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2006-03-23

 

名人谈理想

Ideal is the beacon. Without ideal there is no secure direction without direction there is no life.

  ——Leo Tolstoy Russian writer

  理想是指路明灯。没有理想,就没有坚定的方向;没有方向,就没有生活。

  ——俄国作家 托尔斯泰

  Living without an aim is like sailing without compass.

  ——Davy de La PailleterieFrench Writer

  生活没有目标就像航海没有指南针。

  ——法国作家 大仲马

  The ideals which have lighted my way and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully 19 have been kindness beauty and truth.

  ——Albert Einstein American scientist

  有些理想曾为我们引过道路,并不断给我新的勇气以欣然面对人生,那些理想就是——真、善、美。

  ——美国科学家 爱因斯坦

  The important thing in life is to have great aim and the determination to attain it.

  ——Johan Wolfgang von Goethe

  German Poet and dramatist

  人生重要的事情就是确定一个伟大的目标,并决心实现它。

——德国诗人、戏剧家 歌德

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Day

  Several hundred years ago, many English pilgrims(清教徒) came to America(美洲) to look for new homeland(家园). They came to America by ship. This ship was named May Flower. But many people died of hunger(饥饿) and sickness(疾病). With the help of the Indian(印第安人), all these people began to plant the crops and raise(饲养) animals. One year later, the pilgrims had very good harvest(收获) in autumn. So they had very big feast(宴会) to thank God(上帝) for blessing(保佑) them. From that time, Thanksgiving Day began to be celebrated in the United States and Canada.

  Thanksgiving Day is the last Thursday of November. Thanksgiving Day is usually family day with big dinners and joyous(欢乐的) reunions(聚会). For dinner, people always eat the turkey(火鸡), the pumpkin and the corn. On this day, the whole family go to church and give their thanks to God for blessing them.

  几百年前,许多英国清教徒乘坐“五月花”号船来到美洲大陆寻找新的家园。由于饥饿和疾病,许多人病死了。在当地印第安人的帮助下,他们开始种庄稼和饲养动物。到了第二年秋天,他们获得了一个大丰收。所以大家就举办盛大宴会来庆祝,以感谢上帝对他们的保佑。

  每年11月的最后一个星期四就是感恩节。感恩节是一个家庭聚会的日子。大家聚在一起,吃火鸡、南瓜和玉米。大家还一起到教堂去做礼拜和祈祷。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

名人谈时间

Ordinary people merely think how they shall spend their time man of talent tries to use it.

——Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher

普通人只想到如何度过时间,有才能的人设法利用时间。

——德国哲学家 叔本华

The golden age is before us not behind us.

——Mark Twain American writer

黄金时代在我们面前而不在我们背后。

——美国作家 马克·吐温

If you want to understand today you have to search yesterday.

——Pearl Buck American female writer

想要懂得今天,就必须研究昨天。

——美国女作家 赛珍珠

To choose time is to save time.

——Francis Bacon British philosopher

合理安排时间就是节约时间。

——英国哲学家 培根

Weep no more no sigh nor groan. Sorrow calls no time that’s gone.

——John Fletcher British dramatist

别哭泣,别叹息,别呻吟,悲伤唤不回流逝的时光。

——英国剧作家 弗莱彻

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26个美国人日常生活用语

 

1. After you.你先请。这是一句很常用的客套话,在进/出门,上车得场合你都可以表现一下。

 

2. I just couldn‘t help it.我就是忍不住。想想看,这样一个漂亮的句子可用于多少个场合?下面是随意举的一个例子:

I was deeply moved by the film and I cried and cried. I just couldn‘t help it.

 

3. Don‘t take it to heart. 别往心里去,别为此而忧虑伤神。生活实例:

This test isn‘t that important. Don‘t take it to heart.

 

4. We‘d better be off.我们该走了。It‘s getting late. We‘d better be off .

 

5. Let‘s face it. 面对现实吧。常表明说话人不愿意逃避困难的现状。

参考例句:I know it‘s a difficult situation. Let‘s face it, OK?

 

6. Let‘s get started.咱们开始干吧。劝导别人时说:Don‘t just talk. Let‘s get started.

 

7. I‘m really dead.我真要累死了。坦诚自己的感受时说:After all that work, Im really dead.

 

8. I‘ve done my best.我已尽力了。

 

9. Is that so?真是那样吗?常用在一个人听了一件事后表示惊讶、怀疑。

 

10. Don‘t play games with me!别跟我耍花招!

 

11. I don‘t know for sure.我不确切知道。

Stranger Could you tell me how to get to the town hall?

Tom: I don‘t know for sure. Maybe you could ask the policeman over there.

 

12. I‘m not going to kid you.我不是跟你开玩笑的。

Karin You quit the job? You are kidding.

Jack: I‘m not going to kid you. I‘m serious.

 

13. That‘s something. 太好了,太棒了。

A: I‘m granted a full scholarship for this semester.

B: Congratulations. That‘s something.

 

14. Brilliant idea!这主意真棒!这主意真高明!

 

15. Do you really mean it? 此话当真?

MichaelWhenever you are short of money, just come to me.

David: Do you really mean it?

16. You are a great help.你帮了大忙

 

17. I couldn‘t be more sure. 我再也肯定不过。

 

18. I am behind you.我支持你。

A: Whatever decision you‘re going to make, I am behind you.

 

19. I‘m broke.我身无分文。

 

20. Mind you!请注意!听着!(也可仅用Mind)

模范例句:Mind you! He‘s a very nice fellow though bad-tempered.

 

21. You can count on it.你尽管相信好了,尽管放心。

ADo you think he will come to my birthday party?

B: You can count on it.

 

22. I never liked it anyway.我一直不太喜欢这东西。当朋友或同事不小心摔坏你的东西时就可以用上这句话给他一个台阶,打破尴尬局面:Oh, don‘t worry. I‘m thinking of buying a new one. I never liked it anyway.

 

23. That depends.看情况再说。

例:I may go to the airport to meet her. But that depends.

 

24. Congratulations.恭喜你,祝贺你。

 

25. Thanks anyway.无论如何我还是得谢谢你。当别人尽力要帮助你却没帮成时,你就可以用这个短语表示谢意。

 

26. It‘s a deal.一言为定

Harry Haven‘t seen you for ages. Let‘s have a get-together next week.

Jenny: It‘s a deal

 

 

 

Why Are You Crying?

