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2019年09月16日 10:06:07来源:爱问卫生

  • 听力参考文本(文本与音频不全一致,敬请谅解):How much do you care about the ultimate story of your life?For many people, that final story is contained within their obituary.There are short, very terse obituaries, and there are those that run the length of the newspaper page.Just what are we looking for in an obituary? And, in the brave new era of the selfie, how many people decide to write their own?Thomas Lynch joined us today to talk about what goes into writing an obituary and what they can tell us about the deceased and those they leave behind.Lynch is the long-time director of Lynch amp; Sons Funeral Home in Milford. Hes an internationally acclaimed poet and essayist. His collection of essays, The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade won the American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award.His second essay collection, Bodies in Motion and at Rest, won the Great Lakes Book Award.Lynch calls obituaries ;one of the honorable duties of the living to the dead.;;Good funerals are ones that by getting the dead where they need to go, the living get where they need to be,; he said. ;On this same continuum is this notion of a life review, a record kept of what it is that just happened.;Lynch told us a good obituarys first job is to serve as a notice of death.;Someone who has been, is no longer. Someone has ceased to be in the way that is remarkable and shocking and breathtaking,; he said.Second, a good obituary should review how this person came to be who they are.;Every one of us is the same but different,; he said. ;We are one-of-a-kind and one of a kind.;Lynch told us that death is an opportunity for the living to contemplate not only their personal loss, but also the nature of mortality.;Whatever the case, theyve had a lot of time to think about how they came to be here, next to someone who is, slowly sometimes, rapidly other times, ceasing to be, and what they meaning of that is,; he said.;And I really do think that has separated our species from all the other things that live and die. Were the ones who look into the maw of that ceasing to be and say things like, is that all there is? Can this happen to me? Am I all alone? What comes next? Why is it cold? These are questions that rock bass and rhododendrons never ask, but humans do.;201611/479633。
  • 课程笔记:38. Pleasur ['ple#658;#601;, 'plei-]Basic need 音形义Everyday Expressionsn. 乐趣,快乐(不可数)Reading gives me great pleasure.n. 乐事,快事(可数)She has few pleasures left in life.n. “Are you here on business?”“No, for pleasure—this is my holiday.”衍生词语pleasurable (令人快乐的);['ple#658;#601;r#601;bl, 'plei-]pleasant (使人愉快的,合意的);pleasure-seeking (寻欢作乐的)(seek pleasure)常见搭配 Useful Phrases随意/听便 --- be at one’s pleasure愉快地接受,同意 --- with pleasure享受的乐趣 --- to enjoy the pleasure of...以为乐 --- to take great pleasure in寻欢作乐 --- to seek/look for pleasure习语与俗语 Idioms amp; Slangspleasure seeker --- 寻找快乐的人(someone who always looks for fun)For business or for pleasure? --- 是来办公还是来旅游?生活用语 Street Talks(1)A: Bill, have you met Joan before?B: No. Don’t think I’ve had the pleasure. (不曾有此幸运)(2)A: Thank you for your help.B: My pleasure. (不客气)(3)A: Hi, Bill, nice to see you again.B: My pleasure. (我也很高兴见到你)(4)A: Bill, would you please pass me the tomato sauce?B: With pleasure. (可以)(5)How do you do, Mr. Smith? It’s a pleasure to meet you.