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请和我一起坚持,每天学习有用的英语单词,每天一个类别.every day english is the way
wyman 2005-11-21 12:55

THE FIRST DAY: FAMILY(1)
Your family tree:your closest relatives are your parents:your father and your mother;and your siblings(sisters and brothers) if your mother or father is not an only child ,you also have aunts and/or uncles.An aunt is the sister of your mother or father,while an uncle is the brother of your mother or father.your female child is called your daughter,and your male child is your son.if your uncles or aunts have children,they are your first cousin,(in english,the word cousin is used,whether the cousin if female or male.)Your female cousin is your mother or father's niece,while a male cousin is the nephew of your mother and father.

(to be continued...)

Aim 2005-11-21 13:03

thanks,I'd like followe you & gangnet.
new words : siblings,

Ami 2005-11-21 13:37

学习了!

偏偏 2005-11-21 13:48

It's useful.
appreciate.

wyman 2005-11-22 10:20

THE SECOND DAY:
FAMILY(2)
In-lawsWhen you marry,your husband (or wife's) family become your in-laws.The mother of your spouse (husband or wife) is your mother-in-law and his or her father becomes your father-in-law.The term in-law is also used to describe your relationship with the spouses of your siblings. So the husband of your sister becomes your brother-in-law,while your sisters of your husband becomes your sister-in-law.If you are woman,you become the daughter-in-law of your husband's parents,and if you are a man,you become the son-in-law of your wife's parents.The same term in-law is used for all generations.
The husband of your aunt is still your mother's brother-in-law,for example.

Grandparents/Grandchildren
The parents of your parents are your grandparents-grandmother and grandfather.You are their grandchildren-either a granddaughter or a grandson.If your grandparent has a sister,she is your great-aunt,If your grandparents has a brother,he is your great-uncle.(And you are either his or her great-niece or great-nephew.)
The mother of your grandmother or grandfather is your great-grandmother.The father of your grandmother or grandfather is your great-grandfather.If you go back another generation ,the grandmother of your grandmother/grandfather is your great-great-grandmother. The grandfather of your grandparent becomes your great-great-grandfather.

(to be continued...)

偏偏 2005-11-22 11:09

引用:

The grandfather of your grandparent becomes your great-great-father.
should be great-great-greatfather.

fafan 2005-11-22 11:34

good comrade!

wyman 2005-11-22 12:13

引用:

作者: 偏偏
should be great-great-greatfather.

thank you! I have revised it.

bird 2005-11-22 12:52

:wdb10:

wyman 2005-11-23 10:10

THE THIRD DAY
FAMILY(3)
Second families:
If your mother or father remarries,you can acquire a new family and set of relatives. For example, if your father marries a second wife,she becomes your step-mother.Any children she already has become your step-sisters or step-brothers.If your father or mother remarries and has children,they become your half-brothers or half-sisters. You might also hear people talking about their biological brother/sister etc, to mean a brother who is related by blood,rather than by marriage.

Type of family:
nuclear family=mother , father and children:"The traditional British family unit is a nuclear family."
single-parent/one-parent family=a family which only has one parent (because the parents are divorced,or because one of the parents has died.) "There are more and more single-parent families in the UK."immediate family=your closest relatives:"Only immediate family members attended the funeral."
extended family=you entire family:"The wedding invitations were sent to the entire extended family."
close-knit family=a family where the members have close relationships with each other:"They are a close-knit family."
dysfunctional family=a family where the members have serous problems with each other:"He comes from a rather dysfunctional family."
blood relative=a relative connected to you by "blood" rahter than through marriage:"She's not a blood relative ,but we're still very close."
to be continued...

wyman 2005-11-24 10:17

THE FOURTH DAY:
FAMILY(4)
EXPRESSIONS WITH FAMILY

family gathering=a meeting / celebration of family member:"There's a small family gathering next week."
family resemblance= where members of family look/act similar:"You can see a distinct family resemblance between the father and the son."
to start a family=to start having children:"They want to wait a couple of years before starting a family."
to run in the family=a characteristic that is common among family members:"Baldness runs in his family."
to bring up/raise a family=to have and look after children:"It's difficult to bring up/ raise a family on one income."
a family car=a car big enough to transport a family:"The Volvo estate is a popular family car."
family-size=large quantity item:"We need to buy family-size packages of biscuits."
family-friendly=a policy that favours families:"This hotel is family-friendly."
family doctor =a doctor who looks after general medical needs.:"There are a number of good family doctors in this area."
family man=a man who prefers to spend his time with his family."John is a family man."
family values= traditional ideas what a family should be."Some political parties often emphasise the family values and the importance of the marrige."
family name=surname:"What is your family name?"

to be continued...

Aim 2005-11-24 10:35

I have order for this topic in canadameet web sit .I wish I can read them in time!

Thanks for Wyman!

wyman 2005-11-24 10:46

引用:

作者: Aim
I have order for this topic in canadameet web sit .I wish I can read them in time!

Thanks for Wyman!

Thank you for your supporting. I type all the words by myself, I am learning too, and I will renew the topic everyday.

susan_wu 2005-11-24 17:48

跟着学,

偏偏 2005-11-24 17:55

I subscribed it too.

Appreciating...

mini 2005-11-24 20:20

学习学习

霏霏 2005-11-24 22:33

谢谢分享

wyman 2005-11-25 12:34

THE FIFTH DAY:
FAMILY (5)
Describing family relationship:
Children often quarrel with each other and these argument-or squabbles-are often quickly resolved. In fact sibling rivalry (the competition between brothers and sisters) is quite common.

More seriously, if arguments continue into adulthood,family feuds can develop where both sides can end up hating each other and even trying to hurt or desroy each other.

A person who no longer speaks to a family member is estranged from his/her family.Often estrangement is voluntary.However, if parents decide they no longer want anything to do with their children,they [color="black"]cut them off [/COLOR](=break off communication) or even disinherit them.(Decide not to leave them anything when they die.)

Most people feel loyalty to their family, and will defend family members saying "He/She's family ". There's also a saying "Blood's thicker than water "whichi means that your family ties are stronger than any other relationships.

to be continued...

liuchh 2005-11-26 01:34

好帖,谢谢Aim的签名!

Aim 2005-11-26 02:05

引用:

作者: liuchh
好帖,谢谢Aim的签名!


tina 2005-11-26 22:50

跟楼上的学习了!

霏霏 2005-11-26 23:53

咦,26日的怎么还没。。。。。。等待中啊LZ

justin_zhu 2005-11-27 00:02

good, favorite!

phi969 2005-11-27 00:11

好佩服你楼主,跟着你学

Aim 2005-11-27 00:45

26日周末放假了~~~~~~~

嗲媚媚 2005-11-27 01:22

支持wyman

yyq61 2005-11-27 04:23

:wdb23: :wdb23: 坚持不懈,看我能否跟下来,希望家园各位鼓励一下.谢谢楼主及各位!!

bullnew 2005-11-27 04:36

棒!棒!给你棒棒糖!

wyman 2005-11-27 15:37

26号是周末,但主要是我家里的电脑坏了,老自动关机。今天两天一起补。

wyman 2005-11-27 15:55

THE SIXTH DAY
Getting married(1):
It all starts with a proposal.Traditionally the man goes down on one knee to pop the question.If he receives a "yes",the couple are engaged. It is customary for the man to buy his fiancee an engagement ring, most commonly a diamond ring. Engagements can last for years, and if neither of the couple breaks off the engagement,the next step is marriage.

to be continued...

wyman 2005-11-27 16:17

THE SEVENTH DAY
Getting marriage(2)
Planning the wedding
Most weddings in the UK take the form of either a civil ceremony (conducted at the Registry office) or a traditional white wedding,held in a church.(There are other ceremonies for different religions.) If the couple chooses a church service,the planning can become quite complex. The church must be booked,the service has to be choosen,flowers arranged and so on. Other arrangements (for both traditional and civil) are to draw up a guest list,send out invitations ,book a reception venue (for after the ceremony),choose bridesmaids (the girls who tradionally accompany the bride in the church) and the best man (the bridegroom's friend who accompanies him to the ceremony) , buy the wedding dress,arrange a honeyroom (the holiday after the wedding),compile a wedding list (a list of presents that guests can choose to buy the couple) and of course, to select the wedding ring(s).

to be continued...

wyman 2005-11-28 10:42

THE EIGHTH DAY
Getting married(3)
The big day:

The groom and best man arrive at the church first, and then the guest arrive.Last to arrive is the bride,normally dressed in a long white wedding dress with a train(material from the dress that covers the floor behind her),her face covered in a veil,carrying a bouquet of flowers,and accompanied by a couple of bridesmaids in matching dresses. Usually the bride's father walks her down the aisle until they reach the priest/vicar at the altar.The church organ plays the Wedding March, and the guests rise to their feet to watch the procession.Once they reach ther altar,the bride stands with the groom,and the service begins.The service lasts for about half an hour,and contains readings(extracts from the Bible) and a couple of hymns(religious songs). The priest always asks if there are any objections to the marriage (someone can speak or forever hold their peace =never have the opportunity again to object),and at the end of the service, the couple exchange rings and are proclaimed "man and wife".At that point,the groom is allowed to kiss his wife,The guests leave and the couple then sign the marriage register.When they come out of the church,the guest often throw confetti (small pieces of coloured paper),and the photographer takes various formal photographs.

Next in the big day is the reception,which is often a formal lunch in a hotel. After lunch there are various speeches. The bridge's father normally gives a speech, then the best man gives a speech( which is often a funny speech designed to embarrass the groom), and the bridegroom and/or the bride give a short speech to thank their guest.

Some couples also arrange an evening reception, and hire a disco or band to play music for their friends.

At the end of the day, the happy couple traditionally leave on honeymoon.

to be continued...

偏偏 2005-11-28 20:26

Be seat and start learning.

justin_zhu 2005-11-28 20:33

继续学习!

wyman 2005-11-29 10:21

THE NINTH DAY
Getting married(4)
Other wedding vocabulary

pre-wedding nerves=when you are nervous befoure the wedding

wedding bells=the traditional tune that the church bells play as
the couple leave the church


wedding vows=the promises that the bride and groom make to
each other during the ceremony. Some of these vows could be to
love each other "until death do us part" and to love "for richer or
poorer,for better or worse, in sickness and in good health".


wedding cake=a traditional cake with three"tiers" eaten at the end
of the wedding meal


to be continued...

luckyluo 2005-11-29 11:54

好东东, 补完课了,以后不缺席了

emace_oliver 2005-11-29 12:15

先登记。

kgkb_007 2005-11-29 12:36

跟着fafan学英语,每天进步一点点!!!

sunyu 2005-11-29 12:57

:wdb4: 刚补完NEC,现在开始补词汇,有这么多筒子一起:wdb6: :wdb6:
LZ辛苦!:wdb17:

偏偏 2005-11-29 23:27

It's odd. I subscribed it but didn't receive any updated info.
Faint!

wyman 2005-11-30 00:33

引用:

作者: 偏偏
It's odd. I subscribed it but didn't receive any updated info.
Faint!

o~my god! faint too~congradulation for your five stars~~

yyq61 2005-11-30 04:15

到了课堂,要坚持不懈哟!

palmer 2005-11-30 05:12

我也来报道了!very very GOOD!

wyman 2005-11-30 09:55

THE TENTH DAY:
VOCABULARYl:Scenery(1)

The coast
Often at the edge of the sea there are cliffs(high mountains),
which give a great view over the sea.But they can also be
dangerous,especially if they are eroded,when rocks and earth
fall away into the sea. Most people prefer sandy beaches rather
than pebble beaches(beaches with small stones).The coastline
can be straight,or it can have bays which are often semi-circular
in shape
.

to be continued...

sunyu 2005-11-30 12:43

UP,UP,EVERYDAY!THANKS!

harvey66 2005-11-30 13:22

good

appleking 2005-12-01 01:31

我也来了,,,,正在努力补前几天的课程呢,呵呵,,,,

wyman 2005-12-01 10:39

THE ELVENTH DAY
VOCABULARY:Scenery(2)
Mountain

Mountain ranges are spectacular as you can often see snow-capped peaks
against the skyline. From the top of a mountain (the summit or the peak) ,
there are breathtaking views. Not much grows on mountains, as generally the
terrain (ground) is rocky, but the air is often pure. However, the valleys (low
areas encircled by the mountains
) are more fertile.

to be continued...

uvov 2005-12-01 11:06

Hurrily I have read all. Too many new words made me so worried about my English. I'll get all your articles printed out to read loadly every day, and same to my wife.

I'll keep you all up refreshing my English.

Thanks for Wyman's contribution. I'll add SW to you.

sunyu 2005-12-01 12:08

"breathtaking" means 心旷神怡? :wdb4:

one day one class , one day one "FF".:wdb17: :wdb17:

wyman 2005-12-01 12:38

引用:

作者: uvov
Hurrily I have read all. Too many new words made me so worried about my English. I'll get all your articles printed out to read loadly every day, and same to my wife.

I'll keep you all up refreshing my English.

Thanks for Wyman's contribution. I'll add SW to you.

you are welcome~~~and maybe i will learn "IT" knowledge from you.

引用:

作者: sunyu
"breathtaking" means 心旷神怡? ~~.


惊险的,惊人的 意思

sunyu 2005-12-01 17:46

THANKS AGAIN!

