Friday, 28 February 2014

With honors 以優等的成績畢業

With honors

I graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with honors.
我以優異的成績在香港城市大學畢業。

你知道什麼是'with honors'是什麼意思嗎?

With honors ”是指某人在考試中得到好成績。

詞彙 1. With honors 以優等的成績畢業

類別: Idiom 習語


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< English Version>


With honors

I graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with honors.

Do you know what is the meaning of 'with honors'?

'With honors' means someone gets a good result in the exam. 




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Thursday, 27 February 2014

By the back door 閉門/走後門

By the back door 閉門/走後門

'We held the meeting by the back door because our sales were dropping dramatically last month.'
因為我們的銷售上個月急劇下降,所以我們進行了一場閉門會議。”

換句話說,我們召開會議但是其他人不知道我們正在做什麼。

我們保守這秘密,讓我們思考如何應對它。

詞彙 1. By the back door 閉門/走後門

類別: Idiom 習語


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< English Version>


By the back door

'We held the meeting by the back door because our sales were dropping dramatically last month.'

In other words, we held the meeting but other people don't know what we are doing.

We just keep it in secret and let us think how to deal with it.


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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

保利文化

保利文化(3636)這間全中國最大的拍賣行正在招股中,我也在研究中。

究竟它們拍賣什麽?

原來,它們拍賣很多藝術品,例如:

1. 古董 (Antique)
2. 中國書畫 (Chinese Painting and Calligraphy)
3. 油畫 (Painting)
4. 雕刻 (Carving)

此外,它們的存貨都是以這些為主,總值約7.8億元人民幣!這些會是無價寶嗎?

Reference:
http://finance.sina.com.hk/news/-48-6507603/1.html


Vocabulary:

1. 古董 (Antique)
2. 中國書畫 (Chinese Painting and Calligraphy)
3. 油畫 (Painting)
4. 雕刻 (Carving)

Yahoo! 知識+: 有關現在進行式問題想問下

我宜家做一份問卷,想問人地宜家睇緊邊份報紙,"What 
newspaper are you reading now?" 我可唔可以咁樣問

答:

如果受訪者在看報紙並問他現在看那一份報紙,
那就用“Which newspaper are you reading now?”

如果你想問受訪者平時會看那一份報紙,
那就用“Which newspaper do you read?”

Jeffrey

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At the eleventh hour 最後關頭

At the eleventh hour 最後關頭

Hurray! I made it at the eleventh hour! But I am dead tired now.
太好了!我在最後一刻完成了!但我現在累得要死了。

At the eleventh hour '的意思是'最後關頭'

詞彙 1. At the eleventh hour 最後關頭

類別: Idiom 習語


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< English Version>

At the eleventh hour

Hurray! I made it at the eleventh hour! But I am dead tired now.

'At the eleventh hour' means 'finally'.





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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Yahoo! 知識+: 有關past tense 既問題想問下

我係上個星期一早上七點至九點修理一部車,但係宜家lee 部車又壞左,咁我係宜家講"I repaired cars from 7:00am to 9:00am last Monday."有無問題。

答:

I repaired the car from 7:00am to 9:00am last Monday.

事情巳完成了,用simple past tense 來表達就可以。

不要用past perfect tense。

Past perfect tense 通常是用來描述比過去式的動作發生得更早的事件才會使用。


Reference:

http://hkdsefighter.blogspot.hk/2011/05/tensespresent-perfect-vs-past-perfect.html

Jeffrey


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At a time 每一次

At a time

In Hong Kong, you can borrow six books at a time in the library.
在香港,你可以一次在圖書館借六本書。

'At a time'的意思是'每一次'

詞彙 1. At a time 每一次


類別: Grammar 文法


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At a time

In Hong Kong, you can borrow six books at a time in the library.

'At a time' means 'each time'.



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Monday, 24 February 2014

Yahoo! 知識+ : 文章中These and those 好難搞不清

The sentence: The government is preserving the heritages and culture of the city since (these/those) are always the attractions to tourists

I don't know whether these or those should be used in the sentence. 
Either these or those / both of these and those could I use in the above sentence? 

The sentence above always confuses me >>中文these這些those那些, 但這是近定是遠, 分不到, 對話時可以指著物件,知道近遠, 但敍述以上句子究竟heritages and culture是近定是遠, I cannot distinguish their differences.


答:

these

If something happened in the past, the usage of 'that' or 'those' is more appropriate.

On the other hand, we use 'this' or 'these'.

如果句子是用過去式,用‘that’或‘those’,其餘用'this' or 'these'。

Reference:

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/what-is-the-difference-between-these-and-those/


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At a bargain 便宜

At a bargain

The store has a big sale. I got this mobile phone at a bargain.
店裡正在大特賣。我用了很低的價錢就買到這款手機。

這個意思就是說很便宜。

詞彙 1. At a bargain 便宜

類別: Idiom 習語


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< English Version>


At a bargain

The store has a big sale. I got this mobile phone at a bargain.

It is very cheap. It's a steal.



