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楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-03 08:13:41
  第265课 你完蛋了

  大家好,欢迎来到Faith口语课堂-天天学最新的一课,我是Faith老师,what am I supposed to do? I got everything screwed up. 我该怎么办呢?我把一切都搞砸了。今天的英语课就来学习“搞砸”。。。

  Screw: n. 螺丝钉, vt. 用螺丝拧紧, vt. vi. 扭; 拧
  The handle of this door is kept by two screws. 这扇门的把手用两枚螺丝钉固定。
  He has screwed the lid down so tightly that I can't get it off. 他把盖子拧得太紧, 我无法打开。

  Screw up: 拧紧, 扭歪(脸)
  Can you screw up this handle for me? 你能帮我把这个把手拧紧吗?
  He screwed up his face at the nasty smell. 闻到这令人作呕的气味, 他皱眉蹙额。

  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…

  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  Screw up: 把…搞糟
  It was such a simple plan; how could you have screwed it up? 这是个很简单的计划, 你怎么会把它弄得一团糟呢?
  The bad weather screwed up our holiday. 恶劣的天气破坏了我们的假期。
  Things were screwed up from start to finish. 事情从头到尾都搞砸了。

  To get screwed: 完蛋了,上当了,搞砸了
  She got the house and the car, and you just have chairs around you, you got screwed. 她得到了房子和车, 而你就剩一堆椅子,你完蛋了。
  I got screwed in my interview. 我面试搞砸了.
  We got screwed when we bought this house. 我们买这所房子上当了。

  I got everything screwed up, I’m a complete loser. (我把一切都搞砸了,我真是个彻底的失败者。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-06 08:08:16
  266课 她需要散散心

  I’m troubled lately, let’s go to a disco bar, I do need some distraction. 大家好,欢迎来到Faith口语课堂-天天学最新的一课,我是Faith老师,我最近有些烦, 邀请朋友去迪斯科做什么呢?

  Distraction:n.使人分心的事〔人〕 ;娱乐, 消遣;心烦意乱;精神错乱;分心, 分散注意力
  There are too many distractions here to work properly. 这里叫人分心的事太多, 使人无法好好工作。
  Let’s invite her to the disco—she needs distraction. 我们请她去迪斯科舞会吧, 她需要散散心。
  The children are driving me to distraction today. 今天孩子们闹得我心烦意乱。

  Distract: vt.使(人)分心, 分散(注意力)
  Noise outside distracted her mind from her studies. 门外的噪音使她心神不宁, 无法集中注意力学习。
  He was distracted with an unhappy love affair. 他因失恋而心烦意乱。

  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…

  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  More often: 更经常一些, 经常(更多频率)
  Sometimes I’m a teacher, but more often, you taught me. 有时我是老师, 但更多时, 是你们在教我.
  We should spend time together more often. 我们应该更经常在一起。
  I wish he would email me more often. 我希望他来信更勤些。

  More often than not: 往往, 多半
  More often than not the patient recovers. 病人多半能恢复健康。
  More often than not she misses the bus. 她往往赶不上这班公共汽车。

  Breaking up with my boyfriend made me really upset, I didn’t feel like eating or doing anything. My best friend invited me to her house by a river for distraction last weekend, and it worked. I guess I should spend time with my friends more often. (和男友分手我难受极了, 不想吃,不想做任何事. 上个周末我最好的朋友请我去她河边的一个房子散心, 我感觉好多了。我想我应该多些时间和我的朋友们呆在一起。)
作者:雪鸿2012 时间:2012-08-06 10:55:42
  it's good to keep on reading.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-07 08:15:06
  第267课 我真的很无奈呀

  What can I do? Do I have any alternatives? I can’t help but move on. 大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,我真的很无奈呀,生活也只能继续下去。。。

  Alternative: adj. 两者择一的, 供替代的;不寻常的, 非传统性的;非正统的
  Have you got an alternative suggestion? 你有没有其他建议?
  An alternative plan is to apply for a loan. 另一种可能的方案就是申请贷款。

  Alternative: n. 取舍, 抉择, 可供选择的事物;选择的余地
  Do we have any alternatives? 我们还有选择的余地吗?
  You have the alternative of marrying or remaining a bachelor. 你可以结婚也可以仍做单身汉,任你选择。

  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…

  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  have no alternative but to do…别无选择,也只能。。。
  I had no alternative but to accept the offer. 我除了接受该项提议之外,别无选择。
  We have no alternative but to dismiss you. 我们只好辞退你,别无其他办法。
  I have no alternative but to give it up. 除了放弃我别无选择。

  have no choice/option but to do…别无选择,也只能。。。
  We had no choice but to do what we were asked. 出于无奈, 我们只得照要求的做了。

  Can’t help but do… 也只能做某事
  The boss asks us to work overtime during the Christmas season, we can’t help but follow. 老板要求我们圣诞节季节加班,我们也只能照办啊。
  Your heart has gone to another woman, what can I do? I can’t help but let you go. 你的心已去了另一个女人那里,我还能怎么办?也只能放你走了。

  I feel helpless... I got divorced, I lost my job, and things are getting even worse, I’m suffering from acute depression. Do I have any alternatives? I can’t help but move on…(我感到很无助
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-07 08:31:26



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  【Hi-English原创课堂】

  周日,在韦博国际英语主办的Say Hi to Miss Universe China活动中,各中心的学员都得以近距离接触2012环球小姐中国区决赛选手,目睹了佳丽们的风采。大家应该都有注意到,美女们都有着一头乌黑亮丽的头发,可见头发对于美的展现至关重要呀!想必你已经猜到了,我们今天要一起学习的短语就是跟头发相关的。

  1. Let one’s hair down, 表面意思是披头散发,实际上指的是不拘一格,放松、轻松。

  例句: Our foreign teacher told us to let our hair down and enjoy the party.
  外教让我们在聚会上放松自己,尽情玩乐。

  2. Make one’s hair stand on end 惊吓到某人;使人毛骨悚然。 完全就是中文中的表达“吓得人寒毛都竖起来了” ,很好理解吧?

  例句:Don’t let your younger sister read the story as it will make her hair stand on end.
  不要让你的小妹妹读这个故事,它会让她毛骨悚然的。

  3. Be tearing one’s hair out 焦躁不安。扯头发,哈哈,是不是一个人抓狂的样子跃然纸上?

  例句:She seems to be tearing her hair out because it will soon be her turn to make a speech in front of the audience.
  她似乎显得焦躁不安,因为马上就轮到她在大家面前



楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-07 08:40:22
  Jodie: Hey, babe, so good to see you again. I haven't seen you in ages.
  嗨,亲爱的,见到你真高兴,我有好长时间没见着你了!

  Naomi: (OMG). Hey Judie! I know it's been a while, I think the last time we met was at last summer's Fashion week in Paris?
  嗨,朱迪,真得有好久没见到你了,上次见面还是去年夏天的巴黎时装周吧!

  Jodie: My word , has it really been that long? Wow. You look absolutely fab, I'm so jealous!
  天哪!真的有这么长时间没见了啊!你看起来棒极了!真让人羡慕嫉妒啊!

  Naomi: Ahhhh....thanks hun, you look really well too! How have you been? I guess your agent is keeping you busy with lots of auditions!
  哈哈!谢谢~你看起来也棒极了!你最近还好吗?我猜你的模特公司一定有很多人来面试吧!


  Jodie: I've been great thanks; work is really busy at the moment as my agent has been working my socks off! We have so much to catch up on; if you're not too tired up, do you fancy a quick coffee?
  谢天谢地,现在工作真的很忙。有好多事情需要赶工,如果你不是太累的话,我们一起喝杯咖啡吧!

  Naomi: That sounds terrific, my treat!
  听起来不错!我请客!

  ……

  Jodie: So what fashion brand have you been modeling for recently? I heard through the grape vine that X's new winter collection is absolutely stunning!
  你们现在在给什么品牌走秀呢?小道消息说X品牌的冬季款式非常棒!

  Naomi: Lol, word really does travel around! I was modeling for their new collection; I really think it will go down well with those trying to create their own unique style.
  哈,消息传得真快!我们真在为这家公司走秀。我相信那些走独特路线的人会很喜欢这些款式的。

  Jodie: Are they also bringing out a new line of accessories? What kind of price range is it going to be?
  这些款式中会附带一些新的配饰吗?价位大概是怎样的呢?

  Naomi: Yes, they have loads of accessories this year. I think you'll adore the new handbags made from denim and silk. I'm sure all the fashion icons in the movie world will get their hands on one this winter, but the price tag is quite steep.
  今年会有很多新的配饰。我想你一定会很爱它们新出的牛仔布料和丝绸面料的手提包。我相信一些电影里面的时尚元素会很大程度上推广这一款包。价位嘛,估计低不了。

  Let's go through some words and phrases让我们一起复习一下今天的词语和短语:
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-07 08:46:56
  】
  在周日韦博国际英语与环球小姐海南赛区冠军谭乔尹进行的微访谈中,谭乔尹说到,她觉得beauty是外在美与内在美的结合,现代选美比赛是要挑选出集美貌、智慧和时尚于一体的女性而不仅仅只是看重外表。对于美,我想每个人都有自己不同的定义,就让我们一起来欣赏下黎巴嫩著名作家纪伯伦的经典散文诗On Beauty《论美》吧!或许读完后你会别有一番理解~

  And a poet said, Speak to us of Beauty.
  一位诗人说,谈谈美吧。

  And he answered:
  他答道:

  Where shall you seek beauty, and shall you find her unless she herself be your way and your guide?
  你们到哪里寻求美,若她本身不是你们的道路,指引着你们的话,你们又如何找到她?

  And how shall you speak of her except she be the weaver of your speech?
  若她不是你言语的编织者,你们又如何谈论她?

  The aggrieved and injured say, “Beauty is kind and gentle.
  愤恨苦痛之人说:“美仁慈而温柔。

  Like a young mother half-shy of her own glory she walks among us.”
  她像有些羞赧于自己荣耀的年轻母亲,走在我们中间。”

  And the passionate say, “Nay, beauty is a thing of might and dread.
  激情四射之人说:“不,美是强大而让人生畏的东西。

  Like the tempest she shakes the earth beneath us and the sky above us.”
  她像暴风骤雨一样,摇动着我们脚下的大地,震撼着我们头上的天空。”

  The tired and the weary say, “Beauty is of soft whisperings. She speaks in our spirit. Her voice yields to our silences like a faint light that quivers in fear of the shadow.”
  疲惫困顿之人说:“美是温柔的低语。她在我们的心中说话。她的声音在寂静中传来,如同因害怕影子而颤抖的微光。”

  But the restless say, “We have heard her shouting among the mountains.
  但不息之人说:“我们听到她在山间咆哮,

  And with her cries came the sound of hoofs, and the beating of wings and the roaring of lions.”
  马蹄奔踏声、翅翼拍动声和狂狮怒吼声随她的声音而来。”

  At night the watchmen of the city say, “Beauty shall rise with the dawn from the east.” And at noontide the toilers and the wayfarers say, “We have seen her leaning over the earth from the windows of the sunset.”
  城里的守夜人说:“美随晓光从东方升起。” 正午时,苦劳者和赶路者说:“我们看到她从日落的窗户中向大地探出身来。”

  In winter say the snow-bound, “She shall come with the spring leaping upon the hill.”
  冬日里,被雪所困者说:“她将在山丘上跳跃,跟随春天而来。”

  And in the summer heat the reapers say, “We have seen her dancing with the autumn leaves, and we saw a drift of snow in her hair.”
  仲夏天,收割者说:“我们看到她随秋叶起舞,我们在她的发梢望见了积雪。”

  All these things have you said of beauty.
  关于美,你们说了这么多,

  Yet in truth you spoke not of her but of needs unsatisfied,
  可事实上,你们说的不是她,而是未满足的需要。

  And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy.
  美不是需要,而是欣喜。

  It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth.
  它不是干渴的嘴唇,也不是伸出的空手,

  But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted.
  而是激动的心,和迷幻的灵魂。

  It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear,
  她不是你们想看到的形象,也不是你们想听到的乐曲,

  But rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears.
  而是你们虽闭上眼睛也能看到的形象,虽掩住耳朵也能听到的旋律。

  It is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a wing attached to a claw,
  它不是褶皱树皮里的汁液,附在寒鸦身上的羽翼,

  But rather a garden for ever in bloom and a flock of angels for ever in flight.
  而是永远绽放着花朵的花园,和永远翱翔的一群天使。

  People of Orphalese, beauty is life when life unveils her holy face.
  阿法利斯的人们,当生活揭开面纱,露出她圣洁的面庞时,美便是生活。

  But you are life and you are the veil.
  但你是生活,你也是面纱。

  Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
  美是在镜中自视的永恒。

  But you are eternity and you are the mirror.
  但你是永恒,你也是镜子。


作者:我的幸福我来找 时间:2012-08-07 11:32:11
  最近正想学英语呢,谢谢
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-08 08:35:46
  268课 “at”的活用

  好好学习, 天天向上. 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,”at”有多少种用法呢? 来上课, 数一数…

  At :介词 prep.
  1.(表示位置) 在, 于; 到达, 达到; 经, 由; 在…旁, 靠近; 在…里; 在…上; 在…方位
  He’s not at his office. 他不在办公室。
  She’s standing at the door. 她正站在门边。

  2.(表示时间)在, 在…时刻[时辰, 期间, 阶段, 时节]; 在…岁时
  The meeting will start at 15 ∶ 00. 会议在下午三点钟开始。
  The company declared a large dividend at the end of the year. 公司在年底宣布分发高额股息。
  I first met my husband at the age of 16. 我第一次遇见我的丈夫是在我16岁时。

  3.(表示状态)处于…状态, 在…情况下;处于最佳(或最差等)状态;在全盛(或谷底等)时期
  I'm at the peak of my physical condition. 我现在达到了最佳的身体状况。
  Fill in your address at the bottom of the application form. 把你的地址填写在申请表的下端。

  4.(表示方式)以…的方式; 通过一次…的动作
  I was there at a bound. 我纵身一跃就到了那里。

  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…

  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  5.(表示原因)因为, 由于; (与形容词连用)因为,由于,对…
  We were frightened at the terrible sight. 看到这可怕的景象, 我们被吓呆了。
  I’m disappointed at your job performance. 我对你的工作表现表示失望。

  6.(表示距离)从, 在距离…处; 在…远;从相隔…远的地方
  I saw it at a distance. 我从远处看见了它。

  7.(表示目标)朝, 向, 对着
  He threw the key at me. 他把钥匙丢给我。

  8.(表示方向)在…方面;(与形容词连用,表示状况)在…方面
  She is good at describing things or expressing ideas. 她善于描述事物或表达思想。

  Shall we meet at 10 at the gate of the stadium? I was disappointed at your absence last night. I know you’re good at telling lies, but this time, no absence, no lies. (我们10点在体育馆的大门口见好吗? 上次你失约我很失望. 我知道你善于说谎, 但这次, 不准失约,也不准撒谎。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-09 08:18:24
  269课 你身材真好

  大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,如何表扬一个人的身材好呢, 有两个词,正在今天学习的内容:

  Fit: vt. & vi.(使)适合;试穿
  The hat fits perfectly. 这顶帽子挺合适的。
  His great height fitted him to play basketball. 他的身材高大, 适合打篮球。

  Fit: vt.安装, 配备
  He fitted my new cooker. 他为我安装新炊具。

  Fit: adj.合适的, 适宜的;健康的;恰当的, 正当的, 得体的, 性感迷人的
  She is fit for the job. 她适合做这项工作。
  The water is not fit to drink. 这水不适宜饮用。
  You look very fit. 你看上去很健美。

  Fit: n.适合的样子, 合身
  The shoes are just your fit. 这双鞋子正合你的脚。

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  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  Shape: n.外形, 形状, 样子;模糊的东西;〈口〉情况; 状态
  You’re in great shape. What do you do keep fit? 你身材真好啊,你是怎么保持身材的呢?
  They are uniform in size and shape. 它们的尺寸大小和形状都相同。
  The market has been in poor shape lately. 近来市场情况不好。

  I started going to gym and working out for 2 hours each day to keep fit 3 years ago. And now I’m in great shape. (我3年前开始去健身房, 每天锻炼两个小时来保持身材。 现在我的身材很棒
作者:小李灰刀 时间:2012-08-09 09:38:24
  好文,学习了
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-10 08:18:40
  270课 “try me”为何意

  欢迎来到Faith口语课堂-天天学新的一课,我是Faith老师,if you’ve lost interest in English , you may give our online class a try, if you’re disappointed with your English teacher, try me.

  Give … a try: 尝试一下…
  You should buy a good dictionary and give English a try. 你应该买一本好词典, 试试看能不能学好英语。
  You’d better give the college a try. 你最好还是在大学试试.
  I thought I might give this job a try for a multitude of reasons. 我想我可能为很多原因而尝试一下这个工作。
  Tennis is not that difficult, you should give it a try. 网球也没那么难,你应该尝试一下。

  Try me: [用于表示自己可能会做出使人意想不到或不大可能的事情来]试试我
  -Dan, I like you, but my life is more complicated than you know. 丹,我喜欢你,但我的生活比你想像的复杂很多。
  -Try me. 那你就来试试看吧。(即使如此,我还是会爱你啊,我不会被吓跑)

  -I’m not interested in guys any more since I got divorced. 自从我离婚后,对男人就不再感兴趣了。
  -try me. 试试我啊。(我可能会让你感兴趣)

  -I’ve eliminated 5 eligible applicants; I don’t think there will be anyone who’s real eligible. 我已经淘汰了5个合适的候选人,我觉得不会再有真正的所谓合适的人了。
  -try me. 试试我啊。(说不定我就是个最合适的人选呢)

  -Nobody could talk me into the marriage thing. 没有人能说服我结婚.
  -try me. 试试我啊。(说不定我能说服你)

  -There’s no one I could trust in the entire world. Don’t you think it’s pathetic? 这个世界上竟然没有一个我可以信任的人,你不认为这很可悲吗?
  -try me. 试试我吧。(你可能信任我)

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  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  Try… on: 试穿
  I'd like to try that blue coat on. 我想试穿那件蓝色的外套。
  May I try these shoes on? 我可以试一下这双鞋吗?

  You’ve been divorced for 8 years, you should give Linda a try, have dinner together, or go to a movie, if it doesn’t work out, try me. (你离婚也有8年了,你应该和琳达试试, 吃顿饭,看个电影,如果行不通,那就试试我啊。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-10 08:25:09
  怎么样,2012奥运会吉祥物文洛克和曼德维尔的故事很有趣吧?那么对于伦敦奥运会火炬你又知道多少呢,今天我们就一起来了解下吧!

  The Torch designed for the London 2012 Olympic Games is named Barberosgerby after its two designers Jay Osgerby and Edward Barber.
  2012伦敦奥运会火炬取名于其两位设计师Jay Osgerby 和 Edward Barber。

  At 80 centimeters high and weighing just 800 grams, the Torch is one of the most lightweight in the history of the Olympic Movement.
  2012伦敦奥运会火炬高达80厘米,但重量仅为800g,可排在奥运史最轻火炬的前列。

  Its gold-colored form features 8,000 small cutout circles, representing the 8,000 Torchbearersand their stories of personal achievement.
  金色的铝合金外表面刻有象征8000个火炬接力手的8000个圆孔,代表他们在奥运史上创下的佳绩。

  The number three has inspired London 2012’s triangular Torch design. We can see the number three everywhere:
  The three Olympic Values of excellence, friendship and respect;
  The fact that the UK has hosted the Olympic Games three times; and
  The vision for the London 2012 Olympic Games to combine three strands of work ?sport, education and culture.
  2012伦敦奥运会三角形火炬的设计灵感来源于数字3,体现在方方面面:
  ——奥林匹克卓越、友谊和尊重这三大核心价值观
  ——2012年为英国第三次举办奥运会
  ——世界对2012伦敦奥运会将体育、教育和文化融为一体的期待

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-11 08:19:40
  8月9日,中国男子乒乓球队在伦敦奥运会男子团体决赛中以3比0横扫韩国队,成功卫冕冠军。此次奥运之行,中国乒乓球队包揽了全部4枚金牌,在伦敦赛场实现了完美谢幕。

  请看相关报道:
  As expected by every Chinese, Chinese table tennis team has achieved a clean sweep of all Olympic golds at London Olympic Games.
  如所有中国人意料,中国国乒队已包揽了本届伦敦奥运会乒乓球比赛的全部4枚金牌。

  Clean sweep of all Olympic golds 就是“ 包揽全部奥运金牌 ”。英语中表达“一举获得、包揽、横扫”等意思的时候多用sweep,比如: Chinese badminton team swept all five Olympic golds (中国羽毛球队包揽了奥运会比赛的全部5枚金牌)

  如果想要加强语气,表达“完胜”的意思就可以用上面报道中的clean sweep来表示。

  此外,我们还可以用wrap up, bag等词来表示将金牌“收入囊中”这个说法。比如: China bagged/wrapt up 5 gymnastics golds (中国包揽了五块体操金牌)。

  政界也常会借用clean sweep来表示“压倒性的胜利”
  例句:Now five seats belong to Democrats and three to Republicans. Democrats hope to make a clean sweep of all eight this year. But the voters have different ideas so we'll have to wait and see.目前情况是五个席位属于民主党,三个属于共和党。民主党人盼望今年能席卷八个席位,取得全面胜利,但是选民却各有主见,所以选举前程未卜,究竟鹿死谁手我们拭目以待。

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-11 08:22:38
  Paul: Hey, John. I’ve got a question.
  Paul: 嘿,John. 我有个问题要问你。

  John: Yes? What?
  John: 是吗,什么呢?

