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每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步--要坚持哦

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 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:21:12 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  I like to open an account..
  我想开一个帐户
  
  open an account 是一个几乎与人人都有关系的短语,现代生活离不开银行,各种帐单的清结往往都要通过银行来进行。因此,open an account 是必不可少的。与之相反,结清帐户或者到银行销户,就是 close an account.
  Scene 1
  A:Good morning. I'd like to open an account.
  你好!我想开一个帐户。
  B:Great. Please fill in this form.
  欢迎您,请填一张表。
  Scene 2
  A:Excuse me. I'd like to open a cable TV account.
  打扰,我想开一个有线电视帐户。
  B:Good. Please pay 1000 yuan first. Then fill in this form.
  好的,请先交1000元,然后填一下这张表。
  Scene 3
  A:I'd like to open a credit card account.
  我想开一个信用卡帐户。
  B:Good, but you must show your financial standing.
  好的,但你必须提供资信材料。
  Sentences
  1. I'd like to open a credit card account/mobilephone account/internet account/saving account.
  我想开一个信用卡户/手机户/互联网帐户/存款帐户
  account n. 帐户、银行往来帐、帐单、计算等
  account book 帐本
  a brief account 简短描述
  save money 存钱
  draw money 取钱
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:21:25 | 显示全部楼层
酷素材
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  My hand are tied.
  我很忙
  
  这个短语直译过来是我的手被缠住了,引申为我很忙,无法分身。在英语里,表示很忙的句子很多,举例来说:I’m as busy as a bee. 我忙得跟蜜蜂一样。/I'm busy with my work.我忙于工作。/ I've got a lot of work to do. 我有很多事情要做。/ I'm occupied writing post cards. 我正忙着写明信片。 /My hand are tied. 我很忙。
  Scene 1
  A:Could you do me a favor and help me repair my bicycle?
  能帮忙修一下我的自行车吗?
  B:Sorry, my hands are tied. You can ask John for help. He's free.
  对不起,我很忙,你可以找约翰帮忙,他有空。
  Scene 2
  A:Manager, your brother is on the phone.
  经理,你弟弟找你。
  B:Please tell him my hands are tied. I'll call him later.
  请告诉他我很忙,待会我会跟他联络。
  Scene 3
  A:Mark, could you help me take photos?
  马克,能帮我拍几张相片吗?
  B:I would really like to help. But my hands are tied. My boss will come back in ten minutes.
  我很想帮你,但我分不开身,我老板10分钟后就回来了。
  Sentences
  1. My hands are tied. I must hand in my homework this afternoon.
  我很忙,今天下午必须把家庭作业交上去。
  2. My hands are tied. I will talk to you about the problem later in the evening.
  我无法分身,我晚上稍晚再和你讨论这个问题。
  3. My hands are tied. I will see the film you recommended next week.
  我现在很忙,下周来看你推荐的那部电影吧。
  tie v. 捆、扎、扎牢、限制,(工作等)把……缠
  legal ties 法律约束
  tie up 拴住、把(钱、资金)搁死
  My money is all tied up in stock. 我的钱全被套死在股票上。
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:21:38 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  I'm trying to make ends meet.
  我努力使收支平衡
  
  make ends meet 是一个固定的搭配,意思是使收支相抵、量入为出。
  Scene 1
  A:I heard you were going to buy a new house.
  听说你要买新房。
  B:Yes, that's true. I'm going to sell my car. I'm trying to make ends meet.
  是啊,为了买房我将卖掉自己的小车,以使收支平衡。
  Scene 2
  A:You know. I'm trying to save money to buy a car. I also have to support a family. So I'm busy trying to make ends meet.
  你知道,我要攒钱买车,又要养家活口,所以我正忙着使收支平衡。
  B:Same for me. I'm going to have a baby, so I do translation work as a part-time job. I'm trying to make ends meet too.
  我也一样,也要养一个小孩,所以兼职做点翻译,以使收支平衡。
  Sentences
  1. I have to rent a house. My child is going to have piano lessons and my salary is not enough. So, I'm trying to make ends meet.
  我要租房、送孩子学钢琴,薪水不够支付,只好量入为出。
  2. I'm trying to make ends meet. So I have to sell all my furniture.
  我努力使收支平衡,不得不卖掉所有家私。
  3. I'm trying to make ends meet. So I do typing work as a part-time job.
  为了使收支平衡,我兼职做一份打字的工作。
  end n. 端、尽头、未尾、结果等
  without end 无穷的、无尽的
  cigarette end 香烟头
  the west end of town 城市的西区
  on end 连续地
  She wrote for hours on end. 她连续写了几个小时。
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:21:51 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  
  It's really neat.
  真不错
  
