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大家说英语2009年9月26日课程笔记

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今天是周六,例行的一周课程回顾时间。

Well friends, here we are and it is saturday.We hope you are enjoying your saturday.
And today we have a special saturday review show for all of you.Now maybe you are watching the show with your family.Well this week we learned how to talk about familys and also how to describe people.That’s right.You learned how to describe people.Maybe you can say something like this person looks like this other person or you can tell someone what they look like.You can describe someone like that.And maybe you can also find some family photos.Show a friend photos and together you can describe the people in the photos.Well we did talk about many things together and it always fun to review,isn’t it?
Let’s go and review this week’s lessons now.

接下来的内容,就是将本周一到周五的课程,作了一个回顾。
本周主要讲的Family is important,Jack’s family,and Family Photos,关于这方面的一些的谈话方式。其中,what somebody looks likes,describe a member of your family or of photos之类的内容,要能灵活运用。

Andrea: Now it is time to go to Tom’s favorite place, where is that?
Tom: My favorite place, oh, I know, the  movie theatre.
Andrea: That’s right.Let’s go to the movie theatre to review some of our XXX.(最后一个词实在听不出来,接下来是一段标有word power的小短片,真不知这里该是什么词)

接下来的word power,将一周的主要句式和单词作了一个串联式的回顾。
This week,we were describing people. There are many ways to do that. This is Linda. She has a long black hair. That’s one way to describe her. Some people have brown hair.Like Linda’s friend, Raf(这里是个人名,没听出来). Her hair is long and brown. Some people have blond hair.Blond hair is a very light color. You can also describe people by their skin.This person has fair skin.Fair skin is very white.Some people have dark skin, like I do.(这3个字听得不是那么清楚)In the summer,it’s easy to get dark skin.If I spend a lot of time in the sun, my skin will get darker.How else can you describe someone?This man is very tall, this woman has to look up to see his face.Tall people have long legs and arms too.If you aren’t tall, then you are short. Short is the opposite(反义词) of the tall.This man has to look down to see this woman’s face.How would you describe youself? Remember all these words the next time you describe someone and you have word power.
本段讲到了关于人的头发颜色的三个词,black黑色的,brown褐色的,blond金黄色的。
还讲到形容皮肤颜色的一个词fair,fair有“(皮肤、毛发等的)浅色的、白晳的”这层意思,此处不是公平的、诚实的意思。tall和short比较常见,不多聊了。

接下来是    Inspector English播的是老内容,就是本周讲的she is the one getting married这个句式,因为在getting married之前省略了who is,完整的句式应该是She is the one who is getting married.
Sing and Song也是老内容,讲一些grandmother/ grandfather / aunt/uncle之类的称谓和关于课程之类的keywords,不多写了。

最后是Saturday Surprise,结果五大三粗的Black Pearl蹿蹦上来,弄了一段,好像是rap另外唱起来也听不太清,唉,就这吧不多说了。
明天是周日,没有课程,我可能会看些关于Pittsburgh Summit的新闻,到时找些相关词汇给大家列一下,都是在国内新闻中可以经常听到看到的,高层峰会呀什么的,其实也没啥,就是大佬们开个碰头会。

See you!

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大家说英语2009年9月25日课程笔记

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今天和Andrea搭档的老师,从Tom换成了Sand(站长听发音实在是辩不清,此人就是讲Calendar Phrase的那个老师,留了小胡子)

Hi friends, and welcome to the mall.Lets talk in english, my name is Andrea.Today we continue our lesson about Family Photos.As we learn how to talk about people and describe them.I hope Emma can remember all the names of her different family members. Well here is your Find It question for today:What happened to Emma’s nephew’s hair?
I’ll say that again,”What happened to Emma’s nephew’s hair?
From now, let’s keep learning with Christina.

