1. Do you like dancing?
It’s ok I suppose, but I wouldn’t say I particularly like it, because first of all, I’m not very good at it, and secondly, I prefer to just listen to music instead of dance to it.
2. Would you like to learn dancing in the future?
I suppose it would be quite nice to learn, yeah, for example, breakdancing, which looks pretty cool when it’s done well! And also if I had some classes, I wouldn’t embarrass myself every time I got onto the dance floor! So yeah, I guess it is something that I’d quite like to do at some stage in the future, although I don’t know if it will ever actually materialize.
3. Where do Chinese people like to go dancing?
Um… let me have a little think…. I suppose one of the most popular places to go is an outdoor square, where you'll often see people doing line-dancing there, especially in the early morning or evening. And uh... where else...? Um... oh yeah, places like discos and clubs, which I guess is the same around the world.
4. Did you like to dance when you were a child?
Um… let me think back to when I was a child… hang on a second please! …Um…Yeah, I did actually quite like dancing, you know, and I think probably the reason was that I wasn’t at all self-conscious when I danced, which I am now, I have to admit! So I mean, as a child, I wasn’t really preoccupied with how I looked in front of others, so that made it a lot more enjoyable.
4. When was the last time you danced?
Jeez– it was ages ago! I honestly can’t remember. Um… I suppose it must have been, like, two or three years ago, but that’s a complete guess, cos it’s just been such a long time!
Breakdancing - 霹雳舞, 街舞
Embarrass myself - 让自己丢脸
Dance floor – 舞池
at some stage in the future– at some time in the future
materialize = happen, 发生、实现
Jeez - 天哪!
it was ages ago – it was a long time ago
it must have been…ago – 应该是…之前吧。
self-conscious – in this example, it means “感到很不自在” (we feel self-conscious when we feel that everyone is looking at us and judging us.)
preoccupied with sth -顾想着
Line dancing –队列舞