BBC英语听力节目《英国问答》:你认为成功是怎样的呢?

BBC英语听力节目《英国问答》:你认为成功是怎样的呢?

Success | 成功

特快英语每周一话题,今天我们要讨论的话题是你觉得你是成功人士吗?一位女士开玩笑地说,在她的行业里,自己已经差不多是成功的。另一位男士认为在自己的专业领域里传道授业解惑做出了一定的贡献。另外他也可以支付自己的日常开支。另一位女士觉得自己是成功的,因为她正在做自己想做的事情。那么英国人的想法是怎样的呢,现在让我们一起来听听,还可以说说你的看法哦。

Do you think you are a successful person? 

你觉得你是成功人士吗?

Some people in London said:

Woman 1: 

It depends on what it is – I mean successful in my career? I’m almost successful.

Man: 

I’ve been a college professor and I’ve taught things. I’ve worked in the media. I’ve been able to explain things to people make things a little clearer so I think I’ve contributed something and I’ve been able to pay my bills.

Woman 2:

Basically, because I’m doing what I want to do and that’s success to me.

Woman 3: 

Providing I’m happy, that’s success enough for me.

Did you know…?

你知道吗…?

Fact

In the 2011 Forbes magazine list of the richest people in the world there are 1,210 billionaires worth US$4,5 trillion. China doubled its number of 10-figure fortunes in the last year, and Moscow has more billionaires than any other city.

Tips
Language tipWhen talking about the measure of success you use the words 'amount' or 'degree'. Forexample: The company enjoyed a fair amount of success before it went bankrupt.Cultural tipIn some cultures it is considered rude to ask people how much money they earn if you haven’t got a good reason for it.
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