《每日英语》电子报总第245期-05.22
 

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【总第245期】
 ::每日一词:: 
 

customer  (n.) 顾客

intelligent  (a.) 聪明的

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My boss says, the customer is always right.
我的老板说,顾客永远是对的。


Not all intelligent people are good students.
不是每个聪明的人都是好学生。

 
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He is on his high horse these days.

他最近几天很嚣张 。

词组 be on one's high horse 指的是趾高气扬、目空一切、盛气凌人的那种状态,用中文的“嚣张”来表达比较贴切。

   例句:Joe seems to be on his high horse these days. This is "When the cat's away, the mice will play".
   乔这几天很不可一世,正应了那句“猫不在家,耗子成精”(“山中无老虎,猴子称大王”)。

 
 ::每日对话:: 

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A: Do you think I should make the donation?
B: It's up to you.
A: I really don't know what to do.
B: Don't ask me. I'm not your mother.

A: 你认为我该捐款吗?
B: 由你自己决定。
A: 我真的不知该怎么做。
B: 不要问我。我又不是你妈。

重点解说:

1、 Do you think I should ~「你认为我该~吗?」此语常用于征求某人有关自己该不该做某事的意见。

2、 donation「捐献,捐款」,其动词形为donate,如He donated blood to a blood bank.「他捐了血给血库。」

3、 It's up to you.「由你自己决定。」此语用于表示决定要不要做某事是你的权利或选择,别人无从置喙。"be up to ~"还有「忙于~」或「能胜任~」的意思,如What is he up to now?「他现在忙些什么?」He isn't quite up to the job.「他不太能胜任这件工作。」

 



 
 
 ::每日一译:: 

1.上个星期天她结婚了,很多朋友应邀参加了她的婚礼.
2.她家完全由她做主,所有的决定都由她做出.
3.你学英语多久了?
4.我将证实我的话.
5.我要自己面对现实.
6.这个产品的价格与价值相符.

昨日参考:

1. She is always free from care.
2. It’s easy to learn to type.
3. Judging by the smell, the food must be good.
4. While we don’t agree, we continue to be friends.
While 为连词,引出让步状语从句,译为”尽管,虽然”.
5. He was jailed for two years.
6. New York City is the city with the worst air pollution in the United States.


翻译没有标准答案,我们所给的都是参考答案,比如说很多动词都可以用一些同义词或者是词组来代替.这些都是要靠我们平时自己不断的积累.


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 ::每日一图:: 

The spectacular landscape of Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve is the result of a 1980 congressional act that set the 13.2 million acres (5.3 million hectares) of land aside to remain undisturbed. One of the United States' biggest national parks, Wrangell-Saint Elias is home to grizzly bears, wolves, caribou, moose, mountain goats, and Dall sheep.

 
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How Self-Acceptance Leads to Happiness Within

Finding acceptance is a natural desire of most people. When we are young, it is important to us to be accepted by a group and to be seen as "cool" by our peers. To do this, we will often adopt the views and interests of the group rather than develop our own.

Over time, however, we have the opportunity to learn to accept ourselves. People who have done this are confident in their true abilities; they do not feel the need to create a facade to impress other people. They are concerned with whether their actions produce worthwhile results rather than with how they are seen by others.

Less secure people are quite different. Instead of finding security in themselves, they look for other people to provide it. This kind of person constantly agrees with everything others suggest, for fear of having their own ideas rejected. Arrogant or defensive people are also usually insecure; in an attempt to hide their insecurities, they belittle or blame others.

Secure people do not give up when faced with a difficult situation; they say "I can" rather than "I can't."  Knowing that each day is an opportunity to use their talents to acquire good health, good friendships, and great happiness, they always put their best foot forward. Contented people do not judge others, nor do they judge themselves. They can appreciate the differences between themselves and other people. 

Recognizing the details that we cannot change about ourselves is also a sign of personal growth. We cannot change our height, so why waste energy complaining about being short? Our energy would be better spent on more constructive projects. Instead of dwelling on personal characteristics we are not satisfied with, we ought to focus more on what we are good at.

