李华来公司找Larry，两人一起去吃午饭。今天我们要学两个常用语： icy和warmed up to.
LH: Larry, 今天上班忙吗？
LL: Well it has been alright all morning, but I am kind of nervous about this presentation I have to make this afternoon.
LL: The client who I am presenting to is somewhat icy towards me.
LH: Icy? 你是说那个客户对你特别冷淡？
LL: Yes, she is very cold and icy to me. I hope that I can impress her with my presentation.
LL: And...in what ways is he icy?
LL: That guy sounds like an icy character. How did you deal with having to work with him?
LL: That’s good. He may have been icy, but he sure was efficient.
LH: 一个学期下来，他脸上总算有了笑容，but for a long time he was very icy towards us.
LL: Hopefully my presentation will get through to today’s client.
LL: I hope you’re right. The last thing I want to do is offend one of our clients.
LL: Thanks, Li Hua, that is great advice. I am going to go now, wish me luck.
LL: It went really well! I was nervous that the client would be icy towards me, but she seemed to really enjoy the presentation. I think she really warmed up to me.
LH: Warmed up to you? 你是说那个客户已经对你不再冷淡，开始喜欢你了吗？
LL: Yes, that is exactly right.
LL: I don’t know Li Hua. I hope so. I think it went really well. She really seemed to be enjoying it by the end. At first she seemed very icy, but when I was done she had warmed up and was smiling.
LL: Often when someone seems icy, it just takes a little time for them to warm up to you.
LL: I hope so. That would definitely make the executives warm up to the idea of me being on the team.
LL: It’s possible. Say, Li Hua, have you seen this show called "The Street"?
LH: 我特别喜欢看。What do you think?
LL: Well at first I didn’t really like it, but after watching it a few times, I have warmed up to it.
LH: 这么说，不仅可以warm up to一个人，还可以warm up to一件事情喽？
LL: Yes Li Hua, because I gradually came to like the show, I warmed up to it. This is just like how the icy client warmed up to my presentation.
LL: When I first started watching it, I found the characters to be a little bit annoying, especially that one icy man. Over time, though, I have warmed up to them.
LL: The plots of the episodes are what caused me to warm up to the show.
LL: Let’s watch it then!
今天李华学了两个常用语。一个是 icy, 意思是冷若冰霜。另一个是warm up to, 意思是逐渐开始接受和喜欢。如果觉得《学俚语记单词：冷若冰霜和开始接受和喜欢》托福词汇备考资料,tofu不错，可以推荐给好友哦。