拖延症 Procrastination

2015-12-14 Admin 英语学习

2015年转眼只剩不到一个月,想想新年时下的决心,恐怕不少人会茫然、懊恼甚至自责,或者寻求种种理由为自己开脱,拖延症 procrastination 便是一条方便的借口。拖延症并不是严格的心理学或医学术语,而是用于描述人们拖延的行为和状态。有人认为,这是一个近年来兴起的网络名词,因为切合现代人的生活而流行开来。拖延症的典型心态似乎可以用电影《乱世佳人》结尾的经典台词 After all, tomorrow is another day. 毕竟明天又是新的一天 来概括。明天 是希望的一天,是斗志昂扬的一天,也是西班牙谚语中 一星期中最忙的一天 Tomorrow is often the busiest day of a week. 甚至 一年中最忙的一天。事实上,拖延症的英文 procrastination 便是由 pro 向前 和 crastinus 明天 组合成的拉丁语 procrastinus 向前推到明天 而来。这个单词的拉丁语词源和我们“明日复明日 明日何其多” 的古训恰好从正反两面说明拖延症古已有之,中西皆然。

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Britain is GREAT: English is GREAT

2015-12-2 Admin 英语学习

Perhaps Britain's greatest contribution to the world is not art or technology or sport, but the English language itself. Great Britain is home to the first language of business, science and travel. The story of English begins more than a thousand years ago, but its global importance means it is still making history now. The story of English starts more than a thousand years ago. Richard goes to the British Library to hear – and see – how the language has changed over the years. After watching the video, try to finish the task: Can you turn these SMS messages into correct English? The nineteenth-century poet wrote 'I wrote 2 you b4', instead of 'I wrote to you before'. How good is your SMS English? Translate these messages into 'correct' English.

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英国女王2014年圣诞致辞

2014-12-28 Admin 英语学习

英国女王伊丽莎白二世于25日发表一年一度的圣诞节致辞。在今年的致辞中,伊丽莎白二世将呼吁国际和解,并对那些在非洲抗击埃博拉疫情的医疗工作者表示赞扬。伊丽莎白二世每年的圣诞致辞都由她本人亲自执笔。讲话提前录制,并在25日圣诞节当天下午通过电视播放。伊丽莎白二世于1952年首次发表圣诞致辞,该致辞通过广播播出。大家赶紧学习下里面精彩的英语表达吧。

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Authentic Real English: Cheesed Off

2014-9-3 Admin 英语学习

Cheesed Off 恼火的 The script of this programme 本节目台词 (Finn comes in the office where Li is working and he looks very angry) ...Finn: No. In English, 'to be cheesed off' means to be really annoyed. I'm so cheesed off! You can also say 'to cheese someone off' – so writing reports really cheeses me off. Li: 这么说 to be cheesed off 的意思是令人感到生气、恼火。Finn,你很不开心,因为你的老板要你重新写报告。你还可以把这个短语的结构变换一下说 it cheeses you off,某事让你很恼火。周末还要工作,这件事让你感到生气。 Finn: Yes, it does. 'cheesed off' is today's expression in Authentic Real English. Let's hear some examples of how it's used. Working with Caroline is not easy. She gets really cheesed off when people don't agree with her. My sister cheeses me off. She borrows all my clothes and never returns them!

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了解英国流行文化的捷径: 新单词

2011-5-18 Admin 英语学习

你知道screenager 和splod 是什么意思吗?让牛津英语大词典的主编来告诉你吧。以下选自 British Council。Hello and welcome to Trend UK, your shortcut to popular culture from the British Council. In the next few minutes we’re going to be talking about new words and phrases. New words enter the English language all the time, in fact English has always been in a state of evolution and in recent years more and more words and phrases have entered the language, partly due to the increased willingness of lexicographers to include them in the dictionaries. But where do all these words come from? Our reporter Mark has been finding out.

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英式英语和美式英语的不同用词

2011-5-16 Admin 英语学习

长裤是trousers 或是pants?chips 到底是薯条 还是薯片?可口可乐既可以叫“起泡饮料”,也叫苏打水。仔细看看这个短片,来了解英式英语跟美式英语的不同。选自 British Council。Script: Man: Hey! Nice pants! Woman: Excuse me? Man: I said nice pants. Woman: You can’t see my pants, can you? Man: Of course I can. Woman: How can you see my pants? Man: They’re on your legs! Woman: Ha. You haven’t been to America recently, have you? Man: Oh I er …I er actually just got back from LA! That’s “Los Angeles” by the way.... Woman: I know.

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英语的声音: 音位图

2011-5-10 Admin 英语学习

英语音标不知道怎么读?或者英式音标发不准?那要好好看看这幅音位图了。音位图包括44个由英语标准发音(标准英国发音)设定的基本音或音素。请点击并试听声音,也可以点这里 下载音位图。

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盼加薪的孩纸你们伤不起

2011-5-5 Admin 新闻评论

最近忽然喜欢上了龙颜大悦栏目组的作品,比如5月2号龙颜大悦045期的劳动号子:光荣而苦逼的劳动者们万岁!新浪微博:真的劳模,敢于直面高额的房贷,敢于正视永远不涨的工资,见45期片尾曲《劳工歌》。劳动者是最美的人有木有!最美的人干最累的活有木有!!而且拿最少的钱有木有!!

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英国人教你看电视学英语

2011-4-13 Admin 英语学习

不要认为英语的电视节目很难听得懂,Simon 在这里为你提供一些看电视学英语的简单秘技。纯正英国口音,音频加文字,附讨论题目供回复,选自 English Online。Hi, I am Simon Gillow. I’ve been an English language teacher for about fifteen years. I like teaching English because I like languages. And I’ve lived in many different countries and learned languages in lots of different ways. We all watch television and listen to the radio.  What we don’t often do though, is watch it in a foreign language because many of us find it too difficult. Sometimes they speak too quickly. Sometimes they’re using vocabulary or grammar that we just don’t understand. But we shouldn’t let that stop us because TV offers us many opportunities for improving our English.

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最近迷上了植物大战僵尸

2011-3-14 Admin 生活日志

《植物大战僵尸》是一款极富策略性的小游戏,可怕的僵尸即将入侵,唯一的防御方式就是栽种植物。此游戏集成了即时战略、塔防御战和卡片收集等要素、游戏的内容就是:玩家控制植物,抵御僵尸的进攻,保护这片草坪。植物大战僵尸对玩家的要求也是大脑的智慧和小脑的反应,有了正确的战略思想之后,要靠战术将战略实现出来。战术范围包括很广,植物的搭配、战斗时的阵型、植物与僵尸相遇时是战是防这都属于战术的范畴。正确的战术能使玩家在战斗中胜利关键。选择正确的战术,需要先分析情况,再做出决定。那么提高战术水平也是要提高分析情况的能力。作为一款小游戏,它成功地借鉴了一些战略游戏的要素:采集资源并利用资源建造其它单位。甚至有一些玩家在拿星际的战略往这款游戏中套用,以阐述这款游戏需要在何时发展“经济”,何时发展“兵力”。游戏中可以选用的植物有40多种,而每个场景最多只能选用10种植物,这就需要玩家根据自己的游戏策略来作出取舍。

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