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楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-19 18:58:18
  The Big Bang 宇宙的起源——大爆炸
  大爆炸(the Big Bang)是描述宇宙诞生初始条件,及其后续演化的宇宙学模型。这一模型得到了当今科学研究和观测最广泛的支持。
  让我们在英语例句中,更深入的了解the Big Bang:
  1. Professor Hawking’s theory of “from the Big Bang to black holes” predicts that the expanding universe must have a beginning and an end.
  2. "The question of what came before the Big Bang is the most interesting question of all." Says Jastrow.
  3. there was no carbon and oxygen in the universe at the Big Bang.
  前段时间,美国情景喜剧《生活大爆炸-the Big Bang Theory 》在年轻人中掀起了一番收视狂潮,成为《六人行》之后最火的剧集,喜欢看美剧的童鞋,一定不要错过~!
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-19 19:01:27

A belief that heaven or an afterlife(n.来生) awaits us is a "fairy story" for people afraid of death, Stephen Hawking has said.

天堂或来生守候着我们,霍金(Stephen Hawking)说了,这种信仰是对死亡恐惧的人的“童话故事”。

In a dismissal(n.反驳) that underlines his firm rejection of religious comforts, Britain's most eminent scientist said there was nothing beyond the moment when the brain flickers(v.闪烁) for the final time.


Hawking, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, shares his thoughts on death, human purpose and our chance existence in an exclusive interview with the Guardian today.


The incurable(adj.不能治愈的) illness was expected to kill Hawking within a few years of its symptoms arising, an outlook that turned the young scientist to Wagner, but ultimately(adv.最终) led him to enjoy life more, he has said, despite the cloud hanging over his future.


  "I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first," he said.
  "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components(n.部件) fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark," he added.
  Hawking's latest comments go beyond those laid out in his 2010 book, The Grand Design, in which he asserted that there is no need for a creator to explain the existence of the universe. The book provoked a backlash(n.强烈反对) from some religious leaders, including the chief rabbi, Lord Sacks, who accused Hawking of committing an "elementary fallacy" of logic.
  霍金对于超越那些东西的最新看法都摆在他2010年的新书《大设计(The Grand Design)》里面,在这本书里面,他断定宇宙的存在并不需要一位造物主来做出解释。这本书引起了某些宗教领袖的强烈不满,其中就包括首席拉比萨克斯勋爵(Lord Sacks),他指责霍金犯了一个逻辑上的“基本谬误”。
  The 69-year-old physicist fell seriously ill after a lecture tour in the US in 2009 and was taken to Addenbrookes hospital in an episode that sparked grave concerns for his health. He has since returned to his Cambridge department as director of research.
  The physicist's remarks draw a stark line between the use of God as a metaphor(n.隐喻) and the belief in an omniscient creator whose hands guide the workings of the cosmos.
  In the interview, Hawking rejected the notion of life beyond death and emphasised the need to fulfil our potential on Earth by making good use of our lives. In answer to a question on how we should live, he said, simply: "We should seek the greatest value of our action."
  In answering another, he wrote of the beauty of science, such as the exquisite double helix of DNA in biology, or the fundamental equations of physics.
  Hawking responded to questions posed by the Guardian and a reader in advance of a lecture tomorrow at the Google Zeitgeist meeting in London, in which he will address the question: "Why are we here?"
  霍金回答了卫报和一位读者提出的问题,明天他将在伦敦举行的谷歌时代精神(Google Zeitgeist)会议上发表演讲,这次演讲他将会谈到一个问题:“我们为什么会在这里?”
  In the talk, he will argue that tiny quantum fluctuations in the very early universe became the seeds from which galaxies, stars, and ultimately human life emerged. "Science predicts that many different kinds of universe will be spontaneously(adv.自发的,不由自主地) created out of nothing. It is a matter of chance which we are in," he said.
  Hawking suggests that with modern space-based instruments, such as the European Space Agency's Planck mission, it may be possible to spot ancient fingerprints(n.指纹) in the light left over from the earliest moments of the universe and work out how our own place in space came to be.
  霍金提出,通过现代太空工具,如欧洲太空总署(European Space Agency)的普朗克空间计划(Planck),也许有可能在宇宙最早期留下的光线中找到远古的指纹,然后弄清楚我们自己的空间是如何形成的。

楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-19 19:26:09
  精选新词:salty 咸的
  当班主播:Micahal & Sandra(韦博上海静安中心外教)
  A: So Shlom, how are things at the sausage factory?
  B: Oh they are great. We just had a meeting about exporting out sausages to Japan. Our Executives just got back from a business trip to Japan. They wanted to develop a strategy for entering the Japanese market.
  A: Wow that is great! Did you go too?
  B: Yes I just got back. I am really jet lagged.
  A: I bet you had a great time. The Japanese are very hospitable. What did the Japanese think about you sausages?
  B: They loved them! They especially loved our new sausages.
  A: Oh you have a new line of sausages? What are they like?
  B: Well here is one. You can try it and find out for yourself.
  A: Ok. Wow it is really big. I don't know if I can eat the whole thing.
  B: That's Ok. Just take a bit off the top.
  A: Oh my goodness something just shot into my mouth.
  B: Ya. See that is what makes it special.
  A: That is really neat. But it is too salty for me.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-20 08:43:32
  My cup of tea
  随着相亲节目火遍荧屏,我们经常听到相亲舞台上的男女嘉宾说:他/她不是我的那杯茶,或者他/她是我的那杯茶云云,这句话其实就是译自这段英语"My cup of tea."
  My cup of tea 指的就是“意中人,我喜欢的类型”。引申开来,这个短语还有“我喜欢做的事情,擅长做的事情的意思, 喜欢的东西”等意思。
  1. Although Tom is intelligent and smart, he is too boring. He is not my cup of tea.
  2. I love novels, while other books are not my cup of tea.
  3. Playing basketball is my cup of tea!
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-20 08:48:08
  Today Topic: 如何塑形?
  Today Vocabulary: aerobics 有氧健身操
  Today Host: Christina&Nick (韦博上海徐家汇中心外教)
  Hello, my name is Jane and I'd like to ask a few questions about getting fit.
  Hi Jane. What can I do for you?
  你好,Jane, 我可以帮到你吗?
  I need to get in shape.
  Well, you've come to the right place. Have you been doing any exercise lately?
  I'm afraid not.
  OK. We'll start of slow. Which type of exercise do you enjoy doing?
  I like doing aerobics, but I hate jogging. I don't mind doing some weight-lifting, though.
  Great, that gives us plenty to work with. How often can you work out?
  Twice or three times a week would be good.
  Why don't we start with an aerobics class twice a week followed by a little weight lifting?
  Sounds fine to me.
  You'll need to start slowly, and build up gradually to three or four times a week.
  OK. What kind of equipment will I need?
  You'll need a leotard and some sneakers.
  Is that all? How do I sign up for the classes?
  We'll need you to join the gym and then you can choose which classes fits your schedule best.
  Great! I can't wait to get started. Thanks for your advice.
  No problem. I'll see you in aerobics class!
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-21 08:54:03
  1. I can't take it anymore!
  2. I‘m not in the mood.
  3. She's working my last nerve!
  记下了吗?下次记得说出来,You'll feel better!
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-21 08:57:18
  Do not let emotions interfere with your success
  People with low EQ can easily be defeated(v.击败) completely. They are defeated by complete collapses in mood.
  In order to have your own life and professional fulfillment (n.满足), you need to learn how to transform a small annoyance to achieve breakthroughs. When you find things getting out of control, do not take it personally. Separate yourself from the problem and see it from a different angle. Then you can be less emotional, more objective and make the right changes.
  Suppose you are an ER(=emergency room急诊室) doctor, trying to save a dying child, the child's parents are in the room crying, but at the moment when your best performance is required you must not be disturbed or panicked(v.使惊恐) by painful emotions. You need to keep calm and focused on maintaining the most appropriate emotion.
  If you can stay stable and calm, you can see more clearly and realistically (adv.现实地) and you can avoid becoming a victim of emotions.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-23 18:38:12
  1. Today is the deadline for project that I've been preparing for months.
  2. Ugh! Such a bulky stack of paperwork! I wonder if I can finish it by today. Meeting deadlines is always tough.
  3. I must meet my deadline. Otherwise the editor won't leave us alone!
  4. I'm behind in my work. I will have to stay up all night to meet the deadline.
  5. I have to get back to work. I am under a deadline.
  6. Let's pencil the deadline in June 1st.
  7. She thought herself into a panic over the deadline.
  8. Make sure everyone knows that we must stick to the deadlines.
  9. You can rest assured that we'll finish the work in time.
  10. I have a really tight schedule to meet the deadline.
  11. The project is due to be finished by the end of this week. From next week on, we should be in less of a rush.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-23 18:42:31
  F-Factor refers to the influence of Friends, Fans and Followers on purchasing decisions.
  Discussing the increasing importance of social media in commerce, Trendwatching.com minted the term F-Factor to describe the influence of friends, fans and followers:
  Consumers are increasingly tapping into their networks of friends, fans, and followers to discover, discuss and purchase goods and services, in ever-more sophisticated ways. As a result, it’s never been more important for brands to make sure they too have the F-FACTOR.
  Trendwatching.com detailed five “ways that the F-FACTOR influences consumption behavior”:
  F-DISCOVERY: How consumers discover new products and services by relying on their social networks.
  F-RATED: How consumers will increasingly (and automatically) receive targeted ratings, recommendations and reviews from their social networks.
  F-FEEDBACK: How consumers can ask their friends and followers to improve and validate their buying decisions.
  F-TOGETHER: How shopping is becoming increasingly social, even when consumers and their peers are not physically together.
  F-ME: How consumers’ social networks are literally turned into products and services.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-24 18:52:08
  Man crush is a strong emotion a straight man shows when he respects, admires and idolizes another man, totally non-sexual. Celebrities, athletes and rock stars are often the object of the man crush. When you have a man crush on another man, you would very badly want to be that man.
  Man crush(男人间的欣赏)描述的是一个直男对另一个男人怀有尊敬、仰慕以及崇拜情绪时表现出来的那种强烈感情,而这一切与性无关。名人、运动员和摇滚歌星等通常都是男人欣赏的对象。当一个男人很欣赏另一个男人时,他会特别想要成为那个人。
  For example:
  Ben Affleck has had a man crush on Matt Damon for a long time.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-24 18:53:15
  aquarium [aqu水,-arium表示场所地点;’放养水生动物的地方”] 水族馆,养鱼池
  aquatic [aqu水,-atic形容词后缀,…的] 水的,水中的
  aqueduct [aqu水,-e-,duct引导;’引导水”] 引水槽,水道,沟渠,导水管
  aqueous [aqu水,-eous…的] 水性的,多水的,含水的,水状的
  aquosity [aqu水,-osity名词后缀,表示状态] 多水状态,潮湿
  aquiculture [aqu水,-i-,cult养育,-ure名词后缀] 饲养水栖动物,养鱼,水产养殖
  aquiferous [aqu水,-i-,fer带有,-ous…的] 带有水的,含水的
  aquiform [aqu水,-i-,-form有…形状的] 水状的
  subaqueous [sub-下,aqu水,-eous…的] 水下的,用于水下的
  superaqueous [super-上,aqu水,-eous…的] 水上的,水面上的
  aqualung [aqua=aqu水,lung肺] (潜水员背的)水中呼吸器
  aquashow [aqua=aqu水,show表演] 水上技艺表演
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-24 18:54:16
  anthropology [anthropo人类,-logy…学] 人类学
  anthropologist [anthropo人类,-logist…学者] 人类学者
  anthropoid [anthrop人,-oid似…的] 似人的,类人猿
  anthroposcopy [anthrop人,scopy看;’观人面相”] 观相学
  anthroposociology [anthrop人类,sciology社会学] 人类社会学
  anthropotomy [anthrop人→人体,tomy切,割→解剖] 人体解剖(学)
  philanthropy [phil爱,anthrop人类,-y表抽象名词;’爱人类”] 仁爱,慈善,博爱主义
  philanthropist [见上,-ist表示人] 博爱主义者,慈善家
  philanthropic [见上,-ic…的] 博爱的,慈善的
  misanthropy [mis=miso厌,恨,恶,anthrop人类] 厌世,厌恶人类
  misanthropist [见上,-ist表示人] 厌世者,厌恶人类者
  misanthropic [见上,-ic,…的] 厌世的,厌恶人
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-25 08:11:08
  韩梅梅对李雷说:“Hi, how are you?”.李雷对韩梅梅说:“Fine, thank you. And you?”
  1. Hey, Greg, how's it going?
  2. How are you doing this afternoon?
  3. Hey, Jack! How have you been?
  4. Hey, Rose! Good to see you again.
  嗨, 罗斯,见到你真高兴!
  5. I haven't seen you in ages.
  6. How are you doing?
  7. Long time no see. How have you been?
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-25 08:15:15
  今日话题:booking a hotel room订房间
  精选新词:VAT 增值税
  Hotel receptionist: Good afternoon San Felice Hotel, may I help you?
  酒店接待员: 下午好,这里是San Felice酒店,有什么可以帮您的吗?
  Customer: Yes, I’d like to book a room please.
  Hotel receptionist: Certainly, when for, sir?
  Customer: March the 23rd.
  Hotel receptionist: How long will you be staying?
  Customer: Three nights.
  Hotel receptionist: What kind of room would you like sir?
  Customer: Double with a bath. I’d appreciate it if you could give me a room with a view over the lake?
  Hotel receptionist: Certainly sir, I’ll just check what we have available. Yes, we have a room on the 4th floor with a very splendid view.
  Customer: Fine, how much is the charge per night?
