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视频; Funny and wise eulogy

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Very unusual but moving eulogy

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The saddest speech in history

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29.    I can’t understand the accent. They speak English that is their first language, oh my god I couldn’t understand half of what he was saying, I had to keep getting him to repeat. I found that their accent is extremely hard to understand. 我搞不明白他们的口音。他们讲英语,英语是他们的母语。天啊我只能听懂一半。我不得不一直让他重复。我发觉他们的口音很难让人听明白。
30.    It kept cut me off—the YouTube kept cut me off 我上不了YouTube.
31.    It was very misty/foggy I couldn’t see out of the window 雾太浓了,从窗往外我看不见东西。
32.    I need one hour of preparation time我需要一个小时的准备时间。
33.    Stay still, or I’ll spank your bum bum. No way! I put my foot down! 别动! 要不我揍你屁股! 不行,我坚决反对! 
屁股说法有很多: rear end, behind, bum bum, ass...(buttocks这个是书面常见)

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视频:
http://video.ca.msn.com/watch/video/dri … /16a3adi9o

一些单词和句子:

Drinking and cancer
A new study suggests drinking too much alcohol may account for 10 per cent of cancer cases in men and three per cent in women

Heading out after work for a couple of drinks
Second thought –give it a second thought从新考虑
A sober second thought
Mechanisms
Formation of cancer
drinking to excess 过份饮用
Breakdown  products解降产物
Behavior cancers
Overall
Throat /pharynx cancer
Esophagus
Breast cancer
Liver cancer
Ambitious study
To remain safe, for the lowest- risk category, a man should drink no more than 2 standard drinks;  each standard drink’s 12 grams of alcohol. 2 standards drinks per day no more than 14 per week.  For women is a  little bit less because women are smaller,  one to two standard drinks, no more than 9 in a week, anything beyond that, put you in at risk.
为安全起见,在最低危险范围内,一个男人每天饮用的标准饮料不宜超过2份,每份标准饮料的酒精含量为12克, 每周不宜超过14份。女人酒量比男人小,标准饮料女人每天用1到2份为宜,每周不能超过9份,超标就危险了。

Let’s do shots, no, I am kidding,
Lowest drinking guideline
Moderately
Phenomenon
Spirit 烈酒

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昨天我朋友来我家玩,看见墙上的字便问我这句中文何解: "踅时流水当今世, 随地春山是故人"

Life is temporary but a never ending journey like the running water. In the spring, looking at the mountains reminds me of many of  my old friends who passed away and I am left alone.   (Added: So I have to enjoy my life when I can. )  大概如此.
"本联大致意思是,感叹人生一世如流水的一瞬间那么短暂,却又不停不止。
虽然生命短暂,但看到春暖山河,又会想起许多故去的人(抗日革命的英雄们)。
本联是启功先生为怀念抗日英雄做的一副七言联语.

补充一下:
启功--暂时流水当今世随地春山是故人!
启功先生字元白,又作元伯,满族,1912年7月26日生于北京。启功先生出身于皇族支系,但根据爵位累降制的规定,他家族逐渐没落。先生一周岁时,父亲即因病去世,他便随曾祖父和祖父生活。四岁时即入私塾读书。由于特殊的家庭环境,先生自幼即受到严格的启蒙教育和良好的道德熏陶。不幸的是,1922年先生十岁时,曾祖父和祖父先后去世,同年,家中还有多人故去,家业因偿还债务和办理丧事而破产,先生和寡母及未出嫁的姑姑,只得过起举步维艰的生活。详情http://cul.book.sina.com.cn/o/2005-06-30/1810135154.html"

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踅 chì 字从折从足。“折”意为“断开”,“足”表示“腿脚”。“折”与“足”联合起来表示“折足”,即“断了(一条)腿”、“(一条)腿骨折”。本义:用一条腿走路。 又读 xué ,义为“(以一条腿为支点)左右转身”。

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Oops! 抄错了。

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34.    You can buy the ticket ahead.你可以提早买票。
35.    I am feeling lousy I will have a little bit of snooze.我感觉很不舒服我得去睡一会儿。
Lousy--Very painful or unpleasant


  You snooze, you   lose /you will snooze lose    你若稍不留神就会错失良机。  (语境: 在车上小孩子吵着说要冰激凌,可是经过冰激凌店时候她却睡着了。这时可以说: you snooze you lose. )

An expression which states that anyone will miss out on a great opportunity if they don't remain aware or open to communication. 

