Wang Fei: 大家好，欢迎收听《都市掠影》节目。我是王飞。
Alice: And I'm Alice.
Wang Fei: 我前些天经过伦敦著名的自然历史博物馆 the Natural History Museum 的时候。 Guess what Alice, there was a big change there!
Alice: I know! The lawn in front of the Natural History Museum has become an ice-rink, hasn't it?!
Wang Fei: 是的。原来的草坪 the lawn 变成了 an ice-rink 滑冰场。
Alice: Yes. In London, many temporary ice-rinks are set up during the winter, and ice-skating becomes a popular winter sport. Let's hear what fun two girls have ice-skating.
Girl 1: Oh it's very good actually. It feels really nice because the floor – the ground – is really soft. And it's very good with your family and your friends to have a good experience here and it's a good night out.
Girl 2: Yeah, it's really good. Plus you have the music so it gives you the move, it gives you like the energy to like, be dancing, even when you don't even know how to skate or stuff like that.
Wang Fei: These two girls really enjoyed their ice-skating, didn't they?
Alice: Yes. The first girl said it's a good experience to be there with family and friends and it's a good night out.
It's very good with your family and your friends to have a good experience here and it's a good night out.
Wang Fei: A good night out, 一个愉快的夜晚。
Alice: The second girl said the music in the ice-rink gives you the energy to dance.
Wang Fei: Gives you the energy to dance, 给你跳舞的动力。
Alice: For these girls, ice-skating is a bit like dancing. But to some beginners, it might be a different experience. Let's hear more from other skaters.
Boy: I kept falling over lots, a bit scared.
Woman: It's fun but he's finding it really hard!
Man: Yeah, I don't think 17 stone worth of muscle is good on ice!
Alice: So that boy said he kept falling over and he was a bit scared.
Wang Fei: Fall over, 摔跤、跌倒，scared 令人害怕的。
I don't think 17 stone worth of muscle is good on ice!
Alice: The older guy found it hard to skate. He said he doesn't think 17 stone worth of muscle is good on ice.
Wang Fei: Right! Stone 是英国的一个重量单位，one stone 也就是 6.35 公斤。17 stone worth of muscle 是指他的体重。 How many kilograms do 17 stones equal to, Alice?
Alice: Ooh, I had to look this up. It's 108 kilograms.
Wang Fei: 108 公斤的体重，滑冰的话，确实很有挑战性。
Alice: But don't worry. There are always some helpers, called ice marshals, who work at the ice-rink and will help you if you fall over.
Wang Fei: Ice marshal, 就是冰上护卫人员。我们问一位护卫人员怎样滑冰才不会摔倒呢？
Yeah sure, you just need to bend your knees, bend your knees, weight a little bit forwards. That's the magic.
Alice: He said bend your knees…
Wang Fei: Bend your knees 屈膝。
Alice: And put your weight a little bit forward.
Wang Fei: Put your weight a little bit forward. 把身体重心往前移一点儿。
Alice: That's the magic!
Wang Fei: Right! 这就是窍门、秘密！实际上这位冰上护卫同时也是一名大学生。我们听一听他如何谈论他的兼职工作。
William: Yeah sure! I'm William. I work at the Natural History Museum ice-rink as an ice marshal. Yeah, I'm also a student. So I'm a student full-time and I work here part-time. It's fantastic, yeah. It gives me an opportunity to ice-skate, which is one of my hobbies, and it pays the bills, so...
It's fantastic. It gives me an opportunity to ice-skate, which is one of my hobbies, and it pays the bills.
William, ice marshal
Alice: William got a fantastic part-time job! He gets the opportunity to skate and it pays the bills.
Wang Fei: Right, it pays the bills 它能付账单。意思是说这份兼职工作付给他薪水，可以让他付各种帐单。It's really a fantastic job!
Alice: Great if you can skate. Although it's nice to go ice-skating, there is one thing people are not very happy with. What is it?
Girl 1: But it's very expensive, because it's £9 an hour for a child and if it's [an] adult I think it's £15 or £13. So, but it's worth -
Girl 2: It's a good adventure and it's a good experience.
Girl 1: It's worth doing. Yeah.
Alice: It's the price. It's very expensive to skate in London.
Wang Fei: 儿童票每小时9镑，成人票每小时大约 13、4 英镑。真是很贵。
Alice: But even though it's expensive, she says it's still worth doing.
Wang Fei: 她觉得还是很值！It's worth doing.
Alice: There are many ice-rinks in the winter in London. I hope you will have the opportunity to go skating this winter.
Wang Fei: Yes and you can enjoy a good night out with your friends.
The snow may fall but I don't mind at all,
Because you keep me winter warm.
It's cold and wet but I won't get upset,
With you, I'm always winter warm.
The skies are grey but I'm not feeling blue,
In spite of never seeing such a storm...