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2008-12-8
旺旺英语语音精品报
 
 => 每日单词 
 
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totter 
(vi.) 蹒跚,踉跄

The old man tottered across the room and sat down on the sofa.
那位老人蹒跚地走过房间,然后坐在沙发上。

appease 

(vt.) 平息;缓和;抚慰

He tried to appease the crying child by giving him candy.
他试图以糖果安抚哭泣的小孩。

 
 
 => 每日短语 


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go beyond one's depth

不自量力

A: He tries to challenge the world champion boxer.
B: If he does so, he really goes beyond his depth, for the champion is never defeated.

-他企图向世界拳击冠军挑战。
-如果他那样做,他的确是不自量力,因为那个冠军选手从未被击败。

 
 => 每日会话 

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They are in the petting zoo
Mom: Why don't you go pet and groom the sheep? It looks really nice.
Sam: But it's so gross and smelly. My hands will get dirty.
Mom: And monkeys are clean? You have a lot to learn.
Sam: Maybe, but monkeys are definitely smarter than sheep. And they look cooler, too.
Mom: Not to me. I think sheep are much cuter. And look, there's a domesticated deer! It looks just like Bambi.
Sam: This is boring. I'm just going to go wait outside.

(续上期)

他们来到可爱动物区
妈妈:你怎么不去跟羊玩一玩?它看起来很棒。
山姆:但是它很恶心又有味道。我的手会弄脏。
妈妈:那猴子干净吗?你真不懂事。
山姆:或许吧!但是猴子绝对比绵羊聪明。而且它们看起来也比较酷。
妈妈:我可不认为。我觉得绵羊可爱多了。你看,那里有只驯鹿耶!看起来真像小鹿斑比。
山姆:真无聊。我去外面等好了。


重点解说:

★ pet and groom (v.) 照料(小动物),在此是指跟小动物玩耍,pet是‘轻轻拍打’,groom则是‘梳毛’
★ sheep (n.) 绵羊(单复数均为sheep)。山羊则为goat [got](复数则为goats)
★ gross (a.) 恶心的,讨厌的
★ smelly (a.) 有难闻气味的
★ domesticated (a.) 被驯养的

 
 => 每日背诵小段落 

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Driving on the left is traditional and therefore, to the English, indisputably right. The custom dates back to the time when the horse was the main means of getting about, and you kept to the left so as to leave your sword arm free to defend yourself. Nowadays it is more usually extended through the open window to reinforce the helpful hints offered to other motorists.

靠左行驶是英国的传统,因此,对于英国人来说这是无可质疑的。这种习俗可以追溯到以马为主要交通工具的时代。那时,在路的左边骑马可以空出右手,以便持剑自卫。如今,更常见的情况是将右手伸出打开的车窗,更好地向别的开车人打手势示意。

 
 => 简明语法


带to 的情态动词 (1)


  带to 的情态动词有四个:ought to, have to, used to, be to, 如加上have got to ,(=must), be able to,为六个。它们的疑问,否定形式应予以注意:
  Do they have to pay their bill before the end of the month?
  She didn't use to play tennis before she was fourteen.
  You ought not to have told her all about it.
  Ought he to see a heart specialist at once.?

  ought to 本身作为情态动词使用。其他的词作为实义动词使用,变疑问,否定时,须有do 等助动词协助。


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