تدور هذه السلسلة من “المحادثات اليومية” بين أفراد أسرة عن تجاربهم خلال رحلة يقومون بها إلى الولايات المتحدة الخمسين. شاركهم التجربة خلال جولاتهم حيث يكتشفون ثقافة الولايات المتحدة وتاريخها، ويطلعون على مزايا كل ولاية. تستهدف هذه المحادثات متعلمي اللغة الإنجليزية من المستوى المتوسط أو أعلى.
في هذه المحادثة، يقوم أفراد العائلة خلال وجودهم في ولاية إنديانا، بزيارة متحف إنديانابوليس للأطفال. وهناك يستمعون إلى المرشد السياحي يتحدث عن محتويات المتحف.
Guide: This is the largest children’s museum in the world. Over 1 million people visit the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis each year.
Claudine: Sam and I obviously aren’t young children, so is there anything here that we’d enjoy?
Guide: Absolutely. We have a planetarium and a carousel that people of all ages enjoy.
Gina: Are there any exhibits that are particularly interesting?
Guide: We have a permanent exhibit featuring three famous children and the impact they had on the world. People seem to enjoy that exhibit quite a bit.
Paul: Do other exhibits rotate?
Guide: Yes. We have many rotating exhibits, and we are constantly thinking up ideas for innovative exhibits in the future. Let’s get started on the tour, and I can answer your questions along the way.
والآن فلنراجع المفردات الانجليزية المستخدمة في محادثة اليوم:
A guide (مرشد سياحي) is a person who shows and explains interesting things about a specific place to visitors.
A planetarium (مرصد فلكي) is a building or room with a high, curved ceiling on which images of stars, planets, etc., are shown.
A carousel (الدوامة أو الحصان الدوار) (also called a merry-go-round) has a round platform with brightly colored figures of animals, such as horses. People sit on the animals, which go up and down as the platform turns in a circle at the same time.
An exhibit (معرض) (or exhibition) is a collection of things, such as works of art, that are put in a space for people to look at.
Permanent (دائم أو دائمة) means lasting for a very long time or forever. A permanent exhibit at a museum is an exhibit that stays at the museum forever.
Impact (تأثير) is the powerful effect or influence that something has on someone or something.
In this context, the verb to rotate (يتناوب أو يتعاقب) means to be changed at regular periods of time. A rotating exhibit in a museum is an exhibit that does not stay in the museum forever. After some time, the exhibit is replaced by another one.
Innovative (مبدع أو مبتكر) means having new and different ideas about how something can be done.