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Sunday, 23 February 2014

Yahoo! 知識+: words

In the worksheet, it says 'we can use politer than / more polite than' but my 
teacher says 'we can only use more polite than'

答:

Polite 是多音節形容詞, 所以在語法上是用  more polite than, the most polite.

而在現代的英語中,其實兩者都可以使用,politer than 也比較常見,例如有以下的文章:


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/mps-politer-than-cat-fight-in-a-sack/story-e6frgcjx-1226667027835#

Jeffrey

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聽歌學英文: Lorde - Royals



I've never seen a diamond in the flesh
I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies
And I'm not proud of my address, in the torn up town
No post code envy

[Hook]
But every song's like gold teeth, grey goose, trippin' in the bathroom
Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room,
We don't care, we're driving cadillacs in our dreams.
But everybody's like cristal, maybach, diamonds on your time piece.
Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash.
We don't care, we aren't caught up in your love affair.
And we'll never be royals..
It don't run in our blood,
that kind of lux just ain't for us.
We crave a different kind of buzz.
Let me be your ruler, you can call me queen B
And baby I'll rule I'll rule I'll rule I'll rule.
Let me live that fantasy.

My friends and I we've cracked the code.
We count our dollars on the train to the party.
And everyone who knows us knows that we're fine with this,
we didn't come from money.


But every song's like gold teeth, grey goose, trippin' in the bathroom.
Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room,
We don't care, we're driving cadillacs in our dreams.
But everybody's like cristal, maybach, diamonds on your time piece.
Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
We don't care we aren't caught up in your love affair
And we'll never be royals,
it don't run in our blood
That kind of lux just ain't for us
We crave a different kind of buzz.
Let me be your ruler, you can call me queen B
And baby I'll rule I'll rule I'll rule I'll rule.
Let me live that fantasy.

Oooh ooooh ohhh
We're bigger than we ever dreamed, and I'm in love with being queen.
Oooooh ooooh ohhhhh life is game without a care
We aren't caught up in your love affair.
And we'll never be royals,
it don't run in our blood
That kind of lux just ain't for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler, you can call me queen B
And baby I'll rule I'll rule I'll rule I'll rule,
Let me live that fantasy.


類別聽歌學英文


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Saturday, 22 February 2014

聽歌學英文: Celine Dion - My heart will go on




Every night in my dreams
I see you, I feel you,
That is how I know you go on

Far across the distance
And spaces between us
You have come to show you go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

Love can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go till we're gone

Love was when I loved you
One true time I hold to
In my life we'll always go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

You're here, there's nothing I fear,
And I know that my heart will go on
We'll stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart
And my heart will go on and on


類別聽歌學英文


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Friday, 21 February 2014

Yahoo! 知識+ :關於過去式的問題想問下

Mary 係早上九點開始打羽毛球直至十點。之後Mary 係下午四點再開始打羽毛球,咁我係四點個陣可唔可以講"Mary played badminton from 9:00am to 10:00am 
today."



回答:

可以。

巳發生的事用過去式就可以,今日發生的事情都是一樣用過去式來表達。

Mary played badminton from 9:00am to 10:00am today.

Jeffrey



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At my books?! 在學習

At my books?!

I am at my books.

嗯,我的意思是我正在學習呀!

詞彙 1. At my books 在學習

類別: Idiom 習語


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< English Version>


At my books?!

I am at my books.

Well, I mean I am studying!


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Thursday, 20 February 2014

After a fashion 拙劣

After a fashion

'Sarah cooks after a fashion.'

在上面的句子,你認為她能做出一個受歡迎的菜式嗎?

其實並非如此。這意味著她不會做飯。

所以,我敢打賭你可能不想吃她煮的食物!

詞彙 1. After a fashion 拙劣

類別: Idiom 習語


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< English Version>


After a fashion

'Sarah cooks after a fashion.'

In the above sentence, do you think she cooks in a fashionable way?

Actually not. It means she doesn't cook very well. Just so so.

So, you may not want to eat the food she cooks, I bet!



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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Stand 站立

Stand 站立

當這個單詞'stand'結合其他介詞如“by”,“with”等,我們會有不同的含義。

(一)Stand by
這意味著“support 支持”。
1. Will you stand by me?
你會支持我嗎?

(二)Stand with
它的意思是“我們在理智上是站在相同的立場”。
1. We really need your support. Will you stand with us?
我們真的需要你的支持。你會和我們站在一起嗎?

我們會遲些再談吧...

詞彙 1. Stand by 支持 2. Stand with ...站在一起

類別: Phrasal Verb 片語動詞


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< English Version>


Stand

When the word 'stand' combines with other prepositions such as by, with and so on, we will have different meanings.

(a) Stand by
It means 'support'.
1. Will you stand by me?

(b) Stand with
It means 'we are standing on the same side with the same thought'.
1. We really need your support. Will you stand with us?

We will talk more later



Tuesday, 18 February 2014

吉列魚柳 Fish Cutlet


吉列魚柳大大塊,好味!

Vocabulary: 吉列魚柳 (Fish cutlet)


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Monday, 17 February 2014

Friday, 14 February 2014

Chip in 集資

Chip in

你是否在想薯片?

