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自考“综合英语(二)”下册详解(21)

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  11.City people appear always to be hurrying to get where they are going,restlessly seeking attention in a store,elbowing others as they try to complete their errands.

  elbow :肘

  eg:to push roughly with one's elbows in the specified direction

  He elbowed his way through the crowd.他从人群中挤出。

  12.If you don't,waiters will hurry you.

  Hurry sb:催促某人赶快

  eg:Hurry him or he'll be late.催他快点,要不他会迟到的

  13.………but they are also quite high strung.

  high strung: very sensitive and easily excited,string up 受惊

  14.You also find drivers will be abrupt.

  abrupt:突然的;粗鲁的;无礼的

  to finish or be through 完成

  eg:an abrupt manner.无礼的态度

  15.you will miss smiles,brief conversations small courtesies with strangers

  miss sth:发觉没有;觉得遗憾

  small courtesies:friendly smiles,saying hello,or whatever起码的客套

  16.Don't take it personally.——Don't feel upset because this is their way with strangers.It is not directed against any particular person.They treat all strangers in the same way.

  take:对待

  take sth./ sb.seriously 认真对待某物/某人

  take sth./ sb.lightly 轻率对待某物/某人

  take sth.personally  把某件事看成是针对某个人的

  take sth.badly/ calmly 对某件事的反应强烈/冷静

  eg:Unfortunately,no one took the child's words seriously.不幸的是谁也没有把那孩子的话当回事.

  eg:To my surprise,his parents took the news calmly.他的父母对这个消息反应十分冷静,使我感到惊讶。

  eg:We shouldn't take these young people lightly我们可不能小看那些年轻人

  eg:I'm afraid he took your remarks personally.我想他认为你的那些话是说他的。

  17.This is because people value time highly

  value:珍惜

  We must value the time at school.我们一定要珍惜学校的时光

  18.This view of time affects the importance we attach to patience.

  affect:影响

  e.g:Alcohol affects a driver's concentration.酒能分散司机的注意力。

  e.g:TV violence has a very bad effect on children 电视节目中的暴力行为对孩子会产生不良影响。

  attach:认为——重要

  e.g:We attach great importance to the training of basic language skills.我们认为语言基本功的训练十分重要。

  e.g:The Chinese government attaches much significance to the country's entry into the WTO.

  中国政府认为中国加入世贸组织意义深远。

  19.In the American system of values,patience is not a high priority.

  top/high/low priority:重要/次要问题

  e.g:Women's issues are often seen as a low priority.妇女问题往往被看成是次要问题。

  e.g:Population problem is seen as a high priority.人口问题被看成是一个重要问题。

  20.We begin to move restlessly about if we feel time isslipping awaywithout some return be this in terms of pleasure,work value,or rest.

  slip away:很快离开;(时间)流逝

  eg:She could see her chances of victory slipping away.她眼睁睁地看着就要失去快到手的胜利。

  without some return:没有什么回报

  eg:He helped the old man without some return.他帮助这个老人而不图什么回报。

  in terms of: 在——方面,就——而论

  eg:She is excellent in terms of oral English.她在英语口语方面很好。

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