やさしい英語会話 (277) At the Bowling Alley

Posted by: huepod




この時期、大学生の皆さんは新入生を交えた親睦の機会が多いことでしょう。そんなイベントの定番の一つがボウリング大会。今回は、ボウリング場での会話をお届けします。女性の方はボウリングの腕に自信がある様子で、今日こそパーフェクトゲームを!と意気込んでいますが…

(初級〜中級)
*** It's a Good Expression ***
(今回の重要表現)

a perfect game
(ボウリング)パーフェクト、完全試合

a big deal
大したこと

Here I come!
さあ来たぞ!

(to) knock them over
倒す

(to) get warmed up
ウォームアップする

a fluke
たまたま起こったこと(悪いことに対して)
まぐれ(良いことに対して)

besides
それはさておき

Granny-style throw
「グラニースタイル」での投げ方
※両手でボウルを持ち、腰をかがめ、股をくぐらせるようにボウルを投げる。この動画の例のように、お遊びで対戦に使われることも。

flawless
完璧な

for sure
きっと;絶対に

go 2 for 2
2回やって2回とも上手くいく

arcade
ゲームセンター

superior
すぐれている

you moron
おばかさんね


*** Script ***

At the Bowling Alley

W: Jamal, today's the day I'm gonna bowl my first perfect game!

M: (Yawn) I don't see the big deal in bowling a perfect game. All you gotta do is beat some pieces of wood with a giant ball a few times. Anyone can do it.

W: Jamal, this is your first time bowling, so you wouldn't really know, but bowling is a lot more than just throwing a "giant ball". It takes years of practice, and the techniques necessary to bowl a perfect game can't just be learned over night. (The two of them walk up to the lane.)

W: Alright here I go! Perfect game, here I come! (Bowls the ball)

M: Oh. You only beat 3 of them.

W: It's not BEATING them. It's "knocking them over." And I'm still just getting warmed up. That was just some kind of fluke. Besides, I doubt YOU could do any better. Here's a 15 pounder. Good luck knocking any pins over with that!

M: OK. Watch this! (Jamal throws the ball under his legs and it rolls very slowly.)

W: Ha ha! Granny-style throw? You're not gonna hit any pins with THAT technique. (Jamal gets a perfect strike.)

M: Cool! I beat them all!

W: What? A strike? That's impossible! My technique is flawless and you're just some amateur! Alright, this time I'm gonna get a strike for sure. (Sarah throws the ball with all her strength but only manages to knock over 1 pin.)

M: So, a strike is when you only beat one of the pins?

W: Ah! Last time you got lucky. Let's see if you can go 2 for 2.

M: OK, cool.

(Jamal throws the ball like a baseball. Despite the form, he manages to get a perfect strike.)

M: Hey, I beat them again! This game is too easy. Can we go to the arcade?

W: What?! IMPOSSIBLE! I AM the superior bowler! Besides, it's not called "beating the pins" you moron! I'm too good for this. I'm going home!

(Written by David Shaner)

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