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There's method to my madness 我有一个不合常理的办法

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Rob 一进到录音室被眼前的情景迷惑了:Li 把她背包里的东西都摊在了地上,她这是在干什么?Li 的回答是 'There's method to my madness' 你知道这是什么意思吗?

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Li

Hi everyone. 大家好我是杨莉,欢迎收听《地道英语》。趁着 Rob还没到我要赶紧找找我的交通卡。I couldn't find my Travelcard this morning. I hope I haven't lost it.

(Sound of Li emptying her handbag... Then the door opens and Rob enters the room)

Rob

Hi Li, sorry I'm late. (Rob looks at Li) Li, what are you doing? You've emptied your handbag all over the floor!

Li

Oh, hi Rob, I wasn't expecting you to be here so soon. 不好意思啊,我的东西摊了满地。Oh dear, this must look terrible, but believe me, there's method to my madness.

Rob

You've made a mess all over the floor and you're telling me you've gone mad!

Li

没有没有,我可没有疯。No, I haven't gone mad, well, I hope not! 我刚才使用了一个地道的英语表达。The phrase 'there's method to my madness' 意思是,虽然我的行为看上去难以理喻,但我这样做是有原因的。I'm surprised that you didn't know this phrase!

Rob

I'm only joking. Of course I know this phrase. 'There's method to my madness' or you could say 'there's method in my madness', means you are doing something that looks strange but you have a plan and really, you are doing something very sensible1.

Li

Yes, that's exactly right. 你解释得很好。讲话者的意思是,“我有一个不合乎常理,但实际上很聪明的办法”。As you can see, I've emptied my handbag over the floor because it'll be easier and quicker to find my Travelcard. Then I'll re-pack my handbag.

Rob

That's good to hear. Well, this is the phrase for Authentic2 Real English today. Let's hear some examples of how it is used.

Examples

I'm driving to my friend's house today but I'm going to take the long route, avoiding the motorway3. There's method to my madness, I think the motorway will be very busy and the longer route will be quicker.

A: What are you doing putting all the books on the floor?

B: There's method to my madness, I'm taking a photo of the books I'm putting away. The photos will help me locate the books more easily.

A: Oh, that's clever.  

Rob

So Li, have you found your Travelcard?

Li

Yes! 找到啦!一定是被压在了包的最底下了。You see, there was method to my madness.

Rob

Well done Li. Well, I'm going now. I'll leave you to tidy up your mess!

Li

Thanks Rob.

Rob

Bye everyone!

Li


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1 sensible 9zAwg     
adj.可察觉的,意识到的,实用的;n.可感知物
参考例句:
  • Are you sensible of the dangers of your position? 你觉察到你处境中的危险了吗?
  • He was sensible enough to mind his own business.他颇有见识,不去管闲事。
2 authentic ZuZzs     
a.真的,真正的;可靠的,可信的,有根据的
参考例句:
  • This is an authentic news report. We can depend on it. 这是篇可靠的新闻报道, 我们相信它。
  • Autumn is also the authentic season of renewal. 秋天才是真正的除旧布新的季节。
3 motorway kFvxw     
n.高速公路,快车道
参考例句:
  • Our car had a breakdown on the motorway.我们的汽车在高速公路上抛锚了。
  • A maniac driver sped 35 miles along the wrong side of a motorway at 110 mph.一个疯狂的司机以每小时110英里的速度在高速公路上逆行飙车35英里。
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