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::::今日一词

Sand n.) 沙
(Very tiny pieces of stone that cover an area of land.)

The children built castles out of sand.
小孩子用沙建造了一座城堡。
The beach is made from natural white sand.

海滩是由自然的白砂构成的。


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::::今日发音


Aunt
快速发音 慢速发音 中文解说
My aunt said you wanted some ginseng. 我阿姨说你要些人参。

::::英语新闻


首先是一段配有语音的,简直酷呆了!


Microsoft rebound leads tech rally in early trading


A rebound in Microsoft shares pulled the markets higher Thursday a day after a near-meltdown on Wall Street.


早先交易微软反弹领导科技股攀升

在星期三华尔街拋售下跌后,星期四微软股价回升,拉抬市场。

A Palestinian flag flutters in the wind while the sun sets behind the skyline of Gaza city Wednesday. Despite a cease-fire agreement reached Monday between Israelis and Palestinians, sporadic clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian demonstrators continue.


一面巴勒斯坦国旗周三当太阳降落在加萨市地平线时,缓缓地在风中飘扬。尽管以色列和巴勒斯坦已在周一达成一项停火协议,以军和巴国示威民众之间的零星冲突仍持续发生。

EU-Asia summit to back Korean reconciliation

Britain became the latest nation to chip away at North Korea's international isolation Thursday, announcing it would open diplomatic ties with the communist nation British troops waged war against 50 years ago.

欧亚高峰会支持两韩和解

星期四英国是最进解除朝鲜国际孤立国家,宣布将和五十年前韩战中交战的朝鲜建交。

Rain that threatened to spoil the celebration held off Wednesday for the 11th Paralympics to open with a big party. The biggest Paralympics picked up where the Sydney Games, the biggest of the modern Olympic era, ended 17 days earlier ?in a vibrant spectacle of dance, music and Aussie icons.

一场原本可能破坏今年残障奥运会庆祝活动的大雨周三并没有下,因此第十一届残障奥运会得以如期在大型庆典中揭幕。接续着十七天前才刚结束的雪梨奥运,这个史上规模最大的残障奥运会在震撼人心的舞蹈、音乐及澳洲图腾中开幕,而雪梨奥运也是现代奥运世纪中规模最大的一次。

Held off 延迟

A: Why haven't you sent the news story back to the office?
你为什么还没把新闻传回办公室?

B: I thought I should hold off until after the premier's press conference.
我想我应该等到总理的记者会开完了再说。

::::每日必读


He puts me to shame『使感到羞耻;使相形见绌』.
( 他使我蒙羞。)

【相关句子】
*The child behaved so rudely that he put his father to shame.
(这孩子举止非常无礼,使他的父亲感到羞耻。)
*Your beautiful handwriting puts my untidy scrawl to shame.
(你那漂亮的书法使我潦草蹩脚的字迹相形见绌。)

::::每日一讲


beyond one's depth (beyond one's ability to understand)

无法理解


A: It's beyond my depth when people begin to talk about politics.
人们一谈到政治,我就茫然不知。

B: I think you should pay more attention to our country.
我想你该多关心一下我们的国家。

::::绝对俚语


Flick(a movie)

电影


(「Flick」是俚语电影的意思,这个字从「flicker」而来,它原本是指(灯火)闪烁或来回摇晃的意思。早期的电影技术不佳,画质不够清晰稳定,常常会忽明忽暗或上下跳动,就像烛火一样闪烁不定。 )

A: How about checking out a flick after work?

下班后去看场电影如何?

B: Good idea! Which movie do you feel like seeing?
好主意!你想看哪一部片?

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