偏偏 2005-12-01 18:18

thanks again

霏霏 2005-12-01 22:56

每天看,每天道声谢谢你:)

wyman 2005-12-02 00:52

THE TWELFTH DAY
VOCABULARY:SceneryInland

From the foothills of the mountains (the small hills nearest mountains),
the scenery inland tends to be less dramatic with rolling hills and open
countryside. You can find more farmland, but also forest or woods(small
forest
).The land is generally irrigated by rivers or lakes(areas of water
which are enclosed
) and streams(narrow paths of water).

to be continued...

In some countries, there are vast areas of open, flat land called plains
(or prairies) which are used to grow various crops such as wheat (the
grain used to make flour for bread.)

uvov 2005-12-02 13:58

Follow up!

sunjack 2005-12-03 06:41

DING

sunyu 2005-12-03 10:43

read

uvov 2005-12-03 11:03

又温习了一部分...

wyman 2005-12-04 00:38

THE THIRTEENTH DAY
VOCABULARY:Office vocabulary(1)
Where you store things

Perhaps you have a tall metal cupboard in your office with three
or four drawers to put files and correspondence
.This is a filing
cabinet
. Other people have drawers in their desk or portable
drawers
(drawers on wheels) in their offices.

In your filling cabinets you usually have hanging files,where you
can put loose correspondence
. If you want to put correspondence
together.
you can use folders or plastic wallets. You can also put
papers in a folder and put the folder on a bookshelf.

You can also store small things on your desk. For example,
perhaps you put pens in a pen holder or in a container. You
might even have a desk tidy with different components for pens,
rubber bands, erasers and so on.

to be continued...

littlecat123 2005-12-04 03:27

Good,good,good, helpful

uvov 2005-12-04 09:31

Reviewed the Office Vocabulary(1) twice, Keep on!

wyman 2005-12-04 11:45

THE FOURTEENTH DAY
VOCABULARY: Office vocabulary(2)
How you attach things

To stick things together, you can use one-sided sticky tape,
known in England as "sellotape" but not as "scotch",which is a
type of whisky! You can use a stranger type of sellotape for
cardboard boxes
and this is called masking tape. Or you could
use glue -a sticky liquid that comes out of a bottle to stick things
together
.

You can attach paper with a paperclip, which is made of metal or
platic
. A paperclip is the icon you can see in your email program
when you want to send an attachment.


If you want to attach paper more permanently, you can use a stapler
(which contains staples) to staple the pieces together. A staple is
a small,sharp metal bar which has two ends that curl through the
bottom sheeet of paper to hold all the pieces together.


to be continued...

偏偏 2005-12-04 12:51

following....

sunyu 2005-12-04 23:02

coming

肥猫 2005-12-05 00:20

一边学习一边顶!

wyman 2005-12-05 11:29

THE FIFTEENTH DAY
VOCABULARY: Office vocabulary(3)
office equipment

You probably have access to a printer(which needs ink cartridges),
a photocopier (which needs toner), a fax machine and maybe even
an overhead projector, also known as OHP. An OHP is useful if you
want to present information and project text or images onto a screen
at the front of a room.


You might also have a whiteboard (to write on using whiteboard markers)
or a flip chart. A flip chart is a stand with very large pieces of paper which
you can write on,then flip over, to get the next piece of blank paper.

You might have a place in the office where you can leave messages and
notices for other people
. This is called a notice board and you need to use
drawing pins to attach your notice to the board.

to be continnued...
FORENOTICE FOR TOMORROW: ABOUT BABY~~

uvov 2005-12-05 16:00

时刻紧跟,当然希望你会的我也会,我会的你也会啊...

wyman 2005-12-06 12:30

THE SIXTEENTH DAY:
VOCABULARY:Babies

My friend got pregnant/conceived in April and her baby was
born in January.

She waited until the second trimester(after three months) to tell
people,as by then there is less risk of losing the baby/having
a miscarriage
.During the pregnancy she had terrible morning sickness
and she also had cravings(a strong desire to eat something) for
cheese and pickle sandwiches.

The birth itself was uncomplicated. She went into labour at
midnight, and the baby was born at 7 a.m. She didn't feel too
much pain and didn't need an epidural. Instead, she was on
drips to make the contractions come a little quicker. Her midwife
(special nurse who follows a woman throughout pregnancy) was
with her during the birth,just to make sure that everything went
well.Luckily,it was a normal delivery and she didn't need a
Caesarean section (operation). The doctor cut the cord and
put the baby on her stomach.He said "Congradulations!It's a
healthy baby girl!"

She and her husband prepared their bouse before she went into
hospital. They decorated the nursery. They also had to buy some
baby equipment,such as a baby bath, a changing mat(on which
they will change the baby's nappies
),a carry cot(so they can
carry the baby around
), a cot (for the baby to sleep in),a mobile
(to hand over the cot so that the baby can see moving shapes)
and more teddy bears than any baby can surely need. Friends
have bought them baby chothes already, so they are as ready as
they can be for their new baby.

to be continued...

sunyu 2005-12-06 12:49

好象越来越难了耶.:wdb4: :wdb4:

harvey66 2005-12-06 21:03

引用:

作者: sunyu
好象越来越难了耶.:wdb4: :wdb4:

more new words.

sunyu 2005-12-07 00:40

trimester 百天?
as by then there is less risk of losing the baby/having
a miscarriage.
怕丢小孩? :wdb2:

wyman 2005-12-07 15:16

引用:

作者: sunyu
trimester 百天?
as by then there is less risk of losing the baby/having
a miscarriage.
怕丢小孩? :wdb2:

1、trimester:是指孕妇度过最容易流产的前三个月怀孕期
2、losing the baby/having a miscarriage: 流产的意思

偏偏 2005-12-07 15:19

这集很有意思呢!!喜欢!!

sunyu 2005-12-07 15:21

her baby was born in January.

没注意前面时态,理解错误,抱歉抱歉!多谢指教!:wdb17:

wyman 2005-12-07 15:40

THE SEVENTEENTH DAY

VOCABULARY:At a chemist’s (1)


In England, high-street chemists stock a huge range of toiletries (items for personal hygiene),baby products,cosmetics, perfumes and medicines. Dispensing chemists also fill prescriptions (given to you by your doctor) and some even develop films for you.

Baby care
Many people buy nappies(diapers) for their babies at chemists. Along with the nappies are other products for babies, such as nappy cream, cotton wool buds(lengths of plastic tipped with soft cotton to clean a baby’s ears, for example),baby wipes (to help clean a baby) and so on.

Hair care
Chemists also stock a range of hair products. You can buy shampoo and conditioner (to wash your hair) and products to colour hair. For styling your hair you can buy gel or mousse, which act a bit like gule to keep your hair in a particular style. You can also buy hair brushes or combs, to make your hair neat, and hair grips and hair slides, which are plastic objects that keep your hair in place

to be continued...

sunyu 2005-12-08 00:25

银行下班,明天continue

wyman 2005-12-08 01:27

THE EIGHTEENTH DAY
VOCABULARY:At a chemist's(2)

Personal hygiene

There's normally a wide selection of personal hygiene products,
Many English people like to soak in a long,hot bath, and so
there's a huge market in bath oils, bath salts or bubble bath-all
ways to add nice smells to your bath!
You can also buy nail
scissors
and emery boards(to file your nails) and pumice stone,
to rub away dry skin from your feet. For oral hygiene, you can
buy toothbrushes,toothpaste and dental floss, which is like string
that you use to clean between your teeth.
You can also buy face
and body creams, moisturiser(cream to prevent your skin from going
dry
),soap and deodorant. Other items you can find in this section
of the chemist are razors,to shave hair from your body,shaving foam;
and feminine hygiene products,such as tampons and sanitary towels.

to be continued...

缘来。 2005-12-08 02:00

不错!顶1下.

justin_zhu 2005-12-08 02:01

明天来继续学习,现在睡觉了,886

sunjack 2005-12-08 09:43

建议 置顶

kacha001 2005-12-08 10:58

不错的资料,谢谢!

sunyu 2005-12-08 14:34

listen

suusan 2005-12-08 21:18

how to subscribe it, I want it too. tell me, want to know ergently

霏霏 2005-12-08 22:43

学了,谢谢

澄澄 2005-12-08 23:31

真棒!存档打印了背去 哈哈

uvov 2005-12-09 09:45

几天没来,又得补课了。LZ真棒,看来我是被动学习了。

fafan 2005-12-09 09:53

这么好的帖子,这么好的筒子,置顶了!

sunyu 2005-12-09 10:49

GX置顶!:wdb6: :wdb6:

sunjack 2005-12-09 11:58

呵呵, 终于置顶了, 建议 楼主 要再接再厉, 继续

sunjack 2005-12-09 12:04

继续. 请问楼主, 这个是你自己写的还是转贴的。
our family tree:your closest relative are your.......
relative 是不是为 relatives

wyman 2005-12-09 12:06

引用:

作者: sunjack
继续. 请问楼主, 这个是你自己写的还是转贴的。
our family tree:your closest relative are your.......
relative 是不是为 relatives

俺有个外教老师给我的资料~~我是边学边打的,绝对不是转贴~~~
一个一个字都是俺亲手打的~~~
谢谢大家的支持~~~我会继续的~

谢谢你帮我指正错误,你是对的,我漏了个S!!!已经修改~

wyman 2005-12-09 12:23

THE NINETEENTH DAY
VOCABULARY:At a chemist's(3)
Make up

If you are looking for cosmetics or make-up, you can find eye-liner
(or kohl), mascara (for your eyelashes) and eye-shadow, which is
coloured powder to put on your eyelids
.You can also buy foundation
(a cream to put on your face to give an even surface), blusher (to
add colour to your cheeks
), lipstick(which adds colour to your lips),
and lip-gloss which adds shine to your lips. To colour your nails you
can use nail polish ,also known as nail varnish.

to be continued...

偏偏 2005-12-09 14:16

俺又来了

偏偏 2005-12-09 14:19

这集好阿!!有用!!!

sunyu 2005-12-09 18:26

学了就用!

uvov 2005-12-10 13:09

学了!

霏霏 2005-12-10 22:46

真的是,LZ看你周末没新帖,我周五就懒了,没来学,因为知道今天还来得及,看惰性啊

霏霏 2005-12-10 22:47

不过,还是谢谢你,都是很实际的课程!

wyman 2005-12-11 00:16

引用:

作者: 霏霏
真的是,LZ看你周末没新帖,我周五就懒了,没来学,因为知道今天还来得及,看惰性啊

呵呵,我周末都会来的,要不怎么叫EVERYDAY~只不过有时确实白天事情多,我始终会挤出时间来的,要知道,这是对别人和对自己的一种承诺~~

wyman 2005-12-11 00:31

THE TWENTIETH DAY
VOCABULARY:Characteristics
Age


My grandfather is quite old. In fact, as he has a pension, he is an
old age pensioner, or a senior citizen.
His daughter , my aunt, is 55, and middle-aged.She has three
sons.One is a young adult, at 24 years of age,and the other
two are both teenagers. They are 16 and 17. My sister also has
two children-one toddler who is a two-year old, and a baby who
is 6 months old.

to be continued...

zhangge 2005-12-11 02:53

woyijinlaileyige+xinqile

wyman 2005-12-11 15:18

THE 21RD DAY
VOCABULARY: Characteristics
Build

People are build in all shapes and sizes. There are those who are
fat and overweight. Some people are extremely overweight and
are obese. Other people are naturally slim,but others look have
absolutely no fat on them and are thin, or skinny.

Personally, I am stocky-small,but well-build. My father is tall
and lean-with very little fat. My sistyer is short ,but wiry-she is
quite thin,but muscular.
Both my brothers are athletic and well-
proportioned.
My mother looks like a 1940's film star. She is
curvaceous, with an hour-glass figure.

My grandfather is fit for his age and takes plenty of exercise. He
doesn't want all his muscles to get flabby.

to be continued...

sunyu 2005-12-12 00:38

积少成多,FF 也一样,老师别嫌弃.

wyman 2005-12-12 10:16

THE 22ND DAY
VOCABULARY:Characteristics
Colouring


My sister is an English rose - she has fair hair and fair skin. She
doesn't tan easily and has to be careful in the sun. My mother is
blonde,also with a fair complexion. I am red-head - with red hair.Like many other people with a pale complexion, I get freckles from
the sun - small brown dots on my face and arms. In contrast, my
father has dark-browm hair and he is quite dark-skinned. You are
born with colour-white or Caucasian, black or Asian. People whose
parents are of different ethnic origin are
mixed-race.Southern Europeans
are sometimes described as
Mediterranean.


to be continued...

uvov 2005-12-12 17:21

确实跟不上了,我到底在忙什么呢?!!!LZ的进度确如承诺,步步紧逼啊。对了,LZ, 有没有对应的MP3也发个上来...(看我懒的!)

偏偏 2005-12-12 17:32

来啦,继续学习!

wyman 2005-12-12 17:37

引用:

作者: uvov
确实跟不上了,我到底在忙什么呢?!!!LZ的进度确如承诺,步步紧逼啊。对了,LZ, 有没有对应的MP3也发个上来...(看我懒的!)

sorry, 这个仅仅是有文字资料而已,没有VOICE. 其实你经常来看看也行,不一定要跟进度,了解背景和文化,对你将来学英文也是有用的~有些单词可能难点,但我觉得还是可以接触接触~

uvov 2005-12-12 17:40

也许我也应该象LZ那样,每个至少抄一遍...

yufeng 2005-12-12 18:38

:wdb10: 坚持!!!!:wdb17:

雨后彩虹 2005-12-12 19:17

LZ太棒了,我今天才发现这里,希望现在加入为时不晚.加分加分!:wdb18: :wdb17: :wdb10:

一定跟上!!:wdb23:

高&瘦 2005-12-12 19:57

follow you to build a skyscraper !!!

wyman 2005-12-13 10:49

THE 23RD DAY
VOCABULARY:Characteristics
Face


Face,like build,vary a lot. Some people have oval faces-their foreheads are much wider than their chins. Other people have heart-shaped,square or round
faces.


