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楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:30:03
  state-of-the-art 最先进的 最尖端的
  cutting edge 尖端 领先

  get loaded 喝醉了
  I am afraid that he got loaded.Would you please drive him home?恐怕他喝多了。你能开车把他送回家吗?
  be loaded with 富含
  Avoid those kind of cakes loaded with sugar.请避免食用含有大量糖分的蛋糕。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:31:11
  get loaded 喝醉了

  be loaded with 富含

  shortcut捷径

  There is no shortcut in your life so that you should always work hard. 生活中没有捷径可走,你必须时刻保持努力奋斗。

  breakneck 令人震惊的 飞速的

  He is driving at a breakneck speed.That is very dangerous.他开车太快了太危险了。
  -
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:32:49
  shortcut捷径
  breakneck 令人震惊的 飞速的

  at the mercy of 任由摆布 任听处置
  I don’t want to be at the mercy of my parents.I want my own life.我不想什么都听父母的。我要过自己的生活。
  mercy killing 安乐死
  The debate with regard to mercy killing never ends.有关安乐死的争论从未停止。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:34:38
  at the mercy of 任由摆布 任听处置
  mercy killing 安乐死

  road sense 交通安全意识
  Every driver should be educated to have strong road sense so that we can prevent serious accidents from happening.我们应当对每位司机进行教育让他们有很强的交通安全意识,这样我们就能避免严重交通意外的发生。
  road test 新车的上路测试
  The new car has passed the road test.It is estimated that the car will be launched to the market soon.新车已经通过了道路测试,预计很快就会推向市场的。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:36:43
  Spanish athlete 吹牛的人
  French chalk 滑石粉
  Indian summer 愉快宁静的晚年

  confidence man 骗子(不是“信得过的人”)
  capital idea 好主意(不是“资本主义思想
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:37:44
  confidence man 骗子(不是“信得过的人”)
  capital idea 好主意(不是“资本主义思想”)

  mad doctor 精神病科医生(不是“发疯的医生”)
  criminal lawyer 刑事律师(不是“犯罪的律师”)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:38:49
  mad doctor 精神病科医生(不是“发疯的医生”)
  criminal lawyer 刑事律师(不是“犯罪的律师”)

  mug shot 拍照存档
  moonshine 私自贩卖的东西 私藏的东西
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:39:40
  mug shot 拍照存档
  moonshine 私自贩卖的东西 私藏的东西


  itchyfooted 渴望离开的
  highflyer 有抱负的人 有能耐的人
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:41:06
  itchyfooted 渴望离开的
  highflyer 有抱负的人 有能耐的人

  feather in the cap 巨大成就
  home bird 宅男宅女
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:42:06
  feather in the cap 巨大成就
  home bird 宅男宅女


  dry goods (美)纺织品;(英)谷物
  personal remark 人身攻击
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:43:06
  dry goods (美)纺织品;(英)谷物
  personal remark 人身攻击

  in one's birthday suit 赤身裸体
  eat one's words 收回前言
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:43:59
  in one's birthday suit 赤身裸体
  eat one's words 收回前言

  pull up one's socks 鼓起勇气
  pull one's leg 开玩笑
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:45:07
  pull up one's socks 鼓起勇气
  pull one's leg 开玩笑

  switch from stick to carrot 从严厉转为温和 从打击转为利诱
  turn from black to red 财政状况由好转坏
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:46:08
  switch from stick to carrot 从严厉转为温和 从打击转为利诱
  turn from black to red 财政状况由好转坏

  get high hat 摆架子
  get cold feet 害怕
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:47:11
  get high hat 摆架子
  get cold feet 害怕

  up in the air 尚未确定的 悬而未决的
  Even till now the new project is still up in the air. 直到现在新项目都没有定下来。

  let me down 让我失望
  Don’t let me down.I am confident of you. 别让我失望哦。我对你很有信心。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:48:19
  up in the air 尚未确定的 悬而未决的

  let me down 让我失望

  忙碌

  my hands are full

  My hands are full right now.I will call you later.我现在很忙,过一会给你电话。

  sth, ties me up

  The work ties me up.I have no private time.工作占用了我所有的时间,我都没有私人时间了。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:49:41
  忙碌
  my hands are full
  sth, ties me up

  follow one’s nose 凭直觉做事
  Talking about what to do next,I intend to follow my nose.我想根据直觉来判断接下来要怎么做。
  watch one’s mouth 注意言辞
  Watch your mouth please,this is not the right occasion.注意你的言辞,这不是合适的场合。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:51:45
  follow one’s nose 凭直觉做事
  watch one’s mouth 注意言辞

  see eye to eye 观点一致
  Though there are differences,China and America see eye to eye in many key issues.
  尽管仍存在分歧,但中美两国在一些关键问题上看法一致。
  keep an eye on 留心 关注 留神 照顾
  Please keep an eye on my little dog,I will be back soon.请帮我看管一下小狗,我很快就回来。
  get an eyeful 看个够
  Get an eyeful!We do not often have the opportunity to see such beautiful sceneries. 快大饱眼福吧,我们很少有机会能看到这么美的景色。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:53:41
  Michelle地道英语教室--No.39 大耳朵的耳朵Google提供的广告
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  94分收听1155次挑战该作品 下载作品 [网页划词已启用]节目介绍
  Michelle和大家一起学习Native English,每个人都可以成为地道的English Speaker!

  see eye to eye 观点一致
  keep an eye on 留心 关注 留神 照顾
  get an eyeful 看个够

  sleep on both ears 睡的香
  The lovely baby is sleeping on both ears.可爱的宝宝睡得很香。
  I am all ears. 洗耳恭听
  Tell me why you do that.I am all ears.告诉我为什么这样做,我洗耳恭听。
  play it by ear 随兴而至
  Do not make a plan in advance please.Let’s play it by ear.请不要事先制定计划了,我们随兴而至吧。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:56:58
  Hello大家好,又到了和Michelle一起学习native English的时间了,大家准备好了吗?上期我们学到了一些key words in economy,大家还记得吗?今天我们的专题要说说非常重要的统计。二月份的各种统计数据刚刚公布,我们就趁热打铁一下吧。

  国家统计局 National Bureau of Statistics
  It is a very important authority in our country.
  指标 index
  统计数字statistics 或statistic figures
  同比 year-on-year YoY
  环比 month-on-month MoM
  人口普查 a population census
  demographics 人口统计资料或是特征
  可支配收入 disposable income
  纯收入 net income
  人均 per capita
  Gini coefficient 基尼系数
  Unemployment rate 失业率
  registered unemployment rate登记失业率

  以上的这些统计用语在许多的英文报道中都会时常提及,了解这些词语的英语说法会帮助我们更好地从英文媒体中获取信息。好了,不知这个专题对大家有没有帮助,如果喜欢,就期待我的下期节目吧
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 13:59:57
  Michelle地道英语教室--No.11 专题第五波Google提供的广告
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  92分收听935次挑战该作品 下载作品 [网页划词已启用]节目介绍
  Michelle和大家一起学习Native English,每个人都可以成为地道的English Speaker!

  Hello!Michelle Native English Classroom准时出现!我们的专题已经做了一段时间了,大家还满意吗?上期我们学了统计和统计数据指标方面的英语常用词,今天我们要来关注:
  民生 livelihood 法制 legal system

  法律权利 lawful rights
  证据 evidence
  有期徒刑 fixed-term imprisonment
  刑事诉讼法 criminal procedure law
  颁布 adopt 修改 amend

  福利制度 welfare system
  医疗保险medical insurance
  养老金 pension
  Housing public accumulation funds也就是我们常说的“住房公积金”的全称,常简称为housing fund
  缩小贫富差距 narrow the gap between rich and poor
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:02:18
  Michelle地道英语教室--No.12 专题第六波Google提供的广告
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  86分收听914次挑战该作品 下载作品 [网页划词已启用]节目介绍
  Michelle和大家一起学习Native English,每个人都可以成为地道的English Speaker!

  Hi A brand-new day你准备好迎接挑战了吗?星期一大家要不断地为新的一周努力哦。好了回到我们的主题上,我们上期的内容是有关民生和法制的,那今天呢,我们要重点关注另一个重要领域:国际关系。

  Push forward 推动
  Bilateral relationships 双边关系
  Multilateral relationships 多边关系
  互利共赢 win-win strategy
  保持密切交流和合作 stay in close communication and cooperation
  高层互访 high-level exchanges
  国际秩序 international order
  根本利益 fundamental interests
  分歧 differences/disagreememts/disputes
  对话和磋商 dialogue and consultation
  互利合作 mutually beneficial cooperation
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:05:25
  Hey我们又见面了,非常高兴和大家一起分享Native English.我们的专题已经进行了很多期了,大家还喜欢吗?还记得上期的内容吗?国际关系。我们学习了一些非常重要的词汇。今天,我们要看看另一个方面,军事。

  反恐 counter terrorism
  维和 peacekeeping
  维和部队 peacekeeping personnel
  主权 sovereignty
  领土完整 territory integrity
  军费预算 military budget
  国防支出 defense spending
  内战 civil war
  反对派 opposition forces
  人道主义援助 humanitarian relief/humanitarian aid
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:07:52
  Michelle地道英语教室--No.14 专题大结局Google提供的广告
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  94分收听874次挑战该作品 下载作品 [网页划词已启用]节目介绍
  Michelle和大家一起学习Native English,每个人都可以成为地道的English Speaker

  Hi大家好!又到了学习Native English 的时间了。今天两会就要闭幕了,我们的专题也要到此结束了,从明天开始我们继续学习informal的生活化的语言而不是这么正式场合的了。大家有什么希望学习的内容都可以和我联络哦~

  我们上期的节目讲到了军事方面的用语,大家还记得吗?今天节目的最后一期,我们来看看一些很in的词语,这些词语都是广泛被热议的概念和问题,我们有必要学习一下啊!

  small and micro businesses 小微企业
  direct election 直选
  national economy 国民经济
  uneven development 发展不均衡
  distribution relationships 分配关系
  circulation cost 流通成本
  financial and taxation policy 财税政策
  fiscal expenditure 财政支出
  Chinese features 中国特色
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:09:38
  Hello讲地道生活用语的Michelle又回来啦!我们的正式场合英语专题已经结束了,今天又回归到了学习不能靠字面意思判断的单词中了。希望大家继续支持我的节目。

  今天我们要看的第一个伪装得很深的短语是white man 。大家一看这么简单,这不就是白人吗?的确,我们平时是用这个短语来说白皮肤的人,但是它还有一个更重要的引申义,那就是,忠实可靠的人。

  白色给人的感觉是纯洁、坦率的,用这个形容词来形容一个人的内心,当然是说他好的一面了。所以white man的意思是可靠的人。

  第二个词也和颜色有关,black stranger 完全陌生的人。他的字面意思可能有的朋友会理解成为是肤色黑的陌生人,这种理解就局限了。Black这种颜色给人的感觉是盲目的茫然的一无所知的,这样的陌生人其实就是我们totally unfamiliar with的人,完全陌生的人。

  再来回顾下今天的学习内容:
  White man 忠诚可靠的人
  Black stranger 完全陌生的人
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:11:44
  开始新内容之前,我们先来回顾一下上期的学习内容:

  White man 忠诚可靠的人

  Black stranger 完全陌生的人

  大家学习的怎么样呢?好了,言归正传,开始上课啦!