 

 

 

 

 

英语谚语

·Rest breeds rust.生命在于运动。

·An apple a day keeps the doctor away.一日一苹果,不用找医生。

·Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

早睡早起,使人健康、富裕和聪明。

·Health is better than wealth.健康胜于财富。

·If you lack health, you lack everything.没有健康就等于没有一切。

·Where theres a will, theres a way.有志者,事竟成。

·No pains, no gains.不劳无获。

·Never do things by haves.办事切莫半途而废。

·Little by little and bit by bit.坚持就是胜利。

·Noting is difficult to the man who will try.世上无难事,只要肯攀登。

·Make hay while the sun shines.趁热打铁。

·When in Rome, do as the Romans do.入乡随俗。

·When things are at their worst, they will mend.车到山前必有路。

·Great hopes make great man.伟大的希望造就伟大的人物。

·Necessity is the mother of invention.需要是发明之母。

·Courtesy costs nothing.彬彬有礼,惠而不费。

·Every road leads to Rome.条条马路通罗马。

·Home is where the heart is.哪里有欢乐,哪里就是家。

·After supper walk a mile.饭后百步,延年益寿。

·Eat to live, but not live to eat.人为生而食,不为食而生。

·Enough is as good as a feast.足食犹如筵席。

·Light supper makes long life.晚餐少吃人长寿。

·Little bodies may have great souls.人小志气大。

·Two heads are better than one.一人计短,两人计长。

·Blood is thicker than water.血浓于水。

·Many hands make light work.人多好干活。

·All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.只工作不玩耍,聪明的孩子也变傻。

·There is no place like home.金窝银窝。不如草窝。

·Practice makes perfect.熟能生巧。

·Failure is the mother of success.失败是成功之母。

·A good tree is a good shelter.大树底下好乘凉。

·A tree is known by its fruit.观其果而知其树。

·No root, no fruit.没有根,哪有果。

·One cannot see the wood fir the trees.不能只见树木而不见林。

·Its raining cats and dogs.倾盆大雨。

·When the cats away, the mice will play. 猫儿不在,老鼠大玩。/大王外出,小鬼跳梁。

·You can take a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink.

牵马到河边易,逼马去饮水难。

·If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.

同时追两兔。一只也捉不到。

·One swallow does not make a summer.独燕不成夏。

生活智慧

    Chewing gum——to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything.

口香糖——告诉你做任何事情,只要有股黏劲,就能成功。

●Toothpick——to remind you to pick out the good qualities in others.

牙签——提醒你挑出别人的优点。

●Band aid——to remind you to heal hurt feelings yours or someone else’s.

创可贴——提醒你去愈合自己或者别人的心灵伤痕。

●Rubber band——to remind you to be flexible things might not always go the way you want but is will work out.

橡皮筋——告诉你做人要灵活,事情发展并不总是如人所愿,但总有解决的办法。

●Pencil——to remind you to list your blessings everday.

铅笔——提示你每天写张单子,记下自己祝福名单上的人。

●Eraser——to remind you that everyone makes mistakes and it’s OK.

橡皮——告诉你每个人都会犯错误,那没什么大不了的。

●Tea bag——to remind you to relax daily and go over that list of blessings.

茶叶包——提醒你每天要放松一下,看一遍那张祝福名单。

Don’t forget verbal wound is as bad as physical one. Friends are very rare jewel indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to suceed. They lend an ear share word of praise and they always open their hearts to us. So show your friends how much you care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

make短语众生相

make是英语中十分常见的一个动词,由它构成的短语在英语中频频出现。下面就是一些最常见的由make构成的短语——

1.make up one’s mind表示“下决心”。如:

Susan have made up her mind and nothing you say can change it.

苏珊已经下了决心,你说什么都不能改变她的想法。

2.make sure表示“确定”、“务必”。如:

Make sure you will arrive there on time.

你务必准时到那里。

3.make progress表示“取得进步”。如:

He has made lots of progress in oral English.

他的英语口语已经有了很大进步。

4.make mistake表示“犯错误”。如:

made some mistakes in the test yesterday.

昨天的考试我犯了一些错误。

5.make faces表示“做鬼脸”。如:

Tell him not to make faces in class.

叫他上课不要做鬼脸。

6.make friends with表示“与……交朋友”。如:

He made friends with many foreigners in the university.

大学里他交了很多外国朋友。

7.make fun of表示“取笑”。如:

They made fun of my pronunciation when tried to speak English.

当我说英语时,他们就会取笑我的发音。

8.make money表示“赚钱”。如:

He made much money by selling clothes.

他靠卖衣服赚了不少钱。

9.make use of表示“利用”。如:

Everyone should make full use of time.

每个人都要充分利用好时间。

10.make out 表示“辨认出”、“理解”。如:

Can you make out what he is trying to say﹖

你能搞清楚他想说什么吗?

11.make up for 表示“弥补”。如:

Hard work can often make up for lack of intelligence.

勤能补拙。

12.make difference表示“有影响”。如:

Exercise can make big difference to your state of health.

锻炼对你的健康影响很大。

13.make sense表示“讲得通”、“言之有理”。如:

She doesn’t talk much but what she says makes sense.

她话不多,但言之有理。

14.make one’s way表示“(艰难地)前进”。如:

He made his way through the crowd to greet us.

他从人群中挤出来,向我们打招呼。

你还知道其他由make构成的短语吗?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hamburger”史话

  在美式快餐风行全球的今天,“hamburger”(汉堡包)已经成为十分流行的食品。但是有多少人知道它的历史呢?今天我们就来讨论一下“hamburger”的起源。

  “hamburger”这个名字起源于德国西北的港口城市汉堡(Hamburg)。在19世纪中叶的时候,汉堡人喜欢把牛排捣烂后再食用,这种吃法可能被当时大量的德国移民带到了美洲。

  1836年,一道以“汉堡牛排”(Hamburg steak)命名的菜首次出现在美国人的菜单上。在一本1902年出版的烹饪书中,我们可以看到:“Hamburg steak”的做法与今天十分接近——把牛排、胡椒粉、洋葱等拌在一起。

  到了20世纪晚期,美国人对“Hamburg steak”的做法进行了改良,然后把它送进了快餐店,这就是今天汉堡包的起源。现在,“hamburger”一词除了表示“汉堡包”,还有“碎牛肉”或“牛肉饼”的意思,因为最初汉堡包大都是夹牛肉做的。后来虽然人们又陆续开发了以“猪肉”、“鱼肉”、“鸡肉”等为原料的各式汉堡包,但是“hamburger”仍然有“碎牛肉”或“牛肉饼”的意思。

  此外,人们也常常用“hamburger”来比喻“被打得遍体鳞伤的拳击手”。而“make hamburger out of sb.”则是“痛打某人”的意思。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Gates" 11 Rules

比尔.盖茨的11条准则

  In Bill Gates" Book for high school and college graduates, there is a list of 11 things they did not learn in school. In his book, Bill Gates talks about how feelgood, politically-correct teachings created a full generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this education set them up for failure in the real world.

  在比尔·盖茨写给高中毕业生和大学毕业生的书里,有一个单子上面列有11项学生没能在学校里学到的事情。比尔·盖茨在书中谈到让你感觉良好的"政治上正确"的教导培养出一整代不知现实为何物的年轻人,这种教育只能导致他们成为现实世界中的失败者。

 

The 11 things are:

11项事情是:

1. Life is not fair, get used to it.

1 生活是不公平的;要去适应它。

2. The world won"t care about your selfesteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.

2.这世界并不会在意你的自尊。这世界指望你在自我感觉良好之前先要有所成就。

3. You will not make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won"t be a vice president with a car phone, until you earn both.

3.高中刚毕业你不会一年挣4万美元。你不会成为一个公司的副总裁,并拥有一部装有电话的汽车,直到你将此职位和汽车电话都挣到手。

4. If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn"t have tenure.

4.如果你认为你的老师严厉,等你有了老板再这样想。老板可是没有任期限制的。

5. Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity.

