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楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-18 13:22:59
  第59课 “be subject to”的活用

  多美好的一天啊,欢迎大家回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。带着一份愉快的心情来上课了。

  在英语口语表达中,我们经常会听到这样一句话:Isn’t that amazing. 这难道不是很棒吗?,这句话可以用在当你想说一些好消息时用它来渲染一下气氛:

  Isn’t that amazing? I mean, I have never made coffee before in my entire life. 这难道不是很棒吗?我的意思是,我这一辈子以前从来没有做过咖啡。

  Isn’t that amazing, you and I were born on the same day. 这难道不奇妙吗?我们俩竟然是同一天出生。

  Isn’t that amazing, I’ve done this by myself. 这难道不是很棒吗?这是我自己做的。

  下面,介绍一个很好的词组:“(be)subject to something/doing something”, 意思是“以…为条件”,“听候…”,“须经…”

  These arrangements are subject to periodic reviews. 这几项安排须定期检查。

  The plan is subject to your confirmation. 这个计划需要你的确认。

  The arrangement is made subject to your approval. 这项安排须经你的同意。

  The final score is subject to the average of all items. 最后的成绩是以所有课目的平均成绩为准。

  The price of the deal is subject to your quotation. 交易的价格以你的报价为准。

  (be)subject to + 从句

  Your market share is subject to how you’re promoting your products.

  你们有多少市场份额要看你们是如何推销你们的产品的。

  Your oral English is subject to how often you’re present in my online oral English class.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-18 15:20:10
  第60课 如何表达“除…之外”

  又是美丽的一天,大家好,欢迎收听Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。每天轻轻松松学点英语口语用法,日积月累,你的口语进步可真的会很大哦!

  今天,我们学习如何表达“除了……以外,还……”,意思是除了A, 还有B,那么A和B都包括在一起,先学这个词组:apart from

  Well, apart from the usual things like a whiteboard and VCR, I’ll need a CD-player. 除了大众化的设备如白板和录像机外,我还需要一个CD播放机。

  Apart from your guys, I’ve also invited my boss. 除了你们,我还邀请了老板。

  Apart from this project, we have another two to meet the deadline. 除了这个项目,我们还要其它两个项目要交差了。

  “Besides”也是一个常用的表达“除了……以外,还……”的意思:

  I don’t like that new dictionary, besides, it’s too expensive. 我不喜欢这部新词典,另外,它也太贵。

  It’s too late to go for a walk now, besides, it’s beginning to rain. 现在出去散步有点迟了,另外,现在又开始下雨了。

  I have three other hats besides this. 除了这顶帽子,我还有其它三顶。

  最后要介绍的这个词组是:in addition (to) 也表示,“除了……以外,还……”的意思:

  In addition to the contract, we’re also sending you one copy of the invoice. 除了合同外,我们还寄了一份发票。

  In addition to the nice weather, I also like the air in Guangzhou. 除了气候好,我还喜欢广州的空气。

  I love music; in addition, shopping is my favorite sport. 我喜欢音乐,除此之外,购物也是我的最受
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-18 15:24:00
  第62课 设法做某事

  大家好,欢迎收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。又是美丽的一天,迎来了新的一课,准备好了跟我一起来一次快乐的英语旅行吗?

  Gary同学来信询问如何用英语表达“各方面比较全面,能力比较全面”,可以用这个词:well-rounded :

  I said so because I want to make myself look more well-rounded. 我之所以这么说,是为了让我看上去能力更全面些。

  Tony is a well-rounded employee, he deserves a promotion. 托尼是一个能力比较全面的职员,他值得升职。

  Why do you want yourself look well-rounded? 你为什么想要自己看上去能力全面呢?

  下面要介绍的这个词:“manage”非常实用,我们经常用到“manage to do something”表示试图,努力去做某事,“manage something”表示,处理,管理某事:

  In spite of these insults, she managed to keep her temper. 她虽然受尽侮辱,还是尽量克制自己的怒气。

  I managed to make 1000 dollars from my part time job. 我努力从我的兼职工作中挣了1000块钱。

  We managed to stay with our budget. 我们努力没有超出预算。

  If I can’t borrow the money, I shall have to manage without. 如果我借不到钱,那也只好撑下去了。

  I won’t be able to manage without help. 没有协助,我没法办到。

  I’ve managed to let my students love this class, I guess so.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-18 15:42:04
  63课 不是一般的傻

  大家好,欢迎收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。英语学习贵在坚持,快乐的坚持并不是很难,让我们一起快乐并坚持着吧。

  在口语中,经常听到人们给出建议,这种建议一般都是口头话的,那么用英语如何表达呢?“Word of advice”最好不过了,意思是“给你一个建议”:

  Well, word of advice, don’t spend hours chatting on the internet during nights.

  好,给你一个建议,晚上不要老是在网上聊天。

  Well, word of advice, don’t speak when you’re eating. 给你一个建议,吃饭时不要说话。

  Well, word of advice, get up earlier to do some morning exercises. 给你一个建议,早起做些晨练。

  现在来介绍在英语中表达“不是一般的…”的用法,我们可以用”more than” 后面放上形容词或副词来表达:

  You’re more than stupid。 你太傻了/你不是一般的傻。

  This idea sounds more than terrific! 这个点子听上去太好了!

  Life is becoming more than expensive. 生活变得不是一般的昂贵。

  This dress looks more than decent. 这件裙子看上去不是一般的体面。

  Summer in Guangzhou is more than hot. 广州的夏天太热了。

  “more or less”也是一个很实用的词组:意思是“或多或少,多少有点”,“差不多”, “几乎”:

  I've more or less finished reading the book. 我差不多已经把这本书全看完了。

  It took more or less a whole day to paint the ceiling.粉刷天花板用了将近一整天的时间。

  It’s an hour’s journey, more or less. 这差不多是一小时的车程。

  This online English class sounds more than professional, does it?
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-18 15:46:14
  第64课 劝说某人做或不做某事

  多么美丽的清晨,迎来了我们新的一课。 欢迎回来,这里是Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。今天的心情还不错吧,快快来加入我们的课堂开始快乐的英语之旅!

  首先,介绍一个英语词组:”call for”表示“需要,要求”:

  More work doesn't necessarily call for more men. 增加工作不一定要增加人员。

  The letter calls for an investigation of the facts. 来信要求对这些事实进行调查。

  现在进入我们今天的正课,如何活用“talk”来表达更多的意思:

  首先,Talk somebody into something/doing something 劝说某人做某事

  She talked her husband into having a holiday in France. 她劝说丈夫去法国度假。

  Can you talk your brother into our plans? 你能劝说你哥哥加入我们的计划吗?

  Talk somebody out of something/doing something 劝说某人不做某事

  He talked his wife out of buying a new car. 他劝说他太太不要买辆新车

  My parents talked me out of marrying that man. 我父母劝说我不要嫁给那个男人。

  Talk somebody over to something 说服某人要同意或接受某事物。

  We talked them over to our proposal. 我们说服他们接受我们的方案。

  You’ll never talk me over to your way of doing things. 你永远不可能说服我接受你的做事方式。

  I’d like to talk you into our online oral English class.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-18 15:50:37
  65课 如何回答问路

  又是美丽的一天,带着美丽的心情来到这个英语学习乐园。 大家好,欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。吃完早餐了吗,快来加入今天的快乐英语之旅吧。

  今天,我们主攻如何回答问路,首先,先来问下路:

  Excuse me, I’m kind of lost here, could you tell me how to get to the Garden Cafe?

  对不起,我有点迷路了,你能告诉我如何去花园咖啡厅吗?

  How to get to … 如何到。。。

  下面,我们来回答这个问路:

  Go down this street, 沿着这条街走下去。

  Take a second right. 在第二个右转弯处转弯。

  and cross over to the other side of the street. 然后一直走到这条街尽头。

  You’ll see a building named Garden Plaza. 你会看到一个叫花园广场的大楼。

  Walk into the Garden Plaza, take the elevator, and get off on the third floor. 走进该大楼,坐电梯,在第三层下。

  Garden Cafe is the first door on your right. 花园咖啡厅是你右手边的第一个门。

  回答问路,还有以下表达法:

  Take the bus No.231, get off at the Garden Plaza bus stop. 坐231路公共汽车,在花园广场站下。

  Take the subway/metro No.1, get off at the Garden Plaza station. 坐一号线地铁,在花园广场站下。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-18 15:54:21
  66课 苏姗定婚了

  大家好,欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。今天我们课堂上新学员吗? 如果你是第一次来到我们这个口语学堂,请不要害羞,大胆参与,和其它学员一起互动学习,每天学一点口语用法,日积月累,你的口语进步可真的会很大哦!

  首先介绍一个相当适用的词:obviously,明显地,显然地,在口语中我们会经常用到这个词:

  The first thing he said to me was something in Japanese, which I obviously didn’t understand. 首先,他用日语和我说了些什么,很显然,我根本听不懂。

  Obviously, you didn’t get it at all. 很明显,你根本就没明白我的意思。

  下面,介绍一个很好的单词:engage, 首先.,它表示订婚是这样来用的:somebody is engaged to somebody, somebody is engaged:

  Susan is engaged to Tony. 苏姗和托尼订婚了。

  Susan and Tony are engaged. 苏姗和托尼订婚了。

  be engaged in(something)表示忙于,做着,参加某事:

  I’m engaged in my own business. 我忙于自己的事业。

  My time is fully engaged. 我的时间被完全占用了。

  The line is engaged. 电话正在占线。

  另外,engage还表示吸引(通常用被动语态):

  Nothing engages his attention for long. 没有任何事物可长久吸引他的注意。

  Her attention was engaged by the display of new sweaters in the shop window. 她的注意力被商店橱窗内展览的新毛衫吸引去了。

  Are you engaged by this online English class?
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-18 15:58:38
  49课 偷偷摸摸做某事

  大家好,欢迎收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。英语学习其实并不难,加入到我们的天天学课堂里来,你会发现这样学英语原来是这么轻松,有效。

  Lily这个英文名字很好听,我想这位叫Lily的小姑娘也和她的名字一样漂亮吧。Lily来信询问如何用英语表达“某某事情发生了”,“想出了某个主意,思想”等等,我们可以用“come up”或“come up with something”来表达:

  I’m sorry something urgent came up, and I’ve got to leave now. 实在对不起,发生了点紧急事情,我得赶快走了。

  Something unexpected came up, I lost my job. 发生了一些不可预料的事,我丢了工作。

  We finally come up with a fantastic idea that would beat our competitors. 我们终于想出一个奇妙的点子来击败我们的竞争对手。

  She comes up with some solutions.  她想出了一些解决方案。

  现在,我们来介绍一个很好的词:“sneak”是个动词,表示偷偷摸摸地做某事:

  He sneaked away in the middle of the meeting. 他在会议中间悄悄离开了。

  He was caught sneaking an apple from a shop. 他在商店里偷苹果时被抓住了。

  She tells us she quits smoking, but I know she still sneaks occasionally. 她告诉我们她戒烟了,但我知道她还在偶尔偷偷抽上一两根。

  I sometimes sneak into the class, and observe the teacher. 我有时会偷偷进入教室去听课。

  sneaky是个形容词,表示“偷偷摸摸的”:

  I have a sneaky respect towards my English teacher. 我私下里对我的英语老师怀有敬意。

  Do you have a sneaky respect towards me? I hope so,
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-18 16:05:25
  第61课 “Since”的用法

  大家好,欢迎回来,这里是Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。美丽的一天又迎来了我们新的一课,轻松学点英语口语知识,再听首英文歌,这样的生活不也很充实吗?

  今天,我们主要讲讲”since”的用法:

  首先,”since”表示“自从…起,直到现在”,”since”后面一般用过去式句子或单词,词组,前面一般用现在完成时,或现在完成进行时态:

  I’ve never danced since I came to Guangzhou. 我自从到了广州,就没跳过舞。

  I’ve been teaching English since I graduated from college. 我自从大学毕业后,一直教英语。

  We’ve been very close since we met each other 2 years ago. 我们自从两年前认识后,一直是很要好的朋友。

  She hasn’t worked since her marriage. 她结婚后,未曾去工作过。

  Ever since 表示从那时到现在,此后一直:

  He went to London in 1979, and has lived there ever since. 他1979年去了伦敦,从此之后,一直住在那。

  ”since”的第二种用法,表示原因,“由于,因为,鉴于”,用在稍正式的场合:

  The hiking is cancelled since it’s raining cats and dogs. 徒步旅行被取消了,因为下着倾盆大雨。

  Since we have no money, we can’t afford it for the time being. 我们没钱,所以暂时买不起。

  I can’t go to your class since I am ill. 我不能去上你的课,因为我病了。

  “for“也可以引导原因,用在稍口语化的场合:

  I can’t let you do it for it’s gonna damage your reputation. 我不能让你这么做,因为这会毁了你的名声。

  They call for a meeting for there’s something urgent to discuss right now. 他们要求立即开一个会议,因为发生了紧急的事需要讨论。

  I’ve been expecting more students since I started this online oral class months ago.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-18 16:09:26
  67课 苏姗结婚了

  清晨在小鸟快乐的歌声音中醒来,美丽的一天迎来了我们新的一课。大家好,欢迎收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。今天的心情还不错吧,快来上课吧。

  首先介绍这个很常用的口语化的词:actually,实事上地,实际上地:

  I never thought that they would actually test me on my Japanese. 我绝对不会想到,他们真的会测试我的日语。

  Actually, I’ve never told you lies about it, you can trust me on it. 实事上,关于此事我从未对你说过谎,在这一点上你可以相信我。

  Actually, I just got here, and everything seems a little bit strange to me. 实事上,我刚来此地,这里的一切对我来说有点陌生。

  在第66课,我们了解到苏姗定婚了,她的步伐可真快,昨天刚定婚,今天就结婚了。下面,我们来看看“结婚”的表达法:be/get married.

  Susan is married. 苏姗结婚了。

  Susan got married 5 years ago. 苏姗5年前结的婚。

  Susan has been married for 5 years. 苏姗已经结婚5年了。

  Susan married Tony 5 years ago. 苏姗5年前嫁给了托尼。

  结婚固然是件好事,那离婚呢?也未必是件坏事。如何用英语表达离婚呢,可以用这个词:divorce, 一般也用被动语态:be divorced/get divorced:

  I was divorced two years ago. 我两年前离了婚。

  My best friend was divorced 4 years ago. 我的朋友4年前离了婚。

  那如果想表达已经离婚多少年了,还是用现在完成式:

  She has been divorced for a couple of years. 她已经离婚有好几年了。

  这世道是怎么了,我身边的人都离了婚,呵呵。。。

  Marry还有嫁女儿的意思:

  He married both his daughters to rich directors. 他把两个女儿都嫁给了富有的董事。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-18 16:14:27
  第68课 “为了。。。”的表达法

  你好吗?你现在无意闯进了Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。这里是一个愉快的英语大家庭,先别走开,和我们一起学学英语,再听首英文歌,好吗?

  我们的一个学员Jessica最近正在积极减肥,为什么呢?因为她想做一个漂亮的新娘,能穿上漂亮的婚纱。这个“为了。。。”在英语中如何表达呢?介绍两个表示“为了某个目的”,“以便”,“以至于“的词组:In order to和So that,下面我们分别来讲解:

  In order to的用法:在“to“的后面,放动词原形:

  Jessica has been on diet for weeks in order to get into that wedding dress. 杰西卡这几个星期都在减肥以便能穿得上那件婚纱。

  We started off early in order to arrive before dark. 为了在天黑前到达,我们很早就动身了。

  I’ve been working very hard in order to get a raise. 我一直努力工作以便能涨工资。

  In order to make more money, you should focus on your career. 为了挣更多的钱,你应该专注在你的事业上。

  In order not to be late, she cut across the fields. 为了不迟到,她抄近路穿过田野。

  So that的用法:在“that“后面放一个从句:

  Bring it closer so that I may see it better. 把它拿近点儿,让我看看仔细。

  I stay on so that he may not feel lonely. 我留下来以使他可能不会再感到孤独。

  Come to class earlier so that you won’t miss anything. 早点来上课,就不会漏掉课堂上的内容了。

  Everyone lent a hand, so that the work was finished ahead of schedule. 每个人都帮了忙, 所以工作提前完成了。

  I will give you all the facts so that you can judge for yourself. 我会给你所有的事实以便你可以自己判断。

  Are you studying English hard so that you may find a better job
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-18 16:18:46
  第69课 “but”的活用

  美丽的一天,迎来了新的一课,大家好,欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。准备好了吗,今天的快乐英语之行就要开始了。

  首先介绍这个词:nauseous,表示令人厌恶的,作呕的。

  I felt so nauseous looking at this disgusting food .

  看着这个恶心的食物,我感到很作呕。

  下面这个相当活用的词:but, 我们知道它是一个转折词,表示“但是,然而”的意思,如:

  Listen, Roger, I like you, but you’re just giving me too much, you know. 听着,罗杰,我喜欢你,但你有些过分了,知道吗?

  Guangzhou is a beautiful city, but it’s too hot in the summer. 广州是个美丽的城市,但就是夏天太热了。

  Tom was not there, but his brother was. 汤姆不在那儿,但他的哥哥在那儿。

  We can but try. 我们也只能试一试。

  He left but an hour ago. 他只不过一小时前才离去。

  “but”用在下面这些场合非常适用,“but”放在句中,用作“除外”的意思,我们来看看:

  I have nothing but money. 我除了钱,什么都没有。

  Everybody but me got a raise during the New Year. 新年里,每人都涨了工资,就我没涨。

  Nothing but disaster would come from such a plan. 这个计划只能招致灾祸,别无益处。

  They’re all wrong but me. 除了我,他们都错了。

  Who but Gloria would do such a thing? 除了格洛里以外,还有谁愿意做这事。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-18 16:22:17
  第70课 有意或无意做某事

  大家好,欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。今天的快乐英语之行就要开始了,准备好和我一起学英语了吗?

  今天,我们主攻有意或无意做某事。首先介绍这个词:deliberate: 形容词,故意的,存心的。

  He told us a deliberate lie. 他故意跟我们撒谎。

  deliberate,还有“慎重的, 深思熟虑的”意思:

  He did it in a deliberate manner. 他以慎重的态度来做这件事。

  deliberate,还有“不慌不忙的, 从容不迫的”意思:

  The old man stood up in a very deliberate way and left the room. 这位老人不慌不忙地站了起来, 然后离开了房间。

  Deliberately do something 表示“有意做某事”:

  I deliberately take you with me so that you may witness what I’m doing. 我故意带你去是为了让你看到我在做什么。

  She deliberately broke her laptop. 她故意损坏了她的手提电脑。

  Accidentally do something 意外做某事,无意做某事

  We accidentally exposed our new marketing strategy to our competitors. 我们意外地把我们新的市场战略透露给了我们的竞争对手。

  I accidentally meet you here. 我无意间在这遇到了你。

  Tom accidentally got a promotion this month. 汤姆这个月意外地升了职。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-18 16:27:27
  71课 我手头有点紧

  多么美丽的清晨,迎来了新的一天,新的一课。大家好,欢迎收听Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。每天学一点英语口语用法,日积月累,你的口语进步可真的会很大哦!

  首先给大家介绍一个词:redundant,它是个形容词,意思是:因人员过剩而被解雇的;不需要的; 多余的

  Our plant just closed down and made a bunch of us redundant. 我们工厂关闭了,大部分人都失掉了工作。

  These equipments are redundant, put them away. 这些设备是多余的,把它们放一边吧。

  那么,redundant的名词形式是:redundance/redundancy, 过多,过剩。

  Redundancy among clerks is caused by the increasing use of computers. 因计算机的使用日渐增加,造成了职员的过剩。

  听众Amy来信询问如何形容男生长得不错,我们可以用“decent looking”来形容:

  He’s a decent looking guy but he’s really shy around girls for some reason.