  首先,第一个短语。labour of love 。白色情人节刚刚过去,我们在这提到love可不是说的爱情,这个单词的字面意思有点难以理解,那我告诉大家吧,它的真正意思和爱情没有任何关系,而是为了兴趣嗜好而无怨无悔做的事。

  知道了真正意思之后大家可能会恍然大悟。为了所钟爱的事业或是兴趣爱好而付出很多的人力物力财力,因而产生的这个短语也就不难理解了。

  再来一个,fourth estate 。我们都知道,real estate是房地产,那我们这个词是不是也和房地产有关呢?那你们就又被误导了。Fourth estate是记者或新闻界 。

  欧洲传统上认为社会由贵族、教会、平民三大基层构成。而新闻记者因为掌握了话语权、接触到了社会的最深层次问题以及拥有出版发行的能力而独自形成一个特殊的层次。这个fourth estate,就是指的他们。

  回顾:

  Labour of love 为爱好而心甘情愿

  Fourth estate 记者 新闻界
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:12:42
  回顾上期:
  Labour of love 为爱好而心甘情愿
  Fourth estate 记者 新闻界

  本期内容:
  busybody 爱管闲事的人(不是“大忙人”)
  service station 加油站(不是“服务站”)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:13:40
  顾:
  busybody 爱管闲事的人(不是“大忙人”)
  service station 加油站(不是“服务站”)

  本期内容:
  sweet water 淡水(不是“糖水”或“甜水”)
  an apple of love,是常见的 西红柿,不是“爱
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:14:48
  sweet water 淡水(不是“糖水”或“甜水”)

  an apple of love,是常见的 西红柿,不是“爱情之果”

  horse sense 常识(不是“马的感觉”)

  a hill of beans

  not worth a hill of beans 一文不值
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:16:00
  horse sense 常识
  a hill of beans
  not worth a hill of beans 一文不值


  yellow book 黄皮书
  red tape 官僚习气
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:16:55
  yellow book 黄皮书

  red tape 官僚习气

  green hand 新手

  blue stocking 女学者、女才子
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:17:48
  green hand 新手 blue stocking 女学者、女才子

  quick eye. 他的眼睛很锐利
  fast talker. 他是个吹牛大王
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:18:51
  quick eye. 他的眼睛很锐利
  fast talker. 他是个吹牛大王

  Chinese dragon 麒麟
  American beauty 红蔷薇
  English disease 软骨病
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:19:47
  Chinese dragon 麒麟
  American beauty 红蔷薇
  English disease 软骨病

  Spanish athlete 吹牛的人
  French chalk 滑石粉
  Indian summer 愉快宁静的晚年
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:21:25
  Hello大家好!欢迎来到大耳朵。这里是Michelle老师的英语教室,大家快搬着小板凳排排坐,和Michelle一起学习native English.

  要想真正学好英语,并且能够开口流利地用英语进行表达,只有庞大的单词量是远远不够的。其实大部分的英语日常用语都是我们很熟悉的单词。因此我们必须要去学习最地道的英语说法。今天是我们节目的第一期,先给大家来两个英语短句开开胃!

  首先大家来猜一猜 milk run 是什么意思?~可不是牛奶跑步,也不是牛奶用光了,而是一个大家都想不到的意思:飞机或火车非直达或者直飞,中间要在很多站中转。看起来似乎和milk没什么太大关系,但是大家想想停靠很多站的交通工具,是不是很像milkman送奶工?要跑很多地方才能完成工作啊。所以这个milk run就应运而生了。

  另外,英国有所谓的milk round。是指公司像milkman一样每年到处跑去各大学征才的活动。类似于咱们这的招聘会。


  今天我们要学习的第二个词组是on the couch couch就是sofa,沙发的意思。可如果你认为这个词组的意思是坐在沙发上你可就大错特错了,它的真正意思是:是看心理医师
  想想我们平时看的美剧或是港剧里面,看心理医师的时候,无论是接受催眠治疗还是和医师进行深入的谈话,病人都是躺在舒服的躺椅上,听着舒缓放松的音乐的。所以 人们就用整个诊疗过程中非常重要couch来含蓄地表达看心理医师、接受心理治疗的意思。

  今天我们学到的idiomatic native English大家都记住了吗?
  milk run 非直达的飞机或火车
  milk round 招聘会
  on the couch 看心理医师
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:23:36
  Hello大家好,这里是Michelle老师的地道英语教室,我们又在大耳朵英语见面了。还记得我们上次学到的native English 吗?

  milk run 非直达的飞机或火车

  milk round 招聘会

  on the couch 看心理医师

  Michelle老师最近也像milkman一样忙东忙西呢,不过,我可是full of beans!ohnono,可不是说我这到处都是豆子,而是说我精力很充沛。

  bean 通常指四季豆,我们都知道,豆类营养十分丰富,含有大量对人体非常有益的植物蛋白,多吃豆子不仅能帮助我们保持健康,对很多爱美的女孩来说,也有助于保养皮肤。大概正是因为这个原因,full of beans就是精力旺盛的意思。

  不过,在美国俚语中,full of beans还有另一个不太好的解释,那就是错误连篇或是胡说八道。两种完全不同的意思,大家都要记忆并学会应用,在不同语境中体会它们的用法。

  下面我们再来看第二个slang,hobby horse。字面意思来看,是爱马,以马为嗜好。但是在native English中,它的意思却是:是别人早就腻了、自己却仍乐此不彼的话题。

  Hobby的意思是爱好、嗜好,多用来表示正面的、积极向上的,也需要花一定时间和心思来培养和经营的活动,可不只是pastime消遣,而应该是一种兴趣爱好。但hobby horse与可爱的小马无关,如果你总是谈起老掉牙的话题自己还津津有味,那你就是个喜欢聊hobby horse的老古董啦!

  来总结一下我们今天的学习内容:

  full of beans 精力充沛 或是 错误连篇

  hobby horse 别人早就烦了但自己还乐在其中的话题
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:25:44
  Hello!Welcome to Michelle Native English Classroom.你们的老朋友Michelle老师依然每天在这里守候大家,和大家一起学习地道的英语。在开始新内容之前,我们先回顾一下上期节目学到了什么吧!
  full of beans 精力充沛 或是 错误连篇
  hobby horse 别人早就烦了但自己还乐在其中的话题

  大家最近学习和工作都忙不忙累不累呢?是不是非常期待这个难得的周末啊?虽然只有两天,但好歹也是个holiday呀!那你们听说过bank holiday吗?
  什么叫银行节?哈哈你们又猜错啦!可不能单靠字面意思来判断啊。bank holiday的真正意思是:公共假期。

  在英国,所有的国定假日都可以称作是bank holiday。我们很难看出银行和放假过节有什么联系,但是想一想,所有的银行在节假日都不开门。所以银行一放假,就证明公共假日来啦,可以好好休息了。所以bank holiday就是公共假日的意思。
  大家放假的时候都有什么计划呢?是不是会发展一下平时没有时间照顾到的兴趣爱好呢?相信有很多同学都喜欢drawing,但你们知道drawing room 是什么吗?三二一又猜错了哦~不是画室,而是客厅 。

  客厅的说法很多,有living room 还有sitting room。除此以外,客厅还可以称作drawing room。可别误会了,和画画没有一点关系。在等级尊卑还很严苛的年代,客厅是男士们高谈阔论的地方,女性和小孩都会回避。所以drawing room其实是withdrawing room的简称。

  今天我们学习的两句话大家都记住了吗?
  bank holiday 公共假期
  drawing room 客厅
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:28:33
  Hello大家好!我们又见面了。欢迎大家准时来到Michelle Native English Classroom。How about your Weekend?Do you have any date or something like that?大好的周末时光你有什么安排呢?有没有约会呢?Remember:don’t be flat-footed if you see the girl or boy you like.什么叫做见到心爱的人是不要变成扁平足?难以理解吧,那是因为flat-footed表示手足无措

  扁平足的的确确叫做flatfoot。扁平足的人走路都不是很方便,因此flat-footed 被引申来指笨手笨脚,手足无措。

  在约会中,你除了不要flat-footed,还有一个必备物品,那就是dead president.OHNO that is so horrible 约会的时候怎么还会有dead president??!!哈哈错了吧,dead president 的真正意思是:美元,美钞。
  US dollar为什么要叫dead president呢?那是因为,大多美国纸币上都印有已故的美国总统的头像,比如1美元,乔治?华盛顿;2美元,托马斯?杰弗逊;5美元,亚伯拉罕?林肯;10美元,亚历山大?汉密尔顿;20美元,安德鲁?杰克逊;50美元,尤利西斯?S?格兰特;只有一百美元头像不是总统,而是著名科学家、金融家、政治家本杰明?弗兰克林。

  今天的节目中我们学到的句子大家都记住了吗?
  flat-footed 手足无措的
  dead president 美元纸币
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:31:14
  Hi there,新的一周开始了,it is a brand new start!How is eveything going on with you?全新的起点你们准备好了吗?每天忙碌的生活是不是让你们感到很有压力啊?If you really feel under pressure,it is essential for you to find a way to ease yourself.当你们需要一些情感宣泄的时候,可以找个空旷的地方大喊:Don’t push me!!!
  Push推和pull拉是一对反义词。想想当别人推你的时候是不是很有压迫感和紧逼感呢?所以 push me并不是推我,而是逼我。还有push me to the limit,也是表达着类似的意思。

  But——attention please!When you have to deal with pressure,remember——never lose head.在英语中,lose head可不是它表面的那种恐怖的意思,而是丧失理智或是疯狂。
  So,no matter how hard you feel,you should believe that the difficulties are only temporary and that you can conquer them definitely.You must be rational and positive when you face your life.不论遇到多少困难和挫折,大家都要积极乐观地去面对哦。After all,life is a flower.

  在say bye之前,我们先来回顾下今天的学习内容:
  Don’t push me. 别逼我
  Lose head 失去理智
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:33:33
  Hey everyone,I am glad that you choose Bigear to study English with and welcome to Michelle Native English Classroom.很高兴和大家在Michelle的地道英语教室见面了。大家一定想知道今天的学习内容是什么吧?别急,先回想一下上期学到了什么。
  Don’t push me. 别逼我
  Lose head 丧失理智

  首先隆重推出我们的第一个短语:eleventh hour 。大家抬头看看表现在几点了?~eleventh hour ,既不是十一点,也不是第十一个钟头,而是表示最后时刻。

  每一天的完结都是午夜的十二点,那么,在十二点之前,无论对什么事情来说,是不是这就已经是deadline了呢?所以,eleventh hour就是最后的时刻。

  OK,let’s turn to the second one: white coal.大家听后是不是心中一惊,OHNO我OUT了,什么时候推出了白色的煤?别担心,大家没有孤陋寡闻,white coal. 不是白煤,而是我们的生命之源——水、

  煤是我们人类生存所依赖最重的能源之一,它为我们提供了交通工具的能源、电力以及取暖,它可以说是我们生活的中最大的动力。而水的重要性亦不可小觑,它同样可以作为动力的来源。因此,它的地位和煤是平起平坐的。水是无色的,因此就被称作了white coal.。

  好了,这两个短语大家掌握了吗?
  eleventh hour 最后时刻
  white coal 水
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:35:38
  Hello 欢迎来到大耳朵英语Michelle Native English Classroom.上期已经给大家预告过了的专题今天要正式登场了。现在两会正在北京召开,全国人民都非常关注,所以Michelle想用几期节目来给大家介绍一些在正式场合会经常用到的Native English。大家都看过温总理的新闻发布会吗?是不是很羡慕出口成章把成语和谚语都翻译得精准到位的张璐翻译呢?Michelle地道英语教室的这个专题旨在为有志成为翻译或是希望更多从英文媒体上来了解国际国内大事的朋友们提供一些帮助。

  我们都知道,两会是全国人民代表大会和全国政治协商委员会,提到英文说法可能有的同学就要挠头了。其实,人大全称是National People's Congress,政协是Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.这么长的名字,一般提到时就用缩写NPC and CPPCC来代替。

  记者招待会 新闻发布会是a press conference; a news conference

  在记者会的开始主持人会说尊敬的朋友们!Distinguished/Honorable/Respected friends

  It is a great pleasure/honour for me to host this press conference我很荣幸主持此次发布会。

  出席今天会议的贵宾有…The distinguished guests participating in the conference are …

  现在请…讲话I have the honour to call upon … Let’ s welcome to give a speech
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:38:01
  Hello 大家好 Michelle依然在地道英语教室和大家一起学习原汁原味的英语。上期节目我们开始了一个专题,介绍一些正式场合的用语,我还是收到了大家比较正面的评价。所以我要继续做下去啦!
  上期节目我们学习了some opening remarks,一些记者招待会开头的用语。今天第二期,我们来看看除了press conference以外,还有哪些常见的formal occasion,正式场合。
  除了我们大家都比较熟悉的opening ceremony closing ceremony以外,还有
  奠基仪式 foundation stone laying ceremony
  颁奖仪式the Award Ceremony
  庆典celebration ceremony
  论坛 seminar
  峰会 summit
  除了以上的会议和仪式之外,还有许许多多的宴会和餐会。
  午宴Luncheon
  自助餐 冷餐会 Buffet
  欢迎宴会Welcome dinner
  答谢宴会Return dinner
  告别宴会Farewell dinner

  庆功宴Glee feast

  招待会Reception
  鸡尾酒会Cocktail party
  茶话会Tea party
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-26 14:41:03
  Hello又是新的一天,Michelle地道英语教室开始上课啦!!上期节目我们学习了ceremony&banquet,各种仪式和宴会的说法,今天我们的专题第三波,要focus on some words in the field of economy.

