如果没有爱：分手告白的十句英语表达 -01- ::56 来源： 1、I want to break up. 我要分手 、It's over. 我们结束了 3、Don't call me anymore. 别再打电话给我 、There's someone else. 我有了别人 5、We're not meant each other. 我们命中注定不合适 6、I need some time alone. 我需要一个人过一阵子 7、It's not you, it's me. 问题不在你，是我的问题 8、We're better off as friends. 我们做朋友比较好 9、You're too good me. 我配不上你 、You deserve a better manwoman. 你应该找个更好的对象 如果没有 分手
“无米之炊”怎么说？ -01-7 00::7 来源： 汉语里有“巧妇难为无米之炊”之说，英语中也有类似的表达，不过得把“米”和“炊”换成“砖”和“稻草”感觉怪异？不急，了解了它的渊源，也就不觉得奇怪了短语“making bricks without straw（无米之炊）”源于《圣经 据《圣经·出埃及记记载：在逃离埃及之前，以色列人一直给埃及法老做苦力，如砌砖、搬运、盖房子当时，brick（砖）是用泥土加straw（稻草）制成的，如果没有稻草，泥土就无法更好地粘在一起，砖自然也就无法砌制了 后来，西请求法老给以色列人三天假期，好让他们到沙漠里去祭祀上帝法老不但不听，反而变本加厉、苛刻无度他下了命令——“Making bricks without straw”，即拒绝供应以色列人制砖的材料straw（稻草），并要求他们一天内制出与以往同样多的砖头既得找砖头，又得等时间内数交差，再巧的砌砖匠也难以做到啊 看下面一个例句：If I don't have the data, how can I carry out the analysis? I can't make bricks without straw. （没有数据，我怎么做分析？我无法造无米之炊）点击进入 ：往期回顾（英语点津陈蓓编辑） 怎么 straw 稻草 bricks假如我一直经商，今天可能会相当富有，但我不认为我的人生会很成功我可能会放弃一切无形的、金钱绝对买不到的精神上的满足；这种精神上的满足常常因为人的主要生活目的是发财致富而不可企及In order to tell what I believe, I must briefly sketch something of my personal history.The turning point of my life was my decision to give up a promising business career and study music. My parents, although sympathetic, and sharing my love of music, disapproved of it as a profession. This was understandable in view of the family background. My grandfather had taught music nearly ty years at Springhill College in Mobile and, though much beloved and respected in the commy, earned barely enough to provide his large family. My father often said it was only the hardheaded thriftiness of my grandmother that kept the wolf at bay. As a consequence of this example in the family, the very mention of music as a profession carried with it a picture of a precarious existence with uncertain financial rewards. My parents insisted upon college instead of a conservatory of music, and to college I went – quite happily, as I remember, although I loved my violin and spent most of my spare time practicing, I had many other interests.Bee my graduation m Columbia, the family met with severe financial reverses and I felt it my duty to leave college and take a job. Thus was I launched upon a business career – which I always think of as the wasted years.Now I do not a moment mean to disparage business. My whole point I is that it was not me. I went into it money, and aside from the satisfaction of being able to help the family, money is all I got out of it. It was not enough. I felt that life was passing me by. From being merely discontented I became acutely miserable. My one ambition was to save enough to quit and go to Europe to study music. I used to get up at dawn to practice bee I left “downtown”, distracting my poor mother by bolting a hasty breakfast at the last minute. Instead of lunching with my business associates, I would seek out some cheap café, order a meager meal and scribble my harmony exercises. I continued to make money, and finally, bit by bit, accumulated enough to enable me to go abroad. The family being once more solvent, and my help no longer necessary, I resigned from my position and, feeling like a man released from jail, sailed Europe. I stayed four years, worked harder than I had ever dreamed of working bee and enjoyed every minute of it.“Enjoyed” is too mild a word. I walked on air. I really lived. I was a free man and I was doing what I loved to do and what I was meant to do.If I had stayed in business, I might be a comparatively wealthy man today, but I do not believe I would have made a success of living. I would have given up all those intangibles, those inner satisfactions, that money can never buy, and that are too often sacrificed when a man’s primary goal is financial success.When I broke away from business, it was against the advice of practically all my friends and family. So conditioned are most of us to the association of success with money that the thought of giving up a good salary an idea seemed little short of insane. If so, all I can say is “Gee! It’s great to be crazy.”Money is a wonderful thing, but it is possible to pay too high a price on it. 78常用英语口语之批评指责 --9 :18:1 来源： 常用英语口语之批评指责1. They deserved to be punished.