5.烙牛肉饼并不有损你的尊严。你的祖父母对烙牛肉饼可有不同的定义;他们称它为机遇。

6. If you mess up, it"s not your parents" fault, so don"t whine about our mistakes, learn from them.

6.如果你陷入困境,那不是你父母的过错,所以不要尖声抱怨我们的错误,要从中吸取教训。

7. Before you were born, your parents weren"t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents" generation, try "delousing" the closet in your own room.

7.在你出生之前,你的父母并非像他们现在这样乏味。他们变成今天这个样子是因为这些年来他们一直在为你付账单,给你洗衣服,听你大谈你是如何的酷。所以,如果你想消灭你父母那一辈中的"寄生虫"来拯救雨林的话,还是先去清除你房间衣柜里的虫子吧。

8. Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades; they"ll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn"t bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life.

8.你的学校也许已经不再分优等生和劣等生,但生活却仍在作出类似区分。在某些学校已经废除不及格分;只要你想找到正确答案,学校就会给你无数的机会。这和现实生活中的任何事情没有一点相似之处。

9. Life is not divided into semesters. You don"t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.

9.生活不分学期。你并没有暑假可以休息,也没有几位雇主乐于帮你发现自我。自己找时间做吧。

10. Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

10.电视并不是真实的生活。在现实生活中,人们实际上得离开咖啡屋去干自己的工作。

11. Be nice to nerds. Chances are you"ll end up working for one.

11.善待乏味的人。有可能到头来你会为一个乏味的人工作。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

每日英语

· A maiden with many wooers often chooses the worst.少女有了许多求婚者往往选中了最差的一个。

· Although it rains, throw not away your watering pot.纵然天下雨,休把水壶丢。

· All truths are not to be told.真理并不都能说得清。

· All time is no time when it is past.光阴一去不复返。

· All things will come round to him who will but wait.只要耐心肯等待,一切都会按时来。

· All things are obedient to money.有钱能使鬼推磨。

· All things are easy that are done willingly.做事乐意,诸事容易。

· All things are difficult before they are easy.凡事都是先难後易。

· All the world´s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.整个世界是个舞台,男男女女,演员而已。

· All the wit in the world is not in one head.世界上所有的智慧不可能集中於一个脑袋。

· All the treasures of the earth would not bring back one lost moment.机会失去不再来,千贯万贯难赎回。

· All shall be well, Jack shall have Jill.有情人终成眷属。

· All´s fish that comes to his net.到了网中都是鱼。

· All´s fair in love and war.爱情和战争是不择手段的。

· All roads lead to Rome.条条道路通罗马。

· All rivers run into the sea.百川入海。

· All one´s geese are swans.自吹自擂。

· All men cannot be first.不可能人人都得第一名。

· All is well that ends well.结果美满都是好的。

· All is not lost that is in danger.在危险中的东西未必都会损失。

· All is not gold that glitters.闪光的东西并不都是黄金。

· All is not gain that is put in the purse.放入钱包的钱财,并非都是应得的。

· All is not at hand that helps.有用的东西并不都是垂手可得的。

· All is flour that comes to his mill.到他的磨里都能碾成粉。

· All is fish that comes to one´s net.捉到网里都是鱼。

· All is fair in war.兵不厌诈。

· All covet, all lose.贪多必失。

· All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws.猫都爱吃鱼,却怕爪弄湿。

· All bread is not baked in one oven.人心不同,犹如其面。

· All asses wag their ears.傻子总爱装聪明。

· All are not thieves that dogs bark at.犬之所吠,并非皆贼。

· All are not saints that go to church.去做礼拜者,未必皆圣人。

· All are not merry that dance lightly.表面高兴的,未必都快乐。

· All are not hunters that blow the horn.吹号角的未必都是猎人。

· All are brave when the enemy flies.敌人逃跑时,个个都勇敢。

· A living dog is better than a dead lion.一条活狗胜过一头死狮。

· A little spark kindles a great fire.星星之火,可以燎原。

· A little pot is soon hot.壶小水易热。

· A little neglect may breed great mischief.小不忍则乱大谋。

· A little learning is a dangerous thing.浅学误人。

· A little leak will sink a great ship.千丈之堤溃於蚁穴。

· A little labour, much health.适量劳动健身大有益。

· A little is better than none.聊胜於无。

· A little fire is quickly trodden out.小洞易补。

· A little child is the sweetest and purest thing in the world.幼儿是世界上最可爱和最纯洁的。

· A little body often harbours a great soul.莫道身躯小,伟人寓其间。

· A lion at home, a mouse abroad.在家凶如狮,在外却如鼠。

· A light purse makes a heavy heart.曩中无钱心事重。

· A light purse is a heavy curse.为人无钱处处难。

· A life without a purpose is a ship without a rudder.人生无目的,犹如船失去了舵。

· A life without a friend is a life without a sun.人生在世无朋友,犹如生活无太阳。

· A lie begets a lie till they come to generation.谎言生谎言,谎言传万代。

· A liar is worse than a thief.撒谎比偷窃更可恶。

· A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth.骗子说真话,也没人相信。

· Ale will make a cat speak.酒後吐真言。

· A lazy youth, a lousy age.少壮不努力,老大徒伤悲。

· A lazy sheep thinks its wool heavy.懒羊嫌毛重。

· A lamb is as dear to a poor man as an ox to the rich.穷人的一只羔羊比富人的一头牛还要珍贵。

· A Jack of all trades and master of none.三脚猫无所长。

· A joke never gains an enemy but often loses a friend.开玩笑总不能化敌为友,反而有时会失去朋友。

· A house divided against itself cannot stand.家庭内讧难维系。

· A horse is neither better nor worse for his trappings.相马不可凭马的装饰。

· A hero is known in the time of misfortune.时势造英雄。

· A heavy purse makes a light heart.腰包钱财足,心境自然宽。

· A hasty man is seldom out of trouble.性急难免出岔子。

· A happy heart makes a blooming visage.心花怒放,笑逐颜开。

· A handful of common sense is worth bushel of learning.一点小常识常胜过很多有价值的学问。

· A guilty conscience needs no accuser.贼胆心虚。

· A guilty conscience is a self-accuser.做贼心虚,良心自诛。

· A great talker is a great liar.最会饶舌的人也是最会说谎的人。

· A good winter brings a good summer.瑞雪兆丰年。

· A good tongue is a good weapon.伶俐的口齿是一种锐利的武器。

· A good tale is none the worse for being twice told.好故事百听不厌。

· A good name keeps lustre in the dark.好的名声在黑暗中也会光芒四射。

· A good name is sooner lost than won.美誉难得而易失。

· A good name is earlier lost than won.失去美名易,得到美名难。

· A good name is better than riches.好名誉胜过有财富。

· A good medicine tastes bitter.良药苦口,忠言逆耳。

· A good maxim is never out of season.至理名言不会过时。

· A good marksman may miss.智者千虑,必有一失。

· A good horse often needs a good spur.好马常要好靴刺。

· A good horse cannot be of a bad colour.良马的毛色不会差。

· A good heart conquers ill fortune.善心克厄运。

· A good healthy body is worth more a crown in gold.健康的身体贵於黄金铸成的皇冠。

· A good head and an industrious hand are worth gold in any land.聪明脑袋勤劳手,走遍天下贵如金。

