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21世纪英语报hotshots,April 27,2011

(2012-04-12 14:47:01)
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21世纪英语报

英语二

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分类: 词汇

该期头版出现了一个词叫tall tale,给出其英文解释from wikipedia,大家要习惯自己看英英解释哦
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tall_tale

Tall tale 
A tall tale is a story that claims to explain the reason for some natural phenomenon, or sometimes illustrates how skilled/intelligent/powerful the subject of the tale was. In either case, the tall tale is fictional, and usually obviously so. Very often, the tall tale is told in a manner that is intentionally ridiculous.

 

一些有用的词组:

go down in history载入史册,名垂青史

They will go down in history for their bravery deeds.他们的英雄事迹将永垂不朽。

if sth is anything to go by如果某事可信的话,如果从某是来评判的话

We're in for a tough year, if recent job cuts are anything to go by.

从最近的职位削减来看的话,我们今年将是非常艰难。(总感觉像温总理说的话,今年是困难的一年,今年是复杂的一年,今年是极其复杂的一年。。。年年都复杂,年年有困难啊~中华民族不容易啊)

feet of clay(伟人身上的)不为人知的弱点【好像和什么古希腊的战神有关,说是战神的弱点就是脚,阿基里斯?忘记了】

Many of the geniuses in history had feet of clay.历史上许多天才都有为人所不知的弱点。

get one's act together振作起来

You've got to get your act together and get your work done.你必须要振作起来完成你的工作。

hit a snag遇到意外的困难

We've hit a snag with this project.在这个项目上我们遇到了意外的困难。

few and far between寥寥无几

Gas stations were few and far between on our way home. We might run out of gas.

回家的路上,加油站寥寥无几。我们的车子会没油。

have a thing about此处指对某人或某事物有强烈的好感。还可指有强烈的厌恶感。(好感还是厌恶感要看语境)

I don't know why but I have a thing about Jack. My heart beats faster whenever I see him.

我对杰克有种莫名的强烈好感。每次见到他,我的心脏跳得更快了。(有一种心跳的感觉?)

 

学习词汇:backlash激烈反应,强烈反对

The governor's tax-raising proposal caused a backlash.

州长提高税收的提案遭到了激烈反对。

词汇了解:Ivy League常春藤联盟,常春藤名牌大学

As  a graduate of an Ivy League university, she has received job offers from top firms.

作为美国常春藤大学毕业生,她很轻易地拿到了最顶尖企业的聘用书。

 

Bonus:填写英文表格常常让很多朋友犯难,因为用词很正式。下边是美国各地驾照申请表里关于器官捐赠的表述,可不能看错了。

authorize:授权

Do you authorize a symbol to be palced on your license indicating your consent to be listed as an organ, eye, and tissue donor in the donor registry?(Missouri,US)

consent:同意

Applicants under the 18 years of age must provide parental consent to be an organ donor under the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act.(Guam,US)

release:公布

Do you consent to the release of your name, date of birth, driver license number and recent address to the statewide Internet-based registry of organ, tissue and eye donors and for release to qualified organ, tissue and eye bank organizations?(Texas,US)

 

 

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