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Now, the VOA Special English program, Words and Their Stories.

 

Americans often use expressions about animals.

 

In 2008, the main candidates for president each used this expression: "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig." This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant-looking to beautiful.

 

There are other expressions about improving a pig's appearance, like this one: "A hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog." Hogs are similar to pigs, only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows. Like this one: "You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." This means you cannot create something valuable from something that has no value.

 

In a pig's eye” is another unusual expression. It means something that is not so, or will never happen. Then there is the expression “casting pearls before swine.” That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it.

 

However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money into it.

 

Hogs are very large animals. If you say you ate high on the hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog-wild at any time because that means behaving badly.

 

Hogs take up a lot of space but people should not take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television, other children might say: "Do not hog the couch." And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers.

 

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pigs' ears to identify them. In politics, earmarks are money set aside for projects in a congressman's home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal, meaning wasteful spending.

 

In many areas, pigs provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Experts say this term was first used in the 1920s. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

 

This VOA Special English program was written by Shelley Gollust. I'm Barbara Klein. You can find more Words and Their Stories at voaspecialenglish.com.


[ 本帖最后由 jessiyear 于 2008-10-19 22:54 编辑 ]
作者: putongfriend    时间: 2008-10-19 10:37     标题: Homework

Words and Their Stories

(Sunday, October 19, 2008)

Now, the VOA Special English program, Words and Their Stories.

 

Americans often use expressions about animals.

 

In two thousand eight, the main candidates for president each used this expression: "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig." This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant-looking to beautiful.

 

There are other expressions about improving a pig's appearance, like this one: "A hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog." Hogs are similar to pigs, only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows. Like this one: "You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." This means you cannot create something valuable from something that has no value.

 

In a pig's eye is another unusual expression. It means something that is not so, or will never happen. Then there is the expression casting pearls before swine. That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it.

 

However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money into it.

 

Hogs are very large animals. If you say you ate high on the hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog-wild at any time because that means behaving badly.

 

Hogs take up a lot of space but people should not take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television, other children might say: "Do not hog the couch." And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers.

 

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pigs' ears to identify them. In politics, earmarks are money set aside for projects in a congressman's home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal, meaning wasteful spending.

 

In many areas, pigs provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Experts say this term was first used in the nineteen twenties. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

 

This VOA Special English program was written by Shelley Gollust. I'm Barbara Klein. You can find more Words and Their Stories at voaspecialenglish.com.


作者: genifferstar    时间: 2008-10-19 10:42     标题: Homework

Now the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIRE STORIES. Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008, the main candidates for president each used fixed expression. You can put lip stake on a pig but it is still a pig. This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful. There are other expressions about improving a pig's appearance, like this one. A hog in a silk waist coat is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pigs only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows, like this one. You can not make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. This means you can not create something valuable from something that has no value. In a pig's eye is another unusual expression, it means something that is not so or will never happen. Then there is a expression, casting pearls before swine. That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it. However at leat one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money into it. Hogs are very large animals. If you say you ate high on a hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog wild at any time. Because that means behaving badly. Hogs take up a lot of space, but people should not take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television, other children might say do not hog the couch. And a rolled hog is a driver who uses more than he share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers. Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pigs' ears to identify them. In politics, ear marks are money set for projects in a Congressments home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal, meaning wasteful spending. In many areas, pigs provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be albe to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide in the sacities of life. Experts say this term was first used in the 1920s. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a graced pig. This was a popular event at country affairs in which the winner was awarded the pig. This VOA Special English program was written by Shelly Gollus. I'm Bomber Chlein. You can find more WORDS AND THEIRE STORIES at voaspecialenglish.com.
作者: Jacky123    时间: 2008-10-19 10:55     标题: on putongfriend

Now, the VOA Special English program, "Words and Their Stories."

 

Americans often use expressions about animals.

 

In two thousand eight, the main candidates for president each used this expression: "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig." This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant-looking to beautiful.

 

There are other expressions about improving a pig's appearance, like this one: "A hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog." Hogs are similar to pigs/ only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows. Like this one: "You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." This means you cannot create something valuable from something that has no value.

 

In a pig's eye is another unusual expression. It means something that is not so, or will never happen. Then, there is the expression casting pearls before swine. That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it.

 

However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money into it.

 

Hogs are very large animals. If you say you ate high on the hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog-wild at any time because that means behaving badly.

 

Hogs take up a lot of space but people should not take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television, other children might say: "Do not hog the couch." And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers.

 

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pigs' ears to identify them. In politics, earmarks are money set aside for projects in a congressman's home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal, meaning wasteful spending.

 

In many areas, pigs provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Experts say this term was first used in the nineteen twenties. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

 

This VOA Special English program was written by Shelley Gollust. I'm Barbara Klein. You can find more "Words and Their Stories" at voaspecialenglish.com.
作者: zkdaisy    时间: 2008-10-19 11:04     标题: home work

Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

 

Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008, the main candidates for president each used physic expression. You can put lipstick on a pig but it is still a pig. This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.

 

There are other expressions about improving a pig’s appearance, like this one: a hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pigs, only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows, like this one: you can not make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. This means you can not create something valuable from something that has no value. ‘In a pig’s eye’ is another unusual expression, it means something that is not so or will never happen. Then there is the expression: casting pearls before swine. That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it. However at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money, it is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money into it.