Features also vary. My grandfather has bushy eyebrows(he has lots of hair!),a hooked nose and high cheekbones. His eyes are large and set quite
far apart.
My mother has a broad nose,which she hates,as she prefers narrow
noses.
But she is lucky to have even or regular teeth.My sister corrected her crooked teeth by wearing a brace which straightened them. She has rosy cheeks,small ears and a snub nose,which goes up at the end.

I have long,curly hair,though my sister is the opposite,with short,straight hair.Her hair is fine and doesn't weigh very much, but mine is thick and heavy. My mother's hair is wavy-in between straight and curly. It's cut in a bob and she also has a short fringe, where it is cut horizontally across her forehead. My father is losing his hair-in fact he is going bald,which makes him very sad. My brother looks like he is going to lose his hair too-it is receding.

to be continued...

sunyu 2005-12-13 11:18

24 小时内您已经进行了太多声望评价,请过段时间再试.

坚持贴一天跟一天,FF不多也天天加.今天只好先欠下.

uvov 2005-12-13 11:30

跟了...

霏霏 2005-12-13 22:10

引用:

作者: wyman
THE TWENTIETH DAY
VOCABULARY:Characteristics
Age


My grandfather is quite old. In fact, as he has a pension, he is an
old age pensioner, or a senior citizen.
His daughter , my aunt, is 55, and middle-aged.She has three
sons.One is a young adult, at 24 years of age,and the other
two are both teenagers. They are 16 and 17. My sister also has
two children-one toddler who is a two-year old, and a baby who
is 6 months old.

to be continued...

没及时跟上,还好是简单的,谢谢楼主体谅我们,周末的时候让大家都轻松一点~~~

霏霏 2005-12-13 22:46

总算都学好了,谢谢楼主

wyman 2005-12-14 11:29

THE 24TH DAY
VOCABULARY- Describe people
A


active=always doing something. "She's an active person and never wants to stay in."

aggressive=being angry or threatening . "He's aggressive and starts arguments."

ambitious=wanting to succeed. "He's ambitious and wants to lead the company."

argumentative=always arguing with people. "He won't accept what you say-he 's argumentative and loves to diagree!"

arrogant=thinking you are better than anyone else. "He always behaves as if nobody else's opinion is important-"I find him very arrogant."

assertive=being confident, so people can't force you to do things you don't want to do ."It is important to be assertive at work."

to be continued...

卉樱果 2005-12-14 12:53

seems the 24th day's lesson is easier.
Thanks a lot

卉樱果 2005-12-14 12:56

I am very active, always doing something and never wants to stay in.

I was ambitious, wanted to succeed.

sunyu 2005-12-14 15:21

偶要做深呼吸了呀,果子JJ还在说EASY,I am so green with envy!

刚刚把前面20 课复习了一遍,还是有几个单词没查到,请老师指点指点!谢谢啦!
14课:masking tape
17课:hair grips, hair slides, develop films
21课:hour-glass figure

uvov 2005-12-14 16:22

I am assertive in BIG things to decide, arrogant to customers, argumentitive to diffrent ideas, and aggressive while my son playing Red Alert or Empire.

uvov 2005-12-14 16:25

"develop films" must be 冲卷
masking tape 遮蔽胶布
hourglass figure 沙漏型, 电脑上表示忙的鼠标形状.
帮LZ答疑.

yyq61 2005-12-14 17:44

紧跟.快坚持不住了....

wyman 2005-12-14 17:48

引用:

作者: sunyu
偶要做深呼吸了呀,果子JJ还在说EASY,I am so green with envy!

刚刚把前面20 课复习了一遍,还是有几个单词没查到,请老师指点指点!谢谢啦!
14课:masking tape 作画或喷漆时盖住不需颜色或油漆部分之护条,遮蔽胶带
17课:hair grips, 发夹 hair slides, 小发夹 develop films :文中意思是将药用一层薄膜覆盖住 film:在...上覆以薄膜,
21课:hour-glass figure 葫芦型

you are so native when you say:I am so green with envy.

爱上猫的鱼 2005-12-14 18:08

THANKS A LOT!

uvov 2005-12-14 22:02

Maybe I can remember them all.

wyman 2005-12-15 11:22

THE 25TH DAY
VOCABULARY- Describe people
B:


bad-tempered=in a bad mood." What's got into him lately? He's so bad-tempered."

big-headed=thinking you're very important or clever. "I've never met anyone so big-headed!"

bossy=telling people what to do all the time." He's so boosy-he never lets me do things the way I want to do them."

C:

careless= not taking care. "He's a careless driver-I'm sure he'll have a accident.

caring=wanting to help people. "My boss is caring and often asks me how things are going."

catty=saying nasty or spiteful things about other people ."I know you don't like her,but calling her names is a big catty."

cautious =being careful, so that you avoid mistakes."He's cautious about investing money in the stock market."

charming=pleasant and likeable. "What a charming man!"

cheeky=being rude or disrespectful. "It was a bit cheeky of him to ask for more money."

clever=intelligent." She's a clever student and pick things up quickly."

conceited=thinking you're very clever,or better than others."He's so conceited-he thinks everyone should admire him."

conscientious=doing something carefully, because you want to do it well. "She's a conscientious student and always does her homework."

considerate=thinking and caring about other."My neighbour brought me flowers when I was in hospital-he's very considerate.""That was considerate of him."

coy=pretending to be shy so that you don't have to give information."He's very coy about his qualifications-maybe he doesn't have any."

creative=someone who can make or design things,or can think of solutions to a problem. "She's creative and artistic."

curious=wanting to know things."I'm curious to find out what you think of the situation."

to be continued...

爱上猫的鱼 2005-12-15 18:29

打个到,今天没有旷课!嗬嗬~~

爱上猫的鱼 2005-12-15 18:39

I will follow wyman and hold the line !!!

霏霏 2005-12-15 21:47

thanks,i like people who is very considerate !

Aim 2005-12-15 22:27

thank you , wyman!

wingwinggg 2005-12-15 22:34

appreciated!

uvov 2005-12-16 08:15

跟上.

wyman 2005-12-16 12:03

THE 26TH DAY:
VOCABULARY-Describing people:
D~E


D
Deceitful=trying to make people think something, so that you get what you want. “He lied to get this job-he’s so deceitful.”

Docile=quiet and submissive. “She’s a docile child and always does what she’s told.”

Dogmatic=wanting others to accept your ideas without discussion. “He’s a dogmatic Politician and always thinks he’s right.”

Domineering=trying to control other people. “He’s loud and domineering in the Office-it’s difficult to get him to listen to us

E:
Enthusiastic=having a lot of interest in something. “He’s an enthusiastic
supporter of equal rights.”


Excitable=someone who easily gets excited. “He gets very excitable about politics-it’s one of his passions in life.”

Extroverted=outgoing and lively. “She’s extroverted and loves going out with people.”

to be continued...

sunyu 2005-12-16 13:08

引用:

作者: uvov
"develop films" must be 冲卷
masking tape 遮蔽胶布
hourglass figure 沙漏型, 电脑上表示忙的鼠标形状.
帮LZ答疑.

不知怎么同时引用两个人的,多谢UVOV和老师指教,加FF啦!
昨天电脑问题缺课一天,今天补上.

uvov 2005-12-16 15:34

Decietful,Docile,Dogmatic,Domineering,Enthusiastic,Excitable,Extroverted
Decietful,Docile,Dogmatic,Domineering,Enthusiastic,Excitable,Extroverted
Decietful,Docile,Dogmatic,Domineering,Enthusiastic,Excitable,Extroverted
Decietful,Docile,Dogmatic,Domineering,Enthusiastic,Excitable,Extroverted
I typed them four times!!!

sunjack 2005-12-17 00:26

继续支持

wyman 2005-12-17 21:08

THE 27TH DAY
VOVABULARY-Describing people
F


faithful=being loyal to someone or something. "She's a faithful friend."

fickle=changing your mind and being unpredictable. "Politicians can be fickle when it suits them!"

flaky=slightly unstable and unrelibale. "She's a little flaky at times,but otherwise she's good worker"

full of himself=acting proud of yourself."He was full of himself after he got the promotion-it got annoying after a while."

funny=making other people laugh."He can be extremely funny when he's in mood."

fussy=only liking certain things."She's fussy about what she wears."

to be continued...

sunyu 2005-12-17 22:40

今天的课程比较容易,多谢老师关照!

Aim 2005-12-17 22:53

引用:

作者: sunyu
今天的课程比较容易,多谢老师关照!

it's not easy for me.:wdb14:

liuchh 2005-12-17 23:06

收藏了,好好学习!

wyman 2005-12-18 14:48

THE 28TH DAY
VOCABULARY~Describing people
G~I

G:good-natured=kind and thoughtful. "She's good-natured and always tyies to help."
grumpy=someone who tends to be in a bad mood."He's always grumpy in the moring and never says 'hello'."
H:
happy-go-lucky=not worrying about what might happen in the future. "He's a bit happy-go-lucky and doesn't thinks about the future."
I:
impulsive
=doing things without thinking first."If he sees something he likes,he just buys it-he can be so impulsive at times!"
inconsiderate=not considering other people or their feelings."It was a little inconsiderate of him not to give you a get-well card."
introverted=opposite of extroverted."He was introverted as a teenager,but became more confident as he got older."
inventive= able to thinkd up new ideas."As head of Marketing, he can often think of inventive ways to keep his customers happy."
irritating=annoying others."He can be very irritating to work with."
to be contined...

霏霏 2005-12-18 23:12

谢,跟了

虫虫2号 2005-12-19 01:06

hi,wyman, I got the FN on the same day with you, the VO is WCY too.

wyman 2005-12-19 09:49

引用:

作者: 虫虫2号
hi,wyman, I got the FN on the same day with you, the VO is WCY too.

hello my friend!may you and me will graduate at the same time! keep in touch,you can add me with my msn.thanks~

wyman 2005-12-19 10:02

THE 29TH DAY
VOCABULARY~Decribing people
J~L

J:
jokey=making jokes."You're in a jokey mood today,but we've got work to do!"

jolly=happy and cheerful."It was the weekend and everyone was in a jolly mood."

K:
kind=thoughful and caring."My neighbour is kind-she looked after my cat when I was on holiday."
L:
loud-mouthed= someone who talls a lot and often says offensive things."Don't worry about what he said-he's loud-mouthed at times."

loyal=someone who is faithful and stands by you."His colleagues were loyal to him when he was having problems with his boss."
to be continued...

sunyu 2005-12-19 12:32

I have been happy-go-lucky for few years,but now I'm a little strenuous because I need to find a job in Canada.and I really know if I still introverted like before,it will more difficult for me to find the job,so I must be more active and confident.

I always have impulsive to buy clothes when I met the one I really like.

Sometimes I think the big wigs is just the group who can find the inventive way faster than others.

Christmas is coming,the whole city seems in a jolly mood.


correct me PLS.

lyhero 2005-12-19 19:18

bravo, in the first day i learned the new words: sibling, niece, nephew.

霏霏 2005-12-19 22:00

周末的2个小时其实更难坚持,唉,怎么越是周末越是忙啊,虽然忙不是借口呵呵
谢谢楼主!

Aim 2005-12-19 23:48

thanks!

uvov 2005-12-20 11:03

faithful,faithful,faithful,faithful
fickle,fickle,fickle,fickle,fickle
flaky,flaky,flaky,flaky,flaky
fussy,fussy,fussy,fussy,fussy 补旧课!

uvov 2005-12-20 11:14

good-natured good-natured good-natured good-natured good-natured
grumpy grumpy grumpy grumpy grumpy
happy-go-lucky happy-go-lucky happy-go-lucky happy-go-lucky happy-go-lucky
impulsive impulsive impulsive impulsive impulsive
inconsiderate inconsiderate inconsiderate inconsiderate inconsiderate
get-well card ,get-well card
introverted introverted introverted introverted introverted
extroverted extroverted extroverted extroverted extroverted
inventive inventive inventive inventive inventive
irratating irratating irratating irratating irratating 继续补课

wyman 2005-12-20 11:14

引用:

作者: sunyu

correct me PLS.

I am not a teacher,just a learner ,no exam,no correcting,just learning .
we all may make mistakes but we try our best to learn and to express well.

uvov 2005-12-20 11:23

jokey mood? jokey, jokey!
jolly mood? jolly, jolly! jolly!!
LZ句子的破折号太小了,象连字符,英语是这样的吗?you are so kind!
offensive, offensive! out of fense? !
loud-mouthed, loud-mouthed, 我用Word写英文是,要求逗号后面必须有个空格,也是英文书写规范吗?
bravo, brava. a new word from Lyhero. bravo,bravo,bravo!!!
就跟到这里吧. 再次感谢wyman!

wyman 2005-12-20 11:29

THE 30TH DAY
VOCABULARY~Describing people
M~O

M:
manic=behaving in a slightly crazy way."We're a bit manic at the moment-we're rushing to finish the work before our deadline."

manipulative=trying to get people to do what you want,by influencing or deceiving them."She's very manipulative when she wants something."

moody=having unpredictable moods."Some people think he's moody-you never know if he's happy or grumpy."

