Larry说好开车来接李华去艺术馆，可是李华等了他好久也不见他来。李华会学到两个常用语 spaced和in a jiffy。
LL: Hi, Li Hua, This is Larry. I am so sorry I am late. I completely spaced that we were going to the museum today.
LH: You spaced going to the museum? 要去艺术馆航空馆，跟space没系!
LL: By "spaced" I meant I completely forgot. Again, I'm really sorry.
LL: I know, Li Hua. I can't explain how I spaced it. I got busy doing little things at home like laundry and cleaning the kitchen.
LH: ？你在忙着洗衣服和打扫厨房？平时不见你干活，怎么这么勤快呢？不过别着急， Larry谁都有忘记的时候，包括我在内。
LL: I can't believe it, Li Hua. You are so well organized. I can't imagine you spacing anything.
LH: 我今年就忘了给我母亲寄生日贺卡。 I completely spaced it!
LL: You spaced sending your own mother a birthday card?!
LH: 是啊，真不好意思。 那几天我忙着改学生的作业，把寄卡的事忘得一干二净。Completely spaced it!
LL: Well, that makes me feel a little better about spacing today's trip to the museum.
LH: Larry, 你忘了没关系，现在还来的及。还有去看展览。
LL: Really? I thought I had the pamphlet for the museum with its closing time, but I seem to have spaced where I put it。
LH: 博物馆的小册子也不知道哪里了？你怎么了？得了，我上网去查吧！ 让我看看...有了，网站上说6点关门。
LL: OK, if I don't space anything else, we should have plenty of time to see the exhibit and maybe get some dinner afterwards.
LH: Larry, 千万别忘了把门票带上。Don't space bringing the tickets for the exhibit. 票就惨了。
LL: Don't worry Li Hua, I won't space the tickets. I've got them right in my pocket. I'll be over soon. Bye! (hangs up)
LL: See, I told you I'd be over in a jiffy!
LH: In a jiffy? 你是说很快就到了，是吗？
LL: Exactly, Li Hua. In a jiffy means a very short amount of time.
LH: 对了，你平时要花一刻钟才能到我这里，怎么钟就到了呢？ You did make it here in a jiffy.
LL: I tried very hard to get over here in a jiffy, because I felt so bad about spacing our trip to the museum today.
LH: 别再想忘了去参观的事了。得马上， 不然就看画展了。 We better get there in a jiffy.
LL: Oh, it won't take long to get there, Li Hua. The museum isn't far. I promise we will be there in a jiffy. Are you ready to go?
LH: 我去拿一下大衣和钱包， 马上就好。
LL: While you are getting your coat and purse, I'll check the directions to the museum on the Internet. (computer clicking sounds)
LH: Okay, 我去拿大衣。你在网上查查去博物馆的路线。
LL: The web page isn't coming up. Usually web pages come up in a jiffy.
LH: 是啊，平时网页一点就开，真奇怪。 Larry，了， 赶快上车吧。
LL: Li Hua, I didn't have lunch because I rushed to get over here. Do you mind if I fix myself a sandwich real quick? I can make one in a jiffy.
LH: Oh, Larry， 实在抱歉，我不知道你还吃午饭。你赶快去作sandwich吧，我里等你。不过要快噢。Please do it in a jiffy!
LL: I will, and I promise I will also eat it in a jiffy, too!
李华学到了两个常用语。是spaced, 意思是忘了。还有是in a jiffy意思是马上、立刻。