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024 Tennis Scoring

(Tennis ball sounds) Y: Hi 大家好。我是杨晨。 P: 我是Patrick. P: Today, Yang Chen and I are playing a game of tennis. Y: Patrick It's your serve! P: OK, just a minute. To serve S-E-R-V-E is to put the tennis ball in play by throwing it up into the air and hitting it with a racquet. Y: 别罗嗦,赶快发球罢。Just serve. P: OK. (thwok, thwok) Good return, Yang Chen! Y: Patrick, 你的球出界了。 (Thwok - funny sound) Y: So it is my point. P: Well, that means the score is "Love Fifteen". Love for me and fifteen for you. Y: Love? L-O-V-E? 爱?这和爱有什么关系? (Music - Tina Turner) P: Love in tennis scoring means "Zero." Y: 好浪漫哪。用love来代表零分, zero points, 可是我怎么会有15分呢? P: Yes, tennis scoring is very complicated, isn't it? To win a game a player must win four points and two more points than his opponent. Y: OK, OK. P: So the first point is called "fifteen". Y: 那这么说the second point is called "thirty"? P: That's right. The second point is called "thirty," and the third point is called ... Y: Forty-five? P: No, it is called "forty." Y: Why not forty-five? P: It's just the tradition now, Yang Chen. The French started it. Y: 那他们的数学一定不好。 Y: Okay, serve again, Patrick! (Thwok, Thwok). P: Oh no, I missed the ball! Y: "Love thirty"! P: Well, I guess I am losing. Y: But at least you still have love!!!