《每日英语》电子报总第253期-06.01
 

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【总第253期】
 ::每日一词:: 
 

offer  (v.)提供,给予

employee  (n.)员工,雇员

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What kind of a package does that company offer?
那间公司提供哪些配套措施?


Jane is one of many employees in the company.
珍是这间公司的众多员工之一。

 
 ::每日一句:: 


He who would search for pearls must dive below.

不入虎穴,焉得虎子 。

戏剧作家约翰-德莱顿(John Drydon)的名言,字面的意思是,谁要寻找珍珠必要深入水下(欲采珍珠需潜深水)。与中文中的表达“不入虎穴,焉得虎子”有一些相似的意思:想要得到别人得不到的东西,就要敢于进入别人不敢进入的领域。

   一个相似的用从句表达的句子:He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom. 爬梯必须从底层开始,或者用中文中现成的那句话,千里之行始于足下。

 
 ::每日对话:: 

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A: Can you see what's wrong with this scheme?
B: Let me see ... I have no idea.
A: You see. There's no way we'll have enough funds for this section.
B: I see.

A: 你看得出这个计划有什么毛病吗?
B: 让我想想... 我一点头绪也没有。
A: 你看。我们无法提供这个部门足够的资金。
B: 原来如此。

重点解说:

1、 what's wrong with ~?「~有什么毛病?」如: Something is wrong with the computer.「这台计算机出了毛病。」Is there anything wrong with you?「你哪里不对劲?」

2、 scheme「计划」

3、 Let me see.「让我想想」被问及自己的意见时,此语可拖延一些时间以想好怎么回答。用于试图想出某事时,也可以说成Let's see.如Let's see, I think we should turn left here.「让我想想,我认为我们应该在这里左转。」

4、 I have no idea.一语在会话中也很常见,用于强调自己对某事一无所知。

5、 You see.一语用于提醒听话者明白重点所在,如You see, there is no alternative. 「你看,根本别无选择。」

6、 There's no way ~的意思是「没有办法~」

7、 funds「资金,财源」

8、 I see.「原来如此,我明白了」注意,动词see常作understand解释


 
 
 ::每日一译:: 

1.无风不起浪!
2.这是一张我家庭的照片。
3.如果你们继续努力,最终会成功的.
4.光比声音的传播速度快.
5.你们能不能设法提前交货?
6.把它记在我的帐上。

昨日参考:

1. The accident occurred at midnight.
2. You should certainly be on your guard against thieves.
Be on one’s guard 戒备;防备;处于警戒状态
3. Now some people tend to think of everything in terms of money.
In terms of 就……而言;关于……;按照……;根据……;在……方面;用……
4. I will discuss this with you when we meet.
5. Only one hundred students are admitted to the school each year.
6. I won’t tolerate that kind of behaviour.


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 ::每日一图:: 

A rainbow over the horizon transfixes an Alaskan fisherman hunting in Norton Sound, Alaska, part of the mouth of the Yukon River. The 2,000-mile-long (3,200-kilometer-long) river empties into a delta bigger than Texas that teems with wildlife including crab, seal, and salmon.

 
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Pair Skating and Ice Dancing

At this month's Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, U.S.A., some of the most spectacular action will take place on the indoor ice rink. Sports fans who are turned off by the sometimes brutal intensity of ice hockey can tune in to the gentler figure skating competition.

Gold medals are awarded in four categories of Olympic figure skating. Two medals go to the winners of the male and female individual events. The other two are awarded to mixed pairs. Within this group, there are two separate events for pair figure skating: pair skating and ice dancing.

In pair skating, a couple performs a program of movements in harmony. They add a number of combined spins and spectacular lifts. Ice dancers, in contrast, are not allowed to perform the athletic moves of pair skaters, and the couple rarely separates. Instead, they perform dances such as tangos and waltzes, and they must interpret the rhythm of the music.

Figure skating was one of the events at the very first Winter Olympics in 1924.?Before that, figure skaters had competed at the Summer Games as early as 1908. Ice dancing is a relatively new addition to the Games, making its debut at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.