36.    Off you go去吧 = be on your way, or be about your business
37.    Ok, hon, see you later. 好,亲爱的,再见(hon不限制于情侣,夫妻,好朋友间也可以用)

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王靖侥 写:

踅 chì 字从折从足。“折”意为“断开”,“足”表示“腿脚”。“折”与“足”联合起来表示“折足”,即“断了(一条)腿”、“(一条)腿骨折”。本义:用一条腿走路。 又读 xué ,义为“(以一条腿为支点)左右转身”。



口头说错了可以马上补救,(当然大人物讲话时候都很小心尽量避免出错,一般都把稿放面前,譬如希拉理和奥巴马的演讲)   书面错了就比较麻烦。

日常生活的口语短句多,比较碎,长句少, 可以一边想一边说,漏了什么可以随时补上, 譬如, my friend Tina,  a university student, broke her leg last week...  she broke her leg in a car accident. ..   

"Well it is Friday a lot of you may be thinking about heading out after work for a couple of drinks, but you may want to give that plan a second thought, a sober second thought... "--- 来自视频 http://video.ca.msn.com/watch/video/dri … /16a3adi9o

书面语要求较严格,长句多,文法严谨, 譬如: "The stories written by Morris explored the heart-breaking decision individuals and families have to make when potentially life-saving and life-prolonging drugs are priced beyond their ability to afford." ---来自当地报纸

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本故事纯属虚构如有雷同纯属巧合

It is Your Fault

The fact of my husband likes to spoil his children especially his daughter is well- known among our friends here.  I think it is ok to spoil children once in a while, but sometimes I find that he has gone too far, without being temperate. Almost every day, when XXX begs for more game time, he would say ok, and when she refuses to take a bath, he would also be ok with that, not a problem.  However, sometimes she could be very persistent and I am pretty sure that she inherits this gene from me but she uses this good stuff in a bad way, for example, if we refuse to give whatever she asks for she would never stop bugging us till we say yes.
我老公惯孩子的事实在这里的朋友当中是众所周知的,特别是惯女儿XXX。我认为惯孩子嘛可以偶尔为之,但是我发觉他有时候实在是很过份的,毫无节制地。差不多每天女儿会要求玩游戏时间多一点儿,他就说没问题,而当她要求不洗澡的时候他也是好好好,没问题。不过有时候她真的有不屈不挠的精神,我敢肯定这个基因是我遗传给她的 lol ,可她却把这个好东西用错地方了。譬如,如果我们拒绝她的要求的话她就会不屈不挠地烦你直到我们答应为止。

Last night, she insisted to eat and play the  at same time on the lazy boy which is my favourite couch. So my husband fed her her supper while she was playing the DSI---a Nintendo game which seems to me mad hot among kids here, and she almost got choked because her attention was taken away by the game!  “It is your fault!  It is dangerous to play and eat at the same time.  Please stop being a slave to her, because she knows how to eat by herself and what we need to do is just to monitor her when she eats.” I said to my husband.昨夜她坚持要在lazy boy上吃饭同时玩游戏。这样Daddy一边喂她饭她一边玩DSI---一种任天堂游戏,于我来说这是这里孩子们很喜欢玩的的一款游戏,由于注意力都在游戏那里所以她就差点儿被咽着了! “都是你的错! 请你别再当奴隶了,她知道如何吃饭我们所要做的只是监督她吃。” 我对他喊。

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视频: http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-ca&vid=cbc … :permalink
The rising river
The most hazardous flooding affecting the southern prairie provinces  is in
Saskatchewan, across the Qu’Appelle River.