  他长得不错,但不知为什么,他在女孩面前会特别害羞。

  The guy I’m seeing these days is really decent looking. 最近我约会的那个男人长得很好看。

  Do you think you’re a decent looking guy? 你觉得你是个相貌不错的男人吗?

  下面,我们来介绍这个手头有点紧的用法:Be strapped for cash,strap是用皮带捆扎的意思,在这里是个动词,被动语态,cash是现金的意思,现金被抽紧了,那意思就是手头有点紧,缺钱。

  I’m strapped for cash recently since I’m investing most of my money into the stock market. 我最近手头有点紧,因为我把大部分钱投到股市上去了。

  Are you strapped for cash; you’re not going out these days. 你手头有点紧吗?这些天都不见你出门。

  I’m afraid you’ll be strapped for cash soon if you’re spending money like there’s no tomorrow. 你再像这样大笔花钱,很快手头就会紧张起来。

  Really? How could you have the motivation to make more money if you’re not

  spending money?
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-19 10:41:39
  Spring Is Here 春天来了

  今天,仰望蓝天,聆听小草在脚下生长,呼吸春天的气息,细细品尝大地的果实,然后放开双手拥抱你的所爱。让上帝唤醒你那神圣的知觉。

  Welcome to Spring at Faith Radio Online-Simply to Relax, I’m Faith.
  欢迎来到Faith轻松电台的春天。我是Faith.

  Today, look at the blue sky, hear the grass growing beneath your feet, inhale the scent of spring, let the fruits of the earth linger on your tongue, reach out and embrace those you love. Ask Spirit to awaken your awareness to the sacredness of your sensory perceptions.
  今天,仰望蓝天,聆听小草在脚下生长,呼吸春天的气息,细细品尝大地的果实,然后放开双手拥抱你的所爱。让上帝唤醒你那神圣的知觉。

  What a miracle it is. No matter how long the winter, how hard the frost or how deep the snow, Nature triumphs. No season is awaited so eagerly or welcomed so warmly as spring…Each year I am astonished by the wealth of flowers the season gives us: the subtlety of the wild primroses and violets, the rich palette of crocus in the parks, tall soldier tulips and proud trumpeting daffodils and narcissi.
  这真是一个奇迹!无论冬天多么漫长,无论霜雪多么严寒,自然总能获胜。没有哪个季节像春天那么让人翘首企盼……每年春花的烂漫总让我惊讶不已:野生报春花和紫罗兰的娇嫩,公园里藏红花的多彩,还有高大的郁金香和傲然的水仙花。

  Picture this: The air and the earth interpenetrated in the warm gusts of spring; the soil was full of sunlight, and the sunlight full of red dust. The air one breathed was saturated with earthy smells, and the grass under foot had a reflection of blue sky in it.
  每个春天都是想象这样一幅图景:温暖的春风弥漫着泥土的气息,阳光照射着每一寸土壤,土壤把阳光染成深红色。空气中渗透着泥土的清香,脚下的小草与头上的蓝天遥相呼应。

  Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.
  独一无二的,是自然界永恒的奇迹。

  In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against Nature not to go out and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth.
  在春天这个季节里,当天朗气清的时候,如果不到室外观赏大自然的丰饶,并分享天地的喜悦,就是对它的一种伤害和亵渎。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-19 20:37:40
  第31课 她会唠叨个没完没了

  大家好吗?欢迎回来,这里是Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。这里是一个快乐的英语大家庭,我们有着共同的梦想,那就是把英语学得更好。

  有位漂亮的小姑娘Angela,20岁刚出头,很喜欢我们的节目。首先谢谢这位小妹妹对我们节目的支持。她询问如何用英语表达“比得上某人或某物”,推荐一个词组:“stand up to”,在“to”的后面放上要比的人或物就可以了:I can’t stand up to Angela, she’s far more young than me.(我哪能跟Angela比,她比我年轻多了)。

  And how well do they meet our needs? Do they stand up to ALC? 在满足我们的需求方面,他们能做到哪些?他们比能上ALC公司吗?

  How’s your new boyfriend, does he stand up to Paul? 你的新任男友怎么样,他比得上保罗吗?

  My new assistant couldn’t stand up to my former one. 我的新助理不能和我以前的那个助理相比。

  下面,要介绍的英语表达法很实用,经常会听到同学们这样说:别让你妈妈知道,否则她会唠叨个没完没了。 那么用英语如何表示呢?You’ll never hear the end of it,你不会听到这事有结束的时候,意思呢就是“唠叨个没完没了”。

  If my mom finds out, you’ll never hear the end of it. 如果被我妈妈发现,她会唠叨个没完没了。

  Don’t bring it up to Julia; otherwise you’ll never hear the end of it. 不要在珠丽亚面前提及此事,否则她会唠叨个没完没了。

  Once she starts it, you’ll never hear the end of it. 她一旦开个头,就没个完。

  那么,如果是某事会没完没了,该如何利用好“the end of it”呢,试试看:

  You’ve been watching TV for hours; I don’t see the end of it. 你已经看了好几个小时的电视了,什么时候有个完啊!

  It has been raining for weeks, I’m afraid there won’t be the end of it. 已经下了好几个星期的雨了,恐怕这雨没个完。

  Don’t touch her dress, otherwise you’ll never have the end of it. 不要碰她的裙子,否则她会跟你没完。

  This online oral class is a daily updated program, you’re not willing to see the

  end of it, are you?
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 08:17:29
  第73课 帮我个忙

  多么清新的一个早晨,阳光透过玻璃窗撒在早起的小鸟们身上。 欢迎再一次来到Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。准备好了,开始今天的英语学习快乐之旅吗? 如果还没准好,等你5分钟,呵呵。。。

  今天,我们来学习favor的几个流行用法:favor也可拼成favour:n.好感,宠爱,欢心, 喜爱,同时,也可以做动词:vt.支持,赞成,喜欢的意思:

  用法1:表达帮忙,可以用这个词组: do somebody a favor, do a favor for somebody, 帮某人个忙:

  Excuse me, can you do me a favor, could you pass this book to the one next to you. 对不想,能帮我忙吗?能把这本书递给你旁边的那个同学吗?

  Let me do you a favor, it’s just a piece of cake for me. 还是我来帮你吧,这件事对我来说是小菜一碟。

  Would you like to do a favor for both of us: turn off the music! 行行好,能为我俩做点事吗? 把音乐关掉,好不好?

  用法2:win a person’s favor, 获得某个的好感或恩宠, 拉扰某人:

  I’ve won my boss’s favor owing to my outstanding work. 我由于出色的工作赢得了我老板的恩宠.

  It’s hard for you to win his favor since he’s a very tough guy. 你很难把他拉扰过来,因为他是一个个性很刚强的人。

  I’m managing to win this handsome guy’s favor. 我在试图获得那个帅哥的好感。

  用法3:In favor of: 喜欢,赞成的意思,一般要用“be”动词来完成句子,be in favor of something:

  Are you in favor of his opinion?你会赞成他的意见吗?

  The students were in favor of the examination reform. 学生们都赞成这个考试改革。

  用法4:In somebody’s favor: 对某人有利,

  The exchange rate is in our favor. 这兑换率对我们有利。

  The modified payment terms are in the seller’s favor. 修改后的付款条款对卖方有利。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 08:21:54
  第74课 我买不起车

  大家好,欢迎再次回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。英语学习并不难,关键是要坚持。愉快地坚持很容易做到。每天和我们一起学点口语用法,日积月累,你的口语进步可真的会很大哦!

  今天,我们来学习一个相当实用的单词:afford, 它是个动词,首先,它有支付得起,买得起, 担负得起的意思:

  I can’t afford a decent car. 我买不起一辆好车。

  Could we afford a holiday this summer? 今年夏天我们有钱去度一次假吗?/我们有时间去渡一次假吗?

  We can not afford the time. 我们抽不出时间。

  Can you afford all the expenses studying in America?你支付得起在美国学习的所有费用吗?

  Few could afford the luxury. 很少有人买得起这种奢侈品。

  另外,afford后面还可以加动词ing形式,或动词不定式,表示承担不起做某事的后果,冒。。。之险,一般和can或 could连用:

  I can’t afford to neglect my work. 我不能疏忽我的工作。

  She couldn’t afford to displease her boss. 她得罪不起她的上司。

  I can’t afford losing my job. 我可不能失掉这份工作。

  We couldn’t afford telling the truth. 我们可不能把真相说出来。

  最后,afford还有供给,给予的意思(正式的场合):

  It will afford me great pleasure to have dinner with you. 和你共进晚餐,是我极大的荣兴
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 08:28:04
  第75课 “ago”和”before”的用法

  大家好,欢迎收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。今天是第75课。那么大家还记得是什么时间以前我们开始了Faith口语课堂-天天学的第一课吗?哎呀,故事有些复杂,说来话长。。。

  今天专攻表示以前的两个词的用法:ago和before

  首先,来学习ago的用法:ago表示某时间以前,在其前面放上一个时间词组,如:3 years ago(3年以前), 2 days ago(两天以前), one year and a half ago(一年半以前), 4 months ago(4个月以前):用到ago这个词时,句子一般用过去式:

  I came to Guangzhou and settled down 6 years ago. 我六年前来到广州并定居下来。

  Jenny didn’t know how to ride a bike 5 months ago. 珍丽5个月前还不会骑自行车。

  We met each other on the internet 3 weeks ago. 我们是3个星期前在网上认识的。

  My roommate borrowed 200 dollars from me days ago. 我的室友几天前从我这儿借了200块钱。

  I started to pick up my career months ago. 我是在数月年重拾了自己的事业。

  下面,我们来学学before的用法,首先,我们可以在before后面放上一个名词,或名词性词组:

  I’ll try to finish my report before dinner. 我要在晚饭前完成这个报告。

  I’ll pick you up at the entrance before 6:30. 我6点半以前到入口处接你。

  同时,我们也可以在before后放一个句子,表示在做某事之前,一般也会用过去式,或一般时:

  Before I came to Guangzhou, I was in Beijing as an English interpreter. 我来广州之前,在北京做英语口译。

  Before we got married, we were living in completely different countries. 我们结婚以前,住在完全不同的两个国家。

  Before everything goes well, we need to work out a plan. 在一切顺利之前,我们需要做出一个计划出来。

  另外,before还可以直接单独使用,表示“从前”,“以前”:

  I never thought about it before. 我以前从来没想过这事。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 08:49:52
  第15课 “Make”的活用(1)

  时间过得真快,转眼Faith口语课堂-天天学已经开课快一个月了,你还喜欢我们的课程吗?欢迎回来,我是Faith老师。希望你们继续快乐坚持跟我学下去。

  今天,我们主攻”make”的活用。

  1. make something 做某些东西

  You’ve got to find a job and make some money to support yourself. 你该找个工作,挣些钱养活你自己了。

  My mum is making breakfast in the kitchen. 我妈妈现在正在厨房做早饭。

  Jerry, make your bed after you get up. 杰锐,起床后把床整理好。

  2. make somebody something 为某人做些什么

  Would you make me a cup of coffee? 你能给我冲杯咖啡吗?

  I’ll make you a big dinner. 我会为你做一顿丰盛的晚餐。

  We’re going to make us some vegetable salad tonight. 今晚,我们会做一些蔬菜沙拉。

  3. make somebody someone 让某人成为什么样的人

  The students made me their chairman. 学生们选我做了 。

  My mother has made me a successful woman. 我妈妈把我培养成了一位成功的女性。

  Are you going to make me your wife? 你打算娶我做你妻子吗?
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 08:54:34
  第16课 你活该

  学习其实并不是一件苦差事,想学时就学,没心情时,就给自己放个假,开开心心,轻轻松松学,才能学得最好。欢迎回到Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师,今天的英语学习愉快之旅开始了。

  首先,学学“我不吃这一套”,“我才不买你的帐”,“我才不信你的话”如何用英语表达。 很简单,用这个词“buy”:

  Stop wasting our time; I just don’t buy your story. 不要再浪费时间了,我才不信你的鬼话。

  Things are usually too good to be true, I won’t buy it. 事情太好了反而让人难以置信,我不会信的。

  Even though you tell the truth, nobody is going to buy it. 即使你讲实话,也没人信你。

  那如果某人会买你的帐,信你的话呢,就用“buy”的肯定句式:

  Do exactly what I told you to do, your mum will buy it. 就按照我教你的去做,你妈妈会信的。

  顺便提一句:给某人买某物呢,一般用”buy somebody something”, 比“buy something for somebody”听上去更地道。

  Jenifer’s fiance bought her a house. 珍丽佛的未婚夫给她买了座房子。

  When I turn 20, my parents will buy me a laptop. 当我满20岁后,我爸妈会给我买台手提电脑。

  下面,介绍一个很棒的词:deserve,意思是应受,应得,值得,活该,所以它后面应受,应得的东西可以是好的,也可以坏的。

  We’ve been working on the report days and nights, we deserve a long vacation.我们整日整夜地赶这份报告,我们该放个长假了。

  Tony deserves a reward for his efforts. 托尼的努力值得奖励。

  I deserve putting on a nice dress and going to a party tonight. 我今晚要奖励一下自己,穿上漂亮的裙子去参加派队。

  You deserve the criticism because you’re always late for work. 你工作老迟到,是该受到批评。

  David deserves the loss of his girlfriend; he never really cares about her. 大卫被女朋友甩了,活该,他从来就没能真正地关心过她。

  You deserve it! 你活该
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 09:01:51
  第21课 学会用感叹句

  特别喜欢广州,因为这里的夏天很长,可以天天穿裙子。大家好,欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。今年这个夏天,有些什么不同呢?很明显嘛,有了天天学做伴学英语。

  当我们想对别人说,有了消息我会通知你,这句话用英语是这样说的:I’ll keep you posted. Post是个动词,原意是寄信告知的意思,用在口语中,表示用最简单的方法通知你,如口头打个电话,或QQ留个言什么的。

  We’re still working on the budget, will keep you posted soon. 我们还在算预算,会很快告知你的。

  I can’t make a decision right now, how about I’ll keep you posted next week. 我现在还决定不了,我下个星期给你答复怎么样?

  I’ll keep you posted as soon as I figure it out. 我一搞明白,就告诉你。

  Can you keep me posted about your near future plans? 你能把你近期的计划告知我吗?

  下面,进入本课正题,学会使用感叹句。以“What”来引导的感叹句,其句型结构:What + a/an + 形容词 + 可数的名词单数

  What + 形容词 + 可数的名词复数(不可数名词)

  What a beautiful girl! 多漂亮的女孩啊!

  Look at that, what a disgusting man! 看哪,多恶心的男人啊!

  What gorgeous flowers! 多美的花啊!

  What interesting stories! 多有趣的故事啊!

  What terrible memory! 多可怕的回忆!

  “What”还有另外一种更简单的感叹句:

  What + a/an + 可数的名词单数

  What + 不可数的名词单数(可数名词复数)

  这种感叹表示“这是怎样的。。。啊”,具体是好的感叹还是不好的感叹呢,要看说话时的语气及上下文的具体内容:

  What a man! 他是一个怎样的男人啊(可能是个大好人,也可能是个大恶棍)

  What a day! 这是怎样的一天啊(可能这一天太糟糕,或太忙,或其它)

  What children! 这是一群什么孩子啊(可能孩子们太调皮,或太可爱等等)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 10:19:51
  第76课 有能力做某事

  清晨,一缕阳光撒进心里,美好的一天又开始了。大家好,欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。准备好了吗? 今天的英语学习愉快之旅行就要开始了。

  今天,我们来学习三种表示有能力做某,胜任某个职位或工作的表达法:

  表达法1: be able to do something,这是最最常用的表达法了,表示有能力,能够做某事:

  I’m afraid I won’t be able to make our date tonight. 恐怕今晚我不能来赴约了。

  This complaint is too complicated; I don’t see I’m able to handle it. 这个投诉太复杂,我觉得自己没有能力来处理它。

  Are you able to solve this problem? 你能解决这个问题吗?

  那么由be able to do something 演变一下的反义词,没有能力做某事怎么表达呢。太简单不多了,be unable to do something:

  Tony is unable to meet the deadline of the report. 托尼无法按期交上这个报告。

  This obstacle makes us unable to make any progress. 这个困境使得我们没法取得任何进展。

  表达法2:be qualified to do something, be qualified for something: 有资格(有能力)胜任或做某事:

  She is highly qualified to be an English teacher. 她当英语教师很够格。

  Your team is bound not to be qualified for the next round. 你的队伍注定不会晋级下一轮。

  This applicant should be well qualified for this job. 这位应征者应该完全具备这项工作的条件。

  表达法3:Be competent in + 名词/动名词, 有能力做某事,能胜任某事

  She is competent in the discharge of her duties. 她善于履行职责。

  We know you are competent in managing this project. 我们知道你可以胜任管理这个项目.

  There are a lot of doctors in our hospital, only a few of whom are competent in their work. 我们医院有许多医生,其中只有少数是称职的。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 10:28:28
  29课 原来啊…

  又是新的一天,新的一课,大家好,欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。我们每天会聚在这里,开心,积极地学习一点英语口语用法,并通过大耳朵英语网站互动学习平台分享学习成绩,日积月累,突然有一天你会发现你的口语进步可真的很大哦!

  最近有Jonny提问,想知道如何用英语表达“适应环境,应付某事”,我们可以用一个动词词组:“fit into”来表达这个意思:

  How do you fit into this whole thing? 你现在该怎么办?

  I’m working hard to fit into my new job. 我非常努力地去适应我的新工作。

  I don’t see I’m fitting into this new environment. 我不认为自己适应这个新环境。

  You need to make yourself fit into the society. 你应该让自己融入这个社会。

  Fitting into changes is a big challenge for me. 对我来说适应变化很难。

  Anyway, no matter how big the challenge is, you have to fit yourself into changes, this is how life is. 欢迎继续学习本课内容。现在介绍一个很普遍的英语表达法: it turns out …意思是:结果是,原来是,原来啊…我们可以在后面加上一个句子或者单词,或者词组等等:

  I talked to Andy today, you know what, it turns out that he went to the same high school with my husband. 我今天和安迪谈过了,原来他和我丈夫高中进的是同一所学校。

  All your endeavors turn out a disaster. 你所有的努力变成了一场灾难。

  He said he was a doctor; but later he turned out to be a cheat. 他自称是个医生,后来才发现他原来是个骗子。

  It turns out that the fairy tales come true. 结果是这一切童话故事都成真了。

  Many people don’t like study, but once they get here, study turns out to be fun, does it?
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 10:34:10
  第30课 你得减肥了

  欢迎回来,Faith口语课堂-天天学的老学员们,我是Faith老师。同时,欢迎刚刚加入我们课堂的新学员们,这里是一片快乐的天地,大家一起轻轻松松学英语。

  首先回答Anny同学的提问,当我们想说某些话,又担心会冒犯到对方时,应该怎么办呢?很好办,只要在你说话的内容前加一个短语:“With all due respect”就行了, 这个短语的意思是:恕我冒昧

  With all due respect ,You don’t write things down in the calendar. 恕我冒昧,你从不把你的日程安排写在日历上。

  With all due respect, you don’t look well today. 恕我冒昧,你今天气色不好。

  With all due respect, I don’t see you as a director. 恕我冒昧,我没看出来你是个经理。

  夏天到了,女孩子们都喜欢穿上吊带裙,不减肥穿着可不好看。 你该减肥了,可以这样说:You’ve got to go on a diet.

