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LECTURE 187 基本介词 IN 3

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LECTURE 187 基本介词 IN 3

词组讲解

1. in black and white ** 公式化的;白纸黑字的

解 习语;词义溯源:用[白纸黑字(black and white)]

例 My advice to you is don't transfer any funds to Omega Property until you have the agreement you made verbally in black and white. Verbal contracts, while enforceable in some cases, are not strong legal grounds to stand on.

2. in cold blood ** 无情地,冷酷地,残忍地

解 〈口〉习语;词义溯源:在[冷血(cold blood)]里面

例 Forgive him? Never!When we were in our most desperate hour he turned his back on us in cold blood. I can never forgive him for that. I disown Thomas as a brother and have nothing to do with him anymore.

3. in concert with sb. / in concert ** 共同协作,联手

解 习语;词义溯源:处于与某人[合作、合力(concert)]的状态

例 Opera In The Park: The Philadelphia Opera Society in concert with the Philadelphia Park Authority will perform Madame Butterfly in Grant Park, Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16, 7:30 PM Admission is free.

4. in due time / in due course / in good time / in the course of time / in time ** 在适当的时候,适时

解 习语;词义溯源:在[适当的时间(due course, due time, good time)]

例 The Prosecutor released a statement in which he said the arrest of the once powerful legislator goes to show that in due time public officials who abuse the trust of the people, get what's coming to them.

5. in poor 〔bad〕 taste ** 无礼;低俗

解 习语;词义溯源:在不好的[品位、趣味(taste)]里面

例 The comedian found out quickly that the American people don't take kindly to people making a mockery of the national anthem. Trying to imitate a baseball player while singing the anthem to open an AII-Star Game, she put her hands on her hips and spat out tobacco. She was booed off the field. She said that she realized later it was in poor taste.

巩固练习

(A) in black and white

(B) in cold blood

(C) in concert

(D) in due course

(E) in bad taste

1. A: You know, if the city park commission and the city zoo officials would work closely together on this, we could have a “Wild Animals in The Park Day.” The children would love it. B: Like you said, it would require a lot of cooperation between them. Personally, I don't think they'd work ______ on anything though.

2. A: Studies have shown that certain people have no feelings—no anger, guilt, apprehension or remorse—when they do something terribly bad. B: That's what they mean when they say“______,” right? A: Right. They do it without any feelings at all. They're dangerous people.

3. A: You'll get married when the time is right. We can't make it happen any sooner. It'll happen eventually. B: But Mother, if I wait for it to happen ______, I might be an old maid before I ever get married!I'm already 28 years old.

4. A: Wearing blue jeans and a T-shirt to your sister's wedding was ______. You ought to be ashamed. You embarrassed us all. B: If you thought it was rude or offensive, why didn't you tell me to leave?

5. A: They're liable for the repairs. We've got it ______. It's written in print on paper in the contract. It says: “...and all repairs within one year of the sale will be performed free of charge by the seller.” B: Make sure you bring that contract with you in case they refuse to do it.

■ ANSWER:

1. (C)

2. (B)

3. (D)

4. (E)

5. (A)

参考译文

I. 1. 我的建议是,在白纸黑字的合同上签字之前不要将任何钱转给欧米茄物业。虽然口头协议在某些情况下是可生效的,但却没有强有力的法律效力。

2. 原谅他?绝对不行!在我们最绝望的时候,他无情地背弃了我们。我是绝不会原谅他的。我跟托马斯断绝了兄弟关系,跟他再也没有任何关系了。

3. 公园露天歌剧:费城歌剧社和费城公园管理处将合作,于星期六和星期日,即5月15号~16号晚上7:30在格兰特公园上演歌剧《蝴蝶夫人》。免费入场。

4. 检察官发表了一份声明,在声明中他表示,逮捕曾经拥有强权的立法人这一事实,在适当的时候向公众证明了,滥用人民的信任,结果就是咎由自取。

5. 这名喜剧演员很快发现,美国人不喜欢那些拿他们的国歌开玩笑的人。她曾试图唱着美国国歌,模仿一名棒球明星在一场全明星赛开场时的动作。她双手叉腰,吐着烟,结果被嘘下了台。她说她后来意识到那样是无礼的。

II. 1. A:你知道的,如果城市公园委员会和城市动物园的官员们在这件事上密切合作的话,我们就会有“野生动物公园日”了。孩子们肯定会喜欢。 B:就像你说的,这需要他们之间很多的合作。不过我个人认为,他们是不会进行任何合作的。

2. A:研究表明,有些人在做坏事的时候,没有任何感情,他们不愤怒、不内疚、不恐惧也不懊悔。 B:这就是人们所说的“无情”,是吗? A:是的,他们做这些事根本没有任何感觉。他们是危险人物。

3. A:你会在适当的时候结婚的。没必要那么早结婚。这事迟早会发生的。 B:但是,妈妈,如果我等到适当的时候,那么我可能在结婚之前早就是老姑娘了!我已经28岁了。

4. A:在你姐姐的婚礼上穿牛仔裤和T恤衫是不礼貌的。你应该感到羞愧。你让我们大家都很尴尬。 B:如果你认为这是不礼貌或者冒犯的行为,为什么当时不让我离开?

5. A:他们有义务维修。我们有白纸黑字写得很清楚。合同上清楚地印着:“……产品售出后一年之内由卖方免费提供所有维修服务。” B:一定要带上合同以免他们拒绝维修。


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