei
Don’t give up, Rob! You need to take things one step at a time.

Rob
You mean walk – don’t run?

Feifei
Not exactly – just improve your fitness gradually, in stages. 我們用 「one step at a time」 來表示做事要一步一步地,紮紮實實地,循序漸進地。所以,你開始健身也需要一步一步地來,不能著急!Let’s listen to some examples of people using 『one step at a time’.

Examples
I know the instructions look confusing, but take them one step at a time and they should make sense.

If you want your cake making to be a success, you need to follow the instructions one step at a time.

Don’t panic! I’ve written a step-by-step guide on how to turn the heating on, so you should be fine.

Feifei
這裡是BBC英語教學的 「地道英語」 節目。在這期節目中,我們教給大家的這個表達簡單實用。「One step at a time」 的意思就是 「一步一步地」,它常用來告訴他人做事要慢慢地、仔細地,一步一步來。So, Rob, to get fit, you need a plan – improve your fitness in stages.

Rob
OK, so where do I begin?

Feifei
Well, don’t run before you can walk. So, do lots of walking and then a little bit of running.

Rob
Hmm… And after that?

Feifei
The next stage is to run a bit further and then walk a little. Set yourself a goal like from your couch to running a 5k!

Rob
Oh, did you say 『couch’? Oh, great! I’m off.

Feifei
Where are you going?

Rob
Well, I’m going to run to my couch, put my feet up, and eat lots of biscuits. Bye.

Feifei
Bye, Rob!