Mr. Braddock: Hi, what's the matter? The guests are all
downstairs, Ben, waiting to see you.
Benjamin: Look, Dad, could you explain to them that I have to be alone for a
Mr. Braddock: These are all our good friends, Ben. Most of them have known
you since, well, practically since you were born.
What is it , Ben?
Benjamin: I'm just...
Mr. Braddock: Worried?
Mr. Braddock: About what?
Benjamin: I guess about my future.
Mr. Braddock: What about it?
Benjamin: I don't know... I want it to be...
Mr. Braddock: To be what?
Mrs. Braddock: Is anything wrong?
Mr. Braddock: No! No, we're just on our way downstairs!
Mrs. Braddock: The Carlsons' are here.
Mr. Braddock: They are? Well. Come on.
Mrs. Braddock: They came all the way
Mr. Braddock: It's a wonderful thing to have so many devoted friends.
Mr. Carlson: Hey, there's our award winning scholar.
Mrs. Carlson: We're all very proud of you, Ben.
Ben: Thank you, Mrs. Carlson.
Mr. Carlson: Is that the new car out there? The little red Wop job ?
Mr. Braddock: That's Ben's graduation present.
Mr. Carlson: Won't have much trouble picking them
up in that , will you?
Mr. Carlson: The girls. The chicks. The - the
Mrs. Carlson: I think Ben has gotten beyond the
teeny bopper stage - haven't you, Ben?
Ben: Yes, ma'am. Excuse me, I think I'd just like to check something on the
car for a minute -
Mr. Loomis: Here's the track star
. How are you, track star?
Ben: Just fine, Mr. Loomis.
Mr. Loomis: I want to get a drink and then I want to hear all about that
thing you won. That Hopperman award.
Mr. Loomis: Helpingham! Right! You wait right here.
Lady1: Ben, we're all so proud of you.
Lady2: Proud, proud, proud, proud, proud.
Lady3: What are you going to do now?
Ben: I was going to go upstairs for a minute.
Lady3: No, I meant with your future.
Lady2: With your life.
Ben: Well, that's a little hard to say.
Mr. McQuire: Ben!
Ben: (to the ladies) Excuse me. (He turns around) Mr. McQuire.
Mr. McQuire: Ben.
Ben: Mr. McQuire.
Mr. McQuire: Come along with me, I want to talk to you. Excuse me, Joan.
Thanks. I just want to say one word to you, just one word.
Ben: Yes, sir.
Mr. McQuire: Are you listening?
Ben: Yes I am.
Mr. McQuire: Plastics.
Ben: Exactly how do you mean?
Mr. McQuire: There is a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you
think about it?
1. What is it?
这句话的意思是“本，你怎么了？/你没事吧？”父亲觉得本的表情、举止有些怪异。实际上是问“你没有不舒服，没有生病吧？”与第一句 What's the
matter?（为什么还不下来/为什么还呆在屋里？）有些区别。在上下文都很清楚的情况下，it is... 表示原因：“是因为……”。例如： --Why
didn't you buy the shirt? It is cheap and fine. --Well, it is not the price.
It is just the style. I don't like the
style. --你为什么不买那件衬衣？物美价廉呀。 --倒不是因为价钱。是因为款式。我不喜欢那种款式。
2. to come all the way from...
专门从……赶来（远道而来）。例如：She came all the way from Shanghai to attend his birthday