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::::今日一词

Hire (v.)  雇用

A:
How many people did the company hire this year?
公司在今年雇用了多少人?


B:Over two hundred.
超过两百个。


::::今日发音


I'm out of here

慢速发音 快速发音 中文解说

I'm out of here! See you tomorrow!

我走了,明天见。



::::今日会话




Dialogue

A: I'm upset. Somebody told my boss I have a part time job.
B: And he doesn't like that?
A: No, he doesn't.He thinks I'm too tired to work.
B: I'm sorry. I have to admit I told him.
A: You told him?Why?
B: I couldn't help it. He asked me point blank.

Substitutions

A: You missed class yesterday.
B: I couldn't help it.I was at the dentist.
A: You're late again!
B: I couldn't help it. My alarm didn't go off.
A: Did you eat all the cookies?
B: I couldn't help myself. They were so good.
A: You aren't very alert today.
B: I can't help it. I couldn't sleep last night.
A: You look very nice today.
B: I can't help it. I was born beautiful.


对话

我很烦恼。有人告诉我老板我在外面兼职。
他不高兴吗?
是的。他觉得我会太累,无法工作。
对不起。我必须承认,是我告诉他的。
是你告诉他的?为什么?
我没有办法。他明白问我这件事。

代替

你昨天没有来上课。
没有办法。我当时在看牙医。
你又迟到了!
没有办法。我的闹钟没响。
你把饼干全吃光了?
我没有办法。那些饼干太好吃了。
你今天反应有点迟钝。
没有办法。我昨天晚上失眠了。
你今天看起来很漂亮。
没办法。我是天生的美人胚子。


重点解说:

许多留学生都有在餐厅打工,当busboy的经验。所谓的busboy就是餐厅打杂的
小工,而bus这个字,除了平常指的“公共汽车”之外,在俚语中是个动词,指“在
餐厅打杂”,如“He bussed for his meals during his student days.”(他学生时代在餐厅打
杂换取三餐。)
  在餐厅工作,打破碟子是无可避免的。若是老板过来责问你“Why did you drop
the dishes?”(你为什么把碟子掉到地上?),除了说“I'm sorry.”之外,还要向他解释
“I couldn't help it, they're slippery.”表示是因为碟子滑不溜丢的,才会掉到地上,并不
是故意的。我们模拟这样的一组对话如下:
·What was the terrible noise?
 (刚刚那个可怕的声音是怎么回事?)
*I dropped a stack of dishes.
 (我把一叠碟子掉到地上了。)
·Why did you drop the dishes?
 (你为什么把碟子掉到地上?)
*I couldn't help it. They were slippery.
 (没有办法。碟子太滑了。)
·Well, try to be more careful next time.
 (好吧,下次要小心点。)
*Yes, sir. I sure will.
 (是的,先生。我一定会的。)
  又如上班迟到,foreman(领班)也会来询问原因。你可以回答,“Traffic was at a
standstill. I couldn't help it.”(交通几乎瘫痪。我没有办法啊!)这里的standstill是个名词,
表示“停顿;停滞”之义。



::::每日一讲




Prove Oneself
证明自己

对话:

I can run faster than you can.

Let's have a race.

I don't need to prove myself.

I think you are afraid to lose.

我可以跑得比你快。

来比赛啊!

我不需要证明我自己。

我想你是怕输吧!

解说:

prove oneself
证明自己。这一课要教你有时和朋友赌气想证明自己,就对他说 "Let's have a race." 来比赛啊!其实我们不一定要证明自己给别人看,证明给自己看就好啦!Prove yourself to yourself. 不然压力会很大很大,受不了的。

例句:

I need to prove myself to my coach.

我需要向我的教练证明我自己。


::::天天模拟考
We watched a football match ______ .

我们在电视上看了一场足球赛。   

in the TV
on TV
in TV
on the TV



::::每日习语



carry something too far


You are carrying your jokes too far.

你的玩笑开得太过份了


解说:

这是个常用的片语,表示"超出限度"。



::::天天背诵小段落



Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair.

三种激情虽然简单,却异常强烈,它们统治着我的生命,那便是:对爱的渴望,对知识的追求,以及对人类苦难的难以承受的同情。这三种激情像变化莫测的狂风任意地把我刮来刮去,把我刮入痛苦的深海,到了绝望的边缘。

【这是罗素在三种激情一文中的妙论之一。希望你也能脱口而出^*^】


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