 

Hogs are very large animals if you say you ate high on a hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog wild at any time because that means behaving badly. Hogs take up a lot of space but people should not take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television other children might say do not hog the couch. And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers.

 

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pigs’ ears to identify them. In politics earmarks are money set aside for projects in the congressmen’s home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in the budget proposal meaning waste for spending. In many areas, pigs provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Experts say this term was first used in the 1920s, but it is believed to come from the much old game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

 

This VOA Special English program was written by Shelley Golist. I’m Barbra Cline. You can find more Words and Their Stories at voaspecialenglish.com.


作者: xualfred    时间: 2008-10-19 11:23

{homework}

Now the VOA Special English program-words and their stories. Americans often usd expressions about animals.In 2008 the main candidates for president each used this expression:You can use lipsticks on a pig,but it is still a pig.This means that it is a waste of time to change something ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.

There're other expressions about improving a pig's appearance like this one,"a hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hot".Hogs are similar to pigs,only bigger.Americans use many other expressions about pigs,hogs,and female hogs-called sows like this one:You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.This means you cannot create something valuable from something that has no value.In a pig's eye is aother unusual expression. It means something that is not so or will never happen. Then there's the expression "casting pearls before swine'',that means wasting something valuable on someone who will no be thankful or care about it.

However,at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money-it's called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig,it has a hole where a child can put money into it. Hogs are very large animals. If you say "you ate high on the hog during a holiday" it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went "whole hog" on your trip,it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go "hog wild" at any time because that means behaving badly. Hogs take up a lot of space.But people shouldn't take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television,other children might say:"Do not hog the couch".And a road hog is a driver usesmore than his share of the road. Such a driver increased the danger for other drivers.

 Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pigs' ears to identify them.In politics,"earmarks" are money set aside for projects in a congressman's home state or locality.And politicians might say"there's a lot of pork in a budget proposal"meaning wasteful spending. In many areas,pigs provide ham,bacon and pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to "bring home the bacon",that means to earn enough money to provide necessities of life. Experts say this term wat first used in the 1920s,but it's believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

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作者: 布来    时间: 2008-10-19 16:27     标题: on Jacky123

Now, the VOA Special English program, "Words and Their Stories."

 

Americans often use the expressions about animals.

 

In two thousand and eight, the main candidates for president each used this expression: "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig." This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant-looking to beautiful.

 

There are other expressions about improving a pig's appearance, like this one: "A hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog." Hogs are similar to pigs/ only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows. Like this one: "You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." This means you cannot create something valuable from something that has no value.

 

In a pig's eye is another unusual expression. It means something that is not so, or will never happen. Then, there is the expression casting pearls before swine. That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it.

 

However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money into it.

 

Hogs are very large animals. If you say you ate high on the hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog-wild at any time because that means behaving badly.

 

Hogs take up a lot of space but people should not take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television, other children might say: "Do not hog the couch." And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers.

 

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pigs' ears to identify them. In politics, earmarks are money set aside for projects in a congressman's home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal, meaning wasteful spending.

 

In many areas, pigs provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Experts say this term was first used in the nineteen twenties. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

 

This VOA Special English program was written by Shelley Gollust. I'm Barbara Klein. You can find more "Words and Their Stories" at voaspecialenglish.com.

作者: sunnyxm    时间: 2008-10-19 22:52     标题: HW


Now the VOA Special English Program--Words and Their Stories.

Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008 , the main candidates for president each used physis expression.

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig. This means that it is waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.

There are other expressions about improving a   pig's appearance like this one -- a hog in a silk waste coat,    it is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pigs only bigger.

Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows. Like this one--you can not make a silk perse  out of a sow's ear. This means you can not create something valuable  from something that have no value.
 
'In a pig's eye' is another unusual expression. It means something that is not show or will never happen. Then there is the expression--casting polar the first  swing. that means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be sentful or care about it.

However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a 'piggy bank'. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where child can put money into it.

Hogs are very large animals. If you say you eat in high on a hog during a holiday, it means you have a very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did anything possible to have fun. But you should never go 'hog-wild ' at anytime because that means behaving badly.

Hogs take of a lot of space. But people should not take of more than their share. If one of your children is taking on too much of space sitting in front of the television , other children might say 'do not  hog the couch'.

And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. such a driver increases dangerous for other drivers.

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farms mark their pig's ears to identify them. In politics ear marks are money set aside  for projects in a congressman's home  state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of  pork in a budget proposal, mean waste for spending.

In many areas pig provide hand, backen and other pork product to eat. All Americans want to be able to  bring home the backen. that means to earn enough money to provide the necessity of life. Experts say this term was first used in the 1920s. but it is believed to come from a much old game of catching a greeced pig. this was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

This VOA Special English Program was written by Shaly Golas. I'm Bob Cline. You can find the more Words and Their Stories in the voaspecialenglish.com.

作者: 四环边上    时间: 2008-10-19 23:01     标题: HW:

Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories

Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008, the main candidates for president each used this expression: you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig. This means it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.

 

There are other expressions about improving a pig’s appearance, like this one. A hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pigs only bigger. Americans only use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows, like this one. You can not make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. This means you can not create something valuable from something that has no value.

 

In a pig’s eye, there is another unusual expression it means something that is not so or will never happen. Then there is the expression casting pearls before swine. That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it.

