A: Hello, this is Word Wise on LanguageTips, I’m Marc.
B. Hello, I’m Christie.
A: Big news, Christie. Nadal stole Federer’s tennis crown. He defeated Federer in their finals match at the Wimbledon Championships in London on Sunday.
B: Yes, Nadal cracks Federer’s winning streak. Congratulations to him.
A: Actually it’s not easy for Nadal to defeat a steady winner. Reports say they had a nail-biting decider.
B: Decider? Is that the word for today, Marc?
A: Exactly. Decider is frequently used in matches. In table tennis for example, if the two players tie in the six games, then the seventh game is the decider. It breaks the tie and decides who wins the match.
B: 不难理解，今天我们所说的体育比赛中decider指的就是“决胜局”，a game to decide the winner。如果两位选手在前几局比赛中打成平手，那么接下来的一局就是决定胜负的关键一局啦！
A: So, both sides will play hard to win the decider.
A. By the way, Christie. Who is the decider in your house?
B: It’s me of course. I’m the woman of the house. I decide things.我的家里我做主。
A: Oh, I start to worry your boyfriend.
B: Don’t worry, he enjoys that. Hmm, 我们今天学到的词就是decider，“决胜局”，“说了算的人”
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