  Gross Domestic Product 国内生产总值

  consumer price index 消费者价格指数

  Gross National Product国民生产总值

  reserve requirement ratio 存款准备金率

  economic recession 经济萧条

  投资 investment 期货 futures 期权options 基金 funds

  回报期period of investment return

  国内需求domestic demand

  扩大内需 expand domestic demand

  财政政策financial policy

  monetary policy

  trade surplus 贸易顺差

  trade deficit

  export tariff rebate 出口退税
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-28 09:34:11
  216课 Faith婚礼誓言

  同学们,欢迎来到Faith口语课堂-天天学最新的一课,我是Faith老师,今天我很兴奋,我要彩排一下我的婚礼誓言wedding vows。I can’t wait…

  Recognize: vt.认出, 识别出某人[某事物];承认…有效[属实]; 认可;承认[认清](某事物); 认识到
  I recognized Mary by her red hat. 我凭玛丽的红帽子认出了她。
  We refused to recognize him as the lawful heir. 我们不承认他为合法继承人。
  I recognized that I was not qualified for an English teacher. 我认识到自己没有资格做一名英语教师。
  The company recognized Mr. Brown's outstanding work by promoting him to chief accountant. 公司提升布朗先生为总会计师以表彰他出色的工作。
  He recognized us with a wave. 他挥手向我们致意。

  Recognization: n. 识别, 知名度
  Are you enjoying the fame and the recognization? 你享受这名气和知名度吗?

  For better or (for) worse:不论好坏, 不论境遇好坏
  For better or worse, he trusts everyone. 不管怎么样,他相信每个人
  It's been done, and, for better or worse, we can't change it now. 事已至此,无论如何也改变不了了.
  They are neighbors, for better or for worse. 好歹他们是邻居。
  Jim and Anne have now resolved to take one another for better or for worse. 吉姆和安妮已海誓山盟苦乐与共。
  He promised to marry her for better or for worse. 他答应不管怎样都要娶她。

  Wedding vows: 婚礼誓言

  下面是我的结婚誓言:
  I, Faith Chen, take you ,Tom Cruise, as my lawful wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer,in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part.
  我,费思陈,愿意嫁娶给汤姆克鲁斯,不论现在或是将来,好或坏,富与贫,生病或健康,都会爱他,珍惜他,至死不渝。

  好像有点不情愿. shit…that doesn’t feel right. No…no…I’m not doing this, I’m not marrying Tom Cruise, I’m in love with somebody else, I will marry him. (简直是胡来,这听上去不对劲啊。 不,不,我不能这么做,我不要嫁娶给汤姆克鲁斯,我爱着另一个人,我一定要嫁给他)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-28 09:37:30
  You Can Do Anything 你无所不能

  倘若有人试图告诉你,无论你多么勤勉也无法面对面前的任务告诉他们你能吃苦耐劳。如果有人试图告诉你,你并非如此坚强,别听泄气话要知道自己真正的归属。

  每个人都有一个天使……你无法总是见到他们,因为有时他们是无形的。

  当你开始忧心忡忡时,只要记住……

  在某处,有一位天使,也在守候着你。

  If anyone tries to tell you that you can't work hard enough to face the task in front of you--show them that you're tough. If anyone tries to tell you that you are not that strong, don't listen to discouragement--know that you belong.
  倘若有人试图告诉你,无论你多么勤勉也无法面对面前的任务告诉他们你能吃苦耐劳。如果有人试图告诉你,你并非如此坚强,别听泄气话要知道自己真正的归属。

  If anyone tries to tell you that you can't sing your own song, or make your way in the world...prove them wrong.
  假如有人试图告诉你,你不能我行我素,或者在这世界上,你无法成功发迹……向他们证明,他们错了。

  Everyone gets an angel... You can't always see them because sometimes they are invisible.
  每个人都有一个天使……你无法总是见到他们,因为有时他们是无形的。

  Sometimes they are your pet when he kisses you...
  有时他们化作你的宠物来亲吻你……

  Sometimes they are a small treasure you find... an angel might even be your friend.
  有时他们变成小小的宝藏让你发现……天使甚至可以变成你的朋友。

  Those angels are quiet, but what they are really saying is:" pink clouds! A good day is just around the corner."
  这些天使缄默不语,可他们真正在说的是:“粉红的云朵!美好的一天就在眼前!”

  You’re listening to Faith Radio Online-Simply to Relax, I’m Faith. So, if you begin to worry too much, just remember...
  您正在收听的是Faith轻松电台,我是Faith。所以,当你开始忧心忡忡时,只要记住……

  Somewhere an angel is looking out for you, too.
  在某处,有一位天使,也在守候着你。

  There's a place for us, my Angel,
  A place where tears can never fall
  And hearts are filled with love.

  The sun does shine the moon's aglow,
  The darkness fades away.

  The Angels sing you lullabies
  As you drift off to sleep.

  They chase the nightmares far away
  So you need never weep.
  The fluffy clouds are pillows
  To lay your weary head
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-28 11:35:42
  fire questions 发出连珠炮似的问题
  fire up 点燃激情

  backfire 产生事与愿违的效果
  I thought that the plan would definitely help him,but it backfired.我原以为这个计划一定能够帮助他,但却最终事与愿违。
  backlash 强烈抵制
  The Greek government is faced with a backlash from people in Greece in terms of the austerity.对于紧缩政策,希腊政府正面临着人民的极度反对。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-28 11:36:43
  backfire 产生事与愿违的效果
  backlash 强烈抵制

  drop-dead 极其 令人瞠目结舌的
  He finished his speech in a drop-dead unique way.他以令人大跌眼镜的方式结束了他的演讲。
  dropout 退学 辍学
  In many rural areas in China,the dropout rate is extremely high.在中国的很多农村,辍学率高的惊人。
作者:oake 时间:2012-05-28 15:55:06
  come to learn something
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-29 10:21:30
  第217课 话题: 体育锻炼

  体育运动对身心有很好的益处。你今天做运动了吗?大家好,欢迎来到Faith口语课堂-天天学新的一课,我是Faith老师,如果你今天还没做运动,学完英语去跑步一小时吧。

  Sports 体育锻炼

  以下是关于体育锻炼话题的一些具有典型性的连读句子,注意每个句子中的连读发音。
  a. I run⌒or race-walk⌒about three miles, about five times⌒a week.
  我每星期跑步或竞走5次,每次大约300英里。

  b. Actually, I run⌒and then I’m going to go⌒and lift weights, so⌒I guess⌒it comes⌒out to be⌒about two hours⌒a day.
  实际上,我先作些跑步运动,然后去举重,我想也就是一天两小时左右 。

  c. So⌒I park⌒outside⌒of the city, and bicycle⌒along the river here. And⌒I find when⌒I do this, it’s very therapeutic for my mind.
  我把车停在郊外,然后骑着自行车沿着河边兜风。 我发现当我从事这项运动时,对心灵是一种治疗。

  d. I think with⌒exercise⌒and without the proper diet, you’re not going to feel good, and with⌒a proper diet⌒and without⌒exercise you’re not going to feel good either.
  我认为只做运动,而不注意饮食,你的感觉不会好。 同样,只注重合理的饮食,而没有运动,你还是感觉不好。

  e. Running, cycling, jogging, those⌒are the main⌒aerobic forms⌒of⌒ exercise.
  跑步,骑脚踏车兜风,慢跑,这些是主要的室外运动。

  f. I’m a⌒ triathlete, so⌒I have three disciplines that⌒I have to train for, cycling, swimming⌒and running.
  我是一名三项全能运动员,我要训练三项运动:骑自行车,游泳以及跑步。

  g. I tried⌒out two hours’ running today, it was really hard because⌒I ate fat yesterday, I can really tell the difference.
  我今天跑了两小时,这真的不容易,因为我昨天吃了些肥肉,真的,我可以感觉到有些不同。

  h. Doing⌒exercises makes me feel healthy, feel like⌒I’m doing something for myself, it’s not⌒easy.
  做运动让我感觉健康,感觉到这是为我自己在做些事情,真的不简单。

  i. I get pulled⌒out⌒of bed twice⌒a week and, between seven⌒and⌒eight we do⌒our loop here, it takes⌒an hour.
  我一星期两次在7至8点起床后,做一个小时的环跑。

  I do a sport similar to tennis, I can play alone, I play it every morning before I go to work, and it makes me feel energetic the whole day. 那么,谈谈你都做些什么运动吧。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-29 10:39:27
  drop-dead 极其 令人瞠目结舌的
  dropout 退学 辍学

  at the drop of a hat 立刻
  You can never expect to finish this task at the drop of a hat.你可别指望能一下子就把这工作完成。
  a drop in the ocean 沧海一粟
  What we have already done is just a drop in the ocean. 我们已经做的那些事情简直就是九牛一毛。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-30 08:15:12
  第218课 “comparison”的活用

  大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,我们的课周一至周五每日更新,希望大家在我的课堂上开心学英语。周末给自己,也给我的学生们放个假。

  Compare: vt. & vi. 比较, 对照
  It is hard to compare. 很难比较。
  It's interesting to compare these two cars. 比较这两辆车是有趣的。

  Compared with: 与……相比
  Our price is reasonable compared with that in the international market. 我们的价格和国际市场的价格相比还是合理的。
  Compared with him, I am a bungler. 与他相比,我只能算是一个笨拙的人。
  Compared with English, I like French better. 和英语相比,我更喜欢法语。
  Compared with our competitors, we offer better post-sale service. 和我们的竞争对手相比,我们提供更好的售后服务。

  Comparison: n. 比较, 对照;经比较得出的结论;类似, 相似
  My garden doesn't stand comparison with his. 我的花园无法和他的相比。
  They make a comparison of New York to a beehive. 他们把纽约比作一个蜂巢。

  In comparison with...: 与。。。相比较
  I’m fat in comparison with him. 与他相比,我胖。
  He’s rather dull in comparison with others。和别人比较起来,他相当迟钝。

  In comparison with women of my age, I think I have a sharp figure(S-shape), at least that’s what my husband says to me. (与和我同龄的女人相比,我觉得自己的身材很不错(S形),至少我丈夫是这么对我说的。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-30 08:24:59
  at the drop of a hat 立刻
  a drop in the ocean 沧海一粟

  break-up 破裂 拆分
  Many workers lost their job due to the break-up of the company.许多人因公司拆分而失去工作。
  break-in 入室偷窃
  Surprisingly,that young man is the criminal of the break-in.令人吃惊的是,那个男孩就是入室偷窃的罪魁祸首。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-30 15:31:13
  转眼间又到了一年毕业季,每到此时,校园里总是弥漫着温馨而伤感的离别气息。作别纯真的校园时代,有太多值得纪念的故事。

  关于毕业的英语,你知道吗?

  Graduation 毕业

  相关的短语有
  1. 毕业典礼:graduation ceremony
  例句:The graduation ceremony will take place in the auditorium.
  毕业典礼将在礼堂举行。

  2. 毕业照:graduation photograph
  例句:He looked attractive on their class graduation photograph.
  他在班级毕业照上看起来很有吸引力。

  3. 毕业旅行:graduation trip
  例句:我们已经着手计划我们的毕业旅行。
  We have set out to plan our graduation trip.