 

However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money in to it.

 

Hogs are very large animals. It you say you ate high on the hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog in your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog wild at anytime because that means behaving badly.

 

Hogs take us a lot of space, but people should not take up them more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television, other children might say do not hog the couch. And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangerous for other drivers.

 

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers marked their pigs’ ears to identify them. In politics, ear marks are money set a sign for projects in a congressmen’s state home or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal meaning waste for spending.

 

In many areas pigs provide ham, bacon and other porn products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide necessities of life. Experts say this term was first used in a 1920s, but it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fields in which the winner was awarded the pig.

 

This VOA Special English program was written by Shelley Gollust. I’m Barbara Klein. You can find more Words and Their Stories at voaspecialenglish.com.


作者: lilymao0810    时间: 2008-10-20 10:26

Now, VOA special Engish program, words and their stories. Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008, the main candidates for president each used this expression "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig". This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasantly to beautiful.  There are other expressions about imporving a pig's apperance.  Like this one, A hog in a waistcoat, is still a hog. Hog are similiar to pig, only bigger.

 

American use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows. Like this one,you cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. This means you cannot create something valueable from something has no value. In a pig sight is another unusual expression,it means something that is not so or will not happen. Then it's the expression casting pearls before a swine,  that means wasting something valuable on someone who wil not be thankful or care about it.

 

However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small  container  shapes like a pig. It has a hole that children can put money into it.

 

Hogs are very large animals. If you say you eat high on hog during a holiday,  it means you eat very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip,  it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog-wild at anytime because that means behaving badly.

Hogs take up a lot of space, but people should not take up more than their share.If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the TV, other children might say" do not hog the couch". And "A road hog " is a driver who uses more than its share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers.

 

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pig's ears to identify them. In politics, ear marks on money set aside for projects in a congressman's home state or locality, and politicians may say there is a lot of pork in a budget  proposal , meaning wastful spending.

In many areas, pig provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat. all Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon, that means to earn engough money to provide the necessities of life.  Experts say this term was first used in the 1920's.  But it's believed to come from a much older game of catching a greased pig ,this was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

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作者: 芷含    时间: 2008-10-20 15:06

home work

第一次做听力,还请大家多多指教,帮忙改正,有两个词怎么也听不到,用绿色的标出来了,o(∩_∩)o...

Americans often use expressions about animals

In 2008, the main candidates for president each used physicist expression

You can put lip-stick on a pig, but it is still a pig. This means that it is a waste of time to change sth from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.

There are other expressions about improving a pig’s appearance like this one

A hog in a silk waist coat is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pigs only bigger.

Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called souse, like this one

You can not make a silk purse out of a souse’ ear this means you cannot create sth valuable from sth that has no value in a pig’s eye is another unusual expression it means sth that is not solved or will never happen then there is the expression casting polls before swine that means wasting sth valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it. However at least one kind of pig can be used for in saving money it is called a piggy beg you can buy a small container shape like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money into it. Hogs are very large animals. If you say you ate high and hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog wild at any time because that means behaving badly. Hogs take up a lot of space, but people should not take up more than there share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the TV, other children might say do not hog the chalch. And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road, such a driver in crisis dangerous for other drivers. Pig-terms are also used in American politics farmers mark their pigs’ ears to identify them. In politics ear marks are money set a site for projects in a congressmen’s home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a barged proposal meaning waste for spending. In many areas pigs provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon that means to earn enough money to provide the necessity of life. Experts say this term was first used in the 1820’s but it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a grist pig. This is a popular invent at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.  

 


作者: hmily佳佳    时间: 2008-10-20 17:37     标题: question!

l want to know how many times are you listenning to write the text?


作者: richard-luoen    时间: 2008-10-20 17:40     标题: hw

Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008, the main canditates for president each used this expression you can put lipstic on a pig. But it is still a pig. This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant-looking to beautiful. There are other expressions about improving a pig's appearance like this one, a hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pigs, only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pias, hogs and female hogs called sows like this one , you can not make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. This means you can't create something valuable from something that has no value. In a pig's eye is another unusual expression. It means something that is not so or will never happen. Then there is the expression casting pearls before swine. That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it. However at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money, it is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. it has a hole where a child can put money into it. Hogs are very large animals. If you say you ate a hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everying possible to have fun. But you should never go hog-wild any time, because that means behaving badlly. Hogs take a lot of space, but people should not take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television. Other children might say do not hog the couch. And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers. Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers marks their pigs ears to identify them. In politics, earmarks are money set aside for projects in a congressmen home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in the budget proposal, meaning wasteful spending. In many areas, pigs provide ham bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Expert say this term was first used in the 1920s. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.
作者: IvIy    时间: 2008-10-20 22:49     标题: hw