  Hotel receptionist: Would you like breakfast?
  Customer: No thanks.
  Hotel receptionist: It’s 84 Euros per night excluding VAT.
  Customer: That’s fine.
  Hotel receptionist: Who is the booking for, please sir?
  Customer: Mr and Mrs Ryefield. That’s R-Y-E-F-I-E-L-D
  Hotel receptionist: Okay, let me make sure I got that. Mr and Mrs Ryefield, double with bath for March the 23rd, 24th and 25th. Is that correct?
  Customer: Yes it is.
  Hotel receptionist: Thank-you. Let me give you your confirmation number. It’s 7576385. I’ll repeat that, 7576385. Thank-you for choosing San Felice Hotel and have a nice day. Good-bye.
  酒店接待员:谢谢,这是您的确认码,7576385。我再重复一遍,7576385。感谢您选择San Felice酒店。祝您愉快!再见!
  Customer: Good-bye.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-25 08:19:50
  A recent Oxford University sociological study found reading to be the only activity for 16-year-olds that correlates(v.有相关性)with a managerial or professional job later in life.
  The study suggests that playing sports, socializing, going to museums or art performances, cooking, sewing(n.针线活), and playing computer games all have little impact(n.影响) on career. Researcher Mark Taylor, an Oxford sociologist, studied nearly 20,000 questionnaire(n.调查表) responses from people born in 1970. The responses detailed their extracurricular(adj.课外的) activities at age 16 and their careers at age 33.
  该研究表示,体育运动、社交活动、参观博物馆和艺术表演、做饭、播种、玩电脑游戏对以后的职业影响很小。牛津大学的Mark Taylor研究员是社会化学家,研究了针对1970年出生的人群的近20,000份调查表。调查表要求他们详细列出他们在16岁时的课外活动以及33岁时他们的职业。
  Taylor found that girls who read during their teenage years had a 39 percent chance of holding a professional or managerial position in their thirties as opposed to a 25 percent chance if they did not. The boys' numbers were similarly revealing, with the probability jumping from 48 percent to 58 percent in males who read during adolescence. The Telegraph reports that Taylor reasons reading leads to eloquent speech, a trait that impresses potential employers.
  Taylor 发现在小时候阅读的那些女生有39%的人会在他们30岁时从事专业的或管理职位,而没有阅读的女生则只有25%。男生们的情况相同,如果少年时期阅读的话,将来与没有阅读的孩子相比,从事专业或管理方面的职业的几率分别是58%和48%。
  But before you rush to the books, consider yourself warned: none of the extracurricular teen activities is linked to a higher or lower salary at 33.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-26 15:24:44
  1. Excuse me. 对不起,不好意思。(借过、主动找某人讲话时经常使用)
  2. Sorry to interrupt you. 对不起,打断一下。
  3. I shouldn't have done that. 我不该那么做。
  4. Forgive me, I didn't mean to offend you. 请原谅,我不是有意惹你生气。
  5. I didn't mean it that way. 事情闹成那样并非我的本意。
  1. That's all right. 没关系。
  2. Never mind. 无所谓。
  3. Forget it. 忘掉它吧。
  4. It's not your fault. 那不是你的错。
  5. Not at all. 现在最火的“闹太套(音译)。”——没关系。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-26 15:27:01
  精选新词:laundry room 洗衣房
  One day my husband decided to wash his sweater.
  Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to me,
  "What setting do I use on the washing machine?"
  "It depends," I replied.
   "What does it say on your sweater? “
  He yelled back, " Television University.”
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-27 08:06:57
  Salary ——a fixed amount, daily,weekly,monthly, which is adjusted, based on number of days worked,not worked
  薪水: 每日,每周,每月固定的数额,根据工作日数作调整
  Wage ——an hourly rate adjusted for the number of hours worked
  时薪: 根据工作时数作调整的每小时工资标准
  Piece ——a certain amount for each unit of work done
  计件工资: 对每件完成的工作支付的金额
  Commissions ——Money earned on a regular basis based on previous sales made.
  佣金: 根据以往的销售业绩,定期发的钱。
  Bonuses ——Money paid by the company for various reasons, such as meeting objectives, productivity incentives, special events,etc.
  奖金 : 公司根据不同原因支付的钱,如完成任务,激励员工提高生产力,特殊节日,如圣诞节等等。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-27 08:09:40
  精选新词:The Summer Palace 颐和园
  Hey, what's up?
  Nothing much, how have you been?
  Pretty good, pretty good. I just got back from Beijing. It was a fun trip.
  I went to The Forbidden City, The Summer Palace and saw The Great Wall. The weather was too cold and was really windy.
  Yeah,Beijing gets windy in the winter.
  What have you been up to?
  Me? Just working. This job has been keeping me busy.
  What do you do?
  I teach English. Are you still working that IT job?
  Yeah, but I'm thinking about finding a new job. I just need a change of environment.
  I see. I was just going to go grab some lunch. Want to come with me?
  Sounds like a plan.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-27 08:24:06
  My recommendation is that, whether or not you track your spending, at least do the following:
  Stop the bleeding. Stop using your credit and debit cards immediately. Cut them up, or put them in the freezer in a ziploc bag filled with water, effectively freezing your cards. Also stop taking other loans(n.贷款), either from banks or finance companies or friends or family. Stop getting into more debt.
  Start saving now! The next most important step you can take, in the beginning, is to start a small savings account if you haven’t already. Begin depositing into it regularly, at least $100 per paycheck but more if you can. If you can’t find $100 then see the next step for how. Make it an automatic deposit, the first bill you pay each payday, because it is the most important! A savings account will help you smooth out your finances — when an emergency comes up, like your car breaking down or someone having to go to the hospital, you won’t be thrown back into debtedness or brokedness. You will have some cash to pay for that emergency, and you can use your regular paycheck for regular expenses.
  2.从现在开始储蓄 !接下来最重要的事就是储蓄,如果你以前没有一点存款的习惯,那就从这一小笔存款开始。定期在发薪水的时候存入100美元,如果可能越多越好。可是如果你一百块钱也存不下来怎么办呢?那就开一个自动转存账户,这样你每次发薪水的第一笔支出就是存入固定的存款到这个账户中,因为它是最重要的。一个储蓄账户能够帮你理顺你的财务状况,这样当你出现紧急情况需要用钱时,譬如你的座驾罢工、有亲人或朋友不得不去医院,你就不会又回到债台高筑甚至破产的处境了。你可以预留一些现金应急,并且日常开支的话,(剩余的)工资足够应付了。
  Look at discretionary(adj.任意的,无条件的) spending. If you can’t find $100-200 to save per paycheck, then you need to cut some things from your spending. This is where tracking your spending comes in handy, but even if you don’t, you know some of the extras you spend on — cigarettes, coffee, snacks, candy, desserts, eating out, magazines, shopping for clothes or gadgets(n.小机械,小器具) or toys or shoes, books, going out … these are just a few of the examples. I’m not saying you need to cut everything out, but if you can cut a few of them, or maybe just one at a time, that can add up. Then, take the money you didn’t spend on those discretionary items, and put that amount into savings each payday. Increase this over time. (See How I Save Money.)
  Make a budget(n.预算). I know, it’s a dreaded word for most of us. But it’s not that hard, and if you set it up right, it’s fairly simple. I recommend using a simple spreadsheet. List all your regular expenses (rent, car, utilities, internet, etc.) and their amounts, and then your variable expenses (groceries, gas, eating out, etc.), and then your irregular(adj.不规则的,偶然的) expenses (things like car maintenance or medical that might not come up every month, but break them into estimated monthly expenses — if you spend $600 a year on car maintenance, budget a $50 monthly expense). Now match that up against your income. The expenses should be less.
  Use the envelope system for your variable expenses such as food and gas. This is optional(adj.可选择的,非强制的), but it’s a good tip. I’ve been using it myself, and it works like a charm. Let’s say you set aside three amounts in your budget each payday — one for gas, one for groceries(n.食品,杂货), one for eating out. Withdraw those amounts on payday, and put them in three separate envelopes(n.信封). That way, you can easily track how much you have left for each of these expenses, and when you run out of money, you know it immediately. You don’t overspend in these categories. If you regularly run out too fast, you may need to rethink your budget.
  Start thinking about your goals, and planning for them. When do you want to retire(v.退休)? How often do you want to travel? When do you want to buy that dream house? Do you want to save for your kids’ college education? Think about what you want in life, and start planning to save for them, especially once you’ve done all the above.
  Once you’ve gotten beyond these steps, you should be past the paycheck-to-paycheck syndrome(n.综合症). Now there’s a whole world of personal finance options available to you, including investing your money for your goals. But getting past these first stages is important.
楼主CONFUSEOLDMAN 时间:2011-05-28 08:06:30
  及物动词 vt.
  It takes brains to administer a large corporation.
  The courts administer the law.
  The nurse administered the medicine to the sick child.
  The oath was administered to him.
  不及物动词 vi.
  administer to the old
  形容词: administrable 动词过去式: administered
  动词过去分词: administered 动词现在分词: administering
  动词第三人称单数: administers
  control, direct, govern, manage, rule, supervise, administer
  control: 含义广泛的常用词,指对人或物施以约束或控制的力量。
  direct: 侧重行使领导或指导权。
  govern: 侧重指运用任何控制的权力来统治或管理一个国家、一个社会或一个部门,暗含能力和知识的运用。
  manage: 强调对具体事务机构进行管理,有时含受权管理或处理之意。
  rule: 强调用绝对或独裁的权力来管理或统治。
  supervise: 侧重指运用本身的或被授予的权力来管理、检查工作,含监督意味。
  administer: 指官方的或正式的对事务的管理。
  handle v.处理, 对待, 操作... direct adj.直接的, 笔直的...
  supervise vt.监督, 管理, 指导 control n.掌控, 控制, 管制...
  administer vt.管理, 执行, 给... run v.跑, 行驶, 运转,...
  conduct n.行为, 举动, 品行... lead v.引导, 领先, 带领...
  govern v.统治, 支配, 管理... work n.工作, 作品, 活儿
  fail vi.失败, 没做成某事
  动词 manage :
  1. be successful; achieve a goal
  同义词: pull off, negociate, bring off, carry off
  2. be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  同义词: deal, care, handle
  3. come to terms with
  同义词: cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal
  4. watch and direct
  同义词: oversee, supervise, superintend
  5. achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
  同义词: wangle, finagle
  6. carry on or function
  同义词: do
  7. handle effectively
  同义词: wield, handle
  1. The priest administered the last rites.
  2. The duty of a judge is to administer justice, but his practice is delay it.
  法官的本分是执行法律(主持正义), 惟其所行者,却是在拖延(其执行)。
  3. The courts administer the law.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-28 08:09:27
  名词 n.
  general adj.大概的, 普遍的
  red admiral n. [动] 赤蛱蝶 vice admiral n. 海军中将
  rear admiral 海军少将 Admiral of the Fleet 元帅
  Fleet Admiral 五星上将 admiral anchor 海军锚
  white admiral n. 白蚊蛱蝶, 白蛱蝶... vice-admiral n. 海军中将
  tap the admiral 私自违禁饮酒 broach the admiral 偷酒
  名词 admiral :
  1. the supreme commander of a fleet; ranks above a vice admiral and
  below a fleet admiral
  同义词: full admiral
  2. any of several brightly colored butterflies
  1.He is an Admiral of the Fleet.
  2.The admiral visit the ships under his command by helicopter.
  3.The admiral drained his cup in honour of the queen at a banquet given
  on her birthday.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-28 08:12:24
  avian [avi鸟,-an形容词后缀] 鸟的,鸟类的,鸟纲的
  aviary [avi鸟,-ary名词后缀,表示场所;’鸟的场所”] 养鸟房,鸟槛,鸟舍
  aviculture [avi鸟,culture培养] 养鸟,养鸟法
  aviate [avi鸟→飞行,-ate动词后缀] 飞行,驾驶飞机
  aviation [avi鸟,→飞行,-ation名词后缀] 飞行,航空,飞行术,航空学
  aviator [avi鸟→飞行,-ator名词后缀,表示人] 飞行员,飞机驾驶员
  aviatrix [见上,-trix名词后缀,表示女性] 女飞行员
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-28 08:15:32
  anarchy [an-无,archy统治→政府] 无政府状态
  anarchism [见上,-ism主义] 无政府主义
  anarchist [见上,-ist者] 无政府主义者
  monarch [mon-独→一人,arch统治者] 君主,最高统治者,国王
  monarchy [mon-独→一人,archy统治] 君主政体,君主制度
  monarchic [见上,-ic…的] 君主的,君主政体的
  monarchism [见上,-ism主义,制度] 君主制度,君主主义
  polyarchy [poly-多,archy统治→政治] 多头政治
  oligarchy [olig少,寡,archy统治→政治] 寡头政治,寡头统治
  plutarchy [plut财富→财阀,富豪,archy统治] 富豪统治,财阀统治
  gynarchy [gyn妇女,archy统治→政治] 妇人政治
  patriarch [patri父,arch首脑,长] 家长,族长
  patriarchy [patri父,archy统治] 父权制,父权制社会
  matriarch [matri母,arch首脑,长] 女家长,女族长
  matriarchy [matri母,archy统治] 母权制,母系氏族制
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-30 08:02:27
  Now you're talking.
  ——Ok,Let's go and get a pizza before we go home.
  ——Now you're talking.
  ——I didn't think about that. But I guess I could follow your lead and invest money.
  ——Now you're talking!
  没错,这个短语的实际意思是“你这才说到重点了。” “你这才说对了。”下次听到美剧里面突然冒出这么一句话,你一定不会一头雾水了:-)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-30 08:05:08
  Topic: Employment工作
  Hosts: Roxie & Jonathan (上海宝山中心)
  1. Full-time and Part-time Jobs 全职和兼职工作
  A: Did you have a part-time job when you were still in school?