· A good friend is my nearest relation.良友如近亲。

· A good fame is better than a good face.好的名望胜於好的相貌。

· A good face is a letter of recommendation.好的相貌就是一封推荐的介绍信。

· A good dog deserves a good bone.有劳得奖。

· A good example is the best sermon.身教胜似言教。

· A good conscience is a continual feast.白日不做亏心事,夜半敲门心不惊。

· A good book is a light to the soul.好书一本,照亮心灵。

· A good book is a best friend who never turns his back upon us.一本好书,莫逆之交。

· A good beginning makes a good ending.善始者必善其终。

· A good beginning is half the battle.首战告捷等於一半胜利。

· A good appetite is a good sauce.饥不择食。

· A good anvil does not fear the hammer.好砧不怕锤。

· A full cup must be carried steadily.杯满盈,须持稳。

· A full belly counsels well.衣食足而後知荣辱。

· After meat, mustard.雨後送伞。

· After dinner sit a while; after supper walk a mile.午餐之後坐片刻,晚饭之後走一里。

· After dinner comes the reckoning.吃喝玩乐,该付代价。

· After death, the doctor.放马后炮。

· After black clouds, clear weather.否极泰来。

· After a storm comes a calm.否极泰来。

· A friend without faults will never be found.没有缺点的朋友是永远找不到的。

· A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody.广交友,无深交。

· A friend is not so soon gotten as lost.交友慢,失友快。

· A friend is never known till a man have need.不到患难时,永远不能认识真正的朋友。

· A friend is best found in adversity.患难见真友。

· A friend is a second self.朋友是另一个我。

· A friend in need is a friend indeed.患难朋友才是真朋友。

· A friend in court is better than a penny in purse.曩中有钱,不如朝中有友。

· A friend exaggerates a man´s virtue, an enemy his crimes.朋友宣扬人的美德,敌人夸大人的罪过。

· A fox may grow grey, but never good.狐狸会变,但本性难移。

· A fool´s heart dances on his lips.愚人心坦荡,挂在嘴唇上。

· A fool´s bolt may sometimes hit the mark.愚者千虑,必有一得。

· A fool may throw a stone into a well which a hundred wise men cannot pull out.一愚所失,百智难回。

· A fool may give a wise man counsel.愚者千虑,必有一得。

· A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years.愚者所问,智者难答。

· A fool can ask more questions than seven wise men can answer.一愚发问,七智结舌。

· A fool attempting to be witty is an object of profoundest pity.蠢人装聪明,实在最可怜。

· A fool and his money are soon parted.笨蛋难聚财。

· A fool always rushes to the fore.傻瓜总爱强出头。

· A fool always comes short of his reckoning.愚人常缺算计。

· A flow of words is no proof of wisdom.口若悬河不能作为才智的证明。

· Affairs that are done by due degrees are soon ended.事情要按部就班地做,就会很快地做完。

· A fault confessed is half redressed.承认错误,等於改正一半。

· A father is a treasure, a brother is a comfort, but a friend is both.父亲是财富,兄弟是安慰,朋友兼而有之。

· A fall into the pit, a gain in your wit.吃一堑,长一智。

· A faithful friend is hard to find.益友难得。

· A fair face may hide a foul heart.人不可貌相。

· A fair death honours the whole life.死得光明,终身荣耀。

· Adversity successfully overcome is the highest glory.成功地克服困难是最大的光荣。

· Adversity makes strange bedfellows.身处逆境不择友。

· Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.患难使人聪明,但不能致富。

· Adversity leads to prosperity.逆境迎向昌盛。

· Adversity is a good discipline.苦难是磨练人的好机会。

· A dog will not howl if you beat him with a bone.骨头打狗狗不叫。

· Admonish your friends in private, praise them in public.在私底下要忠告你的朋友,在公开场合又表扬你的朋友。

· A disease known is half cured.病情确诊断,治病好一半。

· A discontented man knows not where to sit easy.不满足者坐无宁时。

· Actions speak louder than words.事实胜於雄辩。

· Action is the proper fruit of knowledge.行动是知识的巧果。

· A creaking door hangs long on its hinges.户枢不蠹。

· A crafty knave needs no broker.狡猾的流氓,不需居间人。

· A covetous man is good to none but worse to himself.贪婪的人对别人毫无好处,对自己却坏处更大。

· A contented mind is perpetual feast.知足常乐。

· A constant guest is never welcome.久住非佳宾,常来不欢迎。

· A common danger causes common action.同仇敌忾。

· A cock is valiant on his own dunghill.夜郎自大。

· A close mouth catches no flies.病从口入,祸从口出。

· A clear fast is better than a dirty breakfast.宁为清贫,不为浊富。

· A clear conscience laughs at false accusations.白日不做亏心事,夜半敲门心不惊。

· A clear conscience is a sure card.光明磊落,胜券在握。

· A clear conscience is a soft pillow.问心无愧,高枕无忧。

· A clean hand wants no washing.身正不怕影子斜。

· A cheerful wife is the joy of life.快乐的妻子是生活的乐事。

· A change of work is as good as a rest.调换一下工作是很好的休息。

· Accidents will happen.天有不测风云。

· A cat may look at a king.猫也有权晋见国王。

· A candle lights others and consumes itself.蜡烛焚自身,光亮照别人。

· A burnt child dreads the fire.一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳。

· A burden of one´s choice is not felt.自己选的担子不嫌重。

· Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.相聚爱益切,离别情更深。

· A borrowed cloak does not keep one warm.借来的斗篷不暖身。

· A book that remains shut is but a block.有书闭卷不阅读,无异是一块木头。

· A book is the same today as it always was and it will never change.一本好书今天如此,将来也如此,永不改变。

· A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.秋波送盲,白费痴情。

· A blind man who leans against a wall imagines that it´s the boundary of the world.坐井观天。

· A bit in the morning is better than nothing all day.略有胜於全无。

· A bird may be known by its song.什麽鸟唱什麽歌。

· A bird is known by its note, and a man by his talk.闻其歌知其鸟,听其言知其人

· A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.双鸟在林不如一鸟在手。

· A beggar´s purse is bottomless.乞丐的钱袋是无底洞。

· A bargain is a bargain.达成的协议不可撕毁。

· A bad workman quarrels with his tools.拙匠常怨工具差。

· A bad thing never dies.坏事传千年。

· A bad padlock invites a picklock.开门揖盗。

· A bad custom is like a good cake, better broken than kept.坏习惯像鲜馅饼,分食要比保存好。

· A bad custom is like a good cake, better broken than kept.坏习惯像鲜馅饼,分食要比保存好。

· A bad conscience is a snake in one´s heart.做贼心虚。

· A bad conscience is a snake in one´s heart.做贼心虚

· A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit.吃亏的和解也比胜诉强。

· A bad bush is better than the open field.有胜於无。

· A bad beginning makes a bad ending.恶其始者必恶其终。

· No wisdom like silence智者寡言

· Necessity knows no law铤而走险

· Many hands make light work人多好办事

· Don´t play the goat不要胡闹

· Theyre a barrel of laughs他们很搞笑

· This movie was just a hype这部电影完全是在炒作

· the shortest straw下下签

· The news came as a bombshell这个消息犹如晴天霹雳

· feeling low意气消沉

· These are more than old wives´ tales这些可不是无稽之谈

· Thatll save your skin那可帮你度过难关

· Every bad has some good 坏事情也有好的一面

· Some things rub them the wrong way他们被惹怒了

· Stay put停住不动

· to fly off the handle突然生气、发怒

· He is really on the ball他真的思路很敏捷

· got savoir faire言行得体

· He has never rested on his laurels他从不满足目前的成就

· Jump down someones throat生气地批评

· put a roof over ones head找个地方安顿

· faced the music报应

· blinded with science无言以对

· Off ones rocker缺乏理智

· old goat老古板(通常指年长者)

· WelcomeIts lovely to see you欢迎!见到你真高兴!

