Neil: This is Real English from BBC Learning
English. I’m Neil.
Helen: 大家好，我是 Helen。
Neil: Today we’re going to look at words and phrases
that have recently become part of the English language.
Helen: 在今天的 Real English
Neil: The English language is always growing and new
words come into use all the time.
Neil: That’s right.
Helen: 接下来，Neil 要告诉我们今天的新词儿是？
Neil: Today’s new word is 'road rage'.
Helen: Road rage. 这两个词是什么意思呢？
Neil: Well, you may have heard the word rage on its
own. It means to be extremely angry. Road rage means to become extremely angry
on the road when driving – and then to actually attack other drivers!
Helen: 那 Neil 能给我们举个例子，让我们看看这个 road rage 到底应该怎么用?
Neil: Of course. Sometimes people get very angry when
they drive. They attack another motorist, you call this road rage.
Helen: 哦，原来 road rage
A: Hey, John! What happened to your face? Have you been in
B: Kind of. I was the victim of a road rage attack! An
angry driver hit me in the face!
A: That’s terrible! Did you call the police?
B: Of course, but as I didn’t really get a good look at
him there’s not much they can do.
Neil: I saw some road rage the other day.
Helen: Really? What happened?
Neil: Two men had an argument at the traffic
Neil: Yes. They were shouting a lot, and then they
Helen: What? 互相打了起来，那当时你在旁边没吓坏了呀？
Neil: Well, the police came and arrested them – for
road rage, I think.
Neil: Yes Helen. People shouldn’t get so angry.
Anyway, let’s recap – road rage - means to become violent when driving and
physically attack another motorist
Helen: Road Rage
是指人们在公路上的愤怒急噪情绪。要知道在路上闹别扭，生气可是很危险的，所以我们大家也应该努力让 road rage 少发生。
Neil: Well, You’ve been listening to Real English from
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