他们应该受罚. How dare you say such a thing?你竟敢说出这种事?3. How dare you make such a remark?你竟敢做这样的？. How dare you laugh in my face?你竞敢当面嘲笑我?5. How dare you speak to your mother that way?你竟敢那样跟你母亲说话?6. You deserved being scolded by your teacher.你活该被老师骂7. When I told her this matter, she just laughed at me.当她听到这件事的时候，她居然嘲笑我8. He didn't deserve this. He didn't deserve any of it.他不应该碰到这件事一点也不应该9. Don't do it, even if they truly deserve it.即使他们真的活该被你骂，也不要这样做.Serve him right, he should arrange his affairs better.活该，他应该把他的事情处理得好一些.When I was beaten by my father, my mother said that I had it coming.我挨我父亲打的时候，我妈妈说我活该.Mind your words when you talk to her next time. That mightsmooth things over. 下次跟她说话时小心措辞，那样有助于把事情化解 常用英语口语
“愚人节”点滴及英语口语对话 --01 :00: 来源： 1.Happy April Fool’s Day 愚人节快乐 .April fool 愚人节 3.April Fool`s Day is on the ? 愚人节是四月一号 .an April fool 愚人节被愚弄的人 5.When did this custom start? 愚人节的风俗源于何时呢？ 6.Mark: Did you suffer a lot on April Fool’s day? 马克：你们愚人节遭殃了吗？ 7.Most April Fool jokes are in good fun and not meant to harm anyone. 愚人节的玩笑大都好玩而无害 8.Do you know about April Fool’s Day? 你知道愚人节是怎么回事吗？ 愚人节的具体应用： 老师：Boys and girls, there will be an exam tomorrow 同学们我们明天考试 学生：Ah? Really? That stinks! 啊？不是吧？太郁闷了！ 老师：Haha, April Fool's! Do you get what day it is today? 哈哈今天是愚人节！怎么都忘了？ 学生：Wow, you were pulling our leg all along. I was really fooled 哇原来是骗我们的我被作弄了！ 老师：Alright, now let's be serious. Actually-you'll take an exam today 好了不跟大家开玩笑了其实--我们是今天考试 学生：What?- 什么？ 对话 英语口语 愚人节 FoolThe Power of UsSometimes I think that if I could change the world,and run everything the way I want, then the world would be a better place. I'm a good guy. I have good intentions.I want the best everyone; so it sounds like a good plan, right?Why not just make me the king of the world? I would have the smartest people in the world serving in my cabinet to solve all the important issues that I don't know much about.The rest will work itself out. The truth of the matter is that we've all had that thought in our minds at one point or another. It's our ego's natural yearning. If only I got my way. If only I ruled the world. An even greater truth is that none of us is going to become the king of the world anytime soon.It would probably be a very lonely job, anyway. Too many responsibilities, too much on one person's shoulders. So how do we go about changing the world if we don't have supreme reign over everything? The bad news is that it's still our individual responsibility. Despite not being the kings of the world, the changes we make as individuals can and will impact the rest of the world if executed with great precision and passion.Where We Make the Most Impact I am convinced that we can create the most change in the world by concentrating our resources where we can have the most potential impact. This focus, unlike sping our resources thin, allows us to have a more direct impact on individuals. The part of the world in which we make the most impact, whether we like it or not, is within our families and small circles of friends. We may be successful in converting our family into believers, and they may even turn out to be our biggest group of supporters, or not.The point, however, does not lie in the way they treat us,but rather it's in our behavior, and the actions we exhibit from our end; the way we treat them! Being able to express compassion, patience, love, and understanding the people in our families, despite opposing views belief systems, allows us to expand our ability to empathize with others.These abilities, which in my opinion are critical in interpersonal relationships, will become ingrained in us as second nature. The fact that we have such a high level of influence on the people closest to us, our families and close friends, will make them more susceptible to picking up on these behaviors and adopting them as their very own.Thus, we sp compassion, patience, love and understanding. From one person leading by example to another. Taking Impact to The Next Level While transming the world our own families can be very fulfilling, many