VIP Class Notes (Nemo)[W]

太阳帝国 Empire of the Sun

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Writing

There are many tips about learning foreign languages quickly on the internet, and most of the tips come with marvelous stories. Though some people do have excellent memory and language talent,practice is the only shortcut of language learning. Sometimes it is a little boring to learn foreign languages,but meanwhile,its very interesting and meaningful. The process of learning languages is also the process of knowing the people who use it. There are many features of history and culture that are reflected in language.

There are many tips about learning foreign languages quickly on the internet, and most of the tips come with marvellous stories. Though some people do have excellent memory and language talent,practice is the only shortcut/way of language learning. Sometimes it is a little boring to learn foreign languages,but meanwhile,its very interesting and meaningful. The process of learning languages is also the process of knowing/starting to know the people who use it. There are many features of history and culture that are reflected in language.

Vocabulary

podcast (n):播客(一种类似于广播节目的音频文件,可下载到计算机或MP3播放器收听)
A podcast is an audio file similar to a radio broadcast, that can be downloaded and listened to on a computer or MP3 player.
E.g.: … an online store offering tens of thousands of podcasts.提供了成千上万播客文件的网店

encyclopedia-百科全书

antonym (n): a word that means the opposite of another word
反义词
E.g.: Two antonyms of “light” are “dark” and “heavy”.
light 的两个反义词是 dark 和 heavy。

intricate (adj): having a lot of small parts or details that are arranged in a complicated way and are therefore sometimes difficult to understand, solve, or produce
错综复杂的;复杂精细的;难理解的;难解决的
E.g.: The watch mechanism is extremely intricate and very difficult to repair.
手表的机械结构非常复杂精细,很难修理。

simplify (v): to make something less complicated and therefore easier to do or understand
使简化;使简易
E.g.: the new simplified tax system
简化后的新税制
E.g.: He tried to simplify the story for the younger audience.
在讲给年龄较小的听众听时,他尽可能地简化这个故事。
E.g.: Traditional Chinese- Simplified Chinese

historical figure-历史人物

father figure (n):父亲般的人;(像父亲一样的)长者
If you describe someone as a father figure, you mean that you feel able to turn to that person for advice and support in the same way that you might turn to your father.
E.g.: She believed her daughter needed a father-figure...
她认为女儿需要一个父亲一样的人。