  It was really neat. 是一句纯美语,意思是那真的很好。neat 的原意是井然有序,但在这里,跟有序无序没有什么关系。
  Scene 1
  A:Did you watch the interview the Premier?
  你看没看过对总理的采访?
  B:I watched the interview. It's really neat.
  我看了,真是太精彩了。
  Scene 2
  A:Have ever gone to Snake Garden?
  你去过蛇园吗?
  B:Yes, I've been there once. It was really neat.
  是的,我去过一次,真不错。
  Scene 3
  A:Are we going to pass the Diwang Building?
  我们要经过帝王大厦吗?
  B:No, but I'd like to drive you there. It's really neat.
  不会,但我可以带你去,那真是一个好地方。
  Sentences
  1. Your dress in neat. I like it.
  你的衣服真好,我喜欢。
  2. Wuzhou Hotel faces Shennan road, and it's back is to the sea. It is really neat.
  五洲宾馆紧临深南大道,背靠大海,那可真是个好地方。
  3. I enjoyed your speech. It was really neat.
  我喜欢你的报告,真是好极了。
  neat a.了不起、极好的、整洁的、匀称的、简单的
  a neat child (爱)整洁的孩子
  a neat idea 好主意
  neat profit 纯利
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:22:05 | 显示全部楼层
酷素材
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  This is the latest model.
  这是最新的款式
  
  当市场出现了某种产品的新款式,可以说 This is the latest model . 或者 This is the latest style. model 和 style 的意思基本一致,不过style 更侧重于女性服饰、发型等。
  Scene 1
  A:I heard you brought a new car.
  听说你买了辆新车。
  B:Yes, it's Mitsubishi and it's the latest model.
  是的,三菱车,最新款。
  Scene 2
  A:I bought a TV for my parents.
  我给父母买了台电视。
  B:What brand is it?
  什么牌子的?
  A:Panasonic. This is the latest model.
  松下电视,是最新款的。
  Scene 3
  A:What do you think of this skirt?
  这衬衫怎样?
  B:It looks great.
  看起来很棒。
  A:This is the latest style for the summer.
  这是夏季的最新款式。
  Scene 4
  A:What do you think of this body building machine?
  1你觉得这台健身器怎么样?
  B:It really neat.
  真不错。
  A:This is the latest model.
  这是最新的款式。
  Sentences
  1. Look at my new hairstyle. This is the latest style in the year 2001.
  看我的发型,这是2001年新潮的发型。
  2. This mobilephone is the latest model.
  这手机是最新款的。
  3. This computer is the latest model.
  这台电脑是最新款的。
  late a.最近的、不久前的
  the late news 最近的消息
  a late spring 姗姗来迟的春天
  a late marriage 晚婚
  model n.型号、样式、模型、典范等
  a new spring model 春季新款
  a 2001 model 2001年新款
  fashion model 时装模特
  a model husband 模范丈夫
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:22:18 | 显示全部楼层
酷素材
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  
  I agree with you one hundred percent.
  我完全赞同你
  
  agree 是同意、赞同的意思,agree with sb. 是固定搭配。 one hundred percent 的意思是百分之一百,引申为完全、彻底。要表达坚决、完全赞同某人的意见,可引用 I agree with sb. one hundred percent. 这个句型。
  Scene 1
  A:Let's go to Australia during the Chinese Lunar New year.
  农历年我们去澳洲。
  B:Sounds good. I agree with you one hundred percent.
  听起来不错,我完全赞同你的建议。
  Scene 2
  A:John is a naughty but smart child.
  John 是一个顽皮但很机灵的孩子。
  B:I agree with you one hundred percent.
  我完全同意你的看法。
  Scene 3
  A:Mothers always make good food.
  妈妈们总能做出好吃的食物。
  B:I agree with you one hundred percent.
  我完全同意你的看法。
  Scene 4
  A:Shenzhen's summer is humid and hot.
  深圳的夏天真是又潮又热。
  B:Yes, I agree with you one hundred percent.
  是啊,我百分之百同意你。
  Scene 4
  A:Children are always full of energy and play all the time.
  孩子们玩起来总是精力旺盛。
  B:I agree with you one hundred percent.
  他们有使不完的劲。
  hundred n.一百,许多
  a cool hundred 巨款
  a hundred to one 可能性极大、十之八必
  by hundreds 成万的、数以百计的
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:22:39 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  You are really something.
  你真有一手
  
