Welcome back, everyone! I’m looking forward to starting up another semester full of podcasts! First we will be focusing on useful English from episode of Desperate Housewives.
I’ve certainly missed being a part of your lives on this podcast each week so I am very happy to be back! Earlier this summer, IVE asked you what you wanted to hear in your podcasts and we know that you want to learn more useful English! I think it’s fantastic that you are all so passionate about learning common phrases used in the English language and I am super excited to share them with you!
So, cheers to you! (This is me enjoying my daily morning cup of coffee) Let’s get started!
我一直都在想念每周都参加这个播客的生活，所以我很高兴能回来！ 今年夏天早些时候，IVE问你在播客中想听到什么，反馈的结果是你们想要学习更多有用的英语！ 看到你们很有兴趣学习英语中使用的常用短语，我感到非常高兴，我也非常兴奋能与你们分享！
Phrase : Travel Light
Shortly into the episode we hear the narrator say that “it helps to travel light”. You may have heard to either travel or pack light. This is a common phrase used in the West for when we are traveling or going on a trip. What we mean to say is that it is important to only take what you need. This seems simple enough, but as I recently learned upon returning to America, traveling light is not always easy.
在这一集中，我们听到叙述者说“它有助于轻装上阵”。 您可能听说过在旅行或打包时轻装上阵。 这是西方在旅行或旅行时使用的常用词语。 我们的意思是说，只带上你真正需要的东西。 这看起来很简单，但正如我近回到美国时学到的那样，轻装上阵并不总是那么容易。
This is a picture from a quick trip to Hong Kong where I travelled light and did a good job of only bringing what I thought I would need— make up, toiletries, one or two outfits for going out and some things for exercising (because even on vacation it’s still important to exercise!, and of course, my travel pillow.）
Phrase : What I remember most…
We also hear the narrator mention what she remembers most about another character on the show. The phrase, “What I remember most” is an excellent phrase for you to get familiar with because not only is a good set up for a story, but it is a great formula for other sentences. For instance, you could say, “What I like most”, “What I miss most”, “What I hate most”…