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托福听力考试中的复杂句子解析

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2018年11月20日

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  其实在托福听力考试中,也经常会出现一些比较难的句子,这些句子往往阻碍了我们的理解。因此在平时的复习备考中,我们可以重点来备考这些复杂句子,以便我们在考试中更好地理解这些复杂句子。

  1.take a rain check 改天吧

  —— Can you comeover for dinner tonight? (今天晚上来吃饭好吗?)

  —— I’m up to myears in work, so I’ll have to take a raincheck。(我工作很忙,改天吧。)

  2. lost count 弄不清楚

  —— Ever since yourgirlfriend moved to Bridgeport, you are always driving there. How many trips aweek do you make anyway?(自从你的女友搬到Bridgeport,你老是开车去看她。一周去几次啊?)

  ——I have lostcount, but I can do it with my eyes closed。(搞不清楚了,但我闭着眼也能摸过去。)

  3. be in anotherworld 精神恍惚;魂不守舍

  —— Pete’s really outof it these days。(Pete 这几天有点心不在焉。)

  —— Yeah, Iknow. Ever since he met Ann, he’s been in another world。(我同意。自从他遇见Ann,他就魂不守舍了。)

  4. make yourself athome 随意,随便

  —— Do you mind if Itake off my jacket?(你介意我脱下夹克吗?)

  —— Of coursenot, make yourself at home。(当然不介意,随意一点!)

  5. save your breath省口气吧;别白费口舌了

  —— Hey? John!John!(嘿,John! John!)

  —— Save yourbreath. He"s out of earshot。(省口气吧。他已经听不到了。)

  6. make sense 有意义,理解

  —— The plot of thatmovie is hard to follow。(那部电影的情节很难跟得上。)

  —— It makesmore sense the second time。(再看一遍就理解了。)

  7. cost sb. an armand a leg 非常昂贵

  ——Did you see thediamond ring Bill gave to Linda?(你看到Bill送给Linda的钻戒了吗?)

  ——I sure did.It must have cost him an arm and a leg。(当然了。那一定很昂贵。)

  8.burn a hole inone’s pocket 很快地被花光

  ——Have you savedenough to buy that new printer for your computer yet? (你攒足钱给你的电脑买一台新打印机了吗?)

  ——You knowmoney seems to be burning a hole in my pocket lately .Maybe next month. (这几个月我花钱如流水。也许下个月吧。)

  9.fill one’s shoes 很好地顶替;令人满意地替代

  ——Have you heardthat Professor Jones is retiring?(你听说Jones教授要退休了吗?)

  ——Yes. The facultywon’t find anyone to fill her shoes。(是的。学校将很难找到合适的人来代替她。)

  10.is ice cold 表示理所当然

  ——Does Prof. Fordalways come to class? (Ford教授总是来上课吗?)

  ——Is icecold? (当然了。)

  11.like apples andoranges 用来表示无法相比的事物

  ——Which game do youthink is more difficult to learn, chess or bridge? (你认为桥牌和象棋哪个更难学?)

  ——They arelike apples and oranges. (它俩没法比较。)

  12.look for aneedle in a hay stack 大海捞针

  ——We are supposedto meet John here at the train station。(我们要在火车站接John。)

  ——That’s likelooking for a needle in a hay stack . (那可真是大海捞针。)

  13.lose one’s train of 忘记

  ——When youinterrupted me, you made me lose my train of thought。(你打断了我的思考,我忘记我在想什么了。)

  14.meet each otherhalf way 相互妥协,让步

  ——My chemistryproject is in trouble because my partner and I had totally different ideasabout how to proceed。(我的化学课题出问题了。在进展问题上,我与我的合作者意见完全不同。)

  ——You should try tomeet each other half way. (你们应该相互妥协。)

  15.on the dot 准时;正点

  ——Did you andAmanda really meet exactly five minutes to two in front of the theatre? (你和Amanda确实在差5分两点的时候到达剧院门口了吗?)

  ——Yes, wewere both there on the dot. (是的,我俩都准点到达。)

  16.once and for all最后一次;干脆

  ——I am going totell that neighbor of mine to turn down that music once and for all。(我要最后一次告诉我那个邻居把音乐声关小。)

  ——I see whyyou are angry. But I’ve always found that the polite route is the most effective. (我明白你为什么恼火。但我总觉得礼貌的方式是最有效的。)

  17.out of earshot 不在听力所及范围

  ——Hey? John! John!(嗨! John! John! )

  ——Save yourbreath. He’s out of earshot. (省口气吧,他听不见。)

  18.out of this world非常好

  ——Have you triedSusan’s apple pie? (你试过Susan的苹果派吗?)

  ——I got thelast piece. And it was out of this world。(我拿到最后一块。好吃极了。)

  19.play by ear 随机应变,视情形而定

  ——Marty, are youdoing anything special for your presentation in political science tomorrow? (Marty,你在为明天的政治学演讲准备与众不同的材料吗?)

  ——Not really,because the class so often turns into a discussion,I’ve decidedto play it by ear. (不。那门课常常最后变成讨论。我决定视情形而定。)


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