  Paul: Where will the tennis event be held this year?
  Paul: 今年的网球赛将在哪儿举行?

  John: Ah, it will be held at the same place that they hold the grand slam event. It’s called Wimbledon.
  John: 哦,和大满贯赛事同一个举行地点,温布尔登。

  Paul: Ah, yes! Wimbledon, very interesting!
  Paul: 啊,对的!温布尔登,挺有趣的!

  John: So, who do you think would win? Li Na or Serena Williams?
  John: 那么,你觉得李娜和塞雷娜?威廉姆斯,谁更有希望获胜呢?

  Paul: Hahaha, it’s hard to tell. Li Na is very young but she is learning very quickly. However, Serena Williams is so powerful. I think she might have the best chance.
  Paul: 哈哈哈,这个很难说。李娜很年轻学得也很快。但塞雷娜?威廉姆斯实力很强,我觉得她或许希望更大些。

  John: Hopefully, we’ll get to see them in a match this year.
  John: 今年我们很可能会看到她们在比赛中对决
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-11 08:27:37
  你刚赢得了一枚奥运金牌,长久以来的训练与牺牲都是为了成就这一巅峰时刻。你站上了领奖台,看着国旗升起,听着国歌在耳边奏响,你会作何反应?你会坚持住站在那儿,还是会开始抽泣,眼泪与鼻涕齐流?

  To find out what happens most often, the Journal reviewed the tape of 129 gold-medal winners from the London Games. About 16% of them cried at some point during the ceremony. Another 16% either bit or kissed their medal on the podium, while 44% sang along with their anthem—sometimes through a stream of tears.
  奥运会上到底哪种情况最常见?《华尔街日报》回顾了此次伦敦奥运会上129位金牌得主的录像带后发现,约有16%的金牌得主会在颁奖礼上哭泣,另有16%的金牌得主会在领奖台上咬或者亲吻他们的金牌。44%的人会跟着音乐哼唱他们的国歌,有时候他们会边唱边流泪。

  Women cry more than men-25% compared to 8%-but many of the men who did cry seriously lost it. South Africa's Chad le Clos needed tissues after he beat Michael Phelps in the 200-meter butterfly, while the Dominican Republic's Felix Sanchez was a complete wreck after winning the 400-meter hurdles.
  女选手比男选手更爱哭。25%的女运动员会哭,而在男运动员中这个数字仅为8%。但也有很多男人会哭得无法自持。南美选手查德-勒-克洛斯在击败菲尔普斯获得200米蝶泳金牌后,哭得声泪俱下需要纸巾。而多米尼加共和国选手菲利克斯-桑切斯在赢得400米栏的比赛后,更是失声嚎啕大哭。

  Among the three countries with the most gold medals thus far, China cries the least, with only 7% of its athletes succumbing to tears. More than 17% of American winners cried, while a whopping 37.5% of athletes from host country Great Britain cried. And since they weren't crying, the Chinese also sang the most: 92% of their athletes belted out the anthem, compared to 61% from Great Britain and 44% from the U.S.
  在目前奖牌榜上的前三名国家中,中国人最不容易哭,只有7%的中国运动员会忍不住流泪。超过17%的美国人在得到金牌后会哭,而这在主办国英国,赢得比赛后会哭的运动员则多达37.5%。在国歌响起的时候,由于中国人哭得比较少,92%的中国运动员就会伴着音乐唱起国歌,是唱国歌比例最高的国家。61%的英国选手会跟着唱国歌,而在美国选手中,只有44%的选手会跟着唱国歌
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-13 13:09:02
  第271课 我成了穷光蛋

  I lent all my savings to the guy I newly met on the internet, and he disappeared, I’m broke. 大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,我把我全部的积蓄给了我在网上新认识的那个人, 而他又消失了之后, 我就怎么了呢?

  Broke: adj.没有钱的;破了产的
  I went shopping yesterday, I spent all my money. I’m broke. 昨天我去购物, 花掉了所有的钱, 我成了穷光蛋.
  I’m tired of being broke all the time. 总是一个子儿也没有真让我厌烦。
  I am broke now that it's just before payday. 刚好在发薪日前我已一无分文。
  Has the firm gone broke? 这家公司破产了吗?

  go for broke: 孤注一掷

  I decided to go for broke and started my own business. 我决定孤注一掷创办自己的公司。
  We went for broke to invest all our money into the stock market, and it turned out to be a happy ending, we made it! 我们孤注一掷, 把所有的钱都投到股市上去, 结局很好. 我们成功了.
  The racing car driver decided to go for broke in the last race of the year. 赛车手决定在该年度最后一场比赛上孤注一掷。
  I think you’re going for broke, why don’t you calm down, and give it another thought. 我觉得你这是在孤注一掷, 干嘛不冷静下来, 再好好想想呢?

  广告时间:

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  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…

  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it。 ain’t = isn’t 要是没坏,就不要修了。
  Why do they have to keep suggesting ‘improvements’ when everything’s working perfectly? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. 一切都好端端的,为什么他们总是建议要“改进”?不破就不修嘛。
  I have an ideal job, high pay, and steady. I don’t think I need any training programs, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. 我有份理想的工作, 高工资, 稳定, 我不认为自己需要任何的培训. 没坏,就不要修嘛.

  My boyfriend and I went for broke to invest all our money into the stock market, and it turned out to be a disaster, we’re broke completely. (我男友和我孤注一掷把所有的钱都投到股市上去了,结果变成了一场空难,我们彻底破产了
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-14 08:16:21
  第272课 “apply”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,出门之前搽点防晒霜吧, 想知道” 搽”这个动词会是哪个英语单词吗? 不用找答案, 本课标题已经给了答案.

  Apply: vt.应用; 使用; 敷, 涂;使刻苦努力; 致力于
  vt. & vi.申请, 请求; 适用
  You may apply some suntan lotion to your face before going out. 你出门之前可以搽点防晒霜。
  We applied the latest technology to the design of the new model. 我们在设计这个新型号时,运用了最新的技术.
  The club applied the rules to new members only. 俱乐部仅对新会员实行这些规定。
  She applied a portion of her salary each month to savings. 她每月把一部分薪金用于储蓄。
  You may apply in person or by letter. 你可以亲自到场或去信提出申请。

  Apply for: 申请,请求
  I’d like to apply for the job. 我想申请这份工作。
  He applied for a scholarship and won it at last. 他申请了奖学金并终于获准。
  He applied for a financial business licence. 他申请了一张金融业务许可证。

  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…

  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  Application: n.申请, 申请表, 申请书;实际应用, 用途;施用, 敷用, 涂抹
  It may take a few weeks for your application to be processed. 审查你的申请书也许要等几个星期。
  I made an application for a loan. 我申请一笔贷款。
  He’s proficient in computer application. 他精通电脑运用。
  Your foot will feel better after the application of this ointment. 敷用这药膏后, 你的脚会感到舒服些。

  I worked out a new approach to English learning, and I applied for a patent. A couple of days later, I received an acknowledgement of my application. Picture this: If we could apply my new approach to English learning, tens of millions of English learners would benefit a lot. (我研究出了一种英语学习的新方法, 并申请了专利. 几天之后, 就收到了确认收到我的申请的来信. 想象一下: 如果把我的新方法运用到英语学习中去, 上千万的英语学习者都会受益非浅啊。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-15 08:41:14
  273课 但愿周六快来到

  There’s a celebration party this Saturday to celebrate my promotion, roll on Saturday. 同学们好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,周六有一个庆祝派队,庆祝我升官了。所以。。。

  Spontaneous: adj.自发的, 无意识的;自然的, 天真率直的
  Hearing the joke, we burst into spontaneous laughter. 听到这个笑话,我们不由自主地大笑起来。
  The audience burst into spontaneous applause. 观众们自发地鼓起掌来。
  That was a spontaneous slip of the tongue. 那是个自然的口误.
  This spontaneous show is great. 这场即兴表扬很出色.

  Spontaneously:adv. 自然地;自发地;不由自主地
  Opportunities for learning occur spontaneously every day. 学习的机会每天都会自然而然地出现。

  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…

  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  Roll on + 具体时间: …快来到吧! (祈使句)
  Roll on Saturday! I’m taking a trip to Tibet. 但愿周六快来到!我要去西藏旅行。
  Roll on Christmas! I'm looking forward to all the nice presents! 快来吧,圣诞节!我可盼着那么多好礼物呢!
  Roll on New year!My dad will buy me a pair of leather boots. 新年快来临吧—我爸要给我买双皮靴子。
  Roll on summer vacation; I’m going to the beach with my parents. 暑假快来吧, 我和父母要去海滩.

  Roll on Valentine ’s Day! I guess the boy I’m having a crush on will confess his love to me on Valentine’s Day. I feel so comfortable with him every time, and I always burst into spontaneous laughter talking with him. (情人节快来吧!我猜我暗恋的那个男生会在情人节向我表白。每次和他在一起感觉都是那么舒服,和他谈话总是逗得
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-16 08:28:54
  第274课 话题: 你业余时间做什么?

  美丽的一天又迎来了我们新的一课。大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师, What do you usually do in your spare time/free time? 你在业余时间通常都做些什么呢?这就是今天的话题;

  a. I like hanging out with my friends. We usually get together on weekends, going to a restaurant, or a dance club, sometimes we go to a karaoke bar.
  我喜欢和朋友在一起。 我们通常在周末聚会,去去餐厅或舞厅,有时候去唱唱卡拉OK。

  b. I do Face-book in most of my free time. And I also like partying.
  我的大部分业余时间全泡在Face book上了。我也喜欢参加派队。

  c. I barely have any free time. But If I do have a little time occasionally, I like to stay with my kids.
  我几乎没有任何业余时间。偶尔有一点点时间,我喜欢和孩子呆在一起。

  d. Well, I learn English, read some fashion magazines, write to my friends, or watch movies. Also I go to gym once a week.
  我嘛,我学英语,读些时尚杂志,给我的朋友写写信,或看看电影。 我一个星期还会去一次健身房。

  e. As for me, I watch Korean movies and English movies. I am also fond of listening to English songs, especially pop songs. And I also enjoy reading books.
  我嘛,我看韩国电影和英语电影。我还喜欢听英文歌,特别是流行类的。我也喜欢读书。

  f. Sometimes I go to internet cafe. Sometimes, I read books, now, I have read "Who moved my cheese?” I think it can give us a great help in our life if we are able to make the most of it.
  有时,我去网吧。有时,读读书,现在,我已经读完了“谁动了我的奶酪“这本书。我觉得这本书能帮助我们充分利分我们的生活。

  g. Sometimes I listen to music, and sometimes I surf on the internet to find some interesting friends online, it is so funny.
  有时听听音乐,有时上网找些有趣的朋友,很好玩。

  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…

  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  h. For me now I simply go to bed early cause I’m very tired. I need more time to rest. But I usually work out in my spare time. I practice yoga every day for at least 1 hour.
  我现在啊就想早点去睡觉,因为很累了。我需要多点时间休息。但通常我在业余时间都是做锻炼。我每天都会做瑜伽至少一个小时。

  i. I think we depend on computers so much in modern life. As you see, we often stay at home, just rarely go out or exercise. When I stay at home, for the most part, I listen to music, then surf on the Internet. Does it mean I'm lazy?
  我认为现代生活,我们太依赖电脑了。就像你看到的一样,我们通常就是呆在家里,很少出门或锻炼。我呆在家里的时候,大部分时间是听音乐,然后上上网。这是不是说“我很懒“呢。

  j. I’m a typical couch potato; I spend almost all my spare time in front of TV.
  我是个典型的电视迷;几乎我的所有业余时间都是在电视前度过的。

  Well, I’m as busy as a bee. I don’t think I could find myself more free time, but I manage to squeeze a little time from my tight schedule to listen to music or accompany my son. (我呀,就像小蜜
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-16 08:39:06
  中文里的“红色”所对应的英文中的red,也经常出现在美国的成语和俗语里,有时是正面含义,有时是反面含义。

  我们先来讲一个表示高兴、快乐的习惯用语 a red letter day。A red letter day 的中文意思是:大喜日子,是指发生好事的一天。例如,一个母亲说:

  例句1:"It was a real red letter day for me when my son came home from three years in the navy. "
  "我儿子在海军服役了三年。他回家的那天对我来说真是一个大喜日子。"

  我们再来举个例子说明 a red letter day的含义:

  例句2:"I'm lucky--my birthday is a real red letter day. It's on December 31, New Year's eve and all over the world people are out celebrating it."
  "我运气真好,我的生日是十二月三十一号,刚好是新年前夕,全世界的人都庆祝那一天。"

  下面我们要讲的一个俗语,它的含义我敢肯定人人都讨厌。这就是 red tape,意思是官僚主义,繁文缛节。换句话说,red tape 就是人们在和政府或官方机构打交道时往往会遇到的拖延、混乱等令人烦恼的障碍。那么,这和红带子又有什么关系呢?这是因为古时候官方的文件一般都用红带子捆起来的,这样红带子就和官僚主义连在一起了。来看个例子吧:

  例句3: "With all the red tape I ran into at the city hall, it took me three months to get my business license."
  "我在市政厅遇到了各种官僚主义的麻烦,花了整整三个月才拿到营业执照。"

  下面我们再来举一个有关 red tape 的例子熟悉下这个习语:

  例句4:"You can't believe how much red tape there is in getting a visa. You have to get a birth certificate and other personal papers and fill out a bunch of complicated forms and have an interview. After that you wait and wait."
  "你简直不敢相信,要拿到一个签证得走多少流程。首先要有出生证和其他相关个人证件,然后要填一大堆复杂的表格,接着还要去面谈。办完这些事以后,你还得一等再等。"

  今天的两个习语,a red letter day和red tape,你掌握了吗?

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-16 08:44:47



  There was once a dog that used to run up quietly behind people and bite their heels.
  以前,有只狗经常悄悄地跟在人的后面跑,咬人的脚后跟。

  Fed up with the numerous complaints, the owner tied a bell around the dog’s neck so that the sound of the bell would alert people whenever the animal came near them.
  狗的主人受不了人们不间断的抱怨,于是在狗的脖子上系上了一个铃铛,这样一来,当狗靠近人们的时候,铃铛的响声就会引起人们的警惕。

  The dog felt the bell was a reward of some sort and became extremely conceited, turning up his nose whenever he met other dogs on the street.
  这条狗以为铃铛是某种奖励,变得越发自负,在街上看到其他狗的时候他都嗤之以鼻。

  One day a hound brought him down to earth with some plain speaking and when the dog learnt why the bell had been put around his neck he slunk away in shame.
  一天,一条猎犬清楚地告诉了他真相,这让狗一下子回到现实中。得知为什么他的脖子上系有铃铛后,他羞愧地溜走了。

  Moral: Sometimes what appears to be a pat on the back is actually a slap on the face.
  寓意:有时候,一些东西看起来是一种表扬,实际上是一种批评。



楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-16 08:55:35
  Hi-English特别关注】
  科学家称:节食者使用红色餐具,减肥效果更好。

  Serving up meals on red plates or drinking from red cups cuts consumption by about 40 per cent, according to one study carried out by German and Swiss academics.
  德国和瑞士科学家的研究发现:使用红色盘子或红色杯子时,人的进食或饮用量减少40%。

  Researchers say the colour red may encourage diners to avoid snacking because it is commonly associated with the idea of ‘danger, prohibition and stop’.
  研究人员说:红颜色有阻止人们吃零食的作用,因为这种颜色往往和“危险、禁止、停止”等联系在一起。

  They claim the discovery means the Government and food industry could use red packaging on unhealthy foods as a deterrent – and could even use more red in pubs to prevent people drinking too much.
  他们声称:这个研究结果意味着,政府和食品厂商可以对不健康食物采用红色包装,作为一种警告信息,甚至酒吧里也可以使用更多红色酒杯,以阻止人们过度饮酒。

  In the study, 41 male students were asked to drink tea from cups marked with red or blue labels. They drank 44 per cent less from cups with red labels.
  研究中,研究人员首先要求41名男学生分别使用带有红色或蓝色标签的杯子喝茶。结果他们使用前者时的饮茶量比使用后者时少44%。

  In the second part of the study, 109 people were given ten pretzels each on either a red, blue or white plate. Those with a red plate ate fewer pretzels.
  作为研究的第二部分,109名志愿者都拿到了一张盘子,上面有十块咸饼干,不过盘子的颜色有红色、蓝色和白色三种。拿到红色盘子的志愿者和拿到另外两种颜色盘子的志愿者相比,更少吃自己的咸饼干。

  The results were published in the journal Appetite.
  这份研究报告发表在Appetite杂志上。

  Ursula Arens, from the British Dietetic Association, said: ‘Red may be associated with alarm or something primeval.'
  英国饮食协会的厄休拉?阿伦斯说:“红色可能和恐惧或某些原始的本能有关。”


楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-17 08:16:20
  275课 既然我们都已分居了

  听见小鸟唱歌了吗?大家好,欢迎来到新一课的Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师,now that you’ve found my online class, why not give it a try?

  Refresh: vt.使恢复; 使振作, 使…记起
  I think I'll just refresh myself with a cup of tea before I go to meet the children.
  我想在见孩子们之前先喝杯茶来恢复一下精神。
  A hot bath will refresh you. 洗个热水澡将使你精神爽快。
  I looked at the photo to refresh my memory of my honeymoon. 我看着照片以唤起对我蜜月的回忆。
  Please refresh the page if the audio doesn’t play. 若听不到音频,请刷新页面.

  Refreshing: adj. 耳目一新的;新颖的;新鲜的, 使人精神焕发的;使恢复精神的
  Faith Online Class is a refreshing approach to language learning. FAITH在线口语课堂一种全新的语言学习法.
  After a refreshing nap, I got on with my budget review. 我睡了个好午觉,又继续看我的预算报告。
  The holiday was a refreshing change for us. 这次假日别开生面,我们都感到新奇。

  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…

  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  Now that: 既然(后面放一个完整的陈述句)
  Now that I am free, I can enjoy music for a while. 既然有空,我可以享受一下音乐。
  Now that they were all there she might as well speak out her mind. 既然大家都在,她不妨把想法都谈出来。
  Now that the final exam is over, the children finally get relieved. 既然期终考试结束了,孩子们也终于放下心来了。
  Now that you’ve found a job, you should be economically independent. 既然你已经找到了份工作, 在经济上也该独立了.
  Now that we’ve separated, you’re free to see anyone. 既然我们都已分居了, 你想见谁就见谁.

  Now that you have come, you may as well stay. Let’s refresh ourselves with some drinks. Then, why don’t we have a refreshing talk. (既然你已经来了,就不妨住下吧. 我们先来点饮料精神一下,然后,干嘛不来次耳目一新的谈话
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-18 10:07:04
  又到了周末品尝健康美食、锻炼强健体魄的时候了,那我们就来讲两个表达身体很健康和精力很充沛的常用语吧!

  第一个习语是in the pink,指的是一个人脸色看上去白里透红,气色很好,身体很健康。这个习惯用语的出处说法各有不同。有的人说,in the pink这个俗语可能来自跑马场,因为在那里,人们用in the pink形容那些看起来很健壮的马。但是,也有人认为凡是身体健康的人,他们的皮肤都会呈现一种粉色的光泽,白里透红。这些人说in the pink这个说法就是从这儿来的。我们来举两个例子吧:

  例句1 "Our next door neighbor came back from the hospital yesterday after his heart attack. And I'm glad to say he certainly looks back in the pink again."
  "我们隔壁的邻居心脏病发作进了医院,昨天他出院回家了。令人高兴的是,他气色看起来和平时一样好,看起来已经恢复健康了。"

  例句2 "It's amazing what a good night's sleep can do for a man. I thought I was getting a cold yesterday so I went to bed a couple of hours early and I really feel in the pink now."
  "真是不可思议,晚上睡一个好觉居然有这么好的效果!我昨天以为自己感冒了,所以比平时早两个小时就上床了,现在我感到精神百倍啊!"