谚语 ProverbsPleasure has a sting in its tail.乐极生悲。Pleasure is a source of pain; pain is the source of pleasure.苦中有乐,乐中有苦。名言 QuotationsDo not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.美丽的伪装下,总有阴谋在等待。Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Letter, 12 Oct. 1786.One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.维多利亚时期,著名小说家。《Pride and Prejudice》,《Emma》。Jane Austen (1775-1817), English novelist. Emma, in Emma, ch. 9 (1816). /201108/148332。
  • 网罗天下新鲜、好玩、有趣、时尚的英语表达,尽在独家专栏节目;E聊吧;。本期节目的topic:振奋人心Shot最普通的解释是开射击,然而它用在不同的地方会产生不同的意义。例如在今天要学习的习惯用语里,shot这个词的原意是打针。这个习惯用语是:a shot in the arm。A shot in the arm从字面来看就是在手臂上打一针。我们打针也许是为了补充营养增强体质,更可能是防病治病。总之,a shot in the arm都是为了增进健康的。但是习惯用语a shot in the arm却是作比喻的。我们听个例子来领会它的意思。During the business recession in 2001 the Federal Reserve Board lowered the basic interest rate almost every month or so to make it easier to borrow money and thus give the economy a neededshot in the arm.他说:在 2001年工商业衰退期间,联邦储备委员会差不多每个月都降低一次基本利率,以便于借款,以此促使经济复苏。利率降低,贷款人能少付利息,有利于企业的运转,因而可能重振衰退的经济,所以这段话里a needed shot in the arm用来比喻促使经济恢复元气的必要手段,a shot in the arm可以指刺激增长的因素,也可以用来指振奋人心的因素,例如在这句话里:To this lonely soldier serving overseas, a letter from his wife is a welcome shot in the arm.他说:妻子的信让这名在海外役的孤独的军人精神振奋。 /201208/193938。
  • Subject : I have racked my brain.第一,迷你对话A: I have racked my brain. I still have no idea about how to spend Valentine’s day.我绞尽脑汁,仍然想不出如何过情人节。B: Just take her to a high ranking restaurant and present her with a bunch of flowers.那就带上她去一个高级饭店,然后送她一束花。第二,地道表达rack one’s brain1. 解词释义Rack one’s brain中的rack是“压榨”和“折磨”的意思,brain是大脑。Rack one’s brain直译为压榨、折磨某人的大脑,其实就是“绞尽脑汁”“不遗余力”等意思。用它来表示用尽心思去考虑某事。因为用尽心思,当然就饱受精神上的折磨。其英文解释为:to cause great mental suffering,to torture brain by means of the rack。2. 拓展范例e.g. When I went to pick up my girlfriend, there was a note on the door. She wrote that she didnt want to see me anymore. Huh?! How could our relationship be over? Ive been racking my brain trying to recall everything Ive done and said lately. Instead of making me struggle, couldnt she at least let me know how I upset her?我去接我女朋友,发现门上有张条。条上说,她不想跟我交往下去了。我们怎么会就这么结束了呢?我绞尽脑汁,回想最近自己是不是做错了什么事,说错了什么话。她至少可以告诉我我什么地方得罪了她,让我不用这么百思不得其解。e.g. He had racked his brain but he could not be able to work out the answer to the problem.他已经绞尽脑汁了,但是还是无法相处这个问题的。e.g. I rack my brain trying to remember the answer .我绞尽脑汁想。e.g. Ive been racking my brain trying to recall where we put the key.我绞尽脑汁回想我把钥匙放在哪里。第三,咬文嚼字1. have no idea about something:不知道做……e.g. If you have no idea about it, consult a dictionary, please.要是你对这个问题不清楚, 请你查字典得了。e.g. I have no idea about her visit except that she is likely to be away for several months .我对她的访问情况一无所知,只知道她可能外出好几个月。2. present sb. with sth.:赠送某人某物e.g.They presented a sum of money to the college in memory of their son.他们向学院赠送了一笔款项以纪念他们的儿子。e.g. Colleagues presented the retiring chairman with a cheque.同事们把一张票交给退休的主席。3. a bunch of:一束……,一捆……,一群e.g. He produced from his pocket a bunch of keys.他从口袋里掏出一串钥匙。e.g. Miss White received a bunch of flowers from her admirer.怀特收到爱慕者所送的一束花。e.g. His friends are just a bunch of hooligans.他的朋友们只是一群流氓。4. a high ranking restaurant:高档酒店 spend the Valentine’s day:过情人节 /201504/370586。
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