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生活英语对话 Episode 51: Summertime blues

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本单元是关于夏日的烦闷的对话

Alice: It's nice to be back but I do miss the excitement of the World Cup. I'm bored!
Helen: Oh thanks very much!
Alice: I didn't mean you! I just mean it's a bit hard to come back to reality that's all.
Tim: Who says we have to? Why don't we do something to cheer ourselves up?
Alice: Like what?
Michal: Go to the pub.
Alice: No, it's too smoky.
Tim: Go to a nightclub.
Helen: It's too noisy.
Michal: How about going to the cinema?
Alice: There's nothing on I really want to see.
Michal: We could have a party.
Alice: What are we celebrating?
Michal: You know it's almost a year since I came to live here.
Tim: Perfect! We'll have our first anniversary party!

Vocabulary:(字汇)

to cheer someone up:(让某人高兴起来)
to make someone feel happier

an anniversary:(周年)
a day that is exactly a year or a number of years after a particular event (for example, It's our 25th wedding anniversary next week)

a fancy-dress party: (化妆宴会)
a party where people dress up in costumes (often dressed as famous people)

本单元的语言点是后缀,在一个单字的后面加上字尾就可以将名词转为形容词,或是将形容词转为名词。举例来说,将名词 'noise' 字尾的 e 去掉,加上 Y 就成了形容词 'noisy' 。

Suffixes1

You can make some nouns into adjectives or adjectives into nouns by adding suffixes (extra letters at the end of the word).
For example, you can make the noun 'noise' into an adjective by taking off the 'e' and adding 'y' to make 'noisy'.
Here is some of the most common suffixes:


Making nouns into adjectives:(名词转为形容词)

-able
knowledge - knowledgeable
fashion - fashionable
comfort - comfortable

-al
nature - natural
accident - accidental
music - musical

-ous
danger - dangerous
fame - famous
adventure - adventurous

-y
health - healthy
cream - creamy
mess – messy


Making adjectives into nouns:(形容词转为名词)

-ce
important - importance
patient - patience
violent - violence

-ity
popular - popularity
formal - formality
regular - regularity

-ness
happy - happiness
lazy - laziness
ruthless - ruthlessness

-y
difficult - difficulty
modest - modesty2
honest - honesty


Some spelling rules:(拼字的规则)

When the adjective or noun ends in –e, -t or –y, sometimes its spelling changes.
For example:
-e
nature - natural
fame - famous

-t
important - importance
patient - patience

-y
happy - happiness
lazy - laziness


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1 suffixes aa1fb6808a200d35fffc21ecb13cfdd7     
n.后缀,词尾( suffix的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Many domain name suffixes have failed to gain general popularity. 很多域名后缀没有获得一般的通用性。 来自互联网
  • For example, consider the use of prefixes and suffixes. 例如,那前缀和后缀的使用来说。 来自互联网
2 modesty REmxo     
n.谦逊,虚心,端庄,稳重,羞怯,朴素
参考例句:
  • Industry and modesty are the chief factors of his success.勤奋和谦虚是他成功的主要因素。
  • As conceit makes one lag behind,so modesty helps one make progress.骄傲使人落后,谦虚使人进步。
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