接下来Christina老师登场,给大家预习本课的单字。
1、chubby adj.['tʃʌbɪ]胖乎乎的;圆胖的;丰满的。牛津给出的英文解释是slightly fat in a way that people usually find attractive
2、smart adj. 聪明的,机灵的,
3、turn v.转变
4、nice-looking adj.好看的;有吸引力的。牛津英文解释为attractive
5、wise adj.充满智慧的,聪明的,明智的

单字讲解之后,就是对话了。

Conversation A
(上接昨天的对话)
Jack: OK, now I’ll describe someone.She is really short and chubby, and she has curly hair.
Emma: Short and chubby, hmm it’s probably one of my new babies.Can you describe her some more?
Jack: She has blue eyes. Actually, there are two girls in this picture, and they look the same.
Emma: Oh, those must be Marthas twins.What are their names? Nicole and Alyssa.
Jack: You are right, good job.
讲解时,Sand说了chubby理解为a little fat but still healthy,可以用在说孩子和动物时,切记不要形容人为fat.curly hair就是指头发不是straight,一卷一卷的。

Conversation B
Tom: OK, this man has black hair with gray in it.He is wearing glasses and looks smart.
Jack: How can you tell?
Tom: Glasses always make people look smart.This guy looks kind of serious.
Emma: Is it Mike? He’s my cousin, and he’s always serious.
Tom: No.
Emma: Is the man young or old?
Tom: Young.
Emma: Then it’s Chris. My nephew’s hair started turning gray in college.
这里讲到了两个关键字,smart和turn,当讲到smart时,Sand的动作和表情很搞笑,表明了想让Andrea指出他就是smart,这也是外教的幽默所在。

Conversation C
Jack: All right! This lady is nice-looking. She is holding a litter girl but the girl doesn’t look like her.
Emma: Oh, that is Katie and her daughter,,,Kelly?
Jack: Kiley.
Emma: Katie adopted Kiley from China.
Jack: Cool.
Tom: Ha ha, Ok, here is one.This woman is wise and funny, and she’s a good friend.
Emma: How can you tell that from a picture?
Tom: I know this person.
Jack: It’s a picture of you, Emma.
讲解时Andrea提到wise people are smart, but they also have a lot of experience。
但是,adopt这么重要的单词,他们竟然没讲。为此,站长查了查巨厚的字典:
adopt v.
1.(对于小孩子来说)收养,领养
2.(对于方法来说)采用(某方法);采取(某态度)
3.(对于建议来说)正式通过,表决采纳(建议、政策等)
adopted adj.领养的,收养的
adoption n.收养,领养

再次来到Information Desk.Christina说,在西方,一般不要形容别人或自己fat,那是不礼貌或者是一种侮辱,一般应说成chubby或bigger.
讲某人是双胞胎时,可说成She is one of the twins.或She is a twin.
英文里讲“白头发”为gray hair.
adopted son养子 adopted daughter养女 那么说亲生子,可以说He is my own son.或者说成He is my natural son.

Sing and Say时段的老师Black Pearl,声音很成熟,但歌曲的调子却好像总是一成不变的。
Calendar Phrase今天的句子是Is that your cousin?那是你的堂哥(表、兄弟姐妹)吗?
今天的QUESTION OF THE DAY是How would you describe youself?

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大家说英语2009年9月24日课程笔记

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还是由Andrea老师做开场白:
Hi everyone, and welcome to a new day of learning together, right here at the Mall.My name is Andra, let’s talk in English. The title of our lesson today is Family Photoes. Now do you like to look at photoes? Maybe you have many photos of your family. Well today we are going to learn how to talk about people, how to describe people, how to describe your family.
Friends, here it is today’s Find It question: What is Emma doing ?
I hope you can find the answer to that question.Now let’s go to the Information Desk.
接下来的Information Desk, Christina老师为我们在对话前讲一些keywords.

今天的单词有:
1、photo n 照片, 相片 I want to take a photo of Jack.美国英语常用take a picture。其复数形式为photos
2、member n. 成员,会员;分子 a member of the family家里的一员
3、wedding n.婚礼,结婚典礼
英文解释是a marriage ceremony, and the meal or party that usually follows it。
站长这里要提到一个短语是wedding breakfast,中文意思是婚宴,其英文解释是a special meal after a marriage ceremony。如果直译过来,觉得是“结婚早餐”的含义,按照华人的婚俗,婚宴一般是在中午,也有中午和晚上都招待客人的。站长又查了些资料,据说在1887年之前英国的法律规定,婚礼必须于中午之前完成。这些都属文化、风俗上的差异,大家了解即可。另外,1994年有部著名的英国电影,名字叫Four Weddings and a Funeral,中文是“四个婚礼和一个葬礼”。
4、describe  v. 描述;形容
5、blond/blonde adj. 金发的
在对话开始之前,Christina讲的最后一句是,OK, now let’s go over to the Jungle Café  and visit our friends.因为涉及到go over这个短语,所以特别记了下来。
接下是对话部分:

Conversation A
(Emma, Tom and Jack are at the Jungle Cafe)
Jack: Hei Emma, what are you doing over there?
Emma: I’m trying to remember all my relatives’ names.
Tom: You don’t know all their names?
Emma: Well, I come from a big family, so I have a lot of relatives.
Tom: What are you looking at?
Emma: I have photoes of every member of my family.
Tom: Can we see them?
Emma: Sure, see if you to learn all their names.
本段对话讲解时,Tom提到一个词photo,其后面加of再加名词,如bird/dog/cat,是一张关于鸟、狗或猫的照片,也即这些动物在照片里。
但是接下来Tom举的例子里,提到I have photos from my tirp.这里中文应该是“我有关于我旅行的照片”。这里,要体会这个from和上面of用法的不同。

Conversation B
Emma: I have trouble about “in-laws” and kids’ names.
Jack: I am sure its hard. Why are you working on remembering names?
Emma: I am going to my miece’s wedding in a few weeks.
Jack: Oh, right.
Emma: Everyone will be there, so I want to be ready.
Tom: (holding up a photo)This girl is cute.Her name is Tanya.
Emma: That’s my favorite niece, she is the one getting married.
Tom: Oh.
接下来的讲解中,Tom和Andrea提到了wedding gift, wedding cake, wedding dress等词。对话中的Tom显得有些失落,嘿嘿。in-laws指“姻亲”的意思。nephew侄儿,外甥 niece侄女,外甥女

Conversation C
Jack: Emma, maybe we can help you.
Emma: How?
Jack: What if we try something?(这一句的what if 读得相当快,听了好多遍才猜出来了)
We describe someone in the picture, and you guess who it is.
Emma: OK, that sounds fun.
Tom:  I’ll go first.I’m looking a handsome young man with blond hair.
Emma: Trevor.
Tom: Wow, you’re good.
Emma: That was easy.He’s Tanya’s fiance and he’s in the picture with Tanya.You’re still looking at her picture, are you ?
Tom: Yes.
本段对话中,提到了fiance这个词。站长查了查这个词,又查了不少跟它相关的词,全列出如下:
fiance未婚夫      fiancee未婚妻(这两个词都是来自于法语,所以发音有些怪怪的。两词发音相同)
bridegroom新郎      bride新娘   couple夫妻
(groom可当名词我动词讲,当名词时是“马夫、马倌、马匹饲养员”的意思,动词是“给“动物”擦洗、刷洗”或者是指“(动物给自已或同伴)理毛、梳毛”的意思。这里把bride和groom结合起来,当“新郎”讲,可记忆为给新娘梳毛的马倌,哈哈,比较形象。当然,现代社会,光会梳毛化妆是不够的,还得买车、买房、工作体面等等,累吧兄弟们!:))
marriage结婚   divorce离婚
father-in-law岳父,丈人;公公    mother-in-law岳母,丈母娘;婆婆
son-in-law女婿    daughter-in-law儿媳妇
dowry(女方的)嫁妆,陪嫁品;(男方的)彩礼,财礼
cohabitation(未婚而又有性关系的男女)同居
看来,初期和中期的余则成和翠平的同居,并不能用cohabitation来描述。
separation分居(指夫妻关系持续期间的分开居住,也就是指冷战的开始,这种现象从社会学的角度来说属于资源浪费)
widow寡妇,孀妇 widower寡男,鳏夫

再次来到Information Desk,Christina老师讲到对话中提到的see if you can learn all their names中的learn,此处指“记住、学会”的意思,这句话这里可译成“看你能不能记住他们所有的名字”,see if……是个不错的用法句式。
对话中Tom提到的I’ll go first.此处的go指“开始进行某事”的意思。How did it go?事情进行的怎么样了? The clock doesn’t go.

接下来是Inspector English英语检查员片段,提及本课中Emma说的一句话, she is the one getting married,其实是省略了who is,完整的句式是she is the one who is getting married.