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-30 15:34:12
  教:微博名 @NeighborNick

  A wild boar was rubbing his tusks against a tree.
  一只野猪在一棵树上磨自己的长牙。

  A fox passing by asked him what he was doing.
  一只路过的狐狸问他在干什么。

  "My tusks are my weapons," said the boar. "I'm sharpening them."
  “我的长牙就是我的武器。”野猪说道,“我要把它们磨得更锋利。”

  "Why waste time sharpening your weapons when there's no danger in sight?" said the fox. "You're being foolish."
  “眼前又没有危险,为什么要打磨你的武器呢?”狐狸说道。

  Just then a hunter appeared on the scene.
  就在这时,一个猎人出现在不远处。

  Frightened by the boar's sharpened tusks, he turned on the fox instead and shot him dead.
  猎人看到野猪的獠牙感到害怕,于是把枪转而指向了狐狸,把它射死了
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-05-30 15:39:22
  【Hi-English特别关注】《律政俏佳人》Elle Woods经典毕业演讲


  On our very first day at Harvard, a very wise professor quoted Aristotle, "The law is reason free from passion!" Well, no offence to Aristotle, but in my three years at Harvard, I've come to find that passion is the key ingredient to the study and practice of law -- and of life. It's with passion, courage of conviction, strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world! Remembering the first impressions are not always correct. You must always have faith in people. And most importantly, you must have faith in yourself! Congratulations class of 2004---we did it!

  “我们到哈佛的第一天,一位英明的教授引用亚里士多德的话‘法律是没有激情的理性!’,恕我得罪了亚里士多德,可我在哈佛多年,却发现激情是学习和实践法律以及生命真谛的关键因素。正是激情、勇敢的自信以及强烈的自我意识带领我们一步步走向未来!记住:第一印象并不总是正确的,我们要相信他人,但最重要的是我们要相信自己。恭喜2004年的毕业班,我们毕业了!”

  此文引自于电影《律政俏佳人》

  小编寄语:这段文字实在是让人百看不厌,所以再次拿出来跟大家一起回味回
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-01 08:51:50
  第220课 他对我漠不关心

  同学们好,欢迎来到Faith口语课堂-天天学新的一课,我是Faith老师,今天的英语课和漠不关心有关。

  Indifferent: a.漠不关心的,不感兴趣的, 冷淡的,不很好的;一般的, 中立的
  His manner is cold and indifferent. 他的态度既冷淡又无动于衷。
  She seems indifferent, but deep down she's very pleased. 她貌似无动於衷,其实心里非常高兴。
  He is an indifferent cook. 他是个手艺平平的厨师。
  Her English is indifferent. 她的英文很一般。

  Be indifferent to… 对。。。对漠不关心
  He is indifferent to the result of the exam. 他对考试结果漠不关心。
  He is indifferent to me. 他对我漠不关心。
  He is indifferent to fame. 他不在乎名声。
  She was indifferent to her boss’s advice. 她对老板的劝告无动于衷。.

  Be different from  与……不同
  My idea is different from yours. 我的想法跟你的不同。
  Is English very different from Chinese? 英语和汉语有很大的不同吗?

  You can’t be indifferent to me; I’m your girlfriend. You can be indifferent to other girls, but you can’t be indifferent to me, cuase I’m different from other girls. (你不能对我漠不关心,我是你女朋友啊。你可以对其她女孩漠不关心,但你不能对我无动于衷,因为我和其她女孩不一样。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-01 08:54:52
  219课 令我吃惊的是…

  有些人确实厚颜无耻,做些让人们大为吃惊的事。同学们,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,今天的英语课,我们来见见一些厚颜无耻的人,看看他们都做了些什么厚颜无耻的事。

  Audacity:n.大胆,无畏;鲁莽;胆大妄为, 厚颜无耻;鲁莽行为;放肆的话
  Sky-diving takes both audacity and skill. 特技跳伞需要胆量和技巧。
  That girl is a combination of audacity and purity. 那个女孩是开放与纯洁的统一体。

  have the audacity to do something…竟然敢(做)... 厚颜无耻做某事
  You have the audacity to question my honesty? 你胆敢怀疑我的诚实?
  He had the audacity to ask for an increase in salary. 他竟然厚着脸皮要求增加薪水。
  How do you have the audacity! 你真厚颜无耻!

  To one’s surprise: 令某人吃惊的是。。。
  To my surprise, she is appointed at a starting salary of Yuan30,000. 令我吃惊的是,她的起薪被定为3万元人民币。
  To my surprise, she pulls up a chair and asks me to have a seat. 令我吃惊的是,她给我拉了把椅子,请我坐了下来。
  To everyone’s surprise, our manager slapped him in the face in front of all the staff. 令每个人吃惊的是,经理在所有员工面前煽了他一耳光。
  To our surprise, this mayor who is often praised as an honest man is a malfeasant.
  令人们吃惊的是,这位常被赞为十分正直的市长竟然是个贪官。
  To everyone’s surprise, Tom divorced his wife, married that woman who is double his age. 让每个人吃惊的是,汤姆和他的妻子离了婚,娶了那个年龄大他一倍的女人。

  To my surprise, one of my students had the audacity to tell me I was over fat. Do I really look that fat? (让我吃惊的是,我的一个学生竟然胆敢对我说我太肥胖了。我看上去真的有很么胖吗?)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-01 08:58:27
  break-up 破裂 拆分
  break-in 入室偷窃

  till the cows come home 很长时间 永远
  She always comes late so that maybe we should wait till the cows come home.她总是迟到我们得等很长时间。
  bull session 闲谈
  When you have many things to do,you should never waste time in bull session.当你有很多事情要做时,别浪费时间在闲聊上。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-01 09:00:08
  till the cows come home 很长时间 永远
  bull session 闲谈

  has-been 已过时的明星
  Though he is a has-been and is not a member of the national team,he still has many fans.尽管他现在已经过了巅峰之时而且也没有被召入国家队,但是他仍有很多的支持者。
  ghost brand 过气的品牌
  Now the competition is so fierce that a new and popular brand can become a ghost brand easily.现在竞争如此激烈以至于一个新的广受欢迎的品牌很容易就变成过气品牌了。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-01 09:03:08
  Learn

  【Hi-English原创课堂】美国英雄人物大集合

  从超人到蝙蝠侠,美国超级英雄电影除了奉上绝佳的视觉盛宴,也教给我们很多东西,比如信仰和人性等。最近火热上映的《复仇者联盟》则告诉我们一个简单而深刻的道理:真正的力量来自于团结合作。

  美国电影里面的英雄人物,你最喜欢的是谁,是蜘蛛侠,还是蝙蝠侠,还是...?

  来看看Hi-English为大家准备的英雄大餐吧~

  美国队长 Captain America
  钢铁侠 Iron Man
  黑寡妇 Black Widow
  雷神 Thor
  蝙蝠侠 Batman
  超人 Superman
  蜘蛛侠 Spiderman
  猫女 catwoman

  看看《复仇者联盟》的闪光点是什么——
  After achieving massive success with movies devoted to each one of the superheroes: Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, the time has come to get these big guns firing as one. That’s the major fun of the movie: seeing these characters joined together as one fighting force.
  当钢铁侠、雷神、美国队长等所有超级英雄主题的电影都大获成功时,集中火力、强强联手的时刻已经到来。该片最大看点在于,观众们可以看到这些人物角色并肩作战。

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-01 09:07:19
  Once there lived a group of doves who went for food and water all together.
  从前,有一群鸽子,它们每天都结伴去寻水觅食。

  Observing this pattern, a hunter placed a trap in the field to catch all the doves.
  一个猎人发现它们这一习性后,就在旷野里设计了一个陷阱以期将它们全部抓住。

  Soon, they all got caught in a trap of the hunter.
  不久,它们就被猎人给抓获了。

  Everyone tried to free himself, but all in vain.
  每只鸽子都拼命想从陷阱里逃走,但无一成功。

  In the meantime, a crow was passing.
  正在这时,一只乌鸦从旁边飞过。

  He saw the doves caught in the trap.
  发现这群鸽子被困在陷阱中。

  He flew straight to the doves and advised them to make a united effort to fly away.
  于是径直飞到它们面前,建议它们同心协力一起从陷阱飞逃而去。

  The doves took his advice and flew as one against the trap. Soon, they were all free.
  鸽子们听从了乌鸦的建议,共同努力试图从陷阱中飞跃出去。很快,它们就获得了自由。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-01 09:10:26
  Hi-English特别关注】大脑天生适合合作


  We are social animals. So you might assume our brains are built to excel when we cooperate with each other, as opposed to when we function in isolation. Now research with another animal supports that notion.
  我们是社会动物。因此我们可以想象,当我们与他人合作时,大脑要表现得比一个人干活时更为出色。现在人们通过在其他动物身上的实验充分说明了这点。

  Plain-tailed wrens in Ecuador are famous for duets between males and females. While their song is done cooperatively, with the male and female singing alternate syllables, it sounds surprisingly like one bird singing solo. Scientists who have recorded and analyzed hundreds of such songs decided to capture some of the birds to monitor the brain regions responsible for singing. They anticipated that the birds’ neurons would respond strongest to their own individual voice. But that’s not what happened.
  在厄瓜多尔有一种平尾鹪鹩(Plain-tailed wrens)因其雌雄对唱而为人所知。当雌鸟与雄鸟交替的欢快鸣叫时,就感觉像是一只鸟儿在那独唱。科学家记录下上百首类似的声音,然后反复播放以分析鸟类对歌曲的反应。他们原以为鹪鹩听到自己的声音时,神经元反应最为激烈。然而事实并非如此。

  They found that the birds’ neurons reacted far more strongly to the duet than when they sang their parts alone. The research is in the journal Science.
  他们发现,当鹪鹩听到合唱时反应明显要比听到自己的独唱强烈。这项研究已经在《科学》杂志上发表。

  That’s fine for Ecuadorian birds but what about us humans? Well, vertebrate animals all have similar neurotransmitter systems and the brain is organized in much of the same way—so the paper’s authors hold that there is relevance to the human brain. Or at least to those vertebrates who have a tendency to cooperate in the first place.
  既然对于厄瓜多尔的鸟类是如此,那么对于人类而言呢?其实,脊椎动物都有类似的神经传递系统和大脑构造,因此该文的作者认为,这也适合于人类,至少,对于那些首先倾向于合作的脊椎动物如此。
作者:无忌童言 时间:2012-06-03 08:58:23
  正需要
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-04 08:30:30
  第221课 依我看…

  同学们好,欢迎来到Faith口语课堂-天天学最新的一课,我是Faith老师,学好英语基于以下两点: 1.快乐学, 2坚持学. 你做到了这两点吗?

  Point: vt.削尖;增强, vt. & vi.指; 指向
  Could you point this pencil for me? 请把铅笔给我削尖。
  He told a story to point his advice. 他讲了一个故事, 以增强他的忠告的力量。

  Point: n. 要点, 论点, 尖端; 尖儿;小数点;(某一)时刻; (某一)地点;分数, 目的, 意图;
  We agreed at the price of USD4.5 per unit. 我们达成价格一致,每台4.5美元。
  My score is 98 points. 我得了98分。
  His remarks lack point. 他的言词缺乏要点。
  If you have a definite purpose in mind, get to the point promptly. 如果你心里有明确的意图, 就干脆说出来。

  以下这几句用得很多:
  I don't see your point. 我不明白你的意思。
  Mr. Tony, may I make a point? 托尼先生,我可以说明一下我的看法吗?
  You’ve got a point. 你说得有道理。/你说到点子上了。
  What’s the point? 什么意思?/这有什么意义?

  From my point of view:就我个人的观点来说,依我看。。。
  From my point of view, women should stay at home. 依我看,妇女应该待在家里。
  From my point of view, teachers are not well paid obviously. 依我看,显然教师们薪水不高。

  turning point: 转折点
  You are well aware that a merger is a major turning point. 你很清楚合并是一个重要的转折点。

  Sorry, I don’t see your point. What’s the point of arguing it? From my point of view, men should take the responsibility to support the family, and women just stay at home and take care of their husbands and kids. (对不起,我没明白你的意思。 这样争论下去有何意义吗?依我看,男人就该承担起养家的责任,女人嘛就呆在家里照顾她们的丈夫和孩子。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-04 08:40:32
  Learn

  【Hi-English原创课堂】“幼稚的、不成熟的”该如何表达?

  听了【Hi-English原创声音】中的小故事,你或许会嘲笑这只小老鼠,它也太无知了吧,怎么连自己的天敌---猫都不认识呢。其实,我们年少时又何尝不是如此幼稚呢,只是随着时间的推移,知识得以增长,经验得以积累,才逐渐变得成熟。那么,你知道“幼稚的、不成熟的”这个词有哪些表达吗?现在,我们就一起来学学吧!