Now,the VOA Special English program,worlds and their stories. Americans often use expressions about animals.In 2008,the main candidates for president each used physics expression."You can put a lipstck on a pig ,but it is still a pig. This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.There are other expressions about change pig's appearance, like this one "a hog on silk waistcoat is still a hog".Hogs are similar to pigs only bigger.Americans use many other expressions about pigs hogs and female hogs called sows,like this one "you can not make a silk purse out of sows ear", this means you cannot create something valuable from something has no value.In a pig's eye is another unusual expression it means something is not so or will never happen .Then there is the expression"cast pearls before swine "that means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it .However ,at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money ,it is called a piggy bank.You can buy a small container shaped like a pig .it has a hole that children can put money in it.Hogs are very large animals if you say you ate high on a hog during holiday ,it means you ate very good or costly food ,if you want whole hog on your trip,it means you did everything possible to have fun.But you should never go hogs wild anytime because that means behaving badly.hogs take up a lot of space but people should not take up more than their shares.If one of children take up too muchspace before television other children may say do not hog the couch.and a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers. Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers marks their pigs ears to identify them. In politics, earmarks are money set aside for projects in a congressmen home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in the budget proposal, meaning wasteful spending. In many areas, pigs provide ham bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Expert say this term was first used in the 1920s. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.
作者: daffodils    时间: 2008-10-21 16:45     标题: Homework

Now the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories. Americans often use the expressions about animals. In 2008, the main candidates for president used physics expression. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig. This means it’s a waste of time to change something ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful. There are other expressions about improving a pig’s appearance like this one. A pig in a silk waistcoat is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pigs only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows. Like this one, you can not make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. This means you can not create something valuable from something that has no value. In a pig’s eye is another unusual expression. It means something that is not seen or will never happen. Then there is the expression casting pearl before swine. That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it. However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money into it. Hogs are very large animals. If you say you ate high on a hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog wild at any time, because that means behaving badly. Hogs take up a lot of space, but people should not take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television, other children might say,” do not hog the couch”. And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers. Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pig’s ears to identify them. In politics, ear marks are money set aside for projects in a congressman’s homestead or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal meaning wasteful standing. In many areas, pigs provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Experts say this term was first used in the 1920s. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

 


作者: br10    时间: 2008-10-21 17:00

homework

 

Now is the VOA special English program words and their stories.

Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008 the main candidates for president each used this expression “you can put lip stacked on the pig, but it is still a pig.” This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.

   

There are other expressions about improving a pig’s appearance, like this one “a hog in the silk waistcoat is still a hog.” Hog are similar to pigs only big. Americans use other expression about pigs, hogs and female hogs called sows. Like this one “you can not make a silk pause out of sow’s ear.” This means you can’t create something valuable from something that has no value.

 

In the pig’s eye is another unusual expression, it means something is not so or will never happen. Then there is the expression “casting pearl before swine.”  That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it. However at least had one kind of pig can be useful in saving money, it is called a pig bank; you can buy a small container shaped like a pig, it has a hole where a child can put money into it.

 

Hogs are very large animal if you say you ate high on the hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on you trip it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog wild at any time because that means behaving badly.

 

Hogs take up a lot of space but people should not take up more than their share, if one of you children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television other children may say “do not hog the couch”, and a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road, such a driver increase dangers for other drivers.

 

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmer mark their pigs' ears to identify them. In politics, earmarks are money set aside for projects in a congressman's home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal, meaning wasteful spending.

 

In many areas, pigs provide ham, bacon and other pork produced to eat. All the Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon that means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Expert say this term was first used in the 1920s, but it is believe to come from much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was a awarded the pig.     


作者: fatmouse    时间: 2008-10-21 21:50     标题: homework

      Now the VOA special English program words and their stories.
      Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008 the main candidates for president each used this expression "You can put lipstick on the pig, but it is still a pig". This means that it is a waste of time to chang something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.
      There are other expressions about improving a pig's appreance, like this one, a hog in the silk waistcoat is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pigs, only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pigs , hogs and female hogs, called sows. Like this one: you can not make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. This means you can not create something valuable from something that has no value.
      In a pig's eye is another unsual expression , it means something that is not so or will never happened. Then there is the expression casting pearls before swine. That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it.
      However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It's called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money into it.
      Hogs are very large animals. If you say you ate high on the hog during the holiday , it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog wild at any time. Because that means behaving badly .
      Hogs take up a lot of space. But people should not take up more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television. Other children might say"Do not hog of the couch". And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers.
      Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pig's ears to indentify them. In Politics earmarks are money set aside for projects in a congressman's home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal, meaning wasteful spending.  
     In many areas pigs provide harm, bacon and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Experts say this term was first used in the 1920s. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.
     This voa special English program  was written by shirely Galic, I'm Bob Klein , you can find more words and their stories at voaspecialenglish.com.
作者: youngercool    时间: 2008-10-22 11:26

HW

 

Now the VOA special English program words and their stories.
Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008, the

main candidates for president each used physic expression. You

can put lipstick on the pig, but it is still a pig. This means

that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or

unpleasant-looking to beautiful. There are other expressions

about improving a pig's appearance like this one. A hog in a

silk waistcoat is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pigs, only

bigger. Americans use many others expressions about pigs,

hogs, and female hogs called sows. Like this one "You can not

make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." This means you can not

create something valuable from something that has no value. In

a pig's eye is another unusual expression. That means

something is not so or will never happen. Then there is the

expression casting pearls before swine. That means wasting

something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care

about it. However at least one kind of pig can be useful in

saving money, it is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small

container shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can

put money into it. Hogs are very large animals. If you say you

ate high on a hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good

or costly food. If you went whole hog on your trip, it means

you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never

go hog wild at any time. Because that means behaving badly.

