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自考“高级英语”笔记(5)

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  Lesson Five: I'd rather be black than female

  1. I'd rather …… than: prefer…… to……

  如: I'd rather deal with a simple man than a sophisticated man.

  我宁愿与纯朴的人打交道,不愿与世故的人交往。

  I had rather never have been born than see this day of humiliation.

  我宁愿自己未曾出生,也不愿遭受今天的耻辱。

  I would (had) rather …… 但愿 (+that 从句中用过去式)。

  如: I would rather he didn't tell her about it.

  我真希望他不告诉她这件事。

  I had rather you did it alone.

  但愿你一人做。

  2. Handicap: 1) any disadvantage that makes success more difficult. 不利的因素。

  如: Bad health is a handicap. 身体不好是不利因素。

  His lack of English is a great handicap to him. 他不懂英语对他是一大缺陷。

  2) a physical or mental disability 残疾。

  如: Blindness is a great handicap.眼瞎是一大残疾。

  3. at once at the same time ; simultaneously 同时。

  如: It's hard for one to do two things at once. 人很难同时做两件事。

  4. eliminate : get rid of ; remove 消除。

  如: to eliminate poverty 根除贫穷; eliminate the prejudice 消除偏见。

  5. brainwash 洗脑。

  如: Don't let television commercials brainwash you into buying anything you actually don't need.

  别让电视广告引诱你购买自己实际不需要的东西。

  6. invariably : always 常常,总是。

  如: It's invariably wet when they take their holidays. 他们度假时总是下雨。

  His intuition is invariably correct. 他的直觉总是对的。

  7. Campaign: a connect set of actions to obtain a particular result in politics or business

  (社会,政治,选举)运动;游说,宣传活动。

  如: an election campaign 选举活动;an advertising campaign 广告宣传;

  a campaign to combat crime 防止犯罪运动。

  8. stereotype : a conventional , oversimplified conception 陈腔滥调;陈规,老套,固定的现象。

  如: He fits the stereotype of a 'scholar'。 他是典型的''学者''。

  The idea is an old-fashioned stereotype. 这观点是老一套了。

  9. Predominate: be superior in numbers, etc. 占多数的。

  如: Greens predominated in the picture. 绿色植物是画中最醒目的。

  predominate over 胜过。

  10. mold: work into a required shape or from 塑造。

  如: Statues are molded out of bronze. 雕像是用青铜铸成的。

  He molded his style on the best writers. 他以第一流作者为榜样塑造了自己的文体。

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