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自考“高级英语”笔记(7)

2007-02-13 16:23   【 】【我要纠错

  Lesson Eight :Lesson in Living

  1.inedible : not fit to be eaten 不可食的,不宜食用的

  2.swirl : ( cause to ) move or flow at varying speeds , with twice and turns 涡旋而动,使打旋。

  如:A gust of wind swirled dust about the streets. 阵风吹起灰尘弥漫大街。

  The snow was swirling in the air. 雪花在空中盘旋。

  3. …… that would have peeled like a plum if snagged.

  peel: came off in strips or flakes 剥落,脱皮。

  如:The wall-paper seems to be peeling off. 墙纸看来要剥落了。

  4.let alone : without reference to , or considering 更不必说。

  如; He doesn't have money for food, let alone amusements. 他连吃饭的钱都没有,更甭说娱乐了。

  5.incessant : continual , often repeated : 不断的,不停的。

  如:incessant chatter 喋喋不休;incessant rain 连绵不断的雨。

  6. It would be safe to say that …… 可以这么说……

  如; It would be safe to say that you would get nowhere if you are so lazy .可以这么说,如果你这样懒惰,你将一事无成。

  7.pick her way : 慎行。

  另如:pick one's words 精选词语;pick flaws 找碴;pick and steal 小偷小摸;pick and choose 挑三拣四。

  8.bear in mind : remember 记住。

  如:Please bear in mind that we are friends. 请记住,我们是朋友。

  9. Infuse them with

  infuse : fill 灌输。

  如:The coach infused the team with enthusiasm. 教练给队员注入了热情。

  They tried to infuse them with new ideas. 他试图给他们灌输新思路。

  10. My imagination boggled at the punishment I would deserve……

  a. boggle : to overwhelm or bewilder , as with magnitude or complexity 吃惊,受惊,心惊肉跳

  b. deserve : be worthy of …… 值得

  11. it follows that …… (由……推断)结果自然是…… .

  如:From what he said, it follows that he didn't like the girl. 从他所说的推断,自然是他不喜欢那女孩。

  12. that in those homely sayings was couched the collective wisdom of generations.

  a. 根据上文* “that” 可以理解为in that (即;因为)

  b. that 后面是倒装句,正常语序应为:The collective …… was couched in those homely sayings.

  c. homely : simple , unpretentious ; commonly known , familiar 朴素的,不华丽的。

  如:a homely meal 家常便饭。

  d. couch : put ( a thought , etc , in words ) 以某种措词表达。

  如:They couched criticisms in factual language. 他们用事实的语言表达了批评。

  13. Search …… for the enchantment ……: look through a place carefully in order to find something missing; explore or examine in order to discover 仔细寻找。

  一般结构为:Search + place + (for) object.

  如:He searches every drawer for the notebook. 为了找笔记本,他搜遍了每个抽屉。

  I search my memory for his name. 我努力在记忆中寻找他的名字。

  14. Singled …… out: pick or choose (one) from others 单单挑出。

  如:He singled me out for special mention. 他单单特别提到了我。

  Why single him out for criticism 为什么就单单批评他

  15. take to : to respond favorably to 开始喜欢,迷上。

  如:I took to literature long time ago. 我很久以前就迷上文学。

  Why did you take to bowling 你为什么迷上保龄球

  16. trail off : become gradually weaker and fade away (声音等)渐渐消失。

  如:His voice trailed off into silence. 他的声音慢慢消失,后来什么声音也没有了。

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