  现在我们就来介绍“have/has got to do something”这个很活用的英语学习点,“have/has got to do something”是一个完成式,用在口语中,表示“也该做某事了”,“得做某事了”:

  Jerry, you’ve got to brush your teeth and go to bed. 杰锐,该刷牙上床睡觉了。

  Mum, you’ve got to get up earlier and do some yoga. 妈妈,你也该早起,做些瑜伽运动了。

  We’ve got to compensate for your loss. 我们要赔偿你们的损失。

  I’ve got to give you some advice to help you with your attitude. 我得给你些建议帮助你改变一下你的态度。

  Hey, you’ve got to pay attention to your language, this is a public place. 嘿,你也该注意 一下你的语言,这里可是个公共场所。

  Hey, you’ve got to be present on time everyday, my dear students.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 10:38:13
  课 当一切恢复正常

  大家好,欢迎收听Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。我们的课堂开课快三个月了,你是不是和我一起坚持了3个月呢?如果您是新加入的学员,欢迎和我们一起快乐地坚持学英语,好吗?

  Roger同学提问,如何用英语表达“把某消息,信息传达给某人”,我们可以用这个词组: pass something on to somebody:

  I’ll pass the information on to our Accounts Department. 我会把这个信息转达给我们的财务部。

  All right, I’ll pass the message on to him once I see him. 好吧,我一见到他就把这个信息传达给他。

  Would you pass the notice on to your colleagues? 你能把这个通知传达给你的同事吗?

  下面,我们来学习“当一切恢复正常”的表达法:

  1.  Get back to normal

  When things get back to normal, we could get our jobs back. 当事情恢复正常后,我们也能恢复我们的工作。

  I hope everything will get back to normal. 我希望一切会恢复正常。

  As soon as everything gets back to normal, we may start over. 只要一切恢复正常,我们就可以重新开始了。

  2. Come back to its normal

  We all pray that our lives would come back to their normal. 我们都在祈祷我们的生活会恢复正常。

  This computer will come back to its normal pretty soon. 这台电脑很快会恢复正常功能。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 10:48:51
  第77课 理所当然

  多么美的一天啊。清晨醒来,听见小鸟的歌唱,生活真美好!同时,Faith口语课堂-天天学也开始了新的一课,欢迎大家回来,我是Faith老师,也欢迎新加入我们课堂的学员们,准备好了吗?现在开始学英语。。。

  首先,介绍一个口语中常用的词:wimp, n.懦弱的人,无用的人, 胆小的人。

  Stop being such a wimp. 别像个窝囊废!

  If you agree to all her likes, you are a wimp. 如果你完全赞同她的喜好,那你真无能。

  Harold is a real wimp. He lets everybody take advantage of him. 哈罗德真没用,每个人都可以占他便宜。

  He gives me the impression that he is a colorless, indecisive wimp, and not a leader among people. 他给我的印象是:他是一个缺乏个性、没有主见的儒弱者,而不是人群中的领导者。

  Hopefully they will think you are not a wimp and want to talk to you. 希望她们觉得你并不是个懦夫,想和你说话呢。

  下面,我们来学学“觉得理所当然”这个表达法:Take it for granted,认为理所当然,视为当然。

  I take it for granted that he will succeed. 我认为他会成功是理所当然的。

  I take it for granted you have read this book. 我认为你一定读过这本书。

  I take it for granted that they have arrived there already. 我还以为他们已经到那儿了。

  But we cannot take it for granted that location alone will ensure our prosperity. 不过,单凭优越的地理位置,并不能保证繁荣。

  I take it for granted that he is a native Italian because he speaks Italian so well. 他意大利语说得好极了,所以我就理所当然地把他当成了土生土长的意大利人。

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 10:54:33
  78课 被抓住做某事

  大家好,欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。英语学习并不难,只要愉快地坚持每天学点,用点英语,日积月累,你的口语进步可真的会很大哦!?

  Elaine同学询问如何用英语表达“事与愿违”,呵呵,有个很简单的单词:backfire就可以表达这个意思了,backfire是个不及物动词,(内燃机等)发生逆火, 发生回火;(枪炮)向后爆发;发生意外, 产生事与愿违的后果:

  His plan backfired on him, and he lost all his money. 他的计划事与愿违, 因此他的钱全亏掉了。

  His scheme to win the girl backfired, and she went to another guy. 他追求那女孩的计划产生了反效果,现在她已名花另有主。

  The surprise I had planned backfired on me. 我设计好的惊喜卻产生了适得其反的后果。

  The new pricing strategy backfires, and our marketing director gets fired. 新的价格策略适得其反,我们的市场总监也被炒掉了。

  If it backfires you can just tell them it was my fault. 如果事与愿违,你可以告诉她们都是我的错。

  现在,来学学这个动词词组:Get caught doing something,意思是“被抓住做某事”:

  Job interviews can be very scary especially if you get caught lying. 求职面试可能会让人感到提心吊胆,尤其是当你撒的谎在面试中被揭穿的时候。

  The thief got caught stealing her mobile phone. 这个小偷在偷她手机时,被现场抓住了。

  The newly-appointed mayor gets caught cheating on his income tax. 新任市长被发现在所得税上逃税。

  We got caught cheating on the final exam. 我们期末考试作弊被逮住了。

  Tom got caught having an affair with his secretary. 汤姆和他秘书的私情被逮住了
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 10:58:37
  第79课 再好不过了

  喜欢英语及英语歌吗? 如果你的答案是肯定的,向你表示祝贺, 来到了Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师,在这里,英语学习变得如此轻松而愉快。每天学习之后,还有一首英语歌来欣赏。。。

  首先,来认识一个漂亮的英语单词:mutual, adj.相互的, 彼此的,共同的, 共有的

  Danny is our mutual friend. 丹尼是我们共同的朋友。

  I like her and I hope the feeling is mutual. 我喜欢她, 我希望她也喜欢我。

  We wish to develop long-term business relationship with you for mutual benefits. 我希望为了双方共同的利益和你们建立起长期的贸易合作关系。

  Successful marriage is based on mutual understanding. 成功的婚姻是建立在双方相互理解的基础之上。

  今天,我们要学习如何用英语表达“再好不过了”,再好不过之前,先看看再糟糕不过了,有个很恰当的英语用法: couldn’t have gone any worse. 糟糕得不能再糟糕了:

  His illness couldn’t have gone any worse. 她的病再糟糕不过了。

  It couldn’t have gone any worse these days, and I have nothing to do about it. 最近事情再糟糕不过了,我也无能为力啊。

  My wife left me for another guy, besides, I got fired this morning, it couldn’t have gone any worse. 我老婆离开我投奔了另一个男人,这还不够,今早我又被开掉了,糟糕透了

  没关系,黑暗过后是黎明,things will become better, 慢慢就会变得“再好不过了”,Couldn’t be better 再好不过了:

  --How are you lately? 最近还好吗?

  --Couldn’t be better. 再好不过了。

  I’ve got everything I want, it couldn’t be better. 我得到了我想要的一切,事情再好不过了。

  You’re going to buy me a diamond ring? It couldn’t be better. 你要给我买个钻石戒指,再好不过了。

  You’re inviting your friends to my class, it couldn’t be better.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 11:05:02
  80课 话题讨论:购物

  大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师。英语学习本来就应该是一件愉快的事情,在这里,让我们一起努力,互相帮助,分享英语学习成果,坚持下来,把英语学得更好。

  今天,我们专门来做一个话题讨论:shopping, 先来认识一下以下这些将会在今天的关于购物话题中遇到的单词:

  recreation n. 娱乐

  bohemian n. 自由散慢的人

  mall n. 自选超市

  catalogue: n. 目录 flea market 跳蚤市场

  hang out 闲逛

  下面,就开始了正式的讨论,以下是关于购物话题的一些具有典型性的连读句子,请注意每个句子中的单词间的连读发音。

  a. I shop for my⌒own clothes.

  我自己给自己买衣服。

  b. I⌒only shop when⌒I need something, I don’t shop for pleasure.

  我只在需要些东西时才去购物,从不逛着玩。

  c. When I was young, shopping was⌒my recreation, but now⌒I do what⌒I have to do, and⌒I don’t do⌒it⌒any⌒other time.

  当我年青的时候,购物是我的娱乐,但现在是需要时才去购物,没什么需要时,就不去逛商店了。

  d. I’m⌒a real bohemian, so⌒I’ve been married for 10 years, and⌒I don’t think⌒I’ve bought⌒any⌒of my⌒own shoes in 10 years.

  我是一个自由散漫的人,已经结婚有10年了,我想想看这10年来从没有自己亲自买过一双鞋。

  e. My wife does⌒all the food shopping.

  吃的东西都是我妻子买。

  f. I’m from Washington D.C, and we have⌒a flea market⌒every week, near the river; I like to buy there.

  我来自华盛顿,每星期那儿都有一个跳蚤市场,就在河边,我很喜欢去那儿买些东西。

  g. Sometimes⌒I go shopping⌒even⌒if⌒I don’t want to find⌒anything myself.

  有时候即使是不给自己买东西,也会去商店逛一逛。

  h. If⌒a friend needs something, we just walk⌒around⌒and look⌒at clothes and, you know, and talk⌒and hang⌒out, sometimes⌒it⌒is⌒a social⌒activity.

  如果朋友需要买些东西,我们会到处走走,看看衣服,你知道,聊聊天,闲逛,有时候这是一种社交活动。

  i. I have⌒a boyfriend⌒of my age, I find⌒I enjoying shopping with him. We like similar things, or we like totally⌒opposite things, but⌒it’s fun together.

  我有个男朋友,年纪和我一样大,我发现我喜欢和他一起购物。 我们喜欢相同的东西,或者有时喜欢皆然不同的东西,但两人一起逛逛觉得很有意思。

  j. Shopping⌒is not my sport, I, I’m really not the guy to talk⌒about shopping.

  购物不是我喜欢的运动,我,我真的不是那种可以谈论购物话题的人。

  k. If we can find⌒a mall that⌒isn’t⌒as crowded, we’ll go there. But most⌒of the time, we go to neighborhood shops.

  如果我们能找到一个不太拥挤的超市,我们会去那儿。 但绝大部分时间,我们都是去附近的小商店。

  l. Usually⌒I prefer shopping from catalogs than going to the mall, because there⌒are too many people.

  一般,我比较喜欢通过目录册子定购商品,而不是去超市,因为超市有太多的人。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 11:19:08
  http://oral.ebigear.com/myimitatelist-3065994-1.html

  第81课 “back”的活用

  喜欢英语及英语歌的朋友们,欢迎再次来到这里,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。今天的心情一定不错吧,如果确实有点不太高兴,没关系,来和我们一起学学英语,你就快乐起来了。。。

  有位学员强烈要求我讲讲“back”这个词的用法,今天我们就来主攻“back”的活用:

  1.“back”作为一个名词,“back”有“后部, 后面”,背面, 反面”的意思:

  He likes sitting at the back of the class. 他一直喜欢坐在教室的后排。

  On the back of the letter was a diagram. 信的背面是张图表。

  2,另外,“back”还有动词:vt. & vi.(使)后退, (使)倒退,vt. 支持

  The horse backed suddenly. 马突然向后倒退。

  Many of his friends backed his plan. 他的很多朋友支持他的计划。

  Can you back your story with facts? 你能举出事实来证明你的话吗?

  3,“back”还有:adj.后边的, 背后的,以前的, 过去的

  On the back wall there is a map of the world. 后墙上有一幅世界地图。

  He owed three months' back rent. 他欠了三个月的租金。

  4.“back”,adv.还, 回, 往后退,从前, 回到(从前)

  Stand back! This dog bites. 往后站!这狗会咬人。

  I've brought a lot of books back with me. 我带回了很多书。

  After a year in the hospital, he's back in circulation. 住了一年医院之后, 他又活跃起来了
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 11:23:10
  82课 这事与你无关

  同学们好。又是一个美的清晨,开始我们愉快的一天,愉快的一课。这里是Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。准备好了吗? 今天的快乐英语之旅就要开始了。。。?

  首先,介绍一个短语;win-win situation: 双赢局面

  Is this a win-win situation? 不知道这算不算双赢呢?

  Can we create a win-win situation to make a deal? 我们能够创造一种双赢局面以便达成这笔交易吗?

  I hope it will be a win-win situation, but my mind is not at ease. 我希望双赢,但心里还是有些不踏实。

  那么,和“win-win situation ”意思正好相反,“no-win situation”的意思是:输定的局势:

  He was trapped in a no-win situation. 他陷入必败的处境。

  下面,来学学“和某事无关”用英语如何来表达呢:用这个动词词组“have /has nothing to do with…”, 在“with”后面放上没关系的对象:

  This has nothing to do with you. 这事与你无关。

  I have nothing to do with that incident. 我跟那事毫无牵连。

  Tears have nothing to do with sadness. 眼泪和悲哀没有关系。

  These have nothing to do with Asian values. 这些和亚洲价值观无关。

  那么,相反,和某事有点关系呢,就是:have/has something to do with…

  Do you have something to do with this group? 你和那个集团有何关系?

  Her success must have something to do with her diligence. 她的成功和她的勤勉一定有某些关系。

  This has nothing to do with you, stay away!, Kidding, the progress of your English study must have something to do with your diligence,
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 15:12:20
  83课 我完全傻了眼

  多么美丽的一天啊,大家好,欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。在这个网上英语口语课堂里,每天教大家一点口语用法,日积月累,你的口语进步可真的会很大哦!

  首先来认识一下这个词:stumble, vi.绊脚,跌跌撞撞地走,(说话、演奏等)出错

  She stumbled on a stone. 她被一块石头绊了一脚。

  He chugged the rest of his beer and stumbled over to the two girls. 他把杯中的啤酒一饮而尽,然后跌跌撞撞地向那两个女孩走去。

  He stumbled over every sentence. 他讲每句话都结结巴巴。

  I’m stumbling at this step and can’t make a move.

  我对这一步骤踌躇不决,没能往前迈。

  Have/has absolutely no idea…“完全没概念,完全没头续”,后面接一个句子(可以以特殊疑问词引导:how, what, when, why, where, who, how much, how many…,也可以以that引导,等等)

  I had absolutely no idea what to do so I just replied in English, “hey, your Japanese is pretty good”.

  我完全傻了眼,所以,只好用英语回答说:“嗨,你日语讲得真好。”

  I have absolutely no idea where I’ve met him. 我完全傻了眼,不记得在哪儿见过他。

  I just think you should be on your guard. You have absolutely no idea who this Jed guy is.

  我只是觉得你最好提高警觉。毕竟你完全不知道这个叫杰德的家伙究竟是个什么样的人。

  I was embarrassed, because I had absolutely no idea. 我因为没有主意而不知如何是好。

  I had absolutely no idea what she referred to. 我根本不知道她指的是什么。

  同时,Have/has absolutely no idea…后面还可以接一个由“of”引导的短语:

  I had absolutely no idea of his age. 我完全不知道他多大岁数了。

  I have absolutely no idea how you like my class, will you tell me?
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 15:17:19
  39课 如何提出建议

  又是新的一天,新的一课,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老朋友们,我是Faith老师。炎热的夏天快要过去了,您是不是正在盼望着秋天呢?日复一日,年复一年,我们的英语学习从来不会耽误!

  Carrie同学最近心情不太好,她告诉我她有些麻烦了。那么用英语如何表达有麻烦了呢?“be in trouble”是一个很好的短语,表示某人正在麻烦中。如果麻烦比较大呢,还可以说:be in big trouble:

  I’m telling you that you’re in big trouble, be careful! 我要告诉你你麻烦大了,小心点!

  She’s in trouble, don’t bother her right now. 她现在有点烦,不要去打扰她。

  现在我们学学如何用英语提出建议:

  1. I tell you what, 让我告诉你,这是一句很口语话的句子,在这句话后面,放上你要

  建议的内容:

  I tell you what, this could be your lifetime chance. 我告诉你,这可是你一生难遇的机会。

  Richard, I tell you what, I never liked this working environment. 理查德,我告诉你,我从来就没喜欢过这里的工作环境。

  I tell you what, you and I are never gonna work out. 我告诉你,我们俩永远不可能的。

  2. May I suggest that…我能建议,这是一种很有礼貌的用法,在“that”后面放上个从句,是你要建议的内容:

  May I suggest that we shorten the noon break into half an hour? 我能建议我们把午休时间缩短到半个小时吗?

  May I suggest that the dinner is on me? 我能建议这顿饭我请吗?

  May I suggest that we work on this project independently? 我能建议我们独立地在这个项目中工作吗?

  3. How about…怎么样,比较口语化的表达,在后面放上单词,短语,句子都可以:

  How about Candy, she’s one of the best applicants. 你觉得Candy怎么样,她是这批申请人当中比较优秀的一个。

  How about playing tennis, you love doing it. 那就打网球吧,你喜欢打网球。

  How about we start off early tomorrow morning, otherwise we won’t be able to make our plane. 我们何不明天一大早就出发,否则赶不上飞机了。

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 15:20:31
  第84课 再坏也就这样了

  多美好的一天啊,有英语学,有音乐听,欢迎回来,Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师。用英语学习来充实我们的生活,并创造更美好的明天。

  首先来认识一个漂亮的英语单词:fabulous,adj. 难以置信的;巨大的,极为美好的:

  This is a fabulous sum of money. 这是一笔巨款。

  We had a fabulous time at the party. 我们在晚会上玩得很痛快。

  Do you remember his fabulous hospitality? 你们还记得他很好客吗?

  That was a fabulous dinner. 那顿晚餐棒极了。

  That sounds like a fabulous idea. 这个主意听起来真不错。

  现在,我们来学学如何用英语表达,“再坏也就这样了”, 可以用这句英语:What’s the worst that could happen?: 情况再坏也坏不到哪里去呀?

  I’ve lost everything I got, what’s the worst that could happen? 我失去了一切我得到的东西,还有更糟的事吗?

  I’ve already got punished, what’s the worst that could happen? 我已经受到了处罚,再坏也不过这样了。

  My boyfriend betrayed me, what’s the worst that could happen? 我男朋友背叛了我,还能有什么更糟的事会发生吗?

  My factory shut down, what’s the worst that could happen? 我的工厂倒闭了,最坏也就这样了。

  All my investments turn into nothing, what’s worst that could happen? 我所有的投资都泡汤了,最坏也不过这样了。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 15:23:16
  4课 如何表达焦虑

  生活是美好的,心情是快乐的,英语要天天学,天天练。大家好,欢迎收听Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。今天你学英语了吗?如果还没来得及,现在快补上吧。

  如何表达自己对某事或某物或某人的不信任,焦虑, 担心或不安呢,首先介绍两个词,实际上他们是一家人:anxious [‘??k??s], anxiety [?n’zai?ti], anxious是形容词,焦虑的,不安的。anxiety是名词,焦虑,不安。下面分别举两个例子:

  I’m really anxious about this job interview. 我真的很担心这次工作面试。

  There's a lot of anxiety among graduates about their future jobs. 大学毕业生对他们将来的工作都很忧虑, 担心找不着工作。

  There’s anxiety among…在某某人群当中有一些焦虑,“among”后面加某人群,如:

  There’s a little anxiety among us about our money. 我们在钱上稍微有点忧虑。

  There’s some anxiety among my students about my absence. 我没来上课,我的学生有些焦虑。

  下面,再介绍一个词组:be insecure about 对… 没把握的,对…表示不安

  I’m insecure about my future. 我对我的将来有些茫然。

  She’s insecure about her current boyfriend. 她对她的现任男友不太放心。

  We’re absolutely insecure about our business. 我们完全对我们的生意没把握。

  How could you be so insecure about yourself? 你怎么对自己这么没信心?

