新英语900句视频版 第40课:化名 文本如下：
[The door bell ring at Michael''s apartment]
MICHAEL: Hi, Pedro. How are you doing?
PEDR:Fine. I just wanted to stop by and say hello.
MICHAEL: Come on in. [Pedro comes in]
How about some coffee?
MICHAEL: What''s new? You look tired.
PEDR:I''m trying to find a present for Miguel. He''s leaving at the end of next week.
MICHAL: That''s too bad.
PEDR:He thinks so, too.
MICHAEL: What about Marta?
PEDR:Who knows? I don''t ask any questions. They act like teenagers in love. They cling to each other as if there were no tomorrow.
MICHAEL: You''re cynical today.
PEDR:Realistic. In a week, she won''t remember his name.
MICHAEL: Come on, Pedro.
PEDR:I''ll make you a bet. How much? Five dollars?
MICHAEL: OK. A five-dollar bet. Shake. [They shake hands]
MICHAEL: YOU take your coffee black, right?
MICHAEL: I have a favor to ask.
PEDR:What is it?
MICHAEL: I''m entering an art competition, and I''d like to use your name.
PEDR:What do you mean?
MICHAEL: I don''t want my father to know I''m entering the competition.
PEDR:O.K., if you want it that way. You finish the painting, and I''ll be happy to sign my name. I love to see an artist working.
MICHAEL: Here''s the brochure. They call the contest "Young Artists'' Competition. " [Pedro reads the brochure. ]
PEDR:Money, Brazil, and Joana ! Did they design this contest especially:for you? Good luck. Are you submitting something new?
PEDR:May I see it?
MICHAEL: There''s nothing to see. I''ve finished painting my canvas white, and now I''m stuck, Maybe I need a break. Have you had dinner yet?
MICHAEL: I haven''t, either. Do you want to go downtown?
MICHAL: OK. I''ll call that place around the corner and have them deliver a pizza. How's that?