  除了in the pink,还可以用另一个习惯用语来表达这个意思:fit as a fiddle。
  Fit是身体健康的意思,fiddle是类似小提琴的乐器。 要是一个人说他fit as a fiddle,那就好比是一把琴的弦和音调都调得很好。请听下面这位年轻人谈谈他是怎样保持健康的:

  例句3 "I think my health is important, so I don't smoke or drink. I eat lots of vegetables and fruits, and I exercise three times a week. These things help to keep me fit as a fiddle."
  "在我看来,身体健康是非常重要的。所以,我不抽烟,也不喝酒。我吃很多蔬菜和水果。每个星期,我还锻炼三次。这些都让我得以保持身体健康。"

  美国人现在的寿命越来越长,下面就是一个人在说他的祖父:
  例句4 "My grandfather looks like he's sixty but he's really eighty years old and fit as a fiddle: he still has his own teeth, doesn't need glasses, and walks four miles every day."
  "我的祖父看起来像一个六十多岁的人。可实际上,他已经八十岁了。他的身体非常健康:他不用戴假牙,看东西也不用眼镜,每天坚持慢走四英里路
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-18 10:12:10
  STEVE: I'm going over to the gym. I want to do some running.

  JOSEPH: Why don't you run outside?

  STEVE: Are you kidding? Do you know how cold it is today?

  JOSEPH: Yeah, I suppose. I guess it isn't healthy to run in this weather.

  STEVE: No, it's not. Not at all. I'd probably freeze my lungs(n.肺).

  JOSEPH: Wait for me a minute. I'll go over to the gym too.

  STEVE: You?

  JOSEPH: Yes, why not? Just let me get my gym clothes(n.健身衣) together.

  STEVE: I didn't know you could exercise.

  JOSEPH: What do you mean by that? Everyone can exercise!

  STEVE: Yeah, I know. But you? I always thought you were only good at lifting beer bottles to your mouth.

  JOSEPH: No, not at all. I was on the swimming team in high school. And I'd like to do some weight training (n.举重训练). They have decent equipment at that gym.

  STEVE: You're going to lift weights? Hah!

  JOSEPH: Are you laughing at me?

  STEVE: I'm sorry. I just can't imagine you lifting weights.

  JOSEPH: Maybe not. But I want to start. I need to get in shape. I feel these past couple months that my energy is low.

  STEVE: It's true. If a person doesn't exercise, they get sluggish (adj.懒散的). That's why I keep running. Even in the winter.

  JOSEPH: Well, then maybe I need to change my character, don't I? I don't want to become a fat slob (n.胖人
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-18 10:18:41
  如何养成长期锻炼的习惯呢?持之以恒是非常关键的。下文就给出了一些小贴士,有助于让锻炼成为伴随你一生的好习惯:
  1. Get out early. Research shows that people who exercise once they get up in the morning are most consistent. Nothing except your alarm clock gets in the way-not a traffic jam or a happy hour gathering.
  1.早点起床。研究表明一早起来就去锻炼的人更能持之以恒。除了闹钟之外,任何其他事情都不会影响到你,如交通堵塞或欢乐的聚会。

  2. Be realistic. Set small, achievable goals at first. If you are new to exercise, plan to work out three times a week. Then move to every other day. As you progress you may build up to a 5-day (or more) weekly routine.
  2.实际一点。设定小的、能够实现的目标。如果你在锻炼方面还欠缺经验,那可以先制定一个一周锻炼三次的行动计划。然后再把它推而广之至每一天。长时间下来,你就会养成一周五天甚至更频繁锻炼的习惯。

  3. Have a specific plan before you start. You'll want to build in a variety of workouts to keep things fresh (for example, strength one day, cardio the next) but the trick is planning ahead. Every Sunday night, map out your week of workouts and stick with it like it's a doctor's prescription. Your plan can even be as simple as "Mon: Walk 30 min., Wed: Walk 30 min. plus 15 min. push-ups and sit-ups."
  3.在开始行动之前,要制定一个具体的方案。为了保持新鲜感,你可以选择不同的方式去锻炼身体(如,今天锻炼力量,明天就去做有氧运动),其中的要诀就是提前做好计划。每个周日晚上,抽出时间制定好下一周的锻炼计划,并且要像遵从医生的处方那样遵循这个计划。你的计划甚至可以这样简洁地列出:“周一:散步30分钟;周三:散步30分钟,再加15分钟的俯卧撑与仰卧起坐。”

  4. Find someone to keep you accountable. This can be a workout buddy or a personal trainer. Either way, pair up with someone who is inspiring and reliable.
  4.找个人来监督你。对方可以是跟你一起去锻炼的伙伴,也可以是你的私人教练。不管怎样,你要找一个能够鼓励你并且可靠的伙伴。

  5. Set goals and keep track of your progress. Maybe your goal is to lose weight or run 5 miles. It could also be as simple as "exercise every other day for a month." Seeing progress will keep you motivated and consistent.
  5.设定目标,然后跟进计划。也许你的目标是减肥或跑5英里,那你的目标就可以非常简单地设定为“坚持做一个月”。进步会让你保持动力与恒心。

  6. Find inspiration or distraction. If exercise goals don't engage you, pick a favorite diversion and build that into your exercise routine. Listen to music, watch TV or read a magazine while you exercise.
  6.发掘能够鼓舞你或使你分心的事物。要是你对一个锻炼计划没什么强烈的兴趣,那你就可以把你所喜爱的事情融入到你的锻炼过程中,借此转移注意力,如听音乐、看电视,或阅读杂志。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-18 10:36:03


  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。

  Deserve:vt. 应受, 应得, 值得
  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。
  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。
  It's very good of you to say so, but I don't deserve such praise. 谢谢你这么说,但我受不起这样的称赞。
  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 don’t deserve that. 你不该受到这种待遇。
  You’re the best employee in your company, but you’re the only one who didn’t get a raise, you don’t deserve that. 你是你们公司最好的员工, 而你却是唯一一个没有涨工资的人, 你不该受到这种待遇。
  You’re a nice guy, you don’t deserve that, you deserve a better girl. 你是个好人, 她不该这么对你, 你会找个更好的女孩。

  You deserve it! 你活该!/ 这是你应得的。
  Look at you, you never do your homework, here it is, zero again, you deserve it.
  看看你, 你从来不做家庭作业,好了,又是零分,你活该。
  You truly work hard, and you should take the credit for our sales, you deserve it. 你真的工作很努力,我们的业绩都是你的功劳,这是你应得的。

  She did not deserve such credit. She just has a beautiful face, and never takes pains to do anything. I shouldn’t deserve that, I’m the one who prepares all the documents, all the data, and she just presented all my works. This is unfair; I deserve a better treatment from my company. (她不配得到这种表扬。她只是有张漂亮的脸蛋,从来没努力做过任何事。我不该受到这种待遇,是我准备了所有的文件和资料, 她只是把我所有的工作呈现出来。这是不公平的;我应该受到公司更好的待遇。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-20 09:13:15
  第276课 你也该安定下来了

  大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,今天一大早,我妈妈就对我说了这句话:Faith, you’ve been living alone for a couple of years, you should find someone and settle down. 我妈妈是什么意思呢?请学习本课:

  Settle: vi, vt. (使)安定, vt.解决; 决定; 调停, 支付, 结算
  The nurse settled her patient for the night. 那位护士使她的病人安静过夜。
  And a word from him would settle everything. 只要他说一句话, 一切问题就解决了。
  We have to settle the gas bill. 我们得付煤气费。

  Settle down: 定居, 过安定生活, (使)安静下来, 平静下来, 安下心来
  He should get a house and settle down. 他应该买幢房子安定下来。
  He settled down to his studies after he came back. 他回来以后就安下心来学习。
  You’d better settle yourself down and start working. 你最好安下心来工作。

  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…

  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  Settle for…: 满足于, 勉强同意,接受
  Can you settle for less? 少一点行不行?
  I never settle for the second-best. 我从不满足于做第二好.
  Never settle for less than your best. 不做到最好你决不罢休。
  Would you settle for just a secretary? 你满足于仅仅做个小秘书吗?
  I want $2000 for my car and I will not settle for less. 我要两千美元才卖车,低于这个价我可不卖。

  针对我妈早上对我说的那些话: Faith, you’ve been living alone for a couple of years, you should find someone and settle down. 我做出了如下答复:listen, Mum, I’ll never settle for any men I don’t love. I will settle down one day, but only with the man of my life. (听着, 妈妈,我永远不会勉强接受任何一个我不爱的男人。有一天我会安定下来,但只和我一生的男人。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-21 08:08:53
  277课 “in terms of”的活用
  欢迎来到快乐的Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是你们的Faith老师,I think I’m a happy woman in terms of my simple life. 我觉得就我简单的生活而言,我是个快乐的女人。那么,“in terms of”在这句话中充当什么角色呢?请学习本课。。。

  Term: n.任期; 期限;措词; 术语, 专门用语;(学校的)学期;条件, 条款;关系, 友谊
  An American President's term of office is four years. 美国总统的任期是四年。
  The summer term runs from April to July. 夏季学期从四月份到七月份。
  I have kept terms with Tom for many years. 我和汤姆交朋友已有很多年了。
  We’re working together for a long-term business relationship. 我们是为了长期的贸易关系而合作的.

  Terms: n. 条款, 方式
  Payment terms: 付款方式
  Price terms: 价格条款
  It’s rather difficult for us to agree to your payment terms: payment upon receipt of goods is too risky for us. 我们很难同意你方的付款方式: 收到货后付款对我们来说风险太大.
  What are your price terms? We prefer FOB Tianjin. 你方的价格条款是什么? 我们喜欢天津离岸价。

  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…

  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  In terms of: 就…而言, 从…方面说来,用…字眼,以…的措辞;从…角度来讲
  He referred to your work in terms of high praise. 他对你的工作大加赞扬。
  He thought of everything in terms of money. 他是从钱的角度来看每一件事。
  In terms of money, he's quite rich, but not in terms of happiness. 就钱来说他很富有,但就幸福来说就不然了。
  It was a bad year for films, in terms of both quantity and quality. 今年的电影无论从数量上还是质量上都说不上好。
  Why not think of it in terms of an investment? 为什么不从投资的角度来考虑那件事呢?

  My husband often talks about me in terms of love. He’s a nice man in terms of responsibility and generosity; I think I’m rich in terms of love. (我丈夫经常用充满爱意的语言谈论我。就责任心和宽容而言,他确实是个好男人,我觉得自己有爱而富有
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-22 08:14:54
  第278课 今年一开春…

  同学们好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,今天的英语课学习两个内容: “blah”, “at the very beginning”, 你会经常在口语中听到它们,尤其是”blah”.

  Last night, My mum came, she was talking about my “boyfriend thing” again: why don’t you go out meeting guys, you’re 30, you should see someone…blah…blah…blah…, the usual stuff.

  Blah: vi.瞎说, vt. 反复地说, n.〈美俚〉空谈, 废话, adj. 无聊的;枯燥无味的
  Get to the point. Not just blah blah blah. 言归正传,不要只说这些没用的事情。
  All she does is go "blah-blah-blah" all night. 她整夜说个不停。
  There he goes, blah blah blah, talking nonsense as usual他又来这一套了,夸夸其谈,像往常一样谈来谈去都是废话
  That's just a lot of blah. 那纯粹都是胡扯。
  I sat around all day feeling blah. 整日坐着,情绪低落。

  At the very beginning: 从一开始
  At the very beginning of … :从…的一开始
  It will hurt just at the very beginning. 刚开始会有点儿疼痛。
  I still remember how I learned to swim at the very beginning. 我仍然记得刚学游泳时的情景。
  At the very beginning of this spring we will go traveling. 今年一开春,我们就去旅游。
  He gave me an introduction to the article at the very beginning. 一开始他就向我介绍了这篇文章。
  His fate of failure has been predisposed at the very beginning. 他失败的命运从一开始就注定了。

  I shouldn’t have let him get access to me at the very beginning, and I shouldn’t have trusted him at the very beginning, and now here it is: I’m the one who gets hurt, all the men in the world are the same. “I love you, you’re the only woman I cherish in the entire world”, and blah, blah, blah. Go to hell, lies, everything is a lie. (我就不该一开始让他有机会接近我, 我一开始就不该信任他, 现在看看吧: 我是受伤的那个,世界上的男人全是一个德行。 什么“我爱你,在这个世界上我只珍惜你一个女人”,一大堆甜言蜜语。见鬼去吧,全是谎言,一切全是谎言。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-22 08:37:57


  Learn

  【Hi-English原创课堂】

  《爱情公寓III》播出后一直保持着超高的人气,不过这回人们关注的焦点不再只是那些搞笑的剧情和人物对话,而是其大量抄袭美剧的行为。今天我们就通过相关英语报道一起学学plagiarize(抄袭)一词的用法吧!

  例句1: Viewers are complaining that many dialogues and scenes in it have been plagiarized from the US hit sitcom Friends and other TV shows.
  观众纷纷抱怨,剧中的许多对话和场景都明显在抄袭热门美剧《老友记》和其他电视节目。

  例句2:Zhang Yan, a die-hard fan of Western soap operas, established cpartment.com, where he and other viewers compared it to US sitcoms to demonstrate possible plagiarism.
  一位西方肥皂剧铁杆粉丝张彦建起了一个名为“抄袭公寓”的网站,和其他观众一起将其与美剧相对照,指出涉嫌抄袭的桥段。

  例句3: “I just want to put pressure on some Chinese directors and scriptwriters. I hope they stop plagiarizing,” Zhang Yan told China Daily.
  张彦在接受《中国日报》记者采访时表示:“我只是想给国内的一些导演和编剧施点压。希望他们能停止抄袭行为。”

  例句4: “Comedies have stereotypes, like the handsome man, the gorgeous woman, the cheap man and so on.” a spokesperson of the show surnamed Cao argued. “Our creation is not plagiarism, but more a homage to the American sitcom.”
  该剧发言人曹某辩论道:“喜剧都很老套,都有帅男,美女,还有屌丝等。我们的创作不是剽窃,而是对美国情景喜剧的一种致敬。”

  总结: (1)plagiarize既能用作及物动词(如例句1),也可用作不及物动词(如例句3)。作为动词使用时,都能以plagiarize from形式出现,表示“从……中剽窃”。
  (2)plagiarism是其名词形式,为“抄袭”之意(如例句2和4)。




楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-22 08:42:06
  A monkey climbed the roof of a house and entertained the people who had gathered below to watch it, with its antics.
  一只猴子爬到屋顶上,用它的滑稽动作来取悦在下面聚集的人群。

  After it had gone, a donkey who craved popularity climbed the roof and tried to perform the same tricks.
  猴子走后,一只渴望受到欢迎的驴也爬到了屋顶,努力表演同样的把戏。

  In the process, it knocked off and broke several tiles.
  在表演的过程中,它撞到并打破了几块瓦片。

  The owner of the house was furious.
  房子的主人非常生气。

  His servants went up, drove the donkey down, and beat it black and blue.
  他的佣人们爬到屋顶上把驴赶了下来,将驴打得遍体鳞伤。

  Moral: Actions that suit others may not suit you. Be yourself.
  寓意:适合别人的不一定适合自己。做自己吧。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-22 08:51:22
  【Hi-English特别关注】
  搞笑、离奇、浪漫、感人,《爱情公寓》的热播让我们对这间出租公寓内所发生的形形色色的故事充满了向往。不过,合租生活真有这么美好吗?让我们一起揭开《爱情公寓》没有告诉你的秘密。

  Indeed friendship
  两肋插刀的友情

  iPartment: The roommates are always there for each other. For example, when Sekiya had money problems, but was too proud to accept help, Meijia deliberately lost money to him in a poker game. Later, the roommates tried everything to help Yumo get over a painful breakup.
  《爱情公寓》中,室友们总是会适时向彼此伸出援手。例如,当关谷神奇经济窘迫时,他因为自尊心过强而不愿意接受帮助,美嘉就故意在玩牌时输钱给他。后来,室友们又一起想方设法帮助羽墨走出失恋的痛苦。

  Li Fei, 23, an editor in Shenzhen Media Group
  而深圳电视台的编辑、23岁的李飞(音译)说:

  Currently, I have two roommates, a man and a woman. We seldom talk. Sometimes I need to work from 4 am to 12 am. When I return home, they are at work. And we keep toilet paper and washing powders in our own bedrooms so that no one else can touch them. Also, wars often break out over dirty dishes in the kitchen, left-up toilet seats and loud music.
  目前,我有一男一女两位室友。我们很少说话。有时我需要从早上4点一直工作到中午12点。当我回家时,他们都还在上班。为了不让别人乱用,我们都把卫生纸和洗衣粉放在各自的房间里。 而且,我们时常会因为厨房里的脏盘子,没有放下的马桶圈或是吵闹的音乐而爆发争吵。

  Sweet romance
  甜蜜浪漫的爱情

  iPartment: Love happens in iPartment: Wanyu accepted Zhanbo’s proposal, and Sekiya and Youyou are now also happy together. Furthermore, the chemistry between Yifei and Xiaoxian is evident. The couples can enjoy half-price rent, free water and electricity as well as the many blessings of friendship.
  爱情公寓中,爱情无处不在。宛瑜接受了展博的求婚,关谷神奇和悠悠现在正幸福地享受二人世界。此外,一菲和小贤之间的感情也愈加明朗化。这些情侣们可以享受半价的房租,免费的水电还有来自朋友的祝福。

  Hu Xin, 25, an employee at China Merchants Bank in Guangzhou
  25岁的胡鑫来自广州,是中国招商银行的一名职员。他讲述了他的经历:

  I am living with two female colleagues. And I started dating one of the roommates last year. But we’ve kept it a secret from the other roommate, as we fear the relationship could create problems for the whole household. For instance, she might feel embarrassed around us. It is so inconvenient for us as a couple.
  我和两位女同事一起合租,去年我和其中一位开始谈恋爱。我们一直对另一位室友保密,主要是怕影响到合住的关系,比如她也许会觉得和我们在一起有些尴尬。作为恋人,这对我们俩来说真的很不方便

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-23 08:14:10
  279课 不要插嘴

  欢迎来到今天,欢迎来到Faith口语课堂-天天学新的一课,我是Faith老师,”Faith, I’m extremely sorry, I swear I won’t cut in during your lecture.” 这是我的一个学生对我说的话, 这话什么意思呢? 请学习本课.

