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  • Hello. This is 6 Minute English from BBC Learning English. I'm Neil.

    你好,這裡是BBC學習英語的6分鐘英語。這是BBC學習英語的6分鐘英語。我是尼爾。

  • And I'm Catherine.

    我是凱瑟琳

  • Thanks for making it on time today, Catherine!

    謝謝你今天準時來,凱瑟琳!

  • What do you mean, Neil? Are you implying I'm always late?

    你什麼意思,尼爾?你是在暗示我總是遲到嗎?

  • Well, punctuality – I mean being on timeis not your strong point.

    嗯,守時--我是說準時--不是你的強項。

  • But I do always turn up and I never miss the programme

    但我總是會出現,我從來沒有錯過這個節目----。

  • I just don't want to be early Neil and then wait around for you!

    我只是不想早到尼爾,然後等著你!

  • Hmmpeople's attitude to being on time certainly varies,

    嗯--人們對準時的態度肯定不同。

  • and that's what we're discussing in this programme:

    這就是我們在這個節目中討論的內容。

  • how important is punctuality?

    守時有多重要?

  • Anyway, Catherine, as you're here on time, you're not going to miss

    無論如何,凱瑟琳,既然你準時來了,你就不會錯過

  • our quiz question!

    我們的問答題!

  • Oh no, I certainly don't want to miss out on that. So what is it?

    哦,不,我當然不想錯過這個機會。那是什麼呢?

  • Well in 2011, Researchers said that an atomic clock at

    在2011年,研究人員說,一個原子鐘在

  • the UK's National Physical Laboratory would have the best

    英國國家物理實驗室將擁有最好的技術和服務。

  • long-term accuracy of any in the world.

    世界上任何一個國家的長期準確性。

  • But how many years would it take, approximately, for it to lose or gain

    但是,大約需要多少年的時間,它才會失去或得到。

  • a second? Is it a) 138 years,

    一秒鐘?是a)138年。

  • b) 138,000 years, or c) 138 million years?

    b)13.8萬年,或c)1.38億年?

  • Umm well now, atomic clocks are very accurate, but

    現在好了,原子鐘是非常準確的,但是...

  • 138 million years is a bit extreme, so I'll say b) 138,000 years.

    1.38億年有點極端,所以我說b)13.8萬年。

  • OK, Catherine, we'll find out the answer before the end of the programme -

    好了,凱瑟琳,我們會在節目結束前找到答案的----。

  • which has to be six minutes long! So, let's talk more about people's

    其中要有6分鐘的時間!那麼,讓我們再來談談人們的。

  • timekeepingthat's their ability to do things on time.

    守時--就是他們按時做事的能力。

  • Now, I know Neil doesn't like to be latehe thinks it's rude.

    現在,我知道尼爾不喜歡遲到,他認為這很不禮貌。

  • But I might be late because the traffic was bad, or I had extra things to do.

    但我可能會遲到,因為交通不好,或者我有額外的事情要做。

  • And I know most appointments we make start late!

    而且我知道我們大部分的預約都是很晚才開始的!

  • Well, Catherine, it sounds like you might be a time bender.

    凱瑟琳,聽起來你可能是個時間狂人

  • It's something author Grace Pacie talked about on BBC Woman's Hour

    這是作家Grace Pacie在BBC Woman's Hour節目中談到的。

  • programme. Let's hear her definition of a time bender.

    節目。讓我們聽聽她對時間彎曲的定義。

  • Well [Jenny], a time bender is actually somebody we all know very well.

    嗯[Jenny],時間彎曲者其實是一個我們都很熟悉的人。

  • They are the people who arrive last at any meeting or class, or the mums

    他們是在任何會議或班級中最後到場的人,或者是那些媽媽們

  • whose children have to run into school at the last minute.

    其子女在最後一刻不得不跑進學校。

  • They're the people who don't want to be late but

    他們是那些不想遲到的人,但...

  • they have a strange resistance to being early [like you]

    他們對早起有一種奇怪的抵抗力[就像你一樣]。

  • and they don't allow enough time.

    而且他們不允許有足夠的時間。

  • OK, so I might be a time bendersomeone who doesn't allow enough

    好吧,所以我可能是一個時間彎曲的人 - 一個人誰不允許足夠的。

  • time to get somewherebut, of

    時間到達某個地方 - 但是,的

  • course, I always think I will have enough time!

    當然,我總是認為我有足夠的時間!

  • One thing that is guaranteed is you'll never be early.

    有一點是可以保證的,那就是你永遠不會早到。

  • You have a resistance toyou fight against or are opposed to -

    你對--你對抗或反對--有牴觸情緒。

  • being on time. Isn't it best to leave home just a little bit earlier?

    準時。早一點離開家不是最好嗎?

  • Well, Neil, it's about deadlinesyou know, a fixed time when something

    尼爾,這是關於最後期限的問題,你知道的,一個固定的時間,當某件事情

  • must be completed by. If a deadline really matters, I'll make it,

    必須完成。如果期限真的很重要,我會做到。

  • but for less important things, it's not worth getting too stressed.

    但對於不太重要的事情,不值得太過緊張。

  • Umm if you say so, Catherine. Being late makes me anxious, which is

    呃,如果你這麼說,凱瑟琳。遲到讓我很焦慮,這就是

  • why I always arrive early.

