|Anger on the road
Neil:This is Real English from BBC Learning English. I’m Neil.
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 这个环节，我们来一块儿学一些英语中出现的新鲜词汇和习惯用语。
Neil:The English language is always growing and new words come into use all the time.
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 是指发生在公路上的暴躁情绪，有的时候无辜的乘客还会成为牺牲品被袭击。
A: Hey, John! What happened to your face? Have you been in a fight?
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 lights.
Neil:Yes. They were shouting a lot, and then they started fighting!
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 BBC Learning English. Join us again soon for more up-to-the-minute Real English. Bye.