Hogs take up a lot of space, but people should not take more

than their share. If one of your children is taking up too

much space sitting in front of the television, other children

might say "Do not hog the couch". And a road hog is a driver

uses more than he share of the road. Such a driver increases

dangers for other drivers. Pig terms are also used in American

politics. Farmers mark their pigs' ears to identify them. In

politics, earmarks are money set aside for projects in a

congressman's home state or locality. And politicians might

say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal, meaning

wasteful spending. In many areas, pigs provide ham, bacon and

other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to

bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to

provide the necessities of life. Experts say this term was

first used in 1920s, but it is believed to come from the much

older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event

at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig. This

VOA special English program was written by ...


作者: littlelemontree    时间: 2008-10-22 12:17     标题: HM

Americans often use expressions about animals.In 2008 the main candidates of president each use this expression:"you can put lipstick on the pig,but it is still a pig"This means that it is the waste of time to change something from uglly or unpleasant-looking to beautiful.There are other expressions about improving a pigs appearance like this one a hog in the silk coat is still a hog.Hogs are simillar to pigs only bigger.Americans use many other expressions about pigs hogs and female hogs call sows like this one:you can not make a silk purse out of a south ear.This means you can not creat something valuable from something that has no value.In a pig is another unusuaral expression.It means something that is not so or will never happen.Then there is the expression casting purls before swine.That means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it. However at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money.which is called a piggy bank.You can buy a small cotainer shaped like a pig.It has a hole where child can put money into it. Hogs are very large animals.You say you eat high on the hog during a holiday it means you eat very good or costly food.if you went a whole hog on your trip,it means you did everything possible to have fun.but you should never go Hogwild at any time because that means behaving badly. hogs take up a lot of space.but people should not take up more than their share if one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television,other children might say do not hog the couch.and a rude hog is a driver who uses more than he share of the road .such a driver increases dangers for other drivers. pig terms are also used in American politics. farms mark their pigs years to identified them.In politics earmarks are money set aside for a projact in a congress homestate or locality and politicias might say there is a lot of pork in a budget purposal meaning wastful spending. In many area pigs provide ham bacon and other pot products to eat .all americans want to be able to bring home the bacon that means to earn enough money to provide the nessisisties of life.Experts say this term was fist used in the 1920s. but it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a grest pig this was popular revent of coutry affairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.
作者: Robinfellow    时间: 2008-10-22 19:39

homework

 

Now the VOA special English program” Words and Their Stories “

Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008 the main candidates for president each used fix expression, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig, this means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful, there are other expressions about improving a pig’s appearance like this one, a hog in the silk waistcoat is still a hog, hogs are similar to pigs only bigger, Americans use many other expressions about pigs hogs and female hog called south like this one, you cannot make a silk purse out of south year  this means you cannot create something valuable from something that has no value, in a pig’s eye is another unusual expression, it means something that is not so or will never happen, then there is the expression casting before swine, that means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or carry about it, however at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money, it is called a piggy bank ,you can buy a small container shaped like a pig, it has a hole where child can put money into it, hogs are very large animals, if you say you ate high on the hog during a holiday, it means you ate very good or costly food, if you went whole hog on your trip ,it means you did everything possible to have fine, but you should never go hog well at any  time, because that means behaving badly, hogs take up a lot of space ,but people should not take up more than their share , if one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television, other children might say :”Do not hog the couch. “, and a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road, such a driver increases dangerous for other drivers, pig terms are also used in American politics, famers mark their pig’s ears to identify them, in politics ear marks are money set aside for projects in a congressman’s home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in the budget proposal, meaning wasteful standing, in many areas pigs provide ham bacon and other poor products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon, that means to earn enough money to provide benecities of life, experts say this term was first used in the 1920s, but it is believe to come from the much older game of catching a grist pig, this was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was a woded the pig.

This VOA special English program was written by Shelley Gollust, I’m Barbara Klein you can find more words and their stories at VOA special English.com

 


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作者: dahai_373    时间: 2008-10-23 04:25     标题: Homework

this is VOA special english programme words and their stories, Amercian often use these expressions about animals , In 2008 the main candidates for president each used this expression “you can put lips stick on a pig , but it is still a pig.” this means it is waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful. There are other expressions about improving a pig expression like this one’a hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog.’ Hog is similar to pigs n only bigger. Amercian use many other expressions about pigs, hog, female hog called sow , like this one you can not out of ear this means you can not create some valuable from something that has no value . news:In a pig's eye is another unusual expression, It means something is not so or will never happen, then there is the expression before s that means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it. However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money it is called a piggy bank .You can buy a small container like a pig. It has hole where a child can put money into it. are very large animals. if you say you ate high on the hog during a holiday , it means you ate very good or costly food , if you went whole hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun, but you should never go hog wild. wild at any time because that means behaving badly, hogs take up a lot of space but people should not take up more than share if one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television, other children might say do not hog the c?? and a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road ,such the driver increases the dangers for other drivers. pig terms are also used in American politics farmers mark their pig's ears to identify them. In politics ear marks are money set aside for projects in a congress homestate or locality . and politicans might say there is a lot of pork in the budget proposal meaning waste for spending. in many areas pigs provide ham bacon and other porks products to eat, all the Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon that means that to earn enough moeny to provide necessities of life . experts say this term was first used firs used in the 1920s, but it is belived to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig . this was popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.
作者: chendu_liu    时间: 2008-10-23 17:28     标题: HOmework

Homework

2008-10-19 words and their stories about “pig”.

