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New York, New York

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Two years ago, Amy left her small hometown in England and moved to one of the biggest cities in the United States -- New York. Amy knew the transition would be difficult at first, but was confident that she would love her new life and succeed in becoming a Broadway star. She had envisioned herself getting off the airplane and immediately making new friends with whom she would spend her nights exploring The City That Never Sleeps.

两年前,艾米(Amy)离开了她在英格兰的小家乡,搬到了美国最大的城市之一-纽约。 艾米(Amy)知道一开始过渡会很困难,但她坚信自己会爱上自己的新生活并成功成为百老汇的明星。 她曾设想自己要下飞机,并立即结交新朋友,与她一起过夜,探索“永不眠的城市”。

Unfortunately, the reality of Amy's situation was far from the perfect life she had imagined. Her days were spent jumping from theatre to theatre looking for auditions. Although she was very pretty, and great at acting, her accent made it difficult for her to get hired for any roles. Directors kept telling her to work on her American accent, but the more she practiced it, the more she sounded like a cowboy rather than a New Yorker.

不幸的是,艾米处境的现实远非她想象中的完美生活。她度过的日子从一个剧院跳到另一个剧院寻找试镜。尽管她很漂亮,而且演技很好,但她的口音使她很难担任任何职务。导演不断告诉她要用她的美国口音工作,但是她越实践,听起来越像牛仔而不是纽约客。

Amy's nights were spent working at a diner in order to pay for her ridiculously expensive one-room apartment where the sinks always leaked and the hot water never worked. To top it all off, the city that she had imagined as being filled with bright lights and friendly faces like in the movies was made up mostly of smelly alleys, big rats, and angry crowds that were always in a hurry to get somewhere. Still, Amy didn't let anything crush her spirits, and was determined to keep working hard until her dreams would come true.

艾米的夜晚是在一家小餐馆里度过的,目的是要为她那荒谬的昂贵一室公寓买单,那里的水槽总是漏水而热水却没用。最重要的是,她想象中的这座城市像电影中那样充满了明亮的灯光和友好的面孔,主要由臭味小巷,大老鼠和愤怒的人群组成,这些人群总是急忙赶到某个地方。尽管如此,艾米仍然不让任何事情打消她的情绪,并决心继续努力直到梦想成真。

Finally one day, Amy was clearing some tables in the diner while singing her favorite song as usual. "Excuse me," said a man in a nearby booth. "I couldn't help but notice that you have a beautiful voice." Amy blushed and thanked the man. "I'm actually casting for a star in my new Broadway musical of Mary Poppins," he continued. "How would you feel about acting?" Amy's heart raced with excitement just as Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" began playing on the diner's jukebox. She was finally going to make it.

终于有一天,艾米像往常一样一边唱着她最喜欢的歌,一边清理餐馆的桌子。 “对不起,”附近一个摊位的一名男子说。 “我不禁注意到你的声音很优美。”艾米脸红了,感谢那个男人。他继续说道:“实际上,我正在百老汇的新音乐剧《玛丽·波平斯》(Mary Poppins)中扮演明星。” “你对演戏有什么感觉?”正如弗兰克·辛纳屈(Frank Sinatra)的“纽约,纽约”(New York,New York)开始在餐厅的自动点唱机上播放一样,艾米的心激动得激动不已。她终于要做到了。

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