【英语口语】美语情景对话 第10期:非洲生活 Africa Life
Todd: OK, Leath, you’re from Zimbabwe. Could you talk about that?
Leath: Yeah, OK. Well, I’m from Harare, which is the capital of Zim. And I was born there. Myfolks are British. My dad is from Manchester and my mom is from Scotland. They went out along time ago. And, yeah, growing up in Zimbabwe was “lacker” as we say there. That meansreally cool in Africans. It was like, you grow up in an open free place with animals and sunshineand it’s just a really healthy place to be. Well at least it was. Today it’s not doing to well becausethe economy has crashed, but growing up there was really slick.
Todd: Wow! What animals could you see?
Leath: Ah, just about an hours drive out of any city, you are liable to come across just aboutanything. I’ve seen leapords often at night about an hour out of the capital where I live. You seemonkeys along the road, right up to the city outskirts. In certain areas you’ll have to stop forelephants. There’s quite a few buck warning signs because they are actually quite dangerous atnight. They jump across the road and your cars hit them at windscreen height. It is a bit of aproblem. So, there’s buck everywhere. And then away from residential areas, there’s you knowyour big five, rhino, lion being the most… well interesting and I guess for foreigners. They arenever really never around human settlement cause they are very very dangerous. They do takepeople from time to time.
Todd: Wow! That’s fascinating. Thanks a lot Leath.
Leath: You’re welcome buddy! OK.