今天Larry和Li Hua下課以後一起去吃午飯，Li Hua會學到兩個常用語：threads和load up。
LL: Hey, Li Hua, those are nice threads you\'re wearing.
LH: Threads? - 那不是縫衣服用的線嗎？哎喲，Larry, 你是說我的連衣裙開線了嗎？
LL: No, no. Threads, when used in plural, is another word for clothes. I was just telling you that you are wearing nice clothes.
LH: 噢，原來thread用作複數--threads，就可以代表衣服。這倒挺合理的，因為衣服就是用線織成的嘛！你剛才說these are nice threads, 原來是誇我的連衣裙漂亮啊！
LL: That\'s right!
LH: 謝謝你，Larry, 其實，這件連衣裙挺舊的了。 Larry，要是我說一件衣服，是不是要用單數thread?
LL: No. It\'s always threads. I think that\'s because even one piece of clothing is made of many threads.
LH: 說得也是，即使一件衣服，也是用很多很多線做成的，所以，還是要用複數 - threads.
LL: So, Li Hua, let me test you. If I say, I went shopping yesterday and bought lots of threads, what does that mean?
LL：No, I was just giving you an example. I don\'t go shopping for threads.
LL: What\'s wrong with the threads I\'m wearing? Oh, please, Li Hua, my threads are just fine -- Jeans and T-shirt are comfortable.
LL：Hey, not many people in the cafeteria. That\'s the benefit of coming late.
LH: 來晚了人少是沒錯，但是好東西可能也都給吃完了。哎，Larry, 我知道你餓了，可是你也不能一下子拿那麽多嘛，你吃得完嗎？
LL: I won\'t have time to eat dinner until late, so I\'m trying to load up on food now.
LH: 噢，今天你晚飯要很晚才能吃，可是，你說什麽 - load up on food? 那是什麽意思啊？
LL: To load, load up on something is to get a lot of it, usually so that you can store some of it for later.
LH: 噢，我明白了。你是想午飯多吃點，晚上就不會太餓了。哎，Larry, 除了說吃的東西，load up on還可以用在別的地方嗎?
LL: Of course. Do you remember the storm we had last summer? Well, people were worried about losing power, so they loaded up on batteries before the storm.
LH: 去年夏天的那場暴風雨呀？我當然記得。就是啊，當時大家特別擔心停電，所以買了好多電池 - We loaded up on batteries.
LL: Yup. Also, Li Hua, we can load up on sleep, too.
LH: 噢，除了可以說load up on food, load up on batteries, 我們還可以說load up on sleep, 意思是多睡覺、多休息。
LL: If you load up on sleep and vitamins, you shouldn\'t get sick very easily.
LH: 是沒錯，多休息、多吃維生素，我們就不容易生病了，哇，Larry, 我看你裝了整整兩盤菜啊，要是我像你這樣load up on food，我肯定早就發胖了。
LL: All right, Li Hua, what are you trying to say? You know I don\'t load up on food like this everyday!
今天李華從Larry那兒學到兩個常用語。一個是threads, 在口語裏表示衣服。另一個是load up on something, 意思是大量儲存某樣東西，比如load up on food, 就表示吃得很多。