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1. Vending : ['vendɪŋ] n. 名詞 販賣
A : Is there any vending machines in this school?
B : There is a vending machine outside the restaurant entrance to the left.
There are pizza vending machines in the Lobby and on the 10th floor.
Do you want something to drink from the vending machine?
A : This vending machine sold out of oolong tea.
I put coins in this vending machine and pushed a button, but a coke didn't come out.
我把硬幣投入自動販賣機, 然後按了一個鈕, 可是沒有可樂出來。
B : I also deposited 1 dollar and 50 cents into this vending machine for canned coffee.
A : Why are you banging on this vending machine?
B : This vending machine does not work.
A : Oh, that's great! We just lost 2.5 dollars in this stupid vending machine.
2. Toppings : ['tɒpɪŋz] n. 名詞 餐點上層添加風味的餡料
1. The special comes with a large pizza with up to five toppings of your choice, four
fried chicken legs, a large order of garlic bread, and a bottle of soda for $ 699.
2. What are the best ice cream sundae toppings? At a toppings bar, it seems
everyone chooses a different combination of syrup, candy, fruit, and nuts.
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1. accept : [əkˋsɛpt] v. 動詞 接受
2. let go of ( sth. )/( sb. ) 片詞
通常被別人抓著時, 我們會說 Let go. 或 Let go of me.
其他狀況可能接 of him / her / it / the rope繩子..等等名詞, 或者不接.
可以用 Let go. 或 Let go of it. 這個說法
3. faith : [feɪθ] n. 名詞 信念 信心 信仰
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PO一段邦喬飛的影片, 不管是喜歡他的, 或有興趣學習英文的, 都來學習這段英文吧,
了解他講了什麼英文和什麼內容, 英文重要, 他傳達的內容也重要哦~
1. homelessness : [ˋhomlɪsnɪs] n. 名詞 無家可歸。
homeless : adj. 形容詞 無家可歸的。
-less : 形容詞字尾, 附在動詞或名詞之後變成形容詞, 表示"無" "不", 如valueless, tireless。
-ness : 名詞字尾, 附在形容詞之後形成抽象名詞, 如sadness, happiness。
2. dent : [dɛnt] n. 名詞 凹痕；齒 v. 動詞 使凹下。
make a dent : 引起注意, 產生影響 (是有進展之意)。
dentist : [ˋdɛntɪst] 牙醫。
3. scientist : [ˋsaɪəntɪst] n. 名詞 科學家。
-ist : 指.... 實行者, 和-er很像, 用法上大部份為 :
N(名詞)+ist =人, 如art(藝術)+ist=artist(藝術家), novel(小說)+ist=novelist(小說家)；
V(動詞)+er =人, 如bake(烤)+er=baker(糕點師), make(做)+er=maker(製作者)。
4. cure : [kjʊr] v. 動詞 治療 治癒 n. 名詞 藥方 療程。
例句 : The only way to cure backache is to rest. 治療背痛的唯一辦法是休息。
例句 : There is still no cure for the common cold. 目前仍没有治癒感冒的良藥。
5. desire : [dɪˋzaɪr] v. 動詞 n. 名詞 渴望；要求。
例句 : We all desire happiness and health. 我們都渴望幸福和健康。
例句 : It is our desire to let our customers have exactly what they require.
我們的願望是讓客戶能得到需要的商品。(require : [rɪˋkwaɪr] V.動詞 需要)
例句 : We'll try to act according to your desire. 我們將盡量按你的要求行事。
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雙十國慶快到了，祝大家國慶日快樂(happy National Day)。
整理出在英語中有很多表示節日的單字, 如下 :
1. Day一天 :
例如 International Labor Day勞動節、National Day 國慶日、Teacher’s Day教師節、International Nurse Day國際護士節、Christmas Day耶誕節等等。
例如 the Spring Festival春節、Lantern Festival元宵節、the Dragon-Boat Festival端午節。
例如 National Holiday國慶假期、summer holiday夏日假期。
vac空的+a+tion名詞字尾 空閒的日子，不需要工作就是假期。Vac拉丁字根意思是空的、同源字有vain空的 徒勞的 無效的、vanish 消失不見、vanity自負 虛榮心 虛空 無價值的東西、vast空曠的、devastating(de+vast+ate+ing)完全空了 毀滅性的、vacant(vac+ant)空缺(職位)、evacuate(e出來+vacu+ate)使空出來 疏散、vacuum真空、void無效的、avoid避免。
例如 winter vacation寒假
5.leave離開 留下 假期 :
例如 ask for leave 請假、annual leave年假、maternity leave產假、leave of absence from休假。
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provide, supply, offer 的區別：
supply sb with sth / supply sth for sb / supply sth to sb
provide sb with sth / provide sth for sb
offer sb sth.