of our egos will strive prolific change in the world. In one sense, our egos' mission is to conquer the world. Whether it conquers it with a message of love or destruction depends on the individual ego.You may think that family does not need to be a first step, and that you are perfectly capable of changing the entire world without such a close social bond. You'll soon find out that human beings do not operate on such a paradigm. Whether blood related or not, people tend to gravitate to others, and eventually m a family . It's a survival mechanism.This is why I say to first work on yourself, then your family, and then the rest of the world. From this powerful core and support system you will have better resources, mental, material, and spiritual, in order to make breakthroughs with hundreds, thousands, or millions of people around the globe. 890口语句型天天讲：have a crush on 迷恋某人 -01-7 19:: 来源： have a crush on 迷恋某人 A I'm having this huge crush on Ted. I'm going to try and see if I can ask him out this weekend. A: 我最近好喜欢 Ted 喔! 我想看看能不能约他这个周末出来 B: Well...But I heard that he is aly seeing somebody. B: 嗯....但是我听说他已经有了交往的对象了 美国人关于交友的用词和我们有些不同这里的 "he is seeing somebody" 有可能指他刚正开始和某人交往, 也可能指他和对方已经交往了一阵子还有一个美国人常用来形容他们的「感情状况」的字是"relationship" 天天 口语 交往 seeing
The traditional holidays in our house when I was a child were spent timing elaborate meals around football games. My father tried to make pleasant chitchat and eat as much as he could during halftime. At Christmas he found time to have a cup or two of holiday cheer and do his holly-shaped bow tie1. But he didn't truly shine until Valentine's Day. I don't know whether it was because work at the office slowed during February or because the football season was over. But Valentine's Day was the time my father chose to show his love the special people in his life. Over the years I fondly thought of him as my “ Valentine Man.” My first recollection3 of the magic he could bring to Valentine's Day came when I was six. several days I had been cutting out valentines my classmates. Each of us was to decorate a “ mailbox ” and put it on our desk others to give us cards. That box and its contents ushered in5 a succession6 of bittersweet7 memories of my entrance into a world of popularity8 contests marked by the number of cards received, the teasing about boyfriendsgirlfriends and the tender care I gave to the card from the cutest boy in class. That morning at the breakfast table I found a card and a gift- wrapped package at my chair. The card was signed “ Love, Dad” , and the gift was a ring with a small piece of red glass to represent my birthstone9, a ruby. There is little difference between red glass and rubies to a child of six, and I remember wearing that ring with a pride that all the cards in the world could not surpass. As I grew older, the gifts gave way to heart shaped boxes filled with my favorite chocolates and always included a special card signed “ Love, Dad” .In those years my “ thank-yous” became more of a perfunctory response.The cards seemed less important, and I took granted the valentine that would always be there. Long past the days of having a “ mailbox” on my desk, I had placed my hopes and dreams in receiving cards and gifts from “ significant others” , and “ Love, Dad” just didn't seem quite enough. If my father knew then that he had been replaced, he never let it show. If he sensed any disappointment over valentines that didn't arrive me, he just tried that much harder to create a positive atmosphere, giving me an extra hug and doing what he could to make my day a little brighter. My mailbox eventually had a rural address, and the job of hand delivering candy and cards was relegated to the U.S.Postal Service. Never in ten years was my father's package late-- nor was it on the Valentine's Day eight years ago when I reached into the mailbox to find a card addressed to me in my mother's handwriting. It was the kind of card that comes in an inexpensive assortment box sold by a child going door-to-door to try to earn money a school project. It was the kind of card that you used to get from a grandmother or an aging aunt