  1. Naive
  例句:How could he have been so naive?
  他怎会这般幼稚?

  2. Childish
  例句:For kids like me, being called childish can be a frequent occurrence.
  像我这样的小孩,可能经常会被人说成是幼稚。

  3. Immature
  例句:This knowledge is really beyond the compass of her immature mind.
  这门学问确实超出了她那不成熟的智力范围。

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-04 08:44:27

  An inexperienced little mouse set off on a journey. He came across a rooster.
  一只不谙世事的小老鼠出发去旅行,途中碰到一只公鸡。

  Never having seen one before, the little mouse was so afraid of the rooster's beak, its feathers and red chest that he ran off as fast as he could.
  因为以前从没见到过,他对公鸡尖尖的嘴,全身的羽毛以及红红的鸡冠害怕极了,于是拼命地跑开了。

  Further on, the mouse saw a cat. What a handsome animal, he thought what soft fur, what striking eyes!
  后来,他又看到了一只猫。这次他不禁感叹道:“好漂亮的一只动物啊!多么柔软的皮毛,多么动人的眼睛啊!”

  When the mouse got back home, he told his mother what he had seen.
  旅行结束回到家后,小老鼠就将一路上所看到的都告诉给了鼠妈妈。

  "You silly mouse,' his mother said, 'Never judge a book by its cover.
  “你可真是只蠢老鼠啊,”鼠妈妈对他说,“永远都不要只凭外表去判断一件事物。
  The terrible animal that you saw was a harmless rooster while the fine looking one is our greatest enemy, the cat.'
  你觉得凶恶的那只动物其实是毫无恶意的公鸡,而外表很好看的那只却是我们最大的敌人,猫。”





楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-04 08:53:10
  Hi-English 特别关注】记忆中永恒的“迪士尼”电影


  “迪士尼”,这个充满想象、梦幻和魔力的童话王国,从诞生之日起,就为我们奉上一部又一部美妙的电影,那些看似简单滑稽的故事往往充满了智慧的光芒。现在,就让我们一起来品味下那些饱含哲理的经典台词吧!
  1. Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely. - The Land Before Time
  跟随你心的指引吧。它总是低诉着前进的方向,所以请仔细聆听。《大脚板走天涯》

  2. The past can hurt. You can either run from it or learn from it. - The Lion King
  陈年往事固然伤人,但你可以选择从中吸取教训,或者远远地逃离。《狮子王》

  3. Remember: Always let your conscience be your guide. - Pinocchio
  记住:要凭着你的良心做事。《木偶奇遇记》

  4. Nothing's impossible. - Alice In Wonderland
  没有什么是不可能的。《爱丽丝梦游仙境》

  5. Dreams can come true! - Cinderella
  梦想是可以成真的。《灰姑娘》

  6. Even miracles take a little time. - The Fairy Godmother
  就算是奇迹也要花点时间才能发生的。《仙女教母》

  7. There is a saying, yesterday is history, and tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift. That is why it's called the present (the gift). - Kung Fu Panda
  俗语说,既往者之不鉴,来着尤可追!因此,今天是present(现在/礼物)。《功夫熊猫1》

  8. Your story may not have such a happy ending, but that doesn’t make who you are. It is the rest of your story, who you choose to be. –Kung Fu Panda 2
  你人生故事的开头也许充满坎坷,但这并不影响你成为什么样的人。关键看你后来的人生路,你自己选择怎么走下去。《功夫熊猫2》

  9. You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul. –Ratatouille
  不要因为出身低就让别人限制了你发展的机会。你的成败在于你的心。《料理鼠王》

  10. Happiness is not about being immortal nor having food or rights in one's hand. It’s about having each tiny wish come true, or having something to eat when you are hungry or having someone's love when you need love. -Up
  幸福,不是长生不老,不是大鱼大肉,不是权倾朝野。幸福是每一个微小的愿望达成。当你想吃的时候有得吃,想被爱的时候有人来爱你。《飞屋环游记》

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-04 09:13:30
  has-been 已过时的明星
  ghost brand 过气的品牌

  stand on one’s own (two ) feet 靠自己 独立
  After the adoption of the one family one child policy,many Chinese young men lack the ability of standing on their own feet.自从实行独生子女政策之后,很多中国的年轻人都缺乏了独立生存的能力。
  on one’s feet 困境后恢复 生病后痊愈
  I am so happy to see that you are back on your feet after the operation.我非常高兴看到你在大手术之后身体恢复了。
作者:赵玉华 时间:2012-06-04 09:42:09
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作者:侠客自由 时间:2012-06-04 11:09:45
  好东西 谢谢分享啊

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-05 08:23:51
  222课 如何表达”同情”

  我的一位朋友在股市上被套了, 我打心底里同情她。大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,今天的英语课来学习如何表达你的同情心。。。

  Sympathy:n. 同情(心);同情; (感情上的)支持
  I have great sympathy for people in affliction. 我对那些受苦受难的人们充满同情。
  His wretchedness aroused our sympathy. 他的不幸激起了我们的同情。
  Let me convey my deep sympathy to you. 允许我向您表示最深切的同情。
  I show my deep sympathy to you for what you’re suffering. 我对你遭遇的这一切深表同情。

  I have some sympathy with that point of view. 我比较赞成这种看法。

  sympathize vi.同情, 支持
  I know you feel angry, and I sympathize. 我知道你感到愤怒,我也有同感。
  I sympathize with you; I've had a similar unhappy experience myself. 我很同情你,我自己也有过类似的不幸遭遇。
  He could neither understand nor sympathize with my eagerness. 对于我的急切心情,他既无法理解也不能体谅。
  I really sympathize with your sufferings. 我对你的痛苦表示真诚的同情。
  I sympathize with you from the bottom of my heart. 我打心底里同情你。

  总结:
  Show / convey sympathy to somebody for something
  Sympathize with something/somebody

  Oh, poor man, come on, let me give you a hug, I sympathize with you from the bottom of my heart. Please take my sympathy for your sufferings. Loss of 2 dollars is not that bad, here’s my 5 dollars. (可怜的人呢,过来,让我给你一个拥抱,我从心底里同情你。请接受我对你的痛苦的同情。丢了2块钱也没那么糟,这是我的5块钱,收下吧。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-05 08:31:58
  put your foot down 坚决反对
  put a foot wrong 犯错

  have/keep your feet on the ground 脚踏实地
  To have your feet on the ground is the best way to succeed.一步一个脚印才是最好的成功的方法。
  put your best foot forward 全力以赴
  You have to put your best foot forward if you want to get promoted.如果想
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-05 16:13:21
  Learn

  【Hi-English原创课堂】

  北京时间6月3日凌晨,刘翔在国际田联钻石联赛尤金站的比赛中,以平世界纪录的12秒87强势夺魁,再次震惊世界。消息传开,国内一片沸腾,不禁对其在伦敦奥运会的前景大为看好、满怀期待。
  今天就让我们一起来学学有关这项比赛的相关表达吧!

  国际田联(国际田径联合会):IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations)
  钻石联赛:?Diamond League 男子110米跨栏:110-meter hurdles 世界纪录:World record
  尤金:Eugene 纪录保持者:Record-holder 计时:Clock 打败:Best

  例句1:Liuxiang has won the men's 110-meter hurdles during the Eugene Diamond league meet.
  刘翔已经赢得了钻石联赛尤金站男子110米跨栏比赛的冠军。

  例句2:He has been clocked at 12.87 seconds for the 110-meter hurdles.
  他110米的跨栏速度已被测出是12.87秒。

  例句3:He bested 3 other top competitors, Oliver, Richardson and Merritt in that meeting.
  他在该场比赛中打败了其三大劲敌,世界顶级选手---奥利弗、理查德森和梅里特。

  例句4:The current world record holder Robles of Cuba didn't show up because of a delayed visa.
  当今世界纪录保持者,古巴选手罗伯斯因签证问题未出战该场比赛。

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-05 16:16:12
  A dog spotted a rabbit and started chasing him, but the rabbit got away.
  一只狗看到了一只兔子,于是开始追赶它,但是兔子跑掉了。

  Seeing this, a goat stopped to gloat.
  看到这一幕,一只山羊停下来幸灾乐祸。

  "Too fast for you, wasn't he?" he sneered.
  “兔子比你跑得快多了,是不是?”山羊讥笑道。

  "Why are you surprised?" said the dog. "I was chasing him for fun; he was running for his life."
  “有什么好大惊小怪的?”狗说道,“我为了找乐子才跑的,而它是为了逃命而跑。”
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-05 16:25:31
  Hi-English特别关注】如何克服跑步的恐惧?


  你有跑步恐惧症吗?当你必须要参加一项跑步运动时,你是否有种种顾虑呢?怀疑自己能否跑完全程,害怕别人会嘲笑自己的跑步姿势,担心自己会不小心受伤。那么还等什么,快来看看运动专家怎么给你支招吧!
  Yesterday I met a bunch of beginner runners who are starting to train for a spring half or full marathon with my team. Many of them are nervous about taking on such a challenge and wondering whether they'll do able to go the distance. Whether you're trying to establish a running habit or training for a big race it's totally normal to feel nervous and anxious. But rather than letting your fears prevent you from reaching your goals here are some ways you can manage them.
  昨天我遇到一群初习跑步者,为了参加半程或者全程马拉松,他们将和我的团队一起训练一个春天。他们中的很多人对接受这个挑战非常紧张,并且怀疑自己能否跑完那么长的距离。不管你是要养成跑步的习惯还是备战大型比赛,感到紧张和焦虑都是很正常的。但是为了避免让恐惧阻碍你实现自己的目标,你可以用以下一些方法来控制它们。
  Fear: "I'm worried that I won't be able to run the whole time." Don't discount the power of a walking break! Some runners mistakenly associate walking during a run or race with giving up and will only walk reluctantly when they reach the point of extreme fatigue or discomfort. I encourage runners to embrace walking as part of an overall run/walk strategy for completing long runs or races or as a cross-training activity for non-running days in their training schedule.
  恐惧:“我担心我不能够跑完全程。”可别忽略步行的力量哦。一些跑步者错误地将跑步进程中的步行视为放弃,只有在疲惫和不适达到极限时他们才会不情愿地步行。而我却鼓励跑步者将步行视作完成长距离跑步或比赛的一种策略,或是他们训练日程中无训练日子里的交叉训练项目。
  Fear: "I'm afraid I'll lose my motivation." All runners go through some periods when they're lacking motivation. One smart way to get inspired to keep running is to find a running group. When you know other people are counting on you to be at a workout you're more likely to show up. And the social interaction and competition that comes with group training also help boost your motivation.
  恐惧:“我怕我会失去动力。”所有的跑步者都会经历一些他们失去动力的阶段。一个能使自己受到鼓舞的聪明做法就是加入一个跑步团队。当你知道其他人希望你能参加训练时,你就更有可能会出现。此外,团队训练中的人际交往和竞争也能提高你的积极性。
  Fear: "I feel self-conscious running in public." Many people say they feel intimidated about running in public because they think everyone will be staring at them and making judgments. The truth is that most runners are happy to see new people join the sport because they can remember what it was like when they first started running. Wearing the right clothes for running may make you feel more comfortable when running in public. For women it's especially important to wear the right sports bra. And remember the first time is usually the hardest. If you're not used to running in public you'll feel much more comfortable once you've done it a few times.
  恐惧:“在众人面前跑步我很不自在。”许多人说他们在众人面前跑步会感到害羞,因为他们觉得每个人都在盯着他们并且指指点点。事实上许多跑步者很开心看到新人加入,因为这会让他们想起自己刚开始跑步时的情景。在众人面前跑步时穿着合适的运动服将会令你感到更舒服。而对于女性来说,穿着合适的运动内衣是格外重要的。并且记住,第一次通常是最艰难的。如果你不习惯在众人面前跑步,一旦你这么做几次之后就会感觉自在很多。
  Fear: "I'm concerned that I'll get injured." Yes, some runners do get injured but many running injuries can be prevented if you avoid doing too much too soon, get fitted for the right running shoes and follow some other simple injury prevention steps.
  恐惧:“我担心我会受伤。”的确,一些跑步者受伤了,但是如果你没有运动过度或者时间过长,选择合适的跑鞋,并且遵循其他一些简单的避伤步骤,许多跑步伤害是能够避免的。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-06 08:14:05
  223课  “or something”的活用

  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课堂,表示热烈的欢迎,学英语,再听首英文歌,你会喜欢我们的英语课吗?

