VIP Class Notes (Nemo)

communique (n): an official piece of news or an announcement, especially to the public or newspapers
公报
E.g.: The palace has issued a communiqué denying the rumor.
王室已发布了辟谣的公报。

elite (n): the richest, most powerful, best-educated, or best-trained group in a society
(社会)上层集团;掌权人物;出类拔萃的人,精英
E.g.: the country’s educated elite
这个国家受过良好教育的精英
E.g.: a member of the elite
上层集团的一员

convinced (adj): certain
确信的,信服的
E.g.: My boyfriend says I’d like going on a camping trip, but I’m not convinced.
我男友说我会喜欢露营度假的,可是我并不确定。
E.g.: I’m convinced (that) she is lying.
我确信她在撒谎。

reach (n): Your reach is the distance within which you can stretch out your arm and touch something.
伸手可及的距离
E.g.: I like to keep a notebook and pencil within (arm’s) reach.
我喜欢把笔记本和铅笔放在随手可及的地方。
E.g.: The top shelf is within/out of (his) reach.
架子最高层的隔板(他)够得着/够不着。

capability (n): the ability to do something
能力;才干;水平
E.g.: These tests are beyond the capability of an average twelve-year-old.
这些测试超出了一个普通12岁孩子的能力。
E.g.: With the new machines we finally have the capability (= power) to do the job properly.
有了新机器,我们终于有能力很好地完成该工作。

comprehensive (adj): complete and including everything that is necessary
全面的;综合的;包罗万象的;详尽的
E.g.: We offer you a comprehensive training in all aspects of the business.
我们向你提供这个行业各方面的综合培训。
E.g.: Is this list comprehensive or are there some names missing?
这份名单是完整的还是遗漏了一些名字?

bring sth about (v)
brought | brought
to cause something to happen
引起;导致
E.g.: He brought about his company’s collapse by his reckless spending.
他挥霍无度导致公司倒闭。

Speaking

communique-/kəˈmjuː.nɪ.keɪ/

elite- /iˈliːt/

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