流行美语-zapped of energy...
小编摘要：When you say you are zapped of energy, you mean that your energy level is very low and you are feeling tired.
李华早上起床，发现昨天晚上下了整整一夜的雪，足足有两英尺深，看来今天是出不去了。今天我们要学两个常用语：total和zapped of energy.
(Knock on Li Hua's door, Li Hua opens it)
LH: Larry! 这么大的雪你怎么跑来了，路上一定特别难走吧？
LL: Li hua, you are right. When I left my apartment, I didn't think the road conditions were that bad, but the roads really are treacherous. I couldn't see where I was going!
LL: I just walked five blocks to your house because I got in a wreck. My car is totaled.
LH: Your car is totaled? 什么是totaled? 是不是开到一半陷在雪里了？我帮你去一起把车推出来吧！
LL: No, Lihua, when you say something is "totaled", it means that it is demolished beyond repair.
LH: Oh no Larry! 你说你的车已经撞得没办法修了，彻底报销了？怎么会呢？How did you total your car?
LL: I turned onto your street and I hit a patch of black ice. I lost control of my car and it went sliding at full speed into a telephone pole. The entire front end is totaled.
LL: You're right. I am really shaken up right now. Totaling my car is probably the scariest experience I have ever had.
LL: You're right. Although my car is totaled, what's most important is that I'M not totaled.
LL: Yeah, I feel really lucky. People usually get badly injured when they total their cars. My knee feels a little funny, but other than that, I think the airbags did their job.
LL: Thanks for your help Li Hua, the towing company will be here soon to pick up my car.
LL: Oh Lihua, I don't think I can. This is such a stressful situation. I feel totally zapped of energy.
LH: You are zapped of energy? 你是说精力旺盛？浑身上下有使不完的劲？那好，我们现在就走。
LL: No, Lihua, when I say I am zapped of energy, I mean that my energy level is very low and I am feeling tired.
LH: 哦，你说的zapped of energy意思是精疲力竭，一点力气都没有了。我能理解，你不仅出了车祸，把车子撞了个稀巴烂，而且走五条街到我这儿来，一定累死了。No wonder you're zapped of energy.
LL: Yeah, plus there is already about two feet of snow on the ground. Walking through that much snow can really zap the energy right out of you.
LH: I know you feel zapped. 你既然这么疲惫，不如躺在沙发上休息一会儿吧。我去给你泡杯茶，好不好？
LL: Yes, I would love that. Plus my knee still hurts a little, I think I should rest it for a while.
LL: Oh, Lihua, you're the best! Yes, even if you don't mind, I'd love a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You know, I cannot believe how zapped I feel. I can barely keep my eyes open!
LL: (Yawn) Thank you so much Lihua! I will certainly do the same for you next time you feel zapped of energy.
今天李华学了两个常用语，一个是total, 意思是彻底报销。另一个是zapped of energy意思是疲惫不堪。