N:
neverous=uncomfortable with a situation. "I'am always nervous before an exam."
O:
old-fashioned=behaving or thinking in a way that is'n modern."He's a bit old-fashioned and thinks women should't work."

opinionated=having strong opinions."He's opinionated and dogmatic-the last person you want to negotiate with."

to be continued...

harvey66 2005-12-20 13:35

I am a little bit old-fashioned. What with my old age, nothing is strange. And I am a little bit manic during the long period of waiting for the result of immigrating. I wish my visa officer is not very moody. Another thing I sometimes worried about is the interviewing, which will make me neverous. The opinioned officer always wants to nail the manipulative applicant mispresenting.

Aim 2005-12-20 22:54

Every day I get little and lose more.

liuchh 2005-12-20 23:29

继续学习!

horsea9788 2005-12-21 00:32

好帖

yyq61 2005-12-21 04:47

再次谢谢楼主!和所有鼓励偶坚持下去的大侠们!坚持不懈.....

sunyu 2005-12-21 10:02

引用:

作者: Aim
Every day I get little and lose more.

you mean "FF",HaHa! Thanks a lot!:wdb6:

sunyu 2005-12-21 10:10

引用:

作者: wyman
I am not a teacher,just a learner ,no exam,no correcting,just learning .
we all may make mistakes but we try our best to learn and to express well.

All people here are my classmates and teachers,we learn each other, correcting each other ,and improve each other,am I right?


My mother-in-law is an old-fashioned woman, sometimes is very opinionated, so I always feel a little nervous when I together with her.

Aim 2005-12-21 10:23

引用:

作者: sunyu
you mean "FF",HaHa! Thanks a lot!:wdb6:

No,not about FF, I'm always lose my mind in this fourms.:wdb7:

wyman 2005-12-21 12:10

THE 31TH DAY
VOCABULARY~Describing people:
p:

passive=not assertive-doing what other people want you to do without arguing."He's passive at work, but domineering at home."
perfectionist=someone who wants perfection."Her boss is a perfectionist-no spelling mistakes are allowed."
persuasive=being able to persuade people to do things or to accept your ideas."He's a persuasive talker."
picky=only liking certain things or people."She's picky about her friends."
playful=someone who likes to play and have fun."You're in a playful mood today!"
pleasant=nice and polite"The bank manager was pleasant to me today."
polite=showing good manners."She's polite and never forgets to say 'please' or 'thank you'."

pragmatic=being practical and aware of your limitations;"She's pragmatic at work and only does what she can."
to be continued...

harvey66 2005-12-21 13:04

My wife is persuasive and I am passive somehow. Sometimes she acted as a perfectionist. She is also picky with the diner. But at work, she is pragmatic, and is polite to her colleagues. The most pleasant time for us is when we are with our son. We can always be in playful moods.

霏霏 2005-12-21 23:30

谢谢

wyman 2005-12-22 01:23

THE 32TH DAY
VOCABULARY~Describing people
Q:

quick-tempered=getting angry quickly." He was quick-tempered when he was young,but he's more relaxed now."

R:
reserved=keeping your ideas and thoughts to yourself."He's reserved,but polite."
rude=impolite "He's very rude and never says 'please' or 'thank you'."

to be continued...

sunyu 2005-12-22 14:28

引用:

作者: harvey66
My wife is persuasive and I am passive somehow. Sometimes she acted as a perfectionist. She is also picky with the diner. But at work, she is pragmatic, and is polite to her colleagues. The most pleasant time for us is when we are with our son. We can always be in playful moods.


What should I say more?:wdb17:

东方蚊子西方血 2005-12-22 17:03

thank you wyan so much, I have copied them all and pasted to Word, in order to learn by myself one by one. So nice are you!

harvey66 2005-12-22 22:19

Saddam was a rude monarch, George.W.Bush was a quick-tempered war-maker, China's leaders were opinion-reservers.

pauline_yu 2005-12-23 06:02

i cannot believe i find this wonderful place on the 32th day! how can i follow this step of learning? My God! copied and be learning....

And thank WYMAN so much, i will follow you from now on!

wyman 2005-12-24 11:41

THE 33TH~34TH DAY
VOCABULARY~Describing people:
S:

scatter-brained/scatty=someone who often forgets things."Don't you remember where you put your wallet?You're so scatter-brained!"

serious=not light-hearted."He's a serous student ans always does his homework."
shy=quiet,because you are not very confident."He's so shy and hates saying anything to people he doesn't know."

sincere=saying what you believe(opposite of insincere)."He's sincere in his beliefs."

slapdash=doing your work quickly and carelessly."He's got a very slapdash attitude-I doubt he'll ever become a lawyer."

slimy=trying to get what you want by being over-friendly."That man is so slimy-he makes me feel sick!"

sly=doing things in a secretive way. "You never know what he's up to-he's sly and manipulative."

spiteful=trying to hurt other people because you didn't get what you wanted."If she doesn't get what she wants,she can be quite spiteful."
to be continued...

cancan0522 2005-12-24 12:00

thanks.

爱上猫的鱼 2005-12-24 13:08

thank you so much!

sunyu 2005-12-24 21:43

merry Christmas楼上各位!wyman你令我感动,谢谢!

wyman 2005-12-25 03:20

THE 35TH DAY
VOCABULARY~Describing people
T~V~W

T:
thoughtgul=someone who thinks a lot."He's a thoughtful person and won't do anything unless he has considered the consequences."
thoughtless=not thinking about people or the consequences of your actions. "I'm sure he didn't mean to be sure-he can be thoughtless at times."

trustworthy=someone you can trust."My accountant is really trustworthy."

V:
volatile=quick changing moods."He's easily excitable and pretty volatile."
W:
witty=being able to make other people laugh by what you say."He's witty and charming-the perfect person to invite to a party."

to be continued...

sunyu 2005-12-25 12:23

ding!

go2canada 2005-12-25 13:30

支持,加入,学习

cancan0522 2005-12-25 13:37

平安夜学英文也是个不错的选择也。

天天开心 2005-12-26 01:56

That is a good way to learn English!

wyman 2005-12-26 10:07

THE 36TH DAY
VOCABULARY: Time Expressions(1)

Today is Thursday,8th.Here are some ways to talk about other dates in the calendar.

In a day or two =Friday 9th,or Saturday 10th -perhaps even Sunday 11th.
Sometime next week=any time from Monday 12th to Sunday 18th.
In a fortnight=Thursday 22nd

In two weeks' time=Thursday 22nd
Two weeks today=Thursday 22nd

In a week tomorrow=Friday 15th

A week ago = Thursday 1st

For the time being=from now until further notice
to be continued...

uvov 2005-12-26 11:03

It's easier today.

清瑟香茗 2005-12-26 15:16

辛苦了!感谢!

sunyu 2005-12-26 15:47

紧跟!

go2canada 2005-12-26 16:37

I am late. I have to do this from beginning now.
about the first day: family
My parents have been retired for several years. My sister lives in America now. She has two daughters. They are my nieces. My mother has two brothers.They are my uncles. Each of my uncle has three children, so I have six cousins. I keep good relationship with my brother-in-law. We often communicate via e-mail or MSN.

If there are mistakes ,PLS tell me. THX.

pauline_yu 2005-12-26 22:38

继续存盘,呵呵,一直落后...

wyman 2005-12-27 10:17

THE 37TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Time Expressions(2)
Other time expressions :


from time to time=occasionally."I see him from time to time."

time and time again=repeatedly."She's told the children time and time again to be careful of the road."

on time=at the right time."She's always on time for work."

in time=before the deadline."They bought him a card in time for his birthday."

at times=sometimes."At times she felt that nobody understood her problem."

time out=take a break."OK,time out-let's come back to this later."

to be continued...

sunyu 2005-12-27 14:14

To remember the English words,we must study them time and time again.

At times I think it's too tired to have a child but at times I think it's more lucky to have a child.

I feel so sad that I've forgot to send him a Christmas card in time this year!

It's time out.let's go for lunch.

霏霏 2005-12-27 21:44

谢谢

偏偏 2005-12-27 21:54

拉下了好几课,呜呜。补课。。。。。

wyman 2005-12-28 20:39

THE 38TH DAY
VOCABULARY~Food Vocab
How food is cooked

boiled=cooked in boiling water

streamed=cooked over a saucepan of boiling water

fried/sauteed=cooked in oil in a frying panstir-fried=fried fast in hot oil

pan-fried=fried in a frying pan

roasted=cooked in oil in the oven

grilled=cooked under a grill

baked=cook in the oven

stewed=cooked for a long time on a low heat

casseroled=cooked slowly in juices

to be continued...

leo0804 2005-12-28 22:22

谢谢!every day

sunyu 2005-12-29 01:34

What's the meaning of stewed and casseroled?

who can help me?Thanks a lot.

sunjack 2005-12-29 04:19

dign

wyman 2005-12-29 15:56

引用:

作者: sunyu
What's the meaning of stewed(炖煮的,指长时间的炖、焖) and casseroled(用砂锅炖的)?

who can help me?Thanks a lot.

   

wyman 2005-12-29 16:04

THE 39TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Food Vocab
Types of food


meat=lamb,pork or beef
poultry=chicken,turkey,goose,duck
game=rabbit,hare,partridge,pheasant
fish=salt water fish/sea fish,fresh water fish
seafood=prawns,shrimes,lobster,scallops,mussels,crab
vegetables
fruit


Dishes

starter/appetiser
main course
dessert/pudding

to be continued...

sunyu 2005-12-29 18:09

引用:

作者: wyman
   

谢谢WYMAN!

uvov 2005-12-29 19:28

Thank LZ the great contribution! I need an English dictionary indeed.

霏霏 2005-12-29 22:53

谢谢

wyman 2005-12-30 14:57

THE 40TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Restaurants


Describing the menu:
"The dish of the day"/"daily special"=what the restaurant is featuring.

"What's the dish of the day?","It's the chef's omelette."

"set menu"=a menu where the starter,main course and dessert are chosen by the restaurant."

"a la carte"=where you choose what you want to eat from the menu.

to be continued...

sunyu 2005-12-30 15:07

新年将至,内容少点,大家HAPPY NEW YEAR!来点吃的词汇,简单实用~

Happy new year to you and all my classmates!
来点火锅,饺子,馄饨如何?

初出茅庐 2005-12-30 22:32

:wdb10: :wdb11:

wyman 2005-12-31 12:43

THE 41TH DAY
VOVABULARY:Restaurants
Describing food:


"It's a meat dish,garnished with parsley."
A garnish is something that is served with the food,not mixed in.

"It's topped with cheese."
Topped is something that goes on top of the food."

"It's served with a side salad."
Side salad is salad served in a bowl or separate plate.

Sauces can be cheesy(made with cheese),savoury(not sweet),
creamy(smooth),spicy(made with chilli peppers)or delicate (a
subtle,rather than strong taste).

Desserts can be rich (very filling with a strong taste, like
chocolate gateau), light (not heavy in taste or texture,like a
sorbet),tangy(with a sharp taste of lemon or organge, like a
lemon pie), or fruity(made with fruit,like trifle).

to be continue...

sunyu 2005-12-31 12:48

:wdb11:

pauline_yu 2006-01-01 04:38

继续支持!

wyman 2006-01-03 02:09

通知:1~3日休息。大家新年快乐~4号继续学习。大家没意见吧?不用补吧?

Peter_ZKH 2006-01-03 02:17

这么好的帖呀,我也来学习学习!

霏霏 2006-01-03 22:20

引用:

作者: wyman
通知:1~3日休息。大家新年快乐~4号继续学习。大家没意见吧?不用补吧?

:wdb11: :wdb10:

sunyu 2006-01-04 00:09

引用:

作者: wyman
通知:1~3日休息。大家新年快乐~4号继续学习。大家没意见吧?不用补吧?


正合偶意!:wdb6:

wyman 2006-01-04 10:51

今天出差,紧急事务,SORRY 不能提供素材~回来补上.

jedi 2006-01-05 17:23

再支持:wdb10: :wdb10: :wdb10:

wyman 2006-01-06 10:12

THE 42-44TH DAY(JAN. 4~6)
VOVABULARY: Using " do"


It can be difficult to know when to use "make" and when to use
"do". Here are some tips to help you make the right choise.

We use "do " to refer to jobs, or responsibilities. There are often
routine things, which do not involve much creativity or fun:


"I do the shopping once a week."

"He does the gardening every weekend."

"We have to do a lot of work on the house."

You also do"
...your homework
...the housework
...a job
...the paperwork
...an exam

There are some fixed expressions that you can learn which use
"do":

"She does a lot of good in the community."

"This chemical can do a lot of harm."

"She always does favours for her colleagues."(Do someone a
favour - help someone
)

Other expressions are:

...do something well/badly
...do your best
...do something right/wrong
...do the minumun/the maximun
...do damage

One expression that uses either "do" or "make" is:

make a deal/do a deal (I'll do it if you help me.)

to be continued...

pauline_yu 2006-01-06 14:34

keep on making up the missed lessons....

thanks a lot!

sunyu 2006-01-06 14:49

coming!

sunjack 2006-01-07 08:38

coming
支持

小缘子 2006-01-07 12:48

好,不错,我也有来支持的呢,不过我的英文不是很好,先用中文,等小妹学会了,再用英文!!

欸乃 2006-01-07 12:54

真好!可是怎么没人理俺呢。。。

wyman 2006-01-07 17:35

THE 45~46TH DAY (Jan 7~8)
VOCABULARY:Using "make"


It can be difficult to know when to use "make" and when to use
"do".Here are some tips to help you make the right choice.

We use "make" for more creative activities:

"She makes her own clothes."

"He make a beautiful hat for the wedding."

