Gina: I would like to begin by expressing my gratitude to all the people who have helped me along the way…
Mark: You’re not going to start your speech with that boring opening, are you?
Gina: It’s not boring. It’s a nice opening.
吉娜：这并不枯燥啊 。这是个很好的开场白 。
Mark: It’s too formal and stiff. How about, “Hey, everybody. Thanks a million!”
马克：太正式、太死板了 ?！班?，大家好 。万分感谢!”这样的开场白怎么样？
Gina: That’s too informal.
Mark: Fine, if you say so. What comes next?
Gina: Well, then I say, “I want to whole-heartedly thank those who stuck with us and who never let us down.”
吉娜：接着我会说，“我要衷心地感谢那些支持我们、从没让我们失望的人 ?！?br />Mark: That’s too impersonal. How about, “Hey Emiliano, you’re totally awesome. And you, Tania? You’re absolutely fab.
马克：太没有人情味了 。这么说如何？“嘿，埃米利亚诺，你真是太棒了 ?！倍嵫?，你简直让人难以置信 。
Gina: That doesn’t even come close to expressing how I feel. I want to thank people for their thoughtfulness, generosity, and support from the bottom of my heart.
吉娜：这跟我想表达的感受甚至都不沾边 。我想感谢的是人们的体贴、慷慨和我内心深处的支持 。
Mark: That’s so sappy! Why don't you just give props to people who deserve it and a shout-out to the people who helped you? Then, you jump off the stage and walk through the audience to high-five everybody. That’s how I would give a thank-you speech.
马克：这样太煽情了!你为什么不给那些值得表扬的人以及那些帮助过你的人一些鼓励呢？然后，你跳下舞台，穿过观众席跟大家一一击掌 。我作致谢演讲时就是这么做的 。
Gina: I’ll remember that the next time I speak to a group of 10-year-olds!
1.come close to 接近；靠近
例句:Most new fish come close to madness the first night.
2.a group of 一群
例句:I came across a group of children playing.
3.jump off 跳下来
例句:You were very foolhardy to jump off the bus while it was still moving.
4.let sb down 让某人失望
例句:You let me down doing a thing like that.