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轻松一刻:Imitate Birds模仿鸟儿 来源:考试吧 2013-9-9 16:10:05 【考试吧:中国教育培训第一门户】 英语学习

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Imitate Birds

模仿鸟儿

A man tried to get a job in a stage show. "What can you do?" asked the producer. 一个人想在一个舞台剧中找份工作。“你能干什么呢?”负责人问。

"Imitate birds," the man said.

“模仿鸟儿,”那人说。

"Are you kidding?" answered the producer, "People like that are a dime a dozen." “你在开玩笑吧?”负责人答道,“那样的人一毛钱可以找一打。”

"Well, I guess that's that." said the actor, as he spread his arms and flew out the window.

“噢,那就算了。”那名演员说着,展开翅膀,飞出了窗口。

Notes:

1.imitate

vt. 模仿,效仿;仿造,伪造

eg.

Parrots imitate human speech. 鹦鹉学人说话。

Wood is often painted to imitate stone. 木头常涂上油漆冒充石头。

2.imitation

n. 模仿,仿效;仿制品;赝品;[生]拟态 adj. 人造的;仿制的

常见搭配:

give an imitation of

模仿, 对...加以模仿

in imitation of

模仿

Beware of imitations.

谨防假冒。

3.a dime a dozen

多得很,不稀罕,不值钱

轻松一刻:I'll See to the Rest

来源:考试吧(Exam8.com) 2013-8-21 17:24:39 【考试吧:中国教育培训第一门户】 英语学习

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其余的事由我负责

A guard was about to signal his train to start when he saw an attractive girl standing on the platform by an open door,

一位车上的列车员刚发出信号让火车启动,这时他看见一位很漂亮的姑娘站在站台上一节打开的车厢门旁边,

talking to another pretty girl inside the carriage.

跟车厢里另一位漂亮姑娘在说话。

"Come on, miss!" he shouted. "Shut the door, please!"

“快点,小姐!”他喊道:“请把门关上。”

"Oh, I just want to kiss my sister goodbye," she called back.

“噢,我还没有和妹妹吻别呢。”她回答道。

"You just shut that door, please," called the guard, "and I'll see to the rest." “请把门关上好了,”列车员说:“其余的事由我负责。”

Notes:

1.see to

照料, 料理

eg.

I am busy at the moment; I'll get one of the assistants to see to you. 我现在很忙,我叫一个助手来照料你。

I must go and see to some things.

我得去处理一些事情。

I must see to getting the dinner ready.

我必须注意把饭准备好。

2.be about to

v.将要,正打算;临到;即将;就要

eg.

I should suppose him to be about twenty.

我猜他是二十岁左右。

3.shut

vt.& vi.关闭,把…关在门外,排斥,关进,围进,关上(箱子等),闭上(嘴等),封闭,封锁,停止开放[营业],叠拢,合拢(伞,小刀等),挟住,挟进;使暗,隐藏;关闭,塞住,(店铺等)关门

adj.关闭的;围绕的;声音低沉的

n.关闭,闭锁,终止,完结;焊接缝;[语]闭锁音;[机]冷塞

常见搭配:

be shut of (sb.)

[英俚]摆脱 (某人)

shut away

隐藏, 隔离, 禁闭

shut down

使关闭, 使(临时性)停工; 放下(盖子); (夜的)降临; (雾的)弥漫, 笼罩

shut down on [upon]

禁止; 压制

shut in

把...关进; 监禁; 围住, 遮住; (夜等)降临; 卧病

shut off

阻断; 关上; 使隔离

shut out

不让进来; 遮得看不见(棒球)不让得分

shut to

(使)关紧

shut together

接合, 焊接(金属物)

shut up

关上监禁密封; 妥善保存(使)闭嘴

轻松一刻:Wash your face

来源:考试吧(Exam8.com) 2013-8-7 15:41:39 【考试吧:中国教育培训第一门户】 英语学习

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Teacher: David, why don't you wash your face?

老师:大卫,为什么你不洗你的脸?

I can see what you had for breakfast this morning?

我能从你脸上看出你今天早餐有什么?

David: What was it?

大卫:是什么?

Teacher: Eggs.