We also use "make" to describe functions of speech - what we
are doing when we speak:

You make
...an offer(I'll pay you $500 for your car)
...an appointment (Can we meet at 9 am?)
...an arrangement (Let's meet at the station)
...a promise (I'll help you with this photocopying.)
...a threat (If you do that again, I'll tell him.)
...a compromise
...a suggestion
...a mistake
...a decision
...a point
...a complaint
...an excuse


There are also some "fixed expressions" with "make":

"They make friends when they were at primary school."

"He made fun of her new hairstyle."

Other expressions are:

...make a fuss
...make a fortune
...make money
...make a profit / a loss
...make a journey
...make an effort
...make progress
...make a mess
...make a telephone call
...make a choice


One expression that uses either "do" or "make" is :
make a deal /do a deal (I'll do it if you help me.)

to be continued...

sunyu 2006-01-09 01:48

谢谢WYMAN,楼上新同学都加FF了,大家继续一起支持WYMAN!

wyman 2006-01-09 10:53

THE 47TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Using Appreciate


We have to follow appreciate with a noun. For example:

"I would appreciate it if you could send me the information as
soon as possible."

"I would appreciate an early response."

"I would appreciate your help in this matter."

Another way of politely asking for something is to use grateful.

"I would be grateful if you could..." or "I would be grateful for
your help."

Common mistake

"I would appreciate if..."Be careful to use it after appreciate and
before if.

to be continued...

Peter_ZKH 2006-01-09 20:26

Good! I will review the preceding lessons!

wyman 2006-01-11 00:12

THE 48TH DAY
VOCABULARY: Emotions (1)
A


[color="blue"]angry [/COLOR]~"She was angry with her boss for criticising her work."

annoyed~"I'm very annoyed with him. He hasn't returned any of
my calls." "She was annoyed by his comments."


apprehensive=slightly worried "I felt a little apprehensive before
my interview.
"

ashamed~"How could you say such a things?You should be
ashamed of yourself
!"

at the end of your tether=completely fed up." The childred have
been misbehaving all day- I'm at the end of my tether."


to be continued...

sunyu 2006-01-11 00:28

引用:

作者: Peter_ZKH
Good! I will review the preceding lessons!

SO DO I!

pauline_yu 2006-01-11 08:07

keep it up with WYMAN. lots of thanks!

wyman 2006-01-11 17:16

THE 49TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Emotion(2)
B~C
B


bewildered=very confused. "He was bewildered by the choice of
computers in the shop."


betrayed=when someone breaks the trust you have in them. "He betrayed my trust when he repeated my secret to everyone."

C
confused ~"I'm sorry I forgot your birthday - I was confused about the
dates."


confident=sure of your abilities." I'm confident that we can find a solution
to this problem."


cheated=when you don't get something that you think you deserve."Of course I feel cheated - I should have won that competition."

cross=quite angry."I was cross with him for not helping me, as he said he would."

to be continued...

sunyu 2006-01-12 00:16

thanks!

wyman 2006-01-12 12:21

THE 50TH DAY
VOCABULARY: Emotion
D


depressed=very sad "After he failed his English exam,he was
depressed for a week."


delighted=very happy." I'm delighted that I got the job. It's just
what I always wanted."


down in the dumps = sad and fed up."What's the matter with him? He's
so down in the dumps these days."


disappointed "She was diappointed by her son's poor results at school."

to be continued...

叶子66600 2006-01-12 15:16

Thanks a lot ! Enjoy it !

I did not know "cross =quite angry " before .

sunyu 2006-01-12 17:54

I am very busy today , few vocabularys today.

Take it easy wyman,it's so kind of you to do all these for us,thanks again!

wyman 2006-01-12 18:52

引用:

作者: sunyu
I am very busy today , few vocabularys today.

Take it easy wyman,it's so kind of you to do all these for us,thanks again!

You are always welcome!

montmont 2006-01-12 19:23

内容这么多,我先收藏了.

wyman 2006-01-14 00:50

THE 51TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Emotion
E:


ecstatic=extremely happy. "When he asked her to marry him
she was ecstatic."


excited "I'm excited by the new opportunities that the internet
brings."


emotional=you have strong feelings(happy or sad)and you cry. "When he heard the news,he became quite emotional."

envious=when you want something that someone else has. "I'm
very envious of her happiness-I wish I was happy too."


embarrassed=slightly ashamed."I felt so embarrassed that I went
bright red."


to be continued...

wyman 2006-01-15 02:05

THE 52TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Emotion
F~G


F
furious=very angry "I was furious with him for breaking my
favourite vase."


frightened "As a child she was frightened of the dark."

G

great=very good "I feel great today!"

to be continued...

wyman 2006-01-15 02:12

THE 53TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Emotion
H~I

H
happy "She was happy to hear the good news."

horrified=very shocked "I'm horrified by the amount of violence
on television today."


I
irritated=annoyed "I get so irritated when he changes TV
channels without asking me first."


intrigued=being so interested in something you have to find out
more.
"I'm intrigued to hear about your safari in Kenya."

to be continued...

sunyu 2006-01-15 23:01

补课了!

wyman 2006-01-16 11:04

THE 54TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Emotion
J~K

J

jealous=envious "She was jealous of her sister's new toy."

jaded=tired and having no interesting. "After 10 years at this
company, I just feel jaded."


K
keen "I'm keen to see your new house - I've heard lots about it."
"I'm keen on keeping fit."


to be continued...

sunyu 2006-01-16 13:28

learn!

wyman 2006-01-17 11:24

THE 55TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Emotion
L~M

L

lazy "I can't be bothered to do anything today-I feel really lazy!"

lucky "I'm going to play the lottery-I feel lucky today!"

let down = disappointed "When you didn't turn up to the meeting,
I felt really let down."


M

maternal=feeling like a mother "Looking at my sister's new baby made
me feel really maternal."

to be continued...

wyman 2006-01-18 11:10

THE 56TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Emotion
N~O

N:

nonplussed=so surprised that you don't know what to do next:
"I was so nonplussed by his announcement that I could't say
anything."


negative=[color="darkslategray"]when you can only see the disadvantages[/COLOR]."I feel very
negative about my job - the pay is awful."


O
overwhelmed = so much emotion that you don't know what to
say or do
." I was overwhelmed by the offer of promotion at
work."


over the moon=delighted "She was over the moon with her
bicycle and rode it every day for a whole year."


to be continued...

sunyu 2006-01-18 14:20

3~4 vocabulary these days,could you spend a few minutes to learn them?

Yes,I can and I must.

yokoyanygang 2006-01-19 11:59

哎呀,我的妈啊,可看完了!

wyman 2006-01-19 12:28

THE 57TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Emotion
P~R

P


positive=opposite of negative - seeing the good side of
something
"She's a very positive person and never lets anything
get her down."


positive=very sure "Are you sure that's what you want? Yes-
I'm positive
."

R

relaxed "I was completely relaxed after I came back from holiday."

reluctant=when you don't want to do something "I'm reluctant to
buy a new car - the one we have is fine
."

to be continued...

sunyu 2006-01-19 13:17

Just hooked on here,see you everyday.

飞累了的小鸟 2006-01-19 19:50

好东东

wyman 2006-01-20 12:00

THE 58TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Emotion
S


seething = estremely angry,but hiding it. "She was seething after her boss criticised her."

sad "It makes me sad to see all those animals in cages at the zoo."

scared = frightened. "Are you scared of heights?"

stressed = being worried or anxious about something so you can't relax. " I feel really stressed at work - I need a break."

"He was stressed out by all the travelling in his job."

to be continued...

wyman 2006-01-21 18:26

THE 59TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Emotion
T


terrific = fantastic "I feel terrific today!"

terrible = ill or tired "I've got a blingding headache and I feel terrible"

tense = not relaxed "You look a bit tense. Did you have a bad day at work?"

to be continued...

wyman 2006-01-22 20:46

THE 60TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Emotion
U~V~W

U

upset = angry or unhappy "I'm sorry you're upset - I didn't mean to be rude."

unhappy = sad "I was unhappy to hear that I hadn't got the job."

V

victimised = to feel you are the victim of someone or something " My boss kept criticising me and not the others,so I felt quite victimised."

W

wonderful = great "I felt wonderful after sunch a relaxing weekend."

to be continued...

bobey 2006-01-23 09:23

引用:

作者: wyman
THE 21RD DAY
VOCABULARY: Characteristics
Build

People are build in all shapes and sizes. There are those who are
fat and overweight. Some people are extremely overweight and
are obese. Other people are naturally slim,but others look have
absolutely no fat on them and are thin, or skinny.

Personally, I am stocky-small,but well-build. My father is tall
and lean-with very little fat. My sistyer is short ,but wiry-she is
quite thin,but muscular. Both my brothers are athletic and well-
proportioned.
My mother looks like a 1940's film star. She is
curvaceous, with an hour-glass figure.

My grandfather is fit for his age and takes plenty of exercise. He
doesn't want all his muscles to get flabby.

to be continued...

hour-glass figure 是什么意思啊?

montmont 2006-01-23 18:44

这么多,我什么时候看完啊,佩服呀!

bobey 2006-01-24 03:48

引用:

作者: bobey
hour-glass figure 是什么意思啊?

原来是沙漏形状的意思,才看到

bobey 2006-01-24 08:56

引用:

作者: wyman
THE 39TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Food Vocab
Types of food


meat=lamb,pork or beef
poultry=chicken,turkey,goose,duck
game=rabbit,hare,partridge,pheasant
fish=salt water fish/sea fish,fresh water fish
seafood=prawns,shrimes,lobster,scallops,mussels,crab
vegetables
fruit


Dishes

starter/appetiser
main course
dessert/pudding

to be continued...

请问appetiser是什么意思?

wyman 2006-01-24 11:04

引用:

作者: bobey
请问appetiser是什么意思?

西餐的头盘,开胃菜的意思

sunyu 2006-01-24 11:56

补了,继续支持!

wyman 2006-01-24 12:47

要过年啦,想偷个闲好好和家人过个年,学习的事情,想等初八回来后再继续,向大家请个假!
祝大家新年心想事成,FN、ME、VISA该来的都来,俺回来后肯定继续学习,PROMISE!

bobey 2006-01-24 16:27

新年快乐!

bobey 2006-01-24 16:30

at the end of your tether=completely fed up." The childred have
been misbehaving all day- I'm at the end of my tether."

这个词组是不是“我收够了”的意思?个人感觉应该这么理解

cool 2006-01-24 20:04

前些日子忙别的啦,俺要把这些功课补上呀。

bobey 2006-01-26 03:40

总算赶上了,好开心,啦啦

sunyu 2006-01-28 14:33

happy new year verybody!

laodao 2006-02-04 12:03

我怎么才看到这个贴子呀~! 但愿还来得及急跟上大家的步子!

uvov 2006-02-04 22:43

哈哈,我有好几个星期没读lz的贴了,看来跟上的人越来越少了啊,我也拉下了,惭愧啊.

sallyf 2006-02-05 17:51

"We have to do a lot of work on the house.”――请教为啥不是in the house呢?

wyman 2006-02-06 10:14

引用:

作者: sallyf
"We have to do a lot of work on the house.”――请教为啥不是in the house呢?

我的理解是关于房子本身的工作而不是在房子里面做工作~

wyman 2006-02-06 11:30

THE 61ST DAY
VOCABULARY:Holiday English
New Year (Jan. 1st)


History and Traditions

"Happy New Year!" That greeting will be said and heard for at least the first couple of weeks as a new year gets under way. But the day celebrated as New Year's Day in the modern world was not always January 1st. It was first celebrated in Babylon 4000 years ago, when things start to grow. In 153 BC, the Romans declared January 1st to be beginning of the new year.After Christianity appeared in Europe, New Year celebrations disappeared for a while. They soon reappeared thoug, and Western nations have celebrated January 1st as a holiday for about the past 400 years.

Dialogue:

A: Happy New Year! did you make a New Year's resolution!
B:Yes, I promised myself that I would stop smoking. And you?
A:I'm going to lose 5kg this year. Don't break your resolution!
B:I know. Are you going to the park for the New Year's countdowm?
A:Yeah, my friends and I will sing Auld Lang Syne and see some fireworks there. Want to come?
B:Sure! see you there. Don't forget to bring the champagne!

Vocabulary & Phrases

Declare: To make known publicly or officially according to rules,custom,etc.

New Year's resolution : A promise you make to improve your life in the coming year.

Promise: A statement , which someone else has a right to believe and depend on, that one will or will not do something, give something, etc.

Countdown: The act of counting backwards from 5, 10 , or some higher number down to zero.

Champagne: A French white containing a lot of bubbles, usually drunk at special occasions.

to be continued...

goldmaimai 2006-02-06 16:25

谢谢lz,昨天才发现这么好的帖子。

wyman 2006-02-06 16:41

引用:

作者: uvov
哈哈,我有好几个星期没读lz的贴了,看来跟上的人越来越少了啊,我也拉下了,惭愧啊.

UVOV你2月13日就要走啦,倒是该好好留恋一下国内的一草一木,在此祝你一路顺风,顺利到加国.

95286 2006-02-06 17:25

祝贺楼主顺利抵达目的地。

跟着学,
2005年12月拿到签证,
计划2006年5-6月登陆多伦多
希望和大家多交流 我的msn:iawj05@hotmail.com

wyman 2006-02-07 11:25

THE 62ND DAY
VOCABULARY:Holiday English
Chiese New Year


History and Traditions

The origin of the Chinese New Year Festival can be traced back thousands of years through a continually evolving series of colorful legends and traditions. One of the most famous legends id that of Nian, an extremely cruel and ferocious beast, which the Chinese believe,eats people on New Year's Eve. To keep Nian away, red -paper couplets are pasted on doors, torches are lit,and firecrackers are set off throughout the night,because Nian is said to fear the color red ,the light of fire, and loud noises. Early the next morning, as feelings of triumph and renewal fill the air at successfully keeping Nian away for another year, the most popular greeting heard is gongxi, or "congratulations and prosperity".

