主办:中国英语学习网  2007-08-03 

visa  (n.) 签证

passport  (n.) 护照


Do we need visas to go to Canada?

I only have three clean pages in my passport.


Don't be so upset, look at the positive side.


  一句劝解人的话。形容词positive,积极的,正面的。形容词upset来源于动词upset的含义:打翻,弄糟,使沮丧;英文的解释是“Having been overturned”;“In a state of emotional or mental distress”。



A: Did you like the Chanel bag that I got?
B: You must have a rich boyfriend because that bag is so expensive!
A: I bought it on eBay. It was only one-tenth of the original price. And the purchase was so easy.
B: No kidding! Then how do you know the bag's real?
A: Well, it came with a certificate, and it looks real. But auctioning on eBay is risky.
B: A risk I would never take...
A: Then you haven't browsed eBay before...get online. Don't hang up!

A: 你喜欢我买的那个香奈儿包包吗?
B: 你一定是交了个有钱男友,因为那个袋子超贵的!
A: 我在eBay上面买的。它只有原价的十分之一。而且很容易就买到了。
B: 真的假的!那你怎么知道包包是真货?
A: 呃,有附一个证明书,而且看起来是真的。不过在eBay上面拍卖是要冒险的。
B: 一个我绝对不想冒的险……
A: 那是你没上eBay看过才会这么说……去上网。别挂断电话!


1、 purchase (n.) 购买
2、 auction (v.) 拍卖
3、 hang up 挂断电话
4、 one-tenth (a.) 十分之一的
5、 certificate (n.) 证明书
6、 browse (v.) (上网)浏览


6.The new discovery is bound to be of great service to mankind.(英译汉)


1. How to get there?
2. What harm does it do after all?
3. Why do you look so serious?
4. We often use body-language to convey extra meaning.
5. Would you please speak a little bit louder?I can not hear you clearly.
6. You needn’t have told him about this since he could find out for himself.
Needn’t +have+过去分词? ?表示在某时之前本无必要做某事





Italy's antiquities, the remains of thousands of years of history, are literally strewn throughout the country. But perils like earthquakes, car fumes, vandals, and thieves have taken a heavy toll on these treasures, like this ancient wall outside Rome, stripped by looters of much of its decorative marble.



People and Colors

     One person chooses a bright red car, but another prefers a dark green. One family paints the living room a sunny yellow, but another family uses pure white. One child wants a bright orange ball, but another wants a light blue one. Psychologists and businessmen think these differences are important.
     In general, people talk about two groups of colors: warm colors and cool colors. Researchers think that there are also two groups of people: people who prefer warm colors and people who prefer cool colors.
     The warm colors are red, orange, and yellow. Where there are warm colors and a lot of light, people usually want to be active. People think that red, for example, is exciting. Sociable people, those who like to be with others, like red. The cool colors are green, blue, and violet. These colors, unlike warm colors, are relaxing. Where there are cool colors, people are usually quiet. People who like to spend time alone often prefer blue.
     Red may be exciting, but one researcher says that time seems to pass more slowly in a room with warm colors than in a room with cool colors. He suggests that a warm color, such as read or orange, is a good color for a living room or restaurant. People who are relaxing or eating do not want time to pass quickly. Cool colors are better for offices or factories if the people who are working there want time to pass quickly.
     Researchers do not know why people think some colors are warm and other colors are cool. However, almost everyone agrees that red, orange, and yellow are warm and that green, blue, and violet are cool. Perhaps warm colors remind people of warm days and the cool colors remind them of cool days. Because in the north the sum is low during winter, the sunlight appears quite blue. Because the sun is higher during summer, the hot summer sunlight appears yellow.
     People associate colors with different objects, feelings, and holidays. Red, for example, is the color of fire, heat, blood, and life. People say red is an exciting and active color. They associate red with a strong feeling like anger. Red is used for signs of danger, such as STOP signs and fire engines. The holiday which is associated with red is Valentine's Day. On February 14, Americans send red hearts to people they love.
     Orange is the bright, warm color of leaves in autumn. People say orange is a lively, energetic color. [此处开始无录音]They associate orange with happiness. They holidays which are associated with orange are Halloween in October and Thanksgiving Day in November. One October 31 many Americans put large orange pumpkins in their windows for Halloween.
     Yellow is the color of sunlight. People say it is a cheerful and lively color. [无录音结束]They associate yellow, too, with happiness. Because it is bright, it is used for signs of caution.
     Green is the cool color of grass in spring. People say it is a refreshing and relaxing color. Machines in factories are usually painted light green.
     Blue is the color of the sky, water, and ice. Police and Navy uniforms are blue. When people are sad, they say "I feel blue." They associate blue with feelings like unhappiness and fear.
     Violet, or purple, is the deep, soft color of darkness or shadows. People consider violet a dignified color. They associate it with loneliness. On Easter Sunday people decorate baskets with purple ribbons.
     White is the color of snow. People describe white as a pure, clean color. They associate white with a bright clean feeling. Doctors and nurses normally wear white uniforms. On the other hand, black is the color of night. People wear black clothes at serious or formal ceremonies.
     Businessmen know that people choose products by color. Businessmen want to manufacture products which are the colors people will buy. Fox example, an automobile manufacturer needs to know how many cars to paint red, how many green, and how many black. Good businessmen know that young people prefer different colors than old people do and men prefer different colors than women do.
     Young children react to the color of an object before they react to its shape. They prefer the warm colors - red, yellow, and orange. When people grow older, they begin to react more to the shape of an object than to its color. The favorite color of adults of all countries is blue. Their second favorite color is red, and their third is green.
     On the whole, women prefer brighter colors than men do. Almost everyone likes red, but women like yellow and green more than men do. Pink is usually considered a feminine color. Blue is usually considered a masculine color. As a result, people dress baby girls in pink and baby boys in blue. However, it is dangerous to generalize because taste changes. For example, years ago businessmen wore only white shirts; today they wear many different colors, including pink.
     If two objects are the same except for color, they will look different. Color can make an object look nearer than a blue object. For example, red letters on a blue sign look as though they are in front of the sign. Bright objects look larger than dark objects. However, they are actually the same size. Large or fat people who want to look smaller or slimmer wear dark clothes. When they wear dark clothes, they look smaller and slimmer than they are.
     In conclusion, color is very important to people. Warm and cool colors affect how people feel. People choose products by color. Moreover, color affects how an object looks. It is even possible that your favorite color tells a lot about you.


