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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

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Now the VOA Special English Program words and their stories. today we tell about horse expressions.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 expressions about the animals .longer ago ,people who were rich or important rode horses that were very tall.taday, 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 finish what i am doing. My two boys like to compete against each other and play in a voilent way , i always tell them to stop horsing around or someone could get hurt .we live in a small town,it dose not have any exciting activies to offer visitors , my children call it a one horse town.last night , i got a telephone call while i was watching my favotite televison show,i decided not to answer it because wild horses could not drag me away from the televison.there was nothing that could stop me from doing what i wanted to do. sometimes ,you get information straight from the horse s mouth ,it comes directly from the person who knows  most about the subject and 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 straight from the horse s mouth .however,you would not want to call your teacher a horse . you may have heard this expression ,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 what he dose not want to do .sometimes a preson fights 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 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 meat strain,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 been done .in the pass, this expression was used as an argument to realict a president ,especially during a time when the cuntry  was it were .this VOA Special English Program was written by Shally ** . i m ***,you can find more words and their stories at our website.V oa Special English .com

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