  You’re insecure about what you’re doing. 你对自己所做的事没把握
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 15:26:05
  44课 “too…to…”的用法

  喜欢英语歌吗?想坚持学英语吗? 欢迎来到Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。在我们的课堂里,英语学习并不难,只要每天花半个小时,您的英语梦想正在向您靠得更近!

  在口语中,你想表达“我明白了,我懂了”,可以用“I get it”就这么简单。那如果你没明白呢,就可以说:”I just don’t get it“, 我就是不明白,我就是搞不懂。

  It’s as simple as that, I’ve got it. 事情就这么简单,我懂了。

  Whatever you’re trying to convey to me, I just don’t get it. 不管你想表达任何意思,我就是不明白你的意思。

  Are you listening? Did you get it? 你在听吗? 你听明白了吗?

  下面,我们来介绍“too…to do something”的用法,它表示太…以至于不能做某事。 在“too”后面可以放上形容词或副词,在“too”的前面可以是be动词,或实物动词,在“to”后面放上动词原形:

  I’m too busy to take care of my baby. 我太忙了,没时间照顾我的小孩。

  She’s too arrogant to accept any advice from others. 她太傲慢了,以至于从不接受他人的建议。

  I’ve been working too hard to notice my health problems. 我一直太努力地工作,都没注意到自己的身体状况。

  We took it too seriously to deal with it properly.  我们把这事看得太严重,以至于没能正确地处理好它。

  He drank too much to drive tonight. 他今晚喝得太多不能开车。

  It’s too difficult for me to handle it. 这事太难,我办不到。

  I’ve talked too much to continue this lesson today; here is the end of it.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 15:29:45
  54课 有机会做某事

  欢迎回来, Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老朋友们,我是Faith老师。新的一天带来了我们新的一课,昨晚休息得好吗?现在准备好了今天的英语愉快之旅吗?

  Dynamic: adj.有活力的, 强有力的;不断变化的;动力的, 动态的

  He has a dynamic personality. 他是个活跃的人。

  We are looking for dynamic persons to be salesmen. 我们正在寻找充满活力的销售人员。

  We need someone dynamic and forward-looking. 我们需要一个朝气蓬勃并高瞻远瞩的人。

  Let’s make it a very dynamic city with great potentials. 让我们把它建设成为一个有活力的,很有发展潜力的城市。

  This is a dynamic world. 这是一个不断变化的世界。

  下面,进入我们本课的正题,有机会做某事:

  有一个最简单的表达法是:have chance to do something

  I hope I have the chance to meet you face to face one day. 我希望某天有机会能和你面谈。

  “Get to do something”是非常口语化的表达“有机会做某事”的表达法:

  If you don’t try it for yourself, you’ll never get to develop yourself. 如果你不亲自尝试一下,你永远不会有机会提高你自己。

  This morning, I was too busy to get to talk to you. 今天早上,我太忙了以至于没机会和你说上两句话。

  If I get to know him, I’ll make him fall in love with me. 如果有机会让我认识他,我肯定能让他爱上我。

  I’ve been working so hard in order to get to be promoted. 我一直很努力地工作为的是能有机会升职。

  You’ll never get to hurt me again, I won’t let you. 你不会有机会再次伤害我了,我不会让你这么做。

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 15:35:49
  85课 话题讨论:天气

  大家好,欢迎收听Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。今天的天气不错吗? 阳光灿烂,在这样的好天气下,让我们带着愉快的心情开始今天的英语阳光之旅。。。

  今天,我们来做话题讨论:Weather 天气,首先来认识一些单词:

  crisp a. 秋高气爽 cool a. 凉爽的

  clean a. 空气清新的 humid a. 潮湿的

  shining a. 阳光灿烂的 energizing a. 有朝气的

  overcast a. 天气阴沉的

  bright: a. 心情开朗的

  cheery a. 心情愉快的

  up adv. 心情高涨,明快的

  down adv. 心情低落的

  weather forecast: n. 天气预报

  dampen v. 使沮丧

  以下是关于天气话题的一些具有典型性的连读句子,请注意每个句子中的连读发音。

  a. The kinds⌒of weather that⌒I like best? I think the best time⌒of year⌒is the fall. That time⌒of year when the⌒air⌒is crisp⌒and cool and⌒it seems to be clean.

  我最喜欢的天气是什么样的呢? 我认为一年中最好的季节是秋季。 那时秋高气爽,空气看上去很清新。

  b. Spring⌒is my favorite kind⌒of weather.

  春天是我最喜欢的季节。

  c. Today⌒is⌒a perfect day. Not too hot, not too cold, you can do things⌒outside.

  今天的天气很完美。 不冷不热,很适合外出活动。

  d. I love the summer here, actually the past couple⌒of years, we’ve been having really nice summers.

  我喜欢这里的夏天,实际上过去这几年来,我们的夏天天气一直很好。

  e. The weather changes so quickly that⌒it doesn’t really matter what the weather forecasts say.

  天气变化太快了,以至于天气预报也没有什么实在的意义了。

  f. I think⌒if⌒it’s⌒a nice, crisp, cool morning, the sun⌒is shining, you feel bright⌒and cheery yourself.

  我认为在一个秋高气爽的早晨,阳光灿烂,你会感到心情明快,愉悦。

  g. The sun⌒is very⌒energizing, I couldn’t live somewhere where⌒it was rainy⌒or cold⌒or humid⌒all the time.

  这里的阳光非常绚丽,我想我没办法在整日阴雨连绵,阴冷,潮湿的地方生活。

  h. When⌒it’s hot⌒and humid⌒in Guangzhou, we don’t want to do⌒anything.

  当广州又热又潮湿的时候,人们一点都不想做事。

  i. I think yesterday was⌒a really rainy, you know, overcast day, everybody was⌒a little down, today⌒it’s beautiful, so we’re⌒all⌒up⌒again.

  我想昨天是个灰蒙蒙的雨天,每个人都有点低沉。 但今天很美丽,所以我们每个人又都精神起来了。

  j. If I wake⌒up⌒in the morning needing to go to work, and⌒it’s raining, that kind⌒of dampens my spirits a little bit.

  当我早上起床后要去上班时,天气正在下雨,这种天气会稍稍影响我的心情。

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 15:40:06
  41课 “Rather”的用法

  秋风已悄悄席来,大家好,欢迎再一次来到Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。秋天是一个浪漫的季节,在这浪漫的气息里继续我们的英语学习,感觉会有所不同吗?

  Richard同学很喜欢我们的节目,每天也在坚持收听和学习。他说经常会在电影里听到这句话:I got pissed off. 它是什么意思呢。这是一句口语化的句子,意思是我被惹怒了,真是太生气,我厌烦透了。

  This mobile phone I bought yesterday acted up, I really got pissed off. 我昨天刚买的手机就不正常了,真烦人。

  I’ve been coughing for weeks, and I get pissed off. 我咳嗽好几个星期了,烦死人了。

  现在进入我们今天的正课,讲讲“rather” 的用法:

  1. “rather” 作为一个副词,有“相当地,多多少少地,有点”意思,其后面可放形容

  词或副词。比较级的形容词或副词,名词,还可以放动词:

  This is a rather expensive laptop. 这台手提电脑确实有点贵。

  You’ve done rather well. 你做得确实不错。

  My brother is rather better today. 我哥哥今天好多了。

  It’s rather a pity that you missed this seminar. 你错过了这次讲座,真是遗憾。

  The rain rather spoiled our holiday. 这场雨毁了我们的假期。

  2.rather than 表示更为情愿地,宁愿…,可以连用,也可以分开用:

  I’d be a freelance rather than a secretary. 我宁愿做个自由职业者,也不想当个秘书。

  She would rather have the small one than the large one. 她宁可要这个小的,也不要那个大的。

  I would rather you come tomorrow than today. 我宁愿你明天过来,而不是今天。

  He resigned rather than take part in such a dishonest transaction. 他宁可辞职,也不愿参与这场肮脏的交易。

  We would rather stay at home than go to the gym. 我们宁愿呆在家里,也不想去健身。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 15:43:27
  86课 “approach”的活用

  大家好,欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。今天的心情还好吗?如果感觉还有点无精打采的样子,何不快快加入我们的在线口语课堂,和我们一起愉快地学英语。。。

  今天,我们来学习一个特别活用的单词:approach:
  1.首先,vt. & vi. 接近, 走近, 靠近
  Christmas is approaching. 圣诞节快到了。
  Walk softly as you approach the bed. 当你接近床时, 走路轻些。

  2. vt. 接洽, 交涉; 着手处理
  He approached the question as a scientist. 他以一个科学家的眼光去处理这个问题。
  I’ll approach the customer’s complaints in a few minutes. 几分钟后,我会着手处理这个客户的投诉。

  3. n. 靠近, 接近, 临近
  Our approach drove away the wild animals. 我们一走近, 野兽全都跑开了。
  The approach of our final exams makes us quite nervous. 期末考试的临近让我们十分紧张。

  4. n. 通路, 入口, 途径
  The Police are patrolling the major approach roads to the stadium. 警察正在通往运动场的主要道路上巡逻。
  There’s no easiest approach to success, all you have to do is work hard. 成功没有捷径,你所要做的就是努力工作。

  5. n. 方式, 方法
  His approaches to the problem are wrong. 他处理这个问题的方法是错误的。
  Have you worked out any approach to solve the problem? 你想出来什么解决这个问题的方法了吗?

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-20 15:48:10
  第87课 尽管…也要做某事

  美丽的清晨迎来了新的一天,新的一课。大家好,欢迎收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。生活本来就是简单而又美丽的,学会欣赏简单中的美丽,生活就是这么开心。

  今天,我们来学习三种“尽管。。。也要做某事”的英语表达法:
  1.in spite of:不管,不顾;尽管,虽然。。。也要做某事(在of后面一般放名词或名词性词组,也可以放其它词性的词):
  I went out in spite of the rain. 尽管下雨我还是外出了。

  I’m present in the board meeting in spite of my illness. 尽管生病了,我还是出席了董事会议。

  He laughed in spite of himself. 他不禁笑出声来。

  2.Despite: prep.不管, 尽管,其用法:despite (the fact) that引导的从句, 或despite + 名词/名词性词组/其它词性的词:
  Despite the fact that she is short, she is an excellent basketball player. 尽管她个子矮, 却是个出色的篮球运动员。

  He failed despite all his efforts. 尽管他下了许多功夫,他还是失败了。

  She achieved her goal despite setbacks.. 尽管遇到了挫折但她最终实现了她的目标。

  3.though/even though: 虽然; 尽管, 即使, 纵然, though后面放个句子,另一个句子前就不用“but”.
  It's quite pleasant today, though the wind is rather cool. 尽管风有点凉, 今天天气还是很不错的。

  Though he's fool, I like him nonetheless. 虽然他很笨, 我仍然喜欢他。

  Even though he was getting angry, his voice remained level. 即使他非常生气, 他的声音仍保持稳定。

  He's the best teacher even though he has the least experience. 尽管他经验最少, 但教得最好。

  Though I do need a rest, I’m managing to update the lesson everyday from Monday to Friday.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 08:14:35
  第88课 这对你有好处

  大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师。如果你是第一次来到我们的在线口语课堂,请不要害羞,请积极参与我们的在线互动学习,与其它学员一起分享你的学习心得。

  首先,来学学这个词:coincidence: 巧合, 符合, 一致

  What a coincidence! We were born in the same hospital. 太巧了,我们竟然在同一家医院出生。

  She and I both arrived at the same time by pure coincidence. 我和她同时到达纯属巧合。

  Is there any coincidence between the two opinions? 这两种观点有无一致之处?

  现在,进入今天的正课,学学这个表达法:It(something/doing something) + does/do + good to + somebody/something, 对。。。有好处, 有益

  Regular outdoor exercise does good to your health. 定期的户外运动对你的身体有好处。

  Reading does good to our mind. 读书对心灵有益。

  Perhaps it may do him good to have you here. 或许让你留在这儿对他会有好处。

  那么,和do good相反的意思呢,可以用: does/do harm to something/somebody, 对…有害:

  Overwork does harm to health. 工作过度对健康有害。

  Smoking does harm to our health. 吸烟对我们的健康有害。

  Excessive drinking does harm to the system of our body. 过度饮酒对我们的身体有害。

  最后这句子:Good counsel does no harm. 忠言无害。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 08:18:10
  第89课 这次我请客

  喜欢这样的生活吗?简单,充实,而快乐。欢迎回来,Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老朋友们,我是Faith老师。让我们怀着对生活的美好憧憬开始今天的英语之旅吧。

  有这样一句话:That woman appeals to me. 这句话里有一个关键词:appeal, 作何解释呢? 呵呵…那个女人好吸引我啊, 她好有女人味啊.

  今天就首先来介绍这个词: appeal, n. 呼吁, 恳求

  His appeal for forgiveness went unanswered. 他恳请原谅, 但没有得到答复。

  We made an appeal to the teacher to cancel the exam. 我们呼吁老师取消考试。

  appeal. n. 感染力, 吸引力

  This kind of music hasn't much appeal for me. 这类音乐对我没有吸引力。

  appeal vi. 有吸引力, 有感染力;引起兴趣;引起注意;投其所好;引人入胜 appeal to somebody:

  This job rather appeals to me. 这工作对我有吸引力。

  His argument appealed to me. 他的论据引起了我的兴趣。

  下面,我们来谈谈请客的事,“这次我来请”用英语如何表达:

  I treat you to a big dinner. 我请你吃顿大餐。

  The dinner is on me. 这顿饭我请。

  I’ll foot the bill. 我来买单吧。

  I’ll get you back next time. 下次我回请。

  Let me settle the bill. 还是我来买单吧。

  Are you going to treat me to a big dinner tonight? I love shrimps.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 08:22:50
  90课 努力做某事

  大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的老学员们,我是Faith老师,同时,也欢迎新加入我们课堂的朋友们。这里是一个快乐的英语学习天地,每天我们聚在一起,学点英语口语,分享学习成果,再听听英文歌,生活真美好。。。

  今天,我们来学习几个表达“努力做某事”的词组:

  1.take pains to do: 努力做某事

  We must take pains to do meticulous work among the masses. 我们必须下功夫在群众中做细致的工作。

  I’m taking great pains to get promoted. 我努力要升职。

  Can you make it pay to take such pains to do this job? 你这么费心做这事,值得吗?

  2. strive to do something: 努力做某事

  Strive to be what you wish to appear. 你希望自己如何表现,就努力做去.

  Everyone strives to be the first and fears to lag behind. 每个人都争先恐后。

  Tony is striving to get out of a predicament. 托尼力图摆脱困境。

  3.Try/do somebody’s best to do something: 尽力,努力做某事

  I would do my best to sell more. 我会尽力多销售些。

  They try their best to leave nothing to chance. 他们尽最大努力不留漏洞。

  You should try your best to be a credit to the school. 你们应该努力为学校增光。

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 08:27:02
  第91课 时间的几种表达法(1)

  大家好,欢迎收听Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。喜欢跳舞吗? 今天的课学完英语后,让我们一起来听首舞曲音乐,并快乐地舞蹈,好吗?跳舞之前,还是先学点英语吧。

  今天,我们来学学时间的几种表达方法:

  1. 多少年,多少天以前,用这个词“ago”, 比如说,三年以前:three years ago. 几星期以前, weeks ago, 一个半月以前:one month and a half ago,下面,我们来看几个例句:

  I bumped into my ex-boyfriend days ago. 我几天前无意间撞见了我的前男友。

  Marry dropped out of school months ago. 玛丽几个月前辍学了。

  We settled down in New York 2 weeks ago. 两星期前我们在纽约定居下来。

  2. 多少年,多少天以后,用介词“in”,如:几年后:in years, in a couple of years, 5个月后:in 5 months, 10天后:in 10 days:

  I’ll let you know our final decision in a week. 一个星期后,我会通知你我们的最后决定。

  We’re moving to Guangzhou in 2 days. 两天后,我们就要搬去广州了。

  3. 在。。。时间以内: within, within 2 weeks, within one year, within 7 months

  The quotation is subject to your confirmation by fax within one week.

  此报价以你以传真形式在一周内确认为有效。

  4.“before”, ”after”这两个词怎么用呢?,它们的后面可以接从句,:“before” 在某事发生之前,”after”在某事发生之后:

  I was only a clerk before I came to Guangzhou. 在我来广州之前,我只是个小文员.

  We went to a concert after we finished our work. 我们下班后去听了音乐会.

  “before”, ”after”这两个词后面还可以接名词:

  I would like to have a chat with you before meal. 吃饭前我想和你谈一下。

  I’ll meet you at the entrance after class. 课后我们在入口处见。

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 08:30:51
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  第92课 “There be”句型的活用

  生活真美好,有音乐听,可以做运动,有奶油面包吃(呵呵,我的最爱食品)。欢迎再一次来到Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。只要以一种愉快的心情去学习,去接受,学英语也相当的容易,不是吗?但是,一定要坚持。

  “there be”句型是英语中的一个最常用的句型,活用它,你能轻松地表达你的思想。

  1. 肯定句:

  There’re 3 apples in the refrigerator. 冰箱里有3个苹果。

  There’s a promotion meeting tomorrow morning. 明天早上有个市场推广会议。

  There are some problems with my computer. 我的电脑出了些故障。

  2, 否定句:

  There aren't many people in his family. 他家人口不多。

  There aren't any slots available until next month. 在下个月之前都没有空位。

  There won’t be any opportunities before you’re well prepared. 在你完全准备好之前,不会有任何机会出现的。

  3. 一般疑问句:

  Are there any bananas? 有香蕉吗?

  Is there any landmark there? 那有什么标志吗?

  Will there be a heavy traffic? 会塞车吗?

  4. 特殊疑问句:

  What alternatives are there? 还有什么可选择的?

  When will there be a meeting? 什么时候开会?

  Where there is life, there is hope. 留得青山在,不怕没柴烧。

  Are there any suggestions here to my teaching? If not, let’s pass
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 08:35:05
  第20课 “Do”的活用

  大家好,欢迎收听Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。英语学习从平时积累,贵在坚持,每天轻轻松松学一点,用一点,坚持下来,成功并不那么遥远。
  ?
  “do”是一个用法相当广泛的词,在很多时候,当你不知道该用什么动词来表达你的意思,何尝不试试用“do”呢?“do”可以用来做很多东西:

  You seldom do your homework. 你总是不做你的家庭作业。
  I have a lot of laundry to do tonight. 我今晚要洗一大堆衣服。
  Patience and perseverance will do wonders. 耐心和毅力可产生奇迹。
  I’ll do a translation for you. 我来帮你翻译。
  Who will do the cooking tomorrow? 明天谁做饭?
  Are you doing science at school? 你在学校里学科学吗?
  Please do the flowers, arrange them in vases. 请你插一下花。
  Go and do your hair. 去梳梳头。
  Have you done your teeth? 你刷过牙了吗?
  I will do you next, sir. 下一个就轮到您了,先生。
  I have a lot of correspondence to do. 我有很多信件要处理。

  下次,当你很痛苦于不知道该用哪个动词时,可以试试用这个万能动词“do”哦。

  用“do”的过去分词“done”表示完成:
  The interior design for your apartment will be done by the weekend. 你公寓的室内设计会在这个周末完成。
  Is your report done? 你的报告写完了吗?
  Done, let’s go out and grab something to eat. 搞好了,现在出去吃点东西吧。

  “…will do.”, “…won’t do.”的意思,表示可行,可以,或者不可行,不可以。
  Can I bother you for a while, 5 minutes will do. 我能打扰你一会儿吗?5分钟就够了。

  --Would you like coffee or tea? 你想要点咖啡还是茶?
  --Thanks, tea will do. 谢谢,来杯茶吧。

  I’m afraid your proposal won’t do. 我恐怕你的提议行不通。

  还有一个大家经常用的缩写词:DIY(do it yourself
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 08:38:43
  第93课 如何“局促不安”

  Hello, 大家好,欢迎收听Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。你是第一次来到我们的课堂吗?如果答案是肯定的,那要告诉你一声,我们的每期堂课,不仅有英语学,还有英语歌听,不要走开。

  首先来看一个相当简单的词:hard, 不要看它这么简单,用起来可活得很:

  He was so hard on me last night。他昨晚对我很凶。

  No hard feelings, I believe you’ll pass it next time。别难过,下次你会通过的。

  I’m having a hard time with my girlfriend lately。近来我跟我女友关系非常不好。

  You will have a hard time getting a ticket。你想买到票可不容易。

  Why do you have such a hard time admitting it? 要你承认错误有那么困难吗?  