State of emergency
hold back阻止
Evacuate
Highway closures
out of the woods 走出险境,we are not out of the woods yet, 我们还没走出险境
...will be further melt and that could result in increasing stream flows…not leave her house unattended

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38.    Running a fever ---I wonder if he is running a fever. 我想他是否正在发烧。
39.     We lost our power; our power was shut off because we owe too much money.  我们家没电了,我们的电被停掉了因为欠债过多。
40.    He is leaning how to do the facebook thing他正在学用”非死不可”这东西。
41.    We got to come up with the money to pay the bills, we got half of the money, and we got to come up with the other half. 我们得张罗钱付帐单,我们已经有一半钱了,得张罗另一半。

come up with 1. 追赶上2. 比得上, 赶上3. 想出, 提出4. 准备好(钱等)

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42.    I am a lot better today than I was yesterday我今天比昨天好多了(生病)
43.    I lied to him and told him I was sick我对他撒谎我说我病了。
44.    He is saucy today他今天很粗鲁无礼, 语言刻薄。(说一个让人讨厌的小孩子)
45.    She is in her panamas, no makeup on and hair all messy 她穿着睡衣,素颜,头发乱糟糟。

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看了<<一头驴是如何过上幸福生活的>>   http://forum.ccasj.org/viewtopic.php?pid=10800#p10800

后找来几个关于驴的谚语:   
46. 
Do you think yourself wise? Then there is a donkey inside your waistcoat
--Charles H, Spurgeon

A worthy man is still worthy even penniless; a donkey is a donkey even if he is finely saddled.  腹有诗书气自华;穿了龙袍也不是太子。
---Turkish Proverb

If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him --- George Herbert  狗咬人可人不咬狗。


Butcher the donkey after it finished his job on the mill---卸磨杀驴,鸟尽弓藏, 过河拆桥,兔死狗烹。。。Chinese Proverb

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As Busy as a Bee

My friend got sick a few days ago and she said that she was feeling a little bit worse today, a little bit nauseous. She thought that she was going to faint for  3 or 4 times but she said she was ok. Anyway the lucky thing was that her cough was somewhat better, no more  runny nose. She didn’t have an appetite today because nothing really appealed to her but she made herself eat supper anywho.

Besides being sick she did not forget about playing in the internet. She said that she’d got all kind of friends on the facebook since yesterday and she got 28 requests today.  Furthermore, today she went shopping and got a computer bag from XXX, which is a kind of matching set to the suitcases she bought last December. Then she felt that she was so cool! The computer bag she’s already owned, is the one she  bought 2 years ago, which has all kind of pockets and zippers and places to put things, and it is bigger like it is heavier , and  it is sturdily built and more  like for somebody to use every day.  She thinks that is good for her niece who is a university student.  She is all ready to travel.

Speaking of travel, we both agreed that P.E.I. is a lovely place to go. She asked me if I knew that people couldn’t buy the pop which comes in plastic bottles--the plastic bottles from P.E.I are all glass.  I said why? She said that because people out there are very particular about the litter…

待续

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46.    My cough has calmed down/my cough went away  我咳嗽没那么厉害了/我没有再咳嗽了。
47.     I think I am still contagious= I am still germy 我想我仍然带菌(病/感冒没完全好)
48.    I don’t want to make anybody sick. 我不想传染给任何人/让其他人都感染我的病菌。
49.     I am in the conundrum =can’t decide which way to go = stuck in between a rock and a hard place 进退两难,不知道如何是好。
50.     Most of the time they just talk away, very rarely that he has to explain something because she gets the drift. 很多时候他们都可以畅谈无阻,需要他解释的时候不多因为她知道谈话要点/大意。

talk away ---to continue to talk for a long time不断地谈话

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Mathing

Math the idioms with their definitions.

1) In the loop a
2) Open up __
3) Get in touch __
4) Between you and me __
5) Get wind of something __
6) Let someone in on something __
7) Clam up __
8) Compare notes __
9) Bite your tongue __
10) Touch base __
11) Lend an ear __
12) Pick up on something __
13) Draw some one out __
14) Beat around the bush __
15) Get through to someone __
16) Bend someone's ear __

a) To be included in the sharing of information
b) To try to make someone talk about his or her feelings
c) To be willing to listen to someone
d) To stop yourself from speaking
e) To refuse to talk
f) To find out about something that was secret or not known before
g) To get in contact with someone so you can communicate
h) To talk about things freely and honestly
i) Private communication
j) To tell someone a secret
k) To share opinions or information
i) To talk to someone briefly
m) To continue to talk about something someone said earlier
n) To avoid talking about something by talking about other things
o) To talk to someone for a long time
p) To reach someone by phone or make them understand

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York Student’s death
A York University student found dead in her Toronto apartment was involved in an online video chat with someone who may have seen her assailant.

