《每日英语》电子报总第230期-04.16
 

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【总第230期】
 ::每日一词:: 
 

huge  (a.) 巨大的,庞大的

actually  (adv.) 实际上,事实上

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New York is a huge city.
纽约是个很大的城市。


Actually, I've never met you before.
老实说,我从来没见过你。

 
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Mary is a workers' representative on the Board .

玛丽是理事会的工人代表。

representative:n. 代表,典型,
例句 Is a questionnaire answeredby 500 people truly representative of national opinion?  
一份调查问卷有500人作答, 是否能真正代表全国人民的意见?

 
 ::每日对话:: 

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K: His attitude is so bad, I can't believe it! I will tell the manager.
A: Don't, Ken. That's none of your business. Or, do you want to start a fight?
K: Why not?
A: Forget it!

K: 他的态度好恶劣,真不敢相信!我要告诉经理。
A: 算了,肯恩。不关你的事。难道你想找碴吗?
K: 有何不可?
A: 算了吧!

重点解说:

1、attitude「态度」He took a friendly [hostile] attitude to us.「他对我们采取友善 的[敌对的]态度。」

2、 That's none of your business. = Mind your own business.这是非常强烈的用语,带有「不要多管闲事」的味道。另外也有This is my business!的说法。


 
 
 ::每日一译:: 

1.你是个胆小鬼。
2.这个小偷总是害怕被抓住。
3.大多数疾病都是由细菌引起的。
4.不要激动,保持镇定。
5.一家公司因经营管理不善而破产。
6.一个人应该以事实作为自己看法的依据。

昨日参考:

1. They are as close as brothers.
2. It’s not easy to quit smoking and drinking.
Quit the job 辞职也可以用这个单词,之前我有发过的
3. If you quote someone else’s words in your writing,you should indicate the source.
4. What sort of qualifications do you need for the job?
5. He is punctual .
6. I got nerves before every examination.


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A cow and two calves amble toward a village on the island of Inishmore. Forbearers of the islanders appeared in the 1934 documentary film Man of Aran, which is also the name of a cologne made of aromas redolent of the islands' traditional boat—leather, tar, wood, and the sea.

 
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Moulin Rouge
红磨坊

When Baz Luhrmann goes to work, the result is always something unique. Luhrmann specializes in creating mythological worlds and then heightening the viewer's experience of them with expert techniques and unconventional concepts. His last project was Romeo and Juliet, in which he brought Shakespeare's Elizabethan poetry to a postmodern setting. This year he focuses on nineteenth-century France in Moulin Rouge, where it seems that everyone is breaking out into song, and to boot, they're singing familiar modern pop songs.

The movie stars Ewan McGregor, recently of Star Wars fame, and Nicole Kidman. The former plays a penniless poet who goes against his father's wishes by moving to the Bohemian Monmartre, France, and entering its sordid world of sex, drugs, and fast living. He is hired to create an extravaganza for the famous Moulin Rouge nightclub, and during his time there, he falls in love with the nightclub's highest-paid entertainer and courtesan, Satine, played by Kidman.

The story is a tragedy, but the movie is something else altogether. Those who disparaged the Romeo and Juliet experience, whether they were Shakespeare shunners, or purists, or simply sticks in the mud, might be prepared to quibble over Moulin Rouge. Moviegoers will certainly discover a whole new association between modern English pop and historical France. Likely, however, they will find themselves seduced by an experience that is at once familiar and strange, and altogether amazing.
 

By the time tall Australian redhead Nicole Kidman was three years old, she had already taken up ballet.

She continued showing an interest in performing and enrolled in drama school at the age of ten. After racking up a string of lesser-known credits, she caught the attention of agents with a stellar performance in Dead Calm, in which her character is forced to defend herself against a murderous psychopath on a yacht.

Kidman also caught the attention of Tom Cruise, who insisted she play a part in Days of Thunder. The two hit it off, and moved in together soon after shooting was finished. Kidman would not be satisfied with simply being Mrs. Tom Cruise, however. She has held her own in Hollywood, starring with such heavy hitters as Dustin Hoffman and George Clooney. Her recent separation from Cruise is mourned by fans, but will not likely put a damper on Kidman's progress.

As she expands her repertoire, Kidman proves time and again that she is capable of turning on the intensity. She did so to much acclaim in To Die For, where she plays a TV weather announcer with a plan to ice her husband. The movie opened up a wide range of possibilities for Kidman, and since then she has worked with movie greats Jane Campion and Stanley Kubrick. Currently, Kidman takes the lead opposite Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge, the latest film from director Baz Luhrmann.
 