  当我们have a hard time时,心里可能就会有些不踏实,局促不安。 那么,用英语如何表达呢? My mind is not at ease.(我心中有些不踏实),或者I don’t feel at ease(我有些局促不安),Be/feel at ease: 安逸,感觉自在:

  I am never at ease with strangers. 我在陌生人面前总会感到不自在。

  With our work done, we felt much at ease. 工作做完后,我们觉得好轻松。

  I never feel at ease in his company. 我同他一起从未感到轻松过。

  He is quite at ease in public. 他在公众场合十分自在。

  After confession he feels a little better and can sleep at ease. 忏悔之后他觉得好过一点,并且能睡好了。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 08:42:41
  94课 我需要有人来陪我

  大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的老学员们,同时也给予新加入我们这个在线口语课堂的新学员们热烈的掌声,我是Faith老师。这里是一个快乐的英语学习乐园,在轻松,愉快的气氛中每日积累英语口语知识。

  1, 听众Donna询问如何表示陪某人做某事,可以用这个词“accompany”, vt.陪伴, 陪同
  May we accompany you on your walk? 我们陪你一起散步好吗?
  Would you like to accompany me this weekend? 这个周末你能来陪我吗?
  I'll accompany you home. 我陪你回家。
  He'll remain to accompany you. 他将留下来陪你。
  Successes always accompany prepared people. 成功总是伴随着有准备的人。

  “accompany”还有“伴随…同时发生”的意思,是个及物动词:
  Thunder often accompanies lightning. 雷声常伴着闪电。

  “accompany”还有“伴奏”的意思:
  He accompanied me at the guitar. 他用吉他给我伴奏。

  2,那么,“accompany”的名词形式是“company”, 最普通的一个意思是“公司”,同时也有陪伴的意思。
  This company is badly in need of new blood. 这个公司亟需新人.
  I’m in need of company at this moment. 此刻,我特别需要人来陪。
  Thank you for being a company to me when I’m in need. 谢谢你在我需要的时候陪着我。

  最后,来认识一下这个和“company”很接近的词:companion, n.同伴, 伙伴;成双成对的物品之一
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楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 08:45:54
  95课 “to go for something”的活用

  这是一个新的开始,美丽的日子。大家好,欢迎再次来到Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。每天都是新的开始,英语学习从现在开始也不迟,准备好了吗? 快来加入我们的快乐英语之旅吧。
  ?
  Stuff: n. 是一个相当广泛的词,泛指东西(看见得,看不见的),材料。
  What is this stuff? 这是什么东西?
  I must go home to get some stuff for this trip. 我必须回趟家取一些这次旅行用的物品。
  He is not the stuff. 他不是这个材料。
  I got a lot of stuff to do anyway. 反正我事情也很多。

  Stuff: v. 把…装满,填装
  She stuffed her clothes in the wardrobe. 她把衣服塞进衣櫥。
  ?
  下面来学学:Go for something: 去做某事…
  Yesterday afternoon I went for that job interview. 昨天下午,我去面试了一份儿工作。
  Shall we go for a walk now; otherwise it’s getting a little bit late. 现在去散步好吗? 否则就会有些迟了。
  Hey, Roger, feel like going for a blow? 嘿,罗杰,想到外面去吹吹风(呼吸新鲜空气)吗?
  The children went for a paddle. 孩子们涉水玩去了。
  All my trouble went for nothing. 我的一切辛苦都白费了。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 08:54:10
  第96课 我好尴尬啊。。。

  大家好,欢迎收听Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。我们的节目周一至周五每天更新,节假日除外,所以叫“天天学”。如果你是第一次来到我们的课堂,一定要听完整节课,课后还有英语歌听啊。。。
  先来学学几个表达吃,喝的词吧:
  Drink: v. 喝
  Would you like to drink coffee or tea? 你想喝点咖啡还是茶。
  The baby is drinking milk. 这个婴儿在喝牛奶。

  Take: v. 吃
  You catch a cold, you need to take some medicine. 你感冒了,需要吃点药。

  Have: v. 吃,喝
  I had an egg and a bowl of porridge for my breakfast. 我早餐吃了一个鸡蛋和一碗稀饭。
  Did you have lunch? You look starving. 你吃午餐了吗?你看上去饿惨了。

  下面,来学学我好尴尬,用英语如何表达:I am embarrassed。

  Embarrass: vt. & vi.(使)窘迫; (使)局促不安;(使)困难
  vt.使复杂化;使拮据
  This embarrassed me somewhat. 这使我有点困窘。
  Your joking makes me terribly embarrassed. 你开的这个玩笑让我大为窘迫。

  Be/become embarrassed at something/doing something: 对。。。感到发窘
  He became embarrassed at the sharp questions about his finance status.
  当被问到他的经济状况的尖锐问题时,他很是尴尬。
  He felt actually embarrassed at being the centre of attention.
  成为大家注意的焦点使他感到非常不自然。

  顺便提一下,embarrass的名词形式是:embarrassment:
  He's an embarrassment to his family. 他叫家里人难堪。
  We met some financial embarrassment. 我们遇到一些财务困难。

  My current husband and I bumped into my ex-husband and his wife the other day, it’s such an embarrassment. (我和我的现任丈夫前两天偶然撞见了我的前夫和他的妻子,好难堪啊。。。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 08:58:46
  第97课 我有些心事重重

  生活是美好的,心情是灿烂的,英语学习是愉快的。大家好,欢迎再次回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。现在开始上课,上完课再听英语歌。

  Jonny最近总是心不在焉,心事重重的样子,想知道用英语如何表达,我有点心事重重吗?就是这个句子: I’m a little preoccupied. 我有些心事重重。 Be preoccupied在这里是指脑子里被一些事情占着,所以就会有些心事重重,心不在焉。下面, 就主要介绍这个词: preoccupy:

  Preoccupy: vt.占据; 使对…全神贯注, 使专心于
  1. 首先,我们可以用主动句式:something preoccupies somebody:
  Health worries preoccupied him for the whole holiday. 整个假期里他一直为健康状况而担忧。
  Thoughts of failure preoccupied him. 失败的念头总萦绕在他的心头。

  2. 用被动句式: be/seem preoccupied: 有些心不在焉
  She seemed preoccupied all the time when I was talking to her. 我跟她讲话时她始终显得心事重重。
  I was too preoccupied to hear the bell. 当时我出神地想着心事,没有听见门铃响。

  3.Be preoccupied with something/doing something, be preoccupied by something: 全神贯注,专注地做某事:
  I was so preoccupied with talking to you. 光顾着跟你说话了。
  I’m preoccupied with this problem right now. 现在我正全神贯注地考虑这个问题呢。
  He was preoccupied by some troubles all day long. 他整天心事烦烦的样子。

  4. 另外,be preoccupied还有已被占据的意思:
  The front seats have been preoccupied. 前排座位已给别人先占了。
  I’m preoccupied tonight, can we go to the movie tomorrow night. 我今晚已有安排了,我们明晚去看电影好吗?

  You’re listening to my class in a rather preoccupied manner. 你们心不在焉地上我的课。这样可不行,you should be preoccupied with my class.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 09:03:55
  第98课 “It”做形式主语的句型

  喜欢充实而快乐的生活。大家好,欢迎再一次来到Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。每天会很早起床,第一件事先是上传天天学节目。那么你呢,是不是也养成了早起的习惯跟我学英语呢?

  今天来介绍一个在英语中相当活的句型,用“It”做形式主语,我们主要介绍以下3种句型:

  1. It’s difficult/hard (for somebody) to do something: 对某人来说,做某事有困难

  It’s difficult for us to reach an agreement. 我们比较难达成一致。

  It's hard to wind this matter up. 这件事不好收场

  It’s difficult for me to improve my Oral English within such a short period of time. 在这么短的时间内提高我的英语口语有点难度。

  It’s difficult for Ross to quit smoking. 让罗斯戒烟有些难。

  2. It’s easy/easier for somebody to do something:某人做某事比较容易

  It’s easier for you to get round if you have a bicycle of your own. 如果你有一辆自己的自行车,就会使得你来来往往更加方便了。

  It's easier for a small car to find a parking space. 小型汽车比较容易找到停车空地。

  It's easy for me to remember all the lines. 对我来说记住这些台词很容易。

  3. “it”做形式宾语:Something makes it easier/hard/difficult for somebody to do something:

  A commission on your price will make it easier for us to promote sales. 价格中如包含佣金将使我们推销起来容易些。

  His flippancy makes it difficult to have a decent conversation with him. 他玩世不恭,很难正经地和他交谈。

  Her incompetence makes it hard for her to keep her job. 她在工作上的不称职让她很难保住这份工作。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 09:08:18
  第99课 有点过分了

  生活本来就是丰富多彩,有英语学,还有英语歌听,多美好啊。大家好,欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。准备好开始今天的英语阳光之旅了吗?

  首先,来认识一下这个单词:considerate: adj.体贴的, 体谅的

  We think that he is the most considerate person we have ever met. 我们认为他在我们碰到的人中间是最能体谅人的。

  He is always considerate to old people. 他对老人一向体贴入微。

  It was very considerate of you to send me a postcard. 你想得真周到, 寄给我明信片。

  Be considerate toward the poor. 应常为穷人着想。

  Tony is a considerate, generous person. 托尼是一个体贴, 宽容的人

  下面,来关注一下这个用法:A bit much: 通常用在口语中,当你说话时用到“A bit much ”,就说明你认为这事有点过分了,有点走极断了,过分了。

  That skirt is really short. I think it’s a bit much. 那条裙子有点短,我觉得过分了点。

  He got really angry at the taxi driver and yelled at him for over 20 minutes. It was a bit much. 他对那个出租车司机很恼怒,对他吼了20多分钟。确实有些过分了。

  That was a good proposal but got rejected. It was a bit much. 那是个挺不错的建议,却未被采纳,真不合情理。

  The noise from that party is getting a bit much. 从聚会上传来的喧闹声越发过分了。

  My son has become so naughty recently-he really was a bit much last week. 我儿子最近非常顽皮,上个星期他简直太不像话了。

  I like you Tony, but you’re giving me too much. 这句话什么意思呢?我喜欢你,托尼,但你确实有些过分了
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 09:12:42
  100课 时间的几种表达法(2)

  嘿,你好吗? 是第一次来到我们的课堂吗?这里是Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。每天都很开心,因为喜欢教英语,还能听英语歌。

  我们在第91课讲解了时间的几种表达法,今天继续接上。
  1.首先介绍这个词:the other day, 前几天,可能是两天以前,也可能是三四天以前,总之是前几天:
  We made big sales the other day. 我们前几天取得了很好的销售业绩。
  Jenny and I were engaged the other day. 珍丽和我前几天定婚了。

  2.下面,介绍这个词“next”, 可以把它直接放在某些特定时间的前面,表示‘下一个。。。“:
  Let’s meet in Los Angeles next Monday. 我们下周一在洛杉矶见吧。
  How about we postpone our wedding to next year. 你觉得我们把婚礼推迟到明年怎么样。

  3.In the following month/year/day/week, 下个月/明年/明天/下个星期:
  The payment will be made in the following month after the shipment. 交货后的下个月付款。
  The output picked up again in the following year. 第二年产量又开始上升了。

  4.Over: 如果是之前的一段时间:over the past 2 years, 如果是将来的一段时间: over the next 3 months:
  Over the past couple of years, I’ve been working very hard. 在过去几年里,我一直努力工作。
  It ‘s getting warmer and warmer over the next few days. 在未来几天里,天气会越来越暖和。

  5..我们来介绍更多的表达时间的词组:yesterday(昨天), the day before yesterday(前天), tomorrow(明天), the day after tomorrow(后天), tomorrow morning(明天早上), tonight(今晚), this weekend(这个周末), at the end of this month(这个月底), at the beginning of next month(下个月初), by the end of this year(今年年底前):
  I can’t finish this budget report until the day after tomorrow. 我要后天才能完成这个预算报告。
  There’s a celebration party this weekend. 这个周末有个庆祝晚会。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 09:17:47
  第101课 如何表达年龄

  清晨的空气是如此清新,早起,做完户外运动,新的一天又开始了。大家好,欢迎收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。今天的英语学习也要开始了,你准备好了吗?

  首先,来认识两个词:

  Reliable:adj. 可靠的, 可信赖的
  Unreliable: adj. 不可靠的;不可信任的;不稳定的

  The news comes from a reliable source. 这消息来自可靠的来源。

  I don't think he is a reliable man. 我认为他不是一个可靠的男人。

  The postal service here is very unreliable. 这里的邮政服务很不可靠。

  She has proved herself unreliable. 她的表现说明她靠不住。

  下面,来谈谈年龄。今天我过生日,满18岁了。满18岁了用英语如何表达呢?I turn 18. 用“turn“这个动词,就可以表示你满多少岁了。下面我们介绍更多表达年龄的方法:

  When I turn 30, I’m going to have a baby. 满30岁时,我打算要个孩子。

  At the time, I was in my early 30s and wanted to do something that would utilize my creative capabilities. 当时我三十岁刚出头,很想做点什么可以好好利用上我那创造力的事。

  I’m in my late 40s, and I’m still single. 我都快50岁了,仍然单身。

  You look quite young. You must be in your mid 40s. 你看上去挺年轻的。也就40岁吧。

  I should guess his age at about 30. 我猜她30岁。

  He became a popular singer at an early age. 他在早年就成为了一名著名歌手。

  最后, 年龄的表达还可以用:above, below, above 35(35岁以上),below 16(16岁以下):

  This style is popular among women below 40. 这种款式在40岁以下的女人中很受欢迎。

  This movie is only for adults above 36. 这部电影只供36岁以上的成年人观看。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 09:27:56
  102课 我觉得你有点意思

  你好,是新来的吗?这里是Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。天天学是一个周一至周五每日更新的英语口语教学节目,现在先来上课好吗?

  今天,来专门学学这个太简单不过的英语单词: find, 它是个动词,

  1. 首先,find有“找到, 发现”的意思:

  I have found the lost book. 我已经找到丢失的书了。

  Please find Mary her bag. 请替玛丽找到她的提包。

  2. find: v. 发觉, 感到, 认为, 在find后面可以放两个宾语:

  Did you find him what he wanted? 你觉得他想要什么?

  Mary tried several lines of work, but at last found herself as a teacher. 玛丽尝试了好几种工作, 最后她认为自己适合当教师。

  I found my headache coming on. 我觉得头开始疼起来了。

  3. Find + something/somebody + 形容词(或形容词的比较级,或最高级)/过去分词/现在分词,感觉(觉得)某物/某人。。。

  I find you a little bit interesting. 我觉得你有点意思。

  I find it quite difficult to save money. 我觉得存钱很难。

  We find your price higher compared with the ones of other suppliers. 我们觉得你们的价格和其他供应商相比有些高。

  They find this necklace the most expensive. 他们觉得这个项链最贵。

  Mary finds her current husband boring. 玛丽觉得她的现任丈夫有点闷。

  I find my students quite diligent; they attend the class every day
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 09:31:17
  第103课 话题讨论:熬夜

  大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的老学员们,我是Faith老师,同时,也欢迎新加入我们课堂的朋友们。这里是一个快乐的英语学习天地,每天我们聚在一起,学点英语口语,分享学习成果,再听听英文歌,生活真美好。。。
  Stay Up Late 熬夜

  以下是关于熬夜话题的一些具有典型性的连读句子,请注意每个句子中的连读发音。
  a. I’m⌒usually⌒up⌒at night really late.
  我通常会熬夜。
  be up at night: 熬夜

  b. But⌒I like getting⌒up really⌒early⌒and having⌒a full day.
  我喜欢早上早起,整天都充实。
  Get up early: 早起
  Have a full day: 充实的一天

  c. You get things done that you need to during the day, and then you go⌒out⌒at night.
  你白天把该做的事都做完,然后晚上就可以出去娱乐。
  Get things done: 把该做的事都做完
  Go out: 出去娱乐

  d. But⌒I don’t work⌒at night⌒any more, so⌒I’m definitely⌒a day person.
  我晚上不再工作了,所以我现在完全是个白天忙碌的人。
  Not…any more: 不再
  Definitely: 肯定地
  Day person: 白天忙碌的人
  Night person: 晚上忙碌的人

  e. It’s⌒easier to be⌒awake during the night because there⌒aren’t⌒as many people⌒around, and⌒it’s more comfortable.
  我晚上会比较清醒,因为那时你身边不会有太多的人,会更舒服。
  Awake: 清醒的
  Comfortable: 舒服的

  f. I guess there’re⌒a lot more things to do at night than there⌒are to do⌒in the daytime.
  我想晚上比白天有更多的事可做。
  Daytime: 白天

  g. I⌒usually stay⌒up late, reading, writing, thinking.
  我经常熬夜,看看书,写点东西,想些事情。
  Stay up late: 熬夜
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 09:36:01
  104课 我想知道。。。

  生活真美好。 每天怀着一份好心情迎接新的一天的到来。 同时,也迎来了Faith口语课堂-天天学新的一课。大家好,欢迎回来,我是Faith老师。已经准备好了开始我们今天愉快的英语之旅了吗?

  首先,来学学这个词:colorless adj.无色的;苍白的;颜色黯淡的,无特色的;无趣味的;不生动的

  His face was white and colorless. 他脸色苍白,没有血色。

  He led a colorless existence. 他过着平淡的生活。

  It is a busy, dusty, colorless city. 这是一个熙熙攘攘、满是灰尘而又平淡乏味的城市。

  The voice was flat and colorless. 口气平淡而刻板。

  在口语中经常会有这样的表达法:我在想。。。,我想知道。。。,英语如何来表达呢: I wonder…, I’m wondering…, wonder: v. 惊奇, 想知道, 怀疑:

  I've been wondering where to hang my new picture. 我一直在想把我的新画挂在哪里。

  I was just wondering about that myself. 我就是觉得这件事莫名其妙。

  I am wondering if you have any openings for a bartender. 不知你们有没有酒吧招待的空缺?