· Whats gotten into you?你怎么了?

· Coffee kept them on the go咖啡使他们充满活力;

· Shine on搁在一旁;

· Monkeyaroundwith乱动;

· I think I get the drift我知道了;

· get the drift明白,了解

· The meeting will start at 10 o´clock sharp会议十点准时开始;

· like taking candy from a baby形容某事易如反掌

· Home is where the heart is家是心之所在

· From the word go 从头到尾;

· They help make it less of a dog´s life他们帮忙改善生活;

· Half-baked 不成熟的

· bend the rules at times网开一面

· Spill ones guts说出实情

· For heaven´s sake!老天!表示惊奇或愤怒的感叹语

· Fly-by-night不可靠的,不可信任的

· Nervous wreck紧张,激动

· Pull through脱险,渡过难关

· Thumb through 匆匆的阅读

· Lose ones shirt一文不值

· Mess around with瞎搞;乱动

· Touch and go情势危急

· Handwriting on the wall.显而易见的危险

· Spread oneself too thin 心力交瘁

· run-down筋疲力尽

· We look forward to the dawn of better days.我们期待好日子的来临

· Variety is charming.丰富多彩就是美

· Two of a trade never agree.同行是冤家

· The sudden news frightened me.突来的消息吓我一跳

· He threatened to fire me他威胁要解雇我

· You young devils spawn!你这小鬼!

· It doesnt listen right这听起来似乎不对;

· What snacks do you like best?你最喜欢什么零食;I like raisins and kebabs葡萄干和肉串

· pistachio开心果;beef jerky牛肉干儿;sunflower seeds瓜子;fish jerky鱼片。

· 美语“天啊”-OhboyOhman;“好痛呀”美语标准口语是Ouch;如果身边有喋喋不休的人,可以说“Buzz off

· That makes sense那可以理解;You said it你算说对了;

· I really need to blow off some steam!我得舒缓一下压力;take a piss小便

· Pride feels no cold.人要图俏,冻死不叫。/ 骄者不觉冷,俏人不穿棉。

· Virtue never grows old. 美德永远不会过时。

· Pride feels no cold. 人要图俏,冻死不叫。/ 骄者不觉冷,俏人不穿棉。

· I am always punctual 我总是很准时;Dont be so modest 别谦虚了;I am flattered过奖了

· I am on your side 我支持你;Wellit depends噢,这得看情况;It is up in the air悬而未决

· That is the latest fashion. 这是最流行的款式;He always talks big. 他总是吹牛。

· So far so good 目前为止,一切都好;Lets get to the point 来谈要点吧!回复66点播开心英语

· For the old time sake. 看在旧日关系的面子上;Lets forgive and forget. 尽弃前嫌。

· Knock it off. 少来这一套;A close call. 太危险了/千钧一发;Neck and neck. 不分上下

· It is cool很棒; It is neat太酷了; It is righteous酷毙了! Righteous比较少用

· That will be the day. 有这么一天就好了;I am having a swell time. 我玩得很开心

· If I were in your shoes…如果我是你的话…;It is out of the question. 这是不可能的

· He passed out. 他已经昏倒了!;Not a sound was heard 没有一点声音;Dont panic. 不要慌!

· It is a lot of junks. 这都是一些鬼东西;Over my dead body! 休想!I decline! 我拒绝

· I got a big kick out of it. 这件事真令我开心;Dont try to brainwash me.别想给我洗脑

· Dont chicken outBe a man. 不要退缩了;You can count on us. 你可以信赖我们。

· His words carry a lot of weight 他的话很有份量;My mouth is watering. 我流口水了

· Dont dream away your time 别虚度光阴;Cheer up振作起来;You are a chicken你是个胆小鬼

· It is nothing to be surprised about 这事不值得大惊小怪;What a good deal! 真便宜

· In a wordI am tired of everything 总之,我对一切都很厌倦;You asked for it 你自讨苦吃

· God helps those who he1p themselves 上帝帮助那些自己帮自己的人;You set me up! 你出卖我

· The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself 人贵有自知之明

· Misfortune might be a blessing in disguise 塞翁失马,安知非福

· I dont think much of the movie 那电影不怎么样;Fasten your seat belt 系好你的安全带

· I have a nice sum of money put away 我存了一大笔钱;Dont trust to chance 别碰运气

· I just keep my head above water (生活)还凑合!I have the right to know我有权知道

· He stands out in the crowd. 他在人群中特显眼;He may show up soon. 他马上就回来。

· you can eat and drink your fill. 你可以尽情的吃,尽情的喝;I sobbed sadly 我伤心的抽泣着

· Work fascinates me.I can look at it for hours. 工作好有意思,尤其是看着别人工作。

· The movie is going over big everywhere in China 这部电影在中国大受欢迎

· Money is not everything.There´s Mastercard and Visa钱不是万能的,有时还需信用卡

· Beyond all questions you are right 毫无疑问,你是对的;Clothes make the man人要衣装

· Opportunity knocks but once. 机不可失,时不再来;He lacks courage. 他缺乏勇气。

· I´m not good at speaking off the cuff 我不擅长即兴演讲;One of these years猴年马月

· Shake a leg, or you´ll miss it. 快点,否则赶不上了;I´ve had it with him. 我受够他了

· His performance of LI BAI is top-notch. 他扮演的李白特别出色;I´ll buy it. 我赞成。

· I share your enthusiasm 谢谢关心(不耐烦的);Could you fill in for him? 你能代替他吗?