  you're really something. 是一句表示赞赏的俚语,意思是你真有一手或你真有两下子。
  Scene 1
  A:We haven't seen each other for several years. How are you?
  我们有年头未见面了,你怎么样?
  B:Not bad. I moved to the US 3 years ago. Now, I have a green card and I also bought a house.
  还不错,三年前我到了美国,现在拿到了绿卡,还买了一套房子。
  A:You're really something.
  你真有本事。
  Scene 2
  A:Your child is really something. She got the 1st prize in the piano contest.
  你孩子真有两下子,居然在钢琴比赛中获得第一名。
  B:She's talented in music.
  她有音乐天赋吧。
  Scene 3
  A:You have been promoted to assistant manager. You're really something.
  你被提升为经理助理,你真能干。
  B:But it is not an easy job.
  这可不是一件轻松的活。
  Scene 4
  A:This is the design of our advertisement.
  这是我们的广告设计图。
  B:It's excellent. You're really something.
  很不错,你可真有一手。
  Scene 4
  A:My mother is a super cook. She just attended the International Competition.
  我妈是一位特级厨师,她刚参加了国际烹饪大赛。
  B:She's really something.
  她真有能耐。
  something pron. 某事、某物;重要人物、重要东西
  something damp (美俚) 酒、一杯酒
  something like 接近、大约
  something tells me (口语)我觉得……,我怀疑
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:22:54 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  
  I'm on my way.
  我马上就去
  
  I'm on my way 是现代人赴约常用的口语,这句话有两层意思,一是我马上就离开家门,一是我正在路上。
  Scene 1
  A:Let's get going. We're late for work.
  我们走吧,都快迟到了。
  B:I'm on my way.
  我马上就走。
  Scene 2
  A:I'll meet you at the zoo in a half hour.
  半小时后我们在动物园见。
  B:Sounds good. I'm on my way.
  听起来不错,我马上就去。
  Scene 3
  A:We have a meeting at 3:30. Please come on time.
  下午3:30开会,请准时到会。
  B:Oh, only 20 minutes left. I'm on my way.
  1噢,还有20分钟,我马上就动身。
  Scene 4
  A:Our baby got a high fever. We're at home now.
  孩子发高烧,我们现在在家呢。
  B:I'm on my way.
  我马上就过去。
  Scene 5
  A:Hurry up! The movie will start in 6 minutes.
  快点,电影6分钟后开演。
  B:Please don't rush me. I'm on my way.
  别催我,我这就去。
  
  way n. 方法、手段、路线、道路等
  way out 出路
  way-in (俚) 时髦的
  beat one's way (美俚)无票乘车
  way of life 生活方式
  way back 很久以前
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:23:09 | 显示全部楼层
 每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  
  Our prices are rock bottom.
  我们的价格是最低的
  
  在购物、商贸活动中,对方有时会提醒你, Our prices are rock bottom. 在不轻意间,往往会给你留下深刻的印象。请注意这句话里的两个关键词rock 和 bottom.
  Scene 1
  A:Could you reduce your wholesale price? Financial crisis in the Southeast Asia decreased my purchasing power.
  你可不可以降低批发价,你知道东南亚经济危机给我们带来了很大的压力。
  B:But our prices are bottom. I can't cut them any more.
  但我们的价格是最低的,我不可能再降了。
  Scene 2
  A:The price for this color TV is rock bottom. I'd like to show you how it work.
  这台彩电的价格现在是最低的, 我给你演示一下它的性能。
  B:Not bad. I'll buy it for my mother.
  不错,我给我妈买一台。
  Scene 3
  A:Could you give me a 50 percent discount on this leather bag?
  这个皮包可不可以5折卖给我?
  B:Sorry. I can only give you a 10% discount. All our prices are rock bottom.
  对不起,只能给你9折,我们的价格是最低的。
  Sentences
  1. The prices for the furniture are rock bottom.
  这种家具的价格是最低的。
  2. The present labor costs are rock bottom.
  现在劳动力的价格是最低的。
  3. The book price is rock bottom.
  这本书的价格是最低的。
  rock n. 岩石、小冰块、矿石
  on the rocks 加冰块;(婚姻等)濒于破裂
  1rock and roll 摇滚乐
  between a rock and a hard place (美式口语)左右两难
  bottom n. 底、底部、基础 adj. 最低的
  bottom price 最低价
  bottoms up (口)干杯,酒杯杯底朝天
  at the bottom of one's heart 在内心深处
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:23:26 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  
  I'll take a rain check.
  我想改天吧
  