Now ,the VOA SE programme ,words and their stories. Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008, the main candidates for president each used physics expression. You can put lip-stick on a pig, but it is still a pig, this means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpresent looking to beautiful.

There are another expression about improving a pig appearance like this one. A horg in a silk waste code is still a horg. A horg is similar to a pig only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pigs, horgs and female horgs called sales. Like this one , you can not make a silk pulse out of sound ill, this means you can not create something valuable from something that has no value.

In a pig’s eye, it ‘s another unusual expression it means something that is no so or will never happen. then it is an expression casting pole before swine, that means wasting something valuable on someone who were never thank for or care about.

However, at least one kind of pig expression can be useful in saving money. It called a pig bank, you can buy a small container, shape like a pig, it has a hole where try to put money into it.

Horgs are very large animals, if you say you ate high and horg during a holiday, it means you ate very good and costly food. If you went a whole horg on your trip, it means you do every possible to have found, but you should never go horg while at anytime, because it mean behaving badly.

Hork takes up a lot of space but people should not take up more than they share. If one of your children is taking up too much space, sitting in front of the television, other children might say” donot horg the couchand a rode horg is a driver who uses more than he share of the rode. Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers.

Pig turns are also used in American politics. Farmers mark there pig’s ills to identified them. In politics, ill marks are money set aside by projects at the congress of homestate although cality And politician might say there is a lot of pork in the buddy purposal, meaning waste for spending.

In many areas, pigs provide han, bake, and other product to eat, all the Americans want to be able to bring home the baked, that means to earn enough money to provide the necessity of the life. Experts say this turn was first used in the 1920s, but it is believed to come from the much older game of catching angriest pig, it was popular invent at country fairs, in which the winner was warded the pig.

This VOA SE progamme was written by Shally galles, I am Bob kelly, you can find more words and their stories at VOASE.com
作者: Miss_UUU    时间: 2008-10-24 20:36

这个比较适合我。。。
作者: cquptwu    时间: 2008-10-24 20:58     标题: homework

Americans often use expressions about animals,In2008,the main cadidates for president each used this expression:"You can put lipstick on a pig,but it is still a pig."This means that it is a waste of time to chage something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.There are other expressions about improving a pig's apppearance like this one.A hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog.Hogs are similar to pigs only bigger.Americans use many other expressions about pigs,hogs and female hogs called souse.like this one,you can not make a silk purse out of souse ear.That means you can not creat something valueable from something that has no value."In a pig's eye" is another unusual expression it means something is not so or will never hapen.Then there is an expression "casting perl before swine".That means wasting something valueable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it.However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money.It is called "a piggy bank".You can buy a small container shaped like a pig .It has a hole where a child can put money into it.Hogs are very large animals.If you say you ate high on a hog during a holiday,it means you ate very good or costly food.If you went whole hog on a trip,it means you did everthing possible to have fun.But you should never go hog wild at any time,because that means behaving badly.Hogs take up a lot of space,but people should not take up more than their share.If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television,other children might say:"do not hog the couch".And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road.Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers.Pig terms are also used in American politics.Farmers mark their pig's ears to identify them.In politics,ear marks are money set aside for project in a Congressmen's homestate or locality.And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal meaning waste for spending.In many areas,pigs provide ham bacan and other porkproducts to eat.All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacan.That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life.Experts say this term was first used in the 1920s,but it is believed to come from a much older game of catching a greatest pig.This was a popular event at coutry fairs in which the winner was awarded a pig.
作者: 吴舒柳    时间: 2008-10-24 22:12     标题: Homework

Homework Now ,the VOA special English program.words and their stories. Americans ofen use expressions about animals . In 2008 ,the main candidates for president each used physic's expression:you can put lipstick on a pig but it is still a pig.This means that is waste of time to change sth from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful. There are other expressions about improving a pig's appearance like this one.There are other expressions about improving a pig's appearance like this one.A hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog.Hogs are similar to pigs only bigger. Amercans use many other expressions about pigs ,hogs and female hogs called sows. Like this one:You can not put a silk purse out of a south ear.This means you can not creat sth valueable from sth that have no value. "In a pig's eye" is another unusual expression.It means sth is not so or will never happen. Then there is the expression "casting pearls before swine" that means wasting sth valueable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it. However at least one kind of pig is can be useful in serving money.It is called "a piggy-bank".You can a small container shaped like pig.It has a hole where a child can put money into it. Hogs are very large animals.If you say you "ate high on the hog" during a holiday.It means you ate very good or costly food. If you "went whole hog on you trip",it means you did everything possible to have found.But you should never "go hog wild "at any time because that means behaving badly. Hogs take up a lot of space but people should not take up more than they are share.If one of your children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the televition other children might say:do not hog the couch! And a road hog is a driver who uses more than he share of the road.Such a driver increases dangers for other drivers. Pig terms are also used in American politics.Farmers mark their pig's ears to identify them.In politics "ear marks" are money set a side for projects in a congressmam's home state or locality.And policians might say there is a lot of pogs in a burget proposal meaning wasteful spanding. In many ares pigs provide ham ,bacon and other pog products to eat .All of the Americans want to be able to "bring home the bacon" that means to earn enough money to provide in the necessities of life. Experts said this term was first used in the 1920s but it's believe to come from the much older game of catching a grist pig.This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.
作者: 大猫的大猪    时间: 2008-10-24 22:22

homework

Now the VOA special English program, words and their stories.