The use of skates as a means of transportation in cold northern regions of the world began in prehistoric times. Ice-skating as a sport, however, originated in Holland. From there, it spread to the rest of northern Europe and North America. The world's first ice-skating club was formed in Edinburgh, Scotland, sometime around the end of the seventeenth century.

Though ice-skating is a highly technical activity, it is easy to appreciate. Millions of people around the world enjoy watching the harmonious movements of a skating couple even if they don't know
the names of the particular spins or jumps being used.?They are simply attracted by the graceful beauty of this highly entertaining sport.?
-by Martin Kelly


双人花样滑冰与冰上舞蹈

这个月在美国盐湖城举行的冬季奥运会,最令人叹为观止的表演将在室内滑冰场举行。有时过于粗暴的冰上曲棍球使运动迷们失去了兴趣,他们可以观看较温和的花样滑冰赛。

奥运会花样滑冰的金牌颁发给四个比赛项目。两枚金牌颁给男女个人单项冠军。另两枚则授予男女混合双人赛的优胜者。在男女混合双人赛中,双人花样滑冰分为两个单独的项目:双人滑冰和冰上舞蹈。

双人滑冰中,一对选手表演一套协调的动作。他们加入若干旋转动作组合和精彩的抬举动作。成鲜明对照地,冰上舞蹈选手是决不允许表演双人滑冰选手那敏捷动作的,而且冰上舞蹈选手彼此也很少分开。作为替代,他们表演探戈和华尔兹这类舞蹈,同时还必须表达出乐曲的韵律。

花样滑冰是1924年首届冬季奥运会的比赛项目之一。在那之前,早在1908年的夏季奥运会,花样滑冰选手们就曾较量过。冰上舞蹈则是奥运会中一个比较新的比赛项目, 于1976年在奥地利因斯布鲁克冬季奥运会中首次登场。

从史前时代起,冰鞋在寒冷的北国就被当作一种交通工具使用。不过滑冰作为一项运动则起源于荷兰。它从那儿传到北欧的其它地区和北美洲。大约在17世纪末,全世界第一家滑冰俱乐部在苏格兰爱丁堡成立。

虽然滑冰是一项技术性很高的运动,欣赏起来却很容易。即使不知道运动员采用的那些特殊旋转或跳跃动作的名称,全世界数百万的人也乐于欣赏一对滑冰选手表演的和谐动作。他们仅仅是被这项高娱乐性的运动所展现的奇妙美感所吸引。

 
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Forever Young 永远年轻 摇滚童话

Forever Young 永远年轻 摇滚童话  今天是六一儿童节了,中国英语学习网每日英语频道特别准备了这首非常美妙的童声合唱《Forever Young》,祝愿所有的朋友节日快乐、永葆一颗纯洁善良的童心!

  知名矿泉水品牌evian耗资百万打造的由几个法国小学生推出的“摇滚童话”专辑,一经出炉就轰动了整个法国,而他们那非常纯净的超卡娃伊的童音也迅速征服了欧洲大陆,并开始向亚洲蔓延。在这个炎热的夏季,让我们暂时远离城市的喧嚣和浮躁,共同沉浸在他们干净甜美的声音里吧!

Forever Young 

Let's dance in style 
Let's dance for a while 
Heaven can wait 
We're only watching the skies 
Hoping for the best 
But expecting the worst 
Are you going to drop the bomb or not 

Let us die young or let us live forever 
We don't have the power 
But we never say never 
Sitting in a sandpit 
Life is a short trip 
The music's for the sad men 

Can you imagine 
When this race is won 
Turn our golden faces into the sun 
Praising our leaders 
We're getting in tune 
The music's played by the madmen 

Forever young 
I want to be forever young 
Do you really want to live forever 
Forever and ever 
Forever young 
I want to be forever young 
Do you really want to live forever 
Forever young 

Some are like water 
Some are like the heat 
Some are a melody and some are the beat 
Sooner or later 
They all will be gone 
Why don't they stay young 

It's so hard to get old without a cause 
I don't want to perish like a fading horse 
Youth's like diamonds in the sun 
And diamonds are forever 

So many adventures couldn't happen today 
So many songs we forgot to play 
So many dreams swinging out of the blue 
We'll let them come true 

Forever young 
I want to be forever young 
Do you really want to live forever 
Forever and ever 

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