  I wonder if I am in the good graces of the teacher. 我不知道是否讨老师的喜欢。

  Susan looked at Jack in great surprise, wondering what he meant. 苏珊十分惊奇地望着杰克,弄不懂他说的意思。

  Wonder: n. 惊奇, 惊愕, 奇迹

  They stared at the strange sight in silent wonder. 他们惊讶地默默凝视那奇景。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 09:40:20
  第105课 如何强调肯定句

  怎样才能做一个开心,快乐的人呢? 其实,很简单,两个字:宽容。大家好,欢迎再一次来到这里,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。做人就要做一个宽容的,快乐的人,尤其是女人。。。

  首先来学习和宽容有关的两个词:

  generous: adj. 慷慨的, 宽宏大量的, 丰厚的, 丰盛的, 味浓的

  She's been generous in the extreme. 她一直非常慷慨。

  He's essentially a very generous man. 他本质上是个十分宽容的人。

  generosity: n. 慷慨, 大方, 宽容

  His boundless generosity moved us deeply. 他的无限的慷慨深深地感动了我们。

  The action speaks well for his generosity. 此举证明了他的慷慨大方。

  我们曾在第2课学过了如何强调否定句,今天来看看如何强调肯定句:

  1. 很简单,在主语后面直接加上“do”或“does”, 然后在其后放上动词原形就可以了:

  I do appreciate your kind words. 我确实欣赏你的良言。

  We do like your son, he’s so cute. 我们真的很喜欢你儿子,他好可爱啊。

  The baby is generally healthy,but every now and then she does catch a cold.那孩子的健康状况尚好,但就是偶尔患感冒。

  Do be quiet.I told you I had a headache.务必安静,我告诉过你,我头疼。

  2. 用“very”,“single”表示强调, 在“very”或“single”的后面放一个名词,来强调这个名词,可放在肯定句中,也可放在否定句中:

  This is the very book I’d been booking for. 这就是我一直找的那本书。

  Not a single person has been in the office this afternoon.今天下午竟然没有一个人来过办公室。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 11:35:24
  第106课 他太受女孩子欢迎了

  英语快乐风又吹来了。大家好,欢迎来到这里,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。今年流行些什么呢?

  在谈到流行这个话题,我们会用到这个形容词:popular, adj. 受欢迎的, 通俗的, 流行的, 大众的,以及它的名词:popularity, 先来看popular的用法:

  He is a very popular folk singer. 他是一位很受欢迎的民歌手。

  The popular song rings far and near. 这首流行歌曲到处流传。

  I don't go in for loud popular music. 我不喜欢喧闹的流行音乐。

  Be popular among somebody: 在某某人群当中受欢迎,喜爱, 流行

  He’s very popular among girls. 她太受女孩子欢迎了。

  Professor Smith is popular among the students. 史密斯教授很受学生的欢迎。

  The rock bands are usually very popular among young people. 通常摇滚乐队在青年人中很流行。

  Ice cream is popular among children. 冰淇淋深受孩子们的欢迎。

  Popularity: n. 普及, 流行, 名望, 受欢迎

  Golf has gained popularity among the wealthy in my country. 高尔夫球已在我国富有的人中流行起来。

  His popularity among teenagers remains as strong as ever. 他在青少年中一如既往声望很高。

  Her books have been in popularity recently. 她的书近来很流行。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 11:39:27
  107课 煽某人耳光

  多美好的一天啊。大家好,欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。美好的一天从学英语开始。。。
  ?
  首先,来介绍一个形容词:indecisive: adj.犹豫不决的, 优柔寡断的,非决定性的:
  He's too indecisive to make a good leader. 他优柔寡断,当不了好领导。
  She was an indecisive sort of person. 她以前是个优柔寡断的人。
  Don't be indecisive on the road of friendship. 在友谊路上切莫踌躇,

  Decisive: adj. 决定性的, 果断的
  Be decisive, tell them exactly what you think should be done. 果断些,确切地告诉他们你认为应该怎么做。
  The report brought about a decisive change in the whole policy. 这个报告使整个方针发生了决定性的变化。

  当你对某人很生气,愤怒的时候你会煽他的耳光吗?我曾经试图煽过一次,没煽着。今天,我们来用语言煽煽某人耳光:slap someone in the face, slap是个动词,“拍击”的意思:
  This morning, one guy slaps the other guy in the face. 今早,一个男生煽了另一个男生耳光。

  slap up: 仓促做(饭)
  Can you slap up a quick meal for my friend before we rush to the game? 你能在我跟朋友们赶去看比赛之前给我们草草凑合一顿饭吗?

  Slap: n. 侮辱, 掴, 拍击声,
  She fetched him a terrific slap in the face. 她狠狠地给了他一记耳光。

  Slap: adv. 直接地, 正面地, 突然
  The car ran slap into the shop window. 汽车猛地撞入商店的橱窗。

  Have you ever slapped anybody in the face? I’m expecting a “yes”,
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 11:44:34
  第108课 如何表达穿着

  冬天来了,北方的冬天一定很美,一片冰雪世界。大家好,欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。

  冬天穿些什么衣服比较好呢?今天我们就来讲讲如何表达穿着。首先,介绍这两个穿衣服,脱衣服的动词词组:put on(穿上。。。), put off(脱下。。。):

  Put on your jacket before you go out, it’s cold outside. 出门之前穿上你的夹克,外面有点冷。

  Put off your shoes, and then put on the slippers. 脱掉鞋,换上拖鞋。

  表达穿衣有一个很简单的句式: be in + 衣服(颜色),表示穿着。。。衣服:

  The girl is in red dress and straw sandals. 那个女孩穿着红裙子和一双草凉鞋。

  Today I’m in blue jeans with a pair of sunglasses. 今天我穿着蓝色的牛仔裤,还配上了一付墨镜。

  My boss is always in suits and never smiles at work. 我老板上班时经常穿着西装,从来不笑。

  Wear: vt. 穿

  It was a freak of mine to wear pink pajamas. 穿上粉红色睡衣是我一时的奇想。

  She likes to wear expensive blue underwear. 她喜欢穿昂贵的蓝色内衣。

  I used to wear knickerbockers when I was in college. 我上大学时常喜欢穿灯笼裤。

  Be dressed in + 衣服(颜色):

  The girl was dressed in brown from top to toe. 那女孩从头到脚穿着一身棕色的衣服。

  She’s always dressed in the latest fashion. 她总是穿着最新款的时装。

  The bride was dressed in white. 那新娘穿着一身白色的礼服。

  你结婚时想穿什么服装呢?for me, I’d like to be dressed in pink wedding veil. 粉红色的婚纱
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 11:49:14
  109课 如何表达“包办婚姻”

  又是新的一天,新的一课。你好吗?欢迎来到我们这个快乐的英语大家庭,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。准备好了吗?开始上课。。。

  今天,我们来谈谈恋爱,婚姻等大事。

  be attracted to somebody 受某人吸引

  I’m not attracted to you. 你一点也不吸引我。

  I’m always attracted to guys who are hilarious. 我对风趣的男人有好感。

  You're not attracted to her anymore, you’ve grown up. 她不再吸引你了,你已经长大了。

  be on rain check 某事延期

  My boyfriend’s promise to take me to visit his parents has been on rain check for half a year. 我男朋友半年前就答应带我去见他的父母,到现在还没应允。

  Jenny, how about we have a rain check, you know, I’m not ready to be fully committed to a marriage now. 珍丽,我们把婚事延期吧,你知道,我还没完全准备好对婚姻做出承诺。

  see somebody 和某人交往/约会

  Are you seeing anyone recently? 你最近有和谁在交往吗?(男女朋友间的交往)

  I’m seeing the guy I met on the subway. 我在和那个在地铁上遇见的男生约会。

  谈到约会,想起了相亲:blind date, 相亲,相亲的对象

  My wife and I first met on a blind date arranged by her sister. 我和我妻子初次会晤是由她姐姐安排的相亲。

  Oh my God, my blind date turned out to be my best friend’s ex-husband. 天呢,我的相亲对象竟然是我最好的朋友的前夫。

  下面,谈谈结婚这事:

  My girlfriend and I are taking the plunge. 我女朋友和我豁出去了。(我们鼓起勇气要结婚了。)

  It was an arranged marriage, my husband and I didn’t marry for love. 这只是一宗包办婚姻,我丈夫和我没有爱情可言。

  Will you marry for love? Or marry for money?
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 11:54:04
  110课 “times”的活用

  早上好,快快起床了,新的一课要开始了。大家好, Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师。这是一个崭新的一天,新希望,新美好。。。

  今天,我们来主攻“time”或“times”的活用,“time”当用作复数时,“times”,表示时代,一段时间,首先来看看和“times”有关的短语:

  at all times 始终, 随时, 不论什么时候

  He has a cool head at all times. 他不论什么时候都有清醒的头脑。

  No man is wise at all times. 人总会有聪明一世糊涂一时的时候。

  at times 有时

  Rose comes out with the strangest remarks at times. 罗斯不时地发表些极怪的议论。

  He behaves very oddly at times, and I don't think he's quite all there. 他有

  时很怪--我觉得他有些不太正常。

  Be/get behind the times 落后于时代;过时;落伍

  Without newspaper, we would get behind the times. 要不是报纸,我们都赶不上时代了。

  It was a sleepy little town, about fifty years behind the times. 那是一个死气沉沉的小镇,落后于时代约达五十年。

  keep up with the times 与时俱进; 跟上时代

  If you don't keep up with the times, you'll get left behind. 如果你跟不上时代,就会被时代甩在后面。

  下面,来看看与“time”有关的短语:

  For the time being: 暂时

  We could undertake the work for the time being. 我们可暂时承担这项工作。

  At one time 曾经, 同时, 一度

  At one time I used to go mountain climbing every summer. 过去有一段时间我每年夏天都去爬山。

  At one time, she is fine, but at another, she is abnormal. 有时候,她表现得很好,有时候又失常。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 11:59:41
  111课 一切从头开始

  每一天都是新的开始,任何时候一切从头开始都不迟。大家好,欢迎收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。生活就是这样,每天都可以从新开始,从头开始,不是吗?

  那么,今天我们就来学学用英语如何表达“一切从头开始”,介绍这个动词词组:start from (the) scratch 从头开始。

  首先,认识这个词:scratch: v. n. 抓,划破,起跑线
  I had to scratch my head to remember his name. 我只想苦苦地回忆他的名字。
  There'll be the devil to pay if you scratch my car! 你要是划坏了我的汽车你就有麻烦了!
  How did you come by that scratch on your cheek? 你脸上的抓痕是怎么来的?

  Start from (the) scratch: 从头开始
  All our business records were destroyed in the fire, and so we had to start from the scratch and build them up again. 我们所有的业务档案全被大火烧毁了,所以我们只得从头做起,重新建立我们的业务档案。
  By then, they have established their market while we have to start from the scratch. 到那时,他们都有了巩固的市场,而我们还得从头开始。
  His business was started from scratch with$300 he'd managed to borrow from a friend. 他做生意是白手起家的,当初是设法找一个朋友借了300美元。

  下面,介绍这个动词词组:start over, 重新开始
  In this case, let's start over. 既然这样,我们就重新开始吧。
  One error might make it necessary to start over again. 只要有一点差错,就可能需要返工。
  What would your life look like if you could start over with a clean slate?
  如果你以新的姿态重新开始,你的生活会是怎样的呢?
  Start all over again: 完全重新来过
  She had screwed up and had to start all over again. 她把事情搞砸了,不得不完全重新来过。

  Are you ready to start over? It’s never too late to start from scratch.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 12:02:04
  大耳朵FAITH口语课堂-天天学NO.112 如何"讨价还价"
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  第112课 如何"讨价还价"

  同学们好,喜欢shopping吗?欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学新的一课,我是Faith老师。Shopping的时候,一定要争取bargaining的最大利益,这样才有成就感。

  那么,首先就来学学这个词:bargain:vt. & vi.讨价还价; 商谈, vt.提出条件; 要求得到, n.协议, 交易;特价商品:

  The salesman refused to bargain over the price. 推销员拒绝讨价还价。

  I didn't bargain for your arriving so soon. 我没有想到你会到得这么快。

  That car is a real bargain at $300. 那辆汽车300块,真便宜。

  He glimpsed at my new watch and said it was a good bargain. 他看了一眼我的新表,说买得很上算。

  下面,来介绍更多谈论价格的相关表达法:我们曾在第72课学了一个很好的词: compete(竞争),今天先介绍它的一个形容词: competitive(有竞争性的),a competitive price(有竞争性的价格):

  I don’t think it’s a competitive price; lower the price if you’re willing to make a deal. 这个价格一点都没有竞争力;如果想做成交易,就要降价。

  Other venders are offering the goods at the same price. 其他的卖主同样的商品也是这个价啊。

  I find your products at a higher price, which makes it harder for us to accept. 我发现你们的价格偏高,这个价格很难让我们接受。

  You’re wrong, if you compare our products with other suppliers, you’ll find our products at a lower price. 这你就错了,如果你和其它供货商对比,你会发现我们价格偏低呢。

  This mobile phone is not at a sound price. 这部手机的价格不合理。

  Offer me a reasonable price, I’ll buy right away. 给我一个合理的价格,我立即就买。

  有信心在bargaining大站中获胜吗?祝
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 13:14:49
  113课 “so”和”such”的不同用法

  Hi, how are you? Great, thanks, how about you. 大家好,一句简单的英语问候开始了今天的Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。准备好了吗?开始跟我学英语。

  You’re so cute! /You’re such a cute boy! 你可真可爱/你可真是个可爱的小男孩。 这这两句都是赞美这个小男孩可爱的意思,它们会有所不同吗?
  区别在于:so和such的用法不同,下面逐一分析:
  ?
  So: adv. 那么, 非常, 用法: so + 形容词/副词
  Don't be so childish. 别那么幼稚。
  She is always so surly; she never smiles at anyone. 她总是那麽个坏脾气,对谁也没有一个笑脸。
  That old lady is so nosy; nobody likes to talk to her. 那个老妇人是个包打听,因此没有人喜欢跟她说话。
  Don’t speak so fast, I can’t follow you. 别说得这么快,我跟不上。
  He did the work so badly that I had to do it all over again myself. 他干的太差劲了,我只好亲自重做。
  ?
  Such: adj. 这样的,如此的。用法: such + a/an + (形容词) + 可数单数, 或:such + (形容词) + 不可数名词/可数名词复数:
  You’re such an idiot. 你真是个白痴。
  I'm sorry to bother you at such a time. 我很抱歉在这个时候打扰你。
  It is absurd to go out in such terrible weather. 在这麽恶劣的天气里出去太荒唐。
  Alas! We have lost such a good chance. 哎呀!我们失去了这么好的一次机会。
  Such values are central to our way of life. 这些价值对于我们的生活方式是至关重要的。

  Alas, I was such an idiot having forgotten today’s song. Or, maybe haven’t yet.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 13:19:18
  第114课 如何表达“险入困境”

  大家好,欢迎收听Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。英语学习何尝不也是一件愉快的事呢,加入我们这个在线口语课堂,开心,快乐伴随着你的生活。
  ?
  今天, 我们先来学习一个用得很广的名词: schedule, 可以做动词,意思是排定, 安排
  The secretary is trying to schedule the month's appointments. 秘书正在设法安排这个月的约会。

  I’m scheduling the interview’s name list. 我正在安排面试者名单。

  同时,schedule用得最多的还是它的名词: 时间表, 日程安排表等等:
  Have you made the examination schedule? 你已经安排了考试日程吗?

  另外,schedule还有名词:清单, 明细表的意思:
  Retailers have several price schedules. 零售商们有几份价格明细表。

  通常,我们在谈论schedule 的时候,想表示日程按排得相当紧,怎么用一个英语形容词来和schedule 连用呢? tight schedule,排得紧紧的时间表;日程安排很紧。
  This tight schedule puts me under great pressure. 这个紧张的日程表给了我很大的压力。

  下面,我们来学习一个动词短语,put somebody in a bind, 使某人陷入困境,左右为难:
  This schedule has put me in a bind. 这份时间表使我感到左右为难。

  Their refusal to sign the contract has put us in a bind. 他们拒绝在合同上签字,这使我们处於困境。

  When the babysitter cancelled this afternoon, she really put me in a bind. 当保姆今天下午取消约定不来了时,可真是让我左右为难。

  同时,我们还可以这样来表达陷入困境, 左右为难的局面: find oneself in a bind:

  They found themselves in a bind when their car broke down. 当车坏了后,他们不知该如何解决。

  Having accepted two invitations for the same evening, Henry found himself in a bind. 同一个晚上接受了两个邀请,亨利陷入左右为难的局面。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 13:25:02
  第115课 如何自我介绍

  Hello,大家好,欢迎来到这个快乐的英语大家庭,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是快乐的Faith老师。学英语,要快乐学,还要天天学,现在就来学。
  有很多学员强烈要求讲讲如何用英语做自我介绍,今天的课程就主攻自我介绍。

  1. 介绍自己的年纪,出生地,来自何地,家庭等
  Well, I was born in 1980 in a small town of Guangdong. 好,我1980年出生在一个广东的小城市。
  I’m from Chengdu, and I’ve been here for more than 10 years. 我来自成都,在这儿居住已经超过10年了。
  There’re 4 people in my family, both my parents are college professors, my little sister lives with them. 我们家有4口人,我父母都是大学教授,我的妹妹和他们住在一起。

  2. 介绍自己的业余爱好
  I don’t have many hobbies, just listening to music occasionally. 我没什么爱好,偶尔听听音乐。
  I love sports and music, and I do tennis every day for 1 hour. 我喜欢体育和音乐, 每天都会打网球1个小时。
  I like swimming; I go swimming once a week, usually during weekends. 我喜欢游泳,一个星期游一次,一般是在周末。

  3. 介绍自己的教育背景: educational background
  I graduated from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in 2000 with the major of Foreign Trade. 我从广东外语外贸大学2000年毕业,主修对外贸易。
  I was admitted to Pekin University in 1996, majoring in Marketing. 我1996年被北京大学录取,专业是市场营销。
  I’m a post graduate from Pekin University. 我是北京大学毕业的研究生。

  4. 介绍自己的工作
  I’m working in a multinational company; I’ve been in this company for 5 years. 我在一家跨国公司工作,在那儿工作了有5年了。
  I’m in purchasing, I like this job, and it’s quite stable. 我是做采购的,我喜欢这份工作,很稳定。
  I’m still looking for my ideal job, you know, finding the job that you really like is not as easy as that. 我还在寻找自己理想的工作,你知道,找到一份你真正想做的工作并不是那么简单
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 13:52:43
  第116课 放了我吧

  大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的老学员们,我是Faith老师,同时,也欢迎新加入我们课堂的朋友们。这里是一个快乐的英语学习天地,每天我们聚在一起,学点英语口语,分享学习成果,再听听英文歌,生活真美好。。。

  Release me, my darling, let me go. 放了我吧,亲爱的,让我离开这尴尬的处境。这可能是一句玩笑话,放了我吧,宝贝,饶了我吧。今天就来学两个东西:release和let …go

  先来看release:vt. 释放; 放开,发布; 发行; 发售

  It's healthier to release frustration than to bottle it up. 受挫折后发泄一通比强忍着对身体有益。

  Release me and let me love again. 请放了我让我重新拥有真正的爱情。

  He released me from my torments. 他解除了我的痛苦。

  Release: n. 释放, 排放, 解除, 公映的新影片, 发布的新闻[消息]

  On this show they played the latest release. 这次公演, 他们放映了最新的影片

  At the time of this news release, trading had reached its lowest point. 到这次新闻发布时,贸易量已达到最低点。

  Let…go/let go of …: 让某事成为过去,忘记,放开,释放,松手

  Let it go, don’t dwell on your past, live for today and tomorrow. 忘记吧,不要沉浸在过去了,为今天和明天而活。

  Let your troubles and worries go, you have me. 抛开烦恼和忧愁吧,你有我呢。

  Let go of me, you vicious monster! 放开我,你这可恶的家伙!