  Swear: vi.诅咒; 咒骂,vt. & vi.发誓,vt.〈非正〉断言, 明确地表示
  I don't know anything about what happened, I swear. 我发誓, 我对所发生的事一无所知。
  I swear he's a cheat. 我肯定他是个骗子。
  I swear I did nothing on your computer. 我发誓我在你的电脑上什么也没做。
  I swear I’ll love you forever. 我发誓我会永远爱你


  cut short the conversation 中止谈话
  We had to cut short the conversation. 我们不得不中止谈话。
  The children came in and cut short our conversation. 孩子们进来了,我们的谈话被打断了。
  They cut short our conversation to avoid any further argument. 他们打断了我们的谈话以避免进一步的争吵。

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  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  cut into (the conversation): 插入谈话,插嘴
  cut into: 打断〔扰〕, (cut into the story: 打断故事, 插嘴)。 (cut into my lecture:我上课时插嘴)
  You should not cut into their conversation. 你不应该插嘴。
  The music cut into their conversation suddenly. 音乐声突然插进他们的对话中去。
  It is impolite of you to cut into the conversation in this way. 你这样插嘴是不礼貌的。

  Don't cut in. 不要插嘴

  You always like to cut into my lecture, what’s wrong with you. I swear if you cut in again during my lecture next time, I…I…, you teach with me. (你总是喜欢在我上课的时候插嘴,你到底哪里不对劲。我发誓,如果你在我上课时再插嘴,我。。。我。。。,你和我一起来上这个课。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-24 13:56:43
  280课 那些股票稳赚的

  这是美丽的一天, 新的开始. 大家好,欢迎再次回到Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师,”thing”在口语中是如何的活用呢? 快来上课, 给你一个”surprise”.
  下面,介绍英语口语中一个特别活用的词:thing

  Thing: n.物, 东西;人, 动物 ; 衣服;需要之物, 想要之物;想法, 意见, 观念;行动, 行为, 事件;题目; 事情;所有物, 财产; 用品, 工具;情况; 形势
  Pack your things. We’re going to leave. 把你的东西收拾好, 我们就要走了。
  He's been very ill, poor thing. 他病得很厉害, 可怜的家伙。
  He has no common sense and always does silly things. 他毫无常识,总是做些傻事。
  Things would be just like they were. 一切都会和以前一样。
  This is a miraculous thing. 这真是奇迹般的事。
  It's no use wishing for things you can't have. 想要得不到的事物是徒劳的。
  Listen, I don’t like the whole divorce thing at all. 听着,我一点也不喜欢离婚这事。
  Don't worry about the job thing. 别为工作那事烦恼。

  Sure thing: 肯定的事, 当然, 当然可以
  These stocks will earn money; it's a sure thing. 那些股票稳赚的。
  Sure thing, I'll be glad to do it for you. 当然,我很乐于为你效劳。

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  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  Another thing/One more thing: 还有一件事
  And another thing, what about that money you owe me? 对了,还有一事,你欠我的钱怎么办?
  And here’s one more thing before we hang up, I’ll go on a business trip to HK this weekend. 挂电话前再告诉你一声, 我这个周末要去香港出差。

  The whole marriage thing turns out to be a fraud,you poor thing. Things are usually too good to be true. Having been easily deceived is a sure thing. Take it as a lesson. One more thing: Don’t easily fall in love, men are not trustworthy. (这整个结婚这事就是场骗局。你这个可怜的家伙。 事情太好了反而不真实。这么轻易的被骗也是当然的事了。就当做一个教训吧。还有一件事:别再轻易爱上什么人了,男人不可靠)
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  不错,顶起~,够多的内容
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作者:虫子老了 时间:2012-08-25 01:58:16
  


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楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-25 09:10:21
  今天我们要讲的两个习惯用语有同样的意思,它们都可以用来说某一个人非常像另一个人。第一个习惯用语是dead ringer。 Ringer指冒名顶替某人去应考或者参赛的人,或者顶另一匹马上阵的赛马,但是dead这个词用在这儿意思可绝不是“死的”而是“确切的,丝毫不差的”, 就好比dead shot是神枪手,里面的dead用来说枪法百发百中的准确性。

  这么一来,dead ringer用来说某人酷似另一个人就简直维妙维肖了。 不过,dead ringer既可以说人也可以说物。我们来看看下面两个例子。

  例句1: You have to see this guy: he's amazing. His make-up is so good he's a dead ringer for Mr. Obama. In fact I'd guess even the first lady might have trouble telling them apart.
  你真得去看看这个人的表演,他简直妙极了。他的化装几可乱真,简直跟奥巴马总统维妙维肖。说真的,我猜连第一夫人都可能会真假难辨。

  例句2: Mary was really upset last night at the dance -- she walked in and saw another woman wearing a dress that was a dead ringer for hers. I'm afraid it spoiled her whole evening.
  Mary在昨晚的舞会上心情不好。她一来就看到另一位女士穿的裙子跟她的一模一样,恐怕这件事情破坏了她整个晚上的情绪。

  我们今天要学的第二个习惯用语是spitting image。 Spitting这个词通常解释为吐唾沫。很多人以为在spitting image这个习惯用语里spitting就是这个意思。其实不然,在几百年前spit还可以用来解释一模一样的形像或者肖像,而image这个词也有形像或者肖像的意思。这两个词合在一起组成spitting image就更加强了语气,意思和dead ringer一样,也指一模一样的形像,但是spitting image和dead ringer所不同的是spitting image一般只用来说人而不指物。举个例子看看:

  例句3:Rob's younger brother Billy is the spitting image of Rob -- the first time you see them together you think they must be twins. But the fact is, Billy was born five years later than Rob.
  他说:Rob的弟弟Billy跟Rob长得一模一样。第一回见到他俩你一定以为他们是双胞胎,但实际上Billy比Rob小五岁。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-25 09:18:02
  苹果是世界上最成功的公司。它的产品已经革新数个行业。 毋庸置疑,其他曾经占据金字塔顶端的科技公司在尝试模仿苹果。 特别是谷歌和微软:

  Google is building hardware. It's making consumer electronics products and buying a major phone maker, Motorola.
  谷歌开始制造硬件。谷歌开始生产消费类电子产品,并购主要手机生产商之一摩托罗拉。

  Microsoft is defining hardware specs. Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is only available on phones with very specific hardware designs. For tablets, Microsoft has an OS called Windows On ARM that will only be available with very carefully defined specifications -- just like the iPad. It won't run old Windows apps. You won't be able to buy it and install it yourself.
  微软在规范硬件设备。只有符合微软特定硬件要求的手机才能使用Windows Phone平台。平板电脑方面,微软有名为Windows On ARM的操作系统,该系统仅用于严格满足微软规范的平板,就像iPad一样。它不支持以前的Windows应用程序,用户也无法购买自己安装。

  So what is Google really good at?
  那么谷歌擅长于什么呢?

  Building (or buying) massive-scale Internet services and figuring out how to make money from them without charging consumers.
  提供或者并购规模庞大的互联网服务,然后找到在不向消费者收费的情况下赚钱的方法。

  Yes, it had to make sure those services worked equally well on mobile devices -- which is why Android made sense as a hedge against other mobile platforms (mainly iOS) locking Google out. Google was smart to give Android away for free to gain fast adoption.
  没错,必须要保证这些服务在移动设备上同样能运行良好。这样安卓在对抗其他将谷歌拒之门外的移动平台(主要是iOS)时便显得极有意义。谷歌把安卓免费开放,顺利获得快速普及的措施显得非常明智。

  But it's very hard to see how building hardware will improve the user experience on Google services.
  不过制造硬件对提高用户的谷歌服务体验鲜有益处。

  What is Microsoft really good at?
  微软又擅长于什么呢?

  Building software for every kind of business user in the world. It may not be polished or perfect, but it's always got enough features for enough different kinds of users that everybody adopts it. Eventually it becomes the standard. Windows (and DOS). Office. Exchange. SharePoint.
  为全世界各种商业用户制造软件。这可能并不优雅也不完美,不过没人否认它的不同特性能满足不同种类的用户并逐渐被用户接受。特别是它已成为行业标准,Windows(还有DOS),Office,Exchange,Sharepoint等等软件。
  This is why Microsoft should (and probably will) eventually move Office to every popular platform out there, including the iPad and Android.
  这是微软最终应该(也可能会)将Office 移植到所有大众平台(包括iPad 和安卓)的原因。

  It's also why Microsoft's "no compromises" approach to Windows 8 -- which will work on all kinds of computers and will run old PC software in the old Windows desktop interface -- makes sense.
  这同时也是微软“毫不妥协”地过渡到Windows 8系统的原因,该系统支持所有类型电脑,兼容使用旧版电脑桌面界面的旧版本电脑软件。

  But locked-down Windows tablets will have a very hard time competing on Apple's turf.
  不过在苹果的地盘,封闭的Windows平台平板电脑还需一番苦战。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-27 08:15:15
  281课 不要敷衍我

  同学们好,欢迎来到今天的Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师,想知道” 小摩擦”与”不要敷衍我”的英语表达吗? 请在本课中寻找答案:

  Brush: n. 刷子; 画笔; 毛笔, 擦, 吹拂; 刷, 小冲突, 小争执, 小摩擦
  I'll have to give my shoes a brush. 我必须把我的鞋擦一下。
  She ran a brush over her hair again and again. 她把头发梳了又梳。
  I had a brush with my colleague. 我和一个同事发生了点小冲突。
  He occasionally has a brush with his neighbor. 他和邻居偶尔也会发生一点摩擦。

  Brush: vt. & vi. 擦; 刷, 轻触, 掠过
  Don’t forget to brush your teeth before bed. 不要忘了上床前刷牙。
  The bicycle just brushed me as it passed. 那辆自行车与我擦身而过。

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  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  Brush up: (口语) 温习
  He wants to brush up his knowledge of electronics. 他想温习他的电子学知识。
  I must brush up my English before I go to London. 去伦敦之前,我必须好好温习一下英文。

  Brush off: 刷掉, 掸掉, 拂掉(某物)
  Please brush this insect off. 请把这只虫掸掉。

  Brush somebody off: 〈口〉拒绝听, 不理睬, 漠视, 敷衍
  I didn't expect her to brush us off like this. 我没有料到她会这样拒绝我们。
  Don’t try to brush me off. I want you to tell me when you’re going to do your work. 不要敷衍我, 告诉我你什么时候做工作?

  Brush-off: n.〈美俚〉拒绝, 断然解雇
  These guests were given a brush-off. 客人们受到了冷遇。

  I had a brush with my fiancé last night, he wanted me to brush up my French before our honeymoon, it’s ridiculous! I lived in Paris for 5 years; I don’t need to brush up my French even a little bit. He got annoyed at being brushed off. (昨晚我和未婚夫发生了点小摩擦, 他想让我在去度蜜月之前温习一下法语,真是可笑!我在巴黎住了5年,我才事需要去温习什么法语,哪怕是一丁点。他因为我敷衍他而有些不高兴。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-28 08:14:43
  第282课 如何表达频率

  生活是美好的,心情是快乐的。 大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,How often do you study English? How often do you watch TV? How often do you…

  Well, I study English once a week, I watch TV twice a week, I seldom hang out with my friends.

  Once: 一次
  Twice:两次
  Three times: 三次

  Once a week:一星期一次
  Twice a month:一个月两次
  Three times a year:一年三次

  -Do you ever play sports? 你做什么运动吗?
  -Sure, I play soccer twice a week. 是的,我一星期踢两次足球。

  -What do you usually do after class? 你下课后通常做些什么?
  -I go out with my classmates about three times a week. 我和同学出去玩,一星期大约三次。

  -How often do you do yoga? 你多久做一次瑜珈?
  -I do yoga once a week, for about 2 hours. 我一周做一次瑜珈,一次大约两小时。

  Always: 总是
  Usually:通常
  Often:常常
  Sometimes:有时
  Seldom: 很少
  Occasionally: 偶尔
  Hardly ever:几乎不
  Never:从来不

  -What do you usually do on Saturday mornings? 你星期六早上通常做些什么?
  -Nothing much. I always sleep until noon. 不做什么,我通常睡到中午。

  -Are you doing anything this Sunday? 这个周日你有什么安排吗?
  -I seldom stay at home on Sundays. This Sunday, I guess I’ll go picnic with my family. 我星期天他很少待在家里。这个周日,我可能和会家里人去野餐。

  -Do you often do aerobics at the gym? 你经常去健身房做健美操吗?
  -No, I hardly ever do aerobics. 不,我几乎不做健美操。

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  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  I don’t visit my parents very often, just occasionally. 我不经常去看父母,只是偶尔去一下。
  I sometimes play video games before bed on weekdays. 我在平日(周一至周五)有时会在睡觉前玩会电子游戏。
  I hardly ever take a walk after dinner. 我晚饭后几乎不去散步。
  I never work out. I guess I’m a couch potato. I spend most of my leisure in front of TV. 我从不做锻炼,我想我就迷电视。我的大部分业余时间都是在电视前渡过的。

  I’m leading a regular life. I always get up early, work out in the morning. On Saturdays, I usually take my son to a park. I seldom stay up late, and I hardly ever drink. I sometimes hang out with my friends, going to karaoke bar or disco club. I have a fiance, we don’t get to see each other a lot, but I miss him…only occasionally…(我过着有规律的生活。 我总是早起,在早晨锻炼身体。周六,我通常会带儿子去公园。我很少熬夜,几乎不喝酒。我有时会和朋友们聚聚,去去卡拉OK厅,或迪斯科俱乐部。我有个未婚夫,我们没有太多机会见面,但我只会偶尔。。。思念他。。。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-29 08:23:01
  283课 话题: 业余爱好

  大家好,欢迎你们, Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,Do you have any hobbies, what could you benefit from your hobbies?

  Topic: Hobbies 兴趣爱好

  以下是关于业余爱好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. Hobbies can be⌒almost⌒anything⌒a person likes to do⌒in his spare time.
  业余爱好可以是任何某个人在业余时间喜欢去做的事情。

  b. We take⌒up hobbies because these⌒activities⌒offer⌒enjoyment, friendship, knowledge⌒and relaxation.
  我们之所以会有一些爱好,是因为这些活动会给我们带来欢乐,友谊,知识以及放松。

  c. My hobby⌒is to collect⌒everything, from movie stars’ photos to butterflies, and from shells to stamps.
  我的爱好是收集任何东西,从电影明星的照片,蝴蝶,到贝壳和邮票。

  d. I pick⌒up certain hobbies⌒as⌒a way to⌒enjoy life, I take great pleasure from my hobbies, even⌒at the cost⌒of financial profit.
  我选择一些爱好作为享受生活的方式,我从爱好中找到极大的快乐,甚至可以不惜花很多钱。

  e. Those who have developed hobbies never need to worry⌒about what to do with their newly-found leisure⌒hours.
  那些有爱好的人从来不需要担心如何打发他们的新增的闲暇时光。

  f. Stamp collecting⌒is⌒one⌒of the most popular hobbies⌒in the world, and rare stamps⌒also⌒increase⌒in value⌒over years.
  集邮上世界上最普遍的爱好之一,一些稀有邮票在几年内就会升值。

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  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…

  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  g. I do have⌒a lot, a lot⌒of hobbies, I’m⌒interested⌒in talking with different people, I guess⌒it’s⌒actually part⌒of my life.
  我有很多的业余爱好,我比较有兴趣与人们谈话,我想这是我生活的一部分。

  h. I can imagine, keeping⌒a hobby⌒is like having⌒a friend, both⌒ enjoyable⌒and rewarding. You get great pleasure by⌒attending them.
  我能想象,拥有一项爱好就像是拥有一位朋友,两者都让人很愉悦,同时又是有益的。 你从中收获了很多快乐。

  i. One⌒of the⌒attractions⌒of CD collecting is the⌒ease⌒of starting⌒a collection.
  收集CD最吸引人的地方是,当你开始收集时的放松境界。

  l. I do the same monotonous tasks⌒all day long; hobbies provide
  variety⌒and⌒add some⌒interest to my routine life. They help me
  relax and reach⌒a state⌒of peace during stressful times, and give me
  ⌒a balance between my work⌒and play.
  我一整天都是做一些单调的事。 业余爱好让我的生活丰富起来,同时也给我单一的生活增添了一些乐趣。 它们帮助我放松,帮我在有压力的日子里找到生活的宁静, 同时也帮我找到工作与娱乐之间的平衡.

  I have a couple of hobbies: collecting CDS, doing a sport similar to tennis, and teaching this online class. My hobbies do bring me a peace of mind and a fulfilling life. (我有几个业余爱好: 收集CD, 做一种类似网球的运动, 还有这个在线课堂上课. 我的业余爱好确实给我带来了心灵的平静和充实的生活.)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-29 08:34:46
  Learn

  【Hi-English原创课堂】

  英语习语中不少是跟水果有关的,今天我们就一起来学几个吧!

  我们要讲的第一个习惯用语是: Go bananas, 焦急烦躁而情绪失控。又香又甜的香蕉几乎人人爱,但谁对香蕉爱得最疯狂呢? 肯定是猴子了。猴子见了香蕉会兴奋得忘乎所以,又叫又跳。Go bananas这个习惯用语就来自这儿。当然它不只是用来说猴子,也可以说人。如果一个人像猴子看到香蕉那样激动得上窜下跳、又喊又叫,那肯定就是情绪失控了。来看个例子吧!

  例句1: I was on the highway yesterday in a terrible traffic jam. Suddenly, the man in the next car to me went bananas. He screamed and yelled and then he crashed his car into mine!
  昨天我在高速公路上碰到塞车。突然我后面那辆车上的人情绪完全失控;他不耐烦地大喊大叫,还把他的车往我的车上撞!

  我们再学一个习惯用语: Hear through the grapevine, 听到小道传闻。Grapevine是葡萄藤。这个习惯用语来自还没有发明电话的年代,当时最快速的通讯途径是电报。有人把交错缠结的电报线路比作葡萄藤。换句话说,葡萄藤象征传递消息的途径,渐渐hear through the grapevine被用来指听到非正式的小道消息。这些传闻的来源往往是亲朋好友间的私房话。举个例子你就知道啦!

  例句2: I heard through the grapevine that Mark and Julie just broke up. I can't believe it - I thought they were going to get married. Julie's sister called this morning to give me the bad news.
  我今天得到小道消息说Mark和Julie分手了。我简直不敢相信。我原以为他们快要结婚了。是Julie的姐姐今天早上来电话把这坏消息告诉给我的。


楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-29 08:38:38
  There was once a fox who always wanted to try some grapes.
  从前,有一只狐狸,一直都想尝尝葡萄是什么滋味儿。

  He was lured by the violet colour and round shape of them.
  它对葡萄的紫色以及圆圆的形状垂涎不已。

  Yet, all he could do was just look at them from a distance.
  但是,它能做的只是远远地看着它们。

  The vineyard owners all had tight fences around their vineyards.
  葡萄园的主人们都用篱笆将葡萄园围得严严实实。

  And he could not nudge his way pass them.
  所以狐狸无法翻越过去。

  One day by luck he found an entrance into one of the lush vineyards.
  有一天,他很幸运地发现有一个缺口可以进入这个充满诱惑的葡萄园。

  But this was only his first problem.
  但是,问题并没有完全得到解决。

  He started looking at the grapes hanging down from the tall grape vines. He tried to reach them but in vain.
  他看着高高的葡萄藤上垂吊着的葡萄,试图去摘,但是没有用。

  He jumped higher and higher but he couldn’t reach them.
  他跳啊跳,却始终够不到那些葡萄。

  Finally the dejected fox went away lamenting,
  最后,狐狸沮丧地离开了,边走边边念叨:

  “Oh! Just forget it then. Those grapes must be sour and tasteless any way.”
  “算了,忘了它们吧!这些葡萄肯定又酸又难吃。”
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-30 08:42:54
  这冰箱仍在保修期内

  大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,warranty和 guarantee这两个单词有何关系呢? 先从你们家新买的冰箱开始讲起吧.

  The refrigerator is still under its warranty. 这冰箱仍在保修期内.

  Warranty:n. 保证书, 保单, 保质期
  The warranty for this DVD player is one year after the date of the purchase of the product. 这个DVD播放机保质期自购置此产品之日起有效期为一年。
  I’m sorry, sir, the warranty has expired. 对不起,先生,保修期已经过了。
  How long is the warranty? 保修期多长?
  This product comes with lifetime warranty. 这件产品永久保修。

  Guarantee:vt.保证; 担保;使(事情)可能发生, 保用(商品)
  We can't guarantee our workers' regular employment. 我们不能保证我们的工人定期受雇。
  We guarantee to be here tomorrow. 我们保证明天来。
  I guarantee you'll enjoy yourself. 我保证你会过得很快活。
  Can you guarantee me a job when I get there? 你可以确保我到那儿就可以找到一份工作吗?
  The laptop is guaranteed for twelve months. 这个手提电脑保修12个月。

  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…

  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  Guarantee: n.保证, 保障; 保证书; 保用期;担保, 担保人;担保品, 抵押品
  Can you give me your guarantee that the goods will be delivered before Friday? 你能给我保证这批货在星期五之前交货吗?
  This guarantee is valid for one year. 这份保证书有效期为一年。
  If I try to borrow ¥10, 000 from the bank, will you be my guarantee? 如果我向银行借一万元, 你愿意作我的保证人吗?
  What guarantee can you offer? 你能拿什么作抵押?

  This laptop is guaranteed for one year, which means during the one-year warranty, we could fix it free of charge. You have my guarantee here. (这个手提电脑保质一年, 意思是: 在一年的保质期内, 我们可以免费维修. 我可以保证.)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-31 08:21:03
  285课 小动词大活用

  美丽的一天又迎来了我们新的一课, 同学们好,欢迎再次来到Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师,很多很小的动词如:do, go, have, make, take等等,用起来却相当的活,下面举例说明:

  Do
  My homework, the dishes, the laundry
  "I thought it was your turn to do the dishes," I snapped. "我想该轮到你洗碗了吧," 我怒气冲冲地说
  Today is a good day to do the laundry. 今天是洗衣服的好天气。

  Go
  Bowling, shopping, dancing
  Would you like to go bowling with us? 你要不要和我们一起去打保龄球?
  Shall we go dancing for a change this time? 这次, 我们换换花样,去跳个舞好吗?

  Have
  A party, a good time, a lot of fun
  He called his friends in and had a party. 他把朋友叫到家里来聚会。
  We had a lot of fun at the picnic on the beach. 我们在海滩上野餐,趣味无穷。

  Make
  A (phone) call, the bed, some photocopies
  I want to make a call to Mr. Smith at the telephone booth. 我要在那间电话亭给史密斯先生打个电话。
  After getting up, I picked at the sheet, fluffed up the pillow and made the bed. 起床后,我拉平床单,拍松枕头,把床铺好。
  I made two photocopies of the report. 我把这份报告影印了两份。

  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…

  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  Take
  A day off, a vacation, a trip
  Yesterday I took a day off to visit my parents in law. 昨天我请了一天假去拜访了我的岳父母。
  I will take a 2-week vacation (extendable to 4 weeks) in Beijing. 我将在北京渡假2星期(也可延长到4周)。
  It is worthwhile to take a trip abroad 到国外旅行是值得的。

  I haven’t done my report; can you go to the movie alone? We can have a get-together this weekend, I’ll make green salad for you, and you’re welcome to take your kids. (我还没完成报告呢;你能自己去看电影吗?我们这个周末可以开个聚会, 我会为大家做蔬菜沙拉,欢迎把孩子也带来
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-31 08:28:52
  Learn

  【Hi-English原创课堂】

  电话往来是外企办公的一部分。得体娴熟的英文会在生意上帮你不少忙哦!今天我们就一起来学几个非常实用的句子。

  1. XX Corporation. May I help you?
  这里是XX公司,我能帮你什么吗?

  这句话算是制式的讲法。一般接起电话的人通常会先报公司的名字 XX Corporation, 然后再说May I help you? 如果要更客气一点的话则可以说 How can I help you? (我该怎么帮你?)。

  2. And you are?
  请问您是?

  这句话用来确定打电话来的是谁。最客气的问法是Whom am I speaking with? 或是 Whom am I talking to?(我正在跟谁讲话呢?)