  B: No, I was way too busy studying all the time. How about you?
  A: Yeah, I worked about twenty hours a week in a pizza restaurant.
  B: What was that like?
  A: It was always very busy there.
  B: What did you do?
  A: I stood behind the register and took pizza orders.
  B: Did you get any perks(有额外的好处)on the job?
  A: Yeah, I got to eat as much pizza as I could for free.
  A: 你读书期间有没有兼职工作的经验?
  B: 没有,我总是忙着学习,你呢?
  A: 有过。我在一个比萨饼店每周工作20个小时。
  B: 工作怎么样?
  A: 那儿总是很忙。
  B: 你在那儿负责做什么呢?
  A: 我站在收银台后面接单。
  B: 你的工作还有没有什么好处?
  A: 有,我可以免费任意吃比萨饼。
  2. Temporary and Casual Work 短期工
  A: Have you found a new job yet?
  B: No, not yet. I’m still looking. I’ve been doing some work through a temp-agency(短期工的中介) though.
  A: What kind of work?
  B: I’m temping at a pharmaceutical(adj.制药的) company.
  A: What do you do there?
  B: Mostly office work - filing and so on.
  A: How long is the assignment(n.任务,被分派的事情)?
  B: Till the end of the month.
  A: 你找到新工作了吗?
  B: 没有,还没有找到。我还在找。但是我通过一家中介公司介绍在做短期工。
  A: 那是什么样的工作?
  B: 是一家制药公司的短期工。
  A: 你在那儿做什么事?
  B: 大多是办公室里的事情--存档之类的。
  A: 做到什么时候呢?
  B: 到这个月底。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-30 08:10:21
  1.Better luck next time. 下次会更好!
  The expression is used to comfort someone for a minor failure. 对于同事犯的一些小错误,可以用Better luck next time. 这句来鼓励一下,祝他们下次好运。
  Bill: Sorry, I made a mistake.不好意思,我犯了个错误。
  Mary: Well. Better luck next time. 下次会有好运的。
  2. I couldn’t reach him! 我联络不上他。
  Do you know where I can reach him? 你知道我在哪儿能跟他联系上吗?
  3. That’s a touchy issue! 这是个辣手的问题!
  If something is touchy, it may upset or offend people and should therefore be dealt with carefully. 棘手的,需要小心处理的
  Peter, I’ll try all means to handle the complaint. But you know that’s a touchy issue. 彼得,我会想尽办法来处理这个投诉。但是你知道这是个棘手的事情。
  4.Please come to the point! 有话请直说。
  point就是“重点、要点”的意思。come to the point语气有点强硬,如果还想加强效果的话,还可以加上straight。
  I'll come straight to the point: we need more money. 我就直说吧:我们还需要钱。
  I wish he would get to the point. 但愿他快点说正题。
  类似的,还有一个get down to business, 表示“切入主题,切入正题”。
  All right, every one. Let's get down to business. There has been enough chitchat. 好了。让我们进入正题吧。已经闲聊很多了。
  5.I’m spaced-out. 我很恍惚。
  Someone who is spaced-out feels as if nothing around them is real, usually because they have taken drugs or because they are very tired. spaced-out就是"精神恍惚,魂不守舍"的意思。通常是因为过度疲劳或者因嗑药所致。
  I was too tired to concentrate on his speech. Actually I am spaced-out all day. 我太累了以致于不能集中于他的讲话。事实上,我一天都神魂颠倒的。
  6. Before we turn to that issue, I wish to make a few comments/remarks on your presentation. 在谈那个问题之前,我想对您刚才讲的话谈点看法。
  7.I wish to benefit from your views on this matter. What is your view on this matter? 我希望能从你对此事的一些看法得到一些启发。你对此事怎么看?
  8. I will pick up where we left off just now. 我想接着刚才的问题讲下去。
  9. Sorry for the interruption but I’d like to remind you it’s time for the meeting. 抱歉打扰您,但我想提醒你,会议时间到了。
  10. I’ve heard so much about you. 久仰。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-30 18:22:43
  combat [com-表示with,bat打;’to fight with,to fight against”] 战斗,格斗,竞争,反对
  combatant [见上,-ant表示人] 战斗员;[-ant形容词后缀,…的] 战斗的
  combative [见上,-ive形容词后缀,…的] 好斗的
  battle [bat打,-le动词后缀] 战斗,斗争;[转为名词] 战役,会战
  batter [bat打,-er动词后缀,表示连续动作] 连打,连续猛击
  debate [de-加强意义, bat打;’打击”对方→驳倒对方] 争论,辩论
  debatable [见上,-able可…的] 可争论的,可争辩的
  debater [见上,-er表示人] 争论者
作者:jiangxiaobo1986 时间:2011-05-30 23:26:49
作者:jiangxiaobo1986 时间:2011-05-30 23:27:45
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-31 08:07:07
  1)We cannot ignore the fact that...
  We cannot ignore the fact that Asia and the west are at different stages of development.
  我们不能忽略一个事实, 即亚洲和西方处于不同的发展阶段。
  2)No one can deny the fact that...
  No one can deny that the fact that the polution had become a huge menace to human survival.
  3)There is no denying the fact that...
  There is no denying the fact that the new method has greatly raised labour productivity.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-05-31 08:11:07
  精选新词:carnation 康乃馨(康乃馨原来是音译词!)
  Mother's day is celebrated in Australia on the 2nd Sunday every May. This year it falls on Sunday the 8th. Mother's day is a day to recognize the special contributions that mother's play in our lives. Traditionally the day is celebrated by giving flowers as a gift. The main flower of choice is a carnation.
  As well as giving flowers as a gift the main gift of choice is chocolate, although any gift is ok as it is the thought that counts.
  As well as giving presents, breakfast in bed is also common, where it is the turn of children to make food for mum for a change.
  Recently Mother's Day has become more and more commercialized. It is one of the biggest shopping days of the year along with Christmas and the New Years sales in January.
  As well as breakfast in bed most people usually have an afternoon lunch or dinner with the immediate family, but it is not uncommon to have dinner with the extended family. The main food eaten is a roast dinner, either roast chicken, pork or beef, with lost of roast potatoes and vegetables.
  Mother's Day in Australia is similar to other Western countries like America and England, however they all share the same thing in common, love and respect for ones mother.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-01 08:09:17
  bibliographer [biblio书,graph写,-er人] 书目提要编著人
  bibliographic [见上,-ic形容词后缀] 属于书目提要的
  bibliographize [biblio书,graph写,-ize动词后缀] 编写书目提要
  bibliography [见上,-y名词后缀] 书目提要,文献目录
  bibliolatry [biblio书,latry崇拜] 书籍崇拜
  bibliolater [biblio书,later崇拜者] 书籍崇拜者
  bibliolatrous [bilblio书,latr崇拜,-ous…的] 崇拜书籍的
  bibliomania [见上,-mania狂] 书狂,藏书癖
  bibliophilist [biblio书,phil爱,-ist人] 书籍爱好者
  bibliopole [biblio书,pol卖] 书商
  Bible 圣经
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-01 08:14:15
  英语新词:校园招聘会第八号当铺  2011-05-31 阅读317 评论6条 [网页划词已启用] 口语考试 短信订阅 本文属阅读资料 分享文章收藏打印单词测试______
  哈佛独创,不用看,不用记,只需听 只需30天,让你说一口流利英语www.world90.com
  Hesaid that during a recent on-campus job fair he talked with a company in Handan, Hebei, that offers employees free housing..
  在上面的报道中,on-campus job fair就是“校园招聘会”,招聘会也可以用recruitment fair来表示。On-campus指的是“校园内的”,相对地,off-campus指的是“校园外的”。校园招聘经常采用on-site recruiting(现场招聘)的形式。在英国,也经常有人用milk round来表示“校园招聘”。
  大学毕业生不愿留京的主要原因是heavy work pressure(工作压力大)和high living costs(生活成本高)。调查显示,现在北京房子的average monthly rental price(平均月租价格)已经超过了大学本科毕业生的平均月薪。这些因素让北京这些first-tier cities(一线城市)对大学生吸引力大大降低
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-01 08:24:22
  移民潮下的“人才浪费”--时代新词盘点197 [复制链接]
  近几年,国内选择出国移民的人似乎越来越多。移民在国外的生活状况也是很多人关注的话题。很多在国内受过高等教育的人移民之后却只能做一些家政、快递等非脑力劳动的工作。国内的brain drain到国外成了brain waste。
  The term “brain waste” describes the situation of immigrants who were skilled professionals in their home countries but have been forced to take unskilled jobs in their new country.
  Brain waste(人才浪费)指在本国身为受过训练的专业人员在移民国被迫从事非技术性工作的情形。
  Most of these immigrants wind up underemployed because of barriers like language, lack of access to job networks, or credentialing requirements that are different from those in other countries.
  For immigrants, it means bringing home less money than they have the potential to earn. For employers, it means fewer skilled applicants in their hiring pools.
  If the labour market cannot absorb the migrants at the level of their qualifications, the phenomenon changes its nature: brain drain from the sending countries becomes 'brain waste' for the migrants.
  如果劳动力市场不能按照移民的资质将其吸收进来,那么移民来源国面临的将是brain drain(人才流失),而移民本身则面临“人才浪费”的境地。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-01 10:31:14
  好的饮品会给你的美食时光增色不少,饮品英语可以怎么说? 这些单词存在脑子里,出国旅行点餐时,一定能用上~!
  beverage 饮料 orange juice 橙汁 coconut milk 椰汁
  black tea 红茶 soda water 苏打水 mineral water 矿泉水
  iced coffee 冰咖啡 black coffee 纯咖啡 sundae 圣代,新地(音译词)
  milk-shake 奶昔 cocktail 鸡尾酒 slushy drinks 冰砂
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-01 10:34:14
  In a Restaurant
  Angela: We would like the chicken hot pot please, and please can you tell the chef not to put MSG in it?
  Waiter: That’s no problem at all, madam.
  Danny: What did you ask him?
  Angela: I asked him not to put any MSG in our food. It’s not good for you.
  Danny: Yeah, and it’s so addictive and it makes you so thirsty too.
  Angela: It’s in so much food these days.
  Danny: Anyway, this is a nice place isn’t it?
  Angela: Yes, it is a nice place.
  Danny: and it’s even nicer when I’m looking at you…
  Angela: You are so sweet
  Danny: I am, aren’t I?Hey here’s our food!
  Angela: Waiter, can you come here?
  Waiter: Certainly, madam what’s wrong?
  Angela: My food tastes horrible….
  Waiter: That’s because you didn’t have any MSG in it…
  Let’s go over some phrases now. 让我们一起来回顾一下有用的短语吧!
  MSG 味精
  It’s so addictive…它很让人上瘾。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-01 10:42:18
  【阅读】美容食品 (标签 健康)
  Food for Beauty
  Everyone wants to achieve beauty and health. To succeed humans should constantly work on their diet(定期饮食,节食). It is very important to eat nourishing but healthy food and decrease fats; all these effectively impact on our complete condition and appearance.
  Apple Cider Vinegar
  The heavy concentration of apple cider vinegar results to peeling off dead skin cells. In addition it splits(v.分裂) fat and assist food digest.
  This vegetable protects and keeps the outer skin layer and results preventing premature(adj.过早的,早熟的) aging. The components of carrot correspond to Retin A.
  It is better to eat such kind of cheese as Swiss, cheddar, or Gouda. These ones assist in preventing cavities(n.蛀洞). In addition, the above kinds of cheese block bacteria in the mouth. Hence if you wish to have a nice smile, include a slice or two into your diet.
  Citrus Fruits
  Lemons, oranges and any other citrus fruit form collagen(n.胶原质) resulting to holding the skin cells together. It is necessary to drink fruit juices and eat fruit every day. As the matter of fact, collagen cannot be added to the skin topically(adv.局部地,孤立地).
  Nonfat Yogurt
  If you wish to have your teeth cavity-free and white-teeth smile nonfat yogurt should be included in your diet. Its bonus(n.奖金,好处) contains in calcium, it is high in it.
  Tomatoes is a remarkable vegetable for your skin as it is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium(n.钾).
  Note your health and beauty depends only on you. Be sure you will manage to keep them.
  对皮肤来说,西红柿是一款很不错的蔬菜,因为它富含维生素A ,维生素C ,和钾。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-02 08:07:21
  Burn the midnight oil “开夜车”,挑灯夜读
  这个短语的字面意思是半夜点灯,其引申含义是熬夜(同Stay up),挑灯夜读。
  1. Did you burn the midnight oil last night?
  2. He used to burn the midnight oil before exams.
  3. If you burn the midnight oil night after night, you probably become ill.
  Burn the midnight oil啊!
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-02 08:25:50
  Today Topic: 美丽新世界
  Today Vocabulary:stable 稳定的
  Hosts: Judi & Geoff (上海五角场中心)
  ---Jeff: Congratulations Ann!
  ---Ann: Thanks,Jeff. I finally graduated. The real world at last.
  --- Jeff: What are your graduation party plans?
  ---Ann: We are going to have a huge dinner party at a fancy hotel, the class of 2010, and go out afterwards.
  --- Jeff: What do you intend to(v.想要,打算做) do with yourself after graduation?
  ---Ann: I’ve decided to take some time out to travel, as a reward(作为回报) for all my hard work. My friends and I are going to rent a house on the beach for two whole weeks.
  --- Jeff: I mean which career have you chosen! What can you do with an English major degree(n.英语专业)? What have you decided to do with your life?
