英语口语培训：Farm Life 农场生活
Todd: Monica, you mentioned a farm home stay inNew Zealand. Have you ever actually ever lived on afarm?
Monica: I haven’t lived on a farm as such, but I’vevisited family friends who have lived on farms.
Todd: Did you like it?
Monica: Yeah, I remember loving visiting my family friends on farms. Yeah, especially ridinghorses. I loved riding horses when I was young.
Todd: So are you good? Are you an equestrian professional?
Monica: I wouldn’t say that. I do remember one time. My mother always seems to tell peoplethis story about when I was young, and we were at her friend’s farm. I was on a horse, and thehorse took off, and I was only about, I think ten at the time and I was hanging off the side ofthis horse and my mother was really worried for me, and then when the horse finally stoppedshe … you know … she came running up and asked me if I was OK and things, and apparently Isaid to her, “Oh, it’s OK. I wanted it to go fast.”
Todd: That’s cute. You’re lucky you didn’t get hurt though.
Monica: Yeah, well, I guess I just didn’t sense the danger.
Todd: Actually, I kind of grew up on a farm. My grandfather had a ranch growing up so I spendevery summer on his ranch, so I have quite the … I don’t know … I guess I have a lot ofexperience on a farm. Yeah, it’s good. I remember when I was young I thought the life on afarm was just the best. I mean I had it so good, and I loved everything about living on a farmand I thought when I was gonna get older, I would want to be on a farm, but now that I’molder, I couldn’t image doing it every again.
Monica: What can’t you imagine doing?
Todd: I don’t know, I guess, I just couldn’t imagine all that work, and I think I‘m just soaddicted to city life or suburban life and living in a house and just doing work on computersand things like that. I couldn’t go back to that lifestyle, but when I was young, I have to admit,I enjoyed it a lot. So how about you? Could you see yourself moving and living on a farm?
Monica: Well, yeah, I think my thoughts are similar to yours in that I’m very used to beinginside using a computer, and I‘m used to a very different lifestyle to one that involves being ona farm, but yeah, I’ve never had a long period of time where I’ve stayed on a farm like you soyeah maybe it’s a bit different for me.