  rain check 原意是说棒球等露天赛事因雨改期再赛时作为入场券的原票票根。现在引申为被邀方一时不能应邀时,希望对方下次再邀的请求。
  Scene 1
  A:Let's go swimming at Dameisha this weekend.
  这个周未我们一同去大梅沙游泳吧。
  B:That sounds lovely. But some of my old friends from Shanghai will visit me. I'll take a rain check for some other time.
  听起来不错,但几个在上海的老朋友要来看我,咱们改天再约时间吧。
  Scene 2
  A:I'd like to invite you and your wife to get a foot massage with us tonight.
  我想请你和你太太今晚去洗脚。
  B:That sounds special, but we're all very busy. We'll take a rain check.
  听起来很特别,但我们太忙,咱们改天吧。
  Scene 3
  A:I'm going to learn how to drive tomorrow. Would you like to learn with me?
  我准备明天去学开车,你想不想和我一起去学?
  B:I wish I could. But tomorrow I have a computer exam. I'll take a rain check.
  我真想去,但明天我要参加电脑考试,改天再说吧。
  Scene 4
  A:Let's go to the health club.
  我们去健身房吧。
  B:I'd like to go to the health club room with you, but my child has a piano lesson this evening. I'll take a rain check.
  我很想和你一起去健身房,但我的孩子今晚要学钢琴,所以改天吧。
  Scene 5
  A:Let's go to the mall.
  我们去购物中心吧。
  B:I'm not available now. Can I have a rain check?
  我现在没空,可以改天吗?
  
  rain n. 雨、雨水、雨天、下雨等
  looks like rain (口)像要下雨
  rainbow 彩虹
  raincoat 雨衣
  raindrop 雨点
  check n. 支票、帐单、检查、核对
  checkpoint 边防检查站 (如 Meilin checkpoint)
  checkroom (车站、旅馆的)行李存放处
  checkbook 支票簿
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:23:39 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  We can beat that price.
  我们可以卖得比那个价格更低
  
   购物或者做贸易,可以通过讨价还价,把价格降下来,杀价可以用beat the price表示,同样,售方为争取买主,而降低价格,可以说:we can beat the price.我们可以卖得比这个价格更低。这个句子里的关键词是beat, beat的原意是超越、打败的意思,但在这里,beat that price 不能直译成打败那个价钱,而是指出比那个价钱更好的(或更低的)价。
  Scene 1
  A:Shall I write the bill for you?
  可以给您开帐单了吗?
  B:No, I found the same thing for 2 hundred yuan less at another store.
  不,我在另一家商店看到同样的东西比你这要便宜200元。
  A:Really? I'll tell you what. We can beat that price, just let me check with the manager.
  真的吗?我告诉您吧,我们可以卖得比那个价钱还低,不过我要和经理核实一下。
  Scene 2
  A:You wanted 30,000 yuan for the car. It's too expensive.
  这部车要3万块,太贵了。
  B:But I can beat the price. How about 29,000 Yuan?
  但我可以卖得比这个价便宜,29,000如何?
  A:No, 26,000.
  不,26,000。
  B:Sorry, I can't do it.
  对不起,我做不到。
  Sentences
  1. We can beat the deal he gave you.
  我们可以用比他给你的更好的条件和你交易。
  2. I beat down his price.
  我压低了他的价格
  beat (口)迫使(价格)降低
  v. 打败、击打、压倒
  beat off 击退
  beat it (俚) 溜走、跑掉
  on beat 合拍子
  beat up and down 来回奔走
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:23:52 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  
  I have to check my schedule.
  我得查一下日程表
  
  现代人生活节奏快,日程安排紧凑,所以遇到他人有求于你,或邀请你时,I have to check my schedule 就成了嘴边的一句话
  Scene 1
  A:Can you babysit for me Thursday evening?
  周四晚能帮我看看小孩吗?
  B:I think so, but I'll have to check my schedule.
  我想可以吧,不过我得查一下时间表。
  Scene 2
  A:Can you cover for me on Wednesday?
  星期三能帮我上班吗?
  B:I'll have to check my schedule.
  我得查一下日程表
  Scene 3
  A:Several friends of mine will go to Kun Ming in September. Would you like to join us?
  我的几个朋友9月份一起去昆明玩,愿意和我们一起去吗?
  B:I would like to, but I'll have to check my schedule.
  我很想去,不过我得考虑一下我的日程安排。
  Scene 4
  A:I'm going to visit a farm. Would you like to go with me?
  我要去参见一个农场,愿意和我一起去吗?
  B:I'd like to, but I have to check my schedule.
  非常乐意,但我得考虑一下自己的时间安排。
  Scene 5
  A:Let's go to the library this weekend.
  这个周未我们去图书馆吧。
  B:I have to check my schedule.
  我得看看时间安排。
  schedule n. 日程安排、计划(表)、目录等等
  on schedule 按时、准时
  behind schedule 落后于计划(或预计的时间)
  according to schedule 按时间表
  ahead of schedule 提前
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:24:04 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  
  To start with.
  首先/开始
  