Dialogue

A:Happy Chinese New Year!
B:Thank you. Did you get any red envelopes this year?
A:Yeah, I got $88 from my grandfather, pretty lucky. Do you want to see a dragon dance later?
B:Sorry, I have a family reunion dinner later; all of my relatives will attend,and I'll get a changce to eat my aunt's sticky cakes, something I don't plan to miss.
A:I understand. Make sure to call me later,and we'll set off some firecrackers together!

Vocabulary & Pharses

Legend : An old story from ancient times which is probably not true

Ferocious: Fierce,cruel , and violent

Triumph : (The joy caused by) a complete victory or success

Hand out red envelopes : Giving red envelopes full of money to children and young adults

Congratulations and prosperity :A translation of a typical Chiese New Year greeting

to be continued...

七十二变双子星 2006-02-07 22:23

跟着学了!
真是好人,一直坚持这样做,好佩服!!

七十二变双子星 2006-02-07 22:28

I've got some red envelopes and gave some!give you one,please!
"to eat my aunt's sticky cakes",what's the sticky cakes? thank you!

renee7477 2006-02-08 13:41

感谢楼主的好贴,总算看完了,从今天开始边复习边跟着学习了

wyman 2006-02-08 14:55

引用:

作者: 七十二变双子星
I've got some red envelopes and gave some!give you one,please!
"to eat my aunt's sticky cakes",what's the sticky cakes? thank you!

偶也不是特别清楚,sticky cakes应该是粘糕,可能是年糕的意思~

wyman 2006-02-08 15:15

THE 63RD DAY
VOCABULARY:Holiday English
Valentine's Day (Feb. 14th)

History and Traditions


People don't only feel love on February 14th, but in western countries,this is considered to be the most romantic day of the year. Although it is celebrated as a lovers' holiday today, with the giving of candy,flowers, or other gifts between couples in love, it originated in 5th Century Rome as a tribute to St. Valentine , a man who risked his life for love. Valentine was a man who secretly married young couples in Rome, at a time when marriage was forbidden. For this action he was killed, and later recognized as a saint (a holy man). Today, we still retain this day as a tribute to St. Valentine's heroism.

Dialogue

A: Will you be my Valentine?
B:Of course I will, dear.What did you get for me?
A:A dozen roses, a box of chocolates, and a dinner reservation at your favorite restaurant.
B:I always knew you had a romantic side. I was struck by Cupid's arrow the first day I met you.
A:Well, I can't say it was love at first sight for me,but I had a crush on you for a long time before we had a relationship.
B:Happy Valentine's day, dear. Give me a kiss.

Vocabulary & Phrases

Tribute : Something done,said, or given to show respect or admiration for someone

Struck by Cupids's Arrow :To fall in love with someone.

To have a crush : To have a secret love.

Romantic :Belonging to or suggesting a story of love.

Reservation : An arrangement in advance to do something, like eating in a restaurant.

to be continued...

hongxu975 2006-02-08 16:37

从今天开始,争取跟上LZ脚步

bugbug 2006-02-09 16:23

哈哈我也看完了,跟着学了.谢谢WYMAN.

wyman 2006-02-09 19:00

THE 64TH DAY
VOCABULARY: Holiday English
April Fool's Day (Apr. 1st)

History and Traditions


Unlike most holidays,the history of April Fool's Day, sometimes called All Fool's Day,is not totally clear. There really wasn't a "first April Fool's Day" that can be pinpointed on the calendar. Some believe it came from celebrations involving the first day of spring about 500 years ago. Originally, Fool's day was celebrated at the end of March or April 1st, but then the day changed to January 1st. Some people in the countryside didn't get the news and continued to celebrate New Year's on April 1st. People began to call these people
" April fools." Today it is a lighthearted celebration when people play jokes on each other.

Dialogue

A: Ok,who set my alarm one hour early? I went to work early today, and everyone laughed at me .
B:April Fool! It was me. Can't you take joke?
A:Yeah, I'm a sucker. But watch out,because I'll be sure to pull a prank on you next time.
B:It had better not be a practical joke like last year, when you painted my face red while I was sleeping.
A:Haha, that was a good one. Let's go see if any of our friends made a fool of anyone today.

Vocabulary & Phrases

Pinpoint : To find or describe the exact nature or cause of

Lighthearted : Cheerful,happy

To make a fool of someone: Make someone look stupid or foolish

To pull a prank: To play a trick on someone

"April Fool's !" The phrase was shout after we have played a trick on someone.

Practical jokes : A physical joke,such as tying your friend's shoes together after he puts them on, so that when he stands up, he immediately falls down

to be continued...

wyman 2006-02-10 10:34

THE 65TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Holiday English
Halloween (Oct. 31st)


History and Traditions

"Boo!" This scary noise is often said again and again on Halloween, October 31st, to frighten people. Originally, this holiday was celebrated 2000 years ago in Europe as a way to remove evil spririt and monsters from people's lives - this time of year, when the day got shorter, was seen as an evil time. In those days this was a serious matter; people were frightened of wild animals and sickness, and scientific knowledge was limited. Later on, Halloween was celebrated as a Christian holy day, but this well-known holiday is now used as an opportunity to tell scary stories, have parties with friends, and enjoy the darkening autumn days and cooler weather.

Dialogue

A:Happy Halloween! What are you dressed as?
B:I'm a zombie, can't you tell? Are you going to the costume party tonight?
A:Yeah, I'm going to carve a pumpkin and dress as a witch. I hope we can go bobbing for apples.
B:Right,but we have to get back homein time to "trick or treat".
A:And then later tonight we can tell some ghost stories.
B:Boo! I'm scared already!

Vocabulary & Phrases

Scary:Causing fear

Evil : Very bad ,esp. in thought or behavior, harmful

Monster : An animal or thing of unusually great size or strange form.

A costume party : People dress like ghosts, witches, or monsters at this party

Trick or treat! : Children go to a house to say "trick or treat" ; the meaning is "Give me candy or I'll play a trick on you."

to be continued...

叶子66600 2006-02-10 12:12

很好啊! 学习中,家纷纷!

bugbug 2006-02-10 15:25

Wyman, i bet you have Wallstreet's Holiday English card. Thank you for typing it.

漫画年代 2006-02-10 16:02

Struck by Cupids's Arrow

Cupids's 应该是Cupids'吧?



.

wyman 2006-02-10 18:16

引用:

作者: bugbug
Wyman, i bet you have Wallstreet's Holiday English card. Thank you for typing it.

YES, you are right~~~because it it about holiday english~

lqzp 2006-02-10 20:23

不错,不错,支持,谢谢
:wdb10:

nancy728 2006-02-12 12:11

:wdb10: :wdb10:

wyman 2006-02-13 10:37

THE 66TH DAY
VOCABULARY : Holiday English
Thanksgiving (Nov.24th)


History and Traditions

In 1621, after a hard and devastating first year in the New World, the Pilgrims' Fall harvest was very successful and plentiful. There were corn, fruits and vegetables, along with fish which was packed in salt, and meat that was smoke cured over fires. They
found that they had enough food to put away for the winter. The Pilgrims had bearen the odds. Their Governor, William Bradford, proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving that was to be shared by all of the colonists and the neighboring Native American indians. In the 1860s,it became a national holiday, and today it is a time for family reunions, watching sports on TV, and having a relaxing 4-day weekend.

Dialogue

A:Boy,does turkey smell good. How soon can we eat?
B:After I finish making the stuffing and setting the table. Can you make sure grandpa has a seat?
A:He's as old as one of the Pilgrims. I bet he has some interesting stories to tell.
B:He always does. I love listening to his stories too. But I hope he stays awake long enough to eat my pumpkin pie!
A:I'm sure he'll love it.He might even have two pieces!

Vocabulary & Phrases

Devastate : To make impossible to live in

Pilgrims : Settlers who came from England in the 1500s and settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Proclaim : To make known publicly

Colonist: A group of people from the same country or with the same interests

Pumpkin pie : Pie usually made from canned pumpkin sauce and served with whipped cream

to be continued...

wyman 2006-02-14 12:08

THE 67TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Holiday English
Christmas (Dec. 25th)

History and Traditions


The history of Christmas dates back over 4000 years.Many of our Christmas traditions were celebrated centuries before Jesus Christ was born. Every family gathers together at Christmas time to exchange gifts and spend the holiday season with one another. It's a time of giving and spreading Christmas cheer. Christmas celebrates the story of Santa Claus (St. Nicholas), a fat, bearded man who wears red and carries gifts throughout the world for all well-behaved boys and girls. The Santa Claus story, combined with an amazing retailing phenomenon that has grown since the turn of the century, has made gift giving a central focus of the Christmas tradition.

Dialogue

A: Merry Christmas, Sandy!
B:Happy Holidays, Betty! I got you a present
A:You didn't have to bring me a Christmas gift. That's very thoughtful of you.
B:Oh, it's my pleasure. Plus, this is the season for giving.
A:Well, I got you a little gift too.
B:Oh, my. It's such a lovely gift.
A:You know what they say:"This the season to be jolly."

Vocabulary & Phrases

Tradition: The passing down of opinions,beliefs, practices, customs, etc., from the past to the present

Celebrate : To make (an event on special occasion ) with public or private rejoicings

Santa Claus : Santa Claus is the symbol of Christmas. He is supposed to fly around the world in a sleigh drawn by eight flying reindeers delivering gifts to all good boys and girls

Phenomenon : A fact or event in nature, esp. one that is unusual and/or of scientific interest

Merry Christmsa : A greeting wishing someone wonderful Christmas season

to be continued...

zhouying 2006-02-14 17:52

UP

sunyu 2006-02-15 18:38

拜年了拜年了!
来晚了来晚了!
补课了补课了!

wyman 2006-02-15 22:18

THE 68TH DAY
VOCABULARY: 2 Word Phrases(1)


In spoken English, we often use two-word phrases, such as "bye-bye". Here are some of the more common two word phrases.

so-so = ok " How was the meeting?" "So-so - it was nice to see everyone, but we didn't get anything decided."

on-off = not constant " They have a very on-off relationship."

love-hate = having feelings for someone / something which swing from love to hate " I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with my car."

mish-mash = when things are combined together and so appear untidy "The new policy is a bit of a mish-mash of the last two policies we've had."

riff-raff = quite a 'snbby' expression to describe people you think are lower in class than you "Lets send out invitations for the party . We don't want the town's riff-raff turning up and eating all the food."

to be continued..

wyman 2006-02-16 10:37

THE 69TH DAY
Vocabulary: 2 word phrases(2)


chit-chat = small talk or unimportant conversation :"He asked us to stop our chit-chat and get on with our work."

knick-knack = an ornament "She's got a lot of knick-knack - I'm always afraid I'm going to break one."

ship-shape = everything in its right place " I want to leave the place ship-shape when we go on holiday."

zig-zag=diagonally " He lost control of the car and it zig-zagged across the road."

ding-dong = an argument "They're had a bit of a ding-dong and they're not talking to each other at the moment."

higgledy-piggledy = in a mess "That bookshelf is all higgledy-piggledy!"

to be continued...

renee7477 2006-02-16 14:15

followed

cocokuk50 2006-02-16 15:57

thanks!

sunyu 2006-02-16 17:52

啃!

wyman 2006-02-17 11:42

THE 70TH DAY
VOCABULARY : 2 Word Phrases(3)


wishy-washy = weak opinion, argument or person " His argument is a bit wishy-washy - I don't get the impression that he really knows what he want to think."

easy-peasey = something that children often say to emphasise how easy something is "This program is easy-peasey-I understood it in half an hour!"

flip-flops = rubber sandals with a thong that goes between your big and second toe "I lived in my flip-flops when I was staying on the beach."

see-saw = something that goes up and down (like the piece of wood in a playground - a child sits on each end and these ends go up an down ) "The English pound has see-sawed against the American dollar for the last two weeks."

to be continued...

wyman 2006-02-20 10:18

THE 71ST DAY
VOCABULARY:3 Word Phrases(1)


Three word expressions are common in English. Practising them and using them when you speak will help you sound more natural. Here are ten common expressions, along with an explanation and example sentence.

black and white = something which is extremely clear "He told her in black and white that she couldn't leave the house while he was out."

do's and don'ts =the rules "There are various do's and don'ts about driving in the UK."

haves and have nots = people who are rich and those who are not "In London you can find the haves and have nots of the population."

ins and outs = the details "I don't know the ins and outs of the situaition, so I can't really advise you."

kiss and tell = when someone sells a story of themselves and a famous person "The British tabloids are famous for publishing kiss and tell stories."

odds and ends = small pieces of varous items "She made a stew with the odds and ends she found the fridge."

P's and Q's = manners (such as please and thank you ) "Mind your P's and Q's when you visit them!"

pros and cons = advantages and disadvantages " There are a few pros and cons that we should consider before buying a new house."

rights and wrongs = all the good points and bad points of a situation "Regardless of the rights and wrong of company policy, you need to give a month's notice."

tried and tested = something which has been well tested "Using salt is a tried and tested way of getting red wine out of a carpet."

to be continued...

sunyu 2006-02-20 13:34

to be continued...

