南非总统雅各布·祖马说英语时嘴上拌蒜，近日一段几年前的演讲视频又火了，他在说“in the beginning”时足足卡顿了半分钟，最后愣是没念对，每次念错还总是扭扭身子卖卖萌，真的太萌啦!在本次的口语题库中，我们可以借用：描述一个有名的人来聊聊这位可爱的总统!
OK, I’m gonna talk about the South Africa president- Zuma. There was a time I saw a video of him speaking in public, you know how English is not his first language, but the thing is, he has always wanted to try to speak it. It literally took him half a minute to say the words ‘in the beginning’. He tried so many times and still couldn’t pronounce it. The best part is that every time he failed saying it, he would wiggle his body to defuse the embarrassment. Every single time I saw this video, I would laugh till my belly hurt.
Generally speaking, we would expect the leader of a country to be more serious, you know, at least practice the speech or have a translator with you for the important occasions like that. But the way he behaves, is just very endearing. It's absolutely more fascinating than those who follow the conventional way of delivering a speech.
1. literally adv. 不夸张地说，简直
2. wiggle v. 扭动
3. defuse the embarrassment 化解尴尬
4. laughed till my belly hurt 笑到肚子疼
5. fascinate v. 迷住，使神魂颠倒
6. conventional way 传统标准