  ---Ann: Oh! I’m planning on starting a new job this September. I’ve applied to lots of companies, so I’m still choosing the best offer.
  --- Jeff: Which is?
  --- Ann :Travel writing for a magazine. They pay you to visit countries in South East Asia and write colorful stories about what to expect.
  --- Jeff: That’s cool. What’s the other option(n.选择)?
  ---Ann: Writing for a business weekly magazine, 9 to 5.
  --- Jeff: Which pays more?
  ---Ann: The business weekly of course, but I don’t know if I am ready for a stable(adj.稳定的) job. I intend to enjoy my 20’s.
  Let’s go over some phrases now. 让我们一起来回顾一下有用的短语吧!
  intend to v.想要,打算做
  as a reward 作为回报
  English major degree n.英语专业
  Option n.选择
  Stable adj.稳定的
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-02 08:46:12
  23 Extraordinary(adj.非凡的) Things Happening Right Now
  Right now is a phenomenon.
  Right now extraordinary things are happening.
  Right now…
  A soldier of sorts is diligently(adv.坚持地、勤勉地) fighting the fight so you don’t have to.
  Someone who suffered from a severe(adj.严重的) injury last year is back on their feet.
  One of the next Billboard-chart-topping(adj.排行榜榜首的) musical artists is patiently rehearsing in her garage.
  A piece of literature is being written that will eventually change your perspective(n.观点,看法) on life.
  A friend is helping a friend rise above thoughts of suicide(n.自杀).
  Someone is thinking what you’re thinking, but hasn’t said anything yet either.
  Somewhere someone is admiring a breathtaking sunrise, and somewhere else a surreal(adj.梦幻的) sunset.
  People of various religious backgrounds are in temples, churches, mosques(n.清真寺) and other places of worship praying, wholeheartedly(adv.一心一意地), for world peace.
  Someone who has struggled with their weight for the last several years is standing on a scale(n.秤) and smiling.
  Hundreds of cute elderly couples are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary(n.周年纪念).
  A baby girl just took her first few steps without falling.
  Two best friends are laughing so hard they aren’t even making any noise.
  A future world leader is in grade school(n.小学) at recess(adv.在课间).
  A firefighter is running into a burning building to rescue a perfect stranger.
  A young mom is lying in a hospital bed and holding her newborn baby twins for the very first time.
  Volunteers in major cities all over the world are working at homeless shelters(n.避难所) caring for those who are less fortunate(adj.幸福的) than themselves.
  A young man is pulled over on the side of the road helping a young woman change a flat tire(n.漏气了的车胎).
  A husband and wife who were drowning in debt five years ago proudly hold a balance of zero on their credit cards.
  A grandfather is holding his granddaughter’s hand and they’re both smiling from ear to ear.
  Someone just placed their spare change in the charity collection cup(n.捐款的零钱箱)at the grocery store.
  A breast cancer patient just found out her cancer is in complete remission(n.免除).
  Someone out there is missing you and looking forward to your next visit.
  An emergency room(n.急救室) surgeon(n.外科医生) is in the middle of saving his patient’s life.
  Right now is a new beginning.
  Right now is an opportunity.
  Do something extraordinary.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-02 18:18:24
  brigade [brig战斗,-ade名词后缀;’战斗的单位”] 旅,队
  brigadier [见上,-ier表示人] 旅长
  brigand [brig打→劫掠,抡劫,-and名词后缀] 土匪,强盗
  brigandism [见上,-ism表示行为] 土匪行为,掠夺
  brigandish [见上,-ish…的] 土匪般的
  brigandage [见上,-age表示行为] 强盗行为,行劫
  brigantine [见上,-ine名词后缀;土匪,强盗→海盗;原义为海盗船] 双桅帆船
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-02 18:20:11
  decadence [de-下,cad落,-ence名词后缀] 堕落,衰弱,颓废
  decadent [见上,-ent形容词后缀,…的] 颓废的
  case [cas降;’突然降临的”,’偶然发生的”的情况] 情况,情形,状况
  casual [cas降, -ual形容词后缀;’突然降临的”] 偶然的,未竟然到的
  casualty [见上,-ty名词后缀;’偶然之事”,’突然”] 伤亡
  occasion [oc-加强意义,cas降,-ion名词后缀;’偶然降临的”] 时机,机会,场合
  occasional [见上,-al…的] 偶然的,非经常的
  occasionalism [见上,-ism…论[ 偶因论
  occasionality [见上,-ity名词后缀,表性质] 偶然性
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-02 18:27:04
  1. I'm going to withdraw all my money from that bank. I read an article that the bank was in financial trouble, and there's no smoke without fire.
  2. The entire investment went up in smoke.
  3. I'm sick of you, and I'm leaving. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!
  4. Get out of here with that cigarette! I don't want you smoking my house up!
  5. Her report was little more than smoke and mirrors. No one will believe any of it.
  6. My uncle smoked like a chimney when he was living.
  7. The deal was cut in a smoke-filled room.
  8. The team put on an unbelievable performance. I'm not just blowing smoke - they were great.
  9. Conflicting smoke signals are coming from the the peace talks, and it is impossible to say how they are going.
  10. He didn't just walk into the police station and surrender, we had to smoke him out of hiding.
  11. Here is a Smoke Free Zone.
  12. Secondhand smoke causes at least half the cases of lung cancer in non-smokers.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-02 18:30:53
  A ringback tone is an audible indication that is heard on the telephone line by the caller while the phone they called is still in use. It is normally a repeated tone, designed to assure the calling party that the called party's line is ringing.
  Ringback tone(接通回音)指电话处于正常使用状态时,打电话的人从听筒中听到的声音提示。这种声音一般都是一个重复的音调,目的只是提示打电话的人,对方的电话正在接通中。
  Ringback music, also called personalized ringback tone, is a piece of music heard by the caller instead of the traditional telephone ring signal when a telephone call is placed.
  Ringback music(“个性化接通回音”)则是打电话时,传统的电话提示音被音乐所取代,于是成为了我们所说的“彩铃”。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-03 08:00:20
  rainstorm 暴风雨 Breeze 微风 typhoon 台风(音译词)
  tornado 龙卷风 cloudy 多云 drought 干旱
  hail 冰雹 sunny 晴朗 shower 阵雨
  drizzle 毛毛雨 thunder打雷 windy 有风
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-03 08:04:59
  Today Topic: Choose where you want to go in life 你要过怎样的生活?
  Today Vocabulary: Sharp, clearly defined goals 清晰明确的目标
  Host:Gcobani (浦东中心)
  Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating(v.激励) yourself to turn this vision of the future into reality.
  The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing precisely(adv.精确地) what you want to achieve, you know where you have to concentrate(v.集中) your efforts. You'll also quickly spot the distractions that would otherwise lure you from your course.
  More than this, properly-set goals can be incredibly motivating, and as you get into the habit of (养成...的习惯) setting and achieving goals, you'll find that your self-confidence builds fast.
  Achieving More with Focus(n.专注力)
  Goal setting techniques are used by top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all fields. They give you long-term vision and short-term motivation. They focus your acquisition(n.获得) of knowledge, and help you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the very most of your life.
  By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in (以…为傲) the achievement of those goals. You can see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind (n.苦力,苦差). By setting goals, you will also raise your self-confidence, as you recognize your ability and competence in achieving the goals that you have set.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-03 08:20:54
  Do You Have A Parenting Mindset?
  In a book titled Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Stanford(n.斯坦福大学) psychologist Carol Dweck gives a name to what I’ve just described. At heart, she says, I’m operating with a “fixed mindset”.
  The Fixed Mindset
  “Believing that your qualities are carved in stone – the fixed mindset – creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over. If you have only a certain amount of intelligence, a certain personality, and a certain moral character–well, then you’d better prove that you have a healthy dose of them. It simply wouldn’t do to look or feel deficient in these most basic characteristics.”
  The Growth Mindset
  By contrast, Dweck describes a growth mindset, which assumes intelligence and all the qualities for which a person could aspire(v.渴望), are things to be practiced and cultivated(v.培养,耕耘). They aren’t pre-determined(adj.预先设定) traits(n.特点,特性) destined to bring pride or shame.
  The point is not to safeguard a label, but to recognize that labels themselves are as inherent(adj.固有的,内在的) as one’s mood – i.e. not so much.
  Dweck writes, “For [those with a growth mindset] it’s not about immediate perfection. It’s about learning something over time: confronting a challenge and making progress.”
  I’ve noticed these two mindsets at work in my meditation(n.冥想) practice as well. The part of me that’s frustrated by my inability to still my mind for more than a few seconds and then soars when I’m able to one day, is operating with a fixed mindset. This part of me wants to prove that I’m good at meditating, that I’m spiritually(adv.在精神上的) advanced, that I’ve reached some optimal(adj.最佳的,理想的) level of serenity(n.平静).
  The part of me that watches my incessant(adj.不断的,不停的) thoughts and feelings rise notes them, sometimes chuckles at them or sheds a few tears in their wake and then continues on to draw me back again to my breath: she knows something about growth. She knows about the value of simply showing up, about the normalcy(n.常态) of fears and limitations and mental ruts(n.惯性), about the practice itself being the goal, rather than its results.
  Which of course is ironic(adj.反讽的,讽刺的), given what happens when this mindset is applied: growth. Learning. A back door wide open to the very inner world, parenting style, and family relationships I most want to cultivate(v.培养).
  For anyone eager to transform fears of imperfection – in you or your kids – into places of deepening trust in our capacity to learn and grow and delight in that process instead of in its results, Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success might be just what you’re looking for.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-08 08:14:50
  今天,除了Tennis 网球之外,我们再来记一些其它体育英语词汇:
  Swimming 游泳 Football 足球 Hockey 曲棍球
  Table tennis 乒乓球 Long Jump 跳远 High Jump 跳高
  Martial Arts武术 Ice Hockey 冰球 Surfing 冲浪
  Badminton 羽毛球 Skiing 滑冰 Rowing 划船
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-08 08:22:44
  Let the revolution begin. Li Na made history at the French Open on Saturday when she became the first Chinese player to win a grand slam singles title. Her 6-4, 7-6 victory over last year's champion, Francesca Schiavone of Italy, was a performance full of maturity (n.成熟), class and guts and when the pressure came late in the second set, she held firm. If this does not spark a new wave of Chinese players in the years to come then probably nothing will.
  Having reached the final of the Australian Open in January, it looked as if Li's second opportunity for glory might be slipping away when, leading by a set and 4-2, she became tight. Perhaps it was the pressure of those watching at home, perhaps it was simply the occasion, but as she faltered (v.萎缩), Schiavone moved to within two points of forcing it into a decider.
  But as the crowd roared for the Italian, Li showed her mettle(尽力) and held firm. Twice she held serve to stay in the set and she then played a flawless(adj.完美的) tie-break to win it 7-0. As a Schiavone backhand drifted over the baseline, a disbelieving Li fell to the clay and put her hands to her face.
  "At 6-0 in the tie-break, I was thinking 'OK, don't do anything stupid'," she said. "Because many times I have had match point and not won the match. When I was a young player, I wanted to be a grand slam champion and now I am. Someone said the other day that I'm getting old, so the old woman's dream has come true."
  Schiavone, whose victory last year was one of the most remarkable performances in Roland Garros history, embraced her opponent at the net and was equally kind-hearted afterwards. "Today was a really tough day but I have to congratulate Na Li because she's really grown up this year and she played really well. Enjoy this moment because it's fantastic."
  There were no histrionics(n.戏剧表演), no climbing through the stands to greet her family and friends. Instead, Li sat calmly on her chair and let it all sink in. Though three Chinese pairs have tasted grand slam doubles glory before, she is the first to do it in singles. For a country of 1.3 billion, if only the tiniest fraction of the population pick up a racket rather than play another sport, the future will be bright.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-08 08:34:41
  精选词汇:popcorn 爆米花
  A: Want to see a movie later?
  B: What’s on?
  A: There’s an action film from Hong Kong, a romantic comedy, a scary movie, a thriller set in Argentina, and an animation. I’d like to see the animation.
  B: A cartoon, aren’t those for children?
  A: Actually, animations are designed to appeal to both kids and adults.
  B: Sure, that sound’s fun, when and where?
  A: Tuesday is half price at Super brand Mall, 8.30. I’ll buy you a ticket.
  B: I’ll buy you popcorn!
  B: What did you think of the movie?
  A: It was funny, the characters were really cute.
  B: Although the story was good, the ending was a bit predictable.
  A: Hero saves the day, sure, but who doesn’t like a Hollywood ending?
  B: I prefer thrillers, with lots of suspense and a twist in the plot.
  A: Gripping, but also serious. I like light-hearted comedies.
  B: They’re entertaining but commercial.
  A: That’s true, the sequel’s coming out next summer.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-09 08:32:37
  今天的【劲语天天学】不仅给大家带来实用的英语表达,还有护眼小知识,Here we go!
  1. Move your computer screen to just below eye level. Your eyes will close slightly when you’re staring at the computer, minimizing(v.最大程度减少) fluid evaporation(n.蒸发) and the risk of dry eye syndrome(n.症状).
  2. Eat fish twice a week. A study found those who ate the least amount of fish had the highest risk of dry eye syndrome.
  3. Twice a week, walk away from greasy(adj.油腻的) or sweet snacks(n.快餐,点心). Study found that people whose diets were high in omega-3 fatty acids(n.酸) were significantly(adj.显著地) less likely to develop ARMD.
  每周两次远离油腻及甜味小吃。研究表明,其饮食中含有Ω -3 脂肪多,而Ω -3 脂肪酸少的人明显不易患上老年性视网膜黄斑性病变。
  4. Replace your mascara every three months and other eye makeup(n.化妆品) once a year. Eye makeup is a great repository for bacteria, which can easily be transferred to your eyes and cause infections.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-09 08:35:31
  今日新词:Leather Shoes 皮鞋
  A: There will be a party in my company, what shall I wear?
