只用一本书提高英语听力能力!重温经典名著双语阅读小编推荐:跟着纪录片学英语不背单词和语法,轻松学英语
返回列表 回复 发帖

[word-lover] 【整理】2008-10-19 Words and Their Stories

提高英语听力能力 找对方法很重要!

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.  

 

返回列表