Topic: Going to the Night Club 赴约
Barry: Good evening, Sofie. You look really pretty tonight.
Sofie: Thanks, Barry. I’mgoing to the night club.
Barry: A night club? Really? What kind of night clubare you going to?
Sofie: One where they play really loud music and everyone dances andreally closes to each other.
Barry: I see. What is the name of this night club? And where is it?
Sofie: The name is EasyBaby and it’s in Shanghai.
Barry: Shanghai? Which partof Shanghai?
Sofie: It’s in JinAn temple.
Barry: Is there an entrance fee or dress code for EasyBaby?
Sofie: No, there’s no entrance fee. But the drinks are 150yuan.
Barry: I see. What kind ofdrinks do they have?
Sofie: Well… they have happy hour between midnight and 2 am. And we can get two for one shot of Tequila.
Barry: Cool. I’d like to comeand join you guys. But I have to teachat Web. Maybe next time.
Sofie: Yes, Barry. You shouldcome with us next time. See you then.
Barry: Cheers. Bye.
as poor as a church mouse 穷得叮当响/一贫如此
If you say that you are as poor as a church mouse, you areemphasizing that you have very little money. 教堂是教徒们进行宗教活动的地方，没有人在这里吃东西。教堂里的老鼠 ( a church mouse ) 是非常穷的，所以就有 as poor as a church mouse 的说法，指某人一贫如洗。
I suspect we’ll continue to be poor as church mice. 我猜想我们又要继续一贫如洗下去了。
I don't know how they manage to bring up four children—they're aspoor as church mice. 我不知道他们如何设法养育4个孩子——他们一贫如洗。