大家在看剧时往往更关注剧情本身，其实选择适合自己当前英语能力的剧更重要。说到经典美剧，除了大家耳熟能详的《老友记 Friends》, 不得不提《绝望主妇 Desperate Housewives》。个人更推荐后者，因为这部剧的故事背景设定在美国四位中产阶级家庭主妇的婚后生活。中产阶级语言表达比较完整、通顺、规范；文采适当，既不会过于阳春白雪，也不是下里巴人的大白话，更容易帮助我们掌握英语的规律。
下面就来看到《绝望主妇 Desperate Housewives》S1E1开头独白,其中有不少可以运用到雅思口语话题中的素材哦！
My name is Mary Alice Young. When you read this morning's paper, you may come across an article about the unusual day I had last week.Normally, there's never anything newsworthy about my life, but that all changed last Thursday.
Of course, everything seemed quite normal at first.I made breakfast for my family.I performed my chores.I completed my projects.I ran my errands.In truth, I spent the day as I spent every other day, quietly polishing the routine of my life until it gleamed with perfection.That's why it was so astonishing when I decided to go to my hallway closet and retrieve a revolver that had never been used.
come across an article about… 读到一篇关于...的文章
Do you like reading newspapers?
Yea, I'm really into reading the fashion section, and I usually come across articles about celebrities.
there's never anything newsworthy about… 没什么值得报道的
Do you prefer International news or local news?
Well, I prefer to read international news, because there is never anything newsworthy about my city.
I performed my chores. 我做完了家务
What do you usually do in your spare time?
If I'm busy with my study, I will go to the library.But if I have time off, I will perform my chores.
run my errands 取回干洗的衣服；办杂事，跑腿
What do you usually do during the weekends?
Well, there are many things I do, for instance, I go shopping with my friends during the weekends at the shopping centre to enjoy ourselves. Sometimes I just run some errands for my mom。
After the funeral, all the residents of Wisteria Lane came to pay their respects.And, as people do in these situations, they brought food.Lynette Scavo brought fried chicken.Lynette had a great family recipe for fried chicken.Of course, she didn't cook much while she was moving up the corporate ladders.She didn't have the time.
pay their respects 悼念、祭奠某人
When do people in your country send
People send flowers during special occasions.For example, people send flowers to their lovers during Valentine's Day to express their love, and they also send flowers when they attend a funeral to pay their respects.
a great family recipe 一份很棒的家庭食谱
Do you prefer to eat at home or eat outside?
In most cases, I prefer to eat at home, because it’s clean and money-saving. More importantly, my mom has a great family recipe.I mean, she makes really good food.
moving up the corporate ladders 处于事业上升期
move up: 上升，升级，晋升；
the corporate ladder: 企业晋升制度，公司的层级，梯队
Will you keep on doing this job in the future?
Yea, I think I will. I am moving up the corporate ladders, so I will keep doing it.