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1.    Geezer老家伙--- n. Slang.   An old person, especially an eccentric old man.
例子: Look at that old geezer/ old cranky man /coot. How are you doing you old geezer?  没有不敬,冒犯的意思,但 叫自己的老爹老妈做old man, old lady 就不是很有礼貌--- We kind of take this a little bit disrespectful.

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2.    Oh, it is hiding on me 哦, 它躲起来了哈/跟我玩捉迷藏了。(拼命找东西终于找到了的时候说。有时候找东西找不着,最后发现这家伙却近在咫尺,就在眼前.....或头上 tongue ,譬如把太阳眼镜搁头上了却拼命找啊找) it is personified. 被拟人化了。

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3.    Horse Expressions:

Get off her high horse
horsing around(骑着马瞎转悠)浪费时间,胡闹
hold your horses
a one-horse town小又落后的地方,以至整个村子仅有一匹马
wild horses could not drag me away野马都拉不走我
straight from the horse’s mouth
you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink
a dark-horse candidate
do not change horses in midstream

Insect Expression

As busy as a bee
Beehive of activity
Made a beeline for
It’s the bee’s knees
Have a bee in your bonnet
None of your beeswax
Stir up a hornet’s nest捅了马蜂窝
Have butterflies in your stomach
Ants in your pants
Stop bugging me
Put a bug in your ear
Snug as a bug in a rug
Sleep tight…don’t let the bed bugs bite.

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淡季
a dead season
low season
off-season
slack
旺季
mid-season
busy season

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It sounds like an alarmism.

危言耸听
alarmism


看上去你怎么样怎么样。。。

It looks like you blabla....

It seems that you blabla....

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4.    9  o’clock blue ---she  has a  9 o’clock blue小孩子早上上学时候闹情绪,作人,跟大人对着干,你说yes,他就no,你说no,他说yes....I am the boss, you listen to me! 我是老板你听我的.
5.    Baby blue产后忧郁症
6.    黄色电影---blue films---indecent, titillating, or pornographic blue films
7.    You can mix and match 混合与匹配,使之协调(挑选碗,碟,衣服等等)

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来了。自个搬个板凳排排座,学英语。
The English language has over 600,000 words, a far cry from the vocabulary that any system can handle today.
英语词汇量超过60万,远远超出了目前任何语言处理系统的能力。
a far(long) cry from
New York is a cry from San Francisco.
The inflation rate has been reduced to about 12 percent a year, a far cry from the recent past rate of over 20 percent.

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8.    Timber  小孩子学坐时候经常会撑不住像棵树似地倒下,这时你喊---timber!!!  lol
Timber---a lumberjack's shouted warning when a tree is about to fall 树快要倒下的时候伐木工人发出警告。

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8.    He is supposed on his way over 他应该在过来的路上(事实上没有)
9.    It is in my head but it won’t come out of my mouth 我知道是什么(名字,东西。。。)但就是说不出来。
10.    He  is a mush(a softhearted person) 泥状,软乎乎的,对要求的态度是 “好好好,行行行”,没有骨气,如溺爱孩子的父亲。
11.    They just test it to see if you are going to put up with it. To test your patience.
12.    Don’t get me wrong I am not criticizing 别误会我不是在批评。
13.     If he doesn’t back you up.如果他不支持你。
14.    He  is going to become a brat他将会成为一个调皮捣蛋的孩子, a child nobody wants to be around没人喜欢靠近的孩子。
Brat---a child who is saucy and disrespectful,not pleasant to be around.

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今天早上看了一套电影叫做Frankenstein。 Frankenstein(1931)  is a  good movie which is  about  an obsessed scientist who assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses and  it  earned  a four-star rating.

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Japan PM visits tsunami-gutted town
Japan's prime minister surveyed the damage in a town gutted by a massive tsunami, as officials said Saturday that highly radioactive water was leaking into the sea from the nuclear plant stricken by the disaster.

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex has been spewing radioactivity since March 11, when a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and ensuing wave knocked out power, disabling cooling systems and allowing radiation to seep out of the overheating reactors.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan went to the plant and flew over the tsunami-damaged coast soon after the wave hit, but Saturday was the first time he set foot in one of the pulverized towns.

