Neil 渴望下班后去打一场壁球。他准备问问 Li 愿意不愿一起去。Li 会去吗？ 请听节目分解。
Li：Hi Neil, you look very sporty today! 你今天很运动范儿啊！Going to the gym?
Neil：Not exactly, but I'm dying for a game of squash after work. I've brought all my gear and I've booked the court. But I have no one to play against. Are you game?
Li：Neil 说他特想下班以后去打壁球。Am I game? 我是不是 game，运动？Of course I'm not a game, I'm Li! My name is Li. What are you talking about, Neil?
Neil：Well, I thought you knew this expression. If someone asks you if you are game, they want to know whether you are willing to try something; whether you are interested in doing something fun or unusual.
Li：I see. 原来 game 还可以作为形容词来用，表示愿意尝试做某事，或对什么事情感兴趣。So you can use the word 'game' as an adjective as well as a noun?
Neil：That's right. The word 'game' has a number of meanings.Let's look at some examples.
So many people in England are fans of football; they all love the game.
Sam is brilliant at board games.
A: I'm going to have a fancy dress party next Saturday. Would you like to come?
B: Hey thanks! Yes, I'd love to. I'm game for a laugh.
A: Hey Brian, I'm organising a football match between the managers and the workers. Do you want to play?
B: Sure, count me in. I'm game.
Li：听上去 game 是个很有活力的词儿啊，作名词时表示游戏或运动，作形容词时表示愿意尝试，欣然接受。
Neil：So, how about playing squash this evening. I’ve got two rackets here. Are you game?
Li：Oh, well, I'm not sure. I've not played squash for a long time. Sorry no, I don't think I am game today!
Neil：That's a pity. Maybe another time. But at least we've taught an authentic real English expression.
Li：Yes, we have, Neil. Enjoy your game. Bye for now!