- 2018年10月17日19:43 来源：小站整理
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1. When was the last time you did something in a hurry?
Um… when was it?...Let me have a think…I guess it was probably um… a few weeks ago, when I was on holiday, and I had booked a taxi to arrive at the place where I was staying, at about noon-ish, and I still had some clearing up to do, you know, I didn’t want to leave the place in a mess. So yeah, I was basically in a hurry tidying everything up and getting all my things packed before the taxi arrived.
2. Do you like to finish things quickly?
Yeah I do, cos I really don’t like things to hang over me, you know, it’s just not a nice feeling when you’ve got stuff to do hanging at the back of your mind. So I like to get stuff done as quickly as I can,but saying that, I still want to do it well of course! I mean, I’m not gonna do something haphazardly just to get it done quickly, I still wanna make sure I do it well!
3. What kinds of things do you never do in a hurry?
It’s an interesting question!... I’ve never really thought about that one! What kinds of things will I never do in a hurry?...um… I suppose things I would never do in a hurry would be important things, like coursework which counts towards my final grade, and what else?...I’m kind of hard pressed to think! Um… oh yeah, getting to the airport to catch a flight! You know, I’ll always give myself lots of time to get there, even if it means I arrive at the airport several hours in advance, cos it just gives me peace of mind. I mean, if you miss a flight, then your holiday’s probably gone down the drain, so it can be pretty disastrous!
4. Why do people make mistakes more easily when they are in a hurry?
Um… well thinking about it, I suppose it’s simply because when people are in a hurry, they’re not really thinking clearly. You know, their mind’s kind of um.. how can I put it… I guess you could say flustered, thinking about lots of things at the same time, and not really being focused. So in that state of mind, I think you’d agree it’s easy to overlook things, especially small details, which will likely lead to mistakes being made!
Noon-ish – about noon (if you add “–ish” at the end of a time, it means about that time) 中午左右
I still had some clearing up to do – 我还有东西要收拾
In a mess - 杂乱
Getting all my things packed – 整理行李
how can I put it – 怎么说呢
I guess you could say - 应高可以说
Flustered -慌张的 激动不安的
state of mind – 心态
I’m kind of hard pressed to think (of…) – 我很难想到… (If you are hard-pressed to do something, you have great difficulty doing it.)
it gives me peace of mind – 让我安心
gone down the drain - 泡汤了, 化为泡影 (another phrase is “gone up in smoke”)
I don’t like things to hang over me - 我讨厌让未做完的工作使我牵肠挂肚
hanging at the back of your mind – (see above)
But saying that – 但话又说回来
Do something haphazardly = do something without care.