Chip in '並不是薯片。這是一個片語動詞

這是要你出一些錢,買東西或做其他事情。

1. Would you chip in some dollars in aid of the Chinese earthquake victims?
你會出一些錢援助在中國受到地震的災民嗎?

詞彙 1. Chip in 集資

類別: Phrasal Verb 片語動詞


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< English Version>

Chip in

Are you thinking potato chip?

'Chip in' doesn't mean potato chip. It is a phrasal verb.

It means to ask you to contribute some money to buy something or do other things.

1. Would you chip in some dollars in aid of the Chinese earthquake victims?



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Thursday, 13 February 2014

eChat App @ Google Play Store

eChat is a great learning English app for you!















Download the app and chat with Jeffrey to learn English. The details of the app are as follows:

1. Chat with Jeffrey in general topics

2. Learn new words in "Word of the Day"

3. Learn some awesome quotes in "Quote of the Day"

4. More than 300 questions waiting for you to practice English

5. Learn English with other great web sites

6. Discover other great learning tips from Jeffrey

7. Learn English through debating

8. Learn English with different levels (Extremely Easy, Easy, Medium and Hard)

9. Simplified and Traditional Chinese Version for learning (i.e. 中文繁體版和中文簡體版以作翻譯.)

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eChat是一個偉大的學習英語應用程序! 

下載並與Jeffrey聊天學習英語。詳情如下: 

1。與Jeffrey聊天 

2。學習新生字 

3。學會名人名句

4。超過300個問題讓你練習英語 

5。找其他網站學習英語 

6。從Jeffrey聊天學習增強英文技巧 

7。通過辯論學習英語 

8。有不同程度供用戶學習英語(非常簡單,容易,中等和深的級別) 

9。簡體中文和繁體中文版譯本供用戶學習 

10。除了廣告外,此軟件並沒有使用流動數據

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Sway 搖擺

Sway 搖擺

Sway 是一個動詞,它有兩個含義。
1。某人移動或緩慢地傾斜到另一方
2。影響或改變其他人的意見

所以,當你沒有決心做一些事情的時候就會別人所左右。讓我們來看看更多的例子。

1. I was swayed into buying lots of tomatoes.
我動搖了並買了大量的蕃茄。

其實我沒想到要買很多蕃茄,但有人改變了主意使我這樣做。

詞彙 1. Sway 搖擺
類別: Verb 動詞


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< English Version>

Sway

Sway is a verb and it has two meanings.
1. someone moves or leans slowly
2. someone influences or changes the other's opinions.

So, you may be swayed when you are not determined to do something. Let's see more example.

1. I was swayed into buying lots of tomatoes.

Actually I didn't expect to buy lots of tomatoes but someone changed my mind to do so.



Standard Chartered HK Marathon 渣打馬拉松 2014


Do or die!

Vocabulary : Do or die (決心不惜一切代價取得成功)  



Monday, 10 February 2014

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2014 - Marathon Expo












我來跑馬拉松(Marathon)的日子巳不遠了!

Vocabulary: 馬拉松 Marathon (42km race)

Face the music 面對批評

Face the music 面對批評

我非常喜歡音樂,但我不喜歡“face the music”

因為你做錯了什麼事才受到批評,這樣我們就說“face the music”

例子

1. I cried my heart out and had to face the music for losing the match.
我哭得要命了,我輸掉了比賽不得不面對批評並承擔責任。

詞彙 1. Face the music 面對批評

類別: Idiom 習語


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< English Version>

Face the music

Yeah, I love music very much but I don't like to face the music!

Face the music means you are criticized because you did something wrong.

For example,

1. I cried my heart out and had to face the music for losing the match.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

聽歌學英文: The Bee Gees - First of May




When I was small
and Christmas trees were tall,
we used to love while others used to play.

Don't ask me why,
but time has passed us by,
someone else moved in from far away.

Now we are tall,
and Christmas trees are small,
and you don't ask the time of day.

But you and I,
our love will never die,
but guess we'll cry,
come first of May.

The apple tree
that grew for you and me,
I watched the apples falling one by one.

And I recall the moment of them all,
the day I kissed your cheek
and you were gone.

Now we are tall,
and Christmas trees are small,
and you don't ask the time of day.

But you and I,
our love will never die,
but guess we'll cry,
come first of May.

When I was small
and Christmas trees were tall,
do do do do, do do do do.

Don't ask me why,
but time has passed us by,
some one else moved in from far away.


類別聽歌學英文

Friday, 7 February 2014

Go belly up 腹部向上?

Go belly up 腹部向上?

Belly是腹部。所以當動物的腹部朝天,這可能意味它巳經死掉了。

現在我們也用'Go belly up' 這句話來形容某公司破產。

1. The company may go belly up because it loses lots of money in financial crisis.
因為它在金融危機中虧掉了很多錢,該公司可能會破產了。

詞彙 1. Go belly up 失敗

類別: Idiom 習語


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< English Version>


Go belly up?

Belly means abdomen. For example, when the animal's belly goes up, it probably means it dies.

Now we use the phrase to describe the company goes broke.

1. The company may go belly up because it loses lots of money in financial crisis.