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[report整理] Words and Their Stories 2011-03-20

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[Homework]Words and Their Stories 2011-03-20

Now the VOA special English program words and their stories.
Today we tell about horse expresions. In the past, many people depended horses for transportation, farming, and other kinds of work. A lot of peolple still like to ride horses, and horse racing is also popular, so it is not surprising that American still use expressions about the animals. Long ago people who were rich or important rode horses that would very tall, today if a girl acts like she is better than everyone else, you might say she should get off her high horse.
Yesterday my children wanted me to take them to the playground, but i had to finish my work, so i told them to hold your horses, wait until i finished what i am doing. My two boys like to compete aginest to each other and play in a violent way, i always tell them to stop horsing around or else someone could get hurt.
We live in a small town, it dose not have any excting activities to offer visitors, my children call it a one horse towm. Last night, i got a telephone call while i was watching my favorate television show. I decide not to answer it because while the horses could not drive me away from the television,there was nothing that could stop me from doing what i wanted to do.
Sometimes you get information straight from the horses mouth, it comes directly from the person who knows most about the subject and is the best sourse.Let it say your teacher there is going to be a test tomorrow, you could say you got the information straight from the horses' mouth however you would not want to call your teacher a horse.
You may have heard this expressions: you can lead a horse to water, but you can not make him drink. That means you can give someone advice, but you can not forcing to do something he dose not want to do. Sometimes a person fight a battle that has been decided or keeps arguing a question that has been settled, we say this is like beating a dead horse.
In politaks, a duck horse ca is somebody who is not well know to the the public, sometimes a duck horse unexpectly well in the laktion. Another peice of advice is do not change horses in mitstring, you would not want to get off one horse and on to another in the middle of a river or make major changes in an activity that has already begun. In the past, this expression was used as an argument to ring or left a president, a specially during the time when a country was in a war.



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[Homework]Words and Their Stories 2011-03-20

Now, the voa special English program words and their stories.
Today, we tell about horse espressions. In the past, many people depended on horses for transportation, farming and other kinds of work. A lot of people still like to ride horses. And, horse racing is also popular. So it is not surprising that Americans still use espressions about the animals.
Long ago, people who were rich or important rode horses that were very tall. Today if a girl acts like she is better than everyone else, you might say she should get off her high horse.
Yestersay, my children wanted me to take them to the palyground. But I had to finish my work, so I told them to hold your horse wait until I finish what I am doing. My two boys like to compete against each other and play in a violent way. I always tell them to stop horsing around or someone would get hurt.
We live in a small town. It does not have any exciting activities to offer visitors. My children call it a one-horse town.
Last night, I got a telephone call while I was watching my favorite television show. I decided not answer it, because wild horses would not drag me away from the televisioin. There was nothing that could stop me from doing what I wanted to do.
Sometimes you get information straight from the horse's month. It comes directly from the person who knows most about the subject and it is the best source. Let us say, your teacher tells you there is going to be a test tomorrow, you could say you got the information strainght from the horse's mouth. However you would not want to call your teacher a horse.
You may hear this espressioin you can lead a horse to water, but you can not make him drink. That means, you can give someone advice, but you can not force him to do something he does not want to do.
Sometimes, a person fights a battle that has been decieded, or keeps argueing a question that has been settled. We say this is like beating a dead horse.
In politics, a dark horse candidate is someone who is not well-known to the public. Sometimes, a dark horse unexpectedly wins an election.
Another piece of advice is do not change horses in midstream. You would not want to get off one horse and on to another in the middle of a river, or make major changes in an activity that has already begun. In the past, this espression was used as an argument to re-elect a president, especially during a time when a country was at war.
This VOA Special English program was written by Shelley Gollust.  I'm Faith Lapidus.  You can find more WORDS AND THEIR STORIES at our website, voaspecialenglish.com.


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