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September 22, 2009  No.002
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FOLXTEN English Corner

 

September 22, 2009

No.002

 

 Organized by 2009 English Class 1 and  

 

 Topic:

 

  旅  Traveling

 

旅游是现代生活的时尚话题之一,因为旅游在给人们带来轻松愉悦的心情之余,还会让人领略异域风情,感受不同历史文化。但不少的旅游胜地由于游客泛滥,受到了严重的损害。为此不少人高呼生态旅游,提醒人们与自然和谐共处。你对此有何看法?国庆在即,你是否会去旅游,你又会选择怎样的旅游方式呢?

 

Men have traveled ever since they first appeared on the earth. In primitive times people didn’t travel for pleasure but to find new places where their herds could feed, or to escape from hostile neighbors, or to find more favorable climates. On the contrary, at present times people travel not for necessity, but for joy and excitement of seeing and experiencing new things. Naturally, it has stimulated the development of all-aspects of society. So what’s your idea about it?

 

参考主题:

 

国庆节 (大阅兵、烟花展等)

日本大选 中日关系是否会升温?

H1N1流感盛行引起的恐慌

 

 Useful Words and Expressions: 

 

cultural heritage 文化遗迹               landscape tour山水风光游   

folklore tour 风俗风情游             jet lag 时差

summer resorts 避暑胜地                 peculiar terrain 地貌独特  

souvenir 纪念品                    masterpiece 珍品

accommodation 住宿                star-ranked hotels 星级宾馆

off-peak seasons 淡季               loaded with people 人山人海

tour packages 包办旅行计划  

to give myself a treat 让自己享受一下

to broaden my horizon 开阔自己的视野

to capture all the sights of the city 饱览城市风光

Bon voyage and have fun! 一路顺风,玩得开心!

 

 

 Questions:

1.  How do you like traveling?

2.  What’s your purpose of traveling?

3.  What tourist attractions have you been to? Would you share some of your traveling experiences with us?

4.  Which mode of transportation do you prefer to take?

5.  When traveling, do you like to go with your parents, friends or alone?

6.  What impacts does tourism have on the places of interests?

7.  Suppose you have one choice to travel, where do you aspire to go and why?

8. Does tourism have any drawbacks

 

 

 

Cultural Gleaning 文化拾遗

 

to a T   恰好;精确;丝毫不差

the apple of someone’s eye   极珍爱的事物或人;掌上明珠;心肝宝贝

worth one’s salt    能胜任;值得雇佣

a close call   侥幸的脱险;死里逃生

under the weather  (身体)不适

 

go on a binge   饮酒作乐;狂欢

I'm broke   我现在身无分文;我兜里没钱了

tighten my belt  勒紧裤带,节俭度日

pick up the tab   付款

in the chips   有钱,富裕

 

Practicing in Conversation   习语串烧,快乐学舌”

 

John: I fell like having a good time. Let's go on a binge.   (饮酒作乐,相当于汉语口语中的大喝一顿)

Mark: Forget it. I'm broke!   (我兜里没钱了)

 

John: Why do you always fall short?   (短缺)

 

Mark: Everything is sky-high. It's hard to make both ends meet.   (使收支平衡)

 

John: But why don't you get your grocery at a discount store?

 

Mark: I'm fed up with (...烦透了) stale, second-rate provisions.  (次品,质地低劣的产)

 

John: Are you always running out of (耗尽了) things?

 

Mark: Yes. I try to tighten my belt, (勒紧裤带,节俭度日) but I...

 

John: Have you let your money go down the drain?  (让钱白白流走了,浪费钱)

 

Mark: No. I always cut down on (削减) luxuries, but the mortgage on the house is just too much.

John: Yes. Well.... let me treat you to a drink(请某人喝一顿) anyway.

 

Mark: That's very kind of you. But I don't want to freeload.  (白吃白喝)

 

John: I'll pick up the tab (付款) today. When you are in the chips, (有钱,很富裕)  you can treat me back.

 

 
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