Americans often use the expressions about animals. In 2008, the main candidates for president each use this expression. You can put lip steak on the pig. But it is still a pig. This means that is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.

There are other expressions about improving a pig’s appearance like this one. A hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pigs, only big. Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs and female hogs called /sows/ like this one, you can not make a silk “purse out of a sow's ear.” This means you can not create something valuable from something that has no value.

In the pig’s eyes is another unusual expression. It means something that is not so or will never happen. Then there is expression “casting pearls before swine” that means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care about it.

However, at least one kind pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a pig bank; you can buy a small container shit like a pig. It has a hole where child can put money into it.

Hogs are very large animals. If you see you ate high on a hog during a holiday. That means you ate very good or costly food. If you went to a whole hog on your trip, it means everything possible to have found. But you should never go a hog wild and at any time because that means behaving badly.

Hogs take a lot of spaces, but people should not take more than their share. If one of your children is taking up too much space staying in the front of television, other children might say” do not hog the couch”. And a road hog is a driver who uses more than he shares of the road. Such a driver increases the dangers for other drivers.

  Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmers mark their pigs’ ears to identify them. In politics, ear marks are money set aside for project and congressman’s home state or locality. And politicians might say there is lot of pork in a budget proposal, meaning waste of spending.

  In many areas, pigs provide ham,bacon,and other pork products to eat. All Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Experts say this term was first used in the nineteen twenties. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.  


作者: s1022305071    时间: 2008-10-25 08:54

真是相当不错
作者: pusisi    时间: 2008-10-27 13:34     标题: on 布来

Now the VOA Special English program,"Words and Their Stories". Americans often use expressions about animals. In 2008,the main candidates for president, each used this expression, "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig." This means that it is a waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant-looking to beautiful.

------ There are other expressions about improving a pig's appearance, like this one. "A hog in a silk waistcoat, is a still a hog." Hogs are similar to pigs, only bigger. Americans use many other expressions about pigs, hogs, and female hogs called sows. Like this one, "You can not make a silk purse out of a sow's ear." This means you can not create something valuable from something that has no value.

------ In the pig's eye is another unusual expression. It means something that is not so or will never happen. Then there is an expression casting purles before swine that means wasting something valuable on someone who will not be thankful or care of about it. However at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container shaped like a pig , it has a hole where a child can put money into it.

------ Hogs are very large animals. If you say you ate high on the hog during a holiday ,it means you ate very good or costly food. If you went holl hog on your trip, it means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog-wild at any time, because that means behaving badly. Hogs take up lot of space, but people should not take up more than their share. If one of the children is taking up too much space sitting in front of the television, other children might say: "Don not hog the couch. " And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road, such a drive increases dangers for other drivers.

------ Pig terms are aslo used in American politics. Farmers mark their pigs'ears to identify them. In politics, earmarks are money set aside for projects in a congressman's home state or locality. And politicians mignt say there is a lot of pork in a budget proposal, meaning wasteful spending. In many areas ,pigs provide ham, bacon and other pork products to eat, All the Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon, that means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of life. Experts say this term was first used in the 1920s. But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs in which the winner was awarded the pig.

------ This VOA Special English program, was written by Shelley Gollust. I'm Barbara Klein. You can find more "Words and Their Stories" at voaspecialenglish.com.


作者: cyqclaire    时间: 2008-10-28 00:06     标题: homework

Now, the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

 

American often use expressions about animals.

 

In 2008 the main candidates for president each used this expressions: "you can pull lipstick on the pig ,but it is still a pig". This means that it is waste of time to change something from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.

 

There are others expressions about improving to a pig appearance. Like this one ,a hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog. Hogs are similar to pig only bigger .American use many other expressions about pigs, hogs, and female hogs called sows. .Like this one :"you can not make a silk purse out of a sow 's ear". This means you can not create some valuable from something that has no value.

 

 "In a pig's eye "is another unusual expression. It means something that is not so or will never happen. Then there is the expression of casting pearls before swine. That means wasting something valuable or someone will not be thankful or care about it.

 

However, at least one kind of pig can be useful in saving money. It is called a piggy bank. You can buy a small container, shaped like a pig. It has a hole where a child can put money into it. Hog are very large animals .

 

If you say you ate high on the hog during a holiday,It means you ate very good or costly food . If you went whole hog on your trip .It means you did everything possible to have fun. But you should never go hog-wild at anytime ,because that means behaving badly .

 

Hogs take up a lot of spaces, but people should not take up more than their shares .If one of your children is taking up too much spaces sitting in the front of Television. Other children might say :"do not hog the cough". And a road hog is a driver who uses more than his share of the road. Such a driver increases dangers for other derivers.

 

Pig terms are also used in American politics. Farmer mark their pigs' ears to identify them. In politics, earmarks are money set aside for projects and congressman's home state or locality. And politicians might say there is a lot of pork in a budget of proposal, meaning wasteful spending. In many areas, pigs provide ham , bacon, other pork products to eat. All of Americans want to be able to bring home the bacon. That means to earn enough money to provide the necessities of the life. Experts say this term was first used in the 1920s.But it is believed to come from the much older game of catching a greased pig. This was a popular event at country fairs, in which the winner was awarded the pig.