  3. I’ll put her on the phone. Just a second.
  我会请她听电话, 请等一下。

  上面讲的 put someone on the phone, 指的多半是只有一部电话时, 但如果公司里有许多分机,则用转接transfer 或是 redirect会比较恰当,可以说I’m transferring your call. 或是 I’m redirecting your call. (我帮你转接她的分机。)

  4. Would you mind holding for one minute?
  你介不介意稍微等一分钟啊?

  如果万不得已要让对方等候,记得要给一个明确的时间, 例如 one second 或是 five minutes 不要让对方无止境地等下去。但是如果一分钟到了你还没忙完, 则最好再说一次, Sorry, I am still on the phone. Could you hold for another minute? (对不起, 我还在, 能不能再请你稍候一分钟。)

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-08-31 08:35:47
  Listen 原创声音
  Learn 原创课堂
  Look 特别关注
  Fun 读者互动
  Listen



  听力参考文本

  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?
  很抱歉,他现在不在。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?
  气质Mike? 真的吗?他和你们住在一起?

  A: Yeah. Is that what they call him? Magnificent Mike?
  是的。他们常这么称呼他吗?气质迈克?

  B: I can’t believe it. Yeah, that’s his stage name .I’ve seen him dance dozens of times. Very tan. All over.
  我简直不敢相信。是的,这是他的艺名。我看有几次看他跳舞。他全身都是棕色的。

  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:2012-08-31 08:49:38
  Hi-English特别关注】
  现在人们的生活已经完全离不开科技和电话。那怎样做才符合礼仪规范呢?下面九条小贴士,一定会让你有所收获!

  1. If all you have to say in your e-mail reply is "Thanks!"refrain from sending it. You're just clogging an inbox.
  1. 如果你只是想在电子邮件里回复“谢谢”,那么不要发送它。这只会让对方的收件箱更加拥挤。

  2. Don't use cell phones in a waiting room, checkout line, restaurant, train, or bathroom stall.
  2. 不要在等候室、结账处、餐馆、火车站或盥洗室的隔间里使用手机。

  3. When talking to someone in person, don't glance down at your cell phone to see who's trying to reach you.
  3. 和他人面对面交谈时,不要低下头来查看手机看是否有人找你。

  4. When instant-messaging, always ask if now is a good time to chat.
  4. 和别人进行即时通讯时,一定要问一下现在是否是交谈的好时机。

  5. It's OK to piggyback on a neighbor's free Wi-Fi as long as you don't hog it and do realize it's not secure.
  5. 用一下邻居的免费无线连接也未尝不可,只要你不经常用并知道那样并不安全。

  6. Things not to do when e-mailing: shout in all caps, use colored fonts or clip-art emoticons, attach large files, forward an e-mail inappropriate.
  6. 发电子邮件时不要做的几件事情:全部用大写字母;使用彩色的字体或剪贴画表情符号;把较大文件作为附件;转发不恰当的电子邮件。

  7. You can e-mail thank-you for party invitations and birthday gifts given in person as long as you send each of them separately. For mailed gifts, letters of recommendation, and wedding presents, a written note is still preferable.
  7. 如果收到聚会的邀请或生日礼物,你应该分别向他们发送“谢谢”的电子邮件。如果收到了寄来的礼品、推荐信和婚礼礼物,书面形式的感谢仍然是可取的。

  8. Work e-mails can be sent anytime, but business texts should be restricted to one hour before the start of the workday to two hours after it ends, according to The Modern Gentleman.
  8.《现代绅士》这本书提到,工作的电子邮件任何时间都可发送,但商务内容最好在工作日开始的一小时前到结束的两小时后这之间发送。

  9. If you still own an answering machine, make sure the outgoing message isn't annoying or twee.
  9. 如果你仍旧在用答录机,确保留言信息不要惹人烦或过于花哨

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-01 08:43:55
  今天我们要讲的第一个习惯用语是cook up, 不过它可跟“煮东西吃”没什么关系,它的意思是编造假的理由来掩盖事实,而这样做往往是为了欺骗某人,或者是为了摆脱自己所处的困境。
  来看个例句,估计这种情况哪个国家都有,这是一个孩子跟几个同学逃学去看电影,但是被老师发现,并告诉了家长。第二天,这个孩子在对他那几个逃学的同学讲他昨天的处境。

  例句1: I could see my dad was really angry when I got home yesterday. I cooked up a story about taking a sick classmate to the hospital. But my dad asked for his name and telephone number. So I had to tell the truth. I'm now grounded for a week.

  我们先来解释一下什么是to be grounded,这是美国家庭对孩子用的一种惩罚方式。一个孩子被grounded的时候,他就不能用家里的汽车,也不许跟朋友或同学到外面去玩。

  这个孩子是说:昨天我回家的时候我爸爸非常生气。我编造了一个理由,说是一个同学生病了,我送他到医院去。但是我爸爸要我告诉他那个生病同学的名字和电话号码。所以我只好说出实话了。现在我爸爸罚我一个礼拜不准出去玩。

  下面我们要给大家讲解的一个习惯用语就是在cook这个字后面加上两个字母i和e,也就是cookie。Cookie的常用含义是“点心”,在作习惯用语的时候还可以指某些人。你可以把你心爱的人称为cookie,你也可以把一个可爱的小孩儿,或一个漂亮的女孩儿称作cookie。

  另外还有一种人,我们也可以用cookie这个单词来称呼他们,就是smart cookies,它既可以指男的,也可以指女的。Smart就是聪明,所以,smart cookies就是那些脑子比较聪明一些的人。看看下面这个例句吧!

  例句2: When my sister was only ten years old I saw what a smart cookie she was going to be. And I was right; she's in Harvard medical school and she gets the highest grades in her class.

  这人说:在我妹妹只有十岁的时候,我就看出她将来会是一个非常聪明的人。我一点儿没错。她现在就读于哈佛大学医学院。学习成绩是全班最好的。
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  A: So you know mashed potatoes?
  你知道土豆泥吧?
  B: Yeah, of course!
  恩,当然!
  A: After they got sufficiently(adv.充分地) soft, you add cream and butter. I like to add some galax as well. And you use potatoes smasher to smash(v.打碎,使粉碎) them. Some people like to really add a lot of cream and make them soft.
  等土豆泡软了之后,还得加一些奶油和黄油,我个人还喜欢加一些加莱克斯香料,然后用搅拌机把它们磨成泥状。有些人喜欢加很多奶油,这样可以使它变得更软。
  B: My grandma can it with milk, a little bit milk with it.
  是的,我奶奶喜欢加一些牛奶在里面。
  A: Sure, milk is also fine.
  是的,加牛奶挺好的。
  B: I think I will try.
  我会试着做一做的。
  A : Have a good time! Don’t forget the gravy(n.肉汤,肉汁)!
  恩!好好享受这个过程吧!别忘了加肉汤在里面哦!

  Useful phrases and expressions:
  mashed potatoes 土豆泥
  smasher 搅拌机
  can 将???罐装起来
  gravy 肉汤,肉汁



楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-03 08:17:35
  第286课 是我不好

  I know, I know, it’s totally my fault; I shouldn’t have brought it up. I’m the one to blame. 大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,全是我的错,我不该提及此事,是我不好。Are you still mad at me?

  Blame: vt.指责, 责怪, 归咎于
  You are not to blame. I am to blame. 不该责怪你,是我不好。
  Who is to blame? Anyway I’m not the one to blame. 该怪谁? 反正不关我的事。
  We consider that you are not to blame. 我们认为不该责怪你。
  We shouldn’t blame one another; both of us should take responsibility for it. 我们不该互相埋怨, 我们两人都应该为此承担责任。
  I do not blame you, I blame myself. 我不责怪你,怪只怪我自己。

  Blame somebody for something /Somebody be to blame for something:
  为某事责备某人
  We blame him for starting this gossip. 我们责备他掀起了这个谣言。
  He was only partially to blame for the accident. 他对事故只应负部分责任。
  You needn't say sorry. I don't blame you for losing my keys. 你没必要道歉,我不会怪你丢了我的钥匙。

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  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  A: Aren't you staying for the party? 你不留下来参加晚会吗?
  B: No. I'm tired and I've got to work tomorrow. 不,我累了。而且明天还得上班。
  A: I don't blame you for getting some rest. 我不能因你要多点休息而埋怨你。
  B: Yeah. I need to. 是啊。我真是需要休息的。

  Blame: n. 责任, 过错
  Don't try and fasten the blame on me. 别想把过错推到我头上。
  He always tries to shift the blame to someone else. 他总是试图将过错推卸给别人。
  I am ready to take the blame for the mistake. 我准备承担这一错误的责任。

  Yes, you can do no wrong. I don’t blame you for our missing of the flight. I’m the one to blame, I shouldn’t have depended on you for everything.(是啊,你从来都不会犯错。我们误了飞机我也不怪你。 我只怪我自己,不该什么事都依赖你。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-04 08:19:51
  第287课 我们渡过了难关

  大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,”我们渡过了难关”如何用英语来表达这句话呢? 用哪个词会很合适呢, 请学习本课.

  Through: 介词 prep.1.(表示位置)在…之中; 在…各处; 遍及
  The earth moves through space. 地球在太空中运行。

  2.(表示时间)在…期间; 从…开头到结尾
  You’re not allowed to chat through my class. 在我的整个课堂期间, 你们都不可以闲聊。

  3.(表示方向)从…的一端到另一端; 经过
  He went through the forest the next day. 次日他穿过了森林。

  4.(表示状态)经历着; 度过
  He has decided to prolong his visit through the weekend. 他已决定把他的访问延长到过完周末。
  We’ve gone through a tough time. 我们渡过了难关。
  I’ve been through ups and downs in my life. 我的生活中经历过了沉浮。

  5.(表示方式)凭借; 用
  I learnt of the position through a newspaper advertisement. 我是从报纸广告上得悉有此职位的。

  6.(表示原因)因为, 由于
  It was through him that I missed my train. 就是因为他, 我才误了火车。

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  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…

  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  Through: 副词 adv.
  1.通过, 过去
  Can I get through by this road? 我可以从这条路过去吗?

  2.进行到底
  I'm counting on you to help me through! 我正指望你帮忙帮到底呢!

  I was paging through a magazine when my boss called last night, he told me on the phone that if we can pull through this recession, we will be in good shape. You have no idea what difficulties we’re going through at the moment. And I trust my boss, he would lead us through.(当我老板打来电话时,我正在翻阅一本杂志,他在电话中告诉我如果我们能渡过这段经济不景气的时间,情况就会好多了。你不知道我们现在正经历多少困难。我相信我的老板,他会带着我们走到底
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-05 08:36:34
  288课 我全靠自己

  清晨,在小鸟的歌声中迎来了我们新的一课,同学们好,欢迎来到快乐的Faith口语课堂-天天学,我是Faith老师,All by myself, Don't wanna be all by myself anymore,听过这首all by myself的歌吗?它会和今天的英语课有何关联呢?

  All by myself: 我独自地, 全是自己干的,孤单一人
  I carried it all by myself. 这东西是我一个人提着的。
  I can finish it all by myself. 我能一个人完成。
  I’m all by myself, I didn’t depend on anybody, I started my own business all by myself. 我全靠自己,我没有依靠任何人.我是全靠自己创业的.
  I have enjoyed a sumptuous dinner all by myself tonight. 今天晚上, 我独享了一顿丰盛的晚餐。
  They walked off and left me sitting there all by myself. 他们走掉了,让我孤零零一个人坐在那里。

  Own: adj.属于自己的
  My time isn't my own. 我的时间不属于我自己。
  I've made this decision of my own will. 这个决定是按我自己的意愿做出的。

  广告时间:
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  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  Of my own: 我自己的..., 是属于自己的…
  I’ve always wanted a laptop of my own. 我一直想要一台需于自己的手提电脑.
  Could I have a race car of my own? Please…Dad…我可以有台自己的赛车吗?
  That way, I can do something of my own. 那样我可以干点儿自己的事。
  I should like to add some opinions of my own. 我还想讲一点我的意见。

  I work on my online class all by myself. First I edit the teaching curriculum, then record my voice, and do the final audio editing. When I was a little girl, I wanted a radio program of my own, and here it comes, it’s like dreams come true. (我做这个在线课课全靠自己。 我先进行教学内容的编辑,然后录音,最后做音频编辑。当我还是个小女孩的时候,就想有个自己的电台节目,看看今天,这一切就像梦想成真。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-06 08:26:31
  第289课 我对他忍无可忍

  美丽而充实的一天又到来了, 大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,今天的英语课相当简单, 想知道有多简单吗? 来上课就知道了.

  Fans: 粉丝,指超迷某人或某物的一类人
  Millions of fans follow the TV soap operas devotedly. 百万观众非常著迷地收看这部电视连续剧。

  A fan of…喜欢…的人
  I am a huge fan of golf. 我是高尔夫球的狂热爱好者。
  He is a big fan of the NBA games. 他是 NBA 的铁杆球迷。

  not a fan of 不喜欢,不是某事的粉丝
  I’m definitely not a fan of English. 我讨厌英语.
  I guess you’re not a fan of my music; I’d better turn it off. 我猜你不喜欢我的音乐, 我还是关了吧.

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  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…

  这里还是一个互助英语学习的团队,Faith老师将定期对所有团队对员进行口语培训(发音,语音语调, 朗读,流利口语技巧等的培训), 听力技巧的培训.

  如果你坚持了下来, 在我们的伟大事业中表现出了你非凡的才能,并为我们的团队做出了杰出的贡献,你将成为Faith英语事业的元老级人物,并成为我们未来企业的原始股东之一!

  相信自己,相信Faith老师,我们能!我们是奇迹的创造者!
  让我们一起努力创造一个
  团队力量的神话!

  Stand: vt. 忍受; 经得起, 受得起
  Can you stand the hot weather in Guangzhou? 你受得了广州的炎热天气吗?

  can't stand: 受不了, 禁不住
  I can't stand the cold. 这么冷我受不了。
  I can't stand him any further. 我对他忍无可忍。
  He can't stand traveling in rush hour. 他受不了在交通最繁忙时出游。
  I can't stand this job a minute longer—I quit! 这份工作我一分钟也不能忍耐了, 我不干了!
  How is it that you can't stand a little bit of criticism? 你怎么这样禁不住批评?

  Hate: vt. 讨厌
  I hate mosquitoes. 我讨厌蚊子。
  I hate getting up so early. 我讨厌早起。

  This week, a guy has been stalking me. I suspect he’s a fan of my online class. I can’t stand it anymore, where is my privacy. I hate being followed. (这个星期, 有个人一直在跟踪我。 我怀疑是我的在线课堂的一个粉丝。我不能再忍受了,我讨厌被跟踪。)
作者:nicole冉 时间:2012-09-06 10:07:50
  @confuseoldman 2011-1-8 23:06:00
  在日常生活中,色彩是最富有表现力的语言,它们能表现品格、传达情绪、丰富语言。下面我们就来看几个带“颜色”的句子吧!


  1. Mary has felt blue ever since her boyfriend left for Europe.
  ......
  -----------------------------
  感谢 mark
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-07 08:21:52
  第290课 一切顺其自然

  大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,今天的快乐英语之旅就要开始了,准备好心情来学英语了吗?

  Deprive: vt. 剥夺, 夺去, 使丧失
  We will deprive you of your membership. 我们将取消你的会员资格.
  This law will deprive us of our most basic rights. 这条法律将剥夺我们最基本的权利。

  Be deprived of…: 失去…, 被剥夺…
  She was deprived of schooling at ten. 她10岁时就失学了。
  She has been deprived of sight for some years. 她失明已有几年了。

  Deprivation: n. 剥夺;被夺去,丧失;缺乏,损失
  Missing the holiday was a great deprivation. 错过假日是极大的损失.
  Losing him is no great deprivation. 失去他没什么大不了。

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  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…

  let it be: 不理会, 就这样吧, 顺其自然
  Don't touch that wasp. Let it be. 不要碰黄蜂,让它去。
  If I ask you not to try, oh could you let it be? 如果我让你不要去试了, 你会放手吗?
  If you can do nothing about it, let it be. 如果你束手无策.就听其自然好了.
  Marriage is a destiny, you’ll find someone before you know it, just let it be. 婚姻是缘分,在不经意间你会找到你的另一半, 一切顺其自然好了.
  Don't reckon the gain and loss that clearly; just let it be. 别把得失算得那么清楚,一切顺其自然吧。

  I’m deprived of happiness since he left me; the loss of him is a great deprivation of my life. I don’t think I could fall in love again, but who knows, just let it be. (自从他离开我之后, 我不再有快乐可言. 失去他是我生活中最大的损失. 我不认为自己还会爱上谁, 但谁又知道呢, 顺其自然吧。)
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楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-10 08:22:36
  第291课 话题: 学习

  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,今天来聊聊大家的学习问题。。。

  Talk About Study:谈论学习

  a. -How many courses do you have for this semester?
  你们这学期上几门课?
  -Eight altogether.
  总共八门。
  -How are they proportioned?
  怎么分配的?
  -Six are compulsory, two optional.
  六门必学,两门选修。

  b. I'll have to take a make-up exam in logic. I failed.
  我逻辑学要补考。我不及格。

  c. Guess who comes first in the exam? Janet comes top and Mary second.
  猜猜谁考了第一?是珍妮特第一,玛丽第二。

  d. Tom is a promising student, he’s particularly good at math, and maybe he's gifted in that.
  汤姆是个很有前途的学生。他数学尤其学得好,可能他在这方面有天分吧。

  e. Nobody can get him in physics. Bill is the top boy again. He gets full mark in
  this quiz.
  物理上谁也比不过他。比尔又考了第一。这次考试他得了满分。

  f. He has no equal in English study. Tony won the English contest last week. He got a straight A.
  论英语学习他没有对手。托尼上周英语竞赛第一。他得了优。

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  课程时长: 本课程为期两个月,共16次课(32小时),每堂课教学内容独立存在,可随时报名,随时入读。本课程有效期为4个月,学员自报名之日起4个月内可以免费复读一次。

  学习时间:
  每周一,周四晚7:30-9:30, 每次两小时。

  上课地点: 大耳朵YY教学频道

  课程介绍:
  本课程包括以下培训内容:
  1. 发音(通过正确的发音方法,绕口令式的唇舌训练,结合大量发音朗读练习彻底纠正发音),并养成良好的英语朗读习惯。
  2. 通过掌握连读技巧,如:单词间的连读,单词末尾不发音的辅音,助动词,介词的弱读等帮助你学会流利说英语。
  3. 培养良好语音语调,学会运用英语口语中的各种语调,句子中的重音及合适的停顿等,生动表达自己的想法。

  g. It's natural. He has no equal in English study. He's very talented in language.
  这很正常。论英语学习他没有对手。他很有语言天分。

  h. I often go to the library, and sit at the same place, usually in a corner. I like doing some reading quietly.
  我经常去图书馆 .坐在同一个地方, 通常是在角落处. 我喜欢安安静静地读会书.

  i. We'll be pretty busy because we're going to have a series of quizzes these days.
  我们会很忙的,因为这几天会有许多小测验.

  When I was a college student, I didn’t make the most of my college study; it has been my greatest regret. But it’s never too late to learn, that’s why I’m catching up now. (当我上大学的时候, 没有好好利用大学学习时光,这是我最大的遗憾。但只要开始学习就永远不会晚,这就是为什么我现在正在追赶的原因。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-10 08:27:55
  Hi-English原创课堂】“你疯了吗?”

  英语中各种“你疯了”大家都知道吗?今天一起来学学吧!下次和朋友互相调侃时可以派上用场哦~

  Are you insane? (insane 疯狂的)

  Are you nuts? (nut 坚果;nuts 发疯的,狂热的)

  Are you going bananas? (go bananas 发疯,发狂)

  Are you crazy? (疯狂的,狂热的)

  Are you out of your mind? (out of one’s mind 失去理智)

  Have you lost your mind? (lose one’s mind 精神错乱,不能自

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-10 08:32:56
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  Sally- Hello Joe, How’s it going?
  哈罗,你还好吗?

  Joe- Not so good.
  不太好呢!

  Sally- Why? What’s wrong?
  为什么呀?发生什么事情了啊?

  Joe- I’ve got a new roommate who is driving me crazy.
  我的新室友快让我发疯了!

  Sally- What’s he or she doing?
  他怎么了?

  Joe- Well, to start with, he eats my food in the fridge without ever asking. Then at night he snores so loudly that I can’t sleep.
  他偷吃我的东西,晚上鼾声巨大,我都睡不着觉。

  Sally- I totally understand. My roommate is getting on my nerves too.
  我完全理解,我的室友也让我挺难受的。

  Joe- Really? What's he or she doing?
  真的吗?她都做了什么?