  Are you studying English or something? 这句话中的“or something”是何意呢?学完本课,你也会运用“or something”了。

  Romantic: adj. 浪漫的, 不切实际的
  She has a dreamy romantic nature. 她爱幻想又多情。
  I've always been a sucker for romantic movies. 我一向喜欢传奇性的影片。

  Romance: n. 浪漫史, 风流韵事
  What do you think of cyber romance? 你怎么看待网恋?
  They didn't want anyone to know about their romance. 他们不想让任何人知道他们的恋情。
  Office romance is usually not encouraged. 人们一般不鼓励办公室恋情。

  在看英语电影或电视剧时,经常会听到一句话,在这句子的末尾会加上一个:or something, 它具体有什么含义呢? 来看看下面这些这句子:
  Are you following us or something? 你是在跟踪我们之类的吗?
  She's writing a dictionary or something. 她在编写词典之类的书。
  Let's have a beer or something. 咱们喝点啤酒什么的。
  Look we can still, uh, have a pleasant evening at home or something, you know. 瞧,在家里我们还是能过一个愉快的夜晚或有些高兴的事。
  Don't just idle away your precious time; settle down to some reading or something. 不要把大好时光浪费掉,坐下来读点书或做点别的什么事儿。

  France is a romantic country; I’m looking forward to a romance or something there one day. I’m kind of addicted to that country or something, and I can’t tell exactly what it is. (法国是个浪漫的国家;我希望有一天能在那邂逅一段浪漫史之类的。我似乎对这个国家有些迷恋之类的,具体的我也说不好。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-06 08:27:41
  223课  “or something”的活用

  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课堂,表示热烈的欢迎,学英语,再听首英文歌,你会喜欢我们的英语课吗?

  Are you studying English or something? 这句话中的“or something”是何意呢?学完本课,你也会运用“or something”了。

  Romantic: adj. 浪漫的, 不切实际的
  She has a dreamy romantic nature. 她爱幻想又多情。
  I've always been a sucker for romantic movies. 我一向喜欢传奇性的影片。

  Romance: n. 浪漫史, 风流韵事
  What do you think of cyber romance? 你怎么看待网恋?
  They didn't want anyone to know about their romance. 他们不想让任何人知道他们的恋情。
  Office romance is usually not encouraged. 人们一般不鼓励办公室恋情。

  在看英语电影或电视剧时,经常会听到一句话,在这句子的末尾会加上一个:or something, 它具体有什么含义呢? 来看看下面这些这句子:
  Are you following us or something? 你是在跟踪我们之类的吗?
  She's writing a dictionary or something. 她在编写词典之类的书。
  Let's have a beer or something. 咱们喝点啤酒什么的。
  Look we can still, uh, have a pleasant evening at home or something, you know. 瞧,在家里我们还是能过一个愉快的夜晚或有些高兴的事。
  Don't just idle away your precious time; settle down to some reading or something. 不要把大好时光浪费掉,坐下来读点书或做点别的什么事儿。

  France is a romantic country; I’m looking forward to a romance or something there one day. I’m kind of addicted to that country or something, and I can’t tell exactly what it is. (法国是个浪漫的国家;我希望有一天能在那邂逅一段浪漫史之类的。我似乎对这个国家有些迷恋之类的,具体的我也说不好。)
作者:ski730 时间:2012-06-07 07:37:22

  《好文共欣赏(转载)》

  整 理 版: http://ht.louge.org/dir/4250/


楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-07 08:21:06
  第224课 话题: 博物馆

  大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,今天的话题是: 博物馆。这个话题有点生疏,现今人们去网吧大大多于去博物馆,但我还是把它做成了一课,因为,西方还是有很多人会去博物馆,所以本课用来准备有天你会和外国人谈论这个话题。

  Museums 博物馆

  以下是关于博物馆话题的一些具有典型性的连读句子,注意每个句子中的连读发音。
  a. I started⌒out going to local history museums⌒about the history⌒of the little town that⌒I was raised⌒in.
  我开始去一些本地历史博物馆,在那里我可以了解到这个养育了我的小城镇的历史。

  b. I was brought⌒up to do those kinds⌒of things, going to museums.
  做这些事一直伴随着我的成长,去博物馆。

  c. The madness⌒of the streets, and people⌒in your face⌒all the time,
  I’d rather stay⌒in a museum⌒all day long, where you can think in a quiet place.
  街上的烦乱,你整天看着一大帮人。 我宁可整天呆博物馆里,安静地想些事情。

  d. I’d like to go to a museum, taking⌒a little time to think⌒about things⌒other than the daily routine.
  我喜欢去博物馆,花点时间想想事情,而不是做些每日的琐碎。

  e. It gets me⌒in touch⌒a little bit with⌒I think what⌒it means to be human by looking⌒at great⌒achievements⌒of past humans⌒and past civilization.
  看看我们的先人所创造的文化和取得的成就,我会有一些感想,人类的确很伟大。

  f. I’m happier when I’m⌒in⌒a museum than⌒any other place⌒in the world that⌒I can think⌒of.
  当我置身于博物馆时,感觉比在我能想到的世界上的任何其它地方都愉快。

  g. I think⌒visiting museums⌒is⌒a quick way to learn⌒new information.
  我认为参观博物馆是学习新信息的快捷的方式。

  h. Nowadays, we seldom go to visit museums, but we did it when we were kids. I remember the school took us there once a year. We enjoyed it, you know, got to know the things that weren’t available on textbook.
  现今,我们很少去参观博物馆,但我们小时候会去。我记得学校每年都会带我们去博物馆。我们很喜欢,你知道,能了解一些书本上没有的知识。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-07 11:59:57
  沉重难耐的高考倒计时终于归零,一如复考30多年来的轨迹,2012年高考在全国的热点关注下如期而至。今天是一个让亿万中国人紧张的日子但同时也是一个让人充满期待的日子,让我们一起为广大应考生送上我们真诚的祝福吧!

  向对话者表达祝福:
  1. Wish sb sth/ May sb do sth
  例句:Wish you success in the examination!
  May you succeed in the examination!
  May you be successful in the examination!
  以上三句均可翻译为:祝你考试成功!

  2. Please accept my sincere wishes.
  请接受我诚挚的祝福。

  3. Please allow me to offer my heartiest blessings.
  请允许我向你表达最衷心的祝福。

  4. Please let me express my best wishes to you.
  请允许我向你表达最衷心的祝福。

  向第三者表达祝福:
  例句1. Please give him my wishes. 请向他转告我的祝福。
  2. Please pass on my wishes when you see her. 你见到她时,请转告我对她的祝福。
  3. Please convey my wishes to him. 请代我向他祝福。

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-07 13:12:11
  Once, a hunter lived in a small village.
  从前,在一个小乡村里住着一个猎人。

  He used to boast of his brave hunting trips to the villagers.
  他常常向村民吹嘘他有多么勇敢的狩猎旅行。
  The villagers respected him a lot.
  村民因此非常尊重他。

  He mostly told everyone how he had fought a lion bare handed or of killing an elephant with a single bullet.
  他几乎告诉每个人他是如何赤手空拳地与狮子搏斗,又是如何仅用一颗子弹将一头大象射死。

  He said that wolves used to get scared even at a glimpse of him.
  他说,狼甚至瞥他一眼都会害怕。

  One day, the hunter passed through a forest. A woodcutter from the same village was busy cutting trees.
  有一天,这个猎人穿过一片森林,看到村子里的一个樵夫正在伐木。

  The boastful hunter approached him and said, "How are you? It's a fine day, isn't it?"
  这个爱吹牛的猎人向樵夫走去,对他说:“你好!今天天气真不错,对吧?”

  "Yes, Yes, indeed!" the woodcutter replied.
  “是,是,确实很不错!”樵夫回答道。

  "Well, can you tell me if you have seen any footprints of a lion nearby? It’s been months since I killed any."
  “嗯,能否告诉我有没有在附近看到狮子的足迹?自从我杀死几头后,已经好几个月没发现狮子的足迹了。”

  The woodcutter knew that the hunter only boasted. So he said, "Yes, a lion den is nearby. Can I take you there?"
  樵夫知道猎人只是在吹嘘自己,于是他回应道:“有啊,附近就有一个狮穴。要不要我带你去那儿?”

  But the scared hunter said, "No... No... I only wanted to see his footprints."
  但是已经吓坏了的猎人连忙说道:“不,不,我只是想看看他的足迹。”

  And so the boastful hunter ran away and the woodcutter laughed.
  就这样,这个爱吹牛的猎人慌忙逃走了,留下樵夫在那儿哈哈大笑。
作者:茉莉香片0 时间:2012-06-07 15:12:47
  mark。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-08 08:55:47
  第225课 这才象话!

  欢迎来到今天,大家好, Faith口语课堂-天天学新的一课又来了,猜猜我是谁。Faith老师,”that’s more like it”会是我们今天的课程内容,想知道它的何意吗?继续听下去,你会找到答案。

  More like…:〈口〉大约,差不多接近,越来越像…
  You’re more like your father! 你越来越像你爸爸了!
  My boss is more like a control freak. 我的老板快差不多就是个控制狂。
  This English class is more like a speech, how boring! 这个英语课跟听讲座差不多,太枯燥了。
  We’re more like friends. 我们快变成朋友了。

  --Mum, I’ve made up my mind to quit computer games, and devote myself to English Study. 妈妈,我已下定决心戒掉电脑游戏,全身心投入到英语学习中去。
  --That’s more like it. Sweetie…这才像话,小宝贝。。。

  That’s more like… 这才像。。。
  That’s more like it. 这才像话! / 这才像个样!
  That’s more like you. 这才像你!
  That’s more like a job. 这才像份工作!
  That’s more like my daughter. 这才像我的女儿!

  More like…than…: 比较级,比…更象。。。
  She talks to me more like a friend than a mother. 她更像是我的朋友一样和我谈话,而不是一名母亲。
  This job is more like a joke than a career. 这个工作简直是个天大的笑话,根本谈不上事业。

  My boyfriend is a rarely nice man, he cares for me more like my father than a boyfriend, and he’s more like my soul mate. (我男友是一个难得的好男人,他照顾我就像我的爸爸一样,而且他差不多就是我的灵魂知己吧。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-09 08:21:05
  Hi-English 原创课堂】“焦点”、“热议”之英语表达

  “甩掉多余的顾虑”、“忧与爱”、“不用时请将梯子横放”……高考作文题总能引发人们的热议,今年的题目也不例外。有人称好,认为如今的题目给考生的思维自由度已大大增加;有人拍砖,直言部分题目晦涩难懂,甚至有点“无厘头”;也有人调侃,戏称连高考作文都玩起了“文艺腔+穿越体”。网友们甚至对各省题目一一进行了评论,选出了各种“最作文”。今天我们就来学学用英语如何表达“焦点”、“热议”等词。
  例句:1. Recently, the national college entrance examination has become the most-talked-about topic in China.
  近几天,高考成为中国最热门的话题。
  2. The composition part of the Chinese test of NCCE has triggered a nationwide heated discussion in less than one day since it ended.
  高考作文题在语文考试结束后不到一天的时间里就引起了全国的热议。
  3. How to accurately grade the compositions of the examinees has become the focus of the experts’ debate.
  如何正确地对考生的作文进行评分已成为专家们讨论的焦点。
  4. Which province has set the best theme for the composition test is being hotly discussed by the netizens on the Microblog.
  网友们正在微博上热议哪个省出的作文题最好。
  现在给大家总结下,焦点:focus 热门话题:hot issue/topic 热议:名词表达为 heated discussion/debate 动词表达为 hotly discussed/debated
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-09 08:26:36
  Once upon a time there lived a lion in a forest.
  从前,有一只狮子住在森林中。

  One day after a heavy meal, It was sleeping under a tree.
  一天它在饱餐一顿之后,在一棵树下睡觉。

  After a while, there came a mouse and it started to play on the lion.
  一会之后,来了一只老鼠,它跑到了狮子身上嬉戏。

  Suddenly the lion got up with anger and looked at him who was disturbing his nice sleep.
  突然间,狮子生气地醒过来,看着这个打扰自己美梦的老鼠。

