VIP Class Notes (Nemo)

Vocabulary

in particular-especially
特别,尤其
What in particular did you like about the last apartment that we saw?
我们最后看的那套公寓你特别喜欢它哪一点?
Are you looking for anything in particular?
你在找些什么吗?

public holiday (n): a day when almost everyone in a particular country does not have to go to work or school
公众假日
E.g.: New Year’s Day is a public holiday in many countries.
元旦在许多国家是公众假日。

obstacle course (n): a race in which runners have to climb over, under, or through a series of obstacles
障碍赛跑道

reunion (n): a social event for a group of people who have not seen each other for a long time
团聚,聚会
E.g.: We’re having a family reunion next week.
我们下周有一个家庭团圆会。
E.g.: The college has an annual reunion for former students.
这个大学每年度为校友举行一个聚会。

spirit (n): a particular way of thinking, feeling, or behaving, especially a way that is typical of a particular group of people, an activity, a time, or a place
精神;(尤指特定人群、活动、时代或地方的)主导精神
E.g.: The players have a very strong team spirit (= loyalty to each other).
队员们有很强的团队精神。
E.g.: As rock musicians in the 1960s, they were very much part of the spirit of the age/times.
作为20世纪60年代的摇滚音乐家,他们在很大程度上代表了当时的时代精神。
E.g.: We acted in a spirit of cooperation.
我们遵循合作精神行事。

I feel the Christmas Spirit!
我能感受到圣诞精神!

togetherness (n): the pleasant feeling of being united with other people in friendship and understanding
和睦相处;团结友爱;亲密无间
War had given to the community a greater sense of togetherness.
战争给社区带来了一种更加亲密无间的感觉。

the feeling of togetherness-团聚感

hectic (adj): full of activity, or very busy and fast
繁忙的,忙碌的
E.g.: a hectic schedule
满当当的日程表
E.g.: The area has become a haven for people tired of the hectic pace of city life.
这一地区成了那些厌倦城市繁忙生活的人们的安乐所。
E.g.: Shanghai is a hectic city.

大年三十-The Chinese new year’s Eve

Speaking

The Spring Festival is a traditional holiday and all of the family members come together, today it is hardly difficult for the people to come together so I remember my childhood feeling of togetherness and warmth of the home