  Sally- Every morning she goes in the bathroom at 7:30 and then doesn’t come out until 8:15. Now I have to get up at 7:00 to get ready for work.
  每天早上她都7点半进洗手间,然后八点一刻才出来。所以,我现在得每天7点钟就起来,为上班做准备。

  Joe : You two can agree on some schedule so that both of you can use the bathroom for work?
  你可以规定好时间,这样你们都可以有足够的时间用洗手间啊。

  Sally- That would be good but she thinks she is a model and has to do her make-up for hours.
  那样的确不错,但是她觉得自己是个模特,所以得花几个小时来化妆。

  Joe- Well ,you think that’s bad, my new roommate also told me that he will be having a friend coming to visit next month and he will be couch surfing for a week.
  好吧,你觉得你那边糟透了,我这边呢,我的新室友跟我说有个朋友下个月要来住,要在沙发上睡一个星期。

  Sally- Couch surfing?
  沙发?

  Joe- Yeah, sleeping on our couch in the living room. That means I will have to tip toe around my own house.
  恩,他准备睡客厅。这意味着我在自己家里还得踮着脚走路了。

  Sally- Wow, roommates are difficult. I wish I could just find a nice one bedroom.
  恩, 跟室友相处真的是很艰难的。我真希望可以找到一个好的卧室。

  Joe- Yeah, but no matter what it is still better than my days at school in the dorm.
  是的呢,不过不管怎样,总比我在学校住宿舍的那段日子好。

  Sally- That is true. I had to share a room with 3 other girls and a bathroom with 20 other people.
  那的确,我当时跟3个女生住在一起,和20个人共用一个洗手间。

  Joe- Now that's pretty bad! We should just move in together.
  太恐怖了!我们真应该搬到一块住!

  Sally- Maybe we should. I'll think about it.
  也许我们真的应该搬到一块,我要好好考虑下。


作者:luckygirl321 时间:2012-09-10 09:38:28
  good
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-11 09:04:48
  第292课 你看上去很面熟
  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。经常会有陌生人对我说这句话: You look familiar to me, have I met you somewhere? 你知道为什么吗? Because I have a popular face. (我有一张大众化的脸)

  Familiar: adj. .熟悉的, 通晓的, 常见到的, 常听说的
  You look familiar. I must have met you somewhere. 你看上去很面熟。我肯定是在哪里见过你.
  Do I look familiar to you? 难道你不认识我吗?
  The man seemed familiar, but I could not quite place him. 这人很面熟, 但是我记不清在哪儿见过他。
  I'm on familiar terms with my bank manager. 我与我的银行经理交情很好。
  This nursery rhyme is very familiar to me. 我对这首摇篮曲很熟悉。

  Be familiar with…: .熟悉, 通晓…
  I am not really familiar with the local laws. 实际上我对当地的法律并不熟。
  Are you familiar with English sounds yet? 你已经熟悉英语的发音了吗?
  I am of course familiar with your work. 我当然熟悉你的工作。
  He’s quite familiar with the city because he is a native of it. 他对这个城市很熟悉,因为他是当地人。

  Faith老师英语语音课开课了

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  学习时间:
  每周一,周四晚7:30-9:30, 每次两小时。

  上课地点: 大耳朵YY教学频道

  课程介绍:
  本课程包括以下培训内容:
  1. 发音(通过正确的发音方法,绕口令式的唇舌训练,结合大量发音朗读练习彻底纠正发音),并养成良好的英语朗读习惯。
  2. 通过掌握连读技巧,如:单词间的连读,单词末尾不发音的辅音,助动词,介词的弱读等帮助你学会流利说英语。
  3. 培养良好语音语调,学会运用英语口语中的各种语调,句子中的重音及合适的停顿等,生动表达自己的想法。

  Familiarity: n. 熟悉;通晓;认识, 友好随便;亲近
  He denied familiarity with this book. 他表示封这本书不熟。
  His familiarity with the local language surprised me. 他对当地语言如此精通令我吃惊。

  Do I look familiar to you? We went to the same primary school. Yes, I’m Faith. Hi, it’s so nice bumping into you here. Are you still on familiar terms with Tony? By the way, I’m very familiar with this city, let me show you around.(你难道不认识我了吗? 我们是小学同学啊. 是啊,我是FAITH. 啊,在这儿撞见你真是太好了. 顺便提一句, 我很熟悉这个城市,让我带你游览一下吧
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-12 08:58:00
  第293课 我要累死了

  I had a really big day today, I’m exhausted. I’m beat. 大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,我今天忙了一天, 所以。。。I’m beat…

  Exhaust: vt. 用尽, 耗尽, 使非常疲倦
  They exhausted the funds in a week. 他们一周内耗尽了资金。
  He was exhausted by overwork. 他因工作过度而疲惫。

  Exhausted: adj.耗尽的,用完的, 筋疲力尽的;精疲力竭的
  I am exhausted. Please leave me alone. 我要累死了. 不要再来烦我了.
  During the training they really put you through it; I was exhausted! 训练可真折腾人, 我已经筋疲力尽了!

  Exhausting: adj. 使耗尽的; 使人精疲力竭的
  Yesterday was really an exhausting day,and I couldn’t get up this morning. 昨天真是令人精疲力竭的一天,今早都爬不起来了.
  I find her exhausting to be with—she’s too intense. 我感到和她在一起很累,她这个人太热情了。

  I’m beat. 我非常疲倦/我累死了.

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  学习时间:
  每周一,周四晚7:30-9:30, 每次两小时。

  上课地点: YY教学频道

  课程介绍:
  本课程包括以下培训内容:
  1. 发音(通过正确的发音方法,绕口令式的唇舌训练,结合大量发音朗读练习彻底纠正发音),并养成良好的英语朗读习惯。
  2. 通过掌握连读技巧,如:单词间的连读,单词末尾不发音的辅音,助动词,介词的弱读等帮助你学会流利说英语。
  3. 培养良好语音语调,学会运用英语口语中的各种语调,句子中的重音及合适的停顿等,生动表达自己的想法。

  ...like that:像那样...
  How can you speak to me like that? 你怎么能这么对我讲话?
  She had never desired to do anything like that. 她从来没希望过做那样的事。
  I must have been mad to forget myself like that. 我准是疯了,那样地忘其所以。
  Bumping into you like that is a bit of luck. 这样意外碰见你真是有点幸运。
  Don't butt in like that when I'm speaking. 我讲话时别这样打断我的话。

  Don’t tell me you are exhausted, come to my class now. I promise if you learn English from me like that, 10 minutes each day, sooner or later you’ll catch up with me. (别告诉我你累了,现在就来上课。我保证如果你像这样跟我学英语,每天10分钟,迟早你会赶上我
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-12 11:04:40
  还记得《公主日记》(The Princess Diaries)给我们所讲述的童话式“麻雀变凤凰”的故事吗?本期杂志小编为大家精心挑选了其中的两句经典台词并予以讲解,希望大家在回味的同时还能收获知识哦!

  1. Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.
  勇气并非无所畏惧,而是一种认定有其他事情比恐惧更重要的判断。勇敢的人不会长生不老,但是谨小慎微的人根本无法生存。

  2. To be a princess, you have to believe that you are a princess. You've got to walk the way you think a princess would walk. So, you gotta think tall you gotta smile and wave, and just have fun.
  要想成为公主,你得相信自己就是一个公主。你应该像你所想象中的公主那般为人处世。另外,你得高瞻远嘱,从容不迫,笑对人生。

  台词1中,but rather 就相当于but,表转折,常翻译为“而是”。

  例句: The company does not sell software but rather delivers its services over the internet.
  该公司并不销售软件而是在网上交易服务。

  the brave: 勇敢的人 the cautious 谨小慎微的人
  the + adjective (形容词)表示具备这一形容词特征的一类人

  例句:We should try our best to help the old.
  我们应该尽一切可能帮助老人。

  台词2中,多次出现gotta, 这个词是(have) got to和(have) got a的非正式表达,作(have) got to用时,相当于 must, have to是“必须”的意思,作(have) got a用时,是“得到,有……”的意思。

  例句:Since you’re going to graduate from the university, you gotta think ahead about your career.
  你要大学毕业了,得提前考虑一下工作的事情了。

  例句:Hey, pal, gotta cigarettes?
  嘿,老兄,有香烟吗?

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-12 11:14:53
  young deer said to his mother, “I’m larger than a dog and swifter and I have horns to defend myself with. Yet when a dog appears I run away with the others. I have decided not to run away from dogs, in the future.”
  一只小鹿对鹿妈妈说:“我比狗大,比狗跑起来快,还有鹿角可以保护自己。但是狗一出现我就得跟着鹿群一起逃跑。我决定以后碰到狗再也不跑了。”

  Just then they heard the bark of a dog.
  正在那时他们听到了狗叫声。

  The young deer was filled with fear and forgetting his resolve, took to his hooves and ran with his mother along with the rest of the herd.
  小鹿充满了恐惧,完全忘记了自己下过的决心,它提起蹄子就和鹿妈妈还有其它鹿一起跑起来了。

  Moral: Fear drives away Reason.
  寓意:恐惧常常战胜理智。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-13 08:58:17
  第294课 如何表达”承担责任”

  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,今天的英语课谈谈责任这个严肃的话题。

  Responsible: adj.负有责任的, 需承担责任的, 尽责的, 可靠的, 责任重大的
  He must be responsible to me for this matter. 这件事他必须对我负责。
  She is a responsible secretary. 她是一个尽职尽责的秘书。
  He holds a very responsible position in the firm. 他在公司里担任一个非常重要的职务。

  Be responsible for …为…负责;是造成…的原因
  What are you responsible for in your company? 你在你们公司负责什么工作?
  My job is to be responsible for web ads issue. 我的工作是负责网站广告发布。
  She is responsible for sales promotion. 她负责促销工作。
  We are responsible for ourselves. 我们要对自己负责。
  In no way am I responsible for what has happened. 我决不对发生的事情负责。

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  学习时间:
  每周一,周四晚7:30-9:30, 每次两小时。

  上课地点: YY教学频道

  课程介绍:
  本课程包括以下培训内容:
  1. 发音(通过正确的发音方法,绕口令式的唇舌训练,结合大量发音朗读练习彻底纠正发音),并养成良好的英语朗读习惯。
  2. 通过掌握连读技巧,如:单词间的连读,单词末尾不发音的辅音,助动词,介词的弱读等帮助你学会流利说英语。
  3. 培养良好语音语调,学会运用英语口语中的各种语调,句子中的重音及合适的停顿等,生动表达自己的想法。

  Responsibility: n. 责任, 责任感, 可信赖性, 职责, 所负责任的事
  He has no responsibility for that accident. 他对那个事故没有责任。
  The father of a family should have more sense of responsibility. 一家之父应有更多的责任感。
  You got to take the responsibility for this. 你应该为此负责.
  I'll bear full responsibility for the consequences. 我将对后果承担全部责任。
  I haven't as much responsibility as before. 我不再担负过去那样多的责任了。

  I’m not responsible for our break-up, there’s no such word like “cherish” in your dictionary, and you got to take full responsibility. (我对我们的分手不负任何责任,在你的字典里根本没有“珍惜”这两个字,你应该负全部责任。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-13 09:15:08
  新入学的同学们即将踏上一段崭新的旅程。新学校,新同学,新宿舍,一切都是新的。那么,今天我们就一起来学几句新生入学常用口语吧!

  1. This is a beautiful campus, isn't it?
  这个校园挺美的,是吧?

  2. Where is the campus cafeteria?
  校园的食堂在哪里?

  3. Do you know where the library is?
  你知道图书馆在哪儿吗?

  4. Is there a drug store nearby?
  附近有药店吗?

  5. May I have your name?
  请问你叫什么名字?

  6. Where are you from?
  你从哪儿来的?

  7. I'm a freshman.
  我是大一新生。

  8. Do you live on or off campus?
  你住在校内还是校外?

  9. Who are you living with?
  你和谁住一个屋啊?

  10. Have you finished registering?
  你的注册办好了吗?
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-13 09:19:10
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  Ryokan was a Zen teacher of repute.
  Ryokan 是一位德高望重的禅师。

  One day a fisherman saw him walking on the beach soon after a storm. The storm had washed up thousands of starfish onto the shore, and they were beginning to dry up. Soon all of them would be dead. Ryokan was picking up starfish and throwing them into the sea.
  一天,在一场暴风雨后,一个渔民看到他在海滩边快速行走。这场暴风雨将成千上万的海星冲到了岸边,他们已经开始变干。很快所有海星都会死去。Ryokan 正在捡起海星并将它们扔进海里。

  The fisherman caught up with the teacher and said, “Surely, you cannot hope to throw all these starfish back into the sea. They will die by the thousands here. I’ve seen it happen before. Your effort will make no difference.”
  渔民追上禅师,说道:“很明显,你不用指望能将所有的海星都扔回海里。成千上万的海星会死在这里。以前我就见过这种情况发生。你现在所做的都是徒劳。”

  “It will for this one,” said Ryokan, throwing back another starfish into the sea.
  “对这条来说不是。”Ryokan说着又向海里扔回一只海星。


楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-13 09:27:57
  【Hi-English特别关注】军训-大学生活的开始
  一直以来,军训(military training)都被视为开启大学生活的必备仪式。尽管一些人质疑军训的必要性,但学生们依然认为军训是理应传承下去的校园传统。

  Early in February, the Ministry of Education issued a new regulation that colleges and universities should carry out a minimum of 14 days’ compulsory military training for freshmen.
  今年二月初,教育部曾发布新规,要求各大高校必须针对大一新生开设军训必修课,且时间不得少于14天。

  In a report by Beijing Evening News, Hou Zhengfang, a Beijing-based education PhD, questioned the benefits of military training.
  在刊登在《北京晚报》上的一篇报道中,来自北京的教育学博士侯正方就军训有益与否这个问题提出质疑。

  “The training routine does little to improve students’ physical fitness over only two weeks time,” said Hou. “Maybe some disaster prevention training, such as earthquake survival or escaping from fires would be of greater benefit.”
  侯正方表示:“短短两周时间的军训对于学生身体健康而言可谓效果甚微。或许一些消防演习、地震等自然灾害的逃生训练对学生更有帮助。”

  Although Chu Jinjing, a Tsinghua University freshman majoring in medicine, did feel some discomfort while training in sweaty clothes in the glaring heat, the 18-year-old still enjoyed being part of a group going through rigorous exercises.
  尽管就读于清华大学医学系的楚金晶确实觉得在炎炎烈日下,穿着被汗水浸透的衣服训练不太舒服,但是18岁的她依然很享受这种集体式的艰苦训练。

  “By going through this tough training, students bond faster and a sense of belonging to the school can be cultivated,” said Chu. “I made a lot of friends already.”
  “通过艰苦训练,学生们更快地打成一片,也形成了对学校的一种归属感。”楚金晶说。“我已经交了很多朋友。”

  However, Wang Wenhui, a freshman majoring in automation at Xi’an Jiaotong University, sees military training as a tradition that reaches beyond character building.
  而就读于西安交通大学自动化专业的大一新生王文辉(音译)则将军训视为一种超越素质教育范畴的传统。

  “From junior and senior high school to college, we join military training to start a new journey,” said 18-year-old Wang. “I would feel a bit incomplete without it.”
  18岁的王文辉说:“从初高中到大学,我们参加军训从此开始一段新的旅程。如果没有军训,我会觉得不完整

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楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-14 08:19:07
  第295课 我有件事要宣布

  Attention…please…I have an announcement to make…大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,我宣布的事就是: 今天的英语课的学习内容是”我有件事要宣布”…

  Announce: vt. & vi.宣布, 宣告, 发表, vt.通报…到达;预告, 预示;主持, 介绍
  They announced that a cold wave would come soon. 他们报告说不久寒流就要来。
  Have they announced when the race will begin? 他们宣布比赛什么时候开始了吗?
  A voice on the phone announced itself as Mr. Baker. 电话里的人说他是贝克先生。
  Would you announce the guests as they come in? 客人来时你通报一声好吗?
  The bright flowers and warm winds announced that spring was here. 鲜艳的花朵和暖和的风已表明春天到了。

  Announcement: n. 通告,布告,通知;预告;宣告,宣布
  An announcement will be made next week. 下周将有一个通告发布。
  The announcement came Friday morning. 这个公告是周五早上公布的。
  We are eager to hear the announcement of the winner of the talent contest. 我们急于想听到宣布这次才艺比赛优胜者名单。
  Everybody…attention…I have an announcement to make: I’m engaged to Tony.各位。。。请注意。。。我有个事要宣布,我和托尼定婚了。
  He made an announcement to declare his divorce. 他宣布他离婚了。

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  1. 发音(通过正确的发音方法,绕口令式的唇舌训练,结合大量发音朗读练习彻底纠正发音),并养成良好的英语朗读习惯。
  2. 通过掌握连读技巧,如:单词间的连读,单词末尾不发音的辅音,助动词,介词的弱读等帮助你学会流利说英语。
  3. 培养良好语音语调,学会运用英语口语中的各种语调,句子中的重音及合适的停顿等,生动表达自己的想法。

  Announcer: n.宣告者;播音员,(尤指)广播员;(戏剧的)报幕员;(比赛的)解说员
  She is an announcer in TV broadcast. 她是电视台的一名主持人。

  Mum, listen…I would like to announce one thing before dinner: I’ve already made up my mind to make a go of a TV announcer. Are you surprised at my announcement? (妈妈,听着。。。晚餐前我想宣布一件事: 我已经下定决心要做一名成功的电视主持人。你对我的这一宣布吃惊吗?)
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  1. You are the boss.
  你是老板(你说了算)。

  2. You have the conn.
  你说了算。(conn, 掌舵)

  3. You have the final say.
  你来拍板吧。(final say,最终决定权)

  4. It's all up to you.
  全听你的了。

  5. The final decision is yours.
  你做最后定夺吧。

  6. You are in charge here.
  你是这里管事儿的。(in charge, 负责;主管)

  7. You are the one who can call the tune here.
  在这里,你说了算。(call the tune, 定调子,也就是“有决定权”)

  8. Who wears the trousers in your family? You or your wife?
  在你家里谁说了算,你还是你妻子?(wear the trousers, 掌握家权)

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  I think a sense of humour can help you deal with life's difficulties. As they say, 'laugh and the world laughs with you; cry, and you cry alone.'
  我认为幽默感可以在你处于困境的时候帮你一把。正如这句话所说的,“你笑,世界和你一起笑,你哭,就只能自己一人独自哭泣。

  Here's a joke I heard recently:
  那么我就来讲讲最近听到的一则笑话吧。

  A man visits a friend's house and is invited in to the living room. In the living room, there's a table, and on the table there is a game of chess. Next to the game of chess, there's a dog.
  一个人去拜访朋友,被邀请到客厅就坐。客厅里有一个桌子,桌上有一盘棋。棋盘的旁边蹲着一条狗。

  'That's amazing,' he says. 'Your dog plays chess.'
  “真神奇”,客人说道,“你的狗竟然会下棋。”

  'Yes,' replies the man. 'It is amazing, but it isn't so amazing: we've played six games and he has only beaten me twice.'
  “是的,”主人回答道。“是有点神奇,但是也没那么了不起:我们下6盘,它也就赢过我两次。”

  This isn't the funniest joke in the world, but having a joke in mind and a sense of humour can help you stop taking life too seriously.
  虽然这个不是世界上最好笑的笑话。但是,脑海里面记着这么一则笑话,你的生活就不会太严肃太无趣哦


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  你有没有发现自己每天时间都不够用,常常需要熬夜加班,一周七天一点儿空余时间也没有?下面就是4个提高工作效率的技巧,付诸实践,你会发现你完全可以成为自己时间的主人!

  1. Don’t Multitask不要同时处理很多任务

  Multitasking is not a real thing. What you are really doing when you are (apparently) multitasking is going back and forth between two separate tasks. So rather than giving 100% to one task at a time you are going back and forth between tasks, giving each task a monumentally less amount of focus. This simply means that you end up doing both tasks at less than 100% — and you gain a whole lot of stress and tension.
  多任务处理一点都不现实。真实的情况是,当你进行多任务处理的时候,你要不断在两个单独的任务间往返。你不是把100%的注意力都集中到一项任务上,而是在各项任务中不断往返,每次只分给一项任务很少的注意力。这就意味着到最后这些任务也没法儿完全完成,你还给自己增加了很多压力和不安。

  2. Break Things Down把事情分解

  Okay…so imagine a really large meatball. Got it? Good. According to animal instincts, the best way to eat it is to put the entire thing in your mouth and chew. Do that and you will be chewing and swallowing for the next 10 minutes.
  好吧。想象一个很大的肉丸子。明白了吧?很好。按照动物的直觉,把肉丸吃掉的最好方法,是把它整个放到嘴里然后咀嚼。 要是这样的话,在接下来的10分钟里,你就会在那里一直咀嚼和吞咽。

  This same rule applies to life. You are only able to handle so much at one time. If you try to take on a task too big all at once, you will only get clogged up and slowed down. But if you break it down into more manageable pieces, you'll find that you will be able to finish the task a lot faster.
  同样的原则也适应于生活。每次你只能处理那么多事情。如果你一次要做的任务太大,你就会卡住,速度放慢。但如果你把它分解成可以处理的小任务,你会发现,你能更快地完成它。

  3. Prioritize Your Tasks为任务设立优先级别

  You are craving a chocolate bar…or a client is waiting for your proposal. Which one is more important?
  你很想吃巧克力棒……或一个客户正在等待你的建议。哪件事更重要?

