每次上課都會鬼打牆。明明已經晚了,卻沒見到半個人,結果其他人早就等在別桌了!(可是我進門真的看了好幾圈才找到空位,誰曉得劈老師跟Se早就到位了,難怪劈老師說老覺得我在神遊放空!)             

               When I feel depressed...

Part I

Our moods are like a roller coaster going up and down. One moment we feel as if we're on cloud nine, but the next we're totally in the dumps. When we are happy, we tend to share the happiness with people around us. However, when we feel depressed, everyone has his or her own way of dealing with it.

For me , singing at a KTV with friends is the best way to get rid of my depression. By singing out loud, I express my emotions and pretend I am someone else. This has always done he trick for me. Many times, the songs I sang were so sad that I couldn't help but cry. But after I wiped away the tears, I found that my negative feelings were gone as well. There are many ways to keep depression at bay, but the point is to have a way of dealing with it when it sets in.

-roller coaster 雲霄飛車(我很愛,卻現在才學會它的英文)

-as if 就好像

-cloud nine 九霄雲外(的確是外國人硬翻成的英文用法!!)

-totally in the dumps=very very bad mood. (dump 垃圾堆/場,比喻用法)

-tend to 往往會...

-get rid of 擺脫;放下

-do the trick 奏效的

-can't help but cry=can't help crying

-at bay (n.) 隔離

-dealing=handle

-set in=come 來臨(不是"來"喔!)

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Part II

Last Thursday, I had a quarrel with my best friend. On top of this, I did poorly on my mid-term exam. My heart sank and I felt the whole world was going against me.

The unpleasant feeling lasted until last Saturday. Instead of staying at home, I decided to leave all my worries behind and get close to nature by going to the beach. Out in the warmth of the fall afternoon, I felt more clear-minded. With calmer emotions I worked out the problem between my friend and me, and I became more focused on my studies. Being around nature really works wonders for me when I feel depressed. With this knowledge, I know that I can always turn to the great outdoors for comfort and real peace of mind during my times of depression.

-quarrel=debate

-on top of this=in addition 除此之外

-warmth (n.)和煦;溫暖

-works wonders 有神效的 (wonder is a noun)

-turn to=rely on=depend on (turn to someone for sth.)

 

延伸:

-in side out 裡外相反

-left side right 左右相反

-reverse轉向

-be coming=around the corner

-handle (n.) 柄

-learn (v.) 聽聞;知道(不是只當"習得"喔!)

-workout (n.) 健身;運動

-bully 欺負;bullet子彈;ballet芭蕾

-punch (v.) 出拳

-widow 寡婦;widower鳏夫(是說為什麼聊到這裡來啊??)

-stand somebody up 放鴿子(以前Dr. Kuo有教過吶!我居然忘了~~)

-corridor 走廊 (等捷運時突然看到記下的!)

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                                                 My Motto

Part I

Once in a while, we may feel frustrated when we fail to achiever the goals in our lives. Some people may lose their self-confidence and want to escape from reality. In my opinion, no one is perfect and capable of doing everything they want. When we face difficulties, what we need are words of strength or a motto to lift ourselves up.

One of my favorite mottos is, "Practice makes perfect." This motto helps me to a great extent whether I'm trying to solve a complicated math problem or undertaking a new job. I believe that there is no shame in failing. You'll never know when you'll succeed unless you keep trying. In the process of practicing, we learn and ultimately become successful. The most important thing is that we have to have faith in ourselves and remember not to give up easily.

 

-motto 座右銘

-frustrate 挫折(s後的無聲子音要發有聲,不論s在字首或字中或字尾)

-fail to... 無法做到...

-incapable,incapability

-strength有力量的

-to lift up=to cheer up=encourage (lift(n.)順風車)

-extent(n.)程度=degree (ex/Iks/,所以緊接著的t要發有聲的/d/)

-undertake 承接

-ultimately=finally

 

延伸:

-D.L.傷兵名單=Disable List

-some people may的may音調上揚

-when we的we音調稍降

-weight lifting 舉重,wedge (n.)寬度

-what's your weight/height? 你多重/高?

-to such a extent到達...程度

-the most important thing is 可稍微停頓再接that......

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Part II

When I was growing up, my grandfather used to tell me that I should live my life by the golden rule, "What you do not want others do to you, do not do to others." These words meant little to me until a experience opened my eyes and changed my life.

It was late last year and I was waiting outside my school for my friends to come out. They didn't see me, but I could overhear their conversation. The girl that I thought was my best friend was telling a secret about me to my other friends. I left without them seeing me. Even thought I was hurt by their conversation, I realized that I had been guilty of this same behavior in the past. I had spoken ill of my friends behind their backs and now the tables had been turned. It was then that the words Confucius said over a thousand years ago finally made sense.

 

-live my life by本著...過日子

- What you do not want others do to you, do not do to others.已所不欲,勿施於人(中文好像沒有比較短?!)

這句的文法一點也不難,但會眼花,因為好多o、好多do和to,有沒有像在唸繞口令?!

-meant little意義不大

-late last year去年年底

-overhear無意間聽到

-guilty (adj.) ,guilt (n.)

-speak ill of one's back 在背後說人閒(壞)話

- the tables had been turned 局勢反轉(不是"冰的"喔!桌子是"被"轉,所以是被動語態:加been)

-it was then 就是那時

-make sence有意義

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