  To start with, 是一句引导语,经常放在句首以引起人们对将要叙述的内容的注意。 to start with, 有两层意思,一是“首先”,放在句首;另一个是“一开始时”,如 she's a dancer to start with, then a designer,她一开始是个舞蹈演员,后来成了一位设计师。这种情况下,to start with 常放在句尾。
  
  Scene 1
  A:Why do you think Ms.li is a good teacher?
  你为什么认为李小姐是一位好老师呢?
  B:To start with, she is wonderful with child.
  首先,她对孩子非常好。
  A:She seems to deal with them well.
  她似乎对小孩子很有一套。
  B:She also really enjoys being with children.
  是的,她真的很喜欢跟小孩子们在一起。
  
  Scene 2
  A:Why do you think we will succeed?
  你凭什么认为我们一定能成功?
  B:To start with, we have the correct orientation.
  首先,我们的方向对头。
  
  Sentences
  1. To start with, I'd like to introduce a fresh face to you.
  首先,我要为你们介绍一张新面孔。
  2. To start with, I'd like to tell you a story.
  首先,我想给大家讲一个故事。
  3. To start with, I'd like a cup of tea.
  首先,我要一杯茶。
  4. To start with, I need some soup.
  首先,我想要些汤。
  5. To start with, our company earned a large profit in the 1st month.
  首先,本公司在第一个月赚了大钱。
  1
  start 开始、着手
  from start to finish 自始自终
  starting price 起步价
  starting point 起点
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:24:32 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  
  To the best of my knowledge.
  据我所知
  
   To the best of sb's knowledge 的意思是“据某人所知”,to the best of my knowledge, 据我所知。这是一句非常实用的口语,常用来作引导语,说明所要陈述的内容,是说话者个人的见识。
  
  Scene 1
  A:What do you think of our new manager?
  你认为我们的新经理如何?
  B:To the best of my knowledge, he's talented.
  据我所知,他特有才气。
  
  Scene 2
  A:Do you know something about this restaurant?
  你对这家餐厅有了解吗?
  B:To the best of my knowledge, the food there is not bad. So is their service.
  据我所知,那家餐厅的菜不错,服务也好。
  
  Sentences
  1. To the best of my knowledge, this famous singer loves spicy food.
  据我所知,这个著名的歌唱家喜欢辛辣的食物。
  12. To the best of my knowledge, this noodle shop has about 300 years of history.
  据我所知,这家面馆已有300年的历史。
  3. To the best of my knowledge, this is the last time this player will attend this contest.
  据我所知,对这个运动员来讲这是最后一次参加比赛。
  4. To the best of my knowledge, this beautiful young lady married a football player.
  据我所知,这个年轻貌美的姑娘嫁给了一个足球运动员。
  
  knowledge in many fields 多方面的知识
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:24:45 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  
  I'm game.
  我试试看
  
  I'm game. 常用在表示说话者本人心甘情愿、有精神准备地做某事,game 的本意是游戏、比赛等。这里是另一层意思敢作敢为的、有勇气的引申义。
  
  Scene 1
  A:We are going to play football this afternoon. Would you like to join us?
  下午我们一起去踢足球,你想加入我们的比赛吗?
  B:That sounds good. I'm game.
  好主意,我愿意试试看。
  
  Scene 2
  A:We'll drive the famous "silk road" this summer. Are you interested in going with us?
  今年夏天我们准备开车去“丝绸之路”,有兴趣加入吗?
  B:Sure, I'm game.
  当然,我愿意试试看。
  
  Scene 3
  A:Would you like to try the tofu banquet?
  你想尝尝豆花宴吗?
  B:What's that?
  那是什么菜?
  A:It's a kind of dish made with beans.
  是一种豆子制作的食品。
  B:Oh, I'm game.
  好的,我试试看。
  
  Sentences
  1. Fishing is a new hobby for me, I'm game.
  对我来说,钓鱼是一件新鲜事,我可以试试。
  2. I haven't eaten Guizhou food. I'm game.
  我从未吃过贵州菜,我想尝一尝。
  3. He's game to do anything you might suggest.
  无论你有任何建议,他都可以接受。
  
  game n. 游戏、花招、猎物
   a. 敢作敢为的、有勇气的
  play a double game 耍两面派手法
  be on one's game 竞技状态好
  game all 平局
  she's game for any risk 她敢于冒任何风险
  game-licence 狩猎执照
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