主办:中国英语学习网  2009-02-16 

animal  (n.) 动物

amphibian  (n.) 两栖动物


What is the biggest animal you have seen?

Most amphibians live near or under water.


If you want to try it, more power to you.


more power to you.再接再厉/加油啊  例:You did? Well, more power to you. Congratulations.真的?哇,加油吧!恭喜你啦!



Trev: HA! “Aboot!” “Aboot!” There's your first lesson, Wei—Canadians say “aboot!”
Paul: Better than your Texan-like “abaaaaout”, Trev.
Trev: No way! You sound like some funny-talking British duke! “Oot and aboot!” “Oot and aboot!”
Paul: Canadians aren't British and, contrary to what some people think, we're not American.
Trev: Exactly! You guys don't have a Hollywood in Canada.
Paul: OK, we don't have Hollywood, but you may not realize how many Canadians are entertaining us all!


保罗:总比你那个像德州腔的 ‘管遇’好啦,崔佛。


1、 Texan-like (a.) 像德州人的,-like是 ‘像…的’。
2、 duke (n.) 公爵。这里说Paul像 ‘英国公爵’British duke,是因为他的口音带有英国腔
3、 contrary to... 与…相反
4、 American (a.) 美国的。不论从外表或是讲话方式,外国人都很难分辨加拿大人和美国人的不同,所以许多人都会将加拿大人误认为美国人,这一点有些加拿大人可是很介意的
5、 Hollywood (n.) 好莱坞。好莱坞是美国娱乐工业集中之地
6、 entertain (v.) 娱乐







6.Parents have the duty to rear and educate their minor children, and children who have come of age have the duty to support and assist their parents.(英译汉)


1. Thank you for your valuable suggestions.

2. Some children feel it quite easy to ride a bike. And they can learn it very quickly.
/They can manage it as soon as they learn to ride.

3. They can do things on their own in a well-organized way without their parents’ supervision.
on one's own adv. 独自地, 独立地, 主动地
They can do their work in perfect order without any instruction from their parents.
They will do everything methodically without being urged by their parents.

4. When we are watching TV at night, my daughter is playing with her toys.

5. The scientist has recently published a series of articles on how to prevent environmental pollution.

6.A man , like a watch , is to be valued by his manner of going. (英译汉)
Wlliam Penn, British admiral





Statue of Christ of the Abyss, Florida

Softly aglow in sea-washed sunlight, Christ of the Abyss stands 30 feet (9 meters) down in the Atlantic in Florida's John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Visitors to the sanctuary don masks and fins or view the sea life through the glass bottoms of tour boats.



Obama Prepares to Sign Stimulus Bill, Propose Housing Plan

U.S. President Barack Obama keeps the focus squarely on the troubled American economy this week as he signs a massive stimulus package into law, and announces steps to help the housing market.



The almost $790-billion stimulus bill is the biggest economic package ever passed by Congress.



The president's top White House advisor, David Axelrod, says its size befits the problem. He predicts the stimulus package will have an impact quickly. But he warns it will be difficult to undue all the economic damage that has already been done.



"As you know, the package will help fund infrastructure programs and other programs that are ready to go around the country," he said. "But it is going to take time for that to show up in the statistics."



Speaking on the Fox News Sunday television program, Axelrod said it is necessary to act aggressively to keep the situation from getting much worse.



"We are in the worst recession since World War II," he added. "And it took us a long time to get into this mess. It is going to take us a while to get out of it."



The president is going outside Washington to sign the stimulus bill into law.



Instead of a ceremony at the White House attended by politicians and dignitaries, Mr. Obama will put pen to paper on Tuesday in Denver, Colorado - the same city where he accepted the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in August.



Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the choice of Denver shows how important it is for the president to hear from people outside the nation's capital.



"He wants to get out of Washington and show people all across America the benefits of what is inside this economic recovery and reinvestment plan," said Gibbs.



Gibbs told the CBS program Face the Nation that the president will travel from Denver to Phoenix, Arizona where he will unveil his proposal to deal with the home mortgage foreclosure crisis.



