The script of this programme 本節目台詞
Rob: Hello and welcome to Authentic Real English. I'm Rob.
Li: And 大家好 I'm Li.
Rob: Shh shh Li – keep the noise down! I need to concentrate, the race is about to finish and I've got a bet on.
Rob: Yeah! I've won. I've actually won. I'm rich!
Li: Well done Rob. Rob 賭馬贏了錢? 不過贏了多少？ So what have you won Rob?
Rob: Ten pounds!
Li: Oh just ten pounds. Ah well, that's quite useful actually.
Rob: Is it?
Li: Well, you owe me five pounds and you did say you would buy me a glass of champagne if you won a race.
Rob: Oh right, so that will leave me…. fifty pence. Maybe I'm not a winner after all. Honestly! Every time I make some money I have to give it away.
Li: Sorry Rob, it's a no-win situation. 你怎麼都不會贏，這樣也是輸，那樣也是輸，輸定了. It's a no-win situation Rob. You can't gain any money because you'll always lose it on something else.
Rob: So even though I did win something, I have also lost. That's a no-win situation is it?
Li: I'm afraid it is. 這個短語不僅僅可以用來形容與錢相關的事情，其他一些場合也可以，請聽例句：
- I can get the bus or train to work – either way I'm going to be late. It's a no-win situation.
- The cafe only served ham or beef sandwiches but as a vegetarian I was in a no-win situation.
- If she helps in the garden, Mum won't be pleased and if she helps in the kitchen, Dad won't be pleased. She really is in a no-win situation.
Li: 故名思意，輸定的局面意味著沒有成功的可能。So Rob I can see you are disappointed because you have spent your winnings on me.
Rob: I am. It seems impossible to win some money just for myself.
Li: Actually I also won some money – fifty pounds – so I'll buy you a drink, in fact I'll buy you something to eat too…and you don't need to pay me back that five pounds.
Rob: Oh really? Oh Li that's really kind of you. Now I'm in a win-win situation!
Li: Oh, 現在你高興了吧。 我們學一個反意詞 a win-win situation 就是贏定的局面，雙贏。請聽例句:
- The house buyer got a good price and the seller was happy to sell quickly so it was a win-win situation.
- If I get to invest your money in the company and you get to share the profits, it's a win-win situation.
Rob: So in a win-win situation everyone is happy! Just like our situation now. So where are you taking me for dinner Li?
Li: Did I say dinner? I was just going to buy you a sandwich.
Rob: Oh. That's not such a good win-win situation, is it?
Li: Maybe I'll buy you some chips too!
Rob: OK great. Let's go. Bye.
Li: Bye bye.