  Unfortunately, thousands of people find themselves in similar situations every day. You have to learn to automatically prioritize things that are more important. This way rather than wasting energy and time, you will focus on these particular things and get them done faster. This will also make you more stress-free and will greatly boost your productivity.
  不幸的是,成千上万的人发现自己每天都有着这样相似的经历。你需要学着不假思索地为更重要的事情设定优先级。这样做不仅不会浪费精力和时间,而且会让你更加关注这些重要的事情,并能更快地做完。这样还会减轻你的压力,并能大大提升效率。

  4. No Distractions去除干扰
  Have you ever wonder how much time you end up wasting by: checking emails; checking your cellphones; idly chatting with your colleagues; surfing the web.
  你是否曾想过你浪费了多少时间:查收电子邮件;查看手机;和同事悠闲地聊天;上网闲逛......

  All of these things will make you very unproductive. So when it gets down to finally getting work done, turn off or remove all distractions. Just get rid of them.
  所有这些事情都会让你效率低下。所以要想最后能把工作做完,不要做这些干扰你的事情。摆脱这些习惯吧。

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-17 08:15:08
  第296课 “by”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,我们的课堂气氛轻松,每节课后还有英文歌听,你们喜欢吗?

  by: 介词 prep.1.(表示位置)在…近旁; 在身边; 靠近
  On a cold evening it is pleasant to sit by the fire. 在寒冷的夜晚坐在炉火旁边很舒服。

  2.(表示时间)不迟于; 在…时候
  Be here by four o'clock. 四点钟之前到这儿。
  She should be back by now. 她现在应该回来了。

  3.(表示方向)从…中经过
  They came in by the back door. 他们是由后门进来的。

  4.(表示方式)搭乘, 通过; 抓住…; 靠, 采取; 就…而论; 以…称呼方式; 以…的名义; 凭着
  Will you go there by bike or by bus? 你骑车还是坐车去?
  You can order tickets by telephone. 你可以用电话订票。
  They decided to raise the money by subscription. 他们决定采取募捐的办法来筹集这笔款项。
  By temperament he was an artist. 从气质上看, 他是一位艺术家。
  I did it all by myself! 我完全是靠自己做此事的。

  5.(表示原因)随…而来, 由于(置于不带 the 的名词前,表示原因)
  The meeting will be held in the school hall, by permission of the headmaster. 由于有校长的准许, 会议将在学校大厅举行。

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  学习时间:
  每周一,周四晚7:30-9:30, 每次两小时。

  上课地点: YY教学频道

  课程介绍:
  本课程包括以下培训内容:
  1. 发音(通过正确的发音方法,绕口令式的唇舌训练,结合大量发音朗读练习彻底纠正发音),并养成良好的英语朗读习惯。
  2. 通过掌握连读技巧,如:单词间的连读,单词末尾不发音的辅音,助动词,介词的弱读等帮助你学会流利说英语。
  3. 培养良好语音语调,学会运用英语口语中的各种语调,句子中的重音及合适的停顿等,生动表达自己的想法。

  6.(表示环境)借着…光亮
  They were playing cards by electric light. 他们正借着灯光打牌。

  7.(表示关涉)经过
  I go by the house every day. 我每天都要从这栋房子经过。

  8.(表示程度, 数量)以…之差
  We lost the match by one goal. 我们以一分之差输了比赛。

  By: 副词 adv.
  1.在近旁
  He stole the money when no one was by. 他趁旁边无人时把钱偷走了。

  2.经过, 走过
  He hurried by without speaking to me. 他匆匆经过, 没有跟我说话。
  Excuse me, I can't get by. 抱歉, 请让我过去。

  Let's go for a picnic by the riverside, we can go by bike. Don’t worry about your flight; we can get back by 5 this afternoon. Come on, don’t be possessed by the desire to be rich all the time, you should have fun. (我们到河边野餐去吧, 我们可以骑自行车去. 不要担心你的飞机; 我们可以下午5点钟赶回来。 好了,不要总是被致富的欲望所支配,你也应该开心地玩玩了。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-17 08:19:33
  第296课 “by”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,我们的课堂气氛轻松,每节课后还有英文歌听,你们喜欢吗?

  by: 介词 prep.1.(表示位置)在…近旁; 在身边; 靠近
  On a cold evening it is pleasant to sit by the fire. 在寒冷的夜晚坐在炉火旁边很舒服。

  2.(表示时间)不迟于; 在…时候
  Be here by four o'clock. 四点钟之前到这儿。
  She should be back by now. 她现在应该回来了。

  3.(表示方向)从…中经过
  They came in by the back door. 他们是由后门进来的。

  4.(表示方式)搭乘, 通过; 抓住…; 靠, 采取; 就…而论; 以…称呼方式; 以…的名义; 凭着
  Will you go there by bike or by bus? 你骑车还是坐车去?
  You can order tickets by telephone. 你可以用电话订票。
  They decided to raise the money by subscription. 他们决定采取募捐的办法来筹集这笔款项。
  By temperament he was an artist. 从气质上看, 他是一位艺术家。
  I did it all by myself! 我完全是靠自己做此事的。

  5.(表示原因)随…而来, 由于(置于不带 the 的名词前,表示原因)
  The meeting will be held in the school hall, by permission of the headmaster. 由于有校长的准许, 会议将在学校大厅举行。

  Faith老师英语语音课开课了

  报名或咨询, 请加入大耳朵客服QQ群:19012993

  课程学费:600元整

  课程时长: 本课程为期两个月,共16次课(32小时),每堂课教学内容独立存在,可随时报名,随时入读。本课程有效期为4个月,学员自报名之日起4个月内可以免费复读一次。

  学习时间:
  每周一,周四晚7:30-9:30, 每次两小时。

  上课地点: YY教学频道

  课程介绍:
  本课程包括以下培训内容:
  1. 发音(通过正确的发音方法,绕口令式的唇舌训练,结合大量发音朗读练习彻底纠正发音),并养成良好的英语朗读习惯。
  2. 通过掌握连读技巧,如:单词间的连读,单词末尾不发音的辅音,助动词,介词的弱读等帮助你学会流利说英语。
  3. 培养良好语音语调,学会运用英语口语中的各种语调,句子中的重音及合适的停顿等,生动表达自己的想法。

  6.(表示环境)借着…光亮
  They were playing cards by electric light. 他们正借着灯光打牌。

  7.(表示关涉)经过
  I go by the house every day. 我每天都要从这栋房子经过。

  8.(表示程度, 数量)以…之差
  We lost the match by one goal. 我们以一分之差输了比赛。

  By: 副词 adv.
  1.在近旁
  He stole the money when no one was by. 他趁旁边无人时把钱偷走了。

  2.经过, 走过
  He hurried by without speaking to me. 他匆匆经过, 没有跟我说话。
  Excuse me, I can't get by. 抱歉, 请让我过去。

  Let's go for a picnic by the riverside, we can go by bike. Don’t worry about your flight; we can get back by 5 this afternoon. Come on, don’t be possessed by the desire to be rich all the time, you should have fun. (我们到河边野餐去吧, 我们可以骑自行车去. 不要担心你的飞机; 我们可以下午5点钟赶回来。 好了,不要总是被致富的欲望所支配,你也应该开心地玩玩了。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-18 08:24:47
  第297课 如何表达生气

  美丽的一天又迎来了我们新的一课, 大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,在我们的课堂上有英语轻松学, 还有英文歌听, 是不是很美好的一件事啊…

  Anger: n.怒气, 怒火
  She is swift to anger. 她爱生气。
  He is quivering with anger. 他气得全身发抖。

  Anger: vt. & vi.(使)发怒; 激怒
  His impolite words angered his teacher. 他出言不逊, 激怒了他的老师。

  Angry:adj.愤怒的, 生气的;(天气等)恶劣的, 狂怒的;(伤口)疼痛的, 发炎的
  She’s angry that he has not answered her letter. 他还没有回信, 她生气了。
  It’s blowing an angry gale. 狂风大作。

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  学习时间:
  每周一,周四晚7:30-9:30, 每次两小时。

  上课地点: YY教学频道

  课程介绍:
  本课程包括以下培训内容:
  1. 发音(通过正确的发音方法,绕口令式的唇舌训练,结合大量发音朗读练习彻底纠正发音),并养成良好的英语朗读习惯。
  2. 通过掌握连读技巧,如:单词间的连读,单词末尾不发音的辅音,助动词,介词的弱读等帮助你学会流利说英语。
  3. 培养良好语音语调,学会运用英语口语中的各种语调,句子中的重音及合适的停顿等,生动表达自己的想法。

  Be/get angry at something/doing something: 对…生气的, 对…发怒
  He was angry at my words. 他为我说的话生气。
  I'm very angry at his indifference. 他的冷漠真令我生气。
  He’s angry at being kept waiting. 他因久候而生气。
  I’m angry at being treated like an idiot. 我被当作一个白痴来对待而感到气愤。

  Be angry with somebody: 表示对某人生气或发怒(be angry at somebody也是可以的,表示一种很气愤的情续)
  You may as well get angry with him. 你大可对他发脾气。

  Be/get angry at/with somebody for doing something: 对某人做某事而生气
  The professor was angry at John for cheating on the exam. 教授对约翰考试作弊十分气恼。
  I'm so angry at my husband for not having a birthday dinner with me. 我为我丈夫没陪我一起吃生日饭而生气。

  What’s the anger about? Are you angry at me for talking with my ex on the phone for hours? I get it, you’re angry at being treated as if you’re invisible. I’m sorry, sweetie, as a matter of fact, I’m also angry with myself. (生什么气啊?你是不是生气我在电话上和我的前任谈了好几个小时?我明白了, 你生气被当作隐形人一样对待。对不起,宝贝,其实呀,我也生自己的气啊。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-19 08:30:18
  第298课 我看透你了

  这是美丽的一天, 新的开始. 大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,”我看透你了”, ”咱们走着瞧”如何用英语来表达呢, 请在本课中寻找答案…

  See: vt. & vi.

  1.看见; 观看, 参见, 看得见, 看, 有视力
  I looked around, but saw nobody. 我环视了一下四周, 但没有看见任何人。

  2.领会, 理解
  I see, you are on leave. 我明白了, 你是在休假。
  Can you see my point? 你能明白我的观点吗?

  3.考虑; 想想
  Let me see, what date are they leaving? 让我想想, 他们计划什么时候动身?
  I don't see it good to tell you all my plans. 我认为把我的计划都告诉你是不合适的。

  4.访问; 会见, 遇见, 碰到, 邂逅
  I’m seeing a wonderful guy lately. 我最近和一个优秀的男士在约会。
  It’s very nice having met you here, see you later. 很高兴在这儿遇见你, 再见.

  5. .搞清楚,查明
  Go to see for yourself! 你自己查查去!
  What do you see in her? 你看中她什么了?

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  学习时间:
  每周一,周四晚7:30-9:30, 每次两小时。

  上课地点: YY教学频道

  课程介绍:
  本课程包括以下培训内容:
  1. 发音(通过正确的发音方法,绕口令式的唇舌训练,结合大量发音朗读练习彻底纠正发音),并养成良好的英语朗读习惯。
  2. 通过掌握连读技巧,如:单词间的连读,单词末尾不发音的辅音,助动词,介词的弱读等帮助你学会流利说英语。
  3. 培养良好语音语调,学会运用英语口语中的各种语调,句子中的重音及合适的停顿等,生动表达自己的想法。

  下面我们看看和see有关的更多词组:

  see after照顾
  Please see after the children while I'm gone. 我不在家时请照看一下孩子们。

  see somebody off: 为(某人)送行
  I’ll see you off at the airport tomorrow morning. 明天早晨我去机场为你们送行。

  see through …识破:理解…的真正特点或特性
  I saw through you. 我看透你了.
  We saw through his superficial charm. 我们很清楚他的表面功夫。

  See somebody through: 帮助…度过(困难):在顺利或艰难时期给予慷慨的支持、合作与安排
  We'll see you through until you finish your college education. 我们会帮助你直到你大学毕业。

  see to 照料
  See to the chores, will you? 整理下家务,好吗?

  Wait and see: 观望, 等等看, 等着瞧!
  We’d better wait and see. 我们最好看看再说。

  we'll see about that :[用于愤怒批驳、挑战]咱们走着瞧
  Oh, you think it's funny, do you? We'll see about that! 噢,你以为这很好玩,是吗?咱们走着瞧!

  Let me see…you’re seeing Jack, are you? What do you see in him? I don’t see it good to be his girlfriend, I’ve seen through his superficial charm. You think I’m making nonsense, Ok. Just wait and see… (让我想想。。。你在和杰克约会,是吧。你看上他什么了? 我认为做他的女朋友不合适,我早看透他的表面一套了。你说我很无聊,好啊,你就等着看吧。)
作者:wing_1126 时间:2012-09-19 12:01:06
  马克了~慢慢看
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-20 08:10:52
  第299课 我还指望着你呢

  You’re throwing a party, count me in…please…同学们好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,我的一个朋友要举办派队, 我对他说: count me in, 这话什么意识呢? 另外,”我还指望着你呢”又会和哪个英语单词有关联呢? 来上课就知道了…

  Count: vi.(按顺序)数, 有价值, 有重要意义
  He can read, write and count. 他能读写, 还会计数。
  I’m getting married next month; I’m counting down the days. 下个月就要结婚了,我在倒数日子呢.
  Quality counts above origin. 质量比产地更重要。

  Count: vt.点…的数目, 计算, 认为, 看作
  Let's count the people who are present. 咱们把到的人数点一下。
  I count it foolish to let him go. 我认为让他走是不明智的。

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  学习时间:
  每周一,周四晚7:30-9:30, 每次两小时。

  上课地点: YY教学频道

  课程介绍:
  本课程包括以下培训内容:
  1. 发音(通过正确的发音方法,绕口令式的唇舌训练,结合大量发音朗读练习彻底纠正发音),并养成良好的英语朗读习惯。
  2. 通过掌握连读技巧,如:单词间的连读,单词末尾不发音的辅音,助动词,介词的弱读等帮助你学会流利说英语。
  3. 培养良好语音语调,学会运用英语口语中的各种语调,句子中的重音及合适的停顿等,生动表达自己的想法。

  Count somebody in: 算上某人, 把…算在某一整体之内
  If you're having a party, count me in. 如果你们举行聚会的话, 算我一个。
  Please count me in on this project. 请把我也算作这项计划的参加者。

  Count on …. 依赖, 依靠, 期望, 指望
  If there's anything I can do, count on me. 如果有我能做的事, 找我好了。
  They counted on foreign investments to stimulate their economy. 他们想依靠外国投资来刺激他们的经济。
  I didn’t prepare anything, I was counting on you. 我什么也没准备啊, 我还指望着你呢.

  Count: n.计数, 总数, 事项, 罪状
  By my count that's the fifth cake you’re having. 我数着你已经吃了五块蛋糕。

  Tomorrow is our wedding anniversary; I’m counting down the hours. Counting our friends, colleagues in, by my count, there will be 38 people. I’ll have to call each of them personally, you know, I couldn’t count on my husband, he’s always on the go. (明天是我们结婚周年纪念日;我倒数着小时呢. 把朋友, 同事算上, 我的统计数计是将会有38个人. 我得亲自给他们打电话通知他们, 你知道, 我是指望不上我丈夫的,他总是忙忙碌碌的。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-20 08:23:27
  Hi-English原创课堂】

  想必最近热播的讲述“青春拒绝苟活”的偶像剧(idol drama)《北京青年》又一次让80后陷入深深思考,开始重新审视自己的工作和生活。小编深信下面几句话一定也是您看后的真实感受,我们一起来学习下吧!

  Director Zhao Baogang has a lot to say about youth ? his “youth” trilogy about the lives of the post-1980 generation testifies to the fact.
  关于“青春”, 导演赵宝刚有很多说——他的讲述80后生活的“青春三部曲”便是最好的证明。

  In the 2007 TV series Struggle, the main characters fight to balance their successful careers with a romantic relationship. In My Youthfulness in 2009, a group of young people declare themselves their own masters and design their future.
  在2007年播出的电视剧《奋斗》中,主人公们努力在事业与爱情上寻求平衡,而在2009年热播的电视剧《我的青春谁做主》中,则是一群年轻人对自己做主,规划未来的人生宣告。

  The final installment, Beijing Youth, which just finished recently, is about revisiting youth and young dreams once again.
  “青春三部曲”终极篇《北京青年》近日落下大幕,剧中讲述了主人公们重走青春、重拾梦想的故事。

  Explored from different angles, the mental and emotional pain of growing up is the main theme throughout the three drama series.
  “青春三部曲”从不同角度出发,揭示出人们在成长过程中遭遇的精神和情感上的双重痛苦这一主题。

  In Beijing Youth, four cousins embark on a journey to rediscover their youth. They quit their jobs, leave their parents and Beijing, wander from place to place, earn a living from their passions, find love and realize their dreams.
  在《北京青年》中,堂兄弟四人组踏上了重走青春的旅程。他们辞掉工作,离开父母和北京,游走于各地,凭着一腔热情自食其力,找到了爱情,实现了梦想。


楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-20 08:28:44



  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 crest 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。”

  Let’s go over some phrases now. 让我们一起来回顾一下实用短语吧!

  (1) Set off 出发;动身 set off on sth 开始做某事
  (2) Come across 偶遇
  (3) Be afraid of 对…感到害怕,后接名词性成分
  (4) So…that… 如此……以至于……例句:She is so lovely that everyone likes her. 她实在是太可爱了,每个人都喜欢她。

  (5) as ... as one can
  结构:as+形容词/副词/名词+as one can
  说明:此句型意为“尽可能……”,相当于、as ... as possible。One会随人称的变化而变化,而 can 则随时态变化。
  例句:Take as much exercise as you can. 要尽可能多地做运动
  You should be as careful as you can in making friends. 在交友方面,你要尽可能小心。
  Our teacher explained the lesson to us as clearly as he could. 我们的老师尽可能清楚地为我们解释这一课。
  (6) What soft fur, what striking eyes!
  多么柔软的皮毛,多么动人的眼睛啊!

  What引导的感叹句,一般有三种形式,此时what作定语,用来修饰它后面的名词或词组。
  A. What+a/an+形容词+可数名词单数(+主语+谓语)
  What a good girl (she is)!
  B. What+形容词+不可数名词+(主语+谓语)
  What bad weather (it is) !
  C. What+形容词+可数名词复数+(主语+谓语)
  What good students (they are)!


楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-20 08:35:23
  Hi-English特别关注】
  青春系列电影之一《老男孩》让众多网友直言“飙泪”、“泪流满面”。《老男孩》为何走红,它又是凭借什么赚取了千万观众的眼泪?