  I won’t let go of you, you’re the man I’ve been looking for all my life. 我不会让你溜走的,你是我一辈子等待的男人。

  make a go of …: 成功地达到某种目标

  She's determined to make a go of her new career. 她决心在新事业上有所成就。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 15:51:19
  126课 毫无疑问

  清晨醒来,听见小鸟在枝头歌唱,新的一天又开始了。大家好,欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。现在不听小鸟唱歌了,来听英语吧。
  听说过这个短语吗?:out of question,的确(毫无疑问, 一定, 当然)
  If you persist, your success is out of question. 如果你坚持下去,你的成功是无疑的。

  It is out of question that you are right. 无疑你是对的。

  My ability to write and speak English is out of question. 我的英文的写和说的能力是毫无疑问的。

  It is out of question that you will be appointed as the accounting manager. 毫无疑问你将被任命为财会经理。

  Out of the question: 不可能, 根本谈不上
  It is out of the question for him to stay in the office so late. 他不可能这么晚还呆在办公室。

  We cannot go out in this weather—it is out of the question. 天气这样糟, 我们不能出去, 这是完全不可能的。

  Sleeping during this interval is out of the question. 要在这样的间歇里睡觉是不可能的。

  Her proposal is out of the question. 她的提议不值得考虑。

  Plastic surgery is out of the question for me. 我才不考虑做整容手术呢。

  out of order:无次序的, 混乱的, 有毛病的, 出故障的
  It was out of order for him to make such a tactless remark. 他说出这种不得体的话是不合适的。

  out of season: 已过时, 不当令, 不合时宜, 失去时机
  Strawberries are now out of season. 现在不是草莓当令的时节。

  It is out of the question that our online class is out of order.(我们的在线课堂出现了混乱状况,这是绝对不可能的)。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 16:01:33
  127课 “resulting”的活用

  相信因果吗?事情有因必有果,这就是生活法则。大家好,欢迎收听Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。想学好英语吗?那就要坚持每天学(周末可以除外),现在就来学。

  今天主攻和result有关的两个短语:resulting from和 resulting in
  ?
  Resulting from:由…造成,由。。。导制的结果,from后面是造成该结果(后果)的来源,原因。作为动名词来修辞其前面的词:
  Any damage to a book resulting from negligence must be paid for by the borrower. 由于疏忽而对书籍所造成的损坏应由借阅者赔偿。

  My new book resulting from my inspiration makes a huge success. 我的那本来自灵感的新书大获成功。

  Tom’s failure resulting from lack of patience is a good lesson for us.汤姆由于缺乏耐心而导制的失败给我们上了很好的一课。

  He’s got nothing resulting from his airy plan. 他那不切实际的计划毫无结果。

  Tom’s overweight resulting from overeating and stress brings much inconvenience to him. 汤姆因吃得多,压力大而造成的肥胖超重给他带来了诸多不便。

  My raise resulting from my excellent work encourages me a lot. 我因出色的工作涨了工资,这确实很令人鼓舞。

  Resulting in。。。:导致。。。,在in的后面放上导制的结果,作为动名词来修辞其前面的词:
  Heavy rains resulting in floods haven’t stopped. 造成水灾的大雨还没停。

  Tom is fired due to his costly mistake resulting in severe loss. 汤姆的严重的错误导致了重大的损失,同时也被炒掉了。

  This is a terrible event resulting in great loss and misfortune. 这个可怕的事件造成了巨大损失和不幸。

  The talks resulting in a lessening of suspicion are worthwhile. 这次谈话消减了彼此的怀疑,确实很值得。

  Hey, you’re becoming richer resulting from your diligence. (你因为勤奋而挣钱越来越多了)。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 16:10:50
  第128课 如何表达“克服恐惧“

  有过恐惧吗?其实,你恐惧的事并不可怕,可怕的是那种恐惧感。大家好,欢迎收听Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。今天我们来学学克服恐惧。

  首先介绍这个英语单词:cast, v. 掷, 抛, 投, 铸造, 指定演员, 加起来, 投射(目光), 投(票), 预测,
  She cast her eyes down to avoid direct eye contact. 她垂下双目以避免对视。
  He cast doubt on her daughter’s self-discipline. 他质疑她女儿的自律性。
  He cast a furtive glance at her. 他偷偷瞥了她一眼。
  He cast his last remark in more formal wording. 他用更正式的措词表达了最后一句话。
  It is good to be able to cast aside winter clothes. 能把冬衣搁在一边了,真好。

  那么, 克服恐惧也可以用到cast这个词,cast off fear: 克服恐惧
  To cast off: v. 遗弃, 放出, 摆脱; 抛弃
  He cast off fear and decided to make a try. 他克服了恐惧, 决定试一试。
  He was able to cast off such an uninteresting task. 他终于摆脱了这么一项乏味的工作。
  The millionaire cast off his daughter when she married a poor young man. 当那个百万富翁的女儿嫁给一个穷小子时, 他断绝了和女儿的关系。
  You should not cast off too tightly. 你不应该收得太紧。
  We cast off our burden and start over. 我们甩掉包袱又重新开始了。

  Listen, there's nothing to be afraid of, cast off your fear, move forward

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 16:19:53
  第129课 她也没那么漂亮

  生活是美好的,心情是快乐的。大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老朋友们,我是Faith老师。这是一个快乐的英语大家庭,每天我们聚在这里,共同学习英语,分享学习成果,不也是件很有意义的事吗?

  Scarlet同学说,她最近搬了新居,想买一些艺术来搭配家具,怎么用英语表达“搭配”呢,用这个词:match: vt. & vi.(使)相配; (使)相称

  Are you shopping for some art to match your furniture? 来买搭配家具的艺术品吗?

  These two shoes don't match. 那两只鞋不是一双。

  The colors match well. 颜色很协调。

  The tie matches your suit. 那条领带跟你的西装很相配。

  Match: n. 相似之物, 相配之物
  The chairs and the desk are a good match. 这些椅子和这种书桌很相配。

  The hat is a match for the coat. 这帽子与外衣很相配。

  我的一位男同事最近春风得意,因为他找到了一位漂亮的女友,可是其它同事却觉得他那女友也没那么漂亮,可能是吃不到葡萄说葡萄酸吧,这句子话在我们办公室很流传:
  She’s not that beautiful! 她也没那么漂亮!

  That: adv. 非常, 那么地,多用在口语中:
  He sounds wealthy, but in fact he’s not that rich. 他听上去好像很有钱,实际上他也没那么富有。

  The task is not that difficult, you’ll see if you try it. 那项任务也没那么难,试试你就知道了。

  I’m not that unreasonable, it’s just I have my policy. 我也不是那么不讲理,只是我有自己的原则。

  That man is not that charming; I’m not in love with him. 那个男人也没那么有魅力, 我才没爱上他呢。

  Faith online Oral class is not that practical, I’m not studying it. Faith在线口语课堂也没那么实用,我才不学呢。
  What? What are you talking about? You’re not that friendly, I’m not teaching you
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 16:30:25
  130课 如何表达“做出承诺”

  “承诺”两个字有很深远的意义,不要轻易做出承诺,如果你还没真正准备好。如果做出了承诺,就要认真去应诺。大家好,欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。今天的英语学习和承诺有关。
  来学一个很漂亮的英语单词:commit,
  1. commit : vt.犯罪; 犯错
  He has committed a serious fault. 他犯了严重错误。

  2. commit : vi. 承诺; 使自己受约束
  Asked if he was a candidate, he refused to commit himself. 当问到他是不是候选人时, 他不置可否。

  Tony has committed himself to support them. 托尼答应负担他们的生活。

  3.commit vt. 托付; 交付
  The boy was committed to the care of his aunt. 这个孩子被交给他的姑妈照顾。

  4.commit还有一个特别广泛的用法: Be fully committed,是什么意思呢,我们来看看一些例句:
  I’m afraid we’re fully committed due to the Christmas season. 由于圣诞节旺季的到来,恐怕我们的生产能力已经饱和了.

  We are always fully committed during the busy traveling season. 我们在旅游旺季总是安排得满满的。

  They took their work seriously and were fully committed to their work. 他们工作认真,全神投入工作。

  5. commitment: n. 承诺, 许诺, 保证, 承担的义务
  I am very tired because I have taken on so many commitments. 我很累, 因为我负担很重。

  make a commitment: 做出承诺,许诺
  He made a commitment to pay the rent on time. 他保证按时付房租。

  The man I’m in love with has made a commitment to marry me. 我爱的那个男人已经承诺要娶我.

  I’ve committed myself to teach this online oral English class, what firmer
  commitment are you ready to make on your English study?
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-21 16:31:57
  第131课 “borrow”和“lend”的区别

  Hi, Good morning. Welcome to today. 大家好,欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。在这美丽的新的一天里,也迎来了我们新的一课。

  borrow和lend的区别

  你有没有向别人借东西的习惯,或者你身边的人常向你借东西呢。今天,就来讲讲借东西的英语表达法:

  1. 首先,看看这个词: borrow, 向他人借东西,一般这样来用: borrow something from somebody:

  You may borrow a laptop from your roommate. 你可以借用一下你同室的手提电脑。

  They borrow a big sum of money from a bank. 他们向银行贷了一大笔款.

  Remember this policy: return everything you borrow. 记住这个原则:借东西要还。

  She borrowed this theory from one article. 她是从一篇文章里采纳了这种理论.

  May I borrow your magazine for a while? 我能借你的杂志一会儿吗?

  2. lend: vt. & vi.把…借给(借出去)

  He neither lends nor borrows. 他既不借给人也不向人借。

  Can you lend me 10 dollars? 能借给我10块钱吗?

  I have a policy that I never lend money. 我有个原则:我从不借钱给别人。

  Don't lend yourself to such dishonest schemes. 别参与这种欺诈的勾当。

  Lend: vt.增加, 增添

  This poem lends itself to our program very well. 这首诗非常适合我们的节目。

  I beg your pardon; you would like to borrow 2 dollars from me? Are you

  Kidding,a poor woman like me, I’m not able to lend you even one penny. (请再说一遍,你想从我这儿借2块钱?开玩笑吧,像我这样的穷女人,我连1分钱都没能力借给你啊)。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-22 08:30:15
  151课 如何表达“与人疏远“

  大家好,欢迎来到Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师,在我们的生活中经常会有与人渐渐疏远的经历,今天的英语课教你用英语“与人疏远”。

  Catherine买了部手机,根本收不到短信,急死她了,远在加拿大的男友发的情书全看不到。快快去退掉。如何用英语表达, 退款, 用这个词:

  Refund:n.归还, 偿还额, 退款

  This mobile phone doesn’t work at all; I’m here to ask for a refund. 这个手机根本用不了,我来要求退款。

  They demand a refund on unsatisfactory goods. 他们对不满意的货品要求退款。

  You can claim for a refund. 你可以要求退款。

  refund ,vt.归还, 退还

  We'll refund your money if you aren't satisfied. 你若不满意, 我们愿意退款给你。

  Can you check for us whether you’ve refunded our money or not? 能帮我们查一下我们的钱有退回来了吗?

  最近Tony和他女朋友的关系不像以前那样亲密了, 他向我求救,如何用英语表达朋友或恋人间的关系渐渐疏远, 用这个动词短语:

  drift apart: 关系渐渐疏远

  drift: vi漂, 漂流, apart,分离, 分开

  He said he can feel that he and his girlfriend are drifting apart. He said they need to do something if they want to save the relationship. 他说他能感觉到和他的女朋友正在疏远. 他说他们需要做些努力如果他们想挽救他们的关系.

  After twelve years of marriage, the couple began to drift apart. 经过了十二年的婚姻生活后,这对夫妇在感情上开始疏远。

  I know that you and I have kinda drifted apart. 我知道咱们是有点疏远了。

  He and I have drifted apart since we went to different colleges.自从进入不同的大学后, 他和我就渐渐疏远了.

  My childhood sweet heart and I drifted apart after I moved to another city.(我自从搬到另一城市后,就和我青梅竹马的朋友开始疏远了。)
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  第152课 多亏那个混蛋

  多么美好的一天啊,新的一天开始了我们新的一课。大家好,欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师,带着美好的心情来上英语课了。

  Winston询问:due to, because of, thanks to

  Due to: 归因于,由于
  Due to + something/somebody: 由于, 归因于某人或某事
  All our achievements are due to his support. 我们所有的成就都应归功于他的支持。Her absence is due to illness. 是她因病缺席。

  Due to the fact that + 从句:
  I won’t be able to come due to the fact that I’ve been busy these days. 我这些日子都很忙,因此来不了。
  Tony gets a demotion due to the fact that he draws upon public funds. 托尼由于挪用公款被降了职。

  Because of+ something/somebody: 由于…
  She could only croak because of her heavy cold. 她因患重感冒只能用沙哑的声音说话。
  I won’t be able to come to your class because of my illness. 我生病了,不能来上课。

  Because + 从句:
  I won’t be able to come to your class because I’m ill. 我生病了,不能来上课。
  She could only croak because she gets a heavy cold. 她因患重感冒只能用沙哑的声音说话。

  thanks to+ something/somebody: 幸亏, 多亏, 由于
  Thanks to your help, I get through all this. 多亏你的帮助, 我才度过这一切。
  Thanks to his effort, it is more successful than we have expected. 由于他的努力,获得了比我们预期的更大的成功。
  Thanks to that bastard, I’m becoming stronger. 多亏那个混蛋,我变得坚强起来了。

  no thanks to + something/somebody: 并非由于
  I am feeling better now, no thanks to you. 我现在觉得好些了, 并非由于你的帮助。

  Thanks to the tragedy I’ve been through, I’m born again.(感谢我所经历的这一切劫难,我重生了。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-22 08:39:50
  153课 我要投诉

  有过被投诉的经历,或者去投诉别人的经历吗?大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,今天教大家学会用英语投诉,或处理投诉。

  Complaint: n.抱怨, 诉苦;投诉, 控告
  Where is my Complaint Box? This isn’t happening. 我的意见箱跑哪去了,怎么会发生这种事。
  You have no real grounds for complaint. 你没有真正的理由发牢骚。
  Can I see the manager, please? I have a complaint. 请问,我可以见经理吗?我有意见。
  I am afraid I have a complaint about the shirt. 恐怕我要说说这件衬衫的事。

  To lodge a complaint (against A with B): 向B投诉A:
  Our neighbors lodged a complaint against us with the police. 我们的邻居向警方投诉我们。
  I’m here to lodge a complaint against my roommate. 我是来投诉我的室友的。
  If you wish to lodge a complaint you'd better get on to the manager. 你有什麽不满最好找经理提。

  Complain: vt. & vi.抱怨, 诉苦; 投诉
  I have to complain to the manager about it. 对这件事我不得不向经理申诉。
  You have no reason to complain. 你没有理由抱怨。
  She often complains that he is dishonest. 她常埋怨说他不诚实。

  Listen, I’ll have to lodge a complaint against my students with E-bigear,they’ve been absent form my class for 2 days.
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楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-23 09:11:55
  【Hi-English原创课堂】基本职场礼仪



  1.目光交流 ——Eye Contact Manner
  谈话时,你必须看着对方的眼睛,但不要紧紧盯着,这会使对方感到尴尬,应当自然的注视。

  2.名片 ——Business Card Manner
  当向对方介绍自己时,向对方送上你的名片。双手接过名片之后,仔细看一遍后再收起来。

  3.邮件 ——E-Mail Manner
  收到电子邮件后记得要及时回复,邮件中不要有错误的语法和错别字。

  4.电梯礼仪 ——Elevator Manner
  电梯到达、门打开时,可先进入电梯,一手按开门按钮,另一手按住电梯侧门,请其他人先进;上下班时,电梯里面人非常多,先上来的人,要主动往里走,为后面上来的人腾出地方。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-23 09:20:49
  154课 结婚这事需慎重考虑

  你好吗,欢迎来到Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师。这里是一个快乐的英语学习天地,轻轻松松,开开心心学英语,还有英语歌听。。。

  我的一个女友Lisa今年已经35岁了,仍然single, 连个男朋友还没有,她老妈当然着急,总是催着她相亲,还威胁她如果今年还不结婚,就和她断绝母女关系。听听Lisa怎么对她妈妈说:
  Mum, don’t push me like that; I still have plenty of time to wait for my Mr. Right.
  老妈,不要像那样给我施加太力;我仍然还有大把的时间等待我的白马王子。

  Push: vt. & vi.推, 推动,vt.对…施加压力, 按;逼迫, 驱策, 敦促
  You may push this button to call the elevator. 你可以按这个按钮叫电梯。
  If we push forward, we can get home before dark. 加紧赶路,在天黑之前就能够到家了。
  We had to push our way through the crowd. 我们只好从人群中挤了过去。
  Our client finds it difficult to push the sales of your products at this price. 我们的客户发现按此价推销贵方产品有困难。

  Push: n.推;大规模攻势;毅力; 推动力
  Let's make a push to get it done tonight. 让我们加把劲今晚把它干完。

  我的另一个好友才20岁出头,情况正好相反,迫切地要结婚了,于是我对她说了这句话:Let’s put the whole marriage thing in perspective. 结婚这事需慎重考虑。

  put...in perspective,有仔细思考某事,不要急于做决定的意思,三思而后行,在口语中往往有先冷静下来,日后再做结论,再行动的意思。
  Let’s put the whole Diana thing in perspective. 戴安娜这事要冷静一些。
  Shall we put the whole job thing in perspective? 我们好好考虑一下工作这事好吗?
  I have to put your application in perspective. 我需要仔细考虑一下你的申请。
  I have no time to put it in perspective, I need to get it done by today. 这事我没时间深思熟虑,必须今天完成。

  You’d better put your job-hop in perspective, it’s just not what you’re thinking about. (你最好还是要好好考虑一下跳槽这事,它并不像你想像的那样)。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-23 09:28:41
  今日话题:邮件礼仪
  今日新表达:What do you think I should close it with?
  结尾应该怎么写?


  A: Hey Christina! Can you help me out for a minute?
  嗨,克里斯丁娜,你可以帮我一下吗?

  B: Sure, Nick. What I can do for you?
  当然,尼克。我可以帮你什么呢?

  A: I'm trying to write a letter to one of our clients, but I just don't know exactly what to say,and I don't know the name of the contact person.
  我在给一位客户写信,但是我不知道应该说什么,而且我还不知道这位客户的名字。

  B: You can just put “Dear Sir or Madam”, and you can write “to whom it may concern”.
  你可以就写“亲爱的先生或者女士”,也可以写“尊敬的相关人士”。

  A: OK. So I will thank them for their business, I will say something like "we are very grateful for your continue support", How is that?
  好的。我要谢谢他们生意上的事情。我要说“非常感谢你的一直以来的支持。”这样如何?

  B: Good! Tell them the reason your writing and give them an incentive.
  很好!还要告诉他们你写信的原因以及给他们一个激励。

  A: Like "Regarding our new product line, we would like to announce a special discount price"
  像这样吗:“有关我们的新产品线,我们要推出一个特别的折扣价。”

  B: That sounds perfect!
  很棒!

  A: What do you think I should close it with?
  那我结尾应该怎么写呢?

