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LECTURE 115 基本动词 MAKE 2

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LECTURE 115 基本动词 MAKE 2

词组讲解

1. make a comeback ** 东山再起,卷土重来;再度流行

解 〈口〉习语;词义溯源:做出[复出、重来、回归(comeback)]

例 For many years the workers had gotten accustomed to calling their western managers by their first names, but nowadays the use of titles has made a comeback. Suddenly the man they called “Bob” is now “Mr. Gilbert” or “Manager Gilbert. ”

2. make a dent in sth. ** 初步完成;削弱;找到(事物等的)突破口

解 〈口〉习语;词义溯源:做出(产生)某件事的[初期进展、凹痕(dent)];通常用于否定句中

例 Restoration efforts on the Victorian-era opera hall damaged in the earthquake got underway last September, but the workers have still only made a dent in the work that needs to be done. “We're moving very slowly because we're afraid of cracking the structure's wood foundation if we try to stand it up straight again too quickly,” reported project chief Noland Ryan.

3. make a fast 〔quick〕 buck * 暴富,轻松赚钱

解 俚语;词义溯源:迅速赚得[一笔钱(buck)]

例 The Gold Rush of 1849 was brought on by rumors of gold just waiting to be harvested in California. Men (and many women too) made a beeline for the area around San Francisco in hopes of making a quick buck. Rather making a bundle , most came away empty-handed and were forced to take jobs as low-paid daily laborers.

4. make a federal case out of sth. / make a big deal about sth. * 夸大其说,小题大做

解 俚语;词义溯源:使某事成为[联邦级别的(federal)][事例、问题、事件(case)]或使某事成为[了不起的事、大事(big deal)]

例 Oh, don't make such a big deal about it. All he said was that you ought to consider wearing better clothing to the party. He wasn't trying to insult you.

5. make a fuss over sb. or sth. ** 抱怨,大声吵闹;过分关心

解 习语;词义溯源:[对于(over)]某人或某物制造[公然吵架、闹场(fuss)]

例 If you're going to insist on making a fuss over it, you're going to ruin the fun for everybody. Just forget it, Tom. Wear whatever you want to wear to the party—it doesn't matter. But, to tell the truth, you should wear something nicer.

巩固练习

(A) make a comeback

(B) made a dent in

(C) make a fast buck

(D) making a federal case out of

(E) make a fuss over

1. A: He only took one piece of chewing gum from you! You want to call the police about that? Oh come on, you're ______ this. B: I don't think so. Stealing is stealing no matter how small the amount is. I'm not exaggerating the seriousness of this problem. He's a thief!

2. A: Keep your old clothes. Don't you know fashions that are once popular and then become unpopular always become popular again after a few years? So hold onto them. B: But I really doubt these old “tank tops” are ever going to ______.

3. A: These car dealers are only interested in getting money quickly and easily without having to work hard and honestly for it. B: It's the customers' fault though. If they were more diligent in shopping around and demanding a fair price, the dealers couldn't ______.

4. A: People ______ their pet dogs but walk right past the homeless person who lives on the street. It's a sad commentary on our society. B: Yeah, they pay so much special attention to their dog's every need but won't even give their fellow man enough to buy a meal. Did you know that some people pay ¥50. 00 for a can of food for their dog? It's disgusting.

5. A: Any progress on repairing the electrical wiring of your old house? B: We've made a little progress, but we still have a lot to do. A: Well, at least you've ______ it. Getting started is the hardest part.

■ ANSWER

1. (D)

2. (A)

3. (C)

4. (E)

5. (B)

参考译文

I. 1. 许多年来,员工们已经习惯了称呼那些来自西方的经理的名字,但现在头衔的使用再度兴起。以前人们称呼“鲍勃”,现在突然变成了“吉尔伯特先生”或“吉尔伯特经理”。

2. 在地震中受损的维多利亚时期的歌剧院已于去年九月开始修复,但是这项工作目前还在初期阶段。项目主管诺兰·瑞安表示: “我们之所以进展缓慢,是因为我们担心如果太仓促地把它树立起来的话,可能会造成歌剧院木质地基的断裂。”

3. 1849年的“淘金热”源于在加利福尼亚州发现大量黄金的谣言。男人们(也有许多女人)来到旧金山附近的区域,希望能够轻松赚钱。但大多数人不仅没有赚到钱,反而两手空空地离开,并且被迫成了按日计酬的廉价劳动力。

4. 哦,别小题大做了。他只是觉得你去参加派对时应该考虑穿得讲究点。他并非想侮辱你。

5. 如果你因为这件事而一直抱怨的话,会毁掉大家的兴致的。别再想了,汤姆。你想穿什么去参加派对就穿什么——没关系。但是,老实说,你确实应该穿得漂亮点。

II. 1. A:他只是从你这里拿了一块口香糖而已!你为这就想报警吗?得了吧,你这是小题大做。B:我可不这么认为。盗窃就是盗窃,与数量无关。我并没有夸大问题的严重性。他就是个小偷。

2. A:把你的旧衣服留着。你不知道吗?一度流行后不流行的时装,通常会在几年之后再度流行的。所以,把它们都留着。B:但我真的怀疑这些旧的吊带衫能否再度流行起来。

3. A:这些汽车经销商想不用靠努力工作和诚信就能轻松快速地赚钱。B:这就是顾客的问题了。如果他们在购物时花点心思,要求价格公平的话,经销商也就不可能轻松赚钱了。

4. A:人们过分关心他们的宠物狗,却对住在大街上的流浪者视而不见。真是社会的悲剧。B:是啊,这些人太过关注宠物狗的需求,却不肯帮助其他人买一顿饭。你知道吗?有的人花50元给狗买一罐狗粮。真是令人厌恶。

5. A:你老房子的电线修理得怎么样了?B:有一些进展,但是还有很多工作要做。A:很好,至少已经取得了进展。万事开头难。


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