The script of this programme 本节目台词
Neil: Hello and welcome to Authentic Real English. My name is Neil.
Helen: (Sigh) 大家好，我是 Helen.
Neil: Oh Helen, that was a heavy sigh.
Helen: 很重的叹气? By heavy, you mean a big sigh! Well, I suppose it was. It's just I've been trying to lose some weight but my diet is not working.
Neil: So how heavy are you exactly?
Helen: I'm not going to tell you my weight!
Neil: OK but my advice is to cut down on the biscuits, eat more fruit and stick to the diet!
Helen: Yeah, yeah, yeah!
Neil: Sorry, am I getting too heavy?
Helen: Heavy 沉重? 难道 Neil 长胖了？Are you putting on weight too, Neil?
Neil: No no! Heavy can have another meaning. Used informally, it can mean serious or intense.
Helen: Ah! 单词 heavy 在非正式表达中，带有严肃或者强烈的意思。
Neil: Have a listen to this:
Our relationship's getting a bit heavy. I think we need to go out more and have a bit more fun.
Neil: And another informal use of the word can mean difficult:
That was a heavy lecture! I had trouble understanding it all.
Helen: A heavy lecture 那么 heavy 的另一个非正式含义是难度高的意思。I've been to a few of them!
Neil: Me too. But Helen, the word heavy is also used in more a formal way to mean intense. Listen to these examples:
There was such a heavy fog I couldn't see where I was going.
The flooding was caused by days of heavy rain.
Heavy fighting broke out after the government's announcement.
Helen: 刚才我们听到的 heavy 是比较正式的用法，意思是很强烈，很激烈。And what about a heavy drinker or a heavy smoker? What does that mean?
Neil: Heavy here means to indulge to a great extent.
Helen loves heavy metal music!
Helen: Heavy 在这里的意思是太多了，过度了。一个人老是喝很多酒，那么就成了酒鬼了。Well, that's not me – but there is one kind of 'heavy' I do like to indulge in.
Neil: What's that?
(Turns on heavy metal music)
Neil: (shouting) Heavy metal! That's a little heavy for my ears!