# 異口同聲

Paula and Bridgette Powers are identical twins from eastern Australia who do the most extraordinary thing. They choose to speak at the same time. The pair has have spent almost every day of their lives together. They are in their 40s now . and they share a passion for seabirds. They set up the Twinnies Pelican and Seabird Rescue refuge off the Sunshine Coast . and they went into a studio in Perth to tell me about themselves. Here they both are.

Well, I’m sad. mum said it was very easy for us to look be looked after . and she said that we are easy lived to amuse one another. , and she said that we had our own twin language . so no one else could understand what we are were talking about.

I mean, you talked talk about having a twin language when you were little, but the way you speak now is amazing. , in unison like that.

YesYeah, it does happen just happens naturally . and people think that we put it on but we don’t. Not rightNo way. Actually , we both got this the flu at the moment . and we are on the same antibioticsanabolics.

What? Do you always get the same illness illnesses at the same time?

Yes, unfortunately.

What? Right back to when you were little?

Yes, that’s right. I had had my appendix out, and then Bridgette had her appendix out two weeks later.

Wow, . So it that was, so that’s Paula to have who had the appendix out first.

Yes, . That’s right. And then I I’ll have to suffer for two weeks.

• Words worth to be remembered:
• unison: adj. 同音的 n. 调和，和谐，一致，齐唱，齐奏; in unison 齐声；一齐；一致地，和谐地。 例句: Michael and the landlady nodded in unison. 迈克尔和房东太太一起点头。
• put it on: 装腔作势；夸大；夸张。 例句： It wasn't as hard as you claimed；you were putting it on． 这并不象你说的那么难，你在夸大其词。
• anabiolic: adj. 合成代谢的; Anabolic steroids are a synthetic version of the hormone testosterone, and promote the storage of protein and tissue growth. 合成代谢类固醇相当于人造的睾丸激素，它能促进蛋白质的积累和组织的生长。

## 譯文

##### Chaochen Wang 王　超辰
###### Assistant Professor

All models are wrong, but some are useful.