Dressed in the blue work clothes that have become almost a uniform for officials, Kan stopped in Rikuzentakata, where the town hall is one of the few buildings still standing. All its windows are blown out and a tangle of metal and other debris is piled in front of it.

The prime minister bowed his head for a minute of silence in front of the building. He met with the town's mayor, whose 38-year-old wife was swept away in the wave and is still missing.

Officials fear about 25,000 people may have been killed, many of whose bodies have not been found.

"The government fully supports you until the end," Kan later told 250 people at an elementary school that is serving as an evacuation centre.

Megumi Shimanuki, whose family is living in a similar shelter 160 kilometres away in Natori, said Kan didn't spend enough time with people on the ground. Kan returned to Tokyo in the afternoon.

"The government has been too focused on the Fukushima power plant rather than the tsunami victims," said Shimanuki, 35. "Both deserve attention."

Crack discovered at Fukushima

Saturday's leak was from a newly discovered crack in a maintenance pit on the edge of the Fukushima complex, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency spokesman Hidehiko Nishiyama said.

The crack was apparently caused by the quake and may have been leaking since then, said spokesman Osamu Yokokura of Tokyo Electric Power Co., which runs the plant.

Measurements showed the air above the radioactive water in the pit contained more than 1,000 millisieverts per hour of radioactivity. Even just 60 centimetres away, that figure dropped to 400 millisieverts. Workers have taken samples of the water in the pit and seawater and are analyzing them to determine the level of contamination.

Radiation quickly disperses in both air and water, and experts have said that it would be quickly diluted by the vast Pacific Ocean, where even large amounts have little effect. TEPCO is trying to pour concrete to seal the 20-centimetre-long crack, spokesman Takashi Kurita said.

"This could be one of the sources of seawater contamination," Nishiyama said. "There could be other similar cracks in the area, and we must find them as quickly as possible."

Radioactive iodine-131 at concentrations higher than the legal limit was first detected in waters off the plant more than a week ago. Readings released Saturday showed radiation in seawater had spread 40 kilometres south of the plant. The concentration of radioactive iodine there was twice the legal limit, but officials stressed it was still well below levels that are dangerous to human health.

It wasn't immediately clear whether workers who have been rushing to bring the reactors under control were exposed. People living within 20 kilometres of the plant have been evacuated, and no fishing is taking place in the waters just off the plant.

Because of the evacuations, the plant workers have been the primary people exposed to the radiation leaks. One crew member described difficult conditions inside the complex in an interview published Saturday.

Resorting to plastic bags

The plant has run out of the nylon protective booties that workers put over their shoes. Earlier, TEPCO acknowledged that the tsunami had destroyed many of the gauges used to measure radiation, forcing workers to share. More gauges have since arrived at the site.

"We only put something like plastic garbage bags you can buy at a convenience store and sealed them with masking tape," said the worker, who spoke to the national Mainichi newspaper. Such interviews have been exceedingly rare and always anonymous.

The worker also said the tsunami littered the grounds with dead fish that remained scattered throughout the plant, attracting birds.

Three weeks after the quake and tsunami, more than 165,000 people are living in shelters, while 260,000 households still do not have running water and 170,000 do not have electricity.

People whose houses are within the evacuation zone are growing increasingly frustrated and some have been sneaking back in. Government officials warned Friday that there were no plans to lift the evacuation order anytime soon.
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/cbc- … d=28148135

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Alzheimer's Speech Part 1

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Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

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15.    oldie [ˈəʊldɪ]
n
Informal an old person or thing
For example, Roger Federer and Michael Chang 网坛老将张德培。。。
16.    Goodies --- Informal
Something attractive or delectable, especially something sweet to eat.
I have some goodies for you. 我有好东西给你哦。(哄小孩子时候可以说)

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国际英语演说协会圣约翰分会会员的福利之一---新会员任意选择一位老会员当自己的指导员,帮助自己在公共演说训练这个项目里学习和发展。 选择自己的指导员意味着你每次作业前(上台演讲或担任其他的会议工作前) 可以找指导咨询和商量,你的指导会给你提供有关的建议和对你的表现予以反馈。以下是详细内容介绍:

Saint John Toastmasters – Selecting and Working with a Mentor

A mentor can help you accelerate your development in Toastmasters.   You’ll likely have questions about what we do in Toastmasters, what the many acronyms mean, and how you can prepare for upcoming assignments.   Your mentor will provide information, suggestions, and feedback.   Your active participation is required to make the mentor relationship work for both of you.   Over time your interaction with your mentor will decline but in the short term we believe you’ll benefit from selecting and working with a mentor.  Please answer the questions below and discuss this with your VP-Membership, Romina, or another member of the club, and then ultimately with your possible mentors.
1.    List one or two goals you’d like to accomplish in Toastmasters in the next six to twelve months?  List these on the back of this form.
2.    Identify three or five Toastmasters who you believe could help you achieve these goals based on your observations in the club so far?
3.    Discuss your findings with your VP-Membership.
4.    Ask for ten to fifteen minutes from the first possible mentor on your list to discuss your goals and how you believe he or she could advise.  Ask for his or her assistance.
a.    If the potential mentor can’t assist move to your next potential mentor
b.    If the mentor will assist determine a time when you can next talk.

Primarily you will need to drive the relationship with your mentor.   Take the time to call or email and discuss alternate approaches to your upcoming projects.  Other members may also play a less formal mentorship role with you.     We’re confident you can achieve your communication and leadership goals in Toastmasters.

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15.    I don’t mean to rush you.我没有催促你的意思。

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公共演讲训练一点小技巧:   关于如何说  How to Say It
Executive Summary: Words are powerful. They convey your message and influence the audience and its perception of you. Word choice and arrangement need just as much attention as speech organization and purpose.  Select clear, accurate, descriptive and short words that best communicate your ideas and arrange them effectively and correctly. Every word should add value, meaning and punch to the speech.   

Objectives:
--Select the right words and sentence structure to communicate your ideas clearly, accurately and vividly.
--Use rhetorical devices to enhance and emphasize ideas.
---Eliminate jargon and unnecessary words. Use correct grammar.
(Project 4,  A practical Guide to Becoming a Better Speaker. ) 

避免使用行话或专业词汇,尽量使用普通词汇(除非听众也是行内人士)例子:
Jargon              Better
Conceptualize             Imagine
Downsizing            Laying off
Finalize                             Finish
Infrastructure             framework
Interface                              talk with
Operational                       Working
output                             results
Strategize               plan
Utilization               use
Viable                             Possible

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是不是有图片。可惜看不见。。。。我们这边清明放了3天假,回来这里重新拾起学英语的动力。
加油。

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是不是有图片。可惜看不见。。。。我们这边清明放了3天假,回来这里重新拾起学英语的动力。
加油。

是几个视频,没有图片。

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16.     I figured you were probably very busy with the going on in your house. And I  was very busy with the going on here. 我估计你那时很有可能在家忙事情,而我这边也是很忙。
Going on---Informal, speed, progress
What is going on ?怎么回事?

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16.     I figured you were probably very busy with the things going on in your house. And I  was very busy with the things going on here. 我估计你那时很有可能在家忙事情,而我这边也是很忙。

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I thought you were probably very busy with the things going on in your house. And I  was very busy here too.

我估计你那时很有可能在家忙事情,而我这边也是很忙。

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16.     I figured you were probably very busy with the going on in your house. And I  was very busy with the going ons here. 我估计你那时很有可能在家忙事情,而我这边也是很忙。

抱歉这个going on漏了一个s 应为going ons   

例子:  With all the going ons there, Dajiefu  is very busy.

Dajiefu  is very busy with all the going ons----这里的going ons非正式英语。
可以是煮饭,洗衣服,搞清洁,喂孩子,换尿布,和老婆吵架,任何事情。。。   加了s后,going ons 前不需要用things了。





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16.     I figured you were probably very busy with the things going on in your house. And I  was very busy with the things going on here. 我估计你那时很有可能在家忙事情,而我这边也是很忙。


Thanks!  各位英语大人请继续贴!

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17.   关于方向:

I  am going back east /I am going to the east 我要去(回)东部。(为啥说back也许是因为北美人的祖先在东岸登陆)
I am going out west/ I am going to the west 我要去西部

I  am going  up north/I am going to the north我要北上
I am going down south 我要南下,但很少说”I am going to the south"

The wind is blowing to the south,  刮南风  but  they would seldom say但人们很少说 “I am going to  the south”。

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好帖,谢谢Romina,我可以学习好一阵了

欢迎大虾多发贴!  大家互相讨论学习嘛!

