雅思口语–一下子没有反应过来“蒙了”要怎么表达?

墨尔本文波雅思PTE今天带大家来学习一个日常口语小词伙,希望大家可以用在各类口语考试中。

wedding

 

昨天晚上,我的好朋友兴高采烈地打电话找我聊天,跟我大谈自己的婚礼计划,怎么布置场地,怎么设计内容,穿什么衣服,对于单身狗来说简直就是折磨……开始时我还听得津津有味,后来,她突然问我对刚才提到的婚礼音乐有什么意见,我却懵了,因为我压根儿想不起来她刚才说了什么。

我这种状况可以用一个英文习惯用语来形容:zone out.

zoning-out

Zone out就是头脑一片空白,注意力不集中。

如果您有过长途旅行的经验,一定明白旅行是个体力活。如果行程安排得太满,不仅身体疲惫,头脑也会变迟钝。小编上周就经历了这么一趟身心俱疲的旅行。。。

When our car arrived at Great Ocean Road, it was noon time. So we went sightseeing, and then stopped to try some dumplings. I was so exhausted, I could not stay focused anymore. I was zoning out.

我们的车到大洋路时是中午。到了之后,我们就开始四处观光,又找地方吃了顿饺子。小编累shi了,已经无法集中精神思考任何事,脑子都木了。

有时候无法集中精力有很多原因,可能是因为脑力疲劳,或者没有兴趣,也可能是因为受了什么特大的刺激。我们来看下面这段话:

grandma driving

The accident happened so fast. As the victim of the crash was lying lifeless on the road, the old woman who was driving just sat motionless. I went over to ask her if she was OK. But she continued to stare into space like she wasn’t aware of anything. She was zoned out. I think the trauma must have been too great for her.

trauma:

  • a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.    “a personal trauma like the death of a child”
  • emotional shock following a stressful event or a physical injury, which may lead to long-term neurosis.
    “the event is relived with all the accompanying trauma”

 

这句话是说:事儿出得太快了。被车撞到的人躺在路上,一动不动,而开车的老太太则呆呆地坐在车里。我走过去问她有没有撞伤,可她只是盯着前方,好像不知道发生了什么。她的头脑一片空白,无法思考。我想,她一定是无法接受眼前发生的惨剧。

平白无故撞倒一个人,无论谁都得需要点时间才能回过神来。在巨大的打击和出乎意料的惊喜面前,我们的大脑往往要先Zone out — 空白一下。

 

但是墨尔本文波雅思PTE提醒各位考生,不管是哪种英文考试,大家都要提前准备好,避免考场上脑筋zone out。

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