Such expressions as "Love thyself" and "to thine own self be true" are about self-acceptance and confidence, as well as honesty and morality. We should consider them to be good advice, and treat them as signposts showing the way to happiness within.


天生我材必有用

渴望得到接纳是大多数人的一个自然愿望。我们年轻的时候,能被一个团体所接纳,被同辈认为很“酷”,对我们来说是很重要的。为此,我们常常要接受与团体一致的观点和兴趣,而不去发展我们自己的观点或兴趣。

然而,随着时间的推移,我们开始有机会去学习接纳自己。懂得如何接纳自己的人,表明对自己的真实能力很有信心;他们觉得没有必要去制造假象,让自己给人留下深刻印象。他们所关心的只是自己的行为能否产生有价值的结果,而不在乎别人会怎么看他们。

缺乏安全感的人就很不一样了。他们往往不是在自己内心寻找安全感,而是寻找他人的帮助来获得安全感。这种人总是同意别人建议的每件事,就因为害怕自己的意见会遭到拒绝。傲慢或防御心强的人通常也是很没有安全感的;他们会借着贬低或指责别人,来掩饰他们的不安。

有安全感的人面对困境时不轻易放弃;他们说“我可以”,而不说“我不行”。他们知道每一天都有机会施展所长,总是全力以赴,得到健康、友谊及幸福。懂得知足的人不评论别人,也不评判自己。他们能欣赏自己和别人的不同之处。

能认清我们无法改变自己这个事实也是一个人成熟的表现。既然我们不能改变自己的身高,那么又何必浪费力气抱怨自己长得矮呢?把我们的精力用在更积极的计划上会更好。与其在自己不满意的个人特征上钻牛角尖,不如把精力放到我们擅长的事情上。

像“珍爱自己”、“忠于自我”就是自我接纳、自信的一种说法,也是对自己诚实与道德的一种表达。我们应该把它们当作金玉良言,并看作是通往内心幸福之路的路标。

 
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Say Something Anyway 随便说点

Say Something Anyway 随便说点  《Say Something Anyway》被收录于少女组合Bellefire在04年推出的专辑《Spin the Wheel》中。经过多番磨练,这三人在音乐造诣上散发出一股全新的成熟韵味。中国英语学习网每日英语频道精彩推荐。

  来自爱尔兰的西岸的姐妹Cathy Newell 和Ciara Newell,再加上出身于爱尔兰音乐温床Sligo的Kelly Kilfeather,组成了这队让人眼前一亮的爱尔兰3人少女组合——Bellefire。刚出道时,人们常把她们与The Corrs (可儿乐队)相提并论。她们既有天分又有才华,且明亮照人,是当今乐坛上难得一间的实力偶像派组合。


Say Something Anyway  Bellefire

Some say
Hearts grow silent
In a world where no one cares
Love keep slipping away
Some say time
Is the healer
But in a house where no one speaks
love keep slipping away

Tell me
Why do we fight when we know it's all wrong
Why do we play that same old song
Is it just because
We're lonely

Love me, love me
But don't be sorry
Help me, chase the shadows away
Love me, love me
When you've got nothing to say
Say something anyway

Some say tears
Run dry but
In my heart I've cried forever
Only you can take it away

Tell me
Why do we fight when we know it's all wrong
Why can't we see what's going on
Is it just because
We're lonely

Love me, love me
But don't be sorry
Help me, chase the shadows away
Love me, love me
When you've got nothing to say
Say something anyway

Anything to break the ice
Anything at all
Anything to break the ice
Anything at all

Love me, love me
But don't be sorry

(Oh), love me, love me
But don't be sorry
Help me, chase the shadows away (the shadows away)
Love me, love me
When you've got nothing to say (you've got nothing to say)
Say something anyway
Help me chase the shadows away
Love me, love me
When you've got nothing to say
Say something anyway



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