老师:鸡蛋。

David: Wrong, teacher. That was yesterday.

大卫:错误,老师。那是昨天吃的。

Notes:

1. wash

vt. 洗,清洗;浸湿;冲刷,冲击;洗去罪名

vi. 耐洗;被洗掉(通常与 out 和 away 连用);(波涛等)拍打

n. (尤指船过后划出的)水流;要洗的衣物的数量;薄涂层(尤指涂料) adj. 可洗的,耐洗的;(证券交易)虚假的

常见搭配:

be washed out

洗退了色; 面色憔悴, 筋疲力尽

be (all) washed up

[美俚]完蛋了; 失败了; 断绝了; 破裂(多指爱情、婚姻)

come out in the wash

得到令人满意的结果;真相大白

have a wash

洗脸; 洗澡

have a wash and brush up

梳洗一下

send to the wash

送去洗

wet wash

未充分干燥即送回的洗好的衣服

won't wash

(论点等)经不起考验; 站不住脚; 没有说服力 wash and wear

洗后不烫就平的

wash against

洗刷; 冲洗

wash away

洗掉; 洗净; 冲走; 冲坏

wash down

洗掉; 冲洗; (用汤等把食物)送下

wash off

洗掉, 冲走

wash oneself

洗澡

wash out

洗掉; 洗净; 冲垮; 冲走; 淘汰; 排斥; 洗褪了色; [常用被动态]面色苍白而带倦容, 精疲力竭; 取消

wash up

Wife's picture

妻子的照片

A businessman enters a tavern, sits down at the bar, and orders a double martini on the rocks.

一位商人走进一个旅馆,坐在吧台旁边,然后叫了两杯加冰的马丁尼。

After he finishes the drink, he peeks inside his shirt pocket,

当他喝完,他往他的衬衫口袋瞟一眼,

then he orders the bartender to prepare another double martini.

然后他才向酒保点另外两杯马丁尼。

After he finishes that one, he again peeks inside his shirt pocket and orders the bartender to bring another double martini.

又喝完了,他再一次往衬衫口袋瞥一眼之后,又向酒保点了两杯。

The bartender says, "Look, buddy, I'll bring you martinis all night long. But you go to tell me why you look inside your shirt pocket before you order a refill."

酒保说道:“听着老兄,我整夜都会为你上马丁尼。但是你必须告诉我为什么每次你续杯的时候都要往你衬衫口袋里看。”

The customer replies, "I'm peeking at a photo of my wife.

这位顾客回答道:“我在看我妻子的照片,

When she starts to look good, then I know it's time to go home."

当她开始变漂亮,我就知道我该回家了。”

Notes:

1.on the rocks

触礁的;(婚姻)濒于破裂的;身无分文的;(酒等饮料)加冰的

eg.

In the brief space of time the company went on the rocks. 那家公司很快就破产了。

In the storm our ship drove on the rocks.

在狂风暴雨中,我们的船触礁了。

martini on the rocks

马丁尼加冰

2.peek

vi.偷看,窥视;眯着眼睛看

n.偷看,窥视;一瞥,看一眼

eg.

I took a peek at the list.

我偷看了一眼名单。

3.refill

vt.再注满;重新装满;再填;再补充

n.替换物;再注满

vi.被再注满

eg.

Drink up,then I'll refill your glass.

喝光,然后我再给你斟满。

She refilled the teapot with boiling water.

她把茶壶又添满了开水。

A Good Boy

Little Robert asked his mother for two cents.

"What did you do with the money I gave you yesterday?"

"I gave it to a poor old woman," he answered.

"You’re a good boy," said the mother proudly.

"Here are two cents more. But why are you so interested in the old woman?" "She is the one who sells the candy."

好孩子

小罗伯特向妈妈要两分钱。

”昨天给你的钱干什么了?“

”我给了一个可怜的老太婆,“他回答说。

”你真是个好孩子,“妈妈骄傲地说。“再给你两分钱。可你为什么对那位老太太那么感兴趣呢?”

“她是个卖糖果的。”

A Nail Or A Fly?

钉子还是苍蝇?

An old gentleman whose eyesight was failing came to stay in a hotel room with a bottle of wine in each hand.