视频 http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-ca&vid=cbc … :permalink


dramatic detail
online video chat
physical struggle
no signs of trauma 没有外伤的痕迹
6 feet tall
Has a muscular build 体格健壮的
the cause of death
found dead from the waist down
there are no obvious signs of sexual assault
blue crew-neck T-shirt蓝色圆领T-Shirt

forensic test法医检验
a disturbing story 让人不安的故事

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能读的一读,收藏是绝对必要。

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龙卷风
视频:  http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-ca&vid=cbc … :permalink

Some  words/expressions  from the video:

Residents居民
get life back on track 使生活恢复正常
most  destructive storm in years 多年来最句破坏性的风暴
extent  of damage受损程度
incredible scene不可思议的场景
step out of the way让开
one after the other,  after the other 相继
peeled apart
outbreak
looking through the debris  ---look through sth仔细查看
half of your house has been ripped off
the room was torn off the top
that saved 100 or so people

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1. do us a favor
「帮个忙」这句话也是超级常用的,日常生活中要请人帮忙的情况很多,也许是请人帮你拿一下东西,也许是请人帮你带便当,都可以用上这句Do me a favor.。要请人帮忙还有另一种说法,就是May I ask a favor of a you?,不过记得在别人帮完后,别忘了向人家说声谢谢!Could you do me a favor?或是Could you give me a hand?这算是比较正式而礼貌的讲法。有时候要请别人帮忙不太好意思说时,可以贼一点地说Could you do me a little favor?「能不能帮我一个小忙?」把对方弄上钩再说。

2. be way out of line
其实这句话从字面上就可以猜到它的意思了,out of line「越线」就是意指「逾矩、过分」;这条line可以把它当做界限、容忍范围看待。要特别介绍way的用法,这里是当副词用,就是「远远地、大大地、非常」的意思,属于夸张化的说法,比如要形容「很高」,如果你觉得too high还不能描绘出你要表达的高,你就可以在too high前加一个way,用way too high来形容。所以You're way out of line.就是「你实在是太过分了。」就是要对方收敛一点,别太超过!

3. It's not to reason why, it's but to do and die.
这句的意思就是「别问原因,尽管去做」,原句应是Ours is not to reason why,ours is but to do and die.,这是出自十九世纪的一首古诗,这里的ours所指的是our responsibility「我们的责任」,即是说「我们的职责不是在问为什么,我们的职
责就是鞠躬尽瘁死而后已。」因此这句话的使用时机,就是叫人废话少说,少开口、多做事,当然用来拍马屁时也蛮好用的,不妨参考看看!

4. I'm all ears.
通常美国人是说I'm all your ears.,来看看字面上的意思「我把所有的耳朵都给你了」稍作修饰后,不就是咱们中文里的「洗耳恭听」吗?假设你的好朋友失恋了来找你诉苦,此时你就可以贴心地说I'm all your ears.,搞不好因此掳获美人心,从此过着幸福快乐的日子。

5. by all means
means 是「方法、手段」,by all means是「必定、一定、无论如何」的意思,有of course「当然」之意,通常是加强语气之用。比如人家邀请你去吃饭,你就可以说I'll come by all means.「我一定会来的。」要注意的是,by any means同样也是「一定、无论如何」之意,但是通常用在否定句之中。还有一个词组by no means,这个的意思就是「绝不」

6. in my way of thinking
依字面上之意,是「以我思考的方式」,所以in my way of thinking就是「以我看来,就我而言」的意思。同样的意思,你也可以说as far as I'm concerned,或者简单一点的in my opinion。这都是一种谦虚表达意见的方式,在发言之前先声明这纯属个人的想法。

7. What's this all about?
这句话的意思是「这是怎么回事?」相当于What's up with that?,这句也完全等于What happened?或是What's going on?,当你搞不清楚状况时,这几句话都可以为你除疑解惑。不过用What's this all about?来寻求解答时,是比较想知道事情的来龙去脉,而不仅只是想知道发生什么事而已。

8. a sight for soar eyes
这是美语中一个口语化的说法,「看到你真是消除眼睛疲劳」意思就是「人见人爱的悦目之物」,白话一点就是「见到你真好」,有点像是见到救星的那种感觉,或者是看到好久不见的朋友,也可以用上这一句话。比如说你刚吃完一顿大餐,酒足饭饱之余才发现没带钱,正当不知所措准备进厨房洗碗时,看到了好友就在别桌用餐,总算露出一线生机,你就可以跟你的朋友说:You are a sight for soar eyes.

