課文:

“Carol, why don’t you sing the solo one ‘Hear the Music,’” said Mr. Davidson, the high school choir director.

“Really? I’d love to,” replied Carol. Mr. Davidson’s words were music to her ears. She loved that song and didn’t get to sing solos very often.

Carol’s classmate Bella piped up, “But Mr. Davidson, I thought I would get that solo.” Bella always got the best solos, so Carol was usually stuck playing second fiddle.

solo:獨奏、獨唱、個人表演、獨立進行的、單飛的
choir:合唱團、教會詩班
music to one’s ears:中聽的話、好消息
pipe up:突然開始說話、大聲說話
stuck:處境
play second fiddle:第二號人物、居次要地位

Carol was grateful to hear Mr. Davidson say, “No, Bella. You do the ‘Sing Me to Heaven’ solo.”

After choir practice, Bella found Carol in the hallway. “You should tell Mr. Davidson you want to switch solos with me,” Bella said.

“But I don’t want to switch,” said Carol.

Bella rolled her eyes and said, “You should. You know I’m the better singer. If you try a solo that hard, you’ll just embarrass yourself.”

“I’ll be fine,” said Carol. She knew Bella had a habit of blowing her own horn.

Bella said, “Whatever. You’ll be singing a different turn soon enough.”

grateful:感謝的、感激的
hallway:走廊
switch:(= change)
roll one’s eyes:翻白
blow one’s own horn:自吹自擂、吹牛
sing a different tune:改變態度、行為或作法


文法:
will be … soon enough
(…很快就會做…)

特別補充:
tension
:繃緊、緊張
whatever:隨便、無所謂
face to music:面現實、接受批評、承認錯誤

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