(1)Personality is the most important. She’s got to be fun, up for a laugh and have a ticket for the banter bus.
(2)The girls I’ve been with before have mainly been brunettes and olive-skinned, but I’m not picky! Just as long as they’ve got a nice personality, are nice-looking and around my age. Or older.
(3)Ahem. How much older? Are we talking Caroline Flack and Harry Styles?“Ha ha! Not old older! Three years older is acceptable at this age.
(4)“I hear people saying: ‘Argh, my mum and dad are so annoying, they’re so embarrassing!’ But they’re really not.“I used to find my dad embarrassing, but looking back I can see he was really funny. And lots of things that he did that I found embarrassing I find myself doing and saying now! I’ve got his sense of humour, and I like having fun. You have to enjoy life while you’ve got it.”
(5)As the eldest child, Tom admits he feels a sense of responsibility towards his mum Debbie, 40, and brothers William,15,and Ben,13.“I find myself talking to my brothers more. I’ve passed my driving test, so I take them places. I suppose I’ve taken on more of a role-model figure. And I really try to help my mum out.”
(6)Personal tragedy isn’t the only struggle Tom’s had to overcome. A few years ago, on the back of his success, he became the victim of bullying at his local high school.
(7). It became so bad that he left when an independent college offered him a sports scholarship.He says: “It started off gradually and got worse. It got to the point where if they’re taking my legs out in a rugby tackle… well, that’s not very funny.“It does knock your confidence, and that’s why it’s so important to have someone to talk to. For me that was my parents. I know lots of kids go through it and I hope they have someone to speak to. Don’t be afraid to tell someone.”
(8)Tom admits he would bottle up his anguish before coming home in “floods of tears”.But moving to Plymouth College in 2009 changed everything.
(6) (7) (8) 很重要~謝謝大家
- 7 年前最佳解答
up for=ready for(隨時準備好)
have a ticket for the banter bus= have a talent for bantering(懂得如何對話題作回應)
around ones age=年齡相仿
not old older=不是那麼老
"When I asked you out for dinner... I didn't mean DINNER dinner;
I meant like a date.")
more of=bit of(有一點,算是,差不多是)
take out=帶走, 處理掉, 廢除掉
bottle up his anguish=堆積痛苦的情緒
(3)嗯哼.多大?你說的是像Caroline Flack跟Harry Styles(兩個古人)那麼老嗎?
但其實並不是這樣.我以前也覺得我爸讓我很尷尬,但現在回想才懂他的幽默.而且很多過去我覺得他讓我很尷尬的事,我發現現在的我也在做/說了!我遺傳到他的幽默感, 並且我懂得享受這幽默感. 人生就是要即時行樂吧.
(6)個人悲劇還不是湯姆唯一必須克服的難關.好幾年前, 在他成功之前(在他的成功背後), 他曾是當地校園霸凌的受害者.
(8)湯姆承認他通常會壓抑累積很多痛苦挫折然後忍到回家時再放聲大哭, 但上了普利茅斯藝術學院之後這一切全都改變了.參考資料： 我自己