1. Where do you usually take a walk ?
I usually take a walk around my neighbourhood. It’s a pretty quiet area of the city, so it’s really nice to just wander around111 after dinner. There’s lots of nature around to enjoy, like trees and flowers. It puts my mind at ease112 and helps me blow off some steam113.
2. Do you walk a lot? Do you walk more often or take vehicles more often?
Yeah, I guess I walk a lot. I live in a city and my life radius is pretty small114, so it’s easier to walk around rather than drive places. And I don’t like being jam-packed115 in a bus either. Besides, traffic can be a real pain in the neck116. So I just walk wherever I need to go. It’s so easy to get around because most of those places are just within walking distance of117 my home.
3. Do you walk more often now than in the past?
Well, I think I walk less often now than in the past. When I was younger, the public transportation wasn’t so developed, sometimes I had no choice but to walk to the places where I wanted to go. But now, buses and subway trains have become way more118 convenient than before. So I don’t need to walk as much as when I was young.
4. Do you think people will walk more or less in the future?
I guess people might walk less in the future. It’s sad to say, but119 as a society we’re getting lazier and lazier. People don’t like walking somewhere if they don’t have to. But maybe that’ll mean more public transportation, which is still good for the environment and cuts down on traffic jams120.
111 wander around ：四处走走
112 puts my mind at ease:内心很平静，让人很安心
113 blow off some steam:舒缓压力
114liferadius is pretty small:生活半径小，也就是生活大部分时间都在某个距离范围内，活动地方不太远。
116 a real pain in the neck:很令人讨厌，让人头痛
117 within walking distance of:在步行距离内
118 way more: way修饰程度，相当于very
119 It’s sad to say, but…:很遗憾的说…
120 cuts down on traffic jams:减少交通拥堵