認真上課學"調情"!

If you have problems with getting ahead in love life, and talking to someone you are attracted to, you can think about going to the University Of Potsdam, Berlin, for study. The university provides a course to help students find their way to romance by using text messages. So, interested? Let's see how the two girls in our conversation think about using text messages......

Love is on the phone..


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簡訊傳情班開課啦!!!

The course of teaching you how to flirt is on the way!!!!!
Annie and Freya are postgrad classmates in the School of Communication Arts. At the commencement of the new semester, they are surfing the school's web pages for course descriptions.

Annie: Freya, look! Why on earth do they provide this course?

Freya: A flirting course. That looks interesting. Let's see what will be taught in the course?

The intent of this course is to acquaint students with fundamental ideas of holding captivating conversation with members of the opposite gender via text messages, emails and other forms of communication. The course also focuses on features and practices of seducing and flirting with a potential mate at occasions where communication between strangers is expected; at parties for instance. A module on "cool" walking is another focus of helping students cope with rejection....

Freya: I bet heaps of computer nerds will rush for the course.

Annie: Maybe the course can really do them a great help. You know, some people would feel less pressure by sending text messages to make the first move.

Freya: Yeah, it reminds me of a guy whom I met at a party. He told me he had taken the course. After the party, the guy kept sending me SMS texts to ask me out. At the beginning, I was just being polite to reply him with I was too busy. But he just kept asking, so then I simply ignored him with no responses at all. Then after a few days with no more incoming messages, just when I though he gave up, he sent me again saying...

"At night I cannot sleep, and during the day I dream of you..."

Freya: I was really fed up with him. So I replied him with..

"At night you are insomniac, and during the day you are hypersomniac. So, check with a doctor before you go for dating."

Annie: That's pretty a straight way to draw the line. Hope the guy had attended the class on "cool" walking.

Freya: Well, he seemed to have because I've not gotten messages from him anymore.

 

Wordbank:

flirt (v): 調情
via = through (prep)
postgrad = postgraduate (n): 研究所的
seduce (v): 引誘
course description (n): 課程說明
mate (n): 伴侶;配偶
acquaint (v): 使認識;使瞭解
module (n): 模組
captivating (adj): 迷人的;有魅力的
insomniac (adj): 患失眠症的
gender (n): 性別
hypersomniac (adj): 患嗜睡症的

Phrases:

Why on earth: 到底為了什麼
cool walking: 在被拒絕後,能冷靜、理性的接受
to make the first move: 先採取行動邀約
SMS = Short Message System
to draw the line: 拒絕

 

相關連結:

(Telegraph.co.uk) University offers free 'flirting’ course

(Reuters) Computer geeks learn to flirt

(The Sydney Morning Herald) Flirting by Text


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