双语美文 | 《English Weather》

English Weather

 

Everybody talks about the weather in England and this is not surprising.

It changes from minute to minute, so it’s always interesting.

Someone once wisely remarked that other countries have a climate,

but England just has weather!

Gretel was amused by all this talk at first,

but she has now got now used to it.

Last week Gretel really understood

why everyone is so concerned about the weather:

you can never be certain what’s going to happen.

Though it was spring there was a very heavy snowfall.

As usual,no one expected it.

The pipes in many houses were frozen;

trains failed to run cars got stuck;

there were many accidents on the roads;

lots of people slipped on icy pavements and got hurt,

the weather forecast was very bad.

Everyone complained gloomily,

What awful weather we’re having!Haven’t seen anything like it!and so on.

And then,suddenly, the sun came out, the snow melted and it was spring again.

Typical!Just typical!Gretel remarked.

The way you talk about the weather, Gretel,Mr.Clark said,

anyone would think you were English.

在英国人人都谈论天气这并不奇怪。

它每分钟都在发生变化所以总是令人感兴趣。

有人曾高明的评论说,其他国家有气候,

而英国只有天气!

格莱泰尔起初听到这种说法时被逗乐了,

但现在她已习以为常了。

直到上星期,格莱泰尔才真正知道了

为什么每个人都这么关心天气:

你根本不知道以后天气会发生什么变化。

尽管已是春天,但还是下了一场很大的雪。

像通常那样,没人希望如此。

很多房子外面的管子都冻住了;

火车不能开,汽车被堵塞住;

马路上有许多交通事故

许多人在结冰的路面上滑倒摔伤。

天气预报实在是太差了。

人们都会沮丧地发出,

诸如”天气太差劲了,从没见过这样的天气”之类的抱怨。

随后呢,太阳又突然冒出来了,雪化了,还是春天。

“典型的天气,太典型了!”格莱泰尔评论道。

“格莱泰尔,以你谈论天气的口气,”克拉克先生说,

“无论谁都会认为你是一个英国人。”

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