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2009-3-11
旺旺英语语音精品报
 
 => 每日单词 
 
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urbane 
(a.) 彬彬有礼的;高雅的

Urbane speech is educated speech, as distinguished from the speech of the ignorant.
温文的言语是受过教育的言辞,和无知者的言论有所区别。

ardent 

(a.) 热心的;热切的

After reading about the lives of several great Americans, John became an ardent student of American history.
读了有关几个美国伟大的生平事迹之后,约翰成为一个对美国历史很热心的学生。

 
 
 => 每日短语 


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play second fiddle

甘拜下风

A: How about another game of chess?
B: Oh, no. I'd rather play second fiddle.

-再下一盘棋如何?
-噢,不。我宁愿甘拜下风。

 
 => 每日会话 

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Sho
: Do you think we could?
Marie: Of course! That will save you some travel money.
Sho: I can't wait to visit all the best cultural spots in the city.
Marie: And I'll show you around the town.
Sho: Oh, Marie, we don't want to put you out too much.
Marie: Are you kidding? I love to show people the sights.
Sho: The Louvre, Notre Dame...
Marie: All that, and the best nightspots.
Sho: Hah, you sound just like Li.

(续上期)

小秀:你觉得我们可以吗?
玛莉:当然!那样会帮你们省下一些旅费。
小秀:我等不及要去参观城里最棒的文化景点。
玛莉:我会带你们去市区到处参观的。
小秀:喔,玛莉,我们不想太麻烦你。
玛莉:你在开什么玩笑?我最喜欢带人观光了。
小秀:罗浮宫、圣母院……
玛莉:除了那些,还有最棒的夜店。
小秀:哈,你听起来跟小莉一模一样。


重点解说:

★ cultural (a.) 文化的
★ show someone around 带某人参观
★ put someone out 让某人不便,麻烦某人
★ Louvre (n.) 罗浮宫;Notre Dame (n.) 圣母院

 
 => 每日背诵小段落 

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"Combining nature with technology can increase the effectiveness of plants in removing air pollutants," he said. "A living air cleaner is created by combining activated carbon with a potted plant. The roots of the plant grow right in the carbon and slowly degrade the chemicals absorbed there," Wolverton explains.

"把自然和技术结合起来能够增强植物清除空气污染物的效力,"他说。"把活性碳和盆栽植物结合在一起,一个活的空气清洁器就诞生了。植物的根就长在活性碳中,在那儿慢慢地将吸收的化学物质降解,"沃尔弗顿解释说。

 
 => 简明语法


表示移动和运动的介词:arrive at/in

可以说到达(arrive in)一个城市或国家,到达(arrive at/in)一个村庄,到达(arrive at)任何其他目的地:
They arrived in Spain/in Madrid.
他们到达西班牙/马德里。
I arrived at the hotel/at the airport /at the bridge/at the crossroads.
我到了旅馆/飞机场/桥梁/十字路口。


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