最后是Calendar Phrase,讲了You have a big family.你有个大家庭。

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大家说英语2009年9月23日课程笔记

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今天的课程,不计中间的break在内,总共是24分钟的课时。

平时里只是细心听,在关键处记一些笔记,觉得还能马马虎虎“全部”听懂。今天第一次详细边听边写,才发现好多地方,尤其是一些发音不太响亮、弱读、连读的地方,听得不是太明白,虽然基本上不影响对基本意思的理解,看来平时以为听全、听“懂”了,还是有些眼高手低了。

开场一分钟左右,Andrea老师都在做着开场白,内容如下:

Hi everyone, and welcome to the Mall.Let’s talk in English, my name is Andrea, and let’s keep talking about families together this week. Today we continue our lesson about Jack’s family. Do you remember some of the things you learned yesterday? I hope so, and we will learn more togerher today.
Here is your Find It question:(You can find the answer )
What should Amy and Jack try?

I’ll say that again. What should Amy and Jack try?
Well, you can try to find the answer. Now let’s go to the Information Desk.

Information Desk 是一个信息台,那里有Christina老师。每天的课程里,她会出现两次,第一次是在conversations 之前,她提前给大家介绍一下当天课程涉及到的单词,第二次是在对话之后,她就当天课程涉及到的单词和句型作进一步的讲解。
Hello, welcome to the Information Desk, I am Christina. Blah, blah, blah,  And now here are some keywords.

今天的单词:
hard-working adj 辛勤的,勤奋的;工作努力的 put a lot of effort into a job and doing it well
例如:hard- working nurse
embarrass  v  1、[VN](尤指在社交场合)使窘迫,使尴尬to make sb feel shy, awkward or ashamed , especially in a social situation
例如:Your question about Tom’s private life embarrassed him.    #、[VN to inf]
2、使为难;使困惑;使陷入困境 to cause problems or difficulties for sb
shy adj 害羞的
brave   adj 勇敢的
mean  v 意思是,本意是
cousin   n  (堂)表兄弟姐妹
OK, I think it’s time to find out what our friends are talking about today.

conversation A

(Jack and Amy come into the Jungle Cafe.Su-lin is already there.)
Jack:Aunt Su-lin!We were looking for you!
Su-lin:WEll, I’m here, Jack. Hello, Amy. You two should try today’s special. It’w delicious!
Amy: OK. We will.
Su-lin: You two are so hard-working.
Amy: Uh, thank you.
Jack: Why jdo you say that, Aunt?
Su-lin: Because you are late for lunch.Were you finishing some work?
Jack: No. I just made a mistake.

Conversation B

Su-lin: What happened?
Jack: Iwaited for you in Amy’s store.
Su-lin: You waited for me in Amy’s store? Oh! I ‘m sorry. I forgot to meet you there.
Jack: It’s OK. I need to go wash my hands. I’ll be right back. (Jack leaves.)
Su-lin: Jack is very kind. I made the mistake, but he doesn’t want to embarrass me.
Amy: He is sweet. What was Jack like as a little boy? Was he shy?

Conversation C

Su-lin: Jack was a little shy, but he was also brave.
Amy: What do you mean?
Su-lin: Well, one time, Jack’s cousin was throwing rocks at a little boy.
Amy: Oh, no! What did Jack do?
Su-lin: Jack told his cousin to stop. When he didn’t stop, Jack started fighting him.
Amy: He did?
Su-lin: Yes, Jack always wants to help. He is a good boy.

Welcome back from your break, now it’s time to review today’s lesson together. Let’s do that, right now.

对话部分又重新播放了一次,不过这次就没有英文字幕了。对话结束之后,就又来到information desk, Christina讲了本段对话提到的一句话I forgot to meet you there.引出的句型就是Someone forgets to do something.表示该做的事忘了做。另一名话就是What was Jack like as a little boy? 此处的as意思为“身为,作为”。fight over something ,意为“为某事争执、争吵”。

OK, that’s off today. Thank you for studing with us. I’ll see you tomorrow.
Song Time之后是Calendar Phrase短语日历,今天的句子是My sister is very smart.我的姐姐很聪明。

最后Andrea老师还要有个总结发言。Welcome back, now it’s time for us to look at today’s Question of The Day. Here is the question: What were you like when you were younger?

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