VIP Class Notes (Nemo) [S]

abbreviation (n): a short form of a word or phrase
缩略缩写简称
E.g.: “ITV” is the abbreviation for “Independent Television”.

ITVIndependent Television(独立电视台的缩写。

treatment (n) the use of drugs, exercises, etc. to cure a person of an illness or injury
治疗医治 free dental treatment
免费的牙科治疗
E.g.: Perhaps it’s time to try a new course of treatment.
也许该是试试接受新疗程治疗的时候了。

E.g.: This disease doesn’t generally respond to (= improve as a result of) treatment.
这种病通常无法医治。

mentally unstable-精神不稳定

rapist (n)a person who forces someone to have sex with them
强奸犯
E.g.: The police have caught the rapist.
警方已经抓住了那个强奸犯。

rape (v): to force someone to have sex when they are unwilling, using violence or threatening behaviour
强奸;强暴
E.g.: She was pulled from the car and raped.
她被拉出车外,遭到强奸。

accuse (v): to say that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal, or unkind
指控,控告;指责;谴责
E.g.: “It wasn’t my fault.” “Don’t worry, I’m not accusing you.”
“不是我的错。”“别担心,我不是在指责你。”
E.g.: He’s been accused of robbery/murder.
他被指控犯有抢劫/谋杀罪。
E.g.: Are you accusing me of lying?
你是在指责我撒谎吗?

he was afraid to confront the rapist-他害怕面对强奸犯

confront (v): to face, meet, or deal with a difficult situation or person
面对,面临;遭遇;直面,正视
E.g.: As she left the court, she was confronted by angry crowds who tried to block her way.
她离开法庭时,愤怒的人群试图拦住她的去路。
E.g.: I thought I would stay calm, but when I was confronted with/by the TV camera, I got very nervous.
我以为我会保持镇静,可是面对电视镜头,我却变得紧张万分。

they didn’t take care about him他们不关心他

they didn’t care about him-他们不在乎他

Speaking

The main character his parents were not care about him, so he wanted his parents attention and he did some strange things and it made others laugh.
His parents thought he was happy because he often does some strange things but actually he want to please others. If other people didn’t laugh at him he would feel nervous. He was very unhappy when he was a child because his parents never understand him.

He was mentally unstable and when he grow up he became alcoholic and he was a coward. When his wife was raped he was afraid to go against rapist. I think his family influenced him, I think his parents should pay more attention to him. If they focused on him maybe he could/might become a healthy person

The main character is a kid, his parents were not taking care about of him, so he wanted his parents’ attention and he did some strange things and this made others laugh.
His parents thought that he was happy because he often did some strange things but actually he only waned  to please others. If other people didn’t laugh to his jokes/the things he did he would feel nervous. He was very unhappy when he was a child because his parents never understood  him.

He was mentally unstable and when he grew up he became  (an) alcoholic and he was a coward. When his wife was raped he was afraid to fight against the rapist/to help his wife. I think his family influenced him, I think that his parents were supposed to pay more attention to him/to his needs. If they focused on him on time maybe he would have grown up into a healthy person.