1 棋牌游戏 (一)
Abe: Have you got any hobbies?
Cyril: Yes, I'm fond of playing chess.
Abe: Let's play chess.
Cyril: But I haven't played chess for a long time.
Abe: That's all right. I'm a beginner. I've just learnt how to play.
Cyril: Look, there's a chessboard. Those two men have already finished playing.
(After they have played for a few minutes.)
Abe: You're a very good player.
Cyril: Not really, but once I won a prize.
Abe: So did I. I won a prize last week but it was a prize for beginners.
Cyril: My prize was for the best player in the country. Now let's start playing chess seriously.
1. Have you got any hobbies?
What are your hobbies?
What kind of hobbies do you have?
Do you have any special interests other than your job?
Are you interested in swimming?
Do you have any interests in Chess?
When did she pick up this hobby?
When did she own this hobby?
What do you like to do in your spare time?
What would you like to do in your free time?
2. Yes, I'm fond of playing chess.
I'm interested in playing chess.
I'm keen on playing chess.
I like playing chess.
I don't care for that.
I'm not interested in it.
I don't like it.
That's not my cup of tea.
It doesn't appeal to me.
Has no attraction for me.
3. Let's play chess.
Do you want to play a game of chess with me?
How about playing chess?
4. But I haven't played chess for a long time.
You are good at telling the facts. How did you lose the first nine (games)?
You always caught my general with your cannon behind his knight.
If I had played with him, I would have dealt with him as he dealt with me, catching his general (or checkmating him) with my cannon behind my knight.
You are always firing belated shots.
5. I'm a beginner.
I've just learnt.
I'm a tyro.
I'm a learner.
6. You're a good player.
You are really good at playing.
You really do well in playing.
You don't have to be a winner in order to enjoy it.
Why don't you leave the matter at that until you win at last each time?
7. Once I won a prize.
I have won a prize before.
Once I was very good at it.
Of the ten games, I won the last (one).
8. So did I.
I also won a prize.