  B: Is it formal or informal?
  A: I guess it is a formal one because the general director will give a speech there, and most of the staff will take part in it.
  B: In that case, a formal suit with a nice tie will be better.
  A: You are right. What about shoes?
  B: The brown leather shoes are OK.
  A: Thanks a lot.
  B: Don’t mention it.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-09 18:08:40
  accident [ac-加强意义,cid降;’偶然降临的事”] 偶然的事,意外的事
  accidental [见上,-al…的] 偶然的,意外的
  incident [in-加强意义,cid降;’突然降临的事”] 事变,事件
  incidental [见上,-al…的] 偶然碰到的
  coincide [co-共同,in-加强意义,cid降;’同时降临”] 同时发生,相合,符合,重合,一致
  coincident [见上,-ent…的] 同时发生的,重合的,一致的
  coincidence [见上,-ence名词后缀] 巧合,巧合的事物,符合,一致
  Occident [oc-加强意义,cid降;’太阳降落的地方”] 西方
  Occidental [见上,-al…的] 西方的
  Occidentalism [见上,-ism表特性] 西方人(或西方文化)的特征
  Occidentalist [见上,-ist人] 西方文化爱好者
  deciduous [de-表示加强意义,cid落,-uous…的] 脱落的,(植物)每年落叶的
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-09 18:12:31
  The 'bathtub effect' is perhaps the most commonly reported finding in the literature on memory for words. People remember the beginnings and ends of words better than the middles, as if the word were a person lying in a bathtub, with their head out of the water at one end and their feet out at the other. And, just as in a bathtub the head is further out of the water and more prominent than the feet, so the beginnings of words are, on average, better remembered than the ends.
  For example:
  His name is long and rarely seen. I can only recall it begins with “Ja” and end with “son”. Caught by the bathtub effect again.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-09 18:15:43
  chronic [chron时间,-ic…的;’拖长时间的”] 长时间的,长期的,(疾病)慢性的
  chronicity [见上,-icity名词后缀] 长期性,慢性
  synchronal [syn-同,chron时,-al…的] 同时发生的,同步的,同时以同速进行的
  synchronism [见上,-ism表示情况,性质] 同时发生,同步
  synchronize [见上,-ize动词后缀] 同时发生,同步,使同步,使在时间上一致
  synchronoscope [见上,scope观测仪器] 同步指示仪,同步示波器
  chronometer [chron时间,-o-,meter计,表,仪器] 精密时计
  chronicle [chron时间,-icle名词后缀;’按时间顺序记载的史实”] 编年史,年代记,年代史
  chronology [chron时间→年代,-o-,-logy…学] 年代学,年表
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-09 18:18:04
  Liquid courage is a nickname for alcoholic drinks. It is so named because alcoholic drinks seem to have a fortitude-enhancing effect, making you courageous enough to talk to people you wouldn't otherwise talk to, and not care about things you ordinarily would.
  Liquid courage(字面意思为“液体勇气”)是对酒精饮料的一个戏称。之所以有这个戏称是因为酒精饮料似乎有助长勇气的功效,喝了之后能够让人有胆量跟平时不太接近的人搭话,或者变得对平时很在意的事情不那么关注了。
  For example:
  Adam got some liquid courage up and tried to ask Lisa out, but he was turned down.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-10 09:06:20
  1.The past two years, as the Internet in various fields widely used and popular, SOHO become a way in which more and more people try.
  近两年,随着互联网在各个领域的广泛运用和普及, SOHO成为越来越多的人尝试的工作方式。
  2.SOHO has become a new international trend.
  3.SOHO buyers will especially welcome this new PC.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-10 09:22:42
  There are two types of freelancers.
  On one hand are those who have been forced into self-employment as service providers, because they’ve lost their jobs and are having a hard time finding another one.
  On the other hand are those who would be freelancing no matter what: even if the job market were booming, and even if the Internet weren’t around to give so many opportunities to work from home. They would still be hawking their services, working in their pajamas, and being completely happy doing it.
  The latter are what I call freelancers at heart. They have the freelancing mindset. For them, freelancing is more than about working from home.
  What Freelancing Is REALLY About
  I’ve only been freelancing for two years, not at all as long as many others out there. However, I recognize that true freelancers–those who do so by choice and not by circumstance–have a different way of thinking.
  In this post, I describe the five characteristics that make up the freelancing mindset.
  1. Independence
  Freelancers crave independence… from bosses and employers, from “the establishment,” from structures and hierarchies imposed upon them by somebody else.
  Sure, we work for clients. In a way, they’re our bosses, because we have to meet their requirements and satisfy their expectations. Unlike bosses, clients can be chosen or rejected. We can sever relationships with a client if things aren’t working out, or if we don’t like how they’re treating us.
  This isn’t very easy for somebody who’s an employee. Quitting your job is not something an employee can do lightly, unless you have a lot of money stashed in the bank, or a job offer waiting in the background.
  Freelancers are willing to self-direct, to self-manage, and to be our own bosses–including all the responsibilities this entails.
  2. Adventure
  The freelancing mindset is one that is open to new experiences and challenges, and is always looking for adventure. In contrast, an employee mindset wants predictability and routine.
  Don’t get me wrong. I’m a stickler for routine, and if I veer away from it, my productivity suffers.
  Yet in spite of my daily routine, I’m always working on new projects, learning about new things, meeting new clients and prospects, developing new skills, and redesigning my business.
  For other freelancers, part of the adventure is working in your home office one day and in a coffee shop the next. Or, working while traveling the world. Our lives are like a create-your-own-adventure book.
  3. Risk
  True freelancers are not averse to risk. With our independence comes more responsibility, more accountability for our lives.
  Not having a fixed income every month, for example, is part of the risk. The risk may scare us, but it doesn’t stop us. It’s also part of the adventure.
  This uncertainty is more than others can bear. If I were the sole breadwinner of my family, I’m not sure I could put up with this myself. (In fact, the reason I took so long to finally plunge in my dream to be self-employed was because I wanted to make sure that my family wouldn’t go hungry if I failed.)
  4. Creativity
  Freelancers tend to be creative people. I say this not just because a lot of us are writers and artists and photographers. Programmers, virtual assistants and other service providers are creative in their everyday lives as well.
  Our work are forms of self-expression. Our daily lives are a reflection of what we believe in and stand for. We’re creative in the way we handle the daily problems and challenges of freelancing. We don’t rely on others for solutions.
  5. Idealism
  Finally, the freelancing mindset is characterized by idealism. This is what makes some of us stick through the hardships, failures and pitfalls of freelancing.
  We believe in a “better world,” where one doesn’t have to fit a mold to succeed in life. We believe that fancy titles are meaningless (and if not, we can give ourselves a fancy title anytime we wanted to). We believe in the freelancing lifestyle, and we’re committed to make it work.
  We believe we can be happy, even prosperous and downright wealthy, doing what we love.
  In Conclusion
  Freelancing is all about the desire for more freedom and all that it entails. This freedom means we’re solely accountable for our own success or failure, for our happiness or misery, for our wealth or poverty.
  There are no bosses, no backstabbing co-workers, no unfair HR policies to blame. Unless you embrace this, then freelancing will suck.
  If you don’t believe this in your heart, then you will resent the work it takes to find clients. You’ll hate not having a regular paycheck and paid sick and vacation days. You’ll reject having to work long hours occasionally (am I the only one who worked longer hours while employed?).
  Some freelancers have a freelancing work arrangement, but they’re employees at heart. They’re the ones who will jump the freelancing ship at the first opportunity of a good job. I’m not saying that’s right or wrong. After all, freelancing isn’t for everyone.
  1. 独立自主
  2. 冒险精神
  3. 风险
  4. 创造力
  5. 理想主义
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-10 10:01:23
  今日话题: 多变的天气
  精选新词:sauna 桑拿
  当班主播:Cindy (韦博上海普陀中心外教)
  C: Wow, it’s hot enough to fry and egg on the sidewalk today.
  B: Yeah, but yesterday was so cold. The weather in Shanghai is always extreme.
  C: I know, one day you have to bundle up just to get to work…
  B: And the next day you’re sweltering. My office has a terrible problem adjusting the thermostat.
  C: I know what you mean, our office is either a sauna or a Meat locker.
  B: Yeah, and then sometimes it seems like it rains for weeks on end.
  C: And other times it’s as dry as a bone. At least when it’s raining it’s so muggy.
  B: True, but the rain makes everything so slick, I always see people staggering on the tile floors.
  C: Well, I guess we can’t have it both ways.
  B: You know what they say, what can’t be cured must be endured.
  C: I know! But I still wish the weather would make up its mind!
  Let’s go over some phrases now. 让我们一起来回顾一下有用的短语
  Hot enough to fry and egg on the sidewalk today 热的都可以在马路上煎蛋了
  To bundle up 原意指的是捆扎,这里指穿上更多的衣服
  Sweltering 指闷热的,本文指热的让人头晕脑胀
  Thermostat 自动调温器
  Sauna 桑拿房
  Meat locker 这里指冷藏室
  On end 连续地
  Dry as a bone 非常干
  Muggy 闷热的
  Slick 光滑的;滑溜溜的
  Can’t be cured must be endured 不能解决就必须要去承受
作者:Vincenthsia 时间:2011-06-12 21:36:02
  mark ,以后回来慢慢温习
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-13 08:06:54
  Smile 微笑 Laugh 大笑 Giggle傻笑,咯咯笑 chortle欢笑 Grin 露齿而笑
  1. There was a giggle from the back of the class.
  2. I knew she was joking because she had a big grin on her face.
  3. “If you think it's dry," said his mother with a laugh,"You can leave Isabel alone to water it!"
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-13 08:11:10
  【生活】 回归快乐的根本:微笑
  Gretchen Rubin: Back to the Basics of Happiness: Smile!
  I'm not a very smiley person, and lately I've noticed that when I do smile, my face sometimes feels like I haven't smiled in a long time. I've been trying to remember to smile more, even just walking down the street. At first I felt a bit silly, but I quickly realized that no one minds if you're looking happy. I also try to give a real smile whenever I interact with (v.互动)someone -- buying a cup of coffee, checking in at the gym, going through security before going up to an office.
  Facial expressions(n.面部表情) don't merely reflect(v.反映,表现)emotions; they also influence emotions. In facial feedback, studies show, the mere act of smiling makes people happier -- even when they smile mechanically(adv.机械地), as I'm doing, or when they're asked not to smile but rather to contract specific facial muscles.
  Random(adj.随意的,无目的性的) smiling is an example of my resolution(n.决心) to act the way I want to feel: while people suppose that feelings inspire actions, in fact, actions also inspire feelings. So by acting happier, I should feel happier. And you know, I think I do. "Sometimes your joy is the source(n. 源泉)of your smile," Thich Nhat Hanh wrote, "but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."
  Also, because of emotional contagion(n.传染), people often mimic(v.模仿) the faces of people they see. One reason that people are attracted to happy people is that they catch that happiness themselves.
   无目的微笑不过是我决心去做的一个例子而已,我想去证明一点:如果人们假定情绪能影响行为,反过来,行为也能影响人的情绪。所以,表现的更快乐,就能感到更快乐。正如大家所知,也正如我所做的那样。Tich Nhat Hanh 告诉我们:“有些时候,你的快乐是你微笑的源泉,而有些时候,你的微笑也能是你快乐的源泉。”
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-13 08:21:22
  Topic: English Humor 英语幽默
  New vocabulary:ticket罚单
  Host: Jeremiah(Nanfang Center)
  (A man was pulled over for driving too fast, even though he thought he was driving just fine.)
  ---Officer: You were speeding(v.超速).
  ---Man: No, I wasn't.
  ---Officer: Yes, you were. I'm giving you a ticket(n.罚单).
  ---Man: But I wasn't speeding.
  ---Officer: Tell that to the judge! (The officer gives man the ticket.)
  ---Man: Would I get another ticket if I called you a jerk?
  ---Officer: Yes, you would.
  ---Man: What if I just thought that you were a jerk?
  ---Officer: I can't give you a ticket for what you think.
  ---Man: Fine, I think you're a jerk!
  Let go through some words and phrases:
  Ticket = a monetary fine you must pay for breaking a traffic law 因为破坏交通秩序必须付的罚款。
  Jerk = an insult, usually refers to someone who is mean for no reason at all 形容一些本性卑鄙的人。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-13 08:29:59
  adopt [ə'dɑpt]
  及物动词 vt.
  After much deliberation, the president decided to adopt her suggestion.
  Mr. Kern adopted the orphan as his own son.
  The agenda was adopted after some discussion.
  不及物动词 vi.
  acquire, assume, borrow, espouse
  reject discard
  choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
  She followed the feminist movement
  The candidate espouses Republican ideals
  [同] espouse, follow, adopt
  take up and practice as one's own
  [同] adopt, borrow, take over, take up
  更多 ...
  take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
  When will the new President assume office?
  [同] adopt, assume, take on, take over
  take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
  His voice took on a sad tone
  The story took a new turn
  he adopted an air of superiority
  She assumed strange manners
  The gods assume human or animal form in these fables
  [同] acquire, adopt, assume, take, take on
  take into one's family
  They adopted two children from Nicaragua
  [同] adopt, take in
  put into dramatic form
  adopt a book for a screenplay
  [同] dramatise, dramatize, adopt
  take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as
  one's own
  She embraced Catholicism
  They adopted the Jewish faith
  [同] embrace, espouse, adopt, sweep up
  1.The reducing annealing furnace is adopted.