   只要贝兹路曼着手工作,就总会有些特别的结果。路曼擅长创造神话的世界,他通过熟练的手法和非常规的理念,提升观众对于神话的认识。在他最近的一部作品,《罗密欧与 朱丽叶》中,路曼赋予了这部莎士比亚戏剧一个后现代派的风格。今年,他又把注意力集中到了十九世纪法国的《红磨坊》一剧上。在剧中,角色个个开口唱歌,唱的甚至是人们非常熟悉的现代流行歌曲!

  这部电影由主演《星球大战》而声名大噪的伊旺·麦奎格及妮可·基曼领衔主演。前者饰演一名身无分文的诗人,因违背了父亲的意愿,而浪迹在充斥着性爱、毒品、放荡而堕落的法国蒙马特地区。他在知名的红磨坊俱乐部工作,负责一个娱乐秀的创作,就在这段时间,他同 妮可·基曼饰演的莎婷小姐坠入情网。她是这家俱乐部里薪水最高的表演者,但她同时也是个高级娼妓。

  这个故事原本是个悲剧,电影中则融入了一些其他的元素。那些把《罗密欧与朱丽叶》一剧贬得一文不值的人,包括无论是莎士比亚的忠实拥护者也好,还是纯粹主义者,或根本就是顽固不化的人也好,这下都可以再对《红磨坊》好好评论一番了。观众们一定会发现,这部电影把现代英语流行乐和法国史实做了个前所未有的融合。观众很可能也会发现自己已经神魂颠倒,迷醉在这种既熟悉又陌生,却又处处充满惊喜的体验之中。

  妮可·基曼,这位身材高挑的澳洲裔红发美女,三岁时就开始学习芭蕾舞。由于她不断地显示出对表演的兴趣,十岁时便进入了戏剧学校。历经了好一段三流演员的日子后,她终于以在《飞越地平线》中的亮丽演出获得经纪人的青睐。在片中,她所扮演的角色曾被迫在帆船上抵抗一名凶残的精神病患者。

  妮可·基曼也吸引了汤姆克鲁斯的目光,他坚持让她在《霹雳男儿》片中扮演一个角色。拍摄期间两人情投意合,电影拍摄结束后不久便共筑爱巢了。然而 妮可·基曼并不想仅仅以做克鲁斯夫人为满足,她在好莱坞有自己的一片天地。达斯汀霍夫曼、乔治克鲁尼等重量级巨星都曾与她联袂演出。最近她和汤姆克鲁斯的分手让影迷惋惜不已,但这并不会对她的前途造成任何影响。

  在拓展戏路的同时,妮可·基曼一次又一次地向世人证明她是能够担当重任的。她在《爱的机密》所饰演的一个计划要把丈夫冰冻起来的气象预报员这个角色,就为她赢得许多喝采。这部影片为她展开了宽阔的戏路,由此她便开始与珍妮康柏恩、史坦利古柏力克等影界名人共同出演影片了。最近,在由贝兹路曼所执导的最新影片《红磨坊》中,由她担任女主角与 伊旺·麦奎格出演对手戏。

 
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You'll Be In My Heart 人猿泰山插曲

You'll Be In My Heart 人猿泰山插曲  这是迪士尼经典动画片《人猿泰山》的片尾曲,由流行乐天王Phil Collins一手创作并演唱。伴着他的深情演绎,我们仿佛又被带回那个感人故事中:泰山在非洲雨林里被猩猩妈妈卡娜发现,并被她抚养长大的心路历程。中国英语学习网每日英语频道精彩推荐。

  作为少数既能够获得广大观众热烈欢迎,同时又能够受到圈内著名乐手敬重和赞扬的歌手,Phill Collins在乐坛的成就,从他与大乐团的合作受到一致的推崇,以及他为迪士尼电影《泰山》所创作的电影原声带,获得了奥斯卡、金球奖与格莱美奖的肯定中,就可见一斑。



You'll Be In My Heart  Phil Collins

Come stop your crying
It will be all right
Just take my hand Hold it tight

I will protect you
from all around you
I will be here
Don't you cry

For one so small
you seem so strong
My arms will hold you
keep you safe and warm
This bond between us
Can't be broken
I will be here
Don't you cry

'Cause you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more

You'll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You'll be here in my heart, always

Why can't they understand
the way we feel
They just don't trust
what they can't explain
I know we're different but,
deep inside us
We're not that different at all

And you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more

Don't listen to them
'Cause what do they know
We need each other,
to have, to hold
They'll see in time
I know

When destiny calls you
You must be strong
I may not be with you
But you've got to hold on
They'll see in time
I know
We'll show them together

'Cause you'll be in my heart
Yes, you'll be in my heart
From this day on,
Now and forever more

Oh, you'll be in my heart
No matter what they say
You'll be in my heart, always
Always


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