新英语900句视频版 第41课:失眠的夜晚 文本如下：
JOANA: HOW'S the painting coming?
MICHAEL: I don't Know. Last night I was up till 3:30 or 4: 00, and even though I'm exhausted, I can't sleep. I haven't been sleeping well for a week.
JOANA: That's probably because you're too tense.
MICHAEL: I don't know what's wrong.
JOANA: Great paintings aren't created overnight, Try to relax.
MICHAEL: That's easier said than done.
JOANA: I'm sorry.
MICHAL: NO, don't apologize.
JOANA: What's the subject of the painting?
MICHAL: That's the problem. I want to do a portrait.
JOANA: Of whom?
MICHAEL: A woman, A modern woman. But that's all I know. I've been drawing all week, but I don't like anything I've done.
JOANA: What's the problem? Do you know?
MICHAEL: Me. I'm the problem. I think I'm going stale.
I've been painting for ten years, I should be able to do better than this.
JOANA: I'm sure you will. Even if you spend a few sleepless nights, it's worth it.
MICHAEL: What do you think I should do?
JOANA: Take a break for a few hours.
MICHAEL: No. I mean, do you think I should give up and go into business with my father?
JOANA: What I think doesn't matter. You've got to be happy with what you do. Besides, that decision was made years ago, wasn't it?
MICHAEL: It was. But things change. Which is better for now ?
JOANA: Michael, what do you want me to say? It's got to be your decision.
MICHAEL: I'm not asking you to decide for me. I just want to know what you think. You must have your likes and dislikes.
JOANA: Maybe I don't. Maybe I don't know what to think.
MICHAEL: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to upset you.
JOANA: All I mean, Michael, is that I agree with what you're doing. If you can be a successful artist, fine; if you can't, go into business with your father. But at least give yourself the chance to find out.
MICHAEL: There's something else, of course, Joana. If I go into Dad's business, I have to stay here. You know that.