《每日英语》电子报总第376期-12.05
 

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【总第376期】
 ::每日一词:: 
 

offer  (v.) 提供,给予

elevator  (n.) 电梯

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This company offers 24-hour service.
这家公司提供二十四小时的服务。

You should take the elevator to the fifteenth floor.
你应该搭电梯到十五楼。

 
 ::每日一句:: 


My father looks square in his jacket.

穿着夹克的爸爸看起来古板过时。

  形容词square在这个句子中就相当于:old-fashioned。这里,使用的是这个词一个俚语中常见的含义:(形容一个人)沉闷、刻板保守、守旧落伍(A person who is regarded as dull, rigidly conventional, and out of touch with current trends)。作这个意思讲时,square还可以作为名词,指那些沉闷、刻板保守的人(A plain, boring person; someone who is out of touch with the latest trends)。
   例句:
   Michael is such a square. I've never met anyone so boring.
   迈克真是古板。我从没见过这么无趣的人。

 
 ::每日对话:: 

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Billy: I'm so glad I bought this watch!
Jennifer: Cool! Flashy red lines!
Billy: I think this is the coolest watch I've ever owned.
Jennifer: Is it waterproof?
Billy: Isn't that a silly question? You know how much of an athlete I am.
Jennifer: Uh, huh...so what kind of sports do you need a waterproof watch for?
Billy: Well, surfing, scuba diving...

比 利:真高兴我买了这只表!
珍妮花:酷喔!红色条纹够炫!
比 利:这是我所有表里最酷的。
珍妮花:防水吗?
比 利:这问题真够蠢的!你知道我是个十足的运动健将。
珍妮花:呃……那你做哪种运动需要戴防水表啊?
比 利:好比冲浪啊、潜水……

重点解说:

1、 flashy (a.) 俗艳的,外表炫的
2、 waterproof (a.) 防水的
3、 athlete (n.) 运动员
4、 surf (v.) 冲浪,名词是surfing
5、 scuba diving (n.) 潜水,佩戴水肺的深海潜水


 
 
 ::每日一译:: 

1.你再这么吃下去会更胖的。
2.黄河是中国文明的摇篮。
3.我不能把他单独留下。
4.中国最早的货币可以追溯到几千年前。
5.徒步旅行除了好玩外,还是良好的运动。
6. A man has two ears and one mouth that he may hear much and speak little. (英译汉)

昨日参考:

1. Many old books are now out of print.
out of print 已绝版;不再发行
2. This plant is native to Asia.
Be native to 原产于……的,天生的
3. May I speak to you in private?
in private 秘密地;私下地
4. No one would come into contact with such a mean person.
Come into contact with 与….接触,与…..交往
5. Do not read the report word for word now, just skim it.
6.Birth is much, but breeding is more.教养比出身更重要。(英译汉)


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:: 

Built in 1808 and rebuilt in 1858, the red-and-white-striped West Quoddy Head Light still holds its original lens. The lighthouse was one of the first to use a fog bell. Such bells warned ships when fog rendered a lighthouse's lamp useless.

 
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China Revealed      感触中国 - 0

China, the oldest civilization on Earth, a land founded on extraordinary customs and ritual, celebrated in monuments without equal, preserved in thousands of years of learning.

A country that is home to the greatest population on the planet - 1.3 billion people. A nation that is said to become the world's next superpower.

This is the story of the fastest-growing country on Earth, of the dreams and challenges driving its people, of individual struggle and triumph.

How is the world's largest communist state becoming its most powerful economy? Can this ancient civilization survive its breakneck journey into the future? And what is the price of this whirlwind of change? This is the story of the greatest transformation on Earth and of the people living in its heart. This is the story of life behind the Great Wall.

words to chew:
1/ breakneck:
moving at very high speed; "a breakneck pace"

2/ a whirlwind of...:something that is as rapid as a whirlwind


 
 ::每日一曲:: 

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迷醉 Mermaid Song  

苏格兰Whisky-Chivas Regal的广告,是在冰天雪地远离凡嚣的阿拉斯加,几个男人边冰上垂钓(ice-fishing)边说笑,仿佛时间已经为他们停止,此刻只需尽情享受闲情,友情,和CHIVAS。广告响起的音乐,就是一首《Mermaid Song》。其歌词没有任何侵犯灵魂的词藻,只是娓娓地唱着星月、海、和梦。


Mermaid Song

we could be together
everyday together
we could sit forever
as loving waves spill over

verse:
the moon is fully risen
and shines over the sea
as you glide in my vision
the time is standing still
don’t shy away too long
this is a boundless dream
come close to me my reason
i’ll take you in my wings

chorus:
we could be together
everyday forever
we belong together
further seas and over

verse:
in the garden of the sea
i see you looking over
with my wistful melody
you leap into the water
it is no breaths sighing
this is the mermaid song
the singing of my sisters
the sea has drown for long


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