9. get a word in
word 当作「话」来用,按字面上来解释get a word in就是「插话」的意思,比较特殊的是,这里是指「(在别人不停地谈话时),找到插话的机会」,而且一般大部分是用否定方式not get a word in edgewise (edgeways)表示,如Jean didn't let me get a word in edgewise.「珍不让我有插话的机会。」因此,每当有人高谈阔论,滔滔不绝,说得让你连插句话的机会都没有时,你就可以利用此一佳句跟人抱怨。

10. You're going to love it here.
要表达喜欢一个地方,你可以说I like / love this place.,或是说成更道地的I like /love it here.。这里的it是指「气氛」atmosphere而言,若是你要跟别人挂保证,担保他一定会喜欢上某个地方,你就可以对他说You're going to (You'll) like/ love it here.。

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日常生活里英语为母语的洋人的口语特点就是他们用很多俚语。

51.    I thought you got too much on the go=I thought you were  busy with the going ons我想你很忙的/很多事情要做。 on the go--忙碌
52.    If you really want to take the chance如果你真要冒这个险。
53.    I got to figure out how to reply我得想着如何回复。
54.    He is going to be quite a talker. 他的话将会很多的 (小孩子在不断的呀呀学语)
55.    It is quite a hoof 得走好一段路呢。


quite [kwaɪt] adv
1. to the greatest extent; completely or absolutely you're quite right quite the opposite
2. (not used with a negative) to a noticeable or partial extent; somewhat she's quite pretty
3. in actuality; truly he thought the bag was heavy, but it was quite light it's quite the thing to do
quite a or an (not used with a negative) of an exceptional, considerable, or noticeable kind quite a girl quite a long walk
quite something a remarkable or noteworthy thing or person
sentence substitute
Also quite so an expression used to indicate agreement or assent
[adverbial use of quite (adj) QUIT]
Usage: See at very

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Fights: Do You Say You're Sorry? Have a bad fight with your spouse, but just can't seem to admit you were wrong? These couples from TheNest.com sound off on saying "I'm sorry."

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I am a huge apologizer 我这个人巨喜欢道歉。
It feels great to ask for forgiveness 请求宽恕感觉挺好

overnight
gratify 使高兴
an empty “I am sorry”没诚意的道歉
a passive aggressive “I am sorry”被动攻击式的道歉
a sincere “I am sorry” 有诚意大道歉

passive aggressive ---A defense mechanism that allows people who aren't comfortable being openly aggressive get what they want under the guise of still trying to please others. They want their way, but they also want everyone to still like them.


apology accepted
it seems  super easy to say I am sorry
do actions speak louder than words?

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56.    I got 2 comments on my facebook yesterday saying“happy birthday!”, I was a little bit confused  and wondering how old I am,  so I said thanks and asked the girl where she got my birthday. She said that she got it in my facebook so I clicked on my profile and found that I was born on April 18, 1905. Good lord!  Today I told my another friend  about this and she said I look pretty good for being 106 years old and she asked me where to get the panacea. I said I got no panacea. …昨天我facebook上有两个评语"生日快乐"!, 我感觉有点困惑,不知道自己到底多老了。我就说谢谢然后问那个女朋友她在哪儿得知我的生日。她说在你facebook里啊。然后我就点击我的个人简介发现我生于1905年4月18号。天啊。今天我告诉我另一朋友,她说我106岁了看上去很不错嘛,然后她问我在哪得来的灵丹妙药,我说我没有。。。 roll

57.     She is in adrunkard's buttonhole. 她的钮扣扣错了。
58.    In front of us, blocking our view, sat a big drink of water—a very talk guy.   坐我们前面的是一大个子,挡住了我们的视线。
59.    He will fix my bike for me, no problem. 他会帮我修自行车的,没有问题。

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no sense of direction 没有方向感 (路痴)

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60.    I am sorry it is my mess up/mess/I made the mess抱歉是我错了。
61.    I’ll loosen it up 我来开(打开饮料瓶子盖)   Loosen up--- free or remove obstruction from
62.    关于"开"---开车—drive t a car, 开灯—turn on the light, 开门—open the door,开销—expense, 开心—happy
63.    I am getting blurry我看不清楚,视线模糊 (驾车时候阳光很好没戴太阳镜等情况下)

