《每日英语》电子报总第247期-05.24
 

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【总第247期】
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employee  (n.) 员工,雇员

upset  (a.) 心烦的

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My boss is very nice to his employees.
我的老板对员工很好。


I have bad news. I hope you don’t get upset about it.
我有个坏消息。希望你不会生气。

 
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She is really the salt of the earth.

她没有一点坏心眼 。

古人认为,盐是珍贵的天赐之物,可以防止腐烂。固定搭配the salt of the earth就用来形容那些没有坏心的人。

例句:I admit that he is not so capable. But he is the salt of the earth.
   我承认他不是很有能力,可他是个没有坏心的人。

 
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A: Don't you have to complete this work?
B: I don't give a damn. Joe is the one who messed it up. He should take care of it.
A: Well, at least you can help him.
B: Yeah. All right.

A: 你不把这个工作完成吗?
B: 我才不在乎。是乔搞砸的,他应该要处理。
A: 哦,至少你可以帮帮他。
B: 好吧。

重点解说:

1、 complete当动词用是「完成」之意,当形容词用是「完全的,完整的」之意,如My collection of stamps is complete now.「我收藏的邮票已经完整了。」其副词为completely,如I forgot it completely.「我完全忘记了。」

2、 I don't give it a damn.「我才不在乎。」这是相当粗鲁的用语,用于表示对某事非常不屑,含有轻蔑或愤怒的味道,在正式的场合避免使用。

3、 mess up「搞砸,弄糟」mess当名词用时有「混乱的状态」的意味,如What a mess!「真是一团糟!」

4、 take care of ~ 除了「处理~」之意外,也有「照顾~」的意思,如I have to take care of my niece tomorrow.「明天我必须照顾我的侄女。」

5、 at least「至少」

6、 Yeah. 为Yes.的另一种口语化的说法。


 
 
 ::每日一译:: 

1.你的母语是英语吗?
2.我们采用了他们的教学方法.
3.不能辨别颜色的人叫色盲.
4.我们把她的沉默看作是同意.
5.我们的班长帮助老师管理这个班.
6.他的沉默表明他对这种事情不感兴趣.

昨日参考:

1. Diamonds are made from carbon.
2. I swear on my honour.
3. I’m happy to hear that you are getting ahead with your new business.
Get ahead,取得成功,有进展,有进步,
4. I speak English fluently.
5. I don’t know the ultimate result.
6. He was firmly convinced that risk accompanies decisions.


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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Laugh for the Health of It

Patients and medical practitioners alike have long believed in the healing power of humor. It is claimed that humor not only affects patients' moods, but can actually help them recover faster.

Several studies, as well as a lot of anecdotal evidence, seem to support this. Patients in better spirits are known to have higher immune cell counts. Some have even claimed to have healed themselves of serious illnesses by reading comics and watching comedies.

Despite all this, many researchers are not convinced. They point to the fact that many afflictions have been known to disappear spontaneously, with or without a daily dose of laughter. They also say that while optimism in general does seem to be related to better health, it is hard to tell which comes first.

Humor in times of stress, however, clearly makes us feel better. On one level, it takes our minds off our troubles and relaxes us. On another, it releases powerful endorphins in the brain that act to alleviate pain.

There are cases where the appreciation of a good joke is indeed directly related to a person's health. It can show, for example, whether a person has suffered damage to one particular area of the brain: the right frontal lobe.

Scientists confirmed this by having people read jokes and asking them to choose the funniest endings from a list. Subjects with normal brains usually chose endings that were based on a relatively complex synthesis of ideas. Subjects with specifically located brain damage, however, responded only to slapstick endings, which did not depend on a particular context. When pressed , the brain-damaged subjects saw the logic in the correct endings. They simply did not find them funny.

Of course, humor is largely an individual matter. The next time your friend does not get one of your jokes, there is no need to accuse him of being a lamebrain. However, you might suggest that he lighten up—for the health of it.


笑能治百病

长期以来,病人和医生都相信幽默能治病。有人宣称,幽默不仅能影响病人的情绪,还能使他们早日康复。

好几项研究和很多奇闻轶事的证据似乎都能证明这一点。情绪比较好的病人,免疫细胞比较多。有一些人甚至宣称通过看漫画和喜剧治好了自己的重病。

尽管如此,许多研究人员并没有被说服。他们指出,事实上不论病人是否接受一日剂量的笑疗,很多苦恼都会自动消失。他们也表示,虽然一般看来乐观的心态确实与健康有联系,但是很难确定哪个更重要。

在受到压力时保持幽默,无疑会使我们心情舒畅。从某个方面而言,笑能使我们远离烦恼,身心放松。就另一个方面来说,幽默的时候脑部会释放能量强大的脑啡肽来减轻疼痛。

有一些案例表明,能欣赏好笑的笑话,的确和健康情形有关。举例来说,它能说明一个人脑部某个特定的部位──右脑额叶是否受到损伤。

科学家通过实验证实这一点。实验的方法是叫一些人阅读笑话,然后请他们从一份目录中挑出最好笑笑话的结尾。脑部情况正常的受测试者选出的结尾,往往是经过相对复杂综合思维之后才能得出的。脑子某个特别部位受到损伤的人,只对闹剧式的笑话结尾有反应,这种笑话并不需要依赖特定的上下文。对脑部受损伤的测试者施加一定压力之后,他们才会看出正确结尾的逻辑,但不觉得好笑。

当然,笑话是否好笑是因人而异的。下次你的朋友听不懂你讲的笑话时,没有必要笑人家笨。但是,你可以建议为了健康,让他放轻松点儿。

 
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Firefly 萤火虫 青春无敌阿巴少年组

Firefly 萤火虫 青春无敌阿巴少年组  充满阳光和青春气息的瑞典组合A-Teens(阿巴少年组)带来这首活力四射的畅销歌曲《Fire Fly》。中国英语学习网每日英语频道邀您共同欣赏。

  A-Teens(阿巴少年组)由4个未满20岁的少年组成。自98年成立以来,不到两年便一飞冲天获得多项国际性奖项、专辑全球热卖的畅销成绩和与超级男孩布兰妮共同展开的美国巡回演出,使他们成为风靡欧洲的当红青少年偶像团体。


Fire Fly  A-Teens

When I said go I never meant away
You ought to know the freaky games we play
Could you forgive and learn how to forget
Hear me as I'm calling out your name

Firefly come back to me
make the night as bring as day
I'll be looking out for you
Tell me that your lonely too
Firefly come lead me on
follow you into the sun that's the way it ought to be
Firefly come back to me

You and me
we shared a mistery
We were so close
like honey to the bee
And if you tell me how to make you understand
I'm minor in a major kind a way

Fly fire fly through the sky
come and play with my desire
Don't be long, don't ask why
I can't wait another night
Wait another night
Don't be long
Fire...fly
Firefly come back



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