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  • Hello and welcome to The English We Speak. I'm Feifei.

    哈囉,歡迎收看 The English We Speak,我是 Feifei。

  • You are, and I'm Rob.

    是 Feifei 喔,我是 Rob。

  • Hey, Rob, a question. Is it right you have a friend who lives on top of a mountain?


  • Errr, no.


  • What about a friend who lives in La Paz, one of the highest cities in the world?


  • Strange question, but no.


  • OK, how about a friend who lives at the top of a very tall tower block?


  • Definitely not. Why are you asking about my friends anyway?


  • Well, someone in the office said you have friends in high places, and I just wondered why it was useful to know people who lived high up.


  • OK, well, if you have friends in high places, it has nothing to do with their physical location.


  • They're people you know who are powerful and in an important position and are able to help you.


  • So these are useful people to know then?


  • They certainly are. Let's hear some examples of other 'friends in high places'.

    肯定是的,我們來聽幾個「friends in high places」的例句。

  • Wang managed to get a promotion, but I'm sure it's only because he knows people in high places.

    Wang 順利升遷了,但我確定他只是因為背後有人幫忙。

  • Thanks to his friends in high places, my boyfriend managed to get tickets for the sold-out rock concert. Yeah!


  • Despite failing her exams, Jane still managed to get a place at university

    儘管她考得很糟,Jane 仍然能夠順利念大學,

  • I'm sure she has friends in high places.


  • This is The English We Speak from BBC Learning English and we're talking about the phrase 'friends in high places'.

    這是 BBC 英語學習頻道的 The English We Speak,我們正討論一則片語「friends in high places」,

  • These are powerful and important people we know and might be able to help us in some way.


  • So Rob, you know some very important people then?

    所以 Rob,你有認識一些地位很高的朋友嗎?

  • Well, yes, a few. Although not the Queen.


  • Why do you want to know?


  • Well, I have to renew my passport and I need someone important to witness my application.


  • Oh come on Feifei, you know I could do that.

    拜託 Feifei ,你知道我可以的。

  • Err, sorry Rob. You may be a friend but you're not in a high enough position to do this.

    呃,抱歉 Rob,你是個朋友,但你可能不夠有地位來做這件事。

  • Look, it needs a doctor, lawyer or policeman to sign it.


  • Great! So how high am I?


  • About this high.

    大概有 87 公分高。

  • That low. Oh dear. Time to make some new friends. Bye bye.


  • Bye.


Hello and welcome to The English We Speak. I'm Feifei.

哈囉,歡迎收看 The English We Speak,我是 Feifei。

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【BBC 英語】身居高位的朋友 (Friends in high places: The English We Speak)

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