  B: Well,Since you don't know them personally, probably the best way would be to write “yours” or “ sincerely”, you can also say Best Regards.
  恩,因为你并不了解他们个人,所以最好的结尾方式应该是“你的朋友”或者“忠实的??”,也可以写“致敬”。

  A: OK, Thanks a lot for your help!
  好的,谢谢你的帮助。


楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-23 09:33:06
  【Hi-English特别关注】必须知道的餐桌礼仪


  1. All things not having to do with food should remain off the table: keys, clutch bags, cigarette packs, sunglasses, BlackBerrys.
  一切和食物无关的东西都不应该出现在餐桌上,包括:钥匙、手袋、烟盒、墨镜还有手机等。


  2. Don’t snap your napkin open.
  不要把餐巾展开。


  3. If you prefer not to have wine while dining out, don’t turn your glass upside down, and don’t make a big deal of saying you don’t drink. Simply place your fingertips on the rim of the glass and say “Not today, thanks.”
  如果在用餐时你不想饮酒,不要把酒杯倒过来放,也不要很在意地宣布你不喝酒。只要轻轻地把指尖放在酒杯边缘,说一句“今天不喝,谢谢。”


  4. If you’re eating and want to take a sip, dab your mouth with your napkin to avoid staining the rim of the glass.
  如果你在吃东西的时候,想要喝一口饮料的话,那就先拿餐巾把嘴擦干净了,以免在杯子边缘留下残迹。


  5. On the subject of passing: Dishes go counterclockwise, but if someone to your left asks for something, you can hand it directly to him.
  餐桌上要传递东西的话,一般是逆时针传递。但是,如果坐在你左手边的人想要什么东西时,你也可以直接递给他。


  6. When you excuse yourself to go to the restroom, just say “Please excuse me.”
  想去洗手间的时候,只要说“失陪一下”就可以了。


  7. When out with friends or family — even at a fancy restaurant — it’s OK to ask for your leftovers to be wrapped. But don’t do it at a business lunch or dinner.
  和朋友家人一起外出用餐,即使是在很高级的餐馆,也可以要求把吃剩下的食物打包带走。如果是在商务宴会上,就不要这么做了。




楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-24 08:36:53
  155课 我男友是个控制狂

  生活中总会有一些怪异的人,你有什么怪癖吗?大家好,欢迎回来,收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师, 今天我们来研究研究有些怪癖的人。

  我们曾在第125课学过吓我一大跳的表达法,还记得是用到了哪个动词吗? Freak , you freaked me out. 今天来看看Freak做为一个名词更活的用法:

  Freak: n. 反常的事, 怪事;有怪癖的人, 奇形怪状的人;对某一事爱好入迷者
  control freak 控制狂,喜欢控制一切的人
  My brother is a control freak, I’m under the control of him.  我哥哥是个控制狂人,我受他控制。
  My boyfriend is such a control freak. I don’t have any freedom. 我男友是个控制狂,我一点自由都没有。

  Neat freak: 有洁癖的人
  My mother is a neat freak, I had it. 我妈妈有洁癖,我受够了。
  Stop it, you’re becoming a neat freak. 不要再这样了, 你都快变成洁癖狂了。

  health freak: 健康狂
  Jenny is a big health freak. She only eats raw vegetables. 珍丽是个健康狂。她只吃生蔬菜。
  Don’t set me up with that health freak, I hate such guys. 不要撮合我和那个健康狂,我讨厌那种人。

  Freaky:adj. 畸形的,捉摸不定的
  Look at that guy; he has some really freaky pink hair! 看那个人,他的红色怪异发型。
  There’s something freaky about her. 她这人总感觉怪怪的。
  You wanna hear a freaky coincidence? Guess who's doing laundry there too? 想知道一个恐怖的巧合吗? 猜猜谁也去洗衣店了?
  My boss is a freaky man; nobody knows what he really cares about. 我老板是个令人捉摸不定的人,没人知道他真正在意什么。

  Time to share some of my secrets: I’m a control freak plus neat freak, what a
  freaky woman! (来分享一下我的秘密:我是个控制狂外加洁癖狂,多怪异的女人啊!)。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-24 08:55:32
  hold water


  按字面解释当然可以说是“不让水漏出来,接得住水”。但是,它的另外一个意思是:找的借口、提出的理由、说出的话是真实,有力,站得住脚的。




  这个词组可以这么用:

  1. That excuse simply doesn't hold water.
  那个借口根本站不住脚。

  2. The accused man claimed that he'd been in another city the night . But his story didn't hold water after three different witnesses testified(v.证实,作证) in court(n.法庭) that they had seen him running from the scene of the crime.
  被控告的人说,那天晚上他出门去了,不在现场。但有三个不同的证人都出庭作证说他们看见他从作案地点逃跑。因此,他说的话根本站不住脚。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-24 09:03:30
  Today Topic: When a stranger calls 陌生人来电
  Today Vocabulary: construction worker 建筑工人
  Host:Cory (韦博上海浦东中心外教)

  A:Hello?
  你好。

  B:Hello, may I speak to George?
  你好,我可以和乔治通话吗?

  A:I’m sorry, he’s not here right now. May I ask who’s calling?
  我很抱歉,但是他现在不在。我能问一下您是哪位吗?

  B:This is Rita. Do you know when Mike will be back?
  我是丽塔。你知道迈克什么时候回来吗?

  A:Mike? I thought you were looking for George.
  迈克?我以为你找的是乔治。

  B:Right, George.I meant to say George.Does Mike live there too?
  对的,乔治。我是要找乔治。迈克也住在这里吗?

  A: A Mike lives here.
  有一个叫迈克的住在这里。

  B:Just one?
  就一个?

  A:Yes, just one.
  是的,就一个。

  B:Is he a construction worker?
  他是建筑工人吗?

  A:No, he’s a dancer. He works at a club out on I-95.
  不是,他是一个舞蹈演员。他在I-95公路的俱乐部里工作。

  B:Magnificent Mike? Really?He lives with you guys?
  华丽迈克?真的吗?他和你们住在一起?

  A:Yeah. Is that what they call him? Magnificent Mike?
  是的。都这么称呼他吗?华丽迈克?

  B:I can’t believe it. Yeah, that’s his stage name.I’ve seen him dance dozens of times.Very tan.All over.
  我简直不能相信。是的,这是他的艺名。我看过他几次跳舞。他长的非常黝黑。

  A:I wouldn’t know. Anyway, you were looking for George?
  我不知道。不管如何,你在找乔治吗?

  B:Right, yeah. Mike’s way out of my league. I was calling to see if George was free tonight.
  是啊。迈克我可高攀不起。我打电话来是想看看乔治今晚试是否有空。

  A:Oh. He’s actually out of town for the weekend. Some wedding or something. You’re looking to be entertained tonight?
  哦。他周末都不在城里。是婚礼还是什么事。你今晚要一起尽兴玩吗?

  B:Well, if George isn’t around I don’t have anything to do.
  好吧,如果乔治不在的话,那我就没什么事情可以做了。

  A: If you don’t mind me saying so, you’ve got a beautiful voice.
  如果你不介意我这么说的话,你有一个很好听的声音。

  B:You think so?
  你真这么觉得?

  A:Definitely.Would you like to have dinner with me? I know a great taco stand. Best fish tacos in town. Very aromatic (adj.香的).
  当然。你想和我一起吃饭吗?我知道一个很棒的玉米馅卷。是城里最好的鱼玉米卷。非常香。

  B:I love fish tacos!
  我喜欢鱼玉米卷。

  A:You do?
  真的?

  B:Yeah. I eat fish tacos every chance I get.
  是的。如果能吃到,我就吃。

  A:So is that a yes?
  所以你同意了?

  B:Certainly. I’ll need a few hours to get ready, though. How about you pick me up at eight?
  当然。但是我需要一点时间准备。你在8点接我如何?

  A:Sounds great.
  听上去不错。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-24 09:09:57
  Mike was late for school. He said to his teacher, Mr. Black, “Excuse me for my coming late, sir. I watched a football match in my dream."

  "Why did it make you late?" inquired the teacher.

  "Because neither team could win the game, so it lasted a long time." replied Mike.

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-24 09:20:21
  【心灵】珍惜的智慧


  Make Every Day Count

  "there is no replay button. Moreover there is no erase and record again facility!"
  生命没有预演——它没有重放按钮。它同样也没有删除和记录功能.

  “I was once told by someone that I should end each day by crossing it off(v.除去) my calendar and saying out loud, “There goes another day of my life, never to return again.” Try this for yourself, and notice how much it sharpens your focus. When you end a day with the feeling that you would have lived it the same if you had the chance to repeat it, you gain a sense of gratitude that helps you focus on what’s really important to you. When you end the day with a feeling of regret or loss, you gain the awareness to try a different approach the next day”

  “有人曾告诉过我,当一天过去的时候,我应该从日历中把它划去然后大声的说,‘我的生命又逝去了一天,而且不会再回来了。’不妨自己也试试,然后留心下它会让我们的关注度增加多少。当一天结束的时候,你感觉如果能再有一次机会重新来一遍,你仍旧会这样度过,(如果有这种态度)那么你会抱以感激,这会帮助你专注于对你真正重要的东西。如果你带有愧疚感地过完一天,你将意识到第二天你要尝试一种不同的方式。”


  If we’re not careful, we don’t notice that the days are passing us by. We take the paths of least resistance, sticking(v.粘住) within our comfort zone. We watch TV all evening rather than learn skills that will help us advance. We put up with(v.忍受,容忍) unwarranted(adj.无根据的) criticism, we passively submit to(v.屈服于) requests rather than assert our needs. We allow a lack of confidence to pass up(v.拒绝) on an opportunity.

  如果我们不在意,我们不会留意到日子在一天天的逝去。我们选择最少阻碍的道路,固守于舒适的环境中。整晚我们看电视,而不是去学习提高自我的技艺。我们忍受毫无根据的批评,我们被动地服从指令,而不是坦言自己的需求。我们坐视信心的缺乏,拒绝机会。


  Looking back over the past year, or even the past week, by doing things and stretching myself (v.拓展自我,做平时不做的事)that I feel I have made the most of(v.充分利用)my days. Or as the quote says, I would live it the same way if allowed to repeat it. But, to use another cliché(n.老生常谈), life is not a rehearsal - there is no replay button. Moreover there is no erase and record again facility!

  回头看看过去的这些年,或者仅仅是过去的一周,对于所做的事和我所做的努力,你觉得我已经充分利用了我的时间。或者如引文所说,如果可以重复来过,我会用同样的方式度过。但是,用一个我们常挂在嘴边所说的,生命没有预演——它没有重放按钮。它同样也没有删除和记录功能。

作者:与君赏明月 时间:2012-02-24 10:39:55
  学习中
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-25 21:32:25
  第72课 如何表达与某人竞争

  大家好吗?又是一个阳光明媚的日子,生活是多么美好,有音乐听,还有英语天天学。欢迎回来,Faith口语课堂-天天学的老同学们,同时也热烈欢迎新加入我们课堂的学员,我是Faith老师。新的一课即将开始。。。

  首先介绍一个动词词组: gaze at, 意思是“盯着看”,“凝视”,“注视”:

  He was gazing at a couple of hot girls eating chicken wings. 他一直在盯着看几个正在吃鸡翅的漂亮性感女孩。

  She gazed at me for a long time before she recognized who I was. 她注视着我好久, 才认出我是谁。

  As I gaze at the vast blue sky, I feel helpless. 望着那辽阔的天空,甚觉心有余而力不足矣。

  下面来到今天的正课,如何表达竞争,可以用“compete”这个动词,意思是“竞赛; 竞争”,“比得上, 媲美”,如:

  Who could compete in the Olympics? 什么样人可以参加奥运会?

  These products are of high quality and able to compete internationally. 这些产品品质很好, 在国际市场上有竞争能力。

  那么,想表达与某人,或某个竞争对手竞争,或比得上竞争对手时,可以在“compete”后面加一个介词“with/against”,然后在“with/against”后面加上竞争对手就可以了:

  We can’t compete against our overseas competitors. 我们竞争不过海外的对手。

  The firm is too small to compete against large ones. 这家公司太小,不能与大公司抗衡。

  You cannot compete with those postgraduates. 你无法和那些研究生竞争。

  My handwriting cannot compete with his. 我的书法不及他。

  We can compete with the best teams. 我们能与最好的团队竞争。

  顺便提一句, “compete”的名词形式是”competition”, 当我们形容竞争很激烈时,可以这样来说: The competition is rather intense. 这场竞争相当激烈.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-27 08:11:08
  第156课 他从不会犯错

  大家好,欢迎回来, 收听并学习Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师,这里是一片快乐的英语天地, 每天学点英语口语,分享学习成果,再听听英文歌,生活真美好。。。

  我们想形容一个人宽容, 大度, 或者在钱方面很大方, 有一个特别恰当的词:
  generous: adj.慷慨的, 大方的
  Elaine’s husband is a generous man. 伊莲的丈夫是位慷慨的人。
  She is generous with her money. 她很乐于仗义疏财。

  generous: adj善良的, 宽宏大量的
  She is kind and generous. 她心地善良, 宽容大度。
  It ‘s generous of you to forgive me. 你原谅我的过错真是宽宏大量。

  generous: adj大量的, 丰富的
  That salary is more than generous. 那工资很丰厚。

  我儿子经常会对我说这句话:” Mum, you can always do no wrong”, 妈妈,就你总是对的。(当然可能带有贬义的意思).

  ”do no wrong”: 不会犯错,不会做错事, 总是对的:
  Then we must do no wrong? 那我们永远不应该犯错吗?
  That’s because my parents think Tony can do no wrong. 这是因为我父母认为托尼总是对的。
  You think you could always do no wrong, which is impossible. 你认为你从不会犯错,这是不可能的。
  My boss thinks he does no wrong for all occasions. 我老板认为他在任何情况下都是对的。
  Her son can do no wrong in her eyes. 在她眼里,她的儿子不可能做坏事。

  My husband is a real control freak, he takes it for granted that he can do no wrong. (我丈夫是个控制狂,他理所当然地认为他从不会出错)。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-28 08:23:36
  157课 本应该做某事

  多么美丽的一个清晨啊。。。欢迎回来, Faith口语课堂-天天学的老学员们,同时也热烈欢迎新加入我们课堂的朋友们,我是Faith老师。带着快乐来学英语了。。。

  首先学这个词:Marvelous: adj.引起惊异的,不可思议的,非凡的
  It was marvelous. 真带劲。
  Who's that marvelous woman? 那个了不起的女人是谁呀?
  The man turned out to be a marvelous orator. 那人成了一位优秀的演说者。
  You’ve done a marvelous job, congratulations! 你的工作相当出色,向你表示祝贺。

  我有件心事想跟大家说说,其实啊,我如果没做英语老师,本应成为一名流行歌手的。I was supposed to be a pop singer instead of an English teacher.
  Be supposed to do something: 本应该做某事,期望做某事
  Well, I was supposed to meet my boyfriend, and now… so, nothing. 我本来打算去见我的男朋友,现在嘛…,没什么事了。
  What am I supposed to do? I don’t have any clues right now. 我该怎么办呢,现在我一点头绪都没有。
  You’re supposed to be a smart guy. 你本该是个聪明的人啊。
  The show is supposed to be good. 这场表演应当是相当好的。
  I'm supposed to be there at five. 我得五点钟到那儿。
  You're supposed to pay the bill by Friday. 你应该最迟在星期五前结清这笔帐。

  You’re not supposed to chat in Chinese in my English class, I was supposed to remind you of it at the beginning of the class.(在我的课上是不准用汉语聊天的,我本应该一开始上课就提醒你们的,忘了)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-28 08:42:47
  【Hi-English原创课堂】摄影英语知多少



  今天我们来学学摄影英语——
  先看看这些词汇:

  lens 镜头 zoom lens 变焦镜头
  shutter 快门 flashlight 闪光灯
  film 胶卷 tripod 三脚架
  wide-angle lens 广角镜头 filter 滤光镜

  再来学几个句子:
  1.At the top of the hill, the group elbowed their way into a spot in front of the statue and posed for pictures.
  山顶上,他们挤到雕塑前, 摆好姿势,准备照相。

  2.He took to photography like a duck to water.
  摄影对他来说,轻而易举。

  3.It added that photographic works, were a good illustration of that.
  摄影作品很好地说明了这一点。


楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-28 08:45:18
  Several weeks after a young man had been hired, he was called into the personnel director's office.

  "What is the meaning of this?" the director asked. "When you applied for the job, you told us you had five years' experience. Now we discover this is the first job you ever held."

  "Well," the young man said, "in your advertisement you said you wanted somebody with imagination."

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-28 08:47:16
  日话题:常用口语三句

  1.I envy you.
  意思就是“羡慕死我了”。这句话就如同前不久网上流传的“羡慕嫉妒恨”,当你也想得到他人拥有的东西时,你可以这样抱怨一下,“I envy you.”

  2.Can I get it duty free?
  意思就是“这些商品免税吗?”当你购物的时候,你可以拿这句话试试,我们都知道在机场经常可以买到一些免税的商品。

  3.Is this dish very spicy?
  意思是:“这道菜辣吗?”当你在餐馆点菜时,你可以拿这句话问问服务员,也许和你一同用餐的那位不吃辣,或者你自己不吃辣。这句话很有用哦,记下来吧!

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-02-28 09:01:00
  HI-English特别关注】如何拍出上相的照片?


  How to put your best face forward and pose like a model?

  总是对拍出的照片不满意?下面告诉你10招让照片更上相的技巧:


  1.Focus your eyes just slightly above the camera lens, move your face forward a bit, and tip down your chin.
  让你的眼睛聚焦在镜头上方稍稍一点的地方,脸凑前一点,下巴往里收一点。

  2.Put your tongue behind your teeth and smile, which will relax your face.
  把你的舌头放在牙齿后面,微笑,这样可以放松你的脸部。

  3.Keep your arms by your side—but not glued there. To look natural, they should be a little away from your body.
  把手臂放在身体两侧,不要僵着,手臂不要贴着身体,这样看起来会更自然。

  4.Test-drive clothing against a white wall, with an indirect, natural light source (under a tree, indoors near a window)—it will show whether blue really is your best color.
  靠着白墙看看衣服的效果,试试不那么直接的自然光线,比如在树下,或者是在靠着窗户的室内,可以看的出这件衣服的颜色是不适合照相。

  5.As a rule, avoid patterns.
  避免穿有图案的衣服照相。

  6.Photos exaggerate everything, so go easy on the makeup. For women under 30, a little mascara and lip gloss; over 30, add a touch of concealer.
  照片会把一切东西放大,所以化妆上面不用花太多功夫。30岁以下的你,涂一点点睫毛膏和唇膏就ok了,30岁以上的你,涂一点遮瑕膏就好了。

  7.Practice the classic model pose: Turn your body three quarters of the way toward the camera, with one foot in front of the other and one shoulder closer to the photographer. When you face forward, your body tends to look wider.
  练习经典的模特姿势,正对镜头转45度,一只脚放在另一只脚的前面,一个肩膀放在前面,如果你脸正对前面,你的身体会看起来很宽。

  8.For standing photos, belly in, buttocks tight, shoulders back, spine straight.
  站姿的照片,肚子往里收,臀部收紧,肩膀向后缩,背挺直。

  9.Study photogenic people as well as photos in which you think you looked best. Look at your best angle. You'll probably see that you were laughing or having a good time. Capturing someone when they're relaxed or most animated usually makes for the best results.
  研究上镜的人以及你照得最满意的照片。看看你最好看的角度是什么,也许你会发现,那都是些开心的时刻。捕捉某个人放松或者精力充沛时的样子往往可以得到最好的照片。

  10.To feel at ease, try closing your eyes, then opening them slowly just before the photo is taken.
  放松,闭上你的双眼,然后在按下快门的那一刹那睁开。

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