Unit4 Act Two, Scene 1 MAKING THE BET 第二幕 第一场 打赌
It is 11am in Henry Higgins' house the next day. Henry Higgins and Colonel Pickering are sitting deep in conversation.
H: Do you want to hear any more sounds? 希：你还想不想听听更多的发音呢？
CP: No, thank you. I rather fancied myself because I can pronounce twenty-four distinct vowel
sounds; but your one hundred and thirty beat me. I can't distinguish most of them.
H: (laughing) Well, that comes with practice. 希：（笑起来）这都是练习的结果。
There is a knock and Mrs Pearce (MP), the housekeeper, comes in with cookies, a teapot, some cream and two cups.
MP: (hesitating) A young girl is asking to see you.
H: A young girl! What does she want? 希：年轻姑娘！她想要什么？
MP: Well, she's quite a common kind of girl with dirty nails.I thought perhaps you wanted her to
talk into your machines.
H: Why? Has she got an interesting accent? We'll see.Show her in, Mrs Pearce.
MP: (only half resigned to it) Very well, sir. (goes downstairs)
H: This is a bit of luck. I'll show you how I make records on wax disks ...
MP: (returning) This is the young girl, sir. (Eliza comes into the room shyly following Mrs. Pearce.
She is dirty and wearing a shabby dress. She curtsies to the two men.)
H: (disappointed) Why! I've got this girl in my records. She's the one we saw the other day. She's no use at all. Take her away.
CP: (gently to Eliza) What do you-want, young lady? 皮：（温和地）年轻姑娘，你想要干什么？ E: (upset) I wanna be a lady in a flower shop 'stead o' selling flowers in the street. But they won't take me 'less I speak better. So here I am, ready to pay him. I'm not asking for any favours - and he treats me like dirt.
H: How much? 希：你给多少钱？
E: (happier) Now yer talking. A lady friend of mine gets French lessons for two shillings an hour