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医患英语会话: 社会史 Social History

文章来源:医护英语学习 作者:小林老师 编辑: 发布时间:2018-06-07
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Patient

Are you working right now?

你现在有工作吗?

Doctor

Patient

No, I've just been laid off.

没有,我刚刚下岗了。

Oh, I am sorry. What was your job?

哦,真抱歉,那你以前的工作是什么?

Doctor

Patient

I was a manager for an import and export company.

我以前是一家进出口公司的经理。

I see. Was it an office job or were you on your feet all day?

明白了。那是一份办公室工作还是你需要站一整天的工作呢?

Doctor

Patient

I worked behind a desk.

是办公室工作。

Was it managerial – did you have a lot of responsibility?

它是管理性质的吗—你要承担很多责任吗?

Doctor

Patient

Yes, I was in charge of a large department.

是的,我负责一个很大的部门。

I see, quite stressful. Now tell me, do you smoke?

明白了,工作压力很大啊。你抽烟吗?

Doctor

Patient

 Yes, I do, unfortunately, quite a lot.

是的,而且不幸的是,抽的很多。

Oh, really, how much?

哦,是吗,抽多少?

Doctor

Patient

 Oh, about two packs a day.

大概一天两吧。

How long have you been smoking?

你抽烟有多久了?

Doctor

Patient

Since I was about 14.

大概14岁的时候就开始抽了。

Have you ever tried to quit smoking?

以前尝试过戒烟吗?

Doctor

Patient

Yes, I've tried several times, but without success.

是的,尝试戒过几次,但是失败了。

What about drinking? Do you drink?

那你喝酒吗?

Doctor

Patient

Yes, sometimes with my friends.

有时跟朋友喝点。

How much alcohol do you drink a day?

那你一天喝多少

Doctor

Patient

Let's see… A couple of glasses of beer at lunch time, a whisky in the evening and about half a bottle of wine with my dinner.

我想想……午餐的时候喝几杯啤酒,晚上喝一杯威士忌,吃晚饭的时候再喝大约半瓶葡萄酒。

That's quite a bit. How old were you when you started drinking?

喝的挺多啊。你刚开始喝酒的时候多大?

Doctor

Patient

Oh, about 17 or 18, I suppose.

嗯,大概17或18岁吧。

What about your living conditions? Where do you live?

你的住宿条件怎么样?你住哪?

Doctor

Patient

 We live in a small apartment. We own it but of course we are still paying the mortgage on it.

我们住在一个小公寓里。公寓是我们的,但是,当然,我们仍在还房屋抵押贷款

注释:
lay off 使…下岗,解雇
import [ɪm'pɔːt; 'ɪm-] 进口 n.
export [ˈekspɔːt;ɪkˈ-] 出口 n.
managerial  [mænə'dʒiːrɪəl]  管理的 adj.
responsibility [rɪˌspɒnsəˈbɪlətɪ] 责任,职责 n.
unfortunately  [ʌnˈfɔːtʃənətli] 不幸地 adv.
pack [pæk] 包装 n.
quit smoking 戒烟
alcohol ['ælkəhɒl] 酒精,含酒精的饮料 n.
whisky ['wɪskɪ] 威士忌酒 n.
living conditions 住宿条件
apartment [ə'pɑːtm(ə)nt] 公寓 n.
own [əʊn]  拥有 vt.
mortgage ['mɔːgɪdʒ] 房屋抵押贷款 n.