2. 表示“主動提出做某事 ( 願意去幫忙 ) ”
offer to do sth
provided / providing that
– His company can tide over this difficulty providing (that) the checks are cashed next week.
– Provided (that) you help me translate this documents into Chinese, I will make preparations for the negotiations this Friday.
= on condition that
4. 表示“滿足需要” supply / meet a need
provide ， supply 和 offer 都有“供給、提供”的意思，但用法不同。
provide 指有遠見，為應付意外、緊急情況等作好充分準備而“供給、提供”， 可用於 provide sb. （ with sth. ）或 provide sth. （ for sb. ）結構。 He persuaded other people to provide money or to give help. 他說服別人提供錢或給予幫助。 The school provided food for the students. 學校為學生提供伙食。 They provided us with all the books we need. 他們為我們提供所需要的所有書籍。
supply 通常指定期“供應 , 補給”，強調替代或補充所需物品，常用於 supply sb. with sth. 或 supply sth. for/to sb. 結構。 The cars will be supplied to people all over the country. 這些汽車將供應給全國各地的人們。 Cows supply us with milk. 母牛供給我們牛奶。 In Britain milk is supplied to each house in bottles. 在英國牛奶是裝在瓶子裏送往每家每戶的。
offer 側重表示“願意給予”，常用於 offer sb. sth. 或 offer to do sth. 結構。 She offered me a cup of tea. 她給我端了杯茶。 He offered to go instead of me. 他主動提出代替我去。
注 意： supply 較 provide 常用，有時它們可互換，可說 provide/supply sth. for sb. ，也可說 provide/supply sb. with sth. 。 The bank provided/supplied him with a loan $100,000. 銀行為他提供了 10 萬美元的貸款。
supply 是“供應，補給” 名詞有“供應品，補給品，生活用品” 記得它有週期性需要而供應補給的涵意。 provide 是“提供，供給”多記成主動提供的涵意，這點與 offer 相像。
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Mother’s Day is on the second Sunday of May. It’s a day to honor our mothers and make them feel extra special. It’s also a good time for family members to gather together, especially after we get married or work in other places. It’s common for adult children cook for their mums or take them out to lunch or dinner. Young children put a lot of effort into making cards and plastic flowers for their moms.
Mother’s Day is coming. If you have the ideas to celebrate it, we have some questions for you as follows:
1. Have you prepared any presents for Mother’s Day? Or what have you received?
2. Have you made a reservation in the restaurant on that day/during that weekend? Or you prefer a big meal at home?
3. Do you have any other plans for celebrating it?
4. Did you also celebrate Father’s Day? And how?
5. Anyway, please say “Happy Mother’s Day!!” to your great moms.
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2 求職面試(2) Job Interview(2)
Interviewer: Thank you for agreeing to come in and meet with us today.
Interviewee: Thanks for your inviting me.
Interviewer: I can see from your resume (C.V.) that you were in charge of sales for the ABC Corporation from 2012 to 2014. Can you please tell me about your responsibilities?
Interviewee: Yes. I was in charge of profit and loss for the northwest region of America. As a manager, I was directly responsible for a 50% increase in sales over a four-month period.
Interviewer: What do you believe are some of the key attributes that helped you to achieve such an outstanding increase in sales?
Interviewee: I believe persistence and perseverance are key attributes.
Interviewer: Sounds good. Everyone is talking about teams these days. Can you describe your role as a member of a sales team?
Interviewee: I see myself chiefly as an inspirer. Sales can be quite competitive and some people in this field adopt a dog-eat-dog mentality. However, as a leader, I charge myself with making all units within a company function as one single entity. To cite an example, in my last job, each representative handled a different region. Instead of allowing successful initiatives to be hoarded by certain representatives, I developed a system for sharing those successful sales initiatives. Soon the entire sales team started talking of their successes, not just to brag, but also to share.
