Helen: This is Real English from BBC Learning English. I’m Helen.
Zoë: 你好, 欢迎收听地道英语, 我是刘佳.
Helen: Today we are going to look at words and phrases that have recently become part of the English language.
Zoë: 地道英语和大家一起学习原汁原味的英式英语, 尤其是那些最新出现的流行词汇和习惯表达. 那Helen,今天我们要学的词是?
Helen: Today's new word is spam. S.P.A.M. – spam.
Zoë: What is spam, Helen?
Helen: Spam is advertising material that you receive by e-mail, even though you didn’t ask for it.
Zoë: 哦, 原来spam就是我们在email里经常收到的那些不知道从哪儿来的广告资料
Helen: Yes. Do you know the type of thing I mean? You check your post, and 90% of it is things like adverts for mobile phones, new credit cards and the like.
Zoë: Yes, Helen.
Helen: Yes, so you can say I get a lot of spam in my e-mail.
Zoë: Ok or my e-mail is full of spam.
Helen: That's right.
A: Oh look! We've got 100 new messages in our e-mail inbox!
B: Yes, but it's probably all spam. Don't get excited.
Zoë: Do you get a lot of spam, Helen?
Helen: Sometimes I get hundreds of messages in one day. I spend half my time on the Internet just deleting spam.
Zoë: I know.
Helen: Anyway, let’s recap – spam
Zoë: 就是那些我们经常在邮箱里收到的 不知道从哪儿来的广告. Well, it looks like that's all we have time for.
Helen: Yes, I’m afraid it is. You’ve been listening to Real English from BBC Learning English. Join us again soon for more up-to-the-minute Real English. Bye.
Zoë: See you next time.