It is the mess in the housing market that is widely regarded as the trigger behind the current economic recession. Banks put up millions of dollars in risky mortgage loans to home buyers who later found they could not keep up with the payments. Families lost their homes, and banks tightened credit, making it more difficult for others to borrow money.



Gibbs said the president will continue to reach out to Republicans as the administration puts together the details of the housing proposal. This, despite the fact the stimulus package got no Republican votes in the House of Representatives and only three in the Senate.



"He is going to continue to reach out to Republicans and he is hopeful Republicans will start to reach back," said Gibbs.



But Republicans are still angry over the stimulus package, which they say was rammed through Congress by the White House and the Democratic majority in the legislature.



Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, told ABC's This Week the stimulus bill failed the bipartisanship test.



"There is nothing about this process that has been bipartisan. This is not change you can believe in," said Graham.



But Graham said he still hopes the two sides can come together when the president's housing proposal hits Capitol Hill.





《don't believe in love 》--dido 不再相信爱情


让我能想起当年的life for rent,但更多的是优雅的有点大女人的气息








全名Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong的Dido,1999年推出首张个人专辑《No Angel/无天使》,市场却反映普普的长达一年之久,直到风格南辕北辙的饶舌痞子阿姆,取样《Thank You》中的几句歌词在他畅销单曲《Stan》里头,瞬时造成询问度最高的作品,也终让Dido风光的衣锦还乡,入选滚石杂志「年度风云人物」,持续热卖两年仍高烧不退!趁胜追击在2003年问市的第二张作品《Life For Rent/漂泊的心》,不仅发行首日大破10万英国榜冠军,美国也再次沉迷于Dido无法抵抗的动人歌声中,以近20万的销售量站上告示牌Top4席次。

由Dido和哥哥Rollo以及电影配乐/唱片监制/歌手/词曲创作家Jon Brion(肯依威斯特、基音、梅茜葛蕾)合力操盘,Dido发出这张引颈长盼的第三张大碟《Safe Trip Home》。第一波主打《Don’t Believe In Love》,她带着冷静且坚决之语气道出一段变质的爱情,漂浮着电子的迷离回荡、拱出一首美到心碎的歌谣,率先在欧洲造成回响,登上意大利和西班牙iTunes榜双冠军;以清脆吉他拨奏为根基的《Quiet Times》,自然流露且顺畅的音线甚是迷人;营造徐缓阴郁电气化氛围,混搭居尔特民族风的《Grafton Street》,是一代宗师Brian Eno掌舵的精致戏码,超级摇滚乐团Fleetwood Mac的成员Mick Fleetwood更前来负责鼓击的部分,写着关于Dido已逝父亲的吊念哀歌;《The Day Before The Day》则忆起分手前的种种景象,轻柔呢喃中倚着心痛与不舍。着墨在生活周遭的喜怒哀乐当中,有宽恕包容、感激怀念、伤感分离…Dido诠释的如此刻骨铭心,并蕴藏着超强生命力且真诚抚慰心灵的声频触感。

《don't believe in love 》


i wanna go to bed
with arms around me
but wake up on my own
that i'm still sleeping
til' you go home
i can't look at you
this morning
i should probably have a sign
that says
'leave right now or quicker'
you've overstayed your time
if i don't believe in love
nothing will last for me
if i don't believe in love
nothing is safe for me
when i don't believe in love
you're too close to me
and that's why
you have to leave
maybe i slept peaceful
on your shoulder
your arm warm around my side
but it's different now
it's morning
and i can't face your smile
the second that i feel
your safe hands
reaching out for mine
i slip away and out of sight
you've ovestayed your time
if i don't believe in love
nothing is good for me
if i don't believe in love
nothing will last for me
when i don't believe in love
nothing is new for me
nothing is wrong for me
and nothing is real for me
when i don't believe in love
why do you care for me?
when i don't believe in love
nothing is real for me
if i don't believe in love
you're getting to close to me
and that's why you have to leave
and that's why you have to leave
if i don't believe in love
if i don't believe in love
if i don't believe in love
nothing is left for me
if i don't believe in love
you're too good for me