or, in this case, a dying father. It was the kind of card that put a lump in your throat and tears in your eyes because you knew the person no longer was able to go out and buy a real valentine. It was a card that signaled this would be the last you receive from him. The card had a photograph of tulips on the outside, and on the inside my mother had printed “ Happy Valentine's Day” . Beneath it, scrawled in barely legible18 handwriting, was “ Love, Dad” . His final card remains on my bulletin board today. It's a reminder of how special fathers can be and how important it had been to me over the years to know that I had a father who continued a tradition of love with a generosity of spirit, simple acts of understanding and an ability to express happiness over the people in his life. Those things never die, nor does the memory of a man who never stopped being my valentine. Remark 1.bow tie 蝶形领结 .fondly adv.充满感情地，深情地 3.recollection n.回忆 .magic n.魅力，魔力，施魔法 5.usher vt.(与in搭配)展示，预报…的来到 6.succession n.(前后相接的)一系列 7.bittersweet adj.又苦又乐的 8.popularity n.得人心，声望 9.birthstone n.诞生石(象征出生月份表示吉祥的宝石，从1月至月通常分别为，石榴石、紫晶、血纹绿宝石、金刚石、绿宝石、珍珠、红宝石、缠丝玛瑙、蓝宝石、蛋白石、黄玉、绿松石) .ruby n.红宝石，红宝石制品 .surpass vt.胜过 .perfunctory adj.敷衍的 .relegate vt.交付，托付 .assortment n.分类 .signal vt.表明，标志着 .tulip n.[植]郁金香 .scrawl vi.涂写 18.legible adj.清楚的 19Wealth Success and LoveA woman saw three old men sitting in her front yard. She said, “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat. ”“We do not go into a house together. ”they replied. “Why is that？”she wanted to know. One of the old men explained：“His name is Wealth, this is Success, and I am Love. ”Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home. ”Then the woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband said, “Let’s invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth.”His wife disagreed, “My dear, why don’t we invite Success？”Then the daughter made a suggestion：“Would it be better to invite Love？Our home will then be filled with love.”“Let’s take our daughter’s advice. ”said the father. So the woman went out and asked, “Which one of you is Love？Please come in and be our guest. ”Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other two also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success：“I only invited Love. Why are you coming in？”The old men replied together：“If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would have stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever HE goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success.” 9Knowledge is one thing, virtue is another; good sense is not conscience, refinement is not humility, nor is largeness and justness of view faith. Philosophy, however enlightened, however profound, gives no command over the passions, no influential motives, no vivifying principles. Liberal Education makes not the Christian, not the Catholic, but the gentleman. It is well to be a gentleman, it is well to have a cultivated intellect, a delicate taste, a candid, equitable, dispassionate mind, a noble and courteous bearing in the conduct of life--these are the connatural qualities of a large knowledge; they are the objects of a University; I am advocating, I shall illustrate and insist upon them; but still, I repeat, they are no guarantee sanctity or even conscientiousness, they may attach to the man of the world, to the profligate, to the heartless, pleasant, alas, and attractive as he shows when decked out in them. Taken by themselves, they do but seem to be what they are not; they look like virtue at a distance, but they are detected by close observers, and on the long run; and hence it is that they are popularly accused of pretense and hypocrisy, not, I repeat, from their own fault, but because their professors and their admirers persist in taking them what they are not, and are officious in arrogating them a praise to which they have no claim. Quarry the granite rock with razors, or moor the vessel with a th of silk, then may you hope with such keen and delicate instruments as human knowledge and human reason to contend against those giants, the passion and the pride of man.