Nice to see it everyday.

wyman 2006-02-21 17:44

THE 72ND DAY
VOCABUALARY : 3 Word Phrases (2)


Ten more three word expressions for you to practise!

ups and downs = very good times and very bad times "They have a lot of ups and downs in their relationship."

come and go = use somewhere as your base " Feel free to come and go as you please!"

back and forth = not to stay still,but to keep travelling between two places "I'm so glad I'm moving. I was getting sick of going back and forth every day. Now my journey to work will be a lot quicker."

dribs and drabs = not a steady amount of something "When it's all said and done, the new reception area is going to be a credit to the company."

said and done = to have the final word on something "When it's all said and done, the new reception area is going to be a credit to the company."

cat and mouse = doing something in the same way that a cat plays with a mouse "The guerillas played a cat and mouse game with the much better-equipped army."

trial and error = to do something new by making experiments and occasionally failing "The new computer system has been installed. But it's a bit trial and error at the moment-nobody really knows how to use it."

flesh and blood = your family "I have to help him if I can - he's my flesh and blood."

down and out = someone who has no money at all who has to live on the street "There are too many young down and outs in London."

by and large = generally "By and large, our customers prefer good service to low prices."

to be continued...

pauline_yu 2006-02-21 20:17

:wdb10: :wdb20:

sissi 2006-02-22 09:23

引用:

作者: wyman
THE SECOND DAY:
FAMILY(2)
In-lawsWhen you marry,your husband (or wife's) family become your in-laws.The mother of your spouse (husband or wife) is your mother-in-law and his or her father becomes your father-in-law.The term in-law is also used to describe your relationship with the spouses of your siblings. So the husband of your sister becomes your brother-in-law,while your sisters of your husband becomes your sister-in-law.If you are woman,you become the daughter-in-law of your husband's parents,and if you are a man,you become the son-in-law of your wife's parents.The same term in-law is used for all generations.
The husband of your aunt is still your mother's brother-in-law,for example.

Grandparents/Grandchildren
The parents of your parents are your grandparents-grandmother and grandfather.You are their grandchildren-either a granddaughter or a grandson.If your grandparent has a sister,she is your great-aunt,If your grandparents has a brother,he is your great-uncle.(And you are either his or her great-niece or great-nephew.)
The mother of your grandmother or grandfather is your great-grandmother.The father of your grandmother or grandfather is your great-grandfather.If you go back another generation ,the grandmother of your grandmother/grandfather is your great-great-grandmother. The grandfather of your grandparent becomes your great-great-grandfather.

(to be continued...)

关系我搞懂了,谢谢, Grand_我也懂, 请教一下, Great- (如great-grandfather), 是什么意思呢?

snowflyman 2006-02-22 10:08

:wdb10: :wdb10: :wdb10: :wdb10: :wdb10:

wyman 2006-02-22 12:30

引用:

作者: sissi
关系我搞懂了,谢谢, Grand_我也懂, 请教一下, Great- (如great-grandfather曾祖父的意思,父亲或母亲的祖父), 是什么意思呢?

great 应该是强调大或者小一个级别.

wyman 2006-02-22 13:02

THE 73RD DAY
VOCABULARY: 3 Word Phrases(3)


up and running = in operation "The new company is now up and running."

noughts and crosses = a game where you take it in turns to put your symbol (either a nought or a cross ) into one of nine spaces. The idea is to have a row of either three noughts of three crosses, but your opponent tries to block you. The game looks like this:

○?○
?○?
?○?

bring and buy = a fair where people try to raise money for a cause by bringing something that other people might want to buy "I'm making a cake for the school's bring and buy next week."

hide and seek = a children's game where one child hides and the others try to find him/her
"Someone's been playing hide and seek with the TV remote control again."

around and about = a vague phrase to avoid saying where you have been exactly "Where have been exactly "Where have you been - I've been worried!" "Oh, around and about, you know."

to and for = another way of saying "back and forth " I'm exhausted - I've been going to and fro all week!

to be continued...

sissi 2006-02-22 14:49

引用:

作者: wyman
great 应该是强调大或者小一个级别.

哦, 就是说Great 是曾, Grand 是祖? 见笑, 我是土包子.

嘟嘟妈 2006-02-22 16:34

It's so useful,thanks:wdb10:

wyman 2006-02-23 15:40

THE 74TH DAY
VOCABULARY: 3 Word Phrases (4)


over and out = something you say to show you have come to the end of your message "The last thing they heard from the pilot was 'over and out' "

done and dusted = properly finished "Well, that's this project done and dusted. We need a holiday now."

dead and buried = something that will not happen "That idea is now dead and buried - the Executive Committee decide some time ago to go with another proposal."

wine and dine = to entertain someone lavishly "He's well-known for wining and dining his business parters."

bread and butter = your main source of income, or the most important issue "Health and education are the bread and butter issues facing the UK government."

spick and span = very tidy and clean "Her house is spick and span at all times."

wheel and deal = to make deals when buying and selling things "If you need a new car , try speaking to John . He's a bit of a wheeler and dealer.

to be continued...

wyman 2006-02-24 11:23

THE 75TH DAY
VOCABULARY: Crime (1)


There are many words in English dealing with crime, the courts and punishment.

acquit / acquittal
acquit = to decide that someone is not guilty of a crime " All the defendants were acquitted ."

barrister = a lawyer who is trained to defend or prosecute in a court "The barrister asked many difficult questions."

bail = a sum of money that can be paid in some situations to allow someone accused of a crime to stay out of prison before the court case "He won't get bail - he's extremely violent."

court = the place where a crime is discussed and judged "He's in court again - this is the second time this year."

a court case = what happens in a court "This is an interesting court case,as many people are involved."

in custody = when the police keep someone in prison before the person goes to court. "He's being kept in custody until the trial begins."

custodial sentence = when someone is sent to prison for a crime "Custodial sentences are getting shorter."

conviction = when someone is found guilty of a crime "He had a string of convictions going back twenty years."

cross-examination = when what someone says is questioned by the barrister representing the other side "Under cross-examination, he evidence showed some inconsistencies."

to be continued...

太阳雨 2006-02-24 12:32

哇塞,终于看到今天的新内容了;贴了整整四十页,快半本书了,怎么学尼?
还是新的旧的一起学吧,哦,MY GOD!

太阳雨 2006-02-24 12:33

向楼主献花花

薰衣草 2006-02-25 12:51

今天刚看到这个贴,我要从头学得补到什么时候呀.......不过......还是跟着吧

太阳雨 2006-02-25 14:50

咦?老师还没到啊?
学学昨天的先。

太阳雨 2006-02-25 15:18

THE 75TH DAY
VOCABULARY: Crime (1)

"punishiment",should be "punishment"?
"accqui" should be "acquit"?
"in custondy " should be "in custody"?

wyman 2006-02-26 01:47

引用:

作者: 太阳雨
THE 75TH DAY
VOCABULARY: Crime (1)

"punishiment",should be "punishment"?
"accqui" should be "acquit"?
"in custondy " should be "in custody"?

thanks! have revised them!

uvov 2006-02-26 09:28

LZ is great. I'll learn all of them after my landing. I think I'll be free then.

安泰验屋 2006-02-27 00:32

有用啊!就是有点跟不上啦

太阳雨 2006-02-27 17:33

引用:

作者: wyman
thanks! have revised them!

:wdb6:




:wdb16: ?为什么我要学英语了,就不授课了尼?:wdb2:
难道要先补完课才行吗?:wdb14: :wdb24:

wyman 2006-02-27 18:26

引用:

作者: 太阳雨
:wdb6:




:wdb16: ?为什么我要学英语了,就不授课了尼?:wdb2:
难道要先补完课才行吗?:wdb14: :wdb24:

最近偶非常忙,偶在绿绿的家园最超级长帖里交代了不好意思,很快就会补上.

如何至今 2006-02-27 23:02

学习了

太阳雨 2006-02-28 11:05

引用:

作者: wyman
最近偶非常忙,偶在绿绿的家园最超级长帖里交代了不好意思,很快就会补上.

哦,这样啊。
没关系没关系,我先安心补课。
:wdb11:

wyman 2006-02-28 16:03

THE 76TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Crime(2)


defend defendant
to defend - to argue the innocence of the person who is accused of a crime (the defendant)
"The barrister defending him is going to have a hard time."

evidence=information that proves someone is guilty "The forensic evidence shows that he committed the murder."

fine = a sum of money that is paid as a punishment for a minor crime "He got a small fine for speeding."

guilty
find someone guilty = when it is decided that someone has committed a crime "He was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment."

to be continued...

sunyu 2006-02-28 22:16

实话实说,每天就这么多刚好:wdb4: :wdb4:

montmont 2006-03-01 00:12

只能一些时间后来光顾一次.实在佩服楼主.

太阳雨 2006-03-02 20:48

英语课悄悄的开始拉
学新课
继续补旧课

wyman 2006-03-02 23:34

引用:

作者: sunyu
实话实说,每天就这么多刚好:wdb4: :wdb4:

说实话,偶也是这么认为的,偶已经坚持了70多天啦,偶也有点坚持不住啦,哈哈,大家鼓励鼓励~~~

wyman 2006-03-03 00:03

THE 77TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Crime(3)


hearsay = when you hear something from someone, but you don't know if it is true or not "Although the police are suspicious, they can't prosecute him on what the neighbours think-it's all hearsay."

illegal = against the law "The brothers carried out an illegal trade in rare and endangered animals."

judge = a person who is in control of a court . The judge makes sure that both sides of the argument are heard, sums up or explains things to the jury, if necessary, and passes sentence if the defendant is found guilty . "She's a well-respected judge."

jury = 12 citizens who are selected at random to decide whether someone is guilty or not in a criminal trial. "I have to do jury service next month and I'm a little nervous "

justice = how people are judged "The British justice system is unlike other European systems."

to be continued...

sqzr 2006-03-03 10:27

不要泄气啊,有这么多人在支持你呢。:wdb10: :wdb10:

太阳雨 2006-03-03 10:55

坚持!

sunyu 2006-03-03 14:57

引用:

作者: wyman
说实话,偶也是这么认为的,偶已经坚持了70多天啦,偶也有点坚持不住啦,哈哈,大家鼓励鼓励~~~

WYMAN,挺住啊!不然前面的都白忙活啦!偶现在还在复习春节前的涅!:wdb9:

wyman 2006-03-07 00:50

引用:

作者: sunyu
WYMAN,挺住啊!不然前面的都白忙活啦!偶现在还在复习春节前的涅!:wdb9:

谢谢~最近几天刚辞职,在准备新的工作,所以耽误大家啦~~~明天周二开始补课~~~最近帮公司翻译了一篇意向书,出丑啊~~~汗,要加强学习啦~

太阳雨 2006-03-07 10:04

哦,忙着跳槽呐
这是正事,可得做稳当了
新公司通常是让新人翻译一个有难度的资料来考察考察,加把劲哦

maggie1000 2006-03-07 22:36

THANKS. STUDING TOGETHER.

wyman 2006-03-09 11:32

开始新课~谢谢大家~继续坚持!

wyman 2006-03-09 11:49

THE 78TH DAY
VOCABULARY: Crime(4)


life sentence = when someone guilty of murder or other serious crimes is sent to prison for "life" "He's currently serving two life sentences for murder."

magistrate = someone who judges less serous crimes "She was in the magistrate's court for shoplifting."

not guilty = when someone is found to be innocent of a crime. "The jury found her not guilty."

Old Bailed = famous law court in London, where serious crimes are tried "The public gallery at the Old Bailey is a good place to witness the British justice system."

to be continued...

叶子66600 2006-03-10 12:47

楼主一定要坚持! 你有很多fans ! 给各位加声望鼓励!

sunyu 2006-03-10 13:31

coming!

wyman 2006-03-10 14:31

THE 79TH DAY
VOCABULARY:Crime(5)


prosecution = the lawyers arguing against the defendant "The doctor was a witness for the prosecution."

parole = when a convicted criminal is allowed out of prison before the end of the sentence "He was sentenced to ten years,but with parole, he'll serve seven years at the most.""She's on parole."

plea = a statement in court saying whether a person is guilty or not "The defendant entered a plea of not guilty."

plaintiff = someone who takes a person to court and brings a legal action against them "The plaintiff stated that the defendant had deliberately destroyed his fence."

QC (Queen's Counsel) = a senior barrister.

to be continued...

薰衣草 2006-03-12 04:10

up

maymhsd 2006-03-13 16:49

follow you!!:wdb9:

sunyu 2006-03-13 21:51

magistrate木查到啥意思啊,:wdb4:

sqzr 2006-03-14 10:56

继续。。。。。。一边学一边补

wyman 2006-03-15 00:12

引用:

作者: sunyu
magistrate木查到啥意思啊,:wdb4:

低级别法律文职人员,类似国内书记员,处理非严重案件官员!

uvov 2006-03-15 12:53

登陆了,租房了,安宽带\电话\电视了,买电视了,也该学英语了. 应该有时间了, 该继续wyman的话题了...

wyman 2006-03-15 13:11

引用:

作者: uvov
登陆了,租房了,安宽带\电话\电视了,买电视了,也该学英语了. 应该有时间了, 该继续wyman的话题了...

