欲加强难度还请移步《地道美语听力播客（快速版）》Carl:Come on, let's go. I have $500 burning a hole in my pocket.
Shelly:Where are we going?
Carl:We're going to the track.
I have a tip on a sure thing for one of this afternoon's races.
This is exactly what I need after last week's setback.
Shelly:You mean after losing all of your money last week.
Carl:Right, but all I need to do is to get that monkey off my back and then I'll have a reversal of fortune.
Winning big this afternoon will be the start of a new winning streak.
Shelly:Maybe what happened last week is really a sign of things to come.
Maybe it was the start of a losing streak.
Carl:Don't jinx me with that kind of negativity.
I've always believed that when you meet with a setback, come back with all you've got.
Shelly:Does that mean what I think it means?
Carl:Yes, that's right. I'm plunking down all $500 on that race. I can't lose.
Shelly:But what if
Carl:Don't say another word.
When I win and get back in my stride, you can say, “Congratulations!”