专业四级英语听力120篇 第48期:肥皂剧 Soap Operas

发表时间:2018-08-10内容来源:VOA英语学习网

Soap Operas

肥皂剧

A soap opera is a serial on television or radio where each episode links to the next episode.

肥皂剧指一出持续时间长,虚构的电视或电台节目,又称系列连续剧。

So you're always left at the end of one short episode wondering what's going to happen next.

所以总是最后留下个悬念想知道接下来会发生什么。

Soap opera is generally about neighbours, friends, family.

其题材取自邻居,朋友或家庭这些生活化的场景。

There may be controversial subjects like drug taking, or violence, divorce.

可能是如吸毒、暴力、离婚等具有争议的话题。

So it would cover all the things that you could imagine possibly happening in people's lives.

所以它涵盖所有你可以想象可能发生在人们的生活中的事情。

The term soap opera comes from the 1950s,when radio in America started advertising soap products and they devised little stories to sell these soap products and they called them soap operas.

肥皂剧一词起源于早期美国的广播节目,他们用小故事的形式来推销肥皂,因此这些故事被称为肥皂剧。

Soap operas are very popular in the UK.

肥皂剧在英国十分流行,

If you look at the most popular programmes people watch,the main soap operas on TV are almost always at the top.

如果你看看人们喜欢的最受欢迎的节目,主要的肥皂剧几乎总是在排行榜榜首。

It's an instant fix of entertainment.

这是一种类即时的娱乐。

People can just sit down on the sofa and enjoy it.

人们常以此来打发时间。

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