Interviewer: We establish a fairly high target sales quota and you must achieve this volume in a short amount of time. How can you ensure that we reach our sales goals?
Interviewee: I will draft a day-to-day schedule in advance and stick to the plan. Having a plan is the guarantor of success.
Interviewer: I must admit that you are very impressive (or I am quite impressed). I’ve certainly enjoyed meeting you. Our HR department will contact you later.
我得承認你很令人印象深刻 (我對你印象很不錯). 很高興與你會面。接下來人事部會跟你進一步聯繫的。
Interviewee: Thank you very much. I'll be looking forward to hearing from you. Good-bye.
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1 求職面試 (1) Job Interview (1)
Interviewer: Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
Interviewee: I am a graduate of a technical university and have been employed as an engineer with the ABC Company for approximately 10 years.
我畢業於一所科技大學，在 ABC 公司做工程師快十年了。
Interviewer: Please explain why you are interested in leaving your current position and please elaborate on your technical skills.
Interviewee: I am looking for a growth opportunity, which I feel is not available at my current employer. In terms of skills, I am Microsoft certified in Windows XP and several other operating systems.
我在尋找發展機會，但是現在任職的公司不能提供給我這樣的機遇。關於技術，我有 Windows XP 和其他幾個作業系統的微軟證書。
Interviewer: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Interviewee: I see myself in a management position.
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(Please point out the English mistake from the following notice sent by a student's mother.)
A boy was sick and not able to participate in the English class, so his mother wrote to the school as follow:
"My son is under a doctor's care, so won't take the English class tomorrow. Please execute him."?
The boy could be excused from the English class. So the sentence should be written as "Please excuse him (from the English class)."
"Please execute him", on the other hand, means "Please kill him". It's incorrect.
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The Chinese New Year is coming.
Let’s talk about the historical origins of celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year
The New Year is read as 'Nian' in chinese.
Today "Celebrate the New Year" may come from "Survive the Nian".
The word "Nian" was originally the name of a monster that started to prey on people
the night before the beginning of a new year.
An old man subdued Nian and told people to put up red paper decorations on their windows
and doors to scare away Nian.
That evolved into the customs of putting up red paper and firing fire-crackers to celebrate it.
People today have long forgotten why they are doing all these, except that they feel the color and the sound
add to the excitement of the celebrations.
Red, with warm feeling, possesses the actions of making people excited and joyful.
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Can you tell the different meanings of "DOWN" in the following sentences ?
1. Please don't make me down. Otherwise I'm afraid I have no energy and motivation to do anything.
2. I am down with the flu.
3. Let's get down to business at hand.
4. My boss is down with my proposals, so I'm going to hold my tongue till the meeting is over.
5. I am down for going to see the movies with you tomorrow.
6. Drinking some water can get the medicine down easily.
Which sentence means that someone is about to work on it ?
Which sentence means that someone would like to do ?
Which sentences mean that someone is disappointed ?
Which sentence means that someone doesn't feel well ?
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to burst someone's bubble是粉碎某人的美夢，潑人冷水的意思。
例句 : 1
A: I dream of going to study at Harvard University.
B: I' m sorry to burst your bubble, but your grades are too low. You' ll never get accepted to Harvard.
A: Did you mean that my dream of studying abroad went up in smoke? (up in smoke = 希望破滅)
例句 : 2
I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but the party has been cancelled.
例句 : 3
My little sister thinks that Santa Claus is real. Don' t burst her bubble by telling her that he isn' t.
例句 : 4
I hate to burst your bubble, but you won't be getting a pay rise this year.
例句 : 5
I have a friend who really wants to be a famous singer. I should tell her to give up that dream because she has a really bad voice, but I don't want to burst her bubble.
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Fear not that your life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall never have a beginning. ----- John Henry Newman
句型 : not ... but (rather) ... 不是... 而是....
例句1 : That restaurant is not bad but rather over priced. 那家餐廳不糟, 而是太貴了.
例句2 : The most important thing in life is not where you are, but the direction you are heading toward. 人生最重要的事不是你身在何處, 而是你正要前往的方向.
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