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旺旺英语语音精品报
 
 => 听力测试 
 
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请点击收听上面的听力练习,然后写下英文听力原文并译成中文!
答案将于下期公布。


提示:第一句话的部分内容是:

那并没什么差别。
It doesn't __ __ __.

 

 
 => 每日一词 

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simple

<形> 简单的
(比较级simpler / 最高级simplest )

This job is simple enough.
这个工作有够简单的。

 
 
 => 每日短语 

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be short of ~

缺乏~,短少~

We were short of funds.
我们缺少资金。

We did not buy anything because we were short of money.
我们因为钱不够,所以什么也没买。


 
 => 每日会话 

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A: It seems that the general situation is against us, I'm afraid.
B: Why don't you get to the point?
A: To tell you the truth, our firm is on the verge of bankruptcy.
B: I can't believe that!

A: 恐怕整体的状况似乎对我们不利。
B: 你何不直说?
A: 老实告诉你,我们公司濒临破产边缘。
B: 我真不敢相信!

重点解说:

★ general situation「整体的状况」如: Generally speaking「一般而言」

★ be against ~ 的意思是「对~不利」,其反义词为be for ~ 「对~有利」。

★ I'm afraid通常置于句首或句末,用来陈述一段对对方而言可能并不愉快的内容,如I can't help you, I'm afraid.「恐怕我无法帮助你。」

★ get [come] to the point用于表示「有话直说」之意。

★ To tell you the truth, ... 「老实告诉你,...」所要坦白陈述的内容不管是好是坏,均可使用此语。

★ firm「公司」

★ on the verge of ~「濒临~,接近~」

★ bankruptcy「破产,倒闭」如: declare bankruptcy「宣告破产」go into bankruptcy「破产」




 => 每日测试

请选择正确的答案:(如果您点击选择圆圈没有弹出答案,请把鼠标移动到这里并停留数秒即可查看答案。)

Are you (*) with your present salary?


A content
B glad

C satisfy

 
 => 每日笑一笑

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The Optimist

William may well be called the champion optimist. He was sitting on the roof of his house during a flood, watching the water flow past, when the neighbor who owned a boat rowed across to him.

“Hello, William!” said the man.
“Hello, Jack!” replied William, pleasantly.
“All your fowls washed away this morning?”
“Yes, but the ducks can swim.”
“Orange trees gone, too?”
“Yes, but everybody said the crop would be a failure anyhow.”
“I see the river’s reached above your windows, William.”
“That’s all right, Jack,” was the reply. “The windows needed washing.”

乐观派

威廉被人誉为一流的乐观派。一次发大水,他正坐在他家房子的屋顶上,看着大水流过。一位有船的邻居划船经过他身边。

“你好,威廉!”他说。
“你好,杰克!”威廉愉快地回答。
“今天早上,你的家禽让大水冲跑了吗?”
“是的,但是鸭子会游泳。”
“橙子树也没了吗?”
“是的,但是大家说反正橙子要歉收。”
“我看见河水已经漫到你的窗户了,威廉。”
“正好,杰克,”威廉回答说,“窗户本也就得洗啦。”

 
 
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