觀光英語》自我介紹篇II

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Dialogue C
Introducing Yourself to Classmates

S: Sabina K: Kevin F: Filip
Sabina, Kevin, and Filip are chatting before class.
K: Hi, I’m Kevin, from Taiwan. What’s your name?
F: My name is Filip. I’m from Croatia. I started here at ALCC around the same time as Sabina.
K: Nice to meet you. What do you guys do in your free time? I’m new here, so I’m looking for things to do.
S: Filip and I like to go hiking on the weekends. You should join us this weekend!
K: Awesome! That’s one of my favorite hobbies, so count me in. How about food? Do you guys usually eat in the cafeteria or go out at lunch?
F: The cafeteria is all right, but my favorite place so far is the taco truck a block from campus. Have you ever had Mexican food?
K: No, what’s it like?
S: It’s the best! Let’s go at lunch today.
K: Sounds great!

F: I’m always down for tacos, but I can only handle the mild ones. I don’t think I could eat food from Thailand, Kevin. It’s super spicy, right?
K: I’m from Taiwan, not Thailand! Taiwanese food is really sweet. You’d love it.

多益必備單字
Words & Phrases單字片語

1. join (vt.) 加入
join (with) sb in V-ing 加入某人從事……
Would you like to join us in going to the movies tonight?
你今晚要不要和我們一起去看電影?

2. place (n.) 地方,地點
If the storm doesn’t stop, we will have to seek out a place to stay for the night.
如果暴風雨不停,我們今晚就得找個過夜的地方。

3. block (n.) 街區
Go straight for three blocks, and you’ll see the church on your right side.
直走三個街區後,你就可以看到教堂在右手邊。

4. handle(vt.) 應付,處理
The new teacher didn’t know how to handle those noisy students.
新來的老師不知如何應付那些吵鬧的學生。

5. spicy (a.) 辛辣的
Ned likes spicy food, so he’s a big fan of spicy hot pot.
奈德愛吃辣,所以他是麻辣鍋的愛好者。

Tips in Use重點解析

cook VS. cooker 傻傻分不清?!

本文提到兩個常常容易混淆的單字:
cook (n.)廚師;做菜的人& (vt.)烹調
cooker (n.)炊具
rice cooker (n.) 電鍋

注意:
很多字尾-er的字通常是表「……人」或「…… 師」,但是 cooker 這個字指的是爐具或鍋子類的東西。如 electric cooker 是電鍋,pressure cooker 是壓力鍋。廚師要用 cook 或 chef,chef 通常指的是餐館或飯店的主廚。

My grandmother is known as the best cook in this neighborhood.
(我外婆被公認是這附近最會作菜的人。)
Almost every Taiwanese family has a rice cooker.
(幾乎每個臺灣家庭都有電鍋。)

Dialogue D
A Trip to the Supermarket

S: Sabina K: Kevin F: Filip
Kevin is out shopping at Calmart with his new friends from school, Sabina and Filip.

S: So what stuff do you guys still need to get?
F: I need to get some laundry soap.
S: OK, anything for you, Kevin?
K: Just some toiletries that I didn’t have room for in my suitcase and some food.
F: Why do you need food? Is your host family bad at cooking?
K: No, they are great cooks. I just want to cook them a special Taiwanese dish.
S: OK, we’ll start from aisle two for the laundry soap and work our way over to food.
F: Wow, Sabina, how do you know this place so well?
S: I’ve been here a bunch of times. Plus, back home I do a lot of cooking and housework.
(In the soap aisle.)
F: So many choices, how do I pick?
S: I usually go with Tide, but they’re all similar.
K: We have Tide back in Taiwan, too! Now, where is the rice, Sabina?
S: It’s in the dry food section. What are you going to make?
K: I brought my Tatung rice cooker with me. I want to make an easy pork rice dish for my host family.

多益必備單字
Words & Phrases單字片語

6.stuff (n.) 東西(不可數)
Frank put all his stuff into a bag.
法蘭克把他所有的東西都放進一個袋子中。

7.dish (n.) 菜餚;碗盤
Bob’s favorite dish is his mother’s spring rolls.
鮑伯最喜歡的一道菜是他媽媽做的春捲。

8.similar (a.) 相似的
The twins were often dressed in a similar way.
這對雙胞胎以前常常都穿得很相似。

Extra Words補充字詞
1. awesome (a.) 棒極的
2. toiletries (n.) 盥洗∕洗漱用品(複數形)
3. suitcase (n.) 行李箱

You Can Do This英文試金石

請選出一個最適當的選項
1. We have ╴╴╴ taste in clothes.
(A) sleepy
(B) similar
(C) silent
(D) silver

2. The clerks have been trained to ╴╴╴ difficult customers.
(A) touch
(B) deal
(C) feel
(D) handle

3. Richard is crazy about ___ Indian curry.
(A) scary
(B) square
(C) spicy
(D) sharp

答案:1. B;2. D;3. C

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