字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Feifei: Hello, this The English We Speak. I'm Feifei... Rob: ...and hello, I'm Rob. Feifei: Why have you brought a bowl of fruit into the studio? Rob: I'm not feeling great - and you know fruit is packed with vitamin C, so I though eating some would do me good. Feifei: Hmm I see. Well, I'm sorry you're not feeling great, but we have got a programme to do and an English phrase to teach. Rob: If you don't mind, I might just read a few lines from the script today - to save my voice. Perhaps I could just read the funny lines? Feifei: No Rob! You can't just cherry-pick what you want to say. Rob: Cherry-pick? No Feifei, there aren't any cherries in my fruit bowl - so I won't be picking any. Feifei: I wasn't referring to your fruit. When you cherry-pick something, it means you choose only what's best or most desirable out of a group of things or a group of people. But Rob, you're not going to do that, are you? Rob: Errr... shall we hear some examples of other cherry pickers? Josh says he cherry-picked the players for his football team based on their skills - but I know it's because they were his friends! We need to cherry-pick the best food for our new restaurant - we really want to impress our customers. It seems unfair that our school has cherry-picked the best students to attend the conference - we should all have a chance to go. Feifei: You're listening to The English We Speak from BBC Learning English and we're talking about the phrase 'to cherry-pick', which means to choose the best or most desirable things from a group. And Rob wants to cherry-pick only the best lines to read from this script. It's a bit unfair, Rob... Rob: I was just trying to save my voice but I will do my best. Would you like a piece of fruit from the bowl, Feifei? Feifei: Oh, OK then. Err, that banana is a bit mouldy... that orange is a bit yellow.. I'll have this apple please. Rob: Hmm, looks like you're cherry-picking the best piece of fruit. Right, well, now that you've got my delicious apple, do you mind if I go now - I'm really not feeling great. Feifei: Oh go on, Rob. But next time I'm going to cherry-pick who I present with - someone who wants a bite of the cherry to work with me. 'A bite of the cherry' means a chance or opportunity. I need someone with a bit more... stamina. See ya. Rob: Bye.