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空中英语教室 SC080815【To Tattoo or Not to Tatt

(2008-09-01 01:28:41)
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分类: 空中英语
纹身与否
To Tattoo or Not to Tattoo (1/2 )
你将来也会纹身吗?
Will you tattoo too?
Aug. 15th 2008



PRO (正方)
时间会改变一切
Times are changing
Years ago, many thought tattoos were for the deviant and rebellious  people living on the edges of society, like dropouts and gangsters. That was then. Today, it’s a different story. People from all walks of life can sport a tattoo and raise no eyebrows. Given the chance, you might catch sight of a small lizard tattooed above the ankle of a middleclass mom. Or you might spy a Celtic knot inked onto the arm of a well-respected clergyman.

数年前,很多人认为纹身是那些古怪的以及充满反叛情绪的人所为,这些人生活在社会的边缘,象辍学的学生和歹徒等。今天,已是事过景迁。各行各业的人可以纹身而不足为奇由于情况的改变,你也可以看到一个中产阶级的贵少妇在脚踝上方纹上一个小蜥蜴的图案。又或是你可以发现一个备受人尊敬的牧师在他的胳膊上以墨水纹一个凯尔特(人)结图案。

自我的表现?
Express yourself!
From ancient times until today, people have expressed themselves with tattoos by declaring and reaffirming which group they belong to, who they love, and what they believe. Tattoos also help people recall special occasions and the love of cherished friends and family.

从古到今,人们通过用纹身来表达他们自己,声明或重申他们属于什么团体,爱戴什么人,信奉什么。纹身也可以帮助人们回忆一些特别的场合和挚亲好友的爱等。

纹身本来就是一件装饰物
The ultimate accessory
There’s nothing wrong with a tattoo. It’s just a permanent piece of jewelry. It’s body art for humans that can be as expressive and meaningful to the tattooed individual as any painting hanging in a museum. Tattoos can also be permanent makeup, an indelible cosmetic that improves the appearance of one’s eyes and lips. Tattoos have already helped millions of eyebrows look fuller, forever.

纹身没有过错。它不过是一块永久的珠宝。它是人体的艺术,对于纹身的个人来说,它象挂在博物馆里的绘画一样富有意义和表现力纹身是永久的,擦不掉的化妆品,能改善人的眼睛和嘴唇容貌。纹身已经帮助了千百万人的眉毛更有神气和帅气,纹身永远是迷人的。

word bank

tattoo(n.)(v.) 紋身;刺青
Juan tattooed a burning heart on Sam''s left shoulder. The day after
Frank joined the navy, he got a tattoo of an anchor on his arm.

deviant(n.) 行為不軌的人
To keep me out of trouble, my mother warned me to keep away from the socially deviant.

raise eyebrows(ph.) 抬眉,表不贊成或驚訝
Dad raised his eyebrows when he saw my newly colored hair.

reaffirm (v.)再肯定;重申
After their quarrel, David reaffirmed his love for Jessica by writing her a poem.

accessory(n.) 配件;飾品
A simple accessory like a belt or a handbag can really complete an outfit.

indelible (a.)難以去除的;不會消失的
My grandfather''s words left an indelible impression on me. I''ll never forget them.

 

Chat Room
Teaching Topic: Life on the Edge 教學主題:活在危險的邊緣
cutting edge:最尖端的;cutting edge technology:最先进的技术
people living on the edge of society:活在社会边缘的人
living on the edge:活在危险的边缘,喜欢参与极限运动人往往是living on the edge
on edge:紧张、急躁的,如He seems on edge today./He seems edgy.(edgy紧张,急躁的)

deviant (n)行为乖张的人;踰矩的人
1 Sean was labeled as a deviant and rejected by his classmates.
Sean被认定为离经叛道的人物,而且被同学们排挤。
2 Those bikers are not deviants, they just look different than we do.
这些摩托车骑士并不是行为不轨的人,他们只是外表和我们不一样而已。

raise eyebrows (idiom)让人瞠目;令人惊讶
不赞成
1 Dad raised his eyebrows when he saw my newly colored hair.
爸爸看到我新染的头发时吓了一跳。
2 His inappropriate comment raised many eyebrows.
他不恰当的言论让很多人都不满。

indelible (adj)无法磨灭的;持久的
重音在de音节
1 The juice he spilled left an indelible mark on the carpet.
他泼出来的果汁在地毯上留下了去不掉的痕迹。
2 The awful job interview made an indelible imprint all my mind.
那次很凄惨的面试在我心中留下了无法磨灭的印记。

 

 

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