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Delayed at the Airport

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ID: 2964 Upper Intermediate
Strikes are an important tactic in order to improve working conditions and equality, but they can sometimes really inconvenience people's travel plans. Learn all about going on strike in today's lesson. Photo by ampersandyslexia
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罢工 bàgōng strike
折腾 zhēteng to roll about; to toss and turn
cháo wave
幸运 xìngyùn lucky
小敏,妳不是前天早上就该回来了?怎么今天下午才到?
xiǎomǐn ,nǐ bùshì qiántiān zǎoshang jiù gāi huílai le ?zěnme jīntiān xiàwǔ cái dào ?
Xiaomin, shouldn't you have come back the day before yesterday? Why are you only arriving this afternoon?
还不是罢工惹的祸!机场大罢工,我的班机也被取消了,折腾了两天才飞回来。
háibùshì bàgōng rě de huò !jīchǎng dà bàgōng ,wǒ de bānjī yě bèi qǔxiāo le ,zhēteng le liǎngtiān cái fēi huílai 。
I was delayed by a strike! There was a big airport strike, so my flight was cancelled, and I had to stew in the airport for two days before I could fly back.
啊,我想起来了,最近欧洲有罢工潮,上个星期是法国,前两天是英国,妳也太”幸运”了,被你碰上。
ā ,wǒ xiǎng qilai le ,zuìjìn Ōuzhōu yǒu bàgōng cháo ,shàng ge xīngqī shì Fǎguó ,qiánliǎngtiān shì Yīngguó ,nǐ yě tài ”xìngyùn ”le ,bèi nǐ pèngshàng 。
Ah yes, I recall now. Haven't there been a string of European strikes recently. Last week it was France, then over the last two days there were strikes in the UK. You really do have all the "luck", getting to be there for it.
一点都不幸运,运气超背的。我在英国没有网络,不知道机场罢工,一路拖着行李到了机场才知道。
yīdiǎn dōu bù xìngyùn ,yùnqi chāo bèi de 。wǒ zài Yīngguó méiyǒu wǎngluò ,bù zhīdào jīchǎng bàgōng ,yī lù tuō zhe xíngli dào le jīchǎng cái zhīdào 。
I'm not at all lucky, it's really bad luck. I didn't have any internet in the UK and I didn't know there was an airport strike, so I dragged my luggage all the way to the airport before I heard anything about it.
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