  He saw the little mouse standing, trembling with fear.
  他看到这只小老鼠颤抖着站在那里。

  The lion jumped up and started to attack it.
  狮子跳过去,准备要袭击它。

  The mouse pleaded to the lion to please forgive him. The lion felt pity and left him alone. The mouse ran away.
  老鼠乞求狮子原谅它,狮子升起了怜悯之心,于是离开了它。老鼠逃开了。

  A few days later, the lion was caught in a net by a hunter.
  几天之后,狮子被一个猎人用网子捉住了。

  Luckily, the thankful mouse happened by and chewed open the net.
  幸运的是,这只怀有感恩之心的老鼠正好经过,它用牙齿咬开了网绳。

  The mouse said to the lion, “you never know when a good deed will be repaid.”
  老鼠对狮子说,“你所付出的好心会在某一天报答你”。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-09 08:32:30
  Hi-English 特别关注】各省作文素材尽显 “冰山理论”


  概览历届高考作文,不少专家总结:从“我在战斗的一年里”到“漆匠的故事”35年过去,中国的高考作文正在慢慢贴近生活,关注价值观、理性思考和人的培养。考生不仅要有理性的深度,更需高远的视野、全面的知识才能审好题写出优秀的文章。不少网友也都在微博上评论道:出题老师太有内涵了,有难度啊有难度~看着那些给人无限想象力的作文素材,小编不禁想到美国著名作家欧内斯特?米勒尔?海明威的“冰山理论”。
  The Iceberg Theory is a writing theory by American writer Ernest Hemingway, as follows:
  冰山理论是美国作家欧内斯特?海明威提出的写作理论,如下所述:
  If a writer of a prose knows enough about what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them. The dignity of movement of the iceberg is due to only one-eighth of it being above water. The writer who omits things because he does not know them only makes hollow places in his writing.
  —Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon


  “如果一个散文作家足够了解他所写的东西,他就可以省略他所知道的。同时,如果这个作家的写作足够真实,读者就能够感受到作家隐去的内容,就如同作者已对它们进行了描述。冰山运动之雄伟壮观,就在于它只有八分之一的部分在水面上。如果一个作家省略的是他所不了解的东西,那只会给他的作品留下空白。”
  ——欧内斯特?海明威,《午后之死》

  In other words, a story can communicate by subtext; for instance, Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants never once mentions the word "abortion," though that is what the story's characters seem to be discussing. Often, especially in works that follow in Hemingway's footsteps, less is more.
  换句话说,一个故事可以通过潜台词进行表达。比方说,海明威的《白象似的群山》中没有一次出现“堕胎”一词,尽管这是小说人物想要探讨的问题。很多时候,尤其是那些遵循海明威写作风格的作品,越简练,越是丰富。
  This statement throws light on the symbolic implications of art. He makes use of physical action to provide an interpretation of the nature of man's existence. It can be convincingly proved that, "while representing human life through fictional forms, he has consistently set man against the background of his world and universe to examine the human situation from various points of view".
  这些叙述点明了艺术表达的象征性含义。海明威用自己的实践阐释了人类存在的本质。这一点是不言自明的:当海明威把人类的生活置于小说中时,他就已经一以贯之地把人类设定在了与其周围世界和宇宙的抗衡当中,以便通过多种视角考察人类的生存处境。
  以上就是海明威于1931年在他的纪实性作品《午后之死》中所提出的著名的“冰山原则”。他以“冰山”为喻,认为作者只应描写“冰山”露出水面的部分,水下的部分应该通过文本的提示让读者去想象补充。读完上面的描述,你是否也感觉今年中国高考作文出题老师所给的素材多少带点“冰山理论”的影子呀?

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-11 08:17:54
  第226课 别误会

  大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,我昨天无意说了句大实话,让我的一位朋友有些误会,所以我赶紧补充了以下这句话:“don’t get me wrong, I’m just telling the truth”,我这话是什么意思呢?来上课。。。

  Appetite: n. 欲望;胃口, 食欲
  I'm losing my appetite. 我没有食欲。
  The baby has a good appetite. 这个婴儿食欲很好。
  Don't eat anything that will spoil your appetite for dinner. 现在不要吃东西,那会破坏你正餐的胃口。
  Anxiety has taken away his appetite. 他愁得吃不下饭。
  He is suffering from lack of appetite. 他食欲不振。

  Don’t get me wrong. 别会错意, 不要误解我,别误会
  Now don't get me wrong, I wasn't blaming you! 哎呀,别误会啦,我没有责怪你。
  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not intending to humiliate you. 别误会,我无意让你丢脸。
  You are not my type,don’t get me wrong, 别自做多情,你不是我喜欢的类型.
  Don’t get me wrong, you’re talented, you could realize your dream one day. 别误会,你有才华,有一天你能实现你的梦想。
  Don’t get me wrong, I’m just having a dinner with him, nothing more. 别误会,我只是和他吃顿饭而已。

  You get me wrong. 你误会我了.
  You got me wrong, I was never interested in your position, and will never be. 你误会我了, 我从来就没对你的职位感过兴趣, 将来也不会.

  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t like your bear cookies, it’s just I’m losing my appetite looking at these freaky bear faces. (别误会,不是我不喜欢你的小熊甜饼,而是看着这些怪怪的小熊脸,我没胃口。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-12 08:48:46
  第227课 我不情愿…

  欢迎来到新的一课,同学们好,这里是Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师,今天来上课,会不会有些不情愿呢?Faith, to be frank, I’m reluctant to be here today, I’m unwilling to get up so early to attend your class.

  Reluctant: adj. 不情愿的, 勉强的
  He gave me a reluctant promise. 他很不情愿地答应了下来。
  I felt reluctant to disturb you. 我本不想打搅你。
  I’m usually reluctant to socialize; I’d rather stay at home, reading. 我通常不愿意交际;我宁可呆在家,读些书。
  He is reluctant to get too much publicity. 他不愿抛头露面。
  Mary is reluctant to accept her mother's viewpoint. 玛丽不愿意接受她母亲的观点。

  Reluctance: n. 不愿意;勉强
  She showed her reluctance to cooperate with us. 她表示不愿与我们合作。

  Be willing to do…情愿做某事,乐于做某事
  Be unwilling to do…不情愿做某事
  I’m unwilling to travel extensively. 我不喜欢需要频繁出差。
  Success belongs to those who are willing to take pains. 成功属于那些肯努力的人。
  I’m really unwilling to spend an evening there. 我其实不愿在那儿消磨一夜晚。
  Are you willing to negotiate? 愿意谈一下价格吗?

  Willingness: n. 自愿;乐意
  They didn’t show any willingness to reduce the price. 他们没有任何降价的意思。

  I don’t see your willingness, are you really willing to join us tonight? Maybe you’re reluctant to hang out with us. Your reluctance is quite understandable.(我没看到你的情愿,今晚你真的想加入我们吗?可能你并不情愿和我们呆在一起。你的不情愿可以理解。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-13 08:58:59
  第228课 终于松了口气

  大家好,欢迎来到今天的Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师,apparently, you’re finally relieved. 想知道这句话为何意吗? 请在本课中寻找答案. The answer is just as simple as that.

  Apparently: adv. 显然地;表面上,似乎
  He was apparently much surprised at the news. 他对那个消息显然感到十分惊异。
  Apparently she did not succeed. 看样子她没有成功。
  Apparently the weather is changing. 显然天气在改变。
  Apparently, he has a crush on you. 很明显,他暗恋你。
  He has apparently forgotten it. 他显然把它给忘了。

  Apparent: adj.显然的, 明白的, 清晰可见的;表面上的, 貌似(真实)的
  The apparent truth was really a lie. 表面上看似实话, 实际上是个谎言。

  Apparently, you’re finally relieved.

  Relieve: vt.缓解, 消除, 减少;换班, 换岗
  The doctors did their best to relieve the patient. 医生们尽力减轻病人的痛苦。
  We are relieved to hear that the exam is cancelled. 听说考试取消了, 我们的心才放下来。
  I’m finally relieved. 我终于松了口气。
  He will relieve a sick teacher tomorrow. 他明天要为一个生病的老师代课。

  I’m apparently weak, but I have hidden strength, and I’m finally relieved that I don’t need to hide my inner strength anymore. (我表面上看起来软弱,但我有隐藏的力量。终于放下心来, 我不必再隐藏内心的力量了。)
作者:清风何故来翻书 时间:2012-06-13 09:25:31
  做个记号
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-14 08:48:10
  229课 别碰我

  这是美丽的一天,又迎来了Faith口语课堂-天天学最新的一课,我是Faith老师,想知道在” 黑暗中摸索”与”别磁我”的英语表达吗? 今天的英语课会有答案.

  grope vt. & vi.暗中摸, 摸索
  He groped his way in the dark. 他在黑暗中摸索着走。
  We’re friends, I won't grope you, I promise. 只是朋友嘛,我不会对你动手动脚的,我保证。

  vi.探索, 搜寻
  She groped for the right word. 她搜寻恰当的字眼儿。
  It's too late. I must try to grope for an excuse to leave. 太晚了,我必须设法找借口离开。

  Get off: 下车
  This is where I get off the bus. 这就是我下车的地方。

  get off: .离开; 动身
  We got off immediately after breakfast. 早饭后我们立即启程。
  The children had to get themselves off to school as both their parents went out to work at eight o'clock. 由于父母都在八点钟去上班了, 孩子们只好自己去上学。

  Get off: 发出
  I'd like to get this letter off by EMS. 我想用EMS把这封信寄出去。

  Get off: (使)免受处分
  They got off lightly. 他们轻易地逃脱了惩罚。
  You won't get off so easily next time. 下次可不能这样轻易放过你。

  Get off of me! 别碰我!

  I’m groping for an excuse to leave Faith’s class, I have to get myself off to my blind date within 5 minutes, oh, I’m getting late…late…(我在找借口离开FAITH老师的课,我得在5分钟内出发去相亲, 不好啊, 我要迟到了, 迟到了…)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-15 08:41:47
  足球盛典2012欧洲杯正在如火如荼地进行着,虽不能前往欧洲观赛助威、目睹那些足球健将挥洒豪情壮志,无数中国球迷却克服了时差、上班、学习等各种难题熬夜观战,痴迷程度丝毫不亚于现场热血沸腾的观众。面对各大英文媒体标题栏所报道的赛事结果,亲爱的读者,你能否看得懂呢?今天就跟小编一起学学吧!

  1. Beat 打败;战胜
  例句:Czech beat Greece 2:1 捷克2:1战胜了希腊。

  2. Tie 打成平局
  例句:Poland tied 1-1 with Russia. 波兰1:1平俄罗斯。

  3. Win against 战胜;打败
  例句:Germany won against Netherlands 2:1. 德国2:1打败了荷兰。

  以上三个词是描述比赛结果频繁使用的表达,各位铁杆球迷朋友们可得记住哦!




楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-15 08:45:24
  Two crows challenged each other to see which of them could fly highest, while carrying a sack filled with whatever they chose.
  两只乌鸦向彼此挑战,想看看谁能载着一满袋东西飞得更高,他们可以任意选择放什么物品在袋子里。

  The first crow filled his sack with cotton and laughed at the other crow who filled his, instead, with much heavier salt.
  第一只乌鸦在他的袋子里装满了棉花,他嘲笑第二只乌鸦,因为他的袋子装满了重得多的盐。

  Just as the competition began, it started to rain, as the second crow expected.
  正当比赛快开始时,如第二只乌鸦所预料的一样,天开始下起雨来。

  The cotton absorbed the rain water and became so heavy that the first crow couldn’t even get off the ground while the second crow’s salt dissolved all the way and he easily flew very high and won the challenge.
  棉花将雨水吸了进去,变得非常沉重,以至于第一只乌鸦甚至都没法儿离开地面。与之相反,第二只乌鸦袋子里的盐一路上不断溶解,他很轻松地就飞得很高,从而赢得了这场比赛。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-15 08:59:25

  “欧洲杯”带火网络生意

  Despite the time difference between China and Europe, Chinese online businesses were abuzz about Italy's tight defense against Spain in June 8, in the Euro 2012 championship as die-hard football fans stayed up late for the match.
  6月8日,2012年欧洲杯拉开帷幕。尽管中国与欧洲存在时差,但仍有许多铁杆球迷都在熬夜观战。在首场比赛中,意大利队对西班牙队采取了密集防守的战术,而许多网络商家此时也在热议这场“恶战”。

  As fans all over the world celebrate the championship in a great global party, e-commerce retailers are embracing the football spirit, doing a roaring trade in colorful national flags, kits and trophies.
  全世界球迷都沉浸在庆祝欧洲杯的狂欢派对中。电子商务零售商们也充分利用这种“足球精神”,出售各色国旗、球衣以及奖杯,生意做得如火如荼。

  "The results might determine which national flag we should keep more of in stock," said Xie Hui, an online vendor on Taobao.com. Xie`s online store is an array of tournament merchandise, ranging from classy to kitschy, and from cheap to cheekily expensive.
  淘宝卖家谢辉(音译)说:“比赛结果很可能就决定着我们应该增加哪个国家国旗的库存。”谢辉的网店经营着大量的比赛商品,从高档品到低劣品,有的很廉价,有的则贵得令人咋舌。

  "Anything with a number 7 on it is selling like hot cakes," he said referring to the shirt worn by Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. "Every time we replenish the stock, the next morning we`re sold out by 11 am," he said.
  他提到一件葡萄牙球星克里斯蒂亚诺?罗纳尔多所穿的球衣表示:“凡是带有数字7的商品都会大卖特卖。” “每次只要我们一进货,第二天上午11点前就会销售一空。”

  The term "European Cup" was firmly on Taobao's list of "hot topics" by Monday, with the search term showing up more than 54,000 times.
  本周一为止,“欧洲杯”一直是淘宝上的热门搜索词之一,该词的搜索量达到5.4万次之多。

  Sales of football kits across the Web have rocketed, as avid fans tend to wear the same jerseys as their favorite teams.
  铁杆球迷们都想身穿自己喜爱球队的球衣,因此网上的足球队服销售额也激增。

  Kits for the Spanish team have been the biggest seller, with more than 5,000 being sold in the past month, according to Taobao. Sales of German, Italian, French and Portuguese kits all topped 3,000.
  淘宝上,西班牙队的球衣成为最畅销的产品,过去一个月卖出5000多件。而德国、意大利、法国以及葡萄牙各队球衣的销售数量也都达到3000件之多。

  Pinlive, a beer and snacks retailer on Tmall.com, China's biggest business-to-consumer website, saw its beer sales surge as the event drew near, up to five times the normal level.
  Pinlive是一家在天猫(原淘宝商城)上出售啤酒和零食的网店。赛事临近时,该店的啤酒销量激增,是平时的五倍。

  Foosball, also known as table football, until recently a rarity in China, has grown in popularity among online buyers, including the many bars across the country, having become a game-changer for many bars.
  而不久前还是稀有商品的桌上足球,现在已经越来越受到广大“网购一族”的青睐,其中也包括很多国内酒吧,为许多酒吧扭转了经营局面。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-15 10:33:32
  第230课 到底要我跟你说几遍

  大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,美好的一天又迎来了我们新的一课,带着快乐来学英语。

  Honest: adj.诚实的, 正直的, 可靠的, 坦诚的, 直率的
  You must be honest with me. 你要对我坦诚,讲实话。
  He looked so honest that we took his story for true. 他看起来那么诚恳, 我们都把他的话当真了。

  Honestly: adv. 诚实地, 正直地;坦诚地, 实在地
  Honestly, that's all the money I've got! 我的的确确只有这点钱了。
  I'll go if you like. I don't mind, honestly. 要是你愿意我可以走。我真的不在乎。

  广告时间:

  Faith英语推广团队志愿者招募中
  有意者请将简历发至faith老师邮箱:faithchen@163.com, 并在简历中谈谈你的梦想及如何网络推广Faith英语的思路。请注意:这是一项志愿者工作,没有任何经济报酬,但参于这项工作你会获得远比金钱更多的收获:网络推广经验,管理经验,友谊,激情的发泄,成功的满足感…

  Honesty: n.诚实, 正直, 坦诚
  Honesty is the best policy. 诚实才是上策。

  Have to: 不得不,必须 + 动词原形
  I'm going to have to tell my parents. 我得告诉我爸妈。
  How many times do I have to tell you? 到底要我跟你说几遍?
  In that case, I’ll have to take it. 如果是这样的话, 我也只能接受了.
  Even if I have to work overtime, I’ll finish the report. 即使加班,我也得把这份报告赶完。
  All you have to do is call the police. 你要做的就是报警。

  Honestly, I have nothing to do with your demotion, I’m honest with you. Do I have to back my honesty? Anyway, you don’t have to trust me; all you have to do is listen to your heart. (老实说,我和你的降职没任何关系,我对你是诚实的。我需要解释我的诚实吗?反正你也不必要相信我, 你所要做的就是倾听你的内心。)
作者:晴空j 时间:2012-06-15 10:43:51
  mark!!!!!好帖啊^^ 谢谢楼主
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-16 08:43:26
  Learn

  【Hi-English原创课堂】

  2012年6月17日,又是一个伟大的日子,一个温情的日子——父亲节!对这个节日,你知道多少呢?今天就跟着小编一起来了解下吧!

  Name: Father’s Day 名字:父亲节

  Country of Origin: America 发源国: 美国

  Date: The third Sunday in June (many countries)
  日期:六月的第三个星期日 (大多数国家)

  Proposed by: Sonora Smart Dodd in Spokane, Washington (to honor and thank her courageous, selfless, and loving father, William Jackson Smart, who reared his six children all by himself as a single parent)
  倡议人:美国华盛顿州斯波坎市的Sonora Smart Dodd 女士 (她提出这一想法是为了向她勇敢、无私、慈爱的父亲William Jackson Smart表达敬意,感谢他独自一人含辛茹苦地将六个子女抚养成人)

  First Celebration: in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910
  首次庆祝地点和日期:美国华盛顿州斯波坎市, 1910年6月19日

  Flowers for this day: red roses symbolize respect and affection for fathers still living and in good health while white roses symbolize lament and gratitude for deceased fathers
  节花:红玫瑰象征着子女对健在父亲的尊敬和爱戴,而白玫瑰则象征着子女对已故父亲的悼念和感激

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-16 08:55:31
  There isn’t one thing that I can depend on you for, is there? I ask you to do a simple task, and of course you come back shaming (v.使…蒙羞) me and everyone else, and most of all yourself, with your failure. Is there nothing that you can do properly? Not a single thing that you can manage with any decency? For God’s sake, would you please just do something right for once in your worthless, pathetic (adj.可怜的) life?

  是不是没有一件事我能依靠得了你的,不是吗?我要求你完成一件简单的事情,但是你却以失败使我和其他所有人,最重要的是你自己蒙羞。是不是没有一件事情你是能做稳妥的?甚至是一件很简单的事情,你都不能得体而为?看在上帝的份上,你能不能在你毫无价值、可怜巴巴的人生里至少做对一次事情呢?

  Remember when you were in school and they asked you to make a diorama(n.西洋镜)? You had complete freedom. You could have done anything you liked. A box with any sort of scene, made of any materials whatsoever. Total independence on the project. And what did you do? You used Legos – LEGOS! – to recreate Abraham about to sacrifice his son Isaac. LEGOS! And you neglected to represent the voice of God in any way. And you said, “But Father, it was just before God spoke!” What a disgusting excuse.

  还记得你在学校的时候,他们让你做一个西洋镜。你有完完全全的自由。你可以做任何你喜欢做的事情。一个装满任何景象的盒子,随便放置物品。这是个完全独立的项目。 但你做了什么?你使用了乐高玩具——乐高——去重新塑造了《旧约》中亚伯拉罕献祭儿子以撒的故事。乐高玩具!并且你无论如何都忽视了去代表上帝的声音。但是你却说:“但是爸爸,这个发生在上帝说话前。”真是个令人作呕的理由。

  And now this. I ask you to do the simplest thing in the world and you completely disregard all my hopes and dreams and fail miserably(adv.悲惨地). A Nobel Prize in Physics. That’s all you bring home! It could have been chemistry, but because you’re just a pathetic simpleton (n.傻瓜,笨蛋), you get a Nobel Prize in Physics. I sent you out of this house nineteen years ago with one simple request, and asked you not to return until you had fulfilled it, and here you are, with a filthy (adj.丑恶的,卑劣的) Nobel Prize in Physics, standing before me as though you deserve some kind of praise. Get out! I don’t want to look at you. You disgust me.

  现在。我要求你做世界上最简单的一件事情,然后你完全将我对你的厚望和梦想丢弃一边,悲惨地失败了。物理学的诺贝尔奖——这就是你所带回家的!明明本该是化学奖的,只是因为你是可怜的傻瓜,你才拿了个物理学奖。19年前我把你送出门,只有一个简单的要求,要求你完成这个要求才能回来。现在你回来了,带回来这个可鄙的物理学诺贝尔奖,站在我面前好像你应该受到那样的赞扬。滚出去!我不想看到你。你让我呕心。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-06-16 09:09:38
  Hi-English特别关注】


  父爱如山,父亲是我们生命中的第一个英雄。如果说母爱是乡间小溪的静谧,父爱便是潮起时的雄浑;如果说母爱是为远行游子缝衣熬红的双眼,父爱便是为了孩子上学而飞快舞动的铁锄……拳拳父爱,深沉而含蓄, 谨以此诗献给天下每一位父亲!


  My father was my hero

  我的父亲是英雄

  My father was my hero, all throughout my life.

  我的父亲是我的英雄,从始至终

  The father of eight children, he saw his share of strife.

  身为八个孩子的父亲,他明白自己重任在身

  When I was very little, he appeared to be so large.

  小时候我觉得他的身躯是那样伟岸

  In my eyes he could do anything, we all knew he was in charge.

  在我眼里他无所不能,我们都知道他能掌控一切

  He was a man of great strength both physically and in mind,

  他的身体和头脑都充满了力量

  but in him there was a gentleness, he found ways to be outgoing and kind.

  但他刚中带柔,他懂得怎样做到随和与友善

  Many days of childhood were greeted with a kiss,

  童年的一天常以他的吻开始

  and songs to me as I awoke, those days I surely miss.

  醒来便伴着歌声,我着实怀念那些日子

  He made me feel so special, "Miss America" he would sing.

  他给我唱“美国小姐”,让我觉得自己与众不同

  I knew I had my father's love. It gave me courage to do almost anything.
  我知道我拥有父亲的爱,这让我有勇气面对所有的挑战

  From him I learned to stand up tall, to be proud of who I am.

  从他那里我学到做人要挺直腰板,要为自己骄傲

  Strength and determination were the qualities of this fine man.

  力量与决心是这个好人的特质

  As the years of his life dwindled down, that strength kept him alive.

  当他渐渐老去,这种力量让他得以保持活力

  Plus the unfailing determination to help my ailing mother have the care she needed to survive.

  这种不败的决心还让我体弱多病的母亲得到了必要的照顾

  He loved her and his children, so much he gave up years of his life

  他爱他的妻子和孩子,他愿意为了他们放弃自己的生活

  caring for this woman, his soul mate, his wife.

  他花时间照顾这个女人,他的灵魂伴侣,他的妻子

  Day and night he struggled for years with her disease.

  夜以继日,他与她的疾病抗争

  A lesser man would have been brought down to his knees.

  若是一个意志薄弱的人恐怕早已被打倒

  With illnesses of his own, he still stood by her side

  然而哪怕自己也疾病缠身,他依旧站在她的身旁

  caring for her and loving her until the day she died.

  照顾她爱她直到她生命终结的那一天

  Twenty days later his own time was at an end.

  20天后他随她而去

  I lost my hero, my father, a man who was my friend.

  我失去了我的英雄,我的父亲,我的朋友

  A few years have passed, and life just isn't the same.

  许多年过去了,生活变了样

  But as Father's Day approaches, I will celebrate his name.

  但每当父亲节临近,我还是会在心里念他的名字

  With prayers to him and God above to stay by my side,

  我为他祈祷,相信上帝就在我身旁

  to watch over me and guide me, to look down on me with pride.

  他看护我、指引着我、骄傲地看着我

  For I am my father's daughter, one day we will meet again.

  我是父亲的女儿,总有一天我们会再见

  But until then I will remember, and the love will never end.

  到那时我仍会记得,这份爱永远不会结束
作者:临时飞客 时间:2012-06-16 10:30:00
  顶!坚持每天都来读几句。学会说英语是我大学的目标
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