  2.His nephew his adopted heir.
  3.We cannot adopt such a system.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-14 10:04:26
  1. 要提高听力,首先应从多听音频资料入手,无论是精听或是泛听,最好开始都不要看文字材料。
  2. 精听应先把录音内容从头至尾听一遍,再把听不懂的地方一遍又一遍地反复听。若有些地方实在听不懂,也应尽量听清各个音节,有些影响理解的生词可查一下词典。接着再合上书从头至尾听,直到能够听懂全部内容为止。通过这样的听力训练,可促使自己提高辨音及听力理解能力。如果读过书面材料再去听录音,往往就是耳朵在辨音,而不是大脑在思索、背诵。如果看着书面材料听,则往往是自己的默读,达不到提高听力的目的,遇到新材料的时候就又会遇到听不懂的情况。
  3. 精听最好是选用教学录音和有故事情节的短文或科普短文;泛听则可选用一些口语教材或一些有趣的小故事,使自己多接触录音材料,以求熟悉英语发音,扩大知识面,提高听力。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-14 10:07:26
  今日新词:passionate 有热情的,有激情的
  当班主播:Chase (韦博上海徐家汇中心外教)
  I’m Chase and I am a full time teacher here at Web. Before I came to China I worked with startup companies;
  大家好,我是Chase, 韦博的全职教师。来中国之前,我在一家创业公司工作。
  Startups are something that I am really passionate about. Basically, a startup is a new company that is still growing.
  我对创业一直抱有很大热情。一般来说, Startup是指的创立不久还在成长初期的公司。
  Startups are just like little babies as they need nurturing and love and care to grow big and strong.
  I suppose you could say I was part of a team of “mothers” that nursed these startup babies to adulthood.
  Nursing a startup includes many different jobs but what a startup needs above all is money.
  As long as there is an efficient and competent team behind the startup, the investors simply have to provide money and advice.
  Unfortunately, an investor will invest in many companies but very few will actually succeed.
  It is said that in a venture portfolio of 10 companies, 8 will fail completely, 1 will return 20% and 1 will return more than 10,000%.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-14 10:12:22
  这种英语口语学习方法非常有效且很容易坚持.首先我们先读汉语部分,然后逐句直接口译成英文,完成一小段后,去看书上的对应英文部分并与我们的口译进行比较,我们马上可以发现我们口译的错误,缺点和进步. 请注意:开始要选择较简单的读物,且应大量做,只做一两篇效果是不明显的.开始可能较慢,费时较多,但请坚持,整体上这是一个加速的过程. 高级阶段请计时练习,以加快反应速度和口语流利度.
  2. 始终有一位高级教师指出您的不足和错误---英文原文.
  3. 题材范围极广,可以突破我们自己的思维禁锢,比如我们总是喜欢谈论我们自己熟悉的话题,所以我们总是在练习相同的语言,进步当然就缓慢了.
  4. 选择小说,幽默故事或好的短文阅读,使我们有足够的兴趣坚持下去.
  6. 对所学知识和所犯错误印象深刻.这等于我们一直在作汉译英练习,很多英文译文是我们费尽心思憋出来的,所以印象相当深刻.比直接学习英文课文印象要深的多.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-15 08:04:00
  You are cooking up a storm!
  1. Rob was in the kitchen cooking up a storm.
  2. Dong Lai Shun Hot Pot is the most famous hot pot chain restaurants in Beijing and has been cooking up a storm since 1903.
  “cooking up a storm",准备丰盛大餐,这句话,你记下了吗?
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-15 08:08:06
  精选新词:innovation 改革创新
  当班主播:Chase (韦博上海徐家汇中心外教)
  I think supporting startups is so vital(adj.极其重要的) because it is from these companies that our way of life is advancing.
  Startups provide the newest medicines and medical procedures, the most advanced communication tools, and even the coolest and most addicting games to entertain us.
  China has a nascent startup culture that needs to be nurtured, and with the right amount of education and creativity, I think they can wow the world with their innovation.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-15 08:21:43
  1. 微笑。
  2. 给自己写感谢信,当然用最好的信纸!
  3. 出去快走五分钟。
  4. 享受美味的巧克力或新鲜的多彩果昔。
  5. 找出一件很长时间没带的首饰,感觉就像逛复古二手店!
  6. 采撷鲜花或送自己一把最爱的花。
  7. 大笑——浏览个搞笑的博客,看一场电影,或者找个能逗你笑的人陪你。
  8. 在附近一个喜欢的地方静静待一会,比如公园、湖边、咖啡厅或者家里或办公室的小角落。
  9. 为某个目标或梦想做件实事。
  10. 放下所有工作,独处五分钟,让心灵恢复宁静。
  11. 和家人或朋友一起烧烤,或者自己烤好了美味后给特别的人一个惊喜。
  12. 找一首有趣、好玩的歌——换种风格。
  13. 坐下来,慢慢享受一顿早午餐。
  14. 试试新的健身班。
  15. 专心看会电视或杂志,不要有犯罪感!
  16. 给自己放一天假,在日历上醒目地标出这一天,然后期待属于自己的这一天。
  17. 作件好事——帮别人找到快乐。
  18. 用最喜爱的咖啡或茶款待自己——享受美味,激活你的感觉!
  19. 别觉得傻!在房间里随着最爱的音乐跳舞。
  20. 看看励志、快乐的博客
  21. 开心涂鸦。
  22. 扔掉身边两个让你不愉快的东西。
  23. 吃点新鲜水果。
  24. 穿颜色让你感觉自信、愉快的衣服!
  25. 写下三个心存感激的东西。
  26. 给好朋友打个电话,或和很久没相互通话的人再联系。
  27. 选个美丽的地方看日落。
  28. 发现些新东西。
  29. 开始读一本以前从来没想过要读的书。
  30. 开始一项有趣的DIY。
  31. 装裱一幅代表最美好回忆的照片。
  32. 做五次深呼吸、五下伸展运动。
  33. 去附近书店翻书。
  34. 面试自己,听起来相当傻,不过很有趣!可以用普鲁斯特问卷。
  35. 试道新菜。
  36. 学点新东西。
  37. 重新设计办公室或家里的空间。
  38. 在你看到的个人博客后面慎重地留下评论!
  39. 列出另一半身上你最爱的10个优点,把这个清单作为给他(她)的惊喜。
  40. 凡事往好的地方看。
  41. 小睡片刻,醒来后充满活力。
  42. 向信赖的人求证一个问题的答案—解决问题肯定会给快乐加分。
  43. 安静的午餐——关上门、关掉电脑、关掉手机,不受打扰地享受一顿安静的午餐。
  44. 在网购网站上淘件好宝贝。
  45. 写个许愿纸条,放在某个地方等别人发现。
  46. 联系你的推友,发条开心的推文给他。
  47. 到当地慈善机构捐赠或做义工。
  48. 在 Pinterest 上贴张图。
  49. 列出10件让你开心的事—你自己的“快乐”清单。
  50. 马上下决心,每天至少做一件为快乐加分的事。
  It's summer - you should be happy. Sunshine is abundant, the birds are singing, and the ice cream truck can be heard from a mile away. But, if you're a bit like me, your mood may not match the weather outside. And that can make you feel even worse. It's a yucky(adj.令人讨厌的) downward(adj.往下的) spiral(n.螺旋型的) of negative(adj.消极的) thoughts.
  While I could dwell on(v.老是想着,详述) the negative aspects, I am shifting my mindset this season. Everyday, I have committed to doing at least one thing that brings me joy. In order for this to actually work, I created a little list to reference when it’s time for my daily dose(n.剂量,一份) of joy. It’s simple, fun, and has a tremendous(adj.巨大的) influence on my general wellbeing(n.健康,幸福).
  This little list of 50 items includes some of my personal “joy” favorites. EnJOY!
  1. Smile.
  2. Write a thank-you note to yourself (on your best stationery(n.信纸), of course).
  3. Venture outside for a five-minute walk.
  4. Indulge in(v.沉溺于) a delicious piece of chocolate (or a fresh colorful smoothie).
  5. Find a piece of jewelry(n.首饰) you haven’t worn in awhile – feels just like vintage shopping(n.复古二手店)!
  6. Pick fresh flowers or send yourself a little bouquet of favorite flowers.
  7. Laugh – Visit a funny blog, watch a movie, or spend time with someone who makes you laugh.
  8. Find serenity(n.安详,宁静) at a favorite local spot (ex. a park, a lake, a coffee shop, a little nook(n.角落) in your house or office).
  9. Take one action towards a goal or dream.
  10. Hit the pause button and spend five-minutes alone – allow your mind to become quiet.
  11. Bake a favorite treat with a family member or friend — or bake alone and surprise someone special with yummy treats.
  12. Discover an uplifting(adj.令人振奋的,使人开心的) and fun song – something new.
  13. Slow down and enjoy a long brunch(n.早午餐).
  14. Try a new fitness class(n.健身课).
  15. Indulge in watching tv or reading a magazine – guilt free!
  16. Declare a vacation day – write it BIG on your calendar so you get to anticipate this upcoming personal time (a vacation day can fall on the weekend).
  17. Do a good deed — help someone else find joy.
  18. Treat yourself to a favorite cup of coffee or tea – enjoy the flavors and activate your senses.
  19. Be goofy(adj.愚蠢的,傻瓜的)! Dance around your room to your favorite music.
  20. Explore the inspirational(adj.有灵感的) and joyful blog,
  21. Draw for fun.
  22. Get rid of two items in your physical environment that make you feel negative(adj.消极的,怀疑的,不同意的).
  23. Bite into a piece of fresh fruit.
  24. Wear a color that makes you feel confident and joyful!
  25. Write down three things that you are grateful for(adj.感激的).
  26. Call a supportive(adj.支持的,拥护的,赞助的) friend – or reconnect with someone you haven’t spoken to in awhile.
  27. Watch the sunset(n.日落) from a beautiful location.
  28. Discover something new.
  29. Start a book that you’ve been meaning to read.
  30. Begin a fun DIY project.
  31. Frame a photo of a favorite memory.
  32. Take five deep breaths and stretch(n.拉伸).
  33. Browse books at your local book store.
  34. Interview yourself (sounds foolish, but can be oh so fun!) -- try the Proust Questionnaire(n.调查表).
  35. Try a new recipe(n.烹饪,食谱).
  36. Learn something new (ex. a new hobby or craft).
  37. Redesign (use what you already own to redesign your space) an area of your office or home.
  38. Write a thoughtful comment on a personal blog you read (comments mean the world to me – hint hint!).
  39. Create a list of 10 things you love about your significant other – surprise him/her with the list.
  40. Look on the bright side.
  41. Take a short, relaxing nap. Wake up rejuvenated.(adj.恢复活力)
  42. Ask for support from those you trust with a problem – solving a problem definitely adds joy to the day (TipTap is a fun way to do this online).
  43. Disconnect for lunch – close your door, turn off the computer and blackberry, and simply enjoy a peaceful lunch break.
  44. Search for a hidden treasure on Ebay or Etsy.
  45. Write a hope note and leave it for someone to find.
  46. Connect with your fellow tweeters. Send a tweet with a joyful message.
  47. Donate one item (or your time) to a local charity(n.慈善团体).
  48. Create a collage (or browse the outstanding galleries) on Pinterest.
  49. Create a list of 10 things that make you happy – your own personal “joy” list.
  50. Make a commitment to do at least one thing per day that adds joy to your life.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-16 08:05:30
  Every little bit helps. 积少成多,滴水穿石
  中文中有“铁杵磨成针”,“滴水穿石”,“精卫填海”,“不积跬步,无以致千里”,都说明了积少成多,点滴汇聚成的力量。英语中的“Every little bit helps”,正好与它们呼应。
  1. At the charity banquet, the host announced: “There's so much we can do, and every little bit does help.”
  2. I can spend only one hour on learning English every day, but every little bit helps. I believe I can make great progress.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-16 08:09:36
  Topic: A Friend Coming From America 有朋自远方来
  Host: Miles (Nanfang Center, Shanghai)
  John:Did you know that Alan is getting here next week?
  Colin:What? No way! Who told you that?
  John:Tom. We had dinner last night. He said Alan was going to take some time off from work to visit.
  Colin:That’s awesome! How long is he going to stay?
  John:Tom said he would be here for about 3 weeks.
  Colin:Is he going to stay in Shanghai the whole time?
  John:No. He’ll be here for a week or so, and then he’s going to travel around. Tom said he wanted to go to Inner Mongolia and maybe Tibet. If I can get off work, I might try to go with him.
  Colin:Hmm. It’s too short notice for me to get off work, so I can’t come. But we should definitely give him a welcoming party when he gets here.
  John:Definitely. Call everyone you know. Let’s plan for something on Saturday the 16th. You’re free, right?
  Colin:Yup, sounds good.
  Let’s go over some phrases now. 让我们一起来回顾一下有用的短语吧!
