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Booze Cruise 买酒一日游

Booze Cruise 买酒一日游

 

Alcohol can be very expensive to buy in UK

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Neil: You're listening to Real English from BBC Learning English. I'm Neil.

Helen: 我是 Helen, 欢迎收听BBC 的地道英语节目,在这里您能学到不少字典上查不到的常用表达。

Neil: Today’s phrase is ‘booze cruise’.

Helen: ‘Booze’ 我倒是听到过,但这个表达是什么意思呢?

Neil: Yes, ‘booze’, is a slang word for alcohol. Usually a cruise is a long journey on a boat. But in this expression, it can mean travelling on a boat, or by car.

Helen: 到哪儿去? 去度假吗?

Neil: In this expression, British people are usually talking about travelling to France or Belgium, but not on holiday. They go especially to shop for booze!

Helen: 听到了吗?英国人愿意花钱花时间到欧洲其它国家,比如法国和比利时去买酒? 为什么要跑那么远去买酒?

Neil: Well in France and Belgium the taxes on alcohol and cigarettes are lower, so it can be cheaper to buy them there than in Britain.

Helen: 原来在其它欧洲国家买酒或者香烟的话,要便宜很多,因为税低。

Neil: Often people go on a booze cruise for a day-trip, either by boat, or by going on the Channel Tunnel.

Helen: A day trip 一日游。

Example

A: Have you bought all the booze for the wedding yet?

B: Yes, we went over to France on a booze cruise and bought loads of cheap wine.

Helen: 我们刚才听到的这位先生就专门为他的婚礼跑了一趟 A booze cruise,买了不少价廉物美的葡萄酒。 那么我们再复习一遍, 今天的通俗表达是

Neil: Booze cruise.

Helen: 就是为能买到便宜的酒或者香烟,而专门到外地跑一趟。

Neil: We’ve run out of time now. Join us soon for more Real English. Goodbye.

Helen: 下次节目再见!

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