     蓝色是蓝天、碧水和晶冰的颜色。警察和海军的制服都是蓝色。当人们心情悲伤时,人们会说"I feel blue"(我觉得心情很混丧)。人们把不愉快和恐惧之类的感觉同蓝色联系在一起。



伤情“Where'd you go”(MTV)



说实话,第一次听“Where'd you go”这首歌时,因为听的随意,误以为它是为美国愤青而作。但一遍一遍地听过来,觉察着这乍听来有些躁动的曲调外衣下却有几丝感伤的情怀,后找来歌词,又在YouTube上找到MV核实了一下,才相信自己猜测确不是空穴来风。


特别是在Holly Brook反复吟唱Please come back home…后,人会禁不住浮想联翩 —— 那些因学习或事业而外出奔走的无奈一族,在听到这首歌时不知是否会想到家人在远方如此的牵挂如此的惦念呢?或者事实上,我们每个人不都是歌词中两个角色的转换吗?或某时亦或某地,我们离开,被人期待着归去;当我们回去亦或留守旧地时,又在期盼着外出的人赶紧归来……

Where'd you go? by Fort Minor

Where'd you go?
I miss you so,
Seems like it's been forever,
That you've been gone. She said "Some days I feel like shit,
Some days I wanna quit, and just be normal for a bit,"
I don't understand why you have to always be gone,
I get along but the trips always feel so long,
And, I find myself trying to stay by the phone,
'Cause your voice always helps me to not feel so alone,
But I feel like an idiot, workin' my day around the call,
But when I pick up I don't have much to say,
So, I want you to know it's a little fucked up,
That I'm stuck here waitin', at times debatin',
Tellin' you that I've had it with you and your career,
Me and the rest of the family here singing "Where'd you go?" Where'd you go
I miss you so,
Seems like it's been forever,
That you've been gone.
Where'd you go?
I miss you so,
Seems like it's been forever,
That you've been gone,
Please come back home... You know the place where you used to live,
Used to barbeque up burgers and ribs,
Used to have a little party every Halloween with candy by the pile,
But now, you only stop by every once in a while,
Shit, I find myself just fillin' my time,
With anything to keep the thought of you from my mind,
I'm doin' fine, I plan to keep it that way,
You can call me if you find you have somethin' to say,
And I'll tell you, I want you to know it's a little fucked up,
That I'm stuck here waitin', at times debatin',
Tellin' you that I've had it with you and your career,
Me and the rest of the family here singing "Where'd you go?" Where'd you go
I miss you so,
Seems like it's been forever,
That you've been gone.
Where'd you go?
I miss you so,
Seems like it's been forever,
That you've been gone,
Please come back home... I want you to know it's a little fucked up,
That I'm stuck here waitin', no longer debatin',
Tired of sittin' and hatin' and makin' these excuses,
For why you're not around, and feeling so useless,
It seems one thing has been true all along,
You don't really know what you got 'til it's gone,
I guess I've had it with you and your career,
When you come back I won't be here and you can sing it...

Where'd you go?
I miss you so,
Seems like it's been forever,
That you've been gone.
Where'd you go?
I miss you so,
Seems like it's been forever,
That you've been gone,
Please come back home...
Please come back home...
Please come back home...
Please come back home...
Please come back home...


2005年11月,身为Linkin Park(林肯公园)首脑及主唱之一的MC Mike Shinoda(麦克)化身为Fort Minor(黑暗堡垒),推出了其全新首张革命大碟“The rising tied”。


强烈推荐专辑“The rising tied”中的三首曲子:“Remember the name”(非常纯粹悦耳的说唱);“Believe me ”(相比节奏动人不少,而且歌词大意非常合胃);“Where'd you go” 一连串惹人怜惜的声音让它有另一种耐人寻味的味道……

唱这“惹人怜惜”的女声Holly Brook来自美国的Wisconsin(威斯康星州)。她6岁起就开始登台演出,15岁时已经和母亲一起录制了3张民谣独立唱片,并组建了自己的第一支Jazz乐队。 2003年她来到了Los Angeles寻求自己的音乐梦想,最终她出众的才华被着名的现代摇滚团体Linkin Park看中,将她签到了乐队自己的厂牌Machine Shop Recordings旗下。

2005年,“Where'd you go”在美国电台意外大热,Holly Brook这个优美的女声也开始得到了人们的关注。人们说她的声音给人一种似曾相识的感觉,不知是否可得到你的共鸣?