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18.     It slips my mind 我把这个给忘记了。
19.     I found that she’s slipping her mind=I found that she’s very slipping, her mental state is slipping= She is forgetting things, getting dementia. 我发觉她经常忘记事情。
20.    Face-plant突然脸先着地摔倒---A sudden face-first fall. Oh! He almost did a face-plant!   哎呀他差点儿摔个脸先着地。  Oops, face-plant!(滑雪选手摔个脸着地,播音员说)

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欢迎各位英语高手,老师们光临指导!

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最近在看美剧csi
C.S.I. --Crime Scene Investigation犯罪现场调查/犯罪现场鉴证

·Until a specialized laboratory can examine the material,the police cannot be sure what it is or where it was stolen from, but they believe it is dangerous and illicit.
直到专业实验室对此物资 做出检验,警方才能确定它的性质和被盗来源,但是他们确信这种物质是危险且非法的。
until 意味在...之前,与瞬间动作词连用,表示动作的开始,与联系动词连用,表示动作的结束。
He didn't reach the station until after the train had left.
He waited until I came back from the office.

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21.    I recognize that smell我能辩别那种气味。
22.    I  bet you she is dreaming我肯定她在做梦/还在梦中
23.    Anywho=anyhow反正,不管怎样。当地人口头有时候说It is a word that doesn’t exist.
24.    They go on that website all the time, so they enjoy that他们常上那个网站,他们挺喜欢。
25.     I think he’s slept already back there 我想他已经在那儿睡着了。
26.    When I get home it was 11 o’clock, I watched Dancing with Star,  it was on last night, my favourite.  It came back on at 12 o’clock. I was up til about 1:30.我到家时候已经是11点了,我看了Dancing with Star,昨夜播这节目,我最喜欢的节目。12点后又重播。我到1点半才睡。
27.    It was 2 hours long. When I get home, on one channel was the last hour so I watched the last hour first, and then 12 o’clock the other first hour was on other channel so I just watched it backwards, so stupid.  这个节目两个小时那么长。 我到家的时候一个电视台正在播下半场所以我先看了下半场,然后12点时候另一个台开始播,所以我就这样倒着看,感觉好傻。
28.    I am going to do some baking today, maybe make some bread,  but not blueberry bread, just regular bread, just depends on what I feel like doing(whatever tickles my fancy). 我今天我要烤点东西, 也许是烤面包,但不是蓝莓面包,只是一般的面包,看我喜欢做什么了

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据说New Brunswick除了about这个字读音与外地有点不同其他的都差不多。NB爱尔兰和苏格兰后人多,外地人可以发觉口音的不同。    一点法式英语:  open the light,comb my hairs.  正确: turn on the light, comb my hair..........Have a good/nice  one(北美通用)!

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Communicating :

1.Open up (To talk about things freely and honestly)

1)After a few drinks he opened up and told us all his problems.
2)After hours of grilling the prisoner(suspect) opened up.



2.Between you and me (Private communication between two people)

I will tell you asecret just between you and me.



3.Compare notes (To share opinions or information with someone)

Every week they got together and compare notes.

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4.Let someone in on something (To tell someone a secret)

I have heard something very funny. I'll let you in on it after class.




5.Touch base (To talk to someone briefly)

1)I just wanted to call and touch base with you.
2)Even though the man works from home,he likes to visit the office to touch base.

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安省增建核反应堆的听证会于周一举行:

视频: http://video.ca.msn.com/watch/video/nuc … /16are1jz5

Nuclear hearing begins
Public hearings begin Monday into the expansion of Ontario’s Darlington nuclear plant as Japan’s nuclear crisis continues to unfold

词汇
backdrop布幕
Begging the government to slow down
misleading
panel
adverse effect
反作用
They can’t say how long they want it held off
Begging the government to slow down
2 new reactors are expected to be up and running by 20018
Up and running---in operation,functiong properly 投入生产
Scientific studies
Opening remark
Whether or not to suspend those hearings
stabilize the situation
Lobby  groups
Redundency

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