  No way! 不可能
  take some time off 休一段时间假
  that’s awesome. 太棒了!
  to travel around 旅游(但没有固定目的地)
  let’s plan for… 让我们为…做打算
  You’re free, right? 你有空,是吗?
  sounds good 不错
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-16 08:16:57
  Accepts you as who you are 接受那个真实的你
  Believes in 'you' 相信你
  Calls you just to say 'Hi' 只是为了打个招呼,就会打电话给你
  Doesn`t give up on you 对你不离不弃
  Envisions (v.想象) the whole of you 从全面的角度来看待你
  Forgives your mistakes 原谅你犯的错
  Gives unconditionally 无条件地向你付出
  Helps you帮助你
  Invites you over 邀請你
  Just 'be' with you 就在你身边
  Keeps you close at heart 与你心心相映
  Loves you for who you are 因为你本来的样子而爱你
  Makes a difference (创造不同) in your life 给你的生活带来不同
  Never judges 从不批评你
  Offers support 支持你,扶持你
  Picks you up 为你打气
  Quiets your fears 平息你的恐惧
  Raises your spirits 鼓舞你的斗志
  Says nice things about you 向别人说你好的一面
  Tells you the truth when you need to hear it 当你需要听实话时,他会告诉你
  Values you 重视你
  Walks beside you 走路时,陪在你身边
  Xplain(指explain) things you don't understand 为你解惑
  Y ells when you won't listen 在你不理会时,对你大吼
  Zaps you back to reality把你拉回现实
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-16 08:33:23
  英文写作——学习方式 Learning
  Educators have known for a long time that people learn in different ways. That is why teachers present information in various forms. For example, as well as explaining a new language, language teachers often provide other learning experiences such as books, charts, videos, audio cassettes, songs, debates and group work. In this way, all students in a class have an opportunity to learn in the way that best suits them.
  In the last 50 years or so, researchers have been studying learners in an attempt to identify all the possible learning styles that humans use. They have found that we can very roughly divide people into three groups — those who learn best through seeing, those who learn best through listening and those who learn best through moving, doing or touching.
  Some research has identified eight distinct learning styles, and researchers have made up tests to find out which of these learning styles best suits different people. These tests show that, although most people have one dominant style of learning, they are also able to use other learning styles effectively. Some people even seem to have many different learning styles.
  The advantage of knowing what kind of learner you are is that you can then study in the way that best suits your learning style.
  本文结构总分总。第一段以平实的语言开头,却直切文章的主题people learn in different ways。第二句首的that指代上句的内容,使文章衔接自然流畅。第三句以For example引出语言教师的作法,支持第二句的内容,以实例说话,内容不空洞。第四句以in this way开头,同样this指代上句内容,使文章环环相扣。在二三两段中,主要描述了关于学习方式的研究结果。最后一段作为总结,概括了解自己学习方式的重要性。
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-16 08:45:08
  democracy [demo人民,cracy统治;’人民统治”→人民做主] 民主,民主主义,民主政治,民主政体
  democrat [demo人民,crat主张…统治的人] 民主主义者
  democratic [见上,ic…的] 民主的,民主主义的,民主政体的
  democratism [见上,-ism主义] 民主主义
  autocracy [auto-自己,独自,cracy统治;’独自统治”] 独裁政治,专制,独裁,专制制度
  autocrat [auto-自己,独自,crar统治者] 独裁者,暴君,专制君主
  autocratic [见上,-ic…的] 独裁的,专制的
  bureaucracy [bureau办公桌→办公处→衙门,官府→官僚,cracy统治] 官僚政治,官僚主义
  bureaucrat [见上,crat统治者] 官僚
  bureaucratic [见上,-ic…的] 官僚政治的,官僚主义的
  bureaucratese [见上,-ese语言] 官僚语言,官腔
  bureaucratism [见上,-ism主义] 官僚主义
  bureaucratize [见上,-ize…化] 使官僚主义化
  plutocracy [pluto财,财富,cracy统治] 财阀统治,富豪统治
  plutocrat [pluto财,财富,crat统治者] 富豪,财阀
  plutocratic [见上,-ic…的] 富豪统治的,财阀政治的,富豪(般)的
  theocracy [theo神,cracy统治] 神权政治,僧侣政治
  theocratie [见上,-ic…的] 神权政治的
  monocracy [mono-单一,独,cracy统治] 独裁政治
  monocrat [mono-单一,独,crat统治者] 独裁统治者,独裁者
  monocratic [见上,-ic…的] 独裁政治的
  polycracy [poly-多,cracy统治;’多人统治”] 多头政治
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-16 08:47:45
  cosmic [cosm宇宙,-ic…的] 宇宙的
  cosmism [cosm宇宙,-ism论] 宇宙论,宇宙进化论
  cosmics [cosm宇宙,-ics…学] 宇宙学
  cosmology [cosmo宇宙,-logy…学] 宇宙学,宇宙论
  cosmologic [cosmo宇宙,-logic…学的] 宇宙学的,宇宙论的
  cosmologist [cosmo宇宙,-logist…学者] 宇宙论学者
  cosmonaut [cosmo宇宙,naut船→航行者] 宇宙航行员
  cosmonautics [见上,-ics…学] 宇宙航行学,宇宙航行术
  cosmopolis [cosmo世界,polis城市;’世界城市”] 国际都市
  cosmopolitan [cosmo世界,ploit=polis城市] 全世界的,世界主义的,世界主义者
  cosmopolitanism [见上,-ism主义] 世界主义
  cosmos 宇宙
  microcosm [micro微,小,cosm世界;’小世界”] 微观世界
  microcosmic [见上,-ic…的] 微观世界的,小宇宙的
  macrocosm [macro大,cosm世界;’大世界”] 宏观世界
  macrocosmic [见上,-ic…的] 宏观世界的,宏观宇宙的
作者:kdj008 时间:2011-06-17 01:11:26

《好文共欣赏(转载)》 好贴网整理版


楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-17 09:14:49
  1. Like father, like son.
  "John is as smart as his father." “Like father, like son."
  2.Time is the father of truth.
  ”Just wait and see, time is the father of truth."
  3. The child is father to the man.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-17 09:18:41
  Topic: English Humor英语幽默
  New vocabulary:cashier收银员
  Host: Jeremiah (韦博上海南方中心外教)
  A young singer arrived for a gig(n.演出) in a small town. His teacher said, "Do your very best. The audience may not look like much, but people around here have suddenly become rich growing tomatoes."
  "Tomatoes?" shouted the singer. "Forget it. I'm going back to London. Tomatoes cost an arm and a leg(v.昂贵) there - no one can afford to sling them around."
  “番茄?”这个歌手喊道,“算了吧,我要回伦敦了, 伦敦的番茄很贵的,那儿没人敢扔番茄。”
  Part 2:
  ---"You can't trust anyone these days." complained a rich lady in the cocktail(n.鸡尾酒) bar to her friend
  “这年头你不能相信任何人。” 鸡尾酒吧里面,一个富有的女士向她的朋友抱怨道。
  ---"What do you mean?" her friend asked.
  ---"Well, only today, my husband had to sack his cashier(n.收银员)." The rich lady answered.
  ---"What did he do?"
  ---"He took a hundred dollars from the till(n.现金出纳机)."
  ---"How did your husband find out?"
  ---"Thanks to me. He was two hundred dollars short and I told him I'd only taken a hundred."
  Let‘s go through some words and phrases:
  gig = performance 演出
  an arm and a leg = very expensive 十分昂贵
  to sling = to throw 扔,投掷
  Cashier = man or woman who works at the cash register 收银员
  Till = cash register 现金出纳机
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-17 09:23:59
  Daddy dearest needs some attention on 19 June, so why not watch one (or all) of these 12 fatherhood-themed films together.
  In honour of Father's Day – on 19 June – Amazon is beginning a special promotion on certain films, including Invictus and Kelly's Heroes. These seem to me only vaguely connected with the theme of fatherhood. Here, on the other hand, is a list of 12 Father's Day films, a dad's dozen that you can experience on DVD or at the cinema with your dad, on Sunday week.
  Finding Nemo (2003, dirs Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich)
  Marlin, voiced by Albert Brooks in this classic animation, is a widower clownfish who becomes a neurotically over-protective dad. His smothering attitude so infuriates his little son, Nemo, that the little fish swims defiantly away and is captured by divers. The father must then go on an epic journey to rescue the son.
  《海底总动员》 (2003,导演: 安德鲁•斯坦顿 李•安魁克 )
  Hamlet (1948, dir Laurence Olivier)
  Olivier's movie version of Shakespeare's great tragedy turns, like any production, on the hero's agonised memory of his father's greatness. Freudians find in his antipathy to Claudius a rage-filled acknowledgement that his step-father has done something that all males subconsciously wish to do: kill their fathers and marry their mothers. And speaking of Freudian angst …
  《哈姆雷特》 (1948,导演:劳伦斯•奥利弗)
  Back to the Future (1985, dir Robert Zemeckis)
  … Zemeckis's classic comedy is about as freaky as it gets. Marty McFly, played by Michael J Fox, travels back in time to the 1950s, where he comes face to face with his nerdy dad, played by Crispin Glover, and has to engineer this poor sap's successful wooing of his mum, who turns out to be super-hot and more than a little enamoured of him.
  《回到未来》 (1985,导演:罗伯特•泽米基斯)
  The Tree of Life (2011, dir Terrence Malick)
  Malick's latest movie is not yet out in the UK in cinemas or DVD, but why not take your dad on a Eurostar trip to Paris, where it is now on release? Brad Pitt plays O'Brien, the 1950s Texas dad whose disciplinarian violence, and complex self-doubt, encourage his sons to think of fear and love as the same emotion. Maybe not a very feelgood Father's Day film.
  Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980, dir Irwin Kershner)
  In this episode, Darth Vader becomes obsessed with finding his young enemy Luke Skywalker, who, as he battles the forces of darkness, has at least gained some help and instruction from the quasi-paternal mentors in his life: Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi. But sadly, just as you can choose your friends but not your relatives, you can choose your father figures but not your actual father.
  《星球大战之帝国大反击》 (1980,导演:欧文•克什纳)
  The Pursuit of Happyness (2006, dir Gabriele Muccino)
  This is a real tear-jerker, and not a very cool film to like, but it's still very heartfelt. Will Smith plays Chris Gardner, a struggling salesman and single dad, on the very brink of homelessness and poverty, who battles to get a job and be a real dad to his little boy.
  Bicycle Thieves (1948, dir Vittorio De Sica)
  You must have a heart of stone not to be moved by this classic neorealist story of a poor man and his young son, as they search the streets of Rome to find his stolen bicycle, which he needs for his job – putting up movie posters. As their odyssey continues, the audience becomes aware of something that perhaps eludes the desperate man: his real treasure is not the bike, but his boy.
  《偷自行车的人》 (1948,导演:委托里奥•德•西卡)
  To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, dir Robert Mulligan)
  Gregory Peck gives a performance of granite decency and integrity as Atticus Finch, the widower and Alabama lawyer who defends a black man against a wrongful charge of rape. This is one of the most highly charged depictions of fatherhood in Hollywood history.
  Kramer vs Kramer (1979, dir Robert Benton)
  Many consider this Dustin Hoffman's finest hour; others consider it an exercise in male self-pity. Hoffman plays the divorced dad who must care for his son on his own, and must then battle for custody in the divorce courts. One must have a heart of stone to remain dry-eyed for the scene in which he has to explain to his son the judge's verdict.
  The Son's Room (2001, dir Nanni Moretti)
  Commenters on this blog are sick of me going on about this film, so I will only say that it's a deeply moving study of a psychotherapist and easygoing paterfamilias, played by Moretti, and how he and his family respond to a terrible calamity.
  《儿子的房间》 (2001,导演:南尼•莫莱蒂)
  Late Spring (1949, dir Yasujiro Ozu)
  Father's Day discussions tend to centre on a father's relationship with his son – here is something about a father and daughter. Chishu Ryu plays an elderly widower who is cared for by his beautiful, shy daughter, played by Setsuku Hara. He is concerned that she should get married, but she is not particularly keen to leave him. He resorts to subterfuge to marry her off: is this a kind of betrayal?
  《晚春》 (1949,导演:小津安二郎)
  Paper Moon (1973, dir Peter Bogdanovich)
  This is another daddy-daughter movie and the one film that stars a real-life father and child team. Ryan and Tatum O'Neal play Moses and Addie, a con team who travel around the US during the Great Depression preying on the vulnerable and credulous.
  《纸月亮》 (1973,导演:彼得•博格达诺维奇)
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-17 18:44:36
  cubicle [cub卧,-icle名词后缀,表示小;’睡觉”的地方] 小卧室,小室
  incubate [in-加强意义, cub卧,伏,-ate动词后缀;’伏卧在卵上”] 孵卵,伏巢,孵化
  incubation [ 见上,-ation名词后缀] 孵卵,伏巢,孵化
  incubative [见上,-ative…的] 孵卵的,孵化员
  incubus [见上,-us名词后缀;’伏卧于睡眠身上的恶魔”] 梦魔
  concubine [con-共同, cub卧,卧居,-ine表示人;’共同卧居者”→非法与男人同居的女人] 姘妇,情妇,妾
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-18 07:57:53
  seal the deal 搞定了!
  1. Doing business over meals is a ritual that has existed for centuries. Taking clients to breakfast, lunch or dinner has long been an effective way to build relationships, make the sale or seal the deal.
  2. Yao finished with 32 points to lead his side, adding 21 rebounds and 8 great blocks to seal the deal.
  现在你心里面,什么事情让你最期待去Seal the deal呢?现在就行动吧!
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-18 07:59:56
  Topic:Checking into a Hotel 酒店办理入住
  Host:Jeffrey & Adey (People's Square Center, Shanghai)
  Front desk: Can I help you, sir?
  Guest:I would like a room please.
  Front desk:Do you have a reservation?
  Guest:No I don’t, I have just arrived on business and need a room for the night.
  Front desk: Single or double?
  Guest: Double, I may have a friend joining me tonight!
  Front desk: Smoking or non smoking?
  Guest: Non smoking I’m very allergic to(对…过敏)smoke.
  Front desk: you’ll be in room 808. Enjoy your stay.
  Guest: Thanks.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-18 08:04:54
  Language of Blue
  In the English language, blue implies speed in “a blue streak”(一闪而过的东西,形容很快的人或物)and loyalty in being “true blue.” Actual automobile values are found in a “blue book,” and a blue ribbon represents the award of excellence.
