词典提供的定义解释词的意义,通常都是一本正经的,而美国作家Ambrose Bierce于1906年出版的《魔鬼词典》(The Devil sDictionary)却竭尽嘻笑怒骂之能事,通过词的展示愤世嫉俗式的定义,对人类的文明进行了认真的思考。《魔鬼词典》对man(人)的魔鬼式定义是一个典型的例子,引用的是莫雅平先生的译文:MAN, n. An animal so lost in rapturous
在教学中我们经常发现以下这样的句子: 1.I remember the fear and anger in the gunmen svoices because Jeremy was being slow, and I rememberwondering why he was being slow.我记得由于杰罗米当时慢慢腾腾,歹徒的声音中流露出恐惧和愤懑,我记得当时自己也纳闷,杰罗米为什么要慢慢腾腾。 2.Tom is being foolish.汤姆在发傻。 3.You were being stupid.你当时真傻。 4.He is being a naughty boy. 他的行动像个顽皮的孩子。从上面的句子我们可以看出,be动词用于进行
一、单项选择题(25％) Read the following unfinished statements or ques-tions carefully. For each unfinished statement or ques-tion four suggested answers A, B, C and D are given.Choose the one you think best completes the statementor answers the question:1.The British Empire gradually disappeared and it was replaced by the____.
I. Give two examples for each of the follow-ing terms:1. finite verb and non-finite verb2. copula verb3. multi-word verb4. momentary verb and durative verb5. dynamic verb and stative verb6. relational verb and perceptual verb
替代词常用来替代上文出现过的某一词或句子,以避免重复,这在英语中用法极广。纵观近10年的高考试题,替代词是备受青睐的命题热点之一。出现频率较高的有it,one,ones,that,those,not,so等。现结合高考试题谈谈这些替代词的用法。一、it常用作替代词以避免重复上文的某个名词或句子。例如: 1.(MET93) I was disappointed with the film, Ihad expected_____to be much better.
‘Money makes the world go round is anold saying. However, some people are better atmanaging their finances than others. Unfortu-nately, especially these days, there seem to bemany people in Britain who are up to theireyes (or ears) in debt-they owe so muchmoney that, figuratively, their debts, piled up,would come up to their heads. People who owe money are sometimesdescribed as being down on their uppers-being in reduced, poor circumstances(this is a
By the time I was in junior high schoolI had 15 pen pals with whom I correspond-ed faithfully. I found that being a pen palwas a nonthreatening way of makingfriends. All my correspondents lived in SanFrancisco, while I was about 15 miles south inBurlingame. They were all too young to drive,so the chances we d meet were slim. Since Iwas extremely bashful, this suited me fine. I found my correspondents in the 1928 San
Washington Irving华盛顿·欧文(1783-1859,美国作家。主要作品有A History of New York[《纽约外史》]和The Sketch Book[《见闻札记》]。人称“美国文学之父”。)Knickerbockers纽约早期荷兰移民的后代。(该词源于欧文的笔名。)Ralph Waldo Emerson拉尔夫·华尔多·爱默生(1803-1882,美国作家、哲学家。主要作品有Nature[《论自然》]Experience[《论经验》],The
only to do与only doing有何区别? 【问】有这样一道试题: They went to catch the train in a hurry,only_____that the train_____. A. finding; had gone B. to find; had gone C. finding; was going D. to find; will go 显然,此题旨在考查only to do与onlydoing的用法。请问二者有何区别?
高中英语第二册(下)第87课有这样一句:On reading it, he found that a servant ofthe family in France had been put in prison,through no fault of his own.在教学实践中,我们发现学生对此句中介词through不能理解,无法翻译。其实这里是介词through的一种特殊用法,不能将其译成通常的“通过”,对此,配套教参和课本后注释均未作说明。这里through的确切含义应该是:be-
Lillian Carter, the President s mother, once set up an interview with an aggressive reporter without benefitfrom the press office. “Your son,“ the reporter said, “has been travelling the country, telling people not to vote for him if he everlies to them. Can you, knowing a son as only a mother can, honestly say he s never lied?“ “Well, perhaps a little white lie now and then,“ Mrs. Carter replied. “And what,“ retorted the reporter, “is the difference between a white lie and any other? Define a whi...
通过卫生和家庭服务部(the Departmentof Health and Family Services),澳大利亚联邦政府确立了国民医疗卫生保健政策,给州政府和区政府(Territory Government)以及私立部门的保健服务提供补贴。目前,澳大利亚的卫生保健费用总额占本国国民生产总值(gross domestic product)的8.4％。像其它国家一样,由于老龄人口的增多、医疗技术的变化和病人期望值的提高
《英语知识》1999年第6期“问与答”栏目中刊登了“work away中的away是什么意思?”一文。该文简要总结了away表示“不停地,继续不断地”之意时的用法,读后很受启发,但觉得意犹未尽。除了该文中所举的例子之外,能和away这个词搭配表示“不停地,继续不断地”之意的动词还很多。以下是笔者收集的一些词组和例句,作为对away这一用法的补充。 1.blaze away连续射击,不断燃烧 They blazed away at the enemy.
新编高中英语第一册(下)第19页第75课“Reading”中有这样一句话: It seems that she told a lie in order to geta job with our company.看来她撒了谎,以便在我们公司谋取一个职位。许多学生对上句中with的用法感到迷惑不解,教师也易忽略,《新英汉词典》、《现代高级英汉双解词典》、《朗文当代英语词典》等词典也未收入这一特殊含义及用法。
1.Living without an aim is like sailing without acompass. -(England) John Ruskin生活没有目标,就像航行没有罗盘一样。——(英)约翰·罗斯金 2.What makes life dreary is the want of motive.-(England) George Eliot生活所以变得沉闷是因为缺乏人生的目的。——(英)乔治·艾略特 3.Once the road of your life has been deter-mined, you should march on resolutely. -(France)Emile Zola生活的道路一旦选定,就要坚定地走下去。——(法)埃米尔·左拉 4.We should first turn our life into a dream, and