· The explanation made no sense. 这解释莫名其妙;It´s on me this time. 这次我请客。

· I just do it by rule of thumb 我凭经验做的;I fast a day every week. 我每周绝食一天

· It´s full of hot air. 这是雷声大雨点小;He always goofs off. 他总是糊里糊涂。

· I am up to my ears in work. 我忙的不可开交;It´s on the house. 这是免费的。

· You should give him a piece of your mind 你该向他表达你的不满;green hand 没有经验的人

· Can you give me a lift? 载我一程好吗?; I am an exam jitter 我一考试就紧张

· Let´s go Dutch. 各付各的;This is in way over my head. 对我而言这实在太难了。

· Who but he would do such a thing? 除了他谁会做这种事?;Wishful thinking 一厢情愿的想法

· His argument doesn´t hold water. 他的论点站不住脚;I have a runny nose.我流鼻涕。

· Great minds think alike 英雄所见略同;Being criticized is awful 被人批评真痛苦

· One should love animals. They are so tasty. 每个人都应该热爱动物,因为它们很好吃。

· I´m glad I kept my fingers crossed. 我很高兴一直都这么幸运。

· He is an operator. 他是个老油条。Don´t get on my nerves! 不要搅得我心烦

· Let´s find a happy medium. 我们还是找一个折衷的办法;It really turns me on. 这令我兴奋。

· I think youve put your finger on it 你说到点子上了;Painting the town red 狂欢

· You´ve jumped on the bandwagon. 随大流;I´m really in a bind. 我左右为难。

· They´re selling like hot cakes 这些都很畅销;You´re laying it on thick. 你过奖了

· The price makes my hair stand on end. 那价钱把我吓了一跳。

· He is now in the soup. 他现在糟糕了。I´m on the WAGON(马车,). 我戒酒了。

· This is beyond comparison. 无与伦比;Tom always gets cold feet. 汤姆总是裹足不前。

· Get over yourself. 别自以为是;I´m fed up. 我厌倦了;I´ll see to it 我会留意的

· He got under the boss´s skin. 他惹恼了老板;Don´t go to pieces. 不要着急

· I´ll stand on my own two feet. 一人做事一人当。

· I´ll try to smooth things over. 我会妥善处理;Still water runs deep 大智若愚

· It is a hard nut to crack. 这是一件棘手的事情;I´m mad about Bruce Lee. 我迷死李小龙了

· Get out of my face. 从我面前消失!You piss me off. 你气死我了。

· you have given it your best shotanyway! 不管怎样,你已经尽力了;Cut it out. 省省吧。

· You´ve gone too far! 你太过分了!I can´t take it anymore. 我受不了了!

· Don´t nag me! 别在我面前唠叨!I feel terrible! 我觉得遭透了!I guess so! 我想是吧!

· That´s the stupidest thing I´ve ever heard! 那是我听到的最愚蠢的事!(比尔·盖茨常用)

· Dont give me a song and dance! 不要找借口;Im sick of it. 我都腻了。

· Ill put everything in black and white! 我会把所有事情白纸黑字写清楚。

· I know Jerry puts her down 我知道杰瑞看不起她;Tom is nobodys fool! 汤姆是个很聪明的人。

· He is a fast talker. 他老是说得天花乱坠;That will be the day. 有这么一天就好了。

· Give me a break! 你饶了我吧!(开玩笑的话)Dont give me a hard time! 别跟我过不去好不好!

· I have a sweet tooth. 我喜欢吃甜食;I dont like splitting hairs. 我不爱斤斤计较

· Dont sell yourself short 别看轻自己;Try to have a mind of your own 做有主见的人

· It slipped my mind. 我忘了;You have my word. 我保证;Its a hit. 这件事很受人欢迎。

· Everything would have all right if you hadnt said that 假如你没那样说,一切都好办

· Thats always the case 习以为常了;Youve got a point there 你说得挺有道理的。

· Youd better wise up.放聪明点;Its up to you.由你决定;Suit me fine!太适合我了!

· He always talks big.他总是吹牛;She had a bad cold.她患了重感冒;My treat.我请客。

· a knock out(俚)美得让人倾倒;a short fuse(俚)脾气火爆;Watch out!(口)当心!

· Patience is a mark of confidence.耐心是自信心的一种表现。

· You owe me one.你欠我一个人情。As soon as possible! 越快越好!

· Patience is a mark of confidence.耐心是自信心的一种表现。

· once in a blue moon稀罕;two left feet笨手笨脚;stop and smell the roses享受生活。

· What is worth doing is worth doing well.只要你觉得某事值得去做,就一定要把它做好。

· Early rising makes for good health.早起有助于身体健康。

· It rained at intervals this month.这个月不时地下雨。

· This movie is realistic.I dont care for it very much.这部电影是写实的,我不太喜欢。

· A day is a miniature of eternity.(Emerson)一天是永恒的缩影(爱默生)

· Your future depends on your dreams.So go to sleep.现在的梦想决定你的将来,所以还是再睡会儿吧。

· Maybe I could run some errands for you.也许我能为你做些什么。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

校园及日常用语英语

一、Greeting.问候语

 

1.       Good morning.

 

2.       Nice to meet you!

 

3.       Nice to meet you, too.

 

4.       Nice to see you.

 

5.       Nice to see you, too.

 

6.       I’m Peter.

 

7.       Are you Ben?

 

8.       Yes, I am.

 

9.       May I have your name, please?

 

10.   My name is Monica.

 

11.   How are you?

 

12.   Fine, thanks. (Very well. Just so-so)

 

13.   How is Helen?

 

14.   She’s very well, thank you.

 

15.   See you later.

 

16.   Good afternoon, Mr Green.

 

17.   Good evening, Mrs Brown.

 

18.   Good night, John.

 

19.   Good-bye, Bill.

 

20.   See you tomorrow.

二、In Class课内

 

1. Come in, please.

 

2. Let’s begin now.

 

3. Stand up, please.

 

4. Sit down, please

 

5. Are you ready?  Yes.

 

6. It’s very cold. Please close the door.   O.K.

 

7.’s very hot. Please open the window.

 

8. All right.

 

9. May I come in?

 

10. Come in please.

 

11. Sorry, I’m late.

 

12. Open your book, please.

 

13. Close your book, please.

 

14. Don’t open your book.

 

15. Don’t talk any more.

 

16. Look at the blackboard.

 

17. Listen to me.

 

18. Do you understand?

 

19. Yes, I see.

 

20. No, I don’t understand.

 

21. Please think it over.

 

22. Any questions? Yes (No)

23. Hands up, please.

 

24. Hands down, please.

 

25. Listen and repeat.

 

26. Now read, please.

 

27. Stop reading.

 

28. That’s fine.

 

29. Turn to page 10.

 

30. Who will try?

 

31. Let me try.

 

32. May I try again?

 

33. Go on/ahead.

 

34. Let him think.

 

35. Don’t give hints.

 

36. Is it right? Yes.(No.)

 

37. Well done. (Good job)

 

38. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes.

 

39.Be bold to ask.

 

40. Take it easy.

 

41. Is this your pencil?

 

42. No, it isn’t.

 

43. Whose ruler is this?

 

44. t’s mine.

 

45. May I borrow your rubber?

 

46. Yes, of course.

 

47.-Excuse me. May I use your dictionary?

- Yes, here you are.

 

48.-May I ask you several questions?

- Yes, of course.

 

49. Work in pairs.

 

50. Come to the front.

 

51. Go back to your seat.

 

52. Time is up. That’s all for today.

 

53. For today’s homework.. Do Exercise 1.

三、After class 课后 

 

1. Let’s go out and play.

 

2. Let’ s go to the playground.

 

3. Let’s play a game.

 

4. May I join you? Sure.

 

5. What time is it now?

 

6. It’s nine forty-five.

 

7. It’s time for class. Let’s go to the classroom.

 

8. I’m sorry.

 

9.Never mind.( That’s all right.)