一位视力正在衰退的老绅士住进了一家旅馆的客房。他双手各拿一瓶酒。

On the wall there was a fly which he took for a nail.

在墙上有只苍蝇,他误以为是枚钉子。

So the moment he hung them on, the bottles fell broken and the wine spilt all over the floor.

他把两只瓶子朝上一挂,瓶子掉下来摔碎了,酒洒了一地。

When a waitress discovered what had happened, she showed deep sympathy for him and decided to do him a favour.

一个女服务员发现发生的事情以后,对他深表同情,决定帮他个忙。

So the next morning when he was out taking a walk in the roof garden, she hammered a nail exactly where the fly had stayed.

于是,第二天早上他到楼顶花园散步时,她把一枚钉子钉在了苍蝇停过的地方。

Now the old man entered his room. The smell of the spilt wine reminded him of the accident.这里,老人回到了房里。倒洒的酒味让他想起了那件事。

When he looked up at the wall, he found the fly was there again!

他抬头往墙上一看,苍蝇又停在了那儿!

He walked to it carefully and slapped it with all his strength.

他轻手轻脚地走近,使尽全力拍了一掌。

On hearing a loud cry, the kind-hearted waitress rushed in.

听到一声大叫,好心的女服务员冲进房来。

To her great surprise, the poor old man was there sitting on the floor, his teeth clenched and his right hand bleeding!

让她大为吃惊的是,可怜的老头正坐在地板上,牙关紧咬,右手滴血不止。 Notes:

1.nail

n.钉子;指甲,趾甲;钉状物;纳尔

vt.钉住;抓住;使固定;揭露

常见搭配:

a nail in its coffin

加速某人[物]灭亡[垮台]的原因败坏名誉[声]的举动 (as) hard as nails

身体强壮得象铁打似的; 铁石心肠的; 严峻的

(as) naked as one's nail

[俚, 废]一丝不挂, 赤身露体

(as) right as nails

非常健康, 强健

as sure as nails

[口]肯定无疑;必然

He must have iron nails that scratches a bear.

[谚]搔熊者必具铁爪; 要干危险的事, 就得有充分的准备。 hit the (right) nail on the head

说得对, 中肯, 正中要害

off the nail

有点醉

on the nail

立即; 当场在讨论中

One nail drives out another.

[谚]一钉入, 一钉出; 新的挤掉旧的(指习惯, 感情, 爱情, 危险等)。 to the nail

完全, 彻底

nail down

用钉子钉牢要某人明确表态把(某事)准确地加以说明要(某人)遵守诺言 nail onto

用钉子钉在...上面使固定在...

nail up

用钉子把...钉死把...钉在高处

2.clench

vt.紧握,抓紧;钉牢;[航海] 系紧:用绳结捆绑

n.抓紧,咬紧;抓紧用具

eg.

clench one's jaws[teeth]

咬紧牙关

clench a bargain

定契约

Reminder

催 单

In the veterinary office where I'm a technician,

我是一家兽医站的技师。

we mail out reminders when pets are due for vaccinations.

当动物到了该注射疫苗的时候,我们就寄出催单。

Bruno, a German shepherd, arrived for his annual rabies shot,

一条德国物质牧羊犬布鲁诺来做每年一次的狂犬疫苗注射。

and we were required by state law to ask his owner if Bruno had bitten anyone in the last ten days.

我们依照州法律的要求询问他的主人,在过去的十天里布鲁诺是否咬了什么人。 "Oh yes, in fact that's why we're here," she replied.

“噢,是的。事实上这正是我们到这儿来的原因,”她回答说。

Surprised, I told her we assumed they'd come in because of our reminder.

我觉得奇怪,告诉她我们以为他们是因为收到了我们的催单才来的。

"We did," she explained. "Bruno bit the mail carrier who was delivering your card."

“的确如此,”她解释道。“布鲁诺咬了给你们送催单的邮递员。” Notes:

1.reminder

n. 令人回忆起…的东西;提醒…的东西;(告知该做某事的)通知单;提示信 eg.

a reminder slip

催询单

a reminder tray

意见箱

a gentle reminder

暗示

2.due for

应有,应得到

eg.

I am due for an increase in pay soon.

我马上就要增加工资了。

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