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原创小故事
What a Night

The night before last my daughter peed her bed again, which was a little frustration to all of us without doubt.  But it was ok, not a big deal at all, because we always get used to this kind of situation and we could handle it well. However, the trouble this time was that she could not calm herself down, maybe because of being so frustrated, and peeing bed is always a shame to her, at least she thinks it is a shame. So she yelled and screamed and requested to get back to the bed right away. And the dumb thing my husband did was he flipped the mattress over and he thought this was a good way to fix the problem. I said that it did not work that way at all, we should let the mattress dry out naturally. We couldn’t just flip it over and pretend that nothing happened.  I said that the best solution for the time being should be to get the wet spot covered by several towels and some small blankets, so she could sleep  on that spot again the rest of the night, and we will wash those towels and blankets later.   This time, my husband agreed with me, but of course, I yelled that out from the next room. Everybody was cranky. What a night!

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Romina 写:

原创小故事
What a Night

The night before last my daughter peed her bed again, which was a little frustration to all of us without doubt.  But it was ok, not a big deal at all, because we always get used to this kind of situation and we could handle it well. However, the trouble this time was that she could not calm herself down, maybe because of being so frustrated, and peeing bed is always a shame to her, at least she thinks it is a shame. So she yelled and screamed and requested to get back to the bed right away. And the dumb thing my husband did was he flipped the mattress over and he thought this was a good way to fix the problem. I said that it did not work that way at all, we should let the mattress dry out naturally. We couldn’t just flip it over and pretend that nothing happened.  I said that the best solution for the time being should be to get the wet spot covered by several towels and some small blankets, so she could sleep  on that spot again the rest of the night, and we will wash those towels and blankets later.   This time, my husband agreed with me, but of course, I yelled that out from the next room. Everybody was cranky. What a night!

lol  lol  lol

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问题一:What do you think is an American way to show friendship? 你认为美国人是如何表现友情的呢?

有些童鞋想,这种问题到谷歌里搜一下不就行了,那么我们来看看大家都搜到了怎样的答案捏?感谢caozijian筒子列出了自己的搜索结果,在一个名为"List of Best Ways to show Friendship"的榜单中,排名首位的竟然是少儿不宜内容(大家懂的吧= =),这叫人情何以堪。。。别以为谷歌一下就有正确答案了啊!谷歌也有胡说八道让人想哭的时候啊!

答案:In the US people usually build up friendship through things like spending time together and making caring phone calls. 其实美国人民也就是通过共度良辰、致电问候等方式建立起友谊的啦。

问题二:What would most American girls probably think of a good-looking guy who slips her his phone number at a restaurant? 饭店里,如果一个帅锅装模作样把自己的电话号码扔给美国女孩子,美国女孩会咋想?

让偶来猜测一下,你的回答很可能素这样的:美国女孩会想帅锅是不是看上自个儿了,是不是请自己约会来着……好吧,这个答案只是我们合理的逻辑推理,请深入到思想态度上,你觉得美国女孩会对这个帅锅有啥看法?他很酷?别以为你可以轻而易举猜透美国人民的思想,人家的想法终究与咱不一样,答案或许会让你大跌眼镜的说~~

答案:Girls would probably think he's a loser because he doesn't even have the courage to make conversation with the girl. 美国女孩会觉得这个帅锅很失败,竟然连跟女孩子说话的勇气都米有!

问题三:Supposed you're shopping for clothes with an American friend. She's trying on a dress which is a bit too tight. How can you tell her the truth without hurting her feelings?假设你跟一个美国朋友一起买衣服,她试了条裙子但是太紧了,你要怎么跟她说才既没有骗她又不会戳痛她?

这个问题很现实吧,你绝对遇得上吧,处理不好会难堪的吧!别以为说一句“朋友之间应该坦诚相对”这样漂亮的话就解决问题了,说实话是没错,但是要注意说话方式,要是一不小心用了不该用的词,也许人家表面还对你露出阳光般的微笑,内心早就如千里冰封,脑内着如何把你千刀万剐了。。。

答案:There are some words we should avoid using when commenting in this situation. Words like "fat", "ugly" are considered to be rude. We could say things like "The dress hits you in the wrong places." "fat""ugly"神马的太粗鲁了,这种场合下千万不要用。我们可以说"The dress hits you in the wrong places."(要表达衣服完全合身可以说"The dress hits you in all the right places.")