    為什麼我總是早到。

  • But therapist Philippa Perry might be able to explain your more relaxed

    但治療師菲利帕-佩裡或許能解釋你更放鬆的原因

  • attitude to timekeeping. She also spoke about this on the

    計時的態度。她還談到,在

  • BBC's Woman's Hour programme.

    BBC的 "婦女時間 "節目。

  • See if you can hear what her reasons are.

    看看你能不能聽出她的理由是什麼。

  • Underlying it all, there is this fear of being early, and the fear could

    在這一切的背後,都有一種害怕,害怕早早的,而這種害怕可能是

  • be a fear of being conspicuous, a fear of standing out in a strange place,

    害怕顯眼,害怕在陌生的地方脫穎而出。

  • having no one to talk to, feeling a bit alone and awkward

    沒有人說話,感覺有點孤獨和尷尬... ...

  • the other reason people are always late isthat all the traffic lights

    人們總是遲到的另一個原因是... 所有的紅綠燈都是如此

  • will be green, and they generally sort of stretch the time

    會是綠色的,他們一般都會拉長時間。

  • somehow in their minds and just think there's time to do absolutely

    不知為何,在他們的腦海中,只是認為有時間做絕對的。

  • everything they've packed in.

    他們所裝的一切。

  • So, she thinks being late is to do with social awkwardnessif you arrive

    所以,她認為遲到是與社交尷尬有關的--如果你到了

  • too soon you feel awkwardthat's uncomfortable or nervous,

    過早地感到尷尬--那是不舒服或緊張。

  • waiting for others to arrive.

    等待別人的到來。

  • There's also the fear of being conspicuouseasily noticed or

    還有就是害怕顯眼--容易被人注意到或

  • standing out in a crowd. It's a very uncomfortable feeling,

    在人群中脫穎而出。這是一種很不舒服的感覺。

  • but that's not why I might be late.

    但這不是我遲到的原因。

  • It's the other reason Philippa Perry mentioned.

    這就是菲利帕-佩裡提到的另一個原因。

  • I just think there's time to pack everything in!

    我只是覺得有時間把所有的東西都收拾好!

  • But if it makes you happy, I will try to be on time next time.

    但如果能讓你高興,我下次會盡量準時到。

  • Well, according to experts on the Woman's Hour programme,

    根據 "婦女時刻 "節目的專家們的說法。

  • you shouldn't 'try' to be on time, you should 'decide' to be on time.  

    你不應該 "嘗試 "準時,你應該 "決定 "準時。

  • OK, Neil! But before we run out of time, why don't you tell me if I had the

    好吧,尼爾!但在我們沒時間之前,你為什麼不告訴我,如果我有那個...

  • right answer to the quiz. Was I correct?

    測驗的正確答案。我說的對嗎?

  • Yes, I asked you how many years it would take, approximately,  

    是的,我問你大概需要多少年。

  • for the UK's National Physical Laboratory's atomic clock

    為英國國家物理實驗室的原子鐘提供服務

  • to lose or gain a second? Is it...a) 138 years,

    要失去或得到一秒鐘?是......a)138年。

  • b) 138,000 years, or c) 138 million years?

    b)13.8萬年,或c)1.38億年?

  • And I said b) 138,000 years.

    而我說b)13.8萬年。

  • And you are wrong! You are too early for a change

    你錯了!你還沒來得及改變

  • the answer is c) 138 million years.

    - 答案是c)1.38億年。

  • Maybe I should buy you an atomic watch, Catherine

    也許我應該給你買一塊原子表,凱瑟琳?

  • Ha ha. Right, let's not waste any more timehere's a recap

    哈哈。好了,我們不要再浪費時間了--這裡有一個總結。

  • of the vocabulary we've discussed today, starting with punctuality.

    的詞彙,我們今天討論過的,首先是守時。

  • This is about doing something at an agreed time and being on time.

    這就是在約定的時間做某件事情,而且要準時。

  • When we talk about someone's timekeeping, we mean their ability

    當我們談論一個人的計時,我們指的是他們的能力。

  • to achieve things on time.

    以按時完成任務。

  • And we heard about time bendersnot really people who bend time

    我們聽說過時間彎曲者--不是真正的彎曲時間的人。

  • but people who are always late because they don't allow enough time

    - 而那些因為時間不夠用而總是遲到的人

  • to get somewhere.

    要去的地方。

  • Like you, Catherine, maybe? It's because you have a resistance to

    就像你,凱瑟琳,也許?這是因為你有一個阻力

  • being on timeyou are against being on time, you fight against it.

    準時--你反對準時,你要與之對抗。

  • That's because I hate deadlines - fixed times when things must

    那是因為我討厭最後期限--事情必須在固定的時間內完成。

  • be completed by. And some people also feel conspicuous, easily noticed,

    由完成。而有些人也覺得顯眼,容易被人注意。

  • and they feel awkward - uncomfortable or nervous.

    他們感到尷尬--不舒服或緊張。

  • Thanks for joining us, and don't forget to check out all our other

    謝謝你的加入,不要忘了查看我們所有的其他產品。

  • programmes on our websiteat bblearningenglish.com. Bye for now.

    節目在我們的網站上 - 在bblearningenglish.com。暫時告辭。

  • Bye.

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Hello. This is 6 Minute English from BBC Learning English. I'm Neil.

你好,這裡是BBC學習英語的6分鐘英語。這是BBC學習英語的6分鐘英語。我是尼爾。

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