祝贺你成功登陆! Congratulations!

wyman 2006-03-15 13:13

因为偶今天正式报了5月14日托福考试!把上个课学完后,要学两个月的托福单词!所以本帖在此期间,也开始帖托福单词!生活英语,等考完试再继续!

sunyu 2006-03-15 19:12

偶木考过托福,正好学习,:wdb23:

wyman 2006-03-15 20:33

THE 80TH DAY
VOCABULARY : Crime(6)


diminished responsibility = when someone cannot be held responsible for a crime, because they are mentally ill "A plea of diminished responsibility was accepted."

statement= something that a person says is true and which is offically written down "In your statement to the police, you said that you had left the party art 11pm."

sentence = the punishment that a judge gives someone who is guilty of a crime. "People are no longer sentenced to death in the UK."

trial = the court process which decides if someone is guilty or not "The murder trial is being reported in all the newspapers."

unsafe conviction = when someone has been found guilty because the evidence was wrong or the witnesses didn't tell the truth "The judge ruled the convictions unsafe and they were released from prison."

victim = the person who has the crime committed against him or her "The murder wvictim was aged between 25 and 30."

verdict = what the jury decides "The jury returned a verdict of not guilty."

witness = someone who sees a crime being committed "The police are appealing for witnesses to come forward."

next will be TOEFL vocabularies~

zfangylq 2006-03-17 05:51

感谢楼主,真是大有相见恨晚之感!

叶子66600 2006-03-17 11:42

learn the words every day here !

叶子66600 2006-03-17 11:44

给各位加纷纷鼓励!

sqzr 2006-03-17 16:24

长知识喽,大家共同进步。。。。。。:wdb6:
预祝wyman托福取得好成绩!:wdb9:

sqzr 2006-03-17 16:35

很想给wyman送花啊,可是不知道怎样才能送出:wdb4: :wdb14: ,只好等我会了再补给你了。。。。。。

wyman 2006-03-17 23:55

大家的好意思心领啦!真是怕辜负大家的一番好意啊!最近学习是有点怠慢啦,主要是在换工作,新工作又比较忙,要经常出差和写报告!偶实在是怕跟不上,但既然已经报了TOEFL,偶也只有硬着头皮上啊!

格子 2006-03-21 02:39

thanks a lot, this is my first day to learn. hehe

叶子66600 2006-03-21 11:26

Wyman ! go on pls , we are here waiting for new vocabulary!

wyman 2006-03-21 15:59

TOEFL VOCABULARY(1)

abate = lessen 减轻
John pulled over to the side of the road to wait until the storm abated.

abet = help ; aid 唆使
It is unlawful to aid and abet a criminal.

abhor = hate; detest 憎恨
She abhored all forms of discrimination on the basic of race or sex.

abject = miserable ,wretched 可怜的
They were living in such abject poverty that they could not even afford the bare necessities.

abrupt= sudden,unexpected
The train came to abrupt stop,making many passengers fall off their seats.

absorbed = interested
Bill did not hear the telephone because he was completely absorbed in his reading.

accede = agree ,consent
My wife didn't accede with what you suggested to us.

accessory = something added 附件\附属品
Nary blue shoes and gloves would be perfect accessories for this white suit.

accommodation = 住宿
The new tourist hotel will have accommodations for more than one thousand people.

accomplice = 同谋;从犯
The police are still looking for the thief's accomplice.

accost = 搭讪
A stranger accosted her as she was unlocking her door.

accumulate = pile up 堆积
While the Lawrence family was on vacation , their mail accumulated in the box.

accurate = correct
Her report is accurate and well written.

to be continued...

sophiachan 2006-03-22 13:27

小肥羊他爹--老公大人————加油哟!!!

wyman 2006-03-22 23:56

TOEFL VOCABULARY(2)

acrid = 辛辣的,刺激的
This cigarette has an acrid taste;I guess I have been smoking too much today.

adjacent = adjoining ,near
There is a parking lot adjacent to the auditorium(礼堂).

admonish = warm about
Her boss admonished her against being late for work again.

adore = love greatly
Mr. Moore is quite a family man; he adores his wife and children.

adroit =clever; skillful
Under the adroit direction of Coach Lewis, the team finished the season with twelve wins and no loses.

affluent = rich
Mr. Willson much be very weathy because his address is in the most affluent neighborhood in the city

aggravate = make worse
Smoking aggravates a cold.

agile = lively 轻快的 活泼的
A dancer must do strenuous exercises in order to execute the agile movement of his art.

agitate = disturb
Rumors ( 谣言) of a strike agitated the workers.

aglow = shining brightly
There was only one candle aglow on the baby's first birthday cake.

agrarian = 农业的\土地的
One causes of the Civil War was enconomic and political rivalry(对立) between the agrarian South and the industrial North.

ailment = illness
Mrs. Thompson is a hypochondriac (忧郁症患者) ;she has a new ailment every week.

ajar = slightly open
She left the door ajar so that she could hear the conversation in the other room.

akin = similar ;related
Jealousy is often akin to love.

albino = 患白化病的人(或动植物)
The white rat with pink eyes in an albino.

alert = perceptive/quick
Although he was almost ninety years old,he was still active and alert.

to be continued...

wyman 2006-03-23 10:00

TOEFL VOCABULARY(3)

alienate = 疏远
She was alienated from her friend by her foolish behavior.

allegiance = loyalty 忠诚的
He offered me his allegiance.

alleviate = lesson ,relieve
The nurse will give something to alleviate the pain.

alliance = association
Germany was in alliance with Japan and Italy during the Second World War.

alluring = tempting 迷人的
She looked very alluring in her black evening dress.

aloof = reserved; indifferent
Our neighbors are so aloof and unfriendly that they never speak to anyone.

amateur = not professional
Only amateur athelets are eligible to participate in the Olympic Games.

ambidextrous = 双手灵巧的
A person who is ambidextrous uses both hands with equal ease.

ambiguous = doubtful;uncertain
The directions were so ambiguous that it was impossible to complete the assignment.

amicable = friendly
After months of negotiation, they arrived at an amicable settlement.

amity = friendship
If there were amity between nations,there would be no wars.

amnesia = 健忘症
He suffered from temporary amnesia as the result of a head injury.

ample = adequate;enough
Richard's scholarship includes a very ample living allowance.

amplify = 放大
He will need a microphone to amplify his voice because the room is much too large for us to hear him without one.

anachronism = 时代错误
It would be an anachronism to speak to George Washington riding in an automobile.

anatomy = 构造;解剖学
The anatomy of an earthworm is much simpler than that of a man.

to be continued...

renee7477 2006-03-23 10:40

正好偶最近也在准备TOFEL呢,计划年底考:)

叶子66600 2006-03-23 12:44

Very difficult words ! I only know a few of them.
GOOD GOOD STUDY , DAY DAY UP!!!

sunyu 2006-03-23 21:54

It seems I am in elementary school,too difficult to me.anyway, go on with all of you!

叶子66600 2006-03-24 10:40

Sunyu , Very sorry here , because I call you Suyu in the post of One Slang Per Day !

wyman 2006-03-24 12:42

TOEFL VOCABULARY(4)

anguish = 身心上的极度痛苦
The injured soldier moaned(呻吟) in anguish until the doctor arrived.

animate = 使有生命,使活泼
A smile animated her face as she went to the gate to meet her husband.

animosity = hate ;仇恨
There exist animosities between classes.

ankle = 踝
He sprained(扭) his ankle in a skiing accident.

annual = 每年的;一年一次的
The company issues an annual report every March.

anomalous = unusual
It is an anomalous situation; he is the director of the personnel office, but he does not have the authority to hire and dismiss staff.

antidote = 解毒剂
Milk is an antidote for some poisons .

antipathy = enmity (憎恶)
The lover of democracy has an antipathy toward totalitarianism(极权主义者).

antique = anceient ; old-fashioned
The car was made in 1800, so it is now regarded as antique.

antiseptic = 杀菌剂,防腐剂
Alcohol and boric acid (硼酸) are widely used antiseptic.

antithesis = 相反;对照
Hate is the antithesis of love.

applaud = clap
The audience applauded at the end of the concert.

appraisal = 估价;鉴定
Fifty thousand dollars would be a fair appraisal of their new house.

apprehensive =敏悟的;忧虑的
She is an apprehensive girl.

to be continued...

太阳雨 2006-03-24 13:14

偶好久没来啦
都怪小肥羊爹给我找了份义工啊
忙得顾不上学习啦

hlingzhi 2006-03-24 13:55

I feel headache, I don't want to study anymore

sunyu 2006-03-24 21:38

引用:

作者: 叶子66600
Sunyu , Very sorry here , because I call you Suyu in the post of One Slang Per Day !

never mind! nice to see you here! Let's follow wyman together.:wdb9:

叶子66600 2006-03-27 11:47

He sprained his ankle in a football match.

Just remember Sprain Ankle this time .

sqzr 2006-03-27 18:26

有点枯燥了,真怕跟不下来了。

叶子66600 2006-03-28 11:37

Apprehensive : I do not like people who is always apprehensive of the future.
today Apprehensive !

wyman 2006-03-29 01:01

汗,要加快进度学啦,要不咋考试啊!

wyman 2006-03-29 01:20

TOEFL VOCABULARY (5)

apprentice = 学徒
He was a bound apprentice to a tailor.

appropriate = 适当的
An arrangement of flowers is always an appropriate gift for someone in the hospital.

arduous = 费力的 = strenuous
Shoveling (铲) deep snow is far too arduous a task for a man of his age.

armistice = 休战 ,休战条约
The war ended when the armistice was signed.

arouse = spur = incite =激起、引起
His refusal to walk through the metal detector before boarding the plane aroused the guard's suspicion.

arraign = 提审;控告
The suspects will be arraigned by the district court.

arrogance = haughtiness = 傲慢;自大
The union officials resented the arrogance with which the companny president dismissed their demands.

artery = 渠道 ;动脉
The Changjiang River is one of the arteries of traffic in China.

aspire = 热望
Three canditates aspired to win the election.

assert = 断言;确说
The wintness asserted that the salesman was dishonest.

assort = 分类
He assorted the oranges for the market.

to be continued...

叶子66600 2006-03-29 12:54

I only know the word AROUSE .

As soon as the question of prestige arises , as soon as you feel that you and large unit will be disgraced if you lose , the most savage combatitive insticts are aroused .

sunny_wang 2006-03-29 14:47

拜读了!多谢楼主.期待中...

wyman 2006-03-29 20:42

TOEFL VOCABULARY (6)

assuage = ease ; lessen
Nothing could assuage his anger.

astound = suprise
The results of his test astounded him;he had not expected to pass,but he received one of the highest possible scores.

astray = 迷途地
Their neighbor asked them to keep their dog tied up so that it would not go astray.

audacious = daring 大胆的
The men who are chosed to become astronauts must be perfectly healthy,highly skilled in engineering,and audacious by nature.

audible = 可听见的
She speaks so softly that her voice is not audible in the back of the room.

augment = increase
Miss White augment her income by typing theses and dissertations.

authentic = genuine 真的
The document bears an authentic signature.

autonomous = independent
Just before the outbreak of the Civil War , the South declared itself to be an autonomouse nation.

avarice = greed 贪婪
She agreed to marry the arging millionaire more because of avarice than because of love.

aversion = intense dislike 厌恶
He must have an aversion to work because he is always out of a job.

avert = advoid
The accident was averted by a quick turn of his car.

avocation = 副业;嗜好
Mr. Brown is a lawyer , but writing stories is his avocation.

baffle = confuse
Linda was baffled by the confusing road signs; she did not know whether to turn left or go straight.

to be continued...

叶子66600 2006-03-31 10:41

Autonomous : Menggulia Autonomous District

叶子66600 2006-03-31 10:46

Assort : they bought raw material and assorted it to size 5 , size 6.

飘雾雾 2006-03-31 17:25

真真太好了!!
要是中国人都这样,俺们就不移民了,早就共产主义了,!
]极度谢谢!!

ytxiufei 2006-04-02 09:49

very nice! Thank you!

uvov 2006-04-02 21:28

Continue support! Reviewing from end to beginning...

pauline_yu 2006-04-03 02:05

前面实在是跟不上了, :wdb7: :wdb26:
下个决心:wdb4: 从TOEFL词汇跟起了!
wyman真是了不起了,不服不行啊!:wdb10: :wdb20:
国内现在要考新托福了吧?

sqzr 2006-04-04 18:28

我也落下好几天了,惭愧啊:wdb4:

luckyluo 2006-04-04 18:31

最近看了本逆序速记宝典 也不错

zhuguowu 2006-04-04 19:15

thanks a lot!

叶子66600 2006-04-05 10:49

Lucky Luo ,逆速记宝点说来听听!

wyman 2006-04-05 13:11

引用:

作者: sqzr
我也落下好几天了,惭愧啊:wdb4:

偶才惭愧呢!最近没办法静下心来更新!因为单词太多,没办法继续,需要背~这么写法会很难且很慢!而且TOEFL单词难度比较大,偶也记不住,只能通过做题来提高熟悉程度!

下面提供TOEFL的听力和语法新东方的笔记供大家参考!

renee7477 2006-04-05 18:10

这么刻苦,一定能考好的

pauline_yu 2006-04-05 23:48

引用:

作者: wyman
偶才惭愧呢!最近没办法静下心来更新!因为单词太多,没办法继续,需要背~这么写法会很难且很慢!而且TOEFL单词难度比较大,偶也记不住,只能通过做题来提高熟悉程度!

下面提供TOEFL的听力和语法新东方的笔记供大家参考!

wyman 还在学老托福?要考语法?若是的话比较幸福了!以为国内已经改了呢!我准备新托福,郁闷的不行呢!

本想跟着你背单词呢!5555....只有靠自己了!:wdb14:

呵呵,本着理解的精神:wdb10:

wyman 2006-04-10 10:51

谢谢!偶想把本帖给封住先!谢谢大家支持!