 

10. Do you need any help?

 

11. No, thank you. I can manage.

 

12. Let me help you.

13. Thanks for your help.

 

14. You’re welcome.

 

15. Could you do me a favor?

 

16. Certainly.

 

17. Do you mind if I open the window?

 

18. No, not at all. (Please go ahead)

 

19. Follow me, please.

 

20. May I sit here?

 

21. Don’t eat or drink outside.

 

22. Don’t leave rubbish.

 

23. Don’t run. fast.

 

24. Which class and grade are you in?

 

25. I’m in Class Three, Grade Four.

 

26. Don’t walk on the grass.

 

27. Don’t push me.

 

28. Where are you going? To the library.

 

29. Please go to Miss Chen’s office. All right.

 

30. Who’s your good friend? Linda is.

 

31. What subject do you like best?

 

32. I like Music best.

 

33. Which season do you like best?

 

34. I like autumn.

 

35. Where do you live?

 

36. I live in Jiayuan Garden Estate.

 

37. What day is it today?

 

38. It’s Tuesday.

 

39. What’s the date today?

 

40. It’s October the tenth.

四、Good wishes, congratulations and responses 祝愿、祝贺和应答

1.- Well done and congratulations.

 - Thanks very much.

3.- I wish you success.

 - Thank you.

4.-Have a nice weekend.

 

 -The same to you.

 

5.- Happy new year !

 - Happy new year! (The same to you.)

6.-Merry Christmas to you.

 - Thank you.

7.- I hope you‘ll have a good time.

 - Thank you.

8.- Happy birthday!

 - Thank you.

 

五、Advice and suggestions 劝告和建议

1.- The park isn‘t far from here. Shall we walk there?

 - OK.

2.- You‘d better close the windows. It‘s cold in the room.

 - All right.

3.- The museum is very far from here. Let‘s catch a bus, shall we?

 - OK. Let‘s catch a bus.

六、Making telephone calls 打电话

1.- Hello!

 - Hello, Bill?

 - No, this is Sam. Hold on, please.

 - Hi, Bill. This is Mike. How are you?

2.- Hello.

 - Hello. May I speak to Mr Green?

 - I‘m sorry. Mr Green is not in.(Mr Green is not here at the moment.)

 - When will he be back?

 - About six this afternoon.

 - All right. I‘ll ring again then.

 - Very well.

 

3.–Hello. I’d like to speak to Mr Smith.

 

- Yes, speaking.

4.- Hello!

 - Hello, Amy. Could I borrow your Chinese-English Dictionary please?

 - Sorry! It‘s not a very good line. Could you speak more loudly?

 - Could I borrow your Chinese-English dictionary?

 - Sure. I‘ll bring it to you tomorrow.

 - Thank you. Goodbye.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

挂在美国人口边的最酷口语

 

who knows! 天晓得!

it is not a big deal! 没什么了不起!

how come 怎么回事,怎么搞的。

easy does it. 慢慢来。

don‘t push me. 别逼我。

come on! 快点,振作起来!

have a good of it. 玩得很高兴。

it is urgent. 有急事。

what is the fuss 吵什么?

still up 还没睡呀?

it doesn‘t make any differences. 没关系。

don‘t let me down. 别让我失望。

god works. 上帝的安排。

don‘t take ill of me. 别生我气。

hope so. 希望如此。

go down to business. 言归正传。

none of my business. 不关我事。

it doesn‘t work. 不管用。

i‘m not going. 我不去了。

does it serve your purpose 对你有用吗?

i don‘t care. 我不在乎。

not so bad. 不错。

no way! 不可能!

don‘t flatter me. 过奖了。

your are welcome. 你太客气了。

it is a long story. 一言难尽。don‘t play possum! 别装蒜!

make it up! 不记前嫌!

watch you mouth. 注意言辞。

any urgent thing 有急事吗?

how about eating out 外面吃饭怎样?

don‘t over do it. 别太过分了。

can you dig it 你搞明白了吗?

i‘m afraid i can‘t. 我恐怕不能。

you want a bet 你想打赌吗?

what if i go for you 我替你去怎么样?

who wants 谁稀罕?

december heartbeat. 黄昏恋。

follow my nose. 凭直觉做某事。

cheap skate! 小气鬼!

go to hell 去死吧!

between us. 你知,我知。

big mouth! 多嘴驴!

sure thin! 当然!

i‘m going to go. 我这就去。

never mind. 不要紧。

cando. 能人。

closeup. 特写镜头。

drop it! 停止!

bottle it! 闭嘴!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Loss Turns Out to Be a Gain

 As seniors, we were immersed in planning for life after graduation: resumes, job interviews and making good first impressions. Our professor told us about a friend who had used a creative approach when applying for a job. He had studied up on the firm and was granted an interview in another city.

 On the big day, he arrived in a clean T-shirt, jeans and sneakers. When questioned about his unusually informal attire, he responded that he wanted to impress them with himself, not his clothes. The next time they saw him, he said, he would be wearing a suit. He was hired.

 We all marveled at his bravery and ingenuity. A classmate asked the professor how the fellow had come up with such a brilliant plan.

 “It was simple,” our professor replied, “On his trip to the interview the airline lost his luggage.”

 

New Words

senior              n.             大学四年级的学生

graduation          n.             毕业

resume              n.             履历

interview           n.             面试

impression          n.             印象

impress             v.             使……深刻的印象

creative            adj.           有创意的,创造性的

approach            n.             方法,途径

grant               v.             允许,准许给予

sneakers            n.pl.          布鞋,球鞋

attire              n.             服装

hire                v.             雇佣

bravery             n.             勇敢,英勇,勇气

ingenuity           n.             灵巧,聪敏,机敏,创造力

brilliant             adj.           聪明的,辉煌的

Luggage             n.             行李

 

Notes to the Passage

 

1. be immersed in: 沉溺于,陷入。如:Young people should not be immersed in pleasure. (年轻人不应沉溺于享乐。)

2. study up on: 对……进行仔细的研究。如:We should study up on the plan before we put it into effect. (实施这项计划前,我们应对其进行仔细的研究。)

3. marvel at: 对……大为惊讶,惊异。如:I really marvel at the little boys boldness. (我确实对这个小男孩的勇敢感到惊讶)

4. come up with: 想出,提供。如:Can you come up with some good ideas in order to solve this problem? (为了解决这个问题,你能想出一些好主意吗?)

Chinese Translation

塞翁失马,焉知非福

    身为大学四年级的学生,我们都在忙于计划毕业后的生活:写求职履历、求职面试,并且希望能给人一个良好的初次印象。我们的教授向我们讲述了他的一个朋友是如何用一种有创意的方式来求职的。经过对一家公司周密的了解研究后,他被安排到另一个城市去接受面试。

    在那重要的一天,他穿着干净的T恤、牛仔裤和球鞋前往接受面试。当问及他为什么穿着如此马虎随便时,他回答道,他只是想以他本人而不是以他的衣着来加深他的印象。他又说,下次见面时,他将会穿上一套西服,于是,他被雇佣了。

    我们都为他的勇气和机智而惊叹。一位同学问教授这个小伙子是如何想出这样高明的计划时,教授回答道:“这很简单:他在前往面试的旅途中,航空公司把他的行李弄丢了。”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinosaurs Prints

    Hundreds of dinosaur prints have been discovered in the Jura mountains in the northwest of Switzerland, Swiss scientist Wolfgang Hug said. They are 152 million years old. In fact, more than 580 prints were found on a slab of limestone measuring 600 square meters in the Jura mountains. In total, almost 2,000 dinosaur prints have been found so far in this corner of Switzerland. Hug and his research team want the dinosaur-rich area to be added to the United Nations list of worldwide heritage sites.

