VIP Class Notes (Nemo)[R]

Homework

Write an article-what are you nostalgic about and why

Reading

https://www.shine.cn/feature/lifestyle/1912067578/

Vocabulary

brief (adj) (SHORT IN TIME)
lasting only a short time or containing few words
短暂的;简短的
E.g.: His acceptance speech was mercifully brief.
幸而他的获奖感言很简短。
E.g.: I had a brief look at her report before the meeting.
会前我浏览了一下她的报告。

dice (n): 骰子

comprehension (n): the ability to understand completely and be familiar with a situation, facts, etc.
理解力;领悟能力
E.g.: He has no comprehension of the size of the problem.
他不明白问题有多严重。
E.g.: How she manages to fit so much into a working day is beyond my comprehension (= I cannot understand it).
我不明白她如何能在一个工作日里做那么多事情。

sissy (n): a boy who other boys dislike and laugh at because they think he is weak or interested in activities girls usually like, or a person who is weak and cowardly (= not brave)
女人气的男子;胆小鬼;懦弱的人
E.g.: Kevin is such a sissy.
凯文真是个娘娘腔。
E.g.: Can’t you climb that tree, you big sissy?
你爬不上那棵树吧,你这个胆小鬼!

ease (n): the state of experiencing no difficulty, effort, pain, etc.
容易,不费力;舒适,安逸,自在
E.g.: She won the 400-meter race with ease.
她轻松赢得了400米赛跑的冠军。

with ease.

rough and tumble
fighting between children that is not serious
孩子间的小打斗
E.g.: It was just a bit of rough and tumble.
那只不过是孩子间的小打小闹。

tumble drier (n): a machine that dries wet clothes by turning them in hot air
滚筒式烘干机

dawn (v) (BEGIN)If a day or period of time dawns, it begins.
破晓;开始
E.g.: He left the house just as the day was dawning.
天将破晓时他离开了那座房子。
E.g.: In the late 1970s, the personal computer era was dawning.
个人电脑时代开始于20世纪70年代晚期。

dawn (v) [I] (BECOME KNOWN)
to become known or obvious
见分晓,水落石出;变得明朗
E.g.: Gradually the truth about him dawned.
他的真实面目渐渐暴露了出来。
E.g.: It eventually dawned that he wouldn’t be coming back.
最终证明他不会回来了。

dawn on sb (v): If a fact dawns on you, you understand it after a period of not understanding it.
使…明白,使…意识到
E.g.: I was about to pay for the shopping when it suddenly dawned on me that I’d left my wallet at home.
我买完东西要付钱时才突然意识到我把钱包忘在家里了。

all but-almost
几乎,差不多
E.g.: The game was all but over by the time we arrived.
我们到那儿时,比赛差不多要结束了。
E.g.: I’d all but given up on you.
我差不多要放弃你了。

nostalgic (adj): feeling happy and also slightly sad when you think about things that happened in the past
怀旧的
E.g.: Talking about our old family holidays has made me feel all nostalgic.
谈起过去我们全家一起度假的日子,我不禁产生了怀旧之情。
E.g.: We’ll take a nostalgic look at the musical hits of the 60s.
我们来回顾一下上个世纪60年代轰动一时的音乐。
E.g.: I feel nostalgic about my high school days.

distinctive (adj): Something that is distinctive is easy to recognize because it is different from other things.
与众不同的,独特的,特别的
E.g.: a distinctive smell/taste
特别的气味/味道
E.g.: She’s got a very distinctive voice.
她的嗓音很独特。

insist (v): to say firmly or demand forcefully, especially when others disagree with or oppose what you say
坚持说,强调;坚决要求
E.g.: Greg still insists (that) he did nothing wrong.
格雷格仍坚称自己没有做错任何事。
E.g.: Please go first – I insist!
请先走——我坚持这样!
E.g.: She insisted on seeing her lawyer.
她坚持要见她的律师。