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"美国女孩会觉得这个帅锅很失败,竟然连跟女孩子说话的勇气都米有!"

----我会以为他其实想勒索,打劫。

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"Mommy I am gay"  "I am happy too"

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Homicide charge
视频: http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-ca&vid=cbc … :permalink


We have  a  first look today
First look---TV news program
Meanwhile
First-degree murder charge
Nonprofit organization
Chinese consulate
Before being wished away by officials
Wish away:  away or wish away (something) : to cause (something) to stop or go away just by wanting it to stop or go away
          Webcam
Before the attacker shut down
Naked from the waist down




视频 http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-ca&vid=cbc … :permalink

High drama - it will be very dramatic or surrounded by controversy/heated discussions.

Close-up 特写镜头
It is losing its strength 它失去了力量
Fire chief 消防队长
The mud is like quick sand泥淖就如流沙
Sink into the mud even deeper and then game over 沉没更深的泥里那就完了。
He expected other animals like seals to be at risk too 他意料其他动物如海豹也会处于危险中。
at risk  濒临危险

After hours of waiting the tidal bore怒潮 rolled in this afternoon

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Mexico wants to sue U.S. gun makers

CBS News has learned that the Mexican Government has retained an American law firm to explore filing civil charges against U.S. gun manufacturers and distributors over the flood of guns crossing the border into Mexico.

Sources say Mexico's frustration with U.S. efforts to stop the flow of weapons has pushed them into this novel approach. The law firm is looking at charges that may include civil RICO. The contract was signed on November 2, 2010 by a representative of Mexico's Attorney General, at their Washington embassy.

On November 5, 2010 President Felipe Calderon expressed his frustration to CBS News correspondent Peter Greenberg: "We seized more than 90,000 weapons...I am talking like 50,000 assault weapons, AR-15 machine guns, more than 8,000 grenades and almost 10 million bullets. Amazing figures and according to all those cases, the ones we are able to track, most of these are American weapons."

According to sources, investigators will obtain makes and serial numbers of guns seized by Mexican authorities and trace them to their U.S. distributors and manufacturers.

Watch: the Deadly City of Juarez, Mexico

Christopher Renzulli of New York, who has represented U.S. gun makers for fifteen years, says he believes this would be a difficult case for the Mexican government to win. "The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act would bar that kind of lawsuit from the start. The law, passed in 2005 has resulted in several lawsuits against gun makers being dismissed.

But sources familiar with the case say the law firm retained by Mexico - New York based Reid Collins & Tsai - believes the federal law won't stand in the way of their case.

According to the Mexican government database, there were 15,273 drug-related killings in 2010.Overall, a total of 34,612 people have died in drug-related killings in the four years since Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared a stepped-up offensive against drug cartels.

Richard Feldman, President of the Independent Firearms Association and former gun industry association executive said: "Maybe we should be suing the Mexican government for their failure to prevent drugs from coming into our country."


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64.     She makes me laugh, she cracks me up.她让我发笑,她让我笑死。
65.    She is the big cheese她是大老板。
66.     This is what we were talking about this morning, like taking away privileges. You can take away her privileges like her DSL, which would a real big thing, the computer, TV, her dance, her swimming, those are very common.    这是我们今天早上说的,譬如剥夺她的特权。你可以夺走她的特权譬如她的DSL(游戏),对她来说是件真正大事情,电脑啊,电视啊,跳舞啊,游泳啊这些很普通了。 (讲关于如何惩戒孩子,如不听话就不让做这个做那个)

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I can’t help myself (关于减肥)
-----Since giving birth to my baby I have been about 25 pounds overweight. Just thinking of the spare tire on the waist makes me frustrated. I have been dreaming of flaunting my physique after I succeed in weight loss. However, it is easier said than done. I over ate this Easter weekend. It is like the more I dream of losing weight the more I would eat. It is crazy, but I can’t help myself.

自从我孩子出生后我体重增加了25磅。只是想想腰间那个"备用车胎"就让我沮丧。我一直在幻想减肥成功后炫耀一把我的身材 lol 。可是讲时容易做时难。这个复活节周末我又吃多了。就好像是我越幻想减肥我就越吃得多。真是疯了,可我就是不能自己。

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Firework ---Katy Perry

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