 

This Special English Program was written by Shelly Gollust,I am Barbara Klein .

You can find more Words and Their Stories at VOA Special English .com


作者: crisar    时间: 2008-11-23 10:26     标题: question

原帖由 hmily佳佳 于 2008-10-20 17:37 发表 l want to know how many times are you listenning to write the text?

the same question i want to ask


作者: Joan1972    时间: 2009-5-2 12:02

本帖最后由 Joan1972 于 2009-5-2 12:34 编辑

Homework

By Kingpin
Now the VOA special english program :words and their stories
Americans often use the expressions about animals,In2008,The main candidate for president each use this expression:you can put a lipstick on a pig,But it is still a pig,This means it is waste of time to change sth from ugly or unpleasnt looking to beautiful.There is another expressions about improving a pig'appearance like this one:a hog in a silk waistcoat is still hog",Hogs are similar  to pigs,only bigger,American use another expressions about pigs ,hogs mand female hogs called sows,like this one:you can not make a silk  purse  out of sow'ear.This mean you can not creat sth valuable from sth that has no valuable,
In a pig'eye is a nother usual expression,It means sth that is not so or will never happened,then there is expression"casting  pearls before swine"That mean wasting sth valuable on someone who will not be thank for or care about it.

However at least one kind of pig can be used for in saving money ,it is called pig bank,you can buy a small container shape like a pig,it has a hole where child can put money into it,

Hogs are very large animals,If you say you ate high on a hog during your holiday,It mean you ate a very good and costly food,If you went a whole hog on your trip,It mean you did everything possible to have fun,But you should never go hogwild at anytime because that means behaving badly.

Hogs take a lots places,But people should not take more than their share,If one of children is taken too much space  sitting in front of television,other children might say :do not hog the couch"and a road hog is driver who use more than he share the road,such the driver increase the dangers for other drivers,

Pigs terms are also used American politics
作者: Joan1972    时间: 2009-7-20 09:27

kingpin
Now the VOA special English program:words and their stories
American often use expressions about animals,In 2008,the main candidates for president each used this expression:you can put lipstick on a pig,but it is still a pig.this means it waste time to change sth from ugly or unpleasant looking to beautiful.

there are another  expressions about improving a pig' appearance like this one,A hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog,
Hogs are similar to pigs,only bigger,
American use many expressions on pigs ,hogs ,and female  hogs ,calls sows.like this one,you can not make a silk purse out of sows ear,this means you can not creat sth valuable from sth that has no valuable,in the pig is another unusual expression,It means sth is not  so  or will never happen.then there is a expression:casting fow before swile,that mean wasting sth valuable on someone who will not be thanking for or care about  it,
However  at least one kind of pig be used for saving money,it is called pigbank,you can buy a container shaped like a pig,It has a hole with child canput money to it,
Hogs are very large animals,If you say you ate high on the hog during thr holiday,It means you ate very good or costly foods,if you went to whole hog on your trip,it mean you did everything possible having fun,But you should never go hog wild at any time,because that means behaving badly,
Hogs takes up a lots space,But people should not take up more than their shares,if one of your children taking up  too much space to sitting in front of television,other children might say:Do not hog the couch.
and a road hog is a driver who  uses more than his share of the road,such the driver incease danger for other drivers,
pig terms are also used  in American politicals,farmers mark their pig'ears to identify them,in polity,ear marks are money  sent signed to projects
作者: Joan1972    时间: 2011-3-3 15:55

Now the VOA special English program:words and stories
Americans often use expressions about animals,In2008,the main candidates for president each used this exprssion"you can put a lipstick on a pig,But it is still a pig"This means that it is waste of time to change somethings from ugly or unpleasant to beautiful.

There are other expressions about improving pig'appearance.like this one,a hog in a silk wister coat is still a hog,Hogs are similar with pigs ,only bigger,Americans use many other exprssions about pigs ,hogs ,and female hogs called sows,like this one.you can not make a silk purse out of sow'ear,This means you can not create something valuable from something that has no value.
In the pigzie is another unusual expression,It means somthing that is not sound so or would never happen.
Then there is an expression:costing porks before swide,That means wasting something valuable on someone who would not be thankful or care about it,

However at least one kind of  pig can be useful in saving money,It is called a piggy bank,you can buy a small container shape like a pig.It has a hole where child put money into it,

Hogs are very large animals,If you say you ate  high of a hog during the holiday,It means you ate very good or costly food,If you went a whole hog on your trip,It means you did everything possible to have fun,But you should never go hog wild at any time,Because that means behaving badly,
Hogs take up a lot of space,But people should not take up more than their share,If one of your children is taking up  too much space sitting in front of television,Other children might say:do not hog the couch,and a road hog is driver who is using more than his share on the road,Such driver increases dangers for other drivers,

Pig terms are also used  in American politics,Farmers mark their pig'ears to identify them,In politics ear marks are money     for projects in congressman homestate or ..and politicians might say there is a lots pork in the budget proposal,meaning waste for spending,

In many areas ,pigs provide  ham, bacon and pork product to eat,All Americans want to bring home the bacon,That means to earn enough money to provide necessity of life,Experts says this was first used in 1920,But they believe that it is come from much old game, a catching a greased pig,this was a popular     country fields in which the winner was the awarded pig




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