说明:由于中高级口译考试中有一部分是听力选择题,其中部分片段是生活场景, 因此在此列出生活场景听力中要注意的一些词组供各位学员参考 1，a change of pace 节奏变换 You can’ do these chemistry experiments all day long. You certainly need a change of pace.
2, a far cry from 相距甚远 The published book is far cry from the early manuscript.
3, and how 的确 A: She’s a good dancer. B: and how.
4, a matter of time 时间问题 It is only a matter of time.
5, a phone call away 一个电话之远，愿意过来帮忙。 If you need my help, do let me know. Just remember I am a phone call away.
6, a while back 不久以前
7，all along 一直 I knew it all along.
8, anything but 绝对不 I was anything but happy about going.
9, account for 解释 How do you account for it?
10, after all 到底 A: I’ve just seen the X-rays and your teeth look just fine, B: I see. Then there is nothing to worry about after all.
11, allergic to 对|……过敏 Oh man! Something in this room is making my eyes itch. I must be allergic to something.
12, at sb’s service 愿为某人服务 I am at your service at any time.
13, around the clock 24小时不停 Martha studied around the clock for management exam.
14, as far as I know 就我所知
15，at home with 对…..很熟悉 She is at home with problems like this.
16, back out 1) 退出A: Wasn’t Bert supposed to sing tonight? B: Yes, but he backed out at last minute 2）不履行 She finally backed out of her promise.
17, be cut out for 天生适合 I’m not cut out to be a hero.
18, be absorbed in She has been absorbed in a horror fiction. I can’t tear her away.
19, be addicted to 对……上瘾 She has been addicted to drugs for years.
20，be attached to 对……有感情 A: I’m amazed that you are still driving that old car of yours. I thought you would have gotten rid of it years ago. B: It runs well and I’ve actually been quite attached to it.