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September 29, 2009  No.003
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FOLXTEN English Corner

 

September 29, 2009

No.003

 

Organized by 2008 English Class 1 and   

 

 

 TOPIC

国庆节

 

National Day

 

国庆长假如期而至。60年一花甲,60载数轮回。在这个金牛欢跃,举国欢庆的日子,你们会有什么期待呢?观看大阅兵,享受一次愉快的旅行,抑或只是呆在学校忙自己的事情……恰同学少年,让我们忆往昔峥嵘岁月;时风华正茂,让我们看未来美好憧憬!说国际语言, 庆祖国腾飞!

 

参考主题:

●传统中秋节

●炙热红歌会

●中国青藏高原发现可燃冰

●中日韩峰会将在下月举行

●胡锦涛同奥巴马会晤

 

 Useful Words and Expressions: 

 

red lantern   红灯笼                 dragon dance   舞龙

Tiananmen square   天安门广场      colored-lantern making   灯彩

national conditions   国情            well-off society   小康社会 

the Chinese Civilization   中华文明     reform and opening   改革开放

descendants of the Yan and Huang emperors   炎黄子孙

scientific outlook on development   科学发展观

socialism with Chinese characteristics   中国特色社会主义

golden week of National Holiday   十一黄金周

an evening party celebrating national day   国庆晚会

military review of the 60th anniversary for the founding of our country

国庆60周年大阅兵 

 

 Questions:

1.      How do you spend national holiday

2.    Have you watch the military review? what part impress you most

3.    Do you read any books or watch any movies related to old China? What’s your feeling about it?

4.    How do you celebrate the 60th birthday of our motherland?

 

5.    Great changes have taken place in China .Can you give us some examples around you?

6.    Do you know legal holidays? What are they?

7.    Suppose you should choose a song to express your love to China. Which song will you choose?

8. As we can see, H1N1 flu has spread quickly in china .So, during the special National Holiday, what measures will you take to protect yourself?

 

 

Cultural Gleaning 文化拾遗

 

blow it   失败;弄坏;搞砸

be cut out for   天生适合

up in the air    悬而未决

hit the roof   大发雷霆

burn the midnight oil  开夜车;熬夜

 

on his high horse   趾高气昂;耀武扬威

keep Joe on his toes使某人忙个不停

butter up  巴结某人

keep somebody at arm's length避免与某人过分亲密;与某人保持距离

in the dark   被蒙在鼓里;对某事全然不知

 

Practicing in Conversation   “习语串烧,快乐学舌”

 

John: Joe seems to be on his high horse (趾高气昂,耀武扬威)these days. What's the matter?

Mark: "When the cat's away, the mice will play (猫不在场,老鼠登场)", you know.

John: Where has the CAT gone?

Mark: He's on a business trip (出公差) abroad.

John: So he delegated his responsibility to (把自己的责任交给) Joe?

Mark: At least nobody is here to keep Joe on his toes.  (使某人忙个不停)

John: Does he get on well with (...友好交往)his superiors?

Mark: He's a two-faced (两面派,两面三刀的人) person. He knows how to butter up (巴结某人)those in power.

John: But do you think his boss really appreciate him?

Mark: Not really. He keeps everyone at arm's length (避免与某人过分亲密,与某人保持距离).

John: But why could he delegate his responsibilities to a person like Joe?

Mark: I think he is giving Joe enough rope to hang himself.  (放任某人使他自取灭亡)

John: You mean he was giving him a test?

Mark: Depends on how Joe behaves.

John: Then the boss would rather have Joe's room than his company (巴不得乔离他远远的)?

Mark: That's right.

John: Does Joe realize that?

Mark: He's still in the dark (被蒙在鼓里,对某事全然不知). He can't find it out until it's too late.

 

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