Professor: That's right, Winnie. Basketball is a very popular sport in America.
Professor: That's true. Do you think Ryan will be a good basketball player?
Ryan: Thanks for teaching me how to play basketball, Alice.
Alice: No problem. I am happy to be your basketball coach.
Ryan: Great. Where did you learn how to play?
Alice: I played basketball in college.
Ryan: Were you better at offense or defense?
Alice: I was better at offense. I was the best shooter on the team.
Professor: So Winnie, where did Alice learn to play basketball?
Alice说她是在大学里学会打篮球的，她不光是校队成员，还是the best shooter - 最棒的投手呢! 这么说，Alice投篮肯定特别准!
Professor: Right. And in basketball, when you shoot and score a point, you can say you scored a basket.
没错! 如果你投篮成功，就可以说"score a basket."
Professor: So, is Alice better at offense or defense?
Alice说， she was better at offense than defense，进攻能力比防守能力强。这不难理解，她是the best shooter - 最棒的投手嘛! 有她当教练，Ryan肯定很快就能变成篮球飞人。
Alice: Alright Ryan, first you have to learn how to dribble.
Ryan: Don't worry, I know how to dribble. Let's just play some one-on-one.
Alice: Uh.... are you sure you don't want to practice a little first?
Ryan: Nope! I'm ready to play. Don't go easy on me.
Ryan是不是有点自信过头了？Alice想慢慢教他，从 dribble -“运球”开始。可Ryan上来就要打one-on-one - 一对一的比赛! Professor, one-on-one这个短语可以用在其它语境里么？
Professor: Sure! For example, you can say I didn't want the other students to hear me talk to the teacher, so I asked to talk to her one-on-one.
"Talk to her one-on-one", 就是单独和她谈话。对了，Professor, Ryan让Alice不要"go easy on him"，是不是说，Alice对他不用手下留情？
Professor: Right. For another example, "I haven't studied much for the test, so I hope my teacher goes easy on us."
Alice: Great game, Ryan! I had a lot of fun.
Ryan: (Panting) Yeah, I hope so. It must have been a lot of fun beating me 20 to zero.
Alice: Well do you want to have a re-match? I think you will score a basket next time.
Ryan: I don't think so ... and I can only take one shutout per day.
看来，Ryan根本不是Alice的对手! 让人家打了个20比零! professor, 什么叫shutout？
Professor: Winnie, if one team doesn't score any points in the game, you can say the game is a shutout.
哦，shutout, s-h-u-t-o-u-t, shutout 就是输掉的队伍得零分的比赛。
Professor: Ryan didn't score any points, so you can say he was "shutout". Alice asks him if he wants a rematch, but Ryan says no.
是啊，Ryan不愿意再被刷个零，所以他不想play a re-match - 再打一次了。真希望Ryan学篮球的热情没有被彻底浇灭!
Professor: Let's see what Alice says.
Alice: Ryan, I think I know a better way to teach you basketball.
Ryan: Really? What is it?
Alice: I'm going to take you to watch a basketball game.
Ryan: Great! I love watching professional basketball.
Alice: Professional? I didn't say we're going to a
professional basketball game!
哦，原来，Alice打算带Ryan去看篮球赛，让他观摩观摩。不过，他们要去的不是a professional game - 专业球赛。
Professor: Right. What kind of game do you think they're going to?