  Blue may refer to the feeling of sadness, as in “he was feeling blue.” This is because blue was related to rain, or storms, and in Greek mythology, the god Zeus would make rain when he was sad (crying), and a storm when he was angry.
  The phrase “feeling blue” is also linked to a custom among many old deepwater sailing ships — if the ship lost the captain or any of the officers during its voyage, she would fly blue flags and have a blue band painted along her entire hull(n.船体)when returning to home port.
  The modern English word blue comes from the Middle English, bleu or blwe, which came from an Old French word bleu of Germanic origin — Frankish or possibly Old High German blao, “shining.”
   在英语中,用蓝色表示速度为“a blue streak”,表示忠诚为“true blue”。汽车实际价值的查询是在“蓝皮书”中,蓝丝带则代表优秀。
   蓝色也可指代心情沮丧,如“he was feeling blue(他心情不好)”。因为蓝色与雨或暴风雨有关,在希腊神话中,宙斯在伤心时会降雨,生气时会有暴风雨。
   词组“feeling blue”也与关于旧帆船的风俗有关——如果在航海时船长或其他海上官员遇难,在返乡时,船上就会升起蓝旗,整艘船缠上蓝色的带子。
作者:三口们 时间:2011-06-19 22:45:11
  like chocolates
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-20 08:04:08
  Getting along with your work colleagues could actually help you live longer, new research has shown.
    A study of 820 men and women showed those with good peer-to-peer relationships had a lower risk of mortality than those did not chime withtheir co-workers.
    The link between a positive workmate relationship and the risk of mortality was most notable among those aged between 38 and 43.
    However, positive support from managers or others in senior positions was shown to have no effect on mortality.
    The study, published by the American Psychology Association, found that 'peer social support, which could represent how well a participant is socially integrated in his or her employment context, is a potentpredictor of the risk of all causes of mortality.'
    Factors contributing to positive working relationships included helping others to solve problems and friendliness.
    The research was conducted over 20 years, between 1988 and 2008, at the University of Tel Aviv, in Israel.
    The case studies were chosen from some of the country's largest finance, insurance, public utilities, health care and manufacturing firms working on average 8.8 hours a day.
    One-third of the participants were female while 80 per cent were married with children and 45 per cent had at least 12 years of formal education.
    The report, in this month's APAjournal Health Psychology, also discovered that male longevity was increased by control and decision authority.
    However, the same responsibilities in the female sample were found to have the opposite effect, showing an increased risk of mortality.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-20 18:39:58
  在侦探类影视剧中,主人公一般都会有一个合作默契的搭档。两人一唱一和,用眼神和手势传达着信息,行动的步伐也那么一致。有如此精准的配合,犯罪分子自然是逃不掉的。像这样的搭档,而且多为男女搭配的合作关系,我们可以称之为work spouse。
  A work spouse is a co-worker, usually of the opposite sex, with whom one shares a special relationship, having bonds similar to those of a marriage; such as, confidences, loyalties, shared experiences, and a degree of honesty or openness. The work spouse is a potentially key relationship when one's actual spouse or boy/girlfriend is not able to be there.
  Work spouse(工作配偶)指与自己有亲密合作关系的异性同事,两人之间互有的信任、忠诚、共同的经历以及某种程度的坦诚等都与婚姻关系中的夫妻类似。在现实生活中的配偶或男/女朋友不能在身边时,工作配偶就会成为主要的依靠对象。
  The relationship is characterized by many sources as having the immediate intimacy of marriage without the sex or commitment, or platonic, close, opposite-sex couplings, with no romantic strings attached.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-21 08:01:36
  在电影《功夫熊猫2》中,熊猫阿宝最终能够战胜拥有火炮的“沈王爷”,正是因为悟出“Inner peace”(“内在的平静、从容、淡定”),他将一发发炮弹接住,如太极之内力,似弱实强,以柔克刚,炮弹神奇地被抛了回去。
  电影中反复提到的“Inner Peace”正如佛教中的“空”:一旦将心中的杂念清除,全世界只剩下自己,于是便能从心所欲。松绑尘世的各种理性限制,此时意念聚集,其他皆空,内心的力量便可无比强大。
  正是这种能够逾越理性限制的“Inner Peace”,让一切的不可能化为可能,让一切事物都失去了绝对。这种表面上的“荒唐”,正是东方哲学中独有的“超脱”。
  今天我们就来学习这个词——inner peace
  1. I found inner peace, and was able to harness the flow of the universe.
  2. Every master must find his path to inner peace.
  ——said Master “Shifu”《Kungfu Panda 2》
  领略电影中“inner peace”的真谛,看懂这几个句子还不够哦~有兴趣的朋友们,有空去电影院一睹为快吧!
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-21 08:06:01
  今日话题:Going to the gym 去健身房
  精选新词: sluggish 懒散的
  当班主播:Michael & Colin (韦博上海虹口四川北路中心)
  I'm going over to the gym. I want to do some running.
  Why don't you run outside?
  Are you kidding? Do you know how cold it is today?
  Yeah, I suppose. I guess it isn't healthy to run in this weather.
  No, it's not. Not at all. I'd probably freeze my lungs(n.肺).
  Wait for me a minute. I'll go over to the gym too.
  Yes, why not? Just let me get my gym clothes(n.健身衣) together.
  I didn't know you could exercise.
  What do you mean by that? Everyone can exercise!
  Yeah, I know. But you? I always thought you were only good at lifting beer bottles to your mouth.
  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.
  You're going to lift weights? Hah!
  Are you laughing at me?
  I'm sorry. I just can't imagine you lifting weights.
  Maybe not. But I want to start. I need to get in shape.I feel these past couple months that my energy is low.
  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.
  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:2011-06-21 08:07:05
  今日话题:Going to the gym 去健身房
  精选新词: sluggish 懒散的
  当班主播:Michael & Colin (韦博上海虹口四川北路中心)
  I''m going over to the gym. I want to do some running.
  Why don''t you run outside?
  Are you kidding? Do you know how cold it is today?
  Yeah, I suppose. I guess it isn''t healthy to run in this weather.
  No, it''s not. Not at all. I''d probably freeze my lungs(n.肺).
  Wait for me a minute. I''ll go over to the gym too.
  Yes, why not? Just let me get my gym clothes(n.健身衣) together.
  I didn''t know you could exercise.
  What do you mean by that? Everyone can exercise!
  Yeah, I know. But you? I always thought you were only good at lifting beer bottles to your mouth.
  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.
  You''re going to lift weights? Hah!
  Are you laughing at me?
  I''m sorry. I just can''t imagine you lifting weights.
  Maybe not. But I want to start. I need to get in shape.I feel these past couple months that my energy is low.
  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.
  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:2011-06-21 08:15:57
  The Real Meaning of Peace
  There once was a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The king looked at all the pictures. But there were only two he really liked, and he had to choose between them. One picture was of a calm(adj.无风的,平静的) lake. The lake was a perfect mirror(n.镜子) for peaceful towering(adj.高耸的) mountains all around it. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy(adj.轻柔的,松软的) white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace.
  The other picture had mountains, too. But these were rugged(adj.高低不平的,崎岖的) and bare. Above was an angry sky, from which rain fell and in which lightning played. Down the side of the mountain tumbled(v.翻滚) a foaming waterfall. This did not look peaceful at all.
  But when the king looked closely, he saw behind the waterfall a tiny bush growing in a crack(n.裂缝) in the rock. In the bush a mother bird had built her nest. There, in the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest — in perfect peace.
  Which picture do you think won the prize? The king chose the second picture. Do you know why?
  “Because,” explained the king, “peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst(n.在中间,在中部) of all those things and still be calm in your heart. That is the real meaning of peace.”
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-21 10:29:35
  大学教育工作 Work for College Educationkangshuo  
  Students all over the world have to work for their education. A college education in the United States is expensive. The costs are so high that most families begin to save for their children’s education when their children are babies. Even so, many young people cannot afford to pay the expenses of fulltime college work. They do not have enough money to pay for school costs. Tuition for attending the university, books for classes, and living expenses are high. There are other expenses such as chemistry and biology laboratory fees and special student activity fees for such things as parking permits and football tickets. The cost of college education increases every year. However, classrooms are still crowded with students. Some American students have scholarships or other support, but many do not.
  Students from other countries have money problems to overcome, too. Because students in most international programs need to have a sponsor (a person, organization, or local government that pays for them), they work hard to earn scholarships or special loans. International students understand the value of going to school in another country. They also know that it is difficult. Yet just as Americans choose to attend American universities in spite of the difficulty, it is usually possible for students from abroad to work on university campuses to pay for some of the cost of their education. Some people believe that students value their education more if they work for it.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-21 10:39:54
    Millions of workers confide in their colleagues rather than their partners, a study has revealed. It found that, with two thirds of Britons feeling like they spend most of their lives at work, colleagues are turning to each other for a shoulder to cry on. The report found more than a fifth of employees have recently confided in a colleague, while a similar number said they would turn to a workmate first.
    It also emerged that workmates know at least five secrets about each other that their partners are unaware of. In fact, 22 per cent of people say they feel closer to their colleagues than their other half, while almost a quarter say they get on better with co-workers on a day-to-day basis than they do with their spouses. Sixty per cent of the 3,000 Britons polled by the ink-cartridge firm stinkyink.com believe that, as a result of spending so much time at work, it’s inevitable that you forge strong relationships with your colleagues.
    Half say they are sometimes so tired after a day at work that they rarely get time to talk to their nearest and dearest. Surprisingly, one third of people said they turn to colleagues if they are having problems in their relationship. And one in 20 said they confide in work mates 'very frequently' about personal matters. It's no wonder then that 30 per cent of those polled said they regard the majority of their colleagues as true friends.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-21 18:43:25
  cultivate [culti耕,培养,-ate动词后缀] 耕作,养殖,培养
  cultivable [见上,-able可…的] 可耕作的,可栽培的,可教养的,可教化的
  cultivation [见上,-ation抽象名词后缀] 耕作,栽培,教养
  cultivator [见上,-ator人] 耕作者,栽培者
  culture [cult培养,培养,-ure名词后缀;’由教养所形成的”] 文化
  cultural [见上,-al…的] 文化的,文化上的
  aquiculture [aqu水,-i-,cult养,-ure名词后缀] 水产养殖
  agriculture [agri田地,cult耕,-ure抽象名词后缀;’耕种田地”] 农业,农艺,农学
  agricultural [见上,-al形容词后缀] 农业的,农艺的,农学的
  agriculturist [见上,-ist人] 农学家
  apiculture [api蜜蜂,cult养,-ure名词后缀] 养蜂,养蜂业
  apiculturist [见上,-ist人] 养蜂者,养蜂家
  arboriculture [arbor树木,cult培养,-ure名词后缀] 树木栽培(学)
  arboriculturist [见上,-ist人] 树木栽培家
  aviculture [avi鸟,cult培养,-ure名词后缀] 养鸟
  floriculture [flori花,cult培养,-ure抽象名词后缀] 养花,种花,花卉栽培,花艺
  floricultural [见上,-al…的] 养花的,花卉栽培的
  floriculturist [见上,-ist人] 养花者,花匠,花卉栽培家
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-21 18:46:11
  We’re now all in the grip of “FOMO addiction” — the fear of missing out on something or someone more interesting, exciting or better than what we’re currently doing.
  我们现在都是“社交控”(FOMO:fear of missing out),在忙于眼前事是时候,总是害怕会错过更有趣或者更好的人和事。
  Teens and adults text while driving, they interrupt one call to take another, even when they don’t know who’s on the other line. They check their Twitter stream while on a date, because something more interesting or entertaining just might be happening.
  It’s not “interruption,” it’s connection. But it’s not really “connection” either. It’s the potential for simply a different connection. It may be better, it may be worse — we just don’t know until we check.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-23 09:18:30
  关键词:Cucumber黄瓜 potato土豆 onion洋葱
  1. As cool as a cucumber 指人在困难的情况下非常冷静,泰然自若。
  Everyone was busy trying to get things ready, but Tom just sat there, cool as a cucumber.
  2. A couch potato 沙发土豆,特指整天窝在沙发里看电视的人。
  He turned into a couch potato since he quit his job, which made his parents worry.
  3. Know somebody’s onions 在某一方面很内行。
  He has spent years studying Arabic archaeology, so he really knows his onions.
楼主confuseoldman 时间:2011-06-23 09:21:00
  日话题: 当汤里出现了头发
  精选新词: Mediterranean 地中海的
  当班主播: Jeffery (韦博上海人民广场中心外教)
  Excuse me there seems to be a problem with my soup.
  What seems to be the problem?
  As you can see there is a thick black hair in my soup and it is obviously (adv.很明显)not mine.
  I’m terribly sorry sir. Could I offer you something else perhaps?
  Yes, I would like another soup please.
  I’m so sorry, sir. But that was the last order of soup for today. Would you care to try our fresh Mediterranean salad, it’s our specialty(n.特色菜)?
  Sure that sounds good.
  I’ll get that for you right away and I do apologize for the inconvenience(n.不方便). For your trouble I would like to offer you dessert(n.甜点) on the house.
  That sounds great. Thank you.
  I’ll be back in just a moment with your salad.
  Thank you.
  Let’s go over some phrases now. 让我们一起来回顾一下有用的短语吧!
  There seems to be a problem with… 看起来…..有个问题。
  I’m terribly sorry. 我非常抱歉。
  I would like …. 我想要…….
  That sounds good. 听起来这(主意)不错。
  I apologize for the inconvenience. 给您带来的不便,我真诚道歉。
  I’ll be back in just a moment. / in a minute. 我很快就回来
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