The gift that keeps on giving 源源不斷的禮物

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新年要到了,主持人 Neil 送給菲菲一個茶壺作禮物。菲菲很喜歡這個禮物,她告訴 Neil 這個禮物是 “the gift that keeps on giving”。難道她是想讓 Neil 接著給她送禮物嗎?聽他們之間的對話,學習如何使用表達 “the gift that keeps on giving”。

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Feifei
Hello and welcome to Authentic Real English. 大家好,我是菲菲。

Neil
… and I’m Neil.

Feifei
Neil,謝謝你送我的禮物。我特別喜歡!

Neil
Well, I know you love tea, and I heard that you smashed your favourite teapot – so what better present than a BBC Learning English teapot?

Feifei
Exactly. A teapot is the gift that keeps on giving!

Neil
What?! Keep on giving gifts? I’m sorry, Feifei, I can only afford one gift for you this year! I can’t keep giving you gifts. How rich do you think I am?

Feifei
我可不是說讓你一直給我送禮物!我剛才說 “the gift that keeps on giving”。我們用這個表達來描述一件事情或一種情況的好處在很長一段時間內不斷重複展現,製造驚喜。So, in the case of the teapot, it’s something really useful that I can keep on using!

Neil
Ah… that makes sense. And it’s not just for presents, right? For example, that silly video of Roy singing always makes me laugh. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

Feifei
What silly video? We can talk more about this video while we listen to these examples.

Examples
That subscription to the video streaming site you gave me is the gift that keeps on giving.

That marketing campaign went viral, and people are still watching the video ten years later. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

My investment in shares is the gift that keeps on giving. I get dividends every month.

Feifei
這裡是 BBC英語教學的 “地道英語” 節目。在這期節目中,我們一起學習表達 “the gift that keeps on giving” 的意思和用法。在日常生活中,我們可以用 “the gift that keeps on giving” 來指 “一個可以給我們帶來源源不斷的禮物或驚喜的事物”。I’ve just watched that video of Roy singing. It’s hilarious!

Neil
I know. It makes me laugh every time I watch it.

Feifei
It really is the gift that keeps on giving! I didn’t know Roy could reach such high notes!

Neil
I particularly loved it when the dog started howling with him!

Feifei
I think I’m going to watch it again while I have a nice cup of tea made in that teapot you gave me! Would you like a cup of tea?

Neil
Oh, yes, please! Tea is always a good idea!

Feifei
Bye!

Neil
Bye.