  It`s a question faced hundreds of times by Xiao Yang, whose online film Old Boys is resonating deeply with Chinese born in the 1970s and 1980s.
  这正是肖央思索了无数次的问题,而由他导演的网络短片《老男孩》使得中国上世纪七八十年代生人产生了强烈共鸣。

  In the movie, Xiao plays a wedding party host who loves singing, while his real life business partner Wang Taili plays a hairdresser who loves dancing.
  在电影里,肖央饰演一位喜爱唱歌的婚庆司仪,而他现实生活中的合作伙伴王太利则扮演了一位热爱舞蹈的理发师。

  But their youthful dreams have been replaced by reality.
  而他们年轻时的梦想早已被现实取代。

  At the end of the movie, the two old boys walk onto a talent show to realize their dreams, even though everyone is making fun of them.
  在影片最后,尽管所有人都取笑他们,两个老男孩还是选择登上选秀舞台去实现他们最初的梦想。

  When they sing a beautiful elegy to youth, a lament for all the things lost along the way, many were in tears.
  当他们唱起动人的青春挽歌,悼念一路走来错失的所有,许多人都流下了眼泪。

  As fans of Michael Jackson, Xiao and Wang told a story about ordinary people recapturing their lost dreams - performing Michael Jackson songs on the stage -- in memory of their icon and their own dying dreams.
  作为迈克尔?杰克逊的歌迷,为纪念自己的偶像和逝去的梦想,肖央和王太利讲诉了一个普通人重拾梦想的故事,并安排他们在片中上台演绎杰克逊的歌曲。

  Netizens, many who cried during the final scenes, say the film reawakened their dreams.
  很多网友在影片最后流下泪水,他们纷纷称该片唤醒了自己的梦想

作者:wyct44 时间:2012-09-20 15:58:17
  stronger
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-21 08:22:51
  第300课 没关系, 不要紧

  美丽的一天又迎来了我们新的一课, 大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,同时,you’re worried about your spoken English? Never mind, I’ll help you with your English, that’s what I am here for…

  old-fashioned: adj.老式的,过时的,守旧的, 老土的
  Take off that dress, it’s old-fashioned, you look like 45. 快脱下那件裙子, 它太老土了, 你看上去像45.
  His values seem old-fashioned. 他的价值观念似乎陈旧了。
  He’s wearing old-fashioned glasses.他戴着老式的眼镜。

  Stylish: adj.有风度的, 有气派的, 有格调的, 时髦的;新潮的;高雅的;雅致的
  He's a stylish dresser. 他是个穿着很有格调的人。
  This shirt is very stylish and not very expensive. 这件衬衫看起来很时髦,而且不会很贵。
  She's expert at making cheap, but stylish clothes. 她做便宜而时髦的衣服很在行。

  Faith老师英语语音课开课了

  报名或咨询, 请加入大耳朵客服QQ群:19012993

  课程学费:600元整

  课程时长: 本课程为期两个月,共16次课(32小时),每堂课教学内容独立存在,可随时报名,随时入读。本课程有效期为4个月,学员自报名之日起4个月内可以免费复读一次。

  学习时间:
  每周一,周四晚7:30-9:30, 每次两小时。

  上课地点: YY教学频道

  课程介绍:
  本课程包括以下培训内容:
  1. 发音(通过正确的发音方法,绕口令式的唇舌训练,结合大量发音朗读练习彻底纠正发音),并养成良好的英语朗读习惯。
  2. 通过掌握连读技巧,如:单词间的连读,单词末尾不发音的辅音,助动词,介词的弱读等帮助你学会流利说英语。
  3. 培养良好语音语调,学会运用英语口语中的各种语调,句子中的重音及合适的停顿等,生动表达自己的想法。

  Never mind: (用于安慰)没关系,不用担心 ,不要紧
  Never mind the expense, I’ll get it for you, it’s your birthday present. 不要顾虑价钱(费用), 我买给你, 算是送你的生日礼物.
  Never mind the rent; I’ll take care of it for you. 不用担心房租, 我来处理.
  Never mind, we can doss down in the car. 不要紧,我们可以睡在汽车里。
  Never mind, I have another pair of pants with me. 不要紧, 我正好有条备用裤子.
  Never mind, you just go, we still have plenty of time to catch up later. 没事的, 你走吧, 我们日后还有大把时间叙旧。

  You think my pink dress looks old-fashioned, never mind, I have a stylish one with me. Da…la…what do you think of this? Never mind, I have another backup.(你认为我的粉红裙子看上去过时了,没关系, 我身上带着一件时尚的裙子呢. 你觉得这件怎么样? 没事, 我还有件备用的呢
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-21 08:33:11
  【Hi-English原创课堂】

  平时我们经常听到“某某特有气质”、“谁谁很有气质美”这种评论,“气质”这种抽象词在英语中该如何表达呢?今天就跟着小编学几句,下次用英语这样夸气质美女时就不会语塞啦!

  1. 女孩子“有气质”可以用句子: She has an aura of elegance.

  例句: Linda is one of my ideal models of beauty. She has an aura of elegance and mystery.
  Linda是我心仪的美女典范,拥有气质美与神秘感。

  2. 女孩子“有气质”可以用名词性短语: a girl with class.

  例句: I like a girl with class, smiles, and the appreciation of adventure, health, and the good things in life.
  我喜欢有气质的女孩,面带微笑,欣赏冒险、健康及生活中美好的事物。

  3. 女孩子有气质也可以用classy

  例句: Personally, I really want to date with a classy girl. This is why I’m still single.
  我个人很想交有气质的女孩——这就是我还单身的原因。


楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-21 08:35:17
  A monkey climbed the roof of a house and entertained the people who had gathered below to watch it, with its antics.
  一只猴子爬到屋顶上,玩一些把戏来取悦在下面聚集的人群。

  After it had gone, a donkey who craved popularity climbed the roof and tried to perform the same tricks.
  猴子走后,一只渴望受到欢迎的驴也爬到了屋顶,努力表演同样的把戏。

  In the process, it knocked off and broke several tiles.
  在表演的过程中,它撞到并打破了几块瓦片。

  The owner of the house was furious.
  房子的主人非常生气。

  His servants went up, drove the donkey down, and beat it black and blue.
  他的佣人们爬到屋顶上把驴赶了下来,将驴打得遍体鳞伤。

  Moral: Actions that suit others may not suit you. Be yourself.
  寓意:适合别人的不一定适合自己。做自己吧。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-21 08:45:01
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  高深莫测,难以捉摸,来去无踪,耐人寻味……这每一种气质都造就了一种涵养。该如何修炼深沉的气质呢?

  1. Keep silent more often than not. Be prepared to leave some things unsaid and to hold back on sharing your thoughts all of the time.
  保持沉默而不是夸夸其谈。是话说三分,剩下的欲言又止,时刻彰显出你的哲思。

  2. Don't be so keen to fill in the gaps. Pauses in conversation have a power all of their own; they can allow for reflection, they can permit the speaker to regain composure and they can also leave plenty of time for the listener's imagination to conjure up whatever it will.
  冷场时别急不可耐地开口。谈话中的留白有着强大的力量;它为反思留下了时间;它能使谈话者平复情绪,并给听者的想象留下足够的时间,在脑中预想接下来的内容。

  3. Expand your vocabulary. Spend time every day learning a few new words and practicing them in your usual conversations. The broader your vocabulary, the more fascinating you will sound to others and the more enigmatic you will seem when they're forced to check their dictionary to truly grasp what you're on about.
  扩大词汇量。每天花时间学习些新单词,并在你的日常对话中加之练习。你的词汇量越大。你就显得越有内涵,他们就被迫去翻字典才能真正理解你说的是什麽。

  4. Be kind and be reassuring. Enigmatic people may seem mysterious but they're not mean spirited or thoughtless. Indeed, your strong presence is often found to be reassuring because people know that you don't gossip, breach trust or hang others out to dry.
  友善可靠。深沉的人看上去捉摸不透,但他们并非情绪低落或大脑退化。实际上,你强大的气场总让人感觉值得依赖,因为人们知道你从不扯淡,不负信任,或见死不救。

  5. Pursue unusual interests and hobbies. Let out your inner weirdness by following an interest or hobby that is out of the ordinary and definitely something that arouses curiosity in others.
  尝试非同寻常的兴趣爱好。追寻一些非同寻常,并会唤起他人好奇的兴趣爱好,以此释放出你内在的独特魅力。

  6. Stay relaxed. By staying relaxed and at ease about yourself and the situations you find yourself in, you will always manage to exude both enigma and charm.
  保持放松。通过保持放松,从容不迫,淡定地应对所处的环境,你身上总是会同时流露出深沉的气质和过人的魅力

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-24 08:39:49
  第301课 “around”和“about”

  大家好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的新老学员们,我是Faith老师,”around”和”about”长得很像,用法大不相同,今天做下正式的对比.

  around: 副词 adv.
  1.在周围, 在附近
  I can't see anyone around. 我看见附近一个人也没有。

  2.到处, 四周
  I hear laughter all around. 我听到四周的笑声。

  3.大约
  I'll be back at around 5 o'clock. 五点左右我就回来。

  Around: 介词 prep.
  1.(表示位置)围绕, 绕在; 在…各处, 在…范围之内; 在…附近, 在…周围
  They sat around the table. 他们围着桌子坐。

  2.(表示方向)绕过, 越过; 朝…的四周, 往…的四周
  Let's go around the town, not through it. 我们从城外绕过去, 不要穿城而过。

  3.(表示依据)以…为中心, 根据
  Their marriage is built around a belief in mutual trust. 他们的婚姻建立在相互的信任基础上。

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  学习时间:
  每周一,周四晚7:30-9:30, 每次两小时。

  上课地点: YY教学频道

  课程介绍:
  本课程包括以下培训内容:
  1. 发音(通过正确的发音方法,绕口令式的唇舌训练,结合大量发音朗读练习彻底纠正发音),并养成良好的英语朗读习惯。
  2. 通过掌握连读技巧,如:单词间的连读,单词末尾不发音的辅音,助动词,介词的弱读等帮助你学会流利说英语。
  3. 培养良好语音语调,学会运用英语口语中的各种语调,句子中的重音及合适的停顿等,生动表达自己的想法。

  about: 介词 prep.
  1.(表示对象)对, 对于, 关于
  I am very sorry about your troubles. 对于你遇到的麻烦我非常遗憾。

  2.(表示原因)由于, 因为
  John is anxious about his exam results. 约翰为考试结果而担忧。
  I’m worried about you. 我有些担心你。

  3.(表示论及)关于; 涉及; 在…方面
  What is the book about? 这本书是关于什么内容的?

  4.(表示所属)属于, 体现在…身上
  His face is the worst thing about him. 他吃亏就吃在他的面孔上。

  5.(表示过程)忙于, 从事
  Henry's gone for a while. I’m wondering what he's about. 亨利去了有一会了, 我不知道他在干什么。

  About: 副词 adv.
  1.大约, 差不多
  She graduated from college about two years ago. 她大约在两年前大学毕业。

  We were dancing around the needfire, and we stopped dancing around 5 in the morning, then we sat around the needfire, starting talking about our future marriage life. (我们围着篝火跳舞,大约早上5点的时候,我们停了下来。然后坐在篝火边,开始谈论我们未来的婚姻生活。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-25 10:12:17
  第302课 如何表达“走霉运”

  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。。。

  Luck: n.运气;好运, 幸运
  I bought 200 dollars of lottery, I'll try my luck. 我买了两百块钱的彩票,我要碰碰运气。
  It was pure luck that he was home when we called. 非常幸运,我们打电话时他在家里。
  It was a stroke of luck that I found you here. 我在这里碰见你真是运气。
  Bumping into you like that is a bit of luck. 这样意外碰见你真是幸运。
  I wish you good luck. 祝你好运。
  I’m having bad luck all these years. 这些年我一直走霉运。

  Lucky:adj.幸运的, 侥幸的, 吉利的
  Lucky you! 你运气真好!
  Whew! That car was a lucky escape. 嘿!那辆汽车真是幸免于难。

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  报名或咨询, 请加入大耳朵客服QQ群:19012993

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  课程时长: 本课程为期两个月,共16次课(32小时),每堂课教学内容独立存在,可随时报名,随时入读。本课程有效期为4个月,学员自报名之日起4个月内可以免费复读一次。

  学习时间:
  每周一,周四晚7:30-9:30, 每次两小时。

  上课地点: YY教学频道

  课程介绍:
  本课程包括以下培训内容:
  1. 发音(通过正确的发音方法,绕口令式的唇舌训练,结合大量发音朗读练习彻底纠正发音),并养成良好的英语朗读习惯。
  2. 通过掌握连读技巧,如:单词间的连读,单词末尾不发音的辅音,助动词,介词的弱读等帮助你学会流利说英语。
  3. 培养良好语音语调,学会运用英语口语中的各种语调,句子中的重音及合适的停顿等,生动表达自己的想法。

  Luckily: adv.幸运地
  Luckily it is you. 亏得是你。
  You certainly come off luckily. 你算走运。
  Luckily, she gave me a lead. 幸运的是她给了我一些指导.
  Luckily there was a doctor on the spot. 幸运的是现场有一位医生。

  I don’t think I’m a lucky woman, over the past 2 years, I’ve had very bad luck, but I still want to try my luck this time. Because…Luckily I’m not someone who gives up easily. (我不认为自己是个幸运的女人,在过去两年来,我一直走霉运,但这次我还是想试试运气。因为。。。万幸的是我并不是个轻易认输的人。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-25 10:18:06
  你是社交高手吗?是否在与他人的谈话中常常处于被动地位,任凭他人畅聊他们自己感兴趣的话题?今天,小编就教你几招,让你学会不动声色地转换话题!

  By the way (顺便说一句)

  By the way, could you do me a favor?
  顺便说一下,能帮我个忙吗?

  Before I forget(趁我还没忘)

  Before I forget, do you have plans for tomorrow night?
  趁我还没忘,问下你明天晚上有安排了吗?

  That reminds me(那让我想起)

  That reminds me of my first dog…
  那让我想起我养的第一只狗……

  Speaking of(说到/提起…)

  Speaking of vacations, I really miss the days when I was on a trip in Italy…
  说到度假,我实在是想念在意大利旅游的日子……

  While we are on the subject...(既然谈到这个话题)

  While we are on the subject of money, may I ask when you will repay the loan?
  既然说到钱的话题,我能知道你什么时候会还这笔贷款吗?
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-25 10:20:37
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  A schoolteacher used to take a short nap every afternoon.
  有一位老师每个下午都要打一下盹儿。

  When his pupils asked him why he did so, he said that he went to dreamland to meet ancient sages.
  当他的学生问他是怎么回事时,他回答说他到梦境中去见古代的圣人了。

  One extremely hot day some of his pupils fell asleep in the classroom. When the school-teacher chided them, they said, "We went to meet the sages in dreamland."
  有一天,天气很热,有几个学生在教室里睡着了。当这位老师斥责他们的时候,他们说:“我们去梦里见圣人了。”

  "What did they say?" demanded the teacher.
  “他们说什么了?”老师问到。

  "We asked them if a school- teacher came there every afternoon, but they said they had seen no such person."
  “我们问他们是不是每天下午都有一个老师去他们那儿,但是他们说没见过这个人。”


楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-25 10:23:30
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  【Hi-English特别关注】
  社交谈话是一门大学问,最忌讳太私人或否定的话题。下面几句话大家可千万不要在英语社交场合说哦,否则就显得很失礼呀!

  You've put on weight.
  避免指出某人很胖或对体重发表意见,除非你试图用粗鲁的方式对待别人。谈论体重常常是非常敏感的话题,而类似"You're getting fat"评论则是非常粗鲁且侮辱人的。

  Oh you're pregnant!
  除非这非常明显,否则就没有必要故意提起这事。如果你说错了的话,可能就会让对方感到被严重侮辱。

  Is this your daughter?
  但是,如果她恰巧是他的女朋友怎么办呢?在社交场合,要避免对他人关系的任何猜测,而是等待对方介绍,或是大胆地介绍自己。

  Your sister is so much prettier than you.
  在一些文化中这也许是没有任何问题的评论,但在社交场合的对话中,这可能会伤害你正在与之谈话的人。因此,不要比较,取而代之,只是提 “Your sister is very pretty” 就可以了。

  That color doesn't suit you.
  对某人外表否定的评论可能会破坏整个夜晚的气氛。特别是他们已经在着装上花费了很多心血。通过赞赏对方的一件衣服或饰品试着让对方感到非常愉快。

  How much money do you make?
  这可能并不是侮辱,然而却是能让人尴尬的私人话题。在许多地方谈论钱或薪水都是不合时宜的。

  You look sick.
  如果这么直接说的话,可能会变成一种侮辱了。如果某人的确看起来不太健康,你可以问,"Are you feeling OK?"

  How old are you?
  对许多人来说,年龄是敏感的话题,很多人不愿透露他们的具体年龄。不要问这样的问题-除非你是在和小孩儿谈话。他们可愿意告诉别人他们的年龄了

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楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-26 08:23:24
  突飞猛进!

  第303课 话题: 网络

  同学们好,欢迎Faith口语课堂-天天学的老学员们,也欢迎新学员们, 我是Faith老师,有了网络,才有了我们今天的这个在线课堂,今天的话题就是:
  Cyberspace , Internet网络

  以下是关于网络话题的一些具有典型性的常用口语表达句子,注意每个句子中的连读发音。

  a. The⌒important part⌒about the Internet⌒is that nobody’s⌒in charge. There’s no center. It’s⌒all distributed.
  一个关于因特网的重要性是没有任何人是主宰, 没有中心。所有的一切都被分散开来。

  b. Being⌒an⌒at-home mum, a lot⌒of times you⌒aren’t connected to⌒anyone⌒except the little ones. It’s nice to be⌒able to be connected with the⌒outside world and, and not have to be⌒a computer junkie to do⌒it.
  作为一个家庭主妇,大部分时间,你除了与孩子们接触以外,几乎不与外界接触。我觉得能通过因特网与外面的世界联系,同时又不是一个电脑瘾君子,这种状况很好。

  c. When I, uh, retired, I never thought that⌒I would be⌒in⌒anything like this. But⌒I⌒am glad⌒I⌒am because⌒it’s not⌒only been fun, it’s, it’s, ah, broadened my outlook⌒on life.
  当我退休时,我从未想过会象现在这样。我很高兴因为上网不但很有意思,而且它也开阔了我关于生活方面的眼界

  d. People want communities. People want⌒a home⌒on the Internet. They want⌒a place they can sort⌒of call their own.
  人们想要沟通。 人们想在因特网上有一个自己的家。 他们想要一个能称这为属于他们自己的地方。

  e. Shopping online is very convenient and cheaper. It also saves time. I’ve done most of my purchase from online shops.
  在线购物很方便, 又便宜. 还节约时间. 我的大部分购物都是在网上商店进行的.

  f. However, when the Internet comes into people’s daily lives and studies, some negative influences dash around madly.
  但是, 当网络进入人们的日常生活和学习后,一些负面的影响也迅猛而来。

  g. I think that, um, the⌒Internet will bring the races⌒and the different⌒economic⌒and the different⌒age groups closer together than⌒ever before because for⌒once⌒in the, in the first time⌒in history we’ll be⌒able to connect without having to worry about, oh, she’s too tall or he’s too dark or she’s too fat, because we’ll be communicating⌒our⌒ideas.
  我认为因特网将会把不同种族,不同经济状况,不同年龄的人们联系在一起,这种情况是以前从未有过的。 因为有史以来第一次,我们能够没有顾虑地彼此交流,不必要担心她太高,或他太黑,或她太胖,因为我们所交流的是我们的思想。

  音频文件太大,以下两句没有录音:

  h. Whether we like them⌒or not, feel⌒at home or like⌒alien creatures with them, computers⌒are⌒an⌒indispensable part⌒of⌒our lives.
  不管我们是否喜欢,是否觉得电脑象是自己的家,或是象个外星怪物,总之,电脑是我们生活中不可缺少的一部分。

  i. I think there’s⌒a big⌒advantage to meeting someone⌒online first, um, instead⌒of real life. A lot⌒of them can’t make⌒it⌒in the social scene. They⌒are not the type⌒of people to go to bars because they’re really not⌒outgoing⌒and⌒aggressive⌒enough.
  我认为先通过上网认识一个人,而不是在现实生活中认识一个人有一个很大的优点。 这些优点在现实社会中是不可能的有的。 有一些人不是那种去酒吧类型的人,因为他们不是外向型,或有闯进的人。

  I’m very grateful for the internet, which enables me to teach online. I also met my husband online. Internet offers me great access to my career and my happy marriage. I love you …Internet. (我很感激网络,让我在线上课成为可能。我也是在网上认识我的丈夫的。网络提供给了我拥有我的事业的幸福婚姻的美好通口。)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2012-09-28 08:14:00
  第305课 她被宠坏了

  同学们好, 认识“spoil”这个单词吗? 欢迎来到Faith口语课堂-天天学今天的课程,我是Faith老师,今天的课堂就来学这个单词:spoil, I was born into a wealthy family, however, I’m not spoiled.

  Spoil: vt.损坏; 毁掉;溺爱, 宠坏
  Spoil的过去式,过去分词:spoiled or spoilt

  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。
  Don't rush at your work or you will spoil it. 不要匆忙地做你的工作,否则你反而做不好.
  It's been quite a good day so far, but I'm afraid it is going to spoil itself. 到现在为止,天气相当不错,但我担心会变天。
  Be careful not to spoil your new blouse. 小心别把你的新衬衫弄坏了。
  The dinner was completely spoilt. 这顿饭完全给破坏了。
  The rain has spoilt our honeymoon. 这场大雨毁了我们的蜜月。
  She is raised by her grandparents, and she is spoiled. 她由爷爷奶奶抚养,被宠坏了。

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  Spoilt/spoiled: adj. 宠坏的, 损坏的
  Stop acting like a spoilt child. 不要表现得像个被宠坏的孩子一样。
  Tony is a spoilt little rich kid. 托尼是个娇生惯养的富家小孩.
  The spoilt child sat there pouting. 那个娇惯坏了的孩子坐在那里撅嘴生气。

  I was born into a wealthy family, but I’m not spoiled. This dinner is completely spoiled by you, you spoiled our appetite. You’re just a spoilt airhead. (我出生在一个富有的家庭,但我并没有被娇惯。这顿饭完全被你给毁了,你毁了我们的胃口。你只不过是个被宠坏的笨蛋。)
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