    The latest group of prints measure between 8 and 20 centimeters long. The prints were made by four-legged dinosaurs between 15 and 20 meters long and 2.5 meters high, and smaller two-legged dinosaurs. Hug said a group of scientists would study them and find the scientific value of the discovery by the end of 2005.

    “This will allow us to ask the United Nations to protect these prints as part of the world’s heritage,” Hug said.

    Hug and his fellow scientists want to create a Geopark to allow people to visit the pre-historic sites. In the past year 20,000 visitors have already showed up for a look at the prints.

Chinese Translation

                              恐龙脚印

    瑞士科学家 Wolfgang Hug 说,在瑞士西部汝拉山发现了几百个恐龙脚印。这些脚印已有1亿52百万年的历史了。事实上,在汝拉山一块面积为600平方米的石灰表面上发现了580多个恐龙脚印。到目前为止,在瑞士的这个地区一共发现了将近2000个恐龙脚印。Hug 和他的研究组希望联合国将这一恐龙资源丰富的地区列入世界遗址的名单。

    最近一次发现的恐龙脚印的长度为820厘米,是由身长1520米、身高2.5米的四腿恐龙和体形小一些的两腿恐龙留下的。Hug 说,一组科学家将对恐龙脚印进行研究,在2005年之前确定这一发现的科学价值。

    Hug 说:“我们的研究成果将有助于我们要求联合国将这些恐龙脚印作为世界遗产的一部分加以保护。”

    Hug 和他的同行科学家还想建造一个地质公园,向公众开放这个史前遗址。去年已有2万人来过这里观看恐龙脚印。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"厕所" 的翻译

1.Public lavatory意为“公厕”, 在公共场所,厕所门上都标有Gents(男厕),或Ladies(女厕),有时也标有Mens, Mens room, Gentlemans, Womens Womens room.如:Where is the Gents?(厕所在哪儿?)If you would like a wash, the Gentlemans is just over there.(如果要上厕所,男厕就在那边。)

 

  2.toilet是最常用的一个词。可指“公厕”,也可指“私厕”。例如:I wonder where the toilet is.(我想知道厕所在哪儿。)

 

  3.lavatory是个客气的词,但不如toilet常用。

 

  4.bathroom是书面语。

 

  5.loo是一个口语词,在英国用得很普通,主要指私人住宅中的厕所。如:Excuse me, would you like to tell me where the loo is?(请问,厕所在哪儿?)

 

  6.powder room是美语,女士常用。如:I would like to powder my nose.就表现了美国人的幽默。

 

  7.wash room, washing room, westroom常用于美国英语。

 

  8.W.C.water closet的缩写,常用于英国英语,表示“有抽水没有设备的厕所”,有时也可用手势表示,即拇指和食指圈成圆,其他三指向上,模仿成英文WC的形态。

 

  9.John是俚语。如:Last night I went to visit John twice.(昨晚我去了趟厕所。)

 

  10.go and see ones aunt是俚语,常用于英国英语,表示“上厕所”“去大便”。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disguised Philanthropist

   In a New York street a small truck loaded with glassware collided with a large truck laden with bricks, and practically all of the glassware was smashed. Considerable sympathy was felt for the driver as he gazed ruefully at the shattered fragments. A benevolent-looking old gentleman eyed him compassionately.

 “My poor man,” he said, “I suppose you will have to make good this loss out of your own pocket?”

 “Yes,” was the melancholy reply.

 “Well, well,” said the philanthropic old gentleman, “hold out your hat—here’s fifty cents for you, and I dare say some of the other people will give you a helping hand too.”

   The driver held out his hat, over a hundred persons hastened to drop coins in it. At last, when the contributions had ceased, he emptied the contents of his hat into his pocket. Then, pointing to the retreating figure of the philanthropist who had started the collection, he observed: “Hey, maybe he isn’t the wise guy! That’s my boss!

 

New Words

load                v.             装,装载,装满

glassware           n.             玻璃制品

practically         adv.           实际上

smash               v.             捣碎,打破,被打破

considerable        adj.           体谅人的,考虑周到的

sympathy            n.             同情,同情心

fragment            n.             碎片,碎块

ruefully            adv.           懊悔地,悔恨地

shatter             v.             使粉碎,使破损,损毁

benevolent-looking adj.           慈眉善目的,慈善的

eye                 v.             观看,注视

compassionately     adv.           同情地,怜惜地

philanthropic       adj.           有善心的,慈善的

philanthropist      n.             慈善家

melancholy          adj.           悲哀的,忧虑的,令人忧伤的

hasten              v.             赶忙,匆忙

contribution        n.             贡献,捐赠

cease               v.             停止

empty               v.             倒空

content             n.             内容,内容物

collection          n.             收集物,募捐

retreat             v.             退却,撤退,向后退

observe             v.             说,评述

collide             v.             互撞,碰撞

 

Notes to the Passage

1. gaze at: 注视,凝视。如:What are you gazing at? 2. make something good: 补偿,赔偿(损失)如:This insurance company will make his loss good.

3. give somebody a hand/lend somebody a hand/give somebody a helping hand:帮助,给人以帮助。如:If you are free, please give me a hand

 

Chinese Translation

                              伪装的慈善家

    在纽约的一条街上,一辆装载玻璃制品的小卡车跟一辆载砖块的大卡车相撞,结果,所有的玻璃制品都被摔碎了。司机沮丧地望着玻璃碎片,过路行人对他深表同情。一个面目慈善的老人怜爱地望着他。

    “可怜的人,”他说,“我想这些损失必须你自掏腰包去弥补吧!”

    “是的。”司机垂头丧气地回答道。

“那么,”那位慈善的老人说,“把你的帽子伸出来接着,给你五十分美元。我敢说其他的人也会对你伸出援助之手。”

司机于是端出了帽子,有一百多个人争先恐后地往帽子里投了硬币。最后,当再没有人投币时,他就将帽子里的钱全部倒出来,放进自己的口袋。然后,他指着那个发动这次募捐活动、正离去的慈善家的身影说:“嗨,他也许不是聪明的慈善家,他是我的老板!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The World Expo

    The World Expo is a global event. Since its beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, it has helped people to exchange ideas and develop the world economy, culture, science and technology. So it is also called “the Olympic Games of Science and Technology.”

In 1851, London hosted the first World Expo. It lasted 160 days. At that time, Britain was the greatest power in the world. In order to display the power and pride of the country, the British built a special palace in Hyde Park to house the Expo. Ten countries exhibited products inside the palace.

In 1933, the United States hosted the World Expo with the theme “The Advances of a Century”. This was the first World Expo with a theme. Since then, every World Expo has had a theme.

Over one and a half centuries, the World Expo has developed into a top-class event. On December 3, 2002, Shanghai won its bid to host the 2010 World Expo. The theme is “Better City, Better Life”. This is the first time a developing country will hold such a great event.

 

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